Friday, February 28, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Chinese Currency Falls to Lowest Level in Nearly a Year
The New York Times, February 28, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/01/business/chinese-currency.html

Children (儿童)

Hundreds of babies rescued as Chinese police smash four child-trafficking rings
The Guardian, February 28, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/28/chinese-police-child-trafficking-baby-rings

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

2013中国食品安全网络舆情报告:大米猪肉成热点 (2013 Food Safety Website’s public opinion report shows rice and pork are hot topics for discussion)
Huanqiu.com, February 28, 2014
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2014-02/4868624.html

Corruption (腐败)

大学生揭露校园腐败 遭殴打报复被逼休学 (University student beaten, forced to take leave after exposing corruption among campus security guards)
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-02272014101855.html

审计署出台“二十不准”规定 禁止违规滥发钱物等 (National Audit Office issues regulations prohibiting 20 types of government expenses)
China News, February 28, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/02-28/5892857.shtml

How China snares tigers, swats flies on path to reform
The Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/02/27/how-china-snares-tigers-swats-flies-on-path-to-reform/

Health (健康)

China sees wave of violence against hospital staff
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 27, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26364133

Hong Kong (香港)

Journalists fear attack on Hong Kong editor won’t be solved
香港媒体担心刘进图遇袭真相难觅
The New York Times, February 28, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140228/c28hongkong/dual/

香港记者发起请愿活动反对暴力 (Hong Kong reporters petition against violence)
Voice of America, February 28, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hk-press-freedom-20140228/1861308.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

美国国务院人权报告指出中国人权问题重重 (U.S. Department of State human rights report highlights myriad problems in China)
Voice of America, February 27, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/human-rights-report-20140227/1860650.html

Related:
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013 China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau)
United States Department of State, February 27, 2013
www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/humanrightsreport/index.htm?year=2013&dlid=220186#wrapper

China Issues Retaliatory Report on US Human Rights
Voice of America, February 28, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-issues-retaliatory-report-on-us-human-rights/1861142.html

Related:
授权发布:2013年美国的人权纪录 (China’s State Council Information Office: 2013 Report on Human Rights in the United States)
State Council Information Office/Xinhua, February 28, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2014-02/28/c_119546384.htm

美议员致函习近平 呼吁停止镇压和平行使权利的中国公民 (Members of U.S. Congress pen letter to Xi Jinping calling for an end to crackdown on Chinese citizens who peacefully exercise their rights)
Voice of America, February 27, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/us-congress-xijinping-20140227/1861010.html

Related:
In letter to President Xi Jinping, CECC commissioners call for end to crackdown
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, February 27, 2014
www.cecc.gov/media-center/press-releases/in-letter-to-president-xi-jinping-cecc-commissioners-call-for-end-to

Information Control (信息控制)

习近平亲自出马 主掌中国网络安全 (Xi Jinping chairs new high-level body on cybersecurity and informatization)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 27, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140227_china_xi_web_security.shtml

International Relations (国际关系)

Chinese scholar warns US on university 'spies'
Agence France-Presse, February 28, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/21741738/chinese-scholar-warns-us-on-university-spies/

June Fourth (六四)

天安门母亲:中共反腐更须平反六四冤案 (Tiananmen Mothers call for NPC and CPPCC to redress June Fourth)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 28, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140228_tiananmen_mother_letter.shtml

Related:
Tiananmen Mothers Urge Chinese Legislators to Follow Their Conscience and Resolve June Fourth Issue
Human Rights in China, February 28, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/tiananmen-mothers-urge-chinese-legislators-follow-their-conscience-and-resolve-june

Labor (劳工)

湖北省委书记李鸿忠:党不重视工会工作就是自断其臂 (Hubei party secretary calls for Party attention on trade union work, warns against infiltration by "overseas hostile forces")
People's Daily, February 28, 2014
hb.people.com.cn/GB/n/2014/0228/c192237-20667782.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Stability the watchword as China leaders steer reforms
Reuters, February 28, 2014
in.reuters.com/article/2014/02/27/china-parliament-idINDEEA1Q0HI20140227

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

Former Chinese Labor-Camp Inmates Beaten After Seeking Compensation
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/inmates-02272014143533.html

Religion (宗教)

浙江政府强拆教堂十字架 基督徒作家吁紧急关注 (Zhejiang government dismantles Christian church, Christian author calls for urgent attention)
Radio Free Asia, February 28, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/jp-02282014100413.html

Rule of Law (法治)

Supreme Court allows online petitions
Global Times, February 28, 2014
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/845405.shtml#.UxCryWJdXTo

Women (妇女)

China's women begin to confront blatant workplace bias
Los Angeles Times, February 28, 2014
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-women-work-20140228,0,6824989.story

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China silences last voice of dissent on Xinjiang
The Telegraph, February 26, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10661998/China-silences-last-voice-of-dissent-on-Xinjiang.html

China's turbulent Xinjiang weighs anti-terror laws for the first time
Reuters, February 27, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/28/us-china-unrest-idUSBREA1R04H20140228

Uyghur Language Activist to be Tried in March
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/trial-02272014145932.html

Opinion (观点)

Demanding justice for Gao Zhisheng
The Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2014
online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303801304579408110188302786

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

将公民社会概念带给中国 (EU-China NGO exchange program discusses ways to foster civil society in China)
Deutsche Welle, February 26, 2014
dw.de/p/1BFdJ

Environment (环境)

China Mekong Dam Project Generates Growing Controversy
Voice of America, February 26, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-mekong-dam-project-generates-growing-controversy/1859964.html

Hong Kong (香港)

蔡咏梅:刘进图遇袭,让港人对北京更反感 (Attack on former editor of Ming Pao may stoke further anti-Beijing sentiment)
Voice of America, February 26, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/voa-interview-hk-china-20140226/1859647.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

第六届日内瓦人权民主高峰会陈光诚获颁道德勇气奖 (Chen Guangcheng receives courage award at Geneva human rights summit)
Radio France International, February 27, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140227-第六届日内瓦人权民主峰会陈光诚获颁年度道德勇气奖

Information Control (信息控制)

China's Leaders Take Aim at Internet Security
The Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304071004579408744199648388

International Human Rights (国际人权)

US rights report highlights China, Myanmar reforms, abuses
Zee News, February 28, 2014
http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/us-rights-report-highlights-china-myanmar-reforms-abuses_914717.html

Related:
2013 Country reports on human rights practices
United States Department of State, February 27, 2014
http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/humanrightsreport/index.htm#wrapper

International Relations (国际关系)

Chinese wartime forced laborers sue Japanese firms
Reuters, February 26, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/26/us-china-japan-lawsuit-idUSBREA1P06O20140226

Report: North Korean Official Made Secret Trips to China
Voice of America, February 27, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/secret-trips-reported-by-north-korea-to-china/1860373.html

Concern Over Hong Kong Banks' Growing Lending into China
The Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304709904579408781206587524

