Friday, March 30, 2012

Gender

China's Gender Imbalance Still Grave
Xinhua News Agency, March 29, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/29/content_14946037.htm

Hong Kong

人民网称梁振英"同志"引港媒议论 (HK Media Comment on Use of "Comrade Leung" on New Chief Executive's People's Online Profile)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 30, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/03/120330_hk_comrade_cyleung.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

偷漏稅上訴失敗 艾未未罰 1500萬 (Appeal Fails, Ai's Company Fined 15mil)
Apple Daily, March 30, 2012
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/template/apple/art_main.php?iss_id=20120330&sec_id=15335&subsec_id=15336&art_id=16204274

Politics

China’s Leaders Seek Unity after Ouster of Bo Xilai
The New York Times, March 30, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/world/asia/chinas-leaders-seek-unity-after-ouster-of-bo-xilai.html

Chinese Lawyer Tells of Torture
Reuters, March 29, 2012
http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/6663581/Chinese-lawyer-tells-of-torture

重慶事件致左派學者分化 (Chongqing Affair Leading to Split in Leftist Scholars)
Ming Pao, March 30, 2012
http://news.mingpao.com/20120330/caa1.htm

Protests and Petitions

沈阳拆迁户吊挂假人抗拆 (Shenyang: Evictees Hang Dummy in Protest)
Southern Metropolis Daily, March 30, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/f/8a/f8a7e9f5efd72a91/Blog/79c/ed9679.html

Tibet

印度警方对藏人高度戒备 (Indian Police Take Precautions against Protesting Tibetans)
Deutsche Welle, March 30, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15848304,00.html

西藏精神领袖达赖喇嘛获邓普顿奖 (Dalai Lama Awarded 2012 Templeton Prize)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 29, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2012/03/120329_dalai_templeton.shtml

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Ai Weiwei Refused Public Hearing for Tax Case
Reuters, March 29, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/29/ai-weiwei-refused-public-hearing

Gao Zhisheng, Detained Chinese Lawyer, Visited by Family
The New York Times, March 28, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/world/asia/family-reports-prison-visit-with-long-missing-chinese-rights-lawyer.html

Internet

Online Tributes to Zhao Ziyang Pass Censors
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2012
http://topics.scmp.com/news/china-news-watch/article/Online-tributes-to-Zhao-Ziyang-pass-censors

Multilateral

BRICS Summit Shadowed by Tibet Protests
Agence France-Presse, March 29, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/brics-summit-shadowed-tibet-protests-210849281.html

Politics

兩會期間被迫封口 押解回渝 (Zhang Mingyu Kept under Watch during NPC/CPPCC)
Ming Pao, March 29, 2012
http://news.mingpao.com/20120329/caa2.htm

Protests and Petitions

江苏苏州三名维权村民到北京上访后失踪 (Three Jiangsu Petitioners Go Missing in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/suz-03282012152743.html

Religion

江苏公安阻牧师见外媒强迫旅游 (Police Escort Pastor onto "Trip" to Keep Him from Meeting with Foreign Journalists)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/js-03282012095141.html

Tibet

四川阿壩再有藏僧自焚亡 (Another Monk Self-Immolation in Ngawa, Sichuan)
Ming Pao, March 29, 2012
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20120329/ca41515a.htm

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Government Wins Appeal in Maids' Battle for Residency
Reuters, March 28, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/28/us-hongkong-abode-filipino-idUSBRE82R0CB20120328

国务院决定任命梁振英为香港特别行政区第四任行政长官 (State Council Appoints Leung Chun-ying HK's New Chief Executive)
Legal Daily, March 28, 2012
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2012-03/28/content_3465433.htm

Human Rights Defenders

Independent Candidate Stripped, Beaten
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/liu-ping-03272012102859.html

高智晟家人获准前往监狱探望 (Imprisoned Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Permitted Family Visit)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 28, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/03/120328_gaozhisheng_alive.shtml

Protests and Petitions

江苏丹阳上访女精神病院关10年 (Jiangxi Petitioner Locked in Psychiatric Hospital for 10 Years)
Southern Metropolis Daily, March 28, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/e/53/e53a0a2978c28872/Blog/b32/129ae0.html

Tibet

Dalai Lama Seen as Instigator and Solution in China-Tibet Struggle
Voice of America, March 27, 2012
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Dalai-Lama-Seen-as-Instigator-and-Solution-in-China-Tibet-Struggle-144450435.html
Related news:
Dalai Clique's Separatist Attempt Doomed to Fail: Tibet Governor
EastDay, March 28, 2012
http://english.eastday.com/e/120328/u1a6453641.html
Tibetan Exiles Rally around Delhi Self-Immolator
The New York Times, March 28, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/world/asia/tibetan-exiles-rally-around-delhi-self-immolator.html

