Castro Awarded Confucius Peace Prize

Thursday, 11 December 2014 by

The Confucius Peace Prize was first given out in late 2010 as a rejoinder to the Nobel Peace Prize. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia is a past recipient.

About 10 people loosely connected with two nongovernmental organizations in China appear to have been detained, including a recently graduated lawyer who was setting up a legal aid group.

Officials have sometimes referred to a 24-year-old clause that says countries should have “common but differentiated responsibilities,” meaning developed and developing nations have different standards to meet when it comes to taking action on climate change.

Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung, one of the democratic members of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, has been heavily involved in attempting to defuse confrontations during the city’s pro-democracy protest movement.

On Tuesday, Sinosphere will explore Hong Kong’s last major remaining protest camp and ask people there about the demonstrations and their legacy.

A People’s Daily editorial has warned the media and public to stick to a “smog-free” news environment, in an appeal that melds old-style censorship and morality with contemporary environmental challenges.