Friday, April 27, 2012

Food Safety

Now Dried Fruit Is Hit by Food Scandal
South China Morning Post, April 27, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=6cc22454c1fe6310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Government

汪洋:乌坎民主选举有法可依 (Guangdong Secretary Wang Yang: Legal Basis for Democratic Election in Wukan)
Shenzhen Satellite TV, April 27, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/d/ba/dba132f6ab6a3e3d/Blog/719/c4e480.html

环境信息公开办法试行4年违法信息公开成薄弱环节 (Blue Paper: Disclosure of Illegal Environmental Information Seen as Weak Link in Four Years of Trial Measures on Open Environmental Information)
Legal Daily, April 27, 2012
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2012-04/27/content_3530522.htm

Human Rights Defenders

Chinese Activist Fears 'Insane Retribution' on Family after Escape
The Guardian, April 27, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/27/chinese-activist-fears-insane-retribution

Related:
Blind Lawyer Chen Guangcheng Reported Missing, Brother Taken Away, Nephew Fears for His Own Life
陈光诚下落不明
Human Rights in China, April 27, 2012
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5991
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5992

Law

人大修法剑指双重国籍问题 (Amendments to Exit/Entry Regulations to Deal Aimed at Dual-nationality Issue)
Southern Metropolis Daily, April 27, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/e/0e/e0e9ac104fdeb345/Blog/54d/2a654e.html

Politics

China Reform Drive Boosted by Bo’s Fall
Financial Times, April 26, 2012
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0b426bc4-8f97-11e1-98b1-00144feab49a.html

Lawyer Wronged in Bo's Crackdown Fights Back
South China Morning Post, April 27, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=cf620a8248fe6310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Protests and Petitions

四川官员疑吞善款引发近千人示威 (Nearly 1K Villagers Protest Suspected Embezzlement of Quake Donations in Sichuan)
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/protest-04262012095100.html

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Environment

Bo May Be Gone But His Pet Project Is Going Ahead
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=5930caeb55ae6310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Hong Kong

版權條例網民狂轟 建制三黨未定意向 (Netizens Tear Apart "Article 23-esque" Draft Copyright Ordinance Revisions)
AM730, April 26, 2012
http://www.am730.com.hk/article.php?article=101330&d=1739

Related:
Law Revisions Give More Protection over Parodies
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=fe06a1d28dfc6310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders

多名贵州异议人士受打压 (Guizhou Dissidents under Intense Pressure)
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/dissident_a-04252012114940.html

Law

法院能否终结血拆 (Can the Courts Put an End to Violent Demolitions?)
Southern Weekly, April 25, 2012
http://www.infzm.com/content/74365

Military

郭伯雄:不听政治谣言 (Central Military Commission Vice Chair Guo: Pay No Attention to Political Rumors)
Ming Pao, April 26, 2012
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20120426/ca40912a.htm

Related:
郭伯雄在驻京军队院校调研时强调 坚持从严治校从严治教从严治学 不断提高教学科研水平和人才培养质量
PLA Post, April 25, 2012
http://jz.chinamil.com.cn/newscenter/zongbu/content/2012-04/25/content_4844373.htm

Protests and Petitions

送“截访先进单位”锦旗 长沙两市民被拘9天 (Changsha: Two Detained for 9 Days for Holding Banners Protesting Petition Interception)
Southern Metropolis Daily, April 24, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/6/9a/69a5b5995110b36a/Blog/85f/356433.html

Politics

Ousted Chinese Leader Is Said to Have Spied on Other Top Officials
The New York Times, April 25, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/26/world/asia/bo-xilai-said-to-have-spied-on-top-china-officials.html

Tibet

Dalai Lama Says 'Middle Way' Still Best for Tibet
Agence France-Presse, April 25, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/dalai-lama-says-middle-way-still-best-tibet-231717368.html

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Chinese, Swedish Leader Discuss Human Rights
The Associated Press, April 25, 2012
www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=1903283

Civil Society

民政部拟出台规定要求基金会加大信息披露力度 基金会应在媒体公布收支明细 (Draft Amended Regs Require Charity Foundations to Publish Financial Reports)
Xinkuaibao, April 25, 2012
http://www.ycwb.com/ePaper/xkb/html/2012-04/25/content_1376895.htm

