Friday, February 27, 2015

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

China imposes one-year ban on ivory imports
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 26, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31648475

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

中国进口食品疑引发肝炎 澳洲计划加强食品标签法 (Australia to strengthen country-of-origin food labelling laws after fruit imported from China suspected of causing hepatitis outbreak)
Radio France Internationale, February 26, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150226-中国进口食品疑引发肝炎-澳洲计划加强食品标签法/

Related:
Australia to introduce country-of-origin labeling after hepatitis A outbreak
Reuters, February 25, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/26/us-australia-food-labelling-idUSKBN0LU01B20150226

Corruption (腐败)

China atwitter over next “tiger” to fall
Nicosia Business Review, February 27, 2015
http://nicosiamoneynews.com/2015/02/26/china-atwitter-over-next-tiger-to-fall/

China's military says no modernization without respect of law
Reuters, February 26, 2015
http://reut.rs/1FwmGuy

Chinese officials who lie on resumes and personal records targeted in new audit
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1724012/chinese-officials-who-lie-resumes-and-personal-records-targeted-new-audit

Civil Society (民间社会)

In China, civic groups’ freedom, and followers, are vanishing
The New York Times, February 26, 2015
http://nyti.ms/18opPCS

Education (教育)

Class struggle: officials are trying to stifle independent voices in universities
The Economist, February 28, 2015
http://econ.st/1FwFIAU

Environment (环境)

Spring tide: pollution fears are driving the Chinese towards expensive branded waters
The Economist, February 28, 2015
http://www.economist.com/news/business/21645215-pollution-fears-are-driving-chinese-towards-expensive-branded-waters-spring-tide

环保部要求两市15日内报送整改方案 (Ministry of Environmental Protection requires two cities to provide reform proposals within 15 working days)
Legal Daily, February 27, 2015
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index/content/2015-02/27/content_5980188.htm

Freedom of Movement (自由行动)

作家李敖申请做香港人但称遭到百般刁难一怒放弃 (Writer Li Ao angrily abandons application for Hong Kong citizenship after meeting numerous obstacles)
Radio France Internationale, February 27, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150227-作家李敖申请做香港人但称遭到百般刁难一怒放弃/

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing’s Hong Kong reform proposals "more restrictive than expected": London
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1724317/occupy-era-hong-kongs-most-turbulent-period-handover-says-british

Related:
Six monthly report to parliament on Hong Kong: July-December 2014
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office , February 26, 2015
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/six-monthly-report-to-parliament-on-hong-kong-july-december-2014

Eleven more Occupy activists face "arrest by appointment" at Hong Kong police HQ
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1724286/11-more-occupy-activists-face-arrest-appointment-hong-kong-police-hq

Add Oil Machine wins human rights artwork award
Hong Kong Economic Journal, February 25, 2015
http://www.ejinsight.com/20150225-add-oil-machine-wins-human-rights-artwork-award/

Related:
Interview with Add Oil Machines founders Sampson Wong and Jason Lee
Human Rights in China, November 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/china-rights-forum/videos/stand-you-add-oil-machine-interview-sampson-wong-and-jason-lam-video
Related:
Peter Gabriel, Pussy Riot & More Project Photos, messages of support to Hong Kong demonstrators
Human Rights in China, January 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)

Missing, presumed dead: underground Chinese bishop, aged 93
The Global Post, February 25, 2015
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/150225/missing-presumed-dead-underground-chinese-bishop-aged-93

Guangdong police detain activist's dinner party guests
Radio Free Asia, February 26, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/guests-02262015102920.html

律師稱浦志強審理起訴期滿後獲釋機會低 (Lawyer: slim chance Pu Zhiqiang will be released following investigation period)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 27, 2015
http://bbc.in/1ABDpgu

Information Control (信息控制)

中共加强外宣 靠“洋五毛”输出意识形态 (CPC exports official ideology by strengthening “foreign wumao")
Radio Free Asia, February 26, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/yf2-02262015085358.html

June Fourth (六四)

北京摄影师出版八九学运画册 书寄家中被海关没收 (Beijing photographer tries to mail home published photo collection of 1989 Democracy Movement, confiscated at the customs)
Radio Free Asia, February 26, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-02262015085023.html

Law (法律)

China's top court unveils deadlines for legal reform
Reuters, February 26, 2015
http://reut.rs/1JOANCb

Don’t call it western: China’s top court unveils vision for reform
The Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2015
http://on.wsj.com/1ANAP5H

Related:
Supreme People’s Court’s 4th Five Year Reform Plan sees the light of day
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, February 26, 2015
http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/2015/02/26/supreme-peoples-courts-4th-five-year-reform-plan-sees-the-light-of-day/

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Deadly attacks in Xinjiang go unreported in China
The New York Times, February 26, 2015
http://nyti.ms/1zKckDM

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's new collective bargaining rule is too weak to ease labour conflicts
The South China Morning Post, February 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1723213/chinas-new-collective-bargaining-rule-too-weak-ease-labour

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

中紀委網站開設專欄發佈落馬官員懺悔書 (Anti-graft agency launches section for dismissed officials’ confessions)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 26, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/02/150226_china_anti-corruption_confession

Related:
“Stay tuned” as China readies to publish corruption confessions
Reuters, February 25, 2015
http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKBN0LU04W20150226

沉重的忏悔,深刻的警醒——本网推出"忏悔录"专栏 (Remorseful confession, profound realization: our website [CCDI] launches “Confessions” section)
The Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Central Committee of the CPC, February 26, 2015
http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/xwtt/201502/t20150225_51687.html

Hong Kong (香港)

曾俊华发布新预算案特别眷顾占中“受害者”及增加维稳费 (New budget from HK finance secretary addresses “victims” of Occupy Movement and increases stability maintenance fees)
Radio France Internationale, February 26, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150226-曾俊华发布新预算案特别眷顾占中“受害者”及增加维稳费/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Hillary Clinton “gave in” to China says Chen Guangcheng
The Telegraph, February 25, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11433303/Hillary-Clinton-gave-in-to-China-says-Chen-Guangcheng.htmll

Law (法律)

China narrows definition of terrorism in draft law by deleting “thoughts” from list of liable offences
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1723625/changes-needed-chinas-counter-terrorism-law-avoid-human-rights-abuses-say

Related:
全国人大常委会审议反恐怖主义法(草案)(Standing Committee of NPC reviews draft counter-terrorism law)
Chinacourt.org, February 26, 2015
http://tv.chinacourt.org/5251.html

