Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Environment

No Easy Fix as Huge Spill Threatens Liuzhou's Water
South China Morning Post, January 31, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=b5efd32ca4f25310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders

Another Chinese Dissident on Trial for Subversion
The Associated Press, January 31, 2012
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20120131/ap_on_re_as/as_china_human_rights

Media

China's State TV Making Huge Global Expansion
The Associated Press, January 31, 2012
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20120131/ap_on_re_as/as_china_tv_to_the_world

Protests and Petitions

江西5千人包圍警局 (Jiangxi: 5k Surround Police Station in Protest)
Ming Pao, January 30, 2012
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/Inews/20120130/ca12055c.htm

Tibet

中国官媒称西方和达赖喇嘛歪曲藏区真相 (Official Media: West and Dalai Lama Distorting the Truth)
Radio France Internationale, January 30, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20120130-中国官媒称西方和达赖喇嘛歪曲藏区真相

青海藏人抗议警拘六人 甘南路障查外地车辆 (Six Protesting Tibetans Detained in Qinghai)
Radio Free Asia, January 30, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql2-01302012095540.html

西藏官员促加强警力确保拉萨稳定 (Lhasa Officials Urge More Police to Maintain Stability)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 31, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/01/120131_china_tibet_security.shtml

XUAR

Xinjiang to Recruit 8,000 Police Officers to Boost Security in Rural Areas
Xinhua News Agency, January 30, 2012
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-01/30/c_131382807.htm

Monday, January 30, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Falun Gong Says NY Parade Pressured to Ban Group
The Associated Press, January 29, 2012
http://www.njherald.com/story/16622759/falun-gong-says-ny-parade-pressured-to-ban-group

Human Rights

中国批驳人权观察年度报告 (China Refutes Human Rights Watch Annual Report)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 29, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/01/120129_human_rights_china.shtml
Related news:
Human Rights Report Flawed by Omissions and Bias
China Daily, January 29, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/29/content_14498408.htm

Related information:
World Report 2012
Human Rights Watch
http://www.hrw.org/world-report-2012

Human Rights Defenders

陈光诚为兄奔丧遭限 外界呼吁早日自由 (Chen Guangcheng Prevented from Attending Brother's Funeral)
Radio Free Asia, January 29, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/chen-01292012143527.html

倪玉兰女儿代母领奖出境被阻 (Ni Yulan's Daughter Prevented from Leaving China to Accept Rights Award on Behalf of Mother)
Deutsche Welle, January 29, 2012
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15697657,00.html

Protests and Petitions

廣東電白百人怒砸村政府 (Dianbai County Villagers Attack Government Offices to Protest Dump Project Thought to Be a Crematorium)
Ming Pao, January 30, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2562139/1.html

Rural Issues

Annual Rural-policy Ritual Goes Nowhere
South China Morning Post, January 28, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=1a43048c39f15310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

逾億農民返城搶工 (100+mil Migrant Workers Rush Back to City after Spring Festival Holiday)
Ming Pao, January 29, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2561322/1.html

Tibet

Chinese Crack Down to Curb Spread of Tibetan Unrest
The New York Times, January 28, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/world/asia/chinese-crack-down-to-curb-spread-of-tibetan-unrest.html

Dalai Lama and West 'Distorting' Tibetan Protests to Tarnish China
Reuters, January 30, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/30/dalai-lama-west-distorting-tibetan-protests-china

XUAR

Two More Uyghurs Get Life Sentences
Radio Free Asia, January 27, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/life-01272012201754.html

Friday, January 27, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Norway Could Shut China Out of Arctic Council after Diplomatic Snubs
The Guardian, January 25, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/25/norway-china-arctic-council

Disasters

黄晓敏调查地震捐助款被限制 孙文广给拆迁户拜年送温暖 (Sichuan: Huang Xiaomin Prevented from Looking into Quake Relief Allocation)
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fy1-01262012100342.html

Environment

Cadmium Pollution Flows Downstream in Tainted River
Xinhua News Agency, January 27, 2012
http://english.cri.cn/6909/2012/01/27/2021s678000.htm

Truth about Pollution Still Shrouded by Secrecy
South China Morning Post, January 27, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=bd9117d51ba15310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders

Petitioners Thrown in 'Black Jails'
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/thrown-01262012140553.html