民诉法拟规定社会团体可起诉污染环境等行为 (Civil Society Groups Can Take Polluters to Court in Draft Amendment to Civil Procedure Law)
China News Service, April 24, 2012
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2012/04/24/195660.html
Related:
Draft Limits Scale of Class-action Lawsuits
China Daily, April 25, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-04/25/content_15131860.htm

Hong Kong

Poll Shows Half Think Media Self-censors
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=0422b7f0c94e6310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

市民對新聞自由滿意度回升 (More HKers Satisfied with Press Freedom in HK)
Ming Pao, April 24, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/32/1/1/2644573/1.html

Human Rights Defenders

律师会见欧荣贵遭拒 诗人徐琳被证实刑拘 (Guangzhou: Lawyer Not Permitted to Meet with Client Ou Ronggui Due to Case "Involving Secrets")
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sy1-04242012095425.html

Internet

China Escalates Crackdown on Internet Amid Scandal
The Wall Street Journal, April 25, 2012
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303459004577364190134631110.html

Labor

Miners Get Help in Fight against Disease
China Daily, April 25, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/2012-04/25/content_15132052.htm

Multilateral

SCO Auditors Target Corruption
China Daily, April 25, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-04/25/content_15140004.htm

Police

吴爱英向全国人大常委会报告监狱法实施和监狱工作情况 (Justice Minister Wu Gives Report to Standing Committee on Enforcement of Prison Law and State of Prisons)
Legal Daily, April 25, 2012
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2012-04/25/content_3527230.htm

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Labor

陕西比亚迪员工罢工堵路 东莞家具厂持续罢工近一周 (Strikes over Low Wages and Workers' Rights at Factories in Shaanxi and Guangdong)
Radio Free Asia, April 23, 2012 
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fy-04232012102631.html

Law

Bo's Fall Sparks Rise in Retrial Applications
Financial Times, April 23, 2012 
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/1079a706-8ac9-11e1-b855-00144feab49a.html
Related:
薄熙來打黑受害者要求翻案 (Victims to Bo's Chongqing Anti-Mafia Campaign Apply for Retrial)
Ming Pao, April 24, 2012
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20120424/ca20805i.htm

Politics

State-run Press Issues Rare Call for Political Overhaul
South China Morning Post, April 24, 2012 
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=d11dd2e2020e6310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

人民日报刊周永康谈话辟谣 (Official Paper Publishes Piece by Zhou Yongkang on Rumors)
Ming Pao, April 24, 2012
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20120424/ca21224p.htm 
Related:
加强新形势下政法委书记队伍建设 努力开创政法事业科学发展新局面 (Strengthening the Building of the Politics and Law Secretary Team in the New Situation and Striving to Create a New Phase of Scientific Development of Politics and Law)
People's Daily, April 24, 2012 
http://politics.people.com.cn/GB/1024/17727980.html
乌坎村原村书记村主任因非法卖地被开除党籍 (Former Wukan Village Secretary and Head Expelled from Party for Illegally Selling Land)
Southern Daily, April 24, 2012 
http://news.cyol.com/content/2012-04/24/content_6118793.htm

Protests and Petitions

常州八十名拆迁户省政维权十人被刑拘 (Jiangsu: ~10 Criminally Detained for Disturbing Social Order whilst Petitioning Evictions)
Radio Free Asia, April 23, 2012 
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql1-04232012094516.html

Society

Servicepeople to Get Free Insurance in China
Xinhua News Agency, April 24, 2012 
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-04/24/content_15126799.htm

Monday, April 23, 2012

Environment

China's Rare Earth Boom Comes at Grim Cost Xinhua News Agency, April 23, 2012 http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-04/23/content_15117273.htm

Government

Shoddy Schools, Grand Offices South China Morning Post, April 22, 2012 http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=2d945789495d6310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Hong Kong

Hong Kong: A Majority to Accommodate Financial Times, April 19, 2012 http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/90f19c96-8942-11e1-bed0-00144feab49a.html

