Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

After “cadmium rice,” now “lead” and “arsenic rice”
中国稻米产区重金属污染严重
The New York Times, April 30, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140430/c30soil/dual/

Corruption (腐败)

China party expels ex-Politburo member's associate
Daily Mail, April 29, 2014
www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2615855/China-party-expels-ex-Politburo-members-associate.html

Disasters (灾难)

Food meant for Sichuan quake victims found rotting in storeroom - six years later
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1500617/relief-goods-sichuan-quake-victims-found-rotting-countys-storeroom-six

Environment (环境)

最严格《环保法》该如何执行?(How will the tougher environmental protection law be implemented?)
Deutsche Welle, April 29, 2014
dw.de/p/1Bqpn

Hukou (户口)

Can hukou reform save Chinese property?
Macrobusiness, April 30, 2014
www.macrobusiness.com.au/2014/04/can-hukou-reform-save-chinese-property/

China city eases property rules, fuelling speculation others may follow
Reuters, April 29, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/29/us-china-property-idUSBREA3S04N20140429

State Council urged to halt “illegal” extra permits required to secure hukou for babies
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1500708/lawyers-urge-state-council-halt-illegal-extra-permits-babies-hukou

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese activist Xu Wanping freed amid clampdown
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 30, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27219194

For more information on Xu Wanping, see:
Xu Wanping freed after nine years in prison
许万平服刑9年后获释
Human Rights in China, April 29, 2014
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/xu-wanping-freed-after-nine-years-prison
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/xu-mo-ping-fu-xing-9nian-hou-huo-shi

June Fourth (六四)

Chinese journalist missing ahead of Tiananmen commemoration
中国记者六四纪念日前夕失踪
The New York Times, April 30, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140430/c30gao/dual/

Related:
六四敏感日前夕高瑜失踪已六日 母子俩疑同遭官方软禁 (Veteran journalist Gao Yu and son believed to be under house arrest ahead of June Fourth anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, April 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/64-04292014102305.html

Tiananmen Square: Chinese police try to silence 25th anniversary
The Telegraph, April 29, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10794880/Tiananmen-Square-Chinese-police-try-to-silence-25th-anniversary.html

Society (社会)

China is hiding how bad income inequality is in the country
Quartz, April 29, 2014
qz.com/204180/china-is-hiding-how-bad-income-inequality-is-in-the-country/

See report:
Income inequality in today’s China
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, April 24, 2014
www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/04/24/1403158111.abstract?sid=3ef61cf9-2820-4854-82ea-a42e17add18d&_ga=1.252535369.1384716248.1396920628

Women(妇女)

Over 27? Unmarried? Female? You'd be on the scrapheap in China
The Telegraph, April 30, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/10786321/Leftover-women-Over-27-Unmarried-Female-Youd-be-on-the-scrapheap-in-China.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China's president says Xinjiang is front line on terrorism, hails police
Reuters, April 29, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/29/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA3S0BM20140429

Dozens injured as explosion rocks train station in Xinjiang capital Urumqi
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1501108/dozens-injured-explosion-rocks-train-station-xinjiang-capital-urumqi

Vietnam border shoot-out raises Uighur questions
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 29, 2014
www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27200562

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Trying to shield endangered animals from China’s appetites
The New York Times, April 28, 2014
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/28/trying-to-shield-endangered-animals-from-chinas-appetites/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

AP Survey: China's lending bubble a global threat
Associated Press, April 28, 2014
abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/ap-survey-chinas-lending-bubble-global-threat-23500794

Children (儿童)

贵州毕节一教师涉嫌强奸 受害女学生至少12人 (Guizhou teacher accused of sexually assaulting at least 12 girls)
Beijing News, April 29, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/04/29/314980.html

Civil Society (民间社会)

Bill Gates urges China's wealthiest to give to charity
The Guardian, April 28, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/28/bill-gates-china-peoples-daily-wealthy-charity

Death penalty (死刑)

Man gets death for blasts near China party office
The Washington Post, April 28, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/man-gets-death-for-blasts-near-china-party-office/2014/04/28/74d5b1ea-cece-11e3-a714-be7e7f142085_story.html

Environment (环境)

专家:中国仅50%水源合格 水质糟糕程度系国家机密 (Expert: only half of China's water sources meet standards, water quality still classified as state secret)
Radio Free Asia, April 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/nu-04282014124229.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Chinese vice president warns Hong Kong over protests
李源潮明确表示反对“占领中环”
The New York Times, April 28, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140428/c28hongkong/dual/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

林昭忌日前 国保禁谒陵 (Police guard tomb of pro-democracy icon ahead of anniversary of her execution)
Voice of America, April 28, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/linzhao-20140428/1902710.html

Fears after mainland journalist Gao Yu fails to show up at Tiananmen Square event
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1499485/journalist-fails-show-commemoration

Information Control (信息控制)

Fans paint U.S. shows as friendly to the Party
美剧迷调侃中国网络审查
The New York Times, April 29, 2014
cn.tmagazine.com/culture/20140429/t29shows/dual/

Related:
China won’t tune out all U.S. TV shows, executive says
The Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/28/china-wont-tune-out-all-u-s-tv-shows-executive-says/?mod=WSJBlog

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

Obama touts Philippine pact amid China concerns
Associated Press, April 28, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/obama-touts-philippine-pact-amid-china-concerns-143501855--politics.html

June Fourth (六四)

“六四”纪念馆参观者一半大陆人 50团体下月底全球网络悼念 (Half of visitors to June Fourth Museum in HK are mainlanders, 50 groups to launch online commemoration in late May)
Radio Free Asia, April 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/sy2-04282014103144.html

Related:
Property owners seek injunction to block June 4 memorial museum
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1500034/property-owners-seek-injunction-block-june-4-memorial-museum

Students gather at Harvard to remember Tiananmen Square
Boston Globe, April 26, 2014
www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/04/26/students-gather-harvard-remember-tiananmen-square/9Z8siyAivDSQnMq3PUOusK/story.html?s_campaign=sm_tw

For more information on June Fourth, see:
June Fourth at 25: resisting enforced amnesia, building a just future
纪念六四25周年:抵制强迫失忆,建设公正的未来
Human Rights in China, April 10, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-25-resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/ji-nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-di-zhi-qiang-po-shi-yi-jian

Labor (劳工)

Labour advocate helping Dongguan factory strike arrested over WeChat message
South China Morning Post, April 28, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1500074/labour-advocate-helping-dongguan-factory-strike-arrested-over-wechata>

