Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

湖南记者因揭候鸟被盗猎受到死亡威胁 (Hunan journalist received death threats after reporting on poaching of migrating birds)
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/hc-05272014132002.html

Corruption (腐败)

Chinese city targets pharma firms in graft crackdown
Reuters, May 27, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/27/us-china-pharmaceuticals-investigation-idUSKBN0E71KD20140527

Culture (文化)

Blue skies, safe food: the Chinese Dream in song
The Wall Street Journal, May 27, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/05/27/blue-skies-safe-food-the-chinese-dream-in-song/?mod=chinablog

Education (教育)

Chinese graduates scramble for jobs amid calls for educational reform
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2014
www.rfa.org/english/news/china/graduates-05272014105615.html

Open brain, insert ideology
Bloomberg View, May 20, 2014
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-05-20/open-brain-insert-ideology

China's beachhead in U.S. schools
The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303480304579577831032931804?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303480304579577831032931804.html&utm_source=The+Sinocism+China+Newsletter&utm_campaign=708ae5d2fb-Sinocism05_27_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_171f237867-708ae5d2fb-29608041&mc_cid=708ae5d2fb&mc_eid=279e3e47aa

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China hits activists with common-crime charges
Associated Press, May 27, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-hits-activists-with-common-crime-charges/2014/05/27/57e747aa-e57c-11e3-a70e-ea1863229397_story.html

Related:
中国当局以刑事罪名迫害活动人士 (China persecutes activists using criminal charges)
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-05272014145638.html

Restrictions, detentions, and disappearances before June 4, 2014
2014年六四25周年纪念日前被限制自由、拘留和失踪者名单
Human Rights in China, May 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-and-disappearances-june-4-2014
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/2014nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-ji-nian-ri-qian-bei-xian-zhi-zi-you-ju-liu-he-shi-zong-zhe-ming-dan

Information Control (信息控制)

China to “clean up” instant messaging apps
中国开始整治即时通讯 微信或用实名制
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 27, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27599306
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/05/140527_wechat_governance.shtml

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

China tensions grow after Vietnamese ship sinks in clash
越南渔船南海沉没,中越互指对方挑衅
The New York Times, May 28, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/asia-pacific/20140528/c28vietnam/dual/

June Fourth (六四)

参与“六四”公祭多人被秋后算账 当局成立专案组调查 (Participants of June Fourth memorial service detained; gov’t establishes special investigation team)
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-05272014095655.html

中国民主党在巴黎纪念“六四”25周年 (China Democracy Party commemorates June Fourth in Paris)
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/gr-05282014080346.html

Escape from Tiananmen: how secret plan freed protesters
Bloomberg News, May 27, 2014
www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-27/escape-from-tiananmen-how-secret-plan-freed-protesters.html

Labor (劳工)

事业单位涨薪 7月起工资社保向企业看齐 (State-affiliated entities to raise wages and social benefits starting in July)
China Business Media, May 27, 2014
www.cb.com.cn/economy/2014_0527/1062479.html

Media (媒体)

Legal punches for two reporters' sealed lips
Caixin, May 26, 2014
http://english.caixin.com/2014-05-26/100682481.html

Rule of Law (法治)

China's Xi chooses repression over reform: Amnesty
The Economic Times, May 27, 2014
economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/35635436.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

See statement:
China: persecution of Tiananmen activists exposes President Xi’s reform lies
Amnesty International, May 27, 2014
http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/china-persecution-of-tiananmen-activists-exposes-president-xi-s-reform-lies

State Compensation (国家赔偿)

最高法:国家赔偿金标准提高至每日200.69元 (SPC raises state compensation standard for deprivation of liberty to 200.69 yuan per day)
People's Daily, May 27, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-05-27/162430241860.shtml

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Politburo vows to improve living standards in Xinjiang
中央政治局承诺改善维族人生活水平
The New York Times, May 28, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140528/c28xinjiang/dual/