Friday, July 31, 2009

July 31, 2009

News
Environment
Beijing Tightens Vehicle Exhaust Control
Xinhua News Agency (via China Daily), July 30, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-07/30/content_8494914.htm

Southern China Oil Refinery Moved over Environment Concern
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), July 30, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090730/sc_afp/chinahongkongkuwaitenergyoilenvironmentpollution

Children
13 Million Abortions in China Each Year: Report
Reuters, July 30, 2009
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE56T0S020090730

Death Penalty
China Remains World's Top Executioner
Associated Press (via South China Morning Post), July 30, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=131747625d9c2210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Government
Xinhua Calls Time on Protest Blame Game
Reuters (via South China Morning Post), July 30, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=2b2d594bf27c2210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defender - Huang Qi (黄琦)
Chinese Dissident to Plead Not Guilty
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), July 30, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090730/ap_on_re_as/as_china_online_dissent

Human Rights Defender - Xu Zhiyong (许志永)
China Police Detain Rights Lawyer: Legal Group
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), July 30, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090730/ap_on_re_as/as_china_lawyer

Labor
Dongguan Mayor Contradicts Official Jobless Figures
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=07d2594bf27c2210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

15 to Face Trial over Clash at Toy Factory
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=2e5dea0a69cc2210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

不把工人当人 “开胸验肺”引发强烈反响 (Authorities Face Strong Criticisms over Forcing A Worker to Undergo An Unnecessary Surgical Incision in The Chest)
Radio Free Asia, July 30, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/yanfei-07302009123406.html

Law
Poor Areas in China to Get Free Legal Aid
China Daily, July 31, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/31/content_11801650.htm

Media
Accreditation Bid to Curb Bogus Reporters
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=307bea0a69cc2210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Protests and Petitions
Cabbies Go on Strike in NE China City
Xinhua News Agency (via China Daily), July 30, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-07/30/content_8493216.htm

1,000 Protest over China Chemical Plant Pollution: Residents
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), July 30, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090730/sc_afp/chinaenvironmentunrestpollution

Police
Officers Beat Fruit Seller Senseless
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=a46cea0a69cc2210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

XUAR
China Needs New Policies After Xinjiang: Official
Reuters, July 30, 2009
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE56T1XJ20090730

Thursday, July 30, 2009

July 30, 2009

Top News of the Day
Civil Society
Another Beijing NGO Faces Discipline (北京又一NGO遭遇“执法”)
Radio France Internationale, July 29, 2009
http://www.rfi.fr/actucn/articles/115/article_15140.asp

On the morning of July 29, 2009, the Yirenping Center (益仁平中心) was investigated by the Beijing Public Security Bureau and the Cultural Market Administrative Law Enforcement General Brigade (under the Cultural Ministry) on suspicion of engaging in publishing activities.

Related information:
Raid of Public Interest Group Reveals Degree of Information Control
Human Rights in China, July 29, 2009
http://www.hrichina.org/public/contents/170494

Authorities Raid Office of Chinese Health Activist
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), July 29, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090730/ap_on_re_as/as_china_hepatitis_activist

News
Bilateral Ties
China Protests Over Uighur Tour
BBC News (via BBC News), July 29, 2009
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/asia-pacific/8173730.stm

Civil Society
律协欠税三千多万 律师吁当局追究罚款 (Lawyers Urge Authorities to Investigate Alleged Tax Evasion of Beijing Lawyers Association)
Radio Free Asia (via Radio Free Asia), July 29, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/falv-07292009112402.html

Environment
China Wants Climate Deal, UN Chief Says
Associated Press (via Sydney Monring Herald), July 30, 2009
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/china-wants-climate-deal-un-chief-says-20090730-e25b.html


Human Rights Defenders -- Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波) and Huang Qi (黄琦)
刘晓波遭密集提讯 黄琦案件下周开庭 (Liu Xiaobo Interrogated Intensively by Police; Huang Qi's Trial Begins Next Week)
Radio Free Asia (via Radio Free Asia), July 29, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/liuxiaobo-07292009153434.html

Law
Supreme Court to Lessen Use of Death Penalty
Associated Press (via South China Morning Post), July 30, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=4713594bf27c2210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD&ss=

Labor
Chinese Workers Say Illness Is Real, Not Hysteria
New York Times (via New York Times), July 29, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/30/world/asia/30jilin.html?_r=1&hp

Protests and Petitions
'Incompetent Officials' to Blame for Steel Plant Protest
Reuters (via South China Morning Post), July 29, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=3711e599f85c2210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD&ss

Public Health

More than 2,600 Ill in China Water Contamination
Agence France Presse (via Yahoo! News), July 29, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090729/wl_asia_afp/chinaenvironmentwaterpollution

Abortion Statistics Cause for Concern
China Daily (via China Daily), July 30, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-07/30/content_8489656.htm

Tibet
达赖喇嘛呼吁中国新闻自由 (Dalai Lama Urges China to Preserve Press Freedom)
Voice of America (via Voice of America), July 29, 2009
http://www.voanews.com/chinese/2009-07-29-voa61.cfm?rss=topstories



XUAR
China Publicizes List of Uighur Fugitives
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), July 29, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090730/wl_nm/us_china_xinjiang

Another 253 Arrested in Urumqi in Riot's Aftermath
Xinhua (via China Daily), July 30, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-07/30/content_8488903.htm



Wednesday, July 29, 2009

July 29, 2009

News
Bilateral Ties
Uygur Leader Kadeer Arrives in Japan
Agence France-Presse (via South China Morning Post), July 28, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=abbcf2e45bfb2210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Death Penalty
Fewer Executions Expected, Top Court Says
China Daily, July 29, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-07/29/content_8484062.htm

Environment
China Energy Firms Must Take Action on Climate: Greenpeace
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), July 28, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090728/sc_afp/chinaclimatewarmingenvironmentenergygreenpeace

U.S. and China Sign Memorandum on Climate Change
Reuters, July 28, 2009
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE56R5NJ20090728

內蒙水污染 千人染病 (Thousands Fall Sick Due to Water Contamination in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region)
Ming Pao, July 29, 2009
http://news.mingpao.com/20090729/cca1.htm

Law
司法部下发意见要求加强和改进法律援助工作 (Justice Department Issues Opinion Seeking to Strengthen and Improve Legal Aid)
Xinhua News Agency, July 28, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2009-07/28/content_11784700.htm