外交部:反对美国会议员借涉藏问题干涉内政 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Voices Opposition to U.S. Senate Panel's Resolution on Tibet)
China News Service, March 28, 2012
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2012-03-28/181624188959.shtml
Related news:
US Senate Panel Cites China Repression in Tibet
The Associated Press, March 27, 2012
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/27/us-senate-panel-cites-china-repression-in-tibet/

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Death Penalty

全球執行死刑激增 陸仍居首 (China Still #1 in Executions)
Central News Agency, March 27, 2012
http://www.cna.com.tw/News/aOPL/201203270190.aspx

Hong Kong

Media Hail Historic Win But Warn of Challenges Ahead
South China Morning Post, March 27, 2102
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=c2a5f20aa1f46310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Labor

China Blames Cover-up for Mining Rescue Delay
China Daily, March 27, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/26/content_14917015.htm

Media

毕节驻贵阳办官员问记者:你是为人民还是为党服务 (Guiyang Official to Journalists: Do You Serve the People or the Party?)
Caijing, March 27, 2012
http://politics.caijing.com.cn/2012-03-27/111777425.html
Related news:
Official: Journalists Should Serve the Party, Not the People
Shanghai Daily, March 27, 2012
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2012/03/27/Official+journalists+should+serve+the+Party+not+the+people

Politics

Primetime Dramas Return to Chongqing 'Red Channel'
China Daily, March 26, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/26/content_14917630.htm

Tibet

Four Held over Anti-Chinese Protests
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/detain-03252012155013.html

第二位流亡藏人在印度自焚 (India: A Second Tibetan in Exile Self-Immolates in Protest)
Deutsche Welle, March 27, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15838650,00.html

XUAR

新疆喀什襲擊案主犯判死刑 (Man Sentenced to Death for Kashgar Attack)
Ming Pao, March 27, 2012
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20120327/ca20842p.htm

Monday, March 26, 2012

Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Elite Heed Beijing, Pick Leung Leader
The Associated Press, March 25, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/hong-kongs-elite-heed-beijing-pick-leung-leader-052546840.html
Related information:
胡椒抗衝擊 梁當選「第一噴」 政團4.1大遊行抗梁 (Police Use Pepper Spray on Anti-Leung Protestors)
Ming Pao, March 26, 2012
http://news.mingpao.com/20120326/gab1.htm

梁振英:特區有責任就23條立法 (Leung Chun-ying: The SAR Is Responsible for National Security Legislation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 25, 2012
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20120325/news_20120325_55_828602.htm

Hong Kong's Messy Election Campaign
The New York Times, March 24, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/24/opinion/hong-kongs-messy-election-campaign.html
Pair Held over Hacking of Mock Poll
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=af885b67e0a46310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

香港能否继续“独特” (Can Hong Kong Continue Being "Unique"?)
Deutsche Welle, March 26, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15837799,00.html
Related information:
内地真心愿意香港继续“独特” (China Sincerely Wants HK to Continue Being "Unique")
Global Times, March 26, 2012
http://news.sina.com.cn/pl/2012-03-26/075224174450.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

被拘押的广西维权律师杨在新转为监视居住 (Yang Zaixin Moved from Detention to Residential Surveillance)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hc-03232012141721.html
Related information:
Guangxi Lawyer Yang Zaixin Put under Residential Surveillance after Nine Months in Detention
被羁押的广西维权律师杨在新转成监视居住
Human Rights in China, March 23, 2012
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5936
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5937

June Fourth

June 4 Reversal Not Seen Soon
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/reversal-03232012111552.html

Labor

广州鞋厂三千工人罢工获成果 深圳上千工人要求补偿 (Striking Workers at Guangzhou Shoe Factory See Results)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fy-03232012114810.html

Land Policy

Peasants' Land Grabbed after Wen Visit
South China Morning Post, March 24, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=de05aad5bef36310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Politics

Champion of Change
South China Morning Post, March 23, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=b1d46639b4a36310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related information:
Bo Xilai’s Ouster: Implications for the Country
薄熙来下台后的隐忧
Human Rights in China, March 20, 2012
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5935
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5923

Friday, March 23, 2012

Hong Kong

Anger at 'Beijing Media Meddling'
South China Morning Post, March 23, 2012
http://topics.scmp.com/news/hk-news-watch/article/Anger-at-Beijing-media-meddling

Hackers Attack Hong Kong "Civil Referendum" ahead of Poll
Reuters, March 23, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/23/us-hongkong-election-idUSBRE82M0AS20120323

