Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bilateral Ties

China-Africa People’s Forum Passes Nairobi Declaration
China Daily, August 31, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/chinaafricaforum/2011-08/31/content_13244379.htm

Government

官员出国热在多国遭质疑 民众更关注信息透明 (Public Concern of Info Transparency, Suspicions Raised over Officials' Trips Abroad)
Global Times, August 31, 2011
http://news.eastday.com/c/20110831/u1a6081344.html

Hong Kong

香港观察:李克强访问的未了余波 (Aftermath of Li Keqiang Visit to HK Continues)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 31, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/hong_kong_review/2011/08/110830_hkreview_li_keqiang_police.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

疫苗家长“寻衅”被判刑 维权者 “袭警”劳教归来 (5-mo Prison Sentence for Picking Quarrels and Provoking Troubles Upheld for Father of Child Sickened by Vaccine)
Radio Free Asia, August 30, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/y-08302011142019.html

Law

China's Draft Law Amendment in Conformity with Int'l Conventions
Xinhua News Agency, August 30, 2011
http://english.cri.cn/6909/2011/08/30/1461s655943.htm

China's Legislature Ends Bimonthly Session, Adopts Interpretation of Articles of HK Basic Law
Xinhua News Agency, August 27, 2011
http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/672845/Chinas-legislature-ends-bimonthly-session-adopts-interpretation-of-articles-of-HK-Basic-Law.aspx

Migrant Workers

北京大兴31打工子弟幼儿园将关停 (Beijing: 31 Kindergartens for Workers' Children in Daxing District to Close)
The Beijing News, August 31, 2011
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2011-08/31/content_270223.htm

Protests and Petitions

老人复印上访材料遭店家举报 公安局截访 (Elderly Man Kept from Petitioning after Copy Shop Owner Reports Him for Photocopy Petitioning Materials)
New Express, August 31, 2011
http://news.xkb.com.cn/zhongguo/2011/0831/156750.html

Public Health

On Remote Tibetan Plateau, a Health-care Program That Could Be a Model for China
Christian Science Monitor, August 31, 2011
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2011/0829/On-remote-Tibetan-plateau-a-health-care-program-that-could-be-a-model-for-China

Social Security

Welfare Cards to Be Issued to All
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=047f17eec8b12310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Internet

China Issues Legal Interpretation to Fight Hacking
Xinhua News Agency, August 29, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-08/29/content_13215153.htm
The full text of the Interpretation is available at:
最高人民法院、最高人民检察院研究室负责人就《关于办理危害计算机信息系统安全刑事案件应用法律若干问题的解释》答记者问 (Spokesperson Responds to Questions on the SPC, SPP Interpretation)
http://www.court.gov.cn/xwzx/jdjd/sdjd/201108/t20110829_165000.htm

网帖引发误解 无锡两市民被拘留 (Jiangsu: Two Detained for Spreading Rumors Online)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 30, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/6/9a/69a5b5995110b36a/Blog/8fe/7956b6.html

Human Rights Defender – Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)

陈光诚夫妇被变相囚禁 (Chen Guangcheng and Wife Covertly Imprisoned)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_dissident-08292011104430.html

Labor

China Disney Factory Faces Probe into Sweatshop Suicide Claims
The Guardian, August 27, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2011/aug/27/disney-factory-sweatshop-suicide-claims

Law

刑事诉讼法修正案草案条文及说明 今起公开征求意见 (Draft Amendment to Criminal Procedure Law and Explanation Released Publically for Input)
Legal Daily, August 30, 2011
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/rdlf/content/2011-08/30/content_2911716.htm

Migrant Workers

China Takes Aim at Rural Influx
New York Times, August 30, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/30/world/asia/30china.html

Religion

山东荷泽地下神父被判劳教2年 (Shandong: Underground Priest Ordered to 2 Years Reeducation-Through-Labor)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_religion_b-08292011110025.html

Tibet

Kirti Monk Sentenced For Murder
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/monk-08292011115616.html

XUAR

High Alert ahead of Xinjiang Expo
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=fab87c6007612310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD&ss=china&s=news

Monday, August 29, 2011

Government

China Moves Tibet Hardliner to Heavily Catholic Province
Reuters, August 28, 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/29/us-china-religion-idUSTRE77S0MA20110829

Human Rights Defender – Huang Xiaomin (黄晓敏)

黄晓敏出狱疾病缠身无悔维权 (Huang Xiaomin Released: Body Ill, But Doesn't Regret Defending Rights)
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huang-08282011111437.html

Internet

新浪发布辟谣公告显当局控制加强 (Sina Sends Announcements Refuting Rumors, Sign of Authorities' Increased Control)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 28, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/08/110828_china_weibo.shtml
Related news: Beijing Curbs Online Dissent by Menacing Social Network's Owner
Independent Online, August 29, 2011
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/beijing-curbs-online-dissent-by-menacing-social-networks-owner-2345538.html

Law

China May Legalize Secret Detentions
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/criminallaw-08282011170541.html

Police

深圳为城管执法立法,确定11项执法职能 城管打骂砸抢将被追责 (Draft Reg Stipulates 11 Functions of Shenzhen Urban Management)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 29, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/b/14/b147a61c1d07c1c9/Blog/b77/65be19.html

State Security

傳恐怖分子謀劫機襲新疆 全國緊張 安檢突升級 機場混亂逼爆 (Heightened Security at PRC Airports after Knives Found at XUAR Airport)
Apple Daily, August 29, 2011
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/template/apple/art_main.php?iss_id=20110829&sec_id=15335&subsec_id=15336&art_id=15564223

Tibet

Trials in Chinese Monk Self-Immolation Death
Associated Press, August 29, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110829/ap_on_re_as/as_china_monk_dies

Friday, August 26, 2011

Food Security

Source of Poison Questioned
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/poison-08252011162157.html