Related:
深圳市春风劳动争议服务部关于职员林东被强迫失踪的声明 (Statement issued by the Shenzhen Chunfeng Labor Disputes Services Center concerning the enforced disappearance of its employee Lin Dong)
Zhang Zhiru's Blog, April 27, 2014
http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_4b79809f0101iz11.html

Population (人口)

Looking who is walking (away with U.S. passports)
Tea Leaf Nation, April 29, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/04/looking-who-is-walking-away-with-u-s-passports/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Why China’s government is scared of rumors in one video
The Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/28/why-chinas-scared-of-rumors-one-video/?mod=WSJBlog

Religion (宗教)

三江教堂被当局全部拆毁 (Zhejiang authorities demolish Christian church)
Voice of America, April 28, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/sanjiang-church-20140428/1902820.html

Related:
China accused of anti-Christian campaign as church demolition begins
The Telegraph, April 28, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10792386/China-accused-of-anti-Christian-campaign-as-church-demolition-begins.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China must release Ilham Tohti now
The Guardian, April 28, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

内蒙古官方回应“活埋流浪狗”:将出台犬类管理办法 (Public outrage over reports of dogs buried alive has Inner Mongolian gov't on the defensive)
Beijing News, April 27, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/04/27/314735.html

Related:
Claims 100 stray dogs buried alive in China probed
Agence France-Presse, April 27, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/23011368/claims-100-stray-dogs-buried-alive-in-china-probed/

Corruption (腐败)

Why Chinese people doubt the anti-corruption campaign
The Diplomat, April 26, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/04/why-chinese-people-doubt-the-anti-corruption-campaign/

Cyber security (网络安全)

Chinese spies read Australian MPs’ emails for a year-report
Reuters, April 28, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/28/uk-australia-chinahacking-idUKBREA3R00520140428

Environment (环境)

Will China's new environmental protection law make a difference?
The Diplomat, April 25, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/04/will-chinas-new-environmental-protection-law-make-a-difference/

Information Control (信息控制)

多部热门美国电视剧从中国视频网站下架 (Popular American TV dramas removed from Chinese video streaming sites)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 27, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140427_china_american_tv.shtml

“Big Bang Theory,” “The Good Wife”: too hot for the Chinese web
The Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/28/big-bang-theory-the-good-wife-too-hot-for-the-chinese-web/?mod=chinablog

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

On a trip that avoids Beijing, Obama keeps his eye on China
奥巴马亚洲行不到中国却不忘中国
The New York Times, April 27, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/world/20140427/c28prexy/dual/

June Fourth (六四)

People’s Daily editorial fanned flames of 1989 protest
一篇黨報社論改變天安門運動的歷史軌跡
The New York Times, April 26, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140426/c26tiananmen/dual/

六四永久文物纪念馆开幕 天安门母亲赞力证屠杀惨案 (Permanent June Fourth museum opens in Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-04262014110410.html

Related:
Tiananmen Square protest museum opens in Hong Kong
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 26, 2014
www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27172041

For more information on June Fourth, see:
June Fourth at 25: resisting enforced amnesia, building a just future
纪念六四25周年:抵制强迫失忆,建设公正的未来
Human Rights in China, April 10, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-25-resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/ji-nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-di-zhi-qiang-po-shi-yi-jian

Labor (劳工)

裕元:大部分工人返回工作岗位 (Most shoe factory workers return to work after strike)
Deutsche Welle, April 26, 2014
dw.de/p/1Boxc

Related:
Strike at Chinese shoe factory ends partially
Associated Press, April 26, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/strike-at-chinese-shoe-factory-ends-partially/2014/04/26/094f7aca-cd2d-11e3-b81a-6fff56bc591e_story.html

Pressure from the local authorities forces many Yue Yuen strikers back to work
China Labour Bulletin, April 25, 2014
www.clb.org.hk/en/content/pressure-local-authorities-forces-many-yue-yuen-strikers-back-work

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

访民联合国开发署外被殴至脑出血 400人集会抗议19人被捕 (Hundreds protest brutal beating of petitioner outside UNDP office in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-04272014104941.html

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

A smuggler of immigrants dies in prison, but is praised in Chinatown
The New York Times, April 27, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/28/nyregion/cheng-chui-ping-a-smuggler-of-immigrants-dies-in-prison-but-is-praised-in-chinatown.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

Religion (宗教)

US lawmaker urges China to expand religious freedoms
Agence France-Presse, April 27, 2014
news.yahoo.com/us-lawmaker-urges-china-expand-religious-freedoms-072804822.html

浙强拆教堂十字架 三江教堂守护告急 (Church in Zhejiang faces imminent demolition)
Voice of America, April 27, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/sanjiang-church-20140427/1902040.html

Women (妇女)

Women go topless for equal rights
广州女生裸身抗议性别歧视
The New York Times, April 25, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140425/c25topless/dual/

Related:
2013中国的12个女权时刻——年度公开创新行动回顾
12 moments in China’s women’s rights movement in 2013: a review of the year’s innovative public actions
Women’s Network, January 16, 2014 (Translation by China Development Brief, April 8, 2014)
CH: http://run.gmw.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=1175903
EN: http://www.chinadevelopmentbrief.cn/?p=3457

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆有地区奖励举报 “涉稳情报” (Xinjiang county offers cash rewards for “stability”-related information)
Voice of America, April 26, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-xinjiang-cash-for-info-20140426/1901818.html

Opinion (观点)

New York Times strikes a blow to China’s efforts at censorship
The Washington Post, April 26, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/new-york-times-strikes-a-blow-to-chinas-efforts-at-censorship/2014/04/25/83abf910-cbc0-11e3-95f7-7ecdde72d2ea_story.html

Friday, April 25, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Degrees of influence peddling in China and U.S.
中国人和美国人是怎样用权力谋私利的
The New York Times, April 24, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/world/20140424/c24influence/dual/

Culture (文化)

Young Chinese Maoists set up hippy commune
The Telegraph, April 24, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10785505/Young-Chinese-Maoists-set-up-hippy-commune.html

Environment (环境)

China law change opens way to huge fines for polluters
中国通过环保法修订案
Financial Times, April 24, 2014
EN:http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/62187eb6-cba4-11e3-8ccf-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz2zrSVBKKLwww.ftchinese.com/story/001055957
CH:http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001055957

Related:
China’s legislature votes to toughen environmental protection law
The New York Times, April 25, 2014
www.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/world/asia/chinas-legislature-votes-to-toughen-environmental-protection-law.html?_r=0

China amends environmental protection law to tackle pollution
Australia Network News, April 24, 2014
www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-24/an-china-to-impose-tougher-penalties-on-pollutors/5410380

See the amended law:
中华人民共和国环境保护法 (Law on Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China)
National People's Congress, April 25, 2014
www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/2014-04/25/content_1861279.htm