Internet

被拘网友申请行政复议听证 (Netizen Detained for Post Applies for Administrative Review)
Southern Metropolis Daily, March 23, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/f/8a/f8a7e9f5efd72a91/Blog/c62/645def.html

Politics

Online Rumour Fills Information Void in Jittery China
Agence France-Presse, March 23, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/online-rumour-fills-information-void-jittery-china-070446848.html

Security Officials Summoned to Beijing
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/security-03222012102026.html

中国:缺乏政治信息透明度使公众极度焦躁 (Lack of Transparency in Politics Leads to an Anxious Public)
Radio France Internationale, March 23, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20120323-中国:缺乏政治信息透明度使公众焦躁

Prisons

衛生部承諾取消死囚器官捐獻 (Ministry of Health: China to Abolish Prisoner Organ Donations)
Yangtse Evening Post, March 23, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2615221/1.html

Religion

北京守望教会信徒被国安人员骚扰 江苏山东都发生信徒被打压事件 (Beijing: House Church Members Harassed by State Security Officers)
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fy-03222012103019.html

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bilateral Ties

独立笔会批评伦敦书展屈服中国压力 (Independent Chinese PEN Criticizes London Book Fair for Caving to Chinese Pressure)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 21, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/uk/2012/03/120320_book_fair.shtml
Related:
A Chinese Reporter’s Journal of the Frankfurt Book Fair
法兰克福书展日记
China Rights Forum, 2009, no. 4
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/3180
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/node/3487/3180

Hong Kong

Beijing Switches Sides in the Race for Hong Kong’s Chief Executive
The New York Times, March 21, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/22/world/asia/beijing-switches-support-in-race-for-hong-kong-chief.html

Liaison Office Man Airs Pre-election Polling Curbs
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/vgn-ext-templating/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=a671bfa5d3536310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders

为呼吁释放刘晓波举办作品朗诵会 (Readings of Liu Xiaobo's Works Held to Call for His Release)
Deutsche Welle, March 21, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15824365,00.html

Land Policy

6 Jailed for Killing Woman in Forced Demolition
Shanghai Daily, March 22, 2012
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2012/03/22/6+jailed+for+killing+woman+in+forced+demolition

Politics

Party Steps Up Efforts to Keep Generals in Line
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/vgn-ext-templating/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=8e754a63cc536310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Tibet

北京对藏区戒备森严壁垒 (Beijing Puts Heavy Guard on Tibet Borders)
Radio France Internationale, March 21, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20120321-北京对藏区戒备森严壁垒

甘肃藏区僧人政府门前示威 (Gansu: Tibetan Monks Demonstrate before Local Government)
Deutsche Welle, March 21, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15823689,00.html

XUAR

Pressuring the Families of Uyghur Refugees
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/pressure-03212012185048.html

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Civil Society

Number of NGOs in China Grows to Nearly 500,000
China Daily, March 20, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/20/content_14875389.htm

Government

Civil Service Exams Called Too Personal
China Daily, March 21, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/21/content_14876265.htm

Hong Kong

Long Hair's Jailing Stirs Civil Rights Concerns
South China Morning Post, March 21, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=21703c64b0136310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders

“《零八宪章》永不过时” ("Charter 08 Is Timeless")
Deutsche Welle, March 20, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15821032,00.html

Law

司法部促律师忠于国家拥党 (Ministry of Justice Calls for Lawyers to Pledge Loyalty in Party)
Ming Pao, March 21, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2613539/1.html

China Orders Lawyers to Pledge Allegiance to Communist Party
Reuters, March 21, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/21/us-china-lawyers-idUSBRE82K0G320120321

Politics

Wen Lays Ground for Tiananmen Healing
Financial Times, March 20, 2012
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/13c6fcb2-7285-11e1-9be9-00144feab49a.html

Tibet

藏人自焚旨在从压迫中解脱出来 (Tibetans Seeking to Extricate Selves from Oppression through Immolation)
Radio France Internationale, March 20, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20120320-藏人自焚旨在从压迫中解脱出来

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hong Kong

Rowdy HK Poll Is Embarrassing Beijing: Analysts
Agence France-Presse, March 20, 2012
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2012/03/20/2003528262

Human Rights Defenders

Activist Said to Be Missing in China
The New York Times, March 19, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/20/world/asia/chinese-activist-is-missing-rights-group-says.html

Law

中国刑诉秘密拘捕条款引爆反弹 (Negative Repercussions of Secret Detentions Clause)
Yazhou Zhoukan, March 19, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20120319-中国刑诉秘密拘捕条款引爆反弹

North Korea

China Arrests Ten Defectors, Guide
Radio Free Asia, March 19, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/korea/defectors-03192012153422.html

