Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Nepal Maoists under Lens over China's Airport Deal
Times News Network, October 8, 2012
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/Nepal-Maoists-under-lens-over-Chinas-airport-deal/articleshow/16717682.cms

Hong Kong

擱指引 國教科名存實亡 (National Education Exists in Name Only)
Ming Pao, October 9, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/2/1/1/2793839/1.html

Human Rights Defenders

China 'Steals Wife's Freedom' to Pressurise Liu Xiaobo
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 8, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19875389

For more on Liu Xiaobo, including the writings cited in his conviction, see:
Freedom of Expression on Trial in China
言论自由在中国遭受审判
China Rights Forum, 2010, no. 1
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/crf/issue/2010.01
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/issue/2010.01

创办维权组织马良福劳教申诉未宣判 (No Verdict in Appeal for Ma Liangfu, Activist Ordered to Reeducation-Through-Labor after Forming the China Anti-Corruption Alliance)
Radio Free Asia, October 8, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/labor_camp-10082012113940.html

Labor

女民工模仿外交部发言人讨薪:表示强烈不满 (Migrant Worker Expresses Her Discontent re: Salary whilst Imitating Foreign Ministry Press Conference in Video Released Online)
Tencent News, October 9, 2012
http://news.qq.com/a/20121009/000977.htm

Law

White Paper Enumerates China's Judicial Reform Goals
Xinhua News Agency, October 9, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-10/09/content_15803440.htm

Related:
官方称正在研究劳教制度具体改革方案 (Official: We're Researching a Plan for Concrete Reform of the Reeducation-Through-Labor System)
China Radio International, October 9, 2012
http://news.163.com/12/1009/10/8DCAJ1G000014JB5.html

Full text of the white paper:
中国的司法改革
Judicial Reform in China
State Council Information Office, October 2012
CH: http://www.scio.gov.cn/zxbd/wz/201210/t1226412.htm
EN: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-10/09/content_15803827.htm

Religion

甘肃藏回因清真寺爆冲突 当局不制止引致十多人受伤 (Gansu: A Dozen Injured in Hui-Tibetan Conflict over a Mosque)
Radio Free Asia, October 8, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql1-10082012093431.html