Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Chinese businessman who bought and ate three tigers is jailed for 13 years
Agence France-Presse, December 31, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1670705/china-businessman-jailed-13-years-buying-tigers-eating-them-and-drinking

Corruption (腐败)

In Limbo, a city in China faces life after graft
山西吕梁,中国式腐败标本
The New York Times, December 31, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20141231/c31chinacorrupt/dual/

Disasters (灾难)

17 killed in huge factory explosions in China
广东顺德一工厂爆炸 已致17死20伤
South China Morning Post, December 31, 2014
EN:http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1671653/17-killed-guangdong-factory-blast
CH:http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/45492/yan-dong-shun-de-yi-gong-han-bao-zha-yi-zhi-17si-20shang

中国严处昆山8月爆炸事故责任人 市委书记免职市长撤职
China sacks officials for factory blast, 17 dead in latest incident
Reuters, December 31, 2014
CH:http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0K908W20141231?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews
EN:http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/31/us-china-blast-punishment-idUSKBN0K903520141231

Environment (环境)

China hands out record fine to six polluters: Xinhua
Reuters, December 30, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/31/us-china-pollution-fine-idUSKBN0K902X20141231

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Deploys Thousands of Police Amid Fears of New Protests
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/occupation-12302014140555.html

Special Report: The mainland's colonization of the Hong Kong economy
Reuters, December 30, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/31/us-hongkong-china-economy-specialreport-idUSKBN0K901320141231

Hong Kong protest teenager sent to children's home
Channel News Asia, December 30, 2014
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-protest/1558786.html

Information Control (信息控制)

Prison sentence for maker of documentary on Chinese Constitutional rule
中国宪政纪录片制片人被判刑
The New York Times, December 31, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20141231/c31documentary/dual/

Internet (互联网)

The Great Firewall of China is nearly complete
CNN, December 30, 2014
http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/30/technology/china-internet-firewall-google/

Nudity, graphic imagery pose China questions for Facebook
The Wall Street Journal, December 30, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/12/30/nudity-graphic-imagery-pose-china-questions-for-facebook/

Gmail中国内地服务得以部分恢复
Access restored to Google’s email service in China
Financial Times, December 31, 2014
CH:http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001059914
EN:http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/42d6be36-8ffe-11e4-a0e5-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz3NUdKkdoX

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China's princelings versus tuanpai
The Straits Times, December 31, 2014
http://www.stasiareport.com/the-big-story/asia-report/china/story/chinas-princelings-versus-tuanpai-20141231

Chinese repression of dissent intensifies under ruthless Xi Jinping
The Guardian, December 30, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/30/china-repression-dissent-xi-jinping

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The elusive Chinese dream
镜花水月中国梦
The New York Times, December 31, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20141231/c31wasserstrom/dual/

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Academic Exchange (学术交流)

专访:汉办主任反驳孔子学院干扰学术自由
How open is China's global Confucius Institute programme?
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 29, 2014
CH:http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141229_confucius_interview
EN:http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141229_confucius_interview

Corruption (腐败)

中共党内决不容忍结党营私 对腐败保持高压态势--新华
CPC says that cliques within the Party are not tolerated
Xinhua, December 30, 2014
CH:http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0K70LB20141229?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews
EN:http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/899199.shtml

Education (教育)

Chinese president signals tightening of control over universities
The Guardian, December 30, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/30/chinese-president-signals-tightening-of-control-over-universities

Health (健康)

Dust in the lung
Al Jazeera, December 29, 2014
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2014/12/dust-lung-20141229919544772.html

"AIDS demolition brigades” clear path for property developer
The Wall Street Journal, December 29, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/12/29/aids-demolition-brigades-clear-path-for-property-developer/?mod=WSJBlog

Hong Kong (香港)

Britain made 1984 vow to Hong Kong on Sino-British joint declaration, declassified documents show
South China Morning Post, December 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1670635/britain-made-1984-vow-hong-kong-joint-declaration-documents-show

The New Lion Rock Spirit -- how a banner on a hillside redefined the Hong Kong dream
Huffington Post, December 29, 2014
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/yuen-chan/the-new-lion-rock-spirit-_b_6345212.html

Students watch as Hong Kong prepares to explain protests to Beijing
The Wall Street Jounal, December 29, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/12/29/students-watch-as-hong-kong-prepares-to-explain-protests-to-beijing/?mod=chinablog

Internet (互联网)

外交部回应Gmail被封 环时:中国使用者应接受现实
Chinese internet users "should accept blocking of Gmail in China": Global Times
South China Morning Post, December 29, 2014
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/45357/wai-jiao-bu-hui-ying-gmailbei-feng-huan-shi-zhong-guo-shi-yong-zhe-ying-jie-shou-xian
EN:http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1670661/chinese-internet-users-should-accept-blocking-gmail-china-claims-global

Media (媒体)

Film director jailed in China for making documentary about the constitution
South China Morning Post, December 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1670695/film-director-jailed-china-making-documentary-about-constitution

Rule of Law (法治)

In China, a rare criminal case in which evidence made a difference
The Washington Post, December 29, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-china-a-rare-criminal-case-in-which-evidence-made-a-difference/2014/12/29/23f86b80-796b-11e4-9721-80b3d95a28a9_story.html

Technology (科技)

Xiaomi, Chinese smartphone maker, valued at $45 billion
小米再度融资,市值接近雅虎
The New York Times, December 30, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20141230/c30xiaomi/dual/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's 2014: the view from house arrest
Radio Free Asia, December 29, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/commentaries/baotong/2014-12292014154005.html

Caving in to China's power
向中国出版审查低头的世界
The New York Times, December 30, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20141230/c30kitto/dual/

Monday, December 29, 2014

Children (儿童)

Agonizing, lonely search for missing kids in China
Concord Monitor, December 28, 2014
http://www.concordmonitor.com/news/nation/world/14981675-95/agonizing-lonely-search-for-missing-kids-in-china

Corruption (腐败)

令计划被调查前后,贪官继续落马 (As Ling Jihua is investigated, corrupt officials continue to be sacked)
Radio France Internationale, December 26, 2014
http://rfi.my/1y1PifJ

Related:
令计划妻弟谷源旭已被带走调查 (Ling Jihua’s brother-in-law, Gu Yuanxu, taken for questioning)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 29, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141229_cn_guyuanxu_investigation

“40多名中高级将领职务调整与反腐有关”的网传消息大部分得到证实 (Online information verified: more than 40 mid-to-high ranking officials to be reassigned in connection with anti-corruption campaign)
Radio France Internationale, December 26, 2014
http://rfi.my/1tuT14a

Death Penalty (死刑)

