Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Zimbabwe defends plan to sell 27 elephants to China
The Guardian, February 9, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/09/zimbabwe-defends-plan-to-sell-27-elephants-to-china

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Qualcomm to pay record $975m in China antitrust case
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 10, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31335551

In China, heavy industry unexpectedly falls sharply
New York Times, February 9, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/10/business/international/in-chinaheavy-industry-unexpectedly-falls-sharply.html

Related:
Chinese inflation falls to 0.8%, fuelling fears of deflationary spiral
The Guardian, February 10, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/10/chinese-inflation-falls-to- 08-fuelling-fears-of-deflationary-spiral

Corruption (腐败)

一党专政解决不了腐败?习近平说“我就不信这个邪” (One-party rule unable to eradicate corruption? Xi Jinping “does not believe in this heresy”)
Radio France Internationale, February 10, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150210-一党专政解决不了腐败?习近平说“我就不信这个邪”/

Environment (环境)

31省政府报告均提大气治污 北京再定治霾高标准指标 (31 provincial work reports all mention pollution, Beijing renews high targets to combat smog)
Radio France Internatioanle, February 10, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0210/c1001-26542068.html

Hong Kong (香港)

林郑月娥与青年交流台下一片“香港建国”声中闹剧收场 (Youths chant “Hong Kong independence” at conclusion of dialogue with Carrie Lam)
Radio France Internatioanle, February 10, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20150210-林郑月娥与青年交流台下一片“香港建国”声中闹剧收场/

Related:
林鄭承認政改三人組「無用話唔到事」 (Carrie Lam admits that the political reform trio— herself, Rimsky Yuen, and Raymond Tam—“does not have decisionmaking authority”)
Apple Daily, February 9, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20150209/53420587

Religion (宗教)

China's "disappeared" bishop dies in custody, whereabouts unknown
经历十四年秘密监禁 师恩祥主教在关押中逝世
Radio Free Asia, February 9, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/bishop-02092015161111.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/hc-02062015103230.html

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan to indict Sunflower Movement leaders
The Age, February 10, 2015
http://www.theage.com.au/world/taiwan-to-indict-sunflower-movement-leaders-20150210-13ax35.html

Taiwan's China affairs chief steps down over court ruling
Reuters, February 10, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/10/us-taiwan-china-idUSKBN0LE07820150210