Friday, May 30, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China orders tech ministry to self-report corruption
Reuters, May 29, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/29/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0E91DH20140529

Counterterrorism (反恐)

北京举行最大规模反暴恐演习 (Beijing conducts largest counterterrorism drill)
Beijing News, May 30, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/05/30/318890.html

Cyber security (网络安全)

China’s sprawling hacking-industrial complex
The Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/05/30/chinas-sprawling-hacking-industrial-complex/?mod=chinablog

Disasters (灾难)

29 injured as 5.9-magnitude earthquake rocks southwest China
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521739/59-magnitude-earthquake-rocks-southwest-china-near-myanmar

Education (教育)

2014年高考报名人数939万人 较上年增加27万 (9.39 million sign up for university entrance exam, 270,000 more than 2013)
Xinhua News, May 30, 2014
news.163.com/14/0530/11/9TG6BT680001124J.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China detains another activist before anniversary
Associated Press, May 30, 2014
www.wkrn.com/story/25647986/china-detains-another-activist-before-anniversary

June Fourth (六四)

美议员“提议命名刘晓波街道纪念六四” (China calls suggestion by members of US Congress to change street name where DC Chinese Embassy is located to honor “Liu Xiaobo” a provocation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 30, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/05/140530_china_tiananmen_us_diplomacy.shtml

Related:
China decries call in U.S. to name street after jailed Tiananmen dissident
Reuters, May 30, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/30/us-china-usa-idUSKBN0EA13620140530?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Detentions and Crackdown
Chinese news assistant detained ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
Agence France-Presse, May 28, 2014
http://post.us/2014/05/28/chinese-news-assistant-detained-ahead-of-tiananmen-anniversary

Tiananmen square dissident fears more bloodshed in China
Voice of America, May 30, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/tiananmen-square-dissident-fears-more-bloodshed-in-china/1925773.html

Related:
Restrictions, detentions, and disappearances before June 4, 2014
2014年六四25周年纪念日前被限制自由、拘留和失踪者名单
Human Rights in China, May 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-and-disappearances-june-4-2014
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/2014nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-ji-nian-ri-qian-bei-xian-zhi-zi-you-ju-liu-he-shi-zong-zhe-ming-dan

June Fourth Related Events
美国汉学家林培瑞、法国教授白夏访港谈六四 (Sinologists host seminar on June Fourth in HK)
Voice of America, May 30, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/perry-link-visit-to-hongkong-20140530/1925785.html

日本大学举办纪念天安门事件“流亡”的电影放映会 (Japanese university marks June Fourth with documentary screening)
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/nz-05292014142052.html

英国人权团体将举办纪念“六四”25周年活动 (UK-based rights groups commemorate June Fourth anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/zaa-05292014123324.html

For more June Fourth related events:
June Fourth 25th anniversary related activities
六四25周年相关活动
Human Rights in China, Updated May 28, 2014
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-overview
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/liu-si-gai-shu

Events in U.S. Congress
Tiananmen Square 25th Anniversary Remembrance
United States Capitol, May 29, 2014
http://www.c-span.org/video/?319640-1/tiananmen-square-25th-anniversary-remembrance

Tiananmen Square Protests
U.S. House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, May 30, 2014
http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-tiananmen-25-years-later-six-leaders-who-were-there

Reflections
25 years on, mothers of Tiananmen Square dead seek answers
National Public Radio, May 20, 2014
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/05/20/313961978/25-years-on-mothers-of-tiananmen-square-dead-seek-answers

Remembering Tiananmen: the lessons of history
The Economist, May 31, 2014
www.economist.com/news/china/21603016-our-bureau-chief-leaves-china-he-reflects-crushing-protests-he-witnessed-25-years

Tiananmen crackdown casts long shadow over China’s press
Voice of America, May 29, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/media/video/1925145.html

Twenty-five years on, memories of June 4 loom large
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/tiananmen-05292014154414.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Why do China's reforms all fail
The Diplomat, May 30, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/05/why-do-chinas-reforms-all-fail/

Religion (宗教)

Church-state clash in China coalesces around a toppled spire
倒塌的基督教堂和当代中国政教冲突
The New York Times, May 30, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140530/c30chinachristians/dual/

Rule of Law (法治)

China’s most-hated official is no surprise
中国城管被列为最不受欢迎公职人员
The New York Times, May 30, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140530/c30chengguan/dual/

Technology (科技)

Open source crypto TrueCrypt disappears with suspicious cloud of mystery
Forbes, May 29, 2014
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jameslyne/2014/05/29/open-source-crypto-truecrypt-disappears-with-suspicious-cloud-of-mystery/

United Nations (联合国)

China's growing peacekeeping commitment to UN shows shift in foreign policy
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521454/chinas-growing-peacekeeping-commitment-un-shows-shift-foreign-policy

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China promises improvements in restive northwest
Associated Press, May 30, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-promises-improvements-in-restive-northwest/2014/05/30/e5c5dfe4-e7ae-11e3-a70e-ea1863229397_story.html

Opinion (观点)

Only the rule of law can ensure sustained prosperity in China
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/article/1521151/only-rule-law-can-ensure-sustained-prosperity-china

China's two problems with the Uyghurs
Los Angeles Review of Books, May 28, 2014
http://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/chinas-two-problems-uyghurs/#.U4Ym6o4RUu4.twitter

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Children (儿童)

涉罪未成年人多来自残缺家庭或留守儿童 (Most juvenile offenders come from broken families or are left-behind children)
The Beijing News, May 29, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/05/29/318714.html

Hong Kong (香港)

大赦国际敦促香港捍卫新闻自由 (Amnesty International calls on HK to safeguard press freedom)
Voice of America, May 29, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/amnesty-international-20140528/1924744.html

Related:
Hong Kong must be alert to gradual erosion of its freedom of expression
The South China Morning Post, May 27, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1520030/hong-kong-must-be-alert-gradual-erosion-its-freedom-expression

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Nobel laureate’s release from prison may hinge on his “regret”
刘晓波有机会获假释,但必须悔罪
The New York Times, May 29, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140529/c29laureates/dual/

June Fourth (六四)

美国会通过决议案 纪念六四民主运动25周年 (US House passes resolution to commemorate June Fourth anniversary)
Voice of America, May 28, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/tiananmen-movement-20140528/1924825.html

