Friday, January 30, 2015

Education (教育)

China classrooms must "keep out" Western values
Reuters, January 29, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/30/us-china-values-idUSKBN0L304620150130

Related
袁贵仁禁止传播西方价值教材论引发热议 (Yuan Guiren’s ban on “teaching materials that promote Western values” stirs controversy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 29, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150130_china_uni-teachers_values

Environment (环境)

揭強國人破壞生態 組團赴西沙獵瀕危長尾鯊 (Uncovering “powerful people’s” destruction of the environment: fishing group hunts endangered thresher sharks in South China Sea)
Apple Daily, January 30, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/china/20150130/53387499

Freedom of Expression (言论自由)

Graffiti, demolition and angst in Shanghai
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 29, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-31039775

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police warn marchers to provide security or face prosecution
South China Morning Post, January 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1695076/hong-kong-police-warn-marchers-provide-security-or-face-prosecution

New Hong Kong group targets district elections "to keep spirit of umbrella movement"
South China Morning Post, January 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1695025/new-hong-kong-group-targets-district-elections-keep-spirit-umbrella

国防部:港人参军暂无相应法律制度 (Ministry of National Defense: no appropriate legal system yet for Hong Kong people to join army)
South China Morning Post, January 30, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/47235/guo-fang-bu-gang-ren-can-jun-zan-wu-xiang-ying-fa-lu-zhi-du

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese activist held over support for Occupy Movement in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, January 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/ye-xioazheng-arrested-01292015125621.html

Internet (互联网)

China further tightens grip on the Internet
The New York Times, January 29, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/world/asia/china-clamps-down-still-harder-on-internet-access.html?_r=0

Related:
U.S. Firms concerned about China's new cyber regulations
Voice of America, January 29, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-firms-concerned-about-chinas-new-cyber-regulations/2618229.html

Rule of Law (法治)

律师证件被看守所扣押 检察院两次司法建议追回 (Beijing lawyer’s license seized at detention center, recovered after two judicial proposals from procuratorate)
Net Ease, January 30, 2015
http://news.163.com/15/0130/09/AH6QU5JS00011229.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Xinjiang asks real name registration for cellphones, PCs
The Global Times, January 30, 2015
http://www.sino-us.com/49/Xinjiang-asks-real-name-registration-for-cellphones-PCs.html

Related:
买个手机电脑,要实名了 (Xinjiang to require real name registration when buying mobile phones and computers in retail stores)
Iyaxin, January 29, 2015
http://bbs.iyaxin.com/thread-955284-1-1.html

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Alibaba engages in harshly worded spat with Chinese watchdog
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 28, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31019726

Related:
Chinese government takes aim at e-commerce giant Alibaba over fake goods
中国工商总局批阿里网站售假
The New York Times, January 29, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20150129/c29alibaba/dual/

Corruption (腐败)

PLA auditor refers more corruption cases to graft busters
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1694781/pla-auditor-refers-more-corruption-cases-graft-busters

International Human Rights (国际人权)

人权组织:中国人权状况严重倒退 (Human Rights Watch: China’s human rights situation has severely worsened)
Voice of America, January 29, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/human-rights-report-china-20150129/2618079.html

Related:
World Report 2014: China
Human Rights Watch, January 29, 2015
http://www.hrw.org/world-report/2014/country-chapters/china

自由之家年度报告:中国仍属“不自由”国家 (Freedom House annual report: China is still “not free”)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/hc-01282015111924.html

Internet (互联网)

中国将推网络安全审查加强信息安全 (China to implement cyber security inspection to enhance information security)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 29, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150129_china_cybersecurity

New rules in China upset western tech companies
The New York Times, January 29, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/technology/in-china-new-cybersecurity-rules-perturb-western-tech-companies.html?_r=0

June Fourth (六四)

1989 cables offer new detail, and questions, on Tiananmen
The New York Times, January 29, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/canadian-diplomatic-cables-from-1989-offer-new-detail-and-questions-on-tiananmen/?ref=world

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Illegal basement suspected in collapse of Beijing courtyard
The New York Times, January 29, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/28/illegal-basement-suspected-in-collapse-of-historic-beijing-courtyard/?ref=world

Guangdong protesters blockade village offices amid land dispute
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/blockade-01282015124836.html

Media (媒体)

中国计协通报3起虚假、失实报道 (All-China Journalists Association exposes 3 incidents of fabricated, inaccurate reporting)
People’s Daily, January 29, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0129/c1001-26475469.html

Related:
南周记者否认中国记协失实报道指称 (Southern Weekly journalist denies false reporting claim by All-China Journalists Association)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 29, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150129_sweekly_journalist_false_reports

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

汕头数千村民游行抗议村官贪污 当局封锁消息 (As thousands of Shantou villagers demonstrate against corrupt local officials, authorities block news)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-01282015101829.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Pentagon pauses new exchanges with China
Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/pentagon-puts-china-military-exchange-on-hold-1422474327

China owns "Great Firewall," credits censorship with tech success
Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/01/28/china-owns-great-firewall-credits-censorship-with-tech-success/

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Business and Economics (商业和人权)

全球经济自由度:香港第一 中国第139 (2015 Economic Freedom Index: Hong Kong claims first place, China 139th)
Voice of America, January 28, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/world-economic-20150127/2615909.html

Related:
2015 Index of Economic Freedom
Heritage Foundation, January 2015
http://www.heritage.org/index/

Corruption (腐败)

国家体育总局承认金牌至上政绩观滋生贪腐 (China’s State General Administration of Sport admits “gold medal supremacy” breeds corruption)
Radio France Internationale, January 28, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150128-国家体育总局承认金牌至上政绩观滋生贪腐/

Related:
中国全运会不再公布金牌排名 (China ceases to rank provincial teams by number of medals earned at National Games)
Chinaso, January 27, 2015
http://paper.chinaso.com/detail/20150126/1000200032732561422252598566153036_1.html

Environment (环境)

Chinese police alleged to have eaten endangered giant salamander at banquet
The Guardian, January 27, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/27/chinese-police-eaten-endangered-giant-salamander-banquet

June Fourth (六四)

英媒:中共六四期间曾试图向外转移资金 (British media: CPC leaders tried transfering money overseas during June 4)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 28, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2015/01/150128_press_review

Related:
Fresh details of “savage” Tiananmen massacre emerge in embassy cables
Telegraph, January 27, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11372052/Fresh-details-of-savage-Tiananmen-massacre-emerge-in-embassy-cables.html

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Motorway constructed around homes in China, after residents refuse compensation payment
The Independent, January 26, 2015
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/motorway-constructed-around-homes-in-china-after-residents-refuse-compensation-payment-10003765.html