American Ag Firms: China Is Getting Tougher
The Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/02/27/american-ag-firms-china-is-getting-tougher/? mod=WSJBlog

Labor (劳工)

去年非煤矿山重大事故起数和死亡人数同比均上升 (Number of non-mining workplace accidents and casualties increased in 2012)
China News, February 27, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/02-27/5888761.shtml

Population (人口)

Many couples in China will pass on a new chance for a second child
生活成本高,中国夫妇放弃生二胎
The New York Times, February 26, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140226/c26onechild/dual/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Ukraine-like revolution on Chinese horizon, says blind activist
Agence France-Presse, February 26, 2014
bit.ly/1hAR5fC

Social Security (社会安全)

新农保、城居保并轨 农民工成为最大受益群体 (State Council issues guidelines on unifying rural and urban pension insurance schemes)
China News, February 27, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/02-27/5888632.shtml

China details pension overhaul aimed at shrinking urban-rural divide
Reuters, February 26, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/26/china-pensions-idUSL3N0LV4E920140226

Related:
国务院关于建立统一的城乡居民基本养老保险制度的意见 (Opinion Concerning the Establishment of a Unified Urban-Rural Residents Basic Old-Age Insurance System)
State Council, February 26, 2014
www.gov.cn/zwgk/2014-02/26/content_2621907.htm

Society (社会)

China Designates Two New National Days
The Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303801304579408683578443244

Women (妇女)

Pushing for a Law Against Domestic Violence in China
The New York Times, February 26, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/26/pushing-for-a-law-against-domestic-violence-in- china/

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

中国以事涉机密为由禁止伊力哈木见律师 (China denies Tohti access to lawyer, cites state secrets involvement)
Voice of America, February 27, 2014
http://goo.gl/XFsI6m

Related:
China denies detained Uighur professor access to lawyer
Reuters, February 27, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/27/us-china-xinjiang-academic-idUSBREA1Q0GH20140227

美国务院吁中国释放维族学者伊力哈木土赫提 (U.S. State Department calls for release of Uyghur scholar Illham Tohti)
Voice of America, February 26, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/us-urges-china-to-release-iiham-tohti-20140226/1860032.html

Related:
Daily Press Briefing
United States Department of State, February 26, 2014
www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/02/222582.htm#CHINA2

Opinion (观点)

China turns the screws on dissidents by persecuting their families
The Washington Post, February 27, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/china-turns-the-screws-on-dissidents-by-persecuting-their-families/2014/02/26/1aa191f8-9e68-11e3-a050-dc3322a94fa7_story.html

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

中国公益组织致信两会代表就食品安全提出建议 (Chinese NGO makes food safety recommendations to representatives attending Two Congresses)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/nu-02252014102652.html

Environment (环境)

In Beijing, complaints about smog grow louder and retaliation grows swifter
北京严重污染,政府删除微博批评声音
The New York Times, February 26, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140226/c26smog/dual/

China's toxic air pollution resembles nuclear winter, say scientists
The Guardian, February 25, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/25/china-toxic-air-pollution-nuclear-winter- scientists

China's looming water crisis
The Ecologist, February 25, 2014
www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2291208/chinas_looming_water_crisis.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Universal suffrage naysayers have no legal leg to stand on
The South China Morning Post, February 25, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434253/universal-suffrage-naysayers-have-no- legal-leg-stand

Hong Kong ex-editor stabbed as fears grow for media freedom
The Guardian, February 26, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/26/hong-kong-ex-editor-stabbed-fears-media- freedom

Hukou (户口)

打工者谈两会期盼:让户籍与附加其上的福利脱钩 (What workers expect from Two Congresses: separate household registration from access to social benefits)
People's Daily, February 26, 2014
legal.china.com.cn/2014 -02/26/content_31596008.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

许志永二审增聘律师 数十证人争出庭 (Xu Zhiyong hires lawyer for second instance trial, 10 witnesses to testify)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl-02252014095235.html

胡佳獲釋重點查問重返天安門行動 (Rights defender Hu Jia interrogated about controversial online posts)
Ming Pao, February 26, 2014
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20140226/ca30852k.htm

Related:
Activist Hu Jia accepts he faces jail again after latest police questioning
The South China Morning Post, February 26, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1435893/activist-hu-jia-accepts-he- faces-jail-again-after-latest-police

International Relations (国际关系)

850 Chinese millionaires and Russian oligarchs have 'bought' British visa
The Telegraph, February 25, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/10660376/850-Chinese-millionaires-and-Russian- oligarchs-have-bought-British-visa.html

China blames Philippines for latest South China Sea incident
Reuters, February 26, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/26/us-china-philippines-idUSBREA1P0I320140226

Locke addresses human rights in farewell speech as US ambassador to China
The South China Morning Post, February 26, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1435581/locke-addresses-human- rights-farewell-speech-us-ambassador-china

Labor (劳工)

China mulls revision of workplace safety law
Global Times, February 25, 2014
www.globaltimes.cn/content/844713.shtml

Related:
聚焦安全生产法修正案草案三大看点 (Draft amendments to Work Safety Law focus on corporate responsibility, government oversight, and pursuit of accountability)
Central People's Government of the P.R.C., February 25, 2014
www.gov.cn/jrzg/2014- 02/25/content_2621626.htm

LGBTI

“出柜”大学生致信两会,促同性婚姻合法 (Openly gay college student asks Two Congresses to initiate legislation to legalize gay marriage)
Deutsche Welle, February 26, 2014
http://dw.de/p/18FeA

Population (人口)

上海“单独二孩”拟从农村居民扩大到全市户籍人口 (Shanghai to expand "two children for single-child parents" policy to cover all city residents with local hukou)
Xinhua, February 25, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/local/2014-02/25/c_119495320.htm

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China petition reform vows rule of law
Xinhua, February 25, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-02/25/c_126190243.htm

Related:
《关于创新群众工作方法解决信访突出问题的意见》(Opinions Concerning Innovative Mass Work Methods to Resolve Acute Petitioning Problems)
General Offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, February, 25, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2014-02/25/c_119499140.htm

APEC财长会取消在港举办引猜测 或有关占领中环 (APEC finance ministers' meeting moved from HK to Beijing amidst speculations of China's worries about HK protesters)
Global Times, February 26, 2014
world.huanqiu.com/exclusive/2014-02/4859621.html

Rule of Law (法治)

郭声琨:对公安队伍违法违纪问题要实行“零容忍” (Minister of Public Security says gov't has “zero tolerance” for violations of discipline and laws by public security forces, including unlawful granting of hukou)
Xinhua, February 25, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2014-02/25/c_119499670.htm

Technology (科技)

LinkedIn is doing what Facebook, Google, and Twitter can’t: expanding in China
Quartz, February 25, 2014
qz.com/180755/linkedin-is-doing-what-facebook-google-and-twitter-cant-expanding-in- china/

Tibet (西藏)

