Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

”China Factor” shows Beijing’s long reach in media censorship
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/censorship-10212013184935.html

Authors accept censors’ rules to sell in China
向中国审查制度低头,外国作家的艰难抉择
The New York Times, October 22, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131021/c21censorship/dual/

Related:
A Book Review by Hu Ping: Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China
胡平评《邓小平时代》
Human Rights in China, July 2013
EN: http://hrichina.org/crf/article/6746
CH: http://hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/6744

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

美国名校教授建议请被北大解聘的夏业良做访问学者 (Professors from prestigious U.S. universities suggest inviting Xia Yeliang, dismissed by Peking University, to be their visiting scholar)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/aw-10212013135910.html

Information Control (信息控制)

《晚年周恩来》作者高文谦下“战书”,邀社科院副院长辩论毛功罪是非 (Gao Wenqian, author of “Zhou Enlai: The Last Perfect Revolutionary” challenges critic of his book to a debate on Mao)
Radio France International, October 21, 2013
http://rfi.my/HbeqIL

See related Weibo post:
建邦评论: 毛作为历史人物,千秋功罪自有后人评说,为什么没资格?毛作为政治人物,人们自然有权利对其执政的是非功过进行评价,为什么没资格?毛再伟大,也是人民公仆 (Jianbang Comments: Mao is a historical figure, his merits and demerits should be evaluated by later generations, why aren’t we qualified to do so? Mao is also a political figure, people naturally have the right to evaluate the merits and demerits of his rule, why aren’t we qualified to do so? Even if Mao was great, he was still a servant of the people.)
http://t.qq.com/p/t/328910003228672

封从德:夏业良事件说明中共对公共知识分子和互联网的恐惧 (Former 1989 democracy movement leader: Xia Yeliang’s dismissal shows CPC’s fear of public intellectuals and the Internet)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-10222013100312.html

Twitter account of China's state broadcaster hacked
央视Twitter帐户被黑
Reuters, October 22, 2013
EN: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/22/uk-china-cctv-hacking-idUKBRE99L05520131022
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE99L07K20131022

Related:
China's Zhou Yongkang: state TV deletes “incorrect” tweet
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 22, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24621272

International Human Rights (国际人权)

中国:一边接受人权审议 一边逮捕人权人士 (China: undergoing UN human rights review while simultaneously arresting rights defenders)
Deutsche Welle, October 22, 2013
http://bit.ly/19YGogY

China defends human rights record at United Nations
中国承认推进人权挑战多但强调成绩 (China recognizes challenges in forwarding human rights but emphasizes its achievements)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 22, 2013
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24611657
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131022_unhr_china_humanrights.shtml

Related:
UN Experts voice serious concern as China faces human rights review
中国接受人权审议前夕 联合国专家表达严重关切
Human Rights in China, October 18, 2013
EN: http://hrichina.org/content/6979
CH: http://hrichina.org/cn/content/6980

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

Human rights abuses and land grab claims fail to stop Myanmar-China Gas Pipeline Opening
The International Business Times, October 22, 2013
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/515595/20131021/myanmar-china-gas-pipeline.htm

Natural Resources (自然资源)

China tries to clean up toxic legacy of its rare earth riches
The New York Times, October 22, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/23/business/international/china-tries-to-clean-up-toxic-legacy-of-its-rare-earth-riches.html

Rule of Law (法治)

从薄夏王案看中国刑事司法之公正 (Bo Xilai, Xia Junfeng and other famous cases reveal injustices in China’s criminal judiciary)
The New York Times, October 22, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131022/cc22xiaohan/

Tibet (西藏)

China says Tibet policy "correct", no turning back
中国第10次发布西藏问题白皮书
Reuters, October 22, 2013 (English)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 22, 2013 (Chinese)
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/22/us-china-tibet-idUSBRE99L04N20131022
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131022_un_china_tibet.shtml

Related:
国新办发布西藏的发展与进步白皮书(全文) (State Council Information Office publishes White Paper on Tibet's development and progress (full text))
State Council Information Office, October 22, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-10-22/102628499310.shtml

Opinion (观点)

Beijing’s assault on academic freedom
The New York Times, October 21, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/22/opinion/beijings-assault-on-academic-freedom.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&ref=international&adxnnlx=1382459545-AsxodNeqOXoQVoWfCIupqQ