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

Corruption (腐败)

New offices reflect growth of busy anticorruption agency
中共省级纪委纪检监察室增加三成
The New York Times, July 7, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140707/c07anticorruption/dual/

反腐600天 (600 days of the corruption crackdown)
Caixin, July 7, 2014
http://weekly.caixin.com/2014-07-04/100699531.html

Education (教育)

厦门大学女教授发公开信批评校长 (Female professor at Xiamen University writes an open letter criticizing president of the University)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 8, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140708_china_xiamen-uni_open-letter.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

港团体拟8月发起占中行动 外交部驻港公署回应前港督批白皮书 (HK group plans civil disobedience action in August, Beijing slams Chris Patten's comments)
Radio Free Asia, July 7, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl2-07072014110208.html

Macau to China: we want democracy, too
澳门NGO欲效法香港举行全民公投
The Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2014
EN: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/08/macau-to-china-we-want-democracy-too/?mod=chinablog
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140708/rlw182947.asp

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

郭飞雄、孙德胜起诉书
Guo Feixiong and Sun Desheng Indictment
China Change, July 7, 2014
EN: chinachange.org/2014/07/07/guo-feixiong-and-sun-desheng-indictment/
CH: http://docs.google.com/document/d/1t5TsbzBy6ZiKtAz8EPupC4FRIvfQk4ylBKBVbJMYYG4/edit

作家慕容雪村发表“投案书”后被约谈 (Dissident writer Murong Xuecun questioned by the police after posting statement to surrender himself)
Voice of America, July 8, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/writor-interview-20140708/1953172.html

Related:
慕容雪村: 创造真正的对话空间 (Dissident writer Murong Xuecun: we must create real space for dialogue)
Deutsche Welle, July 8, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1CY1K

Information Control (信息控制)

An online shift in China muffles an open forum
从微博到微信,中国网络言论空间在困境中演化
The New York Times, July 7, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140707/c07wechat/dual/

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

Merkel raises human rights on China trip
Agence France-Presse, July 8, 2014
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/merkel-raises-human/1245070.html

Cyber spying, maritime disputes loom large in U.S.-China talks
Reuters, July 8, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/08/us-china-usa-idUSKBN0FD0JC20140708?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Related:
What you need to know about the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue
Brookings Institution, July 7, 2014
www.brookings.edu/blogs/up-front/posts/2014/07/07-us-china-strategic-economic-dialogue

金砖五国即将宣布建立开发银行 (BRICS to establish a development bank)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 7, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140707_brics_summit_bank.shtml

Media (媒体)

我国发文禁止新闻从业者非法记录传递国家机密 (China issues new rules on prohibiting media staff from illegally recording and transmitting state secrets)
Xinhua, July 8, 2014
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-07-08/111230486779.shtml

Political and Economic Reforms (政治经济改革)

China’s big challenge: dissension in the Communist Party ranks
The Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/08/chinas-big-challenge-dissension-in-the-communist-party-ranks/?mod=chinablog

Related:
选用党和人民需要的好干部 (前沿观察)——关于提高选人用人公信度的调研报 告 (Selecting good cadres for the Party and the people: a research report on improving public confidence in the appointment and promotion of officials)
People's Daily, July 6, 2014
opinion.people.com.cn/gb/n/2014/0706/c1003-25243492.html

Religion (宗教)

美国呼吁中国释放被捕牧师 (U.S. calls for release of jailed pastor)
Voice of America, July 7, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/us-calls-on-release-of-chinese-pastor-20140707/1952635.html

See statement:
Daily Press Briefing
U.S. Department of State, July 7, 2014
www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/07/228782.htm#DEPARTMENT

Women (妇女)

山东东平多名女生称遭性侵 (Girls in Shandong allege sexual abuse)
Radio Free Asia, July 7, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/nu-07072014110435.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China's crackdown in restive Xinjiang nets 400 suspects
Reuters, July 7, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/07/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN0FC18820140707

北京律师、美国学者被禁出入中国大陆 分析指或均与伊力哈木有关 (Ilham Tohti's lawyer banned from leaving China, U.S. scholar close to Tohti turned back at Beijing airport)
Radio Free Asia, July 7, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/yf1-07072014105913.html

Related:
U.S. scholar who supported Uighur colleague is denied entry to China
支持维族异见者,美国学者在北京机场遭拒绝入境
The New York Times, July 8, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140708/c08visa/dual/

Opinion (观点)

Hong Kong law under threat
The Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2014
online.wsj.com/articles/hong-kong-law-under-threat-1404663381

The roots of Beijing’s hard line on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests
World Politics Review, July 7, 2014
www.worldpoliticsreview.com/trend-lines/13906/the-roots-of-beijing-s-hard-line-on-hong-kong-s-pro-democracy-protests