Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China’s Communist Party ever so slightly pries the lid off its secretive work
The Wall Street Journal, January 6, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/01/06/chinas-communist-party-ever-so-slightly-pries-the-lid-off-its-secretive-work/?mod=WSJBlog

中国反腐波及南方航空
Widening graft probe snares China Southern CFO
Financial Times, January 6, 2015
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001059993
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/08891b12-9557-11e4-8fc1-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3NxeZNIQg

Hong Kong (香港)

New government proposal to allow more candidates in 2017 Hong Kong elections
The South China Morning Post, January 6, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1674869/new-push-allow-more-2017-candidates

Dozens of Hong Kong protest leaders facing arrest, standard says
Bloomberg, January 6, 2015
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-06/dozens-of-hong-kong-protest-leaders-facing-arrest-standard-says.html

Hong Kong government submits report surrounding Occupy protests to Beijing
The South China Morning Post, January 6, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1674961/hong-kong-government-submits-post-occupy-public-sentiment-report

Related:
港府今交民情报告 港澳办回应“适当”(State Council HK and Macao Affairs Office deems Hong Kong government’s submission of report “appropriate”)
South China Morning Post, January 6, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/45702/gang-fu-jin-jiao-min-qing-bao-gao-gang-ao-ban-hui-ying-gua-dang

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国正式逮捕帮助陈光诚出逃学者 (China formally arrests Guo Yushan, scholar who assisted in Cheng Guangcheng’s escape)
Voice of America, January 6, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-arrests-scholar-20150106/2587216.html

Related:
China arrests activist who assisted in daring 2012 escape
The New York Times, January 6, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/07/world/asia/guo-yushan-arrest-china-chen-guangcheng.html?_r=0

南周事件两周年当局严控 维权人士被禁赴广州 (Human rights defenders are forbidden to enter Guangzhou on 2nd anniversary of Southern Weekly Incident)
Radio Free Asia, January 5, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf2-01052015100834.html

Migrants (农民工)

Shandong mine workers strike over months of back pay, bonuses
Radio Free Asia, January 5, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/pay-01052015135604.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

日处理5000吨垃圾场建居民区 深圳数百人围政府抗议遭殴打 (Hundreds beaten in Shenzhen when protesting against building of a trash incinerator to handle 5000 tons of trash per day in residential area)
Radio Free Asia, January 5, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/xl2-01052015100937.html

Rural Issues (农村)

China's villages are dying. A new film asks if they can be saved
NPR, January 5, 2015
http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2015/01/05/372491552/chinas-villages-are-dying-a-new-film-asks-if-they-can-be-saved

Taiwan (台湾)

北京抗议台湾在美举行元旦升旗典礼 (Beijing protests Taiwan’s flag-raising ceremony in U.S. on New Year’s Day)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 6, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150105_us_taiwan_flag

Related:
China fumes after Taiwan’s flag raising in Washington
Reuters, January 5, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/05/us-china-taiwan-idUSKBN0KE0M320150105

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Normalisation of Sino-US ties was the right move, as today's China shows
South China Morning Post, January 6, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1674956/normalisation-sino-us-ties-was-right-move-todays-china-shows

Protect the Internet: Keep the contract with ICANN
The Washington Post, January 4, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/protect-the-internet-keep-the-contract-with-icann/2015/01/04/b1ff61c2-7bff-11e4-9a27-6fdbc612bff8_story.html

Why China's ruling party is bearing down on “cliques”
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 5, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-30685782

Graft offensive may expose something more vile in China: factions
习近平反腐,更反“山头主义”
The New York Times, January 6, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150106/c06factions/dual/