Health (健康)

民间艾滋组织呼吁追究河南省卫生厅20年前血祸之责 (HIV/AIDS advocacy groups press for accountability of Henan tainted blood incident 20 years ago)
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/aw-04242014140813.html

Information Control (信息控制)

Sina shares fall after China strips its license in web porn crackdown
Reuters, April 24, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/24/us-china-internet-sina-idUSBREA3N16120140424

June Fourth (六四)

25 years after Tiananmen, calls for officials to disclose assets still unmet
天安门事件25年后,中国人仍在呼吁官员财产公开
The New York Times, April 24, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140424/c24tiananmen/dual/

Related:
June Fourth at 25: resisting enforced amnesia, building a just future
纪念六四25周年:抵制强迫失忆,建设公正的未来
Human Rights in China, April 10, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-25-resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/ji-nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-di-zhi-qiang-po-shi-yi-jian

Labor (劳工)

香港工会集会声援东莞工人 (Hong Kong unions stage assembly to support workers on strike in Dongguan)
Voice of America, April 24, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/hongkong-protest-20140424/1900091.html

Labour unrest: danger zone
The Economist, April 24, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21601291-huge-strike-southern-china-shows-migrant-workers-are-starting-demand-more-just?fsrc=rss

Law (法律)

禁律师判前公开案件信息 北京律协制定新规引争议 (Beijing bar association ignites controversy after it issues new rules banning lawyers from disclosing case information before verdict)
Jiangxi News, April 25, 2014
jiangxi.jxnews.com.cn/system/2014/04/25/013062445.shtml

See:
关于发布第9号《北京市律师协会执业纪律与执业调处委员会规范执业 指引》的 通知 (Guidance on Standardization of Legal Practices issued by the Beijing Municipal Lawyers' Association's Committee on Professional Discipline and Mediation)
Beijing Municipal Lawyers Association, March 19, 2014
www.beijinglawyers.org.cn/cac/4120.htm

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China will attempt to transform petitioning system, says state media
The Guardian, April 24, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/24/china-attempt-transform-petitioning-system

China demands local solutions for grievances
Associated Press, April 24, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-demands-local-solutions-for-grievances/2014/04/24/25c4a7e2-cb99-11e3-b81a-6fff56bc591e_story.html

Beijing tells petitioners: please stay home
Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/24/beijing-tells-petitioners-please-stay-home/?mod=WSJBlog

”Fake” government toppled by Chinese police
The Telegraph, April 24, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10784851/Fake-government-toppled-by-Chinese-police.html

Rule of Law (法治)

少年发帖刑拘案律师年检遇阻 敏感案件惹祸? (Lawyer who took on sensitive cases faces obstacles in renewing license)
Voice of America, April 24, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/chinese-lawyer-disqualification-20140424/1900290.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

国际特赦呼吁中国停止迫害系狱维吾尔宗教领袖 (Amnesty Int'l urges attention on imprisoned Uyghur religious leader)
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-04242014102023.html

See statement:
China: Hunger striking Uighur prisoner critically ill
Amnesty International, April 23, 2014
www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/ASA17/023/2014/en/94187276-2a52-43e5-aaf8-58f20c712d0c/asa170232014en.html

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China’s anticorruption campaign spills over into new sectors
The Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/23/chinas-anticorruption-campaign-spills-over-into-new-sectors/?mod=WSJBlog

Environment (环境)

Strongest sandstorm in decades sweeps China
The Telegraph, April 23, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10783949/Strongest-sandstorm-in-decades-sweeps-China.html

China says more than half of its groundwater is polluted
The Guardian, April 23, 2014
www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/23/china-half-groundwater-polluted

China’s toxic soil, air pollution, and dead animals prompt environmental reform
Vice News, April 24, 2014
news.vice.com/articles/chinas-toxic-soil-air-pollution-and-dead-animals-prompt-environmental-reform?trk_source=homepage-in-the-news

Health (健康)

Health officials raise "outbreak" concerns amid low public confidence in Chinese vaccines
South China Morning Post, April 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495945/health-officials-raise-outbreak-concerns-amid-low-public-confidences

Hong Kong (香港)

Bankers tell Xi Jinping: Chinese politics put Hong Kong’s economy at risk
Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/23/bankers-tell-xi-jinping-chinese-politics-put-hong-kongs-economy-at-risk/?mod=WSJBlog

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese dissident who died in detention nominated for rights
Agence France-Presse, April 23, 2014
www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/chinese-dissident-who-died-in-detention-nominated-for-rights-114042301401_1.html

曹顺利获“诺贝尔”人权奖提名 (Cao Shunli a final nominee for top human rights award)
Radio France International, April 23, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140423-中国人权活动者曹顺利获 “诺贝尔”人权奖提名

Related:
Cao Shunli - China - Final Nominee 2014
Martin Ennals Foundation, April 23, 2014
www.martinennalsaward.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=217%3Acao-shunli-china-final-nominee-2014&catid=39%3Awinners&lang=en

Three finalists for top rights prize
Human Rights Watch, April 23, 2014
www.hrw.org/news/2014/04/23/three-finalists-top-rights-prize

For more information on Cao Shunli, see:
International Human Rights Award Honors Cao Shunli
曹顺利获国际人权奖殊荣
Human Rights in China, April 23, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/international-human-rights-award-honors-cao-shunli
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/cao-shun-li-huo-guo-ji-ren-quan-jiang-shu-rong

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

Exclusive: Russia, China block Central African Republic blacklist at U.N.
Reuters, April 23, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/23/us-centralafrica-un-sanctions-idUSBREA3M1GA20140423

China says probing reports Chinese chlorine used in Syria attack
Reuters, April 23, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/23/uk-syria-crisis-china-idUKBREA3M0PQ20140423

Internet (互联网)

How China and Russia are trying to undermine the Internet, again
Washington Post, April 23, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/23/how-china-and-russia-are-trying-to-undermine-the-internet-again/

June Fourth (六四)

借“孩童街便溺事件“阻人六四来港? 异见人士被告知不准出境 (Activist says authorities are using “urinating child” incident to warn mainlanders from going to Hong Kong during June Fourth)
Radio Free Asia, April 23, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/sy1-04232014100203.html

Related:
Hongkongers clash with mainland parents after toddler urinates in Mong Kok street
South China Morning Post, April 23, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1494356/hongkongers-clash-mainland-parents-after-allow-two-year-old

Labor (劳工)

助东莞裕元工人罢工维权 两劳工组织成员“被失踪” (Two labor activists who provided assistance to striking workers disappeared)
Radio Free Asia, April 23, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-04232014100128.html

