Thursday, July 31, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Spotlight falls on China’s former security chief
中国聚焦周永康落马
The New York Times, July 31, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140731/c31zhou/dual/

Shanghai to feel full force of Xi's anti-corruption onslaught
中纪委巡视组进驻上海开展工作
Financial Times, July 30, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0fbd483e-17dc-11e4-b842-00144feabdc0.html
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057518

Health (健康)

HIV cases rising among the elderly in Beijing
China Daily, July 31, 2014
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-07/31/content_18220260.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Fears at RTHK as veteran “forced out”
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562955/fears-rthk-veteran-forced-out

Hukou (户口)

With urbanization as goal, China moves to change registration rules
中国城市化目标终于撼动城乡户籍壁垒
The New York Times, July 31, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140731/c31hukou/dual/

Related:
China announces limited hukou reform
The Diplomat, July 31, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/07/china-announces-limited-hukou-reform/

China Focus: Hukou reforms to help 100 mln Chinese
People's Daily, July 30, 2014
english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/0730/c90882-8762952.html

For more on hukou, see:
Parallel submission in advance of the review of the People’s Republic of China’s second report on its implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Human Rights in China, March 2014
http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CESCR/Shared%20Documents/CHN/INT_CESCR_CSS_CHN_16730_E.pdf

Information Control (信息控制)

报道周永康案 中国媒体仍受限制 (Chinese media continue to face restrictions when reporting on Zhou Yongkang case)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 30, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140730_zhou_yongkang_media.shtml

China takes step at openness, allows foreigners at defense briefing
Reuters, July 31, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/31/us-china-defence-idUSKBN0G011K20140731

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

Thai junta sets plan for fast rail links to China
Associated Press, July 30, 2014
www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/30/6005586/thai-junta-sets-plan-for-fast.html?rh=1

China corruption probe reaches western breakfast tables
Financial Times, July 31, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/517911de-17d4-11e4-a82d-00144feabdc0.html
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057519

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

China court hears case against gay-straight “conversion therapy”
The Guardian, July 31, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/31/china-court-gay-straight-conversion-therapy

Rule of Law (法治)

Will Zhou Yongkang's downfall change Chinese law?
International Business Times, July 30, 2014
www.ibtimes.com/will-zhou-yongkangs-downfall-change-chinese-law-1644188

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

美国敦促中国释放维族学者伊力哈木 (U.S. urges China to release Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 30, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140730_us_xinjiang_tohti.shtml

Related:
Daily Press Briefing
U.S. Department of State, July 30, 2014
www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/07/230016.htm#CHINA

古再努尔:伊力哈木从未分裂国家 (Ilham never engaged in separatist activities, scholar’s wife says)
Deutsche Welle, July 31, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1CmlH

China and Uighurs offer differing accounts of violence in Xinjiang
中国官方与世维会对莎车袭击各执一词
The New York Times, July 31, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140731/c31xinjiang/dual/

State-appointed Muslim leader killed in China
中国官方批准任命的一位穆斯林主持遇害
The Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2014
EN: http://online.wsj.com/articles/state-appointed-muslim-leader-killed-in-china-1406798803
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140731/bch190555.asp

Opinion (观点)

China's corruption crackdown incompatible with rule of law
Al Jazeera, July 30, 2014
america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/7/china-politics-corruptionxijinping.html

China steps up the arms race in the digital cold war
Business Spectator, July 30, 2014
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/30/china/china-steps-arms-race-digital-cold-war

The Xinjiangistan connection
Foreign Policy, July 30, 2014
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/30/the_xinjiangistan_connection_china_terrorism_xinjiang_pakistan

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

China monitors the Internet and the public pays the bill
Global Voices, July 29, 2014
https://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/29/china-monitors-the-internet-and-the-public-pays-the-bill/

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

In China food testing, safety inspectors are often one step behind
Reuters, July 29, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/29/uk-china-food-auditors-idUKKBN0FY2B720140729

Corruption (腐败)

Xi’s tiger hunt breaks old party taboo
习近平打破反腐潜规则
Financial Times, July 30, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/708c3c4e-1735-11e4-b0d7-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057504

Related:
With Zhou Yongkang's downfall, Xi Jinping becomes most powerful Chinese ruler in decades
International Business Times, July 29, 2014
www.ibtimes.com/zhou-yongkangs-downfall-xi-jinping-becomes-most-powerful-chinese-ruler-decades-1642550

Who is Zhou Yongkang, and why did China decide to launch an investigation on him?
Washington Post, July 29, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/07/29/who-is-zhou-yongkang-and-why-did-china-decide-to-launch-an-investigation-on-him/

Eel hunter’s son: the personal journey of fallen Chinese political giant Zhou Yongkang
The Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/29/eel-hunters-son-the-personal-journey-of-fallen-chinese-political-giant-zhou-yongkang/

中国大陆7年来有逾2580名被审计干部移送纪检司法 (2580 party cadres have been subjected to Party and judicial investigation in last seven years)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/hc-07292014130538.html

Cyber Security (网络安全)

Canada National Research Council “hacked by Chinese spies”
加国指责中国政府支持黑客攻击电脑系统
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 29, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28548925
CH: www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140729_china_canada_cyber.shtml

Related:
Chinese hacked into computers, says NRC
The Guardian (Canada), July 29, 2014
www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-07-29/article-3816357/Chinese-hacked-into-computers,-says-NRC/1

Three Israeli contractors behind Iron Dome were hit by Chinese hackers
The Forward, July 29, 2014
forward.com/articles/203103/three-israeli-contractors-behind-iron-dome- >were-hi/#ixzz38uxt5RyW

Microsoft, the “guardian warriors” and China’s cybersecurity fears
The Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07/29/microsoft-the-guardian-warriors-and-chinas-cybersecurity-fears/

Hong Kong (香港)

Anti-Occupy Central campaign plans march in protest of sit-in threat
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562116/anti-occupy-central-campaign-plans-march-protest-sit-threat

Carrie Lam tells Occupy democracy “will never be achieved” through civil disobedience
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562019/carrie-lam-occupy-central-democracy-will-never-be-achieved-through

Hukou (户口)

中国将建城乡统一户口登记制度 取消蓝印户口等 (China to unify urban-rural household registration systems)
China News, July 30, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/07-30/6439850.shtml

Related:
China relaxes household registration in bid to urbanise 100 million rural migrants
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1562776/china-relaxes-household-registration-bid-urbanise-100-million