Tibet

藏区抗议持续 中共增派军队入藏 (Troops Sent to Tibetan Region as Protests Continue)
Deutsche Welle, January 26, 2012
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15691647,00.html
Related information:
China Must Address Root Causes of Growing Tibetan Protests
中国当局必须消除不断蔓延的藏人抗议活动的根源
Human Rights in China, January 27, 2012
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5787
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5788

XUAR

Exile Group Presses China on Uighur Deportees
Agence France-Presse, January 27, 2012
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gD5wyMaq1uOxNcN98YxvTb8BGKyA

Two Uighurs Deported from Cambodia to China Get Life
Reuters, January 27, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/27/us-china-uighurs-idUSTRE80Q0AW20120127

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hong Kong

National Education Subject to Be Delayed
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=3e60a70ea8515310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Press Freedom at Growing Risk, Journalists Warn
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=0ab6eda0e3005310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders

Harmful Effects
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=7285d4f5fa415310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

中国政治犯郭泉的家人抵达美国 (Family of Imprisoned Dissident Guo Quan Arrive in U.S.)
Deutsche Welle, January 24, 2012
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15688071,00.html
For more information on Guo Quan, including translations of his writings, see:
China’s Conscience           
中国的良知
China Rights Forum, 2011, no. 3
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/crf/issue/2011.03
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/issue/2011.03

Internet

媒体称网络实名制仍处探索阶段 (Internet Portals Say Real-name System Still in Exploratory Stage)
China Youth Daily, January 19, 2012
http://dailynews.sina.com/gb/chn/chnpolitics/sinacn/20120119/13393082543.html

Media

新闻自由度排名:中国倒数第六 (Press Freedom Ranking: China Fallen to Sixth Least Free)
Deutsche Welle, January 26, 2012
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15689483,00.html

Tibet

“四川藏区遭信息封锁” ("Information Lockdown in Sichuan Tibetan Region")
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 26, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/01/120126_china_tibet_lockdown.shtml

官方证实川警枪杀藏民 (Official Confirmation of Tibetan Shooting)
Ming Pao, January 26, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2558929/1.html

XUAR

Hundreds Missing in Riot Aftermath
Radio Free Asia, January 23, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/missing-01232012173244.html

Friday, January 20, 2012

Environment

Court Backs Environment Group
China Daily, January 20, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/20/content_14479207.htm

Human Rights Defenders

When Words Are Crimes in China
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 19, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-16629278

Internet

‘Buried Alive’: A Dissident’s Words Become a Catchphrase
The Wall Street Journal, January 19, 2012
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2012/01/19/buried-alive-a-chinese-dissidents-words-become-a-catchphrase/

“网站查询身份证不会泄露信息” ("There Won't Be Any Info Leaks If Sites Collect Identity Info)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 20, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/f/8a/f8a7e9f5efd72a91/Blog/afe/f4aeee.html

Media

Diplomat Pledges Better Services for Foreign Reporters
Xinhua News Agency, January 20, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/20/content_14480277.htm

国新办主任王晨:新闻发布要作为突发事件处置重要部分 (State Council Info Office Head Wang Chen: Press Conferences Should Be an Important Aspect of Handling Breaking Incidents)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 20, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/b/15/b1563a78ec593375/Blog/830/921379.html

Population

China Losing Its 'Population Dividend', Experts Warn
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=c5f5f764846f4310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Protests and Petitions

四川维权村民疑遭报复被判缓刑3年 (Sichuan Villager Exposes Fraud in Land Settlements for Quake Victims, Gets 3-yr Suspended Sentence)
Radio Free Asia, January 19, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_court_a-01192012092341.html

Tibet

中国再次关闭西藏旅游 (China Again Closes Tibet Access during Sensitive Period)
Radio Free Asia, January 19, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xql-01192012161449.html

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Chinese Writer Yu Jie Describes 'Inhumane Treatment'
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 19, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-16625119
Related information:
Dissident Writer-in-Exile Yu Jie Details Torture by Police
流亡异议作家余杰详述遭中国警方酷刑经过
Human Rights in China, January 18, 2012
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5778
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5779
Yu Jie (余杰), author of China’s Best Actor: Wen Jiabao and former vice president of the Independent Chinese PEN Center, recounted Wednesday his torture by state security police at a press conference in Washington, D.C. Yu was kidnapped on December 9, 2010, the day before the award ceremony for Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize, and tortured to unconsciousness. He and his family went into exile in the U.S. earlier this month with the approval of state security police. Yu’s press statement, “Exposing CPC Tyranny and Running to the Free World: My Statement on Leaving China,” has been translated and released by Human Rights in China at Yu’s request.

