Monday, March 31, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Map: half of China’s GDP comes from major cities
Tea Leaf Nation, March 31, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/03/map-half-of-chinas-gdp-comes-from-major-cities/

Civil Society (民间社会)

Reforms give NGOs a level playing field
China Daily, March 31, 2014
usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-03/31/content_17390892.htm

Corruption (腐败)

Who wants to be a Chinese bureaucrat? Not so many, anymore
The Wall Street Journal, March 28, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/28/who-wants-to-be-a-chinese-bureaucrat-not-so-many-anymore/?mod=chinablog

Related:
中国反腐令公务员热降温:想当官的人少了 (Anti-corruption campaign dampens interest in civil service vacancies)
cankaoxiaoxi.com, March 31, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-03-31/082329830315.shtml

不动产登记制或倒逼一些官员“抛房” (Plans for national real estate registration system may lead to selling of properties by corrupt officials)
Beijing News, News, March 31, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/03/31/311289.html

China seizes $14.5 billion in assets from family, associates of former security chief
The Washington Post, March 31, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-seizes-145-billion-in-assets-from-family-associates-of-former-security-chief/2014/03/30/f8ee162e-b85e-11e3-9a05-c739f29ccb08_story.html

China unveils anti-graft rules for urbanization drive-state media
Reuters, March 29, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/29/us-china-realestate-idUSBREA2S0E920140329

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China to crack down on videos, audios promoting terrorism
Reuters, March 31, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/31/us-china-security-idUSBREA2U02R20140331

China charges 4 surviving suspects of Kunming attack
Reuters, March 29, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/29/us-china-crime-attacks-idUSBREA2S07220140329

Education (教育)

China education reforms to emulate advanced placement system
The Diplomat, March 30, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/03/china-education-reforms-to-emulate-advanced-placement-system

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

黑警打断张俊杰律师三根肋骨 王成律师疑遭酷刑妻被软禁 (Released human rights lawyer Zhang Junjie suffers bone fracture after police beating during interrogation, lawyer Wang Cheng's wife under house arrest, Wang Cheng, still detained, may have been tortured)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-03282014100553.html

Family seeks independent autopsy of activist who died in detention
维权人士家属希望进行独立尸检
The New York Times, March 29, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140329/c29family/dual/

港人录制生日祝福语“声”援软禁中刘霞 (HK groups record birthday wishes for Liu Xia)
Voice of America, March 29, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/hk-liuxia-concern-group-20140330/1882254.html

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

Michelle Obama in China: A balancing act
Associated Press, March 30, 2014
www.businessmirror.com.ph/index.php/en/news/world/29769-michelle-obama-in-china-a-balancing-act

Merkel highlights human rights, Crimea in meeting with China's Xi Jinping
Deutsche Welle, March 28, 2014
www.dw.de/merkel-highlights-human-rights-crimea-in-meeting-with-chinas-xi-jinping/a-17529401

Labor (劳工)

Walmart store closures in China disrupt workers' lives and livelihoods
AFL-CIO, March 28, 2014
www.aflcio.org/index.php/Blog/Global-Action/Walmart-Store-Closures-in-China-Disrupt-Workers-Lives-and-Livelihoods

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

广东茂名万人示威,反对PX项目 (Tens of thousands march in Maoming, Guangdong to protest petrochemical project)
Voice of America, March 30, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/guangdong-maoming-protests/1882606.html

Related:
茂名市人民政府告全体市民书 (A letter from the Maoming People's Government to city residents)
Maoming Net, March 31, 2014
www.mm111.net/show/486016.html

Violence, arrests in Guangdong city of Maoming as locals rally against petrochemical plant
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1461609/violence-arrests-guangdong-city-maoming-locals-rally-against

Hundreds protest at district government in Beijing for school rights
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1461628/hundreds-protest-district-government-beijing-school-rights

State Compensation (国家赔偿)

China compensation fight: measuring responsibility for terror attacks
The Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/31/victims-of-kunming-train-station-killings-deride-48000-payments/

Taiwan (台湾)

台湾反服贸示威展现能量后和平结束 (Massive demonstration in Taipei against trade pact with China concludes peacefully)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 30, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140330_taiwan_james_anti_china_demo.shtml

Related:
Thousands in Taiwan protest China trade deal
Associated Press, March 30, 2014
http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&date=20140330&id=17478272

Technology (科技)

The tangled web of the Chinese Internet
The Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2014
graphicsweb.wsj.com/documents/chinas-internet/#selected=none

Tibet (西藏)

中共前西藏高官逝世 曾呼吁让达赖返藏 (Former Tibetan CPC official who called for the Dalai Lama's return dies)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 30, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140330_tibet_phuntso_wangye_death.shtml

四川巴塘一尼姑自焚抗议 西藏比如一僧被判重刑 (Tibetan nun self-immolates, another senior monk sentenced to 18 years imprisonment)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-03302014105757.html

Related:
Tibetan nun sets herself on fire: reports
Agence France-Presse, March 31, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/tibetan-nun-sets-herself-fire-reports-043944842.html

Tibetan prisoner in failing health after six years in jail
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/health-03282014155309.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chinese police freeze bank accounts of Uyghur dissident
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/tohti-03282014131624.html

Uyghur youth severely assaulted by police in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/uyghur-03272014224553.html

Uyghur farmers detained after posting land complaints online
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/land-dispute-03282014185922.html

Friday, March 28, 2014

Children (儿童)

Chinese parents abandon children at Guangzhou baby hatch
广州婴儿岛24小时:记者目睹8个婴孩被弃养
China Smack, March 28, 2014 (English)
Phoenix Online, March 23, 2014 (Chinese)
EN: http://www.chinasmack.com/2014/stories/chinese-parents-abandon-children-at-guangzhou-baby-hatch.html
CH:http://news.ifeng.com/photo/hdsociety/detail_2014_03/23/35048609_0.shtml#p=1

Corruption (腐败)

最高检:建立在逃职务犯罪嫌疑人信息数据库 (Supreme People's Procuratorate to establish database of graft suspects at large)
Procuratorate Daily, March 28, 2014
www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2014-03/28/content_5405980.htm?node=5955

China sacks ally of former security chief as graft probe widens
Reuters, March 27, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/27/us-china-corruption-idUSBREA2Q0UM20140327

Death penalty (死刑)

国际特赦组织:中国仍是执行死刑大国 (Amnesty International: China still one of the world's top executors)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 27, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/03/140327_amnesty_executions.shtml

Related:
Report: Death sentences and executions 2013
Amnesty International, March 27, 2014
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/sites/default/files/amnesty_death_penalty_report_2014_final_0.pdf

Disasters (灾难)

China’s criticism over handling of missing flight stirs Malaysian backlash
中国的批评引发马来西亚国内反弹
The New York Times, March 28, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/asia-pacific/20140328/c28malaysia/dual/

