Thursday, January 30, 2014

Animal welfare rights (动物福利和权利)

Chinese ivory smuggler gets record sentence in Kenya poaching crackdown
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1415789/chinese-ivory-smuggler-gets-record-sentence-kenya-poaching-crackdown0129

Corruption (腐败)

市河湖管理处原主任受贿贪污一审获死缓 (Beijing official received suspended death sentence for graft)
Jinghua Times, January 30, 2014
epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2014-01/30/content_61373.htm

腐败类死刑暂时不会废除 建议废除集资诈骗罪死刑 (CASS expert recommends removing "fraudulent fund-raising" as a capital crime)
Southern Metropolis, January 30, 2014
epaper.oeeee.com/A/html/2014-01/30/content_2016837.htm

Environment (环境)

Browner, but greener: China stands out for its greenness in a new environmental ranking
The Economist, February 1, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21595487-china-stands-out-its-greenness-new-environmental-ranking-browner-greener

China smog fears spur call for ban on New Year fireworks
Reuters, January 29, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/29/us-china-pollution-idUSBREA0S0CE20140129

Health (健康)

Physician, heal thyself: Medicines are over-prescribed and overpriced
The Economist, February 1, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21595431-medicines-are-over-prescribed-and-overpriced-physician-heal-thyself

China bans cigarettes from schools
Reuters, January 29, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10604243/China-bans-cigarettes-from-schools.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

异议人士薛明凯之父“被自杀” (Dissident Xue Mingkai's father “jumped” to his death under suspicious circumstances)
Radio Free Asia, January 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yl-01292014155046.html

China jails another New Citizens activist
Associated Press, January 29, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/29/china-jails-another-new-citizens-activist

International Relations (国际关系)

奥巴马:全球最佳投资目的地在美国而非中国 (Obama: U.S., not China, is the best country for investment)
Radio Free Asia, January 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/sd-01292014143905.html

Population (人口)

Letter from China: a race against time for a second child
中国夫妇为了生二胎苦苦等待
New York Times, January 30, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140130/c30child/dual/

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Students detained with outspoken Uyghur scholar taken to Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, January 30, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/scholar-01282014210355.html

Opinion (观点)

Xu Zhiyong's trial makes a mockery of Beijing's pledge to enforce rule of law
South China Morning Post, January 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1416497/xu-zhiyongs-trial-makes-mockery-beijings-pledge-enforce-rule

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Environment (环境)

26省将大气污染治理列入政府工作报告 (26 provinces include ozone pollution management in government work report)
No. 1 Financial Daily, January 29, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-01-29/082929374385.shtml

Health (健康)

珠海政协委员建议:把不孕不育症纳入医保 (Zhuhai CPPCC deputy recommends expanding healthcare coverage to include infertility)
Yangcheng Evening News, January 29, 2014
news.ycwb.com/2014-01/29/content_5995069.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

A poster girl for torture in Hong Kong
Asia Times Online, January 28, 2014
www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-280114.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

北京宣判两起聚众扰乱公共场所秩序案 (Verdict reached in two “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place” cases in Beijing)
Sina News, January 29, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-01-29/094929374930.shtml

Chinese lawyers warn Communist Party will target legal teams
Telegraph, January 28, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10601346/Chinese-lawyers-warn-Communist-Party-will-target-legal-teams.html

Five Chinese law professors argue Xu Zhiyong’s innocence
NTD News, January 28, 2014
www.ntd.tv/en/China%20Forbidden%20News/20140128/86586-five-chinese-law-professors-argue-xu-zhiyongs-innocence.html#sthash.IZx5dN8e.dpuf

See the professors' opinion:
为什么我们认为他无罪:对许志永聚众扰乱公共场所罪一审判决的法律意见 (Why we believe he is innocent: legal opinions concerning the first-instance conviction of Xu Zhiyong for gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place)
Minzhuzhongguo, January 27, 2014
minzhuzhongguo.org/ArtShow.aspx?AID=38321

Prominent Chinese rights activist to appeal sentence
Reuters, January 28, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/01/28/uk-china-activist-idUKBREA0R0FB20140128

For more information on Xu Zhiyong, see:
Four years for New Citizens Movement advocate Xu Zhiyong
新公民运动倡导者许志永被判刑4年
Human Rights in China, January 26, 2014
EN:www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/four-years-new-citizens-movement-advocate-xu-zhiyong
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/xin-gong-min-yun-dong-chang-dao-zhe-xu-zhi-yong-bei-pan-xing-4nian

"For Freedom, Justice, and Love”—Xu Zhiyong’s Final Statement at Trial
许志永在法庭上的最后陈述
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2014
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/freedom-justice-and-love-xu-zhiyongs-final-statement-trial
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/xu-zhi-yong-zai-fa-ting-shang-de-zui-hou-chen-shu

Case document:
刑事判决书 (Xu Zhiyong's criminal verdict)
Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, January 26, 2014
bj1zy.chinacourt.org/public/detail.php?id=951

Statement by lawyer Zhang Qingfang:
“Turning this Page, Let Life Start Anew”
翻过这一页,让生活重新开始--许志永的律师的声明
Human Rights in China, January 26, 2014
EN:www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/turning-page-let-life-start-anew-statement-xu-zhiyongs-lawyer
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/fan-guo-zhe-yi-ye-rang-sheng-huo-zhong-xin-kai-shi-xu-zhi-yong-de-lu-shi-de-sheng

Information Control (信息控制)

New York Times journalist forced to leave China after visa row
The Guardian, January 29, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/29/new-york-times-journalist-leave-china-visa

悬崖上的中国新闻自由 (Press freedom deteriorates further, according to International Federation of Journalists)
Deutsche Welle, January 28, 2014
dw.de/p/1AyZj

See report:
Back to Maoist Future
媒体悬崖
International Federation of Journalists, January 2014
EN: asiapacific.ifj.org/assets/docs/114/167/c08fd72-9f00ea7.pdf
CH: asiapacific.ifj.org/assets/docs/245/103/7c6def5-a087167.pdf

International Relations (国际关系)

Baucus says he would press China over trade, human rights
Bloomberg, January 28, 2014
www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-28/baucus-says-he-would-press-china-over-human-rights.html

See:
Testimony of Max Baucus Ambassador-Designate to China
Senate Foreign Relations Committee, January 28, 2014
www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Baucus_Testimony1.pdf

Open Government Information (信息公开)

李娜奖金从哪来? 律师要求公示 (Lawyer seeks information disclosure on source of prize money designated for tennis star Li Na by provincial government)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/Lina-01282014055317.html

See lawyer's request:
律师庞琨向湖北省公开奖励李娜80万法律依据 (Lawyer asks Hubei Province to disclose legal basis for awarding Li Nan RMB 800,000 in prize money)
Sina Blog, January 28, 2014
blog.sina.cn/dpool/blog/s/blog_609f8b000101hmc6.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

組圖:2014年新年前夕 逾千人北京抗議示威
Petitioners descend on Beijing Before Chinese new year
Epoch Times, January 27, 2014
CH: http://www.epochtimes.com/b5/14/1/25/n4068270.htm
EN:http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/474255-petitioners-descend-on-beijing-before-new-year/

