Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

密档显示,中共权贵在海外避税天堂藏有财富 (High-level Chinese officials hide wealth in offshore accounts)
Voice of America, January 21, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/off-shore-wealth-of-chinese-elite-20140121/1834956.html

China's princelings storing riches in Caribbean offshore haven
Guardian, January 21, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2014/jan/21/china-british-virgin-islands-wealth-offshore-havens

See report:
Leaked records reveal offshore holdings of China’s elite
中国离岸金融解密
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, January 21, 2014
CH: www.icij.org/project/zhong-guo-chi-jin-rong-jie-mi
EN: www.icij.org/offshore/leaked-records-reveal-offshore-holdings-chinas-elite

Death penalty (死刑)

China executes man for raping, murdering sex slaves
Reuters, January 21, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/21/us-china-execution-idUSBREA0K0BJ20140121

Environment (环境)

Shanghai considers arming residents with anti-pollution masks
Telegraph, January 21, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10586296/Shanghai-considers-arming-residents-with-anti-pollution-masks.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

In China, a week full of trials over dissent
新公民运动七成员今日起陆续受审
New York Times, January 22, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140122/c22citizen/dual/

“国际特赦”组织声明:习近平“虚伪”反腐 (Amnesty International says Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign is “hypocritical”)
Radio Free Asia, January 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/vt-01212014154714.html

Related:
China: Hypocritical crackdown on anti-corruption campaigners
Amnesty International, January 21, 2014
www.amnesty.org/en/news/china-hypocritical-crackdown-anti-corruption-campaigners-2014-01-21

China puts prominent activist on trial
Reuters, January 21, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/21/us-china-activist-idUSBREA0K1N720140121

Trials put nine Chinese activists in dock
Guardian, January 20, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/20/nine-chinese-activists-trials

Information Control (信息控制)

香港出版商被扣押深圳 疑遭诱捕 (Hong Kong publisher of books critical of mainland government detained in Shenzhen for over two months)
Radio Free Asia, January 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/sy-01212014130115.html

Related:
China detains H.K. publisher due to release dissident's book
Agence France-Presse, January 21, 2014
bit.ly/1f4Lmzf

China orders real name register for online video uploads
Reuters, January 21, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/21/us-china-internet-idUSBREA0K04T20140121

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

Study: Pollution from Chinese factories is harming air quality on U.S. West Coast
Washington Post, January 21, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/study-pollution-from-chinese-factories-is-harming-air-quality-on-us-west-coast/2014/01/21/225e9b1e-8281-11e3-bbe5-6a2a3141e3a9_story.html?tid=hpModule_04941f10-8a79-11e2-98d9-3012c1cd8d1e

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Human Rights Watch chides China for failing to push reform
Reuters, January 21, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/21/us-china-rights-idUSBREA0K0JO20140121

See report:
China: new leaders fail to embrace genuine reforms
Human Rights Watch, January 21, 2014
www.hrw.org/news/2014/01/21/china-new-leaders-fail-embrace-genuine-reforms

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

劳教废止后不会出现“真空”
A closer look inside China's about-face on labor camps
Economic Observer, January 7, 2014
CH:www.eeo.com.cn/2014/0107/254577.shtml
EN:www.worldcrunch.com/opinion-analysis/a-closer-look-inside-china-039-s-about-face-on-labor-camps/reeducation-camps-forced-labor-china-torture-chinese/c7s14744/#.Ut8k_2SwrLZ

Technology (科技)

China’s Sina, Baidu and other big websites are hit with disruptions
Wall Street Journal, January 21, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/21/chinas-sina-baidu-and-other-big-websites-are-hit-with-disruptions/?mod=chinablog

Women (妇女)

For Chinese women, unmarried motherhood remains the final taboo
Guardian, January 20, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/20/china-unmarried-motherhood-remains-final-taboo

Opinion (观点)

Can China innovate without dissent?
The New York Times, January 20, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/22/opinion/can-china-innovate-without-dissent.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=1