Friday, January 24, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

8省份密集发布“拍蝇打虎”战果 800余名县处级以上干部被查处 (Eight provinces publish results of anti-corruption drive, over 800 county- and provincial-level officials investigated and punished)
Xinhua, January 23, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2014-01/23/c_119105225.htm

”China Leaks” -- a new coup for journalists group ICIJ
Agence France-Presse, January 23, 2014
bit.ly/1d0bMxg

Less party time:the Communist Party’s anti-graft campaign has had a surprising impact, but a new report shows how far there is to go
The Economist, January 25, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21595029-communist-partys-anti-graft-campaign-has-had-surprising-impact-new-report-shows-how

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

网络剧微电影制作机构须“持证上岗”
True identity required when posting video online
Xinhua, January 21, 2014
CH:http://news.xinhuanet.com/newmedia/2014-01/21/c_126038567.htm
EN:http://chinascope.org/main/content/view/6076/106/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国新公民运动系列案:赵常青解聘律师 (New Citizens Movement activist Zhao Changqing dismisses lawyers in protest of unfair trial)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 23, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/01/140123_china_activist_trial_zhao.shtml

China puts two more activists on trial
Guardian, January 23, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/23/china-activists-trial-zhao-changqing-hou-xin

For more information on Zhao Changqing, see:
Zhao Changqing trial adjourns as defense protests procedural problems
Human Rights in China, January 23, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/zhao-changqing-trial-adjourns-defense-protests-procedural-problems

New citizens: a clampdown on activists continues
The Economist, January 25, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21595050-clampdown-activists-continues-new-citizens

The China Manifesto - detained activist Xu Zhiyong calls for end to “barbaric” one party rule
Telegraph, January 23, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10591993/The-China-Manifesto-detained-activist-Xu-Zhiyong-calls-for-end-to-barbaric-one-party-rule.html

See statement:
为了自由•公义•爱 ——我的法庭陈词
“For Freedom, Justice, and Love”—Xu Zhiyong’s Final Statement at Trial
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2014
CH: biweekly.hrichina.org/article/14038
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/freedom-justice-and-love-xu-zhiyongs-final-statement-trial

For more information on Xu Zhiyong, see:
Xu Zhiyong trial ends without verdict, foreign journalists attacked
许志永案庭审结束未作宣判 外国记者现场报道遭动粗
Human Rights in China, January 23, 2014
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/xu-zhiyong-trial-ends-without-verdict-foreign-journalists-attacked
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/xu-zhi-yong-ting-shen-jie-shu-wei-zuo-xuan-pan-wai-guo-ji-zhe-xian

Information Control (信息控制)

Thinking about thinking in China
Wall Street Journal, January 24, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/24/thinking-about-thinking-in-china/?mod=WSJBlog

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

U. S. calls on China to free scholar fighting graft
Associated Press, January 23, 2014
www.greenwichtime.com/news/crime/article/New-Citizens-founder-s-manifesto-blocked-in-China-5167909.php

See U.S. Embassy statement:
Ambassador Locke’s statement on the trial of Xu Zhiyong
U.S. Embassy in Beijing, January 23, 2014
beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/2014/ambassador-lockes-statement-on-the-trial-of-xu-zhiyong.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

十余省份成立深改小组 组长多由一把手担任 (Over a dozen provinces set up reform working group, led mostly by provincial party secretary)
First Caijing News, January 24, 2014
china.haiwainet.cn/n/2014/0124/c345646-20207502.html

China “reform panel” holds first meeting
Agence France-Presse, January 23, 2014
www.news24.com/World/News/China-reform-panel-holds-first-meeting-20140123

Rule of Law (法治)

自由派人士促《集会游行示威法》的违宪审查 (Liberals call on Chinese parliament to review constitutionality of Law on Assembly, Procession and Demonstration)
Deutsche Welle, January 23, 2014
dw.de/p/1Avwj

See statement:
对《集会游行示威法》提起违宪审查的公开建议书
Open Recommendation to Conduct Constitutional Review on the ‘Law of the People’s Republic of China on Assemblies, Processions and Demonstrations
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2014
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/dui-ji-hui-you-xing-shi-wei-fa-ti-qi-wei-xian-shen-cha-de-gong-kai-jian-yi-shu
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/open-recommendation-conduct-constitutional-review-law-peoples-republic-china

广州火速试点轻刑快审 法官称并不能替代劳教 (After RTL abolition, Guangzhou pilot reform to expedite trials and hand down short-term detention for petty crimes)
Caijing, January 24, 2014
politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-01-24/113856946.html

Related:
Guangzhou vows new detention centres won't be like labour camps
South China Morning Post, January 24, 2014e
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1412432/guangzhou-vows-new-detention-centres-wont-be-labour-camps

自由之家公布报告 中国列为不自由国家 (Freedom House labels China as "not free")
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 23, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/01/140123_us_freedom_house_report.shtml

See report:
Freedom in the World 2014
Freedom House, January 23, 2014e
www.freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2014/china-0#.UuHPlNKwrs0

Technology (科技)

Massive Internet mishap sparks Great Firewall scrutiny in China
Reuters, January 22, 2014
in.reuters.com/article/2014/01/22/china-internet-idINDEEA0L01K20140122

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆阿克苏派出所外维汉冲突死伤五人 同一乡村数月内两暴惨剧 (Clash at Xinjiang police station leaves 3 Uyghurs dead, 2 police injured)
Radio Free Asia, January 23, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql-01232014100218.html

Opinion (观点)

临时工领导中国
China’s temporary-worker ploy
The New York Times, January 24, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20140124/c24murong/dual/