Politics

Reports: Chinese Politician Sacking Tied to Probe
The Associated Press, March 20, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/reports-chinese-politician-sacking-tied-probe-024044208.html

重慶官媒:堅決擁護中央 (Chongqing Official Media: We Resolve to Support Beijing)
Ming Pao, March 19, 2012
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20120319/ca12307c.htm

Protests and Petitions

护地村民阻工受袭逾10人受伤 (Sichuan: 10 Villagers Injured in Land Clash)
Radio Free Asia, March 19, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/clash-03192012101841.html

Tibet

Clampdown Urged on 'Migrant Monks'
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=5f9cb414f0b26310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related information:
继续着力维护社会和谐稳定 (Maintaining Efforts to Uphold Social Stability)
Tibet Daily, March 19, 2012
http://epaper.chinatibetnews.com/xzrb/html/2012-03/19/content_338590.htm

Monday, March 19, 2012

Hong Kong

唐再攻丑闻 梁见步行步 今选委论坛最后交锋 (Final Debate Monday for Hong Kong Chief Executive)
Ming Pao, March 19, 2012
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/唐再攻醜聞-梁見步行步-今選委論壇最後交鋒-211114571.html

Internet

京穗深昨起实名发微博 (Real-name Registration for Microblogs Take Effect in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen)
Sing Pao, March 17, 2012
http://www.singpao.com/laxw/layw/201203/t20120317_340785.html

Labor

Labor Union Officials' Contacts Go Public
China Daily, March 19, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/19/content_14864871.htm

Law

China Poised to Limit Use of Mental Hospitals to Curb Dissent
The Los Angeles Times, March 16, 2012
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-psychiatric-20120317,0,4595712.story

Politics

Change Is Coming to China – But Will Beijing Lead a Social Revolution?
The Guardian, March 18, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/18/china-beijing-social-revolution

中共权力斗争, 习近平强调保持“党的纯洁” (Xi Jinping Stresses Maintaining the "Purity of the Party" during Internal Power Struggle)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/jz-03172012021125.html
Related information:
领导干部要以身作则保持党的纯洁性 (Leading Cadres Must Set an Example to Maintain Purity of the Party)
Qiushi, March 16, 2012
http://news.qq.com/a/20120316/000250.htm

Tibet

Security Forces Beat Burning Monk, Drag Him Away
Agence France-Presse, March 18, 2012
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2012/03/18/2003528097

自焚事件正在考验中国 (Qinghai: Another Self-Immolation Tests China)
Radio France Internationale, March 18, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20120318-自焚事件正在考验中国

Friday, March 16, 2012

Education

Plea as Price Freeze Squeezes Universities
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/vgn-ext-templating/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=bba08bf690716310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Government

“乌坎经验”不应被过高估计  (The Wukan Experience Should Not Be Overestimated)
Radio France Internationale, March 15, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20120315-乌坎经验”不应被过高估计

Hong Kong

New Sign Leung Is Favoured by Beijing
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/vgn-ext-templating/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2f6b8bf690716310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

香港特首三候选人将举行电视辩论 (Televised Debate Friday for Hong Kong's Three Chief Executive Candidates)
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/03/120316_hkce_candidate_debate.shtml

Internet

New Media a Powerful Tool, Says Poll
China Daily, March 16, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/16/content_14845856.htm

网帖称法院副院长偷情 两网友转发、评论被拘 (Sichuan: Two Detained for Reposting Information of Court Official's Affair)
Southern Metropolis Daily, March 16, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/f/8a/f8a7e9f5efd72a91/Blog/bf4/3dbba7.html

左派網站遭封殺 改革向右擺 (Leftist Websites Shut Down)
Ming Pao, March 16, 2012
http://news.mingpao.com/20120316/cac1.htm
Related news:
Did Bo’s Ouster Knock Out China’s ‘Red’ Sites?
China RealTime Report, March 16, 2012
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2012/03/16/did-bos-ouster-knock-out-chinas-red-sites/

Tibet

Tibet Exiles See Rise of American-style Politician
The Associated Press, March 15, 2012
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jgPFHKgUa0-TLk6JXqLdTWA1ln0Q

XUAR

Uyghur Youths Detained
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/weibo-03152012171616.html

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Law

新《刑诉法》在网络抗议声中高票通过 (Uproar Online after New Revision of Criminal Procedure Law Passes)
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sy1-03142012113723.html

中国最高法院官员:领导过问司法案件很正常 (Supreme Court Official: It's Perfectly Normal for Our Leaders to Be Involved with Judicial Cases)
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xql-03142012091423.html

Media

Guangdong Fails to Live Up to Great Media Expectations
South China Morning Post, March 15, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/vgn-ext-templating/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=3d5b1e3968116310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Politics

