Thursday, August 28, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

“裸官”面临两种选择 要么家属回国 要么接受调岗 (Guangdong anti-graft watchdog tells “naked officials” to either recall family members from overseas or face transfer)
Beijing Chenbao, August 28, 2014
bjcb.morningpost.com.cn/html/2014-08/28/content_307033.htm

Top Chinese former planning official 'under investigation'
Reuters, August 27, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/27/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0GR0Q720140827

Culture (文化)

Standing up for indie film in China
China File, August 27, 2014
www.chinafile.com/Standing-Up-for-Indie-Film-in-China

Death Penalty (死刑)

死囚念斌无罪释放 凸显中国司法问题严重 (Acquittal of death row prisoner highlights serious problems in China’s judicial system)
Voice of America, August 28, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/inmate-freed-20140827/2429963.html

Hong Kong (香港)

港特首参选人需获提委会“过半数”提名 (Beijing draft legislation: candidates must win a “simple majority” in nomination committee to be on ballot for Hong Kong chief executive)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 27, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140827_hk_chief_executive_candidates.shtml

Hongkong Post criticised for refusing to send democracy activists' fliers
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581295/hongkong-post-criticised-refusing-send-democracy-activists-fliers

Beijing scholar admits error and omissions in white paper on Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581361/beijing-scholar-admits-error-and-omissions-white-paper-hong-kong

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

伊力哈木案件9月7日开庭前会议 控方证据视频长达五小时 (Court to convene pre-trial meeting in Ilham Tohti case on September 7, prosecutors have 5 hours of video evidence)
Radio Free Asia, August 27, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-08272014114642.html

June Fourth (六四)

A debate over Tiananmen finds echoes in Germany’s fascist past
New York Times, August 27, 2014
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/27/a-debate-over-tiananmen-finds-echoes-in-germanys-fascist-past

Technology (科技)

Despite the iPhone's popularity, Android remains king in China
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1581235/despite-iphones-popularity-android-remains-king-china

See report:
移动互联网发展趋势报告 2014 Q2 (Mobile Internet Trends 2014 Q2)
Baidu, August 2014
http://developer.baidu.com/static/assets/reportpdf/百度移动趋势报告2014Q2.pdf

Tibet (西藏)

18岁藏人枪伤未治身亡 怀孕妻子自杀 (Young Tibetan protester dies of gunshot wound, pregnant wife commits suicide)
Voice of America, August 28, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/pregnant-tibetan-suicide-20140827/2430410.html

Opinion (观点)

Hongkongers should back improved legal protection against discrimination
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581402/hongkongers-should-back-improved-legal-protection-against-discrimination

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China's top judge says Zhou Yongkang probe proves nobody is above 'cage' of the law
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581101/chinas-top-judge-says-zhou-yongkang-probe-proves-nobody-above-cage-law

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China acts over poisoned dog meat and chicken feet
The Financial Times, August 27, 2014
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9a32baf2-2dd6-11e4-b330-00144feabdc0.html

Culture (文化)

Bad characters: some Chinese forget how to write
The Economist, August 23, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21613300-some-chinese-forget-how-write-bad-characters

Education (教育)

Chinese vet boss chosen to be city's education chief sparks 'suitability' debate
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581104/chinese-vet-boss-chosen-be-citys-new-education-chief-sparks-suitability

China Focus: SAT reform causes worry of ideology intrusion
Xinhua, August 27, 2014
http://english.sina.com/culture/2014/0827/731336.html

Hong Kong (香港)

China moves to limit Hong Kong election could stir protests
Reuters, August 27, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/27/us-hongkong-china-occupy-idUSKBN0GR1DL20140827?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Internet (互联网)

Report reveals workings of China's online “opinion managers”
Radio Free Asia, August 26, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/report-08262014151334.html

International Relations (国际关系)

Robert Mugabe visits China as critics condemn 'desperate' bid for investment
The Guardian, August 25, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/26/zimbabwe-robert-mugabe-china-visit-investment

Media (媒体)

一边扶持 一边阉割:广电总局纪录片政策令人抓狂 (SAPPRFT's documentary film policies will drive you crazy)
Radio Free Asia, August 26, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/hc-08262014140743.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

西昌农民征地权州政府请愿 遭特警殴打刑事拘留13人 (Nearly 100 Xichang farmers protest Quanzhou govt land grab, many attacked by riot police and 13 criminally detained)
Radio Free Asia, August 27, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08272014115937.html

Poverty (贫穷)

Target: 10 million
New China, September 2014
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/target-10-million#id:1872#date:17:28

Rule of Law (法治)

China issues new rule to stop wealthy from buying their way out of jail
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580977/prosecutors-order-close-watch-applications-get-out-jail-early

Tibet (西藏)

Pregnant wife of fatally shot Tibetan protester commits suicide
Radio Free Asia, August 26, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/suicide-08262014203210.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

北京派教师赴新疆推进双语教学 同化政策能否解決民族冲突? (Beijing sends teachers to Xinjiang to promote bilingual education—can assimilation policies resolve ethnic conflicts?)
Radio Free Asia, August 27, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/xl1-08272014105209.html

Fabled Uighur princess coming to Chinese television as a cartoon
中国拟推香妃动画片促维汉团结
The New York Times, August 27, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140827/c27princess/dual/

Uyghur linguist, two associates sentenced after one year detention
Radio Free Asia, August 26, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/language-08262014235118.html

Opinion (观点)

Ice bucket challenge could give jolt to charities in China
Caixin, August 27, 2014
http://english.caixin.com/2014-08-27/100721996.html

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Chinese police bust chicken-foot ring, seize 30,000 tons of tainted poultry
The Washington Post, August 26, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2014/08/26/chinese-police-bust-chicken-foot-ring-seize-30000-tons-of-tainted-poultry/

Environment (环境)

South-North water diversion project not cause of Hubei and Henan droughts, say officials
South China Morning Post, August 25, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580527/south-north-water-diversion-project-not-cause-hubei-and-henan-droughts

Troubled waters: huge Poyang Lake dam “back on the agenda”
South China Morning Post, August 25, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580458/troubled-waters-huge-poyang-lake-dam-back-agenda

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

广州民主人士妻子被威逼指控丈夫 (Wife of Guangzhou democracy activist illegally summonsed, pressured to accuse her husband)
Voice of America, August 26, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-znegjieshan-police-harass-20140824/2426988.html

China extends detention of “Guangzhou three” lawyers
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyers-08252014152351.html

Internet (互联网)

The Chinese Communist party just opened a WeChat account
Foreign Policy, August 25, 2014
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/08/25/the_chinese_communist_party_just_opened_a_wechat_account

Labor (劳工)