Government

China Plans to Improve Human Rights
China Daily, August 26, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-08/26/content_13194235.htm

Hong Kong

香港警方成为政治打压的工具 (HK Police Become Tool for Political Suppression)
Radio France Internationale, August 25, 2011
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20110825-香港警方成为政治打压的工具

Human Rights Defender – Wang Lihong (王荔蕻)

王荔蕻、左晓环案件法院拖延处理 (Still No Verdict in Wang Lihong Case)
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/rights_trial-08252011111822.html
Related information:
Lawyers Report Procedural Irregularities at Trial of Rights Activist Wang Lihong
维权人士王荔蕻寻衅滋事案开庭审理
Human Rights in China, August 16, 2011
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5541
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5543

Law

明确监视居住的适用条件 (Criminal Procedure Law: Clarifying Applicable Conditions for Residential Surveillance)
Legal Daily, August 24, 2011
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index/content/2011-08/24/content_2897652.htm

Military

Chinese State TV Shows Military Cyber Hacking Clip
Reuters, August 26, 2011
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/tech-news/chinese-state-tv-shows-military-cyber-hacking-clip/article2141196/

Protests and Petitions

福建上千村民公开请求政府停止暴力徵地 (1000+ Fujianese Villagers Issue Joint Letter Calling on Gov't to Cease Violent Land Requisitions)
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/fujian_land-08252011112818.html

官方回复惊现雷语:“领导干部知道该干什么并付诸实践” (Chongqing: Official Response to Petition Inquiry: "The Leadership Will Know What to Do")
Chongqing Daily, August 25, 2011
http://cq.cqnews.net/html/2011-08/24/content_7937182.htm

Tibet

甘肃夏河有藏僧被捕 (Tibetan Monk Arrested in Gansu)
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/tibetan_monk-08252011112408.html

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Death Penalty

China Executes Man for Running over Mongol Herder
Associated Press, August 25, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110825/ap_on_re_as/as_china_inner_mongolia_unrest

Hong Kong

Beijing to Bring HK Courts into Line
South China Morning Post, August 25, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=54bce2af77cf1310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Internet

Beijing Communist Party Chief Issues Veiled Warning to Chinese Web Portal
The Wall Street Journal, August 24, 2011
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904279004576526293276595886.html

Labor

26 Workers Missing in Flood in Illegal China Mine
Associated Press, August 25, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110825/ap_on_re_as/as_china_mine_flood

Law

人大審議刑訴法修正案:電郵可作呈堂證據 (Criminal Procedure Law Draft: E-mail Could Be Admissible as Evidence)
Ming Pao, August 25, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2417074/1.html

Protests and Petitions

广州二千村民示威抗议村官贪污 (2K+ Guangzhou Villagers Rally against Corruption)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/guangzhou_rally-08242011102211.html

Religion

甘肃数十名地下天主教领袖被带走 (Gansu: Underground Catholic Leaders Detained)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_bishop-08242011120120.html

State Security

China a Big Contributor to Global Anti-terrorism
Xinhua News Agency, August 25, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-08/25/content_13193160.htm

Related information:
Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights: The Impact of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Human Rights in China (2011)
http://www.hrichina.org/research-and-publications/reports/sco

Tibet

China Replaces Tibet's Hard-line Party Boss
Associated Press, August 25, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110825/ap_on_re_as/as_china_tibet

XUAR

擔驚受怕 維族村漢人戶十室九空 (Han Gradually Leaving Uyghur Villages)
Ming Pao, August 25, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2417065/1.html

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Lü Gengsong (吕耿松)

吕耿松出狱誓言为民主战斗到底 公安戒备众民主党人被限制行动 (Writer Lü Gengsong Released from Prison, Vows to Continue Fight for Democracy)
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/min-08232011090133.html

Writer Lü Gengsong (吕耿松) was released from the Xijiao Prison in Hangzhou on August 23, 2011. Lü was convicted of “inciting subversion of state power” in 2008 and sentenced to four years in prison and one year deprivation of political rights following his release. After his release, he was asked to sign a guarantee that he would abide by the conditions of his deprivation of political rights, but he refused to sign.
Related information:
Writer Lü Gengsong Released from Prison; Refuses Conditions of Deprivation of Political Rights
吕耿松刑满获释 拒签保证书
Human Rights in China, August 24, 2011
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5557
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5558

Disasters

Chinese Official Says Train Crash ‘Should Not Have Happened’
New York Times, August 24, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/world/asia/24rail.html

Death Penalty

李昌奎再审无关“舆论审判” (Yunnan Farmer Death Penalty Retrial Not a "Trial by Public Opinion")
Xinhua News Agency, August 24, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/8/9f/89f03f7d02720160/Blog/ee1/8cb303.html

Hong Kong

HKU Seeks Explanation for Police Tactics during Li Keqiang Visit
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=ad1d234849af1310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Related news:
HKU Chief Says Sorry to Students over Li Incident
The Standard, August 24, 2011
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=4&art_id=114488&sid=33487632&con_type=1&d_str=20110824&fc=2

Law

15年后刑诉法再修改 新增和拟修改主要有七个方面 (Seven Important Aspects to Changes in Criminal Procedure Law Amendment)
Legal Daily, August 18, 2011
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/rdlf/content/2011-08/18/content_2876243.htm

全国人大常委会法工委就香港基本法释法草案作说明 (NPC Standing Committee Explains Basic Law Draft Interpretation)
Xinhua News Agency, August 24, 2011
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2011-08/24/content_2898757.htm

Migrant Workers

打工子弟学校“末路” (Migrant Workers Schools at an Impasse)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 24, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/b/bd/bbd2f7ac63dcd641/Blog/720/6d0093.html

Public Health

Drug Users Slam Rehab Abuses: Chinese Addicts Report Beatings, Deaths, in Government-Backed Centers
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/abuses-08232011114310.html