法院可依法直接认定恐怖活动组织和人员 (Draft counter-terrorism law permits courts to directly identify organizations and individuals involved in terrorism)
People.cn, February 26, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0226/c1001-26597846.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China's top court rejects judicial independence as “erroneous thought”
The Guardian, February 26, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/26/chinas-top-court-rejects-judicial-independence-as-erroneous-thought

After the “Three Represents,” China pushes “Four Comprehensives”
Reuters, February 26, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/26/us-china-doctrine-idUSKBN0LU0A620150226

Related:
坚持严格公正司法 坚持从严管理队伍 为协调推进“四个全面”提供有力司法保障 (Persevere in strict impartial justice andmanagement of officialdom, provide effective judicial protection for coordinated implementation of “four comprehensives”)
Chinacourt.org, February 26, 2015
http://www.chinacourt.org/article/detail/2015/02/id/1557742.shtml

China's Xi Jinping unveils new “four comprehensives” slogans
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 25, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31622571

Related:
从“四个全面”读懂中国治国理政新思路 (Understand China’s new ideas for governance through the “four comprehensives”)
Legal Daily, February 26, 2015
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/commentary/content/2015-02/26/content_5976715.htm?node=33188

Women (妇女)

China’s feminists stand up against “misogynistic” TV gala
The Washington Post, February 26, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/02/25/chinas-feminists-stand-up-against-misogynistic-tv-gala/

Anger after China's Lunar New Year Gala mocks “manly” women
CNN, February 25, 2015
http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/25/china/lunar-new-year-gala-sexism/

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China's fertile ground for Islamic State
Bloomberg, February 25, 2015
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-02-25/china-s-fertile-ground-for-islamic-state

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Xi Jinping: China’s undecided “decider”
The Diplomat, February 25, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/02/xi-jinping-chinas-undecided-decider/

China must uphold religious freedom in new year
Aljazeera, February 26, 2015
http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/2/china-must-uphold-religious-freedom-in-new-year.html

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China’s anti-corruption effort faces headwinds, Agency says
The Wall Street Journal, February 25, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/02/25/chinas-anti-corruption-effort-faces-headwinds-agency-says/

Related:
反腐“一阵风” 那只是传说 (Saying anti-graft campaign is just “a gust of wind” is only a rumor)
The Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Central Committee of the CPC, February 23, 2015
http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/yw/201502/t20150216_51525.html

中纪委:反腐没有"减速带" 新春第一锤要敲响 (CCDI: no plan to “decelerate” anti-corruption campaign, significant effort to resume after Spring Festival)
People.cn, February 25, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0225/c1001-26593434.html

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

China fines 81-year-old writer Tie Liu
New Straits Times, February 25, 2015
http://www.nst.com.my/node/74112

Hong Kong (香港)

Keep up pressure for democracy in Hong Kong, student leaders tell world summit
The South China Morning Post, February 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1722795/keep-pressure-democracy-hong-kong-student-leaders-tell-world-summit

Hong Kong's teen activists vow to return to the streets
CNN, February 25, 2015
http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/25/asia/hong-kong-protests-sheep/

國際特赦組織發表報告 指控警察違反國際公約 (Amnesty International report alleges Hong Kong police violated international treaty)
Passion Times, February 25, 2015
http://www.passiontimes.hk/article/02-25-2015/21393

Related:
Amnesty International report 2014/15: The state of the world's human rights
Amnesty International, February 25, 2015
https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/pol10/0001/2015/en/

Internet (互联网)

Is Weibo on the way out?
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 24, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-31598865

Tibet (西藏)

青海同仁县下发二十种“涉藏独”活动禁令 (Qinghai bans 20 activities “suspected of promoting Tibetan independence”)
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-02242015102113.html

United Nations (联合国)

China's vision for modernizing the UN
The Diplomat, February 25, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/02/chinas-vision-for-modernizing-the-un/

Women (妇女)

For richer, for poorer: how China's laws put women second
The Guardian, February 25, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/24/chinese-women-equality-laws-land-housing

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

义乌两名官员因涉嫌受贿被立案侦查 (Two Yiwu officials investigated for graft)
Radio France Internationale, February 23, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150223-义乌两名官员因涉嫌受贿被立案侦查/

中国大力反腐改变春节官场风气 (China’s vigorous anti-corruption campaign changes officialdom’s Spring Festival customs)
People.cn, February 24, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0224/c1001-26590413.html

Hong Kong (香港)

HKU students rally for transparency in vice president selection
Hong Kong Economic Journal, February 24, 2015
http://www.ejinsight.com/20150224-hku-students-rally-for-transparency-in-vice-president-selection/

Beijing moves to meet Hong Kong pan-dems in bid to break universal suffrage deadlock
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1721949/beijing-likely-meet-hong-kong-pan-democrats-late-march-break

梁振英称将于出席两会时与中央商讨收紧来港旅客政策 (C.Y. Leung to discuss tightening HK tourist policy with Beijing at Two Congresses)
Reuters, February 24, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/02/24/hk-cn-tourism-idCNKBS0LS0DX20150224

Hong Kong government office architect reflects on “Occupy” Movement
The Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2015
http://on.wsj.com/1v8Q61R

Common Tips Hat to Hong Kong Protesters in Oscar Speech
The Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2015
http://on.wsj.com/1a2W8HL

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China puts 82-year-old writer on trial amid political crackdown
The Telegraph, February 24, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11431202/China-puts-82-year-old-writer-on-trial-amid-political-crackdown.html

Related:
两名法国记者拟采访哈达被公安扣留数小时后驱逐 (Two French journalists detained and deported after attempting to interview Inner Mongolian activist Hada)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/ql1-02232015101549.html

International Relations (国际关系)

中日兩國安理會上「各自表態」論歷史 (China and Japan clash on history at UN Security Council meeting)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 24, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/02/150224_china_japan_un

Labor (劳工)

Shenzhen mulls overhaul of taxi industry after cabbies strike over pay and conditions
The South China Morning Post, February 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1721683/shenzhen-mulls-overhaul-taxi-industry-after-cabbies-strikes-over-pay-and

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

Coming out as gay at Chinese New Year
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 23, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31549731

Tibet (西藏)

China warns Tibetans in Rebgong against “separatist” activities
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/warns-02232015151143.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

中國遊客搶購的真相 (The truth about Chinese tourists’ shopping frenzies)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/commentaries/lam-kay-HK-shopping-02232015082914.html/story_main?encoding=traditional

How the West was lost: It's not OK to call Beijing a counterterrorism "partner" if it simply legitimizes the government’s human rights crackdown at home
Foreign Policy, February 23, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/02/23/how-the-west-was-lost-china-terrorism-xinjiang-uighurs-obama-human-rights/

