Monday, December 01, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

China bans wordplay in attempt at pun control
The Guardian, November 28, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/28/china-media-watchdog-bans-wordplay-puns

Environment (环境)

China's looming water shortage
The Diplomat, November 30, 2014
http://thediplomat.com/2014/11/chinas-looming-water-shortage/

Health (健康)

China reports new human case of H7N9 bird flu
Reuters, November 28, 2014, Date
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/29/us-china-birdflu-idUSKCN0JD01T20141129

我国报告艾滋病感染者及病人达49.7万例 (China reports 497,000 AIDS carriers and patients)
Xinhua, November 30, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2014-11/30/c_1113462415.htm

Related:
高耀洁:中国艾滋病受害者千万以上 (Prominent AIDS activist Gao Yaojie: Over 10 million people suffer from AIDS in China)
Voice of America, December 1, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/gao-20141201/2540751.html

Hong Kong (香港)

LIVE: “Go home - we don't want to arrest you”, Chief Executive CY Leung tells Hong Kong protesters
South China Morning Post, December 1, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1652860/live-occupy-students-clash-police-near-hong-kongs-government

Hong Kong police drive out pro-democracy protesters in violent clashes
The Guardian, December 1, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/01/hong-kong-police-drive-out-pro-democracy-protesters

Diplomatic row erupts after China bans group of MPs visiting Hong Kong for siding with democracy protesters
Daily Mail, November 30,2014
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2855077/Diplomatic-row-erupts-China-BANS-group-MPs-visiting-Hong-Kong-siding-democracy-protesters.html

Hong Kong police use batons, water hoses on demonstrators
Bloomberg, December 1 ,2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-30/hong-kong-protesters-clash-with-police-outside-government-office.html

Hong Kong protesters converge on government headquarters
Deutsche Welle, November 30,2014
http://dw.de/p/1DxN5

Peter Gabriel, Pussy Riot show support for Hong Kong protesters
Washington Times, November 30,2014
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/30/peter-gabriel-pussy-riot-show-support-for-hong-kon/

Related: Peter Gabriel, Pussy Riot & More Project Photos, Messages of Support to Hong Kong Demonstrators
Human Rights in China, November 28,2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/peter-gabriel-pussy-riot-more-project-photos-messages-support-hong-kong

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China: trial of human rights activist Guo Feixiong over media censorship protest resumes
International Business Times, November 28,2014
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/china-trial-human-rights-activist-guo-feixiong-over-media-censorship-protest-resumes-1477050

郭飞雄饥饿中受审18小时 法官抢走被告人辩护词 (Guo Feixiong endures 18-hour trial in hunger, judge snatches away his defense statement)
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-11292014110225.html

Related:
Rights activist Guo Feixiong’s trial ends without verdict
Human Rights in China, November 28,2014
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/rights-activist-guo-feixiongs-trial-ends-without-verdict
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/guo-fei-xiong-ting-shen-jie-shu-wei-zuo-xuan-pan

See Guo Feixiong's Self-Defense Statement:
English translation by HRIC, November 29, 2014
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/my-self-defense-statement
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/wo-de-zi-wo-bian-hu

International Relations (国际关系)

Leader asserts China’s growing importance on global stage
The New York Times, November 30, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/01/world/asia/leader-asserts-chinas-growing-role-on-global-stage.html?_r=0

Women (妇女)

China drafts its first domestic violence law, but rights advocates say it falls short
中国拟立法反家暴,被指力度不够
The New York Times, December 1, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20141201/c01violencelaw/dual/

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan election results likely to complicate relations with China
The Wall Street Journal, November 30,2014
http://online.wsj.com/articles/taiwan-election-results-set-to-complicate-relations-with-china-1417366150

Special Report: How China's shadowy agency is working to absorb Taiwan
Reuters, November 26,2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/27/us-taiwan-china-special-report-idUSKCN0JB01T20141127

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Attack in western China leaves at least 15 people dead
The New York Times, November 29,2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/30/world/asia/attack-in-western-china-xinjiang-uighur.html

中国新疆进一步限制宗教活动 (China further restricts religious activities in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, December 1, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-xinjiang-20141201/2540741.html

藏族歌手被判监禁 (China jails Tibetan singer)
Deutsche Welle, December 1, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1DxUo

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's bid for Internet influence
The Straits Times, December 1 ,2014
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/opinion/eye-the-world/story/chinas-bid-internet-influence-20141201

China’s crackdown in Hong Kong may fuel a long-term democracy movement
The Washington Post, November 27, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/actions-by-china-in-hong-kong-may-create-a-long-term-movement/2014/11/27/333e95cc-758f-11e4-9d9b-86d397daad27_story.html