Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Fancy wine and French-trained chefs: China goes after officials’ luxe “training centers”
The Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/09/16/fancy-wine-and-french-trained-chefs-china-goes-after-officials-luxe-training-centers/

Environment (环境)

《自然》暗示水电站“触发”鲁甸地震,地震局官员说不科学 (China Earthquake Administration: Nature Magazine’s intimation that hydropower plant triggered Ludian earthquake lacks unscientific basis)
The Paper, September 16, 2014
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1267153

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

民主党成员相继被捕 不排除是新一轮打压 (Democracy Party members detained one after another, could this be a new round of suppression?)
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/arrest-09122014095905.html

Related:
Another Zhejiang democracy activist in custody for “subversion”
Human Rights in China, September 15, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/another-zhejiang-democracy-activist-custody-subversion

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

At least five more people detained over Huizhou incinerator protest
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/article/1593055/least-five-more-people-detained-over-huizhou-incinerator-protest

Society (社会)

China’s top 10 social problems: no faith in the state, selfishness
The Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/09/16/chinas-top-10-social-problems-no-faith-in-the-state-selfishness/?mod=WSJBlog

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

分析:江泽民的“老人干政”走到尽头? (Analysis: Is it the end of Jiang Zemin’s “old man political influence?”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 16, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/09/140916_jiang_zemin_influence_ccp.shtml