Education (教育)

The rise of alternative education in China
CNN, March 26, 2014
http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/26/world/asia/china-alternative-education/

China’s Peng Liyuan named UNESCO envoy for advancing education of women, girls
United Nations News Centre, March 27, 2014
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47442&Cr=girls&Cr1=education#.UzWgb6hdXTo

Ethnic Groups (少数民族团体)

Fissures in China’s ethnic policy
中国关于民族政策发生内部争论
The New York Times, March 27, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140327/c27ethnic/dual/

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

China's Baidu defeats U.S. lawsuit over censored search results
Reuters, March 27, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/27/us-baidu-china-lawsuit-idUSBREA2Q1VS20140327

Related:
China’s freedom of search
中国的互联网搜索自由
The Wall Street Journal, March 28, 2014
EN:http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/03/28/chinas-freedom-of-search/?KEYWORDS=Baidu
CH:http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140328/bog171232.asp

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

张俊杰律师获释曝遭警殴打 公安强硬民众及律师续声援 (Released lawyer recounts detention and beating by police, supporters step up calls for release of others)
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-03272014095231.html

Related:
HRIC urges international attention: lawyers and citizens detained in Heilongjiang, lawyers on hunger strike in protest
中国人权敦促国际社会关注黑龙江当局非法关押律师和公民
Human Rights in China, March 26, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/hric-urges-international-attention-lawyers-and-citizens-detained
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/zhong-guo-ren-quan-dun-cu-guo-ji-she-hui-guan-zhu-hei

Zhang Junjie's Account (Parts I, II, and III)
张俊杰律师:亲历贱三江
Siweiluozi's Blog, March 28, 2014 (English)
Sohu, March 28, 2014 (Chinese)
EN: Part I:www.siweiluozi.net/2014/03/zhang-junjies-account-part-one.html
EN: Part II:www.siweiluozi.net/2014/03/zhang-junjies-account-part-two.html
EN: Part III:www.siweiluozi.net/2014/03/zhang-junjies-account-part-three.html
CH:http://3g.k.sohu.com/t/n17339001

Chinese authorities release rights lawyer, keep three others behind bars
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyers-03272014150355.html

律师冀为杨匡申办保外就医 刘沙沙担忧丈夫成曹顺利第二 (Lawyer to apply for medical parole for HK activist detained in Shenzhen)
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-03272014094956.html

Lawyer: no answers for family of Chinese activist who died in prison
Voice of America, March 27, 2014
www.voanews.com/content/lawyer-no-answers-for-family-of-chinese-activist-who-died-in-prison/1880321.html

Information Control (信息控制)

Chinese policeman makes a million with online “deletion service”
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/policeman-03272014115300.html

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

Xi says world has nothing to fear from awakening “peaceful lion”
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1459168/xi-says-world-has-nothing-fear-awakening-peaceful-lion

Related:
China's Xi Jinping visit to Paris results in deals worth €18bn
The Telegraph, March 27, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/10726060/Xi-Jinpings-Paris-visit-results-in-deals-worth-18bn.html

Manila raises stakes with Beijing, seeks arbitration over South China Sea
Reuters, March 28, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/27/us-philippines-china-tribunal-idUSBREA2Q23720140327

Labor (劳工)

China's workers take on the big brands as strikes and protests increase
China Labour Bulletin, March 28, 2014
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/chinas-workers-take-big-brands-strikes-and-protests-increase

Related:
Map of strikes and protests, 2013-2014
China Labour Bulletin
http://www.numble.com/PHP/mysql/clbmape.html

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

China's Xiang Xiaohan: first gay man to sue the government
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 27, 2014
www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26631161

Taiwan (台湾)

Students threaten huge rally to pressure Ma Ying-jeou to drop trade pact with Beijing
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458798/taiwanese-students-threaten-huge-rally-pressure-ma-ying-jeou-drop-trade

Opinion (观点)

火墙内外:米歇尔访华柔性外交绵里藏针(On both sides of the Great Fire Wall: Michelle Obama's soft diplomacy with a subtle sharp edge)
Voice of America, March 27, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/error-404-first-lady-20140327/1880888.html

Officials who closed “baby hatch” abandoned their duty
Caixin, March 28, 2014
http://english.caixin.com/2014-03-28/100657848.html

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Death penalty (死刑)

The ten most brutal places in the world: Amnesty International report sees spike in global executions
The Independent, March 27, 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/the-ten-most-deadly-places-to-live-in-the-world-amnesty-international-report-sees-spike-in-global-executions-9219003.html

Related:
Report: Death sentences and executions 2013
Amnesty International, March 27, 2014
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/sites/default/files/amnesty_death_penalty_report_2014_final_0.pdf

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Cao Shunli: “access denied” to Chinese activist's body
国际特赦:当局拒绝家属见曹顺利遗体
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
EN:www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26753856
CH:www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/mobile/china/2014/03/140326_china_caoshunli_body.shtml

Related:
China: Fear of cover-up as Cao Shunli’s body goes missing
Amnesty International, March 26, 2014
www.amnesty.org/en/news/china-fear-cover-cao-shunli-s-body-goes-missing-2014-03-26

譚作人刑滿 妻:繼續維權 (Rights defender Tan Zuoren released upon serving full prison term, wife says he will continue human rights work)
Ming Pao, March 27, 2014
news.mingpao.com/20140327/gaa1.htm

Related:
Sichuan quake activist Tan Zuoren defiant after release from prison
South China Morning Post, March 27, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458374/activist-tan-zuoren-defiant-after-5-year-prison-term-probe-sichuan

Information Control (信息控制)

有偿删帖的“黑色利益” (“Black profits” of the online post-deleting industry)
Beijing News, March 26, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/graphic/2014/03/26/310739.html

Related:
北京网警删贴获利百万 中国舆论管制现状曝光 (Internet police officer received kickbacks for online censorship)
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/jz-03262014150353.html

Ex-Bloomberg editor tells why he left
彭博编辑离职因一篇涉万达报道而起
The New York Times, March 26, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140326/c26bloomberg/dual/

Chinese police detain suspect after rumor sparks rural bank run
Reuters, March 27, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/27/us-china-banking-rumour-idUSBREA2Q05O20140327?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Senior information official leaps six floors to his death, sources say
South China Morning Post, March 27, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458062/senior-information-official-leaps-six-floors-his-death-sources-say

Related:
Minitrue: information official Li Wufeng’s death
China Digital Times, March 26, 2014
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/03/minitrue-information-official-li-wufengs-death/

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

马鞍山:官员带领200多人强拆房屋 打伤70多岁村民 (Gov't officials led 200-strong team to demolish house by force in Ma’anshan, Anhui)
China Business Times, March 27, 2014
http://politics.gmw.cn/2014-03/27/content_10812465.htm