死刑错案引发对中国司法的质疑 (Misjudged death penalty cases raise questions about China’s judicial system)
Radio France Internationale, December 26, 2014
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD/20141226-%E5%8F%B8%E6%B3%95%E9%94%99%E6%A1%88%E5%BC%95%E5%8F%91%E8%B4%A8%E7%96%91

Environment (环境)

央视曝珠江广州段抗生素污染严重 水公司:取水点安全 (CCTV exposes severe antibiotic pollution in Pearl River near Guangzhou, water company claims water intake location is safe)
South China Morning Post, December 26, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/45226/yang-shi-pu-zhu-jiang-yan-zhou-duan-kang-sheng-su-wu-ran-yan-zhong-shui-gong-si-qu-shui

Freedom of Association and Assembly (结社自由、集会自由)

河南拆迁户游行抗议安置房货不对版 政府带黑社会镇压多人被殴伤 (Demonstrations held to protest Henan housing demolitions, government suppression using organized crime groups leaves many beaten and injured)
Radio Free Asia, December 24, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-12242014104011.html

Health, 健康

WHO: 'China faces growing public health crisis from tobacco use'
Deutsche Welle, December 25, 2014
http://www.dw.de/who-china-faces-growing-public-health-crisis-from-tobacco-use/a-18151535

Hong Kong (香港)

More Hong Kong arrests on second night of renewed protests
Deutsche Welle, December 26, 2014
http://www.dw.de/more-hong-kong-arrests-on-second-night-of-renewed-protests/a-18152245

China's Premier Li Keqiang praises Hong Kong govt for not giving in to protesters
Straits Times, December 28, 2014
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/east-asia/story/chinas-premier-li-keqiang-praises-hong-kong-govt-not-giving-protesters-201

China's leaders “fear Hong Kong will be a base for subversion”
刘兆佳:中央忧港成“颠覆基地
The South China Morning Post, December 29, 2014
EN:http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1670363/chinas-leaders-fear-subversion-hong-kong-professor-lau-siu-kai
CH:http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/45265/liu-zhao-jia-zhong-yang-you-gang-cheng-dian-fu-ji-di

香港又有37名示威者被逮捕 (Another 37 demonstrators arrested in Hong Kong)
Deutsche Welle, December 26, 2014
http://www.dw.de/%E9%A6%99%E6%B8%AF%E5%8F%88%E6%9C%8937%E5%90%8D%E7%A4%BA%E5%A8%81%E8%80%85%E8%A2%AB%E9%80%AE%E6%8D%95/a-18152147

习近平:港政改须利于安居乐业和国家安全 (Xi Jinping: Hong Kong political reform must be beneficial to “living in peace and working happily” and national security)
South China Morning Post, December 26, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/45232/xi-jin-ping-gang-zheng-gai-xu-li-yu-ju-le-ye-he-guo-jia-quan

香港多个团体平安夜发起争取真普选活动 中国社科院称占中未对大陆产生影响 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: Christmas Eve activities, organized by Hong Kong groups calling for universal suffrage, have no impact on mainland)
Radio Free Asia, December 24, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/yf2-12242014104102.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese poet “tortured,” suffers heart attack in police custody: lawyer
Radio Free Asia, December 26, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/poet-12262014154152.html

刘晓波获刑五周年 中国斥美侵犯司法主权 (China denounces U.S. for violating judicial sovereignty on 5th anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s imprisonment)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 24, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141225_liu_xiaobo_anniversary

维权律师称内地过百人因声援占中被控寻衅滋事罪 (Rights lawyer says over 100 mainlanders arrested for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for supporting Hong Kong protests)
Radio France Internationale, December 24, 2014
http://rfi.my/1wwuDcR

蒙古族异议人士哈达将起诉政府4年非法关押 (Mongolian dissident Hada to sue government for 4 years of illegal detention)
Radio France Internationale, December 25, 2014
http://rfi.my/1Bk1I02

Internet (互联网)

Google's Gmail blocked in China, Great Firewall suspected
Reuters, December 29, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/29/google-china-idUSL3N0UD1SB20141229

Labor (劳工)

Labor disputes a growing threat to social stability in China, state-backed think tank says
The Wall Street Journal, December 25, 2014
http://on.wsj.com/1D2YzTR

Religion (宗教)

China tightens church control ahead of Christmas
The Washington Post, December 25, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-tightens-church-control-ahead-of-christmas/2014/12/24/388bc73a-8bd2-11e4-ace9-47de1af4c3eb_story.html

China will publish a list of legal places to worship in an effort to root out illegal cults
International Business Times, December 29, 2014
http://www.ibtimes.com/china-will-publish-list-legal-places-worship-effort-root-out-illegal-cults-1767976

The Chinese Christians forced to celebrate Christmas in secret
The South China Morning Post, December 29, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1670434/christians-who-celebrate-christmas-secret

西北大学现代学院禁止学生过圣诞节 (Modern College of Northwest University bans students from celebrating Christmas)
Radio Free Asia, December 25, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/hc-12252014122436.html

Social Security (社会安全)

China’s migrant workers struggle for pensions
The Wall Street Journal, December 29, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/12/29/chinas-migrant-workers-struggle-for-pensions/

State Security (国家安全)

How China classifies State Secrets
Diplomat, December 23, 2014
http://thediplomat.com/2014/12/how-china-classifies-state-secrets/

Taiwan (台湾)

六四学运领袖吾尔开希宣布退出台湾立委补选 (Wu'erkaixi, student leader in 1989 Democracy Movement, announces withdrawal from by-election for Taiwan legislator)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 25, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141226_taiwan_wuer_kaixi_withdrawn

Tibet (西藏)

China police fire on Tibetans after self-immolations: rights group
Reuters, December 26, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/26/us-china-tibet-idUSKBN0K404J20141226

人权组织:川西藏族抗议 警察向僧人开枪 (Human rights group: police fire on monks in Tibetan protest in Western Sichuan)
Deutsche Welle, December 26, 2014
http://www.dw.de/%E4%BA%BA%E6%9D%83%E7%BB%84%E7%BB%87%E5%B7%9D%E8%A5%BF%E8%97%8F%E6%97%8F%E6%8A%97%E8%AE%AE-%E8%AD%A6%E5%AF%9F%E5%90%91%E5%83%A7%E4%BA%BA%E5%BC%80%E6%9E%AA/a-18152170

Facebook deletes post on Tibetan monk’s self-immolation
The New York Times, December 27, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/27/facebook-deletes-post-on-tibetan-monks-self-immolation/?_r=0

Opinion (观点)

The elusive Chinese Dream
The New York Times, December 26, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/27/opinion/the-elusive-chinese-dream.html

Like the Romans, the Chinese are threatened by the real Christmas
The Guardian, December 26, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2014/dec/26/like-romans-chinese-threatened-real-christmas

