Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China: restaurant “sold opium-laced noodles”
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 23,2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29312562

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

China Clamps Down on Web, Pinching Companies Like Google
中国强化网络监管,谷歌的生意不好做 The New York Times, September 23, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20140923/c23google/dual/

Beijing's Rising Smear Power
中国五毛党的网络抹黑运动
The New York Times, September 23, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20140923/c23murong/dual/

Disasters (灾难)

Explosion at Chinese fireworks factory kills 12
USA Today, September 22,2014
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/09/22/chinese-factory-explosion/16084113/

颱風「鳳凰」登陸 浙江30萬人受災 (Typhoon Phoenix lands in Zhejiang, 300 thousand affected)
Mingpao, Septermber 23, 2014
http://news1.mingpao.com/20140923/ccb1.htm

Education (教育)

南华早报记者卧底北京调查外教市场乱象 (Undercover SCMP reporter reveals the chaotic market for foreign teachers in Beijing)
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/38471/nan-hua-zao-bao-ji-zhe-wo-di-bei-jing-diao-cha-wai-jiao-shi-chang-luan-xiang

Hong Kong (香港)

China media: Hong Kong protest
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 23,2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29321379

萬人罷課集會破紀錄 港府:尊重同學追求民主 信政制能邁步 (Hong Kong government on record-breaking student strike: respect students’ requests for democracy, believe constitutionalism can move forward)
Mingpao, September 23, 2014
http://news1.mingpao.com/20140923/gaa1.htm

特首称认同学生民主诉求 学联限48小时直面质询
Scuffles break out as students call on CY Leung to meet for talks on political reform South China Morning Post, September 23, 2014
CH:http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/38619/te-shou-cheng-ren-tong-xue-sheng-min-zhu-su-qiu-xue-lian-xian-48xiao-shi-zhi-mian-zhi-xun
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598582/scuffles-break-out-students-call-cy-leung-meet-talks-political-reform

戴耀廷:摆民主盛宴庆祝国家大日子 (Benny Tai: we will host a democratic grand banquet to celebrate October 1)
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/38621/dai-yao-ting-bai-min-zhu-sheng-yan-qing-zhu-guo-jia-da-ri-zi

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Peaceful advocate for Muslim Uighurs in China sentenced to life in prison
The Guardian, September 23,2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/xinjiang-china-court-ilham-tohti-muslim-uighur-life-in-prison

Related:
Timeline of Ilham Tohti’s Case
Human Rights Watch, September 23,2014
http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/09/15/timeline-ilham-tohti-s-case

Open Government Information (信息公开)

财产公开靠小偷“光顾”?——官员遭窃“难”报案现象透视 (Have “thefts” contributed to asset transparency? Perspective on why it’s difficult for robbed officials to report cases to police)
Xinhua, September 22, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2014-09/22/c_1112580102.htm

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

成都上千失地农民堵路抗议 拆迁办主任咬伤抗议者手指 (Thousands of Chengdu farmers block roads to protest land grabs, Demolition Office chief bites protestor’s finger)
Radio Free Asia, September 22, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-09222014103142.html

山东农民抗议政府强征强拆 上访十余次遭打压 (Shandong farmers petitioning government over forced demolition are suppressed dozen times)
Radio Free Aisa, September 22, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-09222014103042.html

中国多省市失独者集体维权 冀政府解决养老问题 (Parents who lost their only-child protest in many provinces ask govt to address “elderly care” questions)
Radio Free Asia, September 23, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-09232014094821.html

Torture (酷刑)

Electric shocks, mustard oil: China reveals cases of torture in police detention
CBS News, September 22,2014
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/electric-shocks-mustard-oil-china-reveals-cases-of-torture-in-police-detention/

Related:
Five pieces of torture equipment made in China that should be banned
The Telegraph, September 23,2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11114971/Five-pieces-of-torture-equipment-made-in-China-that-should-be-banned.html

Amnesty International denounces China’s booming torture trade
The Financial Times, September 23,2014
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0b083a96-430c-11e4-9a58-00144feabdc0.html

Opinion (观点)

Head Off a Tiananmen Massacre in Hong Kong
The Wall Street Journal, September 23,2014
http://m.asia.wsj.com/articles/head-off-a-tiananmen-massacre-in-hong-kong-1411403467

“现在就将民权还给香港吧” (“Return democracy to Hong Kong now”)
Radio France Internationale, Septermber 23, 2014
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140923-“现在就将民权还给香港吧”