China Ousts Bo Xilai as Chongqing Party Boss
The Guardian, March 15, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/15/china-ousts-bo-xilai-chongqing

溫總﹕知我罪我 其惟春秋 (Wen: They'll Know and Criticize Me for What I've Done)
Ming Pao, March 15, 2012
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/溫總-知我罪我-其惟春秋-能力體制所限留憾-未謀過私利-212207704.html

Tibet

Tibetan Monk Self-immolates in Western China
The Associated Presse, March 15, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/tibetan-monk-self-immolates-western-china-005640754.html

青海藏族僧人自焚引发抗议事件 (Qinghai Protest Follow Monk's Immolation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 14, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/03/120314_tibet_protest.shtml

"西藏是我们永远的故乡" (Protestors: "Tibet Will Always Be Our Homeland")
Deutsche Welle, March 14, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15807754,00.html

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Law

China Approves Detention System Reforms
Al Jazeera, March 14, 2012
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/03/20123145268387804.html

Human Rights Underlined in Procedure Law Revision
Xinhua News Agency, March 14, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/14/content_14833037.htm
Related information:
Upcoming Vote on Revised Criminal Procedure Law Raises Procedural and Censorship Concerns
Human Rights in China, March 13, 2012
http://www.hrichina.org/content/5917

Media

无国界记者:中国压制网络自由 (RSF: China Suppresses Online Freedoms)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 13, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/03/120313_rsf_internet_china.shtml

Politics

温家宝:没有政治体制改革的成功 文革可能重新发生 (Wen: Another Cultural Revolution Could Occur without Political Reform)
Xinhua News Agency, March 14, 2012
http://news.ifeng.com/mainland/special/2012lianghui/content-3/detail_2012_03/14/13189068_0.shtml
A transcript of Wen's press conference is available at:
Premier Wen Meets the Press
Xinhua News Agency/China Daily, March 14, 2012
CH: http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2012lh/zhibo/zongli/zfw_wz.htm
EN: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012npc/2012-03/14/content_14832399.htm

Public Health

卫生专家指中国防艾计划缺乏保护隐私权内容 (Health Expert: China's HIV/AIDS Prevention Policy Lack Privacy Protections)
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/aw-03132012094056.html

Taiwan

民進黨發言人赴大陸破冰 (Mainland Visit of DPP Spokesperson Hailed as Breakthrough in Relations)
Ming Pao, March 14, 2012
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20120314/ca30804a.htm

Tibet

Tibetan Deaths 'Deeply Distress' Beijing
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 14, 2012
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20120314/news_20120314_56_825698.htm

XUAR

Slain Uyghurs Not Linked to Bomb
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/korla-03132012182221.html

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Death Penalty

Death Penalty Idea for Corruption Draws Criticism
China Daily, March 13, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/13/content_14822113.htm

Law

Leaders Pave Way for Passing of Law That May Allow Secret Detentions
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=6d402a1c69706310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

中国刑事诉讼法修正草案引起争议 (Revisions to Criminal Procedure Law Causing a Stir)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 12, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/03/120312_china_draft_law.shtml

“秘密拘捕”会使“国家安全”? (Can Secret Detentions Make China Secure?)
Deutsche Welle, March 12, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15803618,00.html

North Korea

Protesters Demand China Stop Repatriating N. Korean Defectors
Voice of America, March 12, 2012
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/east-pacific/Protesters-Demand-China-Stop-Repatriating-N-Korean-Defectors--142318235.html

Protests and Petitions

维权者王忠祥拟申请游行被阻 残疾访民被抓儿被恐吓 (Tianjin Activist's Application for Demonstration Turned Down)
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fy-03122012102822.html

Tibet

Teenage Monk Sets himself on Fire on 53rd Anniversary of Failed Tibetan Uprising
The Daily Telegraph, March 13, 2012
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/9139760/Teenage-monk-sets-himself-on-fire-on-53rd-anniversary-of-failed-Tibetan-uprising.html

北京影响力的增强让尼泊尔的西藏难民感到窒息 (Tibetan Refugees in Nepal Feeling Choked by Beijing's Influence)
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sd-03122012161249.html

XUAR

Xinjiang Security Based on Ethnic Unity
China Daily, March 13, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/13/content_14818072.htm

習近平:新疆穩定壓倒一切 (Xi Jinping: Stability in Xinjiang of Utmost Import)
Sing Tao Daily, March 12, 2012
http://news.singtao.ca/toronto/2012-03-12/china1331541099d3747987.html

Monday, March 12, 2012

Death Penalty

China's Death Row TV Hit, Interviews Before Execution
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 11, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17303746

