Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China seeks jailed former tycoon who fled country
Reuters, February 24, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/24/us-china-crime-tycoon-idUSBREA1N0NU20140224

Beijing official detained in investigation of former security chief
The New York Times, February 21, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/22/world/asia/corruption-inquiry-focuses-on-chinas-top-security-officials.html

Related:
周永康外围全面沦陷,或再波及北京市长 (Zhou Yongkang’s inner circle under investigation, may implicate Beijing mayor)
Deutsche Welle, February 24 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BETg

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang unveils more measures to tackle corruption
The South China Morning Post, February 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1434030/chinese-premier-li-keqiang-unveils-more-measures-tackle-corruption

Environment (环境)

Smog is China’s top defence against US laser weapons, says PLA Navy admiral
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1434040/smog-chinas-top-defence-against-us-laser-weapons-says-pla-navy-admiral

雾霾连续五天笼罩北京 (Beijing enveloped in heavy smog for 5th straight day)
Voice of America, February 24 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/beijing-air-20140224/1857852.html

Hong Kong (香港)

香港数千人游行 抗议打压新闻自由 (Thousands march against crackdown on freedom of the press)
Radio Free Asia, February 23 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/yf-02232014122345.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

维权人士曹顺利关押中病危律师呼吁关注 (Lawyers and rights defenders call for attention on Cao Shunli’s condition)
Voice of America, February 24 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hk-rights-activists-call-for-releases-activist-20140224/1857765.html

International Relations (国际关系)

China accused of firing water cannons at Filipino fishermen
The New York Times, February 24, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/china-accused-of-firing-water-cannons-at-filipino-fishermen/

China pledges to pump more funds into Iraq's oil sector, infrastructure
The South China Morning Post, February 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1434025/china-pledges-pump-more-funds-iraqs-oil-sector-infrastructure

China supports UN Security Council's Syria aid resolution: FM
The Global Times, February 24, 2014
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/844388.shtml

Baucus Sworn in as new US ambassador to China
ABC News, February 22, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/baucus-sworn-us-ambassador-china-22626413

Open Government Information (信息公开)

人大代表去哪儿了?(Rights defenders urge NPC officials to release contact information to constituents)
Deutsche Welle, February 23 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BBgV

Population (人口)

5省份启“单独两孩”新政 北京天津设4年生育间隔 (Five provinces start “two children for only-child parents” policy, Beijing and Tianjian require 4-year gap between children)
People’s Daily, February 22 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0222/c1001-24433403.html

Technology (科技)

Kindle expands into China with new tablets
China Daily, February 24, 2014
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-02/24/content_17302604.htm

China’s Jade Rabbit moon rover goes into hibernation again to survive lunar freeze
The South China Morning Post, February 23, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1433717/chinas-jade-rabbit-moon-rover-goes-hibernation-survive-cold-lunar

Tibet (西藏)

中国对奥巴马会晤达赖喇嘛反应愤怒 (Chinese gov’t angered by Obama-Dalai Lama meeting)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 22 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140222_china_obama_dalailama.shtml

Related:
China summons US diplomat over Obama meeting with Dalai
The South China Morning Post, February 22, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1433142/china-summons-us-diplomat-over-obama-meeting-dalai

China denounces appointment of U.S. special coordinator on Tibet
Reuters, February 24, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/24/us-china-us-tibet-idUSBREA1N0AV20140224