Thursday, October 09, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

Earthquake hits south-west China
The Guardian, October 8, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/08/earthquake-hits-south-west-china

云南普洱景谷发生6.6级地震 (6.6-magnitutue earthquake hits Pu’er City in Yunan)
The Beijing Daily, October 8, 2014
http://bjrb.bjd.com.cn/html/2014-10/08/content_222519.htm

Environment (环境)

中国多地开启“雾霾模式” 空气质量重度污染 (Air in multiple Chinese cities heavily polluted)
The Beijing News, October 8, 2014
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/10/08/336383.html

長江上游變水庫群 風險未明 (Yangtze river’s numerous upstream dams pose unknown risks to environment)
Mingpao, October 8, 2014
http://news1.mingpao.com/20141008/caa2.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

“Western-style democracy can only bring disaster,” says party magazine
South China Morning Post, October 7, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1611058/western-style-democracy-can-only-bring-disaster-says-party-magazine

Seeking identity, “Hong Kong people” look to city, not state
The New York Times, October 8, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/world/asia/hong-kong-people-looking-in-mirror-see-fading-chinese-identity.html

Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung faces questions over secret $7m payout from Australian firm
The Sydney Morning Hereld, October 8, 2014
http://www.smh.com.au/national/hong-kong-chief-executive-cy-leung-faces-questions-over-secret-7m-payout-from-australian-firm-20141008-1134yv.html

Tourism is actually up during Hong Kong’s protests, and other economic surprises
Quartz, October 8, 2014
http://qz.com/275559

Hong Kong students to start talks with government on Friday
Bloomberg, October 8, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-07/hong-kong-ponders-protest-impact-as-talks-ease-tensions.html

学联港府初定周五对话 (HKFS to talk with Hong Kong gov’t on Friday)
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/39615/xue-lian-gang-fu-chu-ding-zhou-wu-dui-hua

李求恩允學生投票撤升旗禮 即場辯論 校長:很好的教育機會 (High school principal: allowing students to vote on and debate abolishing flag raising ceremony is a good learning opportunity)
Mingpao, October 8, 2014
http://news1.mingpao.com/20141008/gab1.htm

港人游行要求释放被捕的大陆“雨伞运动”支持者 (Hong Kongers march to demand release of arrested mainland Umbrella Movement supporters)
Radio Free Asia, October 8, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl1-10082014095001.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong’s Leader, on the Protests
The New York Times, October 8, 2014
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/09/opinion/hong-kongs-leader-on-the-protests.html?referrer=&_r=2

Related:
Who Will Stand With Hong Kong?
The New York Times, October 3, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/04/opinion/martin-lee-hong-kongs-great-test.html

Letter to Hong Kong students: tonight I picked a side
Asia Literary Review, October, 2014
http://www.asialiteraryreview.com/letter-hong-kong-students-tonight-i-picked-side

To stamp out pollution and corruption, China could start with legal reform
The Wall Street Joural, October 8, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/10/08/to-stamp-out-pollution-and-corruption-china-could-start-with-legal-reform/

内地民众漠然看待香港占中风波 (Mainlanders view Hong Kong’s Occupy Central with indifference)
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/opinion/39667/nei-di-min-zhong-mo-ran-kan-dai-xiang-gang-zhan-zhong-feng-bo

占中风波后 北京香港关系走向何方?(What will happen to China-Hong Kong relations after Occupy Central?)
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/opinion/39585/zhan-zhong-feng-bo-hou-bei-jing-xiang-gang-guan-xi-zou-xiang-he-fang