Monday, June 30, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Hollywood tears through China's cinemas, stirring censorship fears
The Guardian, June 28, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/28/hollywood-china-box-office-godzilla

The Dragon breathes fire: Chinese distributor effectively bans Hillary Clinton's “Hard Choices”
All Voices, June 28, 2014
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/17374991-the-dragon-breathes-fire-chinese-distributor-effectively-bans-hillary-clintons-memoir-hard-choices

Corruption (腐败)

China’s antigraft push snares most senior target yet
中共中央开除徐才厚党籍移送司法
The New York Times, June 30, 2014
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/01/world/asia/china-moves-against-one-of-its-top-leaders.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140630/cc30xucaihou/

Cyber security (网络安全)

US to ask China to restart cyber working group
Associated Press, June 27, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/us-ask-china-restart-cyber-working-group-145009241--finance.html

Environment (环境)

China supreme court appoints top environmental judge
中国最高法院任命环资庭庭长 加强环境执法
Reuters, June 30, 2014
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/30/us-china-environment-idUSKBN0F50CD20140630?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0F50LR20140630?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Hong Kong (香港)

Turnout for unofficial vote in Hong Kong cheers democracy advocates
78万人投票鼓舞香港民主派
The New York Times, June 30, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140630/c30vote/dual/

Related:
Preliminary results of “6.22-29 Civil Referendum”
Occupy Central with Love and Peace, June 30, 2014
oclp.hk/?route=occupy/eng_detail&eng_id=14

In unofficial referendum, Hong Kong voters demand change
National Public Radio, June 30, 2014
http://www.npr.org/2014/06/30/326892686/in-unofficial-referendum-hong-kong-voters-demand-change

Hong Kong lawyers in mass silent protest over China's white paper
香港法律界千人黑衣游行抗议“白皮书” 立法会再议发展拨款又遭数千人抗议
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/silent-06272014145550.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/yf1-06272014095457.html

Related:
White paper “was a failure of communication with Hong Kong”
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543274/white-paper-was-failure-communication-hong-kong

Video: Hong Kong's silent march against the "One Country Two Systems" white paper
Human Rights in China, June 30, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piD1kkfvAlw&feature=youtu.be

Taiwanese activists who planned to join July 1 rally denied entry to Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543055/taiwanese-activists-who-planned-join-july-1-rally-denied-entry-hong

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

赵常青、张宝成终审宣判维持原判 法院拒绝开庭审理律师斥违法 (Beijing court upholds original verdict in Zhao Changqing and Zhang Baocheng cases, defense lawyers claim court acted illegally)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf-06282014115300.html

Related:
Beijing court upholds “disrupting public order” verdicts of two citizen activists
赵常青、张宝成案二审维持原判
Human Rights in China, June 27, 2014
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/beijing-court-upholds-disrupting-public-order-verdicts-two-citizen-activists
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/zhao-chang-qing-zhang-bao-cheng-er-shen-wei-chi-yuan-pan

维权律师聚会要求废除律师年检 各地维权人士声援唐荆陵律师 (Rights lawyers call for abolition of annual license renewal system, defenders voice support for detained lawyer Tang Jingling)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/jp-06292014112039.html

圣观法师、黄静怡被以“煽颠”罪批捕 弟子指责当局宗教迫害 (Wuhan monk and activist formally arrested for "inciting subversion")
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06292014110028.html

Related:
Restrictions, detentions, disappearances, arrests before and beyond June 4, 2014
2014年六四25周年前后被限制自由、拘留、失踪、逮捕者名单
Human Rights in China, last updated June 26, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-disappearances-arrests-and-beyond-june-4-2014
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/2014nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-qian-hou-bei-xian-zhi-zi-you-ju-liu-shi-zong-dai-bu-zhe-ming-dan

Information Control (信息控制)

China's “Sovereign Internet”
The Diplomat, June 24, 2014
http://thediplomat.com/2014/06/chinas-sovereign-internet/

Related:
Overcoming hostile Chinese amendment, Human Rights Council passes resolution affirming online rights
Access, June 26, 2014
https://www.accessnow.org/blog/2014/06/26/overcoming-hostile-chinese-amendment-human-rights-council-passes-resolution

The promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet
在互联网上增进、保护和享有人权
Human Rights Council, June 20, 2014
http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/alldocs.aspx?doc_id=20280

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

China fetes India, Myanmar, says Beijing poses no threat
Reuters, June 28, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/28/us-china-diplomacy-idUSKBN0F30BC20140628

Xi harks back to China’s 1950s foreign policy
分析:充满悖论的中国外交
Financial Times, June 30, 2014
EN: blogs.ft.com/the-world/2014/06/xi-harks-back-to-chinas-1950s-foreign-policy/
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001056984

The future of US - China relations
US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, June 25, 2014
http://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/the-future-of-us_-china-relations-06-25-14

Labor (劳工)

1,300 Chinese workers evacuated to Baghdad from Samarra construction site
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1541558/over-50-chinese-workers-evacuated-helicopter-amid-iraq-turmoil-state

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Champion of Chinese farmers' rights jailed for forging official documents
The Guardian, June 27, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/27/chinese-farmers-champion-jailed-forgery

Law (法律)

“Picking quarrels” casts shadow over Chinese law
The Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/30/picking-quarrels-casts-shadow-over-chinese-law/?mod=WSJBlog

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Chinese police round up thousands ahead of party anniversary in Beijing
“七一”前夕万民涌京上访鸣冤 收容场所人满为患民怨沸腾
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/petition-06272014141310.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-06272014095850.html

Religion (宗教)

China jails members of cult in crackdown
Al Jazeera, June 29, 2014
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/06/china-jails-members-cult-crackdown-201462942539720359.html

Taiwan (台湾)

China official met by protests, says respects Taiwan's choices
Reuters, June 27, 2014
af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKBN0F20WW20140627

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China jails 113 in ethnic Xinjiang region
Associated Press, June 29, 2014
www.star-telegram.com/2014/06/29/5937394/china-jails-113-in-ethnic-xinjiang.html?rh=1

Four suspects in deadly Kunming station attack charged with terror offences
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1543686/four-suspects-deadly-kunming-station-attack-charged-terror-offences

Women (妇女)

Brides for sale: trafficked Vietnamese girls sold into marriage in China
The Guardian, June 29, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/29/brides-for-sale-trafficked-vietnamese-girls-sold-marriage-china

Opinion (观点)

何清涟:境外势力在中国政治中的前世今生(1):麻烦制造者? (He Qinglian: the history of "overseas hostile forces" in Chinese politics, Part I)
Voice of America, June 29, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/article/1947015.html