Hong Kong

吳亮星促京增規管特首 稱特首款待「出格」 (HK NPC Rep Ng: Beijing Should Draft Regs on Chief Executive due to Too Much "Excess")
Ming Pao, March 12, 2012
http://news.hk.msn.com/local/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5919696

Human Rights

China Rights Situation Deteriorating, Say Activists
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 09, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17314551

Law

刑诉法草案再修改8处 拟2013年起施行 (8 Changes in Criminal Procedure Law Draft, Which Could Take Effect in 2013)
The Beijing News, March 12, 2012
http://china.nfdaily.cn/content/2012-03/12/content_40209782.htm
Related news:
Pressure Builds for Vote against Secret Detentions
South China Morning Post, March 12, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=96023d9542206310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
最高人民法院:上访者降26% (Supreme People's Court Work Report: Decrease in Petitions by 26%)
Southern Metropolis Daily, March 12, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/b/bb/bbb96d7adad8c94d/Blog/4e8/3dd2fc.html

Tibet

Tibetans on Hunger Strike Demand UN Action
Voice of America, March 09, 2012
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Near-UN-a-Hunger-Strike-for-Tibet-142096603.html

青海警方向藏人开枪造成一死两伤 (Qinghai: Police Shoot Tibetans - 1 Dead, 2 Injured)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 10, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/03/120310_qinghai_tibet_death.shtml

XUAR

Four Killed in Xinjiang Raid
Radio Free Asia, March 09, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/korla-03092012182915.html

Friday, March 09, 2012

Hong Kong

习近平呼吁香港顾全大局维护稳定 (Heir Apparent Xi Calls for Hong Kong to Look at the Big Picture and Consider Everyone's Interests to Maintain Stability)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 08, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/03/120308_xijinping_hongkong.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

国际三八妇女节中国女权受关注 (Women's Rights in the Spotlight on Int'l Women's Day)
Radio Free Asia, March 08, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/38-03082012114944.html
Related information:
HRIC Honors Female Rights Defenders in China
中国人权向中国女维权人士致敬
Human Rights in China, March 08, 2012
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5908
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5909

Law

China Parliament Unveils Dissident Detention Powers
Reuters, March 08, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/08/us-china-npc-law-idUSBRE8270BP20120308
Related information:
关于《中华人民共和国刑事诉讼法修正案(草案)》的说明 (Explanation on the Draft Amendment to the Criminal Procedure Law)
National People's Congress, March 08, 2012
http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/lfgz/lfdt/2012-03/09/content_1705698.htm
Official Denies 'Secret Detention' in China
Xinhua News Agency, March 09, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/08/content_14791934.htm

Media

重庆两会代表团开放日记者受阻 (100+ Journalists Prevented from Entering Briefing Room on Open Day of Questions for Chongqing NPC/CPPCC Delegation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 09, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/03/120309_china_chongqing_npc.shtml

Politics

汪洋两会纵谈改革政治文化 (Guangdong Party Head Speaks Openly on Reform of the Political Culture)
China RealTime Report, March 08, 2012
http://chinese.wsj.com/big5/20120308/rlw111049.asp

Protests and Petitions

上海两会访民遣返后拘留 访民透露敏感年截防措施 (Shanghainese Petitioners in Police Custody after Being Returned from Petitioning Trip to Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, March 08, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fm-03082012094507.html

Tibet

Tibetan Writer Calls for End to Self-Immolations
The Associated Press, March 09, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/tibetan-writer-calls-end-self-immolations-030627376.html
Related Information:
吁请藏人再勿自焚: 压迫再大也要留住生命 (Calling for an End to Self-immolations)
Woeser, Arjia Rinpoche, Gade Tsering, March 07, 2012
http://woeser.middle-way.net/2012/03/blog-post_08.html

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Government

More Women Deputies Needed, Says Leading NPC Adviser
The Irish Times, March 08, 2012
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2012/0308/1224313001997.html

女代表能否打破 “玻璃天花板” (Are Female Reps Able to Break the Glass Ceiling?)
Deutsche Welle, March 07, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15792982,00.html

Hong Kong

One Man, One Vote Plea for HK Poll
Financial Times, March 07, 2012
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c9318d42-6821-11e1-a6cc-00144feabdc0.html

Human Rights Defenders

艾未未要求废止“不合法”税规 (Ai Weiwei Calls for a Repeal of the "Illegal" Tax Policy)
Deutsche Welle, March 07, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15792207,00.html

郭飞雄:乌坎选举说明中国人能够推进真实的民主 (Interview with Guo Feixiong: Wukan Shows That Chinese People Can Advance True Democracy)
Radio France Internationale, March 07, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20120306-郭飞雄:乌坎选举说明中国人能够推进真实的民主

