Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

中国亿万富豪数世界第二 152人身家超10亿美元 (China is home to second most number of billionaires in the world)
China News, March 4, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-03-04/090629617380.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Detentions of Chinese activists tripled last year: report
Radio Free Asia, March 3, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/detentions-03032014182151.html

Related:
A nightmarish year under Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream”: 2013 annual report on the situation of human rights defenders in China
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, March 3, 2014
http://chrdnet.com/2014/03/a-nightmarish-year-under-xi-jinpings-chinese-dream-2013-annual-report-on-the-situation-of-human-rights-defenders-in-china/

Information Control (信息控制)

Cisco cleared in rights case, as tech sector watches
Agence France-Presse, February 28, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/cisco-cleared-rights-case-tech-sector-watches-014341930.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

人权观察致信习近平促改革 (Human Rights Watch urges Xi Jinping to implement reforms to protect human rights)
Voice of America, March 3, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/hrw-urges-xi-to-advocate-29140303/1863483.html

Related:
Letter to General Secretary Xi Jinping Re: The annual plenary session of China’s National People’s Congress
Human Rights Watch, March 3, 2014
www.hrw.org/node/123552

June Fourth (六四)

方政呼吁“两会”代表对“天安门母亲”的公开信做出回应 (June Fourth crackdown survivor urges Two Congresses delegates to respond to Tiananmen Mothers open letter)
Radio Free Asia, March 3, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-03032014085550.html

Related:
Tiananmen Mothers urge Chinese legislators to follow their conscience and resolve June Fourth issue
Human Rights in China, February 28, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/tiananmen-mothers-urge-chinese-legislators-follow-their-conscience-and-resolve-june

Labor (劳工)

广东台资鞋厂数千人连日罢工 抗议薪资过低 (Workers at Taiwan-owned shoe factory in Guangdong go on strike demanding higher wages)
Radio Free Asia, March 3, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-03032014113347.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China's top legislative body aims to push reform
Voice of America, March 4, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinas-top-legislative-body-aims-to-push-reform/1863636.html

Related:
Taking aim at Chinese jobs
The Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304360704579418660460145226

China may opt for 'two children' policy in future, says senior official
The Guardian, March 4, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/04/china-may-opt-two-children-policy

俞正声政协开幕提涉藏涉疆等问题 民间期待反腐及财产公示立法 (Public expectation of anti-corruption legislation rises as top political advisory body convenes annual session)
Radio Free Asia, March 3, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/ql1-03032014103427.html

Society (社会)

China knife massacre: police say they have captured remaining suspects
The Guardian, March 3, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/03/china-knife-attack-police-capture-suspects-kunming

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Attack strains already tense relations between China’s Han and Uighers
昆明惨案考验维汉民族关系
The New York Times, March 4, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140304/c04kunming/dual/

Opinion (观点)

辜胜阻:有户籍没有公共服务不能叫市民化 (Meaningful urbanization requires not only hukou reform but adequate provision of public services)
Guangmingwang, March 3, 2014
www.gmw.cn/sixiang/2014-03/03/content_10559500.htm