Related:
US Congress calls on China to free Tiananmen prisoners
Agence France-Presse, May 29, 2014
http://www.alternet.org/rss/breaking_news/58431/us_congress_calls_on_china_to_free_tiananmen_prisoners

House debate on human rights in China
C-Span, May 28, 2014
http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4499420/house-debate-human-rights-china

House Resolution 599
113th United States Congress, May 28, 2014
http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-resolution/599

“重回天安门”运动吁演行为艺术 湖南维权人士被刑拘威胁 (June Fourth performance art piece planned; Hunan rights defender detained)
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy2-05282014100953.html

专辑:六四25周年 (Special Edition: 25th Anniversary of June Fourth)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 28, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/indepth/cluster_june_fourth_25th.shtml

Tiananmen square anniversary prompts campaign of silence
六四25周年前夕,北京维稳力度空前
The New York Times, May 28, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140528/c28crackdown/dual/

六四25周年:香港学生的精神传承(June Fourth 25: HK students' spiritual heritage)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 29, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/05/140529_64_hongkong_local_youth.shtml

Activist couple put in detention for commemorating Tiananmen crackdown
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521257/activist-couple-put-detention-commemorating-tiananmen-crackdown

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆召开大会 公开审判逮捕拘留上百人 (Mass public trials and arrests of suspects of "terrorism" and "splittism")
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/xql-05282014144641.html

Related:
China holds public rally to punish 55 in northwest
Associated Press, May 28, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-holds-public-rally-to-punish-55-in-northwest/2014/05/28/0921fcc2-e6e0-11e3-a70e-ea1863229397_story.html

China: Shameful stadium “show trial” is not justice
Amnesty International, May 29, 2014
http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/china-shameful-stadium-%E2%80%98show-trial-is-not-justice

Opinion (观点)

The Communist Party survived Tiananmen, but does it have the tools to last another 25 years?
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1520414/communist-party-survived-tiananmen-does-it-have-tools-last

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

湖南记者因揭候鸟被盗猎受到死亡威胁 (Hunan journalist received death threats after reporting on poaching of migrating birds)
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/hc-05272014132002.html

Corruption (腐败)

Chinese city targets pharma firms in graft crackdown
Reuters, May 27, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/27/us-china-pharmaceuticals-investigation-idUSKBN0E71KD20140527

Culture (文化)

Blue skies, safe food: the Chinese Dream in song
The Wall Street Journal, May 27, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/05/27/blue-skies-safe-food-the-chinese-dream-in-song/?mod=chinablog

Education (教育)

Chinese graduates scramble for jobs amid calls for educational reform
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2014
www.rfa.org/english/news/china/graduates-05272014105615.html

Open brain, insert ideology
Bloomberg View, May 20, 2014
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-05-20/open-brain-insert-ideology

China's beachhead in U.S. schools
The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303480304579577831032931804?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303480304579577831032931804.html&utm_source=The+Sinocism+China+Newsletter&utm_campaign=708ae5d2fb-Sinocism05_27_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_171f237867-708ae5d2fb-29608041&mc_cid=708ae5d2fb&mc_eid=279e3e47aa

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China hits activists with common-crime charges
Associated Press, May 27, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-hits-activists-with-common-crime-charges/2014/05/27/57e747aa-e57c-11e3-a70e-ea1863229397_story.html

Related:
中国当局以刑事罪名迫害活动人士 (China persecutes activists using criminal charges)
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-05272014145638.html

Restrictions, detentions, and disappearances before June 4, 2014
2014年六四25周年纪念日前被限制自由、拘留和失踪者名单
Human Rights in China, May 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-and-disappearances-june-4-2014
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/2014nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-ji-nian-ri-qian-bei-xian-zhi-zi-you-ju-liu-he-shi-zong-zhe-ming-dan

Information Control (信息控制)

China to “clean up” instant messaging apps
中国开始整治即时通讯 微信或用实名制
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 27, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27599306
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/05/140527_wechat_governance.shtml

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

China tensions grow after Vietnamese ship sinks in clash
越南渔船南海沉没,中越互指对方挑衅
The New York Times, May 28, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/asia-pacific/20140528/c28vietnam/dual/

June Fourth (六四)

参与“六四”公祭多人被秋后算账 当局成立专案组调查 (Participants of June Fourth memorial service detained; gov’t establishes special investigation team)
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-05272014095655.html

中国民主党在巴黎纪念“六四”25周年 (China Democracy Party commemorates June Fourth in Paris)
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/gr-05282014080346.html

Escape from Tiananmen: how secret plan freed protesters
Bloomberg News, May 27, 2014
www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-27/escape-from-tiananmen-how-secret-plan-freed-protesters.html

Labor (劳工)

事业单位涨薪 7月起工资社保向企业看齐 (State-affiliated entities to raise wages and social benefits starting in July)
China Business Media, May 27, 2014
www.cb.com.cn/economy/2014_0527/1062479.html

Media (媒体)

Legal punches for two reporters' sealed lips
Caixin, May 26, 2014
http://english.caixin.com/2014-05-26/100682481.html

Rule of Law (法治)

China's Xi chooses repression over reform: Amnesty
The Economic Times, May 27, 2014
economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/35635436.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

See statement:
China: persecution of Tiananmen activists exposes President Xi’s reform lies
Amnesty International, May 27, 2014
http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/china-persecution-of-tiananmen-activists-exposes-president-xi-s-reform-lies

State Compensation (国家赔偿)

最高法:国家赔偿金标准提高至每日200.69元 (SPC raises state compensation standard for deprivation of liberty to 200.69 yuan per day)
People's Daily, May 27, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-05-27/162430241860.shtml

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Politburo vows to improve living standards in Xinjiang
中央政治局承诺改善维族人生活水平
The New York Times, May 28, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140528/c28xinjiang/dual/

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

中纪委:反腐形势严峻复杂 部分干部纪律松弛 (Top graft watchdog says anti-corruption campaign faces complex challenges)
Beijing News, May 26, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/05/26/318312.html

Counterterrorism (反恐)

全疆戒严实行反恐专项行动 扩及全国为期一年民众称影响生活
China launches regional security crackdown after Urumqi attack
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/crackdown-05232014160313.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/yf1-05262014094038.html

Cyber security (网络安全)

China clamps down on US consulting groups
中国禁止国企使用美国咨询公司服务
Financial Times, May 26, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/310d29ea-e263-11e3-89fd-00144feabdc0.html#axzz32vinn9HY
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001056413

