Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

分析:中国反恐能否“内病外治” (Can China tackle domestic terrorism by participating in international counter-terrorism efforts?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/05/140512_china_anti_terror.shtml

Disasters (灾难)

汶川地震六周年官方无纪念活动 遇难学生家长请愿祭奠受阻 (Gov't did not hold commemoration on 6th anniversary of Wenchuan earthquake; victims' families prevented from paying respect at school sites)
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-05122014111330.html

Education (教育)

The college entrance exam keeps China’s universities stuck in the past
News China, May 2014 Issue
www.newschinamag.com/magazine/the-college-entrance-exam-keeps-chinas-universities-stuck-in-the-past#id:1671#date:15:41

Environment (环境)

好法律,还须有执行力
The missing teeth of China's new environmental law
Economic Observer, May 5, 2014
CH: www.eeo.com.cn/2014/0505/260098.shtml
EN: www.worldcrunch.com/opinion-analysis/the-missing-teeth-of-china-039-s-new-environmental-law/chinese-environment-politics-pollution-enforcement-legislation/c7s15875/#.U3GVQq2Sxkg

Beijing kebab vendors among list of polluters hit with fines
中国治理空气污染,街边烧烤中枪
The New York Times, May 13, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140513/c13kebab/dual/

Hong Kong (香港)

Study to shed light on sex discrimination: Equal Opportunities Commission
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510799/study-shed-light-sex-discrimination-equal-opportunities-commission

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

维权领袖贾灵敏刑拘后失踪 十余律师联署愿为其提供帮助 (Leading human rights defender Jia Lingmin missing after being criminally detained in Zhengzhou, dozen lawyers sign up to provide legal assistance)
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy2-05122014120254.html

Activist arrested for planning Tiananmen hunger strike
The Telegraph, May 13, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10826467/Activist-arrested-for-planning-Tiananmen-hunger-strike.html

Chinese activist denied lawyer amid widening clampdown on dissent
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/denied-05122014135307.html

Related:
Defiance
China Change, May 13, 2013
http://chinachange.org/2014/05/12/defiance/

Information Control (信息控制)

“高级记者”境外发文给国家抹黑 (Netizen criminally detained for “spreading rumors” on overseas websites)
Jinghua Times, May 13, 2014
epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2014-05/13/content_88861.htm

Blocked in China, Facebook considers opening an office there anyway
The Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/05/13/facebook-mulls-china-sales-office/?mod=chinablog

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

Hundreds of Chinese families seek wartime compensation from Japan
Reuters, May 12, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/12/us-china-japan-reparations-insight-idUSBREA4B0VO20140512

Migrants (农民工)

China's young migrants like cities, spend more: survey
Reuters, May 12, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/12/us-china-economy-migrants-idUSKBN0DS0IX20140512

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Police pursue arrests after clash over waste incinerator
The New York Times, May 13, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140513/c13hangzhou/dual/

Women (妇女)

China's growing gender gap: women are not just “leftover” but left out
The Guardian, May 12, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/may/12/china-leftover-women-property-boom

Counterterrorism (反恐)

More than 200 held in China terror video crackdown: report
Agence France Presse, May 12, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/more-200-held-china-terror-video-crackdown-report-035315513.html

Beijing deploys armed anti-terror units after attacks
The Telegraph, May 12, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10824030/Beijing-deploys-armed-anti-terror-units-after-attacks.html

Education (教育)

呼和浩特各高校禁学生离校 指境外敌对势力周末有活动 (Inner Mongolia university students warned against leaving campus amidst reports of potential activities by "foreign hostile forces")
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/ql-05102014123115.html

Environment (环境)

China mulls amending water pollution law
People's Daily, May 9, 2014
english.peopledaily.com.cn/90882/8621855.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese elite push for release of jailed Nobel laureate
Reuters, May 11, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/11/us-china-dissident-idUSBREA4A01120140511

Related:
中国有“太子党”私下向高层建言:假释刘晓波 (China's princelings discretely push for release of Liu Xiaobo)
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-05112014132846.html

港团体中联办外抗议促释放近期被捕人士 (HK groups hold protest to call for release of activists detained in recent weeks)
Voice of America, May 11, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/hk-group-protest-20140511/1912106.html

Communist Party newspaper denounces detained lawyer
《环球时报》称人权律师触犯“法律红线”
The New York Times, May 12, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140512/c12lawyer/dual/

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

Chinese resort plans alarms Mexican activists
Associated Press, May 11, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinese-resort-plans-alarms-mexican-activists/2014/05/10/433d73ca-d8a1-11e3-8f7d-7786660fff7c_story.html

Is China losing faith in North Korea?
The Guardian, May 9, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/09/is-china-losing-faith-in-north-korea

China's Li signs trade, conservation agreements in Kenya
Agence France Presse, May 10, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/chinas-li-signs-trade-conservation-agreements-kenya-154852030.html

South China Sea becoming “boiling pot” amid rising tensions, analysts say
South China Morning Post, May 12, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508702/south-china-sea-becoming-boiling-pot-amid-rising-tensions-analysts-say

June Fourth (六四)

推平反六四被指颠覆前学运领袖徐光被拘 (Former student leader detained on subversion charge)
Radio France Internationale, May 11, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140511-推平反六四被指颠覆前学 运领袖徐光被拘

Related:
Chinese artist detained before Tiananmen anniversary
私下纪念六四的艺术家被警方拘捕
The New York Times, May 12, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140512/c12artist/dual/

China cracks down on those remembering ’89 Tiananmen crackdown
McClatchy DC, May 9, 2014
www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/05/09/227032/china-cracks-down-on-those-remembering.html?sp=/99/117/

Party Chief’s downfall a central act in Tiananmen drama
天安门事件的核心一幕:赵紫阳的下台
The New York Times, May 12, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140512/c12tiananmen/dual/

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

Labor (劳工)

China labour activism: crossing the line
中国劳资力量对比的变化
Financial Times, May 7, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/bb0f1c3a-c953-11e3-99cc-00144feabdc0.html#axzz31SMGaQCI
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001056164

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China waste incinerator protest turns violent
杭州垃圾焚烧厂项目引发激烈抗议
Financial Times, May 11, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7035866e-d8ca-11e3-a1aa-00144feabdc0.html#axzz31SMGaQCI
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001056169

Society (社会)

China hesitates to label Guangzhou attack terrorism
中国未将广州砍人事件定性为恐怖袭击
The New York Times, May 12, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140512/c12guangzhou/dual/

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan death sparks wider protest against Chinese mine
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/wider-05092014151245.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

More than 100 relatives of Urumqi bomber detained
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/sedirdin-sawut-05092014174749.html

Opinion (观点)

Taiwan's handling of murder case raises question of cross-strait co-operation
South China Morning Post, May 12, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1509864/taiwans-handling-murder-case-raises-question-cross-strait-co