Monday, December 19, 2011

Civil Society

'Leftover' Relief Donations Diverted
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=f6fc29c73c744310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders - Gao Zhisheng (高智晟)

高智晟妻:中共完全无视人权 (Gao Returned to Prison; Wife: The Party Completely Disregards Human Rights)
Ming Pao, December 18, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2523678/1.html
Related news:
Beijing Court Withdraws Probation on Ex-lawyer Convicted of Overthrowing State
Xinhua News Agency, December 16, 2011
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2011-12/16/c_131311157.htm

Internet

China Tightens Internet Control, Orders Microblog Users to Use True Identity
Taiwan News, December 17, 2011
http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=1790099
Related information:
北京市微博客发展管理若干规定 (Several Regulations of Beijing Municipality on the Administration of Microblog Development)
Information Office of the Beijing Municipal People's Government et al, December 16, 2011
http://news.china.com.cn/txt/2011-12/16/content_24172013.htm

Media

粤广播电视播音讲方言须报批 《广东省国家通用语言文字规定》明年3月1日起施行,违反规定拒不改正将处分主管人员 (New Guangdong Regs: Beginning March 1, Use of Cantonese in Mass Broadcast Requires Approval, Executives Can Be Penalized for Violations)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 18, 2011
http://epaper.oeeee.com/A/html/2011-12/18/content_1536317.htm
Related news:
粵語播音須報准 民轟「弱智」 (Guangdongers Blast New Application Requirements for Using Cantonese in Mass Media as "Idiotic")
Apple Daily, December 19, 2011
http://tw.nextmedia.com/applenews/article/art_id/33897761/IssueID/20111219

Related information:
广东省国家通用语言文字规定 (Regulations of Guangdong Province on the Use of the National Language)
Guangdong Provincial People's Government, December 12, 2011
http://zwgk.gd.gov.cn/006939748/201112/t20111216_297089.html

Police

China to Upgrade Detention Houses
Xinhua News Agency, December 18, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-12/18/content_14282349.htm

Protests and Petitions

Wukan Siege: Rebel Chinese Villagers Reject Resolution Talks
The Daily Telegraph, December 18, 2011
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8964409/Wukan-siege-rebel-Chinese-villagers-reject-resolution-talks.html

XUAR

Dozens ‘Disappeared’ after Assault
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/disappeared-12162011174006.html