Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Civil Society (民间社会)

NGOs in China fear clampdown as Xi Jinping plans new security controls
The Guardian, March 30, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/30/ngos-china-fear-security-clampdown

Corruption (腐败)

China probes senior power official for graft
Reuters, March 30, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/30/us-china-graft-idUSKBN0MQ0R520150330

Fugitive database to ease information sharing
China Daily, March 31, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-03/31/content_19962128.htm

Chinese officials forced to take driving lessons after driven cars taken off them
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1752319/chinese-officials-forced-take-driving-lessons-after-chauffer-driven-cars

China asks UK for help in extraditing corrupt officials
China Daily, March 31, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-03/31/content_19962128.htm

China orders military to keep barracks simple, guard against excess
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1752348/china-orders-military-keep-barracks-simple-guard-against-excess

Cyber security (网络安全)

China appears to attack GitHub by diverting web traffic
The New York Times, March 30, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/31/technology/china-appears-to-attack-github-by-diverting-web-traffic.html

Related:
美国编程网站Github说遭遇来自中国的网络攻击 (US programming website Github claims being attacked from China)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/nu-03302015113401.html

Hong Kong (香港)

HK activists use newspaper petition to warn of academic threats
Reuters, March 30, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/30/us-hongkong-china-idUSKBN0MQ15420150330

The universal suffrage debate is sinking into a blame game
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1751974/universal-suffrage-debate-sinking-blame-game

Hong Kong justice chief slammed in row over judicial rulings related to Occupy protests
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1752316/hong-kong-justice-chief-slammed-row-over-judicial-rulings-related

Olympics 2022 (2022 冬季奥运)

Beijing assures Olympic security as 2022 bid inspections end
Associated Press, March 27, 2015
http://news.yahoo.com/beijing-assures-olympic-security-2022-bid-inspections-end-092030274.html

Beijing "capable" of hosting successful Olympics, says IOC chief inspector
Xinhua News, March 28, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-03/28/c_134105763.htm

Rule of Law (法治)

China configs "firewall" against official meddling in judicial cases
Global Times, March 30, 2015
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/914597.shtml

Related:
中共中央发文件禁官员干预司法 (CPC to prohibit officials from meddling in judicial cases)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-03302015113605.html

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan seeks stronger cybersecurity ties with US
Voice of America, March 30, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-taiwan-seeks-stronger-cyber-security-ties-with-us/2699705.html

Tibet (西藏)

流亡西藏议会制定决议敦促国际介入西藏 (Tibetan parliament in exile passes resolution to call for international intervention)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-03302015110307.html

Monday, March 30, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Two fugitive officials caught by "Sky Net"
Global Times, March 30, 2015
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/914523.shtml

Two senior Macau marine officials in graft probe
South China Morning Post, March 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1749958/two-senior-macau-marine-officials-graft-probe

Education (教育)

Chinese universities urged to adhere to socialism
Xinhua News, March 28, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-03/28/c_134106063.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Petition calls for defence of Hong Kong's academic freedom in wake of political pressure
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1750911/defend-hong-kongs-academic-freedom-petition-urges-wake-political

No need for promises of more political reform, says top Beijing official
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1750576/no-need-promises-more-political-reform-says-top-beijing-official

香港学联:以“命运自主”为纲续争普选 (Hong Kong Federation of Students continues to strive for universal suffrage with motto “determine our own destiny”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 30, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/03/150330_hk_student_leadership

Rule of Law (法治)

Chinese policeman sentenced for wrongfully detaining woman
Xinhua News, March 27, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-03/27/c_134103939.htm

CPC discipline chief says discipline stricter than law
Xinhua News, March 28, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-03/28/c_134106024.htm

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chinese court jails Muslim for 6 years for growing beard, wife gets 2 years for wearing veil
The Express Tribune, March 30, 2015
http://tribune.com.pk/story/861151/chinese-court-jails-muslim-uighur-for-6-years-for-growing-beard-wife-gets-2-years-for-wearing-veil/

Related:
穿戴民族服饰也违法? 新疆夫妻因蓄须穿罩袍获刑 (Is wearing ethnic costume illegal? Xinjiang couple sentenced for growing beard and wearing veil)
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/xl1-03292015112150.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's restrictions on barefoot lawyers could backfire
South China Morning Post, March 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1748592/chinas-restrictions-barefoot-lawyers-could-backfire

It's time for the world to adjust to China's global ambition
The Telegraph, March 28, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11500759/Its-time-for-the-world-to-adjust-to-Chinas-global-ambition.html

香港颁布基本法25年突显的权力矛盾 (Power conflicts in Hong Kong 25 years after enactment of Basic Law)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 29, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/03/150329_hongkong_basic-law_25th_anniversary

China’s fear of women with pamphlets
The New York Times, March 27, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/28/opinion/chinas-fear-of-women-with-pamphlets.html

Friday, March 27, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China ramps up global manhunt for corrupt officials with operation “Skynet”
South China Morning Post, March 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1748113/china-ramps-global-manhunt-fugitive-corrupt-officials-skynet

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong press freedom index falls amid self-censorship and attacks on journalists
South China Morning Post, March 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1748521/hong-kong-press-freedom-index-falls-amid-self-censorship-and-attacks

国际之都香港的免费电视台或将出现一言堂 (Hong Kong may soon have only one free TV channel)
Radio France Internationale, March 27, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150327-国际之都香港的免费电视台或将出现一言堂/

民建联议员漠视香港司法独立批评“警察抓人法官放人” (Pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance politician Elizabeth Quat scorns Hong Kong’s judicial independence: “police catch people and courts let them go” since Occupy Movement)
Radio France Internationale, March 27, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr//政治/20150327-民建联议员漠视香港司法独立批评“警察抓人法官放人”/

Olympics 2022 (2022 冬奥会)

Beijing assures Olympic security as 2022 bid inspections end
Associated Press, March 27, 2015
http://www.foxsports.com/olympics/story/beijing-china-assures-security-as-2022-olympic-bid-inspections-end-032715

Women (妇女)

Chinese feminist subjected to “extreme” interrogations: Lawyer
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/feminist-03262015110926.html

China raids offices of rights group as crackdown on activism continues
The New York Times, March 26, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/27/world/asia/china-raids-offices-of-rights-group-as-crackdown-on-activism-continues.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

中国官方警告网民对新疆克拉玛依火灾评论自律 (Chinese government cautions netizens to exercise self-discipline when commenting on Xinjiang fire)
Radio France Internationale, March 26, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150326-中国官方警告网民对新疆克拉玛依火灾评论自律/