Related:
China activist missing after trying to help striking workers
Reuters, April 23, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/23/us-china-strike-detention-idUSBREA3M0EJ20140423

Law (法律)

中国明确5月起禁越级上访 信访60日内须办结 (New regulations effective in May require petitioners to follow gov't hierarchy, mandate resolution within 60 days)
Beijing News, April 24, 2014
news.hexun.com/2014-04-24/164209622.html

See regulations:
国家信访局《关于进一步规范信访事项受理办理程序引导来访人依法逐级走访的办法》全文 (Full text of the State Bureau of Letters and Visits' "Regulations Concerning the Further Standardization of the Reception and Processing of Letters and Visits to Channel Visitors to Submit Their Petitions in an Ascending Order of Government Hierarchy in Accordance with the Law")
People's Daily, April 23, 2014
politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0423/c99014-24934756.html
Related:

Beijing bans petitioners seeking redress from appealing directly to higher authorities
South China Morning Post, April 23, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495755/beijing-bans-petitioners-seeking-redress-appealing-directly-higher

Tibet (西藏)

达赖喇嘛将访问挪威 中国表示强烈反对 (China protests Dalai Lama's upcoming visit to Norway)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 23, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/04/140423_china_norway_dalai.shtml

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

China considers hard time for eating endangered species
Bloomberg Businessweek, April 22, 2014
www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-22/china-considers-hard-time-for-eating-endangered-species#r=rss

Corruption (腐败)

中央纪委副书记:有些干部不摆婚宴但红包照收 (Top graft watchdog: some Party cadres continue to receive red envelopes even as they forgo lavish banquets)
Beijing Morning Post, April 23, 2014
news.163.com/14/0423/01/9QFR0T0O00014AED.html

Environment (环境)

中国环保法修订草案提交人大常委审议 (NPC Standing Committee reviews proposed amendments to strengthen protection of environment and whistleblowers)
Radio Free Asia, April 22, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/nu-04222014153056.html

Related:
After declaring war on smog, China gets around to updating its environmental laws
Bloomberg Newsweek, April 22, 2014
www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-22/after-declaring-war-on-smog-china-gets-around-to-updating-its-environmental-laws

Tough amendments to China's environment law submitted for NPC approval
Reuters, April 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1494257/tough-amendments-chinas-environment-law-submitted-npc-approval

Hong Kong (香港)

香港金融界登广告吁北京勿干预香港事务 (70 HK financial professionals publish ad to warn Beijing against political interference)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 22, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140422_hk_china_ad.shtml

Related:
Hong Kong financial professionals denounce Chinese "interference"
Reuters, April 22, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/22/idUSL3N0NE1D520140422

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

Bland Theft Auto: China censorship weighs on games consoles
Reuters, April 22, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/22/us-china-gamesconsoles-idUSBREA3L0YU20140422

International Relations (国际关系)

China stops prominent rights lawyer from meeting German minister
Reuters, April 22, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/23/us-china-germany-rights-idUSBREA3M05220140423

June Fourth (六四)

丁子霖对柴玲的公开信深感失望 (Ding Zilin disappointed by Chai Ling's open letters)
Radio Free Asia, April 22, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/hc-04222014140249.html

Labor (劳工)

Thousands of bus company workers strike in Shenzhen
China Labor Bulletin, April 22, 2014
www.clb.org.hk/en/content/thousands-bus-company-workers-strike-shenzhen

China sports shoe factory halts production as strike escalates
中国大型制鞋厂因罢工停产
Financial Times, April 23, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/99c3713e-ca0c-11e3-8a31-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2zfjIOamg
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001055913

Related:
Strike spreads at Chinese supplier to Adidas and Nike
The Guardian, April 22, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/22/strike-spreads-chinese-supplier-adidas-nike-yeu-yuen-factory-jiangxi-guangdong

Chinese shoemakers are on strike for benefits — but who will foot the bill?
Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/22/chinese-shoemakers-are-on-strike-for-benefits-but-who-will-foot-the-bill/?mod=chinablog

Persons with Disabilities (残疾人)

China to allow the blind to take college entrance exams
中国教育部批准盲人参加今夏高考
New York Times, April 23, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140423/c23blind/dual/

Population (人口)

Wealthy Chinese are turning to American surrogates to birth their children
Quartz, April 22, 2014
qz.com/201767/wealthy-chinese-are-turning-to-american-surrogates-to-birth-their-children/

Aging China is becoming a swindler’s paradise
Quartz, April 22, 2014
qz.com/201655/aging-china-is-becoming-a-swindlers-paradise/

Rule of Law (法治)

湖南瓜农死亡案3名上诉城管称一审判决定性错误 (Urban law enforcers appeal conviction for their role in death of watermelon vendor)
China News, April 23, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-04-23/094929994145.shtml

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Life on the margins for China's Uighur minority
Deutsche Welle, April 22, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1Bm53

Opinion (观点)

China-UK human rights dialogue builds bridges to understanding
South China Morning Post, April 22, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1494431/china-uk-human-rights-dialogue-builds-bridges-understanding

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China's Communist Party expels former executive of defense firm
Reuters, April 21, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/21/us-china-corruption-idUSBREA3K09120140421

Culture (文化)

Zhang Yimou: “Coming Home” to Cannes
The Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/21/zhang-yimou-coming-home-to-cannes/?mod=chinablog

Domestic security (国内安全)

Amid fear of growing violence, China’s police start carrying guns
The Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/22/amid-fear-of-growing-violence-chinas-police-start-carrying-guns/?mod=WSJBlog

Related:
Chinese police with guns? The idea makes citizens—and officers—uncomfortable
Tea Leaf Nation, April 22, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/04/chinese-police-with-guns-the-idea-makes-citizens-and-officers-uncomfortable/

Environment (环境)

Prominent scientist welcomes soil pollution report
中國學者積極評價政府公開土壤污染狀況
The New York Times, April 21, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140421/c21pollution/dual/

Hong Kong (香港)

Bankers in Hong Kong join fight against mainland influence
The New York Times, April 21, 2014
www.nytimes.com/2014/04/22/world/asia/in-hong-kong-some-bankers-back-an-occupy-movement.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimesworld&_r=0

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

建三江声援者仍下落不明 被拘律师病情升级入院 (Some activists in Jiansanjiang still missing, rights lawyer needs surgery for injuries from torture)
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy1-04212014102000.html

Information Control (信息控制)

中国公安部长:防止外部势力利用互联网掀起颜色革命浪潮 (Minister of Public Security warns against the use of the Internet by external forces to instigate “colored revolutions”)
Voice of America, April 21, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-tightens-internet-20140419/1896887.html

China steps up purge of online porn amid wider censorship push
Reuters, April 21, 2014
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/04/21/china-internet-pornography-idINKBN0D704Q20140421

