Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

报告:中国需求加剧象牙走私
Report: a quarter of ivory sold in Beijing and Shanghai shops illegal
Voice of America, December 9, 2014
CH:http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-illegal-ivory-trade-20141209/2551422.html
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-report-a-quarter-of-ivory-sold-in-beijing-shanghai-shops-illegal/2551357.html

Children (儿童)

5 Chinese students die after school wall collapses
The Washington Post, December 8, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/5-chinese-students-die-after-school-wall-collapses/2014/12/08/baabeb62-7ed2-11e4-b936-f3afab0155a7_story.html

Corruption (腐败)

中纪委网站开通海外追逃专栏 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection sets up webpage for leads on corrupt officials on the run overseas)
Voice of America, December 9, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/rdr-china-fox-hunt-20141209/2551439.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong court issues order to clear Admiralty protest site
The Guardian, December 9, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/09/hong-kong-court-issues-order-to-clear-admiralty-protest-site

Hong Kong authorities gear up to clear Admiralty protest site
The Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2014
http://www.wsj.com/articles/hong-kong-authorities-gear-up-to-clear-admiralty-protest-site-1418114865?tesla=y&mod=rss_about_china&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10319881725722884086804580326372732720664.html?mod=rss_about_china

时代风云人物票选 莫迪居首 黄之锋第三 (Narendra Modi lands first, and Joshua Wong third, in TIME Person of the Year reader poll)
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/international/44082/shi-dai-feng-yun-ren-wu-piao-xuan-mo-di-ju-shou-huang-zhi-feng-di-san

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国刑期最长政治犯之一哈达获释(China releases Mongol dissident Hada after longest detention)
Voice of America, December 9, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-releases-political-prisoners-20141209/2551456.html

Related:
China releases one of its longest-serving political prisoners, relative says
Reuters, December 9, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/09/us-china-rights-idUSKBN0JN0VG20141209

International Human Rights (国际人权)

中欧人权对话提及刘晓波和香港占中示威(EU-China Human Rights Dialogue covers Liu Xiaobo and Hong Kong’s “Occupy Central” protests)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 9, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141209_china_eu_human-rights_dialogue

Related:
China does not need human rights lesson, says top envoy
EUobserver, December 9, 2014
http://euobserver.com/foreign/126838

Internet (互联网)

扎克伯格示好鲁炜 北京或恩准脸书入境? (Zuckerberg “kowtows” to Lu Wei, could Beijing allow entry of Facebook?)
Voice of America, December 9, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/facebook-may-20141208/2551216.html

Related:
Warm west coast reception for China’s web czar (chillier in Washington)
The New York Times, December 8, 2014
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/08/a-trip-to-california-for-chinas-internet-czar/?_r=0

Media (媒体)

China rails against pollution, of the journalistic variety
The New York Times, December 8, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/08/china-rails-against-pollution-of-the-journalistic-variety/?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

万人联署致信人大国务院 呼吁取消社会抚养费 (Over 10,000 sign petition to NPC and State Council to urge abolition of “social maintenance fees”—fines for having extra children)
Radio Free Asia, December 8, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/nu-12082014114819.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China jails students of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 9, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30390801