Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China to tally suicides by civil servants
中国将统计公务员非正常死亡情况
The New York Times, February 2, 2015
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150102/c02suicides/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150102/c02suicides/

Culture (文化)

Mao in demand than ever: Chinese actors line up to play leader
The Guardian, February 3, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/03/mao-demand-chinese-actors-lookalikes-play-leader

Hong Kong (香港)

Removal of Tiananmen crackdown story prompts questions in Hong Kong
六四密件涉赵紫阳子疑贪污 明报遭撤头版
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/story-02032015105301.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/64-02022015081719.html?searchterm%3Autf8%3Austring=%E9%A6%99%E6%B8%AF&encoding=simplified

Related:
《明報》員工擱筆1小時抗議總編撤六四頭條 (Mingpao staff hold hour-long “pens-down” strike to protest chief editor’s sudden removal of June Fourth headline)
Apple Daily, February 3, 2015
http://hkm.appledaily.com/detail.php?guid=53401264&category_guid=6996647&category=instant&issue=20150203

教協公開信:要求見面討論明報編輯方針 (In open letter, HK Professional Teachers’ Union requests to meet Ming Pao editor to discuss outlet’s editorial policy)
Hong Kong In-media, February 2, 2015
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1031176

Ming Pao editor defends his decision
RTHK, February 4, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150204/news_20150204_56_1074604.htm

Ming Pao staff strike over June 4 story
RTHK, February 4, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150204/news_20150204_56_1074480.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

找 官 百 次 未 果 上 訪 戶 截 停 火 車 (After a hundred failed petition attempts, petitioners resort to blocking a running train)
Sing Tao News Corporation, February 4, 2015
http://std.stheadline.com/yesterday/chi/0204eo06.html

International Relations (国际关系)

中国官媒:台军方发言人“言论情绪化” (Chinese official media attack Taiwanese military spokesman’s “emotional” speech)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 4, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/02/150204_china_taiwan_military_history_ww2

Internet (互联网)

China has 649 million people online, less are microblogging
The Washington Post, February 3, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/china-has-649-million-people-online-less-are-microblogging/2015/02/03/f017562a-abae-11e4-8876-460b1144cbc1_story.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Chinese police jail four herders over grasslands protest
牧民接连示威 警方再拘数人
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/four-herders-jailed-02032015112302.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/herbsman-02022015100238.html?searchterm%3Autf8%3Austring=%E7%89%A7%E6%B0%91&encoding=simplified

Rule of Law (法治)

China's first circuit court opens in Shenzhen to crowds of hopefuls
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1701151/first-circuit-court-opens-crowds-hopefuls

China’s President raises eyebrows with sharp rhetoric on rule of law
Foreign Policy, February 3, 2015
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/02/03/chinas-president-raises-eyebrows-with-sharp-rhetoric-on-rule-of-law/

Tibet (西藏)

In war on terror, China takes aim at Tibet
The Diplomat, February 3, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/02/in-war-on-terror-china-takes-aim-at-tibet/

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Uighurs flee China for Turkey in search of peace
Aljazeera, February 3, 2015
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/3/Uighurs-flee-China-for-Turkey-in-search-of-peace.html