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