Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

What is Beijing up to? Summer of increased harassment, surveillance leaves Chinese NGOs on edge
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1576613/what-beijing-summer-increased-harassment-surveillance-leaves

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Heinz recalls four batches of infant food in China
Reuters, August 18, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/18/us-china-heinz-recall-idUSKBN0GI19H20140818

Corruption (腐败)

Budget transparency is the key to tackling corruption
News China, September 2014
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/budget-transparency-is-the-key-to-tackling-corruption#id:1835#date:18:50

Cyber security (网络安全)

Chinese hackers stole information on 4.5 Million U.S. hospital patients
Business Insider, August 19, 2014
www.yahoo.com/tech/chinese-hackers-stole-information-on-4-5-million-u-s-95112821024.html

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

House News closed last month, but other independent sites still exist
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1576116/house-news-closed-last-month-other-independent-sites-still

Hong Kong (香港)

中国人大常委会下周审议香港政改报告 (China National People's Congress Standing Committee to consider report on Hong Kong electoral reform next week)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 18, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140818_hk_election_beijing.shtml

HK rally draws fake crowd allegations
Financial Times, August 18, 2014
www.ft.com/cms/s/0/09a2679c-2685-11e4-8bb5-00144feabdc0.html

Related:
Pro-China demonstration in Hong Kong Poles apart
The Economist, August 18, 2014
www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2014/08/pro-china-demonstration-hong-kong

Majority in poll opposes Beijing screening candidates for top job
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576341/majority-poll-opposes-beijing-screening-candidates-top-job

See poll:
香港2020公佈政制改革民意調查結果 (Hong Kong 2020 publishes results of public opinion poll on political reforms)
Hong Kong 2020, August 18, 2014
EN: http://bit.ly/1mhLWLb /

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Inner Mongolian dissident's wife cut off from the Internet
哈达妻新娜披露网警施压遭报复 封锁互联网屏蔽境外电话
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/internet-08182014134556.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08182014094651.html

International Relations (国际关系)

China’s dilemma in the Middle East
中国该不该参与中东维稳?
Financial Times, August 19, 2014
EN: blogs.ft.com/nick-butler/2014/08/17/chinas-strategic-dilemma-in-the-middle-east/
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057781

Media (媒体)

Xi Jinping calls for new style of media organisation
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1576351/xi-jinping-calls-new-style-media-organisation

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China watches the Ferguson protests
The Diplomat, August 18, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/08/china-watches-the-ferguson-protests/

Related:
Why China hasn’t been milking Ferguson for all it’s worth
The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/18/why-china-hasnt-been-milking-fer >guson-for-all-its-worth/

内蒙上千天主教徒抗议政府侵吞教产 遭特警喷辣椒水殴打镇压神父被监控 (Over 1000 Inner Mongolian Catholics protest gov’t over land use, several protestors beaten and pepper sprayed by riot police)
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/xl1-08182014094834.html

Religion (宗教)

For Chinese, Pope seems worlds away in South Korea
中国天主教徒:教皇近在韩国远在天边
The New York Times, August 19, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/world/20140819/c19catholics/dual/

McDonald's murder in China: “evil cult members” face trial for woman's death
The Guardian, August 18, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/18/mcdonalds-murder-china-five-stand-trial

Tibet (西藏)

权益组织:两名藏人示威者在押期间死亡 (Rights organization: two Tibetan protestors died during detention)
Deutsche Welle, August 19, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1Cwmx

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Retired Chinese Minister of Culture Wang Meng makes moderate plea for Xinjiang unity
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1576053/retired-chinese-minister-culture-wang-meng-makes-moderate-plea

 
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