China’s empty promise of rule by law
The Washington Post, December 28, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/chinas-empty-promise-of-rule-by-law/2014/12/28/16dc04ec-8baf-11e4-a085-34e9b9f09a58_story.html

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

China to "regulate" foreign NGOs with new law
Reuters, December 22, 2014
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/12/22/china-politics-ngos-idINKBN0K00PG20141222

中国立法应对境内外安全挑战? (China makes law to cope with security challenges from domestic and foreign sources?)
Deutsche Welle, December 22, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1E8jd

Corruption (腐败)

China to investigate ex-President Hu's top aide
ABC News, December 22, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-investigate-president-hus-top-aide-27759509

How son’s death in a high-speed car crash led to powerful Chinese official’s fall from grace
South China Morning Post, December 23, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1668151/how-sons-death-high-speed-car-crash-led-powerful-chinese-officials-fall

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

81岁作家铁流被移送检院审查起诉 (Case of writer Tie Liu, 81, reaches procuratorate for indictment)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-12222014093052.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Billionaire Kwok Jailed 5 Years for Corrupting H.K. Official
Bloomberg, December 23, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-23/billionaire-kwok-gets-5-years-jail-in-hong-kong-corruption-trial.html

“世纪贪污案”有损香港廉洁声誉? (Is “Corruption Scandal of the Century” harming Hong Kong’s clean reputation?)
Deutsche Welle, December 23, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1E90h

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

郭飞雄及孙德胜案辩护律师状告法院院长(Defense lawyers for Guo Feixiong and Sun Desheng sue president of court)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-12222014095701.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

观点:双城、新世代、民主连带 (Viewpoint: two cities, a new age, joint democracy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 23, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141223_taiwan_hongkong

Monday, December 22, 2014

Academic Exchange (学术交流)

Confucius institute: The hard side of China's soft power
BBC, December 22, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30567743

Confucius Institutes – Quo Vadis?
The Diplomat, December 21, 2014
http://thediplomat.com/2014/12/confucius-institutes-quo-vadis/

Cyber security (网络安全)

中国外长称中国反对一切形式网络攻击和网络恐怖行为 (Chinese Foreign Minister: China opposes to all forms of cyber-attack and cyber terror)
Reuters, December 22, 2014
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0K00GG20141222

Hong Kong (香港)

Top Beijing adviser raps Hong Kong for lack of national security law
South China Morning Post, December 22, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1667673/top-adviser-chinas-government-says-hong-kong-lags-behind-macau

Hong Kong protesters adopt new weapon: Christmas carols
The Telegraph, December 22, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11307324/Hong-Kong-protesters-adopt-new-weapon-Christmas-carols.html

Macao (澳门)

China's Xi warns against pro-democracy protests on visit to Macau
Deutsche Welle, December 20, 2014
http://www.dw.de/chinas-xi-warns-against-pro-democracy-protests-on-visit-to-macau/a-18143277

Umbrellas banned as China's Xi arrives in Macau
Daily Mail, December 19, 2014
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-2880139/Xi-arrives-Macau-China-cracks-gambling.html

China's Xi Cautions Macau Against Foreign Forces
ABC News, December 20, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-leader-cautions-external-forces-27731965

北京推动澳门变革新路径 (Beijing impels Macau to follow a new path)
Radio France Internationale, December 20, 2014
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20141220-北京推动澳门变革新路径

National Defense (国防)

China mulls national security law to deal with terrorists
The Hindu, December 22, 2014
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/china-mulls-national-security-law-to-deal-with-terrorists/article6715826.ece

Population (人口)

点评中国: 从单独二孩实践看中国人口决策 (Comment on China: Using the one-child policy to examine China’s population policy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 22, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/focus_on_china/2014/12/141222_cr_singlechildpolicy

Rule of Law (法治)

广东韶关法轮案开庭 律师辩护被架出法庭 (Falun Gong trial in Shaoguan, Guangdong begins, defense lawyer is bundled out of the courtroom)
Radio Free Asia, December 19, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-12192014100619.html

Taiwan (台湾)

吾尔开希:受柯文哲鼓舞而参选台湾立委 (Wu'erkaixi: Inspired by Ke Wenzhe to run for office as Taiwan legislator)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 22, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141222_taiwan_wuer_kaixi

Friday, December 19, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

山西太原公安局原局长李亚力被捕 (Li Yali, former Taiyuan, Shanxi Public Security Bureau chief, arrested)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 18, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141218_china_li_yali

河南一天通报10官员被查 均为正副处级 (Ten deputy departmental level officials investigated in one day in Henan)
China News Service, December 19, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/1219/c1001-26240584.html

港前政务司长许仕仁涉贪8项控罪 5项罪成
Rafael Hui and Thomas Kwok found guilty of bribery in Hong Kong’s biggest graft trial
South China Morning Post, December 19, 2014
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/44913/xu-shi-ren-8xiang-kong-zui-5xiang-zui-cheng
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1665519/rafael-hui-and-thomas-kwok-found-guilty-bribery-hong-kongs-biggest

Hong Kong (香港)

Folding the umbrellas: Police finish clearing protesters off the streets after an 11-week stand-off
The Economist, December 20, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21636798-police-finish-clearing-protesters-streets-after-11-week-stand-folding-umbrellas

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Detained China rights lawyer facing “inhuman torment”, wife says
Reuters, December 19, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/detained-china-rights-lawyer-facing-inhuman-torment-wife-092251626.html

LGBTI

Chinese court rules “gay cure” treatments illegal
The Guardian, December 19, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/19/chinese-court-gay-straight-conversion-clinic

Macao (澳门)

习近平抵澳门 港澳社运传媒受高度监控 (Xi Jinping arrives in Macau, Hong Kong and Macau’s social activists and media closely monitored)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 19, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141219_china_macau_xijinping

Umbrella ban in rainy Macau as China’s president Xi Jinping arrives for visit
The Guardian, December 19, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/19/umbrella-ban-macau-china-xi-jinping-visit

Tibet (西藏)

北京:只有中央政府能决定达赖存废 (Beijing: Only the Central government can decide the Dalai Lama’s fate)
South China Morning Post, December 19, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/44917/bei-jing-zhi-you-zhong-yang-zheng-fu-neng-jue-ding-da-lai-cun-fei

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Xinjiang terrorist cases must be dealt with “harshly and quickly”, says China’s top judge
Reuters, December 19, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1665474/xinjiang-terrorist-cases-must-be-dealt-harshly-and-quickly-says-chinas

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Environment (环境)

China's largest coal power plant violating air pollution levels every week
The Guardian, December 18, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/18/chinas-largest-coal-power-plant-violating-air-pollution-levels-every-week