Population (人口)

11省份正式启动“单独两孩” (New family planning policy officially in force in 11 provinces)
Beijing News, March 27, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/03/27/310845.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Wukan: new election, same old story
The Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/27/wukan-new-election-same-old-story/?mod=WSJBlog

Opinion (观点)

Don’t get too excited about the investigation of Zhou Yongkang
Tea Leaf Nation, March 27, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/03/dont-get-too-excited-about-the-investigation-of-zhou-yongkang/

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Children (儿童)

Gansu parents protest as scandal over drugged kindergarten pupils widens
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1457279/gansu-parents-protest-scandal-over-drugged-kindergarten-pupils-widens

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China, Netherlands sign dairy trade pacts
Associated Press, March 24, 2014
www.agweb.com/article/china_netherlands_sign_dairy_trade_pacts__NAA_Associated_Press/

Corruption (腐败)

China's Three Gorges replaces top executives amid graft probe
Reuters, March 26, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/26/us-china-corruption-threegorges-idUSBREA2P0BY20140326?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Environment (环境)

中国空气污染:一年三千亿美元医疗代价 (Air pollution costs China $300 billion per year in medical expenses)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 25, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140325_china_urbanisation_health.shtml

China's Hangzhou latest city to restrict car sales
Reuters, March 25, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/25/us-china-autos-regulations-idUSBREA2O0S620140325

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

人权组织对刘霞健康状况表达关切 (Amnesty Int'l deeply concerned by Liu Xia's health)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 25, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140325_china_liu_xia.shtml

Related:
China: further information: Liu Xia receives medical treatment
Amnesty International, March 25, 2014
amnesty.org/en/library/asset/ASA17/017/2014/en/036947fc-bc36-4efa-9f3c- e61aa48aafc5/asa170172014en.html

Information Control (信息控制)

“记者无国界”谴责中国对信息自由的践踏 (RSF condemns violations of freedom of information in China)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/sd-03252014141117.html

Related:
Xi Jinping, enemy of freedom of information, visits France
Reporters Without Borders, March 25, 2014
en.rsf.org/chine-xi-jinping-enemy-of-freedom-of-25-03-2014,46042.html

Editor leaves Bloomberg, citing China coverage
彭博亚洲资深编辑不满编辑方针辞职
The New York Times, March 25, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140325/c25bloomberg/dual/

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

米歇尔•奥巴马在成都提及敏感话题 (Michelle Obama makes reference to civil rights movement, racial equality in remarks in Chengdu)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 25, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140325_first_lady_chengdu.shtml

Related:
Police beat, detain activists during US first lady's trip
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/michelle-obama-03252014152659.html

Remarks by the First Lady before Number Seven School classroom visit -- Chengdu, China
The White House, March 25, 2014
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/25/remarks-first-lady-number-seven-school-classroom-visit-chengdu-china

Michelle Obama generates Internet comment after Tibetan lunch
Reuters, March 26, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/26/us-china-obama-tibet-idUSBREA2P0PV20140326

Labor (劳工)

沃尔玛员工向美工会发信 总工会定性为政治事件 (China's state-controlled union labels Wal-Mart workers' appeal to US union a “political act”)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/nu-03252014142321.html

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

平度纵火案村主任指使 (7 suspects detained, real estate developer and village chief accused of masterminding fatal arson related to land grab death in Shandong)
Beijing News, March 26, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/03/26/310711.html

Related:
China police detain local official, developer over land grab death
Reuters, March 26, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/26/us-china-land-idUSBREA2P0A820140326?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

世界银行为中国城镇化献计 (World Bank issues recommendations on urbanization to China)
Voice of America, March 25, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/world-bank-on-china-urbanization-20140325/1879224.html

Related:
World Bank urges China to reform urban development
Financial Times, March 25, 2014
www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/24614178-b404-11e3-a09a-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz2x258qGqC

Urban China: toward efficient, inclusive, and sustainable urbanization
中国:推进高效、包容和可持续的城镇化
The World Bank, March 25, 2014
EN: www.worldbank.org/en/country/china/publication/urban-china-toward-efficient-inclusive-sustainable-urbanization
CH: www.shihang.org/zh/country/china/publication/urban-china-toward-efficient-inclusive-sustainable-urbanization

Social Security (社会安全)

China’s rebalancing should start with a safety net
The Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/25/chinas-rebalancing-should-start-with-a-safety-net/?mod=chinablog

Society (社会)

余杰:习近平是个不折不扣的中国教父 (In biography, Chinese dissident writer calls Xi Jinping a "Chinese Godfather")
Deutsche Welle, March 25, 2014
dw.de/p/1BVJX

Technology (科技)

China detains more than 1,500 in text spam crackdown
Reuters, March 26, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/25/us-china-telecoms-spam-idUSBREA2O0WI20140325

United Nations (联合国)

中国NGO代表因偷拍异议人士被联合国吊销证件 (UN revokes accreditation of Chinese "NGO" representative caught photographing dissidents at Human Rights Council)
Voice of America, March 25, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-ngo-20140325/1878928.html

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

影子银行:中国嘀嗒作响的定时炸弹 (Shadow banking in China is a ticking time bomb)
Deutsche Welle, March 24, 2014
dw.de/p/1BUwy

Disasters (灾难)

Chinese relatives of passengers protest at embassy
Associated Press, March 25, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/chinese-relatives-passengers-protest-embassy-044947904.html

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

State-sponsored hacking targets journalists covering China: Google alert
Eleven Myanmar, March 24, 2014
www.elevenmyanmar.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5516:state-sponsored-hacking-targets-journalists-covering-china-google-alert&catid=37:science-tech&Itemid=360

Hukou (户口)

城镇化规划推行阻力:地方政府不愿承担公共成本 (Local governments' unwillingness to shoulder costs of public services an obstacle to urbanization planning)
China Economics Weekly, March 25, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/03-25/5988054.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

哈达向北京及联合国提申诉被阻 内蒙政法官员登门恐吓报复新娜 (Local gov’t blocks Hada’s appeal to Beijing and UN, Party official delivers threat in person)
Radio Free Asia, March 24, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-03242014100550.html

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

China slams U.S. over new spying allegations
Associated Press, March 24, 2014
www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/24/china-us-spying_n_5020613.html

June Fourth (六四)

Activist jailed 18 months for June 4 protest bid
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1456366/activist-jailed-18-months-june-4-protest-bid

Related:
June 4 March applicant sentenced to 18 months, lawyers beaten outside courthouse
Human Rights in China, March 24, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/june-4-march-applicant-sentenced-18-months-lawyers-beaten-outside-courthouse

Labor (劳工)

