Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Clampdown on China's animal eaters fails to bite
Agence France-Presse, July 7, 2014
www.channelnewsasia.com/news/lifestyle/clampdown-on-china-s/1242606.html

Corruption (腐败)

China’s Communist Party reminds colleges: keep it clean
The Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/08/chinas-communist-party-reminds-colleges-keep-it-clean/?mod=chinablog

Fearing graft probes, Chinese officials shun spotlight, seek retirement
Reuters, July 8, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/08/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0FD2GV20140708?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Death penalty (死刑)

China rethinks the death penalty
The New York Times, July 9, 2014
www.nytimes.com/2014/07/09/opinion/china-rethinks-the-death-penalty.html?_r=0

Hong Kong (香港)

China: Street politics only brings turmoil and chaos
The Telegraph, July 9, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/10956230/China-Street-politics-only-brings-turmoil-and-chaos.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

杭州维权人士吕耿松被警方刑拘 (Veteran democracy activist Lü Gengsong criminally detained)
Radio Free Asia, July 8, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-07082014102444.html

Related:
Lü Gengsong criminally detained on suspicion of “subversion of state power”
吕耿松因涉嫌“颠覆国家政权”罪被刑拘
Human Rights in China, July 8, 2014
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/lu-gengsong-criminally-detained-suspicion-subversion-state-power
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/lu-geng-song-yin-she-xian-dian-fu-guo-jia-zheng-quan-zui-bei-xing-ju

Lawyer charged after trying to defend June 4 commemorators
公益律师欲代理“六四”纪念者反遭逮捕
The New York Times, July 8, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140708/c08lawyer/dual/

Related:
Organizers of June Fourth commemorative event officially arrested
六四公祭组织者陈卫、于世文被正式逮捕
Human Rights in China, July 3, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/organizers-june-fourth-commemorative-event-officially-arrested
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/liu-si-gong-ji-zu-zhi-zhe-chen-wei-yu-shi-wen-bei-zheng-shi-dai-bu

Outspoken writer released after turning himself in over Tiananmen anniversary event
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550277/outspoken-dissident-writer-hao-qun-released-police-after-turning-himself

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

US, China vow to improve cooperation
Associated Press, July 9, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/us-china-vow-improve-cooperation-031721036--finance.html

默克尔清华演讲谈人权 陆媒忽略 (Mainland media dodge human rights references in Merkel's speech at Tsinghua University)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 8, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140708_merkel_tsinghua_speech.shtml

Macao (澳门)

Occupy-style public vote on universal suffrage to be held in Macau
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549537/macau-plans-occupy-style-public-vote-universal-suffrage-and-chief

Media (媒体)

Mainland media regulator bans journalists from sharing information
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549986/mainland-media-regulator-bans-journalists-sharing-information

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

China's forced repatriation of North Korean refugees incurs United Nations censure
The Brookings Institution, July 2014
www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2014/07/north-korea-human-rights-un-cohen

Rule of Law (法治)

最高法:依托“审判流程信息公开网”推进司法公开 (Supreme Court Chief Justice asks courts to enhance transparency through use of upcoming "judicial procedure open information" website)
Beijing News, July 8, 2014
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/07/08/324566.html

Disgraced generals Xu Caihou and Gu Yunshan should have open trials, military law expert says
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549954/disgraced-generals-xu-caihou-and-gu-yunshan-should-have-open-trials

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan writer placed under house arrest “over dinner invite from John Kerry's delegation”
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550271/tibetan-writer-placed-under-house-arrest-over-dinner-invite-us-official

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China holds hundreds of Uyghurs as “anti-terror” campaign spreads
新疆月余抓捕400“暴恐分子” 被指运动式反恐加深维汉矛盾
Radio Free Asia, July 8, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/campaign-07082014112019.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/yf2-07082014100410.html

Opinion (观点)

街头飞蛾扑火的妻子们 (Wives of detained activists speak out despite repression)
The New York Times, July 9, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20140709/cc09xiao/

China’s repression isn’t public order
Human Rights Watch, July 8, 2014
www.hrw.org/news/2014/07/08/dispatches-china-s-repression-isn-t-public-order