Law

Controversial Law Clause Removed
China Daily, March 08, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/08/content_14788387.htm

Tibet

China Calls Tibetan Immolators Criminals
The Associated Press, March 07, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-calls-tibetan-immolators-criminals-7543681.html

XUAR

Xinjiang Eyes Militant Links in Pakistan
Reuters, March 07, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=0d8d29208dbe5310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

新疆区委书记:对恐怖分子不能施仁政 (Xinjiang Party Secretary: No Mercy for Terrorists)
The Beijing News, March 08, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2600483/1.html

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Bilateral Ties

China: Foreign Policy Serves Domestic Development
Voice of America, March 06, 2012
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/China---Foreign-Policy-Serves-Domestic-Development-Countrys-Sovereignty-141555643.html

Hong Kong

Beijing Signals Rethink on HK Delegates
South China Morning Post, March 07, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=01aba7bb8d8e5310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders

两会官方强调人权重要 各地异议人士自由被限 (Human Rights Emphasized during NPC/CPPCC while Dissidents across China under Restriction)
Radio Free Asia, March 06, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sy1-03062012094046.html

中国官员罕见回应哈达被软禁事件 (Official Gives Rare Comment on Missing Mongolian Intellectual Hada's Situation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 06, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/03/120306_china_npc_innermongolia.shtml

Law

人大代表建议加快公民信息安全立法 (NPC Delegate Calls for More Legislation on Information Security)
Xinhua News Agency, March 07, 2012
http://tech.sina.com.cn/t/2012-03-07/07476810342.shtml

Law

人大代表建议加快公民信息安全立法 (NPC Delegate Calls for More Legislation on Information Security)
Xinhua News Agency, March 07, 2012
http://tech.sina.com.cn/t/2012-03-07/07476810342.shtml

Security

China Boosts Domestic Security Forces
Radio Free Asia, March 06, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/domestic-security-03062012120319.html

Society

China Champions Selfless Patriot to Combat Social Woes
Voice of America, March 06, 2012
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/China-Champions-Selfless-Patriot-to-Combat-Social-Woes-141592863.html

Tibet

四川:達賴增藏區分裂活動 (Sichuan Official: Dalai Lama Increased Separatist Activities in the Tibetan Region)
Ming Pao, March 07, 2012
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20120307/ca31135p.htm

藏人自焚事件何以有增无减 (Why the Increase in Tibetan Self-immolations?)
Radio France Internationale, March 06, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20120306-藏人自焚事件何以有增无减

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Bilateral Ties

美公民非法测绘 没收工具罚款2万 (American Fined 200K for Illegally Mapping Xinjiang)
China News Service, March 06, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/6/53/653ac11ca60b3e02/Blog/0a8/5dd380.html

Government

Guangdong to Improve Organization at Grassroots Level
China Daily, March 06, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/06/content_14762436.htm
Related news:
Village Poll Nothing New, Says Party Chief
South China Morning Post, March 06, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=15a49478983e5310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Land Policy

'Beaten Up for Land' in Communist China, Says Farmer
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 05, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17258253

Migrant Workers

Migrants' Children Learn of Education Inequality
South China Morning Post, March 06, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=43829478983e5310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Politics

兩會日誌﹕敏感提問 工作人員記者鬥法 (NPC: Battle of Wits between Reporters and Officials over Sensitive Topics)
Ming Pao, March 06, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2597660/1.html

中国人大会议:稳定压倒改革 (NPC Meeting: Stability Overrides Reform)
Deutsche Welle, March 05, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15788714,00.html

Protests and Petitions

两会召开 当局加强打压访民力度 (More Pressure on Petitioners as the NPC/CPPCC Sessions Begin)
Radio Free Asia, March 05, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sy2-03052012095752.html

Tibet

Another Teen Tibetan Self-immolates in China
The Associated Press, March 06, 2012
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STIStory_774307.html

Monday, March 05, 2012

Hong Kong

5000人喊曾蔭權下台 (5000 Call for HK Chief Executive Donald Tsang to Step Down)
Ming Pao, March 04, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/3/1/1/2595431/1.html
HRIC has photos of the demonstration at:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150753931651414.457049.94042326413

Related news:
Fiery Protests in Hong Kong as 'Election' Heats Up
China RealTime Report, March 05, 2012
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2012/03/05/fiery-protests-in-hong-kong-as-%E2%80%98election%E2%80%99-heats-up/

Government

Wen: China to 'Make Progress while Maintaining Stability'
Xinhua News Agency, March 05, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012npc/2012-03/05/content_14757944.htm
Related information:
全国人大会议开幕 温家宝作政府报告(实录全文) (Full Text of Wen's Government Work Report)
Xinhua News Agency, March 05, 2012
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2011-03-05/112022058004.shtml
政協受命 慎言敏感問題 憂換班委員亂「放炮」 王剛促「內外有別」 (CPPCC Reps Get Pointers to Mind Sensitive Topics and Not Go Off on Their Own)
Ming Pao, March 05, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2596306/1.html