Court rules suspected Uighur family must remain in Thai custody
Voice of America, March 27, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/court-rules-suspected-uighur-family-must-remain-in-thai-custody/2696530.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's master plan for remaking its courts
The Diplomat, March 26, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/03/chinas-master-plan-for-remaking-its-courts/

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Civil Society (民间社会)

Chinese police raid office of prominent NGO: co-founder
Reuters, March 26, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/26/us-china-rights-idUSKBN0MM0CD20150326

Corruption (腐败)

China's environment watchdog to exit from evaluation services
Xinhua News, March 25, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-03/25/c_134096838.htm

Freedom of Expression (言论自由)

Freed Tibetan monk's welcoming ceremony blocked by police
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/blocked-03252015121602.html

Another monk is detained in Tibet's Sog county
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/another-03252015150315.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Universal suffrage is “genuine” if it fits within the law, CY Leung argues in Legco Q&A
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1747561/cy-leung-condemns-anti-parallel-goods-protests-legco-qa-session

Internet (互联网)

Chinese have no need for websites blocked by Great Firewall, says Beijing official
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics-policy/article/1747592/olympics-beijing-official-says-chinese-have-no-need

反审查网站:中国政府参与攻击谷歌等公司 (Anti-censorship website: Chinese government participated in attacks on Google and other companies)
Voice of America, March 26, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-google-cyberspace-20150323/2694433.html

Population (人口)

”Secret” children could cost State workers their jobs
China Daily, March 26, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-03/26/content_19918610.htm

Rule of Law (法治)

Environmental NGO sues polluter
China Daily, March 26, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-03/26/content_19912406.htm

China's Xi says miscarriages of justice must be tackled properly
Reuters, March 25, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/26/us-china-politics-court-idUSKBN0MM04L20150326

习近平:司法体制改革成效人民来评判 (Xi Jinping: people are to judge the effectiveness of judicial reform)
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/14c53a3a1ef7d36/xi-jin-ping-si-fa-ti-zhi-gai-ge-cheng-xiao-ren-min-lai-ping-pan

Lawyers demand more autonomy for bar associations as country pushes for rule of law
Global Times, March 25, 2015
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/913965.shtml

China's Inner Mongolia police chief held for murder
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32062296

Women (妇女)

China rejects international pleas to release five feminists from jail
The Guardian, March 25, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/25/china-rejects-release-five-detained-feminist-activists-international-womens-day

Related:
China rejects calls to free women's rights activists
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 25, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32046346

In China, supporters of detained feminists come under pressure
The New York Times, March 25, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/25/in-china-supporters-of-detained-feminists-come-under-pressure/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Detention of women activists makes a mockery of China's rule of law aspirations
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1747586/detention-women-activists-makes-mockery-chinas-rule-law

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China hands US list of corrupt officials alleged to have fled to America
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1746947/china-gives-us-list-corrupt-officials-alleged-have-fled-america

Related:
China, US work to clear legal hurdles
China Daily, March 25, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2015-03/25/content_19900801.htm

中国向美国提供逃往美国贪腐嫌疑人“优先名单” (China provides U.S. with “priority list” of graft suspects who have fled to the country)
Reuters, March 25, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/03/25/cn-clj-idCNKBS0ML0NZ20150325

China's local gov'ts urged to implement power list system
Sina News, March 24, 2015
http://english.sina.com/china/2015/0324/794762.html

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

Christian pastor in China gets one-year prison term in battle over crosses
New York Times, March 24, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/25/world/asia/christian-pastor-in-china-gets-one-year-prison-term-in-battle-over-crosses.html

China orders square dancers to walk the line
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 24, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/32033315

Freedom of Expression (言论自由)

艾未未獲頒國際特赦最高人權獎 (Ai Weiwei receives Amnesty’s top honor)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 24, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/03/150324_aiweiwei_award

西藏艺术家阿旺坚赞被拘押 (Tibetan artist Ngawang Gyaltsen detained)
Voice of America, March 25, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/tibet-20150324/2692282.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Sha Tau Kok shops plan would take pressure off other border areas, local councillors argue
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1746521/sha-tau-kok-shops-plan-would-take-pressure-other-border-areas-local

Information Control (信息控制)

China's great firewall: Fortune at the expense of freedom?
CNN, March 25, 2015
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/25/asia/china-internet-censorship-kristie-lu-stout/

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

Tug-of-war between China, Turkey over suspected Uighurs in Thailand
Yahoo News, March 25, 2015
http://news.yahoo.com/tug-war-between-china-turkey-over-suspected-uighurs-175355040.html

Related:
中国土耳其分别要求泰国遣返维吾尔移民 (China and Turkey request Thailand to extradite Uyghur immigrants)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 24, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/03/150324_uighurs_thai_turkey_china

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan activists fan China fears as protest trial opens
Reuters, March 25, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/25/us-taiwan-protests-idUSKBN0ML0JQ20150325?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Women (妇女)

Britain calls for release of Chinese female activists
The Telegraph, March 25, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11493546/Britain-calls-for-release-of-Chinese-female-activists.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Chinese officials must learn that clarity is key to good governance
South China Morning Post, Date
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1746593/chinese-officials-must-learn-clarity-key-good-governance

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Civil Society (民间社会)

Chinese law would bring civic groups under state security supervision
Washington Post, March 23, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/chinese-law-would-bring-civic-groups-under-state-security-supervision/2015/03/23/5d8ad994-cce7-11e4-8730-4f473416e759_story.html

Corruption (腐败)

Love of photography proves Chinese official's undoing
South China Morning Post, March 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1745693/love-photography-proved-chinese-officials-undoing

North China province tackles official shortage after corruption war
Xinhua News, March 24, 2015
http://english.sina.com/2015/0324/794534.html

Wife of Chinese military officer at center of corruption probe “mired in business debt, disputes”
South China Morning Post, March 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1746265/wife-chinese-military-officer-centre-corruption-probe-mired-business-debt

Death penalty (死刑)

China executes three over Kunming station attack
中国对昆明火车站袭击案三罪犯执行死刑
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 24, 2015
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32029430
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/03/150324_kunming_knife_attackers_executed

Environment (环境)

Producing safer foods-not bumper harvests-now a priority, says China
South China Morning Post, March 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1745275/china-says-producing-safer-foods-not-bumper-harvests-now-priority-farming

Beijing mayor promises frugal, smog-free Winter Games
Reuters, March 24, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/24/us-china-olympics-idUSKBN0MK0A820150324

Hong Kong (香港)