Bilateral Ties

"软实力"提出者说中国为何缺乏软实力 ("Soft Power" Proponent Joseph Nye on Why China Lasts Soft Power)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 18, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/01/120118_china_softpower_nye.shtml

Environment

River Protection Rules Cut into Incomes
China Daily, January 19, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/19/content_14472933.htm

Human Rights Defenders

中国又一异见人士被当局重判 (Wuhan Dissident Li Tie Given 10 Years for Subversion)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 19, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/01/120119_china_dissident.shtml

IMAR

内蒙古“杀人求死”案揭开中国监狱黑幕 (Inner Mongolian Prison Death Highlights China's Prison Conditions)
Deutsche Welle, January 18, 2012
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15673401,00.html

Internet

Government 'Must Utilize Blogs Better'
China Daily, January 19, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/19/content_14472147.htm

Politics

鄧小平南巡講話二十周年 (20th Anniversary of Deng's Southern Tour Speech)
Ming Pao, January 18, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/32/1/1/2553531/1.html

Population

Larger Migrating Population in China Last Year
Xinhua News Agency, January 18, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/19/content_14471965.htm

Public Health

China to Lift Disabled out of Poverty
Xinhua News Agency, January 18, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/18/content_14471534.htm

XUAR

新疆:加強維穩防暴力恐襲 (Xinjiang to Increase Stability Maintenance and Terrorist Attack Prevention)
Ming Pao, January 18, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/32/1/1/2553390/1.html

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bilateral Ties

北京反驳骆家辉对中国人权的批评 (Beijing Refutes U.S. Ambassador's Rights Criticism)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 17, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/01/120117_china_us_humanrights.shtml

Hong Kong

Police Defend Surge in Protester Arrests
South China Morning Post, January 18, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=93b8b5b281ce4310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Internet

China to Expand Microblog Real Name Registration
Taiwan News, January 18, 2012
http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=1818199

Politics

China to Increase Its Voice: Senior Official
Xinhua News Agency, January 18, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/18/content_14471142.htm
Related news:
王晨:以更加开放的姿态,向世界传播中国声音 (Wang Chen: We'll Be More Open in Broadcasting China's Voice to the World)
Xinhua News Agency, January 18, 2012
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2012-01/18/c_111448690.htm

Protests and Petitions

东莞村官被指做假账引起愤怒 两百村民再拦路又遭警驱散 (Dongguan: 200 Villagers Protest Village Head's Falsification of Accounts)
Radio Free Asia, January 17, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/dg-01172012102848.html

China Village Rights in Focus as New Land Grab Sparks Protest
Reuters, January 18, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/18/us-china-land-idUSTRE80H0F120120118

Tibet

四川藏区色达县发生藏人抗议活动 (Protest in Tibetan Region of Sichuan)
Radio Free Asia, January 17, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zz-01172012154918.html

XUAR

新疆政法书记:加大对非法宗教极端活动治理力度 (Xinjiang Political Secretary: We're Increasing Efforts to Combat Illegal Religious Extremist Activities)
Xinhua News Agency, January 18, 2012
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2012-01-18/153423820687.shtml

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bilateral Ties

US Ambassador Sees China Rights Worsening
Agence France-Presse, January 17, 2012
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/us-ambassador-sees-china-rights-worsening-062814812.html

Human Rights Defenders

Veteran Chinese Dissident Indicted for "Subversive" Poem
Reuters, January 17, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/17/us-china-dissident-idUSTRE80G09520120117
Related news:
朱虞夫再被控律师领取起诉书 (Lawyer Receives Written Indictment after Zhu Yufu Again Indicted)
Radio Free Asia, January 16, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/dissidents_jail-01162012101943.html

Internet

China's Micro Blogs Help Fight Corruption
Xinhua News Agency, January 17, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/17/content_14462135.htm

Labor

内地清欠农工资十九亿元 (Migrant Workers Paid 1.9b in Back Pay)
Ming Pao, January 16, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/32/1/1/2551529/1.html