Land Policy

高音喇叭循环宣讲政策“逼拆” (Jiangsu Village Plays Propaganda Nonstop for 6h/Day over High-frequency Speakers to Force Evictions and Demolitions to Go Faster) Southern Metropolis Daily, April 23, 2012 http://gcontent.oeeee.com/8/18/818f4654ed39a1c1/Blog/e47/8fddfc.html

Politics

US Website Covering Bo Scandal Is Attacked The Sydney Morning Herald, April 22, 2012 http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/us-website-covering-bo-scandal-is-attacked-20120421-1xdov.html
Related: Free Speech and DDOS Attacks name.com, April 20, 2012 http://blog.name.com/2012/04/free-speech-and-ddos-attacks/
广东乌坎村八名原村委成员被双规 (Eight Ousted Officials in Wukan Village under Investigation) British Broadcasting Corporation, April 22, 2012 http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/04/120422_china_wukan.shtml 学界热议薄熙来事件对中共人事更替的影响 (Academics Debate Whether Bo Affair to Influence Personnel Turnover at 18th Party Congress) Radio Free Asia, April 22, 2012 http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sd-04222012145950.html
Related: 胡锦涛倒薄无意改弦更张 Hu Jintao Intends No Fresh Start in Bringing Down Bo Xilai Human Rights in China, April 20, 2012 CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5957 EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5979

Protests and Petitions

麗江警民衝突 副公安局長被殺 (Yunnan: 1 Police Killed, 15 Injured in Clash with Villagers Protesting Coal Mine) Sing Tao Daily, April 22, 2012 http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2642347/1.html

Tibet

「如果中國民主了,西藏問題一周解決」 ("Were China to Become a Democracy, the Issues in Tibet Would Clear Up in a Week") Apple Daily, April 23, 2012 http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/template/apple/art_main.php?iss_id=20120423&sec_id=15335&subsec_id=15336&art_id=16272078

XUAR

Buses Asked to Eject Uyghur Petitioners Radio Free Asia, April 22, 2012 http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/bus-04222012170211.html

Friday, April 20, 2012

Food Security

53 Now Being Held as Toxic Gelatin Scandal Grows
Shanghai Daily, April 20, 2012
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2012/04/20/53+now+being+held+as+toxic+gelatin+scandal+grows

Land Policy

Official Pledges to Return Wukan Land
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/wukan-04192012125920.html

Law

最高法院发布第二批4个指导性案例 地方规章违法设定处罚法院不认可 (Vol 2 of SPC's Guiding Cases: Courts Do Not Recognize Illegal Penalties in Local Rules)
Legal Daily, April 20, 2012
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2012-04/20/content_3519056.htm

Media

记者帮见义勇为司机维权采访时被打 (Journalist Beaten whilst Helping Driver Protect His Rights)
Sichuan Online, April 20, 2012
http://news.163.com/12/0420/10/7VHERMGM00011229.html

Politics

Bo Xilai 'Responsible for Two More Deaths'
The Telegraph, April 19, 2012
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9214753/Bo-Xilai-responsible-for-two-more-deaths.html

Bo Xilai Still Admired Locally in China
Voice of America, April 19, 2012
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Bo-Xilai-Still-Admired-Locally-148179895.html

Protests and Petitions

河南拆迁赔偿纠纷女被脱衣服母被殴 (Henan: Mother Insulted and Daugther Stripped Bare and Insulted during Demolition Compensation Dispute)
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/demolition_abuse-04192012115747.html

Tibet

四川牧民学校被关校长被捕 (Sichuan: Private School for Herders Closed, Principal Arrested)
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/tibetan_school-04192012120948.html

Public Health

Insurers to Help Run National Medical Plan
South China Morning Post, April 20, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=7caedbb950bc6310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bilateral Ties

海外人士抗议伦敦书展:言者无罪 (Overseas Activists Protest London Book Fair)
Deutsche Welle, April 18, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15892179,00.html

Gender

国务院规定我国女职工产假由90天延长至98天 (Maternity Leave Lengthened from 90 to 98 Days)
Southern Metropolis Day, April 19, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/d/ba/dba132f6ab6a3e3d/Blog/502/720c1c.html

Human Rights Defenders

Locke's on Ni Yulan Case Inappropriate: FM
Xinhua News Agency, April 19, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-04/19/content_15089163.htm