Environment (环境)

白皮书:已有190个城市实时发布PM2.5监测数据 (Latest human rights whitepaper indicates 190 cities publish real-time reading of PM2.5)
Beijing News, May 26, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/05/26/318310.html

China to scrap millions of cars to improve air quality
中国称将加大减排力度淘汰百万辆黄标车
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 26, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27583404
CH: www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/05/140526_china_yellowtag_cars.shtml

Hukou (户口)

Guangdong to loosen hukou household registration system for millions of migrants
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1519649/guangdong-loosen-hukou-household-registration-system-millions-migrants

北京提高对非京籍儿童进入小学门槛引发家长抗议 (Parents protest tough documentation requirements in elementary school admission for children without Beijing hukou)
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/yl-05222014103415.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

广东独立参选人李碧云受虐致瘫 庭上被急救法官宣布休庭
Chinese activist's trial postponed amid fears for her health
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/trial-05222014164303.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-05222014094653.html

人权人士:中国人权状况堪忧 外界需持续施压 (Human rights groups voice deep concern about dire situation in China, call on intl community to sustain pressure)
Voice of America, May 22, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-human-rights-20140522/1920512.html

Information Control (信息控制)

中国维护国安将推网络安全审查制度 (State Council introduces cyber vetting rules targeting online products and services that "threaten national security")
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/05/140522_china_cyber_vetting.shtml

Related:
保障网络信息安全将采取五方面措施 (Five measures to ensure online information security)
State Council Information Office, May 23, 2014
www.scio.gov.cn/xwfbh/xwbfbh/xczb/zy/Document/1356841/1356841.htm

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Concluding observations on the second periodic report of China, including Hong Kong and Macao
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, May 23, 2014
bit.ly/1ns0pqV

For more information about the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, see:
Experts raised key systemic issues in UN rights review of China
联合国专家审议中国人权状况时提出制度问题
Human Rights in China, May 9, 2014
EN:www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/experts-raised-key-systemic-issues-un-rights-review-china
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/xin-wen-fa-bu/lian-he-guo-zhuan-jia-shen-yi-zhong-guo-ren-quan-zhuang-kuang-shi-ti

Russia and China veto UN move to refer Syria to international criminal court
The Guardian, May 22, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/22/russia-china-veto-un-draft-resolution-refer-syria-international-criminal-court

Related:
China-Russia disgraceful veto in the Security Council blocks ICC referral of the Syrian situation
International Federation for Human Rights, May 22, 2014
www.fidh.org/en/north-africa-middle-east/syria/15365-china-russia-disgraceful-veto-in-the-security-council-blocks-icc-referral

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

China treads carefully as it pursues influence
Associated Press, May 25, 2014
www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/05/24/china-treads-carefully-pursues-influence/iHZXcTD9yiOrwj16MrdFGP/story.html

Does China pose a threat to global food security? It says no
The Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/05/21/does-china-pose-a-threat-to-global-food-security-it-says-no/?mod=WSJBlog

China and Russia: best frenemies
The Economist, May 22, 2014
www.economist.com/news/leaders/21602695-vladimir-putin-pivots-eastward-should-america-be-worried-best-frenemies

June Fourth (六四)

痛忆六四:华邮记者目睹成堆尸体 (Former Washington Post reporter recalls seeing piles of corpses after June 4th crackdown)
Voice of America, May 26, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/southerland-20140526/1923101.html

Tiananmen comment eyed after professor’s microblog vanishes
The New York Times, May 26, 2014
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/26/tiananmen-comment-eyed-after-professors-microblog-vanishes/?_php=true&_type=blogs&smid=tw-share&_r=0

Academic unbowed 25 years after suppression of Chinese pro-democracy movement
South China Morning Post, May 27, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1520146/lawyer-journalist-and-academic-unbowed-25-years-after-suppression-chinese

Tiananmen Square massacre anniversary: the last prisoner of the protests
The Telegraph, May 26, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10856528/Tiananmen-Square-massacre-anniversary-the-last-prisoner-of-the-protests.html

六四25周年 王丹在台湾谈中国民主 (In Taiwan, 1989 student leader Wang Dan talks about democracy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 27, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/indepth/2014/05/140527_64_taiwan_wangdan.shtml

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Amid headwinds, State Council takes baby steps on land reform
Caixin, May 21, 2014
http://english.caixin.com/2014-05-21/100680473.html

湖南村民不满征地补偿告市政府和市长 法院审理 (Court accepts Hunan villagers' lawsuit against local gov't for inadequate compensation for land requisition)
Beijing Youth Daily, May 23, 2014
news.163.com/14/0523/03/9STB8ODQ00014AED.html

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

北京法院接受首例“同性恋治疗”案 (Beijing court takes up first case against clinic that claims to "cure" homosexuality)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/05/140522_gay_heal_clinic.shtml

Rule of Law (法治)

中国政府`“六四”前发布《人权白皮书》 (Chinese gov't issues report on its own human rights record ahead of June Fourth anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/jz-05262014162605.html

Related:
China media: Human rights “progress”
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 27, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27584367

国新办发布《2013年中国人权事业的进展》白皮书(全文)
Progress in China's Human Rights in 2013
State Council Information Office, May 26, 2014
CH: www.scio.gov.cn/zxbd/wz/Document/1371237/1371237.htm
EN: www.scio.gov.cn/zxbd/wz/Document/1371125/1371125.htm

Technology (科技)

China’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad friend circles
Foreign Policy, May 21, 2014
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/05/21/chinas_terrible_horrible_no_good_very_bad_friend_circles

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China detains more than 200 suspected separatists in Xinjiang, state media says
The Guardian, May 26, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/26/china-200-separatists-xinjiang-anti-terrorism-crackdown

City in China bombing divided by ethnic tension
Associated Press, May 26, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/city-in-china-bombing-divided-by-ethnic-tension/2014/05/25/4750a150-e470-11e3-a70e-ea1863229397_story.html

Deadly explosions in China’s west
新疆年内最严重爆炸案考验中国民族政策
The New York Times, May 23, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140523/c23xinjiang/dual/

Xinjiang attacks attributed to China's Uighurs grow in sophistication
Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2014
www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-car-bombs-china-uighur-20140522-story.html

Opinion (观点)

What Beijing means by “reform”
The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2014
online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304587704579585811299776036?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304587704579585811299776036.html