In wake of protests, Hong Kong student group changes leader
Wall Street Journal, March 23, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/03/23/in-wake-of-protests-hong-kong-student-group-changes-leader/?mod=chinablog

Taiwan (台湾)

Protesters in Taiwan mark anniversary of Sunflower Movement
The New York Times, March 23, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/protesters-in-taiwan-mark-anniversary-of-sunflower-movement/

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan protest monk is freed after serving 15-year term
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/freed-03232015155812.html

Women (妇女)

Detained Chinese feminists in dangerously poor health, lawyers warn
DPA International, March 24, 2015
http://www.dpa-international.com/news/asia/detained-chinese-feminists-in-dangerously-poor-health-lawyers-warn-a-44690305.html

被捕女权人士持续引发各界关注 律师会见频受阻 (Detained women’s rights activists continue to raise concern, lawyers repeatedly obstructed from meeting with them)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-03232015111732.html

美国女权组织声援中国被捕女权人士 (American women’s rights groups express support for detained Chinese feminist activists)
Voice of America, March 24, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/nonprofit-20150323/2692028.html

Monday, March 23, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Discipline watchdog of central government punishes 151 officials in 2014
Sina News, March 22, 2015
http://english.sina.com/2015/0321/793913.html

Environment (环境)

Chinese environmental lawyer takes on the powerful to give voice to vulnerable pollution victims
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1744073/chinese-environmental-lawyer-takes-powerful-give-voice-vulnerable

Climate change: China official warns of “huge impact”
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 22, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32006972

New monitoring system will guarantee quality and safety
China Daily, March 23, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-03/23/content_19877857.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

香港多团体游行要求中国当局立即释放5名女权人士 (Hong Kong groups march to call for China to release the five women’s rights activists)
Radio France Internationale, March 22, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150322-香港多团体游行要求中国当局立即释放5名女权人士/

University of Hong Kong chief defends appointment of Beijing loyalist to governing body
South China Morning Post, March 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1744784/university-hong-kong-chief-defends-new-appointment-amid-students

Teachers “facing interference” to instil patriotism in Hong Kong pupils
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1744120/teachers-facing-interference-instil-patriotism-hong-kong-pupils

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese activist accuses Obama of trying to leave him in China
Voice of America, March 22, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-activist-accuses-obama-of-trying-to-leave-him-in-china/2690377.html

Information Control (信息控制)

Hackers attack GreatFire.org, a workaround for websites censored in China
New York Times, March 20, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/hackers-attack-greatfire-org-a-workaround-for-websites-censored-in-china/

Religion (宗教)

China “ends” anti-church demolition campaign
The Telegraph, March 20, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11485194/China-ends-anti-church-demolition-campaign.html

Rule of Law (法治)

Former Chinese police chief held on suspicion of murder
The Guardian, March 22, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/22/former-chinese-police-chief-zhao-liping-suspicion-murder

Society (社会)

Chinese high school students riot over mass food poisoning
Radio Free Asia, march 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/students-03202015110932.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

港媒以“民主”话题聚焦回顾李光耀 (Hong Kong media focus on democracy theme in commemorating Lee Kuan Yew)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 23, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/03/150323_lee_kuan_yew_hongkong

Friday, March 20, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

“Confessions” of a corrupt official on the run: China's veiled warning to other fugitives
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1742791/confessions-corrupt-official-run

China investigates provincial environment official for graft
Reuters, March 20, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/20/us-china-corruption-environment-idUSKBN0MG0IF20150320?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Environmental protection chief in coal-rich Chinese province accused of corruption
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1742612/environmental-protection-chief-coal-rich-chinese-province-accused

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong chief executive faces TV debate challenge over reform
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1742207/hong-kong-chief-executive-faces-tv-debate-challenge-over-reform

曾批学生罢课不如退学 李国章获任港大校委会成员 (Arthur Li Kwok-cheung, who said HK students might as well drop out if they went on strike, appointed as HKU Council member)
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/14c36a478ef1aa6/zeng-pi-xue-sheng-ba-ke-bu-ru-tui-xue-li-guo-zhang-huo-ren-gang-da-xiao-wei-hui-cheng-yuan

International Relations (国际关系)

China crisis: west riven by age-old question-to appease or oppose?
The Guardian, March 19, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/19/china-bind-is-the-uk-accommodating-or-ceding-too-much-to-superpower

Internet (互联网)

Reuters news websites “inaccessible” in China
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1742833/reuters-news-websites-inaccessible-china

Beijing to standardize govt website update
China Daily, March 20, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-03/20/content_19865301.htm

继美国之后 欧盟亦表示对中国网络安全新法规的严重关切 (EU, after the US, expresses serious concern over China’s internet security regulations)
Reuters, March 20, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/03/20/china-security-usa-eu-idCNKBS0MG0Y120150320

Rule of Law (法治)

Errors found in China murder case 20 years after execution
Xinhua, March 19, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-03/19/c_134081886.htm

Women (妇女)

Five feminists remain jailed in China for activities the government supports
Time, March 19, 2015
http://time.com/3750389/china-feminists-international-womens-day-wu-rongrong-wei-tingting-wang-man-zheng-churan-li-tingting/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

滕彪:“西方学者自我审查问题严重” (Teng Biao: self-censorship by Western academics is a serious problem)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 19, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/03/150319_tengbiao_academic_freedom_china

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Civil Society (民间社会)

NGOs feel the pinch as China mulls law on foreign funds
Global Times, March 19, 2015
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/912721.shtml

Corruption (腐败)

Top court said Zhou Yongkang's influence cleared
China Daily, March 19, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-03/19/content_19853505.htm

China sheds light on its quest to track down fleeing officials
South China Morning Post, March 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1741458/china-sheds-light-fox-hunt-its-quest-track-down-fleeing-officials

Hong Kong (香港)

Guangdong to limit cross-border visits to curb Hong Kong parallel goods trade
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1741850/guangdong-plans-restrictions-cross-border-visits-curb-hong-kong

Natural Resources (自然资源)

China to stop commercial logging of natural forests
Global Times, March 19, 2015
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/912839.shtml

National Defense (国防)

PLA fears of "Vietnamese invasion" halt Chinese city government's road construction project
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1741840/pla-fears-vietnamese-invasion-halt-chinese-city-governments-road

PLA tries to woo educated youngsters to join the military
Sina News, March 19, 2015
http://english.sina.com/china/p/2015/0318/792978.html

Population (人口)

美国投资移民申请者中超过80%为中国大陆居民-第一太平戴维斯 (Savills says over 80% investor immigrants to U.S. are mainland Chinese)
Reuters, March 18, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/03/18/cn-us-idCNKBS0ME12H20150318

