Friday, August 15, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Blurred lines: the ambiguity of censorship on China’s top messaging app
The Wall Street Journal, August 14, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/15/the-ambiguity-of-censorship-on-chinas-top-messaging-app-wechat/

Corruption (腐败)

China graft crackdown helps drive money into Australia property
Reuters, August 14, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/14/uk-australia-china-realestate-idUKKBN0GE0V720140814

Cyber Security (网络安全)

Minister: China launching “severe” cyber attacks on Taiwan
Agence France-Presse, August 13, 2014
www.defensenews.com/article/20140813/DEFREG03/308130020/Minister-China-Launching-Severe-Cyber-Attacks-Taiwan

Health (健康)

Passengers with HIV sue China's Spring Airlines
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 15, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28804219

Hong Kong (香港)

香港特首梁振英在反占中呼吁书上签名 (Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung signs anti-Occupy Central petition)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 15, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140815_hong_kong_anti_occupation.shtml

Laughing off threats in the fight against a fake democracy
在香港与假民主战斗,陈健民笑对死亡威胁
The New York Times, August 14, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140814/c14hongkong/dual/

会长支持白皮书 港律师会通过对其不信任动议
Solicitors vote to unseat Law Society president Ambrose Lam
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2014
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/35406/hui-chang-zhi-chi-bai-pi-shu-gang-lu-shi-hui-tong-guo-dui-qi-bu-xin-ren-dong-yi
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573871/solicitors-pass-vote-no-confidence-law-society-chief-ambrose-lam

Related:
Ambrose Lam courted triumph, controversy as Law Society leader
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573742/ambrose-lam-courted-triumph-controversy-law-society-leader

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

王译夫妇被扣后见律师 张小玉新律师要求会见仍被禁 (Detained activist couple able to meet lawyer, Zhang Xiaoyu's new lawyer barred from meeting client)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-08142014103749.html

Family of dissident lawyer fears for his health after prison
New York Times, August 14, 2014
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/family-of-dissident-lawyer-fear s-for-his-health-after-prison-2/

中国监狱为良心犯而开 李化平妻子:是国家的悲哀 (Li Huaping's wife: jailing of people like Li “is a sorrow for the country")
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-08152014094957.html

Information Control (信息控制)

中国人权蓝皮书 外宣报告卖高价 (Gov't-backed institute's China human rights “blue book” has a hefty price tag)
Voice of America, August 14, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/blue-book-on-china-human-rights-20140814/2413865.html

Labor (劳工)

维权人士:涉毒艺人遭非法歧视 (Rights group: actors facing drug charges suffer from employment discrimination)
Voice of America, August 14, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-drug-crackdown-20140814/2413846.html

Related:
Chinese theater groups say they won't hire actors linked to drugs as gov't conducts crackdown
Associated Press, August 14, 2014
www.usnews.com/news/entertainment/articles/2014/08/14/chinese-theaters- wont-hire-drug-linked-performers

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Petitioner tells of abuse and torture in “black jail”
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1573635/petitioner-tells-abuse-and-torture-black-jail

北京开审访民“黑监狱”受虐案未提指使者 受害者拟联合被关者再控告 (Hearing on black jail case doesn’t cover “behind the scenes perpetrators,” victims and detainees plan to sue again)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-08142014103641.html

Rule of Law (法治)

Rule of law: Realigning justice
The Economist, August 16, 2014
www.economist.com/news/china/21612161-judges-are-often-impotent-chinas- courtrooms-might-be-changing-realigning-justice

International Relations (国际关系)

Obama’s “free rider” comment draws Chinese criticism
奥巴马批中国“搭便车”引中国官媒反击
The New York Times, August 14, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/world/20140814/c14obama/dual/

南苏丹叛军领袖:“中国应停止向南苏丹军售” (South Sudan rebel leader urges China to end arms sales to South Sudanese government)
Deutsche Welle, August 14, 2014
dw.de/p/1CuiY

Family of Canadian couple detained by China hires Beijing lawyers
Reuters, August 14, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/14/us-china-canada-investigation-dUSKBN0GE1Z420140814

Technology (科技)

Apple launches first Chinese iCloud centre, but eyebrows raised over state firm’s role
Reuters, August 15, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574195/apple-launches-first-mainland-icloud-centre-eyebrows-raised-over-state

Tibet (西藏)

At least 10 injured after police fire on Tibetan protesters
报道称四川甘孜警方向示威藏人开枪,10人受伤
The New York Times, August 14, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140814/c14tibetshooting/dual/

See statement:
Ten Tibetans injured after police open fire in Kardze, Tibet
International Campaign for Tibet, August 13, 2014
www.savetibet.org/ten-tibetans-injured-after-police-open-fire-in-kardze -tibet/

Opinion (观点)

Under rule of law, an independent judiciary answers to no political masters
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573656/under-rule-law-independent-judiciary-answers-no-political

“懂法者”习近平对法治的四个认知 (Xi Jinping's “four recognitions” of the rule of law)
Haiwai Net, August 15, 2014
opinion.haiwainet.cn/n/2014/0815/c456318-20970098.html