北京独立艺术家杨伟东出境受阻 (Independent Beijing Artist Yang Weidong Kept from Leaving Country)
Deutsche Welle, April 18, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15891581,00.html

Law

The Big Squeeze
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2012
http://www.usasialaw.org/?p=6801

Politics

Dozens under Arrest in China in Connection with Bo Xilai Scandal
The Telegraph, April 19, 2012
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9212258/Dozens-under-arrest-in-China-in-connection-with-Bo-Xilai-scandal.html
Related:
新華社:刑事案非政治鬥爭 (Xinhua: Case Is Criminal, Has Nothing to Do with Politics)
Ming Pao, April 19, 2012
http://news.mingpao.com/20120419/caa3.htm

Protests and Petitions

Protests Halved in Economic Hub
China Daily, April 19, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2012-04/19/content_15085591.htm

Religion

Excommunicated Bishop Attends Ordination in China
Agence France-Presse, April 19, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/excommunicated-bishop-attends-ordination-china-053632464.html

Tibet

阿坝藏人抗议贪官遭殴被捕 甘孜民办学校被勒令关闭 (Sichuan: Protesters against Corrupt Officials Beaten in Ngawa)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/dz-04182012113557.html

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Human Rights Defender

重病陈平福因网文被控煽动罪 赵振甲被劳教律师四次求见未果 (Ill Gansu Dissident Chen Pingfu Charged with Inciting Subversion of State Power for Online Articles)
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fy-04172012094153.html

Government

上交大学生申请公开53中央部门官员工资 (University Student Requests Officials' Annual Salaries from 53 Central Agencies via Open Government Information)
The Beijing News, April 18, 2012
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2012-04/18/content_332046.htm  
Related:
From Lei Feng to Lei Chuang
China Media Project, April 18, 2012
http://cmp.hku.hk/2012/04/18/21558/

Labor

人社部:争取三年内实现农民工工资基本无拖欠 (Ministry of Human Resources: Striving to Sort Out Back Wages for Migrant Workers within 3 Years)
Xinhua News Agency, April 17, 2012
http://gb.cri.cn/27824/2012/04/17/3245s3646254.htm

North Korea

China Stops N.Korean Deportations over Rocket: Report
Agence France-Presse, April 18, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/china-stops-n-korean-deportations-over-rocket-report-025304873.html

Politics

'We Are the Serfs': Chinese Debate Bo Xilai Saga
Agence France-Presse, April 18, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/serfs-chinese-debate-bo-xilai-saga-070345422.html

Protests and Petitions

Thousands Surround Government Building
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/plant-04172012102754.html

维稳属地管理 访民被“合法”销户 (Stability Maintenance Dependent on Management: Petitioner "Legally" Loses Her Residency Status)
Southern Metropolis Daily, April 18, 2012
http://nd.oeeee.com/sszt/depth/xfdfm/default.shtml

Three Gorges

三峡库区还要搬迁十万人 (Another 10K to Be Moved for Three Gorges Project)
Beijing Evening News, April 17, 2012
http://news.xinmin.cn/rollnews/2012/04/17/14447428.html

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hong Kong

Beijing Rethinks Its HK Policies
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=30d3d825d7bb6310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

梁振英:香港明年应停收双非孕妇 (Leung Chun-ying: HK to Stop Accepting Mainland Mothers Who Aren't Married to Locals)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 17, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/04/120417_hk_cyleung_mainland_mums.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

美国驻华大使要求中国释放维权律师倪玉兰夫妇 (U.S. Ambassador to China Calls for Release of Rights Defender Lawyer Ni Yulan)
Radio Australia, April 17, 2012
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/chinese/2012-04-17/美国驻华大使要求中国释放维权律师倪玉兰夫妇/897766

Media

PLA Is Target of Bo Media Blitz
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=cff5d825d7bb6310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Public Urged to Ignore Rumors
China Daily, April 16, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-04/16/content_15062184.htm
Related:
近年来在社会上产生严重后果的十起网络谣言案例 (Ten Recent Cases of Major Events That Led to Rumors Online)
People's Daily, April 16, 2012
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2012-04/16/c_122984169.htm