Hong Kong (香港)

At political impasse, Hong Kong needs compromise
The Diplomat, December 17, 2014
http://thediplomat.com/2014/12/at-political-impasse-hong-kong-needs-compromise/

It’s not over
The Economist, December 20, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21636745-pro-democracy-protesters-hong-kong-have-dispersed-governments-troubles-are-far

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

RFA独家:异议人士哈达盼偕家人出国获自由 (RFA Exclusive: Dissident Hada hopes to emigrate with family to obtain freedom)
Radio Free Asia, December 17, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-12172014101247.html

中国监狱良心犯李化平妻子:李化平被以这个罪名判刑,是他的荣誉 (Wife of Li Huaping, Chinese prisoner of conscience: Li’s sentence is his honor)
Radio Free Asia, December 17, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-12172014104005.html

Media (媒体)

驻华外国记者称中国舆论收紧加剧
Reporters in China say media freeze is intensifying
The New York Times, December 18, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20141218/c18reporters/dual/

China gets even colder for reporters
The New York Times, December 17, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/17/china-gets-even-colder-for-reporters/

China leads the world in jailing journalists
Bloomberg, December 17, 2014
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-12-17/china-leads-the-world-in-jailing-journalists

Rule of Law (法治)

黑龙江开审法轮功学员 法院多处程序违法 (Heilongjiang trial of Falun Gong members begins, court violates procedural rules)
Radio Free Asia, December 17, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-12172014101649.html

Torture (酷刑)

Days after slamming U.S. “hypocrisy,” China acknowledges it also tortures
The Salt Lake Tribune, December 16, 2014
http://www.sltrib.com/home/1957418-155/story.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

雷国俊:中国的民族问题缘何难解
Q. and A.: James Leibold on Ethnic Policies in China
The New York Times, December 18, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20141218/c18leiboldqa/dual/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

何清涟:2014中国政治关键词:狠 (He Qinglian: China’s political keyword for 2014: “ruthless”)
Voice of America, December 17, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/he-qing-lian-20141217/2563303.html

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

China to recognise “animal welfare” for the first time in milestone law change
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1663199/china-write-animal-welfare-law-first-time

Corruption (腐败)

China indicts former mayor of Nanjing on corruption charges
ABC News, December 17, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-indicts-mayor-nanjing-corruption-charges-27654643

China’s corruption fight inseparable from economic reform
The Wall Street Journal, December 17, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/12/17/chinas-corruption-fight-inseparable-from-economic-reform/

2012年中国贪腐外流资金2500亿美元 (China’s corruption-related money outflows near $250 billion in 2012)
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/xql-12162014103229.html

Environment (环境)

Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made "almost uninhabitable" by pollution
The Guardian, December 16, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/dec/16/beijing-airpocalypse-city-almost-uninhabitable-pollution-china

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s chief executive snubs UK committee probe into Joint Declaration
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1663521/hong-kongs-chief-executive-snubs-uk-committee-probe-joint-declaration

Hong Kong protesters take fight for “true democracy” to UK
The Telegraph, December 16, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11296888/Hong-Kong-protesters-take-fight-for-true-democracy-to-UK.html

长平:中央和港府对学生比六四前更冷漠高傲 (Chang Ping: Bejing and Hong Kong governments more indifferent and arrogant towards students than before June Fourth)
Radio France Internationale, December 15, 2014
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20141215-长平:中央和港府对学生比六四前更冷漠高傲

香港民主派人士疑遭中国特工监视 立法会议员自曝榜上有名 (Hong Kong’s Democratic Party members suspect monitoring by Chinese intelligence services, Legislative Council member learns she is on a “blacklist”)
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl2-12162014102717.html

Hukou (户口)

China’s closed cities threaten population goals, report says
The Wall Street Journal, December 17, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/12/17/chinas-closed-cities-threaten-population-goals-report-says/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国著名民运人士徐友渔获颁瑞典人权奖 (Well-known June Fourth activist, Xu Youyu, wins Swedish human rights award)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 16, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141216_xuyouyu_human_rights_award

Tibet (西藏)

Dalai Lama: British government needs Chinese money
The Telegraph, December 16, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11297931/Dalai-Lama-British-government-needs-Chinese-money.html

Tibetan man dies after self-immolation in protest of Chinese rule
藏族男子在甘肃自焚身亡
The New York Times, December 16, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20141217/c17tibetan/dual/

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China demotes 1,000 officials with family abroad in graft fight
Reuters, December 15, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/15/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0JT1B620141215?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

China official admits huge jade bribes
Bangkok Post, December 16, 2014
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/450171/china-official-admits-huge-jade-bribes

Related:
安徽前副省长倪发科出庭受审 (Former vice governor of Anhui to stand trial in connection with accepting bribes)
Deutsche Welle, December 16, 2014
http://bit.ly/1sAEIdV

Death penalty (死刑)

内蒙男青年枪决18年后洗刷罪名 (Inner Mongolian court exonerates teenager executed for murder)
The New York Times, December 16, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20141216/c16teenager/

Hong Kong (香港)

Three months of protests end quietly in Hong Kong
“占中”落幕,被捕者等待法律裁决
The New York Times, December 16, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20141216/c16hongkong/dual

Hong Kong rights groups set up database on Occupy police violence complaints
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1663355/hong-kong-rights-groups-set-database-occupy-police-violence

Hong Kong’s protests are over, but the fight over free speech has just begun
Quartz, December 16, 2014
http://qz.com/311287/hong-kongs-protests-are-over-but-the-fight-over-free-speech-has-just-begun/

Media (媒体)

无国界记者:中国囚禁记者人数全球最多(Reporters Without Borders: China imprisons most reporters worldwide)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 16, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/12/141216_journalists_prisoned

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China is said to have freed jailed Uighur Linguist
中国提前释放获刑维族语言学家
The New York Times, December 16, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20141216/c16xinjiang/dual/

China's anti-ISIL rhetoric aims to globalize Uighur crackdown, say experts
Al Jazeera, December 15, 2014
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/12/15/china-isil-uighur.html

Three hurt in knife attack in China's Xinjiang
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 16, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30490727

Opinion (观点)

Post Occupy, will the government speak for the Hong Kong people
South China Morning Post, December 15, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1662934/post-occupy-will-government-speak-hong-kong-people

Monday, December 15, 2014

Academic Exchange (学术交流)

UI “well-protected” in arrangements with Confucius Institute
The News Gazette, December 14, 2014
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-12-14/ui-well-protected-arrangements-confucius-institute.html

Culture (文化)

China to ban use of national anthem at weddings
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 12, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30449660

Death penalty (死刑)

China acquits a teenager of murder—18 years after executing him
Quartz, December 15, 2014
http://qz.com/312390/china-acquits-a-teenager-of-murder-18-years-after-executing-him/