Monday, February 23, 2015

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Siberian tiger video suggests species is returning to China, conservationists say
The Guardian, February 18, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/19/rare-siberian-tiger-caught-on-camera-china-first-time-60-years

David Attenborough calls on Chinese president to end ivory trade
The Guardian, February 20, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/20/david-attenborough-calls-on-chinese-president-end-ivory-trade

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Zuckerberg’s friend request to China
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 23, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31592068

Hong Kong (香港)

香港特首梁振英新年贺词吁港人学做顺服“绵羊”(Hong Kong Chief Executive C.Y. Leung urges Hongkongers to “be like sheep” in Lunar New Year message)
Radio Free Asia, February 19, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xql-02192015165406.html

黄之锋赴欧美 女友被扣昆明 (Joshua Wong’s girlfriend detained at Kunming airport)
Deutsche Welle, February 19, 2015
http://dw.de/p/1EeTc

Hong Kong “radicals” up ante in democracy push against China
Reuters, February 23, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/23/us-hongkong-radicals-insight-idUSKBN0LQ0UO20150223

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

国际社会呼吁中国释放伊力哈木 (International Community calls for release of Ilham Tohti)
Deutsche Welle, February 19, 2015
http://dw.de/p/1Eefi

International Relations (国际关系)

China protests India leader’s visit to disputed border area
The New York Times, February 20, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150220/c20myanmar/dual/

Conflict in Myanmar reverberates across the border in China
中国审查网上支持缅甸华裔叛军言论
The New York Times, February 20, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/23/world/asia/china-protests-india-leaders-visit-to-disputed-border-area.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

五百访民试图往天安门被羁押 四百人给习近平李克强拜年
Beijing police detain hundreds for trying to visit Chinese leaders over New Year
Radio Free Asia, February 20, 2015
CH:http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-02202015103824.html
EN:http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hundreds-02202015111702.html

Taiwan (台湾)

台民调:趋独反统立场加强 (Taiwan public opinion poll shows increased preference for independence)
Voice of America, February 23, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/taiwan-20150221/2653039.html

Women (妇女)

In China’s modern economy, a retro push against women
The New York Times, February 20, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/21/world/asia/china-women-lag-in-work-force-especially-in-top-jobs.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆再出血案 造成多人死亡 (Clash in Xinjiang leaves 17 dead)
Deutsche Welle, February 21, 2015
http://dw.de/p/1EfMm

Related:
Hacking, shooting Incident leave 17 dead in Xinjiang’s Aksu prefecture
Radio Free Asia, February 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/aksu-02202015214715.html

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Children (儿童)

Seven companies fined for using child workers
China Daily, February 17, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-02/17/content_19611702.htm

Corruption (腐败)

中纪委最高检协同反腐 5天内7“老虎”被“双开”(Anti-corruption campaign: 7 “tigers” expelled from Party and offices in 5 days)
People.cn, February 18, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0218/c1001-26581215.html

China to punish senior official for breaking family planning law
Reuters, February 16, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/17/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0LL06X20150217

Related:
朱明国系首个被通报严重违反计生政策的省部官员 (First provincial-level official is “doubly expelled” for serious violation of family planning policy)
People.cn, February 18, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0218/c1001-26581208.html

Environment (环境)

China’s rosewood craving cuts deep into Madagascar rainforests
The Guardian, February 16, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/16/rosewood-madagascar-china-illegal-rainforest

As China gets richer, the world gets dirtier-and will have to choose more growth and being green
The Independent, February 17, 2015
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/as-china-gets-richer-the-world-gets-dirtier--it-will-have-to-choose-more-growth-and-being-green-10050999.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong ordered to tighten official language on relations with mainland China
港府內部通告:禁用“中港關係” 高度自治不加引號
SCMP, February 18, 2015
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1717253/hong-kong-tightens-official-language-relations-mainland
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/tc/hk/48312/gang-fu-nei-bu-tong-gao-jin-yong-zhong-gang-guan-xi-gao-du-zi-zhi-bu-jia-yin-hao

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Human rights abuses in China "at worst since 1989": Report
Radio Free Asia, February 16, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hotan-02162015160611.html/humanrights-02162015165824.html

浦志强关押条件改善 苏昌兰夫、兄被羁押 (Pu Zhiqiang's detention conditions improve, Su Changlan's husband and brother detained)
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-02172015094724.html

Internet (互联网)

Google Looks to Break Into China With a New YouTube Channel
Wired, February 17, 2015
http://www.wired.com/2015/02/google-china/

State Compensation (国家赔偿)

China orders compensation to acquitted death row prisoner
Reuters, February 17, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/17/us-china-rights-idUSKBN0LL0RC20150217

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

“建制派”批陈文敏自来有因 (Reasons behind pro-establishment's criticism of Johannes Chan)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 17, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/hong_kong_review/2015/02/150217_hkreview_hkuni

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

中國海關將引入「嗅錢犬」
China to employ customs workers with a nose for hard cash
The New York Times, February 16, 2015
  http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150216/c16customs/zh-hant/

浙江首个省部级官员落马疑与插手土地工程地产有关 (First Zhejiang provincial level official sacked, suspected of meddling with land and real estate projects)
  Radio France Internationale, February 17, 2015
  http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150217-浙江首个省部级官员落马疑与插手土地工程地产有关/

Domestic security (国内安全)

China approves police reform plan aimed at improving force's efficiency and public image
  South China Morning Post, February 16, 2015
  http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1714252/china-approves-police-reform-plan-aimed-improving-forces-efficiency-and

Related
凝神聚力全面深化公安改革 (Focus on comprehensively deepening public security reform)
Xinhua Net, February 17, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/comments/2015-02/17/c_1114395420.htm

Environment (环境)

Inside China's toxic Village of Widows
  The Telegraph, February 16, 2015
  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11416830/Inside-Chinas-toxic-Village-of-Widows.html

China is bragging that air pollution fell by 11% last year
  Quartz, February 16, 2015
  http://qz.com/345115/

Information Control (信息控制)

中国当局封历史网站 中共加强意识形态控制 (Chinese authorities block history websites, CPC intensifies ideological control)
  Radio Free Asia, February 16, 2015
  http://mandarin.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xql-02162015150432.html

Internet (互联网)

Tighter online controls in China point to wider clampdown
  The Washington Post, February 16, 2015
  http://wapo.st/1yLvTKA

National Defense (国防)

中国国防预算或继续快速增长 经济放缓无碍“强军梦”(Nat’l defense budget may continue rapid growth, China’s “Strong Army Dream” unimpeded by slowing economy)
  Reuters, February 17, 2015
  http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/02/17/china-defence-idCNKBS0LL0FU20150217

