Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

The Great Firewall’s latest victims demonstrate its stubborn flaw
Quartz, November 18, 2014
http://qz.com/297956/

中国被指再封数千网站 (China allegedly blocks thousands more websites)
Voice of America, November 18, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-blocks-thousands-more-websites-20141118/2524233.html

首届世界互联网大会明乌镇开幕 聚焦网络安全反恐 (China to host first World Internet Conference tomorrow in Wuzhen, focusing on cyber security and counterterrorism)
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/42592/shou-jie-shi-jie-hu-lian-wang-da-hui-ming-wu-zhen-kai-mu-ju-jiao-wang-luo-quan-fan-kong

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China blocks websites in “censorship campaign” ahead of major internet conference
The Guardian, November 18, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/18/china-blocks-access-websites-before-hosting-world-internet-conference

Corruption (腐败)

解放军反腐压力增加,海军副政委跳楼身亡 (As anti-corruption efforts intensify, deputy political commissar of the navy leaps to his death)
Voice of America, November 18, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/pla-navy-official-suicide-20141117/2523234.html

Education (教育)

211、985高校拿走全国七成政府科研经费 (University projects “211” and “985” sap 70% of government research fund)
Southern Metropolis Daily, November 18, 2014
http://epaper.nandu.com/epaper/A/html/2014-11/18/content_3345727.htm?div=-1

Hong Kong (香港)

解放军被曝在香港设电子情报监听站 (PLA’s intelligence monitoring station in Hong Kong exposed)
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/nu-11172014100400.html

学联再有成员被禁止入境内地 占领者设民意墙向中央发声 (More HKFS members denied entry to mainland, protesters create public opinion wall directed at the Chinese government)
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl2-11172014095420.html

Hong Kong protesters should consider ending blockades, says Occupy Central leader
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1642900/hong-kong-protesters-should-consider-ending-blockades-says-occupy

香港警方开始清场 (Hong Kong police start to clear barricades)
Deutsche Welle, November 18, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1Doyq

Related
Hong Kong clears part of protest site - with help of protesters
Reuters, November 18, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/18/us-hongkong-china-idUSKCN0J204G20141118

Information Control (信息控制)

China to try journalist for “leaking secrets” in secret trial
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/trial-11182014104934.html

Rule of Law (法治)

中纪委:少数“红头文件”突破了法律规定 (CPC’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection: some “red-head documents”—orders from highest gov’t levels—break the law)
The Beijing News, November 18, 2014
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/11/18/342029.html

Tibet (西藏)

西藏一尼姑庵拒绝谴责达赖喇嘛 26名尼姑被驱逐
26 Expelled after Tibetan nunnery refuses to denounce Dalai Lama
Voice of America, November 18, 2014
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/tibet-nuns-20141117/2523977.html
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/twenty-six-expelled-after-tibetan-nunnery-refuses-to-denounce-dalai-lama/2523557.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Thailand is searching for scores of Uighurs who fled China
The New York Times, November 18, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/world/asia/thailand-is-searching-for-scores-of-uighurs-who-fled-china.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

It's still not too late for Occupy to end well
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1643030/its-still-not-too-late-occupy-end-well