Monday, July 14, 2014

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

“We deeply regret breaking the law:” GSK-linked Peter Humphrey and wife formally charged in China
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/article/1553876/prosecutors-charge-gsk-linked-investigators-illegally-obtaining-private-information

Related:
China charges GSK-linked investigators for illegally obtaining private information
中国检方起诉外籍调查员韩飞龙夫妇
Reuters, July 14, 2014
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/14/us-china-gsk-investigators-idUSKBN0FJ05G20140714
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0FJ0PB20140714

Corruption (腐败)

In inquiry in China, police detain star anchor
央视知名主播芮成钢被带走调查
The New York Times, July 14, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140714/c14anchor/dual/

Related:
Popular CCTV reporter detained
央视知名主持人芮成钢被检方带走
The Wall Street Journal, July 13, 2014
EN: blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/13/popular-cctv-reporter-detained/?mod=WSJBlog
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140714/rlw101239.asp

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China's Guangdong offers big rewards for terrorism informants
广东警方悬赏最高8万美金奖励暴恐活动线索举报
Reuters, July 13, 2014
EN: www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/13/us-china-xinjiang-guangdong-idUSKBN0FI0O720140713
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0FJ06Y20140714

Disasters (灾难)

湖南校车翻车: 遇难幼儿获赔56万 (Families of child victims of Hunan school bus crash to receive 560,000 yuan each in compensation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 13, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140713_xiangtan_pay.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

UK avoids comment on Beijing’s "white paper" on Hong Kong
英国避谈香港司法独立问题
Financial Times, July 11, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/788c3dde-08be-11e4-9d3c-00144feab7de.html#axzz37P2W2OYI
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057209

港民主派领袖访英 说明港人普选诉求 (Veteran HK democracy campaigners visit UK to rally support for universal suffrage)
Voice of America, July 13, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/article/1956438.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

浦志强浮肿张思之三提“取保” 被拒 丁家喜案两律师遭报复 (Police reject Pu Zhiqiang's bail applications despite his poor health, Ding Jiaxi's lawyers face reprisal)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-07122014120344.html

李碧云案再次审理当庭控告刑讯者 刘家财案四易罪名召开庭前会议 (Guangdong activist Li Biyun alleges police torture, Hubei activist Liu Jiacai's trial to begin soon)
Radio Free Asia, July 11, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-07112014102257.html

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

China's leader Xi departs for South America tour
Agence France-Presse, July 13, 2014
news.yahoo.com/chinas-leader-xi-departs-south-america-tour-024352939--finance.html

Rule of Law (法治)

China Focus: Shanghai pilots greater judicial independence
上海司法改革试点拉开序幕
Xinhua, July 13, 2014
EN: www.china.org.cn/china/Off_the_Wire/2014-07/13/content_32933396.htm
CH: http://news.xinhuanet.com/local/2014-07/12/c_1111584086.htm

Technology (科技)

中国政务微信近6000家 公安微信数量居首 (Chinese gov't offices operate nearly 6,000 official WeChat accounts, majority belong to public security organs)
China News, July 13, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/07/13/325248.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China sentences 32 people for spreading violent Internet content
Associated Press, July 12, 2014
www.ryot.org/china-sentences-32-people-prison-spreading-violent-internet-content/751169

Chinese police seize matchboxes in Xinjiang security crackdown
The Guardian, July 13, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/13/china-police-matchboxes-xinjiang-uighur

Opinion (观点)

吕友清:国家形象是最大的国家利益 (Chinese ambassador to Tanzania criticizes bad behavior by Chinese companies in Africa)
Southern Metropolis Daily, July 13, 2014
epaper.nandu.com/epaper/A/html/2014-07/13/content_3277446.htm?div=-1

英国学者观点: 香港政改亟需共识 (British scholar: political reform in HK requires building consensus)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 12, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140712_hk_timsummers.shtml

Government haste in handing reform report to NPC could backfire
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553469/government-haste-handing-reform-report-npc-could-backfire

The new emperors: power and the princelings in China by Kerry Brown, review: "scrupulous and valuable"
The Telegraph, July 12, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/10958661/The-New-Emperors-Power-and-the-Princelings-in-China-by-Kerry-Brown-review-scrupulous-and-valuable.html