Friday, June 27, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China’s anticorruption campaign moves to a powerful party seat
The New York Times, June 27, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/28/world/asia/chinas-anticorruption-campaign-moves-to-a-powerful-party-seat.html?_r=0

Related:
广州市委书记万庆良涉嫌违纪违法遭调查 (China probes Guangzhou Party chief for disciplinary violation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 26, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140627_guangzhou_party_chief_investigated.shtml

Culture (文化)

Lexington: Chinese garden diplomacy
The Economist, June 26, 2014
www.economist.com/news/united-states/21605919-what-11-year-struggle-build-friendship-garden-reveals-about-soft-power-chinese

Cybersecurity (网络安全)

China cyber crime cooperation stalls after U.S. hacking charges
美官员称中美打击网络犯罪方面的合作停顿
Reuters, June 26, 2014
EN:http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/26/us-usa-cybersecurity-china-idUSKBN0F12OJ20140626
CH:http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0F204V20140627?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Environment (环境)

北京空气质量倒数第二 每天110人患癌肺癌最多 (Reports: Beijing air quality ranks 2nd last, lung cancer is largest share of 110 new cancer cases in city daily)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf2-06272014095952.html

Health (健康)

A dramatic decline in suicides: back from the edge
The Economist, June 28, 2014
www.economist.com/news/china/21605942-first-two-articles-chinas-suicide-rate-looks-effect-urbanisation-back?fsrc=scn/tw_ec/back_from_the_edge

中国吸毒者十年增1.45倍 青少年居多 (Number of drug-users in China more than doubled in a decade, majority under 35)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 26, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140626_china_narcotics.shtml

Hong Kong(香港)

Hong Kong lawyers march to defend judiciary in wake of Beijing's white paper
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541814/hong-kong-lawyers-stage-silent-march-oppose-beijings-white-paper

See photo album:
Silent March
Human Rights in China, June 27, 2014
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152626083766414.1073741839.94042326413&type=1

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

多次因言入狱不改初衷 民主党人王荣清病故 (Veteran China Democrat Party member dies in Zhejiang)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-06262014095504.html

伊力哈木拘留所“被绝食”10天 七五前伊犁又判捕数十维人 (Uyghur scholar deprived of food for 10 days, more Uyghurs arrested)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-06262014095419.html

Related:
Chinese academic's lawyers granted access six months after arrest
The Telegraph, June 26, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10929366/Chinese-academics-lawyers-granted-access-six-months-after-arrest.html

Uighur scholar kept in chains in China, lawyer says
Reuters, June 26, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/26/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN0F11WP20140626

Chinese activist freed after Tiananmen anniversary
Associated Press, June 26, 2014
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/chinese-activist-freed-tiananmen-anniversary-24311188

The Zhengzhou Twelve
China Change, June 26, 2014
chinachange.org/2014/06/26/the-zhengzhou-twelve/

Related:
Restrictions, detentions, disappearances, arrests before and beyond June 4, 2014
2014年六四25周年前后被限制自由、拘留、失踪、逮捕者名单
Human Rights in China, June 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-disappearances-arrests-and-beyond-june-4-2014
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/2014nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-qian-hou-bei-xian-zhi-zi-you-ju-liu-shi-zong-dai-bu-zhe-ming-dan

China livid over U.S. plan to rename embassy street after dissident
Al Jazeera, June 25, 2014
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/25/china-dissident-washington.html

Labor (劳工)

Why China has strikes without unions
The American Prospect , June 27, 2014
http://prospect.org/article/why-china-has-strikes-without-unions

Land, Property, Housing (土地, 财产, 房屋)

Shandong villagers hospitalised after pepper spray attack in land dispute
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1541034/shandong-villagers-hospitalised-after-pepper-spray-attack-land

Rule of Law (法治)

Shooting incidents on the rise after China gives guns to police to better protect public
Associated Press, June 26, 2014
www.foxnews.com/world/2014/06/26/shooting-incidents-on-rise-after-china-gives-guns-to-police-to-better-protect/

Opinion (观点)

北京最严格入学政策的暴力本质 (The violent nature of Beijing’s most stringent enrollment policy)
Financial Times, June 27, 2014
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001056963

河南把艾滋病毒检测纳入大专院校新生入学体检范围 (Henan to include HIV/AIDS test in health examination of newly admitted students)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/aw-06262014144108.html

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China raps more government bodies in spending probe
Reuters, June 25, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/25/us-china-auditor-idUSKBN0F010620140625

China graft probe uncovers taste for French vineyards
中国公司被指用补贴收购法国酒庄
Financial Times, June 26, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/1ba61d3a-fc50-11e3-98b8-00144feab7de.html
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001056932

Freedom of Movement (行动自由)

Beijing muzzles dissidents - by sending them on all-expenses-paid luxury holidays
Agence France-Presse, June 26, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10927013/Beijing-muzzles-dissidents-by-sending-them-on-all-expenses-paid-luxury-holidays.html

Related:
Restrictions, detentions, disappearances, arrests before and beyond June 4, 2014
2014年六四25周年前后被限制自由、拘留、失踪、逮捕者名单
Human Rights in China, June 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-disappearances-arrests-and-beyond-june-4-2014
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/2014nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-qian-hou-bei-xian-zhi-zi-you-ju-liu-shi-zong-dai-bu-zhe-ming-dan

Hong Kong (香港)

香港或迎来10年规模最大七•一游行 (HK may see the largest annual July 1 march in a decade)
Deutsche Welle, June 25, 2014
dw.de/p/1CPqs

Rallying words for rule of law
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1540526/rallying-words-rule-law

Occupy Central poll should be taken seriously, says mainland Basic Law experts
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1540424/occupy-central-poll-should-be-taken-seriously-urges-mainland-basic

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

美两党议员呼吁中国释放陈克贵 (Congressmen call for release of Chen Guangcheng’s nephew)
Voice of America, June 25, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/congressman-speaking-out-for-chen-ke-gui-20140625/1945120.html

中国山东维权记者陈宝成获准取保候审 (Journalist who resisted forced demolition released on bail in Shandong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 26, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2014/06/140626_china_rights_journalist.shtml

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

China's coercion in maritime disputes is damaging its international standing, US official says
Associated Press, June 25, 2014
www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2014/06/25/us-chinas-behavior-offshore-hurts-its-standing

June Fourth (六四)

香港立法会3小时辩论 六四议案遭否决 (Resolution on June Fourth defeated in HK legislature)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 25, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140625_hk_tiananmen_debate.shtml

Labor (劳工)

Walmart wins China labour dispute
Financial Times, June 26, 2014
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/ea334934-fd0e-11e3-bc93-00144feab7de.html

Related:
沃尔玛常德店劳资纠纷员工仲裁请求被驳回 (China panel dismisses labor dispute against Walmart)
Xinhua, June 26, 2014
http://stock.sohu.com/20140626/n401425558.shtml

