Thursday, September 11, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

Charity group sees six libraries shut down by Chinese authorities in mystery crackdown
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1588748/charity-group-sees-six-libraries-shut-down-chinese-authorities-mystery

中国政府取缔6家乡村图书馆 (China shuts down 6 independent libraries)
Voice of America, September 9, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-library-20140910/2444746.html

Environment (环境)

Quenching Beijing's thirst may stunt regional growth
Reuters, September 9, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/09/us-china-water-idUSKBN0H42D920140909

Hong Kong (香港)

UN Human Rights Committee to discuss universal suffrage in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588892/un-committee-look-universal-suffrage-hong-kong

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

耿和呼吁国际社会帮助高智晟赴美就医 (Geng He asks int’l community to help Gao Zhisheng leave China for medical treatment in the U.S.)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 9, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/09/140909_gaozhisheng.shtml

Chinese Rights Campaigner Will Be Tried This Week, Lawyer Says
民权活动人士杨茂东本周出庭受审
The New York Times, September 10, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140910/c10trial/dual/

International Relations (国际关系)

Why Is China Building Islands in the South China Sea?
The Diplomat, September 10, 2014
http://thediplomat.com/2014/09/why-is-china-building-islands-in-the-south-china-sea/

China's Island Factory
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 9, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/2014/newsspec_8701/index.html

Vietnam accuses China of beating fishermen
Aljazeera, September 10, 2014
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/09/vietnam-accuses-china-beating-fishermen-20149105321914367.html

China Deploys Troops in South Sudan to Defend Oil Fields, Workers
The Wall Street Journal, September 9, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/articles/china-deploys-troops-in-south-sudan-to-defend-oil-fields-workers-1410275041

LGBTI

China gay rights activists demand equality on university campuses
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1589325/china-gay-rights-activists-demand-equality-letter-campaign-100

Gay marriage for UK diplomat in Chinese consulate
The Guardian, September 9, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/sep/09/gay-marriage-uk-diplomat-chinese-consulate

Migrants (农民工)

Beijing targets 60 villages in effort to improve safety, control migrant population
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/article/1589257/effort-be-launched-reduce-floating-population-60-beijing-villages

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

济南液化气厂拟迁至居民区 数百业主说“不” (Hundreds of property owners say “no” to Jinan propane factory’s plan to move into residential district)
Radio Free Asia, September 10, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/xl1-09102014095129.html

台海两岸贸易协议复谈惹示威 (Resumption of cross-strait trade talk triggers protest in Taiwan )
Deutsche Welle, September 10, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1D9wP

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China offers hefty rewards for 'terrorism' tips in Xinjiang
Reuters, September 9, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/09/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN0H41O620140909

Opinion (观点)

陈先奎:爱国和爱党在中国是一致的 (Chen Xiankui: In China, being patriotic and loving the party are the same thing)
The Global Times, Septermber 10, 2014
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/opinion_china/2014-09/5132838.html