流亡藏人乐见奥巴马会晤达赖喇嘛 期待加强与美关系 (Exiled Tibetan government hopes to improve relations with US after Obama’s meeting with the Dalai Lama)
Voice of America, February 26, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/tibet-us-dalai-lama-obama-20140226/1859485.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Uighur professor could face death sentence in China: lawyer
Reuters, February 26, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/26/us-china-xinjiang-academic-idUSBREA1P0P420140226

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Education (教育)

Total of cross-border pupils to quadruple to 80,000 by 2017, say Shenzhen officials
South China Morning Post, February 21, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1432226/total-cross-border-pupils-quadruple-80000-2017-say-shenzhen-officials

Environment (环境)

华北雾霾逼中国政府动真格 欧美应提供技术支持 (Heavy air pollution in Northeast China draws int'l attention, pressure builds on gov't to take actions)
Global Times, February 25, 2014
world.huanqiu.com/exclusive/2014-02/4856468.html

China's President Braves Smog, Takes Stroll in Old Quarter
Voice of America, February 25, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-chinas-president-braves-smog-takes-a-stroll-in-old-quarter/1858631.html

雾霾持续加剧 石家庄居民状告环保局 (As smog intensifies, Shijiazhuang residents sue Environmental Protection Bureau)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 25, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140225_china_smog_lawsuit.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing could veto Hong Kong chief executive candidates: official think tank
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434425/china-think-tank-first-focuses-hong-kong-rule-law-amid-debate-over

Hukou (户口)

假户口假身份证何以横行? (Frauds and government corruption plague household registration and identification cards approval process)
Beijing Morning Post, February 25, 2014
www.morningpost.com.cn/szb/html/2014-02/25/content_273626.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

2 prominent women under detention are hospitalized
New York Times, February 21, 2014
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/2-prominent-women-under-detention-are-hospitalized/

Related:
Chinese Activists Detained While Demanding Release of Ailing Dissident
Voice of America, February 24, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-activists-detained-while-demanding-release-of-ailing-dissident/1858354.html

Chinese Elected Village Chief Jailed Amid Bitter Land Protest
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/guo-yinmei-02242014162557.html

Lawyers and activists urge police to make public Cao Shunli’s condition
Human Rights in China, February 24, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/lawyers-and-activists-urge-police-make-public-cao-shunlis-condition

International Relations (国际关系)

Life in North Korean prison camp, Chinese netizen reactions
China Smack, February 24, 2014
www.chinasmack.com/2014/pictures/life-in-north-korean-prison-camp-chinese-netizen-reactions.html

LGBTI

被指“歧视同性恋” 58同城起诉求职者 (Job-seeker sues TV station for sexual orientation discrimination)
Beijing News, February 19, 2014
epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2014-02/19/content_495560.htm

Gay rights activist sues after NGO request denied
All China Women's Federation, February 21, 2014
www.womenofchina.cn/html/womenofchina/report/169903-1.htm

Open Government Information (信息公开)

《政府透明度指数报告》发布:主动公开仍不理想 (Chinese think tank report finds government offices weak in ensuring transparency)
China Economics, February 24, 2014
www.ce.cn/xwzx/gnsz/gdxw/201402/24/t20140224_2361847.shtml

Related:
中国铁路局在政府透明度排名敬陪末座 (Ministry of Railway at bottom of government transparency ranking)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 24, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140224_cass_transparency.shtml

Pushing back against government surveillance
北京律师要求公安部公开监控信息
New York Times, February 24, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140224/c24surveillance/dual/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

今日乌克兰是明天的中国? (Political turmoil in Ukraine sparks debate among Chinese netizens about China's future)
Deutsche Welle, February 24, 2014
dw.de/p/1BEQj

Related:
China Reassessing Economic Partnership with Ukraine
Voice of America, February 25, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-reassessing-economic-partnership-with-ukraine/1858665.html

Technology (科技)

Apple 'sues China govt body, firm over Siri': report
Agence France-Presse, February 24, 2014
bit.ly/MWm64n

LinkedIn testing Chinese language site
British Broadcasting Corportation, February 24, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26333503

Related:
LinkedIn Rumbles Into China, Seeking Truce With Censors
Forbes, February 25, 2014
http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgeanders/2014/02/24/linkedin-rumbles-into-china-hoping-censors-wont-mind/

全球最大职业社交网LinkedIn出中国版 愿受言论审查 (World’s largest professional networking site willing to accept China’s censors)
Voice of America, February 25, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/linkdin-china-20140225/1858723.html

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan Man Kills Himself to Avoid Arrest in Statue Controversy
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/controversy-02242014143959.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

中国维族学者伊力哈木被正式逮捕 (Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti formally arrested)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 25, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140225_china_xinjiang.shtml

Related:
China charges prominent Uighur professor with separatism
Reuters, February 25, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/25/us-china-xinjiang-academic-idUSBREA1O15420140225

Monday, February 24, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China seeks jailed former tycoon who fled country
Reuters, February 24, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/24/us-china-crime-tycoon-idUSBREA1N0NU20140224

Beijing official detained in investigation of former security chief
The New York Times, February 21, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/22/world/asia/corruption-inquiry-focuses-on-chinas-top-security-officials.html

Related:
周永康外围全面沦陷,或再波及北京市长 (Zhou Yongkang’s inner circle under investigation, may implicate Beijing mayor)
Deutsche Welle, February 24 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BETg

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang unveils more measures to tackle corruption
The South China Morning Post, February 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1434030/chinese-premier-li-keqiang-unveils-more-measures-tackle-corruption

Environment (环境)

Smog is China’s top defence against US laser weapons, says PLA Navy admiral
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1434040/smog-chinas-top-defence-against-us-laser-weapons-says-pla-navy-admiral

雾霾连续五天笼罩北京 (Beijing enveloped in heavy smog for 5th straight day)
Voice of America, February 24 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/beijing-air-20140224/1857852.html

Hong Kong (香港)

香港数千人游行 抗议打压新闻自由 (Thousands march against crackdown on freedom of the press)
Radio Free Asia, February 23 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/yf-02232014122345.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

维权人士曹顺利关押中病危律师呼吁关注 (Lawyers and rights defenders call for attention on Cao Shunli’s condition)
Voice of America, February 24 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hk-rights-activists-call-for-releases-activist-20140224/1857765.html

International Relations (国际关系)

China accused of firing water cannons at Filipino fishermen
The New York Times, February 24, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/china-accused-of-firing-water-cannons-at-filipino-fishermen/

China pledges to pump more funds into Iraq's oil sector, infrastructure
The South China Morning Post, February 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1434025/china-pledges-pump-more-funds-iraqs-oil-sector-infrastructure

China supports UN Security Council's Syria aid resolution: FM
The Global Times, February 24, 2014
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/844388.shtml

Baucus Sworn in as new US ambassador to China
ABC News, February 22, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/baucus-sworn-us-ambassador-china-22626413

Open Government Information (信息公开)

人大代表去哪儿了?(Rights defenders urge NPC officials to release contact information to constituents)
Deutsche Welle, February 23 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BBgV