For China’s disabled, jobs are hard to find
The Washington Post, August 26, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/for-chinas-disabled-jobs-are-hard-to-find/2014/08/26/5d4a3760-294d-11e4-8593-da634b334390_story.html?wprss=rss_worlde

Protecting workers' rights is good for business, in China and elsewhere
South China Morning Post, August 25, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1580756/protecting-workers-rights-good-business-china-and-elsewhere

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

全国政协常委商人王文彪旗下公司被指强占内蒙牧民草场 (Wang Wenbiao, CPPCC standing committee member and business man, accused of forcibly occupying Inner Mongolian pasture)
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08252014105501.html

Macao (澳门)

澳门民间团体不满特首小圈子选举发起公投 主办人被拘 (Macao civil society organizes unofficial referendum on democracy, main organizer detained)
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl1-08252014105734.html

Media (媒体)

国际组织谴责中国封杀漫画家“变态辣椒” (IFJ condemns China for banning cartoonist "Bian Tai La Jiao")
Voice of America, August 26, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-big-v-20140825/2426960.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Ice bucket challenge: who’s pouring cold water on the idea?
The Guardian, August 25, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2014/aug/25/ice-bucket-challenge-drought-henan-california-animal-rights-rice

Technology (科技)

China plans to oust Microsoft, Apple and Android with own software
The Guardian, August 26, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/26/china-microsoft-apple-android-state-software

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China's executions “won't solve tensions” in Xinjiang: analysts
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/execution-08252014121826.html/

Opinion (观点)

社评:香港政改面临摊牌,国家岂会后退 (Editorial: Hong Kong political reform is facing a showdown, China will not retreat)
The Global Times, August 25, 2014
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/editorial/2014-08/5117448.html

Monday, August 25, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Chinese internet censors target collective activities more than sensitive subjects, says Harvard report
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1579606/chinese-internet-censors-target-collective-activities-more-sensitive

Death penalty (死刑)

新疆8名涉暴恐案犯被执行死刑
8 people executed in Xinjiang on terrorism charges, China says
The New York Times, August 25, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140825/c25xinjiang/dual/

Education (教育)

Down and out in rural China
The Economist, August 23, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21613293-many-teenagers-chinese-countryside-do-not-finish-secondary-school-bodes-ill

Hong Kong (香港)

北大教授贺卫方质疑“爱国爱港”法理 (Peking University professor He Weifang questions the legal principle of "Love the Country, Love HK")
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 24, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140824_hongkong_politics_he_weifang.shtml

China leaders discuss Hong Kong's political future
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 25, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28923896

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

唐荆陵刑事拘留期被延长 刘晓原律师接手代理警方拒会见 (Tang Jingling’s criminal detention extended, police refuse to allow meeting with his lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-08252014105633.html

Information Control (信息控制)

Beijing film festival shut down after organisers threatened with power cuts, surveillance
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1579975/beijing-film-festival-shut-down-after-organisers-harassed-and-threatened

Related:
从稳控模式到扫荡模式
From stability maintenance and control to wiping out
Human Rights in China, July 25, 2014
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/ren-quan-lun-tan/cong-wen-kong-mo-shi-dao-sao-dang-mo-shi
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/china-rights-forum/stability-maintenance-and-control-wiping-out

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

如何看待中国屡出争议版地图?
What to make of China’s new maps
The New York Times, August 25, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140825/c25map/dual/

What China wants
The Economist, August 23, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21613263-after-bad-couple-centuries-china-itching-regain-its-place-world-how-should

Internet (互联网)

Alibaba delivers benefits of a new digital economy to remotest China
The Guardian, August 24, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/25/china-taobao-ecommerce-alibaba-rural-china

Macao (澳门)

5 arrested after Macau attempts Hong Kong-style democracy poll
The Wall Street Journal, August 25, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/25/5-arrested-after-macau-attempts-hong-kong-style-democracy-poll/

Natural Resources (自然资源)

中国开采天然气任重道远
No easy path to natural gas
The New York Times, August 22, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20140822/c22chinagas/dual/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Government, protesters throw cold water on ice bucket challenge in China
The Wall Street Journal, August 22, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/25/government-protesters-throw-cold-water-on-ice-bucket-challenge-in-china

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council urges end to speculation over official’s alleged China leaks
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580592/taiwans-mainland-affairs-council-urges-end-speculation-over-officials

Women (妇女)

女性的抗议:我的身体不是职场玩物
Women’s photo says it all: no sexual freebies with work
The New York Times, August 25, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140825/c25women/dual/

Friday, August 22, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

广州“裸官”张新华受审,自认贪腐近4亿不很严重有望获缓刑 (Guangzhou official on trial for corruption admits to taking 400 million in bribes, says it’s not serious and expects a suspended sentence)
Yangcheng Wanbao, August 21, 2014
www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1263048

SOE chiefs could be next target of anti-graft campaign
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578754/soe-chiefs-could-be-next-target-anti-graft-campaign

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

苏宁推出中国首例"奶粉险" (Chinese retailer offers the first "baby formula insurance")
Deutsche Welle, August 22, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1CzJm

Counter-Terrorism (反恐)

China tells villagers to fight terror by frowning
The Telegraph, August 21, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11047956/China-tells-villagers-to-fight-terror-by-frowning.html

Death Penalty (死刑)

福建念斌投毒案今日再次宣判 被告曾4次被判死刑 (Fujian man who had been sentenced to death 4 times faces another verdict today)
People's Daily, August 22, 2014
news.163.com/14/0822/00/A479N41O00014JB6.html

Hong Kong (香港)

港泛民与北京高官讨论政改 分歧仍严重 (Hong Kong pan-democrats and senior Beijing officials discuss electoral reforms, serious differences remain)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 21, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140821_hk_reform_china_meet.shtml

Hong Kong's inconvenient truth
Foreign Policy, August 21, 2014
www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/08/21/hong_kong_inconvenient_truth_mainland_resource_dependence

Leave room for debate, moderates urge Beijing
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578670/leave-room-debate-moderates-urge-beijing

Hong Kong democracy stalemate sets stage for possible financial district shutdown
Reuters, August 21, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/21/us-china-hongkong-idUSKBN0GL13320140821

International Relations (国际关系)

China in Africa: empire of the sums
The Economist, August 23, 2014
www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21613162-mass-immigration-chinese-people-africa-almost-entirely-driven-money

June Fourth (六四)

香港议员穿“毋忘六四”上衣被拒入境深圳 (HK legislator invited to Shenzhen meeting denied entry for wearing June Fourth t-shirt)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 21, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140821_political_reform_npc2.shtml

Labor (劳工)

东莞港企四百工人抗议欠薪 警察打伤20人抓近60人 (Twenty injured and 60 detained after hundreds of workers protest wage arrears at a Hong Kong-owned company in Dongguan)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-08212014100032.html