See State Council notice:
国务院关于进一步推进户籍制度改革的意见 (Issues concerned on Advancing the Reform of the Household Registration System)
State Council, July 30, 2014
www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2014-07/30/content_8944.htm

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

越60名老党员发公开信促放弃社会主义 (In open letter, 60 Vietnamese Communist Party elders call for end to socialist rule and reliance on China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 29, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/07/140729_vietnam_party_letter_reform.shtml

Open Government Information (信息公开)

高校50项信息须即时公开 (Ministry of Education: universities to disclose 50 types of information, to set up monitoring mechanism)
Jinghua Times, July 30, 2014
epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2014-07/30/content_109394.htm

Population (人口)

Chinese forced sterilization couple wins asylum in U.S.
RFA独家:躲避计划生育 湖南家庭六年后逃抵美国
Radio Free Asia, July 30, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/asylum-07302014101027.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-07292014130447.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

“访民报社门口喝农药”调查: 7人在信访学习班遭辱 (Investigation reveals that 7 suicide protesters were extralegally detained by local officials and ill-treated in black jails)
China Youth Daily, July 30, 2014
news.163.com/14/0730/06/A2CORDCJ00011229.html

Religion (宗教)

美国发布2013国际宗教自由报告 中国被批持续打压宗教自由 (U.S. highlights China's on-going repression of religious freedom in latest report)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yf2-07292014104421.html

See report:
2013 International religious freedom report: China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau)
U.S. Department of State, July 2014
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/222335.pdf

Related:
China slams US report on religious freedom
Press Trust of India, July 30, 2014
http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/china-slams-us-report-on-religious-freedom_951340.html

Taiwan (台湾)

Accused of attempted murder, premier questioned in court
Central News Agency, July 30, 2014
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201407300024.aspx

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chinese prosecutors charge Uighur academic with separatism
Agence France-Presse, July 30, 2014
https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/24590696/chinese-prosecutors-charge-uighur-academic-with-separatism/

Mass assault belatedly reported in China’s far west
中国官方延时报道新疆暴恐袭击
The New York Times, July 30, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140730/c30xinjiang/dual/

Related:
Chinese police shoot dead dozens after mass knife attacks
Reuters, July 29, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10999002/Chinese-police-shoot-dead-dozens-after-mass-knife-attacks.html

Chinese authorities tighten security in Xinjiang region after surge in violence
The Guardian, July 30, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/chinese-tighten-security-xinjiang-violence-uighur-muslim-minority

Opinion (观点)

Xi Jinping takes risky path in disposal of “tiger” Zhou Yongkang
中国反腐进入高风险阶段
Financial Times, July 29, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f1999c0a-172b-11e4-b0d7-00144feabdc0.html
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057509

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Microsoft targeted in China antitrust probe
微软在华办公室受到工商部门“突访”
Financial Times, July 29, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/355714d0-1665-11e4-93ec-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057481

Related:
Chinese regulators target Microsoft, over possible antitrust concerns
Washington Post, July 28, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/28/chinese-regulators-target-microsoft-over-possible-antitrust-concerns/

Corruption (腐败)

China says Zhou Yongkang, former security chief, is under investigation
The New York Times, July 29, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/world/asia/china-says-zhou-yongkang-former-security-chief-is-under-investigation.html

Related:
周永康的红与黑: 四面埋伏打老虎 (The red and the black: CPC launches calculated “tiger hunt” for Zhou Yongkang and his allies )
Caixin, July 29, 2014
http://china.caixin.com/2014-07-29/100710362.html

Zhou Yongkang: China investigates ex-security chief
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 29, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28544428

China starts probe into former security chief Zhou
Bloomberg, July 29, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-29/china-starts-probe-into-former-security-chief-zhou-yongkang-1-.html

Culture (文化)

No show for North Korean defector artist in China
Agence France-Presse, July 28, 2014
www.perthnow.com.au/business/breaking-news/no-show-for-north-korean-defector-artist-in-china/story-fnn9c0ha-1227004736907?nk=de6bf2e25b44fd5b8823c801d4ee6b87

Environment (环境)

环保部将约谈辖区内PM2.5年均浓度升高的地方官 (Ministry of Environmental Protection to summon local officials in charge of polluted regions)
The Beijing News, July 29, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/07-29/6434268.shtml

Health (健康)

WHO identifies China's HIV challenges
Xinhua, July 27, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2014-07/27/c_133513790.htm

Related:
Far from over: despite great progress, China must do more to fight HIV/AIDS
World Health Organization, July 24, 2014
http://www.wpro.who.int/china/mediacentre/releases/2014/20140723/en/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong, Macau academics seek meeting over firing of Eric Sautede
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561331/hong-kong-macau-academics-seek-meeting-over-firing-eric-sautede

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

张思之:当局试图将浦志强的案子和政治经济问题挂钩 (Lawyer: authorities try to find fault with Pu Zhiqiang's political and economic activities)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-07282014105648.html

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

Britain announces visa reform package in China
Xinhua, July 28, 2014
www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=232212

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

China activists fight gay “conversion therapy”
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 28, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28415380

Media (媒体)

Xi Jinping most mentioned in People's Daily since Mao, researchers find
Agence France-Presse, July 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561414/xi-jinping-most-mentioned-peoples-daily-mao-researchers-find

See report:
領袖姓名傳播強度觀察 (Survey: mentions of Chinese leaders in state media)
China Media Project, July 8, 2014
http://app3.rthk.hk/mediadigest/content.php?aid=1563

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

正常信访29次未果 7访民喝农药被刑拘 (7 land rights petitioners criminally detained for suicide protest)
The Beijing News, July 29, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/07/29/327443.html

Religion (宗教)

Religious curbs in Xinjiang “increases potential” for violent extremism
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/campaign-07282014190503.html

See report:
2014 Annual report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, July 27, 2014
http://www.uscirf.gov/sites/default/files/USCIRF%202014%20Annual%20Report%20PDF.pdf

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China Xinjiang: attack “kills or injures dozens”
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 29, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28539762

Opinion (观点)

Chen Guangcheng goes to Washington
观点:陈光诚先生到华盛顿
The Diplomat, July 28, 2014
EN: http://usali.org/media-entities/chen-guangcheng-goes-to-washington-the-diplomat/
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140728_chenguangchenginus.shtml