Media
China to Ban Violent Online Games
Associated Press (via Yahoo! Asia News), July 28, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090728/ap_on_re_as/as_china_online_games
Related information:
关于立即查处“黑帮”主题非法网络游戏的通知 (Notice on the Immediate Investigation and Prosecution of "Mafia"-style Illegal Online Games)
Ministry of Culture July 24, 2009
http://www.ccnt.gov.cn/xxfb/xwzx/whxw/200907/t20090727_72198.html

Protests and Petitions
Taxi Drivers on Strike over Low Income in E China City
Xinhua News Agency, July 28, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/28/content_11787352.htm

佛山颜峰村民敲锣游行 追讨土地赔偿租金 (Foshan Villagers March Demanding Land Compensation)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/tudi-07282009160324.html

海南三亚农民工讨薪起冲突 多人受伤 (Villagers in Sanya, Hainan Protest for Higher Pay; Clash with Company Reps Leaves Many Injured)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hainan-07282009174629.html

四川达州200警民冲突 多人被抓 (Many Detained after 200 Police and Civilians Clash in Dazhou, Sichuan)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/chongtu-07282009134037.html

武汉锅炉厂千人工潮 抗议厂方卖房断生计 (1000 Wuhan Workers Protest Factory Sale )
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gongchao-07282009122639.html

Poverty
中国大陆的人均收入高低差距为55倍 (Income Gap Still High; Mainland China's Richest 55 Times Wealthier than Poorest)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shouru-07282009104520.html

Religion
四川南部查封教会会所 河南多名信徒被抓 (Church Closed Down in Southern Sichuan, Several Followers Arrested in Henan)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zongjiao-07282009102029.html

Tibet
China Presses Nepal to Crackdown on Tibetans: Group
Reuters, July 28, 2009
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE56R1LR20090728

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

July 28, 2009

News
Government
中宣部禁令 保密反成泄密 (Over-reaction of the Central Propaganda Department )
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhongxuanbu-07242009135758.html
Civil Society
网友寄明信片呼唤严晓玲案被拘者回家吃饭 (Netizens Send Postcards to Call for Activists Detained due to Reporting on the Yan Xiaoling Case to "Return Home for Dinner")
www.stnn.cc, July 28, 2009
http://www.stnn.cc/society_focus/200907/t20090728_1070711.html
XUAR
Short Message Service Coming Back in Xinjiang
China Daily, July 28, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-07/28/content_8479195.htm
乌鲁木齐“7•5”事件受损商户可获减税照顾 (Businesses Suffering from XUAR Riots to Be Compensated with Tax Reductions)
Xinhua News Agency, July 27, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2009-07/27/content_11782066.htm
Gender
Lesbians in China Petition to Donate Blood
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), July 28, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090728/ap_on_re_as/as_china_lesbian_donors
Corruption
Former Mayor, Wife Face Corruption Trial
Shanghai Daily, July 28, 2009
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/article/2009/200907/20090728/article_408831.htm
深圳制定行政追责办法 借鉴香港廉署制度防贪 (Shenzhen Drafts Administrative Accountability Policy with Reference to Hong Kong's ICAC)
Eastday, July 28, 2009
http://news.eastday.com/c/20090728/u1a4538127.html
Media
国家工作人员接受媒体监督如何变被动为主动 (Kunming Municipal Government Seeks Public Opinion on Prevention of Interference with Media Reporting)
China Daily (via Xinhua), July 28, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2009-07/28/content_11783442.htm
Human Rights Defender -- Yan Zhengxue (严正学)
歌手黄伟因纪念六四被劳教 严正学病重提前三月出狱 (Zhejiang Singer Sentenced to Reeducation-Through-Labor after Planning to Commemorate Tiananmen Anniversary; Yan Zhengxue Released Early from Jail)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huangwei-07272009095332.html
Protests and Petitions
湖北信访悲剧:访民杀信访局长女儿后自杀 (Petitioner Commits Suicide After Killing Daughter of Director of Bureau for Letters And Visits in Hubei)
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2009
德州棉纺工数千人抗议 游行静坐促落实劳动法 (Shandong Province Workers Demostrated for Labor Law to Put into Effect)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

July 25-27, 2009

News
Corruption
Uncle Ji and the Scandal that Rocked a Chinese Province
Sydney Morning Herald, July 25, 2009
http://www.smh.com.au/world/uncle-ji-and-the-scandal-that-rocked-a-chinese-province-20090724-dw7a.html

Death Penalty
China Drunken Driver Who Killed 4 to Get Death
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), July 24, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090724/ap_on_re_as/as_china_drunk_driving

Disasters
6 Die, 12 Hurt in Bridge Collapse near Epicentre of Sichuan Quake
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=c05fda55692b2210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Environment
U.N. Chief Urges China to Combat Climate Change
China Post, July 24, 2009
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2009/07/24/217651/U.N.-chief.htm

Land Policy
湖北十堰18住户深夜遇强拆被赶出家门湖北十堰18住户深夜遇强拆被赶出家门 (18 Hubei Residents Forced from Their Homes at Night So Homes Could Be Torn Down)
Chutian Metropolis Daily, July 25, 2009
http://ctdsb.cnhubei.com/html/ctdsb/20090725/ctdsb791632.html

Law
北京一中院规定轻微刑事案获谅解可轻判 (Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court: Lighter Sentence Could Be Imposed upon Settlement with Victim)
The Beijing News (via Net Ease), July 25, 2009
http://news.163.com/09/0725/03/5F1N4S29000120GR.html

国务院法制办就修改工伤保险条例公开征求意见 (State Council Seeks Public Opinion on Amendment to the Regulations on Work-related Injury Insurance)
Xinhua News Agency, July 24, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2009-07/24/content_11767452.htm
Related information:
《国务院关于修改<工伤保险条例>的决定(征求意见稿)》征求意见 (Soliciting Opinions on the "Decision of the State Council to Amend the 'Regulations on Work-related Injury Insurance' [Draft for Consultation]")
Office of Legislative Affairs of State Council, July 24, 2009
http://www.gov.cn/zwhd/content_1374000.htm

Related news:
State Council: Traffic Accidents On Commute Not Work-related
China Daily, July 24, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-07/24/content_8470967.htm
Protests and Petitions
Thousands of China Steel Workers Clash with Police
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), July 26, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090726/wl_nm/us_china_clash
Related news:
Manager Killed in Plant Riot
China Daily, July 27, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/life/2009-07/27/content_8475878.htm
3,000 Villagers Protest in Eastern China
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), July 26, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090726/ap_on_re_as/as_china_land_protest

