Thursday, January 29, 2015

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Alibaba engages in harshly worded spat with Chinese watchdog
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 28, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31019726

Related:
Chinese government takes aim at e-commerce giant Alibaba over fake goods
中国工商总局批阿里网站售假
The New York Times, January 29, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20150129/c29alibaba/dual/

Corruption (腐败)

PLA auditor refers more corruption cases to graft busters
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1694781/pla-auditor-refers-more-corruption-cases-graft-busters

International Human Rights (国际人权)

人权组织:中国人权状况严重倒退 (Human Rights Watch: China’s human rights situation has severely worsened)
Voice of America, January 29, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/human-rights-report-china-20150129/2618079.html

Related:
World Report 2014: China
Human Rights Watch, January 29, 2015
http://www.hrw.org/world-report/2014/country-chapters/china

自由之家年度报告:中国仍属“不自由”国家 (Freedom House annual report: China is still “not free”)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/hc-01282015111924.html

Internet (互联网)

中国将推网络安全审查加强信息安全 (China to implement cyber security inspection to enhance information security)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 29, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150129_china_cybersecurity

New rules in China upset western tech companies
The New York Times, January 29, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/technology/in-china-new-cybersecurity-rules-perturb-western-tech-companies.html?_r=0

June Fourth (六四)

1989 cables offer new detail, and questions, on Tiananmen
The New York Times, January 29, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/canadian-diplomatic-cables-from-1989-offer-new-detail-and-questions-on-tiananmen/?ref=world

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Illegal basement suspected in collapse of Beijing courtyard
The New York Times, January 29, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/28/illegal-basement-suspected-in-collapse-of-historic-beijing-courtyard/?ref=world

Guangdong protesters blockade village offices amid land dispute
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/blockade-01282015124836.html

Media (媒体)

中国计协通报3起虚假、失实报道 (All-China Journalists Association exposes 3 incidents of fabricated, inaccurate reporting)
People’s Daily, January 29, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0129/c1001-26475469.html

Related:
南周记者否认中国记协失实报道指称 (Southern Weekly journalist denies false reporting claim by All-China Journalists Association)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 29, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150129_sweekly_journalist_false_reports

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

汕头数千村民游行抗议村官贪污 当局封锁消息 (As thousands of Shantou villagers demonstrate against corrupt local officials, authorities block news)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-01282015101829.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Pentagon pauses new exchanges with China
Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/pentagon-puts-china-military-exchange-on-hold-1422474327

China owns "Great Firewall," credits censorship with tech success
Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/01/28/china-owns-great-firewall-credits-censorship-with-tech-success/