Society

Men Attack Mob Angry over Death of Patient
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=e58faee6d77f1310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

XUAR

Malaysia Deports Uyghurs
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/malaysia-08232011174042.html

維族商人被當恐怖分子辦 (Uyghur Businessmen Treated as Terrorists by Authorities)
Ming Pao, August 24, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2415980/1.html

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Death Penalty

Death Sentence for Farmer in Yunnan Raises Concerns over Judicial Independence
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=8702e2b3b22f1310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Environment

南水北调中线工程大规模移民月底完成 (Relocation for the South-North Water Diversion Project to Be Completed by End of August)
Deutsche Welle, August 22, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15335361,00.html

四川规定擅自发布供水水质情况最高罚30万元 (Sichuan Regs: Max Fine of 300K for Releasing Info on Water Supply Quality w/o Authorization)
China News Service, August 23, 2011
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2011-08-23/124623036974.shtml

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Divided over Foreign Maid's Citizenship Bid
Voice of America, August 22, 2011
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Hong-Kong-Divided-Over-Foreign-Maids-Citizenship-Bid-128171538.html

Human Rights Defender – Liu Shihui (刘士辉)

又一维权律师因茉莉花被打压迫害曝光 (Rights Lawyer Liu Shihui Exposes Maltreatment during Detention)
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/mo-08222011101023.html
For translations of Liu Shihui's tweets on his maltreatment, see:
"I've Only Begun to Scratch the Surface": Liu Shihui Reveals Details of 108-Day Detention
Siweiluozi's Blog, August 22, 2011
http://www.siweiluozi.net/2011/08/ive-only-begun-to-scratch-surface-liu.html

Human Rights Defenders

山西异议人士贾甲在晋中监狱服刑不许探监 (Shanxi Dissident Jia Jia Not Permitted Visits in Prison)
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/yi-08222011154444.html

Internet

Chinese Online Commerce Platform Bans Sales of Tools Used to Bypass Internet Censorship
Associated Press, August 23, 2011
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/chinese-online-commerce-platform-bans-sales-of-tools-to-bypass-internet-filters/2011/08/23/gIQA5343XJ_story.html

Some Chinese Surf Freely, for Now
Voice of America, August 22, 2011
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Some-Chinese-Surf-Freely-for-Now-128178623.html

Labor

北京社保局:外地打工族离京可领失业金 (Beijing Social Security Bureau: Migrant Workers Can Receive Unemployment Benefits Even If They Leave City)
Beijing Daily, August 23, 2011
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2011-08-23/022523033107.shtml

Public Health

河南6人血液透析感染丙肝 (Henan: 6 Confirmed to Have Contracted Hepatitis C through Hospital Hemodialysis)
Ming Pao, August 22, 2011
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20110822/ca11103p.htm

State Security

外交部称三公经费涉及国家机密今年不公开 (Foreign Ministry: Not Disclosing Spending Because It Contains State Secrets)
Beijing News, August 23, 2011
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2011-08-23/041523034073.shtml

XUAR

5 Uighur Chinese Held in Malaysia Risk Deportation
Associated Press, August 23, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110823/ap_on_re_as/as_malaysia_china_uighurs

Monday, August 22, 2011

Bilateral Ties

U.S. Biden Prods China on Rights, Controls Keep Dissent at Bay
Reuters, August 21, 2011
http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/us-biden-prods-china-on-rights-controls-keep-dissent-at-bay

Education

Closures Penalise Children of Migrant Parents
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=3244a6c5ed7e1310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

中国需要一场教育平权运动 (China Needs a Campaign for Education Equality)
International Herald Leader, August 22, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0822/12/7C2G9P2D00014AED.html

Food Security

警方:掺防冻液食醋或是中毒原因 (Hotan, XUAR: 11 Dead, 120 Poisoned by Antifreeze-tainted Vinegar)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 22, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/08/110822_china_xinjiang_poisoning.shtml

Hong Kong

香港警方粗暴制伏抗议学生引批评 (HK Police Come Under Criticism over Rough Handling of Students Protesting VP Li Keqiang Visit)
Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/jyxw-08192011113954.html

Law

《工资条例》酝酿三年仍“难产” (Wage Regulations Still Slow to Come Despite Three Years of Preparations)
Jinan Daily, August 22, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0822/06/7C1QUMTD0001124J.html

刑诉法二次修改:禁止强迫嫌犯自证其罪 (Second Revision of Criminal Procedure Law: Coerced Confessions Constrained)
The Beijing Times, August 22, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0822/02/7C1EEEDE00014AED.html

Politics

China Previews Rising Leadership
The Wall Street Journal, August 22, 2011
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904279004576522381927671592.html

Poverty

我国城市贫困人口达5000万 未纳入扶贫救助范围 (50 mil Urban Poor Not Included in Poverty Relief)
Xinhua News Agency, August 22, 2011
http://news.eastday.com/c/20110822/u1a6066420.html

Public Health

北京血液库存紧张致部分手术推迟 (Beijing: Surgeries Postponed Due to Decrease in Blood Donations)
Beijing Evening News, August 21, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0821/13/7C026FID00014AED.html

Social Security

身份证号或成社保卡号 (ID Card Number May Become Social Security Number)
Guangzhou Daily, August 22, 2011
http://gzdaily.dayoo.com/html/2011-08/22/node_6.htm

Society

Law Exposes Unease at State of Modern Marriage
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=5194a6c5ed7e1310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Friday, August 19, 2011

Government

番禺設限阻公民選人大 被指違法 (Guangzhou: Cries of Legal Transgression after Panyu District Puts Legal Limits on People's Congress Candidates)
Ming Pao, August 19, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2411394/1.html
However, Panyu District has reportedly issued a new announcement removing those limits, pictured here:
https://plus.google.com/108105216183622857074/posts/CLuL19ecU3h

