Friday, July 18, 2014

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

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