Population (人口)

Ageing Shanghai urges couples to have a second child
South China Morning Post, January 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1693640/ageing-shanghai-urges-couples-have-second-child

Tibet (西藏)

Communist officials in Tibet punished for helping Dalai Lama
ABC News, January 28, 2015
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/communist-cadres-tibet-punished-helping-dalai-lama-28538826

达赖喇嘛:中国缺乏民主制度 (Dalai Lama: China lacks democratic system)
Voice of America, January 28, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/dalai-lama-says-china-does-not-have-democratic-system-20150128/2616496.html

Women (妇女)

Beijing considering women-only subway cars
Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/01/28/beijing-considering-women-only-subway-cars/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China must look beyond subsidies to improve the lot of its farmers
South China Morning Post, January 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1694032/china-must-look-beyond-subsidies-improve-lot-its-farmers

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

中国网购用户达3.5亿人 商品三分之一是假货 (China’s online shoppers reach 350 million, one third of products are fake)
Global Times, January 27, 2015
http://finance.huanqiu.com/view/2015-01/5515737.html

Corruption (腐败)

China corruption probe widens
Voice of America, January 26, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-corruption-probe-widens/2613748.html

Communist Party official “attempts to throw himself to death to avoid downfall”
The Telegraph, January 26, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11369031/Communist-Party-official-attempts-to-throw-himself-to-death-to-avoid-downfall.html

Hong Kong (香港)

British MPs' inquiry into Hong Kong's post-handover affairs “does not breach law”
The South China Morning Post, January 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1692766/british-mps-checks-hong-kong-legally-aboveboard

Almost half of Hongkongers want lawmakers to vote down Beijing's electoral reforms: SCMP poll
The South China Morning Post, January 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1692851/post-occupy-central-public-views-hong-kong-reform-little-changed-scmp

Internet (互联网)

China to force authors to provide real names when publishing online
The New York Times, January 26, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/26/china-to-force-authors-to-provide-real-names-when-publishing-online/?_r=0

GreatFire致中国网信办公开信 反驳“造谣”指责 (GreatFire’s open letter to China’s Internet Information Office rebuts accusation of “starting rumors”)
Voice of America, January 27, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/greatfire-china-20150126/2614428.html

Related:
An open letter to Lu Wei and the cyberspace administration of China
Greatfire, January 26, 2015
https://en.greatfire.org/blog/2015/jan/open-letter-lu-wei-and-cyberspace-administration-china

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

Marginalized and stigmatized - China's transgender sex workers
中国跨性别性工作者亲诉:广受歧视 最怕警察
Deutsche Welle, January 26, 2015
EN: http://www.dw.de/marginalized-and-stigmatized-chinas-transgender-sex-workers/a-18214489
CH: http://www.dw.de/中国跨性别性工作者亲述广受歧视-最怕警察/a-18212879?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Media (媒体)

国际记者联合会:中国新闻自由更严峻 (International Federation of Journalists: China’s freedom of press has worsened)
Radio France Internationale, January 27, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150127-国际记者联合会:中国新闻自由更严峻/

Related:
China’s media war: censorship, corruption & control
International Federation of Journalists, January 27, 2015
http://www.ifj.org/nc/news-single-view/backpid/33/article/chinas-media-war-censorship-corruption-control/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

内蒙一牧民在政府大楼铁门上自吊身亡抗议官员腐败 (Inner Mongolian herder hangs himself on government building gate to protest official corruption)
Radio France Internationle, January 27, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150127-内蒙一牧民在政府大楼铁门上自吊身亡抗议官员腐败/

Religion (宗教)

观察人士:中国宗教自由陷入文革后最黑暗时期 (Observers: China’s religious freedom in darkest period since Cultural Revolution)
Voice of America, January 27, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-religion-freedom-20150126/2614419.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

还有多少人关心中国的GDP (How many people still care about China’s GDP?)
South China Morning Post, January 27, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/opinion/46958/huan-you-duo-shao-ren-guan-xin-zhong-guo-de-gdp

Monday, January 26, 2015

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

苹果公司屈服压力接受中国全面安全检查 (Apple submits to pressure, to undergo security inspection by China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 23, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150123_apple_china_security

中共党刊点名批贺卫方陈丹青抹黑中国 (CPC magazine openly criticizes He Weifang and Chen Danqing for smearing China’s image)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 24, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150124_china_qiushi-journal_commentary

Children (儿童)

Guangdong launches inquiry into "abducted child ID scandal"
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1691769/guangdong-launches-inquiry-abducted-child-id-scandal

Corruption (腐败)

反腐重拳下 内地去年奢侈品消费首现下滑 (Under heavy blow of anti-corruption campaign, China’s luxury-goods consumption drops for first time)
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/46957/fan-fu-zhong-quan-xia-nei-di-qu-nian-she-chi-pin-xiao-fei-liang-shou-xian-xia-hua

Thousands at Huawei came forward in push against fraud, founder says
华为内部反腐败调查鼓励员工坦白
The New York Times, January 25, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20150125/c25huawei/dual/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong snub leaves British diplomats "fuming"
The Telegraph, January 25, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11368272/Hong-Kong-snub-leaves-British-diplomats-fuming.html

Related:
梁振英拒见访港英高官 (C.Y. Leung refuses meeting with visiting British Senior Foreign Office minister)
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/HK-UK-01262015090916.html

Hong Kong media "manipulated" by officials: report
The Straits Times, January 26, 2015
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/east-asia/story/hong-kong-media-manipulated-officials-report-20150126

Bitterness will worsen in Hong Kong if political reform package is vetoed, warns Executive Council convenor
The South China Morning Post, January 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1691800/bitterness-will-worsen-hong-kong-if-political-reform-package-vetoed

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Mongolian dissident Hada denied ID card, bank account after interview
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hada-01232015140200.html

For more information about Hada, see:
http://www.hrichina.org/en/search/site/Hada

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment), 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

Davos Diary: When it comes to human rights in China, it’s don’t ask, won’t tell
Foreign Policy, January 24, 2015
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/01/24/davos-diary-when-it-comes-to-human-rights-in-china-its-dont-ask-wont-tell/

The Plunder of Myanmar
停止中国对缅甸的资源掠夺
The New York Times, January 25, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20150125/c25myanmar/dual/

Internet (互联网)

中国互联网户增至6.48亿 (Number of China’s Internet users grows to 648 million)
Deutsche Welle, January 24, 2015
http://www.dw.de/中国互联网户增至648亿/a-18212874?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

