Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

China's illegal ivory traders exploiting online market
The Guardian, March 3, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/03/chinas-illegal-ivory-traders-exploiting-online-market

Corruption (腐败)

Exclusive: China investigates second top officer for graft-sources
Reuters, March 3, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/03/us-china-corruption-exclusive-idUSKBN0LZ0XW20150303

反腐之火烧向国企 全国人代空椅冒烟 (Empty seats at NPC a result of anti-graft probe in state-owned-enterprises)
South China Morning Post, March 4, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/48937/fan-fu-zhi-huo-shao-xiang-guo-qi-quan-guo-ren-dai-kong-yi-mou-yan

Education (教育)

Signs of resistance to China’s latest ideological crackdown
Foreign Policy March 3, 2015
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/03/03/china-crackdown-western-ideas-resistance/

Hong Kong (香港)

Let Hongkongers serve in China’s People’s Liberation Army, says top military official
South China Morning Post, March 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1729129/let-hongkongers-serve-chinas-peoples-liberation-army-says-top

Missing phrases in CPPCC work report again cause controversy among Hongkongers
South China Morning Post, March 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1728864/missing-phrases-cppcc-work-report-again-cause-controversy-among-hongkongers

香港大部分市民认为应收紧自由行及取消深圳户籍居民一签多行--调查 (Survey shows majority of Hong Kongers support tightened policy on individual travels and voiding multiple-entry permits to Shenzhen residents)
Reuters, March 4, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/03/04/cn-hk-idCNKBS0M00T120150304

中國人大:香港特首普選辦法不可動搖 (NPC: Hong Kong Chief Executive election method cannot be changed)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 4, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/03/150304_china_hongkong_political_reform

Related:
港政协常委:占领是港版颜色革命 意在挑战中央 (CPPCC Standing Committee: Occupy Movement was Hong Kong’s color revolution aimed at challenging central government)
South China Morning Post, March 4, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/49009/gang-zheng-xie-chang-wei-zhan-ling-shi-gang-ban-yan-se-ge-ming-yi-zai-tiao-zhan-zhong-yang

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China detains activist demanding rehabilitation of Zhao Ziyang
Radio Free Asia, March 3, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/petitions-03032015112330.html

Mongolian dissident Hada in appeal to UN over harassment
Radio Free Asia, March 3, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hada-03032015160219.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

两会之际北京大规模拦截访民 (Large-scale interception of petitioners in Beijing during the Two Congresses)
Voice of America, March 4, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/massive-intercepting-liang-hui-20150303/2665674.html

National Defense (国防)

Official says China to boost military budget by 10 percent
ABC News, March 4, 2015
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/official-china-boost-military-budget-10-percent-29371625

Women (妇女)

Women cheated of maternity benefits in China
The Telegraph, March 3, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/expat-health/11440590/Women-cheated-of-maternity-benefits-in-China.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

As many as 700 died in Xinjiang violence over last two years, rights group says
Radio Free Asia, March 3, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/violence-03032015142042.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

改革的正当性来自公众参与 (Legitimacy of reforms come from public participation)
Financial Times, March 4, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001060848?full=y