Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

China monitors the Internet and the public pays the bill
Global Voices, July 29, 2014
https://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/29/china-monitors-the-internet-and-the-public-pays-the-bill/

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

In China food testing, safety inspectors are often one step behind
Reuters, July 29, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/29/uk-china-food-auditors-idUKKBN0FY2B720140729

Corruption (腐败)

Xi’s tiger hunt breaks old party taboo
习近平打破反腐潜规则
Financial Times, July 30, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/708c3c4e-1735-11e4-b0d7-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057504

Related:
With Zhou Yongkang's downfall, Xi Jinping becomes most powerful Chinese ruler in decades
International Business Times, July 29, 2014
www.ibtimes.com/zhou-yongkangs-downfall-xi-jinping-becomes-most-powerful-chinese-ruler-decades-1642550

Who is Zhou Yongkang, and why did China decide to launch an investigation on him?
Washington Post, July 29, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/07/29/who-is-zhou-yongkang-and-why-did-china-decide-to-launch-an-investigation-on-him/

Eel hunter’s son: the personal journey of fallen Chinese political giant Zhou Yongkang
The Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/29/eel-hunters-son-the-personal-journey-of-fallen-chinese-political-giant-zhou-yongkang/

中国大陆7年来有逾2580名被审计干部移送纪检司法 (2580 party cadres have been subjected to Party and judicial investigation in last seven years)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/hc-07292014130538.html

Cyber Security (网络安全)

Canada National Research Council “hacked by Chinese spies”
加国指责中国政府支持黑客攻击电脑系统
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 29, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28548925
CH: www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140729_china_canada_cyber.shtml

Related:
Chinese hacked into computers, says NRC
The Guardian (Canada), July 29, 2014
www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-07-29/article-3816357/Chinese-hacked-into-computers,-says-NRC/1

Three Israeli contractors behind Iron Dome were hit by Chinese hackers
The Forward, July 29, 2014
forward.com/articles/203103/three-israeli-contractors-behind-iron-dome- >were-hi/#ixzz38uxt5RyW

Microsoft, the “guardian warriors” and China’s cybersecurity fears
The Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07/29/microsoft-the-guardian-warriors-and-chinas-cybersecurity-fears/

Hong Kong (香港)

Anti-Occupy Central campaign plans march in protest of sit-in threat
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562116/anti-occupy-central-campaign-plans-march-protest-sit-threat

Carrie Lam tells Occupy democracy “will never be achieved” through civil disobedience
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562019/carrie-lam-occupy-central-democracy-will-never-be-achieved-through

Hukou (户口)

中国将建城乡统一户口登记制度 取消蓝印户口等 (China to unify urban-rural household registration systems)
China News, July 30, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/07-30/6439850.shtml

Related:
China relaxes household registration in bid to urbanise 100 million rural migrants
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1562776/china-relaxes-household-registration-bid-urbanise-100-million

See State Council notice:
国务院关于进一步推进户籍制度改革的意见 (Issues concerned on Advancing the Reform of the Household Registration System)
State Council, July 30, 2014
www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2014-07/30/content_8944.htm

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment), 国际关系 (安全, 贸易和投资)

越60名老党员发公开信促放弃社会主义 (In open letter, 60 Vietnamese Communist Party elders call for end to socialist rule and reliance on China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 29, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/07/140729_vietnam_party_letter_reform.shtml

Open Government Information (信息公开)

高校50项信息须即时公开 (Ministry of Education: universities to disclose 50 types of information, to set up monitoring mechanism)
Jinghua Times, July 30, 2014
epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2014-07/30/content_109394.htm

Population (人口)

Chinese forced sterilization couple wins asylum in U.S.
RFA独家:躲避计划生育 湖南家庭六年后逃抵美国
Radio Free Asia, July 30, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/asylum-07302014101027.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-07292014130447.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

“访民报社门口喝农药”调查: 7人在信访学习班遭辱 (Investigation reveals that 7 suicide protesters were extralegally detained by local officials and ill-treated in black jails)
China Youth Daily, July 30, 2014
news.163.com/14/0730/06/A2CORDCJ00011229.html

Religion (宗教)

美国发布2013国际宗教自由报告 中国被批持续打压宗教自由 (U.S. highlights China's on-going repression of religious freedom in latest report)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yf2-07292014104421.html

See report:
2013 International religious freedom report: China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau)
U.S. Department of State, July 2014
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/222335.pdf

Related:
China slams US report on religious freedom
Press Trust of India, July 30, 2014
http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/china-slams-us-report-on-religious-freedom_951340.html

Taiwan (台湾)

Accused of attempted murder, premier questioned in court
Central News Agency, July 30, 2014
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201407300024.aspx

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chinese prosecutors charge Uighur academic with separatism
Agence France-Presse, July 30, 2014
https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/24590696/chinese-prosecutors-charge-uighur-academic-with-separatism/

Mass assault belatedly reported in China’s far west
中国官方延时报道新疆暴恐袭击
The New York Times, July 30, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140730/c30xinjiang/dual/

Related:
Chinese police shoot dead dozens after mass knife attacks
Reuters, July 29, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10999002/Chinese-police-shoot-dead-dozens-after-mass-knife-attacks.html

Chinese authorities tighten security in Xinjiang region after surge in violence
The Guardian, July 30, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/chinese-tighten-security-xinjiang-violence-uighur-muslim-minority

Opinion (观点)

Xi Jinping takes risky path in disposal of “tiger” Zhou Yongkang
中国反腐进入高风险阶段
Financial Times, July 29, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f1999c0a-172b-11e4-b0d7-00144feabdc0.html
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057509

 
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