Patriotism on the bench? There's not much of a case
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561332/patriotism-bench-theres-not-much-case

Monday, July 28, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China's Guangdong province removes over 850 “naked officials” from their posts
广东866名“裸官”被调岗
Reuters, July 26, 2014
EN: uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/26/uk-china-corruption-idUKKBN0FV04I20140726
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0FX04E20140728

Environment (环境)

Chinese plan to reduce coal use could allow increases for years
中国考虑限制年度煤炭消费总量
The New York Times, July 28, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140728/c28chinaclimate/dual/

Hong Kong (香港)

“Terrified” founder decides to shutter Hong Kong pro-democracy news site “House News”
Global Voices, July 27, 2014
globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/27/terrified-founder-decides-to-shutter-hong-kong-pro-democracy-news-site-house-news/

Related:
Pro-democracy website House News closes, citing political pressure, low revenue
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560104/pro-democracy-website-house-news-closes-citing-political-pressure-low

香港网民发起拯救主场新闻文章库 (Hong Kong netizens launch bid to archive articles on shuttered news site)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 27, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140727_hongkong_housenews_foldup.shtml

“X” marks the spot: Illiterate villagers boost Anti-Occupy Central signature campaign
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560462/x-marks-spot-illiterate-villagers-boost-anti-occupy-central-signature

In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future
Associated Press, July 26, 2014
readingeagle.com/article/20140726/AP/307269870

China denounces British parliament's inquiry into Hong Kong affairs
英国质询《中英联合声明》实施情况 中国表示强烈不满
Reuters, July 26, 2014
EN: uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/26/uk-china-britain-idUKKBN0FV03720140726
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0FX03220140728

Information Control (信息控制)

China: Bans inflatable toad reports amid mockery fears
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 23, 2014
www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-28439812

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

Russia finds friend in China as world focuses on blame for Ukraine crash
McClatchy DC, July 26, 2014
www.journalgazette.net/article/20140726/NEWS04/140729491

Ugandans begin to question the high price of the growing China-Africa pact
The Guardian, July 27, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/27/china-executes-ugandans-drugs-trafficking

China trying to revive Myanmar rail project
The Times of India, July 26, 2014
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/China/China-trying-to-revive-Myanmar-rail-project/articleshow/39011091.cms

China says may have citizens fighting in Iraq
Reuters, July 28, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/28/us-iraq-security-china-idUSKBN0FX0FV20140728

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产和房屋)

七访民喝药背后的泗洪拆迁:政府绕过法院直接强拆 (7 Petitioners' suicide protests came after unlawful land grab by Jiangsu local gov't)
The Beijing News, July 28, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/inside/2014/07/28/327280.html

Religion (宗教)

Christians in Wenzhou fight to keep church’s cross
温州教民风暴中守卫教堂十字架
The New York Times, July 25, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140725/c25wenzhou/dual/

Related:
Chinese Christians fight back as government tears down crosses
Associated Press, July 25, 2014
www.foxnews.com/world/2014/07/25/as-government-tears-down-church-crosses-chinese-christians-rise-to-defend-their/

Rule of Law (法治)

China's complaints law “meaningless” without constitutional government
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/law-07252014122505.html

Society (社会)

China gets richer but more unequal
The Guardian, July 28, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/28/china-more-unequal-richer

Related:
1 pct of Chinese own one-third of national wealth: report
Xinhua, July 26, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2014-07/26/c_133512308.htm?

“Corruption and elitism” fueling inequality in China
Deutsche Welle, July 28, 2014
http://www.dw.de/corruption-and-elitism-fueling-inequality-in-china/a-17813952

Technology (科技)

Ban party cadres from using iPhones, entrepreneur says in light of security risk
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561060/ban-party-cadres-using-iphones-entrepreneur-says-light-security-risk

Related:
方兴东:公职人员应禁用苹果手机 (Fang Xingdong: Gov't officials should be banned from using iPhones)
Global Times, July 28, 2014
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/opinion_china/2014-07/5085452.html

Torture (酷刑)

河南访民张小玉夫妇见律师 妻子几近失明丈夫伤痕累累 (Lawyers meet detained Henan petitioner couple, report signs of torture)
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-07262014120935.html

Opinion (观点)

Quiet diplomacy now needed to advance political reform
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1559142/quiet-diplomacy-now-needed-advance-political-reform

Friday, July 25, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

Barely 8% Beijing foundations publish information on the way they spend their funds
北京仅8%基金会披露善款流向 回应称正制定管理办法
The Beijing News, July 8, 2014
EN: http://www.chinadevelopmentbrief.cn/?p=3799
CH: http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2014/07-08/6360314.shtml

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

McDonald's Hong Kong imported meat from factory at centre of rotten food scandal
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558420/mcdonalds-hong-kong-imported-meat-factory-centre-rotten-food-scandal

China probes food businesses; Hong Kong bans imports in meat safety scare
Reuters, July 24, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/24/us-china-food-idUSKBN0FS00120140724

OSI Group: a look at the US-based company behind China's meat scandal
International Business Times, July 23, 2014
www.ibtimes.com/osi-group-look-us-based-company-behind-chinas-meat-scandal-1636976

Corruption (腐败)

More than 25,000 investigated in China for corruption in H1
检察机关反贪持续发力 上半年查处县处级以上干部增三成
Xinhua, July 25, 2014
EN: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-07/25/content_17925334.htm
CH: http://www.gd.xinhuanet.com/newscenter/2014-07/25/c_1111805616.htm

Inside Xi Jinping's purge of China's oil mandarins
Reuters, July 24, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/24/us-china-purge-cnpc-specialreport-idUSKBN0FT2NK20140724

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China imposes airline-like restrictions on bus passengers in Xinjiang capital
Reuters, July 25, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/25/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN0FU17A20140725?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Related:
Yoghurt falls victim to China’s “people’s war” on terror
The Telegraph, July 25, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10990727/Yoghurt-falls-victim-to-Chinas-peoples-war-on-terror.html

Culture (文化)

Guangzhou locals seek “Cantonese Day” to help preserve mother tongue
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558497/guangzhou-locals-seek-cantonese-day-help-preserve-mother-tongue

Environment (环境)

土壤污染:从“国家秘密”到“当务之急” (Once a “state secret,” soil pollution now a “pressing matter” in China)
Deutsche Welle, July 25, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1Cix4