英媒:中国官方工会带头抗议沃尔玛裁员 (Gov't-controlled unions lead protest against layoffs at Wal-Mart)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 24, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2014/03/140324_press_review.shtml

Related:
Walmart workers in China blockade store in protest at closure plan
China Labour Bulletin, March 20, 2014
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/walmart-workers-china-blockade-store-protest-closure-plan

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Hundreds of Tibetans protest land seizure over gold mining activities
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/protest-03222014220107.html

China land dispute farmer burned to death: reports
Agence France-Presse, March 24, 2014
bit.ly/1h3OEEg

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

Chinese protest leader seeks asylum in US after arrests
Radio Free Asia, March 24, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/asylum-03242014165014.html

Religion (宗教)

Obama oils China-Vatican links
Asia Times Online, March 24, 2014
www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-240314.html

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan's Ma says ready to meet protesters over China trade pact
Reuters, March 25, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/25/us-taiwan-protest-idUSBREA2O0BP20140325?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Tibet (西藏)

四川阿坝自焚者过世 甘肃夏河三藏人被判刑 (Sichuanese monk dies of self-immolation, Gansu man sentenced to 5 to 12 years for “inciting separatism”)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-03232014144825.html

United Nations (联合国)

Chinese human rights record under UN scrutiny
Voice of America, March 20, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-human-rights-record-under-un-scrutiny/1875146.html

Chinese man, ostensibly from an N.G.O., is barred from U.N. human rights hearing
The New York Times, March 24, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/24/chinese-ngo-member-barred-from-united-nations/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Opinion (观点)

何清涟:服贸协议:中台一体化的最后铺路石 (China-Taiwan Trade Pact paves way for “peaceful reunification”)
Voice of America, March 24, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/sta-taiwan-china-20140324/1877849.html

Monday, March 24, 2014

Children (儿童)

The vulnerability of China’s left-behind children
The Wall Street Journal, March 21, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/21/the-vulnerability-of-chinas-left-behind-children/

Education (教育)

China to reform college entrance exam system
People's Daily, March 23, 2014
english.peopledaily.com.cn/203691/8575331.html

Environment (环境)

China premier says environment protection will spur growth
Reuters, March 23, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/23/china-economy-energy-idUSL4N0MK05H20140323

Hong Kong (香港)

Assault on Hong Kong media executives adds to press freedom concerns
港媒高层再遇袭加剧新闻自由担忧
The New York Times, March 21, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140321/c21hongkong/dual/

Hukou (户口)

发改委:将建立居住证政策 解决非户籍人口社保问题 (Top economic planning body: hukou reforms will entail tying social benefits to duration of residence and other conditions)
China National Radio, March 24, 2014
china.cnr.cn/yaowen/201403/t20140324_515140600.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国律师、网友继续关注律师在佳木斯被拘留 (Lawyers and netizens continue to draw attention to detention of lawyers in Heilongjiang)
Voice of America, March 24, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/rights-lawyer-detained-20140323/1877380.html

Related:
Four rights lawyers detained after questioning Falun Gong detentions
South China Morning Post, March 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1455766/four-rights-lawyers-detained-after-questioning-falun-gong-detentions

Four Chinese lawyers detained over “black jail” appeal
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/english/news/china/appeal-03212014101911.html

旧金山华人中领馆前悼念曹顺利 (Chinese in San Francisco mourn Cao Shunli in front of Chinese consulate)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-03232014094021.html

China jails Tiananmen activist for subversion
Al Jazeera, March 24, 2014
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/china-jails-tiananmen-activist-subversion-201432463929104806.html

Related:
China: Fears of crackdown ahead of Tiananmen Square anniversary
Amnesty International, March 24, 2014
http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/china-fears-of-crackdown-ahead-of-tiananmen-square-anniversary

申请纪念六四人士被判刑 律师被打 (Applicant for Tiananmen commemorative event sentenced for inciting subversion, lawyer beaten)
Deutsche Welle, March 24, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BUja

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

奥巴马夫人在美驻华使馆主持教育座谈会 (Michelle Obama holds education round table at U.S. Embassy in Beijing)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 23, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140321_michelle_educators_meeting.shtml

Related:
【演讲】米歇尔北大演讲辑录 (Chinese translation of excerpts from Michelle Obama's speech at Peking University)
Peking University, March 22, 2014
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/p/2014-03-22/131929768394.shtml

为接待米歇尔,特警一脚踢昏导游(Special forces clear Xi’an tourist site for Michelle, assault tour guide who did not leave fast enough)
Boxun, March 24, 2014
http://boxun.com/news/gb/china/2014/03/201403242129.shtml#.UzBwdqhdXTr

Remarks by the First Lady at Stanford Center at Peking University
The White House, March 22, 2014
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/22/remarks-first-lady-stanford-center-peking-university

What happens to Chinese activists when a US first lady comes to visit?
The Christian Science Monitor, March 24, 2014
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2014/0324/What-happens-to-Chinese-activists-when-a-US-first-lady-comes-to-visit

Burmese protest China-backed dam project
Associated Press, March 23, 2014
news.yahoo.com/burmese-protest-china-backed-dam-project-050109984.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Thousands bid farewell to underground Shanghai bishop Joseph Fan Zhongliang
South China Morning Post, March 23, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1454793/thousands-bid-farewell-underground-shanghai-bishop-joseph-fan-zhongliang

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan police evict protesters from cabinet building
The Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/24/taiwan-police-evict-protesters-from-cabinet-building/?mod=WSJBlog

Related:
台湾"反服贸"学运越演越烈 (Taiwan "anti-trade pact" student movement intensifies)
Deutsche Welle, March 24, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BV0i

Technology (科技)

NSA infiltrates servers of China telecom giant Huawei: report
Reuters, March 23, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/24/us-usa-security-china-nsa-idUSBREA2L0PD20140324

Torture (酷刑)

Tibetan political prisoner dies after “brutal” torture in jail
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/jail-03212014142217.html

Friday, March 21, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Double bubble trouble: China’s property prices appear to be falling again
The Economist, March 22, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21599395-chinas-property-prices-appear-be-falling-again-double-bubble-trouble

Children (儿童)

Two dead in Chinese kindergarten poisoning
The Wall Street Journal, March 21, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303802104579452360475542886

「幼兒喂藥」衝突升級 鄂萬人示威被鎮壓 看守所爆滿 (Hubei authorities step up detention of protesters against feeding children antibiotics as tension escalates)
Epoch Times, March 21, 2014
http://www.epochtimes.com/b5/14/3/21/n4112366.htm

Environment (环境)

南昌官方称赣江中百多头死猪不影响水质 (Nanchang official: hundreds of dead pigs will not affect water quality)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 20, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140320_china_dead_pig.shtml

Ethnic Groups (少数民族团体)