For China’s Communist Party, stability as usual isn’t enough
The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/05/26/for-chinas-communist-party-stability-as-usual-isnt-enough/?mod=chinablog

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Former top China JPMorgan banker said to be arrested in Hong Kong
摩根大通前高管方方据信被限制离开香港
The New York Times, May 22, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20140522/c22jpmorgan/dual/

China corruption fight turns on “naked officials” with family overseas
Reuters, May 22, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/22/us-china-corruption-idUSBREA4L0HW20140522?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China jails 39 in far west for terror materials
Associated Press, May 21, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-jails-39-in-far-west-for-material-sharing/2014/05/21/6e340bf6-e0ae-11e3-9442-54189bf1a809_story.html

Cyber security (网络安全)

U.S. snooping on companies cited by China
中国用NSA情报活动反击美国间谍指控
The New York Times, May 21, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/business/20140521/c21trade/dual/

Disasters (灾难)

4 years after quake, some see a resurrected Chinese city, others dashed dreams
The New York Times, May 21, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/22/world/asia/4-years-after-quake-some-see-a-resurrected-chinese-city-others-dashed-dreams.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Education (教育)

27省份:计生和入学不挂钩 (27 provinces indicate birth certificate not a prerequisite for school admission)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 22, 2014
epaper.oeeee.com/A/html/2014-05/22/content_2076574.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

新律师申请会见浦志强未获通知 刘士辉被拘多日健康情况堪忧 (Pu Zhiqiang's new lawyer told to wait for meeting with client, concern grows for the health of detained lawyer Liu Shihui)
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy1-05212014094421.html

Chinese rights lawyer beaten in detention, writer questioned
唐荆陵看守所内遭警踢打 作家昝爱宗被搜家、传唤
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/june-4-05212014145424.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-05212014094205.html

Related:
Restrictions, detentions, and disappearances before June 4, 2014
Human Rights in China, May 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-and-disappearances-june-4-2014

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

China and Russia reach 30-year gas deal
中俄天然气协议将对欧美形成制衡
The New York Times, May 21, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20140522/c22gas-update/dual/

Cyberspies and mincing rascals
The Economist, May 21, 2014
www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2014/05/industrial-espionage

China calls for new Asian security structure
Associated Press, May 21, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/china-calls-for-new-asian-security-structure/2014/05/21/716497ca-e0a2-11e3-9442-54189bf1a809_story.html

一名中国工程师在班加西被打死 (Chinese engineer shot dead in Libya)
Deutsche Welle, May 21, 2014
dw.de/p/1C4E2

June Fourth (六四)

六四真相苦行僧-吴仁华 (Wu Renhua's painstaking journey to uncover the truth of June Fourth)
Voice of America, May 21, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/wurenhua-20140521/1919258.html

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

山西运城发生征地暴力冲突 60余名村民受伤 (Land expropriation triggers violent clash in Shanxi, more than 60 villages injured)
Huanghe News, May 22, 2014
news.163.com/14/0522/02/9SQMOLBF0001124J.html

Rule of Law (法治)

河南农妇被精神病状告警方终审获胜 (Henan high court rejects police appeal, rules in favor of woman forcibly admitted to mental hospital)
Jinghua Times, May 22, 2014
epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2014-05/22/content_90862.htm

Related:
Woman illegally detained in mental hospital and given electric shock treatment wins lawsuit
South China Morning Post, May 22, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1517837/woman-illegally-detained-mental-hospital-and-given-electric-shock

Taiwan (台湾)

4 people killed in Taiwan subway stabbing spree
Associated Press, May 21, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/4-people-killed-taiwan-subway-stabbing-spree-130144636.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Biggest attack in years kills 31 in China's troubled Xinjiang
乌鲁木齐爆炸案造成31人死亡(更新版)
Reuters, May 22, 2014
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/22/us-china-blast-idUSBREA4L01K20140522
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0E20AD20140522?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Related:
31 killed, scores injured in Xinjiang “terrorist” attack
South China Morning Post, May 22, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1517695/explosion-rocks-urumqi-wake-xinjiang-attacks

Opinion (观点)

I, too, will stand up for Tiananmen
The New York Times, May 22, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/23/opinion/23iht-edmurong23.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

中俄专家评两国达成长期供气协议(Chinese and Russian profs analyze bilateral gas agreement)
The New York Times, May 22, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20140522/cc22remarks/

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Children (儿童)

Eight primary school pupils stabbed in China, says report
Agence France-Presse, May 20, 2014
www.themalaymailonline.com/world/article/eight-primary-school-pupils-stabbed-in-china-says-report#sthash.h8vxzml5.dpuf

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China concerned about suspected Boko Haram attack on workers in Cameroon
中国政府高度关注在喀麦隆中方人员遇袭事件
Reuters, May 20, 2014
EN: www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/20/us-china-cameroon-violence-idUSBREA4J0B920140520
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0E104U20140521?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Cyber security (网络安全)

China bans Microsoft Windows 8 on government computers
中国下令政府机关电脑禁用视窗8
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 20, 2014
EN: www.bbc.com/news/technology-27494650
CH: www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/science/2014/05/140520_china_windows_8.shtml

Environment (环境)

环保部:工业企业搬迁 土壤需“消毒” (Ministry of Environmental Protection orders factories and enterprises to tackle pollution when they close down, move or undergo redevelopment)
Beijing News, May 21, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/05/21/317671.html

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

China reinvigorates regional clubs to counter US power
中国重振多边合作抗衡美国
Financial Times, May 20, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a01c11b8-e009-11e3-9534-00144feabdc0.html#axzz32DMFgpf1
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001056337

China's Xi issues veiled warning to Asia over military alliances
习近平:中国致力于和平处理领土主权及海洋权益争端
Reuters, May 21, 2014
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/21/us-china-xi-idUSBREA4K02V20140521?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0E106O20140521?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Related:
Vietnam asks world to condemn China for sea action
Associated Press, May 21, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/vietnam-asks-world-condemn-china-sea-action-122246941.html

June Fourth (六四)

六四前访胡平:中国专制挑战民主价值观 (Hu Ping: China's authoritarianism challenges democratic values)
Voice of America, May 20, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/june-4-20140520/1918899.html

Victims' families held, watched ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/anniversary-05202014154749.html

Open Government Information (信息公开)

广东教师申请信息公开不获答复 提行政诉讼 (Guangdong teacher brings gov't to court for ignoring his requests for disclosure of information on family planning policy and education)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/xql-05202014102608.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

