Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China's Communist Party expels former executive of defense firm
Reuters, April 21, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/21/us-china-corruption-idUSBREA3K09120140421

Culture (文化)

Zhang Yimou: “Coming Home” to Cannes
The Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/21/zhang-yimou-coming-home-to-cannes/?mod=chinablog

Domestic security (国内安全)

Amid fear of growing violence, China’s police start carrying guns
The Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/22/amid-fear-of-growing-violence-chinas-police-start-carrying-guns/?mod=WSJBlog

Related:
Chinese police with guns? The idea makes citizens—and officers—uncomfortable
Tea Leaf Nation, April 22, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/04/chinese-police-with-guns-the-idea-makes-citizens-and-officers-uncomfortable/

Environment (环境)

Prominent scientist welcomes soil pollution report
中國學者積極評價政府公開土壤污染狀況
The New York Times, April 21, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140421/c21pollution/dual/

Hong Kong (香港)

Bankers in Hong Kong join fight against mainland influence
The New York Times, April 21, 2014
www.nytimes.com/2014/04/22/world/asia/in-hong-kong-some-bankers-back-an-occupy-movement.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimesworld&_r=0

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

建三江声援者仍下落不明 被拘律师病情升级入院 (Some activists in Jiansanjiang still missing, rights lawyer needs surgery for injuries from torture)
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy1-04212014102000.html

Information Control (信息控制)

中国公安部长:防止外部势力利用互联网掀起颜色革命浪潮 (Minister of Public Security warns against the use of the Internet by external forces to instigate “colored revolutions”)
Voice of America, April 21, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-tightens-internet-20140419/1896887.html

China steps up purge of online porn amid wider censorship push
Reuters, April 21, 2014
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/04/21/china-internet-pornography-idINKBN0D704Q20140421

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

Chinese spies at Sydney University
Sydney Morning Herald, April 21, 2014
www.smh.com.au/national/chinese-spies-at-sydney-university-20140420-36ywk.html

Related:
澳媒曝留学生“间谍网”中国对报道不满 (China irked by media report of Chinese spies in Australian universities)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 21, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/04/140421_china_australia_spying.shtml

Asia-Pacific navies sign communication agreement
Associated Press, April 22, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/asia-pacific-navies-sign-communication-agreement-034830499.html

Barack Obama set to back Japan in islands dispute as Asia tour begins
The Guardian, April 22, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/22/barack-obama-japan-islands-dispute-asia-tour

June Fourth (六四)

The specter of June Fourth
China File, April 20, 2014
www.chinafile.com/Specter-June-Fourth

Related:
The specter of June Fourth
China Digital Times, April 21, 2014
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/04/resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future/

June Fourth at 25: resisting enforced amnesia, building a just future
Human Rights in China, April 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-25-resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future

六四纪念馆能否如期开馆? (Can the June Fourth Museum in HK open as scheduled?)
Deutsche Welle, April 19, 2014
dw.de/p/1BkyZ

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China's thorny state enterprise overhaul quietly moves forward
Reuters, April 21, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/21/uk-china-reform-enterprises-analysis-idUKBREA3K18620140421

China eyes transparency in budget law revision
Xinhua, April 21, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-04/21/c_133279215.htm

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Welcome to Uighur Web—now watch what you say
Tea Leaf Nation, April 22, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/04/welcome-to-uighur-web-watch-what-you-say/

Corruption (腐败)

Investigating family’s wealth, China’s leader signals a change
周永康家族聚敛巨额财富被调查
The New York Times, April 19, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140421/c21zhou/dual/

Scandal downs chairman of a top Chinese state company
华润董事长宋林在床照曝光后落马
The New York Times, April 21, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140421/c21corruption/dual/

Culture (文化)

Chinese director takes on Oliver Stone over his criticism of China’s film industry
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1493603/chinese-director-takes-oliver-stone-over-comments-mainland-films-shy-away

Environment (环境)

China admits widespread soil pollution in “state secret” report
中国“五分之一耕地被污染”
Financial Times, April 18, 2014
CH:http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001055850
EN:http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c250bd4c-c6b4-11e3-9839-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=published_links/rss/world_asia-pacific_china/feed//product&siteedition=uk#axzz2zXWQmoqO

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

美环保署长访台寻双方环保合作 北京不满 (US EPA Chief visits Taiwan, Beijing displeased)
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/25225/mei-huan-bao-shu-chang-fang-tai-xun-shuang-fang-huan-bao-he-zuo-bei-jing-bu-man

June Fourth (六四)

Tiananmen Square activist refused entry to Hong Kong to attend June 4 museum opening
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1491438/tiananmen-square-activist-refused-entry-hong-kong-attend-june-4

Related:
杨建利被拒入境香港参观六四纪念馆 (Yang Jianli refused entry to HK to participate in June Fourth Museum opening)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 20, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140420_hongkong_tiananmen_dissident.shtml

Labor (劳工)

China shoe strike spreads, enters second week
Reuters, April 21, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/21/us-china-strike-idUSBREA3K08P20140421?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Related:
东莞裕元鞋厂工人罢工进入第二个星期 (Dongguang Yuyuan shoe factory strike enters its second week)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 21, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140421_shoe_factory_strikes.shtml

Henan teachers vow to keep marching over pay demands
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/teachers-04212014105253.html

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Closer look: why gov't is eager to renovate shantytowns
Caixin, April 21, 2014
http://english.caixin.com/2014-04-21/100668178.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

How China is using criminal detention in place of re-education through labour
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1492192/china-using-criminal-detention-place-re-education-through-labour

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

Asylum seekers protest as rights group sued for defamation
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1492044/asylum-seekers-protest-rights-group-sued-defamation

Deadly clash reported on border of China and Vietnam
The New York Times, April 19, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/world/asia/deadly-clash-between-vietnamese-border-guards-and-chinese-migrants-reported.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Religion (宗教)

China on course to become “world's most Christian nation” within 15 years
The Telegraph, April 19, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10776023/China-on-course-to-become-worlds-most-Christian-nation-within-15-years.html

Society (社会)

Chinese urban enforcer hopes Google Glass will prevent violence
The Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/21/chinese-urban-enforcer-hopes-google-glass-will-prevent-violence/?mod=WSJBlog

Taiwan (台湾)

A t-shirt with “democratic pheromones” sells for $4,000 in Taiwan
台湾学运领袖原味T恤拍出高价
The Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2014
EN:http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/21/a-t-shirt-with-democratic-pheromones-sells-for-4000-in-taiwan/?mod=WSJBlog
CH:http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140421/rec162113.asp?source=NewSearch

Technology (科技)

New York real-estate agent scores $13 million deal on WeChat
微信助美房产中介敲定1300万美元生意
The Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2014
EN:http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/21/new-york-real-estate-agent-scores-13-million-deal-on-wechat/?mod=WSJBlog
CH:http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140421/rec174634.asp?source=NewSearch

Women (妇女)

More women on company boards reduces fraud, study finds
研究称女董事越多企业欺诈越少
The New York Times, April 21, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140421/c21women/dual/