Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Environment (环境)

北京新机场对空气质量影响几何? (How will Beijing's new airport affect air quality?)
The New York Times, June 11, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/science/20140611/cc11airport/

Corruption (腐败)

Revealed: Wen Jiabao's family is behind Cambridge University professorship
英媒: 剑桥大学接受温家宝家族捐款
The Telegraph, June 10, 2014
EN: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10890356/Revealed-Wen-Jiabaos-family-is-behind-Cambridge-University-professorship.html
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2014/06/140611_press_review.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

China warns Hong Kong over autonomy
中国白皮书: 香港领导人必须爱国
Financial Times, June 11, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c166ebcc-f099-11e3-b112-00144feabdc0.html#axzz34LLPiHga
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001056670

Related:
Full text: The practice of the “one country, two systems” policy in HKSAR
《"一国两制"在香港特别行政区的实践》白皮书
Xinhua, June 10, 2014
EN: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/864826.shtml
CH: http://news.xinhuanet.com/gangao/2014-06/10/c_1111067166.htm

China warns of limits to Hong Kong freedom as protests loom
Reuters, June 10, 2014
in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/10/uk-china-hongkong-idINKBN0EL1HF20140610

香港高院拒梁国雄冲击论坛案上诉终院 (HK High Court upholds Legco member's conviction on public disturbance charges, Long Hair to appeal to Court of Final Appeal)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 10, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140610_hongkong_long_hair_jailed.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

张思之律师有望见高瑜 江西刘萍三人案四度变更控罪 (Gao Yu's lawyer may be allowed to meet client soon, authorities add new charges for three Xinyu transparency advocates months after trial ended)
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-06102014111911.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

李克强访英 人权问题将上议事日程 (UK to raise human rights during Chinese premier's visit next week)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 10, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2014/06/140610_press_li_keqiang.shtml

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

How “rogue” is China’s aid?
The Washington Post, June 10, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/06/10/how-rogue-is-chinas-aid/

China-led hydropower project faces resistance in Cambodia
E&E News, June 10, 2014
www.eenews.net/stories/1060000986

June Fourth (六四)

鲍彤六四前夕“被旅游” 已于7号返京 (Former secretary of Zhao Ziyang returns home after being forced to “travel” ahead of June Fourth anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-06102014103054.html

维权律师常伯阳被刑拘引关注 (Concerns escalate as human rights lawyer Chang Boyang remains in criminal detention)
Voice of America, June 10, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-rights-lawyer-20140610/1934111.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, June 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

Labor (劳工)

厦门裁决企业开除罢工工人违法 (Xiamen labor arbitration committee finds firing of striking workers illegal)
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-06102014101021.html

Labor pains: a rising threat to stability in China
The Wall Street Journal, June 10, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/10/labor-pains-a-rising-threat-to-stability-in-china/?mod=WSJBlog

Persons with Disabilities(残疾人)

残保金公开有困难还是“不方便”? (Transparency still needed in management of employment security fund for persons with disabilities)
The Beijing News, June 11, 2014
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2014-06/11/content_516778.htm?div=-1

Society (社会)

China announces round up of alleged cult members
Associated Press, June 10, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/china-announces-round-alleged-cult-members-025135164.html

Related:
1,500 cult members arrested in past two years, China says after McDonald's killing
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529931/1500-cult-members-arrested-china-says-after-woman-beaten-death-mcdonalds

Corruption (腐败)

China targets officials who sent families abroad
Associated Press, June 9, 2014
www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/China-targets-officials-who-sent-families-abroad-5538585.php

China's Communist Party expels former top COSCO executive
Reuters, June 9, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/09/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0EK08K20140609

Education (教育)

China's pool of potential college students set to shrink
中国移民及弃高考留学人数激增 现体制得益者也对前途渐失信心
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/students-06092014172650.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/xl1-06092014101823.html

Environment (环境)

中国民间环保组织启动应用软件 监督污染企业 (Chinese NGO launches app to help citizens monitor and report pollution)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/hc-06092014135749.html

Related:
Chinese group launches app to shame polluters
Associated Press, June 9, 2014
www.star-telegram.com/2014/06/09/5884524/chinese-group-launches-app-to.html?rh=1

Health (健康)

