Friday, August 22, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

广州“裸官”张新华受审,自认贪腐近4亿不很严重有望获缓刑 (Guangzhou official on trial for corruption admits to taking 400 million in bribes, says it’s not serious and expects a suspended sentence)
Yangcheng Wanbao, August 21, 2014
www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1263048

SOE chiefs could be next target of anti-graft campaign
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578754/soe-chiefs-could-be-next-target-anti-graft-campaign

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

苏宁推出中国首例"奶粉险" (Chinese retailer offers the first "baby formula insurance")
Deutsche Welle, August 22, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1CzJm

Counter-Terrorism (反恐)

China tells villagers to fight terror by frowning
The Telegraph, August 21, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11047956/China-tells-villagers-to-fight-terror-by-frowning.html

Death Penalty (死刑)

福建念斌投毒案今日再次宣判 被告曾4次被判死刑 (Fujian man who had been sentenced to death 4 times faces another verdict today)
People's Daily, August 22, 2014
news.163.com/14/0822/00/A479N41O00014JB6.html

Hong Kong (香港)

港泛民与北京高官讨论政改 分歧仍严重 (Hong Kong pan-democrats and senior Beijing officials discuss electoral reforms, serious differences remain)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 21, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140821_hk_reform_china_meet.shtml

Hong Kong's inconvenient truth
Foreign Policy, August 21, 2014
www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/08/21/hong_kong_inconvenient_truth_mainland_resource_dependence

Leave room for debate, moderates urge Beijing
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578670/leave-room-debate-moderates-urge-beijing

Hong Kong democracy stalemate sets stage for possible financial district shutdown
Reuters, August 21, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/21/us-china-hongkong-idUSKBN0GL13320140821

International Relations (国际关系)

China in Africa: empire of the sums
The Economist, August 23, 2014
www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21613162-mass-immigration-chinese-people-africa-almost-entirely-driven-money

June Fourth (六四)

香港议员穿“毋忘六四”上衣被拒入境深圳 (HK legislator invited to Shenzhen meeting denied entry for wearing June Fourth t-shirt)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 21, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140821_political_reform_npc2.shtml

Labor (劳工)

东莞港企四百工人抗议欠薪 警察打伤20人抓近60人 (Twenty injured and 60 detained after hundreds of workers protest wage arrears at a Hong Kong-owned company in Dongguan)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-08212014100032.html

The tragedy of the village that built Kunshan Zhongrong
China Labour Bulletin, August 20, 2014
www.clb.org.hk/en/content/tragedy-village-built-kunshan-zhongrong

Media (媒体)

《德国之声》解除自由记者合约引关注 (Deutsche Welle draws flak for terminating contract with freelance Chinese reporter critical of Chinese government)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/gr-08212014115604.html

中青记者遇袭 学者呼吁新闻立法保护 (Scholars call for legislation to protect journalists after assault of China Youth Daily reporter in Nanjing)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/jz-08212014100240.html

Beijing megascreen plays graphic video of James Foley beheading and Ferguson riots on a loop
International Business Times, August 21, 2014
http://www.ibtimes.com/beijing-megascreen-plays-graphic-video-james-foley-beheading-ferguson-riots-loop-1665198

Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on U.S.
Associated Press, August 21, 2014
www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2729629/Chinese-Russian-media-turn-criticisms-US.html#ixzz3B5DM5KXT

时政漫画家“变态辣椒”遭全面封杀 常针砭时弊招致官方大字报式批评 (Political cartoonist "Bian Tai La Jiao" censored in China)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf2-08212014095914.html

Religion (宗教)

Woman on trial for demanding right to visit jailed Falun Gong father
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1578585/woman-trial-demanding-right-visit-jailed-falun-gong-father

China tries 5 accused cult members for murder
Associated Press, August 21, 2014
townhall.com/news/world/2014/08/21/china-tries-5-accused-cult-members-for-murder-n1881397

China accused of “crime” against Christianity
The Telegraph, August 21, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11047970/China-accused-of-crime-against-Christianity.html

Society (社会)

Soul-searching in China after subway passengers flee fainting foreigner
上海地铁乘客昏厥无人搭救引热议
The New York Times, August 21, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140821/c21subway/dual/

Tibet (西藏)

5 Tibetans are said to die in Chinese police custody
五名藏人据称在拘押期间死亡
New York Times, August 21, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140821/c21tibet/dual/

西藏人权组织公布军警枪杀藏人密文 天峻藏民被禁止欢迎获释僧人 (Tibetan rights organization releases confidential list of Tibetans killed by military and police; Tianjun Tibetans prohibited from welcoming released monk)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-08212014145144.html

中方施壓 達賴訪蒙取消 (Mongolia cancels Dalai Lama's visit due to pressure from China)
Mingpao, August 22, 2014
http://news.mingpao.com/20140822/caa3.htm

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

A tale of two Chinese muslim minorities
The Diplomats, August 22, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/08/a-tale-of-two-chinese-muslim-minorities/

Opinion (观点)

邓小平在港实验“一国两制”是否成功? (Is Deng Xiaoping’s “one country, two systems” Hong Kong experiment successful?)
British Broadcasting Coporation, August 22, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140822_dengxiaoping_hongkong_.shtml

重估邓小平 (Deng Xiaoping Reassessed)
Financial Times, August 22, 2014
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057846?full=y