Primark investigates claim of "cry for help" note in trousers
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 25, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-28018137

Media (媒体)

Media watchdog tightens rules for makers of Internet TVs, set-top boxes
Caixin, June 26, 2014
http://english.caixin.com/2014-06-26/100696042.html

Tibet (西藏)

中国再在甘肃藏区24座寺庙中设立派出所 (China sets up 24 police stations in monasteries in Gansu Province)
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/jz-06252014102714.html

Women (妇女)

Meet the Chinese women standing up to inequality
The Guardian, June 25, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/25/china-young-feminists-stunts-highlight-challenges-women

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

7•5事件近五周年失踪维人下落仍成谜 维族母亲因长期抗议被捕 (Disappearances after 2009 unrest in Urumqi remain unsolved, mother of disappeared person arrested for protest)
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/xl1-06252014102027.html

维族学者伊利哈木•土赫提首次会见律师并坚称无罪 (Jailed Uyghur scholar meets with lawyer, claims his innocence)
Radio France Internationale, June 26, 2014
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr /中国/20140626-维族学者-伊利哈木·土赫提首次被允许会见律师并坚称自己无罪

Opinion (观点)

Q. and A.: Michael Tien on why he thinks Occupy Central is a mistake
田北辰: “占领中环”结果将事与愿违
The New York Times, June 25, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140625/c25tienqa/dual/

习近平的第三条道路:新反右之路?(Xi Jinping’s third way: a new anti-rightist movement?)
Financial Times, June 26, 2014
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001056896

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Corruption(腐败)

全国政协副主席苏荣已被免职(CPPCC vice-chairman removed from office, under investigation for disciplinary violations)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 25, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140625_surong.shtml

审计署:中国政府公款为法国葡萄园买单(China Audit Office annual report reveals embezzlement of public funds cases)
Deutsche Welle, June 25, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1CPmP

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Chinese documentary highlights the Internet's role in terrorism
The Diplomat, June 24, 2014
http://thediplomat.com/2014/06/chinese-documentary-highlights-the-internets-role-in-terrorism

Education (教育)

A neglected problem in China’s education system
The Wall Street Journal, June 24, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/24/a-neglected-problem-in-chinas-education-system/?mod=WSJBlog

批评孔子学院引发中国官媒强烈反驳(Chinese state media rebut criticisms on Confucius Institutes)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 25, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140625_china_confucius_institutes.shtml

Related:
The debate over Confucius Institutes
China File, June 23, 2014
www.chinafile.com/Debate-Over-Confucius-Institutes

Hong Kong (香港)

Taiwanese Sunflower activists “denied entry to Hong Kong” ahead of July 1 march
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1540299/taiwanese-sunflower-activists-denied-entry-hong-kong-ahead-july-1

Related:
台湾太阳花运动学生指申办赴港签证被拒(Taiwan student activists and scholar denied visas to Hong Kong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 24, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140624_taiwan_hongkong_student.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

香港团体抗议逮捕广州三君子 一众乙肝人士吁善待常伯阳(Hong Kong groups protest arrest of Guangdong activists, persons living with hepatitis-B call for humane treatment of public interest lawyer Chang Boyang)
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-06242014095530.html

高瑜被囚已逾两个月 张思之要求见人被拒(Lawyer denied access to detained journalist Gao Yu)
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-06242014095142.html

“我爸是李刚”案调查记者被警察带走(Renown investigative journalist who attended June Fourth memorial seized by police)
Voice of America, June 24, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-reporter-20140624/1943758.html

Related:
Restrictions, detentions, disappearances, arrests before and beyond June 4, 2014
2014年六四25周年前后被限制自由、拘留、失踪、逮捕者名单
Human Rights in China, last updated June 24, 2014
EN:www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-disappearances-arrests-and-beyond-june-4-2014
CH:www.hrichina.org/chs/2014nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-qian-hou-bei-xian-zhi-zi-you-ju-liu-shi-zong-dai-bu-zhe-ming-dan

China attacks call to name US embassy road after dissident Liu Xiaobo
Reuters, June 25, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/25/china-rename-us-embassy-liu-xiaobo

Related:
House committee votes to give Chinese Embassy new address: No. 1 Liu Xiaobo Plaza
The Washington Post, June 24, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dr-gridlock/wp/2014/06/24/house-committee-votes-to-give-chinese-embassy-new-address-no-1-liu-xiaobo-plaza

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

US ambassador raps China for arrests of “moderate voices”
Agence France-Presse, June 25, 2014
https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/24320829/us-ambassador-raps-china-for-arrests-of-moderate-voices

Rule of Law (法治)

人权观察:中国应该终结对性工作者的任意拘押 (Human Rights Watch calls on China to end arbitrary detention of sex workers)
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/nu-06242014100508.html

See Human Rights Watch statement:
China: end arbitrary detention system for sex workers
中国: 终结对性工作者的任意拘押制度
Human Rights Watch, June 24, 2014
EN:www.hrw.org/news/2014/06/24/china-end-arbitrary-detention-system-sex-workers
CH:www.hrw.org/zh-hans/news/2014/06/24-0

Taiwan (台湾)

王郁琦强调台湾前途自决 王张会人道探视有突破(ROC minister tells mainland counterpart future of Taiwan should be decided by its people, both indicate breakthrough on cross-strait humanitarian visits talk)
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/30682/wang-yu-qi-qiang-diao-tai-wan-qian-tu-zi-jue-wang-zhang-hui-ren-dao-tan-shi-you-tu-po

Related:
China official makes rare cross-strait trip in effort to forge ties with taiwan
The Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/articles/china-aims-ease-tensions-with-taiwanese-1403706355

Opinion (观点)

Still no redress for Asia’s “comfort women”
迷失在争论中:为慰安妇伸张正义
The Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2014
EN: blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/25/still-no-redress-for-asias-comfort-women/?mod=WSJBlog
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140625/and101432.asp

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Chinese dog-eating festival backlash grows
The Guardian, June 23, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/23/chinese-dog-eating-festival-backlash-yulin-animal-rights

Civil Society (民间社会)

VOA连线: 中国清查NGO, 背后动机复杂 (Complex motivation behind China's latest attempt to investigate foreign NGOs)
Voice of America, June 23, 2014
www.voachinese.com/media/video/1942824.html

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China to amend food safety law
China Radio International, June 23, 2014
english.cri.cn/12394/2014/06/23/2361s832967.htm

Corruption (腐败)

中国成立反腐败司法研究中心 (First judicial anti-corruption research center established in China)
Xinhua, June 23, 2014
politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-06-23/114284382.html

Culture (文化)

