Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

郑州NGO亿人平办公室再被搜查 警方调查与境外组织关系 (Zhengzhou anti-discrimination NGO office raided again, police investigates its ties to overseas groups)
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-07142014100721.html

Corruption (腐败)

Ties to Edelman may have ensnared CCTV anchor
芮成钢被查前曾投资经营公关公司
The New York Times, July 15, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140715/c15anchor/dual/

China investigates Zhou Yongkang allies
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 15, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28305134

Related:
China begins criminal probe into three former top officials
Reuters, July 14, 2014
www.businessinsider.com/r-china-begins-criminal-probe-into-three-former-top-officials-2014-14

China searches entire bureaucracy in 10 provinces to pinpoint “naked officials”
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1554704/china-searches-entire-bureaucracy-10-provinces-pinpoint-naked-officials

Guangxi officials told to stay sober (on the job, at least)
广西政府向官员下达限酒令
The New York Times, July 14, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140714/c14guangxi/dual/

Disasters (灾难)

Two dead, 25 injured after explosion on Guangzhou bus
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1554927/guangzhou-bus-catches-fire-several-injured

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activists hit out at UK
陈方安生和李柱铭批评英国背弃香港民主
Financial Times, July 15, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/88950f4c-0b6d-11e4-8693-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057245

CY Leung to unveil his report to Beijing on drive for universal suffrage in 2017
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554355/cy-leung-kick-reform-process-unveiling-report-2017-poll-beijing

Timeline: the tortuous road to universal suffrage in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554628/timeline-tortuous-road-universal-suffrage-hong-kong

Hong Kong government unveils crucial reports on universal suffrage for 2017
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554716/government-unveils-crucial-reports-universal-suffrage-2017

See reports:
Report on the Public Consultation on the Methods for Selecting the Chief Executive in 2017 and for Forming the Legislative Council in 2016
二零一七年行政長官及二零一六年立法會產生辦法公眾諮詢報告
Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, July 15, 2014
EN: www.2017.gov.hk/filemanager/template/en/doc/report/consultation_report.pdf
CH: www.2017.gov.hk/filemanager/template/tc/doc/report/consultation_report.pdf

Report by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on whether there is a need to amend the methods for selecting the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2017 and for forming the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2016
香港特別行政區行政長官向全國人民代表大會常務委員會提交關於香港特別行政區二零一七年行政長官及二零一六年立法會產生辦法是否需要修改的報告
Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, July 15, 2014
www.2017.gov.hk/filemanager/template/tc/doc/report/ce_report.pdf

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Jailed Chinese pastor's family escapes to U.S.
Associated Press, July 15, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/jailed-chinese-pastors-family-escapes-us-24562213

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

Julie Bishop “appalled Chinese people”, state-run newspaper says
The Guardian, July 14, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/14/julie-bishop-appalled-chinese-people-state-run-newspaper-says

Asian nations' fears of war elevated as China flexes muscle, study finds
调查:亚洲对中国威胁地区和平的担忧加剧
The Wall Street Journal, July 14, 2014
EN: online.wsj.com/articles/asian-nations-fears-of-war-elevated-as-china-flexes-muscle-study-finds-1405361047
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140715/bas090842.asp?source=whatnews2

See report:
Global Opposition to U.S. Surveillance and Drones, but Limited Harm to America’s Image: Many in Asia Worry about Conflict with China
Pew Research Center, July 14, 2014
http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/07/14/global-opposition-to-u-s-surveillance-and-drones-but-limited-harm-to-americas-image/

Related:
MAP: How Asia is scared of China
The Washington Post, July 14, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/07/14/map-how-asia-is-s >cared-of-china/

Labor (劳工)

Samsung finds “evidence” of child labour at China plant
Agence France-Presse, July 14, 2014
ngrguardiannews.com/news/world-news/170749-samsung-finds-evidence-of-child-labour-at-china-plant

Related:
Samsung suspends ties with Chinese supplier
三星暂停与雇佣童工的中国供应商合作
Financial Times, July 14, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e2bf2f24-0afb-11e4-be06-00144feabdc0.html
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057228?full=y

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China taps six state-owned firms for reforms
中国国企: 首批央企改革试点企业公布,中粮和国投等六家入列
Reuters, July 15, 2014
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/15/us-china-economy-reform-idUSKBN0FK0OF20140715
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/regulatoryNews/idCNL4S0PQ2CZ20140715

Rule of Law (法治)

娄底少年被关5年后无罪获释 (Young man found not guilty after five-year detention, to seek state compensation)
Jinghua Times, July 15, 2014
epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2014-07/15/content_106133.htm

Opinion (观点)

Heard in Hong Kong: the view on democracy
The Wall Street Journal, July 14, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/14/heard-in-hong-kong-the-view-on-democracy/?mod=WSJBlog

Who will stand up for Hong Kong?
The New York Times, July 15, 2014
www.nytimes.com/2014/07/15/opinion/who-will-stand-up-for-hong-kong.html