Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Why China could be huge for Facebook, even though it’s banned
Quartz, May 13, 2014
http://qz.com/208811/why-china-could-be-huge-for-facebook-even-though-its-banned/

Corruption (腐败)

Former head of GlaxoSmithKline in China is accused of bribery
The New York Times, May 13, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/15/business/international/glaxosmithkline-china.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

China puts brass on trial in fight against military corruption
National Public Radio, May 14, 2014
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/05/14/310695052/china-puts-brass-on-trial-in-fight-against-military-corruption?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

Education (教育)

School pressure to blame for Chinese youth suicides, official study finds
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1512032/school-pressure-blame-chinese-youth-suicides-official-study-finds

Environment (环境)

China’s South-North Water Diversion Project threatens fish farmers’ livelihoods
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1512254/chinas-south-north-water-diversion-project-threatens-fish-farmers

Hukou (户口)

省会以下城市招聘禁设户籍门槛 (State Council issues directive prohibiting hukou-based discrimination in employment in provincial capitals and other smaller cities)
China Youth Daily, May 14, 2014
http://epaper.ynet.com/html/2014-05/14/content_58164.htm?div=-1

Related:
国务院办公厅关于做好2014年全国普通高等学校毕业生就业创业工作的通知 (State Council General Office's Notice Concerning the Improvement of Work on Employment and Job-Creation for Graduates of Ordinary Universities in 2014)
State Council General Office, May 13, 2014
http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2014-05/13/content_8802.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

A thorn in the government’s side – China’s human rights advocates
China Law and Policy, May 11, 2014
http://chinalawandpolicy.com/2014/05/11/4730/

Information Control (信息控制)

博讯声明回应撰稿人向南夫被刑拘 国际笔会公开信要求释放高瑜 (Boxun responds to arrest of its contributor, PEN International calls for release of Gao Yu)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/sy1-05132014112431.html

Related:
Chinese police detain contributor to U.S.-based website
北京警方刑拘博讯网撰稿人向南夫
The New York Times, May 14, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140514/c14police/dual/

北京抓捕博讯记者向南夫,官媒竭力造谣抹黑 (Chinese gov't launches smear campaign after arresting Boxun journalist Xiang Nanfu)
Boxun, May 13,2014
boxun.com/news/gb/china/2014/05/201405131037.shtml#.U3LMDK2Sxkg

China: veteran journalist Gao Yu (f) charged with “leaking state secrets abroad”; fears for safety
PEN International, May 9, 2014
www.pen-international.org/newsitems/china-veteran-journalist-gao-yu-f-charged-with-leaking-state-secrets-abroad-fears-for-safety-3/

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

Vietnamese workers protest at Chinese factories
Associated Press, May 13, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/business/vietnamese-workers-protest-at-chinese-factories/2014/05/13/37da6208-da7d-11e3-a837-8835df6c12c4_story.html

June Fourth (六四)

“六四”前夕网络舆论管控加强 共识网受到攻 (Information control online intensifies ahead of June Fourth anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/sy2-05132014114130.html

Related:
Restrictions, detentions, and disappearances before June 4, 2014
Human Rights in China, May 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-and-disappearances-june-4-2014

纪思道:六四展示的血腥和勇气 (Violence and courage on June Fourth: an interview with Nicholas D. Kristof)
Voice of America, May 13, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/june-4th-kristof-20140513/1913973.html

The invisible, but not forgotten anniversary of Tiananmen Square
Time, May 12, 2014
time.com/95642/tiananmen-square-china-anniversary/

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

Torture (酷刑)

国际特赦:亚太国家酷刑普遍 中朝最甚 (Amnesty Int'l: torture prevalent in Asia-Pacific, especially in China and North Korea)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-05132014154252.html

See report:
Global crisis on torture exposed by new worldwide campaign
Amnesty International, May 13, 2014
www.amnesty.org/en/news/amnesty-international-global-crisis-torture-exposed-new-worldwide-campaign-2014-05-13

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

A devotion to language proves risky
自筹资金办学校的维族语言学家被中国当局逮捕
The New York Times, May 14, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140514/c14uighur/dual/