Friday, March 06, 2015

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

China newspaper suspends leaker of smog film propaganda directive
The Financial Times, March 6, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3b2c8cc6-c3be-11e4-a02e-00144feab7de.html

Corruption (腐败)

Inquiry into disgraced Ling Jihua "linked more to his own problems than son’s fatal Ferrari crash"
South China Morning Post, March 6, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1730873/inquiry-disgraced-ling-jihua-linked-more-his-own-problems-sons-fatal

”官场消费”减少 60家五星酒店亏损 (60 5-star hotels revenues down as “officialdom’s expenditures” drop)
People’s Daily, March 6, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0306/c1001-26648212.html

Domestic security (国内安全)

港媒:中国警方配备拐弯枪 火力远超以色列产品 (Chinese police are equipped with Corner Shot guns more powerful than Israeli counterparts)
China News, March 6, 2015
http://www.chinanews.com/mil/2015/03-06/7106132.shtml

Education (教育)

莫言:应将学前教育纳入免费义务教育 (Mo Yan thinks preschool education should be free)
Sina News, March 6, 2015
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2015-03-06/102631575634.shtml

Environment (环境)

China vows to fight pollution “with all our might”
The Guardian, March 5, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/05/china-vows-to-fight-pollution-with-all-our-might

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong faces "crisis of governance," British MPs warn
The Telegraph, March 6, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11452272/Hong-Kong-faces-crisis-of-governance-British-MPs-warn.html

Related:
英国下议会报告 香港自由受中国“侵蚀”(British House of Commons’ report: Hong Kong’s freedoms have been “eroded” by China)
Deutsche Welle, March 6, 2015
http://dw.de/p/1EmSQ
Related:
The UK’s relations with Hong Kong: 30 years after the Joint Declaration
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office , March 6, 2015
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmfaff/649/649.pdf

Police watchdog has reviewed 20 per cent of Occupy complaints-but has nearly 2,000 still to go
South China Morning Post, March 6, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1730368/police-watchdog-has-reviewed-20-cent-occupy-complaints-has-nearly

“One country, two systems” for Hong Kong must comply with China constitution, says Premier Li Keqiang
South China Morning Post, March 6, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1729914/one-country-two-systems-hong-kong-must-comply-china-constitution-says

China's No. 3 Zhang Dejiang leader warns Hong Kong activists against “crossing a line”
The Straits Times, Date
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/east-asia/story/chinas-no-3-zhang-dejiang-leader-warns-hong-kong-activists-against-crossin

Law (法律)

性暴力应定为家暴行为 (CPPCC member says sexual violence should be characterized as domestic violence)
Legal Evening News, March 6, 2015
http://www.fawan.com.cn/html/2015-03/06/content_541009.htm

Population (人口)

北京2020年人口将控制在2300万 目前已达2154万 (Beijing to limit population, now at 21.5 million, to 23 million by 2020)
Legal Evening News, March 6, 2015
http://www.fawan.com/Article/fwkx/2015/03/06/153850277058.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

元宵节香港团体游行促人大关注良心犯 (In Lantern Festival march, Hong Kong groups urge NPC attention on prisoners of conscience)
Radio Free Asia, March 5, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl1-03052015100303.html

Rule of Law (法治)

以改革之手推进依法治国 (Promoting rule of law by “the hand” of reform)
People’s Daily, March 6, 2015
http://npc.people.com.cn/n/2015/0306/c14576-26648461.html

Society (社会)

Knife attack wounds nine at Chinese train station
Reuters, March 5, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/06/us-china-attack-idUSKBN0M206720150306