Population (人口)

5省份启“单独两孩”新政 北京天津设4年生育间隔 (Five provinces start “two children for only-child parents” policy, Beijing and Tianjian require 4-year gap between children)
People’s Daily, February 22 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0222/c1001-24433403.html

Technology (科技)

Kindle expands into China with new tablets
China Daily, February 24, 2014
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-02/24/content_17302604.htm

China’s Jade Rabbit moon rover goes into hibernation again to survive lunar freeze
The South China Morning Post, February 23, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1433717/chinas-jade-rabbit-moon-rover-goes-hibernation-survive-cold-lunar

Tibet (西藏)

中国对奥巴马会晤达赖喇嘛反应愤怒 (Chinese gov’t angered by Obama-Dalai Lama meeting)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 22 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140222_china_obama_dalailama.shtml

Related:
China summons US diplomat over Obama meeting with Dalai
The South China Morning Post, February 22, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1433142/china-summons-us-diplomat-over-obama-meeting-dalai

China denounces appointment of U.S. special coordinator on Tibet
Reuters, February 24, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/24/us-china-us-tibet-idUSBREA1N0AV20140224

Friday, February 21, 2014

Asylum-seekers and Refugees (难民和庇护寻求者)

China criticises Abbott's policy on asylum seekers
Sydney Morning Herald, February 21, 2014
www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/china-criticises-abbotts-policy-on-asylum-seekers-20140220-334bl.html

Death Penalty (死刑)

中国55种死刑罪名:超半数非暴力犯罪被判死刑 (55 crimes are punishable by death, more than half are non-violent crimes)
Fazhi Evening News, February 21, 2014
news.163.com/14/0221/09/9LJM0PFQ0001124J.html

Education (教育)

中国今年将有30省区市解决随迁子女在当地高考问题 (Migrant children's eligibility to take university entrance exams in urban areas will be addressed by 30 provinces, regions and cities in 2014)
China News, February 20, 2014
www.chinanews.com/edu/2014/02-20/5861641.shtml

Environment (环境)

北京发出二级空气污染警报 (Beijing issues second degree pollution warning)
Voice of America, February 21, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-polllution-20140221/1856287.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong may amend its race hate law to protect mainland visitors
South China Morning Post, February 20, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1432229/hong-kong-may-amend-its-race-hate-law-protect-mainland-visitors

Hukou (户口)

户籍制度改革的新契机 (New juncture for household registration reforms)
Caijing, February 21, 2014
politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-02-21/113940153.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

曹顺利病重昏迷警方逼家人申请接走 (Rights activist Cao Shunli in critical condition after months in detention, police pressure family to apply for medical parole)
Radio Free Asia, February 20, 2014
www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/dissident-b-02202014092226.html

For more information on Cao Shunli, see:
Rights activist Cao Shunli in intensive care
Human Rights in China, February 21, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/rights-activist-cao-shunli-intensive-care

Information Control (信息控制)

A chilling phone call adds to hurdles of publishing Xi Jinping book
余杰《中国教父习近平》出版再受阻
The New York Times, February 20, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140220/c20hongkong/dual/

Labor (劳工)

Wu Guijun trial tests China's tolerance of workers' strikes
Financial Times, February 20, 2014
www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e873abbe-99d3-11e3-91cd-00144feab7de.html

See report:
Searching for the Union: The workers' movement in China 2011-13
China Labour Bulletin, February 20, 2014
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/searching-union-workers%E2%80%99-movem>ent-china-2011-13-0

Population (人口)

北京市卫计委主任:今天起单独二孩即合法 (New one-child policy starts today in Beijing, gov't expects 40K-50K new births a year)
Beijing News, February 21, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/02/21/305854.html

Tibet (西藏)

中国敦促奥巴马取消会见达赖计划
China urges Obama to cancel meeting with Dalai Lama
Reuters, February 21, 2014
CN: cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNEA1K05O20140221
EN: www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/21/us-china-usa-tibet-idUSBREA1K06P20140221

Related:
Barack Obama risks China's anger with Dalai Lama visit
Telegraph, February 21, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/10653097/Barack-Obama-risks-Chinas-anger-with-Dalai-Lama-visit.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Advocate for Uighurs seems to have foretold detention
维族学者土赫提预言自己被捕应验
The New York Times, February 21, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140221/c21tohti/dual/

Opinion (观点)

Chinese government must close gap between rhetoric and reality
Jurist, February 16, 2014
jurist.org/hotline/2014/02/maya-wang-rhetoric-v-reality.php

Government's commitment to Basic Law text cannot be selective
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1420717/governments-commitment-basic-law-text-cannot-be-selective

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China military to tighten building controls in anti-graft drive
Reuters, February 19, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/20/us-china-military-corruption-idUSBREA1J05L20140220

Education (教育)

调查称:中国农村大学毕业生的失业率远高于城市 (Study finds higher unemployment rate among university graduates of rural origin)
Radio Free Asia, February 19, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/nu-02192014105552.html

Health (健康)

China can prevent 13 million smoking deaths by 2050: study
Agence France-Presse, February 19, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/21563477/china-can-prevent-13-million-smoking-deaths-by-2050-study/

Hukou (户口)

我国今年分类推进户籍制度改革 (Gov't to advance hukou reforms by categories)
Beijing Daily, February 20, 2014
news.dayoo.com/finance/201402/20/54401_110655663.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Wife of China's jailed Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo hospitalised
Telegraph, February 20, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10650516/Wife-of-Chinas-jailed-Nobel-Laureate-Liu-Xiaobo-hospitalised.html

Related:
刘晓波妻子刘霞因心脏不适住进医院 (Liu Xia admitted to Beijing hospital with heart problems)
Voice of America, February 20, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/liu-xia-hospitalized-20140220/1855325.html

Information Control (信息控制)

哈佛《尼曼报告》: 中外名记评中国媒体审查 (Harvard report surveys China's myraid forms of media censorship)
Voice of America, February 19, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/nieman-reports-focuses-20140218/1854237.html

See report:
The State of Journalism in China
Harvard University, February 2014
www.nieman.harvard.edu/reports/article/103071/Download-The-State-of-Journalism-in-China.aspx

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Analysts say Beijing has little to gain from pressuring Pyongyang
Radio Free Asia, February 19, 2014
www.rfa.org/english/news/china/north-korea-02192014115913.html

LGBTI

湖南答复"拒绝同性恋成立组织":有悖传统文化 (LGBTI group sues Hunan gov't for rejecting registration application)
China News, February 20, 2014
news.163.com/14/0220/02/9LGAA8KA00011229.html

Migrants (农民工)

China's rich beat a path to foreign shores
Deutsche Welle, February 19, 2014
www.dw.de/chinas-rich-beat-a-path-to-foreign-shores/a-17440269

Social Security (社会安全)

两会热词“社会保障”连续五年列榜首 网民呼吁“马上并轨”(Survey shows "social security" hot topic of Two Congress for past five years, netizens call for immediate merging of rural-versus-urban systems)
People’s Daily, February 20, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0220/c1001-24417570.html

