Monday, December 15, 2014

Academic Exchange (学术交流)

UI “well-protected” in arrangements with Confucius Institute
The News Gazette, December 14, 2014
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-12-14/ui-well-protected-arrangements-confucius-institute.html

Culture (文化)

China to ban use of national anthem at weddings
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 12, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30449660

Death penalty (死刑)

China acquits a teenager of murder—18 years after executing him
Quartz, December 15, 2014
http://qz.com/312390/china-acquits-a-teenager-of-murder-18-years-after-executing-him/

Health (健康)

China’s coal addiction brings scourge of black lung
The Wall Street Journal, December 14, 2014
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-coal-addiction-brings-scourge-of-black-lung-1418593741?mod=rss_about_china

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police begin clearing last Occupy protest site
Bloomberg, December 15, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-14/hong-kong-police-will-clear-last-occupy-protest-site-tomorrow.html

How China spies on Hong Kong’s democrats
Reuters, December 15, 2014
http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/14/12/HONGKONG-SURVEILANCE.pdf

Hong Kong activists fear they are being monitored by Beijing
The Guardian, December 14, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/14/hong-kong-activists-beijing-chinese-spying-pro-democracy

Hong Kong needs to be “re-enlightened” on law following Occupy protests, says top Beijing official
South China Morning Post, December 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1661865/hong-kong-macau-need-enlightenment-law-and-identity-says-npc-official

从天安门到金钟:六四幸存者唐路细述两次运动 (From Tiananmen to Admiralty: June Fourth survivor Rose Tang on the two movements)
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/ql2-12122014120122.html

中联办:“占中”是挑战中央对香港的管制权 (Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Hong Kong: “Occupy Central” challenges the central government’s authority)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 14, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141214_occupy_central_cahkms_conference

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

A Chinese dissident's plea for freedom and love
The Atlantic, December 13, 2014
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/12/liu-xiaobo-china-i-have-no-enemies/383714/

异议人士哈达将展开申诉 (Freed dissident Hada to press charges for torture and maltreatment in detention)
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-12122014113734.html

Related:
Freed Mongol dissident Hada says he was tortured in jail, remains under house arrest
South China Morning Post, December 15, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1662965/freed-mongol-dissident-hada-says-he-was-tortured-jail-remains-under-house

Internet (互联网)

中共党媒批三名微博名人公开“反党”(Three microblogging celebrities slammed by CPC official media for challenging the Party on Weibo)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 14, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141214_blog_celebrity

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

中国逾200名律师联署抗议律师庭上被抓 (Over 200 Chinese lawyers sign petition to protest police removal of Falun Gong defense lawyer from court)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 12, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141212_china_lawyer_falungong

Population (人口)

社科院:中国应尽快放宽生育两孩政策 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: China should allow two children per family as soon as possible)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 15, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141215_china_two-child_policy

Taiwan (台湾)

“台湾声援中国人权律师网络”在台北成立 (“Taiwan for Chinese Rights Defense Lawyers Network” established in Taipei)
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx-12122014122450.html

Tibet (西藏)

Vatican, citing “delicate situation,” rejects Dalai Lama meeting with Pope
NPR, December 12, 2014
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/12/12/370364934/vatican-citing-delicate-situation-rejects-dalai-lama-meeting-with-pope

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China “voids” Hong Kong Rights
The Wall Street Journal, December 14, 2014
http://www.wsj.com/articles/gordon-crovitz-china-voids-hong-kong-rights-1418601004

The Global Lawyer: A Salute to Hong Kong’s Occupy Central
The American Lawyer, December 14, 2014
http://www.international.law.com/the-global-lawyer/id=1202678990078/The-Global-Lawyer-A-Salute-to-Hong-Kongs-Occupy-Central?mcode=1202616134283&curindex=0&back=LitDaily