Friday, May 02, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

China poised to pass US as world’s leading economic power this year
世行:中国今年或将成全球最大经济体
Financial Times, April 30, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d79ffff8-cfb7-11e3-9b2b-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Fworld_asia-pacific_china%2Ffeed%2F%2Fproduct&siteedition=intl#axzz30TlUpUZt
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001056024

Related:
Inequality mars China's rise to biggest economy
The Age, May 1, 2014
http://www.theage.com.au/world/inequality-mars-chinas-rise-to-biggest-economy-20140501-zr25u.html

Culture (文化)

Why some English words are controversial in China
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 30, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27216910

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Freed veteran Chinese dissident says political views unchanged
Radio Free Asia, April 30, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/xu-wanping-04302014172618.html

For more information on Xu Wanping, see:
Xu Wanping freed after nine years in prison
许万平服刑9年后获释
Human Rights in China, April 29, 2014
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/xu-wanping-freed-after-nine-years-prison
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/xu-mo-ping-fu-xing-9nian-hou-huo-shi

Jiansanjiang black jail (建三江黑监狱)

Brainwashing class disintegration
New Tang Dynasty, April 30, 2014
http://www.ntd.tv/en/programs/news-politics/china-forbidden-news/20140430/135337-brainwashing-class-disintegration.html

Related:
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

Labor (劳工)

Thousands of workers descend on Victoria Park for Labour Day march
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501481/thousands-workers-descend-victoria-park-labour-day-march

Chinese shoe strike activist held on public order charges
Radio Free Asia, April 30, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lin-dong-04302014121939.html

Related:
为东莞罢工工人咨询的林东被警方批捕 (Lin Dong, labor activist supporting striking Dongguan workers, arrested)
Deutsche Welle, May 1, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1Bry0

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Putting government spending power into cage
Caixin, April 30, 2014
http://english.caixin.com/2014-04-30/100672328.html

Population (人口)

No compensation for parents who have lost their only child
The New York Times, April 29, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/29/no-compensation-for-parents-who-have-lost-their-only-child/

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

77人致信要求废除“收容制度” 处罚决定与劳教如出一辙 (77 lawyers, citizens, and academics request abolition of “custody education centers” and other RTL-like institutions)
Radio Free Asia, April 30, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy2-04302014113041.html

Religion (宗教)

温州教堂倒下 海外基督徒反弹 (Destruction of Wenzhou church causes backlash from overseas Christians)
Voice of America, May 1, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-church-20140501/1905089.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China blames religious extremists for station bombing
Reuters, May 1, 2014
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/01/uk-china-xinjiang-blast-idINKBN0DH28V20140501

Related:
Breaking news alerts on Urumqi attack “censored” on Weibo
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1501612/sina-weibo-censored-news-alerts-urumqi-train-blasts

乌鲁木齐火车南站暴恐袭击案告破 (Violent Urumqi railway station terrorist attack solved)
Tianshan Net, May 1, 2014
http://news.ts.cn/content/2014-05/01/content_9618347.htm

Opinion (观点)

Tiananmen as the turning point: China’s impossible balancing act
Time, April 29, 2014
time.com/73594/china-tiananmen-square-25-years-later/

For more information about June Fourth, see:
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

In China, labour activism is waking up
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1500831/china-labour-activism-waking