湖南省沅陵县城管打人引发大规模群体事件 (Hunan Urban Management Personnel Beating Inflicts Mass Protest)
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hu-07262009170339.html

执行信访案件居高不下 最高法出台意见力克顽疾 (Carrying Out Petitioning Cases at the Higher Level -- the SPC Issues Opinions to "Overcomes the Chronic Disease" )
Legal Daily, July 27, 2009
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/2007shyf/2009-07/27/content_1129078.htm
Related information:
关于进一步加强和规范执行工作的若干意见 (Several Opinions on Further Strengthening and Standardizing Executive Work)
Supreme People's Court, July 17, 2009
http://www.chinanews.com.cn/gn/news/2009/07-27/1791468.shtml
Police
Lawyer Backing Dead Cook's Family
China Daily, July 27, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-07/27/content_8474518.htm

XUAR
新疆骚乱前学者预警被拒 集中律师配合快捕快审 (Scholars Deny Warning before XUAR Unrest, Lawyers Gathered for "Speedy Arrest and Trial")
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xinjiang-07242009112005.html

Friday, July 24, 2009

July 24, 2009

News
Bilateral Ties
Chinese Govt Link to Australian Film Boycott
Agence France-Presse (via Google News), July 24, 2009
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hWbjfXMT55QD_L0HDwkSxptF3oww
Related news:
Directors Quit Film Festival to Protest Kadeer Screening
China Daily, July 24, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-07/24/content_8466373.htm
Germany Accuses China of Industrial Espionage
Guardian, July 22, 2009
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jul/22/germany-china-industrial-espionage

Environment
Environment Watchdog Blacklists Eight Cities
Xinhua News Agency (via Shanghai Daily), July 24, 2009
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/article/2009/200907/20090724/article_408469.htm
Related information:
环境保护部公布2008年度各省区市和五大电力集团主要污染物总量减排考核结果 (Ministry of Environmental Protection Publishes Results of the 2008 Annual Assessment of the Reduction in Major Pollutants by Provincials, Districts, and Counties and the Five Large Electric Groups)
Ministry of Environmental Protection, July 23, 2009
http://www.mep.gov.cn/xcjy/zwhb/200907/t20090723_156660.htm
Food Security
法制办负责人解读《食品安全法实施条例》 (Representative from State Council Legislative Affairs Office Responds to Questions on the Regulations for the Implementation of the Food Safety Law)
China News Agency, July 24, 2009
http://www.chinanews.com.cn/gn/news/2009/07-24/1789671.shtml
Related information:
中华人民共和国食品安全法实施条例 (Regulations for the Implementation of the Food Safety Law)
State Council, July 20, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2009-07/24/content_11765034.htm
Hong Kong
HK Launches Public Consultation on Air Pollution
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=0f8d4278186a2210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

香港十团体代表到中联办抗议要求释放刘晓波 (10 HK NGOs Protest outside China's Central Government Liaison Office Demanding Release of Liu Xiaobo on 1 Month Anniversary of Arrest)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/HK_liuxiaobo-07232009093722.html

Human Rights Defenders
湖南泛蓝成员谢福林和弟弟被刑拘 (Pan-blue Alliance Member Xie Fulin and Brother Criminally Detained)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/dissident_arrest-07232009120018.html

Labor
23 Miners Lost after Cave-in
Xinhua News Agency (via Shanghai Daily), July 24, 2009
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/article/2009/200907/20090724/article_408471.htm

港企涉逼走懷孕員工 (Hong Kong Company in Shenzhen Force Pregnant Workers to Quit)
Ming Pao, July 24, 2009
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/94/1/1/1209456/1.html

Media
Party to Launch English Version of Magazine
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=1cee8b59388a2210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

记者调查涉嫌违法村支书被百名村民围困3小时 (Reporter Investigating Village Party Branch Chief Suspected of Profiteering through Land Sales Beaten and Surrounded by Villagers for Three Hours)
Southern Metropolis News, July 24, 2009
http://law.southcn.com/fzjctj/content/2009-07/24/content_5409721.htm

Multilateral
UN Chief Starts Four-day China Visit
Xinhua News Agency, July 23, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/23/content_11760753.htm

Police
Police in China Detain Family of Dead Man over Riot: Report
Agence France-Presse (via Taiwan News), July 23, 2009
http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1011950

State Security
中宣部禁令泄漏「國家機密」 (Central Propaganda Department Bans the Divulgence of "State Secrets")
Ming Pao, July 24, 2009
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/94/1/1/1209457/1.html

XUAR
「七五」暴徒將獲免費辯護 (Participants in Urumqi Riots to Receive "Free Defense" Chosen by Municipal Bureau of Justice)
Ta Kung Pao, July 23, 2009
http://www.takungpao.com/news/09/07/23/xjsl_xgbd-1115822.htm

Thursday, July 23, 2009

July 23, 2009

News

Bilateral Ties
Beijing Open to Talks in US on Xinjiang Unrest
South China Morning Post (via South China Morning Post), July 23, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=5d8dccb4163a2210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD&ss

Chinese FM Meets with U.S. Secretary of State
Xinhua (via Xinhua), July 22, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/23/content_11755869.htm

China Urges Australia to Respect Judicial Sovereignty
Xinhua (via China Daily), July 22, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-07/22/content_8460054.htm

Corruption
Company Linked to Son of China's President Faces Corruption Probe
Time (via Yahoo! News), July 22, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20090722/wl_time/08599191211700

滇 最大挪用公款案开审 云铜原副总经理被控挪7.6亿 (Yunnan Copper Employees Charged with Largest Amount Embezzled from Public Funds (7.6 Hundred Million RMB))
Xinhua (via Xinhua), July 23, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2009-07/23/content_11757190.htm

Government
山西上半年处分党员干部2679人 (Shanxi Disciplines 2679 Party Members in the First Half of the Year)
Xinhua (via Net Ease), July 22, 2009
http://news.163.com/09/0722/19/5EROM3AD000120GU.html

Green Dam
Asian Makers Ship PCs With China Web Filter
Wall Street Journal (Asia) (via Wall Street Journal (Asia)), July 23, 2009
http://sec.online.wsj.com/article/SB124827165796072231.html#mod=rss_asia_whats_news

Internet Censorship
China to Implement Program for Clean Online Games
Xinhua (via Xinhua), July 22, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/22/content_11755348.htm

China Orders Internet Purge
Financial Times (via Financial Times), July 23, 2009
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0b1592da-76e4-11de-b23c-00144feabdc0.html

