Thursday, June 19, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

因保护动物人士抗议 中国吃狗肉者提前过节 (Dog meat festival held earlier than usual due to protests)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/nu-06182014163851.html

Related:
China’s dog-meat eaters told to lay low as Internet howls
The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/19/chinas-dog-meat-eaters-told-to-lay-low-as-internet-howls/?mod=WSJBlog

Environment (环境)

Chinese artist makes waves, and ice, to highlight environmental pollution
The Guardian, June 19, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/culture/australia-culture-blog/2014/jun/19/chinese-artist-makes-waves-and-ice-to-highlight-environmental-pollution

Health (健康)

The Chinese multinational making millions out of vulnerable Ugandans
The Guardian, June 19, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/19/tiens-chinese-multinational-making-millions-uganda

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong media tycoon blames China for attack on website
《苹果日报》遭黑客攻击 港律师拟下周五游行反对“白皮书”
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/attack-06182014182526.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf2-06182014101411.html

Hong Kong's democracy “referendum” likely to rile China's communists
Reuters, June 18, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/18/us-hongkong-vote-idUSKBN0ET2YB20140618

Legal sector plans march to protest against Beijing’s “worrying” white paper
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535578/legal-sector-plans-march-protest-against-beijings-worrying-white

Related:
Word on the Street: What is patriotism?
Human Rights in China, September 2012
www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0W3Ec8KgvU&index=3&list=PL357E2EA94877C19B

Hukou (户口)

北京朝阳区非京籍家长为孩子顺利入学办离婚 (Families without Beijing hukou use divorce loophole to smooth children’s entry into school)
CNR.cn, June 18, 2014
http://china.cnr.cn/xwwgf/201406/t20140618_515684688.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China jails three anti-corruption activists
中国三名维权人士被判刑
Voice of America, June 19, 2014
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/china-jails-three-anti-corruption-activists/1940263.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/liuping--20140619/1940624.html

Related:
Chinese court hands down harsh jail sentences to New Citizen Movement activists
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-and-disappearances-june-4-20

唐荆陵被拘逾月民间声援 武汉被拘四佛教徒获释圣观等仍被扣 (Activists call for human rights lawyer Tang Jingling's release, four Buddhist followers released in Wuhan)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-06182014101452.html

Related:
Restrictions, detentions, and disappearances before June 4, 2014
2014年六四25周年纪念日前被限制自由、拘留和失踪者名单
Human Rights in China, last updated June 17, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-and-disappearances-june-4-2014
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/2014nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-ji-nian-ri-qian-bei-xian-zhi-zi-you-ju-liu-he-shi-zong-zhe-ming-dan

Information Control (信息控制)

中国禁记者私自开展批评报道反应强烈 (China's new draconian media restrictions elicit strong reactions)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 18, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140618_china_media.shtml

Related:
China extends media gag, bans unapproved “critical reporting”
Agence France-Presse, June 18, 2014
www.ngrguardiannews.com/news/world-news/166691-china-extends-media-gag-bans-unapproved-critical-reporting

See Regulations:
关于《河南青年报》等新闻单位和记者违法案件查处情况的通报 (Announcement of investigation of news work units and journalists' illegal activities)
Xinhua, June 18, 2014
http://www.gapp.gov.cn/news/1663/209443.shtml

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment), 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

Setting sour words aside, Li Keqiang begins visit to Britain
李克强英伦之行,嘴仗暂停经贸优先
The New York Times, June 19, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140619/c19likeqiang/dual/

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

近百村民为讨说法强占回迁房 (Angry Beijing residents reoccupy former homes after gov't fails to resettle them after eviction)
Jinghua Times, June 19, 2014
epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2014-06/19/content_98676.htm

Law (法律)

China plan to gag lawyers online denounced as insult
Reuters, June 18, 2014
in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/18/china-onlinerights-idINKBN0ET0HJ20140618

律师执业行为规范修订引争议 律师遭遇网络“封口令?”(Proposed regulations on lawyers ignite fierce debate, lawyers call it an online gag order)
Southern Weekly, June 19, 2014
www.infzm.com/content/101601

See Lawyers' Statement:
Lawyers and Legal Professionals: ACLA’s Draft Disciplinary Regulations for Lawyers Violate ACLA Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and China’s Constitution
强烈谴责中华全国律师协会违法制定律师执业行为规范和处分规则(草案)
85 Lawyers and Legal Professionals, June 17, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/lawyers-and-legal-professionals-aclas-draft-disciplinary-regulations-lawyers-violate
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/qiang-lie-qian-ze-zhong-hua-quan-guo-lu-shi-xie-hui-wei-fa-zhi-ding-lu-shi-zhi-ye

See Draft Regulations:
《律师协会会员违规行为处分规则》
Lawyers Association Disciplinary Rules (Provisional) Comment Draft
All China Lawyers Association, June 17, 2014
CH: photo.blog.sina.com.cn/showpic.html#blogid=63aeaff70102eka0&url=http://album.sina.com.cn/pic/001PbbJJzy6JDuY4ewi2a
EN (draft): chinalawtranslate.com/en/lawyers-association-disciplinary-rules-provisional-comment-draft/

Society (社会)

Bill Gates meets Alibaba’s Ma to discuss philanthropy
Bloomberg, June 18, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-18/bill-gates-meets-alibaba-s-ma-to-discuss-philanthropy.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

“Tell me where my husband is” – wife’s plea to China's Communist Party
The Telegraph, June 19, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10911745/Tell-me-where-my-husband-is-wifes-plea-to-Chinas-Communist-Party.html