Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

BP to sign $20 billion LNG supply deal with China's CNOOC
Reuters, June 17, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/17/uk-bp-lng-idUKKBN0ES0O320140617

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Report: Chinese phone comes preloaded with spyware
Associated Press, June 17, 2014
www.heraldstandard.com/tech_ap/report-chinese-phone-comes-preloaded-with-spyware/article_9f54a5eb-b50c-5e23-af40-d81651418057.html

Children (儿童)

Father’s Day plea to educate China’s “illegal” children
广州教师父亲节呼吁保障超生子女受教育权利
The New York Times, June 17, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140617/c17fathersday/dual/

Corruption (腐败)

How corrupt is the U.S.? Just watch “House of Cards,” China party arm says
The Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/17/how-corrupt-is-the-u-s-just-watch-house-of-cards-china-party-arm-says/?mod=chinablog

As Chinese leader takes on graft, relatives are said to shed investments
习近平亲属退出多项商业投资
The New York Times, June 18, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140618/c18assets/dual/

Culture (文化)

Five Chinese dissident artists who aren't Ai Weiwei
The Huffington Post, June 10, 2014
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/10/chinese-dissident-artists_n_5474258.html?utm_hp_ref=arts

Education (教育)

U.S. professors call on colleges to re-evaluate Confucius Institutes
美国教授集体呼吁慎与孔子学院合作
The New York Times, June 18, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/education/20140618/c18confucius/dual/

See statement:
On partnerships with foreign governments: the case of Confucius Institutes
American Association of University Professors, June 2014
www.aaup.org/report/partnerships-foreign-governments-case-confucius-institutes

Health (健康)

Malnutrition: the hungry and forgotten
The Economist, June 14, 2014
www.economist.com/news/china/21604220-growth-has-helped-millions-avoid-malnutrition-it-still-threatens-hold-back-generation

Beijingers spend one-fourth of their lives sick, landmark China health study finds
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1534753/beijingers-spend-one-third-their-lives-sick-landmark-china-health-study

Hong Kong (香港)

摊牌(一):一国两制与民主香港 (Face off: one country two systems and democracy in HK, Part I)
The New York Times, June 18, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140618/cc18zhangjieping/

Cyber attacks hit pro-democracy websites in Hong Kong
The Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/18/cyber-attacks-hit-pro-democracy-websites-in-hong-kong/?mod=chinablog

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

湖南农民赵枫生言论罪续审 陈述坚称无罪法官择日宣判 (Hunan farmer Zhao Fengsheng's trial for “inciting subversion” ended without verdict)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-06172014103554.html

浙民主党人王荣清刑满后病危 (Zhejiang veteran dissident Wang Rongqing in critical conditions after release from jail in May)
Voice of America, June 17, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/wangrongqing-20140617/1938726.html

Information Control (信息控制)

国家新闻出版广电总局:禁止记者和记者站未经本单位同意私自开展批评报道 (State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television: journalists and news bureaus prohibited from publishing critical reports without explicit approval from work units)
Xinhua, June 18, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2014-06/18/c_1111204754.htm

Related:
China bans unauthorised critical coverage by journalists
Reuters, June 18, 2014
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/18/uk-china-media-idUKKBN0ET14H20140618

新华网:是时候对网络进行大力治理了 (Xinhua: it’s time to implement large control over the internet)
Xinhua, June 18, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/fortune/2014-06/18/c_1111205933.htm?

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

China, Britain sign trade deals worth £14 bn
Agence France-Presse, June 18, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/24261035/china-britain-sign-trade-deals-worth-14-bn/

China’s Premier Li – on EU reform and the Scottish question
Channel 4 News, June 17, 2014
blogs.channel4.com/gary-gibbon-on-politics/chinese-premier-li-keqiang-mocks-britain/28563

Related:
Joint Statement from Government of the People's Republic of China & Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
中华人民共和国政府和大不列颠及北爱尔兰联合王国政府联合声明(全文)
Foreign and Commonwealth Office & Ministry of Foreign Affairs, June 17, 2014
EN: www.gov.uk/government/news/joint-statement-from-government-of-the-peoples-republic-of-china-government-of-the-united-kingdom-of-great-britain-and-northern-ireland
CH: http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_chn/zyxw_602251/t1166413.shtml

June Fourth (六四)

澳籍华裔艺术家郭健北京获释后抵悉尼 (Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian arrives in Sydney after deportation from China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 17, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/06/140617_australia_china_guojian.shtml

Law (法律)

Chinese lawyers lodge formal complaint over new rules
中国律师协酝酿惩戒律师新“规矩” 律师发起罢免律协会长联署
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyers-06172014163650.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-06172014103230.html


See Lawyers' Statement:
Lawyers and Legal Professionals: ACLA’s Draft Disciplinary Regulations for Lawyers Violate ACLA Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and China’s Constitution
85 Lawyers and Legal Professionals, June 17, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/lawyers-and-legal-professionals-aclas-draft-disciplinary-regulations-lawyers-violate

See Draft Regulations:
《律师协会会员违规行为处分规则》
Lawyers Association Disciplinary Rules (Provisional) Comment Draft
All China Lawyers Association, June 17, 2014
CH:http://photo.blog.sina.com.cn/showpic.html#blogid=63aeaff70102eka0&url=http://album.sina.com.cn/pic/001PbbJJzy6JDuY4ewi2a
EN (draft): http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/lawyers-association-disciplinary-rules-provisional-comment-draft/

Population (人口)

卫计委:坚决反对以强制措施开展计划生育工作 (Top health body "resolutely opposes" use of coercive measures to carry out family planning work)
China National Radio, June 18, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/06-18/6291828.shtml

Religion (宗教)

Chinese church's fightback fails to stop cross removal
The Telegraph, June 17, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10904942/Chinese-churchs-fightback-fails-to-stop-cross-removal.html

Tibet (西藏)

中国当局无视抗议加大开采西藏左贡县金矿 (China expands gold mine in Tibet despite local opposition)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-06172014104225.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Jailed Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti “may have faced secret trial”, lawyer says
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1534689/jailed-uygur-scholar-ilham-tohti-may-have-faced-secret-trial-lawyer-says

Related:
China: Secret trial of prominent Uighur academic makes a mockery of justice
Amnesty International, June 18, 2014
http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/china-secret-trial-of-prominent-uighur-academic-makes-a-mockery-of-justice

Opinion (观点)

We can turn the tide of climate change by working with China
The Guardian, June 17, 2014
www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/17/we-can-turn-the-tide-of-climate-change-by-working-with-china