Society (社会)

Song of herself
Foreign Policy, January 27, 2014
www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/01/27/song_of_herself_china_li_na_state_system

Why tennis star Li Na left China out of her awesome Australian Open victory speech
Quartz, January 27, 2014
qz.com/170915/why-tennis-star-li-na-left-china-out-of-her-awesome-australian-open-victory-speech/

Women (妇女)

China: woman settles in first gender discrimination lawsuit
Guardian, January 28, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/28/china-woman-settles-first-gender-discrimination-lawsuit

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

伊力哈木被刑拘半月律师查询无果 (Authorities remain mum about Uyghur professor's whereabouts after taking him into custody two weeks ago)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-01282014111116.html

Opinions (观点)

张千帆:两种“宪政经济学” (Zhang Qianfan: two types of "constitutional economics")
Gongshiwang, January 28, 2014
www.21ccom.net/articles/zgyj/xzmj/article_2014012899824.html

许志永案须依宪审判 (Courts must base Xu Zhiyong ruling on the Constitution)
Financial Times, January 29, 2014
m.ftchinese.com/story/001054644?ccode=2G138001&from=timeline&isappinstalled=0#utm_campaign=2G138001&utm_source=marketing&utm_medium=campaign

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Demand for traditional Chinese medicine is killing off the world’s quirkiest animal
Quartz, January 27, 2014
qz.com/170554/demand-for-traditional-chinese-medicine-is-killing-off-the-worlds-quirkiest-animal/

Environment (环境)

成都上月仅有1天空气质量达标 其余30天均评为污染 (Air quality in Chengdu met minimum standard only one day in December 2013)
Sichuan Daily, January 28, 2014
politics.scdaily.cn/szyw/content/2014-01/28/content_6840711.htm?node=3605

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China puts four more anti-graft activists on trial
Reuters, January 27, 2014
in.reuters.com/article/2014/01/27/china-activists-trial-idINDEEA0Q06920140127

Who is Xu Zhiyong?
The Telegraph, January 27, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10597707/Who-is-Xu-Zhiyong.html

Freedom, justice and love: China's day in court
Huffington Post, January 27, 2014
www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-novick/freedom-justice-and-love-_b_4670558.html

Jailed dissident’s wife: “I don’t want you to give up”
Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/27/jailed-dissidents-wife-i-dont-want-you-to-give-up/?mod=WSJBlog

For more information on Xu Zhiyong, see:
Four years for New Citizens Movement advocate Xu Zhiyong
Human Rights in China, January 26, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/four-years-new-citizens-movement-advocate-xu-zhiyong

"For Freedom, Justice, and Love”—Xu Zhiyong’s Final Statement at Trial
许志永在法庭上的最后陈述
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2014
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/freedom-justice-and-love-xu-zhiyongs-final-statement-trial
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/xu-zhi-yong-zai-fa-ting-shang-de-zui-hou-chen-shu

Case document:
刑事判决书 (Xu Zhiyong's criminal verdict)
Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, January 26, 2014
bj1zy.chinacourt.org/public/detail.php?id=951

Statement by lawyer Zhang Qingfang:
“Turning this Page, Let Life Start Anew”
Human Rights in China, January 26, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/turning-page-let-life-start-anew-statement-xu-zhiyongs-lawyer

Information Control (信息控制)

中国:纽约时报记者违反签证规定须离境 (China says New York Times reporter denied visa due to violations of requirements)
Voice of America, January 27, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-wants-nyt-reporter-20140127/1838851.html

Related:
China says New York Times reporter broke visa rules, will leave
Reuters, January 27, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/27/us-china-newyorktimes-idUSBREA0Q0LV20140127

Outspoken China scholar leaves country unimpeded
Agence France-Presse, January 28, 2014
bit.ly/1etX7eN

June 4th (六四)

美国教授发起公开“六四真相”行动 (American professor launches "Truth of June 4th" campaign)
Deutsche Welle, January 27, 2014
dw.de/p/1Axp6

Labor (劳工)

韩东方:中国工人应当享有经济改革与发展的成果 (Han Dongfang: Chinese workers should also enjoy benefits of economic reforms and development)
Radio France International, January 22, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/node/141904

苏州数百农民工讨千万元工资 住建局:心有余力不足 (Over 300 migrant workers in Suzhou demand RMB 10 million [U.S. $ 1.7 million] in wage arrears)
Caijing, January 28, 2014
politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-01-28/113871964.html

Migrants (农民工)

Map visualizes Chinese New Year migration
Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/27/map-visualizes-chinese-new-year-migration/?mod=WSJBlog

Religion (宗教)

China official seeks tougher rules on religion after Xinjiang blasts
Reuters, January 27, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/27/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA0Q07E20140 >127

Technology (科技)

China’s WeChat is getting serious about U.S.
Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/27/chinas-wechat-app-targets-u-s-users/?mod=WSJBlog

Opinion (观点)

Beijing confronts a new kind of dissident
Wall Street Journal, January 26, 2014
on.wsj.com/1jZtlUj

支持中国异见人士,西方的“阳谋”
Dissidents’ fame hinges on West’s support
Global Times, January 27, 2014
CN: opinion.huanqiu.com/editorial/2014-01/4797284.html
EN: www.globaltimes.cn/content/839795.shtml#.Uucx0tKwrs0

新闻人物:许志永
Xu Zhiyong, the quiet lawyer holding Beijing to account
Financial Times, January 27, 2014
CH:www.ftchinese.com/story/001054607
EN:http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d9a136da-838d-11e3-86c9-00144feab7de.html?ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Fworld_asia-pacific_china%2Ffeed%2F%2Fproduct&siteedition=uk

Monday, January 27, 2014

Environment (环境)

China’s air pollution prompts creative, sometimes wacky, solutions
Washington Post, January 25, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/chinas-air-pollution-prompts-creative-sometimes-wacky-solutions/2014/01/25/dc7d47fa-82a6-11e3-bbe5-6a2a3141e3a9_story.html

Health (健康)

China reports second case of new bird flu strain
Reuters, January 25, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/26/us-china-birdflu-idUSBREA0P00P20140126

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

著名维权人士胡佳星期天被国保总队的人带走 (Beijing rights defender Hu Jia taken by state security officers on Sunday)
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-01262014154509.html

China sentences legal activist to 4 years for role in protests
新公民运动倡导者许志永获刑4年
The New York Times, January 26, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140126/c26xuzhiyong/dual/

Related:
許志永代表律師:法院指鹿為馬 (Xu Zhiyong's counsel lambasts court for “distorting facts”)
Ming Pao, January 26, 2014
inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20140126/ca71437a.htm

Dissent in China: Xu Zhiyong's verdict
The Economist, January 26, 2014
www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2014/01/dissent-china

For more information on Xu Zhiyong, see:
Four years for New Citizens Movement advocate Xu Zhiyong
Human Rights in China, January 26, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/four-years-new-citizens-movement-advocate-xu-zhiyong

"For Freedom, Justice, and Love”—Xu Zhiyong’s Final Statement at Trial
许志永在法庭上的最后陈述
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2014
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/freedom-justice-and-love-xu-zhiyongs-final-statement-trial
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/xu-zhi-yong-zai-fa-ting-shang-de-zui-hou-chen-shu

