Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

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

Corruption (腐败)

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

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

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

Culture (文化)

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

Hong Kong (香港)

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

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

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

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

Health (健康)

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

Internet (互联网)

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

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

Law (法律)

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

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

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

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

Rule of Law (法治)

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

Taiwan (台湾)

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

Tibet (西藏)

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

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

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

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

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

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

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

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