The tragedy of the village that built Kunshan Zhongrong
China Labour Bulletin, August 20, 2014
www.clb.org.hk/en/content/tragedy-village-built-kunshan-zhongrong

Media (媒体)

《德国之声》解除自由记者合约引关注 (Deutsche Welle draws flak for terminating contract with freelance Chinese reporter critical of Chinese government)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/gr-08212014115604.html

中青记者遇袭 学者呼吁新闻立法保护 (Scholars call for legislation to protect journalists after assault of China Youth Daily reporter in Nanjing)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/jz-08212014100240.html

Beijing megascreen plays graphic video of James Foley beheading and Ferguson riots on a loop
International Business Times, August 21, 2014
http://www.ibtimes.com/beijing-megascreen-plays-graphic-video-james-foley-beheading-ferguson-riots-loop-1665198

Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on U.S.
Associated Press, August 21, 2014
www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2729629/Chinese-Russian-media-turn-criticisms-US.html#ixzz3B5DM5KXT

时政漫画家“变态辣椒”遭全面封杀 常针砭时弊招致官方大字报式批评 (Political cartoonist "Bian Tai La Jiao" censored in China)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf2-08212014095914.html

Religion (宗教)

Woman on trial for demanding right to visit jailed Falun Gong father
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1578585/woman-trial-demanding-right-visit-jailed-falun-gong-father

China tries 5 accused cult members for murder
Associated Press, August 21, 2014
townhall.com/news/world/2014/08/21/china-tries-5-accused-cult-members-for-murder-n1881397

China accused of “crime” against Christianity
The Telegraph, August 21, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11047970/China-accused-of-crime-against-Christianity.html

Society (社会)

Soul-searching in China after subway passengers flee fainting foreigner
上海地铁乘客昏厥无人搭救引热议
The New York Times, August 21, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140821/c21subway/dual/

Tibet (西藏)

5 Tibetans are said to die in Chinese police custody
五名藏人据称在拘押期间死亡
New York Times, August 21, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140821/c21tibet/dual/

西藏人权组织公布军警枪杀藏人密文 天峻藏民被禁止欢迎获释僧人 (Tibetan rights organization releases confidential list of Tibetans killed by military and police; Tianjun Tibetans prohibited from welcoming released monk)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-08212014145144.html

中方施壓 達賴訪蒙取消 (Mongolia cancels Dalai Lama's visit due to pressure from China)
Mingpao, August 22, 2014
http://news.mingpao.com/20140822/caa3.htm

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

A tale of two Chinese muslim minorities
The Diplomats, August 22, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/08/a-tale-of-two-chinese-muslim-minorities/

Opinion (观点)

邓小平在港实验“一国两制”是否成功? (Is Deng Xiaoping’s “one country, two systems” Hong Kong experiment successful?)
British Broadcasting Coporation, August 22, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140822_dengxiaoping_hongkong_.shtml

重估邓小平 (Deng Xiaoping Reassessed)
Financial Times, August 22, 2014
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057846?full=y

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Death Penalty (死刑)

German sentenced to death in China over killings
Associated Press, August 20, 2014
www.salon.com/2014/08/20/german_sentenced_to_death_in_china_over_killings/

Education (教育)

Canada, eh? Chinese students flock to Canuck high schools
The Wall Street Journal, August 21, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/21/canada-eh-chinese-students-flock-to-canuck-high-schools/

Health (健康)

China’s health authorities jump on "ice bucket challenge" charity bandwagon
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578374/chinas-health-authorities-jump-ice-bucket-challenge-charity-bandwagon

Hong Kong (香港)

港26泛民议员联署决志否决假普选 会京官递交金正恩像讽香港变朝鲜 (Twenty six Hong Kong pan-democrats vow to veto any universal suffrage proposal that falls short of int’l standards)
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl2-08202014094925.html

Related:
Pan-democrats vow to veto any “unfair” reform plan
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577888/pan-democrats-vow-veto-any- >unfair-reform-plan

Beijing seeks to soften blow of Hong Kong white paper
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577992/beijing-seeks-ways-soften-blow-white-paper-had-hong-kong-says-sources

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

广州维权人士梁颂基被判10月当庭上诉 浙江民主党人陈树庆被以“颠覆罪”传唤 (Guangzhou rights activist Liang Songji sentenced to 10 months, Zhejiang China Democratic Party member Chen Shuqing summonsed for “subversion”)
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-08202014094830.html

International Relations (国际关系)

哈尔滨开庭审理两法轮功学员案 律师申请合议庭回避被逐出法庭 (Trial of Falun Gong members opens in Harbin, lawyers ejected from court for requesting judges' recusal)
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-08202014094703.html

China chides U.S. over Ferguson violence, American racism
The Sydney Morning Herald, August 20, 2014
http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-chides-us-over-ferguson-violence-american-racism-20140820-1061fk.html

Internet (互联网)

”Internet addicts” will be denied entry to Chinese military in Hebei
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578527/internet-addicts-will-be-denied-entry-chinese-military-hebei

Labor (劳工)

Chinese police arrest three for deadly auto parts factory blast
Reuters, August 20, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-china-factory-blast-idUSKBN0GK1CK20140820

Land, Housing, Property (土地、财产、房屋)

Why haven't China's cities learned from America's mistakes?
The Guardian, August 20, 2014
www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/aug/20/why-havent-chinas-cities-learned-from-americas-mistakes

Ethnic Mongolian herders evicted from grasslands by China's army
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/evicted-08202014145709.html

Media (媒体)

无国界记者呼吁欧盟制裁中国中央电视台 (Reporters Without Borders calls for EU sanctions against CCTV)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 20, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140820_cctv_eu_sanction.shtml

See statement:
EU urged to sanction CCTV for broadcasting journalist's forced confession
Reporters Without Borders, August 20, 2014
en.rsf.org/china-eu-urged-to-sanction-cctv-for-20-08-2014,46824.html

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

China-North Korea cooperation: crack down on defectors and Christian missionaries
International Business Times, August 18, 2014
www.ibtimes.com/china-north-korea-cooperation-crack-down-defectors-christian-missionaries-1661480

Religion (宗教)

China to Pope Francis: Don’t “interfere” with religion
The Washington Post, August 20, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/china-to-pope-francis-dont-interfere-with-religion/2014/08/20/3d1b88cc-28a3-11e4-8b10-7db129976abb_story.html

Technology (科技)

Frustrated Chinese web users bemoan Baidu and pine for the days of Google
Quartz, August 19, 2014
qz.com/239810/frustrated-chinese-web-users-bemoan-baidu-and-pine-for-the-days-of-google/

Tibet (西藏)

Three more Tibetans die from shooting by Chinese police: rights group
Reuters, August 20, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-china-tibet-idUSKBN0GK1AB20140820 >

