Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

影子银行:中国嘀嗒作响的定时炸弹 (Shadow banking in China is a ticking time bomb)
Deutsche Welle, March 24, 2014
dw.de/p/1BUwy

Disasters (灾难)

Chinese relatives of passengers protest at embassy
Associated Press, March 25, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/chinese-relatives-passengers-protest-embassy-044947904.html

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

State-sponsored hacking targets journalists covering China: Google alert
Eleven Myanmar, March 24, 2014
www.elevenmyanmar.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5516:state-sponsored-hacking-targets-journalists-covering-china-google-alert&catid=37:science-tech&Itemid=360

Hukou (户口)

城镇化规划推行阻力:地方政府不愿承担公共成本 (Local governments' unwillingness to shoulder costs of public services an obstacle to urbanization planning)
China Economics Weekly, March 25, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/03-25/5988054.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

哈达向北京及联合国提申诉被阻 内蒙政法官员登门恐吓报复新娜 (Local gov’t blocks Hada’s appeal to Beijing and UN, Party official delivers threat in person)
Radio Free Asia, March 24, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-03242014100550.html

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

China slams U.S. over new spying allegations
Associated Press, March 24, 2014
www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/24/china-us-spying_n_5020613.html

June Fourth (六四)

Activist jailed 18 months for June 4 protest bid
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1456366/activist-jailed-18-months-june-4-protest-bid

Related:
June 4 March applicant sentenced to 18 months, lawyers beaten outside courthouse
Human Rights in China, March 24, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/june-4-march-applicant-sentenced-18-months-lawyers-beaten-outside-courthouse

Labor (劳工)

英媒:中国官方工会带头抗议沃尔玛裁员 (Gov't-controlled unions lead protest against layoffs at Wal-Mart)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 24, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2014/03/140324_press_review.shtml

Related:
Walmart workers in China blockade store in protest at closure plan
China Labour Bulletin, March 20, 2014
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/walmart-workers-china-blockade-store-protest-closure-plan

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Hundreds of Tibetans protest land seizure over gold mining activities
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/protest-03222014220107.html

China land dispute farmer burned to death: reports
Agence France-Presse, March 24, 2014
bit.ly/1h3OEEg

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

Chinese protest leader seeks asylum in US after arrests
Radio Free Asia, March 24, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/asylum-03242014165014.html

Religion (宗教)

Obama oils China-Vatican links
Asia Times Online, March 24, 2014
www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-240314.html

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan's Ma says ready to meet protesters over China trade pact
Reuters, March 25, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/25/us-taiwan-protest-idUSBREA2O0BP20140325?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Tibet (西藏)

四川阿坝自焚者过世 甘肃夏河三藏人被判刑 (Sichuanese monk dies of self-immolation, Gansu man sentenced to 5 to 12 years for “inciting separatism”)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-03232014144825.html

United Nations (联合国)

Chinese human rights record under UN scrutiny
Voice of America, March 20, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-human-rights-record-under-un-scrutiny/1875146.html

Chinese man, ostensibly from an N.G.O., is barred from U.N. human rights hearing
The New York Times, March 24, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/24/chinese-ngo-member-barred-from-united-nations/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Opinion (观点)

何清涟:服贸协议:中台一体化的最后铺路石 (China-Taiwan Trade Pact paves way for “peaceful reunification”)
Voice of America, March 24, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/sta-taiwan-china-20140324/1877849.html