Related:
China faces long battle to clean up its polluted soil
特别报道:中国面临土壤修复挑战
China Dialogue, July 14, 2014
EN: https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/7079-China-faces-long-battle-to-clean-up-its-polluted-soil
CH: https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/ch/7079-China-faces-long-battle-to-clean-up-its-polluted-soil

China's red furniture craze fuelling illegal logging in Guinea-Bissau
The Guardian, July 23, 2014
www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jul/23/china-furniture-rosewood-illegal-logging-guinea-bissau

Hong Kong (香港)

U.K. says it plans to examine its role in Hong Kong’s political development
英国拟审视其在香港政治发展中的角色
The Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2014
EN: blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/25/u-k-says-it-plans-to-examine-its-role-in-hong-kongs-political-development/?mod=chinablog
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140725/rlw104043.asp

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

国际危机组织报告呼吁中日保持克制 (International Crisis Group urges China and Japan to show restraint amidst rising tension)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 24, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140724_icg_china_japan.shtml

See report:
Old scores and new grudges: evolving Sino-Japanese tensions
International Crisis Group, July 24, 2014
www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/asia/north-east-asia/china/258-old-scores-and-new-grudges-evolving-sino-japanese-tensions.aspx

Winners and losers in the great Chinese rebalancing
The Economist, July 24, 2014
www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21608749-slowing-investmen >t-and-resilient-consumption-china-are-changing-asias-economic

Tibet (西藏)

拉卜楞寺僧人自杀抗议 流亡议员吁中共反思对藏政策 (Member of Tibet Parliament in Exile urges Beijing to rethink Tibet policy after Tibetan monk commits suicide in protest of repression)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-07242014145153.html

Torture (酷刑)

官员向外媒揭 “双规”酷刑, 再遭打压 (Chinese officials face reprisals for exposing torture at the hands of CPC investigators)
Deutsche Welle, July 24, 2014
dw.de/p/1ChsH

Opinion (观点)

Why China’s hunt for tigers is bound to fail
中国反腐运动前景难测
Financial Times, July 25, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c8cbf1dc-11c8-11e4-8279-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057432

The Tonghua incident: five years on
通钢事件五周年:中国工人运动大步迈前
China Labour Bulletin, July 24, 2014
EN: www.clb.org.hk/en/content/tonghua-incident-five-years
CH: www.clb.org.hk/schi/content/通钢事件五周年:中国工人运 动大步迈前

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

Foreign-funded NGOs probed amid Trojan Horse worries
Global Times, July 23, 2014
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/872227.shtml

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China detains five in meat scandal
上海福喜5名员工被中国警方刑拘
Financial Times, July 24, 2014
EN: video.ft.com/3692119752001/China-detains-five-in-meat-scandal/companies
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057416

Food safety in China still faces big hurdles
中国建立食品安全体系任重道远
The New York Times, July 24, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140724/c24food/dual/

Corruption (腐败)

山西官场地震 省纪委副书记杨森林被查 (Shanxi provincial anti-corruption official under investigation for corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 23, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140723_china_corruption_yangsenlin.shtml

Related:
Shanxi No. 2 graft buster Yang Senlin confirmed to be in detention
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557808/shanxi-no2-graft-buster-yang-senlin-confirmed-be-dentention

Environment (环境)

Greenpeace says China’s energy plans exacerbate climate change
绿色和平称中国煤制气项目或加剧气候变化
The New York Times, July 24, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140724/c24chinacoal/dual/

See report:
China’s planned coal-to-gas plants could emit over 1 billion tons of CO2
Greenpeace, July 24, 2014
http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/press/releases/climate-energy/2014/coal-to-gas-plants-china/

China’s hunger for timber is wrecking Mozambique
Quartz, July 23, 2014
qz.com/238520/chinas-hunger-for-timber-is-wrecking-mozambique/

See report:
First class crisis: China's criminal and unsustainable intervention in Mozambique's Miombo forests
Environmental Investigation Agency, July 2014
eia-international.org/wp-content/uploads/First-Class-Crisis-English-FINAL.pdf?_ga=1.214424663.1795132776.1404956138

Hong Kong (香港)

港泛民立法议员促请北京就政改开展对话 (Hong Kong Pan-democrats seek dialogue with Beijing on electoral reforms)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 23, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140723_hk_legislators_asking_beijing_dialogue.shtml

Related:
Pan-dems call for talks to break the reform deadlock
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557789/pan-dems-call-talks-break-reform-deadlock

Pan-democrat lawmakers could face probe over donations from media mogul Jimmy Lai
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557787/pan-democrat-lawmakers-could-face-probe-over-media-mogul-jimmy-lais

Democracy campaigners threaten “passive resistance” over 2017 reform
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557819/democracy-campaigners-threaten-passive-resistance-over-2017-reform

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

Chinese president ends regional tour in cradle of Cuban Revolution
Reuters, July 23, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/23/us-cuba-china-idUSKBN0FS22R20140723

Law (法律)

Lawyers trained to help deal with transnational cases
China Daily, July 22, 2014
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-07/22/content_17881885.htm

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

20名脱北者在中国被捕 面临遣返 (20 North Korean defectors caught in China, face repatriation)
Voice of America, July 23, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-korea-defectors-20140723/1963848.html

Religion (宗教)

Christians in Wenzhou fight to keep church’s cross
The New York Times, July 24, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/christians-in-wenzhou-fight-to-keep-churchs-cross/

Related:
浙江强拆130多座教堂 (More than 130 churches demolished in Zhejiang)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yl-07232014153327.html

Tibet (西藏)

数名藏人陆续被中共警方拘捕 (Police arrest several Tibetans)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-07232014145437.html

Opinion (观点)

Hong Kong rising: an interview with Albert Ho
The New York Review of Books, July 16, 2014
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2014/jul/16/hong-kong-rising-albert-ho-interview/

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China detains employees of suspect meat seller, official says misconduct a company effort
Associated Press, July 22, 2014
www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2014/07/21/mcdonalds-kfc-in-china-face-new-food-scandal

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Run like hell: China releases new anti-terror handbook
中国公安部推出新版防恐知识手册
The Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2014
EN: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/23/run-like-hell-china-releases-new-anti-terror-handbook/?mod=WSJBlog
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140723/rlw163604.asp

Disasters (灾难)

Dozens feared dead as Taiwan passenger plane crash lands during Typhoon Matmo
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557653/least-51-feared-dead-taiwan-passenger-plane-crash-lands-penghu

