Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

中国当局称将在反腐行动中保护举报人 (China to protect whistleblowers exposing corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 28, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/10/141028_china_corruption_whistle_blowers

Chinese Communist Party members urged to abstain from mahjong, other “small thrills”
The Wall Street Journal, October 28, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/10/28/chinese-communist-party-members-urged-to-abstain-from-mahjong-other-small-thrills/

Related:
麻将成为中国反腐新目标 (China’s anti-graft campaign targets mahjong)
Financial Times, October 29, 2014
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001058864

Environment (环境)

Tuna firm's bungled IPO exposes China's flouting of global fishing rules
The Guardian, October 27, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/27/toyo-reizo-shell-companies-fisheries-china-tuna-overfishing-oceans-ipo

China’s trade dominance is bringing more pollution from an unexpected source
Quartz, October 28, 2014
http://qz.com/288251/chinas-trade-dominance-is-bringing-more-pollution-from-an-unexpected-source/

E-waste inferno burning brighter in China's recycling capital
Business Insider, October 28, 2014
http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-e-waste-inferno-burning-brighter-in-chinas-recycling-capital-2014-10

北京市关停退出375家工业污染企业 (Beijing closes 375 factories for industrial pollution)
People’s Daily, October 29, 2014
http://society.people.com.cn/n/2014/1029/c1008-25933356.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Lawmaker pays price for breaking ranks with Beijing
The New York Times, October 28, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/29/world/asia/james-tien-hong-kong-expulsion.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

Hong Kong protests bring crisis of confidence for traditional media
The Guardian, October 29, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/29/hong-kong-protests-confidence-media

Hong Kong tycoons pressed on protests
The Wall Street Journal, October 28, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/articles/hong-kong-tycoons-pressed-to-speak-out-against-protests-1414530830?mod=rss_about_china

Protest marathon to map out umbrella across Hong Kong
Hong Kong Economic Journal, October 29, 2014
http://www.ejinsight.com/20141029-protest-marathon-to-map-out-umbrella-across-hong-kong/

Related:
香港万人撑伞纪念占领运动“满月”(Over 10,000 Hong Kongers hold umbrellas together to mark one month of “Occupy Central”)
Voice of America, October 29, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/celebrated-one-month-occupy-anniversary-20141029/2500258.html

Information Control (信息控制)

全国一类资质新闻网站将正式推行新闻记者证制度 (China launches journalist permit system for approved news websites)
The Beijing News, October 29, 2014
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/10/29/339257.html

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

邯郸300村民抵抗强征与警冲突 村民受伤多人被抓 (300 villagers clash with police over land seizure in Handan, many injured and arrested)
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-10282014100329.html

Rule of Law (法治)

Proposed amendment to Criminal Law just another way to restrict us, say Chinese lawyers
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1627055/proposed-amendment-criminal-law-just-another-way-restrict-us-say-chinese

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

拉里•戴蒙德:中国民众对民主的渴望并未消减 (Democracy scholar Larry Diamond: Chinese people’s desire for democracy hasn’t diminished)
The New York Times, October 29, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20141029/cc29larrydiamond/

Corruption, 腐败

China to put decorated general on trial over corruption
The Guardian, October 28, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/28/china-general-xu-caihou-bribery-corruption

Cyber security (网络安全)

Researchers identify sophisticated Chinese cyberespionage group
The Washington Post, October 28, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/researchers-identify-sophisticated-chinese-cyberespionage-group/2014/10/27/de30bc9a-5e00-11e4-8b9e-2ccdac31a031_story.html

Related:
美报告:中国最强黑客组织瞄准西方和异见人士 (US report: China’s most sophisticated hacker group targets the West and dissidents)
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/41171/mei-bao-gao-zhong-guo-zui-qiang-hei-ke-zu-zhi-miao-zhun-xi-fang-he-yi-jian-ren-shi

Environment (环境)

China's grand water plan
Forbes, October 28, 2014
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericrmeyer/2014/10/28/chinas-grand-water-plan/

China says more heavy smog expected ahead of APEC summit
Reuters, October 27, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/27/us-china-apec-pollution-idUSKBN0IG13920141027

Hong Kong (香港)

Resolute Occupy protesters raise umbrellas to commemorate firing of tear gas
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1626801/resolute-occupy-protesters-mark-one-month-firing-tear-gas

Hong Kong Democracy standoff, Circa 1960
The New York Times, October 27, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/28/world/asia/china-began-push-against-hong-kong-elections-in-50s.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

CY Leung's popularity hits record low “as society becomes more polarized”
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1626172/leungs-popularity-hits-record-low-latest-chinese-university-poll

占中两发起人宣布返校复课 (Two “Occupy Central” organizers declared end of class boycott, but not end to protest )
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/41096/zhan-zhong-liang-fa-qi-ren-xuan-bu-fan-xiao-fu-ke

June Fourth (六四)

Under cloud of repression, hundreds turn out to mourn Tiananmen Square “black hand’”
The Wall Street Journal, October 27, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/10/27/under-cloud-of-repression-hundreds-turn-out-to-mourn-tianamen-square-black-hand/?mod=djemChinaRTR_h

Rule of Law (法治)

中共发表依法治国决定 强调中国特色 (CPC’s decision on rule of law emphasizes Chinese characteristics)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 28, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/10/141028_china_ccp_4th_documents

Related:
中国应该追求真正的法治 (China should pursue genuine rule of the law)
Financial Times, October 28, 2014
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001058825

Taiwan (台湾)

China, Taiwan trade barbs over student spying report
Reuters, October 28, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/28/us-china-taiwan-idUSKBN0IH07D20141028

Related:
台湾否认间谍策反大陆学生 (Taiwan denies mainland’s claim of that it is recruiting Chinese mainland students in Taiwan to gather intelligence on spy on China)
Voice of America, October 28, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/taiwan-react-chinese-student-spy-charge-20141028/2499086.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China’s crackdown on dissent shows how nervous its leaders are
The Washington Post, October 26, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/chinas-crackdown-on-dissent-shows-how-nervous-its-leaders-are/2014/10/26/52a596d6-5b90-11e4-8264-deed989ae9a2_story.html