Population

我国去年大陆城镇人口数量首次超过农村 (In 2011, China's Urban Population Larger than Rural for First Time)
Xinhua News Agency, January 17, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2552419/1.html

Protests and Petitions

Chinese Revolt Leader Appointed Village Chief
Voice of America, January 16, 2012
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Chinese-Revolt-Leader-Appointed-Village-Chief-137440323.html

Thousands of Workers Protest at Sanyo's China Plant
Reuters, January 16, 2012
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20120116/bs_nm/us_china_protest

抗议车票难买 深圳民工堵路 (Shenzhen: Migrant Workers Block Road to Protest Difficulty in Purchasing Tickets Home for Spring Festival)
Ming Pao, January 17, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2551779/1.html

Public Health

China Cancer Village Tests Law against Pollution
Reuters, January 16, 2012
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20120116/hl_nm/us_china_pollution_lawsuit

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Bilateral Ties

温家宝:支持阿拉伯之春人民变革诉求 (Premier Wen Jiabao: We Support the People's Demand for Change in the Arab Spring)
Radio France Internationale, January 16, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20120116-温家宝:支持阿拉伯之春人民变革诉求

Environment

Arid Capital to Get Water from Key Project
China Daily, January 14, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/14/content_14444639.htm

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Mothers Protest Growing Number of Women from China Giving Birth in Hong Kong
Taiwan News, January 16, 2012
http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=1815896

Protests and Petitions

Village Has New Party Branch after Protests
Xinhua News Agency, January 15, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/15/content_14449531.htm
Related news:
烏坎村設重新選舉籌備小組 (Wukan Village Forms Election Preparatory Group)
Ming Pao, January 15, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/32/1/1/2550200/1.html
访民成功解救被关在驻京办黑监狱的访民 (Petitioners Retrieve Fellow Petitioners Locked in Beijing Black Jail)
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fang-01152012173456.html

Rural Issues

农民宅基地使用权任何人都无权剥夺 (Premier Wen: No One Has the Right to Deny Rural Residents Their Land Use Rights Where They Live)
Xinhua News Agency, January 16, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/8/9f/89f03f7d02720160/Blog/87d/323a50.html
Related information:
中国农业和农村的发展道路 (The Path of Development For Agricultural and Rural China)
Qiushi, January 16, 2012
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2012-01/16/c_122590339.htm

Taiwan

Taiwan Backs Ma, But Unease over China Remains
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 14, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16563725

Tibet

Chinese Forces Reportedly Open Fire on Protesting Tibetans
The New York Times, January 15, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/world/asia/chinese-forces-reportedly-open-fire-on-protesting-tibetans.html

XUAR

Unending Plight for Uyghur Petitioners
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/petitioners-01152012170946.html

Friday, January 13, 2012

Hong Kong

Seven in Court over Vote-rigging
South China Morning Post, January 13, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=5848295a832d4310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders

China Dissident Author Is Allowed to Move to U.S.
The Wall Street Journal, January 13, 2012
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204542404577156732239846176.html

Related news:
"余杰们"为什么逃离中国 (Why Yu Jie et al Leave China)
Deutsche Welle, January 12, 2012
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15660824,00.html
李金平发表公开信讲述被关进精神病院的经过 (Beijing Activist Li Jinping Releases Open Letter Detailing His Experience Being Committed to a Psychiatric Institution)
Radio Free Asia, January 12, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hc-01122012151910.html
Related information:
Rights Defender Recounts Incarceration in Psychiatric Hospital
李金平讲述被关精神病院的经历
Human Rights in China, January 11, 2012
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5769
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5770

Gender

Woman Flees Forced Sterilization
Radio Free Asia, January 12, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/child-01122012145358.html

Internet

山西一警察兼营贴吧 疑因删帖收费获刑
Caixin, January 12, 2012
http://china.caixin.com/2012-01-12/100347996.html

Labor

Toy Factory Protest in Dongguan
Radio Free Asia, January 12, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/factory-01122012182545.html

Society

2012年中国社会动荡将真正开始 (2012 Social Unrest Begins)
Radio France Internationale, January 12, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20120112-2012年中国社会动荡将真正开始

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Disasters

四川北川三百遇难学生家长堵路讨赔偿 (Families Who Lost Children to 2008 Sichuan Quake Protest for Compensation)
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql2-01112012094106.html