Hong Kong (香港)

Campaign tries tapping into Hong Kong’s “silent majority”
香港反 “占中”团体向“沉默的大多数”征集签名
The New York Times, July 22, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140722/c22hongkong/dual/

港媒: 大陆学生遭中联办迫签“反占中”协议 (Mainland students in Hong Kong forced to sign agreement to oppose Occupy Central)
Deutsche Welle, July 22, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1ChAM

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

常玮平律师拒作证遭拘传近24小时 辽宁维权人士孙海洋、姜力钧被批捕 (Lawyer subjected to coercive summons after refusing to provide testimony in client's case, Liaoning activists officially arrested)
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-07222014105705.html

Information Control (信息控制)

China says to crack down on pornography in mobile apps
Reuters, July 22, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/us-china-internet-censorship-idUSKBN0FR10320140722

Chinese blogger given 6.5 years for “rumour-mongering”
Associated Press, July 23, 2014
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/east-asia/story/chinese-blogger-given-65-years-rumour-mongering-20140723

Media (媒体)

I was fired for writing Hong Kong columns, Song Zhibiao, Guangzhou-based reporter, says
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557370/i-was-fired-writing-hong-kong-columns-song-zhibiao-guangzhou-based

National Defense (国防)

Flight delays expected to worsen in eastern China
中国军事演习导致大面积航班延误
The New York Times, July 22, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140722/c23flight/dual/

Population (人口)

Casualties of China’s one-child policy
Financial Times, July 22, 2014
www.ft.com/cms/s/0/55b0ea7e-084d-11e4-9380-00144feab7de.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

揭露马三家骇人暴行 杜斌新书香港上市 (Book on torture and ill-treatment of women detainees at labor camp published in Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-07222014105330.html

Rule of Law (法治)

China ex-officials see reprisals for baring abuses
Associated Press, July 22, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-ex-officials-see-reprisals-for-baring-abuses/2014/07/22/bd2b23ba-1197-11e4-ac56-773e54a65906_story.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

How China dismantled the Uyghur Internet
The Diplomat, July 22, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/07/how-china-dismantled-the-uyghur-internet/

Opinion (观点)

Britain slams the door on Hong Kong
英国对香港自由不再关心
Financial Times, July 17, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/fb8042d8-0d98-11e4-815f-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057364?full=y

Market reforms, fight against corruption go hand in hand, expert says
李成言:中纪委革新反腐机制
Caixin, July 21, 2014
EN: http://english.caixin.com/2014-07-22/100707495.html
CH: http://opinion.caixin.com/2014-07-21/100706819.html

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

国务院食安办:全国清查"假冒清真"肉品 (State Council orders investigation into fake Muslim food products)
The Beijing News, July 22, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/07/22/326537.html

China food scandal spreads, drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan
Reuters, July 22, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/us-china-food-idUSKBN0FR07K20140722

Corruption (腐败)

Chinese courts to receive anti-corruption supervision
Xinhua, July 21, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-07/21/c_133500286.htm

Disasters (灾难)

Chinese Red Cross takes heat for sending blankets to sweltering Hainan
The Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/22/chinese-red-cross-takes-heat-for-sending-blankets-to-sweltering-hainan/

China stays quiet on MH17 disaster
The Guardian, July 21, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/21/china-mh17-disaster-ukraine-malaysia-airlines

Typhoon Rammasun leaves dozens dead after hitting China and Vietnam
The Guardian, July 22, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/22/typhoon-rammasun-leaves-dozens-dead-after-hitting-china-and-vietnam

Environment (环境)

上半年京津冀空气质量有所改善 (Air quality improves slightly in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei in first half of 2014)
Jinghua Times, July 22, 2014
epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2014-07/22/content_107749.htm

Freedom of Movement (行动自由)

China bars sex worker rights activist from traveling to international AIDS conference
The Nation, July 21, 2014
http://www.thenation.com/blog/180730/china-bars-sex-worker-rights-activist-traveling-international-aids-conference#

Health (健康)

China “seals off” town after man dies of bubonic plague
Agence France-Presse, July 21, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/china-seals-off-city-man-dies-bubonic-plague-102913198.html

Interview: “There are segregated HIV/AIDS prisons across China”
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/prisons-07212014124446.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Newspaper vendors offered cash to display and hand out anti-Occupy posters
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557050/newspaper-vendors-offered-cash-display-and-hand-out-anti-occupy

“Unconstitutional” for Legco to stay as it is
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557058/unconstitutional-legco-stay-it

Macau scholars warn of rising censorship, loss of confidence in “one country, two systems”
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557068/macau-scholars-warn-rising-censorship-loss-confidence-one-country-two

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

高瑜家属看守所送钱突遭拒绝 维族留学生囚半年无法请律师 (Detention center rejects family's attempt to give Gao Yu money, Uyghur student has no access to lawyer six months into detention)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-07212014105148.html

Information Control (信息控制)

China increases officials' Communist education to prevent “moral decline”
Reuters, July 21, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/21/china-communist-party-education-moral-decline

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

China provides $4 billion credit line to Venezuela
Reuters, July 21, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/21/venezuela-china-idUSL2N0PW16A20140721

China will not fill U.S. void in Afghanistan: official
Reuters, July 21, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/21/us-china-afghanistan-idUSKBN0FQ12I20140721

Internet (互联网)

Twitter acts quickly on suspect pro-China accounts
The New York Times, July 22, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/twitter-acts-quickly-on-suspect-pro-china-accounts/?partner=rss&emc=rss

Related:
It’s another perfect day in Tibet!
Twitter假账户向世界宣传中国“好消息”
The New York Times, July 22, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140722/c22tibettweet/dual/

Labor (劳工)

Shenzhen factory workers rally to support dead colleague
深圳哥士比鞋业一女工跳楼身亡 数百工人哀悼
China Labour Bulletin, July 21, 2014
EN: www.clb.org.hk/en/content/shenzhen-factory-workers-rally-support-dead-colleague
CH: bit.ly/1qZBL0S

Macao (澳门)

INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: No longer a quiet Macau, a journey through the main protests since 2009
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/article/1557009/interactive-timeline-no-longer-quiet-macau-journey-through-main-protests-2009

Media (媒体)

Chinese journalist fired over work for Hong Kong website
中国记者因给外媒撰稿离职的信号
The New York Times, July 22, 2014
EN: http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/chinese-journalist-fired-over-work-for-hong-kong-website/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140722/cc22media/