Health (健康)

China’s coal addiction brings scourge of black lung
The Wall Street Journal, December 14, 2014
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-coal-addiction-brings-scourge-of-black-lung-1418593741?mod=rss_about_china

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police begin clearing last Occupy protest site
Bloomberg, December 15, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-14/hong-kong-police-will-clear-last-occupy-protest-site-tomorrow.html

How China spies on Hong Kong’s democrats
Reuters, December 15, 2014
http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/14/12/HONGKONG-SURVEILANCE.pdf

Hong Kong activists fear they are being monitored by Beijing
The Guardian, December 14, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/14/hong-kong-activists-beijing-chinese-spying-pro-democracy

Hong Kong needs to be “re-enlightened” on law following Occupy protests, says top Beijing official
South China Morning Post, December 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1661865/hong-kong-macau-need-enlightenment-law-and-identity-says-npc-official

从天安门到金钟:六四幸存者唐路细述两次运动 (From Tiananmen to Admiralty: June Fourth survivor Rose Tang on the two movements)
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/ql2-12122014120122.html

中联办:“占中”是挑战中央对香港的管制权 (Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Hong Kong: “Occupy Central” challenges the central government’s authority)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 14, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141214_occupy_central_cahkms_conference

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

A Chinese dissident's plea for freedom and love
The Atlantic, December 13, 2014
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/12/liu-xiaobo-china-i-have-no-enemies/383714/

异议人士哈达将展开申诉 (Freed dissident Hada to press charges for torture and maltreatment in detention)
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-12122014113734.html

Related:
Freed Mongol dissident Hada says he was tortured in jail, remains under house arrest
South China Morning Post, December 15, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1662965/freed-mongol-dissident-hada-says-he-was-tortured-jail-remains-under-house

Internet (互联网)

中共党媒批三名微博名人公开“反党”(Three microblogging celebrities slammed by CPC official media for challenging the Party on Weibo)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 14, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141214_blog_celebrity

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

中国逾200名律师联署抗议律师庭上被抓 (Over 200 Chinese lawyers sign petition to protest police removal of Falun Gong defense lawyer from court)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 12, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141212_china_lawyer_falungong

Population (人口)

社科院:中国应尽快放宽生育两孩政策 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: China should allow two children per family as soon as possible)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 15, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141215_china_two-child_policy

Taiwan (台湾)

“台湾声援中国人权律师网络”在台北成立 (“Taiwan for Chinese Rights Defense Lawyers Network” established in Taipei)
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx-12122014122450.html

Tibet (西藏)

Vatican, citing “delicate situation,” rejects Dalai Lama meeting with Pope
NPR, December 12, 2014
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/12/12/370364934/vatican-citing-delicate-situation-rejects-dalai-lama-meeting-with-pope

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China “voids” Hong Kong Rights
The Wall Street Journal, December 14, 2014
http://www.wsj.com/articles/gordon-crovitz-china-voids-hong-kong-rights-1418601004

The Global Lawyer: A Salute to Hong Kong’s Occupy Central
The American Lawyer, December 14, 2014
http://www.international.law.com/the-global-lawyer/id=1202678990078/The-Global-Lawyer-A-Salute-to-Hong-Kongs-Occupy-Central?mcode=1202616134283&curindex=0&back=LitDaily

Friday, December 12, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

《人民日报》:周永康所作所为与叛徒无异 (People’s Daily: What Zhou Yongkang did is no different from a traitor)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/sd-12112014121541.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Occupy Hong Kong’s end start of “permanent” political unrest
Bloomberg, December 12, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-11/occupy-hong-kong-end-marks-start-of-permanent-political-unrest.html

Hong Kong protest leaders say will try to win over disapproving public, but warn of “more radical” actions
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1661358/next-fight-hong-kong-students-winning-over-disapproving-public-says

Hong Kong protests: arrests as admiralty site is cleared
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30426346

Related:
金钟清场249人被捕 近百人已获释 (249 arrested in Admiralty clearance, almost 100 released)
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/44373/jin-zhong-qing-chang-249ren-bei-bu-jin-bai-ren-yi-huo-shi

Hong Kong protesters: “We'll be back”
ABC, December 11, 2014
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/12/11/hong-kong-protesters-vow-return/20250475/

Related:
香港社会渐显共识:清场不是结局 只是开始 (Consensus emerges in Hong Kong society: clearance is not the end, only a beginning)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl2-12112014112611.html

Hong Kong: “It’s Just the Beginning”
香港雨伞运动:“这才刚刚开始”
Human Rights in China, December 11, 2014
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/hong-kong-its-just-beginning
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/sheng-ming/xiang-gang-yu-san-yun-dong-zhe-cai-gang-gang-kai-shi

Hong Kong’s main democracy protest camp falls with leading protest figures arrested
Time, December 11, 2014
http://time.com/3629471/hong-kongs-main-democracy-protest-camp-has-fallen-after-75-days/

民运人士郭宝胜被匿名电话恐吓:停止声援占中 (June Fourth activist Guo Baosheng threatened by anonymous caller to stop supporting “Occupy Central”)
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/ck-12122014094212.html

香港清场:大陆人的感动、声援和担心 (Hong Kong clearance: mainlanders moved, supportive, and concerned)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/yf1-12112014113737.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese court frees Uyghur linguist following appeal
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/linguist-12112014153845.html

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

爱立信阻击成功 小米手机印度遭禁售 (Xiaomi banned in India after Ericsson’s patent infringement allegation accepted)
The Beijing News, December 12, 2014
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/finance/2014/12/12/345536.html

Related:
Xiaomi's India patent loss means trouble for China's smartphone brands
Bloomberg Businessweek, December 11, 2014
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-12-11/xiaomis-india-loss-means-trouble-for-chinas-smartphone-brands

Rule of Law (法治)

一个违宪违法的基层选举样本 (Example of an illegal and unconstitutional grassroots election)
Financial Times, December 12, 2014
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001059634

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China's Urumqi bans Islamic veil, sparking rights concerns
Reuters, December 11, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/11/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN0JP0RQ20141211

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China energy officials urged to educate families to avoid graft
Reuters, December 11, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/11/us-china-energy-corruption-idUSKBN0JP0NW20141211

Hong Kong (香港)

LIVE: Police start arrests after Hong Kong protesters defy warnings in clearance operation
South China Morning Post, December 11, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1660285/live-occupy-protesters-pack-and-say-their-goodbyes-hong-kong-police

Last of Hong Kong protesters arrested amid police clearance
South China Morning Post, December 11, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/11/hong-kong-protesters-brace-arrests-police-clearance

