Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

江苏南通房产局原局长取保候审期间自杀身亡 (Jiangsu official commits suicide while awaiting trial for graft)
Xinhua, January 7, 2014
news.163.com/14/0107/03/9HV3OUTL00014Q4P.html

14年来百名省部级官员落马 一半与房地产业有关 (Half of the 100 provincial-level officials sacked over past 14 years were involved in real-estate graft)
Caijing, January 7, 2014
economy.caijing.com.cn/2014-01-07/113783115.html

A heavily indebted Chinese railway company reportedly lost its president to suicide
Quartz, January 6, 2014
qz.com/163692/chinas-heavily-indebted-state-railway-reportedly-loses-president-to-suicide/

Environment (环境)

前卫生部长:中国每年因空气污染致数十万人早死 (Former Minister of Health: Air pollution causes 100,000 pre-mature deaths in China annually)
21st Century Economics, January 7, 2014
news.163.com/14/0107/06/9HVFF4LC0001124J.html

Desolation of smog: Tackling China's air quality crisis
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 6, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25576716

Information Control (信息控制)

China unblocks Reuters, Wall Street Journal
Politico, January 6, 2014
www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/01/china-unblocks-reuters-wall-street-journal-180612.html

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

FBI:中国驻旧金山领馆纵火嫌犯系持美国绿卡中国公民 (FBI: Suspect in arson attack against Chinese consulate in San Francisco is a Chinese citizen with U.S. green card)
China News, January 7, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gj/2014/01-07/5704631.shtml

Related:
China urges U.S. to punish accused arsonist in consulate fire
Voice of America, January 7, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/man-charged-with-arson-at-chinese-consulate-in-us/1824793.html

China urges immediate end to conflict in South Sudan
The Guardian, January 7, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/06/presidents-sudan-south-sudan-meet-juba-discuss-conflict

June Fourth (六四)

“摇滚教父”崔健或将登上春晚舞台 (China's “father of rock” Cui Jian may perform in Spring Festival gala)
Deutsche Welle, January 6, 2014
dw.de/p/1AlrJ

Related:
Chinese state TV eyes Tiananmen rocker for new year gala
Agence France-Presse, January 6, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/20624197/chinese-state-tv-eyes-tiananmen-rocker-for-new-year-gala/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

“南周事件”一周年:当局恐惧街头之火 (On 1-year anniversary of the Southern Weekly “incident,” authorities detain activists to prevent another protest)
Deutsche Welle, January 7, 2014
http://bit.ly/1dO1JQ3

Related:
Police detain Chinese activists ahead of newspaper protest
Reuters, January 7, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/07/us-china-media-idUSBREA0606320140107

河北一村庄18访民受审下周开庭 另有三十多人被通缉 (Eighteen Hebei petitioners to stand trial next week, arrest warrants out for another 30)
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-01072014100309.html

【紀念六四】何謂「天下圍城」(Activists stage year-long hunger strike relay to commemorate June Fourth victims)
The Apple Daily, January 7, 2014
http://bit.ly/1gdKRlv

Hundreds protest over grievances outside China's Wuhan legislature
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/protest-01062014155105.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

50余载劳教制度走向终结:从管制转向治理 (End of RTL: Long road from control to governance)
China Newsweek, January 7, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/sd/2014-01-07/094129176921.shtml

China camp closures prompt calls for compensation
Epoch Times, January 6, 2014
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/435329-china-camp-closures-prompt-calls-for-compensationrecompense/