Protests and Petitions

江西南昌两村民因征地问题上访 遭劫访后被非法关押38天 (Two Jiangxi Villagers Illegally Held 38 Days after Petitioning on Land Issues)
Radio Free Asia, April 16, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hc-04162012164909.html

Tibet

Dalai Lama Eyes Reform in China, Fearing 'Revolution'
Agence France-Presse, April 17, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/dalai-lama-eyes-reform-china-fearing-revolution-071703085.html

抗议当局展开爱国教育 数十名理塘藏人遭捕 (Sichuan: Dozens Arrested for Protesting Patriotic Education)
Radio Free Asia, April 16, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/dz1-04162012112931.html

Monday, April 16, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

前甘肃警察和异议人士李大伟获释 (Gansu Dissident Li Dawei Released from Prison)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 14, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/rolling_news/2012/04/120414_rolling_lidawei_released.shtml

Veteran Gansu dissident and former police officer Li Dawei (李大伟) was scheduled for release from prison on April 14, upon completion of his sentence. Li was convicted of subversion of state power in 2002 and sentenced to 11 years in prison and four years of deprivation of political rights.
Related:
Democracy Activist Is Scheduled for Release after Serving 11 Years for Subversion
“颠覆罪”入狱11年 异议人士李大伟刑满获释
Human Rights in China, April 13, 2012
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5963
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5964

Bilateral Ties

All Eyes on China at Book Fair
China Daily, April 16, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2012-04/16/content_15053115.htm
Related:
Chinese Dissidents Silenced for London Book Fair
Inter Press Service, April 14, 2012
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=107432

中国独立作家为何缺席伦敦书展? (Why Aren't China's Independent Writers at the London Book Fair?)
Deutsche Welle, April 14, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15883373,00.html

Civil Society

Red Cross Unit Appeals for Donations after Scandal
China Daily, April 16, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-04/16/content_15053277.htm

Government

中央要求严禁突击提拔干部 (Beijing Calls for a Halt to the Sudden Promotion of Cadres)
China News Service, April 16, 2012
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2012-04-16/145024280057.shtml
Related:
China Expecting More Non-communist Officials
Xinhua News Agency, April 16, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-04/16/content_15057762.htm

Hong Kong

Police Accused of 'Media Discrimination' at Rally
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2c913216495213d5df646910cba0a0a0/?vgnextoid=3acb472e626b6310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

停劉銳紹專欄 記協質疑成報自我審查 (Sing Pao Drops Column of China Watcher Johnny Lau)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 16, 2012
http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20120415/news_20120415_55_833278.htm

Human Rights Defenders

Ai Weiwei: Chinese Government Cannot Censor the Internet
The Telegraph, April 16, 2012
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9206279/Ai-Weiwei-Chinese-government-cannot-censor-the-internet.html
Related:
中国政府的审查永远打败不了互联网
China's Censorship Can Never Defeat the Internet
The Guardian, April 16, 2012
CH: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/16/china-censorship
EN: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2012/apr/16/china-censorship-internet-freedom

Media

收「王立軍」短訊 京記者受查 (Southern Weekly Reporter Investigated for Receiving SMS on Wang Lijun)
Ming Pao, April 16, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2636595/1.html

Politics

Wen's Anti-graft Article Could Point to Bo's Fate
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=2cf1177b966b6310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related:
让权力在阳光下运行 (Let Power Function in the Sunlight)
Qiushi, April 16, 2012
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2012-04/16/c_122983878.htm

Society

公益组织倡议北京“无动物表演” (Animal Rights Group Calls for No Animal Performances in Beijing)
The Beijing News, April 15, 2012
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2012-04/15/content_331360.htm

Friday, April 13, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Is the London Book Fair Supporting Chinese Censorship?
The Guardian, April 13, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/13/london-book-fair-china-censorship

Human Rights Defenders

China's Ai Weiwei Sues Tax Office in "Evasion" Case
Reuters, April 13, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/13/us-china-artist-lawsuit-idUSBRE83C09U20120413

Internet

China Deletes 210,000 Online Posts over 'Rumours'
Agence France-Presse, April 12, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/china-deletes-210-000-online-posts-halt-rumours-085839182.html

