Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Microsoft targeted in China antitrust probe
微软在华办公室受到工商部门“突访”
Financial Times, July 29, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/355714d0-1665-11e4-93ec-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057481

Related:
Chinese regulators target Microsoft, over possible antitrust concerns
Washington Post, July 28, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/28/chinese-regulators-target-microsoft-over-possible-antitrust-concerns/

Corruption (腐败)

China says Zhou Yongkang, former security chief, is under investigation
The New York Times, July 29, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/world/asia/china-says-zhou-yongkang-former-security-chief-is-under-investigation.html

Related:
周永康的红与黑: 四面埋伏打老虎 (The red and the black: CPC launches calculated “tiger hunt” for Zhou Yongkang and his allies )
Caixin, July 29, 2014
http://china.caixin.com/2014-07-29/100710362.html

Zhou Yongkang: China investigates ex-security chief
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 29, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28544428

China starts probe into former security chief Zhou
Bloomberg, July 29, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-29/china-starts-probe-into-former-security-chief-zhou-yongkang-1-.html

Culture (文化)

No show for North Korean defector artist in China
Agence France-Presse, July 28, 2014
www.perthnow.com.au/business/breaking-news/no-show-for-north-korean-defector-artist-in-china/story-fnn9c0ha-1227004736907?nk=de6bf2e25b44fd5b8823c801d4ee6b87

Environment (环境)

环保部将约谈辖区内PM2.5年均浓度升高的地方官 (Ministry of Environmental Protection to summon local officials in charge of polluted regions)
The Beijing News, July 29, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/07-29/6434268.shtml

Health (健康)

WHO identifies China's HIV challenges
Xinhua, July 27, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2014-07/27/c_133513790.htm

Related:
Far from over: despite great progress, China must do more to fight HIV/AIDS
World Health Organization, July 24, 2014
http://www.wpro.who.int/china/mediacentre/releases/2014/20140723/en/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong, Macau academics seek meeting over firing of Eric Sautede
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561331/hong-kong-macau-academics-seek-meeting-over-firing-eric-sautede

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

张思之:当局试图将浦志强的案子和政治经济问题挂钩 (Lawyer: authorities try to find fault with Pu Zhiqiang's political and economic activities)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-07282014105648.html

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

Britain announces visa reform package in China
Xinhua, July 28, 2014
www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=232212

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

China activists fight gay “conversion therapy”
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 28, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28415380

Media (媒体)

Xi Jinping most mentioned in People's Daily since Mao, researchers find
Agence France-Presse, July 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561414/xi-jinping-most-mentioned-peoples-daily-mao-researchers-find

See report:
領袖姓名傳播強度觀察 (Survey: mentions of Chinese leaders in state media)
China Media Project, July 8, 2014
http://app3.rthk.hk/mediadigest/content.php?aid=1563

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

正常信访29次未果 7访民喝农药被刑拘 (7 land rights petitioners criminally detained for suicide protest)
The Beijing News, July 29, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/07/29/327443.html

Religion (宗教)

Religious curbs in Xinjiang “increases potential” for violent extremism
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/campaign-07282014190503.html

See report:
2014 Annual report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, July 27, 2014
http://www.uscirf.gov/sites/default/files/USCIRF%202014%20Annual%20Report%20PDF.pdf

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China Xinjiang: attack “kills or injures dozens”
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 29, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28539762

Opinion (观点)

Chen Guangcheng goes to Washington
观点:陈光诚先生到华盛顿
The Diplomat, July 28, 2014
EN: http://usali.org/media-entities/chen-guangcheng-goes-to-washington-the-diplomat/
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140728_chenguangchenginus.shtml

Patriotism on the bench? There's not much of a case
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561332/patriotism-bench-theres-not-much-case