Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国禁止广播电视节目设置“嘉宾主持” (China bans celebrities from guest-hosting television shows)
Reuters, June 23, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/06/23/china-television-idCNKBS0P30BB20150623

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Is there life in the old dog-eating festival? Chinese activists increasing efforts to stop the trade
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1825034/there-life-old-dog-eating-festival-chinese-activists-increasing

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中国保护动物人士在广西玉林狗肉节被禁止发声 (Chinese animal rights activists banned from speaking out about Guangxi Yulin’s dog meat festival)
Radio France Internationale, June 22, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150622-中国保护动物人士在广西玉林狗肉节被禁止发声/"

Uygur exiles angered by pre-Ramadan beer festival in China's Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1825004/uygur-exiles-angered-pre-ramadan-beer-festival-chinas-xinjiang

Tibetans celebrate Dalai Lama's birthday in defiance of Chinese ban
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/defiance-06222015160655.html

China arrests group over mass protests of judicial hearings
Taipei Times, June 23, 2015
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2015/06/23/2003621394

反贪发动民众 90秒一个群众举报 (Anti-graft campaign mobilizes the public: One report every 90 seconds)
Radio France Internationale, June 21, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150621-反贪发动群众-90秒一个群众举报/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. and China open annual dialogue with "candid, to-the-point" talks
Reuters, June 23, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/23/us-usa-china-idUSKBN0P226N20150623

Financial securities official snared in corruption probe
Caixin, June 22, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-06-22/100821370.html

China think-tank questions state-run lottery spending
The Financial Times, June 21, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c2356476-166c-11e5-8095-00144feabdc0.html

全国精神卫生工作规划(2015—2020年)(National Mental Health Work Plan (2015-2020) :China aims to have 4 psychiatric specialists per 100,000 people by 2020 )
State Council General Office, June 4 , 2015
http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/全国精神卫生工作规划(2015-2020年)/

Beijing to set monitoring sites to track soil pollution
China Daily, June 23, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-06/23/content_21080782.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Official underlines national defense technology innovation
China Daily, June 22, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-06/22/content_21073770.htm

中国称美方需为恢复网络安全问题对话创造条件
China says up to United States to resume cyber security talks
Reuters, June 23, 2015
CH:http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/06/23/us-cn-idCNKBS0P30ZF20150623
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/23/us-usa-china-cybersecurity-idUSKBN0P30ZA20150623

U.S. to raise cybersecurity with China in "pretty direct terms"
The Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/06/23/u-s-to-raise-cybersecurity-with-china-in-pretty-direct-terms/

Hong Kong (香港)

Liaison Office to host dinner for lawmakers
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 23, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150623/news_20150623_56_1109925.htm

Scholarism urges public debate on Basic Law
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 23, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150623/news_20150623_56_1109894.htm

Last occupy central die-hards face eviction from Hong Kong street
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/last-occupy-central-die-hards-face-eviction-from-hong-kong-street-06222015123243.html

占中及港币强势影响大陆学生到香港升读大学意愿 (Occupy Movement & strong HK dollar influence mainland Chinese students’ decision to study in HK)
Radio France Internationale, June 22, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150622-占中及港币强势影响大陆学生到香港升读大学意愿/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

It's time for Hong Kong's pan-dems to reject rejectionism
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1825043/its-time-hong-kongs-pan-dems-reject-rejectionism

Has China’s "one country, two systems" experiment failed?
China File, June 17, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/has-chinas-one-country-two-systems-experiment-failed