Environment

Capital Chokes Embarrassing Smog News
South China Morning Post, January 12, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=1193256517dc4310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Hong Kong

China Denounces ‘Hong Konger’ Trend
The Washington Post, January 10, 2012
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-denounces-hong-konger-trend/2012/01/10/gIQAmivNqP_story.html

Human Rights Defenders

聲援高智晟 胡佳「違例」被抄家 (Rights Activist Hu Jia Warned, Home Searched after Voicing Support for Gao Zhisheng)
Ming Pao, January 12, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2546891/1.html
Related information:
Hu Jia Released
胡佳获释
Human Rights in China, June 27, 2012
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5401
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5402

Internet

Online Community Exceeds Half a Billion
Shanghai Daily, January 12, 2012
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?id=492154

Labor

Foxconn Workers Threaten Mass Suicide over Pay and Conditions
The Irish Times, January 12, 2012
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2012/0112/1224310140652.html

深圳数百环卫工人罢工有人被抓 上海访民两会上访三百人被抓 (Shenzhen: Detentions as Sanitation Workers Go on Strike)
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql1-01112012092448.html

Military

Central Asia Expert to Head PLA Intelligence
South China Morning Post, January 12, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=8a53256517dc4310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Tibet

藏民與警衝突 甘肅釀1死 (Gansu: One Dead in Clash between Tibetans and Police)
Ming Pao, January 12, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2546892/1.html

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Death Penalty

Death Penalty Cases Rife with Evidence Flaws
South China Morning Post, January 11, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=7a7f3cebb48c4310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related news:
最高法院副院长透露:死刑案件质量堪忧 (SPC Vice President Reveals Issues in Death Penalty Cases)
Caixin, January 09, 2012
http://china.caixin.com/2012-01-09/100347032.html

Human Rights Defenders

Chinese Rights Lawyer in Remote Jail Denied Visits
Associated Press, January 11, 2012
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20120110/ap_on_re_as/as_china_jailed_lawyer

Internet

互联网信息办查处网络大泄密事件 (Internet Info Office Investing Major Leak Case)
Caixin, January 10, 2012
http://china.caixin.com/2012-01-10/100347466.html

Labor

Tougher Penalties for Work Safety Violations
China Daily, January 11, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/11/content_14422919.htm

Politics

Call for Political Reforms
Radio Free Asia, January 10, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/party-01102012155157.html
Related news:
清華學者警告﹕維穩綁架改革 (Tsinghua Scholar Warns: Stability Maintenance Has Kidnapped Reform)
Ming Pao, January 10, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2544710/1.html

清华大学发布2011年度社会进步研究报告 (Tsinghua Releases Report on Social Progress in 2011)
China Youth Daily, January 09, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2543509/1.html

Party Official Who Angered Wukan Gains More Power
South China Morning Post, January 11, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=55ac3cebb48c4310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

XUAR

Pledge to Stem Violence, Mass Incidents in Xinjiang
Xinhua News Agency, January 11, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/11/content_14418419.htm

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Art Activist Refuses Food
Radio Free Asia, January 09, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/food-01092012170950.html
For more on Chen Guangcheng, see:
Examination into the Abuse and Extralegal Detention of Legal Advocate Chen Guangcheng and His Family
Human Rights in China, November 01, 2011
http://www.hrichina.org/content/5611
Whistle-blower Journalist Mulls Appeal
Radio Free Asia, January 09, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/media-01092012202216.html
For more on Qi Chonghuai, see:
China’s Conscience
中国的良知
China Rights Forum, 2011, no. 3
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/crf/issue/2011.03
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/issue/2011.03

Land Policy

China to Step Up Land Reform in '12
China Daily, January 10, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/10/content_14410089.htm

Media

China to Boost Foreign-language Periodicals
Xinhua News Agency, January 09, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/09/content_14409941.htm

Politics

Tibet Propaganda Chief Moves to Information Role
South China Morning Post, January 10, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=0c2ef6a8253c4310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

中共党报高度肯定重庆模式 (Party Paper People's Daily Voices Approval for Chongqing Model)
Radio France Internationale, January 09, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20120109-中共党报高度肯定重庆模式-0

Public Health

'Cancer Villagers' Blame Polluting Industry
Shanghai Daily, January 10, 2012
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?id=491992