云南镇雄县警察击毙一名上访者 (Petitioner shot dead by police in Yunnan)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-05202014102353.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China jails 39 in restive Xinjiang: state media
Agence France-Presse, May 21, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/china-jails-39-restive-xinjiang-state-media-070427337.html

Opinion (观点)

Taiwan can play peacemaker in South China Sea disputes
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1516102/taiwan-can-play-peacemaker-south-china-sea-disputes

China’s pollution challenge
应对中国环境危机需要制度性变革
The New York Times, May 21, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20140521/c21rooij/dual/

垃圾焚烧的中国难题 (China faces challenges in trash incineration)
The New York Times, May 21, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140521/cc21trash/

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Cyber security (网络安全)

中国对美国起诉黑客做出强烈回应 (China angered by US espionage charges against Chinese army personnel)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 19, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/05/140519_spy_chinareaction.shtml

Related:
China denies U.S. cyberspying charges, claims it is the real “victim”
The Washington Post, May 20, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-denies-us-cyberspying-charges-claims-it-is-the-real-victim/2014/05/19/4b9a195c-df71-11e3-810f-764fe508b82d_story.html

Education (教育)

Is English necessary? China debates whether college exams should bother
The Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/05/20/is-english-necessary-china-debates-whether-college-exams-should-bother/?mod=WSJBlog

Environment (环境)

657个城市300多个喊“渴” 节水城市建设需加速跑 (300 out of 657 Chinese cities face severe water shortages)
Xinhua, May 17, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2014-05/17/c_1110734884.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

武汉多人听佛法被控“煽动颠覆” 刑拘 法师也未幸免 (Activists, including Buddhist monk, criminally detained in Wuhan on suspicion of “inciting subversion”)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy2-05192014102953.html

Chinese activist “disappeared” ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
武汉异议人士秦永敏夫妇被带走
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/disappeared-05192014154411.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-05192014103044.html

China's rights lawyers willing to pay for progress
South China Morning post, May 20, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515778/chinas-rights-lawyers-willing-pay-progress

推动公民不合作的唐荆陵律师被广州国保刑拘 (Citizen activist and lawyer Tang Jingling detained by Guangzhou authorities)
China Free Press, May 16, 2014
http://www.canyu.org/n88291c6.aspx

Related:
Two more rights lawyers criminally detained, another’s home searched
China Change, May 18, 2014
chinachange.org/2014/05/18/two-more-rights-lawyers-criminally-detained-anothers-home-searched/

Information Control (信息控制)

中国监管社交媒体内紧外松 被指歧视国人 (Chinese gov't uses foreign social media sites but bans citizens from accessing them)
Voice of America, May 19, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-soica-media-20140519/1917699.html

Related:
How Chinese officials “like” banned Facebook
Agence France-Presse, May 18, 2014
www.thejakartaglobe.com/international/chinese-officials-like-banned-facebook/

International Human Rights (国际人权)

“中英人权对话”5月20日伦敦举行 (China-UK human rights dialogue begins in London)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/zaa-05192014115906.html

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

Putin courts China as west turns away
西方制裁促使普京转向中国
Financial Times, May 19, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0344dc50-df44-11e3-86a4-00144feabdc0.html#axzz32DMFgpf1
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001056310

China “uses channels” to warn North Korea against nuclear test: source
Reuters, May 19, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/19/us-china-northkorea-nuclear-idUSBREA4I08W20140519

Chinese flee Vietnam as Hanoi counts cost of riots
The Guardian, May 19, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/19/chinese-flee-vietnam-hanoi-riots

June Fourth (六四)

天下围城,德国异议人士团体将举办系列纪念六四活动 (All to Surround the City, German overseas dissident group organizes a series of June Fourth commemorative events)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gr-05202014095647.html

Tears of a rickshaw driver
25年前天安门广场上三轮车夫的眼泪
The New York Times, May 20, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20140520/c20kristof/dual/

“六四”之后的中国群体性事件和互联网 (China’s mass incidents after June Fourth, and the Internet: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission hearing)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-05192014104320.html

See webcast of hearing:
Hearing: stability in China: lessons from Tiananmen and implications for the United States (webcast)
U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission, May 15, 2014
http://www.uscc.gov/Hearings/hearing-stability-china-lessons-tiananmen-and-implications-united-states-webcast

纪念六四25周年旧金山将举行中国民权研讨会 (San Francisco Chinese civil rights group organizes June Fourth 25th anniversary civil rights forum)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-05202014100619.html

在城大談六四 新加坡藝術家疑遇襲 (Singaporean artist allegedly beaten in HK after discussing June Fourth in lecture)
Apple Daily, May 18, 2014
hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20140518/52487938

For more information about 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

Religion (宗教)

Thousand Christians forced from church as demolition campaign spreads
The Telegraph, May 19, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10841738/Thousand-Christians-forced-from-church-as-demolition-campaign-spreads.html

Related:
Cross “too shiny” on Chinese church facing demolition
The Telegraph, May 19, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10842485/Cross-too-shiny-on-Chinese-church-facing-demolition.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Uighur biker takes message of peace on the road
维族青年周游全国呼吁民族团结
The New York Times, May 20, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140520/c20uighur/dual/

Monday, May 19, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

UPDATE 2-Chinese police blame separatist group for Urumqi bombing - Xinhua
中国警方称“东伊运”策划指挥乌鲁木齐火车南站暴恐袭击案
Reuters, May 19, 2014
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/18/china-xinjiang-idUSL3N0O405C20140518
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/cnBizNews/idCNL3S0O50VD20140519

Cyber security (网络安全)

U.S. charges Chinese army personnel with cyberspying
美国将指控中国军方人士盗窃商业机密
The New York Times, May 19, 2014
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/20/us/us-to-charge-chinese-workers-with-cyberspying.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/usa/20140519/cc19steal/

Environment (环境)

Green teeth: the government amends its environmental law
The Economist, May 17, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21602286-government-amends-its-environmental-law-green-teeth

Hukou (户口)

Fighting for identity: people born outside family-planning regulations are fighting to obtain legal documents that prove they exist
The Economist, May 17, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21602257-people-born-outside-family-planning-regulations-are-fighting-obtain-legal-documents-prove

Information Control (信息控制)

They ban it from citizens, but Chinese officials are active on Facebook
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1514835/how-chinese-officials-banned-facebook

