Friday, August 08, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China jails British investigator Humphrey linked to GSK
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 8, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28712420

Related:
China sentences GSK-linked investigators to prison
Reuters, August 8, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/08/us-china-gsk-trial-idUSKBN0G72GC20140808

How much wealth had Zhou Yongkang's family amassed before the former security tsar's fall?
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1568634/keeping-it-family

Disasters (灾难)

China quake toll rises to 615; muddy noodles open army to scrutiny
Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2014
www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-china-quake-muddy-noodles-army-20140807-story.html

Environment (环境)

Only 9 Chinese cities pass clean air test
中国上半年仅九城市空气质量达标
The New York Times, August 9, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140808/c08air/dual/

What to do about China’s polluted farmland?
污地怎么办
Caixin, August 5, 2014
EN: https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/7201-What-to-do-about-China-s-polluted-farmland-
CH: https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/ch/7201-What-to-do-about-China-s-polluted-farmland-

Hukou (户口)

Experts: land reform is the key factor to China’s household registration system
New Tang Dynasty Television, August 7, 2014
www.ntd.tv/en/programs/news-politics/china-forbidden-news/20140807/185947-experts-land-reform-is-the-key-factor-to-chinas-household-registration-system.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

访耿和:“高智晟回家的路还有多远?” (Interview with Geng He: "How long do we have to wait until Gao Zhisheng is home?")
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/mz-08072014153049.html

美国敦促中国允许获释律师高智晟出国(U.S. urges China to allow rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng to go abroad)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 7, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140807_us_china_gaozhisheng.shtml

Related:
Daily Press Briefing
U.S. Department of State, August 7, 2014
www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/08/230387.htm#CHINA

China frees prominent lawyer who defended religious freedom
Reuters, August 7, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/07/us-china-rights-idUSKBN0G71AN20140807

Fiery Chinese rights lawyer released from prison
Associated Press, August 7, 2014
townhall.com/news/world/2014/08/07/fiery-chinese-rights-lawyer-released-from-prison-n1875878

Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng released from prison; now what?
The Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/07/chinese-lawyer-gao-zhisheng-released-from-prison-now-what/?mod=chinablog

高智晟出狱之际 耿和举行记者会要求中共还高智晟真正自由 (Wife of released rights lawyer urges China to ensure true freedom)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-08082014100419.html

Bay Area woman calls for husband to return to The U.S. after being released from Chinese prison
Columbia Broadcasting System, August 7, 2014
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/08/07/bay-area-woman-calls-for-husband-to-return-to-the-us-after-being-released-from-chinese-prison-gao-zhisheng/

Information Control (信息控制)

China cracks down on popular mobile messaging services
中国推“微信十条”严格控制即时通信工具
The New York Times, August 8, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140808/c08wechat/dual/

Related:
China tightens censorship on mobile messaging apps
中国加紧控制移动即时通信工具
Financial Times, August 8, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/81075e92-1e00-11e4-ab52-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057644

China has neutralized the social media threat
Quartz, August 7, 2014
http://qz.com/246063/china-has-neutralized-the-social-media-threat/

Timeline of China’s social media crackdowns
The Wall Street Journal, August 8, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/08/timeline-of-chinas-social-media-crackdowns

Religion (宗教)

Exclusive: China police investigate U.S. citizen near border with North Korea - source
Reuters, August 7, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/07/us-china-canada-investigation-tumen-idUSKBN0G712Z20140807

Pope to fly over China, rare chance for greetings
Associated Press, August 7, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/pope-to-fly-over-china-rare-chance-for-greetings/2014/08/07/efdb27c4-1e5d-11e4-9b6c-12e30cbe86a3_story.html

Rule of Law (法治)

China’s leaders hint at bowing to rule of law as part of reforms
The Australian, August 8, 2014
www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/chinas-leaders-hint-at-bowing-to-rule-of-law-as-part-of-reforms/story-e6frg97x-1227017223088?nk=bcba41782167946d580eaeae141145c7#

State Secrets (国家秘密)

Foreign investigators say they didn’t know China law
Bloomberg Businessweek, August 8, 2014
www.businessweek.com/news/2014-08-07/briton-s-trial-reflects-dangers-of-probing-china-secrets

Tibet (西藏)

绿色和平组织: 藏高原水源地违法开采严重 (Greenpeace: goal mining threatens water sources on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau)
Voice of America, August 7, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-giant-coal-mine-20140807/2406208.html

Related:
Vast coal field expands into protected Chinese grasslands
The Telegraph, August 7, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11017553/PIC-and-PUB-HOLD-FOR-LEGAL-PLS-Vast-coal-field-expands-into-protected-Chinese-grasslands.html

See report:
Exposed: Coal mining at the source of China's Yellow River
青海祁连山区黄河水源地内多家企业违法采煤
Green Peace, August 7, 2014
EN: www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/features/Exposed-Coal-mining-at-the-source-of-Chinas-Yellow-River/
CH: www.greenpeace.cn/news/qinghai-qilianshan-illegal-coal-mining.php

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China’s far west: a Chechnya in the making
The Economist, August 8, 2014
www.economist.com/news/leaders/21611067-iron-fist-xinjiang-fuelling-insurrection-chinas-leadership-must-switch-tactics

Opinion (观点)

The uncertain limits of intellectual freedom in China
Washington Post, August 7, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/08/07/the-uncertain-limits-of-intellectual-freedom-in-china/