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

Related:
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/

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

因保护动物人士抗议 中国吃狗肉者提前过节 (Dog meat festival held earlier than usual due to protests)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/nu-06182014163851.html

Related:
China’s dog-meat eaters told to lay low as Internet howls
The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/19/chinas-dog-meat-eaters-told-to-lay-low-as-internet-howls/?mod=WSJBlog

Environment (环境)

Chinese artist makes waves, and ice, to highlight environmental pollution
The Guardian, June 19, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/culture/australia-culture-blog/2014/jun/19/chinese-artist-makes-waves-and-ice-to-highlight-environmental-pollution

Health (健康)

The Chinese multinational making millions out of vulnerable Ugandans
The Guardian, June 19, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/19/tiens-chinese-multinational-making-millions-uganda

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong media tycoon blames China for attack on website
《苹果日报》遭黑客攻击 港律师拟下周五游行反对“白皮书”
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/attack-06182014182526.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf2-06182014101411.html

Hong Kong's democracy “referendum” likely to rile China's communists
Reuters, June 18, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/18/us-hongkong-vote-idUSKBN0ET2YB20140618

Legal sector plans march to protest against Beijing’s “worrying” white paper
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535578/legal-sector-plans-march-protest-against-beijings-worrying-white

Related:
Word on the Street: What is patriotism?
Human Rights in China, September 2012
www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0W3Ec8KgvU&index=3&list=PL357E2EA94877C19B

Hukou (户口)

北京朝阳区非京籍家长为孩子顺利入学办离婚 (Families without Beijing hukou use divorce loophole to smooth children’s entry into school)
CNR.cn, June 18, 2014
http://china.cnr.cn/xwwgf/201406/t20140618_515684688.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China jails three anti-corruption activists
中国三名维权人士被判刑
Voice of America, June 19, 2014
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/china-jails-three-anti-corruption-activists/1940263.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/liuping--20140619/1940624.html

Related:
Chinese court hands down harsh jail sentences to New Citizen Movement activists
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-and-disappearances-june-4-20

唐荆陵被拘逾月民间声援 武汉被拘四佛教徒获释圣观等仍被扣 (Activists call for human rights lawyer Tang Jingling's release, four Buddhist followers released in Wuhan)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-06182014101452.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 17, 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

Information Control (信息控制)

中国禁记者私自开展批评报道反应强烈 (China's new draconian media restrictions elicit strong reactions)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 18, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140618_china_media.shtml

Related:
China extends media gag, bans unapproved “critical reporting”
Agence France-Presse, June 18, 2014
www.ngrguardiannews.com/news/world-news/166691-china-extends-media-gag-bans-unapproved-critical-reporting

See Regulations:
关于《河南青年报》等新闻单位和记者违法案件查处情况的通报 (Announcement of investigation of news work units and journalists' illegal activities)
Xinhua, June 18, 2014
http://www.gapp.gov.cn/news/1663/209443.shtml

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

Setting sour words aside, Li Keqiang begins visit to Britain
李克强英伦之行,嘴仗暂停经贸优先
The New York Times, June 19, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140619/c19likeqiang/dual/

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

近百村民为讨说法强占回迁房 (Angry Beijing residents reoccupy former homes after gov't fails to resettle them after eviction)
Jinghua Times, June 19, 2014
epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2014-06/19/content_98676.htm

Law (法律)

China plan to gag lawyers online denounced as insult
Reuters, June 18, 2014
in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/18/china-onlinerights-idINKBN0ET0HJ20140618

律师执业行为规范修订引争议 律师遭遇网络“封口令?”(Proposed regulations on lawyers ignite fierce debate, lawyers call it an online gag order)
Southern Weekly, June 19, 2014
www.infzm.com/content/101601

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
强烈谴责中华全国律师协会违法制定律师执业行为规范和处分规则(草案)
85 Lawyers and Legal Professionals, June 17, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/lawyers-and-legal-professionals-aclas-draft-disciplinary-regulations-lawyers-violate
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/qiang-lie-qian-ze-zhong-hua-quan-guo-lu-shi-xie-hui-wei-fa-zhi-ding-lu-shi-zhi-ye

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: photo.blog.sina.com.cn/showpic.html#blogid=63aeaff70102eka0&url=http://album.sina.com.cn/pic/001PbbJJzy6JDuY4ewi2a
EN (draft): chinalawtranslate.com/en/lawyers-association-disciplinary-rules-provisional-comment-draft/

Society (社会)

Bill Gates meets Alibaba’s Ma to discuss philanthropy
Bloomberg, June 18, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-18/bill-gates-meets-alibaba-s-ma-to-discuss-philanthropy.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

“Tell me where my husband is” – wife’s plea to China's Communist Party
The Telegraph, June 19, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10911745/Tell-me-where-my-husband-is-wifes-plea-to-Chinas-Communist-Party.html