Thursday, February 20, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

China's NDRC confirms probe of Qualcomm, InterDigital
Reuters, February 18, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/19/china-ndrc-idUSB9N0GU01M20140219

Corruption (腐败)

Chinese vice governor in corruption investigation
Associated Press, February 18, 2014
money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&date=20140218&id=17359179

A clampdown on prostitution and gambling spreads in China
中国更多省份加入打击性交易活动
The New York Times, February 18, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140218/c18vice/dual/

Environment (环境)

Toxic smog threatens millions of Chinese lives
Telegraph, February 18, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10646593/Toxic-smog-threatens-millions-of-Chinese-lives.html

中国政府将耗资两万亿治理水污染 (Chinese gov't to spend RMB two trillion and issue action plan to fight water pollution)
Deutsche Welle, February 18, 2014
dw.de/p/1BAz6

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese rights lawyer vows to keep up pressure on party
Radio Free Asia, February 18, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-02182014110708.html

Information Control (信息控制)

《纸牌屋》打破中国监管屏障 ("House of Cards" avoids China's censors)
Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2014
cn.wsj.com/gb/20140219/bch094726.asp

Related:
“House of Cards” does its homework on China
Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/02/17/chinas-unusually-realistic-role-in-house-of-cards/

“House of Cards” finds avid audience in China
Washington Post, February 18, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/house-of-cards-finds-avid-audience-in-china/2014/02/18/158c5eee-9884-11e3-8461-8a24c7bf0653_story.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Red Handed: China is also complicit in North Korea's crimes against humanity
Foreign Policy, February 18, 2014
www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/02/18/North_Korea_crimes_humanity_UN_China

朝鲜谴责联合国人权报告 (N. Korea condemns UN human rights report as 'lies fabricated by US, South Korea and other enemies')
Global Times, February 19, 2014
world.huanqiu.com/depth_report/2014-02/4842603.html

Related:
China’s role in fight against human rights abuses in North Korea
Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/02/19/chinas-role-in-fight-against-human-rights-abuses-in-north-korea/

China likely to veto UN push to prosecute North Korea's Kim Jong-un
Sydney Morning Herald, February 19, 2014
www.smh.com.au/world/china-likely-to-veto-un-push-to-prosecute-north-koreas-kim-jongun-20140218-hvcw4.html#ixzz2tjquSQIF

International Relations (国际关系)

珍•古道尔批评中国掠夺非洲如昔日列强 (Environmentalist Jane Goodall slams China's exploitation of Africa's natural resources)
Deutsche Welle, February 18, 2014
dw.de/p/1BAwp

Taiwan (台湾)

习近平:中国大陆尊重台湾的社会制度 (Xi Jinping: Mainland China respects Taiwan's social system and way of life)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 18, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140218_xi_lian_meeting.shtml

Related:
“One China” principle is key to further talks with Taipei, Xi tells KMT's Lien
South China Morning Post, February 19, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1430713/one-china-principle-key-further-talks-taipei-xi-tells-kmts-lien

Tibet (西藏)

China says it will win West over to its view on Tibet, Xinjiang
Reuters, February 19, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/19/us-china-tibet-idUSBREA1I09520140219

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

两维族学生家属接警通知书 伊力哈木律师日内作新安排 (Lawyer still unable to meet Ilham Tohti, family not informed of his whereabouts and conditions)
Radio Free Asia, February 18, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-02182014110047.html