Case document:
刑事判决书 (Xu Zhiyong's criminal verdict)
Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, January 26, 2014
bj1zy.chinacourt.org/public/detail.php?id=951

Statement by lawyer Zhang Qingfang:
“Turning this Page, Let Life Start Anew”
Human Rights in China, January 26, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/turning-page-let-life-start-anew-statement-xu-zhiyongs-lawyer

Internet (互联网)

U.S. firm with Falun Gong ties linked to China's internet outage
Want China Times, January 24, 2014
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140124000007&cid=1103

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

两大机构高层人事密集亮相 重要领导人身兼数职 (Key leaders straddle top positions in newly-created reform and national security bodies)
Haiwai Net, January 27, 2014
china.haiwainet.cn/n/2014/0127/c345646-20219676.html

Population (人口)

快报记者追踪采访“超生男孩事件”遇阻——泰兴市委宣传部一领导手指记者称“紧盯此事是捣乱” (Municipal official labels reporters “troublemakers” for investigating abduction of boy born above birth quota)
Modern Express, January 27, 2014
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2835452276

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China accuses Uighur intellectual of separatism for his advocacy work
中国指控维吾尔学者从事分裂活动
The New York Times, January 26, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140126/c26tohti/dual/

Twelve dead in fresh violence in China's Xinjiang
Reuters, January 26, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/26/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA0P02220140126

Friday, January 24, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

8省份密集发布“拍蝇打虎”战果 800余名县处级以上干部被查处 (Eight provinces publish results of anti-corruption drive, over 800 county- and provincial-level officials investigated and punished)
Xinhua, January 23, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2014-01/23/c_119105225.htm

”China Leaks” -- a new coup for journalists group ICIJ
Agence France-Presse, January 23, 2014
bit.ly/1d0bMxg

Less party time:the Communist Party’s anti-graft campaign has had a surprising impact, but a new report shows how far there is to go
The Economist, January 25, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21595029-communist-partys-anti-graft-campaign-has-had-surprising-impact-new-report-shows-how

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

网络剧微电影制作机构须“持证上岗”
True identity required when posting video online
Xinhua, January 21, 2014
CH:http://news.xinhuanet.com/newmedia/2014-01/21/c_126038567.htm
EN:http://chinascope.org/main/content/view/6076/106/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国新公民运动系列案:赵常青解聘律师 (New Citizens Movement activist Zhao Changqing dismisses lawyers in protest of unfair trial)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 23, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/01/140123_china_activist_trial_zhao.shtml

China puts two more activists on trial
Guardian, January 23, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/23/china-activists-trial-zhao-changqing-hou-xin

For more information on Zhao Changqing, see:
Zhao Changqing trial adjourns as defense protests procedural problems
Human Rights in China, January 23, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/zhao-changqing-trial-adjourns-defense-protests-procedural-problems

New citizens: a clampdown on activists continues
The Economist, January 25, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21595050-clampdown-activists-continues-new-citizens

The China Manifesto - detained activist Xu Zhiyong calls for end to “barbaric” one party rule
Telegraph, January 23, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10591993/The-China-Manifesto-detained-activist-Xu-Zhiyong-calls-for-end-to-barbaric-one-party-rule.html

See statement:
为了自由•公义•爱 ——我的法庭陈词
“For Freedom, Justice, and Love”—Xu Zhiyong’s Final Statement at Trial
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2014
CH: biweekly.hrichina.org/article/14038
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/freedom-justice-and-love-xu-zhiyongs-final-statement-trial

For more information on Xu Zhiyong, see:
Xu Zhiyong trial ends without verdict, foreign journalists attacked
许志永案庭审结束未作宣判 外国记者现场报道遭动粗
Human Rights in China, January 23, 2014
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/xu-zhiyong-trial-ends-without-verdict-foreign-journalists-attacked
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/xu-zhi-yong-ting-shen-jie-shu-wei-zuo-xuan-pan-wai-guo-ji-zhe-xian

Information Control (信息控制)

Thinking about thinking in China
Wall Street Journal, January 24, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/24/thinking-about-thinking-in-china/?mod=WSJBlog

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

U. S. calls on China to free scholar fighting graft
Associated Press, January 23, 2014
www.greenwichtime.com/news/crime/article/New-Citizens-founder-s-manifesto-blocked-in-China-5167909.php

See U.S. Embassy statement:
Ambassador Locke’s statement on the trial of Xu Zhiyong
U.S. Embassy in Beijing, January 23, 2014
beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/2014/ambassador-lockes-statement-on-the-trial-of-xu-zhiyong.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

十余省份成立深改小组 组长多由一把手担任 (Over a dozen provinces set up reform working group, led mostly by provincial party secretary)
First Caijing News, January 24, 2014
china.haiwainet.cn/n/2014/0124/c345646-20207502.html

China “reform panel” holds first meeting
Agence France-Presse, January 23, 2014
www.news24.com/World/News/China-reform-panel-holds-first-meeting-20140123

Rule of Law (法治)

自由派人士促《集会游行示威法》的违宪审查 (Liberals call on Chinese parliament to review constitutionality of Law on Assembly, Procession and Demonstration)
Deutsche Welle, January 23, 2014
dw.de/p/1Avwj

See statement:
对《集会游行示威法》提起违宪审查的公开建议书
Open Recommendation to Conduct Constitutional Review on the ‘Law of the People’s Republic of China on Assemblies, Processions and Demonstrations
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2014
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/dui-ji-hui-you-xing-shi-wei-fa-ti-qi-wei-xian-shen-cha-de-gong-kai-jian-yi-shu
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/open-recommendation-conduct-constitutional-review-law-peoples-republic-china

广州火速试点轻刑快审 法官称并不能替代劳教 (After RTL abolition, Guangzhou pilot reform to expedite trials and hand down short-term detention for petty crimes)
Caijing, January 24, 2014
politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-01-24/113856946.html

Related:
Guangzhou vows new detention centres won't be like labour camps
South China Morning Post, January 24, 2014e
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1412432/guangzhou-vows-new-detention-centres-wont-be-labour-camps

自由之家公布报告 中国列为不自由国家 (Freedom House labels China as "not free")
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 23, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/01/140123_us_freedom_house_report.shtml

See report:
Freedom in the World 2014
Freedom House, January 23, 2014e
www.freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2014/china-0#.UuHPlNKwrs0

Technology (科技)

Massive Internet mishap sparks Great Firewall scrutiny in China
Reuters, January 22, 2014
in.reuters.com/article/2014/01/22/china-internet-idINDEEA0L01K20140122

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆阿克苏派出所外维汉冲突死伤五人 同一乡村数月内两暴惨剧 (Clash at Xinjiang police station leaves 3 Uyghurs dead, 2 police injured)
Radio Free Asia, January 23, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql-01232014100218.html

Opinion (观点)

临时工领导中国
China’s temporary-worker ploy
The New York Times, January 24, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20140124/c24murong/dual/

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Children (儿童)

