Monday, March 10, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

云南副省长沈培平涉嫌贪腐被调查 (Yunnan deputy governor under investigation for corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 9, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140309_yunnan_corruption.shtml

Related:
China investigates Yunnan vice governor
Agence France-Presse, March 9, 2014
bit.ly/Pfo15n

反腐不能停留在“割韭菜” (CPPCC Natl Comm Mbr: Only democracy can address root causes of corruption)
China Youth Daily, March 10, 2014
zqb.cyol.com/html/2014-03/10/nw.D110000zgqnb_20140310_6-01.htm

See the full statement:
蒋洪大会发言提交:只有民主才能根治腐败 (“Only democracy can address root causes of corruption”)
Xinzhonghua1702 Blog, March 10, 2014
xueping1950.blog.163.com/blog/static/139964170201429539771/

Counterterrorism (反恐)

恐怖分子为何加引号
After deadly knife attack, China debates meaning of “terrorism”
Caixin, March 4, 2014
CH: international.caixin.com/2014-03-04/100646712.html
EN:www.worldcrunch.com/world-affairs/after-deadly-knife-attack-china-debates-meaning-of-039-terrorism-039-/kunming-terrorism-terrorist-terror/c1s15218/#.Uxw2geeSxkg

Death penalty (死刑)

全国人大法工委:刑法修改会减少“死刑”罪名 (NPC official hints that amendments to Criminal Law may reduce number of capital crimes)
CCTV, March 9, 2014
news.cntv.cn/2014/03/09/ARTI1394352271659976.shtml

With legal reforms, China wants less interfering in cases, fewer death penalty crimes
Reuters, March 9, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/09/us-china-parliament-legal-idUSBREA2804S20140309

Disasters (灾难)

[直播]马航MH370航班失联事件最新进展 (Live updates on developments in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370)
Beijing News, March 9, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/03/09/308218.html

LIVE: Latest updates on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370
The Guardian, March 9, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/09/malaysia-airlines-missing-plane-investigation-widens-live

Environment (环境)

Only three China cities meet air standards
Financial Times, March 9, 2014
t.co/bvpBDcJMCb

China to toughen environment law, hold polluters accountable
Reuters, March 9, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/09/us-china-pollution-idUSBREA2804920140309

Hukou (户口)

别让一纸户口挡住梦想(民生新起点)(Don’t let Hukou obstruct a dream, a turning point for people’s livelihood)
People's Daily, March 10, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0310/c1001-24582517.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

刘萍案新余法院再延期三个月 代理律师将提取保候审 (Court seeks 3-month postponement in rendering verdict in Liu Ping case, lawyers to apply for bail)
Radio Free Asia, March 8, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-03082014122604.html

For more information on Liu Ping, see:
刘萍在法庭上的最后陈述
Liu Ping’s Final Statement at Trial
Human Rights in China, December 6, 2013
CH:www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/liu-ping-zai-fa-ting-shang-de-zui-hou-chen-shu
EN:www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/liu-pings-final-statement-trial

各界妇女节关注女性异见人士 团体呼吁美第一夫人访华提刘霞 (HK groups hold event supporting Liu Xia, U.S. group calls on Michelle Obama to raise her case in China visit)
Radio Free Asia, March 8, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-03082014123405.html

Information Control (信息控制)

张德江:加强立法全程宣传 通过中国人大网公布 (Senior NPC official announces plans to enhance transparency by making legislative documents available online)
China News, March 9, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/03/09/308225.html

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

Spain eases law after China pressure
The Law Society Gazette, March 10, 2014
http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/spain-eases-law-after-china-pressure/5040283.article

No love lost:The Communist Party takes a parting shot at Gary Locke
The Economist, March 8, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21598713-communist-party-takes-parting-shot-gary-locke-no-love-lost?fsrc=rss

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Xi stresses rural reform, official integrity
Xinhua, March 9, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/english/special/2014-03/09/c_133172981.htm

Rule of Law (法治)

China has 99.93 per cent conviction rate
Agence France-Presse, March 8, 2014
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/china-has-9993-per-cent-conviction-rate-20140310-hvh5w.html

Taiwan (台湾)

Remembering Taiwan's White Terror
The Diplomat, March 8, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/03/remembering-taiwans-white-terror/

Opinion (观点)

胡平:昆明惨案西媒为何未用“恐怖袭击” (Hu Ping: Why Western media cautious in labeling Kunming tragedy as "terrorist attack")
Radio France International, March 6, 2014
rfi.my/1kFr0Ru