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

Chinese spies at Sydney University
Sydney Morning Herald, April 21, 2014
www.smh.com.au/national/chinese-spies-at-sydney-university-20140420-36ywk.html

Related:
澳媒曝留学生“间谍网”中国对报道不满 (China irked by media report of Chinese spies in Australian universities)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 21, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/04/140421_china_australia_spying.shtml

Asia-Pacific navies sign communication agreement
Associated Press, April 22, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/asia-pacific-navies-sign-communication-agreement-034830499.html

Barack Obama set to back Japan in islands dispute as Asia tour begins
The Guardian, April 22, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/22/barack-obama-japan-islands-dispute-asia-tour

June Fourth (六四)

The specter of June Fourth
China File, April 20, 2014
www.chinafile.com/Specter-June-Fourth

Related:
The specter of June Fourth
China Digital Times, April 21, 2014
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/04/resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future/

June Fourth at 25: resisting enforced amnesia, building a just future
Human Rights in China, April 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-25-resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future

六四纪念馆能否如期开馆? (Can the June Fourth Museum in HK open as scheduled?)
Deutsche Welle, April 19, 2014
dw.de/p/1BkyZ

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China's thorny state enterprise overhaul quietly moves forward
Reuters, April 21, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/21/uk-china-reform-enterprises-analysis-idUKBREA3K18620140421

China eyes transparency in budget law revision
Xinhua, April 21, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-04/21/c_133279215.htm

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Welcome to Uighur Web—now watch what you say
Tea Leaf Nation, April 22, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/04/welcome-to-uighur-web-watch-what-you-say/

Monday, April 21, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Investigating family’s wealth, China’s leader signals a change
周永康家族聚敛巨额财富被调查
The New York Times, April 19, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140421/c21zhou/dual/

Scandal downs chairman of a top Chinese state company
华润董事长宋林在床照曝光后落马
The New York Times, April 21, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140421/c21corruption/dual/

Culture (文化)

Chinese director takes on Oliver Stone over his criticism of China’s film industry
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1493603/chinese-director-takes-oliver-stone-over-comments-mainland-films-shy-away

Environment (环境)

China admits widespread soil pollution in “state secret” report
中国“五分之一耕地被污染”
Financial Times, April 18, 2014
CH:http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001055850
EN:http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c250bd4c-c6b4-11e3-9839-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=published_links/rss/world_asia-pacific_china/feed//product&siteedition=uk#axzz2zXWQmoqO

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

美环保署长访台寻双方环保合作 北京不满 (US EPA Chief visits Taiwan, Beijing displeased)
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/25225/mei-huan-bao-shu-chang-fang-tai-xun-shuang-fang-huan-bao-he-zuo-bei-jing-bu-man

June Fourth (六四)

Tiananmen Square activist refused entry to Hong Kong to attend June 4 museum opening
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1491438/tiananmen-square-activist-refused-entry-hong-kong-attend-june-4

Related:
杨建利被拒入境香港参观六四纪念馆 (Yang Jianli refused entry to HK to participate in June Fourth Museum opening)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 20, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140420_hongkong_tiananmen_dissident.shtml

Labor (劳工)

China shoe strike spreads, enters second week
Reuters, April 21, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/21/us-china-strike-idUSBREA3K08P20140421?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Related:
东莞裕元鞋厂工人罢工进入第二个星期 (Dongguang Yuyuan shoe factory strike enters its second week)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 21, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140421_shoe_factory_strikes.shtml

Henan teachers vow to keep marching over pay demands
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/teachers-04212014105253.html

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Closer look: why gov't is eager to renovate shantytowns
Caixin, April 21, 2014
http://english.caixin.com/2014-04-21/100668178.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

How China is using criminal detention in place of re-education through labour
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1492192/china-using-criminal-detention-place-re-education-through-labour

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

Asylum seekers protest as rights group sued for defamation
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1492044/asylum-seekers-protest-rights-group-sued-defamation

Deadly clash reported on border of China and Vietnam
The New York Times, April 19, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/world/asia/deadly-clash-between-vietnamese-border-guards-and-chinese-migrants-reported.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Religion (宗教)

China on course to become “world's most Christian nation” within 15 years
The Telegraph, April 19, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10776023/China-on-course-to-become-worlds-most-Christian-nation-within-15-years.html

Society (社会)

Chinese urban enforcer hopes Google Glass will prevent violence
The Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/21/chinese-urban-enforcer-hopes-google-glass-will-prevent-violence/?mod=WSJBlog

Taiwan (台湾)

A t-shirt with “democratic pheromones” sells for $4,000 in Taiwan
台湾学运领袖原味T恤拍出高价
The Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2014
EN:http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/21/a-t-shirt-with-democratic-pheromones-sells-for-4000-in-taiwan/?mod=WSJBlog
CH:http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140421/rec162113.asp?source=NewSearch

Technology (科技)

New York real-estate agent scores $13 million deal on WeChat
微信助美房产中介敲定1300万美元生意
The Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2014
EN:http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/21/new-york-real-estate-agent-scores-13-million-deal-on-wechat/?mod=WSJBlog
CH:http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140421/rec174634.asp?source=NewSearch

Women (妇女)

More women on company boards reduces fraud, study finds
研究称女董事越多企业欺诈越少
The New York Times, April 21, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140421/c21women/dual/

Friday, April 18, 2014

Culture (文化)

好莱坞大牌北京电影节上意外“开炮”(At Beijing int’l film festival, Hollywood director calls on Chinese film industry to focus on China’s historical controversies)
Deutsche Welle, April 17, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BkAw

Related:
Oliver Stone slams Chinese film industry at Beijing festival
The Hollywood Reporter, April 16, 2014
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/oliver-stone-slams-chinese-film-697058

Environment (环境)

中国近五分之一耕地污染,南方甚于北方
One-fifth of China’s farmland is polluted, state study finds
The New York Times, April 18, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140418/c18pollute/dual/

As opposition grows, China defends plans for petrochemical plants
Reuters, April 18, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/18/us-china-petrochemicals-campaign-idUSBREA3H07020140418?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China sentences anti-corruption activists
Al Jazeera, April 18, 2014
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/04/china-sentences-anti-corruption-activists-201441885818751847.html

Related:
Citizen activists on trial 2014: schedule/status and essays
Human Rights in China, April 18, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizen-activists-trial-2014-schedulestatus-and-essays

音频:辩护律师称丁家喜无罪 (Audio: lawyer defends Ding Jiaxi’s innocence)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 18, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/multimedia/2014/04/140418_iv_zhang_keke.shtml

