Friday, May 30, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China orders tech ministry to self-report corruption
Reuters, May 29, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/29/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0E91DH20140529

Counterterrorism (反恐)

北京举行最大规模反暴恐演习 (Beijing conducts largest counterterrorism drill)
Beijing News, May 30, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/05/30/318890.html

Cyber security (网络安全)

China’s sprawling hacking-industrial complex
The Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/05/30/chinas-sprawling-hacking-industrial-complex/?mod=chinablog

Disasters (灾难)

29 injured as 5.9-magnitude earthquake rocks southwest China
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521739/59-magnitude-earthquake-rocks-southwest-china-near-myanmar

Education (教育)

2014年高考报名人数939万人 较上年增加27万 (9.39 million sign up for university entrance exam, 270,000 more than 2013)
Xinhua News, May 30, 2014
news.163.com/14/0530/11/9TG6BT680001124J.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China detains another activist before anniversary
Associated Press, May 30, 2014
www.wkrn.com/story/25647986/china-detains-another-activist-before-anniversary

June Fourth (六四)

美议员“提议命名刘晓波街道纪念六四” (China calls suggestion by members of US Congress to change street name where DC Chinese Embassy is located to honor “Liu Xiaobo” a provocation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 30, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/05/140530_china_tiananmen_us_diplomacy.shtml

Related:
China decries call in U.S. to name street after jailed Tiananmen dissident
Reuters, May 30, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/30/us-china-usa-idUSKBN0EA13620140530?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Detentions and Crackdown
Chinese news assistant detained ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
Agence France-Presse, May 28, 2014
http://post.us/2014/05/28/chinese-news-assistant-detained-ahead-of-tiananmen-anniversary

Tiananmen square dissident fears more bloodshed in China
Voice of America, May 30, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/tiananmen-square-dissident-fears-more-bloodshed-in-china/1925773.html

Related:
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: 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

June Fourth Related Events
美国汉学家林培瑞、法国教授白夏访港谈六四 (Sinologists host seminar on June Fourth in HK)
Voice of America, May 30, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/perry-link-visit-to-hongkong-20140530/1925785.html

日本大学举办纪念天安门事件“流亡”的电影放映会 (Japanese university marks June Fourth with documentary screening)
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/nz-05292014142052.html

英国人权团体将举办纪念“六四”25周年活动 (UK-based rights groups commemorate June Fourth anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/zaa-05292014123324.html

For more June Fourth related events:
June Fourth 25th anniversary related activities
六四25周年相关活动
Human Rights in China, Updated May 28, 2014
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-overview
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/liu-si-gai-shu

Events in U.S. Congress
Tiananmen Square 25th Anniversary Remembrance
United States Capitol, May 29, 2014
http://www.c-span.org/video/?319640-1/tiananmen-square-25th-anniversary-remembrance

Tiananmen Square Protests
U.S. House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, May 30, 2014
http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-tiananmen-25-years-later-six-leaders-who-were-there

Reflections
25 years on, mothers of Tiananmen Square dead seek answers
National Public Radio, May 20, 2014
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/05/20/313961978/25-years-on-mothers-of-tiananmen-square-dead-seek-answers

Remembering Tiananmen: the lessons of history
The Economist, May 31, 2014
www.economist.com/news/china/21603016-our-bureau-chief-leaves-china-he-reflects-crushing-protests-he-witnessed-25-years

Tiananmen crackdown casts long shadow over China’s press
Voice of America, May 29, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/media/video/1925145.html

Twenty-five years on, memories of June 4 loom large
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/tiananmen-05292014154414.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Why do China's reforms all fail
The Diplomat, May 30, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/05/why-do-chinas-reforms-all-fail/

Religion (宗教)

Church-state clash in China coalesces around a toppled spire
倒塌的基督教堂和当代中国政教冲突
The New York Times, May 30, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140530/c30chinachristians/dual/

Rule of Law (法治)

China’s most-hated official is no surprise
中国城管被列为最不受欢迎公职人员
The New York Times, May 30, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140530/c30chengguan/dual/

