Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

中国监管社交媒体内紧外松 被指歧视国人 (Chinese gov't uses foreign social media sites but bans citizens from accessing them)
Voice of America, May 19, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-soica-media-20140519/1917699.html

Related:
How Chinese officials “like” banned Facebook
Agence France-Presse, May 18, 2014
www.thejakartaglobe.com/international/chinese-officials-like-banned-facebook/

International Human Rights (国际人权)

“中英人权对话”5月20日伦敦举行 (China-UK human rights dialogue begins in London)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/zaa-05192014115906.html

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

Putin courts China as west turns away
西方制裁促使普京转向中国
Financial Times, May 19, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0344dc50-df44-11e3-86a4-00144feabdc0.html#axzz32DMFgpf1
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001056310

China “uses channels” to warn North Korea against nuclear test: source
Reuters, May 19, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/19/us-china-northkorea-nuclear-idUSBREA4I08W20140519

Chinese flee Vietnam as Hanoi counts cost of riots
The Guardian, May 19, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/19/chinese-flee-vietnam-hanoi-riots

June Fourth (六四)

天下围城,德国异议人士团体将举办系列纪念六四活动 (All to Surround the City, German overseas dissident group organizes a series of June Fourth commemorative events)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gr-05202014095647.html

Tears of a rickshaw driver
25年前天安门广场上三轮车夫的眼泪
The New York Times, May 20, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20140520/c20kristof/dual/

“六四”之后的中国群体性事件和互联网 (China’s mass incidents after June Fourth, and the Internet: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission hearing)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-05192014104320.html

See webcast of hearing:
Hearing: stability in China: lessons from Tiananmen and implications for the United States (webcast)
U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission, May 15, 2014
http://www.uscc.gov/Hearings/hearing-stability-china-lessons-tiananmen-and-implications-united-states-webcast

纪念六四25周年旧金山将举行中国民权研讨会 (San Francisco Chinese civil rights group organizes June Fourth 25th anniversary civil rights forum)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-05202014100619.html

在城大談六四 新加坡藝術家疑遇襲 (Singaporean artist allegedly beaten in HK after discussing June Fourth in lecture)
Apple Daily, May 18, 2014
hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20140518/52487938

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

Religion (宗教)

Thousand Christians forced from church as demolition campaign spreads
The Telegraph, May 19, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10841738/Thousand-Christians-forced-from-church-as-demolition-campaign-spreads.html

Related:
Cross “too shiny” on Chinese church facing demolition
The Telegraph, May 19, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10842485/Cross-too-shiny-on-Chinese-church-facing-demolition.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Uighur biker takes message of peace on the road
维族青年周游全国呼吁民族团结
The New York Times, May 20, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140520/c20uighur/dual/

Counterterrorism (反恐)

UPDATE 2-Chinese police blame separatist group for Urumqi bombing - Xinhua
中国警方称“东伊运”策划指挥乌鲁木齐火车南站暴恐袭击案
Reuters, May 19, 2014
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/18/china-xinjiang-idUSL3N0O405C20140518
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/cnBizNews/idCNL3S0O50VD20140519

Cyber security (网络安全)

U.S. charges Chinese army personnel with cyberspying
美国将指控中国军方人士盗窃商业机密
The New York Times, May 19, 2014
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/20/us/us-to-charge-chinese-workers-with-cyberspying.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/usa/20140519/cc19steal/

Environment (环境)

Green teeth: the government amends its environmental law
The Economist, May 17, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21602286-government-amends-its-environmental-law-green-teeth

Hukou (户口)

Fighting for identity: people born outside family-planning regulations are fighting to obtain legal documents that prove they exist
The Economist, May 17, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21602257-people-born-outside-family-planning-regulations-are-fighting-obtain-legal-documents-prove

Information Control (信息控制)

They ban it from citizens, but Chinese officials are active on Facebook
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1514835/how-chinese-officials-banned-facebook

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

Vietnamese officials intolerant of violence as standoff with China continues
越南政府制止暴力,海上对峙依旧
The New York Times, May 19, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/asia-pacific/20140519/c19vietnam/dual/

Aggression is not part of national character
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1515149/aggression-not-part-national-character

Chinese workers kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in Cameroon
中国工人在喀麦隆疑遭博科圣地绑架
The Wall Street Journal, May 17, 2014
EN: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304908304579567933126108684?mod=rss_about_china&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304908304579567933126108684.html%3Fmod%3Drss_about_china
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140519/bch111711.asp?source=rss

Two Chinese workers kidnapped at controversial Myanmar mine
The Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304422704579571592040830408?mod=rss_about_china&mg=reno64-wsj

June Fourth (六四)

Tiananmen Massacre 25th anniversary: how Chinese triads enabled the Great Escape
The Telegraph, May 18, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10820248/Tiananmen-Massacre-25th-anniversary-how-Chinese-triads-enabled-the-Great-Escape.html

Son of purged liberal leader Zhao Ziyang tells of China's shame, 25 years after martial law in Beijing
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1515862/son-purged-liberal-leader-zhao-ziyang-tells-chinas-shame-25-years-after

Persons with Disabilities (残疾人)

In Chinese schools, disabled get shortchanged
The New York Times, May 19, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/19/world/asia/in-chinese-schools-disabled-get-shortchanged.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Technology (科技)

Cab fair: smartphone apps are changing the way people use taxis
The Economist, May 17, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21602284-smartphone-apps-are-changing-way-people-use-taxis-cab-fair?fsrc=rss

Opinion (观点)

VOA连线:胡佳:中国再刑拘记者律师,打压力度前所未有 (Hu Jia: China again detains journalist, lawyer; toughest crackdown ever)
Voice of America, May 16, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/1915888.html

党内民主要从中央做起 (Intra-party democracy must start from central leadership)
The New York Times, May 19, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140519/cc19wuwei15/

Closer look: the double-edged sword of nationalism draws blood – again
Caixin, May 19, 2014
http://english.caixin.com/2014-05-19/100679306.html