Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Culture (文化)

从电视剧《邓小平》谈历史真相
Between truth and TV: China’s New Deng Xiaoping-inspired miniseries
The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2014
CH: cn.wsj.com/gb/20140813/OPN185353.asp?source=UpFeature
EN: blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/18/between-truth-and-tv-chinas-new-deng-xiaoping-inspired-miniseries/

Corruption (腐败)

How poorly paid Chinese officials get away with owning dozens of homes
The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/18/how-poorly-paid-chinese-officials-get-away-with-owning-dozens-of-homes/

Health (健康)

中国将严查违法买卖人体器官 (China to conduct serious investigations into illegal organ trading)
Beijing News, August 18, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/08/18/330116.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong political reform consultation was dominated by “orchestrated” responses
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575617/consultation-dominated-bloc-responses

Thousands protest an “Occupy” movement in Hong Kong
香港数万人举行反“占中”游行
The New York Times, August 18, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140818/c18hongkong/dual/

Related:
Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing crowd occupies itself with own march
The Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/17/hong-kongs-pro-beijing-crowd-occupies-itself-with-own-march/

March against Occupy had a mainland flavour
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575709/march-against-occupy-had-mainland-flavour

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

哈达妻子新娜境外网为夫伸冤 众公安上门警告指发帖违法 (Several police warn Mongolian dissident's wife that posting appeals on overseas websites is “unlawful”)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-08162014120212.html

北京公民遭殴打四处骨折或因揭露腐败 胡佳再遭威胁恐吓汽车被泼红漆 (Beijing anti-corruption activist beaten, Hu Jia receives more threats)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-08172014095935.html

China rights attorney starved in prison, wife says
Associated Press, August 16, 2014
www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/China-rights-attorney-starved-in-prison-wife-says-5692438.php

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

In China’s shadow, U.S. courts old foe Vietnam
制衡中国,美国与昔日敌人越南改善关系
The New York Times, August 18, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/asia-pacific/20140818/c18vietnam/dual/

Open Government Information (信息公开)

5年近40地区试点官员财产公开 超半数昙花一现 (Nearly 40 regions publicize officials’ assets in past five years, most information is public for a very short time)
The Beijing News, August 18, 2014
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/08/18/330104.html

Religion (宗教)

Pope tells Asia's communist nations not to fear Christians
Reuters, August 17, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/17/us-pope-southkorea-idUSKBN0GH02M20140817

Technology (科技)

Apple begins storing users' personal data on servers in China
Reuters, August 15, 2014
in.reuters.com/article/2014/08/15/apple-data-china-idINKBN0GF0NF20140815

Tibet (西藏)

China promotes mixed marriages in Tibet as way to achieve “unity”
Reuters, August 17, 2014
http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-promotes-mixed-marriages-in-tibet-as-way-to-achieve-unity-20140817-1050g0.html

Opinion (观点)

Zhou Yongkang case shows China's rule of law still good only in theory
观点:中国的“法治”?得问周永康!
South China Morning Post (English), August 18, 2014
British Broadcasting Corporation (Chinese), August 18, 2014
EN: www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574300/zhou-yongkang-case-shows-chinas-rule-law-still-good-only
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/indepth/2014/08/140817_analysis_china_law_rule.shtml

China's worrying use of capital punishment for political ends
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1575965/chinas-worrying-use-capital-punishment-political-ends