The rat tribe of Beijing
Al Jazeera, January 24, 2015
http://projects.aljazeera.com/2015/01/underground-beijing/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China’s Xi Builds support for big move: putting politics ahead of the economy
The Wall Street Journal, January 26, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/01/26/chinas-xi-builds-support-for-big-move-putting-politics-ahead-of-the-economy/?mod=WSJBlog

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Arrests in China's Xinjiang "nearly doubled in 2014"
The Telegraph, January 23, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11365321/Arrests-in-Chinas-Xinjiang-nearly-doubled-in-2014Muslim-Uighurs.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

What will this crackdown on activists do to China’s nascent civil society?
The Guardian, January 24, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/24/crackdown-activists-china-nascent-civil-society-pu-zhiquaing

China Attacks VPNs, Cutting Business Off From Internet
Forbes, January 25, 2015
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonchang/2015/01/25/china-attacks-vpns-cutting-business-off-from-internet/

点评中国:中国新常态的实质是告别繁荣 (China’s “new normal” bids goodbye to prosperity)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 26, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/focus_on_china/2015/01/150126_cr_chinaeconomy

Friday, January 23, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China asks officials to stop plagiarizing their self-criticisms
The Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/01/23/and-once-more-with-feeling-china-asks-officials-to-stop-plagiarizing-each-other/

Cyber security (网络安全)

“中国把台湾当做网路攻击试验场”(Taiwan Vice Premier: “China treats Taiwan as test site for its cyber-attack technologies”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 22, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150122_taiwan_websafety_chna

Domestic security (国内安全)

中共通过国家安全战略纲要 强调党绝对领导 (China adopts national security strategy guidelines, emphasizing CPC’s absolute leadership)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 23, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150123_state_security_xi_jinping

Related:
China’s leadership warns of national security risks
China Daily, January 23, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-01/23/content_19391741.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong should make its own national security law rather than implement Beijing's, scholar says
South China Morning Post, January 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1689353/hong-kong-should-make-its-own-national-security-law-rather-implement

Prominent solicitor quits Hong Kong Law Society committee drafting 2017 poll stance
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1689338/prominent-solicitor-quits-hong-kong-law-society-committee-drafting

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese activist denied lawyer, family visits, health status unknown
Radio Free Asia, January 22, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-01222015170615.html

Internet (互联网)

In China, VPN internet access tools suffer further disruptions
Reuters, January 23, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/23/us-china-internet-vpn-idUSKBN0KW0WS20150123

Related:
Foreign VPN service unavailable in China: Great Firewall has been upgraded for cyberspace sovereignty
People’s Daily, January 23, 2015
http://en.people.cn/n/2015/0123/c90882-8840092.html

网信办否认攻击Outlook 鲁炜当选全球互联网治理联盟委员 (State Internet information Office denies Outlook attack, Lu Wei elected to “Global Internet Governance Alliance ”)
South China Morning Post, January 23, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/46801/wang-xin-ban-fou-ren-gong-ji-outlook-lu-wei-dang-xuan-quan-qiu-hu-lian-wang-zhi-li-lian

解放军报称有微信号欲动摇共产党地位 (PLA Daily: some WeChat accounts aim to undermine CPC’s rule)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 23, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150123_china_pla_cpc_wechat

Media (媒体)

China harassing and imprisoning Chinese working for foreign news outlets
The Washington Post, January 22, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-harassing-and-imprisoning-chinese-working-for-foreign-news-outlets/2015/01/21/3941bdc8-a0e6-11e4-91fc-7dff95a14458_story.html

Population (人口)

China tries to keep couples from sending fetal blood abroad
The Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/01/23/china-tries-to-keep-couples-from-sending-fetal-blood-abroad/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

河南万人围攻污染药厂 抗议排污10年政府纵容 (Over 10,000 Henan residents protest government’s decade-long inaction on pollution at pharmaceutical factory site)
Radio Free Asia, January 22, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf1-01222015100426.html

广西上千教师连日罢课讨薪 当局删网帖封锁消息 (As over 1,000 Guangxi teachers strike to recoup docked pay, authorities delete online posts and block news)
Radio Free Asia, January 22, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-01222015100320.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆官员倡治理维族早婚多育现象 (Xinjiang official to manage early marriage and high birth rates in Uyghur communities)
Deutsche Welle, January 23, 2015
http://www.dw.de/新疆官员倡治理维族早婚多育现象/a-18211026?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China says ousted security tsar's influence corrupted others
Reuters, January 21, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/21/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0KU14320150121

Line drawn on purported corruption in calligraphy
中国反腐盯上书法界
The New York Times, January 22, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150122/c22calligraphy/dual/

最高检今年组建新的反贪总局 (China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate to set up new anti-corruption bureau this year)
Xinhua, January 22, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2015-01/22/c_1114090798.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Police refuse Jimmy Lai's request to “charge me immediately,” for organising Occupy protest
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1688281/police-refuse-jimmy-lais-request-charge-me-immediately-organising

一些香港人要求英国给予居留权 (Pessimistic about future, some Hongkongers demand UK to grant right of abode)
Voice of America, January 22, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hongkong-uk-20150121/2607364.html

香港接受内地跨境生名额大减 港媒:入学会更难 (Hong Kong heavily reduces quota for mainland students)
Cankao Xiaoxi, January 22, 2015
http://china.cankaoxiaoxi.com/2015/0122/637681.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese activist faces deportation after escape to meet husband in Vietnam
Radio Free Asia, January 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-01212015114807.html

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment), 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

Manila: China's reclamation in disputed reefs now massive
ABC News, January 21, 2015
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/manila-chinas-reclamation-disputed-reefs-now-massive-28367007

Labor (劳工)

香港劳工刊物称中国劳工维权压力空前 (China Labor Watch: labor rights defense in China faces unprecedented pressure)
Voice of America, January 22, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-labor-rights-20150121/2607734.html

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

Seeking a lesbian wife: pressured Chinese gays turn to online dating for “cooperative marriage”
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1688997/id-have-lesbian-wife-pressured-chinese-gays-turn-dating-apps-cooperative

Population (人口)

China says its gender imbalance is "most serious” in the world
Economic Times, January 21, 2015
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/china-says-its-gender-imbalance-is-most-serious-in-the-world/articleshow/45965654.cms

Related:
中国大陆男性人口比女性人口多3300万人 (33 million more males than females in mainland China)
Radio Free Asia, January 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yl-01212015102733.html

State Compensation (国家赔偿)

Shanghai officials fired over New Year’s Eve stampede
The Wall Street Journal, January 21, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/shanghai-officials-fired-over-new-years-eve-stampede-1421825592?tesla=y

Related:
外滩踩踏事件受害人家属对当局表不满 (Families of Shanghai stampede dissatisfied with the authorities’ compensation plan)
Deutsche Welle, January 22, 2015
http://www.dw.de/外滩踩踏事件受害人家属对当局表不满/a-18209115?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