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

China's NDRC confirms probe of Qualcomm, InterDigital
Reuters, February 18, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/19/china-ndrc-idUSB9N0GU01M20140219

Corruption (腐败)

Chinese vice governor in corruption investigation
Associated Press, February 18, 2014
money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&date=20140218&id=17359179

A clampdown on prostitution and gambling spreads in China
中国更多省份加入打击性交易活动
The New York Times, February 18, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140218/c18vice/dual/

Environment (环境)

Toxic smog threatens millions of Chinese lives
Telegraph, February 18, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10646593/Toxic-smog-threatens-millions-of-Chinese-lives.html

中国政府将耗资两万亿治理水污染 (Chinese gov't to spend RMB two trillion and issue action plan to fight water pollution)
Deutsche Welle, February 18, 2014
dw.de/p/1BAz6

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese rights lawyer vows to keep up pressure on party
Radio Free Asia, February 18, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-02182014110708.html

Information Control (信息控制)

《纸牌屋》打破中国监管屏障 ("House of Cards" avoids China's censors)
Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2014
cn.wsj.com/gb/20140219/bch094726.asp

Related:
“House of Cards” does its homework on China
Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/02/17/chinas-unusually-realistic-role-in-house-of-cards/

“House of Cards” finds avid audience in China
Washington Post, February 18, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/house-of-cards-finds-avid-audience-in-china/2014/02/18/158c5eee-9884-11e3-8461-8a24c7bf0653_story.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Red Handed: China is also complicit in North Korea's crimes against humanity
Foreign Policy, February 18, 2014
www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/02/18/North_Korea_crimes_humanity_UN_China

朝鲜谴责联合国人权报告 (N. Korea condemns UN human rights report as 'lies fabricated by US, South Korea and other enemies')
Global Times, February 19, 2014
world.huanqiu.com/depth_report/2014-02/4842603.html

Related:
China’s role in fight against human rights abuses in North Korea
Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/02/19/chinas-role-in-fight-against-human-rights-abuses-in-north-korea/

China likely to veto UN push to prosecute North Korea's Kim Jong-un
Sydney Morning Herald, February 19, 2014
www.smh.com.au/world/china-likely-to-veto-un-push-to-prosecute-north-koreas-kim-jongun-20140218-hvcw4.html#ixzz2tjquSQIF

International Relations (国际关系)

珍•古道尔批评中国掠夺非洲如昔日列强 (Environmentalist Jane Goodall slams China's exploitation of Africa's natural resources)
Deutsche Welle, February 18, 2014
dw.de/p/1BAwp

Taiwan (台湾)

习近平:中国大陆尊重台湾的社会制度 (Xi Jinping: Mainland China respects Taiwan's social system and way of life)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 18, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140218_xi_lian_meeting.shtml

Related:
“One China” principle is key to further talks with Taipei, Xi tells KMT's Lien
South China Morning Post, February 19, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1430713/one-china-principle-key-further-talks-taipei-xi-tells-kmts-lien

Tibet (西藏)

China says it will win West over to its view on Tibet, Xinjiang
Reuters, February 19, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/19/us-china-tibet-idUSBREA1I09520140219

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

两维族学生家属接警通知书 伊力哈木律师日内作新安排 (Lawyer still unable to meet Ilham Tohti, family not informed of his whereabouts and conditions)
Radio Free Asia, February 18, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-02182014110047.html

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

China pillages Africa like old colonialists, says wildlife expert Jane Goodall
South China Morning Post, February 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1430226/china- pillages-africa-old-colonialists-says-wildlife-expert-jane-goodall

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Will China shake the world again?
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 17, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26225205
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140217_china_economy.shtml

Children (儿童)

China expands abandoned baby hatch scheme
中国设立25个“婴儿安全岛”救助弃婴
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 16, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26219171
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140216_china_baby_hatch.shtml

Education (教育)

Don’t think, just teach: the party purges free thinkers but can it contain free thinking?
The Economist, February 15, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21596571-party-purges- free-thinkers-can-it-contain-free-thinking-dont-think-just-teach?fsrc=rss

Environment (环境)

Washington, China to cooperate on climate change
Voice of America, February 15, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/washington-china-to-cooperate-on-climate- change/1851929.html

“北京不宜居”“政府别装瞎”遭遇先转后删 (Gov’t deletes online references to official pollution report that describes Beijing as “unfit for human habitation”)
Deutsche Welle, February 18, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BAxL

Related:
Kerry: Climate change as dangerous as WMDs
Al Jazeera, February 17, 2014
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/02/kerry- indonesia-discuss-climate-change-201421615828444704.html

Freedom of Expression (言论自由)

香港六千马拉松跑手戴蓝丝带撑言论自由 (Six thousand Hong Kong marathon runners sport blue ribbons in support of press freedom)
Voice of America, February 18, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hk-marathon-20140217/1852695.html

Health (健康)

中国民间机构发布“被精神”病年终报告 信访局拒不接待“患者”上访
“Mental health patients” in China tortured: report
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-0213201405204.html
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/mentally-illed-02142014114637.html

H7N9疫情继续 广州关闭活禽市场 (H7N9 outbreak continues to spread, Guangzhou closes live bird markets)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 15, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140215_guangzhou_h7n9.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

人权组织发起“还刘霞自由”全球网上联署 (Rights group starts “Free Liu Xia” global signature campaign)
Voice of America, February 18, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/liu-xia-20140218/1853492.html

Information Control (信息控制)

Chinese ask Kerry to help tear down a firewall
The New York Times, February 15, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/16/world/asia/chinese-ask-kerry-to-help-tear-down-a- firewall.html

Kerry's comments on china internet freedom ‘may inspire protest’
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/kerry-02172014172933.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China faults report citing North Korean leader in atrocities
The New York Times, February 18, 2014
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/02/19/world/asia/china-faults-report- citing-north-korean-leader-in-atrocities.html

中国拒绝接受联合国人权调查报告的有关指责
China rejects UN criticism in North Korea rights probe
Voice of America, February 18, 2014
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/skorea-rights-20140218/1853672.html
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/china-rejects-un-criticism-in-north- korea-rights-probe/1853512.html

Related:
联合国报告:朝鲜犯下反人类罪行 (UN Report: North Korea has committed “crimes against humanity”)
Deutsche Welle, February 17, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BAcn

North Korean defectors doubt UN report on "unspeakable atrocities" will lead to prosecutions
The Telegraph, February 16, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10642262/North-Korean-defectors- doubt-UN-report-on-unspeakable-atrocities-will-lead-to-prosecutions.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

超20省份或年内启动单独两孩 多省明确提户籍改革 (Over 20 provinces implement One Child Policy reform, many initiate hukou reform)
People's Daily, February 16, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0216/c1001-24370252.html

Rule of Law (法治)

江苏艾滋就业歧视第一案在镇江开庭 (Trial for first HIV employment-discrimination case opens in Jiangsu)
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-02172014135554.html