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

"Deaths and injuries" follow clashes between Uyghurs and police in Xinjiang
  Radio Free Asia, February 16, 2015
  http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hotan-02162015160611.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong’s classroom crackdown
  The Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2015
  http://www.wsj.com/articles/hong-kongs-classroom-crackdown-1424129830

China's chance to end injustice of the death penalty
  South China Morning Post, February 17, 2015
  http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1716056/chinas-chance-end-injustice-death-penalty

Monday, February 16, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Politburo, army, casinos: China’s corruption crackdown spreads
The Guardian, February 14, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/14/china-corruption-crackdown-spreads-xi-jinping

Former top health official in China gets 19 years prison: media
Reuters, February 15, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/15/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0LJ07620150215

Related:
前上海高官被判贪污受贿获刑19年 (Former Shanghai senior official sentenced to 19 years in prison for corruption and bribery)
Voice of America, February 16, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/shanghai-sentence-20150216/2645687.html

Provincial anti-graft chief tells disciplinary officials: ‘It’s not about having most cases’
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1714538/provincial-graft-graft-chief-tells-disciplinary-officials-its-not-about

China takes down senior leader amid anti-corruption campaign
ABC News, February 16, 2015
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-takes-senior-leader-amid-anti-corruption-campaign-28991477

金钱与绯闻:中国反腐风暴刮进央视 (Money and sex scandal: China’s anti-corruption drive hits CCTV)
The New York Times, February 15, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150215/c15cctv/dual/

与湖南前官员牵连的27人被判刑
27 affiliated with former official given prison terms in Southern China
The New York Times, February 13, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150213/c13officials/dual/

Health (健康)

China's “blood famine” drives patients to the black market
Reuters, February 15, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/15/us-china-health-blood-idUSKBN0LI0W920150215

Related:
中国医院血荒严重 血液黑市与血头猖獗 (Severe blood shortage in Chinese hospitals breeds black market and blood peddlers)
Voice of America, February16, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-blood-famine-20150216/2645916.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Federation of Students suffers biggest split in 57-year history as HKU quits over Occupy
The South China Morning Post, February 13, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1712860/hku-union-quits-federation-students-over-dissatisfaction-conduct

Hong Kong anger flares at shoppers from China
British Broadcasting Cooperation, February 16, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31483185

Related:
香港连续两周爆反水货示威 5人被捕1警2民伤 (5 people arrested and 3 injured in 2nd week of protests against parallel traders in Hong Kong,)
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/48156/xiang-gang-lian-xu-liang-zhou-bao-fan-shui-huo-shi-wei-5ren-bei-bu-1jing-2min-shang

Hukou (户口)

China to abolish temporary residence permits: Xinhua
Reuters, February 15, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/15/us-china-residence-permits-idUSKBN0LJ0OT20150215

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国著名记者高瑜狱中健康恶化被换牢房 (Famous Chinese reporter Gao Yu’s health deteriorates in prison, transferred to different cell)
Radio France Internationale, February 13, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150213-中国著名记者高瑜狱中健康恶化被换牢房/

广东维权人士郭飞雄在狱中仍被禁止放风 (Guangdong rights defender, Guo Feixiong, still prohibited from exercising while in prison)
Radio France Internationale, February 13, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150213-广东维权人士郭飞雄在狱中仍被禁止放风/

六四公祭组织者于世文被起诉 (Yu Shiwen, June Fourth public memorial organizer, prosecuted)
Voice of America, February 14, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/june-fourth-yu-shiwen-indictment-us-congress-concerns/2643349.html

因声援香港被捕之北京作家寇延丁获释 (Beijing writer Kou Yanding released after being taken away for supporting Hong Kong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 15, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/02/150215_china_writer_released

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

"Love Is not a choice": LGBT ad campaign launches in China for Valentine's Day
Huffington Post, February 14, 2015
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/14/china-lgbt-rights_n_6681220.html

Related:
China LGBT Awareness Campaign
http://lgbtcampaign.org/en/about-campaign

Rural Issues (农村)

China's urban sprawl raises key question: can it feed its people?
The Guardian, February 16, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/16/china-mega-airport-symbol-flight-agriculture-urbanisation

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The fascinating truth behind all those “great firewall of China” headlines
The Guardian, February 14, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/14/truth-behind-great-firewall-of-china-headlines

China’s fear of the web
The Washington Post, February 15, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/isolated-by-chinas-fear-of-the-web/2015/02/15/97a58cfe-b230-11e4-886b-c22184f27c35_story.html

观察:中国户籍改革的根本触及政治制度 (Observation: the root of China’s Hukou reform involves change of political system)
British Broadcasting Corporation February 16, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/02/150216_china_hukou

Friday, February 13, 2015

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

European business group slams China's Internet controls
Reuters, February 12, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/12/us-china-internet-business-idUSKBN0LG0TN20150212

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

记者无国界:中国关押记者最多 (Reporters Without Borders: China detains the largest number of journalists)
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/hc-02122015104014.html

Corruption (腐败)

Behind China's corruption crackdown: whistleblowers
Forbes, February 12, 2015
http://www.forbes.com/sites/riskmap/2015/02/12/behind-chinas-corruption-crackdown-whistleblowers/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong civics class puts Beijing on edge
The Wall Street Journal, February 13, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/02/13/hong-kong-civics-class-puts-beijing-on-edge/?mod=WSJBlog

Amnesty: Hong Kong protest supporters tortured in China
Voice of America, February 11, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/amnesty-hong-kong-protest-supporters-tortured-in-china/2639908.html

HKU law professors hit back against pro-Beijing press ‘political interference’ attacks
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1710973/hku-law-professors-hit-back-against-pro-beijing-press-political

Related
再有传媒报道梁振英力阻陈文敏任港大副校长 (More reporting on CY Leung’s interference in Johannes Chan’s candidacy for HKU pro-vice chancellor)
Radio France Internationale, February 13, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20150213-再有传媒报道梁振英力阻陈文敏任港大副校长/

Migrants (农民工)

刘丽:做好农民工和政府之间的桥梁 (Liu Li, migrant worker deputy to the NPC, ready to be a bridge between migrant workers and government)
People.cn, February 13, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0213/c1001-26561081.html

Population (人口)

‘Two-child policy’ a must for China, says family planning official
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1710758/two-child-policy-must-china-says-family-planning-official

Tibet (西藏)

China security buildup seen in Tibetan video
Voice of America, February 12, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-security-buildup-seen-in-tibetan-video/2641313.html

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China’s state-owned enterprises face new inspections in crackdown on graft
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1710468/chinas-state-owned-enterprises-face-new-inspections-crackdown-graft

