Thursday, August 07, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

中国全国裸官摸底结束十余省市拒透露数据 (Over a dozen provinces refuse to disclose result of investigation into “naked officials”)
Radio Free Asia, August 6, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/hc-08062014133230.html

中国报业协会秘书长被带走调查 (General Secretary of China Newspaper Association under investigation)
The Beijing News, August 7, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/08/07/328754.html

It's time to tear up China's “get out of jail free” cards
Foreign Policy, August 6, 2014
www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/08/06/tear_up_china_s_get_out_of_jail_free_cards_zhou_yongkang_corruption_reform

For Chinese officials at risk of corruption, a view of life behind bars
中国“高风险”岗位官员的监狱行
The New York Times, August 7, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140807/c07corruption/dual/

Cyber Security (网络安全)

Chinese officials fear Apple products may be tools for U.S. espionage
Washington Post, August 6, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/08/06/chinese-officials-fear-apple-products-may-be-tools-for-u-s-espionage/

Disasters (灾难)

China quake reignites debate on country’s rush to build large dams
Washington Post, August 6, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-quake-reignites-debate-on-countrys-rush-to-build-large-dams/2014/08/06/9f72a087-27d3-48d5-b26f-435de700e04c_story.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Prominent rights lawyer is freed from Chinese prison, his brother says
The New York Times, August 7, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/08/world/asia/prominent-rights-lawyer-is-freed-from-chinese-prison-his-brother-says.html

Related:
A newly released Chinese dissident may be doomed to a different kind of prison
Quartz, August 7, 2014
http://qz.com/246084/a-newly-released-chinese-dissident-may-be-doomed-to-a-different-kind-of-prison/

Wife of jailed dissident Gao Zhisheng: “I hope he can give our son a birthday present this year”
The Telegraph, August 6, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11015918/Wife-of-jailed-dissident-Gao-Zhisheng-I-hope-he-can-give-our-son-a-birthday-present-this-year.html

Information Control (信息控制)

中国颁令限制微博微信公众账号发时政新闻 (China imposes new restrictions on political news distribution by public accounts on Weibo and WeChat)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 7, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140807_china_limited_wechart_account.shtml

Related:
China tightens grip on instant messaging services
Associated Press, August 7, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/china-tightens-control-mobile-internet-24875795

See regulations:
授权发布:即时通信工具公众信息服务发展管理暂行规定 (Authorized announcement: Provisional Regulations to Manage the Development of Public Information Services by Instant Messaging Tools)
Xinhua, August 7, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2014-08/07/c_1111979566.htm

Tencent to clean up its WeChat service amid crackdown rumours
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567586/zhaoqing-city-orders-wechat-users-register-accounts-police

China’s propaganda war over a bowl of muddy water noodles
Offbeat China, August 6, 2014
http://offbeatchina.com/chinas-propaganda-war-over-a-bowl-of-muddy-water-noodles

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

Hundreds of Chinese workers are evacuated from Libya
利比亚冲突持续 中国撤侨“至少878人”
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 6, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28684555
CH: www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140806_china_evacuation_878.shtml

英任命新驻华大使 强调中英经贸往来 (UK appoints new ambassador to China, trade will be priority)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 6, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140806_uk_amb_china_new.shtml

Labor (劳工)

China suspends work at 214 factories after deadly blast
Reuters, August 6, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/06/us-china-factory-blast-idUSKBN0G60YU20140806

Related:
After China factory explosion, workers petition for more rights
The Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/07/after-china-factory-explosion-workers-petition-for-more-rights

Media (媒体)

A Weibo spat hints at the battle brewing over journalism's future in China
Global Voices, August 7, 2014
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/08/07/a-weibo-spat-hints-at-the-battle-brewing-over-journalisms-future-in-china

Political and Economic Reforms (政治经济改革)

The casualties of China's economic reforms
The Diplomat, August 7, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/08/the-casualties-of-chinas-economic-reforms/

Communist Party leaders gather in Beidaihe for annual policy summit
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567908/communist-party-leaders-gather-beidaihe-policy-summit

Religion (宗教)

China plans its own “Christian theology”
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 7, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-28687520

Opinion (观点)

怎样才算是“法治国家”? (What is a “country under the rule of law”?)
Financial Times, August 7, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001057585

Effective rule of law must be end goal of China's corruption fight
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/article/1567644/effective-rule-law-must-be-end-goal-chinas-corruption-fight

Reflections on lecturing in China
Washington Post, August 6, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/08/06/reflections-on-lecturing-in-china/

China's pollution control yields wrong question on coal cuts
Reuters, August 7, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/07/column-russell-china-coal-idUSL4N0QD1KW20140807