Friday, November 21, 2014

Death penalty (死刑)

China executes three times more people than the rest of the world combined
Quartz, November 20 2014
http://qz.com/299529

Hong Kong (香港)

Split within Occupy deepens as splinter group challenges leadership
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1645521/split-within-occupy-deepens-splinter-group-plans-challenge-against

港大生辦「雨傘民意日」盼收窄分歧 (HKU Students organize “Umbrella Discussion Day” in hopes to narrow differences, collect 2300 “opinion letters”)
Apple Daily, November 13, 2014
http://hk.apple.appledaily.com/realtime/news/20141113/53120805

See opinion letters:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B-Qa2HBxVZG4dkVZdDRjYXhJQjQ&usp=sharing

Chris Patten urges U.S. to act firmly with Beijing over “bad behavior” on Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1645156/chris-patten-urges-us-act-firmly-beijing-over-bad-behaviour-hong-kong

前港督彭定康等指称香港民主恶化 外交部驳斥 (China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs refutes Chris Patten’s comments on Hong Kong’s deteriorating democracy)
China Radio International, November 21, 2014
http://gb.cri.cn/42071/2014/11/21/2225s4775448.htm

港大专生发起分批入境 测试入境“黑名单”(Hong Kong college students begin to enter mainland in groups to test China’s “blacklist”)
Deutsche Welle, November 21, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1DqvQ

香港示威蔓延至英国领事馆 (Hong Kong protests spread to British consulate)
Deutsche Welle, November 21, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1Dr3K

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese journalist accused of stealing state secrets affirms innocence at trial
The New York Times, November 21, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/22/world/asia/chinese-journalist-gao-yu-trial.html

Internet (互联网)

Accused social media scandal monger Yang Xiuyu jailed for four years by Beijing court
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1642952/guo-meimeis-spin-doctor-yang-xiuyu-jailed-four-years-beijing

Society (社会)

Chinese bloggers quietly remember “China’s Gorbachev”
Quartz, November 21 2014
http://qz.com/300263

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

伊力哈木二审维持无期 家人批秘密宣判 (Ilham Tohti’s life sentence upheld after failed appeal, family criticizes closed-door trial)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 21, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/11/141121_china_ilham_final_sentence

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China’s new National Constitution Day: is it worth celebrating?
China Brief, November 20, 2014
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/chinabrief/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=43106&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=25&cHash=884434d34182d2a97eb922a7a79833fa#.VG9hqdLF_Tq