Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

陕西一镇政府建5800平米豪华办公楼 仅43名干部 (Shaanxi county gov’t builds luxurious 5,800-square-meters office building for 43 cadres)
China News, October 11, 2014
http://news.163.com/14/1011/23/A8AILUCR00014JB6.html

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郴州村干部3年挥霍公款150万 泡脚、泡澡约4.3万 (Hunan village cadre misused 1.5 million in public funds in 3 years, spent RMB 43,000 on spa treatments)
Voice of China Online, October 13, 2014
http://hunan.voc.com.cn/article/201410/201410130842251477.html

全国首次集中查处6484名“走读干部” (China investigates and punishes 6484 cadres nationwide who live in urban homes while posted in grassroots units)
People’s Daily, October 13, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/1013/c1001-25818296.html

Cyber security (网络安全)

Anonymous group of hackers release data from Chinese government sites
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1615102/chinese-websites-hacked-anonymous-action-support-hong-kong

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“匿名者”声称攻陷52个中国政府网站 (Hacker group “Anonymous” claims to have attacked 52 Chinese gov’t sites)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 12, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/science/2014/10/141012_hongkong_occupy_anonymous

Environment (环境)

Concern mounts in China over Yangtze diversion project
Financial Times, October 14, 2014
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a39d9c7c-4fa2-11e4-a0a4-00144feab7de.html#axzz3G5RobMwC

Hong Kong (香港)

Ridicule proves an effective formula for Hong Kong protesters
The Wall Street Journal, October 14, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/articles/ridicule-proves-an-effective-formula-for-hong-kong-protesters-1413273989

Hong Kong police tear down barricades to clear way for cars
CNN, October 14, 2014
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/14/world/asia/china-hong-kong-protest/index.html

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HK police use sledgehammers, chainsaws to clear protest barriers, open road
Reuters, October 13, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/14/us-hongkong-china-idUSKCN0I202620141014

Scuffles as protest opponents try to tear down Hong Kong barricades
CNN, October 13, 2014
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/12/world/asia/china-hong-kong-protest/

香港占中:多处地方继续发生对峙场面 (Occupy Central: confrontation continues in multiple locations)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 13, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/10/141013_hk_occupy_latest

中国外交部回应德媒体在华“雇员”被捕:依法依规 (Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs: capture of German paper employee legal and lawful)
People’s Daily, October 14, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/1014/c1001-25827773.html

Anti-Occupy protesters defy court order, block Apple Daily delivery
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1616027/anti-occupy-protesters-defy-court-order-block-apple-daily-delivery

Hong Kong's leader says protests will not sway China
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 12, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29587490

China police hold activists over “Hong Kong interview”
The Economic Times, October 12, 2014
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/china-police-hold-activists-over-hong-kong-interview/articleshow/44797657.cms

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese scholar who helped in an escape is detained for “picking quarrels”
中国维权学者郭玉闪周四被拘
The New York Times, October 12, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20141013/c13dissident/dual/

Information Control (信息控制)

China bans books by pro-Hong Kong protest author
ABC News, October 14, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-bans-books-pro-hong-kong-protest-author-26175516

Book ban rumors boost authors in China
The Wall Street Journal, October 13, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/10/13/rumors-of-book-ban-boosts-authors-in-china/

中国封杀多名中港台知名人士著作 (China bans books by some mainland, Hong Kong, and Taiwanese authors known to be critical of China)
Voice of America, October 13, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hk-book-20141012/2481003.html

Poverty (贫穷)

中国贫困人口超过8200万人 将继续向贫困宣战 (China continues to declare war on poverty as its poor population exceeds 82 million)
Eastday, October 14, 2014
http://news.eastday.com/c/20141014/u1a8390430.html

Rule of Law (法治)

全国法院3千名发言人电话公布 随机拨打6成接听 (China discloses phone numbers of 3,000 court spokespersons nationwide, 60% of calls were answered in a random sampling)
China News, October 13, 2014
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/10-13/6669842.shtml

Rural Issues (农村)

Once a symbol of power, farming now an economic drag in China
The New York Times, October 12, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/13/world/asia/once-a-symbol-of-power-farming-now-an-economic-drag-in-china.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China sentences 12 to death over deadly Xinjiang attack
The Wall Street Journal, October 13, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/articles/china-sentences-12-to-death-over-deadly-xinjiang-attack-1413208917

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新疆莎车暴恐案宣判 12人死刑24人死缓或无期 (China sentences 12 to death and 24 to death with reprieve or life imprisonment over Xinjiang Shache county riot)
Eastday, October 14, 2014
http://news.eastday.com/c/20141014/u1a8389133.html

Opinion (观点)

China’s Right to Govern Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s Pan Democrats Must Accept China’s Constitutional Powers
The New York Times, October 14, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/14/opinion/hong-kongs-pan-democrats-must-accept-chinas-constitutional-powers.html

Young people of Taiwan and Hong Kong refusing to accept the unification of “Greater China”
The Canberra Times, October 11, 2014
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/young-people-of-taiwan-and-hong-kong-refusing-to-accept-the-unification-of-greater-china-20141010-1147tq.html

To Hong Kong, with Love and Squalor
The New Yorker, October 11, 2014
http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/mainland-china-hong-kong-love-squalor

Beijing and Hong Kong protesters poles apart on lessons to be draw
Financial Times, October 12, 2014
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/1098f12a-50a0-11e4-b73e-00144feab7de.html?siteedition=intl#axzz3G2W6xrMd