Friday, June 20, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

China quietly launches probe of foreign non-govt outfits-media
Reuters, June 20, 2014
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/20/uk-china-ngos-idUKKBN0EV0XT20140620

Related:
山西网站披露国安会正部署调查境外NGO(NSC maps out investigation on overseas NGOs in China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 20, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140620_cn_shangxi_website_ngo.shtml

Corruption (腐败)

Brother of aide to former Chinese leader comes under investigation
令计划兄长被党内调查,疑涉贪腐
The New York Times, June 20, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140620/c20ling/dual/

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 20, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140618/c18assets/dual/

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China launches campaign to cleanse web of terror content
中国启动专项行动铲除互联网上暴恐音视频
Reuters, June 20, 2014
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/20/us-china-internet-xinjiang-idUSKBN0EV0TP20140620
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0EV10520140620?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Hong Kong (香港)

More than 350,000 vote in Occupy Central's electoral reform poll: organiser
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536748/electronic-poll-electoralreform-opens-despite-billions-cyberattacks

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Opponents of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central envision chaos
香港反“占中”团体警告公民抗命将致城市瘫痪
The New York Tims, June 20, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140620/c20hongkong/dual/

Hong Kong and China: a showdown looms
The Economist, June 19, 2014
www.economist.com/news/leaders/21604565-chinas-most-prosperous-city-becoming-dangerously-polarised-showdown-looms

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Anticorruption activist sentenced to more than 6 years in prison
反腐人士获刑,曾抱选票改变中国梦想
The New York Times, June 20, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140620/c20activist/dual/

China jails transparency activists
The Guardian, June 19, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/19/china-jails-transparency-activists

Related:
Harsh prison terms for advocates undermine official anti-corruption efforts
当局重判刘萍等三人
Human Rights in China, June 19, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/harsh-prison-terms-advocates-undermine-official-anti-corruption-efforts
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/dang-ju-zhong-pan-liu-ping-deng-san-ren

15年刑期服满获释又遭法外囚禁三年多 内蒙古异议人士哈达写诉状要求追究责任人(Mongolian dissident Hada plans to sue those responsible for his extra-legal detention)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql-06192014094246.html

中国驻美使馆在“刘晓波路”上 (US considers renaming street in front of Chinese embassy after Liu Xiaobo)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/cyl-06192014134421.html

Information Control (信息控制)

China denies trying to ban unapproved critical media coverage
Reuters, June 19, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/19/us-china-media-idUSKBN0EU1AH20140619

Related:
Reading the June 18 media circular
China Media Project, June 20, 2014
http://cmp.hku.hk/2014/06/20/35513/

Tibet (西藏)

Tibet: taming the west
The Economist, June 19, 2014
www.economist.com/news/china/21604594-communist-party-deepens-tibets-integration-rest-country-taming-west

Opinion (观点)

China arrests a lawyer for urging it to uphold its laws
Washington Post, June 18, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/china-arrests-a-lawyer-for-urging-it-to-uphold-its-laws/2014/06/18/1f61944c-f596-11e3-a606-946fd632f9f1_story.html

Q. and A.: Michael C. Davis on the battle over Hong Kong's future
The New York Times, June 19, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/19/q-and-a-michael-c-davis-on-the-battle-over-hong-kongs-future/