Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

义乌两名官员因涉嫌受贿被立案侦查 (Two Yiwu officials investigated for graft)
Radio France Internationale, February 23, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150223-义乌两名官员因涉嫌受贿被立案侦查/

中国大力反腐改变春节官场风气 (China’s vigorous anti-corruption campaign changes officialdom’s Spring Festival customs)
People.cn, February 24, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0224/c1001-26590413.html

Hong Kong (香港)

HKU students rally for transparency in vice president selection
Hong Kong Economic Journal, February 24, 2015
http://www.ejinsight.com/20150224-hku-students-rally-for-transparency-in-vice-president-selection/

Beijing moves to meet Hong Kong pan-dems in bid to break universal suffrage deadlock
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1721949/beijing-likely-meet-hong-kong-pan-democrats-late-march-break

梁振英称将于出席两会时与中央商讨收紧来港旅客政策 (C.Y. Leung to discuss tightening HK tourist policy with Beijing at Two Congresses)
Reuters, February 24, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/02/24/hk-cn-tourism-idCNKBS0LS0DX20150224

Hong Kong government office architect reflects on “Occupy” Movement
The Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2015
http://on.wsj.com/1v8Q61R

Common Tips Hat to Hong Kong Protesters in Oscar Speech
The Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2015
http://on.wsj.com/1a2W8HL

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China puts 82-year-old writer on trial amid political crackdown
The Telegraph, February 24, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11431202/China-puts-82-year-old-writer-on-trial-amid-political-crackdown.html

Related:
两名法国记者拟采访哈达被公安扣留数小时后驱逐 (Two French journalists detained and deported after attempting to interview Inner Mongolian activist Hada)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/ql1-02232015101549.html

International Relations (国际关系)

中日兩國安理會上「各自表態」論歷史 (China and Japan clash on history at UN Security Council meeting)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 24, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/02/150224_china_japan_un

Labor (劳工)

Shenzhen mulls overhaul of taxi industry after cabbies strike over pay and conditions
The South China Morning Post, February 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1721683/shenzhen-mulls-overhaul-taxi-industry-after-cabbies-strikes-over-pay-and

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

Coming out as gay at Chinese New Year
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 23, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31549731

Tibet (西藏)

China warns Tibetans in Rebgong against “separatist” activities
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/warns-02232015151143.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

中國遊客搶購的真相 (The truth about Chinese tourists’ shopping frenzies)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/commentaries/lam-kay-HK-shopping-02232015082914.html/story_main?encoding=traditional

How the West was lost: It's not OK to call Beijing a counterterrorism "partner" if it simply legitimizes the government’s human rights crackdown at home
Foreign Policy, February 23, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/02/23/how-the-west-was-lost-china-terrorism-xinjiang-uighurs-obama-human-rights/

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Siberian tiger video suggests species is returning to China, conservationists say
The Guardian, February 18, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/19/rare-siberian-tiger-caught-on-camera-china-first-time-60-years

David Attenborough calls on Chinese president to end ivory trade
The Guardian, February 20, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/20/david-attenborough-calls-on-chinese-president-end-ivory-trade

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Zuckerberg’s friend request to China
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 23, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31592068

Hong Kong (香港)

香港特首梁振英新年贺词吁港人学做顺服“绵羊”(Hong Kong Chief Executive C.Y. Leung urges Hongkongers to “be like sheep” in Lunar New Year message)
Radio Free Asia, February 19, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xql-02192015165406.html

黄之锋赴欧美 女友被扣昆明 (Joshua Wong’s girlfriend detained at Kunming airport)
Deutsche Welle, February 19, 2015
http://dw.de/p/1EeTc

Hong Kong “radicals” up ante in democracy push against China
Reuters, February 23, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/23/us-hongkong-radicals-insight-idUSKBN0LQ0UO20150223

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

国际社会呼吁中国释放伊力哈木 (International Community calls for release of Ilham Tohti)
Deutsche Welle, February 19, 2015
http://dw.de/p/1Eefi

International Relations (国际关系)

China protests India leader’s visit to disputed border area
The New York Times, February 20, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150220/c20myanmar/dual/

Conflict in Myanmar reverberates across the border in China
中国审查网上支持缅甸华裔叛军言论
The New York Times, February 20, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/23/world/asia/china-protests-india-leaders-visit-to-disputed-border-area.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

五百访民试图往天安门被羁押 四百人给习近平李克强拜年
Beijing police detain hundreds for trying to visit Chinese leaders over New Year
Radio Free Asia, February 20, 2015
CH:http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-02202015103824.html
EN:http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hundreds-02202015111702.html

Taiwan (台湾)

台民调:趋独反统立场加强 (Taiwan public opinion poll shows increased preference for independence)
Voice of America, February 23, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/taiwan-20150221/2653039.html

Women (妇女)

In China’s modern economy, a retro push against women
The New York Times, February 20, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/21/world/asia/china-women-lag-in-work-force-especially-in-top-jobs.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆再出血案 造成多人死亡 (Clash in Xinjiang leaves 17 dead)
Deutsche Welle, February 21, 2015
http://dw.de/p/1EfMm

Related:
Hacking, shooting Incident leave 17 dead in Xinjiang’s Aksu prefecture
Radio Free Asia, February 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/aksu-02202015214715.html