Wife of Inner Mongolian political prisoner writes to Chinese President
Radio Free Asia, March 18, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/wife-03192014143725.html

For more information on Hada, see:
Mongolian dissident Hada in illegal detention is mentally ill; son details abuses by authorities
内蒙异议人士哈达患精神疾病 儿子详述当局迫害经过
Human Rights in China, January 25, 2013
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/content/6516
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/content/6517

Health (健康)

First H7N9 found on Chinese poultry farm
South China Morning Post, March 21, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1453598/first-h7n9-found-chinese-poultry-farm

Hukou (户口)

Moving on up:the government unveils a new “people-centred” plan for urbanisation
The Economist, March 22, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21599397-government-unveils-new-people-centred-plan-urbanisation-moving-up

Information Control (信息控制)

微博“删贴”广泛 清华“幸福中国指数”引质疑 (Mass weibo-post removal raises skepticism about Tsinghua’s “China Happiness Index”)
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yl-03202014150442.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

台湾占领立法院学生表示将扩大抗争 (Occupy students in Taiwan plan to widen protest)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 21, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140321_tw_protest_byjames.shtml

中共中央通知: 禁止“拦卡堵截”上访人员 (CPC Central Committee: blocking petitioners is not allowed)
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-03202014125456.html

United Nations (联合国)

U.N. investigates “intimidation” of activist at Human Rights Council
The New York Times, March 21, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/21/u-n-investigates-intimidation-of-activist-at-human-rights-council/

联合国人权会议快闪悼念曹顺利 (Flash memorial for Cao Shunli takes place during UN Human Rights Council meeting)
Deutsche Welle, March 21, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BTki

中国在联合国人权会议上阻挠为曹顺利默哀 (China obstructs “moment of silence” for Cao Shunli at UN Human Rights Council meeting)
Voice of America, March 20, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-un-caoshunli-20140320/1875907.html

Related:
Cao Shunli’s living legacy: international and domestic responses
Human Rights in China, March 18, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/cao-shunlis-living-legacy-international-and-domestic-responses

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

审查制度窒息中国的社交媒体 (Censorship system stifles Chinese social media)
Voice of America, March 20, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/censorship-20140319/1875015.html

New research claims that Microsoft’s Bing censors heavily within China, even more so than Baidu
The Next Web, March 19, 2014
http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2014/03/19/new-research-claims-microsofts-bing-censors-heavily-within-china-even-baidu/#!AF5e3

Children (儿童)

China: All children to be given drug tests after schools caught medicating pupils
The Age, March 20, 2014
http://www.theage.com.au/world/china-all-children-to-be-given-drug-tests-after-schools-caught-medicating-pupils-20140320-hvkpf.html

Sexual abuse spurs calls for reform in schools
China Daily, March 20, 2014
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-03/20/content_17362087.htm

Counterterrorism (反恐)

中国民众如何看待昆明暴恐事件及新疆问题 (How Chinese people see the Kunming terror attacks and the Xinjiang question)
The New York Times, March 19, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140319/cc19survey/

Environment (环境)

Rare earth mining in China: the bleak social and environmental costs
The Guardian, March 20, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/rare-earth-mining-china-social-environmental-costs

Insurers seek to capitalize on China’s smog
保险公司从中国雾霾中看到商机
The New York Times, March 20, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140320/c20pollution/dual/

One year later, dead pigs discovered in another Chinese river
一年之后,死猪再次顺江漂流
The New York Times, March 20, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140320/c20pigs/dual/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Newspaper Executives Injured in Attack
The Wall Street Journal, March 19, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304256404579448930915676684

Related:
《香港晨报》两高层遇袭 (Two executives from “Morning Post” attacked)
Deutsche Welles, March 20, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BTBq

魯平:特首須效忠中華人民共和國 (Senior official: HK chief executive must be loyal to PRC)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 20, 2014
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20140320/news_20140320_55_993625.htm

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Second leader of rebel village Wukan detained on graft charges
Agence France-Press, March 20, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1453141/second-leader-rebel-village-wukan-detained-graft-charges

Taiwan (台湾)

“Occupy parliament” students give Taiwan's Ma a deadline to stop China trade deal
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1452716/legislative-speaker-calls-calm-amid-stand

Related:
台湾学生占领立法院抗议两岸服贸协议进入第三天 (Students’ occupation of Taiwan parliament in protest of trade pact with China enters third day)
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/al1-03202014094526.html

United Nations (联合国)

U.N. delays action on China’s rights report
活动人士之死令国际人权机制遭受质疑
The New York Times, March 20, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140320/c20caoshunli/dual/

Related:
联合国中国人权审议 表决推迟 (Vote delays UN’s consideration of China’s human rights report)
Deutsche Welle, March 19, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BTD7

China fails to silence Montreal woman speaking at UN for jailed dissident dad
The Canadian Press, March 19, 2014
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140319/china-fails-silence-montreal-woman-speaking-at-un-jailed-dis

UN experts slam China for death of activist Cao Shunli
The Epoch Times, March 19, 2014
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/571596-un-experts-slam-china-for-death-of-activist-cao-shunli/

Related:
Cao Shunli’s living legacy: international and domestic responses
Human Rights in China, March 18, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/cao-shunlis-living-legacy-international-and-domestic-responses

[CHRB] Rebuttal to Chinese authorities’ claims about death of Cao Shunli (3/14-3/20/2014)
China Human Rights Defenders, March 20, 2014
http://chrdnet.com/2014/03/chrb-rebuttal-to-chinese-authorities-claims-about-death-of-cao-shunli-314-3202014/

China Universal Periodic Review Outcome Statement
Human Rights Watch, March 20, 2014
http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/03/20/china-universal-periodic-review-outcome-statement

Opinion (观点)

Chinese dissenters dying in jail is a disgrace
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1451979/chinese-dissenters-dying-jail-disgrace

Is Michelle Obama more censored than China's First Lady?
The Telegraph, March 20, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-politics/10710752/Is-Michelle-Obama-more-censored-than-Chinas-First-Lady.html

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Children (儿童)

China cracks down on medication of schoolchildren
Associated Press, March 18, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-cracks-medication-schoolchildren-22951730

Corruption (腐败)

财政拨款单位预决算须全公开 (Ministry of Finance orders all provincial government bodies to publish budgets every October)
Beijing News, March 19, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/03/19/309685.html

超八成部门减少因公出国经费预算 (Over 80% of government offices reduced expenditures on overseas work travel)
Southern Metropolis, March 19, 2014
epaper.oeeee.com/A/html/2014-03/19/content_2038591.htm

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Uygur militant’s support for Kunming knife attack “proof of China’s terror threat”
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1452534/china-says-uygur-militants-support-knife-attack-proves-terror

Disasters (灾难)