Taiwan (台湾)

Symbolism as substance: Chinese and Taiwanese government officials meet for the first time, but China still worries about the future
The Economist, February 15, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21596555-chinese- and-taiwanese-government-officials-meet-first-time-china-still-worries-about

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

中国把新疆袭警定性为“暴恐事件” 世维会称双重标准世维会称双重标准 (World Uygur Congress: China labeling assault on police officer in Xinjiang an “act of terrorism” represents a double standard)
Voice of America, February 17, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-xinjiang-20140217/1852859.html

Friday, February 14, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

雅芳涉嫌贿赂中国官员 或面临1.32亿美元罚款 (AVON suspected of bribing Chinese officials)
Global Times, February 14, 2014
finance.huanqiu.com/view/2014-02/4832054.html

Hong Kong (香港)

电台名嘴被封公开斥责梁振英为幕后黑手 (Sacked radio host openly accuses HK chief executive of political persecution)
Radio France Internationale, February 14, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140214-电台名嘴被封公开斥责梁振英为幕后黑手

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

"Staying silent in this country doesn't solve anything"
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/women/corruption-02122014150639.html

诺和奖得主刘晓波妻子刘霞的健康状况恶化 (Liu Xia's health deteriorates)
Voice of America, February 14, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-nobel-wife-20140214/1851241.html

Related:
“刘晓波妻子刘霞患心脏病急需就医” (Liu Xia needs urgent treatment for heart disease)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 14, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140214_china_liu_xia_health.shtml

China Nobel wife’s health worsens; needs treatment
Associated Press, February 14, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-nobel-wifes-health-worsens-needs-treatment/2014/02/14/23de2962-955c-11e3-ae45-458927ccedb6_story.html

China, on St. Valentine’s Day, activists shave their heads to demand release of Liu Xia
Asia News, February 14, 2014
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China,-on-St.-Valentine%E2%80%99s-Day,-activists-shave-their-heads-to-demand-release-of-Liu-Xia-30308.html

See photo album:
Free Liu Xia
Human Rights in China, February 14, 2014
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152329632231414.1073741831.94042326413&type=1

Information Control (信息控制)

Reputation matters: unpacking the Microsoft China censorship scandal
Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/02/14/reputation-matters-unpacking-the-microsoft-china-censorship-scandal/?mod=WSJBlog

Related:
Setting the record straight
Bing, February 12, 2014
www.bing.com/blogs/site_blogs/b/search/archive/2014/02/12/update.aspx

Setting Bing's broken record straight
GreatFire.org, February 13, 2014
en.greatfire.org/blog/2014/feb/setting-bings-broken-record-straight

International Relations (国际关系)

北京天安门地区APEC峰会期间将全天候监管 (Beijing to tighten round-the-clock security control around Tiananmen Square for APEC summit)
China News, February 14, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-02-14/175629473033.shtml

Media (媒体)

Free press groups warn of China’s influence on Hong Kong and Taiwan media
The New York Times, February 12, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/free-press-groups-warn-of-chinas-influence-on-hong-kong-and-taiwan-media/

See report:
Journalists in Hong Kong and Taiwan battle Beijing's influence
Committee to Protect Journalists, February 12, 2014
http://cpj.org/2014/02/attacks-on-the-press-hong-kong-analysis.php/

Labor (劳工)

东莞的工人、小姐与乞丐(上)(Workers, prostitutes and beggars in Dongguan, Part I)
Financial Times, February 14, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001054842?full=y

Prostitution in China: crackdown on sex city
Economist, February 14, 2014
www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2014/02/prostitution-china

Apple shows increase in worker's human rights in 2013 - report
Silicon Republic, February 14, 2014
http://www.siliconrepublic.com/business/item/35790-apple-shows-increase-in/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

河南下派暗访组清理“非正常上访训诫中心” (Henan authorities send undercover teams to investigate and close detention centers for "abnormal petitioners")
Beijing News, February 14, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/02/14/304958.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China says 11 “terrorists” killed in new Xinjiang unrest
Reuters, February 14, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/14/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA1D0IE20140214

Opinion (观点)

Where is Microsoft Bing's transparency report?
The Guardian, February 14, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/14/micorsoft-bing-china-censorship-transparency

Hong Kong’s indentured servants
The New York Time, February 14, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/opinion/hong-kongs-indentured-servants.html

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

London wildlife crime summit: all eyes on China
The Guardian, February 13, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2014/feb/13/london-wildlife-summit-all-eyes-on-china

Related:
Investigating China's ivory trade
视频:中国非法象牙买卖
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 13, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26165143
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26165143

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

China's control of media deepens, extends beyond borders
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/media-02122014131133.html

中国威胁世界媒体的独立性 (China threatens entire world’s media independence)
Deutsche Welle, February 13, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1888h

Corruption (腐败)

Report “scratches surface” of power abuse in China
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/abuse-02122014170103.html

Related:
中国通报多起政法干警违纪违法案件 (Party's law enforcement arm publishes 10 cases of legal and discipline violations by officials and police officers in public security, procuratorate, and judicial organs)
Reuters, February 13, 2014
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNEA1C7C820140213

Disasters (灾难)

Earthquake strikes remote area of China
新疆于田县发生地震,未有人员伤亡报告
The New York Times, February 13, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140213/c13xinjiang/dual/

Education (教育)

Rural China's tough lessons in resilience
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26073747

Environment (环境)

China to reward localities for improving air quality
The New York Times, February 13, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/world/asia/china-to-reward-localities-for-improving-air-quality.html

Related:
Pollution making Beijing hazardous place to live, says Chinese report
The Guardian, February 13, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/13/china-beijing-pollution-hazardous-report

北京空气污染接近不适合人类居住水平 (Beijing air pollution reaching levels not fit for human habitation)
Radio France International, February 13, 2014
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140213-北京空气污染接近不适合人类居住水平

Information Control (信息控制)

China detains man for spreading “panic” with bird flu rumors
中国拘留散布禽流感谣言网民周某
Reuters, February 13, 2014
EN:http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/12/us-china-birdflu-idUSBREA1B0K320140212
CH:http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNEA1C78220140212?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Internet (互联网)

K-Pop, Cat GIFs, and Constitutionalism
Tea Leaf Nation, February 11, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/02/k-pop-cat-gifs-and-constitutionalism/

Health (健康)

中国民间机构发布“被精神”病年终报告 信访局拒不接待“患者”上访 (Civil society organization issues annual report on petitioners forced into mental institutions)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-0213201405204.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

年后上海首上访日 2000访民市府喊冤遭警驱散 (Two thousand gathered in Shanghai to voice grievances on “collective petition day” dispersed by police)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-02132014113641.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

Chinese “reprimand centers” replace labor camps
Voice of America, February 13, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-reprimand-centers-replace-labor-camps/1850540.html

Society (社会)