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

Vietnamese officials intolerant of violence as standoff with China continues
越南政府制止暴力,海上对峙依旧
The New York Times, May 19, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/asia-pacific/20140519/c19vietnam/dual/

Aggression is not part of national character
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1515149/aggression-not-part-national-character

Chinese workers kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in Cameroon
中国工人在喀麦隆疑遭博科圣地绑架
The Wall Street Journal, May 17, 2014
EN: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304908304579567933126108684?mod=rss_about_china&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304908304579567933126108684.html%3Fmod%3Drss_about_china
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140519/bch111711.asp?source=rss

Two Chinese workers kidnapped at controversial Myanmar mine
The Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304422704579571592040830408?mod=rss_about_china&mg=reno64-wsj

June Fourth (六四)

Tiananmen Massacre 25th anniversary: how Chinese triads enabled the Great Escape
The Telegraph, May 18, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10820248/Tiananmen-Massacre-25th-anniversary-how-Chinese-triads-enabled-the-Great-Escape.html

Son of purged liberal leader Zhao Ziyang tells of China's shame, 25 years after martial law in Beijing
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1515862/son-purged-liberal-leader-zhao-ziyang-tells-chinas-shame-25-years-after

Persons with Disabilities (残疾人)

In Chinese schools, disabled get shortchanged
The New York Times, May 19, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/19/world/asia/in-chinese-schools-disabled-get-shortchanged.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Technology (科技)

Cab fair: smartphone apps are changing the way people use taxis
The Economist, May 17, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21602284-smartphone-apps-are-changing-way-people-use-taxis-cab-fair?fsrc=rss

Opinion (观点)

VOA连线:胡佳:中国再刑拘记者律师,打压力度前所未有 (Hu Jia: China again detains journalist, lawyer; toughest crackdown ever)
Voice of America, May 16, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/1915888.html

党内民主要从中央做起 (Intra-party democracy must start from central leadership)
The New York Times, May 19, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140519/cc19wuwei15/

Closer look: the double-edged sword of nationalism draws blood – again
Caixin, May 19, 2014
http://english.caixin.com/2014-05-19/100679306.html

Friday, May 16, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

甘肃400回民抗议村官侵吞集体资产 求见京官受阻 (400 Hui in Gansu protest embezzlement by gov’t official; police prevent complaints to Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-05152014114215.html

Environment (环境)

Chinese demand fueling rosewood extinction in Mekong region
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/rosewood-05152014141450.html

被误读的“邻避效应”(Misunderstanding the NIMBY effect)
The Financial Times, May 16, 2014
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001056269

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China: detained to death
The New York Review of Books, May 16, 2014
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2014/may/15/china-detained-to-death/

Police detain Qu Zhenhong, niece representing rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, attorney says
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1512891/police-detain-qu-zhenhong-niece-representing-rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang

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

Anti-Chinese violence convulses Vietnam, pitting laborers against laborers
越南反华潮扩大,暴徒追打中国人
The New York Times, May 16, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/south-asia/20140516/c16vietnam-update/dual/

Related:
Vietnam riots: China accuses U.S. as military chiefs meet in Washington
The Guardian, May 15, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/16/us-chinese-military-leaders-clash-riots-vietnam

China warns Vietnam over deadly protests in territorial dispute
The Guardian, May 16, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/16/china-vietnam-protests-territorial-dispute

中国媒体谨慎报道越南事态 (China instructs media to report on Vietnam situation with caution)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 16, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/05/140516_china_vietnam_press.shtml

June Fourth (六四)

China detains rights lawyer ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
中国人权律师唐荆陵遭警方拘留
Voice of America, May 16, 2014
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/china-detains-rights-lawyer/1915790.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-dissdent-20140516/1915795.html

Related:
Rights lawyer Tang Jingling detained ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1513444/rights-lawyer-tang-jingling-detained-and-his-home-raided-ahead-tiananmen

China continues “mass round-up” of dissidents ahead of June 4
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/roundup-05152014135312.html

Related:
Restrictions, detentions, and disappearances before June 4, 2014
Human Rights in China, May 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-and-disappearances-june-4-2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

厦门马巷镇、贵港覃塘镇因征地发生警民冲突 (Protests in Fujian, Guangxi over land seizures lead to conflict with police)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-05152014110612.html

上海逾千工人连日罢工争福利 警察暴力清场孕妇被殴数十人被捕 (Strike at Dynacast Shanghai Ltd. over wages continues; police beat protestors, including a pregnant woman)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-05152014110459.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

3 Officials were killed in Xinjiang during Chinese President’s visit, report says
外媒报道新疆3名汉族官员遇刺身亡
The New York Times, May 16, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140516/c16xinjiang/dual/

Opinion (观点)

法律窗口: 从高瑜被刑拘到美国法的“事先限制”原则 (From Gao Yu’s criminal detention to the American principle of “prior restraint”)
Voice of America, May 15, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/legal-window-gaoyu-20140515/1915507.html

六四前夕严打异见 习近平为何如此紧张? (In the pre-June Fourth anniversary crackdown, what is Xi Jinping afraid of?)
Voice of America, May 15, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/june-4th-xijinping-20140515/1915575.html

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

一季度57厅官涉嫌贪腐落马 (57 bureau-level officials been sacked for graft in the first quarter of 2014)
Beijing News, May 15, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/05/15/316932.html

Should China fear youth's sense of injustice?
The Telegraph, May 14, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/china-business/10830230/China-should-fear-youths-sense-of-injustice.html

Former China head of GlaxoSmithKline charged with bribery
中国指控葛兰素英籍高管指使行贿
The New York Times, May 15, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20140515/c15glaxo/dual/

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Islamist group claims China station bombing: SITE
Reuters, May 14, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/14/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA4D07H20140514

Hukou (户口)

北大硕士是怎样变成黑户的? (How did a Peking University grad student fall into the black hole of the hukou system?)
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-05142014153240.html

农村户籍放不下背后是城市服务得不到 (Inadequate social services in cities for migrants make rural residents reluctant to give up rural hukou)
Changjiang Net, May 14, 2014
news.cjn.cn/cjsp/rd/201405/t2472262.htm

“禁设户籍门槛”应为规则标配 (New State Council notice exempts larger cities from prohibition of hukou-based discrimination towards university graduates' employment)
China Radio International, May 14, 2014
gb.cri.cn/42071/2014/05/14/882s4540929.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