Society (社会)

Chinese man solves decades-old mystery of family’s missing cash…the government took it
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1741800/chinese-man-solves-mystery-familys-missing-cash-government-took-it

Taiwan (台湾)

台湾太阳花运动周年 示威者重返立院 (Taiwan protesters go back to LegCo on Sunflower Movement one-year anniversary)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 18, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/03/150318_taiwan_sunflower-movement_anni

Tibet (西藏)

西藏那曲索县七僧在三月“敏感日”被捕 (Seven Tibetan monks arrested on March “sensitive day”)
Radio Free Asia, March 18, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-03182015144407.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chinese police shoot seven Uyghurs dead following fatal Xinjiang knife attack
Radio Free Asia, March 18, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/attack-03182015121024.html

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China invites bids to audit offshore assets
Wall Street Journal, March 18, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-invites-bids-to-audit-offshore-assets-1426655274

Education (教育)

中国教育部让全国高校填写有关使用西方原版教材情况的调查问卷 (Education Ministry probes use of textbooks published in the West at universities)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/sd-03172015105054.html

Environment (环境)

Harvard urges joint research with Tsinghua on climate change
The Standard, March 17, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking_news_detail.asp?id=58611&icid=1&d_str=

Hong Kong (香港)

【機場三跑】林超英斥機管局誤導或倒千億元落海 (Airport third runway: Lam Chiu Ying criticizes Airport Authority for misdirection and squander of $18 billion in third runway constrcution)
Apple Daily, March 18, 2015
http://hkm.appledaily.com/detail.php?guid=53542735&category_guid=6996647&category=instant&issue=20150318

Related:
議員斥三跑融資方案 逃避立會監察 (Legislative councilors fault financing proposal for third runway and its bypassing LegCo check)
The Stand News, March 17, 2015
https://thestandnews.com/politics/議員斥三跑融資方案-逃避立會監察/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

”The Barefoot Lawyer”: Q&A with blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng
Wall Street Journal, March 18, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/03/18/the-barefoot-lawyer-qa-with-blind-chinese-activist-chen-guangcheng/

Detention of rights activists in China soared in 2014, report says
The New York Times, March 17, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/17/detention-of-rights-activists-in-china-soared-in-2014-report-says/

Related:
“Silencing the messenger: 2014 annual report on the situation of human rights defenders in China”
http://chrdnet.com/2015/03/silencing-the-messenger-2014-annual-report-on-the-situation-of-human-rights-defenders-in-china/

Rule of Law (法治)

Questions loom over China’s legal reform drive
Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/03/17/questions-loom-over-chinas-legal-reform-drive/?mod=WSJBlog

Society (社会)

学生冒雨做操领导打伞看 官方致歉 (Guangxi officials apologize for watching students perform welcoming exercise in rain while themselves holding umbrellas)
People’s Daily, March 18, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0318/c1001-26709444.html

Taiwan (台湾)

Legacy of Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement continues to impact cross-strait ties
Channel News, March 18, 2015
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/legacy-of-taiwan-s/1723312.html

Taiwan protesters mark Sunflower anniversary
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 18, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150318/news_20150318_56_1085385.htm

Tibet (西藏)

联合国讨论西藏侵犯人权问题 (UN to discuss infringement of human rights in Tibet)
Voice of America, March 18, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/tibet-human-rights-20150318/2684866.html

Women (妇女)

China detains women's rights activists
CNN, March 16, 2015
http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/03/16/ns-intv-fincher-china-arrests-activists.cnn

NGO report reveals why women choose to work in the sex trade
Global Times, March 18, 2015
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/912479.shtml

中国如全面开放二胎政策 亦无法杜绝强制堕胎等现象 (Forced abortion to persist even if China adopts two-child policy)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/vt-03172015100702.html

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

腐败成食品安全事件痼疾:局地执法者充任保护伞 (Entrenched corruption a cause of food safety problems as authorities shield wrongdoers)
People’s Daily, March 17, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0317/c1001-26702875.html

农村市场“山寨食品”亟待关注:假冒奶常被送孕妇 (Serious “bogus foodstuff” problem in rural markets: fake milk products target pregnant women)
People’s Daily, March 17, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0317/c1001-26702952.html

Related:
立足食品安全检测科技 初创企业获风投亲睐 (New enterprise gained popularity and foothold in food safety technology)
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/money/49655/li-zu-shi-pin-quan-jian-ce-ke-ji-chu-chuang-qi-ye-huo-feng-tou-qin-lai

Corruption (腐败)

Two NPC members detained at hotels after legislature's meeting ends
Caixin Online, March 16, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-03-16/100791546.html

China graft probe snares another developer after Kaisa
Bloomberg News, March 16, 2015
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-16/china-graft-probe-said-to-snare-another-developer-after-kaisa-i7b9hn94

Crackdown on graft in China's PLA to continue until it has been eradicated: logistics expert
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1740059/crackdown-graft-chinas-pla-continue-until-it-has-been-eradicated

Environment (环境)

This documentary went viral in China. Then it was censored. It won’t be forgotten
Washington Post, March 16, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/03/16/this-documentary-went-viral-in-china-then-it-was-censored-it-wont-be-forgotten/

Related:
Under the Hong Kong dome: A cry for action on pollution
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1739991/under-hong-kong-dome-cry-action-pollution

Kenya hails Chinese aid to curb poaching
Xinhua News, March 16, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-03/16/c_134071724.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong needs an advisory committee to examine complex cross-border legal issues
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1739166/hong-kong-needs-advisory-committee-examine-complex-cross-border-legal

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China’s persecution of activists worsens in Xi’s second year: rights group
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activists-03162015143656.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chinese police shoot four Uyghurs dead after casino knife attack
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/shooting-03162015173628.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China’s selective authoritarianism
Wall Street Journal, March 16, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/03/16/chinas-selective-authoritarianism/

Q. and A.: David Shambaugh on the risks to Chinese communist rule
New York Times, March 15, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/q-and-a-david-shambaugh-on-the-risks-to-chinese-communist-rule/

China must pardon corrupt officials, says author dubbed China’s John Grisham
The Telegraph, March 15, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11473630/China-must-pardon-corrupt-officials-says-author-dubbed-Chinas-John-Grisham.html

Monday, March 16, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

中國軍網:徐才厚死後軍中反腐不停止 (Chinese military website: anti-graft campaign in the military will not stop with Xu Caihou’s death)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 16, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/03/150316_china_xu_caihou_death

Cyber security (网络安全)