National Defense (国防)

China's secretive military cracks open door for glimpse inside
Reuters, July 22, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/us-china-defence-idUSKBN0FR0KH20140722?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Technology (科技)

中国网民增加 社交媒体用户下降 (Number of Internet users increases in China, but that of social media users declines)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xql-07212014150824.html

Related:
China's Internet population reaches 632 million
Agence France-Presse, July 21, 2014
www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-s-internet/1275258.html

CNNIC发布第34次《中国互联网络发展状况统计报告》(CNNIC publishes 34th Statistical Report on Internet Development in China)
China Internet Network Information Center, July 21, 2014
cnnic.net.cn/gywm/xwzx/rdxw/2014/201407/t20140721_47439.htm

Women (妇女)

China domestic abuse victims voiceless as network disbands
Agence France-Presse, July 22, 2014
http://www.mysinchew.com/node/100133

Opinion (观点)

Government's electoral reform report leaves hopes for democracy in tatters
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556993/governments-electoral-reform-report-leaves-hopes-democracy

Is new China the old Japan – and is that bad for Asia?
Rappler, July 21, 2014
www.rappler.com/thought-leaders/63910-new-china-old-japan-asia

Monday, July 21, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Yum, McDonald's apologize as new China food scandal brews
Reuters, July 21, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/21/us-yum-brands-food-safety-idUSKBN0FQ01P20140721

Related:
McDonald’s, Yum halt buying from Chinese meat supplier
Bloomberg, July 21, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-21/mcdonald-s-yum-suspend-orders-from-chinese-meat-supplier-husi.html

食药总局: 全国追溯、封存上海福喜食品 (CFDA demands tracing illegal acts and sealing up raw materials and products of Shanghai food company)
The Beijing News, July 21, 2014
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/07/21/326428.html

Corruption (腐败)

中共中纪委调查天津公安局局长武长顺 (Top graft watchdog investigates Tianjin's public security chief)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 20, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140720_china_tianjin_corruption.shtml

Related:
Chinese city police chief under investigation by graft watchdog
Reuters, July 20, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/20/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0FP03R20140720

Ensure fair trial for GSK probe pair, Foreign Correspondents' Club urges Beijing
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556678/ensure-fair-trial-gsk-probe-pair-foreign-correspondents-club-urges

See statement:
FCC statement on the case of Peter Humphrey and Yu Yingzeng
Foreign Correspondents' Club Hong Kong, July 19, 2014
fcchk.org/article/fcc-statement-case-peter-humphrey-and-yu-yingzeng

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Yining: the front line of China's war on terror
The Telegraph, July 20, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10978354/Yining-the-front-line-of-Chinas-war-on-terror.html

Education (教育)

外来务工子女上学为何愈来愈难? (Migrant workers' children face increasing obstacles in access to education in cities)
Deutsche Welle, July 19, 2014
dw.de/p/1Cef8

Hong Kong (香港)

Older crowd turns out for anti-Occupy Central signature campaign
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556701/older-crowd-turns-out-anti-occupy-central-signature-campaign

Martin Lee criticises NPC for "weird" comments on "external interference" in Hong Kong affairs
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556725/pan-democrats-can-be-patriots-npc-chief-tells-loyalists-shenzhen

Related:
NPC chairman tells CY Leung Hong Kong must "strictly follow" basic law in electoral reform
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556622/npc-chairman-travels-shenzhen-talks-electoral-reform-cy-leung

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

丁家喜、李蔚终审维持原判 法院外布控严防声援者 (Court upholds conviction of Ding Jiaxi and Li Wei)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-07182014094811.html

Related:
Court upholds prison sentences for two citizen activists
丁家喜、李蔚案维持原判
Human Rights in China, July 18, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/court-upholds-prison-sentences-two-citizen-activists
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/ding-jia-xi-li-wei-wei-chi-yuan-pan

胡佳遇袭后再接恐吓短信 国际人权组织表示关注 (Rights group expresses concern as Hu Jia receives threatening text messages after assault)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-07192014161307.html

Related:
Unidentified men attack dissident blogger near his parked car
Reporters Without Borders, July 18, 2014
http://en.rsf.org/chine-unidentified-men-attack-dissident-18-07-2014,46651.html

浙江异议人士吕耿松被拒见律师 丁锡奎受聘下周交“取保候审”申请 (Veteran democracy activist Lü Gengsong denied access to lawyer, lawyer to submit bail application)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-07192014162419.html

Information Control (信息控制)

中共: 干部不做西方道德价值“应声虫” (CPC urges members to resist advocacy for “Western moral values”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 20, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140720_china_propaganda_common_values.shtml

Related:
中共中央组织部印发《关于在干部教育培训中加强理想信念和道德品行教育的通知》(Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee issues the "Notice Concerning Strengthening Education of Ideals, Beliefs, Moral Conduct During Training and Education of Cadres")
Xinhua, July 20, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2014-07/20/c_1111699389.htm

China to tighten oversight of Internet TV programming
美剧下架,中国收紧网络电视监管
The New York Times, July 21, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140721/c21internettv/dual/

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

China hesitant to accuse Russia for plane crash
Voice of America, July 19, 2014
www.voanews.com/content/china-hesitant-to-accuse-russia-for-plane-crash/1961009.html

Internet (互联网)

China has more people going online with a mobile device than a PC
Reuters, July 21, 2014
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/21/uk-china-internet-idINKBN0FQ0WE20140721

Rule of Law (法治)

Laying down the law
News China, August 2014 Issue
www.newschinamag.com/magazine/laying-down-the-law#id:1818#date:19:30

Social Security (社会安全)

中国启动全民参保登记 2017年养老保险覆盖9亿 (Registration for universal insurance begins, 900 million to have pension insurance coverage by 2017)
Xinhua, July 16, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-07-16/223030531203.shtml

Women (妇女)

China’s pink women-only parking spots spark a backlash
The Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/21/chinas-pink-women-only-parking-spots-spark-a-backlash/?mod=WSJBlog

Opinion (观点)

Inside a Beijing interrogation room
我在北京被“喝茶”
The New York Times, July 21, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20140721/c21murong/dual/

China's legislature releases draft food safety law for public comment
The National Law Review, July 18, 2014
www.natlawreview.com/article/china-s-legislature-releases-draft-food-safety-law-public-comment