Hong Kong

Ruling on State Immunity Nears
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=004dbaf6aecd1310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defender – Xu Zhiyong (许志永)

许志永因关注劳工子弟学校被带走 (Xu Zhiyong Detained for Looking into the Closed Schools for Migrant Workers' Kids)
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_school-08182011102719.html

Human Rights Defenders

China AIDS Activist Freed after Finishing One-year Sentence
Deutsche Presse Agentur, August 18, 2011
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/health/news/article_1657662.php/China-AIDS-activist-freed-after-finishing-one-year-sentence

Land Policy

Two Sides of Demolition Tracks
Caixin, August 19, 2011
http://english.caing.com/2011-08-18/100292235.html

Law

刑诉法现行规定对侦查活动监督力度不够 专家建议 强化检察院对诉讼活动的监督 (Criminal Procedure Law: Experts Propose Strengthening Procrautorate's Supervision of Investigation)
Legal Daily, August 19, 2011
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/rdlf/content/2011-08/19/content_2879757.htm

Migrant Workers

Migrant Workers Hoping to Get Rich Find Wealth Gap Keeps them Apart
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=34af87b819dd1310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Police

山东济南:殴打修车夫妇 女狱警被开除 (Shandong: Prison Guard Fired, Detained after She Beats Old Woman, Leading to Small Protest)
Xinhua News Agency, August 19, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/8/9f/89f03f7d02720160/Blog/4e7/de355a.html

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bilateral Ties

Tibetans Held amid China Visit to Nepal
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/visit-08172011155555.html

Environment

Lawyer Sues Oil Giants over Bohai Spill
Agence France-Presse, August 17, 2011
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hRvg3stJaQdssNS8wEh8_agf3g3w

Government

多位个性新闻发言人去职 公众担心该群体更趋谨慎 (Public Concern of More Guarded Voices from Gov't Voice after Several Spokespersons Resign)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 18, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/2/7e/27ed0fb950b856b0/Blog/52e/561659.html

Hong Kong

Beijing Expands Support for Hong Kong
Financial Times, August 18, 2011
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/df5ca794-c8a0-11e0-a2c8-00144feabdc0.html

Internet

China's Baidu May Face Tougher Rules after State Media Criticism
Reuters, August 18, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110817/bs_nm/us_baidu_cctv

Law

People's Court
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2011
http://www.usasialaw.org/?p=5809

Media

《长城月报》总编遭威胁 《南风窗》社长被免职 (Changcheng News Digest Editor-in-Chief Threatened and Nan Feng Chuang President Relieved of Job)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/dx-08172011153335.html
Related news:
High Price for Airing Sun Yat-sen Criticism
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=364f64a7678d1310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Leading Magazine Faces Tough Action
China Media Project, August 18, 2011
http://cmp.hku.hk/2011/08/18/14994/

Migrant Workers

北京关停24所打工子弟学校 (Beijing Closes 24 Schools for Migrant Workers' Children)
Deutsche Welle, August 17, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15322656,00.html

Public Health


云南曲靖铬渣污染现癌症村 村民只喝矿泉水 (Yunnan Chemical Plant's Chromium Pollution Leads to Cancer Village)
Xiaoxiang Morning Herald, August 18, 2011
http://news.xinhuanet.com/local/2011-08/18/c_121875496.htm

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bilateral Ties

Dissidents Appeal to Biden: U.S. Leader Asked to Highlight Plight of Jailed Chinese Dissidents and Rights Activists during China Visit
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/biden-08162011163028.html

China 'Must' Free Rights Lawyer Gao
Agence France-Presse, August 16, 2011
http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/251963/china-must-free-rights-lawyer-gao

Environment

Yunnan Plant Dumped Toxic Dregs for Two Decades
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=d203066d443d1310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Hong Kong

Mainland, HK Urged to Communicate on Public Housing
Xinhua News Agency, August 16, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/likeqianghk/2011-08/16/content_13127385.htm

李克强访港,港人表示拒绝大陆化 (Some Express Dissatisfaction with the Mainland's Increasing Grip on HK as Li Keqiang Visits the SAR)
Deutsche Welle, August 16, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15322226,00.html

Human Rights Defenders

田喜、黄晓敏将出狱 各界捐款关注生活处境 (HIV/AIDS Activists Tian Xi and Huang Xiaomin Soon to Be Released)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/tx-08162011105631.html

Law

刑诉法修正案草案即将提请全国人大常委会审议专家建议 应充分体现不得强迫自证其罪原则 (Draft Amendment to Criminal Procedure Law Expected to Address Self-incrimination)
Legal Daily, August 16, 2011
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/rdlf/content/2011-08/16/content_2866988.htm

Population

Crackdown on Sex-selective Abortions
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=12e2066d443d1310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

XUAR

Eight Sentenced for Felonies in Xinjiang
China Daily, August 17, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-08/17/content_13128190.htm

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Corporate Social Accountability

Fighting China's Golden Shield: Cisco Sued over Jailing and Torture of Dissidents
The Sydney Morning Herald, August 16, 2011
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/fighting-chinas-golden-shield-cisco-sued-over-jailing-and-torture-of--dissidents-20110816-1ivkv.html

Government

信息公开被拒可诉至法院 (Citizens Can Sue If Request for Government Information Is Denied)
The Beijing News, August 16, 2011
http://news.bjnews.com.cn/2011/0815/128092.shtml
Related information:
关于审理政府信息公开行政案件若干问题的规定 (Regulations on Several Issues in Trying Administrative Cases on Open Government Information)
Supreme People's Court, July 29, 2011
http://www.court.gov.cn/qwfb/sfjs/201108/t20110815_159790.htm

Human Rights Defender -- Gao Zhisheng (高智晟)

Family of Missing China Rights Lawyer Seeks News on Whereabouts
Reuters, August 16, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110816/wl_nm/us_china_lawyer

