Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Climate of Public Opinion
China Daily, November 16, 2011

Hong Kong

Budget Hostels Will Help Young Workers
South China Morning Post, November 16, 2011

Human Rights Defenders – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

Tax Battle 'Opportunity' to Expose China: Ai Weiwei
Agence France-Presse, November 16, 2011


High Tech Used for Online Crackdown of Illegal Publications
Xinhua News Agency, November 15, 2011

Protests and Petitions

八旬老太强拆现场自焚身亡 儿子儿媳被拘留10日郑州成立专门处理小组 (Henan: 81-yo Woman Sets Self Alight in Protest of Demolition, Police Detain Her Children for 10 Days)
The Beijing News, November 16, 2011
Related news:
81-year-old Chinese Sets Self on Fire in Protest
Associated Press, November 16, 2011
几十名强拆户与成都市防暴队对峙6小时 (Chengdu: Confrontation between Evictees and Riot Officers for Six Hours)
Radio Free Asia, November 15, 2011

Rural Issues

国新办:中国农村贫困人口10年减少6734万 (State Council Info Office: Rural Poverty Has Fallen by 67.34mil in Past Decade)
China News Service, November 16, 2011
Related information:
中国农村扶贫开发的新进展 (New Developments in China's Poverty Reduction in Rural Areas)
State Council Information Office, November 16, 2011