Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Report claims victory for information controls in China
China Media Project, June 29, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/06/29/39071/

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2014年中国移动舆论场舆情发展报告 (China Mobile Ltd Public Opinion Development Report 2014)
People’s Daily, June 25, 2015
http://yuqing.people.com.cn/n/2015/0625/c209043-27204982.html

Experts praise control of Yangtze tragedy
China Media Project, June 26, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/06/26/39055/

人民日报:“占中” 、伊斯兰国皆关美国输出民主 (People’s Daily: “Occupy Central” and Islamic State related to U.S. exporting of democracy)
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/14e3d3989f49c48/ren-min-ri-bao-zhan-zhong-yi-si-lan-guo-jie-guan-mei-guo-shu-chu-min-zhu

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

What would Confucius say? Chinese internet users debate gay marriage after historic US ruling
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1829022/what-would-confucius-say-chinese-internet-users-debate-gay

In China, Walmart is unionized, but workers have no power on the job
In These Times, June 25, 2015
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/18116/china_yellow_unions

”Super Vulgar Butcher”, Chinese activist, may face subversion charge
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1829026/super-vulgar-butcher-chinese-activist-may-face-subversion-charge

No sign of early end to Shanghai protest over planned PX plant
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/plant-06262015133144.html

Nine injured in clashes between police and Hui Muslims in China's Yinchuan
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/clashes-06262015110040.html

广州活动人士倡议反对就业歧视 (Guangzhou activists protest employment discrimination)
Voice of America, June 29, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/guangzhou-protest-20150628/2840398.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Tales of torture: time spent in Chinese police custody leaves victims permanently scarred
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1827308/tales-torture-time-spent-chinese-police-custody-leaves-victims

Case highlight for 2015 UN International Day in support of victims of torture
Human Rights in China, June 26, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-highlight-2015-un-international-day-support-victims-torture

Senior Uygur official in China's restive Xinjiang province investigated for graft
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1829024/senior-uygur-official-chinas-restive-xinjiang-province-investigated-graft

Top leadership studies anticorruption ahead of CPC anniversary
China Daily, June 27, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-06/27/content_21121822.htm

Slacking Chinese officials to face demotion or dismissal
Reuters, June 27, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/27/us-china-corruption-demotion-idUSKBN0P706K20150627

China’s largest smartphone maker Xiaomi sets up Communist Party committee
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1828191/chinas-largest-smartphone-maker-xiaomi-sets-communist

Chinese mayor sacked after official dies from alcohol poisoning
Sydney Morning Herald, June 28, 2015
http://www.smh.com.au/world/chinese-mayor-sacked-after-official-dies-from-alcohol-poisoning-20150628-ghznsm.html

美批中国人权,中国反指美国人权纪录差 (China responds to U.S. human rights accusations, criticizes its poor record)
Voice of America, June 29, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/human-right-critic-20150626/2838744.html

Hong Kong (香港)

黃之鋒錢詩文遇襲案暫未有人被捕 (Scholarism convener Joshua Wong and girlfriend attacked, no suspect arrested yet)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 29, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150629/news_20150629_55_1111521.htm

Related:
教協譴責暴力襲擊黃之鋒事件 (HK Professional Teachers’ Union condemns violent attack on Joshua Wong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 29, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150629/news_20150629_55_1111492.htm

Same-sex marriage “an inescapable issue” in Hong Kong, says head of equality watchdog
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1828134/same-sex-marriage-inescapable-issue-hong-kong-says-head-equality

Clashes, arrests at Putonghua protest
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 29, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150629/news_20150629_56_1111392.htm

Related:
Pepper spray in protests against singing “aunties”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/06/29/localists-pepper-sprayed-and-arrested-in-clashes-with-pro-china-groups-and-singing-aunts/

反“大媽唱紅歌團” 港兩派示威者旺角衝突5人被捕 (Five people arrested in clashes between pro-localist and pro-China groups over “singing aunties”)
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/tc/hk-macau-tw/14e3d16b702bce7/fan-da-ma-chang-hong-ge-tuan-gang-liang-pai-shi-wei-zhe-wang-jiao-chong-tu-5-ren-bei-bu

Leaked messages “will bring Beijing response'”
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 29, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150629/news_20150629_56_1111387.htm

香港“伞运”首个“七一”游行详情公布 要求修改《基本法》预计10万人参与 (Hong Kong’s July 1 march: organizer demands revision of Basic law and expects 100,000 participants)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl2-06262015100021.html

Counterterrorism (反恐)

天津航空联合多家单位举办反恐演练 (Tianjin Airlines holds joint counter-terrorism exercises with other work units)
Yangtze Online, June 26, 2015
http://news.cnair.com/c/201506/63176.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

After the veto: Umbrella Movement 2.0?
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/06/29/after-the-veto-umbrella-movement-2-0/

An insider’s guide to better eating in Chinese detention centers
听女权人士细数中国看守所里的“美食”
The New York Times, June 26, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150629/c29sino-detention/dual/

Yang Lian: “Poetry is extremely important in China”
Deustche Welle, June 26, 2015
http://www.dw.com/en/yang-lian-poetry-is-extremely-important-in-china/a-18542987

I won Miss World Canada. But my work puts my father at risk in China.
The Washington Post, June 26, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-i-cant-talk-to-my-father-in-china/2015/06/26/296e856e-19f1-11e5-ab92-c75ae6ab94b5_story.html

「违法怀孕」是国际笑话 (“Illegal pregnancy” becomes international joke)
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/14e3cbcf332b266/wei-fa-huai-yun-shi-guo-ji-xiao-hua