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

After tigers and flies, now a spider: Jiang Zemin
老虎苍蝇挨打引发坊间政治猜想
The New York Times, August 18, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140818/c18jiang/dual/

Culture (文化)

Pierre Ryckmans, 78, dies; exposed Mao’s hard line
揭露“文化大革命”的汉学家去世
The New York Times, August 20, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/obits/20140820/c20ryckmans-obit/dual/

Hong Kong (香港)

5 things to know ahead of Beijing's decision on Hong Kong political reform
The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2014/08/19/5-things-to-know-ahead-of-beijings-dec >ision-on-hong-kong-political-reform/

After Hong Kong march, speculation over payments and motivations
反“占中”游行疑出现“雇佣军”
The New York Times, August 19, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140819/c19antioccupy/dual/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

警方审问浦志强与美国前驻华大使骆家辉会面等细节 (Police question rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang on his meeting with former U.S. ambassador to China)
Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/vt-08192014095644.html

Related:
Chinese rights lawyer grilled by police over meetings with US envoy, “insults” to officials
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577646/rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-grilled-police-over-meetings-us-envoy

International Relations (国际关系)

China, Tajikistan vow to further law enforcement, security cooperation
Xinhua, August 19, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-08/19/c_133568824.htm

Media (媒体)

China’s quest to build an “influential and credible” media
The Diplomat, August 20, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/08/chinas-quest-to-build-an-influential-and-credible-media/

Denying historians: China’s archives increasingly off-bounds
The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/19/denying-historians-chinas-archives-increasingly-off-bounds/

China releases man who wrote for foreign news site
Associated Press, August 19, 2014
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-releases-man-wrote-foreign -news-site-25032674

Related:
狱中还有多少向南夫? (China releases Boxun reporter while hundreds of journalists remain behind bars)
Radio France International, August 19, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140819-向南夫提前获释-中国狱 中还有几百名博客记者

Religion (宗教)

Nearly 1,000 sect members arrested in crackdown
Agence France-Presse, August 20, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577234/nearly-1000-sect-members-arrested-crackdown

Rule of Law (法治)

Zhou Yongkang corruption probe a China rule of law double standard
China Topix, August 19, 2014
www.chinatopix.com/articles/7151/20140818/china-s-rule-law-double-standard-zhou-yongkang.htm

从柯震东吸麻事件 看两岸法治观念之不同 (Taiwanese actor's drug case reveals schism in rule of law concepts between China and Taiwan)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 19, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140819_viewpoint_showbiz_drug.shtml

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China punishes Xinjiang official for openly practicing faith
Reuters, August 19, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/19/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN0GJ0PC20140819

Opinion (观点)

My life under house arrest
Foreign Policy, August 19, 2014
www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/08/19/China_dissident_Hu_Jia_house_arrest

Under Beijing’s eyes
The New York Times, August 18, 2014
www.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/opinion/murong-xuecun-under-beijings-eyes.html?_r=0

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

What is Beijing up to? Summer of increased harassment, surveillance leaves Chinese NGOs on edge
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1576613/what-beijing-summer-increased-harassment-surveillance-leaves

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Heinz recalls four batches of infant food in China
Reuters, August 18, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/18/us-china-heinz-recall-idUSKBN0GI19H20140818

Corruption (腐败)

Budget transparency is the key to tackling corruption
News China, September 2014
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/budget-transparency-is-the-key-to-tackling-corruption#id:1835#date:18:50

Cyber security (网络安全)

Chinese hackers stole information on 4.5 Million U.S. hospital patients
Business Insider, August 19, 2014
www.yahoo.com/tech/chinese-hackers-stole-information-on-4-5-million-u-s-95112821024.html

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

House News closed last month, but other independent sites still exist
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1576116/house-news-closed-last-month-other-independent-sites-still

Hong Kong (香港)

中国人大常委会下周审议香港政改报告 (China National People's Congress Standing Committee to consider report on Hong Kong electoral reform next week)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 18, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140818_hk_election_beijing.shtml

HK rally draws fake crowd allegations
Financial Times, August 18, 2014
www.ft.com/cms/s/0/09a2679c-2685-11e4-8bb5-00144feabdc0.html

Related:
Pro-China demonstration in Hong Kong Poles apart
The Economist, August 18, 2014
www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2014/08/pro-china-demonstration-hong-kong

Majority in poll opposes Beijing screening candidates for top job
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576341/majority-poll-opposes-beijing-screening-candidates-top-job

See poll:
香港2020公佈政制改革民意調查結果 (Hong Kong 2020 publishes results of public opinion poll on political reforms)
Hong Kong 2020, August 18, 2014
EN: http://bit.ly/1mhLWLb /

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Inner Mongolian dissident's wife cut off from the Internet
哈达妻新娜披露网警施压遭报复 封锁互联网屏蔽境外电话
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/internet-08182014134556.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08182014094651.html

International Relations (国际关系)

China’s dilemma in the Middle East
中国该不该参与中东维稳?
Financial Times, August 19, 2014
EN: blogs.ft.com/nick-butler/2014/08/17/chinas-strategic-dilemma-in-the-middle-east/
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057781

Media (媒体)

Xi Jinping calls for new style of media organisation
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1576351/xi-jinping-calls-new-style-media-organisation

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China watches the Ferguson protests
The Diplomat, August 18, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/08/china-watches-the-ferguson-protests/

Related:
Why China hasn’t been milking Ferguson for all it’s worth
The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/18/why-china-hasnt-been-milking-fer >guson-for-all-its-worth/

内蒙上千天主教徒抗议政府侵吞教产 遭特警喷辣椒水殴打镇压神父被监控 (Over 1000 Inner Mongolian Catholics protest gov’t over land use, several protestors beaten and pepper sprayed by riot police)
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/xl1-08182014094834.html

Religion (宗教)

For Chinese, Pope seems worlds away in South Korea
中国天主教徒:教皇近在韩国远在天边
The New York Times, August 19, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/world/20140819/c19catholics/dual/

McDonald's murder in China: “evil cult members” face trial for woman's death
The Guardian, August 18, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/18/mcdonalds-murder-china-five-stand-trial

Tibet (西藏)

权益组织:两名藏人示威者在押期间死亡 (Rights organization: two Tibetan protestors died during detention)
Deutsche Welle, August 19, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1Cwmx

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Retired Chinese Minister of Culture Wang Meng makes moderate plea for Xinjiang unity
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1576053/retired-chinese-minister-culture-wang-meng-makes-moderate-plea

Monday, August 18, 2014

Culture (文化)