北京媒体质疑上海问责 (People’s Daily reporter and The Beijing News question Shanghai’s accountability mechanism)
Radio France Internationale, January 22, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150122-北京媒体质疑上海问责/

Taiwan (台湾)

美国白宫网站发起签名请愿:要求尊重中华民国及其国旗 (Activists petition White House online: respect the Republic of China and her national flag)
Radio Free Asia, January 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/ck-01212015101341.html

Tibet (西藏)

Pope Francis leaves door open to Dalai Lama meeting
The Telegraph, January 22, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/the-pope/11357141/Pope-Francis-leaves-door-open-to-Dalai-Lama-meeting.html

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Beijing’s heavy-handed response to Shanghai grief
The Wall Street Journal, January 21, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/01/21/beijings-heavy-handed-response-to-shanghai-grief/?mod=WSJBlog

Corruption (腐败)

北京当局要求“肃清周永康案影响”(Beijing demands “purging influence of Zhou Yongkang’s case”)
Deutsche Welle, January 21, 2015
http://www.dw.de/北京当局要求肃清周永康案影响/a-18204569?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Domestic security (国内安全)

元旦除夕夜上海外滩人踩人惨案官方问责出结果11名区级官员被撤职(Official investigation of Shanghai New Year’s Eve stampede results in dismissal of 11 district-level officials)
Radio France Internationale, January 21, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150121-元旦除夕夜上海外滩人踩人惨案官方问责出结果-11名区级官员被撤职/

Related:
上海外滩拥挤踩踏事件调查报告全文 (Full text: report on investigation of Shanghai stampede)
People’s Daily, January 21, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0121/c1001-26424342.html

Environment (环境)

Beijing's smog is increasingly toxic for China's politicians
The Guardian, January 20, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/20/beijings-smog-increasingly-toxic-chinas-politicians

Hong Kong (香港)

National security laws have place in Hong Kong, says former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1682864/cy-leung-was-right-criticise-students-says-former-chief-executive

Hong Kong lawmakers slam renewed talk of security, subversion law
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawmakers-slam-subversion-law-01202015142223.html

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment), 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

China denies hundreds of Chinese nationals trapped in Myanmar
Reuters, January 20, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/20/us-china-myanmar-idUSKBN0KT0PH20150120

中国称100多名中国伐木人员在缅甸被捕 (China says over 100 Chinese loggers arrested in Myanmar)
Reuters, January 21, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0KU17120150121

Law (法律)

Human Rights Watch says China draft terrorism law a “licence to commit abuses”
Reuters, January 20, 2015
http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKBN0KT0I520150120

Related:
China: Draft Counterterrorism Law a recipe for abuses
Human Rights Watch, January 20, 2015
http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/01/20/china-draft-counterterrorism-law-recipe-abuses

Media (媒体)

国际记者联盟批中国非法拘禁德记者助理 (International Federation of Journalists criticizes China’s illegal detention of Die Zeit assistant Zhang Miao)
Voice of America, January 21, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-media-workers-20150120/2605947.html

Related:
Chinese media worker detained for three months without charge
International Federation of Journalists, January 20, 2015
http://www.ifj.org/nc/news-single-view/backpid/1/article/chinese-media-worker-detained-for-three-months-without-charge/

《纽约客》记者指责《中国日报》假借其名唱赞歌 (New Yorker journalist accuses China Daily of fabricating pro-Beijing editorials under his name)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 21, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150121_china_article

Related:
China state-run newspaper “fabricated column by New Yorker writer” praising Beijing
The Telegraph, January 21, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11359439/China-state-run-newspaper-fabricated-column-by-New-Yorker-writer-praising-Beijing.html

Population (人口)

计生政策后遗:中国劳动适龄人口三年连降 (China’s working-age population shrinks for three consecutive years as a result of “one child policy”)
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/46607/ji-sheng-zheng-ce-hou-yi-zhong-guo-lao-dong-gua-ling-ren-kou-san-nian-lian-jiang

Rule of Law (法治)

China's legal profession had “worst year ever" in 2014
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/legal-01202015105011.html

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

中国经济增速降至24年最低 (China’s economic growth hits 24-year low)
Voice of America, January 21, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-economy-20150120/2605670.html

Corruption (腐败)

Cracking China's corruption: Huge hauls and long falls
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 18, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30808665

China investigates state television producer amid corruption probe
Reuters, January 18, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/19/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0KS05Q20150119

外媒关注解放军将严查军官“灰色收入”(PLA to scrutinize officers’ “gray income,” draws international media attention)
Cankao Xiaoxi, January 20, 2015
http://china.cankaoxiaoxi.com/2015/0120/633788.shtml

Culture (文化)

In China, a backlash against “cancerous” straight men
The Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/01/20/in-china-a-backlash-against-cancerous-straight-men/?mod=WSJBlog

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong creates cadets modeled after PLA, China Daily says
Bloomberg, January 19, 2015
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-19/hong-kong-creates-cadets-modeled-after-pla-china-daily-says.html

Related:
Hong Kong army cadets “drafted in students to boost member numbers” at secretive inauguration
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1682701/hong-kong-army-cadets-recruit-denies-joining-controversial-youth-body

Beijing will insist on stringent rules for Hong Kong's political reform, say scholars
South China Morning Post, January 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1681622/beijing-will-insist-stringent-rules-hong-kongs-political-reform-say

No joy for Carrie Lam as pan-dems dig in heels over Hong Kong's 2017 election
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1682697/pan-dems-dig-their-heels-over-hong-kongs-2017-consultation

Health (健康)

中国非传染性慢性疾病每年有三百多万早逝 (3 million Chinese die prematurely from noncontagious chronic diseases each year)
Radio France Internationale, January 20, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150120-中国非传染性慢性病每年有三百多万早逝/

Internet (互联网)

After Gmail blocked in China, Microsoft's Outlook hacked, says GreatFire
Reuters, January 19, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/19/us-microsoft-china-idUSKBN0KS12520150119

微信133个公共账号因“歪曲党史国史”被关闭 (133 public WeChat accounts shut down for “distorting history of CPC and China”)
Deutsche Welle, January 20, 2015
http://www.dw.de/微信133个公共账号因歪曲党史国史被关闭/a-18202348?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Law (法律)

New draft of charity law submitted to China’s National Legislature
China Briefing, January 16, 2015
http://www.china-briefing.com/news/2015/01/16/china-drafts-new-charity-law.html

Related:
ICCSL Comment on Charity Law
International Center for Civil Society Law, October 2, 2014
http://www.iccsl.org/admin/object/gallery/ICCSLCommentonCharityLaw_10022014.pdf