诽谤入罪成惯例 大陆网民说不!(图) (Libel Becomes A Common Criminal Charge, Internet Users Protest)
Radio Free Asia (via Radio Free Asia), July 22, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/feibang-07222009154333.html

Labor

Chinese Worker Commits Suicide Over Missing iPhone
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), July 22, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090722/ap_on_re_as/as_china_iphone_suicide

Police
公安部要求加强公安监管工作确保监管场所安全 (Ministry of Public Safety Calls on Strengthening Supervision for Public Security)
Xinhua (via Xinhua), July 23, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2009-07/23/content_11757135.htm

Population

鼓励双方均为独生子女夫妻生二胎 (Shanghai Population and Family Planning Commission: We Encourage Those Who Fulfill Regulation's Conditions to Have Second Child)
Shanghai Morning Post, July 23, 2009
http://newspaper.jfdaily.com/xwcb/page_26/200907/t20090723_714669.html

Protests and Petitions
多位上海访民公开接待日遭打压 (Petitioners in Shanghai Face Pressure )
Radio Free Asia (via Radio Free Asia), July 22, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fangmin-07222009091337.html

曾簽「免責協議書」 石首死者5家屬被拘 (Family of Deceased Shishou Protestors Sign "Disclaimer Agreement")
Ming Pao (via Ming Pao), July 23, 2009
http://news.mingpao.com/20090723/cab1.htm

Religion
China Says Falun Gong Ban 'Works'
BBC News (via BBC News), July 22, 2009
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8162342.stm

XUAR
China Fears Ethnic Strife Could Agitate Uighur Oasis
New York Times (via New York Times), July 22, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/23/world/asia/23kashgar.html

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

July 22, 2009

News

Religion
China to Allow 2,700 Muslims to Visit Mecca: Report
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), July 21, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090721/wl_asia_afp/chinaunrestxinjiangreligionhajj


Population
China Expected to See Zero Population Growth by 2030: Expert
Xinhua News Agency, July 22, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/21/content_11746029.htm


Internet Censorship
Popular Websites Closed over Reports on Inquiry into Graft
Associated Press (via South China Morning Post), July 22, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=7152a4a273e92210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

多个网站关于严晓玲案消息被删 当局持续威胁家人 (Several Websites with News Related to Yan Xiaoling's Case Are Closed, Authorities Continue to Threaten Family Members)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/wang-07212009085012.html


Law
中国高院院长近一半党政出身 无司法经历 (Nearly Half of High Court Judges Are Party Officials with No Judicial Training)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sifa-07212009111658.html

Related information:
统计称全国高院院长近一半系党政领导出身 (Statistics Show that almost Half of SPC Heads are Party Officials)
Chengdu Economic Daily (via Dezhou Daily), July 20, 2009
http://www.dezhoudaily.com/news/guonei/2009-7/20_139391.html


Disabled People's Right to Drive Sparks Heated Discussion in China
Xinhua News Agency, July 22, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/21/content_11746559.htm

信息公开“年考”观察:不够理想 法律瓶颈待解 (Open Government Initiative "Annual Review": Legal Bottleneck Remains Unresolved)
Xinhua News Agency, July 20, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2009-07/20/content_11738044.htm


Protests and Petitions
山东潍坊约百名退伍军人到天安门被截 (Around 100 Retired Soldier Petitioners from Shandong Intercepted en Route to Tiananmen)
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junren-07212009125819.html

中国邮政内退职工集体呼吁酝酿赴京上访 (Former Postal Workers Plan A Mass Petition in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/youzheng-07212009143641.html

重庆数千拆迁户不满还建房 多方抗议 (Thousands of Resettled Homeowners in Chongqing Protest Due to Dissatisfaction over Problems with New Homes under Construction)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/chongqing-07212009160559.html

产妇上访遭拘押  两婴儿成为狱中“小萝卜头” (Pregnant Petitioners Detained, Give Birth in Detention)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/chanfu-07212009170432.html


XUAR
China Blames Separatists, Not Policies, for Riots
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), July 21, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090721/ap_on_re_as/as_china_protest


Society
Beijing's Ethnic Policy Faces Data Challenge
Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2009
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124816735513967749.html

国家民委:少数民族考生享有加分等优惠政策不会改变 (State Ethnic Affairs Commission: Affirmative Action Policy for Minority Students Will Not Change)
Xinhua News Agency, July 21, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2009-07/21/content_11745929.htm

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July 21, 2009

News
Bilateral Ties
Hu Jintao's Son Linked to Namibia Graft
The Australian, July 21, 2009
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25810295-32682,00.html
Related information:
Central Propaganda Department Censorship Order on the Case of Hu Haifeng, Son of Hu Jintao
China Digital Times, July 22, 2009
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2009/07/central-propaganda-department-censorship-order-on-the-case-of-hu-haifeng-son-of-hu-jintao/
Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
人权组织推动刘晓波诺贝尔和平奖提名 (NGO Democratic Forum for China Calls for Liu Xiaobo to be Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize)
Voice of America, July 20, 2009
http://www.voanews.com/chinese/2009-07-20-voa54.cfm

Human Rights Defenders
刘建永逃亡美国 回顾事件经过 (Independent Chinese Pen Center Member Liu Jianyong escaped to US)
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/liu-07202009140440.html

Law
山東網民揭貪官遭閉門審訊 (Shangdong Whistleblower Netizen's Trial Held behind Closed Doors)
Ming Pao, July 21, 2009
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20090720/ca11323i.htm

河南杞县被传"核泄漏" 宣传部称没必要公开信息 (After Rumors of Radioactive Material Leak Cause Residents to Flee Town, Local Propaganda Bureau Says Releasing through Open Government Information Unnecessary)
Xinhua News Agency, July 21, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2009-07/21/content_11742645.htm

Multilateral
Australia Hopes to Raise China/Rio Case at ASEAN
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), July 20, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090721/wl_nm/us_china_australia

Police
'A Place of Torture without Human Rights'
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=94c0d15cc5892210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Protests and Petitions
广西上访产妇判刑一年 母子被秘密关押逾三百天 (Guangxi Petitioner Given Suspended Sentence; Had Been Secretly Detained with Infant Son for 300+ Days)
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/guangxi-07202009173902.html

汕头农村分地露黑幕 数千农民游行抗争 (Thousands of Guangdong Villagers Protest Suspicious Division of Land)
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shantou-07202009171243.html