China puts tech bill that concerns West on hold: U.S. official
中国暂缓反恐法立法三审--美国官员
Reuters, March 13, 2015
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/13/us-china-security-usa-idUSKBN0M91ZT20150313
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/03/16/china-security-usa-idCNKBS0MC0CG20150316

Environment (环境)

Chinese Premier vows tougher regulation on air pollution
The New York Times, March 16, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/16/world/asia/chinese-premier-li-keqiang-vows-tougher-regulation-on-air-pollution.html

Revamped environmental law raises hope for cleanup in China
Associated Press, March 14, 2015
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ae734d2ed95646428c54c1f41b60625a/revamped-environmental-law-raises-hope-cleanup-china

Hong Kong (香港)

Is Hong Kong’s academic freedom under Chinese attack?
Washington Post, March 13, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/is-hong-kongs-academic-freedom-under-chinese-attack/2015/03/12/8680fc60-e819-4ed0-9097-04a9774cfd35_story.html

Hukou (户口)

53%受访者求职在乎户口 超半数表示落户政策严苛 (53% survey respondents concerned with “hukou,” more than half consider the policy harsh)
China News, March 16, 2015
http://www.chinanews.com/edu/2015/03-16/7130478.shtml

Internet (互联网)

China's censors go after critical commentators in online crackdown on debate
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinas-censors-crack-down-on-online-commentators-03132015122415.html

June Fourth (六四)

After two decades of writing to China's Parliament, Tiananmen mothers stay silent
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/tiananmem-mothers-03122015173325.html

Related:
Topic: Tiananmen mothers
Human Rights in China
http://www.hrichina.org/en/topic/tiananmen-mothers

Population (人口)

人权组织:一胎化的核心是控制和强制 (Human rights group: core of one-child policy is control and enforcement)
Voice of America, March 16, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/littlejohn-20150315/2681388.html

Rule of Law (法治)

Xinhua insight: China revises Legislation Law, paving way for legal reform
Xinhua Net, March 15, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-03/15/c_134067515.htm

Women (妇女)

Five young feminists still missing in China
Global Voices, March 16, 2015
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/03/16/five-young-feminists-still-missing-in-china/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

No, China’s not about to collapse
The Diplomat, March 13, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/03/no-chinas-not-about-to-collapse/

Missing, kidnapped, trafficked: China has a problem with its children
The Guardian, March 12, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/12/missing-kidnapped-trafficked-china-children

A rare look Into one’s life on file in China
The New York Times, March 15, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/a-rare-look-into-ones-life-on-file-in-china/

Revisiting Chen Guangcheng’s Great Escape
The Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/jerome-a-cohen-revisiting-chen-guangchengs-great-escape-1426435793

Friday, March 13, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

周永康将被公审 (Zhou Yongkang to be tried in open court)
Deutsche Welle, March 13, 2015
http://dw.de/p/1EqBf

中國政協閉幕 俞正聲提醒委員廉潔自律 (At close of annual session, CPPCC Chairman Yu Zhengsheng urges committee members to maintain honesty and self-discipline)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 13, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/03/150313_china_cppcc_closing

Hong Kong (香港)

羅范椒芬倡教師教育要到內地上國情課 (HK ExCo member & Deputy to NPC Fanny Law suggests month-long national education training on mainland for Hong Kong teachers)
Hong Kong Economic Times, March 13, 2015
http://topick.hket.com/article/564302

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

陈光诚:奥巴马在人权问题上软弱退让 (Chen Guangcheng criticizes Obama’s “weak and compromising” attitude towards human rights issues)
Voice of America, March 12, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/chenguangcheng-20150312/2677157.html

Rule of Law (法治)

司法公正是依法治国给民众最直接的“获得” (Justice is people’s most direct “gain” from rule of law)
NPC.People.com.cn, March 13, 2015
http://npc.people.com.cn/n/2015/0313/c14576-26689381.html

Women (妇女)

Chinese police detain five women's rights activists
Reuters, March 12, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/12/us-china-rights-idUSKBN0M819K20150312?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Related:
Five Chinese feminists held over International Women's Day plans
The Guardian, March 12, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/12/five-chinese-feminists-held-international-womens-day

美國呼籲中國釋放五名被拘女維權人士 (US calls on China to release five detained women’s rights defenders)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 13, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/world/2015/03/150313_china_women_rights_us

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

When push comes to shove, don't expect Britain to stand up for Hong Kong's rights
South China Morning Post, March 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1736001/when-push-comes-shove-dont-expect-britain-stand-hong-kongs

We must keep up pressure on China to end the ivory trade
The Guardian, March 12, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2015/mar/12/keep-up-the-pressure-on-china

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Children (儿童)

The father searching for his abducted son
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 11, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31814295

Corruption (腐败)

China investigates former boss of Xinjiang's capital for suspected corruption
Reuters, March 11, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/11/us-china-corruption-xinjiang-idUSKBN0M711120150311

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing pledges to adjust entry rules to Hong Kong after mainland tourist "saturation"
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1735088/beijing-plans-will-adjust-individual-traveller-scheme-better-suit

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Secret historians preserve past in China amid state amnesia
Associated Press, March 11, 2015
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CHINA_PRESERVING_MEMORY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Related:
“Records of Visits and Interviews with Families of June Fourth Victims”
Essays and videos: Stories of 17 victims of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown
Written and filmed by the Tiananmen Mothers. Translated and edited by Human Rights in China, 2014
http://bit.ly/1eQGU4t

HRIC Documentary on June Fourth Victims: Portraits of Loss and the Quest for Justice
Filmed by the Tiananmen Mothers, produced by HRIC, 2009.
http://bit.ly/1ApPtwJ

International Relations (国际关系)

中國前外交官:中國有中國的理 (Ex-Chinese ambassador says China has her own reasons)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 12, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/03/150312_china_marine_disputes

Labor (劳工)

Striking Chinese workers “corralled" into factory amid dispute over benefits
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/dongguan-03112015144016.html

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

Now viral in China: Tolerance
Foreign Policy, March 11, 2015
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/03/11/now-viral-in-china-tolerance-lgbtq-coming-home-film/

Rule of Law (法治)

我国去年纠正12起重大冤假错案 多数与逼供有关 (Most of last year’s 12 important cases of miscarriage of justice involved extorted confessions)
People’s Daily, March 12, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0312/c1001-26678752.html

Related:
最高法院院长周强:冤假错案有错必纠 (Supreme People's Court President Zhou Qiang: Cases of miscarriage of justice must be redressed)
Beijing News, March 12, 2015
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2015/03/12/356165.html

