Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

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

Corruption (腐败)

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

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

Domestic Security (国内安全)

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

Health (健康)

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

Hong Kong (香港)

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

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

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

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

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

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