浙江平阳出动近百特警对付失地农民 (In Zhejiang, around 100 Special Police Officers Dispatched to Deal with Peasants Demonstrating against Appropriated Land)
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/pingyang-07202009102807.html

Religion
Falun Gong Seeks U.S. Support in Internet Censor Fight
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), July 20, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090720/wl_nm/us_china_internet_falungong

State Security
Prisoner of the System
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=01a8d15cc5892210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

XUAR
新疆当局阻南疆维人游北疆 首次承认大学生7.5游行 (XUAR Authorities Prevent Southern XUAR Uyghurs from Travelling to North XUAR, and Acknowledge Students Present at July 5 Demonstration)
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xinjiang-07202009091816.html

July 18-20, 2009

Top news
Civil Society
Centre for Human Rights Shut Down: Beijing Aims to Silence Dissent
Asia News, July 18, 2009
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=15822&size=A
On July 17, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs shut down the law research center Open Constitution Initiative, confiscating its computers and documents. The action was ostensibly because OCI, which was established to provide legal consultation and assistance to the public, had not registered with the government as a civil society organization. Rather, it had registered as a company, as authorities would not accept its registration as an NGO.

Related information:
Law Research Center Is Shut Down as Authorities Tighten Control on Civil Society Groups
Human Rights in China, July 17, 2009
http://www.hrichina.org/public/contents/170300

News
Disasters
1,000 Flee Homes after Chemical Leak
Associated Press (via South China Morning Post), July 20, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=482d0a6ba8692210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders
Silence after China Blogger Amoiist Tweets Arrest SOS
Guardian, July 17, 2009
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jul/17/china-blogger-amoiist-arrest-twitter

广州九名民主人士登山游玩被警察带走 (9 Democracy Activists Taken into Custody while Hiking in Guangzhou)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/9-07192009161907.html
Related information:
China: Tweetting a Detention Experience
Global Voices Online, July 20th, 2009
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/07/20/china-tweetting-a-detention-experience/
Law
山东网民被控诽谤官员遭审判 (Netizens from Shandong Charged for Libel Online)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 20, 2009
http://news.bbc.co.uk/chinese/simp/hi/newsid_8150000/newsid_8158400/8158484.stm

Media
Censorship Issue Settled as Authorities Silence Booming Mainland Twitter Clone
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=97a4f16dad392210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Poverty
China Charity Fund to Support 10,000 Extremely Poor People
Xinhua News Agency, July 20, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/20/content_11737598.htm

Public Health
China's Medicine Watchdog Launches Pharmaceutical Safety Program
Xinhua News Agency, July 18, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/18/content_11728898.htm

State Security
政府信息公开一年观察:一些部门以保密需要搪塞 (Some Departments Make Use of State Secert to Avoid Open Information: State Media)
Outlook (via Xinhua News Agency), July 20, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2009-07/20/content_11737392.htm

XUAR
After Riots, China to Promote Anti-separatist Laws
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), July 20, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090720/ap_on_re_as/as_china_protest

Xinjiang Riots Pre-planned at 50 Places: State Media
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), July 19, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090719/wl_nm/us_china_xinjiang

Xinjiang Widens Crackdown on Uighurs
Financial Times, July 19, 2009
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5aa932ee-747c-11de-8ad5-00144feabdc0.html

Friday, July 17, 2009

July 17, 2009

Top News of the Day
Human Rights Defender -- Sun Xiaodi (孫小弟)
China Jails Environment Activists: Rights Group
Reuters, July 17, 2009
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE56G0WZ20090717

Anti-nuclear activist Sun Xiaodi (孙小弟) and his daughter Sun Dunbai (孙敦白), a.k.a. Sun Haiyan (孙海燕), were sentenced on July 16 to Reeducation-Through-Labor by authorities in Gansu. Sun Xiaodi was sentenced to two years, and Sun Dunbai to one-and-a-half years. Authorities assert that Sun Xiaodi stole information on a state-owned uranium mine and gave it to his daughter to supply to overseas organizations.

Related information:
HRIC Press Release: Environmental Activist Sun Xiaodi Sentenced to Two Years of Reeducation-Through-Labor; Daughter to Year-and-a-Half
Human Rights in China, July 16, 2009
http://www.hrichina.org/public/contents/170256


News
Bilateral Ties
Lawmakers Want Investigation into Uighurs at Gitmo
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), July 16, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090716/ap_on_go_co/us_us_china_uighurs
Civil Society
NGO Fined Heavily for Tax Breaches
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=e95c9ccde7482210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Corruption
9,000 Officials Guilty of Graft: SPP
China Daily, July 17, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-07/17/content_8438856.htm
Environment
Six-month Drought Leads to Big Water Shortage in Ningxia
Xinhua News Agency (via Shanghai Daily), July 17, 2009
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/article/2009/200907/20090717/article_407713.htm
Human Rights Defender
福州严晓玲案:发帖网友被拘 记者无权求证 (Six Netizens Detained for Posting about Yan Xiaoling Case Online)
Xin Kuai Bao (via Net Ease), July 17, 2009
http://news.163.com/09/0717/02/5ED3A7MI00011229.html

Protests and Petitions

宁波出动武警连夜强征土地打伤村民 (Police Dispatched to Forcibly Evict Villagers in Zhejiang)
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2009

http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/clash_land-07162009121000.html?encoding=simplified

北京周三晚再度扫荡上访村(视频) (Beijing Authorities Sweep Petitioning Village Again)
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shangfang-07162009122517.html

State Security
China's Rio Investigation Ongoing Says Australia
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), July 16, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090716/wl_nm/us_china_australia

Taiwan
China Snubs World Games Opening
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 16, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-07/17/content_8440661.htm

XUAR
Official Defends Closure As 'in Step with Islamic Doctrine'
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2009 http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=442d9ccde7482210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

China to Issue Arrest Warrants for Xinjiang Riots
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), July 16, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090716/ap_on_re_as/as_china_protest

China Scales Back Paramilitary Forces in Urumqi
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), July 16, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090716/wl_afp/chinaunrestxinjiangsecurity

Thursday, July 16, 2009

July 16, 2009

Top News

Human Rights Defenders -- Sun Xiaodi , 孫小弟
Chinese Activist's Wife Calls for Help After Family's Detention
Yahoo Asia News, July 15, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090715/wl_asia_afp/chinarightscorruptionenvironment
中国核污染环保人士孙小弟遭抓捕 家人呼吁援助 (Environmental Activist and Daughter Arrested for Exposing Nuclear Pollution Problem)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/wuran-07152009161926.html