从电视剧《邓小平》谈历史真相
Between truth and TV: China’s New Deng Xiaoping-inspired miniseries
The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2014
CH: cn.wsj.com/gb/20140813/OPN185353.asp?source=UpFeature
EN: blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/18/between-truth-and-tv-chinas-new-deng-xiaoping-inspired-miniseries/

Corruption (腐败)

How poorly paid Chinese officials get away with owning dozens of homes
The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/18/how-poorly-paid-chinese-officials-get-away-with-owning-dozens-of-homes/

Health (健康)

中国将严查违法买卖人体器官 (China to conduct serious investigations into illegal organ trading)
Beijing News, August 18, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/08/18/330116.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong political reform consultation was dominated by “orchestrated” responses
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575617/consultation-dominated-bloc-responses

Thousands protest an “Occupy” movement in Hong Kong
香港数万人举行反“占中”游行
The New York Times, August 18, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140818/c18hongkong/dual/

Related:
Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing crowd occupies itself with own march
The Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/17/hong-kongs-pro-beijing-crowd-occupies-itself-with-own-march/

March against Occupy had a mainland flavour
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575709/march-against-occupy-had-mainland-flavour

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

哈达妻子新娜境外网为夫伸冤 众公安上门警告指发帖违法 (Several police warn Mongolian dissident's wife that posting appeals on overseas websites is “unlawful”)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-08162014120212.html

北京公民遭殴打四处骨折或因揭露腐败 胡佳再遭威胁恐吓汽车被泼红漆 (Beijing anti-corruption activist beaten, Hu Jia receives more threats)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-08172014095935.html

China rights attorney starved in prison, wife says
Associated Press, August 16, 2014
www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/China-rights-attorney-starved-in-prison-wife-says-5692438.php

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

In China’s shadow, U.S. courts old foe Vietnam
制衡中国,美国与昔日敌人越南改善关系
The New York Times, August 18, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/asia-pacific/20140818/c18vietnam/dual/

Open Government Information (信息公开)

5年近40地区试点官员财产公开 超半数昙花一现 (Nearly 40 regions publicize officials’ assets in past five years, most information is public for a very short time)
The Beijing News, August 18, 2014
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/08/18/330104.html

Religion (宗教)

Pope tells Asia's communist nations not to fear Christians
Reuters, August 17, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/17/us-pope-southkorea-idUSKBN0GH02M20140817

Technology (科技)

Apple begins storing users' personal data on servers in China
Reuters, August 15, 2014
in.reuters.com/article/2014/08/15/apple-data-china-idINKBN0GF0NF20140815

Tibet (西藏)

China promotes mixed marriages in Tibet as way to achieve “unity”
Reuters, August 17, 2014
http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-promotes-mixed-marriages-in-tibet-as-way-to-achieve-unity-20140817-1050g0.html

Opinion (观点)

Zhou Yongkang case shows China's rule of law still good only in theory
观点:中国的“法治”?得问周永康!
South China Morning Post (English), August 18, 2014
British Broadcasting Corporation (Chinese), August 18, 2014
EN: www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574300/zhou-yongkang-case-shows-chinas-rule-law-still-good-only
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/indepth/2014/08/140817_analysis_china_law_rule.shtml

China's worrying use of capital punishment for political ends
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1575965/chinas-worrying-use-capital-punishment-political-ends

Friday, August 15, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Blurred lines: the ambiguity of censorship on China’s top messaging app
The Wall Street Journal, August 14, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/15/the-ambiguity-of-censorship-on-chinas-top-messaging-app-wechat/

Corruption (腐败)

China graft crackdown helps drive money into Australia property
Reuters, August 14, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/14/uk-australia-china-realestate-idUKKBN0GE0V720140814

Cyber Security (网络安全)

Minister: China launching “severe” cyber attacks on Taiwan
Agence France-Presse, August 13, 2014
www.defensenews.com/article/20140813/DEFREG03/308130020/Minister-China-Launching-Severe-Cyber-Attacks-Taiwan

Health (健康)

Passengers with HIV sue China's Spring Airlines
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 15, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28804219

Hong Kong (香港)

香港特首梁振英在反占中呼吁书上签名 (Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung signs anti-Occupy Central petition)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 15, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140815_hong_kong_anti_occupation.shtml

Laughing off threats in the fight against a fake democracy
在香港与假民主战斗,陈健民笑对死亡威胁
The New York Times, August 14, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140814/c14hongkong/dual/

会长支持白皮书 港律师会通过对其不信任动议
Solicitors vote to unseat Law Society president Ambrose Lam
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2014
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/35406/hui-chang-zhi-chi-bai-pi-shu-gang-lu-shi-hui-tong-guo-dui-qi-bu-xin-ren-dong-yi
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573871/solicitors-pass-vote-no-confidence-law-society-chief-ambrose-lam

Related:
Ambrose Lam courted triumph, controversy as Law Society leader
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573742/ambrose-lam-courted-triumph-controversy-law-society-leader

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

王译夫妇被扣后见律师 张小玉新律师要求会见仍被禁 (Detained activist couple able to meet lawyer, Zhang Xiaoyu's new lawyer barred from meeting client)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-08142014103749.html

Family of dissident lawyer fears for his health after prison
New York Times, August 14, 2014
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/family-of-dissident-lawyer-fear s-for-his-health-after-prison-2/

中国监狱为良心犯而开 李化平妻子:是国家的悲哀 (Li Huaping's wife: jailing of people like Li “is a sorrow for the country")
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-08152014094957.html

Information Control (信息控制)

中国人权蓝皮书 外宣报告卖高价 (Gov't-backed institute's China human rights “blue book” has a hefty price tag)
Voice of America, August 14, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/blue-book-on-china-human-rights-20140814/2413865.html

Labor (劳工)

维权人士:涉毒艺人遭非法歧视 (Rights group: actors facing drug charges suffer from employment discrimination)
Voice of America, August 14, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-drug-crackdown-20140814/2413846.html

Related:
Chinese theater groups say they won't hire actors linked to drugs as gov't conducts crackdown
Associated Press, August 14, 2014
www.usnews.com/news/entertainment/articles/2014/08/14/chinese-theaters- wont-hire-drug-linked-performers

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Petitioner tells of abuse and torture in “black jail”
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1573635/petitioner-tells-abuse-and-torture-black-jail

北京开审访民“黑监狱”受虐案未提指使者 受害者拟联合被关者再控告 (Hearing on black jail case doesn’t cover “behind the scenes perpetrators,” victims and detainees plan to sue again)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-08142014103641.html

Rule of Law (法治)

Rule of law: Realigning justice
The Economist, August 16, 2014
www.economist.com/news/china/21612161-judges-are-often-impotent-chinas- courtrooms-might-be-changing-realigning-justice

International Relations (国际关系)

