Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

腾讯暂停及关闭357个帐号 民间指钳制言论 (Tencent suspended, closed 357 IM accounts)
Radio Free Asia, August 30, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/ql1-08302014114918.html

China Stops Messaging Accounts of Key Rights Activists
Radio Free Asia, September 1, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/wechat-09012014111424.html

LinkedIn censors its members in China...globally
Marketplace, September 1, 2014
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/world/linkedin-censors-its-members-chinaglobally

Children (儿童)

China struggles with mental health problems of 'left-behind' children
The Guardian, August 30, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/30/china-left-behind-children-mental-health

Three children stabbed to death in Chinese school
Reuters, September 1, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-china-stabbing-idUSKBN0GW1BJ20140901

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

“过期肉”丑闻后 麦当劳严把质量关 (McDonald’s will closely monitor product quality after the “expired meat” scandal)
Deutsche Welle, September 2, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1D5LT

China arrests 6 in McDonald's meat safety scandal
The Chicago Tribune, August 29, 2014
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-chinese-arrest-6-osi-group-20140829-story.html

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Chinese War On Terror May Breed Extremists
Sky News, September 2, 2014
http://news.sky.com/story/1328499/chinese-war-on-terror-may-breed-extremists

Corruption (腐败)

煤矿大省山西 官场地震继续 (Political earthquake continue in Shanxi)
Deutsche Welee, September 2, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1D5BS

Corrupt Chinese hiding in Western nations elude Beijing's 'fox hunt'
Reuters, August 27, 2014
wkzo.com/news/articles/2014/aug/28/corrupt-chinese-hiding-in-western-na >tions-elude-beijings-fox-hunt/

China replaces Communist Party leader in coal-rich province amid 'corruption problem'
Reuters, September 2, 2014
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/09/02/uk-china-corruption-shanxi-idUKKBN0GX07P20140902

Culture (文化)

中国网友发起北京独立影像展“闭目式”(Chinese netizens launch “close your eyes” campaign to protest the crack down on Beijing Independent Film Festival)
Voice of America, September 2, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/chinese-netizens-protest-crack-down-20140902/2435592.html

Cyber security (网络安全)

中国路由器被爆存在“后门程序” 电脑用户个人资料随时可能被盗 (Personal data maybe stolen through recently found backdoor in Chinese-made routers)
Radio Free Asia, September 1, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/ql1-09012014120216.html

Enviroment (环境)

Chinese 'cancer village' scores rare victory over polluters
The Telegraph, August 28, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11061201/Chinese-cancer-village-scores-rare-victory-over-polluters.html

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

Top Chinese university warns against criticising Communist Party: journal
Reuters, September 1, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/china-censorship-idUSL3N0R21SF20140901

北大校党委:有人别有用心借学术问题攻击党和社会主义制度
Peking University School Party : someone trying to take advantage of academic attack the party and the socialist system
The Paper, September 1, 2014
CH: http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1264679 EN: http://www.enews163.com/2014/09/01/peking-university-school-party-someone-trying-to-take-advantage-of-academic-attack-the-party-and-the-socialist-system-53641.html

German Broadcaster Is Urged to Speak for Press Freedom in China
The New York Times, September 1, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/german-broadcaster-is-urged-to-speak-for-press-freedom-in-china/

Health (健康)

China poultry farm hit in new outbreak of H5N6 bird flu
哈尔滨发生H5N6亚型高致病性禽流感疫情
Reuters, September 2, 2014
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/02/us-birdflu-china-idUSKBN0GX01X20140902
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0GX03C20140902

Hong Kong (香港)

In democracy debate, scholar says tycoons control Hong Kong’s destiny
Wall Street Journal, August 28, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/28/in-democracy-debate-scholar-says-tycoons-control-hong-kongs-destiny/

Beijing's tough line on electoral reform threatens moderate pan-democrats
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581605/beijings-tough-line-electoral-reform-threatens-moderate-pan-democrats

装甲车现香港街头引发忧虑 (Armored trucks appear on Hong Kong street)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xql-08292014124457.html

Beijing Rules Out Open Election in Hong Kong
The Wall Street Journal, August 31, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/articles/beijing-says-panel-to-name-hong-kong-leader-candidates-xinhua-1409472088