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

Transgender sex workers among China’s most marginalised people
The Guardian, January 16, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/16/transgender-sex-workers-china-most-marginalised

Rule of Law (法治)

China: Wealthy prisoners buy “get out of jail” patents
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 19, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-30883157

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan party chief’s awkward embrace
The Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/01/18/an-uncomfortable-embrace-for-taiwan-party-chief/

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan monks, nuns are denied passports in Serthar
Radio Free Asia, January 16, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/passports-01162015130900.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chinese police kill 2 Uighurs fleeing to Vietnam, reports say
The New York Times, January 19, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/world/asia/chinese-police-kill-2-uighurs-fleeing-to-vietnam-reports-say.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Xi’s selective punishment
The New york Times, January 16, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/17/opinion/murong-xuecun-xis-selective-punishment.html

Is lack of democracy a problem for China?
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 16, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30780040

No more speech crimes: a lasting memorial to Zhao Ziyang
Radio Free Asia, January 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/commentaries/baotong/anniversary-01172015140746.html

Human rights and the 2022 Olympics
The New York Times, January 18, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/19/opinion/human-rights-and-the-2022-olympics.html

Friday, January 16, 2015

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Pesticide levels “excessive” in a third of Guangzhou vegetables: study
South China Morning Post, January 16, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1680360/pesticide-levels-excessive-third-guangzhou-vegetables-study

中国食品生产商一半未能通过检测 (Half of China’s food manufacturers fail to pass inspection)
South China Morning Post, January 16, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/46348/zhong-guo-shi-pin-sheng-chan-shang-yi-ban-wei-neng-tong-guo-jian-ce

Corruption (腐败)

中共纪委五中全会闭幕:文艺圈将列调查对象 (Fifth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection ends: art and literary circles to be included in anti-graft investigation)
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/vt-01152015120513.html

Related:
Anti-graft drive covers art circles
China Daily, January 16, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2015-01/16/content_19333536.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Chief Executive accused of starting “cultural revolution”
International Business Time, January 15, 2015
http://www.ibtimes.com/hong-kong-chief-executive-accused-starting-cultural-revolution-1785028

HK protests: Joshua Wong and student leaders surrender to police
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 16, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30844306

Related:
香港学民思潮学生“预约拘捕”后获释 (Scholarism students released after arrest “by appointment”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 16, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150116_occupy_central_arrest

报告:香港新闻自由受威胁 (Report: Hong Kong’s freedom of press is under threat)
Voice of America, January 16, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hk-press-freedom-20150116/2600903.html

Related:
Threatened Harbor: Encroachments on Press Freedom in Hong Kong
PEN America, January 16, 2015
http://pen.org/hong-kong-press

Information Control (信息控制)

Let the people decide whether to remember Zhao Ziyang
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/commentaries/baotong/remembering-zhao-ziyang-01152015144107.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China having negative impact on global democracy, Nathan says
Bloomberg Business Week, January 15, 2015
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2015-01-15/china-having-negative-impact-on-global-democracy-nathan-says

Labor (劳工)

China regulators promise taxi industry shakeup after strikes
The Washington Post, January 15, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-regulators-promise-taxi-industry-shakeup-after-strikes/2015/01/14/e305601e-9c70-11e4-86a3-1b56f64925f6_story.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

中国调查新疆32名党政干部 (China investigates 32 Xinjiang party and government officials)
Deutsche Welle, January 15, 2015
http://www.dw.de/中国调查新疆32名党政干部/a-18192631

Related:
China sacks 32 Xinjiang officials engaged in organizing Mecca pilgrimage
Times of India, January 16, 2015
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/China-sacks-32-Xinjiang-officials-engaged-in-organizing-Mecca-pilgrimage/articleshow/45911529.cms

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

In memory of those who self-immolated in 2014
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/commentaries/memory-01152015110319.html

Press freedoms being eroded while Hong Kong sleeps
The South China Morning Post, January 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1679896/press-freedoms-being-eroded-while-hong-kong-sleeps

反思计划生育对人性的破坏 (Reflecting on how one-child policy destroys humanity)
Financial Times, January 16, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001060161

中国新环保法还会是“睡美人”吗?
Put China’s tough new law to protect the environment to the test
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2015
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/opinion/46352/zhong-guo-xin-huan-bao-fa-huan-hui-shi-shui-mei-ren-ma
EN: http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1679570/put-chinas-tough-new-law-protect-environment-test

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Beijing’s concern grows over anti-corruption critics
The Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/01/15/fighting-words-beijings-growing-concern-over-anti-corruption-critics/?mod=chinablog

习近平要求继续反腐 (Xi Jinping calls for continuous anti-corruption efforts)
Deutsche Welle, January 14, 2015
http://www.dw.de/习近平要求继续反腐/a-18189875?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Related:
Xi calls for more anti-corruption efforts despite achievements
Xinhua, January 14, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2015-01/14/c_127383967.htm

Cyber security (网络安全)

China’s Cyber Diplomacy: a taste of law to come?
The Diplomat, January 14, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/01/chinas-cyber-diplomacy-a-taste-of-law-to-come/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activists released ahead of new democracy march
South China Morning Post, January 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1679670/hong-kong-activists-released-ahead-new-democracy-march

After criticism from Hong Kong’s leader, publisher raises book’s print run
The New York Times, January 14, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/14/after-criticism-from-hong-kongs-leader-a-publication-raises-its-print-run/?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

Related:
梁振英点名批评学生杂志文章引争议 (C.Y. Leung’s criticism of student journal article sparks controversy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 14, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150114_hk_leung_students

梁振英发表施政报告首提“港独” (C.Y. Leung mentions “Hong Kong separatism” for the first time in policy address)
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl1-01142015112638.html

Related:
2015 policy address: as it happened
South China Morning Post, January 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1679533/live-cy-leungs-2015-policy-address

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Five held after land dispute clashes in China's Sichuan
成都逾百警察强征打人 四川省纪委门前千人请愿
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/sichuan-land-dispute-clash-01142015112058.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-01142015115002.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Families of China stampede dead demand answers
Daily Mail, January 14, 2015
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-2909538/Families-China-stampede-dead-demand-answers.html

Related:
China investigates Shanghai officials' lavish banquet before stampede: Xinhua
Reuters, January 14, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/15/uk-china-stampede-shanghai-idUSKBN0KO05A20150115

Taiwan (台湾)

台向民航组织表明立场反对中国新航线
Taiwan protests China’s new air routes amid rising tensions
Voice of America, January 15, 2015
CH:http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-new-flight-route-taiwan-20150115/2599288.html
EN:http://www.voanews.com/content/taiwan-protests-china-new-air-routes-amid-rising-tensions/2597582.html

