Friday, February 06, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Party mouthpiece accuses artists of colluding in graft
South China Morning Post, February 6, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1703825/party-mouthpiece-accuses-artists-colluding-graft

季建业案侦查细节曝光 开始滴水不漏后来主动悔过 (Ji Jianye case unveiled: from strict reticence to active repentance)
The Beijing News, February 6, 2015
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2015/02/06/353003.html

新华社一记者受贿5万 获刑5年 (Xinhua News reporter sentenced to 5 years for taking RMB 50,000 in bribes)
The Beijing News, February 5, 2015
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2015/02/05/352869.html

Environment (环境)

The cost of clean air
The Economist, February 5, 2015
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21642214-measures-combat-air-pollution-are-biting-hard-industrial-areas-already-hit-economic?fsrc=rss

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Defense lawyers walk out of Suzhou evictee trial in protest
范木根抗拆杀人开审 千人声援遭警镇压
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/suzhou-evictee-trial-02052015152551.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/trial-02042015091758.html

International Relations (国际关系)

U.S. tech companies press case against restrictive Chinese rules
The Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-trade-groups-seek-reversal-of-restrictive-chinese-rules-1423137151

China is making moves in a disputed area of the South China Sea
Business Insider, February 5, 2015
http://www.businessinsider.com/r-manila-says-china-starts-dredging-at-another-reef-in-disputed-waters-2015-2

Internet (互联网)

Guangzhou netizen detained for posting "insulting" photo of China's President
广州网友梁勤辉因言获罪遭刑拘 网络文章被指诋毁国家领导人
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/detention-02052015121022.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-02052015105413.html

China less and less enamored of social media, study finds
The Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/02/05/china-growing-less-enamored-of-social-media-study-finds/

Related:
Chinese enthusiasm for social media drops sharply
Kantar, February 3, 2015
http://us.kantar.com/tech/social/2015/kantar-china-social-media-impact-report-2015/

Labor (劳工)

China labor strife rises before the Lunar New Year
The Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/02/06/china-labor-strife-rises-before-the-lunar-new-year/?mod=WSJBlog

Tibet (西藏)

China media criticise Dalai Lama-Obama meeting
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 6, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31159993

Related:
奥巴马:达赖喇嘛是位“好友” (Obama: Dalai Lama is a “good friend”)
Radio France Internationale, February 5, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150205-奥巴马:达赖喇嘛是位“好友”