国信办:利用互联网造谣传谣违法 (State Internet Information Office: Using the Internet to Spread Rumors Is a Violation of the Law)
Southern Metropolis Daily, April 13, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/8/9f/89f03f7d02720160/Blog/aac/d16f00.html

Law

First Oath-taking Ceremony Held for Lawyers
China Daily, April 12, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-04/12/content_15035437.htm

Protests and Petitions

Chongqing District Merger Protests Continue
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=b0b67322e57a6310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

重庆否认万盛骚乱与薄熙来有关 (Chongqing Denies Wansheng Protests Related to Bo Xilai Sacking)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 13, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/04/120413_chongqing_wansheng.shtml

四川藏商土地被没收 数人请愿遭拘押 (Sichuan: Protesters Taken into Custody after Petitioning over Land Expropriation)
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sc-04122012123347.html

海南警民冲突持续逾千武警封村 (Hainan: Village Closed Off and People Detained as Clash between Police and Villagers Continues)
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/village-04122012094451.html

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Environment

China Faces Rubbish Problem
Financial Times, April 9, 2012
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3ac0fc10-7ed7-11e1-b009-00144feab49a.html

Hong Kong

Legal Reforms 'Gathering Dust' in Slow System
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=1eeceaa9fa1a6310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

梁振英:要亲商界,也要亲基层 (Leung Chun-ying: Pro-business and Pro-grass roots)
Southern Metropolis Daily, April 12, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/8/9f/89f03f7d02720160/Blog/c3d/ce34da.html

Internet

黑客宣称将对中国政府网站发起更多攻击 (Hackers Vow to Increase Attacks on China Govt Sites)
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/m0410-nu-04112012101815.html

中国网络一度出现国内外联通困难 (Troubles Connecting to Internet Sites Abroad from within China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 12, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/04/120412_china_internet.shtml

Politics

China Carefully Managing Public Reaction to Bo Xilai's Downfall
McClatchy Newspapers, April 11, 2012
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/04/11/144825/china-carefully-managing-public.html

薄瓜瓜去向 媒體說法紛紜 (Media Explanations Divided on Bo Ouster)
Ming Pao, April 12, 2012
http://news.mingpao.com/20120412/gaa5.htm
Related:
「薄谷開來」有玄機 (Some Clue as to Why Bo's Wife Is Being Called "Bo-Fu Kailai")
Ming Pao, April 12, 2012
http://news.mingpao.com/20120412/gaa3.htm

Population

One-child Policy to Stay despite Experts' Critique
Shanghai Daily, April 11, 2012
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2012/04/11/Onechild+policy+to+stay+despite+experts+critique

Protests and Petitions

Beijing Evictees Protest Attacks
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/beijing-evictees-04112012105535.html

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Economic Development

Push to Privatise SOEs 'a Foreign Plot'
South China Morning Post, April 11, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=906533c51dc96310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Hong Kong

'Seeking Change, Maintaining Stability'
Xinhua News Agency, April 11, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-04/11/content_15023880.htm
Related news:
香港观察:地下党,您好 (HK Review: Greetings, Secret Communist Party Member)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 10, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/hong_kong_review/2012/04/120410_hkreview_secretcommunist.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

倪玉兰夫妇遭重判 数百警出动带走声援者 (Hundreds of Police Detain Ni Yulan's Supporters outside Court Building during Sentencing)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ni-04102012110613.html
Related news:
欧盟呼吁中国政府立即释放倪玉兰 (EU Calls for Immediate Release of Ni Yulan)
Radio France Internationale, April 10, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20120410-欧盟呼吁中国政府立即释放倪玉兰

Internet

网络"造谣者"扰乱社会秩序?  央视亮剑警告鼠标危害稳定 (Do Online Rumor-mongerers Disturb Social Order?)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/web-04102012105709.html

North Korea

US to Push China on Refugees
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/korea/refugees-04102012180411.html

Politics

Fall of China Official Roils Chongqing, with Some Public Dissent
Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2012
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-bo-20120411,0,5332576.story