Human Rights Defenders

涉茉莉花黄成诚被判劳教两年 (Chongqinger Huang Chengcheng Ordered to Two Years of Reeducation-Through-Labor for Disseminating Jasmine Revolution Information Online)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_jasmine-08152011122743.html

Internet

网络改变了中国吗? (Has the Internet Changed China?)
New Weekly, August 16, 2011
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/sd/2011-08-16/165923000365_3.shtml

Law

中国疫苗受害家长被控"寻衅滋事罪" (Beijing: Father of Son Poisoned by Vaccine Sentenced to 5 Months for "Picking Quarrels and Provoking Troubles")
Deutsche Welle, August 15, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/0,,1681,00.html

Protests and Petitions

China Paper Warns against Demos after Plant Closure
Agence France-Presse, August 15, 2011
http://ph.news.yahoo.com/thousands-protest-over-chemical-plant-china-063431672.html
Related news:
Dalian Protest 'Won't Be the Last'
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=43cfd616e1ec1310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

河北回族访民马丽君被关 200余名穆斯林教徒联名请愿 (Hebei: Hui Muslim Petitioner Detained in Beijing before Ramadan, 200+ Issue Appeal for Her Release)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/vt-08152011153505.html

Tibet

Army Surrounds China Monastery after Monk's Death
Agence France-Presse, August 16, 2011
http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2011/08/16/army-surrounds-china-monastery-after-monk-s-death

XUAR

Farmers Sent to Reeducation Camp
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/farmers-08152011181847.html

新疆啟動兩月反恐嚴打行動 (Xinjiang Authorities Launch Two-month "Terror Crackdown")
Ming Pao, August 16, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2408838/1.html

Monday, August 15, 2011

Environment

Experts to Probe Toxic Dumping
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=39bfdaea039c1310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD&ss=china&s=news
Related news:
云南强调铬渣污染未波及饮用水源 (Yunnan Stresses That Chromium Waste Did Not Seep into Drinking Water)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 14, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/08/110814_china_pearl_river_pollution.shtml

Human Rights Defender – Wang Lihong (王荔蕻)

Support for Activist outside Closed Trial: Dozens Show Up as Wang Lihong Appears in a Small Court on Outskirts of Beijing
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=50f0721176eb1310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related information:
维权人士王荔蕻寻衅滋事案开庭审理
Lawyers Report Procedural Irregularities at Trial of Rights Activist Wang Lihong
Human Rights in China, August 13, 2011
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5543
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5541

Law

专家称婚姻法新司法解释保护弱者尚有欠缺 (Expert Notes Deficiencies in Protecting the Weak in New Judicial Explanation on the Marriage Law)
Legal Daily, August 15, 2011
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2011-08/15/content_2863197.htm

Protests and Petitions

Violent Protest Takes Full Day to Quell
Associated Press, August 14, 2011
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2011/08/14/2003510725

大连PX项目引起担忧 数万民众市政集会抗议 (Dalian: Tens of Thousands Protest, Demanding Relocation of Chemical Plant)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sy-08142011160958.html
For images of the Dalian protest, see:
https://plus.google.com/photos/108105216183622857074/albums/5640606992076525313

Related news:
大连PX项目停产待搬 (Dalian PX Plant To Be Relocated)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 15, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/8/9f/89f03f7d02720160/Blog/2bd/ec3090.html

Tibet

Tibetan Detainees Tortured
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/beaten-08122011181018.html

XUAR

China Sends Anti-terrorism Unit to Restive West
Associated Press, August 13, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/china-sends-anti-terrorism-unit-restive-west-035605176.html

Friday, August 12, 2011

Bilateral Ties

澳驻华使官就中方违反司法承诺提出严正交涉 (Australian Consulate: China Violated Judicial Commitment)
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/au-08112011094759.html
Related news:
Chinese Police Pressured Ng to Hand over Assets
The Australian, August 11, 2011
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/chinese-police-pressured-ng-to-hand-over-assets/story-e6frg6n6-1226112680852

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

Chinese Artist Confirms Details of Detention
New York Times, August 12, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/12/world/asia/12artist.html

Human Rights Defender – Wang Lihong (王荔蕻)

Chinese Activist on Trial as Crackdown Continues
Associated Press, August 12, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110812/ap_on_re_as/as_china_human_rights
Video from outside the courthouse and a brief interview with Wang's son is available at:
趙連海到法院聲援王荔蕻 (Zhao Lianhai and Other Activists Support Wang Lihong before Courthouse)
NOWTV, August 12, 2011
http://news.now.com/home/international/player?newsId=9873

Labor

河南油田工人罢工抗议分配不公 (Strike in Henan Oilfield over Unfair Wages and Corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 10, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/08/110810_henan_strike.shtml

Land Policy

昆明多名村民称拒签拆迁协议被关押 (Kunming Villagers Detained for Refusing to Sign Relocation Agreement, Officials Say "Not Detention: 'Law Study Class'")
Yunnan Daily, August 12, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0812/09/7B8EC4T60001124J.html

Law

村官被羁押3年无罪释放 向当地检察院索赔遭拒 (Village Committee Head Released after 3 Years in Detention without Charge, Refused Compensation)
Hainan Daily, August 12, 2011
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/2011-08-11/085622972882.shtml

Media

胡泳:“辟谣”并不天然具有正当性 (Hu Yong: Refuting Rumors May Not Necessarily Be Legitimate)
TIME WEEKLY, August 11, 2011
http://www.time-weekly.com/story/2011-08-11/117958.html
A translation of this interview is available at:
Busting the Bias of the Rumor Busters
China Media Project, August 12, 2011
http://cmp.hku.hk/2011/08/12/14765/

Protests and Petitions

Thousands Riot in Southwest China Town: Reports
Reuters, August 12, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110812/wl_nm/us_china_unrest