Amid Chinese New Year frenzy, city offers to “mail” children home
Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/23/amid-chinese-new-year-frenzy-city-offers-to-mail-children-home/?mod=WSJBlog

Corruption (腐败)

Report details overseas accounts of Chinese elite
泄密文件揭示中国权贵的海外财富
The New York Times, January 23, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140123/c23accounts/dual/

Environment (环境)

Beijing announces strict new curbs on heavy industry to combat smog
South China Morning Post, January 23, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1411326/beijing-announces-strict-new-curbs-heavy-industry-combat-smog?utm_source=The+Sinocism+China+Newsletter&utm_campaign=1cafe5cf92-Sinocism1.24.14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_171f237867-1cafe5cf92-29608041

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China puts anti-corruption activist Xu Zhiyong on trial, bars diplomats from attending
Washington Post, January 23, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/trial-for-chinese-anti-corruption-activist-xu-zhiyong-draws-crowd-of-wary-supporters/2014/01/22/10cd62bc-834f-11e3-8099-9181471f7aaf_story.html?tid=hpModule_949fa2be-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394

BBC reporter 'harassed' at Chinese activist trial
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 22, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25838209

Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong makes silent protest at trial
Sydney Morning Herald, January 22, 2014
www.smh.com.au/world/chinese-activist-xu-zhiyong-makes-silent-protest-at-trial-20140122-hv9hp.html

Xu Zhiyong trial: reaction of Chinese officials has unexpected impact
Guardian, January 22, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/22/xu-zhiyong-trial-china-official-reaction-new-citizens-movement

Prominent Chinese activist on trial, refuses to defend himself
Reuters, January 22, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/22/us-china-activist-idUSBREA0L0A920140122

For more information on Xu Zhiyong, see:
Xu Zhiyong trial ends without verdict, foreign journalists attacked
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/xu-zhiyong-trial-ends-without-verdict-foreign-journalists-attacked

Information Control (信息控制)

Newspaper websites blocked in China after reports about Chinese leaders' wealth
Huffington Post, January 22, 2014
www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/22/newspaper-blocked-china-guardian-reports-leaked-documents-president-offshore-holdings_n_4645759.html

余杰:呼吁“中国教父”习近平释放姚文田 (Writer Yu Jie calls on Xi Jinping to release HK publisher)
Deutsche Welle, January 22, 2014
dw.de/p/1AvQg

International Relations (国际关系)

May a thousand spies bloom
News Week, January 16, 2014
http://mag.newsweek.com/2014/01/17/china-spies-fbi-cia.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

全面深化改革的必然要求 (The necessity to comprehensively deepen reform)
The Telegraph, January 22, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10589360/Chinese-fugitive-judge-flees-Communist-Party-interrogation-centre.html

Rule of Law (法治)

Chinese fugitive judge “flees Communist Party interrogation centre”
The Telegraph, January 22, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10589360/Chinese-fugitive-judge-flees-Communist-Party-interrogation-centre.html

Social Security (社会安全)

城乡人均养老金水平相差24倍 成城镇化阻碍 (Pensions 24 times higher in urban than rural areas)
Xinhua, January 23, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2014-01/23/c_126046398.htm

Technology (科技)

中国证实互联网故障源于根服务器遭攻击 (China blames attack on root name server for Internet outage)
Caijing, January 23, 2014
tech.caijing.com.cn/2014-01-23/113851661.html

Related:
How the Chinese Internet ended up in Cheyenne, Wyoming
Washington Post, January 22, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/01/22/that-time-the-chinese-internet-found-itself-at-a-tiny-house-in-cheyenne-wyoming/

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China urges respect for ethnic traditions in restive Xinjiang
Reuters, January 22, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/22/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA0L0FC20140122

Opinion (观点)

依法审理许志永案,反对立场先行

Law is no threat to citizen movement
OGlobal Times, January 23, 2014
CN: opinion.huanqiu.com/editorial/2014-01/4781693.html
EN: www.globaltimes.cn/content/838923.shtml#.UuBykmSwrLY

China's elite: don't shoot the messenger
Guardian, January 22, 2014
www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/22/chinas-elite-dont-shoot-the-messenger

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

密档显示,中共权贵在海外避税天堂藏有财富 (High-level Chinese officials hide wealth in offshore accounts)
Voice of America, January 21, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/off-shore-wealth-of-chinese-elite-20140121/1834956.html

China's princelings storing riches in Caribbean offshore haven
Guardian, January 21, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2014/jan/21/china-british-virgin-islands-wealth-offshore-havens

See report:
Leaked records reveal offshore holdings of China’s elite
中国离岸金融解密
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, January 21, 2014
CH: www.icij.org/project/zhong-guo-chi-jin-rong-jie-mi
EN: www.icij.org/offshore/leaked-records-reveal-offshore-holdings-chinas-elite

Death penalty (死刑)

China executes man for raping, murdering sex slaves
Reuters, January 21, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/21/us-china-execution-idUSBREA0K0BJ20140121

Environment (环境)

Shanghai considers arming residents with anti-pollution masks
Telegraph, January 21, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10586296/Shanghai-considers-arming-residents-with-anti-pollution-masks.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

In China, a week full of trials over dissent
新公民运动七成员今日起陆续受审
New York Times, January 22, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140122/c22citizen/dual/

“国际特赦”组织声明:习近平“虚伪”反腐 (Amnesty International says Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign is “hypocritical”)
Radio Free Asia, January 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/vt-01212014154714.html

Related:
China: Hypocritical crackdown on anti-corruption campaigners
Amnesty International, January 21, 2014
www.amnesty.org/en/news/china-hypocritical-crackdown-anti-corruption-campaigners-2014-01-21

China puts prominent activist on trial
Reuters, January 21, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/21/us-china-activist-idUSBREA0K1N720140121

Trials put nine Chinese activists in dock
Guardian, January 20, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/20/nine-chinese-activists-trials

Information Control (信息控制)

香港出版商被扣押深圳 疑遭诱捕 (Hong Kong publisher of books critical of mainland government detained in Shenzhen for over two months)
Radio Free Asia, January 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/sy-01212014130115.html

Related:
China detains H.K. publisher due to release dissident's book
Agence France-Presse, January 21, 2014
bit.ly/1f4Lmzf

China orders real name register for online video uploads
Reuters, January 21, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/21/us-china-internet-idUSBREA0K04T20140121

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

Study: Pollution from Chinese factories is harming air quality on U.S. West Coast
Washington Post, January 21, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/study-pollution-from-chinese-factories-is-harming-air-quality-on-us-west-coast/2014/01/21/225e9b1e-8281-11e3-bbe5-6a2a3141e3a9_story.html?tid=hpModule_04941f10-8a79-11e2-98d9-3012c1cd8d1e

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Human Rights Watch chides China for failing to push reform
Reuters, January 21, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/21/us-china-rights-idUSBREA0K0JO20140121

See report:
China: new leaders fail to embrace genuine reforms
Human Rights Watch, January 21, 2014
www.hrw.org/news/2014/01/21/china-new-leaders-fail-embrace-genuine-reforms