律师见刘荻屡被拒刘父担忧 两传媒人被捕涉浦志强案? (Lawyer barred from meeting detained activist Liu Di, detention of two journalists may stem from interviewing Pu Zhiqiang)
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy2-05142014105933.html

Police raid activist dinner party in China
Associated Press, May 14, 2014
muscatinejournal.com/news/world/asia/police-raid-activist-dinner-party-in-china/article_24780095-af40-5ec1-a5e9-26b19575fb51.html

Related:
Restrictions, detentions, and disappearances before June 4, 2014
Human Rights in China, May 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-and-disappearances-june-4-2014

Information Control (信息控制)

Detained Chinese journalists forced to make televised confessions
Bloomberg Businessweek, May 14, 2014
www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-05-14/detained-chinese-journalists-forced-to-make-televised-confessions

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

Up to 21 dead, doctor says, as anti-China riots spread in Vietnam
Reuters, May 15, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/15/us-vietnam-china-riots-casualties-idUSBREA4E03Y20140515?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Related:
中国外交部发言人指责越南政府对反华势力和反华活动采取纵容和包庇态度 (China MFA accuses Hanoi of catering to anti-Chinese protests)
Radio France Internationale, May 15, 2014
http://rfi.my/1g8JEjO

越反华暴动延3分1省 未经证实死20华人 (Violence in Vietnam spreads to a third of provinces; 20 unconfirmed Chinese deaths)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/vietnam-anti-chinese-05152014103608.html?encoding=simplified&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

June Fourth (六四)

大家谈中国:那个春夏之交我的1989 (My 1989: Chinese citizens remember the fateful months between spring and summer)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/comments_on_china/2014/05/140514_coc_my1989.shtml

For more information about 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

Migrants (农民工)

China's young migrant workers earn more, send less home
Bloomberg Businessweek, May 13, 2014
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-05-13/chinas-young-migrant-workers-earn-more-send-less-home

Related:
Real wages for China’s migrant workers stagnate as cost of living escalates
China Labour Bulletin, May 14, 2014
www.clb.org.hk/en/content/real-wages-china’s-migrant-workers-stagnate-cost-living-escalates

Religion (宗教)

Beijing urged to respect religious freedom amid “anti-church” crackdown
The Telegraph, May 14, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10829581/Beijing-urged-to-respect-religious-freedom-amid-anti-church-crackdown.html

See statement:
"Purdue Consensus on Religious Freedom" with signatories
Center on Religion and Chinese Society, Purdue University, May 14, 2014
www.purdue.edu/crcs/itemMeetings/purdueSymposium/purdueSymposium2014/consensus.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chinese officials head to countryside to try to win over locals
The Wall Street Journal, May 15, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/05/15/chinese-officials-head-to-countryside-to-try-to-win-over-locals/?mod=chinablog

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Why China could be huge for Facebook, even though it’s banned
Quartz, May 13, 2014
http://qz.com/208811/why-china-could-be-huge-for-facebook-even-though-its-banned/

Corruption (腐败)

Former head of GlaxoSmithKline in China is accused of bribery
The New York Times, May 13, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/15/business/international/glaxosmithkline-china.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

China puts brass on trial in fight against military corruption
National Public Radio, May 14, 2014
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/05/14/310695052/china-puts-brass-on-trial-in-fight-against-military-corruption?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

Education (教育)

School pressure to blame for Chinese youth suicides, official study finds
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1512032/school-pressure-blame-chinese-youth-suicides-official-study-finds

Environment (环境)

China’s South-North Water Diversion Project threatens fish farmers’ livelihoods
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1512254/chinas-south-north-water-diversion-project-threatens-fish-farmers

Hukou (户口)

省会以下城市招聘禁设户籍门槛 (State Council issues directive prohibiting hukou-based discrimination in employment in provincial capitals and other smaller cities)
China Youth Daily, May 14, 2014
http://epaper.ynet.com/html/2014-05/14/content_58164.htm?div=-1

Related:
国务院办公厅关于做好2014年全国普通高等学校毕业生就业创业工作的通知 (State Council General Office's Notice Concerning the Improvement of Work on Employment and Job-Creation for Graduates of Ordinary Universities in 2014)
State Council General Office, May 13, 2014
http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2014-05/13/content_8802.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

A thorn in the government’s side – China’s human rights advocates
China Law and Policy, May 11, 2014
http://chinalawandpolicy.com/2014/05/11/4730/

Information Control (信息控制)

博讯声明回应撰稿人向南夫被刑拘 国际笔会公开信要求释放高瑜 (Boxun responds to arrest of its contributor, PEN International calls for release of Gao Yu)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/sy1-05132014112431.html

Related:
Chinese police detain contributor to U.S.-based website
北京警方刑拘博讯网撰稿人向南夫
The New York Times, May 14, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140514/c14police/dual/

北京抓捕博讯记者向南夫,官媒竭力造谣抹黑 (Chinese gov't launches smear campaign after arresting Boxun journalist Xiang Nanfu)
Boxun, May 13,2014
boxun.com/news/gb/china/2014/05/201405131037.shtml#.U3LMDK2Sxkg

China: veteran journalist Gao Yu (f) charged with “leaking state secrets abroad”; fears for safety
PEN International, May 9, 2014
www.pen-international.org/newsitems/china-veteran-journalist-gao-yu-f-charged-with-leaking-state-secrets-abroad-fears-for-safety-3/

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

Vietnamese workers protest at Chinese factories
Associated Press, May 13, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/business/vietnamese-workers-protest-at-chinese-factories/2014/05/13/37da6208-da7d-11e3-a837-8835df6c12c4_story.html

June Fourth (六四)

“六四”前夕网络舆论管控加强 共识网受到攻 (Information control online intensifies ahead of June Fourth anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/sy2-05132014114130.html

Related:
Restrictions, detentions, and disappearances before June 4, 2014
Human Rights in China, May 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-and-disappearances-june-4-2014

纪思道:六四展示的血腥和勇气 (Violence and courage on June Fourth: an interview with Nicholas D. Kristof)
Voice of America, May 13, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/june-4th-kristof-20140513/1913973.html

The invisible, but not forgotten anniversary of Tiananmen Square
Time, May 12, 2014
time.com/95642/tiananmen-square-china-anniversary/

For more information about 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

Torture (酷刑)