Society

Shenzhen Welcomes World with Lockdown
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=57fd5cd12c9b1310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Tibet

Security Tight Ahead of Panchen Lama's Visit
Reuters, August 12, 2011
http://ph.news.yahoo.com/china-bans-foreigners-tibetan-area-ahead-panchen-lama-094233785.html

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Disasters

'Bully Tactics' in Payout Talks
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=9d8c9ba7694b1310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Environment

China's Pollution Nightmare
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/pollution-08102011102750.html

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

Ai Weiwei Endured "Immense Pressure" in Detention: Source
Reuters, August 10, 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/10/us-china-artist-idUSTRE7793E620110810
Related:
Ai Weiwei Breaks His Silence
Global Times, August 10, 2011
http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/670150/Exclusive-Ai-Weiwei-breaks-his-silence.aspx

Human Rights Defender – Qi Chonghuai (齐崇怀)

出狱前被追诉“漏罪”之人 (Qi Chonghuai: Prosecuted for a Crime Missed in Original Conviction While Still in Prison)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 11, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/f/b5/fb508ef074ee78a0/Blog/528/3193c9.html

Human Rights Defender – Ran Yunfei (冉云飞)

Chinese Blogger Released after Six-month Detention
Associated Press, August 10, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/10/chinese-blogger-ran-yunfei-released

Freedom of Speech

深圳大运会开幕前预演 加强保安限制发言引抱怨 (Public Security Restricts Speech in Advance of the Shenzhen Universiade)
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sz-08102011115849.html

Protests and Petitions

四川眉山数百村民连续两日示威 (Sichuan Villagers Protest Government Corruption and Land Agreement)
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_clash-08102011092615.html

临沂访民曝光北京黑监狱 屡禁不止报警称不便介入 (Linyi Petitioners Report Beijing Black Prison, Police Don't Take Action)
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ly-08102011145420.html

Public Health

Over 1,400 Died of Infection on Chinese Mainland in July
China Daily, August 10, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-08/10/content_13088857.htm

XUAR

Pakistan Deports Uyghurs
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/pakistan-08102011175506.html

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bilateral Ties

Uyghur Militants Threaten Sino-Pak Ties
Asia Times Online, August 10, 2011
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/MH10Df02.html

Bilateral Ties

Uyghur Militants Threaten Sino-Pak Ties
Asia Times Online, August 10, 2011
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/MH10Df02.html

Hong Kong

HK Teachers Lash Out at China Patriotism Lessons
Agence France-Presse, August 10, 2011
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iQnbsHMmCRH3yDDDkIW1HvlH8CJw

Labor

中国各地出租车司机罢工此起彼伏 (Taxi Drivers on Strike across China)
Radio Free Asia, August 09, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/m0809-hc-08092011160545.html  

Media

央视记者采访大连福佳大化遭围殴 打人者有11人被控 (Dalian: 11 Held after Journalists Beaten in Dalian)
Xinhua News Agency, August 10, 2011
http://news.cntv.cn/20110810/103025.shtml

被禁参加阳光大赛 南京319护树活动让当局敏感 (Nanjing Police Keep Documentary Makers from Entering Film into HK-based Documentary Contest)
Radio Free Asia, August 09, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/wu-08092011113539.html
Related information:
南京梧桐激起民间保树运动
The Battle for Nanjing’s Trees
China Dialogue, March 30, 2011
CH: http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/ch/4191-The-battle-for-Nanjing-s-trees
EN: http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/4191-The-battle-for-Nanjing-s-trees

Population

中國嬰兒男多女少情況嚴重 (Chinese Government Admits Serious Gender Imbalance)
Ming Pao, August 10, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/32/1/1/2403794/1.html
Related news:
Beijing Sets Out Plan to End Sex Imbalance
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=107bc26557fa1310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Related information:
关于印发中国妇女发展纲要和中国儿童发展纲要的通知 (Notice on Issuing the Outline for the Development of Chinese Women and Outline for the Development of Chinese Children)
State Council, July 30, 2011
http://www.gov.cn/zwgk/2011-08/08/content_1920457.htm

Protests and Petitions

广州市民盖46个公章讨薪无果续:信访局承诺落空 (Guangzhou Petitioning Bureau Helps Worker Get Seals of Approval, But None of His Due Back Pay)
Southern Daily, August 10, 2011
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2011-08-10/113922967310.shtml

Rural Issues

中国失地农民近5千万人 (Almost 50 Million Farmers without Land)
Radio Free Asia, August 09, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/m0809-vt-08092011164828.html

XUAR

Land Seizures in China's Kashgar Fuel Anger among Uighurs
Reuters, August 09, 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/09/us-china-xinjiang-idUSTRE7781FG20110809

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

德国《明镜周刊》披露艾未未被捕八十一天情况 (Germany's Der Spiegel Publishes Account of Ai Weiwei's 81 Days of Detention)
Radio Free Asia, August 08, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gr-08082011102401.html

Human Rights Defender – Huang Qi (黄琦)


黄琦再次被公安入屋骚扰 黄晓敏女儿居住学业受牵连 (Authorities Disrupt the Lives of Activist Huang Qi and Activist Huang Xiaomin's Daugther)
Radio Free Asia, August 08, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huang-08082011094940.html

Human Rights Defenders

维权律师在官员面前遭绑架 (Rights Lawyer Li Gang Abducted in Front of Officials )
Radio Free Asia, August 08, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_lawyer-08082011104542.html

Public Health

Fears over Closure of Blood Plasma Collection Centres
South China Morning Post, August 09, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2c913216495213d5df646910cba0a0a0/?vgnextoid=240b2c98b1aa1310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Tibet


海外藏人首次民选总理就职 强调时刻做好与中国对话准备 (New Tibetan Prime Minister in Exile Emphasizes Constructive Dialogue with Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, August 08, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zang-08082011093948.html