Tibet (西藏)

China’s tensions with Dalai Lama spill into the afterlife
The New York Times, March 11, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/12/world/asia/chinas-tensions-with-dalai-lama-spill-into-the-afterlife.html?_r=1

Related:
政协民宗委主任:达赖喇嘛称不再转世是一场阴谋 (CPPCC official says Dalai Lama’s claim of not reincarnating is a conspiracy)
People’s Daily, March 12, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0312/c1001-26679603.html

"We want freedom": Tibetan nuns
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/nuns-03112015150734.html

德国支持西藏人士到中国使馆门前升旗纪念西藏抗暴日 (German NGO supports Tibetans raising their flag in front of the Chinese embassy to commemorate Tibetan Uprising Day)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/gr-03112015100644.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Criminal trials rose sharply in China’s far West in 2014, group says
The New York Times, March 11, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/12/world/asia/criminal-trials-rose-sharply-in-chinas-far-west-in-2014-group-says.html

Related:
人权组织:去年新疆刑事罪案总数飙升 (Human rights group says criminal trials in Xinjiang rose sharply last year)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/xl2-03112015104046.html

U.N. official calls China's crackdown on Uighurs “disturbing”
Reuters, March 11, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/11/us-china-un-xinjiang-idUSKBN0M723520150311

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

美国教授:“中共政权正进入残局” (On David Shambaugh’s view that “the endgame of communist rule has begun”)
Deutsche Welle, March 11, 2015
http://dw.de/p/1EogH

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Civil Society (民间社会)

慈善事业法草案年底有望审议 (Draft charity law expected to be reviewed in 2015)
The Beijing Times, March 11, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0311/c1001-26673619.html

Corruption (腐败)

Retired generals point to “horrible” graft in PLA
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1734592/retired-generals-point-horrible-graft-pla

党媒曝苏荣忏悔:我就是权钱交易所所长 (State media publicizes confession by Su Rong, former vice chair of CPPCC: “I was the head of power-money exchange center”)
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/49351/dang-mei-pu-su-rong-chan-hui-wo-jiu-shi-quan-qian-jiao-yi-suo-suo-chang

Death penalty (死刑)

Doubts over China prisoner organ harvesting ban
Business Insider, March 10, 2015
http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-doubts-over-china-prisoner-organ-harvesting-ban-2015-3

Hong Kong (香港)

China angered as Martin Lee urges Canada's MPs to support democracy in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1734906/martin-lee-tells-canadian-mps-speak-hk-democracy-ambassador-objects

Related:
You are fighting this battle for 1.3 billion people: Speech by Martin Lee (text and video)
Human Right in China, January 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/china-rights-forum/you-are-fighting-battle-13-billion-people-speech-martin-lee-text-and-video

Beijing official scraps Hong Kong trip after pan-democrats vow to veto reform proposal
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1734659/beijing-official-scraps-hong-kong-trip-after-pan-democrats-vow-veto

深圳海关严查征税打水货 前海港货城最快年底开业 (Shenzhen customs to strictly prohibit parallel imports, Hong Kong goods center to open in Qianhai District by year end)
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/49365/shen-zhen-hai-guan-yan-cha-zheng-shui-da-shui-huo-qian-hai-gang-huo-cheng-zui-kuai-nian

Media (媒体)

Twitter在香港设立办事处 (Twitter opens Hong Kong office)
Financial Times, March 11, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001060982

Social Security (社会安全)

China sets timeline for first change to retirement age since 1950s
The Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/03/10/china-sets-timeline-for-first-change-to-retirement-age-since-1950s/?mod=WSJBlog

Tibet (西藏)

Chinese police shoot Tibetan youth who refused traffic stop
Radio Free Asia, March 10, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/shooting-03102015181357.html

Women (妇女)

What’s with all the Chinese misogyny?
Foreign Policy, March 10, 2015
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/03/10/china-misogyny-international-womens-day/

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

ISIL fighters arrested in China’s Xinjiang, politician says
Aljazeera, March 10, 2015
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/3/10/beijing-isil-fighters-arrested-in-china.html

Official claims China has “best religious policy in the world”
The Telegraph, March 10, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11460847/Official-claims-China-has-best-religious-policy-in-the-world.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

反腐落马者中为何鲜有民主党派高官? (Why aren’t there democratic party officials among those officials dismissed in anti-graft campaign?)
Voice of America, March 11, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/ccp-fallen-tigers-20150310/2674718.html

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Civil Society, (民间社会)

Foreign non-government groups in China fear clampdown under new law
Reuters, March 9, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/09/us-china-parliament-ngos-idUSKBN0M518X20150309

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

清华女生自费十多万出版《中国食品安全档案》 (Tsinghua student publishes “Chinese food safety file” out of own pocket)
People’s Daily, March 10, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0310/c1001-26666031.html

Culture (文化)

冯骥才谈文艺领域反腐:彻底把官员从协会里请出去 (Artist Feng Jicai on fighting corruption in cultural field: officials should all leave associations)
People’s Daily, March 10, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0310/c1001-26666152.html

Environment (环境)

China arrests anti-smog campaigners
The Telegraph, March 9, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11458961/China-arrests-anti-smog-campaigners.html

Health (健康)

WHO: China needs to act against smoking
Deutsche Welle, March 9, 2015
http://dw.de/p/1EneB

Hong Kong (香港)

Martin Lee, Hong Kong democracy leader, subject of warning from China to Ottawa
Huffington Post, March 10, 2015
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/03/09/china-warns-parliament-to_n_6832966.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics

Related:
Democracy is a must for Deng Xiaoping’s formula to work: Interview with Martin Lee
Human Rights in China, November 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/china-rights-forum/democracy-must-deng-xiaopings-formula-work-interview-martin-lee-text-and-video

港府被動「一簽多行」設限不了了之 (Passive Hong Kong government leaves limiting multiple-entry permits unsettled)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 10, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/03/150310_ana_hongkong_mainlander_shopping

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Concern for women's rights activists detained in China
British Broadcasting Cooperation, March 9, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31792608

Labor (劳工)

China’s “factory girls” have grown up—and are going on strike
Quartz, March 10, 2015
http://qz.com/351393/

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan monk is beaten, detained following solitary protest
Radio Free Asia, March 9, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/solitary-03092015142440.html

台湾藏人团体纪念西藏暴动56周年 (Tibetan groups in Taiwan commemorate 56th anniversary of Tibet uprising)
Voice of America, March 10, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/2673651.html

Women (妇女)

China completely flunked International Women’s Day
Quartz, March 9, 2015
http://qz.com/358343/