Hong Kong's 'era of disobedience' has begun, says Occupy leader as protesters join forces
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582548/protesters-join-forces-era-disobedience

香港“占中”运动渐失动力 (Hong Kong “Occupy Central” movement is gradually losing its force)
The Wall Street Journal, September 2, 2014
http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140902/bch171320.asp

港大学生会会长指内地生也将参加罢课 (President of Hong Kong University students council: Mainland students will also participate in strike)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 2, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/09/140902_hongkong_uni-students.shtml

香港警方拘捕示威者 中国警告英国勿插手 (Hong Kong police arrested protestors; China warns UK from interfering)
Deutsche Welle, September 2, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1D5FD

Beijing’s Stance Has Democrats in Hong Kong Facing Tough Choices
北京不让步,香港民主派何去何从
The New York Times, September 2, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140902/c02hongkong/dual/

June Fourth (六四)

六四公祭被捕的3名“郑州十君子”获释 (3 Zhengzhou June Fourth activists released)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 2, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/09/140902_zhengzhou_release.shtml

Labor (劳工)

Samsung faces China labour allegations

三星中国供应商再度面临雇佣童工指控
Financial Times, August 29, 2014
www.ft.com/cms/s/0/52619380-2e7e-11e4-bffa-00144feabdc0.html
www.ftchinese.com/story/001057966

Related:
Supplier factory of Samsung, Lenovo violates rights of children and students
三星,联想代工厂侵犯童工学生工权益
China Labor Watch, August 28, 2014
EN: www.chinalaborwatch.org/news/new-495.html
CH: www.chinalaborwatch.org/cn/news/new-354.html

Productivity goes negative as China slips towards middle-income trap - study
Reuters, August 28, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/28/uk-china-productivity-idUKKBN0GS2LN20 >140828

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

湖南永州村民拒绝强拆与警冲突 5人受伤12人被行政拘留 (5 injured and 12 detained in Hunan protest against forced demolition)
Radio Free Asia, September 1, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-09012014120513.html

镇政府逼迁不成搬离学校 济南两中小学六百家长抗议 (More than 600 parents protest sudden relocation of two schools)
Radio Free Asia, August 30, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/ql2-08302014115956.html

Political and Economic Reforms (政治和经济改革)

Xi Jinping's reforms: 'mission impossible'?
The Diplomat, Augus 28, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/08/xi-jinpings-reforms-mission-impossible/

Rule of Law (法治)

中国首席大法官:各级法院将加大开放力度 (China's top judge: courts at all levels to be more transparent)
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-08282014104237.html

Related:
China's top judge says foreigners to be allowed into Chinese courts
Reuters, August 28, 2014
zeenews.india.com/news/nation/chinas-top-judge-says-foreigners-to-be-al >lowed-into-chinese-courts_1461376.html

China returns to show trials of 1950s and 60s, legal experts say
Al Jazeera, August 28, 2014
america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/28/china-law-tohti.html

Tibet (西藏)

两藏民涉传送示威图片被捕 一尼姑突遭警方诱捕 (Two Tibetans arrested for transmitting protest photos, nun entrapped and arrested)
Radio Free Asia, September 1, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-09012014142114.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆且末县为民汉通婚提供现金奖励 (Qiemo County in Xinjiang offers cash rewards to Uyghur who marry Chinese)
Financial Times, September 2, 2014
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001058015

‘Princess Fragrant’ Mixes Messages on Ethnic Unity, Expert Says
学者称“天香公主”未必有助维汉理解
The New York Times, September 1, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140901/c01princess/dual/

China’s campaign for mixed marriages spreads to troubled Xinjiang
The Washington Post, September 1, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/09/01/chinas-campaign-for-mixed-marriages-spreads-to-troubled-xinjiang/

Opinion (观点)

Justice must be seen to be done on mainland
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581581/justice-must-be-seen-be-done-mainland

Proposal for 2017 chief executive poll is worse than current system
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581542/proposal-2017-chief-executive-poll-worse-current-system

The Chinese authorities are ignoring Li’s call for fairness
The Financial Times, August 31, 2014
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/170f1536-2f9c-11e4-83e4-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3CBWWOkI3