XUAR

'Silk Road' Plan for Xinjiang Makes for a Rough Tapestry
The Wall Street Journal, August 09, 2011
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904007304576495950526450210.html

Uyghur Held in Thailand
Radio Free Asia, August 08, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/deportation-08082011175204.html

Monday, August 08, 2011

Bilateral Ties

China Seeks to Silence Dissent Overseas
The Washington Post, August 08, 2011
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia-pacific/china-pressures-indonesia-to-silence-dissent-from-falun-gong-followers/2011/07/14/gIQAwkxNxI_story.html

Hong Kong

内地男子在香港金紫荆广场烧国旗案开审 (Mainlander on Trial for Burning National Flag in HK's Golden Bauhinia Square)
China News Service, August 06, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0806/10/7AP41QKK00014JB6.html

Human Rights Defender – Yao Lifa (姚立法)

遭軟禁跳樓脫身 湖北維權者北京被拘 (Elections Advocate Who Fled House Arrest Detained in Beijing)
Ming Pao, August 08, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2401671/1.html

Human Rights Defenders

大運會臨近 深圳拘維權人士 (Rights Activists Detained as Shenzhen Universiade Approaches)
Ming Pao, August 08, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2401673/1.html

Internet

Can Microblogs Change China's Rulers?
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 08, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14422581

Tibet

Tibetan Mine Protesters Detained
Radio Free Asia, August 05, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/mine-08052011144110.html

XUAR

新疆再现疆独传单当局急查 雪豹突击队抵阿克苏警笛不止 (Anti-terrorism Efforts Now Spread across Xinjiang Region, Leading to Tense Atmosphere)
Radio Free Asia, August 07, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql-08072011161048.html

China's Top Xinjiang Official Vows "Terrorist" Crackdown
Reuters, August 08, 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/08/us-china-xinjiang-idUSTRE7770KO20110808

Related news:
坚定不移推进跨越式发展和长治久安 (Unswervingly Promote Breakthrough Development and Long-term Stability)
Xinjiang Daily, August 08, 2011
http://www.xjdaily.com/news/xinjiang/571003.shtml

Friday, August 05, 2011

Bilateral Ties

美国议员敦促停止对华发展援助 (American Congress Urged to Stop Sending Development Aid to China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 04, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/08/110804_usaid_china.shtml

Disasters

Crash 'Exposes Rail Ministry Safety Failings'
South China Morning Post, August 05, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=e4b6250606591310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defender – Chang Kun (常坤)

常坤家人被贿赂要求放弃诉讼 民众望真正保障NGO成立发展 (Authorities Try to Bribe HIV/AIDS Activist's Family to Discourage Suit)
Radio Free Asia, August 04, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/az-08042011091613.html

Human Rights Defender – Liu Anjun (刘安军)

黄琦为川震灾民维权被传唤 北京维权人士刘安军被失踪 (Beijing Activist Liu Anjun Missing Since Sunday)
Radio Free Asia, August 04, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hq-08042011091541.html

Human Rights Defender – Lü Gengsong (吕耿松)

两被精神病者被禁见面 吕耿松出狱前家门已建警务室 (Police Already Preparing for Lü Gengsong's Release with a Guard Post at His Home)
Radio Free Asia, August 04, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/jsb-08042011091607.html

Police

More Secret 'Black Jails' Exposed in the Capital
South China Morning Post, August 05, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=77db159b4b591310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Religion

法轮功学员被强取器官? (Are Organs Really Being Harvested from Falun Gong Practitioners?)
Deutsche Welle, August 04, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15295529,00.html

XUAR

Excessive Force in Killings
Radio Free Asia, August 04, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/killings-08042011182125.html

北京强调对新疆分离活动绝不手软 (Beijing: Strong Action Must Be Taken against Separatists)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 04, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/chinese_news/2011/08/110804_china_xinjiang.shtml

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Civil Society

北京将社会组织登记审批时间缩至10天 (Beijing Reduces Registration and Processing Time for Civil Society Organizations to 10 Days )
The Beijing News, August 04, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0804/07/7AJKI3530001124J.html

Hong Kong

Loyalist Urges Tsang to Stand Tall
South China Morning Post, August 04, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=4ab3fe5ab2b81310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Police

Beijing Police Probing Alleged Illegal Detentions
Shanghai Daily, August 04, 2011
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2011/08/03/Beijing%2Bpolice%2Bprobing%2Balleged%2Billegal%2Bdetentions/
Related news:
北京昌平一“黑监狱”被查封 (Beijing Black Prison Shut Down)
Radio Free Asia, August 03, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hjy-08032011161020.html

Population

Middle Class to Dominate Cities by 2023
China Daily, August 04, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-08/04/content_13045752.htm

Poverty

社科院蓝皮书称中国城市贫困问题日益突出 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Report: Urban Poverty a Growing Problem)
Radio Free Asia, August 04, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/cs-08032011161038.html

Public Health

Chinese City Bans Dogs
The Daily Telegraph, August 03, 2011
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8678489/Chinese-city-bans-dogs.html

XUAR

新疆限制斋月宗教活动 (Ramadan Religious Activities Restricted in Xinjiang )
Radio Free Asia, August 03, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_xinjiang-08032011090846.html

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Government

China Media Urges Officials to Speak to Web Users
Agence France-Presse, August 02, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110802/wl_asia_afp/chinainternetmedia
Related information:
微博时代官员学说话何尝不是一种作风转变
People's Daily, August 02, 2011
http://politics.people.com.cn/GB/1026/15302951.html
New Questions after Transparency Drive
South China Morning Post, August 02, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=9b191f5444681310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

In Safe Hands?
South China Morning Post, August 03, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)

