Thursday, March 27, 2014

Death penalty (死刑)

The ten most brutal places in the world: Amnesty International report sees spike in global executions
The Independent, March 27, 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/the-ten-most-deadly-places-to-live-in-the-world-amnesty-international-report-sees-spike-in-global-executions-9219003.html

Related:
Report: Death sentences and executions 2013
Amnesty International, March 27, 2014
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/sites/default/files/amnesty_death_penalty_report_2014_final_0.pdf

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Cao Shunli: “access denied” to Chinese activist's body
国际特赦:当局拒绝家属见曹顺利遗体
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
EN:www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26753856
CH:www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/mobile/china/2014/03/140326_china_caoshunli_body.shtml

Related:
China: Fear of cover-up as Cao Shunli’s body goes missing
Amnesty International, March 26, 2014
www.amnesty.org/en/news/china-fear-cover-cao-shunli-s-body-goes-missing-2014-03-26

譚作人刑滿 妻:繼續維權 (Rights defender Tan Zuoren released upon serving full prison term, wife says he will continue human rights work)
Ming Pao, March 27, 2014
news.mingpao.com/20140327/gaa1.htm

Related:
Sichuan quake activist Tan Zuoren defiant after release from prison
South China Morning Post, March 27, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458374/activist-tan-zuoren-defiant-after-5-year-prison-term-probe-sichuan

Information Control (信息控制)

有偿删帖的“黑色利益” (“Black profits” of the online post-deleting industry)
Beijing News, March 26, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/graphic/2014/03/26/310739.html

Related:
北京网警删贴获利百万 中国舆论管制现状曝光 (Internet police officer received kickbacks for online censorship)
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/jz-03262014150353.html

Ex-Bloomberg editor tells why he left
彭博编辑离职因一篇涉万达报道而起
The New York Times, March 26, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140326/c26bloomberg/dual/

Chinese police detain suspect after rumor sparks rural bank run
Reuters, March 27, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/27/us-china-banking-rumour-idUSBREA2Q05O20140327?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Senior information official leaps six floors to his death, sources say
South China Morning Post, March 27, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458062/senior-information-official-leaps-six-floors-his-death-sources-say

Related:
Minitrue: information official Li Wufeng’s death
China Digital Times, March 26, 2014
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/03/minitrue-information-official-li-wufengs-death/

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

马鞍山:官员带领200多人强拆房屋 打伤70多岁村民 (Gov't officials led 200-strong team to demolish house by force in Ma’anshan, Anhui)
China Business Times, March 27, 2014
http://politics.gmw.cn/2014-03/27/content_10812465.htm

Population (人口)

11省份正式启动“单独两孩” (New family planning policy officially in force in 11 provinces)
Beijing News, March 27, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/03/27/310845.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Wukan: new election, same old story
The Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/27/wukan-new-election-same-old-story/?mod=WSJBlog

Opinion (观点)

Don’t get too excited about the investigation of Zhou Yongkang
Tea Leaf Nation, March 27, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/03/dont-get-too-excited-about-the-investigation-of-zhou-yongkang/