China to probe army spending in corruption crackdown: report
Daily Mail February 12, 2015
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-2950318/China-probe-army-spending-corruption-crackdown-report.html

Shaanxi government to Probe missing funds after mass investor protests
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/funds-02112015115140.html

Culture (文化)

Filming China's Dark Side
The New York Times, February 12, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/100000001222595/filming-chinas-dark-side.html

Environment (环境)

Survey of foreign companies in China finds pollution a growing problem
调查显示在华外企面临多重新挑战
The New York Times, February 12, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20150212/c12pollution/dual/

Hong Kong (香港)

Unable to Occupy Hong Kong, demonstrators go shopping to protest
Bloomberg, February 11, 2015
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-11/unable-to-occupy-hong-kong-demonstrators-go-shopping-to-protest

Hukou (户口)

北京削减应届落户指标 毕业生突遭解约 (Beijing cuts central SOEs quota for granting Beijing hukous by 17%, college grads’ contracts suddenly terminated)
Caixin, February 11, 2015
http://china.caixin.com/2015-02-12/100783680.html

Internet (互联网)

Western companies slam China's Internet firewall
The Washington Post, February 12, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/western-companies-slam-chinas-internet-firewall/2015/02/12/323fa37a-b291-11e4-bf39-5560f3918d4b_story.html

June Fourth ( 六四)

Of Zhengzhou 10 Tiananmen activists, only Yu Shiwen remains behind bars
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/yu-shiwen-remains-jailed-02112015152326.html

Media (媒体)

新闻自由度:中国倒数第五 台湾亚洲最佳 (World Press Freedom Index 2015: China fifth from bottom, Taiwan best in Asia)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/02/150212_rsf_press_freedom_china

Related:
World Press Freedom Index 2015: decline on all fronts
Reporters Without Borders, February 12, 2015
http://index.rsf.org/#!/

Population (人口)

政协常委提议"一对夫妻必生俩孩" (Shanxi CPPCC committee member: couples must have two children)
The Diplomat, February 12, 2015
hhttp://www.dw.de/政协常委提议一对夫妻必生俩孩/a-18251155

Taiwan (台湾)

Prison hostage situation in Taiwan turns deadly … and political
The Diplomat, February 12, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/02/prison-hostage-situation-in-taiwan-turns-deadly-and-political/

Women (妇女)

In China, a women’s detective agency battles for wronged wives
The New York Times, February 12, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-china-a-womens-detective-agency-battles-for-wronged-wives/2015/02/10/00cbb4b2-abe5-11e4-8876-460b1144cbc1_story.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

袁贵仁风波反映中共第五代执政还面临巨大挑战 (Yuan Guiren controversy reveals the fifth generation Communist Party still faces enormous challenges)
Radio France Internationale, February 12, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150212-袁贵仁风波反映中共第五代执政还面临巨大挑战/

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

Is JPMorgan chase profiting off of forced evictions in China?
Rolling Stone, February 10, 2015
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/is-jpmorgan-chase-profiting-off-of-forced-evictions-in-china-20150

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Is artificial intelligence helping China spy on its citizens?
The Diplomat, February 11, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/02/is-artificial-intelligence-helping-china-spy-on-its-citizens/

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

家长揭贵族幼儿园饮食:每月交5600元 吃臭鸡蛋 (Parents discover children are fed rotten food at expensive $896/month kindergarten)
NetEase, February 11, 2015
http://news.163.com/15/0211/11/AI5TU8ER00011229.html

王荣承认大陆食安差造成水货客逼爆香港 (Shenzhen Party Secretary admits mainland’s serious food safety issues lead to parallel traders flooding Hong Kong)
Radio France Internationale, February 11, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150211-王荣承认大陆食安差造成水货客逼爆香港/

Corruption (腐败)

China slates environment ministry after graft probe
Reuters, February 10, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/10/us-china-environment-corruption-idUSKBN0LE17A20150210

Education (教育)

University president sees echoes of Cultural Revolution in new campaign
The New York Times, February 10, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/10/university-president-sees-echoes-of-cultural-revolution-in-new-campaign/

Related:
南开校长:意识形态工作不能走到另外一个极端 (Nankai University’s president: ideological development cannot go to another extreme)
People.cn, February 9, 2015
http://edu.people.com.cn/n/2015/0209/c1006-26532151.html

Environment (环境)

In China, a fight to save a forest tests toughened environment law
Reuters, February 10, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/10/us-china-environment-lawsuit-idUSKBN0LE2PJ20150210

Hong Kong (香港)

王荣承认大陆食安差造成水货客逼爆香港 (Wang Rong admits that Mainland’s poor food safety contributes to parallel traders flooding Hong Kong)
Radio France Internationale, February 11, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150211-王荣承认大陆食安差造成水货客逼爆香港/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China: Inventing a crime
The New York Review of Books, February 9, 2015
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2015/feb/09/china-pu-zhiqiang-inventing-crime/?insrc=wbll

International Relations (国际关系)

中国担负起推进阿富汗和平进程的责任 (China assumes responsibility for advancing Afghanistan peace process)
The Wall Street Journal, February 11, 2015
http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20150211/bch162719.asp?source=rss

Internet (互联网)

外媒称中国黑客通过福布斯网站攻击美军工企业 (Foreign media: Chinese hackers attacked U.S. military industrial enterprises via Forbes website)
Sina, February 11, 2015
http://mil.news.sina.com.cn/2015-02-11/1433821331.html

Labor (劳工)

China labor ties fray as grievances rise, economic growth slows
The Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/02/10/china-labor-ties-fray-as-grievances-rise-economic-growth-slows/?mod=chinablog

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

China: Thousands of air raid shelter residents evicted
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-31359096

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Officials to probe complaints by Mongolian herders over loss of grasslands
内蒙古阿旗数百牧民上访请愿 抗议草场被强行侵占十余年
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/mongolian-herders-lose-grasslands-02102015141554.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-02102015101422.html

Rule of Law (法治)

In sharp words from Xi, ominous implications for China’s legal reforms
The Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/02/10/sharp-words-from-xi-have-ominous-implications-for-chinas-legal-reforms/

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Is China making its own terrorism problem worse?
Foreign Policy, February 9, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/02/09/is-china-making-its-own-terrorism-problem-worse-uighurs-islamic-state/

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Zimbabwe defends plan to sell 27 elephants to China
The Guardian, February 9, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/09/zimbabwe-defends-plan-to-sell-27-elephants-to-china

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Qualcomm to pay record $975m in China antitrust case
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 10, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31335551

In China, heavy industry unexpectedly falls sharply
New York Times, February 9, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/10/business/international/in-chinaheavy-industry-unexpectedly-falls-sharply.html

