Friday, July 18, 2014

Education (教育)

Migrants' children, as young as six, join fight for school places in Beijing
Agence France-Presse, July 17, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555624/migrants-children-young-six-join-fight-school-places-beijing

Corruption (腐败)

China backtracks on secret trial for GSK private investigator
中国改变秘密审判GSK私家侦探决定
Financial Times, July 18, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c7452232-0dba-11e4-815f-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057317

Related:
China to hold public trial of couple who worked for GSK
Reuters, July 17, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/17/uk-china-gsk-investigators-idUKKBN0FM30C20140717

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s media: Tamed hounds
The Economist, July 18, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21607879-press-hong-kong-though-still-free-has-lost-its-bite-tamed-hounds

Related:
Violence and other threats raise press freedom fears in Hong Kong
National Public Radio, July 16, 2014
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/07/16/331586762/violence-and-other-threats-raise-press-freedom-fears-in-hong-kong

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

徐州“新公民”张昆被逮捕 国保向家属施压律师难介入 (New Citizens Movement activist Zhang Kun officially arrested in Xuzhou, authorities pressure family to accept gov't-selected lawyer)
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-07172014100318.html

Zhang Sizhi, lawyer for detained journalist, points to legal breach by authorities
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555911/zhang-sizhi-lawyer-detained-journalist-points-legal-breach-authorities

“郑州十君子”办案人员是谁? (Zhengzhou lawyers still denied access to clients, police not sure who is in charge case)
Deutsche Welle, July 17, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1CeMd

Related:
Restrictions, detentions, disappearances, and arrests related to June 4, 2014
六四25周年被限制自由、拘留、失踪、逮捕者名单
Human Rights in China, July 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-disappearances-and-arrests-related-june-4-2014
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/liu-si-25zhou-nian-bei-xian-zhi-zi-you-ju-liu-shi-zong-dai-bu-zhe-ming-dan

China upholds jail terms for anti-corruption activists
Agency France-Presse, July 18, 2014
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-upholds-jail-terms/1270706.html

Lawyer fears activist may have been jailed after secret trial
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2014
www.rfa.org/english/news/china/secret-07172014151659.html

Prominent Chinese activist beaten in Beijing
Voice of America, July 17, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/prominent-chinese-activist-beaten-in-beijing/1959791.html

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

China, Brazil close plane, finance, infrastructure deals
Reuters, July 17, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/17/us-brazil-china-idUSKBN0FM26S20140717

Growing Chinese influence creates mixed feelings in Cameroon
喀麦隆对中国投资五味杂陈
China Dialogue, July 15, 2014
EN: https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/7139-Growing-Chinese-influence-creates-mixed-feelings-in-Cameroon
CH: https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/ch/7139-Growing-Chinese-influence-creates-mixed-feelings-in-Cameroon

Internet (互联网)

China shuts down 31 websites temporarily as crackdown on “rumour mongers” continues
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556200/china-shuts-down-31-websites-temporarily-crackdown-rumour-mongers

Political and Economic Reforms (政治经济改革)

社科院蓝皮书:中国城镇居民政治参与水平高于农村 (Gov't think tank research finds higher level of political participation by urban citizens)
China News, July 17, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/07-17/6398589.shtml

Women (妇女)

美年度人口走私报告列中国为二类 女权组织反对 (Women's rights group criticizes U.S. decision to give China a better grade in anti-trafficking)
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/nu-07172014100503.html

Related:
One child policy improvement “baseless” in State Dept.’s 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report
Women's Rights Without Frontiers, July 17, 2014
www.womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org/blog/?p=1697

Opinion (观点)

Editorial: Britain must stand up for Hong Kong
FT社评:英国不应对香港沉默
Financial Times, July 14, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7407f83c-0cd0-11e4-bf1e-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057311