Protests and Petitions

網民:重慶示威警民衝突 (Clash between Police and People at Chongqing Demonstration)
Ming Pao, April 11, 2012
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20120411/ca31122a.htm
Related news:
Bloody Protest against District Merger in C. China Continues: Groups
Kyodo, April 11, 2012
http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20120411p2g00m0in100000c.html

Society

Chinese Science Journals Issue Ethics Codes
Xinhua News Agency, April 10, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-04/10/content_15017546.htm

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bilateral Ties

China Pressures Japan to Prevent Exiled Uighur Meeting
Reuters, April 9, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/09/us-china-japan-xinjiang-idUSBRE83806W20120409

Human Rights Defenders

China Rights Lawyer Jailed for 2 Years, 8 Months
Reuters, April 9, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/10/us-china-lawyer-trial-idUSBRE83902H20120410
For more on Ni Yulan, see:
Ni Yulan: Activism at a Glance
Human Rights in China, March 8, 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6es0BxP8-A

官报批方励之:对抗无前途 (Party Paper Criticizes Recently Deceased Exiled Dissident Fang Lizhi: Confrontation Is Pointless)
Ming Pao, April 10, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2631005/1.html
To read the opinion pieces, see:
顺历史而行,个人力量才能激活
Progress Making Dissidents More Obsolete
Global Times, April 9, 2012
CH: http://opinion.huanqiu.com/roll/2012-04/2592227.html
EN: http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/703829/Progress-making-dissidents-more-obsolete.aspx

Internet

China Shuts Political Websites in Crackdown
Agence France-Presse, April 6, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/china-shuts-political-websites-crackdown-001455858.html

抵制網路謠言 陸協會發倡議書 (Internet Society Issues Proposal on Internet Rumors)
Radio Taiwan International, April 9, 2012
http://news.rti.org.tw/index_newsContent.aspx?nid=349523
Related information:
抵制网络谣言倡议书 (Proposal on Resisting Internet Rumors)
Internet Society of China, April 8, 2012
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2012-04/08/c_111750276.htm

June Fourth

Exiled Tiananmen Leaders Ask to Visit China
Agence France-Presse, April 7, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/exiled-tiananmen-leaders-ask-visit-china-005132017.html
Related information:
王丹等人要求中国政府允许他们回国看看
Wang Dan and Others Appeal for Permission to Visit China
Human Rights in China, April 6, 2012
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5949
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5948

Land Policy

最高法:补偿不公禁止强拆 (Supreme People's Court: No Fair Compensation, No Demolition)
The Beijing News, April 10, 2012
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2012/04/10/192984.html
Related information:
关于办理申请人民法院强制执行国有土地上房屋征收补偿决定案件若干问题的规定
Supreme People's Court, April 9, 2012
http://legal.people.com.cn/GB/17608004.html

XUAR

Six Uyghurs on Terror List
Radio Free Asia, April 6, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/terror-list-04062012151240.html

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

艾未未:當局令拆網絡鏡頭 (Ai Weiwei: Authorities Ordered That My Cameras Be Turned Off)
Ming Pao, April 5, 2012
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/Inews/20120405/ca40840p.htm

倪玉兰被超期羁押逾月 律师控审判长非法拘禁 (Lawyers Call Illegal Detention as Ni Yulan Remains in Detention for over a Month)
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql2-04042012093731.html

清明节当局严控悼念民主先烈 港支联会发起献花“六四”活动 (Authorities Keep Strict Control over Memorials for Democracy Activists during Qingming)
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sy1-04042012093750.html

Inner Mongolia

内蒙爆发征地抗议,多人遭逮捕 (Many Detained in Inner Mongolian Land Protest)
Deutsche Welle, April 4, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15858312,00.html

June Fourth

趙紫陽女﹕六四總有一天平反 (Zhao Yiyang's Daughter: Tiananmen Shall One Day Be Redressed)
Ming Pao, April 5, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2627057/1.html

Labor

Worker Pay Subpar in China, Report Says
Shanghai Daily, April 5, 2012
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2012/04/05/Worker+pay+subpar+in+China+report+says

Politics

官媒发文悼耀邦,释改革派意愿? (Does Eulogy of Hu Yaobang in Official Press Explain Reformists' Wishes?)
Deutsche Welle, April 4, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15859321,00.html

