Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

中国网购用户达3.5亿人 商品三分之一是假货 (China’s online shoppers reach 350 million, one third of products are fake)
Global Times, January 27, 2015
http://finance.huanqiu.com/view/2015-01/5515737.html

Corruption (腐败)

China corruption probe widens
Voice of America, January 26, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-corruption-probe-widens/2613748.html

Communist Party official “attempts to throw himself to death to avoid downfall”
The Telegraph, January 26, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11369031/Communist-Party-official-attempts-to-throw-himself-to-death-to-avoid-downfall.html

Hong Kong (香港)

British MPs' inquiry into Hong Kong's post-handover affairs “does not breach law”
The South China Morning Post, January 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1692766/british-mps-checks-hong-kong-legally-aboveboard

Almost half of Hongkongers want lawmakers to vote down Beijing's electoral reforms: SCMP poll
The South China Morning Post, January 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1692851/post-occupy-central-public-views-hong-kong-reform-little-changed-scmp

Internet (互联网)

China to force authors to provide real names when publishing online
The New York Times, January 26, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/26/china-to-force-authors-to-provide-real-names-when-publishing-online/?_r=0

GreatFire致中国网信办公开信 反驳“造谣”指责 (GreatFire’s open letter to China’s Internet Information Office rebuts accusation of “starting rumors”)
Voice of America, January 27, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/greatfire-china-20150126/2614428.html

Related:
An open letter to Lu Wei and the cyberspace administration of China
Greatfire, January 26, 2015
https://en.greatfire.org/blog/2015/jan/open-letter-lu-wei-and-cyberspace-administration-china

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

Marginalized and stigmatized - China's transgender sex workers
中国跨性别性工作者亲诉:广受歧视 最怕警察
Deutsche Welle, January 26, 2015
EN: http://www.dw.de/marginalized-and-stigmatized-chinas-transgender-sex-workers/a-18214489
CH: http://www.dw.de/中国跨性别性工作者亲述广受歧视-最怕警察/a-18212879?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Media (媒体)

国际记者联合会:中国新闻自由更严峻 (International Federation of Journalists: China’s freedom of press has worsened)
Radio France Internationale, January 27, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150127-国际记者联合会:中国新闻自由更严峻/

Related:
China’s media war: censorship, corruption & control
International Federation of Journalists, January 27, 2015
http://www.ifj.org/nc/news-single-view/backpid/33/article/chinas-media-war-censorship-corruption-control/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

内蒙一牧民在政府大楼铁门上自吊身亡抗议官员腐败 (Inner Mongolian herder hangs himself on government building gate to protest official corruption)
Radio France Internationle, January 27, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150127-内蒙一牧民在政府大楼铁门上自吊身亡抗议官员腐败/

Religion (宗教)

观察人士:中国宗教自由陷入文革后最黑暗时期 (Observers: China’s religious freedom in darkest period since Cultural Revolution)
Voice of America, January 27, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-religion-freedom-20150126/2614419.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

还有多少人关心中国的GDP (How many people still care about China’s GDP?)
South China Morning Post, January 27, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/opinion/46958/huan-you-duo-shao-ren-guan-xin-zhong-guo-de-gdp