Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Chinese police bust chicken-foot ring, seize 30,000 tons of tainted poultry
The Washington Post, August 26, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2014/08/26/chinese-police-bust-chicken-foot-ring-seize-30000-tons-of-tainted-poultry/

Environment (环境)

South-North water diversion project not cause of Hubei and Henan droughts, say officials
South China Morning Post, August 25, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580527/south-north-water-diversion-project-not-cause-hubei-and-henan-droughts

Troubled waters: huge Poyang Lake dam “back on the agenda”
South China Morning Post, August 25, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580458/troubled-waters-huge-poyang-lake-dam-back-agenda

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

广州民主人士妻子被威逼指控丈夫 (Wife of Guangzhou democracy activist illegally summonsed, pressured to accuse her husband)
Voice of America, August 26, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-znegjieshan-police-harass-20140824/2426988.html

China extends detention of “Guangzhou three” lawyers
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyers-08252014152351.html

Internet (互联网)

The Chinese Communist party just opened a WeChat account
Foreign Policy, August 25, 2014
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/08/25/the_chinese_communist_party_just_opened_a_wechat_account

Labor (劳工)

For China’s disabled, jobs are hard to find
The Washington Post, August 26, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/for-chinas-disabled-jobs-are-hard-to-find/2014/08/26/5d4a3760-294d-11e4-8593-da634b334390_story.html?wprss=rss_worlde

Protecting workers' rights is good for business, in China and elsewhere
South China Morning Post, August 25, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1580756/protecting-workers-rights-good-business-china-and-elsewhere

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

全国政协常委商人王文彪旗下公司被指强占内蒙牧民草场 (Wang Wenbiao, CPPCC standing committee member and business man, accused of forcibly occupying Inner Mongolian pasture)
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08252014105501.html

Macao (澳门)

澳门民间团体不满特首小圈子选举发起公投 主办人被拘 (Macao civil society organizes unofficial referendum on democracy, main organizer detained)
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl1-08252014105734.html

Media (媒体)

国际组织谴责中国封杀漫画家“变态辣椒” (IFJ condemns China for banning cartoonist "Bian Tai La Jiao")
Voice of America, August 26, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-big-v-20140825/2426960.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Ice bucket challenge: who’s pouring cold water on the idea?
The Guardian, August 25, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2014/aug/25/ice-bucket-challenge-drought-henan-california-animal-rights-rice

Technology (科技)

China plans to oust Microsoft, Apple and Android with own software
The Guardian, August 26, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/26/china-microsoft-apple-android-state-software

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China's executions “won't solve tensions” in Xinjiang: analysts
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/execution-08252014121826.html/

Opinion (观点)

社评:香港政改面临摊牌,国家岂会后退 (Editorial: Hong Kong political reform is facing a showdown, China will not retreat)
The Global Times, August 25, 2014
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/editorial/2014-08/5117448.html