Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Rafael Hui 'got secret HK$11m payment from Beijing after top mainland official offered help'
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598661/rafael-hui-got-secret-hk11m-payment-beijing-after-top-mainland

Ex-Chinese planning official on trial for graft
BBC News, September 24, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29339183

As China’s Antigraft Efforts Increase, a Call for Padded Interrogation Rooms
反腐加码,北京设置官员审讯室
The New York Times, September 24, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140924/c24antigraft/dual/

Environment (环境)

Drought worsens China’s long-term water crisis
The Washington Post, September 24, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/drought-worsens-chinas-long-term-water-crisis/2014/09/24/8294b0f6-43ae-11e4-8042-aaff1640082e_story.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Occupy Central leader drops 'grand banquet' hint that protest will start October 1
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598990/occupy-central-leader-drops-october-1-hint

一國兩制信心指數歷來最低 (People’s confidence in “one Country, two Systems” at record low)
Apple Daily, September 24, 2014
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20140924/18877567

See survey:
市民對一國兩制的信心程度(半年結)
People's Confidence in "One Country, Two Systems" (half-yearly average)
http://hkupop.hku.hk/chinese/popexpress/trust/conocts/halfyr/conocts_halfyr_chart.html

逾百香港中学生确认参加罢课争取普选 (More than 100 middle school students sign up to join class boycott)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 24, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/09/140924_student_strike_secondary_school

学联突组500人游行 刘兆佳称罢课与社会脱节 (HKFS organizes flash rally, official says class boycott is out of touch with society)
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/38748/xue-lian-tu-zu-500ren-you-xing-liu-zhao-jia-cheng-ba-ke-yu-she-hui-tuo-jie

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China’s harsh punishment for a moderate Uighur could make things worse in Xinjiang
Public Radio International, September 23, 2014
http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-09-23/china-s-harsh-punishment-moderate-uighur-could-make-things-worse-xinjiang

Western governments fault Uighur scholar’s punishment
The Washington Post, September 24, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/24/western-governments-fault-prison-for-uighur-scholar

律师呼吁释放76岁身患癌症的维权人士姚宝华 (Lawyer urges release of Yao Baohua, 76-year-old rights defender with cancer )
Radio Free Asia, Setember 23, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-09232014095745.html

母亲病危 熊焱申请回国签证被拒 (China denies Xiong Yan visa to visit critically ill mother)
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/ck-09242014084351.html

Information Control (信息控制)

自由西藏:北京滥用社交媒体对外宣传 (Free Tibet: Beijing misuses social media for propaganda)
Voice of America, September 24, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/free-tibet-social-media-china-20140924/2460533.html