Monday, May 05, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

【法律案例】网警贿赂网警:替领导删帖 (Internet police bribe one another to delete information)
China e-Business Research Center, May 5, 2014
http://b2b.netsun.com/detail--6170486.html

Related:
What is the price of press censorship?
长平:宣传禁令值几何?
China Media Project (English), May 2, 2014
Paopao (Chinese)
EN: http://cmp.hku.hk/2014/05/02/35286/
CH: https://s3.amazonaws.com/pao-pao./index.html?u=article%2F84

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China clamps down on baby formula imports
中国严格限制婴儿配方奶粉进口
Financial Times, May 5, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/eb09d3d2-d41e-11e3-a122-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz30rGn40gi
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001056071

Environment (环境)

Global warming: China and U.S. in crucial talks on cutting carbon dioxide emissions
The Telegraph, May 2, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/globalwarming/10804221/Global-warming-China-and-US-in-crucial-talks-on-cutting-carbon-dioxide-emissions.html

Hukou (户口)

“他们没用上户口,让我们缴纳罚款”——多地“超生儿”“黑户”历史或将终结 (New family planning regulations ban using hukou registration as bargaining chip to collect “extra child tax”)
Xinhua, May 5, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2014-05/05/c_1110542812.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中港人士祭奠邵阳民主铁汉李旺阳遭扣押 (Several HKers and mainlanders detained while commemorating democracy advocate Li Wangyang, who died in “forced suicide”)
Voice of America, May 5, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/li-wangyang-tomb-detained-20140505/1907724.html

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

China plans for North Korean regime collapse leaked
The Telegraph, May 5, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10808719/China-plans-for-North-Korean-regime-collapse-leaked.html

June Fourth (六四)

Runners hit streets to mark key anniversaries
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1504312/runners-hit-streets-mark-key-anniversaries

北京召开六四纪念研讨会 天安门母亲二十五载忆亲儿 (Mother of Tiananmen victim speaks at Beijing June Fourth commemorative conference)
Voice of America, May 5, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/beijing-tiananmen-conference-20140504/1907210.html

Discussing Tiananmen Square is still risky after 25 years, even for Chinese students in the US
Public Radio International, May 2, 2014
http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-05-02/discussing-tiananmen-square-still-risky-after-25-years-even-chinese-students-us

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

National Defense (国防)

China gives 10-year sentence to leaker of military secrets
Reuters, May 5, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/05/us-china-military-spying-idUSBREA4402D20140505?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

杭州访民突离奇死亡 政府三十车辆包围尸体 (Hangzhou petitioner mysteriously dies; local authorities mobilize 30 vehicles to surround body)
Radio Free Asia, May 5, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/jp2-05042014135759.html

Society (社会)

Shanghai laments loss of TV show in local dialect
卫视停播方言节目,上海观众失望
The New York Times, May 5, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140505/c05shanghai/dual/

团员人数一年减少40万 共青团光环褪色?(Communist Youth League members decrease by 400,000; is the Youth League’s “halo” fading?)
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/jp-05042014133825.html

Technology (科技)

Plying social media, Chinese workers grow bolder in exerting clout
社交媒体让中国工厂工人行动起来
The New York Times, May 4, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140504/c04dongguan/dual/

Asia’s most popular messaging app is censoring itself in China
Quartz, May 2, 2014
http://qz.com/205384

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Xinjiang police issue order to detain family members of Urumqi bomb suspect
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1503380/xinjiang-police-issue-order-detain-family-members-urumqi-bomb-suspect

乌鲁木齐恐怖爆炸袭击案悬念未解 (Urumqi terrorist bombing case an unresolved mystery)
Radio France Internationale, May 5, 2014
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140505-乌鲁木齐恐怖爆炸袭击案悬念未解

Opinion (观点)

A Uighur father’s brave fight
The New York Times, May 4, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/05/opinion/a-uighur-fathers-brave-fight.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

Q & A: Jeffrey Wasserstrom on history, dissent and the power of May 4 in China
从五四到六四:一次历史话语权的较量
The New York Times, May 4, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140504/c04tiananmen/dual/

Is Taiwan sinking back into obscurity?
Tea Leaf Nation, May 1, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/05/is-taiwan-sinking-back-into-obscurity/