Obama’s “free rider” comment draws Chinese criticism
奥巴马批中国“搭便车”引中国官媒反击
The New York Times, August 14, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/world/20140814/c14obama/dual/

南苏丹叛军领袖:“中国应停止向南苏丹军售” (South Sudan rebel leader urges China to end arms sales to South Sudanese government)
Deutsche Welle, August 14, 2014
dw.de/p/1CuiY

Family of Canadian couple detained by China hires Beijing lawyers
Reuters, August 14, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/14/us-china-canada-investigation-dUSKBN0GE1Z420140814

Technology (科技)

Apple launches first Chinese iCloud centre, but eyebrows raised over state firm’s role
Reuters, August 15, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574195/apple-launches-first-mainland-icloud-centre-eyebrows-raised-over-state

Tibet (西藏)

At least 10 injured after police fire on Tibetan protesters
报道称四川甘孜警方向示威藏人开枪,10人受伤
The New York Times, August 14, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140814/c14tibetshooting/dual/

See statement:
Ten Tibetans injured after police open fire in Kardze, Tibet
International Campaign for Tibet, August 13, 2014
www.savetibet.org/ten-tibetans-injured-after-police-open-fire-in-kardze -tibet/

Opinion (观点)

Under rule of law, an independent judiciary answers to no political masters
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573656/under-rule-law-independent-judiciary-answers-no-political

“懂法者”习近平对法治的四个认知 (Xi Jinping's “four recognitions” of the rule of law)
Haiwai Net, August 15, 2014
opinion.haiwainet.cn/n/2014/0815/c456318-20970098.html

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

6年来85名免职官员逾三成复出 (Thirty percent of the 85 officials dismissed in past six years have returned to public-sector jobs)
Beijing News, August 12, 2014
epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2014-08/12/content_528949.htm?div=-1

Related:
Dismissed officials in China don’t always disappear
中国因重大责任事故免职官员近半数已复出
The New York Times, August 13, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140813/c13dismissed/dual/

China's former NDRC finance chief under probe - Caixin
Reuters, August 13, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/13/uk-china-ndrc-investigation-idUKKBN0GD0B520140813

China sacks anti-monopoly adviser over Qualcomm payment: Xinhua
Reuters, August 13, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/13/us-antitrust-china-europe-idUSKBN0GD0SS20140813

Education (教育)

Turned off by China's cram-for-exam education, high school students head to U.S.
Associated Press, August 13, 2014
www.newser.com/article/8b54e14b206d4ec99a3aa46fabb20e67/back-to-school-turned-off-by-chinas-cram-for-exam-education-high-school-students-head-to-us.html

Environment (环境)

China urges public to walk, ride bikes to help cut smog
Reuters, August 13, 2014
in.reuters.com/article/2014/08/13/china-environment-idINKBN0GD0GJ20140813

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing 'set to take hard line on Hong Kong's 2017 chief executive election'
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573114/accord-chief-executive-poll-less-likely-npc-set-take-hard-line

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

新疆法院通知伊力哈木案律师阅卷 穆塔力浦无音信母思儿病加重 (Xinjiang court asks Ilham Tohti's lawyers to review case files)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-08132014105542.html

耿和称高智晟狱中曾遭身心虐待 体重剧减二十公斤 (Gao Zhisheng's wife says he suffered physical and psychological torture in prison)
Radio Free Internationale, August 14, 2014
http://rfi.my/1nSZA74

U.S. rights group says prominent lawyer tortured in jail in China
Reuters, August 14, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/14/us-china-rights-idUSKBN0GE0N920140814

吕耿松涉“颠覆国家政权”正式批捕 律师曾要求回见被拒 (Lü Gengsong formally arrested for “subversion of state power,” authority denied lawyer's meeting request)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08142014103707.html

Related:
Zhejiang activist Lü Gengsong arrested for "subversion of state power"
吕耿松被以涉嫌“颠覆国家政权罪”正式逮捕
Human Rights in China, August 13, 2014
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/zhejiang-activist-lu-gengsong-arrested-subversion-state-power
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/lu-geng-song-bei-yi-she-xian-dian-fu-guo-jia-zheng-quan-zui-zheng-shi

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Chinese couple abducted, home razed; case points to weak rule of law
Los Angeles Times, August 13, 2014
www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-couple-abducted-home-razed-20140813-story.html#page=1

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Small Chinese cities steer away from GDP as measure of success
中国70多县市取消官员GDP考核
Financial Times, August 14, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a0288bd4-22b0-11e4-8dae-00144feabdc0.html
CH:www.ftchinese.com/story/001057724

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

黑监狱案开庭 访民称遭皮带抽头 (Hearing begins on black jail case, petitioners allegedly whipped by belts)
The Beijing News, August 14, 2014
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/08/14/329653.html

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

Detainee Release Marks China Policy Shift
Sky News, August 13, 2014
http://news.sky.com/story/1317909/detainee-release-marks-china-policy-shift

Religion (宗教)

牡丹江再有一名法轮功被抓 王宇等三律师探法轮功学员被扣 (Another Falun Gong practitioner detained in Heilongjiang, three rights lawyers briefly held by police)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql1-08132014110020.html

The Chinese cult that kills “demons”
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 13, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28641008

平阳救恩堂十字架周四凌晨终被拆 杭州鼓楼堂遭千警强拆信徒遭威胁 (Cross on Wenzhou church taken down, thousands of police forcibly demolished Hangzhou church )
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/xl1-08142014102839.html

中国当局阻挠青年赴韩参加教宗弥撒 (Chinese authorities prevent youth from participating in papal mass in Korea)
Voice of America, August 14, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/korea-pope-china-20140814/2413050.html

Technology (科技)

China carriers partnering with Google to bring faster Internet to Asia
The Wall Street Journal, August 13, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/13/google-commits-to-faster-pacific-connection/

Tibet (西藏)

英国工党高官涉西藏言论引发争议 (UK Labour Party official's remarks on Tibet stir controversy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 13, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140813_lord_davidson_tibet_controversy.shtml

China dam project slated for Tibet quietly passes key hurdle
The Wall Street Journal, August 14, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/14/china-dam-project-slated-for-tibet-quietly-passes-key-hurdle

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chasing the jihad bogey in China's Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/debates/article/1573053/chasing-jihad-bogey-chinas-xinjiang

Opinion (观点)

My Chinese education: learning to forget Tibet in China
The New York Times, August 14, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/opinion/learning-to-forget-tibet-in-china.html

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

中国反垄专家张昕竹 帮外企说话遭解聘 (Chinese anti-trust expert: I was fired because I showed support for foreign firms)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140812_china_antitrust_zhangxinzhu.shtml

Corruption (腐败)

U.S. “top destination” for China’s fugitive officials
The Diplomat, August 11, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/08/us-top-destination-for-chinas-fugitive-officials/