Law

李肇星:尊重和保障人权写入刑诉法草案 (NPC Spokesman: Human Rights Honored and Protected in Draft Criminal Procedure Law Revisions)
The Beijing News, March 05, 2012
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2012-03-05/022924057845.shtml

拘留所条例:警察免责? (Police Exempt from Liability under New Regulations on Detention?)
Deutsche Welle, March 02, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15780499,00.html

Taiwan

China's Crackdown in Tibet, Role in Xinjiang Riot Condemned
Central News Agency, March 04, 2012
http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aALL&ID=201203040019

Tibet

Young Tibetan Mother and Student Self-immolate in China
The Daily Telegraph, March 05, 2012
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/9122751/Young-Tibetan-mother-and-student-self-immolate-in-China.html

XUAR

新疆:局势稳定坏人是少数 (Xinjiang: Things Are Stable, the Malefactors Are in the Minority)
Ming Pao, March 05, 2012
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20120305/ca10952p.htm

Friday, March 02, 2012

Environment

Two-thirds of China's Cities Fail on Air Standards
The Associated Press, March 02, 2012
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hsxT52e9kSm19yJtFUIHaGcfxZzw

Jasmine Rallies

茉莉花革命周年 被拘异议人士受关注 (Dissidents Remained Detained On First Anniversary of Jasmine Rallies)
Radio Free Asia, March 01, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sy2-03012012100837.html

Law

China Issues Regulation on Detainees' Rights
Xinhua News Agency, March 02, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/02/content_14735387.htm

两会前夕 刑诉法“监视居住”条款成看点 (Secret Detention Stipulations in Draft Criminal Procedure Law a Focus before NPC/CPPCC Meetings)
Deutsche Welle, March 02, 2-12
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15778774,00.html

Tibet

In Tibet, Top Chinese Official Orders New Media Clampdown
Voice of Asia, March 01, 2012
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/east-pacific/Chinas-Top-Official-in-Tibet-Orders-New-Media-Clampdown----141062963.html

Shoot-to-kill Order after Bombing
Radio Free Asia, March 01, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/dege-03012012181816.html

XUAR

Mother of Trafficking Victim Detained
Radio Free Asia, March 01, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/detained-03012012184144.html

北京用高楼大厦对新疆进一步汉化 (Further Hanification of Xinjiang through High-rise Apartment Buildings)
Radio France Internationale, March 01, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20120301-北京用高楼大厦对新疆进一步汉化

新疆各地严查维人证件 喀什和田乌市公安防报复 (Uyghurs around China Being Put through Checks)
Radio Free Asia, March 01, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql2-03012012100755.html

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Hong Kong

Beijing Set to End the Bickering
South China Morning Post, February 29, 2012
http://topics.scmp.com/news/hk-news-watch/article/Beijing-set-to-end-the-bickering

June Fourth

兩會前夕 天安門母親要真相 (Tiananmen Mothers Call for the Truth)
China News Agency, March 01, 2012
http://www2.cna.com.tw/News/aCN/201203010156.aspx
For the Tiananmen Mothers' Open Letter, see:
Tiananmen Mothers Urge Government Dialogue to Resolve June Fourth Massacre
“天安门母亲”致“两会”公开信
Human Rights in China, February 29, 2012
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5894
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5892

Politics

Stability a Buzzword for Upcoming Sessions
Xinhua News Agency, March 01, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/01/content_14731770.htm

Tibet

Tibetan Writer Says China Blocks Her from Award
The Associated Press, March 01, 2012
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/02/29/international/i213743S26.DTL
See also Woeser's statement on the incident:
Tsering Woeser, March 01, 2012
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150643427139802&id=618229801
Under Lockdown: Life inside Dissident Tibetan Town
The Associated Press, February 29, 2012
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Under-lockdown-Life-inside-dissident-Tibetan-town-3372620.php

甘孜藏人炸村政府身亡 学者吁当局真正实行民族自治 (Garze: Tibetan Dies in Attempt to Destroy Government Building)
Radio Free Asia, February 29, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql1-02292012092014.html

XUAR

China Accuses Ethnic Separatists in Xinjiang Killings
Voice of America, February 29, 2012
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/China-Accuses-Ethnic-Separatists-in-Xinjiang-Killings-140862113.html

中国当局试图淡化新疆暴力事件 (Authorities Try to Downplay Violence)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 29, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/02/120229_china_xinjiang.shtml