中国报纸一片红,社会主义核心价值观出炉 (State media publishes “core values of socialism” on front page including democracy, freedom, equality, and justice)
Deutsche Welle, Februay 13, 2014
http://dw.de/p/187p1

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

微软受控审查搜索引擎中文结果 (Microsoft's Bing censors Chinese search results)
Voice of America, February 12, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-us-censorship-20140212/1849638.html

Related:
Microsoft's Bing accused of Chinese-language censorship
Agence France-Presse, February 12, 2014
bit.ly/1dHGL1w

中国对香港与台湾媒体施压日趋严重”(Report finds increasing pressure from Beijing on Hong Kong and Taiwanese media)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 12, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140212_china_hongkong_taiwan_press_freedom.shtml

See report:
Journalists in Hong Kong and Taiwan battle Beijing's influence
Committee to Protect Journalists, February 12, 2014
cpj.org/2014/02/attacks-on-the-press-hong-kong-analysis.php

Corruption (腐败)

China to crack down on fake data "corruption": statistics chief
Reuters, February 12, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/12/us-china-economy-statistics-idUSBREA1B0H520140212

International Human Rights (国际人权)

西班牙执政党出于中国压力准备修改涉外人权法 (Spanish government mulls revising human rights law under Chinese pressure)
Radio France International, February 12, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140212-西班牙执政党出于中国压力准备修改涉外人权法

Related:
China pressuring Spain on human rights case: Tibetan monk
Agence France-Presse, February 12, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/21413791/china-pressuring-spain-on-human-rights-case-tibetan-monk/

Media (媒体)

本年度“新闻自由排行榜”出炉 (RSF publishes press freedom ranking, China ranks 175 out of 180)
Deutsche Welle, February 12, 2014
dw.de/p/1B7CW

See report:
2014 World Press Freedom Index
Reporters Without Borders, February 11, 2014
rsf.org/index2014/en-asia.php

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Chinese villagers attack polluting factory, police
Associated Press, February 12, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinese-villagers-attack-poll>uting-factory-police/2014/02/12/7dcf61d6-93ca-11e3-9e13-770265cf4962_story.html

Rule of Law (法治)

中央政法委首次公布系统内10案例 (Central Political-Legal Commission makes first disclosure of cases of law violations by judicial and law enforcement officials)
Beijing News, February 12, 2014
epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2014-02/12/content_494370.htm?div=-1

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China to spend extra $10 billion in restive Xinjiang this year
Reuters, February 12, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/12/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA1B0HC20140212

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Beijing's elephant graveyard: how China still drives world ivory market
Telegraph, February 10, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10628900/Beijings-elephant-graveyard-how-China-still-drives-world-ivory-market.html

Related:
英媒:中国仍然是推动象牙市场的关键 (UK media: China still drives world ivory market)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2014/02/140211_press_ivory_china.shtml

Corruption (腐败)

李克强:把政府所有收支全部纳入预算管理 (Li Keqiang calls for robust measures to strengthen anti-corruption work)
Caijing, February 11, 2014
economy.caijing.com.cn/2014-02-11/113901204.html

Death penalty (死刑)

Execution with no farewell spotlights China death penalty
Agence France-Presse, February 10, 2014
www.mysinchew.com/node/95719?tid=10

Environment (环境)

Environment watchdog gets tough on polluters, vetoes projects worth 118.4b yuan
Reuters, February 11, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426038/environment-watchdog-gets-tough-polluters-nixes-projects-worth-1184b-yuan

Hong Kong (香港)

英国:香港普选要满足香港人的意愿 (UK: HK elections should fulfill the people's wish)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140211_hk_hague_suffrage.shtm l

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese dissident believed detained after disputing father's "suicide" death
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/disputing-02102014150547.html

律师团就薛福顺死亡控告曲阜公安 办案机关态度引外界质疑 (Lawyers’ group sues Qufu public security officials over Xue Fushun’s unnatural death, authorities’ conduct attracts international suspicion)
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-02112014095333.html

For more information on Xue Mingkai, see:
Family rejects authorities’ report of suicide by democracy activist’s father
薛明凯拒绝接受警方关于其父“跳楼自杀”
Human Rights in China, February 3, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/family-rejects-authorities-report-suicide-democracy-activists-father
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/xie-ming-kai-ju-jue-jie-shou-jing-fang-guan-yu-qi-fu

Information Control (信息控制)

将公众知情权明确入宪 (Chinese professor calls for constitutional amendment to explicitly guarantee right to information)
Fazhi Evening News, February 11, 2014
www.fawan.com.cn/html/2014-02/11/content_476928.htm

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

Former Chinese prisoner addresses U.S.-China relations at UNL
Daily Nebraskan, February 11, 2014
http://www.dailynebraskan.com/news/former-chinese-prisoner-addresses-u-s--china-relations-at/article_cc95cfc2-92d9-11e3-ba6d-0017a43b2370.html

June Fourth (六四)

“六四事件”的一名死囚仍系狱 (June 4th prisoner serving suspended death sentence still in jail)
Deutsche Welle, February 11, 2014
dw.de/p/1B6lE

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

A leading Chinese economist warns of a difficult year and “dead” companies
The New York Times, February 11, 2014
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/11/a-leading-chinese-economist-warns-of-a-difficult-year-and-dead-companies/

Women (妇女)

China cracks down on its “sex capital”
Associated Press, February 11, 2014
www.boston.com/news/world/asia/2014/02/11/china-cracks-down-its-sex-capital/x5WtGgdhxweUU0gS79FFwI/story.html

Related:
Prostitution crackdown in China province after TV investigation
The Guardian, February 11, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/11/china-province-prostitution-crack-down-guangdong-sex-workers

Monday, February 10, 2014

Culture (文化)

崔健:天安門有毛像時代就沒變 (Cui Jian: change remains elusive as long as Mao's portrait adorns Tiananmen)
Ming Pao, February 9, 2014
inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20140209/ca71230a.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

许志永上诉: 若不纠正,莫谈法治 (Xu Zhiyong appeals: If original verdict is not corrected, no point in talking about rule of law)
Deutsche Welle, February 10, 2014
http://bit.ly/Nu7XMl

See appeal:
Xu Zhiyong Appeals: Spare Any Talk about Rule of Law in China If the Second Instance Does Not Correct the Decision by the First Instance
许志永上诉书:二审如不纠正,中国莫谈法治
China Change, February 8, 2014
EN: http://chinachange.org/2014/02/08/xu-zhiyong-appeals-spare-any-talk-about-rule-of-law-in-china-if-the-second-instance-does-not-correct-the-decision-by-the-first-instance/
CH: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XqeUtUzchMoNZsxhFoKfPppuTs1OvcAERI6IlgSlztU/edit?pli=1

Chinese dissident lands at Cato Institute with a caution to colleges
The New York Times, February 9, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/us/chinese-dissident-lands-at-cato-institute-with-a-caution-to-colleges.html

Activists converge on eastern Chinese city
Associated Press, February 7, 2014
www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/02/07/2815321/activists-converge-on-eastern.html