Related:
Chinese inflation falls to 0.8%, fuelling fears of deflationary spiral
The Guardian, February 10, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/10/chinese-inflation-falls-to- 08-fuelling-fears-of-deflationary-spiral

Corruption (腐败)

一党专政解决不了腐败?习近平说“我就不信这个邪” (One-party rule unable to eradicate corruption? Xi Jinping “does not believe in this heresy”)
Radio France Internationale, February 10, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150210-一党专政解决不了腐败?习近平说“我就不信这个邪”/

Environment (环境)

31省政府报告均提大气治污 北京再定治霾高标准指标 (31 provincial work reports all mention pollution, Beijing renews high targets to combat smog)
Radio France Internatioanle, February 10, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0210/c1001-26542068.html

Hong Kong (香港)

林郑月娥与青年交流台下一片“香港建国”声中闹剧收场 (Youths chant “Hong Kong independence” at conclusion of dialogue with Carrie Lam)
Radio France Internatioanle, February 10, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20150210-林郑月娥与青年交流台下一片“香港建国”声中闹剧收场/

Related:
林鄭承認政改三人組「無用話唔到事」 (Carrie Lam admits that the political reform trio— herself, Rimsky Yuen, and Raymond Tam—“does not have decisionmaking authority”)
Apple Daily, February 9, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20150209/53420587

Religion (宗教)

China's "disappeared" bishop dies in custody, whereabouts unknown
经历十四年秘密监禁 师恩祥主教在关押中逝世
Radio Free Asia, February 9, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/bishop-02092015161111.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/hc-02062015103230.html

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan to indict Sunflower Movement leaders
The Age, February 10, 2015
http://www.theage.com.au/world/taiwan-to-indict-sunflower-movement-leaders-20150210-13ax35.html

Taiwan's China affairs chief steps down over court ruling
Reuters, February 10, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/10/us-taiwan-china-idUSKBN0LE07820150210

Monday, February 09, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China executes mining tycoon Liu Han, who had links to ex-security tsar Zhou Yongkang
涉周案黑道大亨劉漢等5人被執行死刑
South China Morning, February 9, 2015
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1708082/chinese-mining-tycoon-liu-han-linked-zhou-yongkang-executed
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/tc/china/47761/she-zhou-hei-dao-da-heng-liu-han-deng-5ren-bei-zhi-xing-si-xing

China uncovers power abuses, nepotism at Sinopec
中石化集团存利益输送和领导亲属关联交易谋利问题--中纪委
Reuters, February 7, 2015
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/07/china-corruption-sinopec-idUSL4N0VH03L20150207
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/02/08/sinopec-cn-idCNKBS0LC0ZU20150208

Related:
中紀委密集公布巡視央企腐敗情況受關注 (CCDI’s frequent announcements of anti-corruption inspections of state-owned enterprises draw attention)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 7, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/02/150207_china_anticorruption

Tearful communist mayor pleads for forgiveness as corruption purge rages on
The Telegraph, February 6, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11394946/Tearful-Communist-mayor-pleads-for-forgiveness-as-corruption-purge-rages-on.html

Top Chinese company bosses try to atone after bribery allegations
The Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/02/06/top-chinese-company-bosses-try-to-atone-after-bribery-allegations/

Hong Kong (香港)

Why China seized $12,900 in toilet paper from Hong Kong
The Christian Science Monitor, February 7, 2015
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2015/0207/Why-China-seized-12-900-in-toilet-paper-from-Hong-Kong

Protesters confront mainland shoppers in Hong Kong
The New York Times, February 8, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/protesters-confront-mainland-shoppers-in-hong-kong/

Hongkongers still divided over Beijing's reform plan for 2017: poll
South China Morning Post, February 8, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1707556/hongkongers-still-divided-over-beijings-reform-plan-2017-poll-finds

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Guizhou rights activists targeted by police after support for Beijing poet
贵阳民主维权人士莫建刚被指声援王藏而遭抄家、带走
Radio Free Asia, February 6, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activists-02062015132328.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/1-02052015112451.html

June Fourth (六四)

"I didn't once hear the sound of laughter"
Radia Free Asia, February 6, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/women/tiananmen-mothers-02062015134519.html

State Compensation (国家赔偿)

中国冤案平反第一人领取205万国家赔偿 (Family of man wrongly executed receives RMB 2,050,000 in state compensation in China’s first “political rehabilitation” case)
DW News, February 3, 2015
http://china.dwnews.com/news/2015-02-03/59633636.html

Tibet (西藏)

China says against foreign countries receiving Dalai Lama
Reuters, February 6, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/06/us-china-usa-idUSKBN0LA0KH20150206

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Occupy insiders give their verdict on the protests
The South China Morning Post, February 8, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1701641/occupy-insiders-give-their-verdict-protests

国企反腐 这次能否掀起大风暴 (Could anti-corruption campaign targeting SEOs set off an anti-corruption storm?)
Beijing Youth Daily, February 7, 2015
http://epaper.ynet.com/html/2015-02/07/content_114701.htm?div=-1

Friday, February 06, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Party mouthpiece accuses artists of colluding in graft
South China Morning Post, February 6, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1703825/party-mouthpiece-accuses-artists-colluding-graft

季建业案侦查细节曝光 开始滴水不漏后来主动悔过 (Ji Jianye case unveiled: from strict reticence to active repentance)
The Beijing News, February 6, 2015
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2015/02/06/353003.html

新华社一记者受贿5万 获刑5年 (Xinhua News reporter sentenced to 5 years for taking RMB 50,000 in bribes)
The Beijing News, February 5, 2015
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2015/02/05/352869.html

Environment (环境)

The cost of clean air
The Economist, February 5, 2015
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21642214-measures-combat-air-pollution-are-biting-hard-industrial-areas-already-hit-economic?fsrc=rss

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Defense lawyers walk out of Suzhou evictee trial in protest
范木根抗拆杀人开审 千人声援遭警镇压
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/suzhou-evictee-trial-02052015152551.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/trial-02042015091758.html

International Relations (国际关系)

U.S. tech companies press case against restrictive Chinese rules
The Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-trade-groups-seek-reversal-of-restrictive-chinese-rules-1423137151

China is making moves in a disputed area of the South China Sea
Business Insider, February 5, 2015
http://www.businessinsider.com/r-manila-says-china-starts-dredging-at-another-reef-in-disputed-waters-2015-2

Internet (互联网)

Guangzhou netizen detained for posting "insulting" photo of China's President
广州网友梁勤辉因言获罪遭刑拘 网络文章被指诋毁国家领导人
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/detention-02052015121022.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-02052015105413.html

