Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

狱中记者人数居高不下 被绑架记者激增 (Joint NGO report: China ranks 3rd globally for number of jailed reporters, after Turkey and Iran)
Deutsche Welle, December 18, 2013
http://bit.ly/1c0Hiiv

Hukou (户口)

户籍改革7年要迈过“三道坎” 特大城市仍严控 (Hukou reform slow in megacities still maintaining strict control)
Beijing Youth Daily, December 18, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1218/c1001-23869309.html

China to speed up hukou reform
China Radio International, December 17, 2013
english.cri.cn/6909/2013/12/17/2743s803859.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China puts activists on trial during holiday lull
Associated Press, December 18, 2013
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-puts-activists-trial-holiday-lull-21257205

明鏡獨家:中國著名政治領袖陳子明病危入院 (Chen Ziming, Democracy Movement activist, hospitalized in critical condition)
Mirrorbooks.com, December 18, 2013
http://city.mirrorbooks.com/news/?action-viewnews-itemid-101762

Related Tencent Weibo post:
罗渝泷, December 18, 2013
今天下午知悉陈子明先生患癌症住进301医院,心情非常沉重。这是今年获悉第二位知名学者患癌症,前一位是崔卫平女士。陈子明先生是当代杰出的思想者,是我们上一辈中最优秀的。他被囚监狱十一年,从未停止过对社会的思考。他明天做手术,我们合十祝福他一切顺利!罗渝泷请朋友们都为陈先生祈福吧!
http://t.qq.com/p/t/360910065357200

中国维权人士张林出庭受审 (Veteran democracy activist Zhang Lin stands trial)
Voice of America, December 18, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/zhanglin-20131218/1812738.html

Information Control (信息控制)

A response to Thomas L. Friedman’s “letter” to President Xi
《环球时报》回应弗里德曼致习近平的信
The New York Times, December 18, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131218/c18response/dual/

Chinese state newspaper says Western media must be controlled
The Telegraph, December 17, 2013
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10522655/Chinese-state-newspaper-says-Western-media-must-be-controlled.html

国信办:坚决制止“人肉搜索”等网络暴力行为 (State Internet Information Office: must resolutely stop "human flesh search engines" and other violent Internet behavior)
Global Times, December 18, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-12/4671487.html

Related Tencent Weibo post:
鱼七秒, December 18, 2013
如果人肉搜索是为了对抗强权,维护公民的利益。“人肉”是应该保留的!这个世界上的任何东西都是好坏相依,黑白共存的!!! 更多时候不是这个东西不好,而是人使用的方式不对!!!
http://t.qq.com/p/t/365511074245724

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

Wolf, passionate critic of China, to leave U.S. Congress
Agence France-Presse, December 18, 2013
bit.ly/1i01fcV

U.S. Ups security aid to Southeast Asia, criticizes China
Associated Press, December 17, 2013
www.irrawaddy.org/asia/us-ups-security-aid-southeast-asia-criticizes-china.html

Internet (互联网)

Dead but not buried: There is little you cannot buy on the Chinese internet
The Economist, December 21, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21591890-there-little-you-cannot-buy-chinese-internet-dead-not-buried?fsrc=rss

Land, Property, Housing ( 土地、财产、房屋)

抗暴力拆迁砍死两人 范木根被正式逮捕 (Suzhou villager kills 2 resisting forced demolition, is formally arrested)
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-12172013150728.html

Related Tencent Weibo post:
徐建清, December 18, 2013
刑法第20条规定;“为了使国家、公共利益、本人或者他人的人身、财产和其他权利免受正在进行的不法侵害,而采取的制止不法侵害的行为,对不法侵害人造成损害的,属于正当防卫,不负刑事责任。” || 缘份: || @wenmengchi78三藏卜永柱6: 范木根抗暴立功!正当防卫无罪!
http://t.qq.com/p/t/361110024231593

In China, a dynamite solution to land shortages
Wall Street Journal, December 17, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/17/in-china-a-dynamite-solution-to-land-shortages/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Rural women stage innovative protest for equality
The New York Times, December 17, 2013
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/rural-women-stage-innovative-protest-for-equality/?_r=0

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

大赦国际:劳教所更名“戒毒中心” (NGO: “drug rehabilitation centers” are replacing RTL)
Deutsche Welle, December 18, 2013
http://bit.ly/1fmFuQF

Religion (宗教)

我国宗教教职人员认定备案率达98% (In China, 98% of religious institution personnel are officially identified and recorded)
People’s Daily, December 18, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1218/c1001-23870058.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Restive Xinjiang needs "ethnic healing": Chinese media
Agence France-Presse, December 17, 2013
bit.ly/1bYZclG

Related:
Chinese police arrest suspects after Kashgar violence
The Guardian, December 17, 2013
www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/17/violence-china-kashgar-dead-xinjiang-muslim

Six women among Uyghurs shot dead in Xinjiang violence
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/violence-12182013060830.html

Opinion (观点)

高文謙:毛澤東是中國人的宿命和孽債 (Gao Wenqian: Mao is both "karma and a sinful debt" to the Chinese people)
Mirrorbooks.com, December 18, 2013
http://city.mirrorbooks.com/news/?action-viewnews-itemid-101763

China’s new reforms in theory and practice
International Relations and Security Network, December 17, 2013
www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Articles/Detail/?lng=en&id=174811