Monday, June 30, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Hollywood tears through China's cinemas, stirring censorship fears
The Guardian, June 28, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/28/hollywood-china-box-office-godzilla

The Dragon breathes fire: Chinese distributor effectively bans Hillary Clinton's “Hard Choices”
All Voices, June 28, 2014
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/17374991-the-dragon-breathes-fire-chinese-distributor-effectively-bans-hillary-clintons-memoir-hard-choices

Corruption (腐败)

China’s antigraft push snares most senior target yet
中共中央开除徐才厚党籍移送司法
The New York Times, June 30, 2014
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/01/world/asia/china-moves-against-one-of-its-top-leaders.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140630/cc30xucaihou/

Cyber security (网络安全)

US to ask China to restart cyber working group
Associated Press, June 27, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/us-ask-china-restart-cyber-working-group-145009241--finance.html

Environment (环境)

China supreme court appoints top environmental judge
中国最高法院任命环资庭庭长 加强环境执法
Reuters, June 30, 2014
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/30/us-china-environment-idUSKBN0F50CD20140630?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0F50LR20140630?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Hong Kong (香港)

Turnout for unofficial vote in Hong Kong cheers democracy advocates
78万人投票鼓舞香港民主派
The New York Times, June 30, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140630/c30vote/dual/

Related:
Preliminary results of “6.22-29 Civil Referendum”
Occupy Central with Love and Peace, June 30, 2014
oclp.hk/?route=occupy/eng_detail&eng_id=14

In unofficial referendum, Hong Kong voters demand change
National Public Radio, June 30, 2014
http://www.npr.org/2014/06/30/326892686/in-unofficial-referendum-hong-kong-voters-demand-change

Hong Kong lawyers in mass silent protest over China's white paper
香港法律界千人黑衣游行抗议“白皮书” 立法会再议发展拨款又遭数千人抗议
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/silent-06272014145550.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/yf1-06272014095457.html

Related:
White paper “was a failure of communication with Hong Kong”
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543274/white-paper-was-failure-communication-hong-kong

Video: Hong Kong's silent march against the "One Country Two Systems" white paper
Human Rights in China, June 30, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piD1kkfvAlw&feature=youtu.be

Taiwanese activists who planned to join July 1 rally denied entry to Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543055/taiwanese-activists-who-planned-join-july-1-rally-denied-entry-hong

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

赵常青、张宝成终审宣判维持原判 法院拒绝开庭审理律师斥违法 (Beijing court upholds original verdict in Zhao Changqing and Zhang Baocheng cases, defense lawyers claim court acted illegally)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf-06282014115300.html

Related:
Beijing court upholds “disrupting public order” verdicts of two citizen activists
赵常青、张宝成案二审维持原判
Human Rights in China, June 27, 2014
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/beijing-court-upholds-disrupting-public-order-verdicts-two-citizen-activists
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/zhao-chang-qing-zhang-bao-cheng-er-shen-wei-chi-yuan-pan

维权律师聚会要求废除律师年检 各地维权人士声援唐荆陵律师 (Rights lawyers call for abolition of annual license renewal system, defenders voice support for detained lawyer Tang Jingling)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/jp-06292014112039.html

圣观法师、黄静怡被以“煽颠”罪批捕 弟子指责当局宗教迫害 (Wuhan monk and activist formally arrested for "inciting subversion")
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06292014110028.html

Related:
Restrictions, detentions, disappearances, arrests before and beyond June 4, 2014
2014年六四25周年前后被限制自由、拘留、失踪、逮捕者名单
Human Rights in China, last updated June 26, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-disappearances-arrests-and-beyond-june-4-2014
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/2014nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-qian-hou-bei-xian-zhi-zi-you-ju-liu-shi-zong-dai-bu-zhe-ming-dan

Information Control (信息控制)

China's “Sovereign Internet”
The Diplomat, June 24, 2014
http://thediplomat.com/2014/06/chinas-sovereign-internet/

Related:
Overcoming hostile Chinese amendment, Human Rights Council passes resolution affirming online rights
Access, June 26, 2014
https://www.accessnow.org/blog/2014/06/26/overcoming-hostile-chinese-amendment-human-rights-council-passes-resolution

The promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet
在互联网上增进、保护和享有人权
Human Rights Council, June 20, 2014
http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/alldocs.aspx?doc_id=20280

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

China fetes India, Myanmar, says Beijing poses no threat
Reuters, June 28, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/28/us-china-diplomacy-idUSKBN0F30BC20140628

Xi harks back to China’s 1950s foreign policy
分析:充满悖论的中国外交
Financial Times, June 30, 2014
EN: blogs.ft.com/the-world/2014/06/xi-harks-back-to-chinas-1950s-foreign-policy/
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001056984

The future of US - China relations
US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, June 25, 2014
http://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/the-future-of-us_-china-relations-06-25-14

Labor (劳工)

1,300 Chinese workers evacuated to Baghdad from Samarra construction site
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1541558/over-50-chinese-workers-evacuated-helicopter-amid-iraq-turmoil-state

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Champion of Chinese farmers' rights jailed for forging official documents
The Guardian, June 27, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/27/chinese-farmers-champion-jailed-forgery

Law (法律)

“Picking quarrels” casts shadow over Chinese law
The Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/30/picking-quarrels-casts-shadow-over-chinese-law/?mod=WSJBlog

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Chinese police round up thousands ahead of party anniversary in Beijing
“七一”前夕万民涌京上访鸣冤 收容场所人满为患民怨沸腾
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/petition-06272014141310.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-06272014095850.html

Religion (宗教)

China jails members of cult in crackdown
Al Jazeera, June 29, 2014
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/06/china-jails-members-cult-crackdown-201462942539720359.html

Taiwan (台湾)

China official met by protests, says respects Taiwan's choices
Reuters, June 27, 2014
af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKBN0F20WW20140627

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China jails 113 in ethnic Xinjiang region
Associated Press, June 29, 2014
www.star-telegram.com/2014/06/29/5937394/china-jails-113-in-ethnic-xinjiang.html?rh=1

Four suspects in deadly Kunming station attack charged with terror offences
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1543686/four-suspects-deadly-kunming-station-attack-charged-terror-offences

Women (妇女)

Brides for sale: trafficked Vietnamese girls sold into marriage in China
The Guardian, June 29, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/29/brides-for-sale-trafficked-vietnamese-girls-sold-marriage-china

Opinion (观点)

何清涟:境外势力在中国政治中的前世今生(1):麻烦制造者? (He Qinglian: the history of "overseas hostile forces" in Chinese politics, Part I)
Voice of America, June 29, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/article/1947015.html