Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China detains employees of suspect meat seller, official says misconduct a company effort
Associated Press, July 22, 2014
www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2014/07/21/mcdonalds-kfc-in-china-face-new-food-scandal

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Run like hell: China releases new anti-terror handbook
中国公安部推出新版防恐知识手册
The Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2014
EN: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/23/run-like-hell-china-releases-new-anti-terror-handbook/?mod=WSJBlog
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140723/rlw163604.asp

Disasters (灾难)

Dozens feared dead as Taiwan passenger plane crash lands during Typhoon Matmo
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557653/least-51-feared-dead-taiwan-passenger-plane-crash-lands-penghu

Hong Kong (香港)

Campaign tries tapping into Hong Kong’s “silent majority”
香港反 “占中”团体向“沉默的大多数”征集签名
The New York Times, July 22, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140722/c22hongkong/dual/

港媒: 大陆学生遭中联办迫签“反占中”协议 (Mainland students in Hong Kong forced to sign agreement to oppose Occupy Central)
Deutsche Welle, July 22, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1ChAM

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

常玮平律师拒作证遭拘传近24小时 辽宁维权人士孙海洋、姜力钧被批捕 (Lawyer subjected to coercive summons after refusing to provide testimony in client's case, Liaoning activists officially arrested)
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-07222014105705.html

Information Control (信息控制)

China says to crack down on pornography in mobile apps
Reuters, July 22, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/us-china-internet-censorship-idUSKBN0FR10320140722

Chinese blogger given 6.5 years for “rumour-mongering”
Associated Press, July 23, 2014
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/east-asia/story/chinese-blogger-given-65-years-rumour-mongering-20140723

Media (媒体)

I was fired for writing Hong Kong columns, Song Zhibiao, Guangzhou-based reporter, says
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557370/i-was-fired-writing-hong-kong-columns-song-zhibiao-guangzhou-based

National Defense (国防)

Flight delays expected to worsen in eastern China
中国军事演习导致大面积航班延误
The New York Times, July 22, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140722/c23flight/dual/

Population (人口)

Casualties of China’s one-child policy
Financial Times, July 22, 2014
www.ft.com/cms/s/0/55b0ea7e-084d-11e4-9380-00144feab7de.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

揭露马三家骇人暴行 杜斌新书香港上市 (Book on torture and ill-treatment of women detainees at labor camp published in Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-07222014105330.html

Rule of Law (法治)

China ex-officials see reprisals for baring abuses
Associated Press, July 22, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-ex-officials-see-reprisals-for-baring-abuses/2014/07/22/bd2b23ba-1197-11e4-ac56-773e54a65906_story.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

How China dismantled the Uyghur Internet
The Diplomat, July 22, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/07/how-china-dismantled-the-uyghur-internet/

Opinion (观点)

Britain slams the door on Hong Kong
英国对香港自由不再关心
Financial Times, July 17, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/fb8042d8-0d98-11e4-815f-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057364?full=y

Market reforms, fight against corruption go hand in hand, expert says
李成言:中纪委革新反腐机制
Caixin, July 21, 2014
EN: http://english.caixin.com/2014-07-22/100707495.html
CH: http://opinion.caixin.com/2014-07-21/100706819.html

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

国务院食安办:全国清查"假冒清真"肉品 (State Council orders investigation into fake Muslim food products)
The Beijing News, July 22, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/07/22/326537.html

China food scandal spreads, drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan
Reuters, July 22, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/us-china-food-idUSKBN0FR07K20140722

Corruption (腐败)

Chinese courts to receive anti-corruption supervision
Xinhua, July 21, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-07/21/c_133500286.htm

Disasters (灾难)

Chinese Red Cross takes heat for sending blankets to sweltering Hainan
The Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/22/chinese-red-cross-takes-heat-for-sending-blankets-to-sweltering-hainan/

China stays quiet on MH17 disaster
The Guardian, July 21, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/21/china-mh17-disaster-ukraine-malaysia-airlines

Typhoon Rammasun leaves dozens dead after hitting China and Vietnam
The Guardian, July 22, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/22/typhoon-rammasun-leaves-dozens-dead-after-hitting-china-and-vietnam