China less and less enamored of social media, study finds
The Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/02/05/china-growing-less-enamored-of-social-media-study-finds/

Related:
Chinese enthusiasm for social media drops sharply
Kantar, February 3, 2015
http://us.kantar.com/tech/social/2015/kantar-china-social-media-impact-report-2015/

Labor (劳工)

China labor strife rises before the Lunar New Year
The Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/02/06/china-labor-strife-rises-before-the-lunar-new-year/?mod=WSJBlog

Tibet (西藏)

China media criticise Dalai Lama-Obama meeting
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 6, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31159993

Related:
奥巴马:达赖喇嘛是位“好友” (Obama: Dalai Lama is a “good friend”)
Radio France Internationale, February 5, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150205-奥巴马:达赖喇嘛是位“好友”

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Academic Exchange (学术交流)

China rebukes Norway for expelling scholar
中国使馆就挪威令中国学者限期离境提出交涉
Reuters, February 4, 2015
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/04/us-china-norway-idUSKBN0L805A20150204
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/02/04/china-norway-idCNKBS0L806B20150204

Corruption (腐败)

中国农业银行原副行长杨琨被判无期 (Agricultural Bank VP Yang Kun jailed for life)
Radio France Internationale, February 4, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150204-中国农业银行原副行长杨琨被判无期/

Environment (环境)

Air pollution is bigger killer in China than smoking, says new Greenpeace study
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1701625/air-pollution-bigger-killer-mainland-china-smoking-says-new-greenpeace

Tougher environmental law pressures China steel mills
Reuters, February 4, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/04/china-steel-environment-idUSL4N0VE3R820150204

Related:
中华人民共和国环境保护法 (Environmental Protection Law of PRC)
The Central People’s Government of PRC, April 25, 2014
http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/2014-04/25/content_2666434.htm

Environmental Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (Unofficial Translation)
The EU – China Environmental Governance Programme, April 24, 2014
https://www.chinadialogue.net/Environmental-Protection-Law-2014-eversion.pdf

我国通过史上最严新环保法 新法于明年1月1日施行 (In 2015, China to implement strictest environmental protection law to date)
The National People’s Congress of PRC, April 25, 2014
http://www.npc.gov.cn/huiyi/lfzt/hjbhfxzaca/2014-04/25/content_1861232.htm

中国最严格环保法修订后“出笼” 首次明确“保护优先”(China’s stringent environmental protection law (amended) focuses on conservation)
法制时报 Fazhi Shibao, April 25, 2014
http://fzsb.hinews.cn/php/20140425/137847.php

Hong Kong (香港)

Top China official in Hong Kong warns against confronting Beijing
Reuters, February 4, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/05/us-hongkong-china-zhangxiaoming-idUSKBN0L909Y20150205

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China detained more than 900 human rights activists last year
Quarts, February 4, 2015
http://qz.com/338556/

Related:
Deprivation of liberty and torture/other mistreatment of human rights defenders in China
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, February 3, 2015
http://chrdnet.com/2015/02/deprivation-of-liberty-and-tortureother-mistreatment-of-human-rights-defenders-in-china-partial-data-updated-6302013/

International Relations (国际关系)

菲律宾与越南就建立战略伙伴关系共同抗衡中国 (Philippines, Vietnam discuss alliance to counter China)
Radio France Internationale, February 3, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150203-菲律宾与越南就建立战略伙伴关系共同抗衡中国/

Internet (互联网)

China tightens rules on internet use, online comments
ABC News, February 4, 2015
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/china-tightens-rules-internet-online-comments-28710314

Related:
Internet User Account Name Management Regulations
China Copyright and Media, February 4, 2015
https://chinacopyrightandmedia.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/internet-user-account-name-management-regulations/#more-3885
互联网用户账号名称管理规定 (Internet User Account Name Management Regulations)
Cyberspace Administration of China, February 4, 2015
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2015-02/04/c_1114246561.htm

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan tells China's Communist Party to 'stop exaggerating' its forces' role in Second World War
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1701170/taiwan-tells-chinas-communist-party-stop-exaggerating-its-forces-role

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Why China’s education crackdown may be more than it seems
The Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/02/05/why-chinas-education-crackdown-may-be-more-than-it-seems/?mod=WSJBlog

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China to tally suicides by civil servants
中国将统计公务员非正常死亡情况
The New York Times, February 2, 2015
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150102/c02suicides/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150102/c02suicides/

Culture (文化)

Mao in demand than ever: Chinese actors line up to play leader
The Guardian, February 3, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/03/mao-demand-chinese-actors-lookalikes-play-leader

Hong Kong (香港)

Removal of Tiananmen crackdown story prompts questions in Hong Kong
六四密件涉赵紫阳子疑贪污 明报遭撤头版
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/story-02032015105301.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/64-02022015081719.html?searchterm%3Autf8%3Austring=%E9%A6%99%E6%B8%AF&encoding=simplified

Related:
《明報》員工擱筆1小時抗議總編撤六四頭條 (Mingpao staff hold hour-long “pens-down” strike to protest chief editor’s sudden removal of June Fourth headline)
Apple Daily, February 3, 2015
http://hkm.appledaily.com/detail.php?guid=53401264&category_guid=6996647&category=instant&issue=20150203

教協公開信:要求見面討論明報編輯方針 (In open letter, HK Professional Teachers’ Union requests to meet Ming Pao editor to discuss outlet’s editorial policy)
Hong Kong In-media, February 2, 2015
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1031176

Ming Pao editor defends his decision
RTHK, February 4, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150204/news_20150204_56_1074604.htm

Ming Pao staff strike over June 4 story
RTHK, February 4, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150204/news_20150204_56_1074480.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

找 官 百 次 未 果 上 訪 戶 截 停 火 車 (After a hundred failed petition attempts, petitioners resort to blocking a running train)
Sing Tao News Corporation, February 4, 2015
http://std.stheadline.com/yesterday/chi/0204eo06.html

International Relations (国际关系)

中国官媒:台军方发言人“言论情绪化” (Chinese official media attack Taiwanese military spokesman’s “emotional” speech)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 4, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/02/150204_china_taiwan_military_history_ww2

Internet (互联网)

China has 649 million people online, less are microblogging
The Washington Post, February 3, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/china-has-649-million-people-online-less-are-microblogging/2015/02/03/f017562a-abae-11e4-8876-460b1144cbc1_story.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Chinese police jail four herders over grasslands protest
牧民接连示威 警方再拘数人
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/four-herders-jailed-02032015112302.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/herbsman-02022015100238.html?searchterm%3Autf8%3Austring=%E7%89%A7%E6%B0%91&encoding=simplified

Rule of Law (法治)