China’s legislature: bigger, richer, still full of men
The Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/03/10/chinas-legislature-bigger-richer-still-full-of-men/?mod=chinablog

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

维权人士怎么看中国反腐? (How does a rights defender look at the anti-graft campaign?)
Deutsche Welle, March 9, 2015
http://dw.de/p/1EndV

中国两会所面临的经济、环保、军事问及政治社会问题引起欧洲媒体广泛的关注 (Economic, environmental, military, socio-political issues faced by Two Congresses attract wide attention from European media)
Radio Free Asia, March 9, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/gr-03092015102042.html

Monday, March 09, 2015

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Chinese MH370 relatives mark anniversary under police gaze
Business Insider, March 8, 2015
http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-chinese-mh370-relatives-mark-anniversary-under-police-gaze-2015-3

Civil Society (民间社会)

China cracks down on foreign nonprofits
The Wall Street Journal, March 6, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-cracks-down-on-foreign-nonprofits-1425694223

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong book giant in censorship row after returning titles to “pro-democracy” publisher
The South China Morning Post, March 8, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1732853/beijing-criticised-publication-new-series-anti-occupy-books

Related:
Our next generation is totally different: Interview with Carmen Kwong
Human Right in China, November 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do1Cam8_zfA

China not backing down from Hong Kong election decision
Voice of America, March 8, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-not-backing-down-from-hong-kong-election-decision/2671956.html

Information Control (信息控制)

China vows to be open about environment as viral film is erased
The Telegraph, March 7, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11456937/China-vows-to-be-open-about-environment-as-viral-film-is-erased.html

Law (法律)

Cybersecurity law a priority this year: top official
The Wall Street Journal, March 8, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/03/08/cybersecurity-law-a-priority-this-year-top-official/?mod=WSJBlog

Law could mean official recognition of domestic violence in China's courts, activists say
The South China Morning Post, March 9, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1732870/law-could-lead-domestic-violence-regonised-chinas-courts-activists-say

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

Sex expert’s secret is out, and China’s open to It
The New York Times, March 6, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/07/world/asia/chinese-advocate-of-sexuality-opens-door-into-her-own-private-life.html

Population (人口)

中国内地富豪数位列世界第五 移民数居首位 (Mainland China ranks 5th in world in number of millionaires and 1st in emigration)
Guangming Online, March 8, 2015
http://economy.gmw.cn/2015-03/08/content_15030090.htm

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan woman burns herself to death in protest over Chinese policies
Radio Free Asia, March 7, 2015
EN:http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/tibet-norchuk-03072015143653.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-03082015150432.html

Women (妇女)

China holds five activists participating in rights event
The New York Times, March 8, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/09/world/asia/china-detains-womens-rights-activists-in-several-cities.html?_r=0

Related:
妇女节前夕中国女权主义者被拘留 (Chinese feminists detained before Women’s Day)
Financial Times, March 9, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001060935

马英九出席台湾妇女节联谊茶会 称赞女性一样能捍卫国家 (In Taiwan Women’s Day conference, Ma Ying-jeou says women can protect a nation)
Radio Free Asia, March 6, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx-03062015114541.html

一步一腳印爭取香港婦女勞工權益 (One step at a time for Hong Kong women’s labor rights)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 6, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/03/150306_view_hk_women

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China city boss warns against Islamic head coverings in Xinjiang
Reuters, March 7, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/07/us-china-parliament-xinjiang-idUSKBN0M30G920150307

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The coming Chinese crackup
The Wall Street Journal, March 6, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-coming-chinese-crack-up-1425659198

Chen Guangcheng recounts his life fighting injustice and brutality in China
The Washington Post, March 6, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-blind-lawyers-battle-against-an-abusive-chinese-dictatorship/2015/03/06/4ac546d4-b6ce-11e4-9423-f3d0a1ec335c_story.html

Friday, March 06, 2015

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China strsses four major viewpoints on human rights
Shanghai Daily, March 6, 2015
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=271132

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Draft law "underscores China's concern to protect overseas interests"
Deutsche Welle, March 5, 2015
http://dw.de/p/1EldM

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

China newspaper suspends leaker of smog film propaganda directive
The Financial Times, March 6, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3b2c8cc6-c3be-11e4-a02e-00144feab7de.html

Corruption (腐败)

Inquiry into disgraced Ling Jihua "linked more to his own problems than son’s fatal Ferrari crash"
South China Morning Post, March 6, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1730873/inquiry-disgraced-ling-jihua-linked-more-his-own-problems-sons-fatal

”官场消费”减少 60家五星酒店亏损 (60 5-star hotels revenues down as “officialdom’s expenditures” drop)
People’s Daily, March 6, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0306/c1001-26648212.html

Domestic security (国内安全)

港媒:中国警方配备拐弯枪 火力远超以色列产品 (Chinese police are equipped with Corner Shot guns more powerful than Israeli counterparts)
China News, March 6, 2015
http://www.chinanews.com/mil/2015/03-06/7106132.shtml

Education (教育)

莫言:应将学前教育纳入免费义务教育 (Mo Yan thinks preschool education should be free)
Sina News, March 6, 2015
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2015-03-06/102631575634.shtml

Environment (环境)

China vows to fight pollution “with all our might”
The Guardian, March 5, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/05/china-vows-to-fight-pollution-with-all-our-might

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong faces "crisis of governance," British MPs warn
The Telegraph, March 6, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11452272/Hong-Kong-faces-crisis-of-governance-British-MPs-warn.html

Related:
英国下议会报告 香港自由受中国“侵蚀”(British House of Commons’ report: Hong Kong’s freedoms have been “eroded” by China)
Deutsche Welle, March 6, 2015
http://dw.de/p/1EmSQ
Related:
The UK’s relations with Hong Kong: 30 years after the Joint Declaration
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office , March 6, 2015
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmfaff/649/649.pdf

Police watchdog has reviewed 20 per cent of Occupy complaints-but has nearly 2,000 still to go
South China Morning Post, March 6, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1730368/police-watchdog-has-reviewed-20-cent-occupy-complaints-has-nearly

“One country, two systems” for Hong Kong must comply with China constitution, says Premier Li Keqiang
South China Morning Post, March 6, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1729914/one-country-two-systems-hong-kong-must-comply-china-constitution-says

China's No. 3 Zhang Dejiang leader warns Hong Kong activists against “crossing a line”
The Straits Times, Date
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/east-asia/story/chinas-no-3-zhang-dejiang-leader-warns-hong-kong-activists-against-crossin

Law (法律)