“这是一场荒谬的政治审判”(Ding Jiaxi’s lawyer: “This case is a political mockery”)
Deutsche Welle, April 18, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1Bkj8

Information Control (信息控制)

An Internet “Big V” opts for abject contrition
The New York Times, April 17, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/an-internet-big-v-opts-for-abject-contrition/?_php=true&_type=blogs&partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

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

乌克兰危机虽推动俄中接近 但戒心难消除 (Ukraine crisis draws Russia and China closer, but hard to eliminate distrust)
Voice of America, April 18, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/russia-china-balance-20140418/1896174.html

中国人走进拉美:新伙伴,老问题 (China expands influence in South America: new friends, old problems)
Deutsche Welle, April 18, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1Bkjp

June Fourth (六四)

June 4 museum to open on April 26
RTHK English News, April 18, 2014
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20140418/news_20140418_56_1000477.htm

Labor (劳工)

Labour disputes in China increase as the workforce shrinks
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486398/labour-disputes-china-increase-workforce-shrinks

Yue Yuen strikers vow to continue until benefit contribution deficit paid in full
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486399/yue-yuen-strikers-vow-continue-until-benefit-contribution-deficit-paid

Interview with China Labour Bulletin Communication Director on labor unrest
China Central Television, April 17, 2014
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnTe0shzXPw&feature=youtu.be

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

官员赞强拆人员是当代“最可爱的人”
Official praises eviction workers as “most lovable”
The New York Times, April 17, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140417/c17eviction/dual/

Persons with Disabilities (残疾人)

China finally offers college entrance exam in braille
The Guardian, April 18, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/18/china-college-entrance-exam-braille

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

报告称中国信访“信升访降” 吁制定国家信访法 (Report states: written petitions increase, in-person petitioning decreases)
People's Daily, April 18, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0418/c1026-24916086.html

Opinion (观点)

Without social mobility, our city can go nowhere
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486129/without-social-mobility-our-city-can-go-nowhere

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China's Xi purging corrupt officials to put own men in place - sources
Reuters, April 16, 2014
in.reuters.com/article/2014/04/16/uk-china-corruption-xi-idINKBN0D20UO20140416

Environment (环境)

China blames France's Veolia for tap water pollution
Reuters, April 16, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/16/us-china-water-veolia-idUSBREA3E05P20140416

Hukou (户口)

专家:2/3农业户籍人口不愿转非农 城镇化埋隐患 (Expert: 2/3 of rural hukou holders do not want to switch hukou)
China Net, April 17, 2014
finance.china.com.cn/news/zjsd/20140417/2340531.shtml

Information Control (信息控制)

秦火火被判3年 法院称因认罪态度较好从轻处罚 (Netizen sentenced to three years in online “defamation” case)
China News, April 17, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-04-17/094429952954.shtml

Related:
China releases blogger on bail, jails another amid rumor crackdown
Reuters, April 16, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/17/us-china-blogger-idUSBREA3G04A20140417?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

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

F.B.I. video warns of efforts to recruit American students as spies
FBI警告美国青年别被中国政府利用
The New York Times, April 16, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/usa/20140416/c16shriver/dual/

报告:朝鲜贩毒 中国最受害 (Report: North Korea's drug trade affects China the most)
Voice of America, April 16, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/article/1895082.html

Related:
Illicit: North Korea’s evolving operations to earn hard currency
The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, April 15, 2014
www.hrnk.org/events/announcements-view.php?id=15

June Fourth (六四)

香港一栋商业楼宇的法人代表称将通过司法程序阻止“六四纪念馆”的开馆 (HK building owners seek court ruling to stall opening of June Fourth Memorial Museum)
Radio Free Asia, April 16, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-04162014102445.html

Related:
The Tiananmen Square Museum China doesn’t want to see
The Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/17/the-tiananmen-square-museum-china-doesnt-want-to-see/?mod=chinablog

Tiananmen exile dies as 25th anniversary nears
The Telegraph, April 17, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10771709/Tiananmen-exile-dies-as-25th-anniversary-nears.html

Labor (劳工)

China's workforce: smaller, more savvy, more restive
Reuters, April 16, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/16/china-labour-idUSL3N0N71LM20140416

Media (媒体)

Scooped: crowd-funding is improving journalism
The Economist, April 19, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21601010-crowd-funding-improving-journalism-scooped?fsrc=rss

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China is advancing Hu Yaobang reforms: State media
Zee News, April 16, 2014
zeenews.india.com/news/world/china-is-advancing-hu-yaobang-reforms-state-media_924916.html

Special Report: China: building the dream
The Economist, April 17, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21600797-2030-chinese-cities-will-be-home-about-1-billion-people-getting-urban-china-work

全国人大2014年度立法计划公布:将制定网络安全法 (NPC announces plan to draft new Internet safety law in 2014)
CRI Online, April 17, 2014
http://roll.sohu.com/20140417/n398419124.shtml

Population (人口)

“单独二孩”让全国年新增200万人 8成集中在城市 (80% of 2 million new births under the new family planning policy expected in cities)
Beijing News, April 17, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/04/17/313360.html

You’re welcome to leave Beijing
News China, April 2014 Issue
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/youre-welcome-to-leave-beijing

Rule of Law (法治)

一个美国学者在中国坐牢的经历 (The experience of an American scholar in a Chinese prison)
Voice of America, April 16, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/an-american-in-china-detention-center-20140416/1895064.html

Society (社会)

The urban voice: China’s new middle classes, quiescent so far, may soon become more demanding
The Economist, April 16, 2014
www.economist.com/news/special-report/21600805-chinas-new-middle-classes-quiescent-so-far-may-soon-become-more-demanding-urban

China’s losers: amid spreading prosperity, a generation of self-styled also-rans emerges
The Economist, April 19, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21601007-amid-spreading-prosperity-generation-self-styled-also-rans-emerges-chinas-losers?fsrc=rss

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

China's economic growth slows to 24-year low of 7.4 percent, raising risk of job losses
Associated Press, April 15, 2014
http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2014/04/15/chinas-growth-slows-to-24-year-low-of-74-percent

Corruption (腐败)

新华社记者再次实名举报华润董事长 (Xinhua reporter uses his real identity in new corruption charges against company executive online)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 15, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140415_huarun_corruption_probe.shtml

Disasters (灾难)

China's efforts in hunt for plane are seen as hurting more than helping
The New York Times, April 14, 2014
www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/world/asia/chinas-efforts-in-hunt-for-plane-are-seen-as-hurting-more-than-helping.html

Related:
中国驳斥纽约时报 说中国未延误搜寻客机 (China hits back at NYTimes article for suggesting its efforts hampered search for lost jetliner)
Voice of America, April 15, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-malaysia-plane-20140415/1893672.html

