Friday, December 05, 2014

Academic Exchange (学术交流)

美众议院议员要求国会机构调查孔子学院 (U.S. congressman demands probe of Confucius Institutes)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 5, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/12/141205_us_china_university_ties

Related:
House panel investigates “Confucius institutes”
USA Today, December 5, 2014
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/04/house-china-confucius-institutes/19909507/

Cyber security (网络安全)

77名中国人在肯尼亚被捕 (Kenya arrests 77 Chinese on cybercrime charges)
Deutsche Welle, December 4, 2014
http://www.dw.de/77名中国人在肯尼亚被捕/a-18110386?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Environment (环境)

中国耕地污染退化问题突出 退化面积已超过40% (Over 40% of China’s arable land degraded)
China National Radio, December 5, 2014
http://news.cnr.cn/dj/201412/t20141205_516995267.shtml

Health (健康)

WHO: “China is witnessing an evolving HIV epidemic”
Deutsche Welle, December 3, 2014
http://www.dw.de/who-china-is-witnessing-an-evolving-hiv-epidemic/a-18107475

Hong Kong (香港)

Occupy protesters in Mong Kok take to the “shopping tour”
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1655597/occupy-protesters-mong-kok-take-shopping-tour

Hong Kong protesters weigh next move as one suggests blocking government, not roads
Reuters, December 5, 2014
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/12/05/uk-hongkong-china-idUKKCN0JJ09L20141205

中国官媒要英国放下殖民主义心态 美再出声支持港真普选 (Chinese official media ask Britain to drop colonialist mindset, U.S. voices support for HK genuine universal suffrage)
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/yf2-12042014100143.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

首个宪法日7冤警中南海外自杀 千访民遭截访 (On China’s first Constitution Day, 7 wronged police attempt suicide outside Zhongnanhai, over thousand petitioners intercepted)
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-12042014100933.html

Former police in China attempt suicide by pesticide in protest
The Washington Post, December 5, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/former-police-in-china-attempt-suicide-by-pesticide-in-protest/2014/12/05/06218132-7c6d-11e4-b821-503cc7efed9e_story.html

Rule of Law (法治)

For China, constitution day comes without constitutionalism
The Diplomat, December 4, 2014
http://thediplomat.com/2014/12/for-china-constitution-day-comes-without-constitutionalism/

Women (妇女)

Home truths: at last, domestic violence is to be outlawed
The Economist, December 6, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21635514-last-domestic-violence-be-outlawed-home-truths?fsrc=rss

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

What next for Hong Kong?
The New York Times, December 4, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/05/opinion/benny-tai-on-why-occupy-central-should-end.html?_r=0