Thursday, August 21, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

After tigers and flies, now a spider: Jiang Zemin
老虎苍蝇挨打引发坊间政治猜想
The New York Times, August 18, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140818/c18jiang/dual/

Culture (文化)

Pierre Ryckmans, 78, dies; exposed Mao’s hard line
揭露“文化大革命”的汉学家去世
The New York Times, August 20, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/obits/20140820/c20ryckmans-obit/dual/

Hong Kong (香港)

5 things to know ahead of Beijing's decision on Hong Kong political reform
The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2014/08/19/5-things-to-know-ahead-of-beijings-dec >ision-on-hong-kong-political-reform/

After Hong Kong march, speculation over payments and motivations
反“占中”游行疑出现“雇佣军”
The New York Times, August 19, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140819/c19antioccupy/dual/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

警方审问浦志强与美国前驻华大使骆家辉会面等细节 (Police question rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang on his meeting with former U.S. ambassador to China)
Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/vt-08192014095644.html

Related:
Chinese rights lawyer grilled by police over meetings with US envoy, “insults” to officials
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577646/rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-grilled-police-over-meetings-us-envoy

International Relations (国际关系)

China, Tajikistan vow to further law enforcement, security cooperation
Xinhua, August 19, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-08/19/c_133568824.htm

Media (媒体)

China’s quest to build an “influential and credible” media
The Diplomat, August 20, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/08/chinas-quest-to-build-an-influential-and-credible-media/

Denying historians: China’s archives increasingly off-bounds
The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/19/denying-historians-chinas-archives-increasingly-off-bounds/

China releases man who wrote for foreign news site
Associated Press, August 19, 2014
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-releases-man-wrote-foreign -news-site-25032674

Related:
狱中还有多少向南夫? (China releases Boxun reporter while hundreds of journalists remain behind bars)
Radio France International, August 19, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140819-向南夫提前获释-中国狱 中还有几百名博客记者

Religion (宗教)

Nearly 1,000 sect members arrested in crackdown
Agence France-Presse, August 20, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577234/nearly-1000-sect-members-arrested-crackdown

Rule of Law (法治)

Zhou Yongkang corruption probe a China rule of law double standard
China Topix, August 19, 2014
www.chinatopix.com/articles/7151/20140818/china-s-rule-law-double-standard-zhou-yongkang.htm

从柯震东吸麻事件 看两岸法治观念之不同 (Taiwanese actor's drug case reveals schism in rule of law concepts between China and Taiwan)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 19, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140819_viewpoint_showbiz_drug.shtml

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China punishes Xinjiang official for openly practicing faith
Reuters, August 19, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/19/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN0GJ0PC20140819

Opinion (观点)

My life under house arrest
Foreign Policy, August 19, 2014
www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/08/19/China_dissident_Hu_Jia_house_arrest

Under Beijing’s eyes
The New York Times, August 18, 2014
www.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/opinion/murong-xuecun-under-beijings-eyes.html?_r=0