Thursday, July 17, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

GSK admits to 2001 China bribery scandal
GSK承认在中国行贿历史丑闻
Financial Times, July 17, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d69f494e-0903-11e4-9d3c-00144feab7de.html
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057292

Edelman confirms ties with detained China Central TV star
爱德曼承认与芮成钢有商业联系
Financial Times, July 17, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4b1f6eea-0cef-11e4-90fa-00144feabdc0.html
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057294

It’s official: the Chinese government is at war with adultery
The Washington Post, July 16, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/07/16/its-official-the-chinese-government-is-at-war-with-adultery/

Gov't releases rules to curb official car use
副部级以下不配专车 公车改革明年完成
Caixin, July 17, 2014
EN: http://english.caixin.com/2014-07-17/100705481.html
CH: http://china.caixin.com/2014-07-16/100704922.html

Hong Kong (香港)

中国抗议英副首相会见香港反对派人士 (China slams British deputy PM for meeting Hong Kong opposition leaders)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 16, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140716_china_hk_clegg.shtml

Related:
China accuses Nick Clegg of interfering in internal affairs over Hong Kong
The Guardian, July 16, 2014
www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jul/16/nick-clegg-attacked-china-hong-kong-handover

Hong Kong, China’s freest city, grapples with political reform
Time, July 17, 2014
time.com/2990309/hong-kong-chinas-freest-city-grapples-with-political-reform/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

著名维权人士胡佳遭到便衣国保袭击 (Prominent activist Hu Jia attacked in Beijing by plain-clothes police)
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-07162014101432.html

Related:
胡佳谈被打: “我是当局的眼中钉、肉中刺” (Hu Jia: I am a thorn in the flesh of the government)
Deutsche Welle, July 17, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1CePr

Sex worker rights activist Ye Haiyan says she is barred from leaving China
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1555316/womens-rights-activist-ye-haiyan-barred-leaving-china

Related:
Statement
International AIDS Society, July 16, 2014
www.iasociety.org/Web/WebContent/File/IAS_statement_Ye_Haiyan_July2014.pdf

Dispatches: Clipping a sparrow’s wings in China
Human Rights Watch, July 15, 2014
www.hrw.org/news/2014/07/15/dispatches-clipping-sparrow-s-wings-china

Chinese activist “disappears” after returning from Hong Kong protest
维权人士参与香港七一游行入境后失联 袁新亭狱中家书自揭病情加重
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/disappears-07162014123704.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-07162014101326.html

Information Control (信息控制)

China’s censors take aim at popular internet TV operators that offer foreign show
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555379/chinas-censors-take-aim-popular-internet-tv-sites-including-foreign-shows

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

China’s shadow hovers over $100bn Brics bank
金砖峰会确认中国核心
Financial Times, July 17, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9bdd1f68-0cda-11e4-90fa-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057291

Related:
Dispatches: How the BRICS can run a rights-respecting development bank
Human Rights Watch, July 16, 2014
www.hrw.org/news/2014/07/16/dispatches-how-brics-can-run-rights-respecting-development-bank

The biggest challenge for BRICS success? Big brother China
Reuters, July 15, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/15/us-brics-summit-china-idUSKBN0FK2EN20140715

China sends mediator to Israel and Palestine for talks on Gaza ceasefire
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555453/china-sends-mediator-israel-and-palestine-talks-gaza-ceasefire

June Fourth (六四)

Book editor says his firing was linked to Tiananmen gathering
图书编辑称因参与六四纪念被解雇
The New York Times, July 17, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140717/c17editor/dual/

Labor (劳工)

深圳女工参与停工活动遭开除跳楼身亡 (Shenzhen woman worker jumps to her death, after being fired for joining the strike)
Caixin, July 17, 2014
http://china.caixin.com/2014-07-17/100705378.html

Media (媒体)

Advice for journalists in China: Hire a lawyer
The Telegraph, July 17, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10971707/Advice-for-journalists-in-China-Hire-a-lawyer.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和情愿)

Twelve Chinese petitioners in pesticide suicide bid
北京一日两起12人喝农药自杀 分别发生派出所内及报社门外
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2014
EN: www.rfa.org/english/news/china/suicide-07162014143830.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-07162014101034.html

Related:
Chinese protestors attempt mass suicide in bid for justice
The Telegraph, July 17, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10972857/Chinese-protestors-attempt-mass-suicide-in-bid-for-justice.html

Society (社会)

Deadly Chinese bus attacks highlight simmering social problems
中国袭击事件频发探因
Financial Times, July 17, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/491e36d6-07d5-11e4-8e62-00144feab7de.html
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057282