Friday, June 28, 2013

Corruption

57亿城镇保障房专项资金被挪用 (5.7 billion yuan in affordable housing funds misused, audit reveals)
China Youth Daily, June 28, 2013
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2013-06/28/nw.D110000zgqnb_20130628_4-02.htm

Death Penalty

Clemency sought for Filipina on China’s death row
Wall Street Journal, June 27, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2013/06/27/clemency-sought-for-filipina-on-chinas-death-row/

Hukou

43个城市外地人员下月起可就近办护 (43 cities to allow non-residents to apply for passports)
Sina News, June 27, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-06-27/214727516861.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

Understanding of Chinese human rights movement crucial: activist
Central News Agency, June 27, 2012
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aall/201306270032.aspx

Information Control/Technology

方滨兴辞任校长,防火长城依然“矗立 (“Father” of Great Firewall resigns, leaves behind a hated legacy)
Deutsche Welle, June 27,2013
http://www.dw.de/%E6%96%B9%E6%BB%A8%E5%85%B4%E8%BE%9E%E4%BB%BB%E6%A0%A1%E9%95%BF%E9%98%B2%E7%81%AB%E9%95%BF%E5%9F%8E%E4%BE%9D%E7%84%B6%E7%9F%97%E7%AB%8B/a-16911315

Labor

U.S. boss released by angry Chinese factory workers
The Telegraph, June 27, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10145220/US-boss-released-by-angry-Chinese-factory-workers.html

Media

31家非法新闻业务网站被关 (31 news websites shutdown for 'unauthorized' operation)
Xinhua News Agency, June 27, 2013
http://whb.news365.com.cn/xwdj/201306/t20130628_1274562.html

Political and Economic Reforms

华西村:中国式困境样本, (Huaxi Village is the poster child of China's economic transition woes)
Financial Times, June 28, 2013
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001051145

Rule of Law

陕西省委书记:延安城管打人虽偶然却有必然背景 (Provincial party chief says excessive use of force by Yanan urban management personnel (chengguan) due to lack of leadership and oversight)
China News, June 28, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/06-28/4979767.shtml

Tibet

Seven years in Tibet: 2 million 'displaced' by Chinese relocation policy
The Telegraph, June 27, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/10146867/Seven-years-in-Tibet-2-million-displaced-by-Chinese-relocation-policy.html

XUAR

流亡维族组织要求对“6•26”血案进行独立调查 (Uyghur groups in exile demand independent investigation into 6.26 bloody incident)
Deutsche Welle, June 27, 2013
http://www.dw.de/%E6%B5%81%E4%BA%A1%E7%BB%B4%E6%97%8F%E7%BB%84%E7%BB%87%E8%A6%81%E6%B1%82%E5%AF%B9626%E8%A1%80%E6%A1%88%E8%BF%9B%E8%A1%8C%E7%8B%AC%E7%AB%8B%E8%B0%83%E6%9F%A5/a-16911097

Children

南京两女孩饿死家中 女律师追问政府失职 (Two girls starved to death in Nanjing home, five female lawyers seek government’s accountability)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-06262013153903.html

江西一留守家庭三兄妹池塘边戏水不幸全部溺亡 (Three “left-behind” siblings in Jiangxi drown while washing clothes in pond)
China National Radio, June 26, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0627/08/92C57QAR00014JB5.html