Friday, January 30, 2015

Education (教育)

China classrooms must "keep out" Western values
Reuters, January 29, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/30/us-china-values-idUSKBN0L304620150130

Related
袁贵仁禁止传播西方价值教材论引发热议 (Yuan Guiren’s ban on “teaching materials that promote Western values” stirs controversy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 29, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150130_china_uni-teachers_values

Environment (环境)

揭強國人破壞生態 組團赴西沙獵瀕危長尾鯊 (Uncovering “powerful people’s” destruction of the environment: fishing group hunts endangered thresher sharks in South China Sea)
Apple Daily, January 30, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/china/20150130/53387499

Freedom of Expression (言论自由)

Graffiti, demolition and angst in Shanghai
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 29, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-31039775

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police warn marchers to provide security or face prosecution
South China Morning Post, January 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1695076/hong-kong-police-warn-marchers-provide-security-or-face-prosecution

New Hong Kong group targets district elections "to keep spirit of umbrella movement"
South China Morning Post, January 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1695025/new-hong-kong-group-targets-district-elections-keep-spirit-umbrella

国防部:港人参军暂无相应法律制度 (Ministry of National Defense: no appropriate legal system yet for Hong Kong people to join army)
South China Morning Post, January 30, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/47235/guo-fang-bu-gang-ren-can-jun-zan-wu-xiang-ying-fa-lu-zhi-du

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese activist held over support for Occupy Movement in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, January 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/ye-xioazheng-arrested-01292015125621.html

Internet (互联网)

China further tightens grip on the Internet
The New York Times, January 29, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/world/asia/china-clamps-down-still-harder-on-internet-access.html?_r=0

Related:
U.S. Firms concerned about China's new cyber regulations
Voice of America, January 29, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-firms-concerned-about-chinas-new-cyber-regulations/2618229.html

Rule of Law (法治)

律师证件被看守所扣押 检察院两次司法建议追回 (Beijing lawyer’s license seized at detention center, recovered after two judicial proposals from procuratorate)
Net Ease, January 30, 2015
http://news.163.com/15/0130/09/AH6QU5JS00011229.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Xinjiang asks real name registration for cellphones, PCs
The Global Times, January 30, 2015
http://www.sino-us.com/49/Xinjiang-asks-real-name-registration-for-cellphones-PCs.html

Related:
买个手机电脑,要实名了 (Xinjiang to require real name registration when buying mobile phones and computers in retail stores)
Iyaxin, January 29, 2015
http://bbs.iyaxin.com/thread-955284-1-1.html

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/