薛明凯失踪五天料被当局控制 异议人士呼吁关注 (Xue Mingkai thought to be in authorities’ control after missing for 5 days, dissidents urge attention to his case)
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-02102014094848.html

Supporters call for investigation into death of Chinese activist’s father
The New York Times, February 7, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/supporters-call-for-investigation-into-death-of-chinese-activists-father/

For more information on Xue Mingkai, see:
Family rejects authorities’ report of suicide by democracy activist’s father
薛明凯拒绝接受警方关于其父“跳楼自杀”
Human Rights in China, February 3, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/family-rejects-authorities-report-suicide-democracy-activists-father
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/xie-ming-kai-ju-jue-jie-shou-jing-fang-guan-yu-qi-fu

Information Control (信息控制)

被管制到无帖可删? (Will censorship on Weibo leave nothing to be censored?)
Deutsche Welle, February 9, 2014
dw.de/p/1B5gU

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

On 35th anniversary of diplomatic ties with U.S., China tries to soften image
中国在美国纽约等地展开形象攻势
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140207/c07exchanges/dual/

Asia leaders join Sochi as Obama, others stay away
Associated Press, February 7, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/gay-rights-issue-asian-leaders-sochi-22404682

June Fourth (六四)

六四央视主播出书谈当年经历习近平下届传有动作 (State news anchor during June Fourth publishes memoir)
Radio France International, February 9, 2014
http://rfi.my/1bjxFhj

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

How fast can China reform its land laws?
International Business Times, February 7, 2014
www.investing.com/news/economy-news/how-fast-can-china-reform-its-land-laws%20-265135

Population (人口)

卫计委:9省已通过"单独两孩"备案 (National Health and Family Planning Commission: Nine provinces are prepared to implement new "second child" policy)
Beijing News, February 10, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/02/10/304462.html

Rule of Law (法治)

嫌犯十年 (Man languishes in decade-long detention as rape trial continues)
Chengdu Shangbao, February 10, 2014
e.chengdu.cn/html/2014-02/10/content_453463.htm

Tibet (西藏)

Spain orders arrest of former Chinese president, others over Tibet
Reuters, February 10, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/10/us-china-spain-idUSBREA1911W20140210

Friday, February 07, 2014

Environment (环境)

Transparency in the haze: the government takes steps towards more openness
The Economist, February 8, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21595927-government-takes-steps-towards-more-openness-transparency-haze

Health (健康)

China the hardest hit by global surge in cancer, says WHO report
South China Morning Post, February 7, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1422475/china-hardest-hit-global-surge-cancer-says-who-report

UN agency warns risk of bird flu crossing China's borders grows
South China Morning Post, February 7, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1422473/un-agency-warns-risk-bird-flu-crossing-chinas-borders-grows

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong paper ousts top editor, stirring concern
《明报》总编换人,港人忧心新闻自由
The New York Times, February 7, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140207/c07hongkong/dual/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

刘霞获准在除夕夜探视刘晓波 (Liu Xia permitted to visit Liu Xiaobo on New Year’s Eve)
Deutsche Welle, February 7, 2014
http://bit.ly/1dvCSNd

Jailed Nobel dissident, wife denied festive meal on prison visit
Radio Free Asia, February 6, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/meal-02062014143212.html

Media (媒体)

王功权“认罪视频”险上央视 (Friend hints at Wang Gongquan being forced to confess)
Deutsche Welle, February 7, 2014
http://bit.ly/1iCpco8

Learning to spin: at a Communist Party training school, functionaries learn how to handle more aggressive news media
The Economist, February 6, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21595925-communist-party-training-school-functionaries-learn-how-handle-more-aggressive-news

Religion (宗教)

奥巴马呼吁中国缅甸尊重宗教自由 (Obama urges China and Myanmar to respect religious freedom)
The Economist, February 6, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/02/140207_usa_obama_religion_china.shtml

Tibet (西藏)

China tells Spain to prevent Tibet-related lawsuits
中国要西班牙防止再发生西藏相关的诉讼
Reuters (English), February 7, 2014
British Broadcasting Corporation (Chinese), February 7, 2014

EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/07/us-china-spain-idUSBREA160WU20140207
CH:http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140207_spain_tibet_china.shtml

Tibetan man sets himself ablaze in first burning protest this year
Radio Free Asia, February 6, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/ablaze-02062014133904.html

Opinion (观点)

The Censorship Pendulum
“对不起,原文已经被删除”
The New York Times, February 6, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20140207/c07yu/dual/

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Children (儿童)

China's baby hatch scheme expands for unwanted disabled newborns
The Guardian, February 6, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/06/china-baby-hatch-scheme-expands-unwanted-disabled

Education (教育)

亚洲高考竞争疯狂 (Competitiveness of Asia’s college entrance exams reaches fever pitch)
Radio France Internationale, February 6, 2014
http://bit.ly/1euudRj

China's new graduates seek out civil service posts, despite intense competition
South China Morning Post, February 6, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1422037/chinas-new-graduates-seek-out-civil-service-posts-despite-intense

Ethnic Groups (少数民族团体)

Sweeping change across China's Inner Mongolia
BBC记者实地采访:巨变中的内蒙古
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 5, 2014
EN:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-25979564
CH:http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140206_patience_inner_mongolia.shtml

Health (健康)

中国淮河岸边的“癌症村” (The cancer villages along China’s Huai He river)
Deutsche Welle, February 5, 2014
http://bit.ly/1euudRj

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Five years on: free China's “disappeared” Christian lawyer
Cross Rhythms, February 6, 2014
http://www.crossrhythms.co.uk/articles/life/Five_Years_On_Free_Chinas_Disappeared_Christian_Lawyer/53049/p1/

薛明凯寻人启事(图)(Xue Mingkai offers 10,000 yuan for information on "disappeared" mother)
Canyu, February 6, 2014
http://canyu.org/n84561c6.aspx

Shandong authorities refuse probe into "suicide" death
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/suicide-02052014163532.html

For more information on Xue Mingkai, see:
Family rejects authorities’ report of suicide by democracy activist’s father
薛明凯拒绝接受警方关于其父“跳楼自杀”
Human Rights in China, February 3, 2014
EN:www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/family-rejects-authorities-report-suicide-democracy-activists-father
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/xie-ming-kai-ju-jue-jie-shou-jing-fang-guan-yu-qi-fu

Information Control (信息控制)

记者微博反腐,公安建议“三罪”起诉 (Public security urges indicting anti-corruption reporter and microblogger, Liu Hu, on 3 charges including extortion)
Deutsche Welle, February 6, 2014
http://bit.ly/1btRNYm

“中国新保密法机密标准定义不明
New Chinese regulations on state secrets criticized for lack of transparency
Voice of America, February 5, 2014
CH:http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-secret-law-20140205/1845446.html
EN:http://www.voanews.com/content/new-chinese-regulations-on-state-secrets-criticized-for-lack-of-transparency/1845216.html