Thursday, April 10, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

Beneath the glacier: In spite of a political clampdown, a flourishing civil society is taking hold
The Economist, April 12, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21600747-spite-political-clampdown-flourishing-civil-society-taking-hold-beneath-glacier?fsrc=rss

Corruption (腐败)

广东省纪委出台规定:不准用私款私物大办婚丧事宜 (Guangdong corruption watchdog issues new directive banning officials from holding opulent weddings and funerals)
Guangzhou Daily, April 9, 2014
www.bjd.com.cn/jryw/gnxw/201404/09/t20140409_6586061.html

Related:
Planning a wedding or funeral? China’s Communist Party wants to know
The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/09/planning-a-wedding-or-funeral-chinas-communist-party-wants-to-know/?mod=WSJBlog

Graft inquiry fells another ally of former security chief
周永康旧部郭永祥被宣布 “双开”
The New York Times, April 10, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140410/c10graft/dual/

Health (健康)

China recruits “guardian angels” to protect embattled doctors
Reuters, April 9, 2014
news.yahoo.com/china-recruits-guardian-angels-protect-embattled-doctors-071140651.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国当局为何加紧对维权人士的打压?(What is behind China's intensified crackdown on rights defenders?)
Radio Free Asia, April 9, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/nu-04092014145517.html

Related:
Understanding China’s crackdown on rights advocates: personal accounts and perspectives
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, April 8, 2014
www.cecc.gov/events/hearings/understanding-china’s-crackdown-on-rights-advocates-personal-accounts-and

China corruption plan: punish those who expose it
USA Today, April 9, 2014
www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/04/09/china-corruption-fight/7497461/

北京公民案律师退庭抗议法院违法违规 (Lawyers withdraw from court in protest of procedural problems)
Voice of America, April 9, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/attorney-withdraw-from-the-court-trial-20140409/1889364.html

Related:
Lawyers quit in protest at China graft activists' trial
Agence France-Presse, April 10, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/22513120/lawyers-quit-in-protest-at-china-graft-activists-trial/

Anti-corruption activist on trial in China
Al Jazeera, April 10, 2014
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/04/anti-corruption-activist-trial-china-201441071430605364.html

Citizen activists on trial 2014: schedule/status and essays
Human Rights in China, April 7, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/citizen-activists-trial-2014-schedulestatus-and-essays

Information Control (信息控制)

秦火火损害谁的形象? (Online defamation trial a key test case in China's Internet crackdown)
Deutsche Welle, April 9, 2014
www.dw.de/秦火火损害谁的形象/a-17553189?maca=chi-rss-chi-all-1127-rdf

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

US Senate resolution calls for greater press freedom in China
Business Standard, April 10, 2014
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/us-senate-resolution-calls-for-greater-press-freedom-in-china-114041000299_1.html

June Fourth (六四)

Owners threaten legal action over world's first June 4 museum
South China Morning Post, April 10, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472402/owners-threaten-legal-action-over-worlds-first-june-4-museum

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Party insider offers rare insight into what China’s reforms mean
The Conversation, April 10, 2014
theconversation.com/party-insider-offers-rare-insight-into-what-chinas-reforms-mean-25367

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan activists peacefully exit parliament after weeks-long occupation
South China Morning Post, April 10, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1473317/taiwan-president-insists-trade-pacts-benefits-student-activists-prepare

Tibet (西藏)

西藏索县两藏民被捕 青海玛多县转经轮被拆除 (Tibetan residents reportedly arrested, sacred religious items dismantled in Qinghai)
Radio Free Asia, April 9, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-04092014140946.html