视频:香港“占中”清场中,200名示威者突然涌至 (Video: 200 protesters surge site during Hong Kong “Occupy Central” clearance)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/multimedia/2014/12/141211_vid_hkprotesters

Protests prompt Hong Kong’s rich to re-explore emigration
The Wall Street Journal, December 11, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/12/11/hong-kong-protests-drive-rich-to-re-explore-emigration/

China media: Hong Kong protest
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30427142

Related:
中国内地官媒罗列香港“占中”示威负面影响 (Mainland official media list negative impact of Hong Kong’s “Occupy Central” protests)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141211_hk_occupy-central_china-media-reax

Hong Kong art lovers rescue works from protest site
Agence France-Presse, December 11, 2014
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/hong-kong-art-lovers-rescue-works-protest-180052318.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China rights lawyer denies all accusations, including inciting ethnic hatred
Reuters, December 10, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/10/us-china-rights-idUSKBN0JO11B20141210

诺贝尔和平奖得主狱中讯息:关注无名受难者 (Message from Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo: pay more attention to lesser-known sufferers)
Deutsche Welle, December 12, 2014
http://www.dw.de/诺贝尔和平奖得主狱中讯息关注无名受难者/a-18122558?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

中国民间网站公布最新良心犯名单 (Chinese civil society website releases latest list of prisoners of conscience)
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-12102014104340.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

世界人权日北京上万访民被羁押 官媒噤声 (On International Human Rights Day, over 10,000 petitioners detained in Beijing, official media silent)
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-12102014101935.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

中国乌鲁木齐禁穿戴伊斯兰罩袍 (China’s Urumqi bans public wearing of burqas)
Voice of America, December 11, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-urumqi-20141211/2554697.html

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

China ivory craze kills 100,000 elephants
CNN, December 9, 2014
http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/09/news/china-ivory-elephant/

Corruption (腐败)

Liu Tienan: Top Chinese economist jailed over bribery
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 10, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30408032

Environment (环境)

环境组织曝光中国最大污染企业 (Environmental organization exposes China’s highest-polluting company)
Voice of America, December 10, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/chinas-biggest-polluting-20141210/2552986.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protesters steadfast in final hours before police clearance
Reuters, December 9, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/10/us-hongkong-china-idUSKBN0JN02520141210

Hong Kong protesters say “We'll be back” as police swoop looms
Channel News Asia, December 10, 2014
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-protesters-say/1522276.html

Mapping out the protest sites for history
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1659236/mapping-out-protest-sites-history

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

被中国关押异议人士女儿获美国庇护 (Daughters of detained dissident Zhang Lin receive political asylum in U.S.)
Voice of America, December 10, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/rdr-daughter-of-chinese-jailed-20141210/2552956.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

国际人权日:中国官媒噤声 网友讨论热烈 (On International Human Rights Day, Chinese official media silent, netizens in heated discussion)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 10, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/12/141210_china_rights_internet

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

The myth of “Chinese Wisdom”
The Diplomat, December 10, 2014
http://thediplomat.com/2014/12/the-myth-of-chinese-wisdom/

Rule of Law (法治)

内媒:最高法拟规定疲劳审讯所得证据非法 (Mainland media: China’s Supreme People’s Court to criminalize evidence obtained by interrogation inducing exhaustion)
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/43958/nei-mei-zui-gao-fa-ni-gui-ding-pi-lao-shen-xun-suo-de-zheng-ju-fei-fa

Tibet (西藏)

藏族村民因强制投票与官员起冲突 (Forced to vote for government-supported candidates, Tibetan villagers clash with officials)
Voice of America, December 10, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/tibet-20141210/2553147.html

Torture (酷刑)

China on U.S. Senate Torture Report: “American needs to clean up its own human rights issues”
International Business Times, December 10, 2014
http://www.ibtimes.com/china-us-senate-torture-report-america-needs-clean-its-own-human-rights-issues-1745339

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

报告:中国需求加剧象牙走私
Report: a quarter of ivory sold in Beijing and Shanghai shops illegal
Voice of America, December 9, 2014
CH:http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-illegal-ivory-trade-20141209/2551422.html
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-report-a-quarter-of-ivory-sold-in-beijing-shanghai-shops-illegal/2551357.html

Children (儿童)

5 Chinese students die after school wall collapses
The Washington Post, December 8, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/5-chinese-students-die-after-school-wall-collapses/2014/12/08/baabeb62-7ed2-11e4-b936-f3afab0155a7_story.html

Corruption (腐败)

中纪委网站开通海外追逃专栏 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection sets up webpage for leads on corrupt officials on the run overseas)
Voice of America, December 9, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/rdr-china-fox-hunt-20141209/2551439.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong court issues order to clear Admiralty protest site
The Guardian, December 9, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/09/hong-kong-court-issues-order-to-clear-admiralty-protest-site

Hong Kong authorities gear up to clear Admiralty protest site
The Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2014
http://www.wsj.com/articles/hong-kong-authorities-gear-up-to-clear-admiralty-protest-site-1418114865?tesla=y&mod=rss_about_china&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10319881725722884086804580326372732720664.html?mod=rss_about_china

时代风云人物票选 莫迪居首 黄之锋第三 (Narendra Modi lands first, and Joshua Wong third, in TIME Person of the Year reader poll)
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/international/44082/shi-dai-feng-yun-ren-wu-piao-xuan-mo-di-ju-shou-huang-zhi-feng-di-san

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国刑期最长政治犯之一哈达获释(China releases Mongol dissident Hada after longest detention)
Voice of America, December 9, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-releases-political-prisoners-20141209/2551456.html

Related:
China releases one of its longest-serving political prisoners, relative says
Reuters, December 9, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/09/us-china-rights-idUSKBN0JN0VG20141209

International Human Rights (国际人权)

中欧人权对话提及刘晓波和香港占中示威(EU-China Human Rights Dialogue covers Liu Xiaobo and Hong Kong’s “Occupy Central” protests)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 9, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141209_china_eu_human-rights_dialogue

Related:
China does not need human rights lesson, says top envoy
EUobserver, December 9, 2014
http://euobserver.com/foreign/126838

Internet (互联网)

扎克伯格示好鲁炜 北京或恩准脸书入境? (Zuckerberg “kowtows” to Lu Wei, could Beijing allow entry of Facebook?)
Voice of America, December 9, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/facebook-may-20141208/2551216.html

Related:
Warm west coast reception for China’s web czar (chillier in Washington)
The New York Times, December 8, 2014
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/08/a-trip-to-california-for-chinas-internet-czar/?_r=0

Media (媒体)

China rails against pollution, of the journalistic variety
The New York Times, December 8, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/08/china-rails-against-pollution-of-the-journalistic-variety/?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

