Friday, October 17, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Chinese President Xi Jinping warns against "immoral" art
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29645574

Related:
Xi Jinping calls for artists to spread “Chinese values”
习近平要文艺弘扬社会主义价值观
The New York Times, October 16, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20141017/c17xi/dual/

Corruption (腐败)

China high-speed rail designer gets suspended death sentence in bribe case
Reuters, October 17, 2014
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/10/17/china-corruption-idINL6N0SC05120141017

受贿700余万元 云南民大原校长一审被判无期 (Former head of Yunnan Nationalities University sentenced to life in prison for taking RMB 7 million in bribes)
Xinhua, October 17, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2014-10/17/c_1112873671.htm

浙江大学一教授将945万科研经费划入自己公司 (Zhejiang University professor transfers RMB 9.45 million in research funds to his company account)
People’s Daily, October 17, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/1017/c70731-25851424.html

Related:
教育部彻查75直属高校科研经费 (China’s Ministry of Education investigates use of research funds at 75 universities)
Beijing News, October 17, 2014
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/10/17/337687.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Student pepper-sprayed and beaten brands police a “gang of thugs”
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617963/beaten-occupy-protester-calls-police-gang-thugs

Hong Kong riot police dismantle pro-democracy protest barricades
The Guardian, October 17, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/17/hong-kong-police-dismantle-protest-mong-kok

Chipping away: police clear away barricades, but protesters refuse to give up
The Economist, October 18, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21625826-police-clear-away-barricades-protesters-refuse-give-up-chipping-away

Related:
Hong Kong: Preserving Rights, Honoring Promises
香港:维护权利,履行承诺
Human Rights in China, October 2014
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/hong-kong-preserving-rights-honoring-promises
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xiang-gang-wei-hu-quan-li-lu-xing-cheng-nuo

When Hong Kong protests are over, where will the art go?
The Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/10/17/when-hong-kong-protests-are-over-where-will-the-art-go/

China holds dozens of activists who supported Hong Kong rotests
Radio Free Asia, October 16, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/occupy-10162014181635.html

Related:
Detentions on Mainland Related to Occupy Central Movement, 2014
与声援香港抗议有关的拘留,2014年
Human Rights in China, October 2014
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/detentions-mainland-related-occupy-central-movement-2014
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/yu-sheng-yuan-xiang-gang-kang-yi-you-guan-de-ju-liu-2014nian

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

反对家门口建磁悬浮 两市民要求“对话”被拘 (2 detained after nearly 200 citizens protest plans for neighborhood Maglev train in Shenzhen)
Southern Metropolis Daily, October 17, 2014
http://epaper.nandu.com/epaper/H/html/2014-10/17/content_3329047.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

四中全会能否让法治为老百姓主持公道 (Will the Fourth Plenum bring people justice with rule of law?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 17, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/10/141017_china_forth_conference

Health (健康)

China sends Ebola drug to Africa, eyes clinical trials
Reuters, October 16, 2014
http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFKCN0I50P220141016?sp=true

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s chief executive just gave protesters three unappealing choices—and one possible compromise
Quartz, October 15, 2014
http://qz.com/281966/hong-kongs-chief-executive-just-gave-protesters-three-unappealing-choices-and-one-possible-compromise/

Beating of democracy advocate in Hong Kong fuels public outcry
The New York Times, October 15, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/16/world/asia/video-of-apparent-beating-of-protester-in-hong-kong-stirs-anger.html

Hong Kong government “ready for talks” with protesters
The New York Times, October 16, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/17/world/asia/hong-kong-leader-open-to-talks-with-protesters.html

Related
香港学联:对政府重启对话表示欢迎 (HKFS welcomes talks with Hong Kong gov’t)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/10/141016_hk_students_dialogue

香港特首梁振英称警方计划清场 (C.Y. Leung: police are planning cleanup)
The Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2014
http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20141016/bch172231.asp

China media defend Hong Kong police
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29640288

Information Control (信息控制)

China blocks BBC website as Hong Kong tensions rise
Reuters, October 16, 2014
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/10/16/china-censorship-idINL3N0SB36P20141016

Related
英国BBC抗议中国封闭其网站 (BBC protests China’s blocking of its websites)
Voice of America, October 16, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-bbc-20141016/2485618.html

Video shows China's censorship of Hong Kong protests
9 News, October 16, 2014
http://www.9news.com.au/world/2014/10/16/13/57/video-shows-china-s-censorship-of-hong-kong-protests

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

A violent land riot has left eight dead in China
Business Insider, October 15, 2014
http://www.businessinsider.com/r-eight-reported-dead-in-latest-land-clash-in-china-2014-10

Related
中国云南征地引发惨案,八人死亡 (8 die in Yunnan land riot)
Voice of America, October 16, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-land-fatalities-20141015/2484702.html

Tibet (藏)

联合国人权主管拟访西藏 (New U.N. human rights chief plans Tibet visit)
Voice of America, October 16, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/un-tibet-20141016/2485812.html

Opinion (观点)

China needs cleaner plates
Bloomberg, October 15, 2014
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-10-15/china-needs-cleaner-plates

香港成为习近平上台以来的第五个考验 (Hong Kong becomes Xi Jinping’s fifth challenge since taking office)
Radio France Internationale, October 15, 2014
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20141016-香港成为习近平上台以来的第五个考验