Thursday, December 18, 2014

Environment (环境)

China's largest coal power plant violating air pollution levels every week
The Guardian, December 18, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/18/chinas-largest-coal-power-plant-violating-air-pollution-levels-every-week

Hong Kong (香港)

At political impasse, Hong Kong needs compromise
The Diplomat, December 17, 2014
http://thediplomat.com/2014/12/at-political-impasse-hong-kong-needs-compromise/

It’s not over
The Economist, December 20, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21636745-pro-democracy-protesters-hong-kong-have-dispersed-governments-troubles-are-far

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

RFA独家:异议人士哈达盼偕家人出国获自由 (RFA Exclusive: Dissident Hada hopes to emigrate with family to obtain freedom)
Radio Free Asia, December 17, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-12172014101247.html

中国监狱良心犯李化平妻子:李化平被以这个罪名判刑,是他的荣誉 (Wife of Li Huaping, Chinese prisoner of conscience: Li’s sentence is his honor)
Radio Free Asia, December 17, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-12172014104005.html

Media (媒体)

驻华外国记者称中国舆论收紧加剧
Reporters in China say media freeze is intensifying
The New York Times, December 18, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20141218/c18reporters/dual/

China gets even colder for reporters
The New York Times, December 17, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/17/china-gets-even-colder-for-reporters/

China leads the world in jailing journalists
Bloomberg, December 17, 2014
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-12-17/china-leads-the-world-in-jailing-journalists

Rule of Law (法治)

黑龙江开审法轮功学员 法院多处程序违法 (Heilongjiang trial of Falun Gong members begins, court violates procedural rules)
Radio Free Asia, December 17, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-12172014101649.html

Torture (酷刑)

Days after slamming U.S. “hypocrisy,” China acknowledges it also tortures
The Salt Lake Tribune, December 16, 2014
http://www.sltrib.com/home/1957418-155/story.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

雷国俊:中国的民族问题缘何难解
Q. and A.: James Leibold on Ethnic Policies in China
The New York Times, December 18, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20141218/c18leiboldqa/dual/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

何清涟:2014中国政治关键词:狠 (He Qinglian: China’s political keyword for 2014: “ruthless”)
Voice of America, December 17, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/he-qing-lian-20141217/2563303.html