Related:
中华人民共和国食品安全法(修订草案)征求意见 (Solicitation of comments on the draft amendments to the Food Safety Law of the People's Republic of China)
National People's Congress, July 2014
www.npc.gov.cn/COBRS_LFYJNEW/user/UserIndex.jsp?ID=6287041

China won't give up on show trials
Bloomberg, July 18, 2014
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-07-18/china-won-t-give-up-on-show-trials

Friday, July 18, 2014

Education (教育)

Migrants' children, as young as six, join fight for school places in Beijing
Agence France-Presse, July 17, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555624/migrants-children-young-six-join-fight-school-places-beijing

Corruption (腐败)

China backtracks on secret trial for GSK private investigator
中国改变秘密审判GSK私家侦探决定
Financial Times, July 18, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c7452232-0dba-11e4-815f-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057317

Related:
China to hold public trial of couple who worked for GSK
Reuters, July 17, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/17/uk-china-gsk-investigators-idUKKBN0FM30C20140717

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s media: Tamed hounds
The Economist, July 18, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21607879-press-hong-kong-though-still-free-has-lost-its-bite-tamed-hounds

Related:
Violence and other threats raise press freedom fears in Hong Kong
National Public Radio, July 16, 2014
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/07/16/331586762/violence-and-other-threats-raise-press-freedom-fears-in-hong-kong

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

徐州“新公民”张昆被逮捕 国保向家属施压律师难介入 (New Citizens Movement activist Zhang Kun officially arrested in Xuzhou, authorities pressure family to accept gov't-selected lawyer)
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-07172014100318.html

Zhang Sizhi, lawyer for detained journalist, points to legal breach by authorities
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555911/zhang-sizhi-lawyer-detained-journalist-points-legal-breach-authorities

“郑州十君子”办案人员是谁? (Zhengzhou lawyers still denied access to clients, police not sure who is in charge case)
Deutsche Welle, July 17, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1CeMd

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

China upholds jail terms for anti-corruption activists
Agency France-Presse, July 18, 2014
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-upholds-jail-terms/1270706.html

Lawyer fears activist may have been jailed after secret trial
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2014
www.rfa.org/english/news/china/secret-07172014151659.html

Prominent Chinese activist beaten in Beijing
Voice of America, July 17, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/prominent-chinese-activist-beaten-in-beijing/1959791.html

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

China, Brazil close plane, finance, infrastructure deals
Reuters, July 17, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/17/us-brazil-china-idUSKBN0FM26S20140717

Growing Chinese influence creates mixed feelings in Cameroon
喀麦隆对中国投资五味杂陈
China Dialogue, July 15, 2014
EN: https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/7139-Growing-Chinese-influence-creates-mixed-feelings-in-Cameroon
CH: https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/ch/7139-Growing-Chinese-influence-creates-mixed-feelings-in-Cameroon

Internet (互联网)

China shuts down 31 websites temporarily as crackdown on “rumour mongers” continues
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556200/china-shuts-down-31-websites-temporarily-crackdown-rumour-mongers

Political and Economic Reforms (政治经济改革)

社科院蓝皮书:中国城镇居民政治参与水平高于农村 (Gov't think tank research finds higher level of political participation by urban citizens)
China News, July 17, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/07-17/6398589.shtml

Women (妇女)

美年度人口走私报告列中国为二类 女权组织反对 (Women's rights group criticizes U.S. decision to give China a better grade in anti-trafficking)
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/nu-07172014100503.html

Related:
One child policy improvement “baseless” in State Dept.’s 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report
Women's Rights Without Frontiers, July 17, 2014
www.womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org/blog/?p=1697

Opinion (观点)

Editorial: Britain must stand up for Hong Kong
FT社评:英国不应对香港沉默
Financial Times, July 14, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7407f83c-0cd0-11e4-bf1e-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057311

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

GSK admits to 2001 China bribery scandal
GSK承认在中国行贿历史丑闻
Financial Times, July 17, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d69f494e-0903-11e4-9d3c-00144feab7de.html
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057292

Edelman confirms ties with detained China Central TV star
爱德曼承认与芮成钢有商业联系
Financial Times, July 17, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4b1f6eea-0cef-11e4-90fa-00144feabdc0.html
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057294

It’s official: the Chinese government is at war with adultery
The Washington Post, July 16, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/07/16/its-official-the-chinese-government-is-at-war-with-adultery/

Gov't releases rules to curb official car use
副部级以下不配专车 公车改革明年完成
Caixin, July 17, 2014
EN: http://english.caixin.com/2014-07-17/100705481.html
CH: http://china.caixin.com/2014-07-16/100704922.html

Hong Kong (香港)

中国抗议英副首相会见香港反对派人士 (China slams British deputy PM for meeting Hong Kong opposition leaders)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 16, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140716_china_hk_clegg.shtml

Related:
China accuses Nick Clegg of interfering in internal affairs over Hong Kong
The Guardian, July 16, 2014
www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jul/16/nick-clegg-attacked-china-hong-kong-handover

Hong Kong, China’s freest city, grapples with political reform
Time, July 17, 2014
time.com/2990309/hong-kong-chinas-freest-city-grapples-with-political-reform/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

著名维权人士胡佳遭到便衣国保袭击 (Prominent activist Hu Jia attacked in Beijing by plain-clothes police)
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-07162014101432.html

Related:
胡佳谈被打: “我是当局的眼中钉、肉中刺” (Hu Jia: I am a thorn in the flesh of the government)
Deutsche Welle, July 17, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1CePr

Sex worker rights activist Ye Haiyan says she is barred from leaving China
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1555316/womens-rights-activist-ye-haiyan-barred-leaving-china

Related:
Statement
International AIDS Society, July 16, 2014
www.iasociety.org/Web/WebContent/File/IAS_statement_Ye_Haiyan_July2014.pdf

Dispatches: Clipping a sparrow’s wings in China
Human Rights Watch, July 15, 2014
www.hrw.org/news/2014/07/15/dispatches-clipping-sparrow-s-wings-china

Chinese activist “disappears” after returning from Hong Kong protest
维权人士参与香港七一游行入境后失联 袁新亭狱中家书自揭病情加重
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/disappears-07162014123704.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-07162014101326.html

Information Control (信息控制)

China’s censors take aim at popular internet TV operators that offer foreign show
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555379/chinas-censors-take-aim-popular-internet-tv-sites-including-foreign-shows