性暴力应定为家暴行为 (CPPCC member says sexual violence should be characterized as domestic violence)
Legal Evening News, March 6, 2015
http://www.fawan.com.cn/html/2015-03/06/content_541009.htm

Population (人口)

北京2020年人口将控制在2300万 目前已达2154万 (Beijing to limit population, now at 21.5 million, to 23 million by 2020)
Legal Evening News, March 6, 2015
http://www.fawan.com/Article/fwkx/2015/03/06/153850277058.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

元宵节香港团体游行促人大关注良心犯 (In Lantern Festival march, Hong Kong groups urge NPC attention on prisoners of conscience)
Radio Free Asia, March 5, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl1-03052015100303.html

Rule of Law (法治)

以改革之手推进依法治国 (Promoting rule of law by “the hand” of reform)
People’s Daily, March 6, 2015
http://npc.people.com.cn/n/2015/0306/c14576-26648461.html

Society (社会)

Knife attack wounds nine at Chinese train station
Reuters, March 5, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/06/us-china-attack-idUSKBN0M206720150306

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

An Alcatel-Lucent China executive who accused his bosses of graft is found dead
Quartz, March 4, 2015
http://qz.com/355522/

Chinese military intelligence chief Xing Yunming held in graft inquiry
South China Morning Post, March 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1729631/chinese-military-intelligence-chief-xing-yunming-held-graft-inquiry

China’s defense spending slows as Xi turns graft push on PLA
Bloomberg, March 4, 2015
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-04/china-s-defense-spending-increase-to-slow-in-2015-to-10-percent

Culture (文化)

学者谢选骏邝治中认为繁体字是中国传统文化较为忠实的载体 (Intellectuals Xie Xuanjun & Kuang Zhizhong (Peter Kwong) think traditional Chinese characters are the more faithful bearer of Chinese heritage)
Radio Free Asia, March 4, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/sd-03042015114037.html

Education (教育)

Overzealous Chinese officials “could ban all foreign books”, scholar fears
South China Morning Post, March 5, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1729615/overzealous-chinese-officials-could-ban-all-foreign-books-scholar-fears

Environment (环境)

After Chinese smog documentary, oil industry pushes back
The Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/03/04/after-chinese-smog-documentary-oil-industry-pushes-back/?mod=WSJBlog

Law (法律)

北京回击奥巴马 为针对高科技企业反恐措施辩护 (Beijing rebuts Obama criticism and defends counter-terror policies targeting high-tech enterprises)
Radio France Internationale, March 4, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150304-北京回击奥巴马-为针对高科技企业反恐措施辩护/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China unveils targets for 2015: Li Keqiang's speech as it happened
South China Morning Post, March 5, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1729846/live-li-keqiang-unveils-chinas-annual-work-report

Related:
李克強工作報告就環保和反腐提明確措施 (In work report, Li Keqiang proposes clear policies to protect environment and fight corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 5, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/03/150305_china_li_keqiang_on_corruption

China NPC 2015: The reports
The Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/03/05/china-npc-2015-the-reports/?mod=WSJBlog

National Defense (国防)

少将撰文称解放军腐败因西方意识形态蛊惑 (Major General’s essay accuses western ideologies of corrupting the PLA)
Radio France Internationale, March 4, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr//中国/20150304-少将撰文称解放军腐败因西方意识形态蛊惑/

Population (人口)

China eases “one child” policy to boost births
USA Today, March 4, 2015
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/03/04/china-one-child-policy-births-beijing/24069319/

Religion (宗教)

柳州教案幼儿园因“非法传教”被责令停止办学 (Liuzhou kindergarten shut down, accused “illegal promotion of religion”)
Radio Free Asia, March 4, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/yf1-03042015113707.html/

Rural Issues (农村)

China plans trial program to let farmers sell land
The Japan Times, March 4, 2015
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/03/04/asia-pacific/china-plans-trial-program-to-let-farmers-sell-land/#.VPfHb7CUfYk

State Security (国家安全)

China says NGOs need regulating for national security reasons
Reuters, March 4, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/04/us-china-parliament-ngos-idUSKBN0M00C220150304

Taiwan (台湾)

Xi urges vigilance against Taiwan independence
The Diplomat, March 5, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/03/xi-urges-vigilance-against-taiwan-independence/

Tibet (西藏)

Government workers, teachers in Tibetan prefecture called back suddenly from vacation
Radio Free Asia, March 4, 2015, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/called-03042015145808.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

A reform test for Beijing
The Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-reform-test-for-beijing-1425514029?tesla=y

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

China's illegal ivory traders exploiting online market
The Guardian, March 3, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/03/chinas-illegal-ivory-traders-exploiting-online-market

Corruption (腐败)

Exclusive: China investigates second top officer for graft-sources
Reuters, March 3, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/03/us-china-corruption-exclusive-idUSKBN0LZ0XW20150303

反腐之火烧向国企 全国人代空椅冒烟 (Empty seats at NPC a result of anti-graft probe in state-owned-enterprises)
South China Morning Post, March 4, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/48937/fan-fu-zhi-huo-shao-xiang-guo-qi-quan-guo-ren-dai-kong-yi-mou-yan

Education (教育)

Signs of resistance to China’s latest ideological crackdown
Foreign Policy March 3, 2015
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/03/03/china-crackdown-western-ideas-resistance/

Hong Kong (香港)

Let Hongkongers serve in China’s People’s Liberation Army, says top military official
South China Morning Post, March 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1729129/let-hongkongers-serve-chinas-peoples-liberation-army-says-top

Missing phrases in CPPCC work report again cause controversy among Hongkongers
South China Morning Post, March 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1728864/missing-phrases-cppcc-work-report-again-cause-controversy-among-hongkongers

香港大部分市民认为应收紧自由行及取消深圳户籍居民一签多行--调查 (Survey shows majority of Hong Kongers support tightened policy on individual travels and voiding multiple-entry permits to Shenzhen residents)
Reuters, March 4, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/03/04/cn-hk-idCNKBS0M00T120150304

中國人大:香港特首普選辦法不可動搖 (NPC: Hong Kong Chief Executive election method cannot be changed)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 4, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/03/150304_china_hongkong_political_reform

Related:
港政协常委:占领是港版颜色革命 意在挑战中央 (CPPCC Standing Committee: Occupy Movement was Hong Kong’s color revolution aimed at challenging central government)
South China Morning Post, March 4, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/49009/gang-zheng-xie-chang-wei-zhan-ling-shi-gang-ban-yan-se-ge-ming-yi-zai-tiao-zhan-zhong-yang