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan youth is freed after being held for “politically sensitive" photos
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/sensitive-01142015152854.html

Women (妇女)

中国年轻女性掀起平权之风 (Chinese young women fight for gender equality)
South China Morning Post, January 15, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/46225/zhong-guo-nian-qing-nu-xing-xian-qi-ping-quan-zhi-feng

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

中国是否存在“越翻越腐”的可能性?(Will China’s anti-corruption campaign breed more corruption?)
Radio France Internationale, January 15, 2015
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20150115-中国是否存在“越反越腐”的可能性?%E3%80%80

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

中国山东现“行贿日记”百官受贿曝光 (“Bribery diary” from Shandong exposes more than 100 officials)
Voice of America, January 14, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-corruption-20150114/2597637.html

Environment (环境)

Poor Chinese provinces are being forced to send their water to wealthier regions
Quartz, January 13, 2015
http://qz.com/325661/poor-chinese-provinces-are-being-forced-to-send-their-water-to-wealthier-regions/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China's 109-year-old dissenter is still fighting for democracy
Business Insider, January 13, 2015
http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-china-linguists-109th-birthday-wish-democracy-2015-1

Hong Kong (香港)

LIVE: CY Leung's 2015 policy address
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1679533/live-cy-leungs-2015-policy-address

Hong Kong Leader: Don’t challenge Beijing
The Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/01/14/hong-kong-leader-dont-challenge-beijing/?mod=WSJBlog

Hong Kong leader warns of “anarchy”; opposition disrupts session
Reuters, January 14, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/14/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKBN0KN0EG20150114

Internet (互联网)

China shutters “illegal” websites, vows to step up real-name Registration
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/shutters-01132015154123.html

Related:
中国双管齐下治网 净化还是压制?(Website shutdowns and real-name registration: purification or oppression?)
Voice of America, January 14, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-internet-20150113/2597384.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Mongolian herders travel to Beijing amid grassland dispute with army
Radio Free Asia, January 13, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/herders-01132015162641.html

踩踏事故:家属拟请愿书向当局要“答案”(Family of Shanghai stampede victim drafts petition for government answers)
Deutsche Welle, January 14, 2015
http://www.dw.de/踩踏事故家属拟请愿书向当局要答案/a-18189271?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

中国民主党等民运团体人士参加巴黎反恐大游行 (Members of China Democracy Party and other pro-democracy activists join counterterrorism march in Paris)
Radio Free Asia, January 13, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/gr-01132015102258.html

Tibet (西藏)

达赖喇嘛:我思想上是一名马克思主义者 (Dalai Lama: I am a Marxist)
Deutsche Welle, January 13, 2015
http://www.dw.de/达赖喇嘛我思想上是一名马克思主义者/a-18188184?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China requires IDs for fireworks in troubled Northwest
The Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/01/14/china-requires-ids-for-fireworks-in-troubled-northwest/?mod=WSJBlog

9名新疆涉恐人员欲偷渡被抓 (9 Xinjiang terror suspects arrested when attempting to leave China)
Xinhua, January 14, 2015
http://zgws.xinhuanet.com/info.aspx?id=78158&typeid=15

Related:
10 Turks said to be under arrest for aiding terrorist suspects in China
The New York Times, January 14, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/15/world/asia/10-turks-said-to-be-under-arrest-for-aiding-terrorist-suspects-in-china.html?_r=0

图籍:中国为新疆维稳展开宣传画优势 (Gallery: China launches poster propaganda offensive in Xinjiang for stability maintenance)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 14, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/multimedia/2015/01/150113_pic_china_xinjiang_propaganda

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Put China's tough new law to protect the environment to the test
The South China Morning Post, January 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1679570/put-chinas-tough-new-law-protect-environment-test

分析:中国需处理地方财政问题 (Analysis: China needs to deal with local governments’ fiscal issues)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 13, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150113_analysis_china_local_fiscal

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

报告:中国形象不佳 外国游客逐年减少 (Report: international tourists to China fall year by year as its image declines)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 13, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150113_china_inbound_tourists

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

自由之家:压制政策危及共产党地位 (Freedom House: Repressive policy endangers CPC rule)
Voice of America, January 13, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/freedom-house-says-repression-in-china-growing-20150113/2596113.html

Related:
The Politburo’s predicament: confronting the limitations of Chinese Communist Party repression
Freedom House, January 13, 2015
https://freedomhouse.org/china-2015-politiburo-predicament#.VLVAacb9J58

Children (儿童)

Police rescue 37 babies “fed on noodles and leftovers” in China child trafficking crackdown
内地孕妇工厂:一出生即被卖 藏婴太平间
South China Morning Post, January 13, 2014
EN:http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1679020/chinese-police-rescue-37-babies-after-raid-103-child-traffickers
CH:http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/46116/nei-di-yun-fu-gong-han-yi-chu-sheng-ji-bei-mai-cang-ying-tai-ping-jian

Environment (环境)

China’s water problems are even worse than you think: report
The Wall Street Journal, January 13, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/01/13/chinas-water-problems-are-even-worse-than-you-think-report/

北京周边拟建国家级人工消霾实验室 (National laboratory to research manual smog removal to be built near Beijing)
South China Morning Post, January 13, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/lifestyle/46112/bei-jing-zhou-bian-ni-jian-guo-jia-ji-ren-gong-xiao-mai-shi-yan-shi

Health (健康)

Let me die, Chinese mother says as cancer bills pile up
Bloomberg, January 13, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-12/let-me-die-chinese-mother-says-as-cancer-bills-pile-up.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s legal big guns tussle over rule of law
占领示威后首次 港法律界三巨头论法治
South China Morning Post, January 12, 2015
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1678651/no-room-politics-judiciary-says-hong-kongs-top-judge-speech-extolling
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/46123/zhan-ling-shi-wei-hou-shou-ci-gang-fa-lu-jie-san-ju-tou-lun-fa-zhi

Fresh Occupy-style sit-in “could take place after Hong Kong's February 1 march”
South China Morning Post, January 13, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1678900/organisers-hong-kongs-february-1-democracy-rally-say-theyre-open-new

Related:
香港酝酿新一轮街头行动 (Hong Kong plans another round of street actions)
Voice of America, January 13, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hongkong-new-occupy-20150113/2596263.html

Internet (互联网)

国家网信办:微博、贴吧今年将实名制 (State Internet Information Office: microblogs and discussion boards to require real-name registration by end of year)
People’s Daily, January 13, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0113/c1001-26376687.html

