Thursday, April 10, 2014

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

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

南华早报:外企进军内地幼儿园 关系决定成败 (SCMP: Success of mainland kindergartens funded by foreign enterprises depends on “guanxi”)
Sina News, April 9, 2014
http://mil.news.sina.com.cn/2014-04-09/0822772934.html

Death Penalty (死刑)

中国计划取消死囚器官移植 (China to stop harvesting organs from death row inmates)
Deutsche Welle, April 9, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BeBb

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

北京法院审理网民诽谤诋毁雷锋案 (Two netizens to go on trial for "defaming" Communist hero)
Radio Free Asia, April 8, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xql-04082014154848.html

Health (健康)

卫计委:将公布幼儿园擅自喂药查处结果 (Top health body to publish results of investigation into kindergartens drug scandals)
China Youth Daily, April 9, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/04-09/6042099.shtml

Black lungs, rotting teeth: China urged to use graphic warnings on cigarette packs
South China Morning Post, April 9, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1471021/black-lungs-rotting-teeth-china-urged-switch-more-graphic-warnings

Hong Kong (香港)

Concern over call for national security laws in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, April 8, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1468961/call-impose-national-security-laws-hong-kong-worrying

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

六四天网两记者取保 警方审讯指名黄琦“问供” (Human rights website journalists released on bail, police interrogation targets webmaster Huang Qi)
Radio Free Asia, April 8, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-04082014111105.html

伊力哈木.土赫提的女儿到美国国会作证 (Illham Tohti's daughter testifies before U.S. Congress)
Voice of America, April 8, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-human-rights-20140408/1889249.html

Related:
Jailed academic Ilham Tohti’s daughter slams China's treatment of Uygurs before U.S. Congress
Agence France-Presse, April 9, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1471287/jailed-academic-ilham-tohtis-daughter-slams-chinas-treatment-uygurs-us

再有前往建三江律师遭拦截 国际特赦要求中国当局彻查事件 (More lawyers obstructed from going to Jiansanjiang, Amnesty International requests thorough investigation by Chinese authorities)
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-04092014100945.html

For more information, see:
Post Reeducation-Through-Labor "abolition": lawyers and defenders monitor legal reform implementation--the Jiansanjiang case
"废除"劳教: 律师和维权人士监督法律改革实施--建三江案
Human Rights in China, April 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/post-reeducation-through-labor-abolition-lawyers-and-defenders-monitor-legal-reform-implementation
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/fei-chu-lao-jiao-lu-shi-he-wei-quan-ren-shi-jian-du-fa-lu-gai-ge-shi-shi-jian-san-jiang

“新公民运动”成员丁家喜李蔚出庭受审 (New Citizens Movement members Ding Jiaxi and Li Wei tried by Beijing court)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 8, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140408_china_trials.shtml

律师丁家喜案开庭:做有态度的公民 (Human rights lawyer Ding Jiaxi goes on trial)
Deutsche Welle, April 8, 2014
dw.de/p/1BddW

More anti-graft activists tried in China
Agence France-Press, April 8, 2014
www.enca.com/world/more-anti-graft-activists-tried-china

For more information, see:
Lawyers dismissed or withdrawn in protest of unfair trials of three citizen activists
Human Rights in China, January 31, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/lawyers-dismissed-or-withdrawn-protest-unfair-trials-three-citizen

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

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

China’s local governments are making a killing off of funerals
Quartz, April 8, 2014
qz.com/196191/chinas-local-governments-are-making-a-killing-off-of-funerals/

Tibet (西藏)

四川巴塘自焚事件后藏民被教育 传自焚尼姑被监禁 (Tibetans “educated” by gov’t after Sichuan immolation)
Radio Free Asia, April 9, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-04082014095517.html

Opinion (观点)

China’s poisonous waterways
故乡的病与有毒的河
New York Times, April 9, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20140409/c09sheng/dual/

Guanxi, evils of China's traditional *social networks*
Caixin, April 9, 2014
http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/guanxi-evils-of-china-039-s-traditional-social-networks-/guanxi-health-connections-philosophy-communism/c3s15475/