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

劳教废止后不会出现“真空”
A closer look inside China's about-face on labor camps
Economic Observer, January 7, 2014
CH:www.eeo.com.cn/2014/0107/254577.shtml
EN:www.worldcrunch.com/opinion-analysis/a-closer-look-inside-china-039-s-about-face-on-labor-camps/reeducation-camps-forced-labor-china-torture-chinese/c7s14744/#.Ut8k_2SwrLZ

Technology (科技)

China’s Sina, Baidu and other big websites are hit with disruptions
Wall Street Journal, January 21, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/21/chinas-sina-baidu-and-other-big-websites-are-hit-with-disruptions/?mod=chinablog

Women (妇女)

For Chinese women, unmarried motherhood remains the final taboo
Guardian, January 20, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/20/china-unmarried-motherhood-remains-final-taboo

Opinion (观点)

Can China innovate without dissent?
The New York Times, January 20, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/22/opinion/can-china-innovate-without-dissent.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=1

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

绿色和平:名牌儿童服装里含化学毒物 (Greenpeace report finds toxic content in name-brand children's clothing)
Deutsche Welle, January 19, 2014
dw.de/p/1AqlH

Read the report:
A little story about the monsters in your closet
Greenpeace, January 14, 2014
www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/publications/reports/toxics/2014/little-story-monsters-closet/

China's dumpling poisoner gets life in prison
Agence France-Presse, January 20, 2014
bit.ly/1f1hTGA

Corruption (腐败)

领导收下属利是违规 孩子收也不行 (Guangzhou forbids officials and their children from receiving New Year red envelopes from the public)
New Express, January 21, 2014
dianzibao.xkb.com.cn/view/909521

China's former PM denies role in family's "hidden riches"
The Telegraph, January 19, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10582444/Chinas-former-PM-denies-role-in-familys-hidden-riches.html

Death penalty (死刑)

Politics of the Death Penalty in China
China Change, January 16, 2014
http://chinachange.org/2014/01/16/politics-of-the-death-penalty-in-china/

Health (健康)

More infected in fresh wave of China bird flu - WHO
Reuters, January 20, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/20/us-birdflu-who-idUSBREA0J0LO20140120

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

How “New Citizen” trials highlight lack of rule of law on mainland China
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1409924/how-new-citizen-trials-highlight-lack-rule-law-mainland-china

Related:
新公民运动倡导者许志永周三受审
Trial begins next week for human rights activist in China
The New York Times, January 20, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140120/c20trial/dual/

Xu Zhiyong to face trial in Beijing amid crackdown on dissent
The Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304027204579332532039543714

律师因查办郭飞雄案受压 刘远东案将于周五开庭 (Authorities pressure Guo Feixiong's lawyer, Guangzhou activist Liu Yuandong, to go on trial on Friday)
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-01202014102217.html

刘霞近日获准与朋友通电话 (Liu Xia allowed to talk to friends over phone)
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2014
www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/Liu-01202014085038.html?encoding=simplified

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

Gary Locke by-the-numbers tour as ambassador to China is nearing an end
Washington Post, January 20, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/gary-locke-by-the-numbers-tour-as-ambassador-to-china-is-nearing-an-end/2014/01/20/b83bd4b6-76b6-11e3-b1c5-739e63e9c9a7_story.html

Japan protests China memorial to Korean assassin as ties fray
Reuters, January 20, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/20/us-japan-china-idUSBREA0J0G120140120

Labor (劳工)

Chinese civil servants demand higher salaries, reactions
China Smack, January 20, 2014
www.chinasmack.com/2014/stories/chinese-civil-servants-demand-higher-salaries-reactions.html

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

Gays reveal extent of Chinese clinics' “sexual reorientation” therapies
Agence France-Presse, January 20, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1409636/gays-reveal-extent-chinese-clinics-sexual-reorientation-therapies

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Food security, rural environment top China's policy agenda in 2014
Reuters, January 19, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/19/us-china-agriculture-idUSBREA0I04920140119

See police agenda:
中共中央、国务院印发《关于全面深化农村改革加快推进农业现代化的若干意见》(Certain Opinions Concerning Comprehensively Deepening Rural Reforms and Expeditiously Advancing Agricultural Modernization, issued by the Central Committee of the Communist Party and the State Council)
Xinhua, January 19, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2014-01/19/c_119033371.htm

Population (人口)

政协委员:财政局透露广州超生罚款"均价"20万元 (Guangzhou authorities collected RMB 470 million in one-child policy penalty fees in 2012)
Southern Metropolis, January 21, 2014
news.163.com/14/0121/05/9J3DK9IR0001124J.html

China cracks down on illegal sex-determination clinics
Guardian, January 19, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/19/china-crack-down-illegal-sex-determination-clinics-abortion

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China's media accuse Uighur scholar of separatism
Associated Press, January 18, 2014
www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_24940236/chinas-media-accuse-uighur-scholar-separatism

China's Xinjiang doubling anti-terror budget
Associated Press, January 17, 2014
www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11188316

Opinion (观点)

The trial of the Chinese Dream
New Yorker, January 17, 2014
www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2014/01/the-trial-of-the-chinese-dream.html

Jerome Cohen on the upcoming trial of Xu Zhiyong
Chinese Law Prof Blog, January 19, 2014
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/2014/01/jerome-cohen-on-the-upcoming-trial-of-xu-zhiyong.html

Friday, January 17, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Party issues rules to curb “naked” corruption
中共明文规定不得再提拔“裸官”
The New York Times, January 17, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140117/c17promotion/dual/

中国富豪减少送礼支出 (Wealthy Chinese reduce spending on expensive gifts)
Financial Times, January 17, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001054449

Related:
Luxury in China loses luster as wealthy flee
Reuters, January 16, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/16/us-china-luxury-hurun-idUSBREA0F0H320140116

Environment (环境)

China's big polluters exceed emission limits - report
Reuters, January 16, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/16/us-china-environment-idUSBREA0F0K720140116

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Eleven things to watch for in the trial of chinese activist Xu Zhiyong
The Epoch Times, January 16, 2014
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/453316-eleven-things-to-watch-for-in-the-trial-of-chinese-activist-xu-zhiyong/

Sakharov Prize: 25 years of promoting human rights, past Chinese winners weigh in
NTD TV, January 16, 2014
http://www.ntd.tv/en/China%20Forbidden%20News/20140116/84805-sakharov-prize-25-years-of-promoting-human-rights-past-chinese-winners-weigh-in.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

U.S. presses China prominent academic's detention
Agence France-Presse, January 16, 2014
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140116/us-presses-china-prominent-academics-detention-0

Related:
Outspoken Uighur scholar detained in Beijing
中央民族大学维族教授遭警方拘留
The New York Times, January 17, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140117/c17tohti/dual/

EU envoy criticises “tightening” curbs on China human rights
Captial News, January 17, 2014
http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2014/01/eu-envoy-criticises-tightening-curbs-on-china-human-rights/

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

Chinese troops bolster UN peacekeeping mission in Mali
Agence France-Presse, January 16, 2014
bit.ly/1eFNQSj

Population (人口)

留美副教授超生被开除 计生办建议再处理其妻 (Professor sacked for violating one-child policy)
Southern Metropolis, January 17, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/s/2014-01-17/040029266395.shtml