蒋经国逝世周年 大陆网民称赞他开放民主 (Mainland netizens commend Chiang Ching-kuo for democratizing Taiwan on anniversary of his death)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 13, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150113_chiang_chingkuo_xi_jinping

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

The colourful propaganda of Xinjiang
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 12, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30722268

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

法治社会要开放言论自由 (A rule-of-law society requires freedom of speech)
Financial Times, January 13, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001060088

Monday, January 12, 2015

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Shanghai blocks access to bund stampede site
The Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/01/10/shanghai-blocks-access-to-bund-stampede-site/

Children (儿童)

Sold in Myanmar and trafficked to China
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 11, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30272273

Corruption (腐败)

Chinese spy chief Ma Jian detained in corruption crackdown
The South China Morning Post, January 11, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1678537/chinese-spy-chief-ma-jian-detained-corruption-crackdown

A turning point in China’s anti-graft campaign
The Diplomat, January 11, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/01/a-turning-point-in-chinas-anti-graft-campaign/

Health (健康)

China arrests 110 people suspected of selling contaminated pork
The Guardian, January 12, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/12/china-arrests-110-people-suspected-of-selling-contaminated-pork

Hong Kong (香港)

Q. and A.: Jimmy Lai on the Democracy Movement in Hong Kong
The New York Times, January 12, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/12/q-and-a-jimmy-lai-on-the-democracy-movement-in-hong-kong/?_r=0

Hong Kong media HQ, tycoon residence targeted in Molotov cocktail attack
CNN, January 12, 2015
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/12/china/jimmy-lai-molotov-cocktail-attack/index.html

Related:
香港壹传媒连遭袭 民众忧新闻自由受限 (Attack on Next Media raises concern over Hong Kong’s freedom of press)
Radio Free Asia, January 12, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl1-01122015093326.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

武汉公安非法抓捕异议人士秦永敏并处以10天行政拘留 (Wuhan police unlawfully detain dissident Qin Yongmin, penalize him with 10-day administrative detention)
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-01112015132440.html

浙江异议人士陈树庆及吕耿松案退侦 (Cases of Zhejiang dissidents Chen Shuqing and Lu Gengsong returned by the procuratorate for insufficient evidence)
Radio Free Asia, January 9, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-01092015102208.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

中国领导人缺席巴黎游行 官媒评论引发热议 (Chinese leader absent from Paris solidarity walk, Chinese official media’s comments on need to limit press freedom stir controversy)
Voice of America, January 12, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/world-terror-20150112/2594655.html

Related:
中国官媒鼓吹新闻自由有限论 称巴黎恐袭冲突双方应换位思考 (Chinese official media advocate limiting freedom of press, urge both sides of Paris attack to put themselves in others’ shoes)
Radio France Internationale, January 12, 2015
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20150112-中国官媒鼓吹新闻自由有限论-称巴黎恐袭冲突双方应换位思考

Media (媒体)

Arrest of inspirational editor Shen Hao marks end of an era for Chinese journalism
The Washington Post, January 10, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/arrest-of-inspirational-editor-shen-hao-marks-end-of-an-era-for-chinese-journalism/2015/01/09/4e7e9ece-8924-11e4-ace9-47de1af4c3eb_story.html

Population (人口)

多地单独二孩申请未如预期 专家吁彻底改变国策 (Number of applications to have second child if one parent is an only child fall short of expectations, experts urge for national policy overhaul)
South China Morning Post, January 12, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/46046/duo-di-dan-du-er-hai-shen-qing-wei-ru-yu-qi-zhuan-jia-xu-che-di-gai-bian-guo-ce

About one million Chinese couples ask to have second child after easing of one-child policy
South China Morning Post, January 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1678642/about-one-million-chinese-couples-ask-have-second-child-after-easing-one

Religion (宗教)

In China, a church-state showdown of biblical proportions
The Christian Science Monitor, January 11, 2015
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2015/0111/In-China-a-church-state-showdown-of-biblical-proportions

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆通过乌市公共场所禁穿蒙面罩袍规定 (Xinjiang promulgates ban on wearing burka in public in Urumqi)
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/yf2-01112015090049.html

中国新疆称击毙6名欲制造爆炸“激进分子” (Chinese police shoot 6 “radicals” attempting to detonate explosives in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, January 12, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-xinjiang-20150112/2594645.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Fred Hiatt: The cracks in China’s crackdown
The Washington Post, January 11, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fred-hiatt-china-steps-up-the-repression/2015/01/11/adf1551c-9825-11e4-927a-4fa2638cd1b0_story.html

观点:“颜色革命”恐惧症与中国维稳2.0版 (Opinion: fear of “color revolutions” and Chinese stability maintenance 2.0)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 11, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/indepth/2015/01/150111_viewpoint_china_stability

Friday, January 09, 2015

Children (儿童)

County official tied to high school prostitution ring
The South China Morning Post, January 9, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1677738/legislator-tied-high-school-prostitution-ring

Corruption (腐败)

Chinese Communist Party officials in hot water over their luxury wardrobes
The Telegraph, January 8, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11333720/Chinese-Communist-Party-officials-in-hot-water-over-their-luxury-wardrobes.html

Chinese official is removed from post, and again, salacious details Flow
中国官员落马,总与桃色新闻相伴
The New York Times, January 9, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150109/c09official/dual/

Freedom of Association and Assembly (结社自由、集会自由)

驻北京外国记者声援法国受警方干预 (Police interferes Beijing-based foreign journalists’ gathering to support France after terrorist attack)
Voice of America, January 9, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/france-gun-shooting-20150109/2591575.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing supervision needed for HK education chief: Chen Zuoer
Hong Kong Economic Journal, January 9, 2015
http://www.ejinsight.com/20150109-beijing-supervision-needed-for-hk-education-chief-chen-zuoer/

"Report for arrest”, police tell Occupy leaders Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man and Chu Yiu-ming
The South China Morning Post, January 9, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1677969/occupy-leaders-benny-tai-chan-kin-man-and-chu-yiu-ming-ordered-report

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese rights lawyer's phone calls limited under house arrest
Radio Free Asia, January 8, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/gao-zhisheng-house-arrest-01082015160550.html

北京律师余文生代理声援占中者案被抓迄今未能会见律师 (Beijing lawyer Yu Wensheng detained for representing Occupy Central supporters, denied meeting with lawyer)
Radio France Internationale, January 9, 2015
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20150109-北京律师余文生代理声援占中者案被抓迄今未能会见律师