Environment (环境)

饮用苯超标自来水至少八天 兰州市民、律师起诉自来水公司 (Lawyer, citizens bring lawsuits against Lanzhou company for tap water contamination)
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/jp2-04152014101148.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China cracks down on rights lawyers, who say they were tortured after seeking justice
Associated Press, April 15, 2014
www.startribune.com/world/255284091.html?page=all&prepage=1&c=y#continue

Related:
Post Reeducation-Through-Labor "abolition": lawyers and defenders monitor legal reform implementation--the Jiansanjiang case
"废除"劳教: 律师和维权人士监督法律改革实施--建三江案
Human Rights in China, April 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/post-reeducation-through-labor-abolition-lawyers-and-defenders-monitor-legal-reform-implementation
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/fei-chu-lao-jiao-lu-shi-he-wei-quan-ren-shi-jian-du-fa-lu-gai-ge-shi-shi-jian-san-jiang

Information Control (信息控制)

英国驻华使馆生造火星文 中国学者辩解外媒不得进藏 (UK Embassy's attempts to circumvent Weibo censors go viral among Chinese netizens)
Voice of America, April 15, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-rights-20140415/1893718.html

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

China's air pollution leading to more erratic climate for U.S., say scientists
The Guardian, April 15, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/15/china-air-pollution-pacific-climate-us-national-academy-sciences

U.S., China in “productive” talks after North Korea test threat
Reuters, April 16, 2014
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/15/uk-nuclear-korea-usa-china-idUKBREA3E22Z20140415

June Fourth (六四)

China remembers death that catalyzed Tiananmen protests
The Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/16/china-remembers-death-that-catalyzed-tiananmen-protests/?mod=WSJBlog

Related:
June Fourth at 25: resisting enforced amnesia, building a just future
纪念六四25周年:抵制强迫失忆,建设公正的未来
Human Rights in China, April 10, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-25-resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/ji-nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-di-zhi-qiang-po-shi-yi-jian

Labor (劳工)

Several Guangzhou hospital security guards vow to appeal jail sentences
China Labour Bulletin, April 15, 2014
www.clb.org.hk/en/content/several-guangzhou-hospital-security-guards-vow-appeal-jail-sentences

东莞裕元鞋厂爆发三万人大规模罢工 (Tens of thousands on strike at Dongguan shoe factory)
Voice of America, April 15, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-shoe-factory-strike-20140415/1894019.html

Related:
Massive China shoe factory strike rolls on as offer falls flat
Reuters, April 15, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/15/us-china-strike-idUSBREA3E0RD20140415

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

河南官员赞拆迁人员“最可爱的人” 称拆迁户硬钉子 (Henan officials praise forced eviction officers, chide residents who resist)
Caijing, April 16, 2014
politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-04-16/114101878.html

China's nail houses: the homeowners who refuse to make way – in pictures
The Guardian, April 15, 2014
www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2014/apr/15/china-nail-houses-in-pictures-property-development

Technology (科技)

Handheld revolution
News China, April 2014 Issue
www.newschinamag.com/magazine/handheld-revolution

Tibet (西藏)

西藏今日发生自焚抗议事件 (Self-immolation reported in Tibetan area in Sichuan)
Voice of America, April 15, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/self-immolation-20140415/1893876.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Uygurs protest over teenager's fatal shooting in Aksu city, Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483285/uygurs-protest-over-teenagers-fatal-shooting-aksu-city-xinjiang

Opinion (观点)

中国人的民主“饥渴症”与“拒食症”(Chinese hunger and distaste for democracy)
Financial Times, April 16, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001055782

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Animal welfare group plans largest rescue of Chinese bile bears
Reuters, April 15, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/15/us-china-bears-idUSBREA3E0B820140415

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Walmart tells Beijing to improve food labelling rules
The Telegraph, April 14, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/10766396/Walmart-tells-Beijing-to-improve-food-labelling-rules.html

Domestic security (国内安全)

China stresses need for stability at first meeting of new security council
Reuters, April 15, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/15/us-china-defence-idUSBREA3E0OA20140415?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Environment (环境)

兰州威立雅拒绝迟报瞒报水检结果指责 (Lanzhou water company rejects accusations of cover-up in tap water contamination accident)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 14, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140414_lanzhou_water_pollution.shtml

Related:
兰州市民或已饮8天苯超标水 (Lanzhou residents possibly drank contaminated water for 8 days without knowing)
Beijing News, April 15, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/inside/2014/04/15/313051.html

China to probe Veolia unit over reporting of water pollution
Reuters, April 14, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/14/china-water-veolia-idUKL3N0N623G20140414

Hong Kong (香港)

国务院港澳办主任:特首爱国爱港是基本政治伦理 (Beijing: HK Chief Executive should love their country, no matter what political system in HK)
Caijing, April 15, 2014
politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-04-15/114097979.html

Talk on Hong Kong political reform in China divides
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 14, 2014
www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-27020040

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

杨匡“偷越国边境”案择期宣判 声援人士途中遭拦截 (No verdict in Shenzhen trial of HK activist Yang Kuang for “illegal border-crossing,” supporters intercepted by police)
Radio Free Asia, April 14, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy2-04142014101548.html

Related:
Hong Kong activist pledges to continue human rights fight at trial in Shenzhen
South China Morning Post, April 15, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482423/activist-yang-kuang-speaks-out-human-rights-trial-shenzhen

Who Is Xu Zhiyong— an interview with Dr. Teng Biao
曹雅学:谁是许志永—— 与滕彪博士的访谈
New Citizens Movement (Translation by China Change), April 11, 2014
EN, Part 1: http://chinachange.org/2014/04/10/who-is-xu-zhiyong/
EN, Part 2: http://chinachange.org/2014/04/13/who-is-xu-zhiyong-2/
CH: http://xgmyd.com/archives/1914

Information Control (信息控制)

China’s latest crackdown on porn has little to do with porn
Quartz, April 14, 2014
qz.com/198932/china-latest-crackdown-on-porn-has-little-to-do-with-porn/

International Human Rights (国际人权)

英国外交部对中方滞后人权对话感到失望 (UK foreign office disappointed at postponement of human rights dialogue with China)
Radio Free Asia, April 14, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/zaa-04142014124321.html

Related:
China angered by Britain's report on human rights, cancels talks
Reuters, April 15, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/15/us-britain-china-rights-idUSBREA3E0FN20140415?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

China tells U.S. to stop “gesticulating” on rights cases
Reuters, April 14, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/14/us-china-usa-rights-idUSBREA3D0GC20140414

