Monday, August 04, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

China using antimonopoly law to pressure foreign businesses
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/articles/china-using-antimonopoly-law-to-pressure-foreign-businesses-1407154916?mod=asia_home

Related:
China warns Microsoft Against obstructing probe
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/articles/china-warns-microsoft-against-obstructing-probe-1407147876

Corruption (腐败)

China’s Red Cross is still dealing with a 3-year-old scandal involving sex and fast cars
Time, August 4, 2014
http://time.com/3078429/yunnan-earthquake-red-cross-society-of-china-guo-meimei-sex-scandal/

Related:
郭美美“认罪”,洗白红会没那么容易 (China’s Red Cross remains distrusted despite public confession by woman who fabricated her association with the organization)
Deutsche Welle, August 4, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1CoPG

Disasters (灾难)

China blames safety violations as plant blast toll rises
Agence France-Presse, August 4, 2014
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-blames-safety/1295756.html

Related:
75 die in China factory explosion, state-run media says
Cable News Network, August 4, 2014
http://www.12newsnow.com/story/26188501/75-die-in-china-factory-explosion-state-run-media-says

China factory blasts highlight gaps in workplace safety
Voice of America, August 4, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-factory-blasts-highlight-gaps-in-workplace-safety/1971054.html

China earthquake prompts major search and rescue mission
The Guardian, August 4, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/04/china-earthquake-yunnan-major-search-rescue-mission

Education (教育)

Should Chinese students be required to “love the party”? The government reconsiders
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/04/should-chinese-students-be-required-to-love-the-party-the-government-reconsiders/

Related:
Education ministry may drop requirement pupils love the Communist Party
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1564547/education-ministry-may-drop-requirement-pupils-love-communist-party

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong students keep up pro-democracy fight in wake of protests
The Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/02/hong-kong-students-keep-up-pro-democracy-fight-in-wake-of-protests/

Hong Kong has the opposite problem to China’s: too many women
Quartz, August 4, 2014
http://qz.com/244313/hong-kong-has-the-opposite-problem-to-chinas-too-many-women/

Information Control (信息控制)

China controls narrative of violence in tense west
Associated Press, August 4, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/china-controls-narrative-violence-tense-west-091945950.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China is complicit in North Korea's human rights abuses
Foreign Policy, July 31, 2014
http://shadow.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/07/31/china_complicit_north_korea__human_rights_abuses

Media (媒体)

China releases investigative journalist after almost year in jail
Reuters, August 3, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/03/us-china-rights-idUSKBN0G30LS20140803

National Defense (国防)

The Chinese military has a bizarre new recruiting video
Business Insider, August 1, 2014
http://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-military-recruiting-video-2014-8

Rule of Law (法治)

Shanghai judges not pleased with judicial reform
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1564548/shanghai-judges-not-pleased-judicial-reform

Women (妇女)

China experiences a booming underground market in surrogate motherhood
The New York Times, August 3, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/world/asia/china-experiences-a-booming-black-market-in-child-surrogacy.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China says nearly 100 are killed in week of unrest in Xinjiang
过去一周新疆近百人死于暴力冲突
The New York Times, August 4, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140804/c04xinjiang/dual/

Defense lawyer for detained Uyghur scholar “forced to quit”
Radio Free Asia, August 1, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/lawyer-08012014124207.html

Opinion (观点)

Can Hong Kong be a co-author of the “one country, two systems” story?
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1564373/can-hong-kong-be-co-author-one-country-two-systems-story