Technology (科技)

中国互联网新数字 5亿多人用手机上网 (New stats show over 500 million Chinese users go online using mobile phones)
Voice of America, January 16, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/chinese-cell-phone-user-20140116/1831731.html

In China, A new space for new questions
Tea Leaf Nation, January 16, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/01/let-a-hundred-questions-bloom-how-political-speech-thrives-on-chinas-quora/

中国微博用户规模下降2783万人 (Weibo loses 27.83 million users)
Radio Free Asia, January 16, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/nu-01162014112625.html

China web users surge to 618 million: government
Agence France-Presse, January 16, 2014
bit.ly/19xTQip

See report:
第33次中国互联网络发展状况统计报告 (33rd Statistical Report on Internet Development in China)
China Internet Network Information Center, January 16, 2014
www.cnnic.cn/hlwfzyj/hlwxzbg/hlwtjbg/201401/t20140116_43820.htm

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Xinjiang steps up fight against religious extremists in China
The Guardian, January 17, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/17/xinjiang-religious-extremists-china-terrorism

Women (妇女)

Blame it on the booze
Tea Leaf Nation, January 10, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/01/blame-it-on-the-booze/

Opinion (观点)

有铁面问责,才有进取动力 —— 三论如何看待“为官不易” (Robust accountability system crucial to achieving progress in good governance)
People's Daily, January 17, 2014
paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2014-01/17/nw.D110000renmrb_20140117_1-05.htm

China’s unprecedented political reforms
Council on Foreign Relations, January 16, 2014
blogs.cfr.org/asia/2014/01/16/chinas-unprecedented-political-reforms/

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

崔健拒绝接受审查,与春晚说再见 (Tiananmen rocker Cui Jian rejects censorship of lyrics, will not perform at Spring Festival gala)
Deutsche Welle, January 16, 2014
http://bit.ly/1i1FSbF

Related:
Spring Festival gala performance by Chinese rock Icon in doubt
The New York Times, January 16, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/15/spring-gala-performance-by-chinese-rock-icon-in-doubt/

Corruption (腐败)

Chinese premier vows reform to curb govn't corruption
Xinhua, January 16, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-01/16/c_126011215.htm

Chinese Communist Party school official caught up in sex scandal
Reuters, January 15, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/15/us-china-corruption-sex-idUSBREA0E0OV20140115

Communist Party expels former executive at China Mobile parent
Reuters, January 15, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/15/us-chinamobile-probe-idUSBREA0E06420140115

Environment (环境)

Can China kickstart its circular economy and kick its smog?
The Guardian, January 15, 2014
www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/china-recycling-waste-circular-economy

China's Shanghai announces new measures to curb pollution
Reuters, January 15, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/15/us-china-pollution-idUSBREA0E0RD20140115

Hong Kong (香港)

梁振英施政报告避谈民主直选 (Hong Kong’s leader skirts democracy issue in address)
The New York Times, January 16, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140116/c16hongkong/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

新公民运动受挫揭示中国政府底线
Chinese activists test new leader and are crushed
The New York Times, January 16, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140116/c16citizen/dual/

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

非洲变成中日外交战场 (Sino-Japan diplomatic battle plays out in Africa)
Voice of America, January 15, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/africa-asia-rivalry-20140115/1830981.html

Internet (互联网)

From Weibo to WeChat: after a crackdown on microblogs, sensitive online discussion has shifted
The Economist, January 18, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21594296-after-crackdown-microblogs-sensitive-online-discussion-has-shifted-weibo-wechat

Population (人口)

广西定“单独两孩”时间表:3月起实施 (Guangxi to implement new family planning policy in March)
21st Century Economics, January 16, 2014
jingji.21cbh.com/2014/1-16/1NMDA2NTFfMTA0NTI1NA.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

No end to China's notorious re-education camps
Deutsche Welle, January 15, 2014
http://www.dw.de/no-end-to-chinas-notorious-re-education-camps/a-17362570

Rule of Law (法治)

任意拘禁何时休? (When will China stop arbitrary arrests?)
Deutsche Welle, January 15, 2014
dw.de/p/1Aqlt

Technology (科技)

China's Huawei denies U.S. compromised equipment security
Agence France Presse, January 15, 2014
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140115/chinas-huawei-denies-us-compromised-equipment-security-0

China Mobile's Apple iPhone preorders hit 1.2m as Xiaomi and Huawei rise
The Guardian, January 15, 2014
www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/15/apple-iphone-preorders-china-mobile-xiaomi-huawei

Nice little earner: can WeChat become a world-beating app?
The Economist, January 18, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21594312-can-wechat-become-world-beating-app-nice-little-earner

Tibet (西藏)

青海果洛僧人作家更嘎仓央获释 (China releases Tibetan monk-writer jailed for "leaking state secretes")
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-01152014152741.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

维族教师母子遭警方带走原因不明 新疆一学生被国保带走
Uyghur scholar, mother detained in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2014
CH:www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-01152014112920.html
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/ilham-tohti-01152014172830.html

Opinion (观点)

China improves human rights, really
Bloomberg, January 15, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-15/china-improves-human-rights-really.html

Balancing act: Mr Xi talks about people’s rights
The Economist, January 18, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21594313-mr-xi-talks-about-peoples-rights-balancing-act

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China's Xi warns of grim fight against corruption
Reuters, January 14, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/14/us-china-corruption-idUSBREA0D0PN20140114

Chinese army banned from foreign cars
The Guardian, January 14, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/14/chinese-army-banned-from-foreign-cars

Home of Chinese general raided as officials step up graft probe
Financial Times, January 14, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/14/chinese-army-banned-from-foreign-cars

Culture (文化)

"文革之恶,光有个人道歉远远不够” (Observers say apologies alone cannot address crimes committed during Cultural Revolution)
Deutsche Welle, January 14, 2014
dw.de/p/1AqFX

Hong Kong (香港)

香港观察:《明报》撤换总编震动港媒 (Hong Kong media shocked as Ming Pao changes its chief editor)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 14, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/hong_kong_review/2014/01/140114_hkreview_mingbao_editor.shtml

Hong Kong’s leader skirts democracy issue in address
The New York Times, January 15, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/16/world/asia/hong-kongs-leader-skirts-democracy-issue-in-address.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

刘霞诗作朗诵会纽约举行 (Liu Xia poetry reading held at international writers’ event in New York)
Voice of America, January 15, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/ny-calling-for-liu-xia-freedom-20140114/1830242.html

Nobel winner's wife Liu Xia speaks out from house arrest through her poems
The Guardian, January 15, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/15/liu-xiaobo-wife-secretly-filmed-video-china-poem

International Human Rights (国际人权)

The EU and free expression: Human rights dialogues
Index on Censorship, January 15, 2014
http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/01/eu-free-expression-beyond-neighbourhood/

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

Chinese dominance in Kenyan digital migration raises alarm
Inter Press Service, January 14, 2014
www.ipsnews.net/2014/01/chinese-dominance-digital-migration-raises-alarm/

Labor (劳工)

Abuse images put focus on Hong Kong maids
Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/14/abuse-images-put-focus-on-hong-kong-maids/?mod=chinablog