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

China angered by U.S. environment chief's visit to Taiwan
Reuters, April 15, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/15/us-china-usa-taiwan-idUSBREA3E0N220140415

June Fourth (六四)

从纪念胡耀邦看人格魅力推动政改 (Hu Yaobang a prime example of reforms driven by charismatic leaders)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 14, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140414_huyaobang_25anniversary.shtml

After 25 years of amnesia, remembering a forgotten Tiananmen
National Public Radio, April 15, 2014
http://www.npr.org/2014/04/15/301433547/after-25-years-of-amnesia-remembering-a-forgotten-tiananmen?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=share&utm_medium=twitter

Labor (劳工)

河南省一千多名教师因工资短缺发动罢课 (Over 1,000 Henan teachers go on strike to protest low salaries)
Radio France International, April 13, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140413-河南省一千多名教师因工 资短缺发动罢课

China convicts hospital workers after high-profile labour protest
Reuters, April 15, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/15/china-labour-idUSL3N0N71WY20140415

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

China's “eco-cities”: empty of hospitals, shopping centres and people
The Guardian, April 14, 2014
www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/apr/14/china-tianjin-eco-city-empty-hospitals-people

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Thousands clash with Chinese police in crematorium protests
Radio Free Asia, April 14, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/crematorium-04142014150354.html

Monday, April 14, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang to be feted as "Global Shark Guardian" in New York
Forbes, April 13, 2014
www.forbes.com/sites/russellflannery/2014/04/13/chinese-billionaire-guo-guangchang-to-be-feted-as-global-shark-guardian-in-new-york/

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Beijing rejects IMF's hard-landing warning for China's economy
Reuters, April 12, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/12/us-imf-economy-china-idUSBREA3B0K120140412

Children (儿童)

5 held over bus deaths of 8 Chinese school children
The Washington Post, April 13, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/5-detained-over-deaths-of-chinese-schoolchildren/2014/04/13/b0fe7d54-c2e5-11e3-9ee7-02c1e10a03f0_story.html

Corruption (腐败)

Senior official from China's Sichuan under graft probe: Xinhua
Reuters, April 13, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/13/us-china-corruption-idUSBREA3C04T20140413

Chinese protesters ambush anti-corruption team at luxury hotel
The Telegraph, April 14, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10765432/Chinese-protesters-ambush-anti-corruption-team-at-luxury-hotel.html

PLA to set up local "watchdog" offices to monitor graft and protect troops' rights
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482158/pla-set-watchdog-offices-counties-provinces-monitor-graft

Communist Party anti-corruption watchdog investigates one of its own officials
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1480492/communist-party-corruption-watchdog-investigates-one-its-own-officials

Environment (环境)

兰州:自来水苯污染已经得到缓解 (Lanzhou authorities say tap water pollution is under control)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 13, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140413_lanzhou_tapwater.shtml

Related:
China water contamination affects 2.4m after oil leak
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 12, 2014
www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27002602

Beijing’s bad-air days, finally counted
The Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/14/beijings-bad-air-days-finally-counted/

Hong Kong (香港)

“北京与香港议员在普选上仍有分歧” (Central gov’t and HK legislators continue to hold different positions over political reforms)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 13, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140413_china_hk_meeting.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

许志永二审维持原判遭各界谴责 (Rejection of Xu Zhiyong's appeal draws condemnation)
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-04112014115232.html

Related:
Against the tide of human progress
The Economist, April 11, 2014
http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2014/04/human-rights-china

Xu Zhiyong appeal rejected by Chinese appellate court
美国国务院发言人就中国一高级法院驳回许志永上诉一事发表声明
United States Department of State, April 11, 2014
EN: www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/04/224685.htm
CH: http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/chinese/texttrans/2014/04/20140411297764.html#ixzz2yfH8ySfk

A free soul imprisoned: Citizen Xu Zhiyong’s statement for second-instance trial
Xu Zhiyong (Translation by Human Rights in China), April 2, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/free-soul-imprisoned-citizen-xu-zhiyongs-statement-second-instance-trial

中国律师界声援因言遭刑拘广东律师 (Large number of Chinese lawyers sign up to represent Guangdong human rights lawyer criminally detained in Beijing)
Voice of America, April 13, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-rights-20140413/1892287.html

北京四律师的联合声明抗议建三江农垦公安局对他们的治安拘留处罚 (Four lawyers issued joint statement protesting their illegal detention in Jiansanjiang)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-04132014142813.html

Related:
建三江被拘四律师获释后的联合声明 (Joint statement by four lawyers after their release from detention in Jiansanjiang)
Boxun, April 13, 2014
boxun.com/news/gb/china/2014/04/201404131205.shtml#.U0tcKeaSxkg

International Human Rights (国际人权)

英媒:中国取消了同英国的人权对话 (China cancels British bilateral human rights dialogue)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 14, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2014/04/140414_press_review.shtml

Related:
China cancels human rights dialogue with Britain
The Guardian, April 14, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/14/china-cancels-human-rights-dialogue-with-britain-dalai-lama

June Fourth (六四)

Tiananmen 25 years on: the “event” that no one dares remember
The Telegraph, April 13, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10762871/Tiananmen-25-years-on-the-event-that-no-one-dares-remember.html

王光亞認為因六四攻擊內地政治制度不合適 (Beijing deems the use of June Fourth to attack mainland's political system inappropriate)
RTHK, April 13, 2014
rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20140413/news_20140413_55_999303.htm

Twenty-five years after his death, Hu Yaobang still remembered as pragmatic reformist
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482247/twenty-five-years-after-his-death-hu-yaobang-still-remembered-pragmatic

Labor (劳工)

More than ten thousand workers stage strike at massive Dongguan shoe factory
China Labour Bulletin, April 14, 2014
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/more-ten-thousand-workers-stage-strike-massive-dongguan-shoe-factory

National Defense (国防)

China's booming military spending belies caution
Agence France-Presse, April 11, 2014
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140411/chinas-booming-military-spending-belies-caution

Society (社会)

时隐时现的文革历史
Cultural Revolution nostalgia
The New York Times, April 10, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20140410/c10yu/dual/

Taiwan (台湾)

Fresh protests rock Taiwan's police and parliament
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1477889/fresh-protests-rock-taiwans-police-and-parliament

Women (妇女)

Women postgraduates land jobs easier if pregnancy is out of the way
South China Morning Post, April 11, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1474563/woman-postgraduates-land-jobs-easier-if-pregnancy-out-way

Opinion (观点)

汤嘉琛:“差评”兰州水污染事件的信息发布 (Lanzhou authorities performed poorly in information disclosure on tap water pollution incident)
Haiwai Net, April 14, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/pl/2014-04-14/114429929237.shtml