The latest icon in artistic rebellion: a cabbage
艺术家韩冰“遛白菜”试探中国社会
The New York Times, June 24, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140624/c24cabbage/dual/

Ai Weiwei, art without compromise
The Washington Post, June 21, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/ai-weiwei-art-without-compromise/2014/06/20/056fd58d-3065-4c59-87b3-8e1ab054f3a3_story.html

Health (健康)

Arsenic pollution sows despair in Chinese cancer village
砷污染“造就”癌症村 湖南鹤山村民深陷绝望
Reuters, June 23, 2014
EN:www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/23/us-china-environment-health-idUSKBN0EY0ZI20140623
CH:http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNAnalysesNews/idCNKBS0EZ0NM20140624

Hong Kong (香港)

香港“占中”公民投票突破70万 官媒再刊文批评引发反讽驳斥 (Over 700,000 in Hong Kong voted in unofficial referendum, China State media criticism ridiculed)
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/yf2-6232014104253.html

Rare disagreement as CY Leung takes issue with Global Times editorial denouncing Occupy poll
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539472/leung-chun-ying-takes-issue-global-daily-editorial-denouncing-occupy

Political tensions could undermine Hong Kong as China's top financial centre: Joseph Yam
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539240/political-tensions-could-undermine-hong-kong-top-financial-centre

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

刘萍女儿被指涉嫌寻衅滋事不准出境 再有参与河南“公祭”记者遭抓捕 (Liu Ping's daughter banned from leaving China, another journalist detained for participating in June Fourth memorial in Henan)
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06232014100847.html

Related:
Jailed woman’s daughter also accused of “stirring up trouble”
活动人士刘萍之女被指“寻衅滋事”
The New York Times, June 24, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140624/c24daughter/dual/

Uyghur scholar's case heading for trial, not there yet: lawyer
伊力哈木案进入起诉阶段 同期被捕者家属音信全无
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/trial-06232014142316.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql106232014100420.html

China activist to stand trial, lawyer says
The New York Times, June 24, 2014
www.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/world/asia/china-activist-to-stand-trial-lawyer-says.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Spain High Court dismisses China rights cases
Reuters, June 23, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/23/uk-spain-china-idUKKBN0EY2IS20140623

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

报告: 中国正改变“不干涉外交政策” (Report: China's non-interference policy undergoing change)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 23, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china_watch/2014/06/140623_report_china_non_interference.shtm

See SIPRI paper:
China’s protection of its overseas interests is becoming increasingly complex
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, June 24, 2014
http://www.sipri.org/media/expert-comments/duchatel-june-2014

MPs’ concerns mount over deals with China to run British nuclear power stations
The Independent, June 23, 2014
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/mps-concerns-mount-over-dealswith-china-to-run-british-nuclear-power-stations-9555613.html

Labor (劳工)

广东7月起农民工失业保险将享受与城镇职工同等待遇 (Rural migrant workers in Guangdong to enjoy unemployment insurance on equal footing with urban employees)
Xinhua, June 23, 2014
economy.caijing.com.cn/2014-06-23/114284344.html

Guangdong labor bill puts HK companies, workers at odds
角力劳工集体协商
Caixin, June 23, 2014
EN: http://english.caixin.com/2014-06-23/100694079.html
CH: http://magazine.caixin.com/2014-06-13/100690126.html

Technology (科技)

China argues for “Internet sovereignty.” Is it a good idea?
中国阐释“网络主权”理念
The Wall Street Journal, June 23, 2014
EN: blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/23/chinas-lays-out-argument-for-internet-sovereignty-convinced/?mod=WSJBlog
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140623/rth175240.asp

See People’s Daily article:
网络主权: 一个不容回避的议题 (Internet sovereignty: an unavoidable issue)
People’s Daily, June 23, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/newmedia/2014-06/24/c_126657238.htm

Society (社会)

Nightmares uncovered after girl dies at Chinese web addiction rehab school
Games in Asia, June 23, 2014
http://www.gamesinasia.com/nightmares-uncovered-after-girl-dies-at-chinese-web-addiction-rehab-school

Women (妇女)

Death sentence overturned in “landmark” Chinese domestic violence case
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1539450/death-sentence-overturned-landmark-chinese-domestic-violence-case

Opinion (观点)

郑宇硕:公投体现民意 北京勿一意孤行(Occupy Central organizer: referendum reflects public opinion that Beijing must not ignore)
Deutsche Welle, June 23, 2014
dw.de/p/1COEZ

China's economic power buys British silence on human rights
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1538926/chinas-economic-power-buys-british-silence-human-rights

The price of Confucius Institutes
The Washington Post, June 21, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-price-of-confucius-institutes/2014/06/21/4d7598f2-f7b6-11e3-a3a5-42be35962a52_story.html

Monday, June 23, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Yunlin dog sellers openly taunt dog lovers: “buy the dog or it dies!” [updated]
The Nanfang, June 23, 2014
http://www.thenanfang.com/blog/yunlin-dog-sellers-openly-taunt-dog-lovers-buy-the-dog-or-it-dies/

Corruption (腐败)

Family, corruption and sage words from a news agency
新华社评令家“朝中有人也不灵”
The New York Times, June 22, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140622/c22corruption/dual/

China charges former senior official with graft
Reuters, June 23, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/23/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0EY0ZM20140623?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Hong Kong (香港)

In Hong Kong, an unofficial election draws Beijing’s ire
北京称香港非官方公投非法无效
The New York Times, June 22, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140622/c22hongkong/dual/

Related:
香港占中公投投票人数已近70万 (Close to 700,000 in Hong Kong voted in unofficial referendum)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 22, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140622_hk_referendum_number.shtml

戴耀廷:占中公投无法律效力不代表非法 (Benny Tai: "referendum has no legal effect but it does not mean it is illegal")
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 22, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140622_hk_popvote_occupy_central.shtml

Former Hong Kong official says UK failing to defend democracy
陈方安生批评英国忽略香港民主
Financial Times, June 22, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e5501f1a-fa06-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.html#axzz35PmxGktn
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001056867

Hong Kong white paper a boon for participation in Occupy Central
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538501/hong-kong-white-paper-boon-participation-occupy-central

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

新公民运动成员刘萍之女被限制出境 (Authorities impose travel ban on daughter of imprisoned activist Liu Ping)
Deutsche Welle, June 22, 2014
dw.de/p/1CNvi

Related:
Harsh prison terms for advocates undermine official anti-corruption efforts
当局重判刘萍等三人
Human Rights in China, June 19, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/harsh-prison-terms-advocates-undermine-official-anti-corruption-efforts
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/dang-ju-zhong-pan-liu-ping-deng-san-ren

