Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

Despite Bo's trial in China, no redress for victims of his crackdown
Reuters, August 20, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/20/us-china-politics-bo-parttwo-idUSBRE97J0C720130820?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

薄瓜瓜:父亲应有机会回应、辩护 (Bo Guagua: My father should have opportunity to respond and defend himself)
Deutsche Welle, August 20, 2013
http://bit.ly/19vlid4

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

China monitors online chatter as users threaten state hold on the internet
The Guardian, August 20, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/20/china-internet-listening-citizens-views

Corruption (腐败)

贪污、挪用公款 内蒙古乾坤公司原董事长被判死刑 (Inner Mongolian enterprise chairman sentenced to death for corruption and embezzlement)
The People’s Daily, August 20, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0820/c1001-22621268.html

Cyber Security (网络安全)

Cyber attack? What cyber attack?
USA Today, August 19, 2013
http://www.usatoday.com/story/nation/2013/08/19/china-cyber-attack-pentagon/2671579/

Disasters (灾难)

东北洪涝灾害已致85人死亡 习近平李克强指示 (85 dead from flooding in Northeast China)
China News Service, August 20, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/08/20/279414.html

Education (教育)

China's new college graduates struggle to put their skills to work
Los Angeles Times, August 20, 2013
http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-china-unemployment-20130818,0,3605693.story

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

维权人士郭飞雄妻子向习近平发出公开信 (Wife of rights defender Guo Feixiong issues open letter to Xi Jinping)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 20, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130819_guofeixiong_wife_open_letter.shtml

See English translation of open letter:
Open letter from Guo Feixiong’s wife Zhang Qing to Xi Jinping
China Media Project, August 20, 2013
http://cmp.hku.hk/2013/08/20/33877/

Veteran Chinese rights lawyer held on public order charges
Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-08192013110014.html

For more information on Guo Feixiong:
Guangzhou activist Guo Feixiong criminally detained
广东维权人士郭飞雄被刑事拘留
Human Rights in China, August 19, 2013
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/content/6882
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6883

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment), 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

U.S. and China to expand military exchanges despite cybersecurity and territory rows
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1298001/us-and-china-expand-military-exchanges-despite-cybersecurity-and

Open Government Information (信息公开 )

调查显示:83%民众认为官员信息公开不力应被追责 (83% of survey participants think officials should be accountable for inadequate levels of open government information)
China Youth Daily, August 20, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0820/c1001-22622392.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China’s new leadership takes hard line in secret memo
中央秘密文件谴责宪政与人权
New York Times, August 20, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130820/c20document/dual/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

维权律师联署取缔黑监狱并追究犯罪者 (Ten rights defense lawyers sign joint statement to ban black jails and hold perpetrators accountable)
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy2-08192013110843.html

Tibet (西藏)

Chinese security forces crack down on Tibetan mine protesters
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-08192013110014.html

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

For Chinese politician, few doubts on guilty verdict
薄熙来周四济南受审,中共慎重安排
New York Times, August 19, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130819/c19bo/dual/

王雪梅退出法医学会继续引发热议 (Wang Xuemei, who questioned Gu Kailai’s conviction, quits as vice president of Chinese Forensic Medicine Association)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 19, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130819_webusers_talking_wangxuemei.shtml

Related:
China: Wang Xuemei, forensic scientist in Neil Heywood murder case, quits
The Guardian, August 19, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/19/wang-xuemei-neil-heywood-gu-kailai-quits

Bo Xilai's wife expected to testify against him
华尔街日报:谷开来将出庭指证薄熙来
Wall Street Journal, August 16, 2013 British Broadcasting Corporation, August 18, 2013
EN: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323455104579016803531203952.html
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130818_gu_bo_wsj.shtml

Related:
Wife of China's Bo would only testify to protect son: sources
The Reuters, August 19, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/19/us-china-politics-bo-idUSBRE97I06X20130819