News

Corporate Social Accountability
Former Sinopec Chief Gets Suspended Death Sentence
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=321edf7cc4f72210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD&ss=china&s=news
力拓案:16家中国钢铁企业涉嫌受贿 (State Media Alleges Rio Tinto Bribed 16 Chinese Steel Companies)
Radio France Internationale, July 15, 2009
http://www.rfi.fr/actucn/articles/115/article_14841.asp
Corruption
湖北郧西二千多名村民投诉当局贪腐 (Villagers in Hubei Monitored by Authorities After Petitioning en Masse Against Corruption)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fubai-07152009090659.html
Freedom of Speech
中国部署手机短信防火墙 (Chinese Telecoms Ordered to Filter Spam Cell Phone Messages)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shouji-07152009095321.html
Government
中共颁发巡视制度草案 (China Issues Draft Law on State Inspection System)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xunshi-07152009094359.html
Human Rights Defenders -- Huang Qi, 黄琦
黄琦狱中病重 父亲病危 家属要求会面 (Relatives Plead for Meeting Huang Qi)
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huangqi-07142009154656.html
Human Rights Defenders -- Guo Feixiong , 郭飞雄
郭飞雄一信转出 狱方承诺即转的另一长信被扣 (Guo Feixiong's Letter to His Sister Confiscated)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/guo_feixiong-07152009142523.html
Labor
China Risks Apple’s Reputation as Factories Flout Law
Bloomberg, July 14, 2009
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aEoy5uOTmvq8
Media
新疆采访限制加大 采访证重新办理 (China Tightens Restrictions on Journalists in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/caifang-07152009085738.html
Protests and Petitions
上海打压访民升级 多人被劳教 (Intensified Crackdown on Shanghai Petitioners, More Sentenced to Reeducation-Through-Labor )
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fangmin-07152009093242.html
XUAR
律師倡受理疆藏騷亂被停牌 (Rights Defense Lawyer Licence Suspended for Representing in Xinjiang Riot Case)
Ming Pao, July 16, 2009
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20090716/ca40802i.htm
乌鲁木齐“7-5”事件死亡人数增至192人 (Death Toll in Xinjiang Riot Amounts to 192)
Eastday, July 15, 2009
http://news.eastday.com/c/20090715/u1a4508368.html
华盛顿邮报 :中国族裔纠纷源自“劳务项目” (Report: Measures on Migrant Workers from Xinjiang Results in China's Ethnic Disputes)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/laowu-07152009161624.html

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 15, 2009

News
Environment

Filthy Water Talk Floods S China Province
ChinaDaily.com (via ChinaDaily.com), July 15, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-07/15/content_8430260.htm
Protests and Petitions

原三门峡水电学校学生集体上访 黑龙江省政府门前访民抗议 (Students Petition The Construction of The Sanmenxia Hydropower Plant)
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sanmeixia-07142009143908.html
Media

新华社推出全球视频节目 (Xinhua Launches Global Station)
Radio Free Asia (via Radio Free Asia), July 14, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xinhuashe-07142009092328.html
XUAR

Urumqi Tense after Police Shooting
Agence France Presse (via South China Morning Post), July 14, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=185f3c5809772210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Religion

傅希秋吁新疆当局释放家庭教会成员 (President of China Aid Calls on Church Members to Be Released)
Voice of America (via Voice of America), July 14, 2009
http://www.voanews.com/chinese/2009-07-14-voa61.cfm?rss=topstories
Public Health

Insurance Fix A Win for HIV Patients
China Daily (via China Daily), July 15, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-07/15/content_8429438.htm
广州市外来工医保下月起实施(图) (Health Program for Migrant Workers in Guangzhou Comes into Effect Next Month)
Xinhua (via Net Ease), July 14, 2009
http://news.163.com/09/0714/15/5E6N1JEP000120GU.html
Corruption

Senior Chinese Leader Urges Efforts to Curb Corruption
Xinhua (via Xinhua), July 14, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/14/content_11708794.htm
Bilateral Ties

Australian PM Raises Stakes in China Spy Case
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), July 15, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090715/wl_nm/us_china_australia_rio
Police

中国进行政法干警招录培养体制改革试点 (Chinese Police to Reform Training System)
Xinhua (via Net Ease), July 14, 2009
http://news.163.com/09/0714/15/5E6N1JEP000120GU.html
Labor
Death Toll Rises to Five, Two Missing in China Factory Blast
Xinhua (via Xinhua), July 15, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/15/content_11710732.htm
Corporate Social Accountability

Suspended Death Sentence for Sinopec Ex-chief
Agence France Presse (via Yahoo! News), July 14, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090715/bs_afp/chinacorruptioncrimeenergysinopec
涉嫌诈骗2.9亿元 中行高山案一嫌犯首都机场落网 (Suspected Perpetrator in Bank of China Fraud Worth 290 Million RMB is Arrested)
Xinhua (via Xinhua), July 14, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2009-07/14/content_11706655.htm

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July 14, 2009

News
Human Rights Defenders — Feng Zhenghu(冯正虎)
中国活动人士冯正虎数次回国被拒 (Chinese Activist Prohibited to Return to China)
Voice of America, July 13, 2009
http://www.voanews.com/chinese/w2009-07-13-voa32.cfm
Politics
Security for Anniversary Intensifies After Riots
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=e76c8e7341572210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Migrant Workers
中国两代农民工已有差异 当局政策应尽快调整 (Intergenerational Differences among Migrant Workers Emerge, Finetuning of Urban Policies Needed)
China News Agency (via Eastday), July 14, 2009
http://news.eastday.com/c/20090712/u1a4499956.html
Government
China to Sack Officials Who Mishandle Protests
Reuters, July 13, 2009
http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE56C0U520090713
XUAR
China Officials: Police Kill 2 Uighur Men, Wound 1
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), July 13, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090714/ap_on_re_as/as_china_protest
Chinese Intellectuals Call for Release of Uighur
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), July 14, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090714/ap_on_re_as/as_china_outspoken_uighur
Public Health
2014年居民医疗费用70%由政府和社会支付 (Gov't Will Pay 70pc of Health Care Expenses by 2014: Report Estimates)
Eastday, July 12, 2009
http://news.eastday.com/c/20090712/u1a4499956.html
Disasters
China Reports 384 Deaths in Natural Disasters in First Half Year
Xinhua News Agency, July 13, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/13/content_11702628.htm
Blue Book: West China Still Struggling
China Daily, July 14, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-07/14/content_8423969.htm
Police
云南一日发生三起城管暴力执法致7人受伤 (7 Injured by Urban Management Officers in Yunnan)
Net Ease (via Net Ease), July 13, 2009
http://news.163.com/09/0713/11/5E3LSLSI00011229.html
Human Rights Defenders
大连维权律师王永航因代理法轮功案件被秘密逮捕 (Rights Defense Lawyer Secretly Arrested for Representing in Falun Gong Case)
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/wang_yonghang-07132009150145.html
严晓玲案维权人士遭拘捕 律师会见要求被拖延 (Activists on Yan Xiaoling's Case Arrested)
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/yanxiaoling-07132009092550.html
Law
Citing Need for Unity, Beijing Urges Lawyers to Avoid Rioting Cases
Associated Press (via South China Morning Post), July 14, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=2d728e7341572210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Monday, July 13, 2009

