Thursday, December 18, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

China to recognise “animal welfare” for the first time in milestone law change
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1663199/china-write-animal-welfare-law-first-time

Corruption (腐败)

China indicts former mayor of Nanjing on corruption charges
ABC News, December 17, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-indicts-mayor-nanjing-corruption-charges-27654643

China’s corruption fight inseparable from economic reform
The Wall Street Journal, December 17, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/12/17/chinas-corruption-fight-inseparable-from-economic-reform/

2012年中国贪腐外流资金2500亿美元 (China’s corruption-related money outflows near $250 billion in 2012)
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/xql-12162014103229.html

Environment (环境)

Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made "almost uninhabitable" by pollution
The Guardian, December 16, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/dec/16/beijing-airpocalypse-city-almost-uninhabitable-pollution-china

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s chief executive snubs UK committee probe into Joint Declaration
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1663521/hong-kongs-chief-executive-snubs-uk-committee-probe-joint-declaration

Hong Kong protesters take fight for “true democracy” to UK
The Telegraph, December 16, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11296888/Hong-Kong-protesters-take-fight-for-true-democracy-to-UK.html

长平:中央和港府对学生比六四前更冷漠高傲 (Chang Ping: Bejing and Hong Kong governments more indifferent and arrogant towards students than before June Fourth)
Radio France Internationale, December 15, 2014
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20141215-长平:中央和港府对学生比六四前更冷漠高傲

香港民主派人士疑遭中国特工监视 立法会议员自曝榜上有名 (Hong Kong’s Democratic Party members suspect monitoring by Chinese intelligence services, Legislative Council member learns she is on a “blacklist”)
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl2-12162014102717.html

Hukou (户口)

China’s closed cities threaten population goals, report says
The Wall Street Journal, December 17, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/12/17/chinas-closed-cities-threaten-population-goals-report-says/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国著名民运人士徐友渔获颁瑞典人权奖 (Well-known June Fourth activist, Xu Youyu, wins Swedish human rights award)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 16, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141216_xuyouyu_human_rights_award

Tibet (西藏)

Dalai Lama: British government needs Chinese money
The Telegraph, December 16, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11297931/Dalai-Lama-British-government-needs-Chinese-money.html

Tibetan man dies after self-immolation in protest of Chinese rule
藏族男子在甘肃自焚身亡
The New York Times, December 16, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20141217/c17tibetan/dual/