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

China’s shadow hovers over $100bn Brics bank
金砖峰会确认中国核心
Financial Times, July 17, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9bdd1f68-0cda-11e4-90fa-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057291

Related:
Dispatches: How the BRICS can run a rights-respecting development bank
Human Rights Watch, July 16, 2014
www.hrw.org/news/2014/07/16/dispatches-how-brics-can-run-rights-respecting-development-bank

The biggest challenge for BRICS success? Big brother China
Reuters, July 15, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/15/us-brics-summit-china-idUSKBN0FK2EN20140715

China sends mediator to Israel and Palestine for talks on Gaza ceasefire
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555453/china-sends-mediator-israel-and-palestine-talks-gaza-ceasefire

June Fourth (六四)

Book editor says his firing was linked to Tiananmen gathering
图书编辑称因参与六四纪念被解雇
The New York Times, July 17, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140717/c17editor/dual/

Labor (劳工)

深圳女工参与停工活动遭开除跳楼身亡 (Shenzhen woman worker jumps to her death, after being fired for joining the strike)
Caixin, July 17, 2014
http://china.caixin.com/2014-07-17/100705378.html

Media (媒体)

Advice for journalists in China: Hire a lawyer
The Telegraph, July 17, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10971707/Advice-for-journalists-in-China-Hire-a-lawyer.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和情愿)

Twelve Chinese petitioners in pesticide suicide bid
北京一日两起12人喝农药自杀 分别发生派出所内及报社门外
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2014
EN: www.rfa.org/english/news/china/suicide-07162014143830.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-07162014101034.html

Related:
Chinese protestors attempt mass suicide in bid for justice
The Telegraph, July 17, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10972857/Chinese-protestors-attempt-mass-suicide-in-bid-for-justice.html

Society (社会)

Deadly Chinese bus attacks highlight simmering social problems
中国袭击事件频发探因
Financial Times, July 17, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/491e36d6-07d5-11e4-8e62-00144feab7de.html
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057282

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China's state TV targeted in anti-corruption drive
Associated Press, July 15, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/chinas-state-tv-targeted-anti-corruption-drive-151250693--finance.html

The implications of China’s anti-corruption drive
The Diplomat, July 15, 2014
http://thediplomat.com/2014/07/the-implications-of-chinas-anti-corruption-drive/

Environment (环境)

In China, Coca-Cola offers extra pay for pollution
The Wall Street Journal, July 16, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/16/extra-pay-for-pollution/?mod=chinablog

Health (健康)

Chinese town trades lead poison test results for milk
Reuters, July 16, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/16/us-china-lead-milk-feature-idUSKBN0FK2GD20140716?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Hong Kong, 香港

Hong Kong leader says “mainstream” opposes democracy activists’ key proposal
梁振英称民主派不是香港主流民意
The New York Times, July 16, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140716/c16hongkong/dual/

Related:
学者:人大常委接受港特首公民提名可能性低 (Scholars: NPC unlikely to accept civic nomination proposal for HK chief executive election)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 15, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140715_ana_hkreform.shtml

Hong Kong's leader says Chinese rules to prevail in 2017 vote
2017年香港行政长官产生办法需要修改--梁振英
Reuters, July 15, 2014
EN: uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/15/uk-hongkong-democracy-idUKKBN0FK0KR20140715
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0FK0Z120140715?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Civil disobedience movement to launch next month after “disappointing” reform report
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555061/civil-disobedience-next-month-say-activist-groups-reaction-reform

Clegg criticises Tories over Hong Kong
英副首相批评保守党对香港问题保持缄默
Financial Times, July 16, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9bea67a6-0c24-11e4-a096-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057271

Violence and other threats raise press freedom fears in Hong Kong
National Public Radio, July 16, 2014
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/07/16/331586762/violence-and-other-threats-raise-press-freedom-fears-in-hong-kong

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国政治犯再次被国际社会关注 (NGO releases list of political prisoners in China)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/cyl-07152014105458.html

Related:
“中國政治犯關注”(CPPC)公告003號 (China Political Prisoner Concern Public Announcement No. 3)
China Political Prisoner Concern, July 15, 2014
cppc1989.blogspot.com/2014/07/cppc003.html#more

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

BRICS to establish development bank, reserve arrangement
Xinhua, July 16, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-07/16/c_126757333.htm

Media (媒体)

China to grant “more” press passes - but journalists must sign secrecy deal first
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1554664/china-grant-more-press-passes-journalists-must-sign-secrecy-deal-first

See Regulations:
Measures to Manage Information Obtained by News Personnel in the Course of Their Professional Activities
State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People's Republic of China (Translation by Human Rights in China), June 30, 2014
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/sites/default/files/2014_ssl_rules_for_news_presonnel_en.pdf
CH: http://news.sina.com.cn/m/2014-07-08/181530488348.shtml

Technology (科技)

中国央视报道苹果iPhone“威胁国安” (CCTV: iPhone a threat to nat’l security)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140711_china_cctv_apple_iphone.shtml

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

唯色探土赫提家遭便衣阻挠 伊力哈木案半年仍无消息 (Police try to block Tibetan poet Woeser from visiting Ilham Tohti family)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-07152014105150.html

Opinion (观点)

“Why did they bother to consult with the public?” Reaction on the streets to reform reports
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554856/why-did-they-bother-consult-public-reaction-streets-reform-reports

Freedom will triumph, in Hong Kong and elsewhere
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/article/1554684/freedom-will-triumph-hong-kong-and-elsewhere

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

郑州NGO亿人平办公室再被搜查 警方调查与境外组织关系 (Zhengzhou anti-discrimination NGO office raided again, police investigates its ties to overseas groups)
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-07142014100721.html

Corruption (腐败)

Ties to Edelman may have ensnared CCTV anchor
芮成钢被查前曾投资经营公关公司
The New York Times, July 15, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140715/c15anchor/dual/

China investigates Zhou Yongkang allies
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 15, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28305134

Related:
China begins criminal probe into three former top officials
Reuters, July 14, 2014
www.businessinsider.com/r-china-begins-criminal-probe-into-three-former-top-officials-2014-14

China searches entire bureaucracy in 10 provinces to pinpoint “naked officials”
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1554704/china-searches-entire-bureaucracy-10-provinces-pinpoint-naked-officials

Guangxi officials told to stay sober (on the job, at least)
广西政府向官员下达限酒令
The New York Times, July 14, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140714/c14guangxi/dual/