广州三君子以“煽动颠覆国家政权”罪被捕 关注团拟组织声援民生观察吁放人 (Guangzhou authorities formally arrested three activists on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power”)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-06222014110555.html

Related:
Human rights lawyer, activists formally arrested on subversion charges
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538009/human-rights-lawyer-activists-formally-arrested-subversion-charges

新疆民主人士赵海通被起诉至乌鲁木齐中级法院 (Pro-democracy activist Zhao Haitong prosecuted in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-06222014144707.html

律师与法官据理力争反被拘3小时 百人联署抗议律协修订两部律师法 (Human rights lawyer Sui Muqing detained by court for 3 hours after argument with judge)
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06212014115914.html

Jail term of China's human rights lawyer to end in August
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-06202014150012.html

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

China and Greece sign deals worth $5bn during Li visit
中希签署价值46亿美元贸易与投资协议
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 21, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27960661
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140619_greece_china_li.shtml

Tibet (西藏)

Two Tibetan writers freed after serving jail terms
四川阿坝州两知名藏人作家刑满出狱
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/writers-06222014201707.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-06202014145457.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Cuffed knifeman “apologizes” for holy war assault in China's Xinjiang
Reuters, June 21, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/22/us-china-security-idUSKBN0EX04C20140622

Uyghur language activist formally charged, thrown in notorious prison
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/charged-06202014162139.html

China Xinjiang: Police kill 13 attackers
新疆警方“打死13名冲击县公安局暴徒”
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 21, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140621_china_xinjiang.shtml
CH: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27953164

China detains 380 in month-long Xinjiang terror sweep
新疆近一个月打掉32个暴恐团伙 抓获犯罪嫌疑人380余名
Reuters, June 23, 2014
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/23/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN0EY0GM20140623?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0EY0MZ20140623?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Opinion (观点)

建立反腐的法治根基 (Rule of law is the best weapon to fight corruption)
Financial Times, June 23, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001056858

Friday, June 20, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

China quietly launches probe of foreign non-govt outfits-media
Reuters, June 20, 2014
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/20/uk-china-ngos-idUKKBN0EV0XT20140620

Related:
山西网站披露国安会正部署调查境外NGO(NSC maps out investigation on overseas NGOs in China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 20, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140620_cn_shangxi_website_ngo.shtml

Corruption (腐败)

Brother of aide to former Chinese leader comes under investigation
令计划兄长被党内调查,疑涉贪腐
The New York Times, June 20, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140620/c20ling/dual/

As Chinese Leader Takes On Graft, Relatives Are Said to Shed Investments
习近平亲属退出多项商业投资
The New York Times, June 20, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140618/c18assets/dual/

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China launches campaign to cleanse web of terror content
中国启动专项行动铲除互联网上暴恐音视频
Reuters, June 20, 2014
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/20/us-china-internet-xinjiang-idUSKBN0EV0TP20140620
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0EV10520140620?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Hong Kong (香港)

More than 350,000 vote in Occupy Central's electoral reform poll: organiser
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536748/electronic-poll-electoralreform-opens-despite-billions-cyberattacks

Related:
Opponents of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central envision chaos
香港反“占中”团体警告公民抗命将致城市瘫痪
The New York Tims, June 20, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140620/c20hongkong/dual/

Hong Kong and China: a showdown looms
The Economist, June 19, 2014
www.economist.com/news/leaders/21604565-chinas-most-prosperous-city-becoming-dangerously-polarised-showdown-looms

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Anticorruption activist sentenced to more than 6 years in prison
反腐人士获刑,曾抱选票改变中国梦想
The New York Times, June 20, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140620/c20activist/dual/

China jails transparency activists
The Guardian, June 19, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/19/china-jails-transparency-activists

Related:
Harsh prison terms for advocates undermine official anti-corruption efforts
当局重判刘萍等三人
Human Rights in China, June 19, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/harsh-prison-terms-advocates-undermine-official-anti-corruption-efforts
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/dang-ju-zhong-pan-liu-ping-deng-san-ren

15年刑期服满获释又遭法外囚禁三年多 内蒙古异议人士哈达写诉状要求追究责任人(Mongolian dissident Hada plans to sue those responsible for his extra-legal detention)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql-06192014094246.html

中国驻美使馆在“刘晓波路”上 (US considers renaming street in front of Chinese embassy after Liu Xiaobo)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/cyl-06192014134421.html

Information Control (信息控制)

China denies trying to ban unapproved critical media coverage
Reuters, June 19, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/19/us-china-media-idUSKBN0EU1AH20140619

Related:
Reading the June 18 media circular
China Media Project, June 20, 2014
http://cmp.hku.hk/2014/06/20/35513/

Tibet (西藏)

Tibet: taming the west
The Economist, June 19, 2014
www.economist.com/news/china/21604594-communist-party-deepens-tibets-integration-rest-country-taming-west

Opinion (观点)

China arrests a lawyer for urging it to uphold its laws
Washington Post, June 18, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/china-arrests-a-lawyer-for-urging-it-to-uphold-its-laws/2014/06/18/1f61944c-f596-11e3-a606-946fd632f9f1_story.html

Q. and A.: Michael C. Davis on the battle over Hong Kong's future
The New York Times, June 19, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/19/q-and-a-michael-c-davis-on-the-battle-over-hong-kongs-future/

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

因保护动物人士抗议 中国吃狗肉者提前过节 (Dog meat festival held earlier than usual due to protests)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/nu-06182014163851.html

Related:
China’s dog-meat eaters told to lay low as Internet howls
The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/19/chinas-dog-meat-eaters-told-to-lay-low-as-internet-howls/?mod=WSJBlog

Environment (环境)

Chinese artist makes waves, and ice, to highlight environmental pollution
The Guardian, June 19, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/culture/australia-culture-blog/2014/jun/19/chinese-artist-makes-waves-and-ice-to-highlight-environmental-pollution

Health (健康)

The Chinese multinational making millions out of vulnerable Ugandans
The Guardian, June 19, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/19/tiens-chinese-multinational-making-millions-uganda

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong media tycoon blames China for attack on website
《苹果日报》遭黑客攻击 港律师拟下周五游行反对“白皮书”
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/attack-06182014182526.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf2-06182014101411.html

Hong Kong's democracy “referendum” likely to rile China's communists
Reuters, June 18, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/18/us-hongkong-vote-idUSKBN0ET2YB20140618

Legal sector plans march to protest against Beijing’s “worrying” white paper
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535578/legal-sector-plans-march-protest-against-beijings-worrying-white

Related:
Word on the Street: What is patriotism?
Human Rights in China, September 2012
www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0W3Ec8KgvU&index=3&list=PL357E2EA94877C19B

Hukou (户口)