July 13, 2009

News

Human Rights
余杰:接纳零八宪章不致新疆流血冲突 (Yu Jie: Charter 08 Would Have Prevented Xinjiang Riots)
Radio Free Asia, July 10, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/yuejie-07102009091705.html

Education
中国高中课程改革对农村学生不利? (Rural Students Disadvantaged by China's High School Curriculum Reform?)
Radio Free Asia, July 11, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhong-07112009000104.html

XUAR

Stop Resources Exploitation, Says Researcher
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=9cc5340050a62210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Handouts for Families of 'Innocent' Victims
South China Morning Post, July 11, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=5d6ac93f98562210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

China Claims Embassy Protests Show Xinjiang Riots Organized
Reuters via YahooNews.com (Asia Section), July 13, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090713/wl_nm/us_china_xinjiang

Death Toll Debated in China's Rioting
Washington Post, July 11, 2009
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/11/AR2009071100464.html

国际笔会狱中作家委员会呼吁中国政府释放维族学者 (The WiPC of International PEN Calls for Release of Uyghur Scholar)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/wei-07122009172935.html

Uighurs Force Opening of Mosques in Urumqi
Wall Street Journal (Asia), July 11, 2009
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124721581476022421.html

China Bans Public Mourning in Urumqi
Telegraph (UK), July 12, 2009
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/5811104/China-bans-public-mourning-in-Urumqi.html

Internet Censorship
Internet Cafes Suffer as Beijing Cuts Connection
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=be8c27756df62210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Tibet
西藏江达22藏人被拘 声援者受重伤 (22 Tibetans Arrests in Jiangda County, Supporters Seriously Wounded)
Radio Free Asia, July 10, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xizang-07102009090645.html

Protests and Petitions

氯气中毒致后遗症 上访多年处境糟 (Chlorine Poisoning Causes Illness, Situation Worsens After Years of Petitioning)
Radio Free Asia, July 11, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/lu-07112009001700.html

杭州、武昌强拆 武汉居民堵路抗议 (Wuhan Residents Block Roads in Protest against Forced Demolitions)
Radio Free Asia, July 10, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/qiangchai-07102009122525.html

川震受难家长被判刑 港议员探灾区遭拒 (Parents of Student Quake Victims Sentenced, HongKong Legco Members Prevented from Visiting Disaster Zone)
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sichuan-07102009090843.html

Corruption

Top-level Decree Intended to Tighten Noose on Corrupt Cadres
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=032627756df62210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders

Rough Justice
South China Morning Post, July 09, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=09ca558f8ba52210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

美国国会行政中国事务委员会举行圆桌会议 关注中国人权律师现状 (US CECC Holds Roundtable Focusing on Plight of China's Human Rights Lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, July 11, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/mei-07112009000334.html

Law

退休老人状告政府部门讨要知情权胜诉 (Retiree Wins Suit Against Government Branch Over Right to Know)
Chongqing Daily (via Net Ease), July 12, 2009
http://news.163.com/09/0712/02/5E07A6EN000120GR.html

Government

China to Reveal Most Dangerous Schools
Xinhua News Agency, July 13, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-07/13/content_8418563.htm

Friday, July 10, 2009

July 10, 2009

Top News of the Day

XUAR
Chinese Economist Missing, Apparently Detained
AP (via YahooNews) (via Yahoo! News), July 09, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090709/ap_on_re_as/as_china_outspoken_uighur

China's Xinjiang Braces for Muslim Day of Prayer
Reuters via YahooNews.com (Asia Section) (via Yahoo! Asia News), July 10, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/09/content_11682286.htm

Using Wrong Photo, Kadeer Pleads Case
China Daily, July 10, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-07/10/content_8404890.htm

Han-Uygur Economic Gap Grows as Firms Shun Xinjiang Labour
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=4ff9941f96062210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Chinese Try to Heal Psychological Wounds of Unrest
AP (via YahooNews) (via Yahoo! Asia News), July 10, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090710/ap_on_re_as/as_china_protest

清真寺負責人:沒限教徒麥加朝聖 (Mosque Person In Charge: Followers Not Restricted From Mecca Pilgrimage)
Ming Pao, July 10, 2009
http://news.mingpao.com/20090710/gak3.htm

News

Migrant Workers
Migrant Workers Offered Free Health Exams in S. China City
Xinhua News Agency, July 10, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/10/content_11685601.htm

Law
艾滋感染者告保险公司歧视 一审驳回原告诉讼请求 (AIDS Patient Sues Insurance Company for Discrimination, Court Overrules Plaintiff's Suit)
Xinhua News Agency, July 10, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2009-07/10/content_11685603.htm

Human Rights Defenders
泛蓝重庆成张起被判刑四年 (Chongqing Political Dissident Zhang Qi Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison)
Radio Free Asia, July 08, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/dissident_panblue-07082009122309.html?encoding=simplified

Population
中国大力资助农村计划生育妇女脱贫致富 (China Gives Financial Assistance to Help One Child Policy Women in Rural Villages Escape Poverty)
Xinhua News Agency, July 10, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2009-07/10/content_11685222.htm

State Security
China Says Rio Employees Bribed Steel Producers
Reuters UK (via Reuters UK), July 10, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090709/wl_asia_afp/chinaaustraliabritainminingcompanyriotinto

Disasters
Hundreds Injured, 10,000 Homes Destroyed in China Quake: State Media
AFP( via YahooNews) (via Yahoo! Asia News), July 09, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090709/wl_asia_afp/chinaquake

Bilateral Ties
Turkish Minister Urges Goods Boycott
AP (via South China Morning Post) (via South China Morning Post), July 10, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=e1f9941f96062210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

