Monday, June 09, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China cracks down on “naked officials”
中国广东处罚“裸官”
Financial Times, June 8, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9d1f3a88-ef01-11e3-acad-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3468x7cA6
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001056628

Disasters (灾难)

MH370: families launch appeal for whistle-blowers
The Telegraph, June 8, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/malaysia/10884609/MH370-families-launch-appeal-for-whistle-blowers.html

Environment (环境)

China’s annual state of the environment report is miserable
Quartz, June 6, 2014
qz.com/217182/chinas-environmental-degredation-is-worse-than-feared/

See report:
2013 中国环境状况公报 (China's 2013 Report on the state of the environment)
Ministry of Environmental Protection, May 27, 2014
www.gzhjbh.gov.cn/images/dtyw/tt/gndttt/2014/6/5/7e4df35f-d266-429e-8269-6eba756c24f8.pdf?_ga=1.220654168.1384716248.1396920628

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong salutes while Beijing censors
Hindustan Times, June 4, 2014
http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/hong-kong-salutes-while-beijing-censors/article1-1225779.aspx

Hong Kong’s politics: marking the past, fearing the future
The Economist, June 7, 2014
www.economist.com/news/china/21603494-amid-poignant-commemorations-june-4th-there-are-growing-concerns-about-democratic-rights

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

China confirms attendance at U.S.-hosted naval exercises in June
Reuters, June 9, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/09/us-china-usa-defence-idUSKBN0EK07820140609?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

June Fourth (六四)

Tiananmen parents speaking out
Radio Taiwan International, June 5, 2014
http://english.rti.org.tw/whatsOn/?recordId=3007

Tiananmen censorship reflects crackdown under Xi Jinping
U.S. News & World Report, June 3, 2014
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/06/03/tiananmen-censorship-reflects-crackdown-under-xi-jinping

Why Chinese media are talking about Tiananmen
The Washington Post, June 6, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/06/06/why-chinese-media-are-talking-about-tiananmen/

Detention and Crackdown
China lawyers demand access to detained activists
Associated Press, June 8, 2014
www.philstar.com/world/2014/06/08/1332490/china-lawyers-demand-access-detained-activists

China frees Tiananmen dissidents but will deport “rotten meat” protest artist
The Telegraph, June 9, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10880782/China-frees-Tiananmen-dissidents-but-will-deport-rotten-meat-protest-artist.html

China releases three activists after Tiananmen anniversary
Radio Free Asia, June 5, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/tiananmen-06052014115932.html

六四研讨会“五君子”案多人取保 斯伟江接手浦志强案 (Several participants in June Fourth seminar in Beijing released on bail except Pu Zhiqiang)
Radio France International, June 9, 2014
http://rfi.my/1kKK93W

六四前被旅游异议人士陆续获释 鲍彤仍未回家25年最严厉一次 (Dissidents forced to "travel" ahead of June Fourth anniversary allowed to return home, Bao Tong’s whereabouts still unknown)
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-06072014120554.html

六四前遭刑拘两中国女记者获释 (Two media workers detained ahead of June Fourth released)
Voice of America, June 8, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/two-media-person-20140608/1931991.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, Last updated June 6, 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
纪念“六四”25周年 旧金山总图书馆放映89民运纪录片 (Documentary of 1989 movement shown in San Francisco main library to mark 25th anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, June 8, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/ck-06082014120040.html

Reflections
A “modern-day knight” who helped fleeing Tiananmen activists
陈达钲“黄雀行动”营救六四民运人士
The New York Times, June 8, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140608/c08tiananmen/dual/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

国务院全面督查政策措施落实:说到做到不放空炮 (State Council to send teams to inspect policy implementations at local levels)
Caijing, June 8, 2014
politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-06-08/114244650.html

Related:
China to crack down on policy implementation with inspection teams
Reuters, June 7, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/07/us-china-policy-idUSKBN0EI0FA20140607

Chinese party newspaper says Western democracy only brings chaos
Reuters, June 9, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/09/us-china-politics-democracy-idUSKBN0EK08I20140609?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

See article:
人民日报人民论坛:警惕西式民主陷阱 (People’s Daily: beware of the trap of Western democracy)
People’s Daily, June 9, 2014
http://opinion.people.com.cn/n/2014/0609/c1003-25119638.html

Rule of Law (法治)

江平等法律界人士上书全国人大,提议废止《卖淫嫖娼人员收容教育办法》 (Legal scholars call on NPC to abolish “custody and education” detention system for prostitution offenders)
Radio Free Asia, June 8, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-06082014130653.html

See open letter:
废止收容教育制度的建议书 (Recommendations on the abolition of the Custody and Education system)
Netease, June 8, 2014
bit.ly/1oK75zt

Technology (科技)

Social media brings hope and frustration for Chinese activists at home and in exile
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1527643/social-media-brings-hope-and-frustration-chinese-activists-home-and-exile

Opinion (观点)

Reflections on the upheavals of 1989
25年后的反思
Financial Times, June 6, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/485c332e-ed86-11e3-abf3-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3468x7cA6
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001056623