无电视收音机无书无纸 光诚一家隔绝儿童出门要搜 (Chen Guangcheng's Family Completely Isolated, Even Books and Paper Confiscated)
Radio Free Asia, August 02, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/cgc-08022011094036.html

Human Rights Defender – Liu Feiyue (刘飞跃)

关乎七二三刘飞跃被打 公安要看维权文章才让验伤 (Police Pay Attention to Rights Defense Materials Rather than Beating after Rights Advocate Reports Harassment)
Radio Free Asia, August 02, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/wq-08022011090405.html

Human Rights Defender – Wang Lihong (王荔蕻)

维权人士王荔蕻被控罪名一改再改 (Charge against Activist Wang Lihong Changed Again)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 02, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/08/110802_china_wanglihong.shtml

Media

国际记联吁中国央视为王青雷复职 (International Federation of Journalists Urge Reinstatement of CCTV Producer Removed for Wenzhou Report)
Voice of America, August 02, 2011
http://www.voanews.com/chinese/news/20110802-wang-qinglei-cctv-126581753.html

Military

Defending the Nation? We've Got an App for That: Transparency in the PLA
South China Morning Post, August 03, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=b6a2fe5ab2b81310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Police

来京办事女被关黑监狱 (Jiangsu Woman Travels to Beijing to Handle Some Affairs, Gets Locked in Black Jail)
The Beijing News, August 03, 2011
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2011-08/02/content_260299.htm

XUAR

人权组织呼吁中国政府反思民族政策 (Rights Organizations Call on Gov't to Scrutinize Its Ethnic Policies)
Deutsche Welle, August 02, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15289662,00.html

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Disasters

Wenzhou Crash Response Exposes Rot in Political System, Say Analysts
South China Morning Post, August 02, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=5cf81f5444681310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD&ss=china&s=news

Families May Sue Railways Ministry
South China Morning Post, August 01, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=078b934781181310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD&ss=china&s=news

China's Media Makes Rare Show of Defiance After Rail Crash Cover-up
The Independent, August 02, 2011
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/chinas-media-makes-rare-show-of-defiance-after-rail-crash-coverup-2330209.html

港人大倡設特委會徹查溫州事故 (NPC Standing Committee in Hong Kong Initiated Request to Have Special Investigation for the Wenzhou Train Crash Accident)
United Daily News, August 01, 2011
http://www.udn.com/2011/8/1/NEWS/BREAKINGNEWS/BREAKINGNEWS4/6499150.shtml

Environment

Monastery, Villages Hit by Pollution
Radio Free Asia, August 01, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/pollute-08012011121357.html

Human Rights Defenders -- Liu Xiaobo, 刘晓波

China Jailing Nobel Winner Broke International Law: UN
Agence France-Presse, August 01, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110801/wl_asia_afp/chinarightsunnobel

Law

中国调查记者齐崇淮上诉要求被驳回 (Appeal Rejected in Qi Chonghuai Case)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 01, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/08/110801_china_journalist_reject.shtml

Military

八一退役老兵感不公平被遗弃 敢言解放军大校被软禁噤声多月 (Retired Soldiers Feel Abandoned and Unfairly Treated on 84th Anniversary of August 1st, Outspoken Colonel Under House Arrest for Months)
Radio Free Asia, August 01, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/jfj-08012011084545.html

XUAR

China Says Attackers 'Pakistan-Trained'
Radio Free Asia, August 01, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/attacks-08012011150459.html

喀什袭击在逃嫌疑人被击毙 (Kashgar Attack Fugitives Shot Dead)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 02, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/08/110802_kashgar_wanted.shtml

嚴限宗教活動 矛盾長期積累 (Government Contradiction Regarding Religion in Xinjiang)
Ming Pao, August 02, 2011
http://news.mingpao.com/20110802/gaa2.htm

Monday, August 01, 2011

Environment

290,000 People Lack Drinking Water in C China
China Daily, July 31, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-07/31/content_13018821.htm

Hong Kong

民主黨參選特首 1月「初選」 (HK Democratic Party Announces Intention to Participate in Chief Executive Election)
Ming Pao, August 01, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/2/1/1/2395659/1.html

IMAR

Ex-Students Protest Broken Pact
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/students-07292011165353.html

Land Policy

深圳強拆城中村迎大運警民衝突十多人傷 (More than a Dozen People Injured in Protests Related to Demolitions in Preparation for Shenzhen Universiade)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_demolition-07292011100918.html?encoding=simplified

Media

Media Blackout in China after Wreck
New York Times, July 31, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/01/world/asia/01crackdown.html
Related news:
中宣部下令撤稿 香港记协谴责港人悼念 (Hong Kong Journalists' Association Denounce Propaganda Directives to Limit Coverage of Wenzhou Crash)
Radio Free Asia, July 31, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sy-07312011162146.html

Protests and Petitions

Taxi Driver Protests Hit Two Chinese Cities
Agence France-Presse, August 01, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110801/wl_asia_afp/chinatransportstrike

Population

Quota System for Fines 'Encourages More Births'
Shanghai Daily, July 30, 2011
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2011/07/30/Quota%2Bsystem%2Bfor%2Bfines%2Bencourages%2Bmore%2Bbirths/

XUAR

Deadly Violence Hits China's Restive Xinjiang
Agence France-Presse, July 31, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110731/wl_asia_afp/chinaunrestxinjiang
Related news:
Concentrate on Rights, Not Development
South China Morning Post, August 01, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=2438934781181310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD&ss=china&s=news
中国:喀什袭击系极端分子所为 (Kashgar Authorities Place Blame on "Extremists")
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 01, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/08/110801_kashgar_blame.shtml
Related information:
我市果断处置一起暴力恐怖案件 (Kashgar to Decisively Dispose of the Violent Terrorist Attacks)
People's Gov of Kashgar City, August 01, 2011
http://www.xjks.gov.cn/Item/17558.aspx