Angry Chinese families threaten hunger strike over missing plane
Reuters, March 18, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/18/malaysia-airlines-families-idUSL3N0MF22J20140318

Environment (环境)

Alarm as over 150 pig carcasses found in China's Gan River
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1452448/renewed-alarm-over-150-pig-carcasses-found-chinas-gan-river

Health (健康)

中国肺结核发病率大幅下降 (TB prevalence reduces dramatically in China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 18, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140318_china_tb.shtml

Related:
Tuberculosis prevalence in China, 1990—2010; a longitudinal analysis of national survey data
The Lancet, March 18, 2014
www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)62639-2/abstract?rss=yes

China halves tuberculosis rate in 20 years
Agence France-Presse, March 18, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/22038291/china-halves-tuberculosis-rate-in-20-years/

癌症已成为中国城市婴儿最主要的疾病死亡原因 (Cancer is a leading cause of infant mortality in urban areas)
Radio Free Asia, March 18, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/hc-03182014132834.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

保护记者委员会呼吁中国立即释放3记者 (Press freedom group calls for release of three citizen journalists)
Voice of America, March 18, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/calls-on-china-ro-release-3-journalists-20140318/1874188.html

Related:
Three journalists detained after reporting on Tiananmen
Committee to Protect Journalists, March 18, 2014
cpj.org/2014/03/three-journalists-detained-after-reporting-on-tian.php

Chinese activist who protested dissident's death under house arrest
Radio Free Asia, March 18, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-03182014200659.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

中央:坚决杜绝违法限制上访人员人身自由行为 (Central Govt: End illegal imprisonment of petitioners)
Xinhua, March 19, 2014
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/03-19/5970820.shtml

Related:
China to crack down on illegal imprisonment of petitioners
Reuters, March 19, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/19/us-china-petitioners-prison-idUSBREA2I0YF20140319?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan MPs stage fast to protest at China trade pact
Global Post, March 18, 2014
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140318/taiwan-mps-stage-fast-protest-at-china-trade-pact

Related:
Taiwan students occupy legislature over China trade deal
Reuters, March 18, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/19/us-taiwan-legislature-idUSBREA2I04S20140319?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

United Nations (联合国)

EU, U.S. denounce China's arrests of activists
Reuters, March 18, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/18/us-china-rights-un-idUSBREA2H20Y20140318

Related:
Human Rights Council holds general debate on human rights situation requiring its attention
United Nations Office at Geneva, March 18, 2014
unog.ch/unog/website/news_media.nsf/(httpNewsByYear_en)/C9555B1FC403F76CC1257C9F005B6D0E?OpenDocument

Activist’s death questioned as U.N. considers Chinese rights report
The New York Times, March 19, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/19/activists-death-questioned-as-u-n-considers-chinese-rights-report/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&module=BlogPost-ReadMore&version=Blog%20Main&action=Click&contentCollection=World&pgtype=Blogs®ion=Body&_r=1

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China: Two dead in Xinjiang violence
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 19, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26641546

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Economist warns that China's “Bear Stearns Moment” may strike any time
Business Insider, March 18, 2014
www.businessinsider.in/Economist-Warns-That-Chinas-Bear-Stearns-Moment-May-Strike-Any-Time/articleshow/32224328.cms

Children (儿童)

Chinese city suspends baby hatch after it is overwhelmed by unwanted children
The Guardian, March 17, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/17/china-baby-hatch-suspended-parents-abandon-infants

Corruption (腐败)

网友实名举报四川一镇党委书记与自己妻子婚外情 (Netizen uses real identity to expose local party secretary's affair with netizen's own wife)
Chengdu Shangbao, March 18, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/03-18/5961214.shtml

北京98个市级单位晒预算支出总额超1300亿元: 医管局319亿元支出全市居首 (Work-related expenses of 98 Beijing municipal gov't offices exceed budget by 13 billion yuan)
Jinghua Times, March 18, 2014
http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2014/03-18/5963368.shtml

China's Xi urges officials to “sweat” corruption out of system
Reuters, March 18, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/18/us-china-corruption-idUSBREA2H0NS20140318

Disasters (灾难)

China finds no terror link to its nationals on jet
Associated Press, March 18, 2014
http://www.kvue.com/news/China-finds-no-terror-link-to-its-nationals-on-jet--250771091.html

Health (健康)

卫计委:禁要求流动孕妇返乡孕检 (Family Planning Commission to reduce processing time for migrant birth permits and prohibit forced pregnancy tests on migrant women in their rural hometowns)
Beijing News, March 18, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/03/18/309570.html

Hukou (户口)

中国宣布将给1亿多农民工颁发城市户口 (China announces plan to grant urban household registration to more than 100 million rural migrant workers by 2020)
Voice of America, March 17, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-urbanization-plan-20140315/1873307.html

China reveals blueprint to expand urbanisation
中国发布《国家新型城镇化规划》
Financial Times, March 17, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/ea62ecc2-ad89-11e3-af3e-00144feab7de.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001055307

Related:
国家新型城镇化规划(2014-2020年) (National new-type urbanization plan, 2014-2020)
Xinhua, March 16, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2014-03/16/c_119791251.htm

China’s “people-centered” urbanization drive will leave over 200 million Chinese without benefits
Quartz, March 17, 2014
qz.com/188721/chinas-people-centered-urbanization-drive-will-leave-over-200-million-chinese-without-benefits

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

曹顺利死亡事件引欧美关注 香港多个团体中联办抗议 (Cao Shunli's death draws attention from Europe and U.S., HK groups stage protest)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy1-03172014104331.html

Related:
Chinese government must be held accountable for death of activist Cao Shunli
必须让中国政府承担迫害曹顺利致死的
China Human Rights Defenders, March 14, 2014
EN: http://chrdnet.com/2014/03/chinese-government-must-be-held-accountable-for-death-of-activist-cao-shunli/
CH: http://chrdnet.com/2014/03/chinese-government-must-be-held-accountable-for-death-of-activist-cao-shunli-chinese-version/

The life and death of Cao Shunli (1961 — 2014)
China Change, March 18, 2014
http://chinachange.org/2014/03/18/the-life-and-death-of-cao-shunli-1961-2014/

Chinese government responsible for the death of Cao Shunli
Frontline Defenders, March 14, 2014
http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/25405

Information Control (信息控制)

Twitter CEO’s China visit is interesting, but not for the reason you think
The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/17/twitter-ceos-china-visit-is-interesting-but-not-for-the-reason-you-think/?mod=WSJBlog

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China backs North Korea on human rights
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 17, 2014
www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26611430

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

白宫称米歇尔期待与彭丽媛见面 将同参观共进晚餐 (Michelle Obama to give speech at Peking University during China visit)
China News, March 18, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gj/2014/03-18/5961081.shtml

