Friday, October 24, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

郑州端掉一制假窝点 28吨假食用盐够1万人吃一年 (28 tons of fake salt seized in Zhengzhou, enough to sustain 10,000 people for a year)
People’s Daily, October 23, 2014
http://henan.people.com.cn/n/2014/1023/c351638-22690882.html

Corruption (腐败)

China's Guangdong to ban officials with overseas kin from top jobs
Reuters, October 23, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/23/us-china-corruption-idUSKCN0IC0DC20141023

China Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang faces likely expulsion from Communist Party
The Wall Street Journal, October 23, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/10/23/china-ex-security-chief-zhou-yongkang-faces-likely-expulsion-from-communist-party/?mod=WSJBlog

Related:
中国四中全会公报未提周永康引发关注 (Zhou Yongkang not mentioned in CPC Central Committee Fourth Plenum Communiqué)
Voice of America, October 23, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/zhouyongkang-20141023/2493390.html

中纪委网站日均接受群众举报超过800件 (China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection receives 800 reports online daily)
China News, October 23, 2014
http://www.chinanews.com/fz/2014/10-23/6711225.shtml

Culture (文化)

Why a photo of Xi Jinping holding an umbrella won China’s top photojournalism prize
The Washington Post, October 22, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/10/22/why-a-photo-of-xi-jinping-holding-an-umbrella-won-chinas-top-photojournalism-prize/

Hong Kong (香港)

Public support for Occupy movement growing, survey shows
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1622223/occupy-movement-continuing-gain-momentum-survey-shows

Hong Kong protesters shout “shame on you” outside home of city chief
The Guardian, October 22, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/22/hong-kong-protests-leung-chun-ying

Related:
梁振英:学联要求不可行 青年没读基本法 (C.Y. Leung slams HKFS demands as impossible, urges HK youths to read the Basic Law)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 23, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/10/141023_hongkong_occupy_leung

香港警方拘捕8人 学联坚持和平非暴力原则 (8 arrested by HK police, HKFS upholds nonviolence principle)
Deutsche Welle, October 23, 2014
http://www.dw.de/香港警方拘捕8人-学联坚持和平非暴力原则/a-18013446?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

共青团中央向挺“占中”香港艺人“开火”(Communist Youth League ponders boycott against Hong Kong stars who support Occupy Central)
Deutsche Welle, October 22, 2014
http://www.dw.de/共青团中央向挺占中香港艺人开火/a-18012389?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

陈树庆涉颠覆国家被批捕 (Chen Shuqing formally arrested on charges of “subversion of state power”)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/activists-10222014084510.html

For more information on Chen Shuqing, see:
Zhejiang activist Chen Shuqing formally arrested
陈树庆被正式逮捕
Human Rights in China, October 22, 2014
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/zhejiang-activist-chen-shuqing-formally-arrested
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/chen-shu-qing-bei-zheng-shi-dai-bu

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China scraps 130,000 “leading groups” in effort to streamline local government
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1622925/china-scraps-130000-leading-groups-effort-streamline-local-government

Related:
内地年半砍13万协调机构 西瓜馒头足疗办无奇不有 (Watermelons, steamed buns, and foot care management agencies among the 130,000 “leading groups” scrapped in Mainland)
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/40839/nei-di-nian-ban-kan-13mo-xie-diao-ji-gou-xi-gua-man-tou-zu-liao-ban-wu-qi-bu-you

Rule of Law (法治)

China's Communist Party weighs boosting rule of law
USA Today, October 22, 2014
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/10/22/china-communist-rule-of-law/17659401/

十八届四中全会公报:最高人民法院设立巡回法庭 (Fourth Plenum Communiqué: China’s Supreme Court to set up circuit courts)
People’s Daily, October 22, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/1023/c1001-25896558.html

Tibet (西藏)

China does not rule out Tibet visit by U.N. rights chief
Reuters, October 22, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/china-does-not-rule-tibet-visit-u-n-113838986.html

United Nations (联合国)

UN Human Rights panel chides China over Hong Kong
Deutsche Welle, October 23, 2014
http://www.dw.de/un-human-rights-panel-chides-china-over-hong-kong/a-18017131

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

司法独立:依法治国治关键 (Judicial independence is key to rule of law)
The New York Times, October 23, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20141023/cc23xu/