Monday, March 23, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Discipline watchdog of central government punishes 151 officials in 2014
Sina News, March 22, 2015
http://english.sina.com/2015/0321/793913.html

Environment (环境)

Chinese environmental lawyer takes on the powerful to give voice to vulnerable pollution victims
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1744073/chinese-environmental-lawyer-takes-powerful-give-voice-vulnerable

Climate change: China official warns of “huge impact”
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 22, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32006972

New monitoring system will guarantee quality and safety
China Daily, March 23, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-03/23/content_19877857.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

香港多团体游行要求中国当局立即释放5名女权人士 (Hong Kong groups march to call for China to release the five women’s rights activists)
Radio France Internationale, March 22, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150322-香港多团体游行要求中国当局立即释放5名女权人士/

University of Hong Kong chief defends appointment of Beijing loyalist to governing body
South China Morning Post, March 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1744784/university-hong-kong-chief-defends-new-appointment-amid-students

Teachers “facing interference” to instil patriotism in Hong Kong pupils
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1744120/teachers-facing-interference-instil-patriotism-hong-kong-pupils

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese activist accuses Obama of trying to leave him in China
Voice of America, March 22, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-activist-accuses-obama-of-trying-to-leave-him-in-china/2690377.html

Information Control (信息控制)

Hackers attack GreatFire.org, a workaround for websites censored in China
New York Times, March 20, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/hackers-attack-greatfire-org-a-workaround-for-websites-censored-in-china/

Religion (宗教)

China “ends” anti-church demolition campaign
The Telegraph, March 20, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11485194/China-ends-anti-church-demolition-campaign.html

Rule of Law (法治)

Former Chinese police chief held on suspicion of murder
The Guardian, March 22, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/22/former-chinese-police-chief-zhao-liping-suspicion-murder

Society (社会)

Chinese high school students riot over mass food poisoning
Radio Free Asia, march 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/students-03202015110932.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

港媒以“民主”话题聚焦回顾李光耀 (Hong Kong media focus on democracy theme in commemorating Lee Kuan Yew)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 23, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/03/150323_lee_kuan_yew_hongkong