万人联署致信人大国务院 呼吁取消社会抚养费 (Over 10,000 sign petition to NPC and State Council to urge abolition of “social maintenance fees”—fines for having extra children)
Radio Free Asia, December 8, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/nu-12082014114819.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China jails students of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 9, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30390801

Monday, December 08, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

中国向美国提供在逃贪官黑名单 (China gives U.S. blacklist of corrupt officials on the run)
Radio Free Asia, December 5, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/yl-12052014115024.html

China probe of former security chief may mean closed-door trial
Bloomberg, December 8, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-07/china-probe-of-zhou-for-secrets-leaks-may-mean-closed-door-trial.html

周永康案是中共建政以来最大政变案?(Is Zhou Yongkang’s case the biggest coup since Communist takeover?)
Voice of America, December 8, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/zhouyongkang-case-20141205/2547874.html

Culture (文化)

Xi Jinping: the growing cult of China's “Big Daddy Xi”
The Telegraph, December 8, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11279204/Xi-Jinping-the-growing-cult-of-Chinas-Big-Daddy-Xi.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s leader expects tough fight in clearing protests
Bloomberg, December 7, 2014
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-12-07/hong-kong-s-leader-expects-tough-fight-in-clearing-protest-sites

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong ends hunger strike
CNN, December 8, 2014
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/07/world/asia/hong-kong-hunger-strike/

Related:
A frail face becomes a defiant focus of Hong Kong’s waning protest
不甘心离去,黄之锋的绝食抗议
The New York Times, December 7, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20141207/c07hongkong/dual/

Occupy protesters seek legal advice over “police abuse” while detained
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1657260/protesters-seek-legal-advice-over-abuse-while-detained

六四幸存者唐路香港声援占中 挺民主社会对抗专制 (June Fourth survivor Rose Tang supports “Occupy Central” in Hong Kong, welcomes the democratic society’s fight against dictatorship)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/ql2-12062014091353.html

Internet (互联网)

2014网络自由排名中国垫底 “占中行动”让中国政府更加惧怕网络自由 (China, at bottom in Global Internet Freedom 2014, is made even more fearful about Internet freedom by “Occupy Central”)
Radio Free Asia, December 5, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/vt-12052014114950.html

鲁炜走访苹果、脸书 (China's top Internet regulator visits Apple and Facebook)
Voice of America, December 8, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/luwei-apple-20141208/2549971.html

Labor (劳工)

Labor movement “concertmaster” tests Beijing's boundaries
Reuters, December 6, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/07/us-china-labour-lawyer-insight-idUSKBN0JL00T20141207

Media (媒体)

Environmental filmmakers have rare impact in China
Townhall, December 4, 2014
http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2014/12/04/environmental-filmmakers-have-rare-impact-in-china-n1927268

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan activist dies after suspected beating, torture in jail
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/torture-12072014192110.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

The twilight world of China's wild west
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 7, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30344879

乌鲁木齐两起暴恐案一审宣判8人死刑 (First trial of Urumqi’s two terrorist attacks sentences 8 to death)
Voice of America, December 8, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-xinjiang-20141208/2550022.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和评论)

New domestic violence law won't change chauvinistic attitudes of China's men
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1656487/new-domestic-violence-law-wont-change-chauvinistic-attitudes

Friday, December 05, 2014

Academic Exchange (学术交流)

美众议院议员要求国会机构调查孔子学院 (U.S. congressman demands probe of Confucius Institutes)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 5, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/12/141205_us_china_university_ties

Related:
House panel investigates “Confucius institutes”
USA Today, December 5, 2014
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/04/house-china-confucius-institutes/19909507/

Cyber security (网络安全)

77名中国人在肯尼亚被捕 (Kenya arrests 77 Chinese on cybercrime charges)
Deutsche Welle, December 4, 2014
http://www.dw.de/77名中国人在肯尼亚被捕/a-18110386?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Environment (环境)

中国耕地污染退化问题突出 退化面积已超过40% (Over 40% of China’s arable land degraded)
China National Radio, December 5, 2014
http://news.cnr.cn/dj/201412/t20141205_516995267.shtml

Health (健康)

WHO: “China is witnessing an evolving HIV epidemic”
Deutsche Welle, December 3, 2014
http://www.dw.de/who-china-is-witnessing-an-evolving-hiv-epidemic/a-18107475

Hong Kong (香港)

Occupy protesters in Mong Kok take to the “shopping tour”
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1655597/occupy-protesters-mong-kok-take-shopping-tour

Hong Kong protesters weigh next move as one suggests blocking government, not roads
Reuters, December 5, 2014
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/12/05/uk-hongkong-china-idUKKCN0JJ09L20141205

中国官媒要英国放下殖民主义心态 美再出声支持港真普选 (Chinese official media ask Britain to drop colonialist mindset, U.S. voices support for HK genuine universal suffrage)
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/yf2-12042014100143.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

首个宪法日7冤警中南海外自杀 千访民遭截访 (On China’s first Constitution Day, 7 wronged police attempt suicide outside Zhongnanhai, over thousand petitioners intercepted)
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-12042014100933.html

Former police in China attempt suicide by pesticide in protest
The Washington Post, December 5, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/former-police-in-china-attempt-suicide-by-pesticide-in-protest/2014/12/05/06218132-7c6d-11e4-b821-503cc7efed9e_story.html

Rule of Law (法治)

For China, constitution day comes without constitutionalism
The Diplomat, December 4, 2014
http://thediplomat.com/2014/12/for-china-constitution-day-comes-without-constitutionalism/

Women (妇女)

Home truths: at last, domestic violence is to be outlawed
The Economist, December 6, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21635514-last-domestic-violence-be-outlawed-home-truths?fsrc=rss

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

What next for Hong Kong?
The New York Times, December 4, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/05/opinion/benny-tai-on-why-occupy-central-should-end.html?_r=0

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Children (儿童)

Early-childhood separations, common in china, said to hold hidden dangers
过早与父母分离给中国孩子带来隐秘创伤
The New York Times, December 4, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20141204/c04childhood/dual/

Civil Society (民间社会)

Few clues in Chinese editor’s detention
The New York Times, December 3, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/03/few-clues-in-chinese-editors-detention/

Corruption (腐败)

中国多清廉?北京与透明国际各有说法 (Is China more honest? Beijing and Transparency International differ)
Voice of America, December 4, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/transparency-international/2545009.html

Cyber security (网络安全)

报告称93%中国政府网站存安全漏洞 2430家被篡改 (Report: 93% of Chinese government websites have security loopholes, 2430 have been tampered with)
China News, December 3, 2014
http://finance.chinanews.com/it/2014/12-03/6841604.shtml