Tibet

青海活佛自焚亡 數百人抬屍抗議 (Qinghai: Living Buddha Self-Immolates)
Ming Pao, January 10, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2544715/1.html

Monday, January 09, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Sweden Deports Uyghurs to China
Radio Free Asia, January 07, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/sweden-01062012164057.html

Hong Kong

D&G Photo Ban Sparks Protest
China Daily, January 09, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/09/content_14406659.htm
Related information:
Hong Kong: Flashmob Protest against a Luxury Brand to Defend Local Identity
Global Voices Online, January 09, 2012
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/01/09/hong-kong-flashmob-protest-against-a-luxury-brand-to-defend-local-identity/

人权主权之争决定中国命运 (The Debate over Human Rights Sovereignty in Hong Kong Will Determine China's Fate)
Radio France Internationale, January 07, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20120107-人权主权之争决定中国命运

Migrant Workers

農民工討工錢 有鄉不敢回 (Migrant Workers Demand Wages, Some Unwilling to Return Home for New Year)
Ming Pao, January 09, 2012
http://news.mingpao.com/20120109/cha1_er.htm

Migrant Worker Gets Free Flight after Complaint
Xinhua News Agency, January 06, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/06/content_14396686.htm

Tibet

Tibet's Officials Stress Management of Monasteries
Xinhua News Agency, January 09, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/09/content_14403935.htm

中国证实四川两还俗僧人自焚死伤 (China Confirms Monk Self-Immolation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 07, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/rolling_news/2012/01/120107_rolling_tibet_death.shtml
Related news:
Angry Tibetans Parade Corpse
Radio Free Asia, January 08, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/burn-01082012101534.html

XUAR

Paramilitary Leader Warns of Instability in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, January 08, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=bd8b3ceda19b4310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Friday, January 06, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Huawei Dismisses U.S. Calls for Probe of Iran Business
Reuters, January 04, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/04/us-huawei-iran-idUSTRE8030SJ20120104

中国外交部指责欧盟以人权名义干涉中国内政 (Foreign Ministry Criticizes EU for Meddling in China's Internal Affairs for Commenting on Convictions of Chen Wei and Chen Xi)
Radio Free Asia, January 05, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/jyxw-01052012111821.html
Related information:
Statement by the Spokesperson of High Representative Catherine Ashton on the Sentencing of Human Rights
Activists in China
January 04, 2012
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/EN/foraff/127152.pdf

Hong Kong

Kuk Chief Laughs Off Tuen Mun Protest
The Standard, January 06, 2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=11&art_id=118581&sid=34981721&con_type=1&d_str=20120106&fc=7

Human Rights Defenders

艾未未案稅局覆議 (Ai Weiwei's Tax Case to Be Reviewed)
Ming Pao, January 06, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2541080/1.html

刘晓原组律师团为乌坎村民维权 (Liu Xiaoyuan Forms Group of Lawyers to Protect Rights of Wukan Villagers)
Radio Free Asia, January 05, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_lawyer-01052012101132.html

Land Policy

1,480 Cases of Land Grab, Demolition Handled
Xinhua News Agency, January 06, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/06/content_14395933.htm

Media

Media Encouraged to Make China Heard
China Daily, January 06, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/06/content_14389875.htm
Related news:
全国对外宣传工作会议在京召开  (National Work Conference on International Propaganda Held in Beijing)
Xinhua News Agency, January 06, 2012
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2012-01/05/c_111379201.htm

XUAR

China's Uighur Bogeyman
The Wall Street Journal, January 06, 2012
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203471004577142391297027000.html

The Inclusion Challenge
Global Times, January 05, 2012
http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/691026/The-inclusion-challenge.aspx

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Education

Thought Control Called for at Universities
South China Morning Post, January 05, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=29a79026449a4310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related information:
习近平会见高校党建工作会议代表 (Xi Jinping Meets with Representatives at School Party Work Conference)
CCTV, January 04, 2012
http://video.sina.com.cn/p/news/c/v/2012-01-04/195261632193.html

Food Security

食品安全事件层出不穷 (More Food Safety Incidents Emerge)
Southern Daily, January 04, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/d/ba/dba132f6ab6a3e3d/Blog/a85/0e8944.html

Media

China Media: Propaganda Vow
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 05, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-16420618

China to Start U.S. Channel as State Media Takes Culture Abroad
Bloomberg, January 05, 2012
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-05/china-to-start-u-s-channel-as-state-media-takes-culture-abroad.html

