Thursday, April 02, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Probe ongoing over $383-million bribery claim against former official: prosecutor
Global Times, April 2, 2015
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/915074.shtml

华企涉肯尼亚官员贪腐案?中:不了解 (China says it is unware of alleged involvement of Chinese corporations in reported corruption of Kenyan officials)
South China Morning Post, April 2, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/14c784bad07a16d/hua-qi-she-ken-ni-ya-guan-yuan-tan-fu-an-zhong-bu-liao-jie

Cyber security (网络安全)

Following GitHub attack, Obama declares US cybersecurity a “national emergency”
South China Morning Post, April 2, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1753969/following-github-attack-obama-declares-us-cybersecurity

Death penalty (死刑)

德国人权专员:中国长期目标应废除死刑 (German Commissioner for Human Rights Christoph Strässer says China should aim to abolish death penalty in the long run)
Deutsche Welle, April 1, 2015
http://www.dw.de/德国人权专员中国长期目标应废除死刑/a-18353432?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Hong Kong (香港)

Petition plan to pressure pan-democrats to back down over 2017 Hong Kong chief executive vote
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1753806/pan-democrats-plan-petition-2017-election-chief-executive

Veteran Hong Kong teacher expresses surprise that Occupy did not feature in liberal studies exam
South China Morning Post, April 2, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1753664/veteran-hong-kong-teacher-expresses-surprise-occupy-did-not-feature

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

逾千人致函当局吁释放五女权人士 (Over a thousand people petition for release of the five women’s rights activists)
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-04012015100357.html

”I was framed”: Chinese anti-corruption activist denies soliciting prostitute
South China Morning Post, April 2, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1754006/chinese-anti-corruption-activist-denies-soliciting-prostitute-was-victim

Information Control (信息控制)

China cracks down on violent anime online cartoons
中國多家網站因暴力色情動漫被查
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 1, 2015
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32149754
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/04/150401_china_anime

Rule of Law (法治)

China pledges education, hospital, juror system reforms
Xinhua News, April 1, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-04/01/c_134117348.htm

Tibet (西藏)

Chinese authorities release one Tibetan monk, detain others
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/release-04012015151647.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

女权人士案考验中国依法治国决心 (Detention of women activists makes a mockery of China's rule of law aspirations)
Financial Times, April 1, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001061334