北京朝阳区非京籍家长为孩子顺利入学办离婚 (Families without Beijing hukou use divorce loophole to smooth children’s entry into school)
CNR.cn, June 18, 2014
http://china.cnr.cn/xwwgf/201406/t20140618_515684688.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China jails three anti-corruption activists
中国三名维权人士被判刑
Voice of America, June 19, 2014
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/china-jails-three-anti-corruption-activists/1940263.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/liuping--20140619/1940624.html

Related:
Chinese court hands down harsh jail sentences to New Citizen Movement activists
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-and-disappearances-june-4-20

唐荆陵被拘逾月民间声援 武汉被拘四佛教徒获释圣观等仍被扣 (Activists call for human rights lawyer Tang Jingling's release, four Buddhist followers released in Wuhan)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-06182014101452.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, last updated June 17, 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

Information Control (信息控制)

中国禁记者私自开展批评报道反应强烈 (China's new draconian media restrictions elicit strong reactions)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 18, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140618_china_media.shtml

Related:
China extends media gag, bans unapproved “critical reporting”
Agence France-Presse, June 18, 2014
www.ngrguardiannews.com/news/world-news/166691-china-extends-media-gag-bans-unapproved-critical-reporting

See Regulations:
关于《河南青年报》等新闻单位和记者违法案件查处情况的通报 (Announcement of investigation of news work units and journalists' illegal activities)
Xinhua, June 18, 2014
http://www.gapp.gov.cn/news/1663/209443.shtml

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

Setting sour words aside, Li Keqiang begins visit to Britain
李克强英伦之行,嘴仗暂停经贸优先
The New York Times, June 19, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140619/c19likeqiang/dual/

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

近百村民为讨说法强占回迁房 (Angry Beijing residents reoccupy former homes after gov't fails to resettle them after eviction)
Jinghua Times, June 19, 2014
epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2014-06/19/content_98676.htm

Law (法律)

China plan to gag lawyers online denounced as insult
Reuters, June 18, 2014
in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/18/china-onlinerights-idINKBN0ET0HJ20140618

律师执业行为规范修订引争议 律师遭遇网络“封口令?”(Proposed regulations on lawyers ignite fierce debate, lawyers call it an online gag order)
Southern Weekly, June 19, 2014
www.infzm.com/content/101601

See Lawyers' Statement:
Lawyers and Legal Professionals: ACLA’s Draft Disciplinary Regulations for Lawyers Violate ACLA Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and China’s Constitution
强烈谴责中华全国律师协会违法制定律师执业行为规范和处分规则(草案)
85 Lawyers and Legal Professionals, June 17, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/lawyers-and-legal-professionals-aclas-draft-disciplinary-regulations-lawyers-violate
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/qiang-lie-qian-ze-zhong-hua-quan-guo-lu-shi-xie-hui-wei-fa-zhi-ding-lu-shi-zhi-ye

See Draft Regulations:
《律师协会会员违规行为处分规则》
Lawyers Association Disciplinary Rules (Provisional) Comment Draft
All China Lawyers Association, June 17, 2014
CH: photo.blog.sina.com.cn/showpic.html#blogid=63aeaff70102eka0&url=http://album.sina.com.cn/pic/001PbbJJzy6JDuY4ewi2a
EN (draft): chinalawtranslate.com/en/lawyers-association-disciplinary-rules-provisional-comment-draft/

Society (社会)

Bill Gates meets Alibaba’s Ma to discuss philanthropy
Bloomberg, June 18, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-18/bill-gates-meets-alibaba-s-ma-to-discuss-philanthropy.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

“Tell me where my husband is” – wife’s plea to China's Communist Party
The Telegraph, June 19, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10911745/Tell-me-where-my-husband-is-wifes-plea-to-Chinas-Communist-Party.html

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

BP to sign $20 billion LNG supply deal with China's CNOOC
Reuters, June 17, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/17/uk-bp-lng-idUKKBN0ES0O320140617

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Report: Chinese phone comes preloaded with spyware
Associated Press, June 17, 2014
www.heraldstandard.com/tech_ap/report-chinese-phone-comes-preloaded-with-spyware/article_9f54a5eb-b50c-5e23-af40-d81651418057.html

Children (儿童)

Father’s Day plea to educate China’s “illegal” children
广州教师父亲节呼吁保障超生子女受教育权利
The New York Times, June 17, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140617/c17fathersday/dual/

Corruption (腐败)

How corrupt is the U.S.? Just watch “House of Cards,” China party arm says
The Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/17/how-corrupt-is-the-u-s-just-watch-house-of-cards-china-party-arm-says/?mod=chinablog

As Chinese leader takes on graft, relatives are said to shed investments
习近平亲属退出多项商业投资
The New York Times, June 18, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140618/c18assets/dual/

Culture (文化)

Five Chinese dissident artists who aren't Ai Weiwei
The Huffington Post, June 10, 2014
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/10/chinese-dissident-artists_n_5474258.html?utm_hp_ref=arts

Education (教育)

U.S. professors call on colleges to re-evaluate Confucius Institutes
美国教授集体呼吁慎与孔子学院合作
The New York Times, June 18, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/education/20140618/c18confucius/dual/

See statement:
On partnerships with foreign governments: the case of Confucius Institutes
American Association of University Professors, June 2014
www.aaup.org/report/partnerships-foreign-governments-case-confucius-institutes

Health (健康)

Malnutrition: the hungry and forgotten
The Economist, June 14, 2014
www.economist.com/news/china/21604220-growth-has-helped-millions-avoid-malnutrition-it-still-threatens-hold-back-generation

Beijingers spend one-fourth of their lives sick, landmark China health study finds
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1534753/beijingers-spend-one-third-their-lives-sick-landmark-china-health-study

Hong Kong (香港)

摊牌(一):一国两制与民主香港 (Face off: one country two systems and democracy in HK, Part I)
The New York Times, June 18, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140618/cc18zhangjieping/

Cyber attacks hit pro-democracy websites in Hong Kong
The Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/18/cyber-attacks-hit-pro-democracy-websites-in-hong-kong/?mod=chinablog

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

湖南农民赵枫生言论罪续审 陈述坚称无罪法官择日宣判 (Hunan farmer Zhao Fengsheng's trial for “inciting subversion” ended without verdict)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-06172014103554.html

浙民主党人王荣清刑满后病危 (Zhejiang veteran dissident Wang Rongqing in critical conditions after release from jail in May)
Voice of America, June 17, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/wangrongqing-20140617/1938726.html

Information Control (信息控制)

国家新闻出版广电总局:禁止记者和记者站未经本单位同意私自开展批评报道 (State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television: journalists and news bureaus prohibited from publishing critical reports without explicit approval from work units)
Xinhua, June 18, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2014-06/18/c_1111204754.htm

Related:
China bans unauthorised critical coverage by journalists
Reuters, June 18, 2014
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/18/uk-china-media-idUKKBN0ET14H20140618

新华网:是时候对网络进行大力治理了 (Xinhua: it’s time to implement large control over the internet)
Xinhua, June 18, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/fortune/2014-06/18/c_1111205933.htm?