国际特赦:亚太国家酷刑普遍 中朝最甚 (Amnesty Int'l: torture prevalent in Asia-Pacific, especially in China and North Korea)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-05132014154252.html

See report:
Global crisis on torture exposed by new worldwide campaign
Amnesty International, May 13, 2014
www.amnesty.org/en/news/amnesty-international-global-crisis-torture-exposed-new-worldwide-campaign-2014-05-13

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

A devotion to language proves risky
自筹资金办学校的维族语言学家被中国当局逮捕
The New York Times, May 14, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140514/c14uighur/dual/

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

分析:中国反恐能否“内病外治” (Can China tackle domestic terrorism by participating in international counter-terrorism efforts?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/05/140512_china_anti_terror.shtml

Disasters (灾难)

汶川地震六周年官方无纪念活动 遇难学生家长请愿祭奠受阻 (Gov't did not hold commemoration on 6th anniversary of Wenchuan earthquake; victims' families prevented from paying respect at school sites)
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-05122014111330.html

Education (教育)

The college entrance exam keeps China’s universities stuck in the past
News China, May 2014 Issue
www.newschinamag.com/magazine/the-college-entrance-exam-keeps-chinas-universities-stuck-in-the-past#id:1671#date:15:41

Environment (环境)

好法律,还须有执行力
The missing teeth of China's new environmental law
Economic Observer, May 5, 2014
CH: www.eeo.com.cn/2014/0505/260098.shtml
EN: www.worldcrunch.com/opinion-analysis/the-missing-teeth-of-china-039-s-new-environmental-law/chinese-environment-politics-pollution-enforcement-legislation/c7s15875/#.U3GVQq2Sxkg

Beijing kebab vendors among list of polluters hit with fines
中国治理空气污染,街边烧烤中枪
The New York Times, May 13, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140513/c13kebab/dual/

Hong Kong (香港)

Study to shed light on sex discrimination: Equal Opportunities Commission
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510799/study-shed-light-sex-discrimination-equal-opportunities-commission

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

维权领袖贾灵敏刑拘后失踪 十余律师联署愿为其提供帮助 (Leading human rights defender Jia Lingmin missing after being criminally detained in Zhengzhou, dozen lawyers sign up to provide legal assistance)
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy2-05122014120254.html

Activist arrested for planning Tiananmen hunger strike
The Telegraph, May 13, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10826467/Activist-arrested-for-planning-Tiananmen-hunger-strike.html

Chinese activist denied lawyer amid widening clampdown on dissent
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/denied-05122014135307.html

Related:
Defiance
China Change, May 13, 2013
http://chinachange.org/2014/05/12/defiance/

Information Control (信息控制)

“高级记者”境外发文给国家抹黑 (Netizen criminally detained for “spreading rumors” on overseas websites)
Jinghua Times, May 13, 2014
epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2014-05/13/content_88861.htm

Blocked in China, Facebook considers opening an office there anyway
The Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/05/13/facebook-mulls-china-sales-office/?mod=chinablog

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

Hundreds of Chinese families seek wartime compensation from Japan
Reuters, May 12, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/12/us-china-japan-reparations-insight-idUSBREA4B0VO20140512

Migrants (农民工)

China's young migrants like cities, spend more: survey
Reuters, May 12, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/12/us-china-economy-migrants-idUSKBN0DS0IX20140512

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Police pursue arrests after clash over waste incinerator
The New York Times, May 13, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140513/c13hangzhou/dual/

Women (妇女)

China's growing gender gap: women are not just “leftover” but left out
The Guardian, May 12, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/may/12/china-leftover-women-property-boom

Monday, May 12, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

More than 200 held in China terror video crackdown: report
Agence France Presse, May 12, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/more-200-held-china-terror-video-crackdown-report-035315513.html

Beijing deploys armed anti-terror units after attacks
The Telegraph, May 12, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10824030/Beijing-deploys-armed-anti-terror-units-after-attacks.html

Education (教育)

呼和浩特各高校禁学生离校 指境外敌对势力周末有活动 (Inner Mongolia university students warned against leaving campus amidst reports of potential activities by "foreign hostile forces")
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/ql-05102014123115.html

Environment (环境)

China mulls amending water pollution law
People's Daily, May 9, 2014
english.peopledaily.com.cn/90882/8621855.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese elite push for release of jailed Nobel laureate
Reuters, May 11, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/11/us-china-dissident-idUSBREA4A01120140511

Related:
中国有“太子党”私下向高层建言:假释刘晓波 (China's princelings discretely push for release of Liu Xiaobo)
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-05112014132846.html

港团体中联办外抗议促释放近期被捕人士 (HK groups hold protest to call for release of activists detained in recent weeks)
Voice of America, May 11, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/hk-group-protest-20140511/1912106.html

Communist Party newspaper denounces detained lawyer
《环球时报》称人权律师触犯“法律红线”
The New York Times, May 12, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140512/c12lawyer/dual/

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

Chinese resort plans alarms Mexican activists
Associated Press, May 11, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinese-resort-plans-alarms-mexican-activists/2014/05/10/433d73ca-d8a1-11e3-8f7d-7786660fff7c_story.html

Is China losing faith in North Korea?
The Guardian, May 9, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/09/is-china-losing-faith-in-north-korea

China's Li signs trade, conservation agreements in Kenya
Agence France Presse, May 10, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/chinas-li-signs-trade-conservation-agreements-kenya-154852030.html

South China Sea becoming “boiling pot” amid rising tensions, analysts say
South China Morning Post, May 12, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508702/south-china-sea-becoming-boiling-pot-amid-rising-tensions-analysts-say

June Fourth (六四)

推平反六四被指颠覆前学运领袖徐光被拘 (Former student leader detained on subversion charge)
Radio France Internationale, May 11, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140511-推平反六四被指颠覆前学 运领袖徐光被拘

Related:
Chinese artist detained before Tiananmen anniversary
私下纪念六四的艺术家被警方拘捕
The New York Times, May 12, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140512/c12artist/dual/

China cracks down on those remembering ’89 Tiananmen crackdown
McClatchy DC, May 9, 2014
www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/05/09/227032/china-cracks-down-on-those-remembering.html?sp=/99/117/

Party Chief’s downfall a central act in Tiananmen drama
天安门事件的核心一幕:赵紫阳的下台
The New York Times, May 12, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140512/c12tiananmen/dual/

For more information about 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