Labor

四川數千人罷工 千警鎮壓 (1K Police Turn Out as 1K+ Sichuan Workers Strike)
Ming Pao, January 05, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2540046/1.html

Migrant Workers

广东河南将先行取消农民工称谓 (Guangdong and Henan to Change How They Refer to Migrant Workers)
Chutian Metropolis Daily, January 05, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2540323/1.html

Military

2011,网络战的现实与未来 (State of Cyber Warfare in 2011 and Its Future)
Southern Weekend, January 04, 2012
http://www.infzm.com/content/67239

Protests and Petitions

All's Calm, Petition Officer is Happy
China Daily, January 05, 2012
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90882/7696819.html

XUAR

China Says Xinjiang Kidnappers Were on "Holy War"
Reuters, January 04, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/04/us-china-xinjiang-idUSTRE8030HJ20120104

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Hong Kong

Placard-waving Protester Alleges Arrest Injuries
South China Morning Post, January 04, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=a12a18345e3a4310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Labor

China Presses Ahead with Wage Increases
Financial Times, January 04, 2012
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/847b0990-36a2-11e1-9ca3-00144feabdc0.html

Media

China Cuts Entertainment on TV
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 03, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-16405804

Police

在押少年被要求进校园现身说“法” (Shaanxi: Juvenile Delinquents Made to Give Talks in Schools on the Law)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 04, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/6/9a/69a5b5995110b36a/Blog/03b/074fdc.html

Politics

卫生部出台禁令:防止领导干部私利与公利冲突 (Ministry of Health Issues Regulations to Prevent Conflict of Interest in the Health System)
Xinhua News Agency, January 04, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/8/9f/89f03f7d02720160/Blog/2b3/8066c7.html

Protests and Petitions

三访民元旦当日天安门前自杀未遂 (Police Detain Petitioners Who Attempt Suicide in Tian'anmen on New Year’s Day)
Radio Free Asia, January 03, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/vt-01032012155352.html

广东逾千村民拦路抗议贪腐村官 二十人被防暴公安殴打及拘留 (1K+ Guangdong Villagers Block Traffic to Protest Corruption, Some Beaten, Detained)
Radio Free Asia, January 03, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql1-01032012092926.html

Public Health

Nobody Cares for Carer's Job
China Daily, January 04, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-01/04/content_14374439.htm

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Civil Society

Red Cross Shuts Down Branch over 'Chaotic Management'
Shanghai Daily, January 01, 2012
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?id=491490&type=National

Hong Kong

Official Crossed Line, HKU Poll Chief Says
South China Morning Post, January 03, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=339be0bc38e94310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders

China Set to Punish another Human Rights Activist
The New York Times, January 03, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/world/asia/china-set-to-punish-another-human-rights-activist.html
Related information:
No Verdict Issued in Ni Yulan’s Case
倪玉兰案庭审未作判决
Human Rights in China, December 29, 2011
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5748
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5749
Liu Xiaobo’s Plea for the Human Spirit
The New York Times, January 03, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/books/review/liu-xiaobos-plea-for-the-human-spirit.html

维权律师高智晟被关押在新疆沙雅监狱,刑期三年 (Rights Attorney Gao Zhisheng Imprisoned in Xinjiang Jail for Three-Year Term)
Radio Free Asia, January 01, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sd-01012012163205.html

Politics

Hu Says West Is Trying to Divide China by Using Cultural Weapons
Bloomberg, January 03, 2012
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-03/hu-says-west-is-trying-to-divide-china-by-using-cultural-weapons.html
Related information:
坚定不移走中国特色社会主义文化发展道路 努力建设社会主义文化强国 (We Shall Not Deter from the Path of Socialist Development and Strive to Built a Strong Nation with Socialist Culture)
Qiushi, January 01, 2012
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2012-01/01/c_122522635.htm
《求是》谈道德:总体进步 官商学道德缺失 (Qiushi on Morality: Great Progress in General, Some Areas Lacking)
China Review News, January 03, 2012
http://gb.chinareviewnews.com/doc/1019/6/3/7/101963734.html

Religion

寧夏拆清真寺 爆發衝突 (Ningxia: Clash between Police and Hui Muslims over Mosque)
Sing Tao Daily, January 03, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2538249/1.html