Friday, April 25, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Degrees of influence peddling in China and U.S.
中国人和美国人是怎样用权力谋私利的
The New York Times, April 24, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/world/20140424/c24influence/dual/

Culture (文化)

Young Chinese Maoists set up hippy commune
The Telegraph, April 24, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10785505/Young-Chinese-Maoists-set-up-hippy-commune.html

Environment (环境)

China law change opens way to huge fines for polluters
中国通过环保法修订案
Financial Times, April 24, 2014
EN:http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/62187eb6-cba4-11e3-8ccf-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz2zrSVBKKLwww.ftchinese.com/story/001055957
CH:http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001055957

Related:
China’s legislature votes to toughen environmental protection law
The New York Times, April 25, 2014
www.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/world/asia/chinas-legislature-votes-to-toughen-environmental-protection-law.html?_r=0

China amends environmental protection law to tackle pollution
Australia Network News, April 24, 2014
www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-24/an-china-to-impose-tougher-penalties-on-pollutors/5410380

See the amended law:
中华人民共和国环境保护法 (Law on Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China)
National People's Congress, April 25, 2014
www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/2014-04/25/content_1861279.htm

Health (健康)

民间艾滋组织呼吁追究河南省卫生厅20年前血祸之责 (HIV/AIDS advocacy groups press for accountability of Henan tainted blood incident 20 years ago)
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/aw-04242014140813.html

Information Control (信息控制)

Sina shares fall after China strips its license in web porn crackdown
Reuters, April 24, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/24/us-china-internet-sina-idUSBREA3N16120140424

June Fourth (六四)

25 years after Tiananmen, calls for officials to disclose assets still unmet
天安门事件25年后,中国人仍在呼吁官员财产公开
The New York Times, April 24, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140424/c24tiananmen/dual/

Related:
June Fourth at 25: resisting enforced amnesia, building a just future
纪念六四25周年:抵制强迫失忆,建设公正的未来
Human Rights in China, April 10, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-25-resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/ji-nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-di-zhi-qiang-po-shi-yi-jian

Labor (劳工)

香港工会集会声援东莞工人 (Hong Kong unions stage assembly to support workers on strike in Dongguan)
Voice of America, April 24, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/hongkong-protest-20140424/1900091.html

Labour unrest: danger zone
The Economist, April 24, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21601291-huge-strike-southern-china-shows-migrant-workers-are-starting-demand-more-just?fsrc=rss

Law (法律)

禁律师判前公开案件信息 北京律协制定新规引争议 (Beijing bar association ignites controversy after it issues new rules banning lawyers from disclosing case information before verdict)
Jiangxi News, April 25, 2014
jiangxi.jxnews.com.cn/system/2014/04/25/013062445.shtml

See:
关于发布第9号《北京市律师协会执业纪律与执业调处委员会规范执业 指引》的 通知 (Guidance on Standardization of Legal Practices issued by the Beijing Municipal Lawyers' Association's Committee on Professional Discipline and Mediation)
Beijing Municipal Lawyers Association, March 19, 2014
www.beijinglawyers.org.cn/cac/4120.htm

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China will attempt to transform petitioning system, says state media
The Guardian, April 24, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/24/china-attempt-transform-petitioning-system

China demands local solutions for grievances
Associated Press, April 24, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-demands-local-solutions-for-grievances/2014/04/24/25c4a7e2-cb99-11e3-b81a-6fff56bc591e_story.html

Beijing tells petitioners: please stay home
Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/24/beijing-tells-petitioners-please-stay-home/?mod=WSJBlog

”Fake” government toppled by Chinese police
The Telegraph, April 24, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10784851/Fake-government-toppled-by-Chinese-police.html

Rule of Law (法治)

少年发帖刑拘案律师年检遇阻 敏感案件惹祸? (Lawyer who took on sensitive cases faces obstacles in renewing license)
Voice of America, April 24, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/chinese-lawyer-disqualification-20140424/1900290.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

国际特赦呼吁中国停止迫害系狱维吾尔宗教领袖 (Amnesty Int'l urges attention on imprisoned Uyghur religious leader)
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-04242014102023.html

See statement:
China: Hunger striking Uighur prisoner critically ill
Amnesty International, April 23, 2014
www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/ASA17/023/2014/en/94187276-2a52-43e5-aaf8-58f20c712d0c/asa170232014en.html