Thursday, June 12, 2014

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

How Adidas supported worker rights in China factory strike
The Guardian, June 12, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sustainable-fashion-blog/adidas-worker-rights-china-factory-strike

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Five ways that China controls the Internet
The Epoch Times, June 11, 2014
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/727305-five-ways-that-china-controls-the-internet/

Corruption (腐败)

Cambridge University's China funding row: “Foreign donations must be regulated”
The Telegraph, June 11, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10893511/Cambridge-Universitys-China-funding-row-Foreign-donations-must-be-regulated.html

Why Chinese officials are resigning from company boards left and right
中国“官员独董”纷纷退场
The Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2014
EN: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/11/why-chinese-officials-are-resigning-from-company-boards-left-and-right/
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140612/rec090946.asp

东莞扫黄43名公职人员被问责 其中14人移送司法 (In Dongguan’s sex trade crackdown, 14 of 43 officials called to account are transferred to judicial organ)
China News, June 12, 2014
http://news.sohu.com/20140612/n400761732.shtml

Culture (文化)

Zhang Yimou on failure, “House of Cards” and “Coming Home”
The Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/11/zhang-yimou-on-failure-house-of-cards-and-coming-home/

Death penalty (死刑)

最高法未核准“唐慧女儿案”主犯死刑:犯罪情节未达特别严重(SPC rejects death sentence in a high profile rape case)
Xinhua, June 12, 2014
http://politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-06-12/114257361.html

Environment (环境)

Ending the consumption of manta ray gills in China - in pictures
The Guardian, June 12, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2014/jun/12/ending-the-consumption-of-manta-ray-gills-in-china-in-pictures

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing’s “White Paper” sets off a firestorm in Hong Kong
北京白皮书激起香港民众大游行
The New York Times, June 12, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140612/c12hongkong/dual/

Related:
港保安局长忧 “占中”运动被 “骑劫”导致失控 (Head of HK Security Bureau voices concern about Occupy Central being hijacked and losing control)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140612_hk_security_occupy_central.shtml

Response of the Hong Kong Bar Association
香港大律师公会的回应
Hong Kong Bar Association, June 11, 2014
EN: http://www.hkba.org/whatsnew/misc/White_Paper_Response_eng.pdf
CH: http://www.hkba.org/whatsnew/misc/White_Paper_Response_chi.pdf

Hukou (户口)

教育部:省会及以下城市放开高校毕业生落户限制 (Ministry of Education: Chinese provincial capitals and smaller cities to remove restrictions on permanent residency registrations for college graduates)
China News, June 12, 2014
http://www.chinanews.com/edu/2014/06-12/6271041.shtml

卫计委:坚决反对计生与户籍挂钩 (Chinese Health Commission: Family planning policy should not be tied to residency status)
Caixin, June 11, 2014
http://china.caixin.com/2014-06-11/100688920.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Harsh sentence feared for detained rights lawyer
The New York Times, June 12, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/a-harsh-sentence-feared-for-detained-rights-lawyer/

China tries anti-graft activist in secret on “fraud” charge
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/zhang-xiangzhong-06122014103936.html

Related:
中国“新公民运动”成员被控诈骗案开庭 (New Citizens Movement activist is on trial for “fraud”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140611_china_activist_trial.shtml

International Human Rights (国际人权)

US clearly in the wrong over “Human Rights”
Global Times, June 11, 2014
http://english.cri.cn/6909/2014/06/11/3684s831020.htm

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

June Fourth (六四)

Beijing police detain student over Tiananmen tweet
北京大学生Twitter上讨论纪念六四被拘捕
The New York Times, June 12, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140612/c12student/dual/

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 11, 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

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

Hong Kong's gay marriage objection
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-27790389

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Flawed planning process partly to blame for mass protests, admits MEP official
官员称规划疏漏导致邻避抗议活动增多
China Dialogue, June 11, 2014
EN: https://www.chinadialogue.net/blog/7038-Flawed-planning-process-partly-to-blame-for-mass-protests-admits-MEP-official-/en
CH: https://www.chinadialogue.net/blog/7038-Flawed-planning-process-partly-to-blame-for-mass-protests-admits-MEP-official-/ch

Religion (宗教)

Campaign to crack down on fringe sects in China worries mainstream churches
The New York Times, June 11, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/world/asia/china-rounds-up-hundreds-in-crackdown-on-fringe-sects.html