Protests and Petitions

Assets Protesters Held by Police
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=0178930cc4e76310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Tibet

Tibetan Singer, Others Sentenced
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/sentenced-04032012135005.html

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Civil Society

NGOs Say Easing of Registration Rules Is Limited
South China Morning Post, April 2, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=09b7fd2f14e66310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related news:
赵树凯:广东NGO管理迈出最重要一步 (State Council Research Zhao Shukai: Guangdong's NGO Administration an Important Step Forward)
Caixin, March 31, 2012
http://china.caixin.com/2012-03-31/100375282.html

Human Rights Defenders

我不愿意离开中国 (Ai Weiwei: I Don't Want to Leave China)
Deutsche Welle, March 31, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15851411,00.html
Related news:
艾未未在家设网络镜头公开生活 (Ai Sets Up Webcams around Home in Reference to 24-hour Police Surveillance)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 3, 2012
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20120403/news_20120403_55_830803.htm

Internet

China Micro-blog Comments Back after Rumour 'Clean Up'
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 3, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17594006

Inner Mongolia

China Detains 22 after Inner Mongolia Protest: Group
Reuters, April 3, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/03/us-china-innermongolia-idUSBRE83205K20120403

Population

學者建議中國結束一孩政策 (Scholar Proposes an End to One-child Policy)
Ming Pao, April 3, 2012
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20120402/ca11711c.htm

Religion

何清涟:中共的政治文化与宗教有着与生俱来的内在紧张关系 (He Qinglian: There's an Innate Tension between the CPC Political Culture and Religion)
Radio France International, March 30, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20120430-何清涟:中共的政治文化与宗教有着与生俱来的内在紧张关系

Tibet

藏区自焚抗议升级 青海17位师生遭逮捕、判刑 (Qinghai: 17 Students and Teachers Arrested, Sentenced following Protest)
Radio Free Asia, April 2, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xz-04022012163852.html

XUAR

Demolishing Uyghur Identity
Radio Free Asia, April 2, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/kashgar-demolition-04022012181802.html

Monday, April 02, 2012

Civil Society

Most US NGOs Not Registered
China Daily, March 31, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/31/content_14956368.htm

Environment

China to Flood Nature Reserve with Latest Yangtze Dam
Reuters, March 29, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/29/us-china-dam-idUSBRE82S0GG20120329

Hong Kong

Persevere for Democracy, Suu Kyi Tells HK Activists
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2012
http://topics.scmp.com/news/hk-news-watch/article/Persevere-for-democracy-Suu-Kyi-tells-HK-activists

Thousands March against Hong Kong's Next Leader
Agence France-Presse, April 1, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/thousands-march-against-hong-kongs-next-leader-142818505.html
Related news:
不要中聯辦亂港 1.5萬人西征 (150K March in Protest, Calling That They Do Not Want the China Liaison Office to Rule Hong Kong)
Apple Daily, April 2, 2012
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/template/apple/art_main.php?iss_id=20120402&sec_id=4104&art_id=16212596

Internet

16网站关闭 新浪腾讯微博停评论 京严查网上造谣拘六人 (2 Microblogs Suspend Comments, 6 People Detained, 16 Sites Closed for "Spreading Rumors")
Sing Tao Daily, April 1, 2012
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/16網站關閉-新浪騰訊微博停評論-京嚴查網上造謠拘六人-220823326.html
Related news:
China's Major Microblogs Suspend Comment Function to 'Clean Up Rumors'
Xinhua News Agency, March 31, 2012
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90882/7775525.html

Politics

中共党报罕见坦承 中国社会处于敏感期 (Party Paper Gives Rare Acknowledgement of Sensitive Times)
Radio Free Asia, April 2, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/Zhongguominganqi-04022012030748.html

Protests and Petitions

Woman, Baby Detained since February
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/woman-baby-03302012104410.html

Public Health

Hand-foot-mouth Disease Keeps Spreading in China
China Daily, March 31, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/31/content_14961629.htm

Tibet

阿坝两自焚藏人1死1命危 吊唁藏民与武警对峙 (Sichuan: 1 Monk Dead, 1 Critical from Burns Sustained in Suicide Attempt)
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/3-04012012120112.html