“中国人权捍卫者面临严冬”(“Human rights defenders in China face harsh winter”)
Deutsche Welle, January 8, 2015
http://www.dw.de/中国人权捍卫者面临严冬/a-18180329?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Related:
Harsh climate for human rights defenders in China: 2014 in photos
中国大陆人权捍卫者面临严冬:2014年图像回顾
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, December 24, 2014
http://chrdnet.com/2014/12/harsh-climat-for-human-rights-defenders-in-china:2014-in-photos-中国大陆人权捍卫者面临严冬:-2/

中国以危害国家安全罪名迫害异见人士 (China persecutes dissidents for “endangering domestic security”)
Radio Free Asia, January 8, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-01082015103817.html

Internet (互联网)

Netizen report: China adds yet another layer of control to the internet
Slate, January 8, 2014
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/01/08/netizen_report_china_adds_yet_another_layer_of_control_to_the_internet.html?wpisrc=burger_bar

State Security (国家安全)

China steps up political arrests, prosecutions
The Nation, January 9, 2015
http://nation.com.pk/international/09-Jan-2015/china-steps-up-political-arrests-prosecutions

Related:
State security indictments, cult trials up in Xi Jinping's 2013
Dui Hua, January 7, 2014
http://www.duihuahrjournal.org/2015/01/state-security-indictments-cult-trials.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China uses long-range intimidation of U.S. reporter to suppress Xinjiang coverage
The Washington Post, January 8, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-uses-long-range-intimidation-of-us-reporter-to-suppress-xinjiang-coverage/2015/01/08/1098c8ab-6a12-449d-87f4-8654e2f4c5ab_story.html

China punishes 17 officials after Xinjiang attack
Reuters, January 8, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/09/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN0KI0BC20150109

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

上海外滩事件很可能改变中共的权力格局 (Shanghai stampede might shift CPC’s power structure)
Radio France Internationale, January 8, 2015
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20150108-上海外滩事件很可能改变中共的权力格局

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Academic Exchange (学术交流)

欧洲第一座孔子学院将被关闭 民间团体表支持 (Shutdown of Europe’s first Confucius Institute supported by civil society)
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/gr-01072015124922.html

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Yes, Chinese police openly spy on your calls and texts
Bloomberg, January 7, 2015
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-07/yes-chinese-police-openly-spy-on-your-calls-and-texts.html

Corruption (腐败)

China says nets 680 graft suspects in “unprecedented” haul
“猎狐”行动抓获680名外逃经济犯罪人员 数量“空前”
Reuters, January 8, 2015
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/08/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0KH0E720150108
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0KH0FZ20150108?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Environment (环境)

China encourages environmental groups to sue polluters
The Guardian, January 7, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/07/china-encourages-environmental-groups-to-sue-polluters

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong student leader Wong slams authorities in court
Daily Mail, January 8, 2015
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-2901589/Hong-Kong-student-leader-Wong-slams-authorities-court.html

Related:
香港学生领袖黄之锋法庭上抨击当局 (Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong slams authorities in court)
Deutsche Welle, January 8, 2015
http://www.dw.de/香港学生领袖黄之锋法庭上抨击当局/a-18176607

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

"Tortured" Guangzhou activist refuses food in detention center
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/guangzhou-rights-cases-01072015131915.html

Related:
孙德胜狱中受酷刑自虐抗议 律师抗议拖延判决 (Sun Desheng attempts suicide, self-abuse to protest torture in prison, lawyers challenge verdict delay)
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-01072015105354.html

Internet (互联网)

中国网络文学作者将实名 引发网友热议 (China to force Internet writers to register real name, stirs controversy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 8, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150108_cn_online_literature_real_name

中国大学网络资源分享平台被封引争议 (Blockage of resource-sharing platform in Chinese universities stirs controversy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 7, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150107_china_education_internet

Migrants (农民工)

China to expand unemployment benefits to lure migrants to cities
Reuters, January 7, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/07/us-china-unemployment-idUSKBN0KG11Z20150107

Tibet (西藏)

Nearly 70 Tibetans detained following clash over forced vote
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/vote-01072015144955.html

美国鼓励中国与达赖喇嘛加深接触 (U.S. urges China to deepen contact with Dalai Lama)
Voice of America, January 8, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/us-china-dalai-20150107/2589496.html

Related:
United States calls for direct talks between China, Dalai Lama
The Economic Times, January 8, 2015
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/united-states-calls-for-direct-talks-between-china-dalai-lama/articleshow/45806943.cms

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Collision course in Hong Kong
The Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/collision-course-in-hong-kong-1420675908

鲍彤:对滋生腐败的制度不应“自信”而要改革 (Bao Tong: the corruption-breeding system needs reform, not “self-confidence”)
Radio France Internationale, January 8, 2015
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20150108-鲍彤:对滋生腐败的制度不应”自信“而要改革

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

People around the world are voluntarily submitting to China’s great firewall. Why?
Slate, January 6, 2015
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/01/06/tencent_s_wechat_worldwide_internet_users_are_voluntarily_submitting_to.html

Corruption (腐败)

周永康等已被移送司法
Charges against China’s ex-security chief sent to prosecutors
Voice of America, January 7, 2015
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/zhou-yongkong-20150107/2588630.html
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/charges-against-china-ex-security-chief-sent-to-prosecutors/2588612.html

中国反腐败:去年纪检系统内部查处近1600人(1,600 discipline inspection cadres punished last year in China’s anti-corruption campaign)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 7, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150107_china_corruption_zhou

Domestic Security (国内安全)

Shanghai mourns victims of New Year’s Eve stampede 上海民众悼念新年踩踏事件遇难者
The New York Times, January 7, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150107/c07shanghai/dual/

Health (健康)

China regulator to strengthen 'grim' food, drug safety control
Reuters, January 7, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/07/us-china-foodsafety-idUSKBN0KG0DB20150107

Hong Kong (香港)

Pan-democrats hoist umbrellas as Carrie Lam announces new political reform consultation
The South China Morning Post, January 7, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1675987/pan-democrats-hoist-umbrellas-carrie-lam-announces-new-political

Hong Kong “consults public” on political reform, but signals intransigence, arrests
The Washington Post, January 7, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/hong-kong-consults-public-on-political-reform-but-signals-intransigence-arrests/2015/01/07/9ebd72a6-524a-4703-a5dc-3d565fa3fc0c_story.html

Hong Kong government cements support for China's pre-screening of poll candidates
Reuters, January 7, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/07/us-hongkong-china-idUSKBN0KG0JF20150107

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Mongolian writer hits out at China over treatment of dissident
被软禁的蒙古族作家胡琴夫呼吁当局恢复她自由
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/huuchinhuu-govruud-01062015111405.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-01062015134326.html

维权人士李碧云狱中遭酷刑 已失语瘫痪 (Rights defender Li Biyun lost speech ability and paralyzed due to torture in prison)
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-01062015105935.html