Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Religion (宗教)

China's underground resistance
Reuters, April 1, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/01/uk-china-catholics-underground-idUKBREA3000T20140401

Society (社会)

Chinese society: freedom with an asterisk
The Economist, April 1, 2014
www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2014/04/chinese-society

Corruption (腐败)

Ex-president Jiang urges Beijing to curb anti-corruption drive
中国前领导人就反腐风险发出警告
Financial Times, March 31, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/1bc9c892-b8c7-11e3-a189-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2xbEPxT1U
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001055551

中央纪委:将制定省级纪委书记提名办法 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection to introduce regulations on nomination and appointment of provincial CCDI secretaries and their deputies)
China Youth Daily, April 1, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/04-01/6015738.shtml

原总后副部长谷俊山涉贪被正式公诉 (Senior PLA official to be tried by closed military tribunal on corruption charges)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 31, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140331_china_gujunshan_charged.shtml

Related:
China charges former senior military officer with graft: Xinhua
Reuters, March 31, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/31/us-china-corruption-idUSBREA2U0JX20140331

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Harassment of rights lawyers rising, say attorneys
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1461954/harassment-rights-lawyers-rising-say-attorneys

Related:
Heilongjiang police accuse four rights lawyers of “disturbing order” after detention and alleged beating
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1462376/heilongjiang-police-accuse-four-rights-lawyers-disturbing-order-after

以律师名义纠集邪教人员扰乱社会秩序被依法处理 (Lawyers who gathered as part of an evil cult disturb public order, will be dealt with according to the law)
Jiansanjiang Farm Reclamation Public Security Bureau, March 31, 2014
http://weibo.com/1913079885/ADy4AgLVQ

China angered as detained Uighur academic wins rights prize
Reuters, April 1, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/01/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA300LL20140401?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Information Control (信息控制)

China's censorship leverage: watch what you say, even at home
The Economist, March 31, 2014
www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2014/03/chinas-censorship-leverage

International Human Rights (国际人权)

联合国决议追究朝鲜侵犯人权 中国反对 (UN Human Rights Council votes to extend investigation into abuses in North Korea, over China's objection)
Radio France International, March 29, 2014
rfi.my/1hu4E2t

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

China's Xi wins EU pledge to consider free-trade deal
Reuters, March 31, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/31/us-china-eu-idUSBREA2U15J20140331

Related:
Joint statement-deepening the EU-China comprehensive strategic partnership for mutual benefit
深化互利共赢的中欧全面战略伙伴关系的联合声明
Delegation of the European Union to China, March 31, 2014
EN: eeas.europa.eu/delegations/china/press_corner/all_news/news/2014/20140331_02_en.htm
CH: eeas.europa.eu/delegations/china/press_corner/all_news/news/2014/201403 >31_02_zh.htm

Labor (劳工)

今年7地区上调最低工资标准 上海1820元全国最高 (7 regions raise minimum wage, highest in Shanghai)
China News, April 1, 2014
economy.caijing.com.cn/2014-04-01/114058977.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Police clamp down on protest against chemical plant in south China
茂名民众抗议PX工厂项目与警方爆发冲突
The New York Times, April 1, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140401/c01protest/dual/

Related:
Maoming officials vow petrochemical plant will be shelved if public opposes it
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1462405/maoming-officials-vow-petrochemical-plant-will-be-shelved-if-public

乌坎换届选举雷雨交加中结束 林祖銮连任杨色茂指选举受控 (Wukan village chief reelected, villagers cite irregularities)
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-03312014095553.html

Related:
基层民主梦破?乌坎高压下选新村官 (Wukan election takes place under pressure and tight control)
Voice of America, March 31, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/wukan-china-20140331/1883020.html

China rebel village votes, but hopes fade for fair poll
Reuters, March 31, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/31/us-china-politics-village-idUSBREA2U0GD20140331

Religion (宗教)

Special report: The bishop who stood up to China
Reuters, April 1, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/01/us-china-catholics-special-report-idUSBREA3001820140401

Tibet (西藏)

Nepal targets Tibetan exiles, under pressure from China: rights body
Reuters, April 1, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/01/us-nepal-china-tibet-idUSBREA300X420140401

Related:
Nepal: increased pressure from China threatens Tibetans
Human Rights Watch, April 1, 2014
http://www.hrw.org/node/124268

Tibetan writer released after four years in jail
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/writer-03312014170710.html