Thursday, July 31, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Spotlight falls on China’s former security chief
中国聚焦周永康落马
The New York Times, July 31, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140731/c31zhou/dual/

Shanghai to feel full force of Xi's anti-corruption onslaught
中纪委巡视组进驻上海开展工作
Financial Times, July 30, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0fbd483e-17dc-11e4-b842-00144feabdc0.html
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057518

Health (健康)

HIV cases rising among the elderly in Beijing
China Daily, July 31, 2014
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-07/31/content_18220260.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Fears at RTHK as veteran “forced out”
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562955/fears-rthk-veteran-forced-out

Hukou (户口)

With urbanization as goal, China moves to change registration rules
中国城市化目标终于撼动城乡户籍壁垒
The New York Times, July 31, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140731/c31hukou/dual/

Related:
China announces limited hukou reform
The Diplomat, July 31, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/07/china-announces-limited-hukou-reform/

China Focus: Hukou reforms to help 100 mln Chinese
People's Daily, July 30, 2014
english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/0730/c90882-8762952.html

For more on hukou, see:
Parallel submission in advance of the review of the People’s Republic of China’s second report on its implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Human Rights in China, March 2014
http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CESCR/Shared%20Documents/CHN/INT_CESCR_CSS_CHN_16730_E.pdf

Information Control (信息控制)

报道周永康案 中国媒体仍受限制 (Chinese media continue to face restrictions when reporting on Zhou Yongkang case)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 30, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140730_zhou_yongkang_media.shtml

China takes step at openness, allows foreigners at defense briefing
Reuters, July 31, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/31/us-china-defence-idUSKBN0G011K20140731

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

Thai junta sets plan for fast rail links to China
Associated Press, July 30, 2014
www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/30/6005586/thai-junta-sets-plan-for-fast.html?rh=1

China corruption probe reaches western breakfast tables
Financial Times, July 31, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/517911de-17d4-11e4-a82d-00144feabdc0.html
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057519

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

China court hears case against gay-straight “conversion therapy”
The Guardian, July 31, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/31/china-court-gay-straight-conversion-therapy

Rule of Law (法治)

Will Zhou Yongkang's downfall change Chinese law?
International Business Times, July 30, 2014
www.ibtimes.com/will-zhou-yongkangs-downfall-change-chinese-law-1644188

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

美国敦促中国释放维族学者伊力哈木 (U.S. urges China to release Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 30, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140730_us_xinjiang_tohti.shtml

Related:
Daily Press Briefing
U.S. Department of State, July 30, 2014
www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/07/230016.htm#CHINA

古再努尔:伊力哈木从未分裂国家 (Ilham never engaged in separatist activities, scholar’s wife says)
Deutsche Welle, July 31, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1CmlH

China and Uighurs offer differing accounts of violence in Xinjiang
中国官方与世维会对莎车袭击各执一词
The New York Times, July 31, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140731/c31xinjiang/dual/

State-appointed Muslim leader killed in China
中国官方批准任命的一位穆斯林主持遇害
The Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2014
EN: http://online.wsj.com/articles/state-appointed-muslim-leader-killed-in-china-1406798803
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140731/bch190555.asp

Opinion (观点)

China's corruption crackdown incompatible with rule of law
Al Jazeera, July 30, 2014
america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/7/china-politics-corruptionxijinping.html

China steps up the arms race in the digital cold war
Business Spectator, July 30, 2014
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/30/china/china-steps-arms-race-digital-cold-war

The Xinjiangistan connection
Foreign Policy, July 30, 2014
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/30/the_xinjiangistan_connection_china_terrorism_xinjiang_pakistan