Media (媒体)

China media: Tibetan blaze probe
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 15, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-25740589

Population (人口)

Japanese companies relish China’s one-child policy reform
The National, January 14, 2014
www.thenational.ae/business/industry-insights/economics/japanese-companies-relish-chinas-one-child-policy-reform

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

内蒙古4位牧民因上访被刑警队拘押 (Inner Mongolian herders detained after petitioning against land grabs)
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/hc-01142014151345.html

Rule of Law (法治)

Struggling for justice: China's courts and the challenge of reform
World Politics Review, January 14, 2014
www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/13495/struggling-for-justice-chinas-courts-and-the-challenge-of-reform

Opinion (观点)

大家谈中国:没有澄清真相的道歉是伪道歉 (Apologies that fail to tell the truth are not genuine)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 14, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/comments_on_china/2014/01/140114_coc_apology_and_truth.shtml

有严格监督,才有为民本色 —— 论如何看待“为官不易” (Robust oversight key to people-centered governance)
People's Daily, January 15, 2014
http://news.china.com.cn/2014-01/15/content_31198788.htm

Chinese officials should stop commenting on electoral reform
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1405273/chinese-officials-should-stop-commenting-electoral-reform

This is how China treats the wife of a Nobel peace prize winner
The Guardian, January 15, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/15/liu-xiaobo-china-nobel-prize-prison-wife-liu-xia-mistreat

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Children (儿童)

China doctor jailed for selling babies to traffickers
陕西贩婴妇科医生一审被判死缓
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 14, 2014
EN:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-25723863
CH:http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/01/140114_shaanxi_abduction_sentencing.shtml

Culture (文化)

Bowed and remorseful, former red guard recalls teacher’s death
宋彬彬为文革中校长被打致死道歉
The New York Times, January 14, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140114/c14apology/dual/

Environment (环境)

China wetlands shrank 9% in a decade
The Guardian, January 13, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/13/china-wetlands-shrank-decade

Health (健康)

中国新增H7N9型禽流感感染及死亡病例--WHO
China reports 5 new illnesses, 1 death from h7n9 bird flu
Reuters, January 14, 2014
CH:http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNEA1C12A20140114
EN:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/13/china-h7n9-bird-flu-illnesses-death_n_4589226.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国的诺贝尔和平奖得主是怎么炼成的?(How was China’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiaobo, “made”? Group discusses Liu’s Two Visits to New York)
Voice of America, January 14, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/liu-xiaobo-20140114/1829490.html

Trial of Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong may be imminent, says his lawyer
The Guardian, January 14, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/14/trial-chinese-activist-xu-zhiyong-immenent-lawyer

Related:
许志永案开庭前会议 民众申请旁听 (Citizens apply to attend Xu Zhiyong’s pretrial conference)
Sound of Hope, January 14, 2014
http://soundofhope.org/node/436840

International Human Rights (国际人权)

US congress to examine prisoner of conscience cases
美国国会将听证审查越南和中国良心犯案件
Voice of America, January 14, 2014
EN:http://www.voanews.com/content/congressional-hearing-to-examine-vietnamese-chinese-prisoner-of-conscience-cases/1829313.html
CH:http://www.voachinese.com/content/vietnam-us-human-rights-20140113/1829386.html

Labor (劳工)

浙江温岭鞋厂火灾致16人死亡
16 die in China factory fire
The Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2014
CH:http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140114/bch203550.asp
EN:http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303595404579320102856294952

Despite slowdown, employers in china gave bigger raises
The Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/14/despite-slowdown-employers-in-china-gave-more-raises/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Q. & A.: Wu Wei reflects on reform, now and in the 1980s
吴伟访谈:80年代与当前改革的异同
The New York Times, January 13, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140113/c13wuwei/dual/

Population (人口)

Uyghur woman forced to abort six-month pregnancy while ill
Radio Free Asia, January 13, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/abortions-01132014185518.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Chinese protesters use steamed buns to voice anger
The Telegraph, January 14, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10570286/Chinese-protesters-use-steamed-buns-to-voice-anger.html

Tibet (西藏)

达赖喇嘛尝试过境台湾遭到马英九政府拒绝 (Dalai Lama’s attempt to pass through Taiwan refused by Ma Ying-jeou government)
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/al-01142014095703.html

Monday, January 13, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Chinese journalists face tighter censorship, Marxist retraining
The Washington Post, January 10, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/chinese-journalists-face-tighter-censorship-marxist-re-training/2014/01/10/6cd43f62-6893-11e3-8b5b-a77187b716a3_story.html

Children (儿童)

Desperate Chinese parents team up to look for missing children
Radio Free Asia, January 13, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/black-factories-01102014132409.html

Corruption (腐败)

Hunan official "hired bogus police officers to ransack offices of company involved in dispute"
South China Morning Post, January 13, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1404519/hunan-official-hired-bogus-police-officers-ransack-offices-company

Education (教育)

Nanjing politicians claim pupils at risk of gender identity disorder due to excess of female teachers
South China Morning Post, January 13, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1404510/nanjing-politicians-claim-pupils-risk-gender-identity-disorder-due-excess

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

电邮显示北大教授被解职原因 因签名支持许志永公盟运动 (Emails show Peking University professor sacked for supporting Xu Zhiyong and New Citizens’ Movement)
Voice of America, January 13, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/emails-suggest-embattled-chinese-scholar-xia-yeliang-20140113/1828702.html

Q. & A.: Ai Weiwei on creating art in a cage
艾未未:护照被没收的1001天
The New York Times, January 13, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140113/c13aiweiwei/dual/

中国民间维权机构负责人刘飞跃遭警方扣押 (Head of rights defense group, Liu Feiyue, detained by the police)
Voice of America, January 13, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/liu-feiyao-detained/1828356.html

独立中文笔会会长贝岭和瑞典人士联合为刘霞状况呼吁 (Heads of Chinese and Swedish PEN Centers sign joint appeal to bring attention to plight of Liu Xia and Liu Xiaobo)
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gr-01132014101012.html

林昭:被葬送的青春一代的集体化身 (The present-day meaning of commemorating Lin Zhao—interview with Beijing Spring editor, Hu Ping)
Radio France Internationale, January 10, 2014
http://rfi.my/1dqfpT3

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

郑州疯狂强拆不停手 一周百余户顿失家园 (Rapid demolitions continue in Zhengzhou, hundreds of families will lose their homes in one week)
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-01132014102253.html

Population (人口)

China’s forced abortion tragedies continue under the CCP’s birth control policy
NDT Television, January 9, 2014
http://www.ntd.tv/en/China%20Forbidden%20News/20140110/84653-chinas-forced-abortion-tragedies-continue-under-the-ccps-birth-control-policy.html

张艺谋超生案引发有关人权生育权的讨论 (Zhang Yimou’s one child policy case triggers discussion about reproductive rights)
Radio France Internationale, January 11, 2014
http://rfi.my/1cWEF0w

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

Former Chinese labor camp inmates struggle for justice
Radio Free Asia, January 13, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/masanjia-01102014124010.html

Tibet (西藏)