China Opposes Turkey's Call for UN Talks on Xinjiang
Xinhua News Agency, July 09, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/09/content_11681745.htm

土耳其总理声明:将向热比亚发放签证 (Turkey Prime Minister Declares: Visa to be Extended to Rebiya Kadeer)
Radio Free Asia, July 09, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/Turkey-07092009150004.html

Internet Censorship
“饭否”网站被关“维吾尔在线”创办人据传被捕 ("Fanfou" Website Shut Down, "Uigher Online" Creator Allegedly Arrested)
Radio Free Asia, July 09, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xinjiang-07092009084228.html

Thursday, July 09, 2009

July 7, 2009

Top News of the Day
XUAR
China Keeps Tight Security Grip on Urumqi
Agence France Presse (via Yahoo! News), July 09, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090709/ts_afp/chinaunrestxinjiang
Related News:
China Warns of Executions as Riots Ebb
New York Times (via New York Times), July 08, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/09/world/asia/09hu.html
Thousands of Students Detained at College
South China Morning Post (via South China Morning Post), July 09, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0
China Tries New Openness with Foreign Media
AP (via Yahoo! News), July 08, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090708/ap_on_re_as/as_china_foreign_media

Chinese Authorities Blame Internet for Fanning Uighur Anger
Voice of America (via Voice of America), July 08, 2009
http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-07-08-voa13.cfm

新疆暴乱凸显民族矛盾 (Xinjiang Conflict Brings Ethnic Contradictions to The Forefront)
Radio Free Asia (via Radio Free Asia), July 08, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xinjiang-07082009162707.html

土耳其表示将要求安理会讨论新疆局势 (Turkey Pushes to Bring XUAR Issue to UN Security Council)
Radio France Internationale (via Radio France Internationale), July 08, 2009
http://www.rfi.fr/actucn/articles/115/article_14734.asp

News
Corruption
吉林通化市公安局副局长王禹帆涉黑被捕 (Public Security Bureau Chief Under Arrest in Jilin)
Xinhua (via Net Ease), July 08, 2009
http://news.163.com/09/0708/20/5DNREIVT0001124J.html

信产部一副厅级干部挂职私企涉嫌受贿99万 (Official Suspended for A Suspected 990,000RMB Bribe)
Net Ease (via Net Ease), July 09, 2009
http://news.163.com/09/0709/00/5DO8N9M70001124J.html

Public Health
China Sets Interim Goals for Ambitious Medical Health Plan
Xinhua (via Xinhua), July 08, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/08/content_11675849.htm

State Security
Rio Tinto Staff 'Harmed Economic Security'
Reuters (via South China Morning Post), July 09, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=118a140cd0e52210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Protests and Petitions
广西平乐政府出动武警保护非法采沙抓捕抗议村民 (Police Break up Protest in Guangxi over Illegal Excavation)
Radio Free Asia (via Radio Free Asia), July 08, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/pingle-07082009114952.html

Media
讨论敏感话题 思宁电台被关闭 (Because of Sensitive Subjects, Si Ning Radio Station Is Closed)
Radio Free Asia (via Radio Free Asia), July 08, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti-07082009131124.html

中国央视新闻联播节目的调整继续引起热议 (CCTV Program Sparks Internal Debate)
Radio Free Asia (via Radio Free Asia), July 08, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/CCTV-07082009112110.html

Bilateral Ties
US Groups Accused of Backing Separatists
South China Morning Post (via South China Morning Post), July 09, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

July 8, 2009

Top News
XUAR
Chinese President Leaves Italy for China over Xinjiang Riots
Voice of America, July 07, 2009
http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-07-07-voa24.cfm
Related news:
Not a Word on the Conflict from Politburo's Standing Committee
South China Morning Post, July 08, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=c06e03af3e552210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Han Feel They're Let Down, while the Uygurs Complain of Injustice
South China Morning Post, July 08, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=0a0e03af3e552210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Overseas Media Given Freedom to Cover Unrest, but Some Areas still out of Bounds
South China Morning Post, July 08, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=42fd03af3e552210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related news:
Media Control Adds Fuel to Rumour Fire
The Australian, July 08, 2009
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25748392-25837,00.html
Police, Uighurs Stand Off in China's Urumqi: AFP Reporter
Agence France-Presse, July 08, 2009
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jckkl2SW7NwO4URbhlZoFdzo6MLw

News
Bilateral Ties

Australian among Rio Execs Held in China
Sydney Monring Herald, July 08, 2009
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/australian-among-rio-execs-held-in-china-20090708-dc10.html

Children
武漢破販嬰案救46嬰 (Wuhan Baby Trafficking Group Busted; 46 Babies Rescued)
Xinhua News Agency (via Ming Pao), July 08, 2009
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20090708/ca30958k.htm

Corruption
山西忻州市国土局原局长受贿获刑13年 (Shanxi Land Official Jailed 11 Years for Taking Bribes)
Shanxi Daily (via Net Ease), July 07, 2009
http://news.163.com/09/0707/08/5DJT2TGS0001124J.html

Hong Kong
Protest Launched as Minimum Wage Bill Tabled in Legco
South China Morning Post, July 08, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=59e949f750952210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Law
“吴保全诽谤政府案”发回重审吴仍继续被羁押 (Case against Netizen who "Slandered" the Government when He Exposed Illegal Land Requisition to Retried, Defendant Remains in Detention)
Radio France Internationale, July 08, 2009
http://www.rfi.fr/actucn/articles/115/article_14710.asp

Public Health
今年起城乡居民将免费享受基本公共卫生服务 (From this Year, Urban and Rural Residents to Receive Free Basic Health Year)
Xinhua (via Net Ease), July 07, 2009
http://news.163.com/09/0706/21/5DIOIUPH000120GU.html

Protests and Petitions
17 Held after Workers Storm Guangdong Court
South China Morning Post, July 08, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=0e3603af3e552210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

北京高法附近七八百访民集会示威 (700+ Petitioners Demonstrate near Supreme People's Court in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, July 07, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fangmin-07072009123312.html

福建访民被关“黑监狱” 被打击报复村干部要上访 (Fujianese Petitioners Detained in "Black Jails" for Wanting to Petition)
Radio Free Asia, July 07, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fujian-07072009144140.html

Tibet
昌都数千藏人抗议没收草场 政府农奴翻身纪念也遭抵制 (Thousands of Tibetans Demonstrate in Jomda, Qamdo against Expropriation of Farm Land)
Radio Free Asia, July 07, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zang-07072009151233.html