Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

New signs that China is scrutinizing foreign NGOs
中国调查境外非政府组织在华活动
The New York Times, June 30, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140630/c30ngo/dual/

Corruption (腐败)

China’s antigraft push snares an ex-general
外界认为中共查处徐才厚传递强势政治信号
The New York Times, July 1, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140701/c01xu/dual/

Related:
Xi bags high-level military “tiger” amid deepening corruption crackdown
Center for Strategic and International Studies, June 30, 2014
http://csis.org/publication/xi-bags-high-level-military-tiger-amid-deepening-corruption-crackdown

中国官媒:广州市委书记万庆良已被免职 (Guangzhou party chief removed from office according to state media)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 30, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140630_cn_wanqinliang_corruption.shtml

美国《外国账户纳税法》可有助中国反腐 (FATCA may assist anti-corruption efforts in China)
Radio Free Asia, June 30, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/nu-06302014124845.html

Related:
U.S. initials deal with China to curb offshore tax evasion
美中草签协议 意在实施法律遏制海外逃税
The Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2014
EN: http://online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-initials-deal-with-china-to-curb-offshore-tax-evasion-1403815952
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140627/bus083555.asp

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Online terror info traced to overseas websites
国信办:超七成涉暴恐类有害信息来自于境外网站
Xinhua, July 1, 2014
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-07/01/c_133450354.htm
CH: http://sh.xinhuanet.com/2014-07/01/c_133451174.htm

Environment (环境)

Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei's multimillion-yuan studies find smog is coming from neighbours
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544375/beijing-tianjin-and-hebeis-multimillion-yuan-studies-find-smog-coming

Night vision: China enlists drones in fight against pollution
中国出动无人机夜间抓拍排污企业
The Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2014
EN: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/30/night-vision-china-enlists-drones-in-fight-against-pollution/
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140630/rec165933.asp

Hong Kong (香港)

Live: Organisers say 510,000 people took to the streets for July 1 march
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/article/1544215/live-thousands-gather-ahead-july-1-march-barricades-go-central

Related:
Hong Kong pro-democracy march attracts tens of thousands
The Guardian, July 1, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/01/hong-kong-students-occupation-business-district

Hong Kong chief in "stability" plea ahead of pro-democracy march
梁振英呼吁民众维护香港稳定
Financial Times, July 1, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/724661de-0026-11e4-8aaf-00144feab7de.html#axzz36EJh6c4r
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001056999

See photo album:
2014 July 1st march in Hong Kong
Human Rights in China, July 1, 2014
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152634824801414.1073741840.94042326413&type=3

Hongkongers’ mistrust of Beijing hits record level after white paper: poll
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543669/hongkongers-mistrust-beijing-hits-record-level-after-white-paper-poll

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

律师证实高瑜一个月前被批捕 未受酷刑 案件尚未送检察院 (Lawyer confirmed detained journalist was arrested one month ago, not tortured; case not yet transferred to procuratorate)
Radio Free Asia, July 30, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-06302014092230.html

Internet (互联网)

China’s month-long Google clampdown hits businesses
打击谷歌殃及中国本土企业
Financial Times, June 30, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/bffb887e-0066-11e4-a3f2-00144feab7de.html
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057015

Law (法律)

中国律师团体称7名维权律师无资格 (ACLA announced that seven human rights lawyers’ licenses have been revoked or cancelled)
Voice of America, July 1, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-lawyer-20140701/1948345.html

Related:
声明(Announcement)
Legal Daily, June 30, 2014
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20140630/Articel02013GN.htm

Protests and Petitions (抗议)

福建漳州村民抗议PX工厂污染 千警镇压多人被打伤抓捕 (Zhangzhou villagers protest against PX plant pollution, suppressed by thousands police, dozens citizens injured and seized)
Radio Free Asia, June 30, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf1-06302014091746.html

Opinion (观点)

香港观察:权为民所赋, 权为民所用 (Observation from Hong Kong: power is conferred by the people and used on their behalf)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 1, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/hong_kong_review/2014/07/140701_hkreview_whitepaper.shtml

香港民主有利于主权统一 (Hong Kong democracy will benefit China unification)
Financial Times, July 1, 2014
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057011