Thursday, August 14, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

6年来85名免职官员逾三成复出 (Thirty percent of the 85 officials dismissed in past six years have returned to public-sector jobs)
Beijing News, August 12, 2014
epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2014-08/12/content_528949.htm?div=-1

Related:
Dismissed officials in China don’t always disappear
中国因重大责任事故免职官员近半数已复出
The New York Times, August 13, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140813/c13dismissed/dual/

China's former NDRC finance chief under probe - Caixin
Reuters, August 13, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/13/uk-china-ndrc-investigation-idUKKBN0GD0B520140813

China sacks anti-monopoly adviser over Qualcomm payment: Xinhua
Reuters, August 13, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/13/us-antitrust-china-europe-idUSKBN0GD0SS20140813

Education (教育)

Turned off by China's cram-for-exam education, high school students head to U.S.
Associated Press, August 13, 2014
www.newser.com/article/8b54e14b206d4ec99a3aa46fabb20e67/back-to-school-turned-off-by-chinas-cram-for-exam-education-high-school-students-head-to-us.html

Environment (环境)

China urges public to walk, ride bikes to help cut smog
Reuters, August 13, 2014
in.reuters.com/article/2014/08/13/china-environment-idINKBN0GD0GJ20140813

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing 'set to take hard line on Hong Kong's 2017 chief executive election'
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573114/accord-chief-executive-poll-less-likely-npc-set-take-hard-line

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

新疆法院通知伊力哈木案律师阅卷 穆塔力浦无音信母思儿病加重 (Xinjiang court asks Ilham Tohti's lawyers to review case files)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-08132014105542.html

耿和称高智晟狱中曾遭身心虐待 体重剧减二十公斤 (Gao Zhisheng's wife says he suffered physical and psychological torture in prison)
Radio Free Internationale, August 14, 2014
http://rfi.my/1nSZA74

U.S. rights group says prominent lawyer tortured in jail in China
Reuters, August 14, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/14/us-china-rights-idUSKBN0GE0N920140814

吕耿松涉“颠覆国家政权”正式批捕 律师曾要求回见被拒 (Lü Gengsong formally arrested for “subversion of state power,” authority denied lawyer's meeting request)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08142014103707.html

Related:
Zhejiang activist Lü Gengsong arrested for "subversion of state power"
吕耿松被以涉嫌“颠覆国家政权罪”正式逮捕
Human Rights in China, August 13, 2014
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/zhejiang-activist-lu-gengsong-arrested-subversion-state-power
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/lu-geng-song-bei-yi-she-xian-dian-fu-guo-jia-zheng-quan-zui-zheng-shi

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Chinese couple abducted, home razed; case points to weak rule of law
Los Angeles Times, August 13, 2014
www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-couple-abducted-home-razed-20140813-story.html#page=1

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Small Chinese cities steer away from GDP as measure of success
中国70多县市取消官员GDP考核
Financial Times, August 14, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a0288bd4-22b0-11e4-8dae-00144feabdc0.html
CH:www.ftchinese.com/story/001057724

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

黑监狱案开庭 访民称遭皮带抽头 (Hearing begins on black jail case, petitioners allegedly whipped by belts)
The Beijing News, August 14, 2014
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/08/14/329653.html

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

Detainee Release Marks China Policy Shift
Sky News, August 13, 2014
http://news.sky.com/story/1317909/detainee-release-marks-china-policy-shift

Religion (宗教)

牡丹江再有一名法轮功被抓 王宇等三律师探法轮功学员被扣 (Another Falun Gong practitioner detained in Heilongjiang, three rights lawyers briefly held by police)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql1-08132014110020.html

The Chinese cult that kills “demons”
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 13, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28641008

平阳救恩堂十字架周四凌晨终被拆 杭州鼓楼堂遭千警强拆信徒遭威胁 (Cross on Wenzhou church taken down, thousands of police forcibly demolished Hangzhou church )
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/xl1-08142014102839.html

中国当局阻挠青年赴韩参加教宗弥撒 (Chinese authorities prevent youth from participating in papal mass in Korea)
Voice of America, August 14, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/korea-pope-china-20140814/2413050.html

Technology (科技)

China carriers partnering with Google to bring faster Internet to Asia
The Wall Street Journal, August 13, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/13/google-commits-to-faster-pacific-connection/

Tibet (西藏)

英国工党高官涉西藏言论引发争议 (UK Labour Party official's remarks on Tibet stir controversy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 13, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140813_lord_davidson_tibet_controversy.shtml

China dam project slated for Tibet quietly passes key hurdle
The Wall Street Journal, August 14, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/14/china-dam-project-slated-for-tibet-quietly-passes-key-hurdle

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chasing the jihad bogey in China's Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/debates/article/1573053/chasing-jihad-bogey-chinas-xinjiang

Opinion (观点)

My Chinese education: learning to forget Tibet in China
The New York Times, August 14, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/opinion/learning-to-forget-tibet-in-china.html