Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

中國海關將引入「嗅錢犬」
China to employ customs workers with a nose for hard cash
The New York Times, February 16, 2015
  http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150216/c16customs/zh-hant/

浙江首个省部级官员落马疑与插手土地工程地产有关 (First Zhejiang provincial level official sacked, suspected of meddling with land and real estate projects)
  Radio France Internationale, February 17, 2015
  http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150217-浙江首个省部级官员落马疑与插手土地工程地产有关/

Domestic security (国内安全)

China approves police reform plan aimed at improving force's efficiency and public image
  South China Morning Post, February 16, 2015
  http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1714252/china-approves-police-reform-plan-aimed-improving-forces-efficiency-and

Related
凝神聚力全面深化公安改革 (Focus on comprehensively deepening public security reform)
Xinhua Net, February 17, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/comments/2015-02/17/c_1114395420.htm

Environment (环境)

Inside China's toxic Village of Widows
  The Telegraph, February 16, 2015
  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11416830/Inside-Chinas-toxic-Village-of-Widows.html

China is bragging that air pollution fell by 11% last year
  Quartz, February 16, 2015
  http://qz.com/345115/

Information Control (信息控制)

中国当局封历史网站 中共加强意识形态控制 (Chinese authorities block history websites, CPC intensifies ideological control)
  Radio Free Asia, February 16, 2015
  http://mandarin.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xql-02162015150432.html

Internet (互联网)

Tighter online controls in China point to wider clampdown
  The Washington Post, February 16, 2015
  http://wapo.st/1yLvTKA

National Defense (国防)

中国国防预算或继续快速增长 经济放缓无碍“强军梦”(Nat’l defense budget may continue rapid growth, China’s “Strong Army Dream” unimpeded by slowing economy)
  Reuters, February 17, 2015
  http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/02/17/china-defence-idCNKBS0LL0FU20150217

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

"Deaths and injuries" follow clashes between Uyghurs and police in Xinjiang
  Radio Free Asia, February 16, 2015
  http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hotan-02162015160611.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong’s classroom crackdown
  The Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2015
  http://www.wsj.com/articles/hong-kongs-classroom-crackdown-1424129830

China's chance to end injustice of the death penalty
  South China Morning Post, February 17, 2015
  http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1716056/chinas-chance-end-injustice-death-penalty

Corruption (腐败)

Politburo, army, casinos: China’s corruption crackdown spreads
The Guardian, February 14, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/14/china-corruption-crackdown-spreads-xi-jinping

Former top health official in China gets 19 years prison: media
Reuters, February 15, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/15/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0LJ07620150215

Related:
前上海高官被判贪污受贿获刑19年 (Former Shanghai senior official sentenced to 19 years in prison for corruption and bribery)
Voice of America, February 16, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/shanghai-sentence-20150216/2645687.html

Provincial anti-graft chief tells disciplinary officials: ‘It’s not about having most cases’
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1714538/provincial-graft-graft-chief-tells-disciplinary-officials-its-not-about

China takes down senior leader amid anti-corruption campaign
ABC News, February 16, 2015
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-takes-senior-leader-amid-anti-corruption-campaign-28991477

金钱与绯闻:中国反腐风暴刮进央视 (Money and sex scandal: China’s anti-corruption drive hits CCTV)
The New York Times, February 15, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150215/c15cctv/dual/

与湖南前官员牵连的27人被判刑
27 affiliated with former official given prison terms in Southern China
The New York Times, February 13, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150213/c13officials/dual/

Health (健康)

China's “blood famine” drives patients to the black market
Reuters, February 15, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/15/us-china-health-blood-idUSKBN0LI0W920150215

Related:
中国医院血荒严重 血液黑市与血头猖獗 (Severe blood shortage in Chinese hospitals breeds black market and blood peddlers)
Voice of America, February16, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-blood-famine-20150216/2645916.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Federation of Students suffers biggest split in 57-year history as HKU quits over Occupy
The South China Morning Post, February 13, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1712860/hku-union-quits-federation-students-over-dissatisfaction-conduct

Hong Kong anger flares at shoppers from China
British Broadcasting Cooperation, February 16, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31483185

Related:
香港连续两周爆反水货示威 5人被捕1警2民伤 (5 people arrested and 3 injured in 2nd week of protests against parallel traders in Hong Kong,)
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk/48156/xiang-gang-lian-xu-liang-zhou-bao-fan-shui-huo-shi-wei-5ren-bei-bu-1jing-2min-shang

Hukou (户口)

China to abolish temporary residence permits: Xinhua
Reuters, February 15, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/15/us-china-residence-permits-idUSKBN0LJ0OT20150215

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国著名记者高瑜狱中健康恶化被换牢房 (Famous Chinese reporter Gao Yu’s health deteriorates in prison, transferred to different cell)
Radio France Internationale, February 13, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150213-中国著名记者高瑜狱中健康恶化被换牢房/

广东维权人士郭飞雄在狱中仍被禁止放风 (Guangdong rights defender, Guo Feixiong, still prohibited from exercising while in prison)
Radio France Internationale, February 13, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150213-广东维权人士郭飞雄在狱中仍被禁止放风/

六四公祭组织者于世文被起诉 (Yu Shiwen, June Fourth public memorial organizer, prosecuted)
Voice of America, February 14, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/june-fourth-yu-shiwen-indictment-us-congress-concerns/2643349.html

因声援香港被捕之北京作家寇延丁获释 (Beijing writer Kou Yanding released after being taken away for supporting Hong Kong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 15, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/02/150215_china_writer_released

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

"Love Is not a choice": LGBT ad campaign launches in China for Valentine's Day
Huffington Post, February 14, 2015
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/14/china-lgbt-rights_n_6681220.html

Related:
China LGBT Awareness Campaign
http://lgbtcampaign.org/en/about-campaign

Rural Issues (农村)

China's urban sprawl raises key question: can it feed its people?
The Guardian, February 16, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/16/china-mega-airport-symbol-flight-agriculture-urbanisation

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The fascinating truth behind all those “great firewall of China” headlines
The Guardian, February 14, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/14/truth-behind-great-firewall-of-china-headlines

China’s fear of the web
The Washington Post, February 15, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/isolated-by-chinas-fear-of-the-web/2015/02/15/97a58cfe-b230-11e4-886b-c22184f27c35_story.html

观察:中国户籍改革的根本触及政治制度 (Observation: the root of China’s Hukou reform involves change of political system)
British Broadcasting Corporation February 16, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/02/150216_china_hukou