Culture (文化)

China TV series on Deng stirs questions on political openness
Reuters, August 12, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/12/us-china-censorship-deng-idUSKBN0GC14N20140812

Education (教育)

An academy for the elite stirs a culture clash
燕京学堂争议与中国身份挣扎
The New York Times, August 13, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140813/c13pku/dual/

Environment (环境)

山东市民不堪污染恶臭政府请愿 问题持续数年民众怒批当局不作为 (Shandong citizens protest gov't inaction on pollution)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf1-08122014103127.html

Hong Kong (香港)

香港将举办邓小平展览,或触及“六四” (Hong Kong to host exhibit on Deng Xiaoping, will touch on June Fourth)
Deutsche Welle, August 12, 2014
dw.de/p/1Csx6

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

哈达妻子新娜遭“呼死你”电话骚扰 接逾八百骚扰电话及短信已报警 (Mongolian dissident's wife receives hundreds of threatening phone calls and text messages)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-08122014103316.html

中国维权人士吕耿松因“颠覆罪”被捕 (Lü Gengsong arrested on suspicion of "subversion of state power")
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 13, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140813_china_dissident_arrest.shtml

耿和:不承认中共对高智晟的判刑,回家是高智晟的权利 (Geng He: I don't accept the CPC's sentencing of Gao Zhisheng. It is his right to return home)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-08122014101231.html

Labor (劳工)

Q&A: Strikes peak in China with new generation of interconnected blue-collar workers
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1572050/qa-strikes-peak-china-n ew-generation-interconnected-blue-collar

Media (媒体)

People’s Daily: speech is free, rumors are not
China Media Project, August 13, 2014
cmp.hku.hk/2014/08/13/35715/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

湖北襄樊纺织厂三百女工请愿 数百特警驱散打伤及抓捕工人 (Police break up protests by hundreds of female textile workers in Hubei)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-08122014103242.html

Religion (宗教)

Pope's South Korea trip gives opportunity to reach out to China
Reuters, August 12, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/12/uk-pope-southkorea-idUKKBN0GC22W20140 812

Rule of Law (法治)

Arrested, detained: a guide to navigating china’s police powers
The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/12/arrested-detained-a-guide-to-navigating-chinas-police-powers/

Technology, 科技

小米升级后 系统仍连线至京 (Chinese Android smartphone Xiaomi still uploading user data to Beijing server without users’ consent, after system update)
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/lifestyle/35132/xiao-mi-sheng-ji-hou-xi-tong-reng-lian-xian-zhi-jing

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

25 sentenced for terrorism in western China
新疆25名维族人因涉暴恐活动获刑
The New York Times, August 13, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140813/c13xinjiang/dual/

Opinion (观点)

赵耀辉:“三年产假”是把双刃剑
Women's group rejects legislator's idea for three years of maternity leave
Caixin, August 13, 2014
CH: http://opinion.caixin.com/2014-08-13/100716088.html
EN: http://english.caixin.com/2014-08-13/100716491.html

China’s power politics
习近平反腐是动真格的
The New York Times, August 13, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20140813/c13garnaut/dual/

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Shanghai orders foreign fast-food chains to name suppliers on websites
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571645/shanghai-orders-foreign-fast-food-chains-name-suppliers-websites

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Film-maker defies China's censors to reveal horrors of the Great Famine
The Guardian, August 9, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/10/china-censors-film-maker-horrors-great-famine

Hong Kong (香港)

港金管局有准备金融体系不被“占中”瘫痪 (Chair of Hong Kong Monetary Authority: HK’s financial system won’t be paralyzed from Occupy Central)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2014,
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140812_hongkong_bank_occupy_central.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

高智晟出狱 获得自由? (Gao Zhisheng is released from prison but is he free?)
Radio France Internationale, August 9, 2014
http://rfi.my/1lS0bWO

International Human Rights (国际人权)

中国人权事业发展蓝皮书主编:反腐就是维护人权 (Editor of China's human rights development Blue Book: fighting corruption safeguards human rights)
People’s Daily, August 8, 2014
http://news.163.com/14/0808/03/A33L8RS7000146BE.html

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

借助高铁,中国影响力向东南亚延伸 (China Looks to High-Speed Rail to Expand Reach)
The New York Times, August 8, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140812/c12chinarail/

China in Africa: how Sam Pa became the middleman
Financial Times, August 8, 2014
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/308a133a-1db8-11e4-b927-00144feabdc0.html

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Henan couple dragged “half-naked to cemetery” as house is forcibly demolished
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572211/henan-couple-dragged-half-naked-cemetery-house-forcibly-demolished

Media (媒体)

英媒:为什么中国盛行“媒体审判” (British media: Why “media trials” are hot in China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2014/08/140812_press_review.shtml

Monday, August 11, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Sales of shark fin in China drop by up to 70%
The Guardian, August 7, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/chinas-choice/2014/aug/08/sales-of-shark-fin-china-drop-70

Corruption (腐败)

No ordinary Zhou: In carrying out the most significant purge in a generation, Xi Jinping seeks to tighten his grip
The Economist, August 9, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21610313-carrying-out-most-significant-purge-generation-xi-jinping-seeks-tighten-his-grip-no

GSK China crisis: Peter Humphrey sentenced to two-and-a-half years
The Telegraph, August 9, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/pharmaceuticalsandchemicals/11022230/GSK-China-crisis-Peter-Humphrey-sentenced-to-two-and-a-half-years.html

Culture (文化)

The spirit level: The Chinese are drinking more
The Economist, August 9, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21611118-chinese-are-drinking-more-spirit-level

Disasters (灾难)

China struggles to expand quake-proof construction
Voice of America, August 11, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-struggles-to-expand-quake-proof-construction/2409447.html

Domestic security (国内安全)

Beijing wants to hire 100,000 volunteers as “anti-terror informants”
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2014,
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570874/offer-big-rewards-terrorism-tip-offs-met-doubt-public

中国解放军总政:防止政治上的自由主义 (PLA’s political department aims to “prevent political liberalism”)
Deutsch Welle, August 11, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1CsY2

习近平:法治是治国理政的基本方式 (Xi Jinping: Rule of law is the fundamental method for governing the country)
The Beijing News, August 11, 2014
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/08/11/329114.html

Gender (性别)

Woman held in Shenzhen allegedly with blood of pregnant women set for Hong Kong gender tests
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571334/woman-held-shenzhen-allegedly-blood-pregnant-women-set-hong-kong-gender

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

正在服刑的 89民运学生领袖周勇军病情危殆 (Zhou Yongjun, imprisoned 1989 Democracy Movement student leader, in critical medical condition)
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-08102014145304.html