Related:
The Audacity of Hopelessness
China Change, March 18, 2014
http://chinachange.org/2014/03/18/the-audacity-of-hopelessness/

U.S. ambassador to China says “level playing field” a top goal
Reuters, March 18, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/18/us-china-usa-idUSBREA2H0OY20140318?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

China splits with Russia over Ukraine
Voice of America, March 18, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-splits-with-russia-over-ukraine/1873418.html

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

China says too soon to say if Thai trafficking victims Uighur
Reuters, March 17, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/17/us-china-thailand-uighur-idUSBREA2G0DR20140317

Monday, March 17, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

WeChat censored in China
Liberty Voice, March 15, 2014
http://guardianlv.com/2014/03/wechat-censored-in-china/

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Backed by revised law, Chinese consumers rise to the occasion
Global Times, March 16, 2014
www.globaltimes.cn/content/848714.shtml#.UyZavtKSzSk

Culture (文化)

Ai Weiwei asks China president to visit his Berlin exhibition
Agence France-Presse, March 16, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/22001963/ai-weiwei-asks-china-president-to-visit-his-berlin-exhibition/

中文——中国的“软实力” (The Chinese language-China's “soft power”)
Financial Times, March 14, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001055254

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

谴责迫害曹顺利致死的紧急联署数千 胡佳吁完成遗愿及联合国默哀 (Petition condemning persecution of Cao Shunli signed by several thousands, Hu Jia urges UN to observe moment of silence)
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-03152014124454.html

Related:
Rights activists launch signature campaign to demand investigation of Cao Shunli’s death
关于严厉谴责中国政府将曹顺利女士迫害至死的紧急联署
Su Yutong, Wen Yunchao, Wang Lihong, Hu Jia, and Teng Biao, March 14, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/rights-activists-launch-signature-campaign-demand-investigation-cao-shunlis-death

U.S. "disturbed" by death of Chinese activist Cao Shunli
曹顺利不治死亡 美国表“深感不安”
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 15, 2014
EN: www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26597271
CH: www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140315_us_china_caoshunli.shtml

Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton regarding the death of Chinese human rights defender, Ms Cao Shunli
欧盟外交和安全事务高级代表凯瑟琳•阿什顿有关中国维权人士曹顺利女士逝世的声明
European Union External Action, March 15, 2014
EN: eeas.europa.eu/statements/docs/2014/140315_02_en.pdf
CH: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/china/press_corner/all_news/news/2014/20140317_zh.htm

China denies dead dissident refused medical treatment
Reuters, March 17, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/17/us-china-dissident-idUSBREA2G0ES20140317?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Information Control (信息控制)

尴尬的提问者 (The awkward reporter)
Financial Times, March 14, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001055269

China is decentralizing movie censorship. But will it make a difference?
The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/17/china-is-decentralizing-movie-censorship-but-will-it-make-a-difference/?mod=WSJBlog

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Canada raises organ harvesting at UN
Epoch Times, March 14, 2014
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/563960-canada-raises-organ-harvesting-at-un/

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

Michelle Obama expected to steer clear of controversy in China
The Guardian, March 16, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/16/michelle-obama-china-trip

China urges restraint on Ukraine after UN resolution veto
Agence France-Presse, March 16, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/22010669/china-urges-restraint-on-ukraine-after-un-resolution-veto/

Labor (劳工)

中国人大工农代表的“真相” (The “truth” behind NPC deputies representing peasants and workers)
Financial Times, March 17, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001055274?full=y

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

President Xi Jinping heading party's military reform panel
South China Morning Post, March 15, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1449393/president-xi-jinping-heading-partys-military-reform-panel

China population structure change demands economic reform
Liberty Voice, March 15, 2014
guardianlv.com/2014/03/china-population-structure-change-demands-economic-reform/

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

美国呼吁泰国保护寻求庇护的维吾尔人 (U.S. urges Thailand to protect Uyghur asylum-seekers)
Radio France International, March 15, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140315-美国呼吁泰国保护寻求庇 护的维吾尔人

Related:
Thailand sentences suspected Uighur asylum seekers despite appeals from the United States
Australian Network News, March 15, 2014
www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-15/an-us-china-uighur-protection/5323116

Daily Press Briefings
United States Department of State, March 14, 2014
www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/03/223522.htm#THAILAND

Thailand: don’t forcibly return Uighurs to China
Human Rights Watch, March 14, 2014
www.hrw.org/news/2014/03/14/thailand-don-t-forcibly-return-uighurs-china

Technology (科技)

手机预装软件调查报告:预装泛滥 强制绑架 (Survey: 88% of users say their smartphones came with too many pre-installed apps)
Caijing, March 15, 2014
www.caijing.com.cn/2014-03-15/114011516.html

Tibet (西藏)

四川阿坝和青海泽库两僧自焚抗议 (Two monks self-immolate in Tibetan areas in Sichuan and Qinghai)
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-03162014140706.html

Related:
Two Tibetan monks self-immolate on crackdown anniversary
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/burning-03162014125839.html

Friday, March 14, 2014

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

Apple urged to stop using harmful chemicals in its factories
The Guardian, March 12, 2014
www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/mar/12/apple-harmful-chemicals-fact >ories-labour

Related:
Bad Apple: end smartphone sweatshops
Green America, March 12, 2014
www.greenamerica.org/bad-apple/

Corruption (腐败)

Hong Kong tycoon Joseph Lau gets Macau jail sentence for graft in Ao Man Long case
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448455/macau-court-deliver-verdict-joseph-laus-and-steven-los-corruption

Related:
澳门法院裁定港商刘銮雄罗杰承贿赂罪成 (Macao court convicts two HK businessmen for bribing former Macao official and money laundering)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 14, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140314_macau_hongkong_corruption.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Well-known Chinese dissident dies after being denied treatment
Reuters, March 14, 2014
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/03/14/uk-china-dissident-idUKBREA2D0RX20140314

Related:
中国“强制取保”维权人士曹顺利不治死亡 (Chinese rights defender Cao Shunli dies after “enforced medical parole”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 14, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140314_caoshunli_dies.shtml

Rights defender Cao Shunli died in hospital in Beijing, lawyer barred from viewing body
Human Rights in China, March 14, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/rights-defender-cao-shunli-died-hospital-beijing-lawyer-barred-viewing-body

Veteran anti-graft activist Ou Shaokun slashes wrist in Guangzhou protest
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1448846/veteran-graft-activist-ou-shaokun-slashes-wrist-guangzhou-protest

Information Control (信息控制)

For foreign journalists in Beijing, it’s all about asking the right question
哪些问题不准出席李克强记者会?
The New York Times, March 14, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140314/c14npc/dual/