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

China, Britain sign trade deals worth £14 bn
Agence France-Presse, June 18, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/24261035/china-britain-sign-trade-deals-worth-14-bn/

China’s Premier Li – on EU reform and the Scottish question
Channel 4 News, June 17, 2014
blogs.channel4.com/gary-gibbon-on-politics/chinese-premier-li-keqiang-mocks-britain/28563

Related:
Joint Statement from Government of the People's Republic of China & Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
中华人民共和国政府和大不列颠及北爱尔兰联合王国政府联合声明(全文)
Foreign and Commonwealth Office & Ministry of Foreign Affairs, June 17, 2014
EN: www.gov.uk/government/news/joint-statement-from-government-of-the-peoples-republic-of-china-government-of-the-united-kingdom-of-great-britain-and-northern-ireland
CH: http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_chn/zyxw_602251/t1166413.shtml

June Fourth (六四)

澳籍华裔艺术家郭健北京获释后抵悉尼 (Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian arrives in Sydney after deportation from China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 17, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/06/140617_australia_china_guojian.shtml

Law (法律)

Chinese lawyers lodge formal complaint over new rules
中国律师协酝酿惩戒律师新“规矩” 律师发起罢免律协会长联署
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyers-06172014163650.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-06172014103230.html


See Lawyers' Statement:
Lawyers and Legal Professionals: ACLA’s Draft Disciplinary Regulations for Lawyers Violate ACLA Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and China’s Constitution
85 Lawyers and Legal Professionals, June 17, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/lawyers-and-legal-professionals-aclas-draft-disciplinary-regulations-lawyers-violate

See Draft Regulations:
《律师协会会员违规行为处分规则》
Lawyers Association Disciplinary Rules (Provisional) Comment Draft
All China Lawyers Association, June 17, 2014
CH:http://photo.blog.sina.com.cn/showpic.html#blogid=63aeaff70102eka0&url=http://album.sina.com.cn/pic/001PbbJJzy6JDuY4ewi2a
EN (draft): http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/lawyers-association-disciplinary-rules-provisional-comment-draft/

Population (人口)

卫计委:坚决反对以强制措施开展计划生育工作 (Top health body "resolutely opposes" use of coercive measures to carry out family planning work)
China National Radio, June 18, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/06-18/6291828.shtml

Religion (宗教)

Chinese church's fightback fails to stop cross removal
The Telegraph, June 17, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10904942/Chinese-churchs-fightback-fails-to-stop-cross-removal.html

Tibet (西藏)

中国当局无视抗议加大开采西藏左贡县金矿 (China expands gold mine in Tibet despite local opposition)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-06172014104225.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Jailed Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti “may have faced secret trial”, lawyer says
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1534689/jailed-uygur-scholar-ilham-tohti-may-have-faced-secret-trial-lawyer-says

Related:
China: Secret trial of prominent Uighur academic makes a mockery of justice
Amnesty International, June 18, 2014
http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/china-secret-trial-of-prominent-uighur-academic-makes-a-mockery-of-justice

Opinion (观点)

We can turn the tide of climate change by working with China
The Guardian, June 17, 2014
www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/17/we-can-turn-the-tide-of-climate-change-by-working-with-china

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

“被消失”的狗肉节 (Local gov’t in Guangxi pulls out of controversial dog meat festival)
Beijing Youth Daily, June 17, 2014
epaper.ynet.com/html/2014-06/17/content_66349.htm?div=-1

Hearing: Pet treats and processed chicken from China: concerns for American consumers and pets
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, June 17, 2014
http://www.cecc.gov/events/hearings/pet-treats-and-processed-chicken-from-china-concerns-for-american-consumers-and-pets

Children (儿童)

公益机构发布儿童安全教育及性侵案件报告 (Social welfare organization publishes report on children’s safety education and sexual assault cases)
China Philanthropy Times, June 3, 2014
http://www.gongyishibao.com/html/yaowen/6554.html

Culture (文化)

Ai Weiwei’s fake “leg-guns” become Chinese Internet meme
The Washington Post, June 16, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/06/16/ai-weiweis-fake-leg-guns-become-chinese-internet-meme/

Death penalty (死刑)

Three sentenced to death over Tiananmen attack
天安门撞击案三名被告被判死刑
The New York Times, June 17, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140617/c17xinjiang/dual/

Health (健康)

湖南“血铅事件”环保局三官员被停职 (3 MEP officials suspended in the wake of lead-poisoning scandal)
Beijing News, June 17, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/06/17/321238.html

Related:
China official rebuked for blaming lead poisoning on pencils
Agence France-Presse, June 16, 2014
www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/16/china-official-rebuked-for-blaming-lead-poisoning-on-pencils

Chubby little emperors: why China is under- and over-nourished at the same time
The Economist, June 14, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21604221-why-china-under-and-over-nourished-same-time-chubby-little-emperors

How eating broccoli can help your body cope with air pollution
The Wall Street Journal, June 13, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/13/how-eating-broccoli-can-help-your-body-cope-with-air-pollution/

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing's white paper “breaches 1984 pact with Britain”
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534274/beijings-statement-breaches-1984-pact

Hukou (户口)

Guideline to accelerate China's household registration reform
People's Daily, June 16, 2014
english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/0616/c90785-8741760.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

郑州律师被拘案继续发酵 (Human rights lawyers continue to press Zhengzhou authorities to allow meeting with detained lawyers and defenders)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-06162014134534.html

For more information on the Zhengzhou case, see:
121 legal professionals sign citizen petition calling on State Council to revise Article 374 of the Procedural Regulations for the Handling of Criminal Cases by Public Security Organs
121名法律人联名要求国务院改变《公安机关办理刑事案件程序规定》第374条的公民建议书
Human Rights in China, June 15, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/121-legal-professionals-sign-citizen-petition-calling-state-council-revise-article
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/121ming-fa-lu-ren-lian-ming-yao-qiu-guo-wu-yuan-gai-bian-gong-ji-guan-ban-li-xing

China to prosecute Pu Zhiqiang for activism
维权律师浦志强被北京警方正式逮捕
The New York Times, June 15, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140615/c15pu/dual/

Related:
Arrested Chinese lawyer Pu Zhiqiang speaks from prison
ChinaFile, June 13, 2014
http://www.chinafile.com/Arrested-Chinese-Lawyer-Pu-Zhiqiang-Speaks-Prison

