Monday, August 11, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Sales of shark fin in China drop by up to 70%
The Guardian, August 7, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/chinas-choice/2014/aug/08/sales-of-shark-fin-china-drop-70

Corruption (腐败)

No ordinary Zhou: In carrying out the most significant purge in a generation, Xi Jinping seeks to tighten his grip
The Economist, August 9, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21610313-carrying-out-most-significant-purge-generation-xi-jinping-seeks-tighten-his-grip-no

GSK China crisis: Peter Humphrey sentenced to two-and-a-half years
The Telegraph, August 9, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/pharmaceuticalsandchemicals/11022230/GSK-China-crisis-Peter-Humphrey-sentenced-to-two-and-a-half-years.html

Culture (文化)

The spirit level: The Chinese are drinking more
The Economist, August 9, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21611118-chinese-are-drinking-more-spirit-level

Disasters (灾难)

China struggles to expand quake-proof construction
Voice of America, August 11, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-struggles-to-expand-quake-proof-construction/2409447.html

Domestic security (国内安全)

Beijing wants to hire 100,000 volunteers as “anti-terror informants”
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2014,
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570874/offer-big-rewards-terrorism-tip-offs-met-doubt-public

中国解放军总政:防止政治上的自由主义 (PLA’s political department aims to “prevent political liberalism”)
Deutsch Welle, August 11, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1CsY2

习近平:法治是治国理政的基本方式 (Xi Jinping: Rule of law is the fundamental method for governing the country)
The Beijing News, August 11, 2014
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/08/11/329114.html

Gender (性别)

Woman held in Shenzhen allegedly with blood of pregnant women set for Hong Kong gender tests
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571334/woman-held-shenzhen-allegedly-blood-pregnant-women-set-hong-kong-gender

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

正在服刑的 89民运学生领袖周勇军病情危殆 (Zhou Yongjun, imprisoned 1989 Democracy Movement student leader, in critical medical condition)
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-08102014145304.html

高智晟被“伪释放” 国际呼吁还真自由 狱中待遇及身体情况引发关注 (Int’l community calls for “real freedom” for Gao Zhisheng, expresses concern about his health and treatment in prison)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-08082014101358.html

Information Control (信息控制)

国信办副主任彭波解读“即时通信十条” (Deputy Director of the State Internet Information Office explains new regulations on instant messaging services)
people.cn, August 11, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0811/c1001-25444351.html

Related:
China Issues New Regulations on Mobile Text and Voice Messaging Services (HRIC Translation)
Human Rights in China, August 8, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/china-issues-new-regulations-mobile-text-and-voice-messaging-services-hric

85 people “arrested or detained” as China steps up clampdown on internet rumours
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570034/85-people-arrested-or-detained-china-steps-clampdown-internet-rumours

小米就未经同意上传数据北京服务器致歉 (Xiaomi Inc, producer of smartphones and mobile apps, apologizes for uploading data to Beijing server without users' consent)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140811_xiaomi_leak_hongkong_taiwan.shtml

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

China looks to high-speed rail to expand reach
The New York Times, August 8, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/09/world/asia/china-looks-to-high-speed-rail-to-expand-reach.html

Media (媒体)

Televised confessions on state-run TV consolidate China's social control
The Guardian, August 11, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/11/televised-confessions-state-tv-china-social-control

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

China cracking down on Christian groups along North Korea border: sources
Reuters, August 11, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/11/us-northkorea-china-christians-idUSKBN0GB13I20140811

Tibet (西藏)

藏族女作家唯色拉萨机场被“请喝茶” (Tibetan female writer, Woeser Tsering, "invited to drink tea" at Lhasa airport)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/vt-08082014134246.html

Related:
Tibetan writer Woeser detained on arrival at Lhasa airport
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/detention-08082014141123.html