高智晟被“伪释放” 国际呼吁还真自由 狱中待遇及身体情况引发关注 (Int’l community calls for “real freedom” for Gao Zhisheng, expresses concern about his health and treatment in prison)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-08082014101358.html

Information Control (信息控制)

国信办副主任彭波解读“即时通信十条” (Deputy Director of the State Internet Information Office explains new regulations on instant messaging services)
people.cn, August 11, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0811/c1001-25444351.html

Related:
China Issues New Regulations on Mobile Text and Voice Messaging Services (HRIC Translation)
Human Rights in China, August 8, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/china-issues-new-regulations-mobile-text-and-voice-messaging-services-hric

85 people “arrested or detained” as China steps up clampdown on internet rumours
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570034/85-people-arrested-or-detained-china-steps-clampdown-internet-rumours

小米就未经同意上传数据北京服务器致歉 (Xiaomi Inc, producer of smartphones and mobile apps, apologizes for uploading data to Beijing server without users' consent)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140811_xiaomi_leak_hongkong_taiwan.shtml

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

China looks to high-speed rail to expand reach
The New York Times, August 8, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/09/world/asia/china-looks-to-high-speed-rail-to-expand-reach.html

Media (媒体)

Televised confessions on state-run TV consolidate China's social control
The Guardian, August 11, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/11/televised-confessions-state-tv-china-social-control

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

China cracking down on Christian groups along North Korea border: sources
Reuters, August 11, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/11/us-northkorea-china-christians-idUSKBN0GB13I20140811

Tibet (西藏)

藏族女作家唯色拉萨机场被“请喝茶” (Tibetan female writer, Woeser Tsering, "invited to drink tea" at Lhasa airport)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/vt-08082014134246.html

Related:
Tibetan writer Woeser detained on arrival at Lhasa airport
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/detention-08082014141123.html

Friday, August 08, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China jails British investigator Humphrey linked to GSK
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 8, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28712420

Related:
China sentences GSK-linked investigators to prison
Reuters, August 8, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/08/us-china-gsk-trial-idUSKBN0G72GC20140808

How much wealth had Zhou Yongkang's family amassed before the former security tsar's fall?
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1568634/keeping-it-family

Disasters (灾难)

China quake toll rises to 615; muddy noodles open army to scrutiny
Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2014
www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-china-quake-muddy-noodles-army-20140807-story.html

Environment (环境)

Only 9 Chinese cities pass clean air test
中国上半年仅九城市空气质量达标
The New York Times, August 9, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140808/c08air/dual/

What to do about China’s polluted farmland?
污地怎么办
Caixin, August 5, 2014
EN: https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/7201-What-to-do-about-China-s-polluted-farmland-
CH: https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/ch/7201-What-to-do-about-China-s-polluted-farmland-

Hukou (户口)

Experts: land reform is the key factor to China’s household registration system
New Tang Dynasty Television, August 7, 2014
www.ntd.tv/en/programs/news-politics/china-forbidden-news/20140807/185947-experts-land-reform-is-the-key-factor-to-chinas-household-registration-system.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

访耿和:“高智晟回家的路还有多远?” (Interview with Geng He: "How long do we have to wait until Gao Zhisheng is home?")
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/mz-08072014153049.html

美国敦促中国允许获释律师高智晟出国(U.S. urges China to allow rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng to go abroad)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 7, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140807_us_china_gaozhisheng.shtml

Related:
Daily Press Briefing
U.S. Department of State, August 7, 2014
www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/08/230387.htm#CHINA

China frees prominent lawyer who defended religious freedom
Reuters, August 7, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/07/us-china-rights-idUSKBN0G71AN20140807

Fiery Chinese rights lawyer released from prison
Associated Press, August 7, 2014
townhall.com/news/world/2014/08/07/fiery-chinese-rights-lawyer-released-from-prison-n1875878

Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng released from prison; now what?
The Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/07/chinese-lawyer-gao-zhisheng-released-from-prison-now-what/?mod=chinablog

高智晟出狱之际 耿和举行记者会要求中共还高智晟真正自由 (Wife of released rights lawyer urges China to ensure true freedom)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-08082014100419.html

Bay Area woman calls for husband to return to The U.S. after being released from Chinese prison
Columbia Broadcasting System, August 7, 2014
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/08/07/bay-area-woman-calls-for-husband-to-return-to-the-us-after-being-released-from-chinese-prison-gao-zhisheng/

Information Control (信息控制)

China cracks down on popular mobile messaging services
中国推“微信十条”严格控制即时通信工具
The New York Times, August 8, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140808/c08wechat/dual/

Related:
China tightens censorship on mobile messaging apps
中国加紧控制移动即时通信工具
Financial Times, August 8, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/81075e92-1e00-11e4-ab52-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057644

China has neutralized the social media threat
Quartz, August 7, 2014
http://qz.com/246063/china-has-neutralized-the-social-media-threat/

Timeline of China’s social media crackdowns
The Wall Street Journal, August 8, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/08/timeline-of-chinas-social-media-crackdowns

Religion (宗教)

Exclusive: China police investigate U.S. citizen near border with North Korea - source
Reuters, August 7, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/07/us-china-canada-investigation-tumen-idUSKBN0G712Z20140807

Pope to fly over China, rare chance for greetings
Associated Press, August 7, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/pope-to-fly-over-china-rare-chance-for-greetings/2014/08/07/efdb27c4-1e5d-11e4-9b6c-12e30cbe86a3_story.html

Rule of Law (法治)

China’s leaders hint at bowing to rule of law as part of reforms
The Australian, August 8, 2014
www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/chinas-leaders-hint-at-bowing-to-rule-of-law-as-part-of-reforms/story-e6frg97x-1227017223088?nk=bcba41782167946d580eaeae141145c7#

State Secrets (国家秘密)

Foreign investigators say they didn’t know China law
Bloomberg Businessweek, August 8, 2014
www.businessweek.com/news/2014-08-07/briton-s-trial-reflects-dangers-of-probing-china-secrets

Tibet (西藏)

绿色和平组织: 藏高原水源地违法开采严重 (Greenpeace: goal mining threatens water sources on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau)
Voice of America, August 7, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-giant-coal-mine-20140807/2406208.html

Related:
Vast coal field expands into protected Chinese grasslands
The Telegraph, August 7, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11017553/PIC-and-PUB-HOLD-FOR-LEGAL-PLS-Vast-coal-field-expands-into-protected-Chinese-grasslands.html

See report:
Exposed: Coal mining at the source of China's Yellow River
青海祁连山区黄河水源地内多家企业违法采煤
Green Peace, August 7, 2014
EN: www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/features/Exposed-Coal-mining-at-the-source-of-Chinas-Yellow-River/
CH: www.greenpeace.cn/news/qinghai-qilianshan-illegal-coal-mining.php