Friday, January 17, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

崔健拒绝接受审查,与春晚说再见 (Tiananmen rocker Cui Jian rejects censorship of lyrics, will not perform at Spring Festival gala)
Deutsche Welle, January 16, 2014
http://bit.ly/1i1FSbF

Related:
Spring Festival gala performance by Chinese rock Icon in doubt
The New York Times, January 16, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/15/spring-gala-performance-by-chinese-rock-icon-in-doubt/

Corruption (腐败)

Chinese premier vows reform to curb govn't corruption
Xinhua, January 16, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-01/16/c_126011215.htm

Chinese Communist Party school official caught up in sex scandal
Reuters, January 15, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/15/us-china-corruption-sex-idUSBREA0E0OV20140115

Communist Party expels former executive at China Mobile parent
Reuters, January 15, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/15/us-chinamobile-probe-idUSBREA0E06420140115

Environment (环境)

Can China kickstart its circular economy and kick its smog?
The Guardian, January 15, 2014
www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/china-recycling-waste-circular-economy

China's Shanghai announces new measures to curb pollution
Reuters, January 15, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/15/us-china-pollution-idUSBREA0E0RD20140115

Hong Kong (香港)

梁振英施政报告避谈民主直选 (Hong Kong’s leader skirts democracy issue in address)
The New York Times, January 16, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140116/c16hongkong/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

新公民运动受挫揭示中国政府底线
Chinese activists test new leader and are crushed
The New York Times, January 16, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140116/c16citizen/dual/

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

非洲变成中日外交战场 (Sino-Japan diplomatic battle plays out in Africa)
Voice of America, January 15, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/africa-asia-rivalry-20140115/1830981.html

Internet (互联网)

From Weibo to WeChat: after a crackdown on microblogs, sensitive online discussion has shifted
The Economist, January 18, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21594296-after-crackdown-microblogs-sensitive-online-discussion-has-shifted-weibo-wechat

Population (人口)

广西定“单独两孩”时间表:3月起实施 (Guangxi to implement new family planning policy in March)
21st Century Economics, January 16, 2014
jingji.21cbh.com/2014/1-16/1NMDA2NTFfMTA0NTI1NA.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

No end to China's notorious re-education camps
Deutsche Welle, January 15, 2014
http://www.dw.de/no-end-to-chinas-notorious-re-education-camps/a-17362570

Rule of Law (法治)

任意拘禁何时休? (When will China stop arbitrary arrests?)
Deutsche Welle, January 15, 2014
dw.de/p/1Aqlt

Technology (科技)

China's Huawei denies U.S. compromised equipment security
Agence France Presse, January 15, 2014
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140115/chinas-huawei-denies-us-compromised-equipment-security-0

China Mobile's Apple iPhone preorders hit 1.2m as Xiaomi and Huawei rise
The Guardian, January 15, 2014
www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/15/apple-iphone-preorders-china-mobile-xiaomi-huawei

Nice little earner: can WeChat become a world-beating app?
The Economist, January 18, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21594312-can-wechat-become-world-beating-app-nice-little-earner

Tibet (西藏)

青海果洛僧人作家更嘎仓央获释 (China releases Tibetan monk-writer jailed for "leaking state secretes")
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-01152014152741.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

维族教师母子遭警方带走原因不明 新疆一学生被国保带走
Uyghur scholar, mother detained in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2014
CH:www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-01152014112920.html
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/ilham-tohti-01152014172830.html

Opinion (观点)

China improves human rights, really
Bloomberg, January 15, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-15/china-improves-human-rights-really.html

Balancing act: Mr Xi talks about people’s rights
The Economist, January 18, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21594313-mr-xi-talks-about-peoples-rights-balancing-act