Jia Zhangke explains why censors are scared of his award-winning film
The Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/14/jia-zhangke-explains-why-censors >-are-scared-of-his-award-winning-film/?mod=WSJBlog

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

China warns of dangerous Russia sanctions “spiral”
中国官员警告称西方制裁俄罗斯会引发危险的连锁反应
Reuters, March 14, 2014
EN: www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/13/us-ukraine-crisis-china-idUSBREA2C0P >B20140313
CH: cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNEA2D02O20140314?feedType=RSS& >feedName=CNTopGenNews

A nervous region eyes robust Chinese response to missing Malaysian plane
Reuters, March 13, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/13/us-malaysia-airlines-china-response- >anal-idUSBREA2C0XE20140313

Labor (劳工)

IBM/联想在深圳的半数工人离职 20名工代被开除 (Half of the workforce at IBM/Lenovo factory laid off, all with compensation except for 20 worker representatives)
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/nu-03132014095357.html>

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

“Cures” for homosexuality
The Economist, March 15, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21599047-confucian-desire-be-dutiful-son-or-daughter-can-lead-horrible-therapies-cures?fsrc=rss

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

专家解读:政府工作报告77次出现“改革”说明什么 (An expert analyzes a gov’t work report that mentions “reform” 77 times)
WorkerCN.cn, March 14, 2014
http://theory.workercn.cn/251/201403/14/140314134136320.shtml

Related:
Full Text: Report on the Work of the Government
Xinhua, March 14, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/special/2014-03/14/c_133187027.htm

政府工作报告 (Report on the work of the government)
People’s Daily, March 14, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0314/c1001-24641071.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Wukan protest leader Yang Semao arrested, accused of taking bribes
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1448618/wukan-protest-leader-arrested-accused-taking-bribes

Society (社会)

Five killed in market stabbings in China
The Telegraph, March 14, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10697924/Five-killed-in-market-stabbings-in-China.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

From his Pakistan hideout, Uighur leader vows revenge on China
Reuters, March 14, 2014
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/03/14/pakistan-uighurs-idINDEEA2D08U20140314

Opinion (观点)

正视人口结构变化 推进城乡户籍改革 (Genuine hukou reforms require ensuring equal access to social benefits and equitable public financing)
Nanfang Daily, March 13, 2014
epaper.nfdaily.cn/html/2014-03/13/content_7282122.htm

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Children (儿童)

西安兩家幼兒園長期喂幼兒抗生素 家長憤怒 (Two Xi’an Kindergartens anger parents whose healthy children got sick after teachers fed them antibiotics daily)
Asia Pacific Daily, March 13, 2014
http://www.apdnews.com/news/75840.html

Related Twitter post:
王藏 ‏@wang_zang, March 13, 2014
鞋襠RT@liangxiaojun:RT @na_sheishei:RT @szstupidcool: 父母的呐喊:“我家只要一个娃,你用禁药来喂他。” pic.twitter.com/K0xZEEXOTT [Banner translation: we only have one child, and you feed it illegal drugs]

Corruption (腐败)

China Premier Li says will target corruption, no matter how high
Reuters, March 13, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/13/us-china-corruption-li-idUSBREA2C07320140313?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Counterterrorism (反恐)

New anti-terror laws must protect human right, say legal experts
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447369/new-anti-terror-laws-must-protect-human-right-say-legal-experts

Environment (环境)

Panasonic offers China workers pollution compensation
松下将向赴华员工支付“污染津贴”
Financial Times, March 12, 2014
EN:www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9567823e-a9b3-11e3-adab-00144feab7de.html#axzz2vnwnaqrd
CH:www.ftchinese.com/story/001055234

Hong Kong (香港)

刘进图遇袭案香港警方再拘捕2人 已11人涉案 (HK police arrest two more suspects in journalist attack case)
China News, March 13, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/p/2014-03-13/084529696935.shtml

Hukou (户口)

户籍改革成“敏感”话题: 控制特大城市人口“关门”非上策 (NPC deputies from major cities evade questions on hukou reforms)
Economic Information, March 13, 2014
dz.jjckb.cn/www/pages/webpage2009/html/2014-03/13/content_87535.htm?div=-1

Information Control (信息控制)

“无国界记者”报告:中国-全球最大的网民监狱 (RSF: China is the world's biggest prison of netizens)
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/jz-03122014100844.html

中国国家互联网信息办公室被国际组织列为因特网之敌 (Int'l NGO calls State Internet Information Office an “enemy of the net”)
Voice of America, March 12, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-internet-20140312/1869873.html

Related:
China: electronic Great Wall getting taller
Reporters Without Borders, March 12, 2014
12mars.rsf.org/2014-en/2014/03/10/china-electronic-great-wall-getting-taller/

“Internet Enemies” China, Vietnam, North Korea tighten controls
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/internet-enemies-03122014175502.html

Outburst by prominent party official reverberates online
王岐山批评吉林省委书记言论被删除
The New York Times, March 13, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140313/c13formalism/dual/

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

Chinese premier admits “friction” with the United States
Reuters, March 13, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/13/us-china-us-friction-idUSBREA2C07Y20140313

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

The sensitive issue of sexual orientation
China Daily, March 12, 2014
www.womenofchina.cn/html/womenofchina/report/171164-1.htm

Media (媒体)

China arrests citizen journalists for reporting Tiananmen “self-immolation”
The Guardian, March 13, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/13/china-arrests-citizen-journalists-reporting-tiananmen-square

Rule of Law (法治)

对话基金:中国正在用刑事罪起诉政治犯 (Dui Hua Foundation: China resorts to criminal prosecution to crackdown on political dissidents)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 12, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140312_duihua_china.shtml

Related:
A safer, more harmonious China?
Dui Hua Foundation, March 11, 2014
duihua.org/wp/?page_id=8836

45,000 trials broadcast live last year, says China's Chief Justice
The Strait Times, March 13, 2014
news.asiaone.com/news/asia/45000-trials-broadcast-live-last-year-says-c >hinas-chief-justice

Technology (科技)

腾讯微信自媒体被指大规模封号 (Tencent’s WeChat blocks nearly all “independent media sources” in large scale crackdown)
Qiangwailou, March 12, 2014
http://www.letscorp.net/archives/66120

Related:
中国微信火了, 中宣部怕不怕? (WeChat users reach 300 million, should China's gov't be afraid)
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/cyl-03122014101424.html

WeChat revolution: China's "killer app" speaks to the masses
Agence France-Presse, March 12, 2014
bit.ly/1nlA8ww

Related Twitter post:
北风(温云超, Yunchao Wen)@Wenyunchao, March 13, 2014
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Google is encrypting search globally. That’s bad for the NSA and China’s censors
Washington Post, March 12, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/03/12/google-is-encrypt >ing-search-worldwide-thats-bad-for-the-nsa-and-china/