Monday, February 03, 2014

Domestic security (国内安全)

民间维权组织首次发布维稳人权报告 指中国维稳范围扩大力度增强 (Rights defense group report: scope and strength of stability maintenance effort expanding)
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-02032014102948.html

Environment (环境)

中国政府能否真正打响空气污染阻击战?(Can the Chinese government really succeed in tackling air pollution?)
Deutsche Welle, February 3, 2014
http://bit.ly/1eteOiD

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Where are they on New Year’s Eve?
NTD Television, February 3, 2014
http://www.ntd.tv/en/China%20Forbidden%20News/20140131/87316-where-are-they-on-new-years-eve.html

Related:
Lawyers dismissed or withdrawn in protest of unfair trials of three citizen activists
Human Rights in China, January 31, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/lawyers-dismissed-or-withdrawn-protest-unfair-trials-three-citizen

Information Control (信息控制)

China kills off discussion on Weibo after internet crackdown
The Telegraph, February 3, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10608245/China-kills-off-discussion-on-Weibo-after-internet-crackdown.html

Related:
中国的打压使微博帖子骤减70% (China's suppression of Weibo causes number of posts to plummet by 70%)
Voice of America, February 3, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-crack-down-cut-weibo-traffic-20140131/1842253.html

China says no cover-ups using state secrecy as excuse
Reuters, February 1, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/03/us-china-secrets-idUSBREA120AH20140203

Related:
中国:应公开事项不得定义为国家秘密 (China: information that should be open to the public should not be defined as a state secret)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 3, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140203_china_secrets.shtml

International Human Rights (国际人权)

EU "seriously concerned" about China crackdown on rights activists
Reuters, February 3, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/02/us-eu-china-idUSBREA1106J20140202?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Internet (互联网)

China’s “chicken fart decade”
Foreign Policy, February 3, 2014
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/01/31/chinas_chicken_fart_decade_netizens_protest_GDP_growth

June Fourth (六四)

民间人士在赵紫阳故乡举行“六四”公祭 (Thirty activists hold June Fourth memorial at home of Zhao Ziyang)
Radio Free Asia, January 30, 2014
http://bit.ly/1fBNxL0

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

In China, “Once the villages are gone, the culture is gone”
The New York Times, February 3, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/world/asia/once-the-villages-are-gone-the-culture-is-gone.html

Population (人口)

Time running out for China's one-child policy after three decades
The Guardian, February 3, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/31/time-running-out-china-one-child-policy-exemptions