Fire destroys hundreds of homes in ancient Tibetan town
香格里拉古镇大火数百房屋被焚毁
The New York Times, January 13, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140113/c13fire/dual/

中国官方:西藏自治区去年处理涉国安案20起 (Chinese Officials: Tibet Autonomous Region handled 20 cases involving national security last year)
Voice of America, January 13, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-tibet-20140113/1828846.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Group stages sit-in for Uighurs in China
Taipei Times, January 13, 2014
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2014/01/12/2003581119

Opinion (观点)

The real Chinese dream isn't prosperity, it's reform of the one-child policy
The Guardian, January 12, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/12/chinese-dream-one-child-reform

Friday, January 10, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Police find dead tiger in S.U.V. in Wenzhou
温州警方闹市区发现老虎尸体
The New York Times, January 10, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140110/c10wenzhou/dual/

Children (儿童)

广西兴业警方披露“留守女童遭性侵案” (Concerns raised as 16 men who lured girl with money are charged with “prostituting a minor” instead of rape)
Xinhua, January 9, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2014-01/09/c_118905454.htm

Corruption (腐败)

官员查处密度近30年最大 (Graft investigation at 30-year high with 182,000 officials probed by CPC)
Beijing Morning Post, January 10, 2014
www.morningpost.com.cn/szb/html/2014-01/10/content_266496.htm

Environment (环境)

China mulls national pollution permit trading system
Reuters, January 9, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/10/us-china-environment-pollution-idUSBREA0906P20140110

中国“生态红线”概念不清 ("Ecological redlines" concept still murky in China)
Financial Times, January 9, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001054342

Hong Kong (香港)

香港大学发现赵紫阳许诺民主治港信函 (University uncovers 1984 letter by late premier Zhao Ziyang voicing support for democracy in Hong Kong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 9, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/01/140109_hongkong_zhao_ziyang_letter.shtml

Information Control (信息控制)

Guardian website unblocked in China after users reported access was denied
The Guardian, January 9, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/09/guardian-website-unblocked-china

China renews Western journalists’ visas after months-long standoff
Washington Post, January 9, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-renews-western-journalists-visas-after-months-long-standoff/2014/01/09/fde67b9c-792c-11e3-8963-b4b654bcc9b2_story.html

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

美国批评中国实施南海捕鱼新规定
US: Chinese fishing regulations "provocative, dangerous"
Voice of America, January 9, 2014
CH:www.voachinese.com/content/usa-criticizes-china-fishing-regulations/1826991.html
EN:http://www.voanews.com/content/us-chinese-fishing-regulations-provocative-dangerous/1827142.html

Labor (劳工)

China disciplines 48 for pipeline explosions in Qingdao
The Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303848104579312201882800282

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Urban renewal (1): New frontiers
The Economist, January 11, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21593461-fate-chinas-economic-reforms-will-be-determined-locally-our-first-article-looks

Urban renewal (2): Not so grim up north-west
The Economist, January 11, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21593505-hub-mining-and-heavy-industry-tries-reinvent-itself-not-so-grim-up-north-west

Population (人口)

Forced abortion highlights abuses in China policy
Time, January 9, 2014
world.time.com/2014/01/09/forced-abortion-highlights-abuses-in-china-policy/

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

China abolishes its labour camps and releases prisoners
The Telegraph, January 9, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10561434/China-abolishes-its-labour-camps-and-releases-prisoners.html

Rule of Law (法治)

Xi Jinping’s vision for China’s courts
The Diplomat, January 9, 2014
http://thediplomat.com/2014/01/xi-jinpings-vision-for-chinas-courts/

Chinese president tells judiciary to follow law
Voice of America, January 9, 2014
www.voanews.com/content/chinese-president-tells-judiciary-to-follow-law/1826472.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China officials dismissed over deadly stampede
Associated Press, January 9, 2014
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-officials-dismissed-deadly-stampede-21470619

Opinion (观点)

“Opening and reform” in China
Workers' Liberty, January 8, 2014
www.workersliberty.org/story/2014/01/08/“opening-and-reform”-china

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Chinese man caught with dead Siberian tiger in car
South China Morning Post, January 9, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1401398/chinese-man-caught-dead-siberian-tiger-car

Business and Human Rights 商业和人权

Are Google, Yahoo and Microsoft living up to their promises in China?
Time, January 8, 2014
business.time.com/2014/01/08/are-google-yahoo-and-microsoft-living-up-to-their-promises-in-china/#ixzz2prEKca8h

See:
GNI report finds Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo compliant with free expression and privacy principles
Global Network Initiative, January 8, 2014
www.globalnetworkinitiative.org/news/gni-report-finds-google-microsoft-and-yahoo-compliant-free-expression-and-privacy-principles

Civil Society (民间社会)

NGO发布《中国民间组织发展与公民结社自由现状调研报告》 (NGO releases report on freedom of association and assembly in China)
Radio Free Asia, Januray 8, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/nu-01082014143220.html

Corruption (腐败)

“禁令年” 近八成公务员未收礼 (Survey finds 80% of civil servants did not accept gifts in 2013 as a result of tighter regulations)
Beijing News, January 9, 2014
epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2014-01/09/content_489160.htm?div=-1

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

假肉毒姜牵出46人失职渎职 (Ministry of Supervision investigations into consumer products safety incidents implicate 46 officials)
Beijing Morning Post, January 9, 2014
www.morningpost.com.cn/szb/html/2014-01/09/content_266274.htm

Education (教育)

“Bostonian” elitism in China irritates the country’s other college grads
Quartz, January 8, 2014
qz.com/164597/bostonian-elitism-in-china-irritates-the-countrys-other-college-grads/

Health (健康)

China aims to ban smoking in public places by end of the year
Reuters, January 8, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/08/us-china-smoking-idUSBRE9BT04320140108

Information Control 信息控制

Guardian website blocked in China
英国《卫报》网站在中国被屏蔽
New York Times, January 9, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140109/c09guardian/dual/

Related:
Guardian investigates website block in China
The Drum, January 8, 2014
www.thedrum.com/news/2014/01/08/guardian-investigates-website-block-china

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

中国埃塞俄比亚电信投资遭质疑 (Chinese investment in telecom sector in Ethiopia raises suspicion)
Voice of America, January 8, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-telecom-20140108/1826228.html

Media (媒体)

Rebuffed by New York Times, Chinese millionaire remains undaunted
The Wall Street Journal, January 8, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/08/rebuffed-by-new-york-times-chinese-billionaire-chen-guangbiao-remains-undaunted/?mod=WSJBlog

Population (人口)

China slaps largest one-child policy fine, 7.5 million yuan, against director Zhang Yimou
South China Morning Post, January 9, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1401596/china-slaps-largest-one-child-policy-fine-75-million-yuan-against

Rule of Law (法治)

政法工作会近年首次以中央名义召开 (Political-legal working meeting convened under the banner of Central Committee for the first time, rule of law reform on agenda)
Beijing News, January 9, 2014
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习近平:建立制度追究干部干预司法 (Xi Jinping calls for institutional mechanisms to combat political interference in judiciary)
Beijing News, January 9, 2014
epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2014-01/09/content_489141.htm?div=-1