Technology (科技)

Open source crypto TrueCrypt disappears with suspicious cloud of mystery
Forbes, May 29, 2014
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jameslyne/2014/05/29/open-source-crypto-truecrypt-disappears-with-suspicious-cloud-of-mystery/

United Nations (联合国)

China's growing peacekeeping commitment to UN shows shift in foreign policy
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521454/chinas-growing-peacekeeping-commitment-un-shows-shift-foreign-policy

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China promises improvements in restive northwest
Associated Press, May 30, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-promises-improvements-in-restive-northwest/2014/05/30/e5c5dfe4-e7ae-11e3-a70e-ea1863229397_story.html

Opinion (观点)

Only the rule of law can ensure sustained prosperity in China
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/article/1521151/only-rule-law-can-ensure-sustained-prosperity-china

China's two problems with the Uyghurs
Los Angeles Review of Books, May 28, 2014
http://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/chinas-two-problems-uyghurs/#.U4Ym6o4RUu4.twitter

Children (儿童)

涉罪未成年人多来自残缺家庭或留守儿童 (Most juvenile offenders come from broken families or are left-behind children)
The Beijing News, May 29, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/05/29/318714.html

Hong Kong (香港)

大赦国际敦促香港捍卫新闻自由 (Amnesty International calls on HK to safeguard press freedom)
Voice of America, May 29, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/amnesty-international-20140528/1924744.html

Related:
Hong Kong must be alert to gradual erosion of its freedom of expression
The South China Morning Post, May 27, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1520030/hong-kong-must-be-alert-gradual-erosion-its-freedom-expression

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Nobel laureate’s release from prison may hinge on his “regret”
刘晓波有机会获假释,但必须悔罪
The New York Times, May 29, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140529/c29laureates/dual/

June Fourth (六四)

美国会通过决议案 纪念六四民主运动25周年 (US House passes resolution to commemorate June Fourth anniversary)
Voice of America, May 28, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/tiananmen-movement-20140528/1924825.html

Related:
US Congress calls on China to free Tiananmen prisoners
Agence France-Presse, May 29, 2014
http://www.alternet.org/rss/breaking_news/58431/us_congress_calls_on_china_to_free_tiananmen_prisoners

House debate on human rights in China
C-Span, May 28, 2014
http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4499420/house-debate-human-rights-china

House Resolution 599
113th United States Congress, May 28, 2014
http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-resolution/599

“重回天安门”运动吁演行为艺术 湖南维权人士被刑拘威胁 (June Fourth performance art piece planned; Hunan rights defender detained)
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy2-05282014100953.html

专辑:六四25周年 (Special Edition: 25th Anniversary of June Fourth)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 28, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/indepth/cluster_june_fourth_25th.shtml

Tiananmen square anniversary prompts campaign of silence
六四25周年前夕,北京维稳力度空前
The New York Times, May 28, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140528/c28crackdown/dual/

六四25周年:香港学生的精神传承(June Fourth 25: HK students' spiritual heritage)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 29, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/05/140529_64_hongkong_local_youth.shtml

Activist couple put in detention for commemorating Tiananmen crackdown
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521257/activist-couple-put-detention-commemorating-tiananmen-crackdown

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆召开大会 公开审判逮捕拘留上百人 (Mass public trials and arrests of suspects of "terrorism" and "splittism")
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/xql-05282014144641.html

Related:
China holds public rally to punish 55 in northwest
Associated Press, May 28, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-holds-public-rally-to-punish-55-in-northwest/2014/05/28/0921fcc2-e6e0-11e3-a70e-ea1863229397_story.html

China: Shameful stadium “show trial” is not justice
Amnesty International, May 29, 2014
http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/china-shameful-stadium-%E2%80%98show-trial-is-not-justice

Opinion (观点)

The Communist Party survived Tiananmen, but does it have the tools to last another 25 years?
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1520414/communist-party-survived-tiananmen-does-it-have-tools-last