Environment (环境)

上半年京津冀空气质量有所改善 (Air quality improves slightly in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei in first half of 2014)
Jinghua Times, July 22, 2014
epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2014-07/22/content_107749.htm

Freedom of Movement (行动自由)

China bars sex worker rights activist from traveling to international AIDS conference
The Nation, July 21, 2014
http://www.thenation.com/blog/180730/china-bars-sex-worker-rights-activist-traveling-international-aids-conference#

Health (健康)

China “seals off” town after man dies of bubonic plague
Agence France-Presse, July 21, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/china-seals-off-city-man-dies-bubonic-plague-102913198.html

Interview: “There are segregated HIV/AIDS prisons across China”
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/prisons-07212014124446.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Newspaper vendors offered cash to display and hand out anti-Occupy posters
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557050/newspaper-vendors-offered-cash-display-and-hand-out-anti-occupy

“Unconstitutional” for Legco to stay as it is
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557058/unconstitutional-legco-stay-it

Macau scholars warn of rising censorship, loss of confidence in “one country, two systems”
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557068/macau-scholars-warn-rising-censorship-loss-confidence-one-country-two

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

高瑜家属看守所送钱突遭拒绝 维族留学生囚半年无法请律师 (Detention center rejects family's attempt to give Gao Yu money, Uyghur student has no access to lawyer six months into detention)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-07212014105148.html

Information Control (信息控制)

China increases officials' Communist education to prevent “moral decline”
Reuters, July 21, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/21/china-communist-party-education-moral-decline

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

China provides $4 billion credit line to Venezuela
Reuters, July 21, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/21/venezuela-china-idUSL2N0PW16A20140721

China will not fill U.S. void in Afghanistan: official
Reuters, July 21, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/21/us-china-afghanistan-idUSKBN0FQ12I20140721

Internet (互联网)

Twitter acts quickly on suspect pro-China accounts
The New York Times, July 22, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/twitter-acts-quickly-on-suspect-pro-china-accounts/?partner=rss&emc=rss

Related:
It’s another perfect day in Tibet!
Twitter假账户向世界宣传中国“好消息”
The New York Times, July 22, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140722/c22tibettweet/dual/

Labor (劳工)

Shenzhen factory workers rally to support dead colleague
深圳哥士比鞋业一女工跳楼身亡 数百工人哀悼
China Labour Bulletin, July 21, 2014
EN: www.clb.org.hk/en/content/shenzhen-factory-workers-rally-support-dead-colleague
CH: bit.ly/1qZBL0S

Macao (澳门)

INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: No longer a quiet Macau, a journey through the main protests since 2009
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/article/1557009/interactive-timeline-no-longer-quiet-macau-journey-through-main-protests-2009

Media (媒体)

Chinese journalist fired over work for Hong Kong website
中国记者因给外媒撰稿离职的信号
The New York Times, July 22, 2014
EN: http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/chinese-journalist-fired-over-work-for-hong-kong-website/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140722/cc22media/

National Defense (国防)

China's secretive military cracks open door for glimpse inside
Reuters, July 22, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/us-china-defence-idUSKBN0FR0KH20140722?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Technology (科技)

中国网民增加 社交媒体用户下降 (Number of Internet users increases in China, but that of social media users declines)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xql-07212014150824.html

Related:
China's Internet population reaches 632 million
Agence France-Presse, July 21, 2014
www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-s-internet/1275258.html

CNNIC发布第34次《中国互联网络发展状况统计报告》(CNNIC publishes 34th Statistical Report on Internet Development in China)
China Internet Network Information Center, July 21, 2014
cnnic.net.cn/gywm/xwzx/rdxw/2014/201407/t20140721_47439.htm

Women (妇女)

China domestic abuse victims voiceless as network disbands
Agence France-Presse, July 22, 2014
http://www.mysinchew.com/node/100133

Opinion (观点)

Government's electoral reform report leaves hopes for democracy in tatters
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556993/governments-electoral-reform-report-leaves-hopes-democracy

Is new China the old Japan – and is that bad for Asia?
Rappler, July 21, 2014
www.rappler.com/thought-leaders/63910-new-china-old-japan-asia