Thursday, July 24, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

Foreign-funded NGOs probed amid Trojan Horse worries
Global Times, July 23, 2014
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/872227.shtml

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China detains five in meat scandal
上海福喜5名员工被中国警方刑拘
Financial Times, July 24, 2014
EN: video.ft.com/3692119752001/China-detains-five-in-meat-scandal/companies
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057416

Food safety in China still faces big hurdles
中国建立食品安全体系任重道远
The New York Times, July 24, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140724/c24food/dual/

Corruption (腐败)

山西官场地震 省纪委副书记杨森林被查 (Shanxi provincial anti-corruption official under investigation for corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 23, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140723_china_corruption_yangsenlin.shtml

Related:
Shanxi No. 2 graft buster Yang Senlin confirmed to be in detention
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557808/shanxi-no2-graft-buster-yang-senlin-confirmed-be-dentention

Environment (环境)

Greenpeace says China’s energy plans exacerbate climate change
绿色和平称中国煤制气项目或加剧气候变化
The New York Times, July 24, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140724/c24chinacoal/dual/

See report:
China’s planned coal-to-gas plants could emit over 1 billion tons of CO2
Greenpeace, July 24, 2014
http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/press/releases/climate-energy/2014/coal-to-gas-plants-china/

China’s hunger for timber is wrecking Mozambique
Quartz, July 23, 2014
qz.com/238520/chinas-hunger-for-timber-is-wrecking-mozambique/

See report:
First class crisis: China's criminal and unsustainable intervention in Mozambique's Miombo forests
Environmental Investigation Agency, July 2014
eia-international.org/wp-content/uploads/First-Class-Crisis-English-FINAL.pdf?_ga=1.214424663.1795132776.1404956138

Hong Kong (香港)

港泛民立法议员促请北京就政改开展对话 (Hong Kong Pan-democrats seek dialogue with Beijing on electoral reforms)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 23, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140723_hk_legislators_asking_beijing_dialogue.shtml

Related:
Pan-dems call for talks to break the reform deadlock
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557789/pan-dems-call-talks-break-reform-deadlock

Pan-democrat lawmakers could face probe over donations from media mogul Jimmy Lai
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557787/pan-democrat-lawmakers-could-face-probe-over-media-mogul-jimmy-lais

Democracy campaigners threaten “passive resistance” over 2017 reform
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557819/democracy-campaigners-threaten-passive-resistance-over-2017-reform

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

Chinese president ends regional tour in cradle of Cuban Revolution
Reuters, July 23, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/23/us-cuba-china-idUSKBN0FS22R20140723

Law (法律)

Lawyers trained to help deal with transnational cases
China Daily, July 22, 2014
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-07/22/content_17881885.htm

Refugees and Asylum-seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

20名脱北者在中国被捕 面临遣返 (20 North Korean defectors caught in China, face repatriation)
Voice of America, July 23, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-korea-defectors-20140723/1963848.html

Religion (宗教)

Christians in Wenzhou fight to keep church’s cross
The New York Times, July 24, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/christians-in-wenzhou-fight-to-keep-churchs-cross/

Related:
浙江强拆130多座教堂 (More than 130 churches demolished in Zhejiang)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yl-07232014153327.html

Tibet (西藏)

数名藏人陆续被中共警方拘捕 (Police arrest several Tibetans)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-07232014145437.html

Opinion (观点)

Hong Kong rising: an interview with Albert Ho
The New York Review of Books, July 16, 2014
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2014/jul/16/hong-kong-rising-albert-ho-interview/