93% of Chiense govt websites have security loopholes: report
China Daily, December 4, 2014
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-12/04/content_19024903.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing tells Britain it has no “moral responsibility” for Hong Kong
中国外交部称英国对香港不存在道义责任
South China Morning Post (English), December 3, 2014
Reuters (Chinese), December 4, 2014
EN:http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1654603/china-says-british-complaints-over-hong-kong-visit-ban-useless
CH:http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKCS0JI09J20141204

Hong Kong student protesters consider pulling up stakes
香港示威学生考虑停止抗争
Reuters, December 4, 2014
EN:http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/04/us-hongkong-china-idUSKCN0JI0LE20141204
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKCS0JI0QN20141204

As Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution folds, what’s next for Asia’s World City?
Fortune, December 3, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/12/03/days-after-we-interviewed-these-former-cops-chinese-authorities-arrested-two-of-them/

International Relations (国际关系)

Xi Jinping's rise in China threatens rights and worries neighbours, Obama warns
The Guardian, December 4, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/03/xi-jinping-china-rights-neighbours-obama

Media (媒体)

中国新措施进一步严控国内媒体 (China’s new measures further control domestic media)
Voice of America, December 4, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-orders-further-crack-down-20141204/2545434.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China blocks protests on “Constitution Day”
Times, December 4, 2014
http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2014/12/04/china-blocks-protests-on-constitution-day

Population (人口)

China to end using executed prisoners' organs
Aljazeera, December 4, 2014
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/12/china-end-using-executed-prisoners-organs-201412455835770616.html

Taiwan (台湾)

Ex-Tiananmen leader Wu’er Kaixi on why he’s running for office in Taiwan
The Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/12/03/ex-tiananmen-leader-wuer-kaixi-on-why-hes-running-for-office-in-taiwan/

台证实逮捕首名在台大陆籍间谍 (Taiwan confirms first-ever arrest of mainland spy)
South China Morning Post, December 4, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/43813/tai-zheng-shi-dai-bu-shou-ming-zai-tai-da-lu-ji-jian-die

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

Searching for Burmese jade, and finding misery
The New York Times, December 1, 2014, Date
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/02/world/searching-for-burmese-jade-and-finding-misery.html?_r=0

Corruption (腐败)

透明国际今年清廉指数榜中国排名下降 (China slips in Transparency International Corruption Index 2014)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 3, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/12/141203_corruption_transparency_international

外媒:法国愿助中国“猎狐”已圈定10人
France offers to help China catch fugitives in Operation Fox Hunt
South China Morning Post (Chinese), December 3, 2014
Reuters (English), December 3, 2014
CH:http://www.nanzao.com/sc/international/43713/wai-mei-fa-guo-yuan-zhu-zhong-guo-xi-hu-yi-quan-ding-10ren
EN:http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1654354/france-offers-help-china-catch-fugitives-operation-fox-hunt

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's Occupy Central founders surrender to police
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 3, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30305473

Related:
视频:“占中”戴耀庭讲述自首情况 (Video: “Occupy Central” organizer Benny Tai on his surrender)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 3, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/multimedia/2014/12/141203_vid_hongkong_occupy_surrender

China has broken Hong Kong agreement, say British MPs
The Guardian, December 2, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/02/china-hong-kong-agreement-british-m

Britain pledges to stop Hong Kong tear gas sales if police use it against protesters again
The South China Morning Post, December 3, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1654707/britain-pledges-stop-hong-kong-tear-gas-sales-if-police-use-it

Hong Kong's “Iron Lady” urges Downing Street to “pursue” Beijing over ban on British MPs
The Telegraph, December 2, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11267490/Hong-Kongs-Iron-Lady-urges-Downing-Street-to-pursue-Beijing-over-ban-on-British-MPs.html

Labor (劳工)

N.Y.U faces worker protection issue at Shanghai Campus
纽约大学上海校区面临劳工权益问题
The New York Times, December 3, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20141203/c03nyu/dual/

Taiwan (台湾)

China urges Taiwan to stay course on exchanges
Washington Post, December 2, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-urges-taiwan-to-stay-course-on-exchanges/2014/12/02/df0bddca-7a8e-11e4-8241-8cc0a3670239_story.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

中国特色的成功 (Success with Chinese characteristics)
South China Morning Post, December 3, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/opinion/43623/zhong-guo-te-se-de-cheng-gong

Airing Hong Kong Wrongs
The Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/articles/political-diary-airing-hong-kong-wrongs-1417545541

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

“猎狐”自首大限154人投案 (154 suspects surrender to authorities ahead of “Fox Hunt” deadline)
The Beijing News, December 2, 2014
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2014-12/02/content_550039.htm?div=-1

Related:
Operation Fox Hunt nabs more fugitives
The Australian, December 2, 2014
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/latest/operation-fox-hunt-nabs-more-fugitives/story-e6frg90f-1227142122418?nk=ecf5e1e0c85e012985b829dace2a2731

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Can China and the U.S. work together on counterterrorism?
The Diplomat, December 2, 2014
http://thediplomat.com/2014/12/can-china-and-the-us-work-together-on-counterterrorism/

Culture (文化)

China’s artists to be taught “correct view” in new plan
The New York Times, December 1, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/02/chinas-artists-to-be-taught-correct-view-in-new-plan/

Related:
中国要求文艺工作者下基层体验生活 (China demands artists experience life in grassroots communities)
Voice of America, December 2, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-artists-20141202/2542206.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Occupy co-founders urge students to go home as they vow to surrender to police
South China Morning Post, December 2, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1653883/occupy-central-co-founders-will-surrender-police-tomorrow

Occupy Central organisers heading for a split after failed escalation?
South China Morning Post, December 2, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1653505/occupy-central-organisers-heading-split-after-failed-escalation?page=all

Mong Kok ban on Lester Shum, others to continue
RTHK, December 2, 2014
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20141202/news_20141202_56_1058081.htm

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong begins hunger strike to press for political reform
South China Morning Post, December 2, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1653733/hong-kong-student-leader-joshua-wong-begins-hunger-strike-press

Related:
Hong Kong’s top leader CY Leung says pro-democracy hunger strike is futile
Time, December 2, 2014
https://time.com/3613317

Hong Kong: MPs get emergency debate on Chinese rebuff
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 1, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-30275320

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Once a cop, now an outcast: A Chinese tale of abuse and a craving for justice
The Washington Post, December 1, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/once-a-cop-now-an-outcast-a-chinese-tale-of-abuse-and-a-craving-for-justice/2014/12/01/243ee950-5dde-11e4-827b-2d813561bdfd_story.html

公益律师常伯阳获取保候审 27位反艾滋歧视青年成都举牌 (Rights defense lawyer Chang Boyang released for medical treatment, 27 youths protest AIDS discrimination in Chengdu)
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-11292014111843.html