Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Culture (文化)

崔健:天安門有毛像時代就沒變 (Cui Jian: change remains elusive as long as Mao's portrait adorns Tiananmen)
Ming Pao, February 9, 2014
inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20140209/ca71230a.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

许志永上诉: 若不纠正,莫谈法治 (Xu Zhiyong appeals: If original verdict is not corrected, no point in talking about rule of law)
Deutsche Welle, February 10, 2014
http://bit.ly/Nu7XMl

See appeal:
Xu Zhiyong Appeals: Spare Any Talk about Rule of Law in China If the Second Instance Does Not Correct the Decision by the First Instance
许志永上诉书:二审如不纠正,中国莫谈法治
China Change, February 8, 2014
EN: http://chinachange.org/2014/02/08/xu-zhiyong-appeals-spare-any-talk-about-rule-of-law-in-china-if-the-second-instance-does-not-correct-the-decision-by-the-first-instance/
CH: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XqeUtUzchMoNZsxhFoKfPppuTs1OvcAERI6IlgSlztU/edit?pli=1

Chinese dissident lands at Cato Institute with a caution to colleges
The New York Times, February 9, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/us/chinese-dissident-lands-at-cato-institute-with-a-caution-to-colleges.html

Activists converge on eastern Chinese city
Associated Press, February 7, 2014
www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/02/07/2815321/activists-converge-on-eastern.html

薛明凯失踪五天料被当局控制 异议人士呼吁关注 (Xue Mingkai thought to be in authorities’ control after missing for 5 days, dissidents urge attention to his case)
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-02102014094848.html

Supporters call for investigation into death of Chinese activist’s father
The New York Times, February 7, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/supporters-call-for-investigation-into-death-of-chinese-activists-father/

For more information on Xue Mingkai, see:
Family rejects authorities’ report of suicide by democracy activist’s father
薛明凯拒绝接受警方关于其父“跳楼自杀”
Human Rights in China, February 3, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/family-rejects-authorities-report-suicide-democracy-activists-father
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/xie-ming-kai-ju-jue-jie-shou-jing-fang-guan-yu-qi-fu

Information Control (信息控制)

被管制到无帖可删? (Will censorship on Weibo leave nothing to be censored?)
Deutsche Welle, February 9, 2014
dw.de/p/1B5gU

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

On 35th anniversary of diplomatic ties with U.S., China tries to soften image
中国在美国纽约等地展开形象攻势
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140207/c07exchanges/dual/

Asia leaders join Sochi as Obama, others stay away
Associated Press, February 7, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/gay-rights-issue-asian-leaders-sochi-22404682

June Fourth (六四)

六四央视主播出书谈当年经历习近平下届传有动作 (State news anchor during June Fourth publishes memoir)
Radio France International, February 9, 2014
http://rfi.my/1bjxFhj

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

How fast can China reform its land laws?
International Business Times, February 7, 2014
www.investing.com/news/economy-news/how-fast-can-china-reform-its-land-laws%20-265135

Population (人口)

卫计委:9省已通过"单独两孩"备案 (National Health and Family Planning Commission: Nine provinces are prepared to implement new "second child" policy)
Beijing News, February 10, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/02/10/304462.html

Rule of Law (法治)

嫌犯十年 (Man languishes in decade-long detention as rape trial continues)
Chengdu Shangbao, February 10, 2014
e.chengdu.cn/html/2014-02/10/content_453463.htm

Tibet (西藏)

Spain orders arrest of former Chinese president, others over Tibet
Reuters, February 10, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/10/us-china-spain-idUSBREA1911W20140210