Friday, September 12, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

发改委专家:中国廉价劳动成本时代已经过去 (National Development and Reform Commission expert: China's era of cheap labor costs is over)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 12, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/09/140912_china_cheap_labour_gone.shtml

Corruption (腐败)

Spate of suicides by Chinese officials tied to drive against graft
The New York Times, September 11, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/12/world/asia/suicide-cases-across-china-tied-to-drive-against-graft.html

Special report - China turns up heat on ex-security chief with crash probe
Reuters, September 12, 2014
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/09/12/uk-china-corruption-specialreport-idUKKBN0H700V20140912

Thieves follow the money to corrupt officials’ homes
The New York Times, September 12, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/12/thieves-follow-the-money-to-corrupt-officials-homes/

中国反腐的政治账与经济账 (The political and economic costs of China’s anti-corruption campaign)
The Financial Times, September 12, 2014
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001058168

Health (健康)

中国疾控中心:广告法应禁止所有烟草广告、促销和赞助 (China CDC: advertising laws should ban all tobacco advertising, promotion, sponsorship)
China News, September 12, 2014
http://news.china.com.cn/2014-09/12/content_33494383.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China shackles Uighur scholar’s feet for a month
The Washington Post, September 11, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-shackles-uighur-scholars-feet-for-a-month/2014/09/11/4672d648-399a-11e4-a023-1d61f7f31a05_story.html

Chinese court postpones Yang Maodong trial after no show by rights activist’s lawyers
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1590722/chinese-rights-activist-yang-maodong-remain-silent-trial

Guo Feixiong’s lawyers will not attend trial if court denies access to case materials
Human Rights in China, September 11, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/guo-feixiongs-lawyers-will-not-attend-trial-if-court-denies-access-case-materials

辩护律师拒出庭 郭飞雄案庭审推迟 (Guo Feixiong’s defense lawyers do not appear in court in protest, trial suspended)
Deutsch Welle, September 12, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1DAOP

Related:
Guo Feixiong’s lawyers will not attend trial if court denies access to case materials
Human Rights in China, September 11, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/guo-feixiongs-lawyers-will-not-attend-trial-if-court-denies-access-case-materials

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China a finalist for 2022 Olympics but facing human rights criticism
The Washington Post, September 11, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-a-finalist-for-2022-olympics-but-facing-human-rights-criticism/2014/09/11/ec6929ee-397c-11e4-9c9f-ebb47272e40e_story.html

Internet (互联网)

網絡大管家:fb不得入華 稱不容外國網絡公司危害國安(Chairman of State Internet Information Office: Facebook cannot enter China, we don’t allow foreign network companies to harm our state security)
Mingpao, September 12, 2014
http://news1.mingpao.com/20140912/caa1.htm

收緊網絡空間 百網簽舉報書 (Hundreds of Chinese websites sign the “agreement to report” in response to government’s clean Internet action)
Mingpao, September 12, 2014
http://news1.mingpao.com/20140912/caa2.htm

LGBTI

性少数学生仍遭歧视 维权者吁高校建公平友善环境 (Sexual minority students still face discrimination, rights defenders urge universities to build a fair and friendly environment)
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/xl1-09112014092127.html

Media (媒体)

“21世纪网”敲诈事件重创中国媒体公信力(21st Century Net extortion scandal a detrimental blow to credibility of Chinese media)
Radio France Internationale, September 12, 2014
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140912-“21世纪网”敲诈事件重创中国媒体公信力