Thursday, January 23, 2014

Children (儿童)

Amid Chinese New Year frenzy, city offers to “mail” children home
Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/23/amid-chinese-new-year-frenzy-city-offers-to-mail-children-home/?mod=WSJBlog

Corruption (腐败)

Report details overseas accounts of Chinese elite
泄密文件揭示中国权贵的海外财富
The New York Times, January 23, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140123/c23accounts/dual/

Environment (环境)

Beijing announces strict new curbs on heavy industry to combat smog
South China Morning Post, January 23, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1411326/beijing-announces-strict-new-curbs-heavy-industry-combat-smog?utm_source=The+Sinocism+China+Newsletter&utm_campaign=1cafe5cf92-Sinocism1.24.14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_171f237867-1cafe5cf92-29608041

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China puts anti-corruption activist Xu Zhiyong on trial, bars diplomats from attending
Washington Post, January 23, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/trial-for-chinese-anti-corruption-activist-xu-zhiyong-draws-crowd-of-wary-supporters/2014/01/22/10cd62bc-834f-11e3-8099-9181471f7aaf_story.html?tid=hpModule_949fa2be-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394

BBC reporter 'harassed' at Chinese activist trial
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 22, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25838209

Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong makes silent protest at trial
Sydney Morning Herald, January 22, 2014
www.smh.com.au/world/chinese-activist-xu-zhiyong-makes-silent-protest-at-trial-20140122-hv9hp.html

Xu Zhiyong trial: reaction of Chinese officials has unexpected impact
Guardian, January 22, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/22/xu-zhiyong-trial-china-official-reaction-new-citizens-movement

Prominent Chinese activist on trial, refuses to defend himself
Reuters, January 22, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/22/us-china-activist-idUSBREA0L0A920140122

For more information on Xu Zhiyong, see:
Xu Zhiyong trial ends without verdict, foreign journalists attacked
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/xu-zhiyong-trial-ends-without-verdict-foreign-journalists-attacked

Information Control (信息控制)

Newspaper websites blocked in China after reports about Chinese leaders' wealth
Huffington Post, January 22, 2014
www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/22/newspaper-blocked-china-guardian-reports-leaked-documents-president-offshore-holdings_n_4645759.html

余杰:呼吁“中国教父”习近平释放姚文田 (Writer Yu Jie calls on Xi Jinping to release HK publisher)
Deutsche Welle, January 22, 2014
dw.de/p/1AvQg

International Relations (国际关系)

May a thousand spies bloom
News Week, January 16, 2014
http://mag.newsweek.com/2014/01/17/china-spies-fbi-cia.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

全面深化改革的必然要求 (The necessity to comprehensively deepen reform)
The Telegraph, January 22, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10589360/Chinese-fugitive-judge-flees-Communist-Party-interrogation-centre.html

Rule of Law (法治)

Chinese fugitive judge “flees Communist Party interrogation centre”
The Telegraph, January 22, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10589360/Chinese-fugitive-judge-flees-Communist-Party-interrogation-centre.html

Social Security (社会安全)

城乡人均养老金水平相差24倍 成城镇化阻碍 (Pensions 24 times higher in urban than rural areas)
Xinhua, January 23, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2014-01/23/c_126046398.htm

Technology (科技)

中国证实互联网故障源于根服务器遭攻击 (China blames attack on root name server for Internet outage)
Caijing, January 23, 2014
tech.caijing.com.cn/2014-01-23/113851661.html

Related:
How the Chinese Internet ended up in Cheyenne, Wyoming
Washington Post, January 22, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/01/22/that-time-the-chinese-internet-found-itself-at-a-tiny-house-in-cheyenne-wyoming/

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China urges respect for ethnic traditions in restive Xinjiang
Reuters, January 22, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/22/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA0L0FC20140122

Opinion (观点)

依法审理许志永案,反对立场先行

Law is no threat to citizen movement
OGlobal Times, January 23, 2014
CN: opinion.huanqiu.com/editorial/2014-01/4781693.html
EN: www.globaltimes.cn/content/838923.shtml#.UuBykmSwrLY

China's elite: don't shoot the messenger
Guardian, January 22, 2014
www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/22/chinas-elite-dont-shoot-the-messenger