Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Government (政府)

Billionaire Lawmakers Ensure the Rich Are Represented in China’s Legislature
The New York Times, March 2, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/03/world/asia/in-chinas-legislature-the-rich-are-more-than-represented.html

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

China censors curb discussion of pollution documentary
Financial Times, March 3, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3fc780c6-c164-11e4-8b74-00144feab7de.html#axzz3TI6U7qEu

Corruption (腐败)

China anticorruption campaign targets party “cliques”
The Wall Street Journal, March 2, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-anticorruption-campaign-targets-party-cliques-1425335633

People's Liberation Army confirms graft investigations into 14 officials
South China Morning Post, March 3, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1727988/peoples-liberation-army-confirms-graft-investigations-14-officials

中國央企四萬億境外資產「未審計過」 (Chinese state-owned-enterprises have $637.4 billion “unaudited” assets overseas)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 3, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/03/150303_china_soe_audit

Environment (环境)

China orders two local governments to punish polluting steel mills
Reuters, March 2, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/02/us-china-steel-environment-idUSKBN0LY0C120150302

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong government will unveil political reform package next month, says Carrie Lam
South China Morning Post, March 3, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1728358/hong-kong-government-will-present-political-reform-package-next-month

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

人权律师浦志强的案件二次退侦期满 检方要求再延长15天 (Human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang case: prosecutor asks for 15-day extension after re-investigation period is up)
Radio Free Asia, March 2, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-03022015110202.html

Related:
蒲志强案证据不足被法院二度退还或有望重获自由 (Pu Zhiqiang case: release is possible as the court dismissed the case twice because of lack of evidence)
Radio France Internationale, March 3, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150303-蒲志强案证据不足被法院二度退还或有望重获自由/

Labor (劳工)

China union chief warns of “foreign forces” in labour movement
Financial Times, March 2, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b5c16e4e-c0ac-11e4-876d-00144feab7de.html?ftcamp=published_links/rss/world_asia-pacific_china/feed//product#axzz3TI6U7qEu

Law (法律)

Chinese men jailed for raping schoolgirl under tougher underage sex attack laws
South China Morning Post, March 3, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1728311/chinese-men-jailed-raping-schoolgirl-under-tougher-underage-sex-attack

新《环保法》实施两月“按日计罚”罚723万 (Two months since implementation of new Environmental Protection Law, fines amount to $1.2 million)
People’s Daily, March 3, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0303/c1001-26625622.html

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

China’s “homowives” are becoming unlikely champions for gay rights
Quartz, March 2, 2015
http://qz.com/329575/chinas-homowives-are-becoming-unlikely-champions-for-gay-rights/

Population (人口)

人大代表:建议修改完善现行计生政策 (NPC member proposes to revise current family planning policy)
Legal Daily, March 3, 2015
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/rdlf/content/2015-03/03/content_5985271.htm

State Security (国家安全)

去年中国国家安全十大事件占中名列第六 (Occupy Movement is No.6 in China’s top 10 state security issues last year)
Radio France Internationale, March 3, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150303-去年中国国家安全十大事件占中名列第六/

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

伊斯兰国和新疆(1):维族人是否加入伊斯兰国? (IS and Xinjiang: Are Uyghurs joining IS?)
Voice of America, March 3, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/isis-uighurs-20150302/2665113.html