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/