China's first circuit court opens in Shenzhen to crowds of hopefuls
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1701151/first-circuit-court-opens-crowds-hopefuls

China’s President raises eyebrows with sharp rhetoric on rule of law
Foreign Policy, February 3, 2015
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/02/03/chinas-president-raises-eyebrows-with-sharp-rhetoric-on-rule-of-law/

Tibet (西藏)

In war on terror, China takes aim at Tibet
The Diplomat, February 3, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/02/in-war-on-terror-china-takes-aim-at-tibet/

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Uighurs flee China for Turkey in search of peace
Aljazeera, February 3, 2015
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/3/Uighurs-flee-China-for-Turkey-in-search-of-peace.html

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China broadens graft probe into financial sector
中国反腐:北京能源集团原董事长陆海军涉嫌严重违纪,正接受组织调查
Reuters, February 3, 2015
EN: http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/02/03/china-corruption-bankofbeijing-idINKBN0L708P20150203
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/02/03/idCNL4S0VD0AY20150203

Education (教育)

中大澄清與「蘇文大學」無關 淘寶證書已下架 (CUHK states it has no connection to “Suwen University,” degrees for purchase online removed from Taobao)
Apple Daily, February 2, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20150202/53396067

Related:
Fake Hong Kong university peddles degrees online for just HK$1,250
South China Morning Post, February 2, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1699288/fake-hong-kong-university-sells-diploma-hk100-and-degree-hk1250

陳文敏獲薦港大副校長--近期屢受左報炮轟 陳批嚴重干預院校自主 (Johannes Chan nominated to be HKU Deputy Vice-Chancellor, criticizes severe interference in university’s autonomy, repeatedly attacked by leftist press)
Ming Pao, February 3, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/pns/陳文敏獲薦港大副校長-近期屢受左報炮轟%20陳批嚴重干預院校自主/web_tc/article/20150203/s00001/1422901072956

Internet (互联网)

Why internet users all around the world should be worried about China’s great firewall
The Washington Post, February 2, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/02/02/why-internet-users-all-around-the-world-should-be-worried-about-chinas-great-firewall/

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

為採300萬噸煤 無良政府強拆明清古村 (Government forcibly demolishes ancient village from Ming and Qing dynasties to mine 3 million tons of coal)
Apple Daily, February 3, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/china/20150203/53399800

Migrants (农民工)

See China’s migrant scrap peddlers eke out a living on booming Beijing’s edge
Time, February 3, 2015
http://time.com/3642959/migrant-scrap-trade-beijing/

Religion (宗教)

Communist party bans believers in province of "China’s Jerusalem"
Guardian, February 2, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/02/chinese-communist-party-officials-crack-down-believers

Rule of Law (法治)

Xi Jinping orders elite cadres to put more weight behind "rule by law" rollout
South China Morning Post, February 3, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1699901/xi-jinping-orders-elite-cadres-put-more-weight-behind-rule-law-rollout

Academic urges rationality on China's human rights
Shanghai Daily, February 2, 2015
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=266433

Tibet (西藏)

China warns Obama against meeting Dalai Lama at prayer breakfast
Bloomberg, February 2, 2015
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-02/china-warns-obama-against-meeting-dalai-lama-at-prayer-breakfast

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China sharpens its censorship blade
The New York Times, February 2, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/opinion/china-sharpens-its-censorship-blade.html?_r=0

Related:
Notes on China’s “new normal”
China Media Project, February 2, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/02/02/38038/

China sharpens its censorship blade
Shanghai Daily, February 2, 2015
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=266433

Monday, February 02, 2015

Education (教育)

河南一高中要求学生集体跪拜孔子 每天读“圣贤书” (Henan high school requires students to kneel down to worship Confucius and read the “Saints’ classics” every day)
The Beijing News, January 30, 2015
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2015/01/30/352111.html

Environment (环境)

China says 90 percent of cities failed to meet air standards in 2014
中国环保:去年74个城空气质量平均达标241天,京津冀区域污染最严重
Reuters, February 1, 2015
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/02/us-china-pollution-idUSKBN0L606R20150202
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/02/02/idCNL4S0VC21Q20150202

Related:
环境保护部发布2014年重点区域和74个城市空气质量状况 (Ministry of Environmental Protection issues 2014 air quality study on special districts and 74 cities)
中华人民共和国环境保护部 (Ministry of Environment Protection of the People’s Republic of China), February 2, 2015
http://www.mep.gov.cn/gkml/hbb/qt/201502/t20150202_295333.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong democracy protesters march for "true universal suffrage"
Deutsche Welle, February 1, 2015
http://www.dw.de/showdown-looms-for-beijing-and-hong-kong/a-18228287

Hong Kong's protesters: We are still here
CNN, February 1, 2015
http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/01/world/hong-kong-protest/

Related:
Photos from the February 1, 2015 March
Human Rights in China, February 2, 2015
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153160359936414.1073741864.94042326413&type=1

Labor (劳工)

Out brothers, out!
The Economist, January 31, 2015
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21641275-guangdong-province-pioneers-new-approach-keeping-workers-happy-out-brothers-out?fsrc=rss

China nears peak coal, But its rustbelt pays the price
Huffington Post, January 31, 2015
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/30/china-peak-coal-demand_n_6582336.html

Rural Issues (农村)

豫农民忆中南海座谈:总理称"你们是衣食父母" (Henan farmers remember statement made by PM at Zhongnanhai conference: you are our bread and butter)
Southcn.com, February 2, 2015
http://news.southcn.com/china/content/2015-02/02/content_117600263.htm

United Nations (联合国)

UN rejects China's move to black out NGO criticism
South China Morning Post, February 1, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1697488/un-rejects-chinas-move-black-out-ngo-criticism

Women (妇女)

Chinese woman sues government over forced abortion
因被强制堕胎 中国妇女控告政府
Voice of America, January 29, 2015
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-woman-sues-government-over-forced-abortion/2618283.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-forced-abortions-20150129/2619839.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Hundreds of Xinjiang officials probed over their loyalty
South China Morning Post, February 1, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1698877/hundreds-xinjiang-officials-probed-over-their-loyalty-not-corruption

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Why scrapping quotas in China’s criminal justice system won’t be easy
The Wall Street Journal, January 30, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/01/30/why-scrapping-quotas-in-chinas-criminal-justice-system-wont-be-easy/?mod=WSJBlog

This is getting serious: intellectual self-isolation in China
The Atlantic, January 30, 2015
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/01/this-is-getting-serious-intellectual-self-isolation-in-china/385053/

Yang Zili and the paranoid regime
The Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/xiao-shu-yang-zili-and-the-paranoid-regime-1422553650