Friday, April 18, 2014

Culture (文化)

好莱坞大牌北京电影节上意外“开炮”(At Beijing int’l film festival, Hollywood director calls on Chinese film industry to focus on China’s historical controversies)
Deutsche Welle, April 17, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BkAw

Related:
Oliver Stone slams Chinese film industry at Beijing festival
The Hollywood Reporter, April 16, 2014
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/oliver-stone-slams-chinese-film-697058

Environment (环境)

中国近五分之一耕地污染,南方甚于北方
One-fifth of China’s farmland is polluted, state study finds
The New York Times, April 18, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140418/c18pollute/dual/

As opposition grows, China defends plans for petrochemical plants
Reuters, April 18, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/18/us-china-petrochemicals-campaign-idUSBREA3H07020140418?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China sentences anti-corruption activists
Al Jazeera, April 18, 2014
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/04/china-sentences-anti-corruption-activists-201441885818751847.html

Related:
Citizen activists on trial 2014: schedule/status and essays
Human Rights in China, April 18, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizen-activists-trial-2014-schedulestatus-and-essays

音频:辩护律师称丁家喜无罪 (Audio: lawyer defends Ding Jiaxi’s innocence)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 18, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/multimedia/2014/04/140418_iv_zhang_keke.shtml

“这是一场荒谬的政治审判”(Ding Jiaxi’s lawyer: “This case is a political mockery”)
Deutsche Welle, April 18, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1Bkj8

Information Control (信息控制)

An Internet “Big V” opts for abject contrition
The New York Times, April 17, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/an-internet-big-v-opts-for-abject-contrition/?_php=true&_type=blogs&partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) , 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

乌克兰危机虽推动俄中接近 但戒心难消除 (Ukraine crisis draws Russia and China closer, but hard to eliminate distrust)
Voice of America, April 18, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/russia-china-balance-20140418/1896174.html

中国人走进拉美:新伙伴,老问题 (China expands influence in South America: new friends, old problems)
Deutsche Welle, April 18, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1Bkjp

June Fourth (六四)

June 4 museum to open on April 26
RTHK English News, April 18, 2014
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20140418/news_20140418_56_1000477.htm

Labor (劳工)

Labour disputes in China increase as the workforce shrinks
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486398/labour-disputes-china-increase-workforce-shrinks

Yue Yuen strikers vow to continue until benefit contribution deficit paid in full
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486399/yue-yuen-strikers-vow-continue-until-benefit-contribution-deficit-paid

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

官员赞强拆人员是当代“最可爱的人”
Official praises eviction workers as “most lovable”
The New York Times, April 17, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140417/c17eviction/dual/

Persons with Disabilities (残疾人)

China finally offers college entrance exam in braille
The Guardian, April 18, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/18/china-college-entrance-exam-braille

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

报告称中国信访“信升访降” 吁制定国家信访法 (Report states: written petitions increase, in-person petitioning decreases)
People's Daily, April 18, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0418/c1026-24916086.html

Opinion (观点)

Without social mobility, our city can go nowhere
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486129/without-social-mobility-our-city-can-go-nowhere

 
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