Monday, January 26, 2015

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

苹果公司屈服压力接受中国全面安全检查 (Apple submits to pressure, to undergo security inspection by China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 23, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150123_apple_china_security

中共党刊点名批贺卫方陈丹青抹黑中国 (CPC magazine openly criticizes He Weifang and Chen Danqing for smearing China’s image)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 24, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150124_china_qiushi-journal_commentary

Children (儿童)

Guangdong launches inquiry into "abducted child ID scandal"
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1691769/guangdong-launches-inquiry-abducted-child-id-scandal

Corruption (腐败)

反腐重拳下 内地去年奢侈品消费首现下滑 (Under heavy blow of anti-corruption campaign, China’s luxury-goods consumption drops for first time)
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/46957/fan-fu-zhong-quan-xia-nei-di-qu-nian-she-chi-pin-xiao-fei-liang-shou-xian-xia-hua

Thousands at Huawei came forward in push against fraud, founder says
华为内部反腐败调查鼓励员工坦白
The New York Times, January 25, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20150125/c25huawei/dual/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong snub leaves British diplomats "fuming"
The Telegraph, January 25, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11368272/Hong-Kong-snub-leaves-British-diplomats-fuming.html

Related:
梁振英拒见访港英高官 (C.Y. Leung refuses meeting with visiting British Senior Foreign Office minister)
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/HK-UK-01262015090916.html

Hong Kong media "manipulated" by officials: report
The Straits Times, January 26, 2015
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/east-asia/story/hong-kong-media-manipulated-officials-report-20150126

Bitterness will worsen in Hong Kong if political reform package is vetoed, warns Executive Council convenor
The South China Morning Post, January 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1691800/bitterness-will-worsen-hong-kong-if-political-reform-package-vetoed

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Mongolian dissident Hada denied ID card, bank account after interview
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hada-01232015140200.html

For more information about Hada, see:
http://www.hrichina.org/en/search/site/Hada

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment), 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

Davos Diary: When it comes to human rights in China, it’s don’t ask, won’t tell
Foreign Policy, January 24, 2015
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/01/24/davos-diary-when-it-comes-to-human-rights-in-china-its-dont-ask-wont-tell/

The Plunder of Myanmar
停止中国对缅甸的资源掠夺
The New York Times, January 25, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20150125/c25myanmar/dual/

Internet (互联网)

中国互联网户增至6.48亿 (Number of China’s Internet users grows to 648 million)
Deutsche Welle, January 24, 2015
http://www.dw.de/中国互联网户增至648亿/a-18212874?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

The rat tribe of Beijing
Al Jazeera, January 24, 2015
http://projects.aljazeera.com/2015/01/underground-beijing/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China’s Xi Builds support for big move: putting politics ahead of the economy
The Wall Street Journal, January 26, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/01/26/chinas-xi-builds-support-for-big-move-putting-politics-ahead-of-the-economy/?mod=WSJBlog

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Arrests in China's Xinjiang "nearly doubled in 2014"
The Telegraph, January 23, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11365321/Arrests-in-Chinas-Xinjiang-nearly-doubled-in-2014Muslim-Uighurs.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

What will this crackdown on activists do to China’s nascent civil society?
The Guardian, January 24, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/24/crackdown-activists-china-nascent-civil-society-pu-zhiquaing

China Attacks VPNs, Cutting Business Off From Internet
Forbes, January 25, 2015
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonchang/2015/01/25/china-attacks-vpns-cutting-business-off-from-internet/

点评中国:中国新常态的实质是告别繁荣 (China’s “new normal” bids goodbye to prosperity)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 26, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/focus_on_china/2015/01/150126_cr_chinaeconomy