Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

中纪委:反腐形势严峻复杂 部分干部纪律松弛 (Top graft watchdog says anti-corruption campaign faces complex challenges)
Beijing News, May 26, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/05/26/318312.html

Counterterrorism (反恐)

全疆戒严实行反恐专项行动 扩及全国为期一年民众称影响生活
China launches regional security crackdown after Urumqi attack
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/crackdown-05232014160313.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/yf1-05262014094038.html

Cyber security (网络安全)

China clamps down on US consulting groups
中国禁止国企使用美国咨询公司服务
Financial Times, May 26, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/310d29ea-e263-11e3-89fd-00144feabdc0.html#axzz32vinn9HY
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001056413

Environment (环境)

白皮书:已有190个城市实时发布PM2.5监测数据 (Latest human rights whitepaper indicates 190 cities publish real-time reading of PM2.5)
Beijing News, May 26, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/05/26/318310.html

China to scrap millions of cars to improve air quality
中国称将加大减排力度淘汰百万辆黄标车
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 26, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27583404
CH: www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/05/140526_china_yellowtag_cars.shtml

Hukou (户口)

Guangdong to loosen hukou household registration system for millions of migrants
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1519649/guangdong-loosen-hukou-household-registration-system-millions-migrants

北京提高对非京籍儿童进入小学门槛引发家长抗议 (Parents protest tough documentation requirements in elementary school admission for children without Beijing hukou)
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/yl-05222014103415.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

广东独立参选人李碧云受虐致瘫 庭上被急救法官宣布休庭
Chinese activist's trial postponed amid fears for her health
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/trial-05222014164303.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-05222014094653.html

人权人士:中国人权状况堪忧 外界需持续施压 (Human rights groups voice deep concern about dire situation in China, call on intl community to sustain pressure)
Voice of America, May 22, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-human-rights-20140522/1920512.html

Information Control (信息控制)

中国维护国安将推网络安全审查制度 (State Council introduces cyber vetting rules targeting online products and services that "threaten national security")
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/05/140522_china_cyber_vetting.shtml

Related:
保障网络信息安全将采取五方面措施 (Five measures to ensure online information security)
State Council Information Office, May 23, 2014
www.scio.gov.cn/xwfbh/xwbfbh/xczb/zy/Document/1356841/1356841.htm

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Concluding observations on the second periodic report of China, including Hong Kong and Macao
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, May 23, 2014
bit.ly/1ns0pqV

For more information about the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, see:
Experts raised key systemic issues in UN rights review of China
联合国专家审议中国人权状况时提出制度问题
Human Rights in China, May 9, 2014
EN:www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/experts-raised-key-systemic-issues-un-rights-review-china
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/xin-wen-fa-bu/lian-he-guo-zhuan-jia-shen-yi-zhong-guo-ren-quan-zhuang-kuang-shi-ti

Russia and China veto UN move to refer Syria to international criminal court
The Guardian, May 22, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/22/russia-china-veto-un-draft-resolution-refer-syria-international-criminal-court

Related:
China-Russia disgraceful veto in the Security Council blocks ICC referral of the Syrian situation
International Federation for Human Rights, May 22, 2014
www.fidh.org/en/north-africa-middle-east/syria/15365-china-russia-disgraceful-veto-in-the-security-council-blocks-icc-referral

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

China treads carefully as it pursues influence
Associated Press, May 25, 2014
www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/05/24/china-treads-carefully-pursues-influence/iHZXcTD9yiOrwj16MrdFGP/story.html

Does China pose a threat to global food security? It says no
The Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/05/21/does-china-pose-a-threat-to-global-food-security-it-says-no/?mod=WSJBlog

China and Russia: best frenemies
The Economist, May 22, 2014
www.economist.com/news/leaders/21602695-vladimir-putin-pivots-eastward-should-america-be-worried-best-frenemies

June Fourth (六四)

痛忆六四:华邮记者目睹成堆尸体 (Former Washington Post reporter recalls seeing piles of corpses after June 4th crackdown)
Voice of America, May 26, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/southerland-20140526/1923101.html

Tiananmen comment eyed after professor’s microblog vanishes
The New York Times, May 26, 2014
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/26/tiananmen-comment-eyed-after-professors-microblog-vanishes/?_php=true&_type=blogs&smid=tw-share&_r=0

Academic unbowed 25 years after suppression of Chinese pro-democracy movement
South China Morning Post, May 27, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1520146/lawyer-journalist-and-academic-unbowed-25-years-after-suppression-chinese

Tiananmen Square massacre anniversary: the last prisoner of the protests
The Telegraph, May 26, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10856528/Tiananmen-Square-massacre-anniversary-the-last-prisoner-of-the-protests.html

六四25周年 王丹在台湾谈中国民主 (In Taiwan, 1989 student leader Wang Dan talks about democracy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 27, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/indepth/2014/05/140527_64_taiwan_wangdan.shtml

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Amid headwinds, State Council takes baby steps on land reform
Caixin, May 21, 2014
http://english.caixin.com/2014-05-21/100680473.html

湖南村民不满征地补偿告市政府和市长 法院审理 (Court accepts Hunan villagers' lawsuit against local gov't for inadequate compensation for land requisition)
Beijing Youth Daily, May 23, 2014
news.163.com/14/0523/03/9STB8ODQ00014AED.html

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

北京法院接受首例“同性恋治疗”案 (Beijing court takes up first case against clinic that claims to "cure" homosexuality)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/05/140522_gay_heal_clinic.shtml

Rule of Law (法治)

中国政府`“六四”前发布《人权白皮书》 (Chinese gov't issues report on its own human rights record ahead of June Fourth anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/jz-05262014162605.html

Related:
China media: Human rights “progress”
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 27, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27584367

国新办发布《2013年中国人权事业的进展》白皮书(全文)
Progress in China's Human Rights in 2013
State Council Information Office, May 26, 2014
CH: www.scio.gov.cn/zxbd/wz/Document/1371237/1371237.htm
EN: www.scio.gov.cn/zxbd/wz/Document/1371125/1371125.htm

Technology (科技)

China’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad friend circles
Foreign Policy, May 21, 2014
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/05/21/chinas_terrible_horrible_no_good_very_bad_friend_circles

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China detains more than 200 suspected separatists in Xinjiang, state media says
The Guardian, May 26, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/26/china-200-separatists-xinjiang-anti-terrorism-crackdown

City in China bombing divided by ethnic tension
Associated Press, May 26, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/city-in-china-bombing-divided-by-ethnic-tension/2014/05/25/4750a150-e470-11e3-a70e-ea1863229397_story.html

Deadly explosions in China’s west
新疆年内最严重爆炸案考验中国民族政策
The New York Times, May 23, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140523/c23xinjiang/dual/

Xinjiang attacks attributed to China's Uighurs grow in sophistication
Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2014
www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-car-bombs-china-uighur-20140522-story.html

Opinion (观点)

What Beijing means by “reform”
The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2014
online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304587704579585811299776036?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304587704579585811299776036.html

For China’s Communist Party, stability as usual isn’t enough
The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/05/26/for-chinas-communist-party-stability-as-usual-isnt-enough/?mod=chinablog