41专家学者呼吁全面禁止烟草广告 (Experts call for ban on tobacco advertisement)
Beijing News, June 10, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/health/2014-06/10/c_1111060073.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Despite critics, China asserts democratic progress in Hong Kong
The New York Times, June 10, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/despite-critics-china-asserts-democratic-progress-in-hong-kong/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

See white paper:
Full text: Chinese State Council white paper on “One Country, Two Systems” policy in Hong Kong
《一国两制在港实践》白皮书发布(全文)
State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China, June 10, 2014
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529167/full-text-practice-one-country-two-systems-policy-hong-kong-special
CH: http://news.ifeng.com/a/20140610/40670427_0.shtml#_from_ralated

Hukou (户口)

北京社科院发布蓝皮书 建议实施积分对接户籍制度 (Think tank recommends Beijing adopt a point-based system for granting household registration)
Jinghua Times, June 10, 2014
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/06-10/6261042_2.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

浦志强律师的取保候审申请被警方驳回 (Police rejects Pu Zhiqiang's bail application)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 9, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140609_pu_zhiqiang.shtml

Related:
Lawyer denied bail after detention ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529171/ai-weiwei-lawyer-denied-bail-after-detention-ahead-tiananmen-anniversary

武汉多人听讲佛法被抓 一个月不准见律师 弘法出家人无家属可言 被抓捕无法请律师 (Activists detained for attending sermon in Wuhan still have no access to lawyer)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy1-06092014101541.html

结束软禁的胡佳 重回天安门 (Hu Jia's house arrest ends, visits Tiananmen Square)
Deutsche Welle, June 9, 2014
dw.de/p/1CF3f

Chinese authorities now targeting lawyers' lawyers
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyers-06092014142941.html

“I can take it”: young Chinese activist dragged back to jail
The Wall Street Journal, June 9, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/09/i-can-take-it-young-chinese-activist-dragged-back-to-jail/?mod=WSJBlog

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 9, 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

International Human Rights (国际人权)

中俄反对将人权、法治列入联合国发展目标 (China and Russia oppose inclusion of human rights and rule of law in UN's post-2015 development agenda)
Voice of America, June 9, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/un-debate-role-of-human-rights-and-rule-of-law-in-development-20140609/1933149.html

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

China takes dispute with Vietnam to UN
Associated Press, June 9, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-takes-dispute-with-vietnam-to-un/2014/06/09/6f987dac-f020-11e3-ba99-4469323d5076_story.html

Clinton gives inside account of US turmoil after helping blind activist Chen Guangcheng
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529141/clinton-reveals-how-blind-activist-chen-guangcheng-changed-tune-after-us

June Fourth (六四)

德媒关注六四 二十五周年纪念活动成头条 (German media outlet takes the lead in coverage of June Fourth 25th anniversary activities)
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/gr-06102014095637.html

北京女子利用境外网站传授犯罪方法被刑拘 (Beijing girl who used overseas website to disseminate illegal information criminally detained)
Chinanews.com, June 9, 2014
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-06-09/141730323112.shtml

Related:
Young Chinese Twitter user arrested for proposing method to spread truth about June 4th massacre
China Change, June 9, 2014
http://chinachange.org/2014/06/09/young-chinese-twitter-user-arrested-for-teaching-a-method-to-spread-illegal-information/

Labor (劳工)

China drops charges against labour activist Wu Guijun
广东检方对劳工维权人士吴贵军撤诉
Financial Times, June 9, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9e029890-efc5-11e3-9b4c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3468x7cA6
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001056647

Related:
Shenzhen authorities drop charges against labour activist Wu Guijun
China Labour Bulletin, June 9, 2014
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/shenzhen-authorities-drop-charges-against-labour-activist-wu-guijun

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

Hong Kong refuses to allow gay marriage at UK mission
Agence France-Presse, June 9, 2014
news.yahoo.com/hong-kong-refuses-allow-gay-marriage-uk-mission-084838185.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

In China, local leaders defy Beijing on reforms
The Diplomat, June 10, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/06/in-china-local-leaders-defy-beijing-on-reforms/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

广州万人堵路抗议掀翻警车 不满消防检查强行收缴财物 (Thousands protest in Guangzhou over property confiscation during fire inspections)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06092014101739.html