Chinese rights lawyers warn of crackdown after arrest of Pu Zhiqiang
The Guardian, June 17, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/17/chinese-rights-lawyers-crackdown-arrest-pu-zhiqiang-ai-weiwei

Information Control (信息控制)

百度寻求海外发展依然绕不过“六四”问题 (Baidu struggles with “June Fourth” issue in its overseas expansion)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/gr-06162014130600.html

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

何清涟:向北京弯腰背后的利益考量 (He Qinglian: cost-benefit analysis in kowtowing to China)
Voice of America, June 16, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/he-qing-lian-20140616/1938257.html

Nick Clegg: China is “shackled to communist doctrine”
The Guardian, June 16, 2014
www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jun/16/nick-clegg-china-shackled-communism

Chinese put Britain in its place ahead of Li Keqiang's visit
The Guardian, June 15, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/15/chinese-put-britain-in-its-place-ahead-of-li-keqiang-visit

Related:
英媒:中国告诫英国要有"自知之明" (British media: China tells UK to "know its place")
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 16, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2014/06/140616_press_china_uk.shtml

Britain smoothes visa process to tap lucrative Chinese tourist trade
英国将简化中国人申请英国签证手续
Reuters, June 16, 2014
EN: uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/16/uk-china-britain-visas-idUKKBN0ER29N20140616
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0ES05H20140617?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Law (法律)

律协拟处罚律师网上制造案件舆论压力引发争议 (Draft bar association regulations introduce punitive measures against lawyers' online and public advocacy)
Eastday.com, June 17, 2014
http://news.21cn.com/hot/social/a/2014/0617/13/27479457.shtml

See regulations:
《律师协会会员违规行为处分规则》
Lawyers Association Disciplinary Rules (Provisional) Comment Draft
All China Lawyers Association, June 17, 2014
CH:http://photo.blog.sina.com.cn/showpic.html#blogid=63aeaff70102eka0&url=http://album.sina.com.cn/pic/001PbbJJzy6JDuY4ewi2a
EN (draft): http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/lawyers-association-disciplinary-rules-provisional-comment-draft/

Rule of Law (法治)

China aims to revamp justice system but Communist Party to retain control
中国将开始司法体制改革试点工作
Reuters, June 16, 2014
EN: www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/16/us-china-justice-revamp-idUSKBN0ER0RR20140616
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0ER10J20140616?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Women (妇女)

Sinica: Leftover women, misogynistic trolls and post grad study in China
Sinica, June 16, 2014
http://popupchinese.com/lessons/sinica/leftover-women-misogynistic-trolls-and-post-grad-study-in-china

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆涉暴恐7案13人被执行死刑 (13 executed in Xinjiang for terrorism and violent crimes)
Caijing, June 16, 2014
politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-06-16/114267639.html

Related:
State media say China executes 13 people for terrorism, violent crime in restive northwest
Associated Press, June 16, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/state-media-say-china-executes-13-people-for-terrorism-violent-crime-in-restive-northwest/2014/06/16/b9233638-f55c-11e3-a08c-5779506f3051_story.html

Concerns rise over China's detention of Uighur scholar
Reuters, June 17, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/17/us-china-trial-idUSKBN0ES0I820140617?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Opinion (观点)

我在哈佛见识的中国高材生 (The talented Chinese students I learned from at Harvard)
The New York Times, June 17, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140617/cc17kato/

China's beleaguered lawyers
The Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2014
online.wsj.com/articles/chinas-beleaguered-lawyers-1402938679

The Guardian view on Chinese premier Li Keqiang's visit to Britain
The Guardian, June 16, 2014
www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/16/chinese-premier-li-keqiang-visit-britain

Monday, June 16, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Spooked by probes, pharma executives ask: should I leave China?
Reuters, June 13, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/13/uk-china-pharmaceuticals-idUKKBN0EO01120140613

China investigates top national politician
Associated Press, June 14, 2014
news.yahoo.com/china-investigates-top-national-politician-095336110.html

Health (健康)

Complaints about air pollution in China's capital double in five months
Reuters, June 14, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/14/us-china-pollution-beijing-idUSKBN0EP0A320140614

Hunan chemical plant shut over high lead levels in children, official blames “pencils”
Global Times, June 16, 2014
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/865838.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

全港毅行争普选起步 呼吁市民占中投票 (Democracy advocates launch 84-hour walkathon in lead up to Occupy Central "referendum")
Voice of America, June 16, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/walk-for-universal-suffrage-20140614/1936890.html

白皮书与防火墙 (White paper and the Great Firewall)
Deutsche Welle, June 15, 2014
dw.de/p/1CIkg

鲍彤:一国两制的法定义和白皮书的篡改义 (Former premier's secretary slams Beijing's white paper on Hong Kong)
Deutsche Welle, June 13, 2014
dw.de/p/1CHym

Q. and A.: Anson Chan on Beijing’s pressure tactics in Hong Kong
陈方安生:香港的自治正受到威胁
New York Times, June 13, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140613/c13chanqa/dual/

香港千人冲击立法会反新界东北发展计划 警拘捕21人港府称不会撤回计划 (Protesters tried to storm LegCo in an attempt to force the gov't to withdraw controversial development plan)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/yf-06152014100704.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

郭飞雄申请取保候审再被拒健康状况明显恶化 (Rights defender Guo Feixiong's bail denied, health deteriorates in detention)
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-06142014120205.html

For more information on Guo Feixiong, see:
www.hrichina.org/en/defenders/guo-feixiong

中国120多名法律人要求确保律师与当事人的会见权 (In open letter, 120 human rights lawyers and legal professionals ask State Council to amend public security regulations to ensure lawyer-client meeting rights)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-06152014154333.html

See open letter:
121名法律人联名要求国务院改变《公安机关办理刑事案件程序规定》第374条的 公民建议书 (Recommendations jointly issued by 121 legal professionals to the State Council for the amendment of Article 374 of the Regulations on the Procedures for Handling Criminal Cases by Public Security Organs)
Chinese lawyers and legal professionals, June 15, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/121-legal-professionals-sign-citizen-petition-calling-state-council-revise-article

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

中国否认英媒指李克强以取消访英威胁见女皇的背后迷思 (What’s behind China's rejection of allegations that it used strong-arm tactics to get royal audience)
Radio France International, June 16, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140615-中国否认英媒指李克强以 取消访英威胁见女皇的背后迷思

China diversifying investments in Latin America, say analysts
Agence France-Presse, June 14, 2014
www.themalaymailonline.com/money/article/china-diversifying-investments-in-latin-america-say-analysts#sthash.6aXv9Zjg.dpuf

Korea, China to sign agreement to protect citizens
The Korea Times, June 15, 2014
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/06/176_159156.html