Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

中纪委:反腐形势严峻复杂 部分干部纪律松弛 (Top graft watchdog says anti-corruption campaign faces complex challenges)
Beijing News, May 26, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

全疆戒严实行反恐专项行动 扩及全国为期一年民众称影响生活
China launches regional security crackdown after Urumqi attack
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2014

Cyber security (网络安全)

China clamps down on US consulting groups
Financial Times, May 26, 2014

Environment (环境)

白皮书:已有190个城市实时发布PM2.5监测数据 (Latest human rights whitepaper indicates 190 cities publish real-time reading of PM2.5)
Beijing News, May 26, 2014

China to scrap millions of cars to improve air quality
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 26, 2014

Hukou (户口)

Guangdong to loosen hukou household registration system for millions of migrants
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2014

北京提高对非京籍儿童进入小学门槛引发家长抗议 (Parents protest tough documentation requirements in elementary school admission for children without Beijing hukou)
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

广东独立参选人李碧云受虐致瘫 庭上被急救法官宣布休庭
Chinese activist's trial postponed amid fears for her health
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2014

人权人士:中国人权状况堪忧 外界需持续施压 (Human rights groups voice deep concern about dire situation in China, call on intl community to sustain pressure)
Voice of America, May 22, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

中国维护国安将推网络安全审查制度 (State Council introduces cyber vetting rules targeting online products and services that "threaten national security")
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2014

保障网络信息安全将采取五方面措施 (Five measures to ensure online information security)
State Council Information Office, May 23, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Concluding observations on the second periodic report of China, including Hong Kong and Macao
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, May 23, 2014

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Experts raised key systemic issues in UN rights review of China
Human Rights in China, May 9, 2014

Russia and China veto UN move to refer Syria to international criminal court
The Guardian, May 22, 2014

China-Russia disgraceful veto in the Security Council blocks ICC referral of the Syrian situation
International Federation for Human Rights, May 22, 2014

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

China treads carefully as it pursues influence
Associated Press, May 25, 2014

Does China pose a threat to global food security? It says no
The Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2014

China and Russia: best frenemies
The Economist, May 22, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

痛忆六四:华邮记者目睹成堆尸体 (Former Washington Post reporter recalls seeing piles of corpses after June 4th crackdown)
Voice of America, May 26, 2014

Tiananmen comment eyed after professor’s microblog vanishes
The New York Times, May 26, 2014

Academic unbowed 25 years after suppression of Chinese pro-democracy movement
South China Morning Post, May 27, 2014

Tiananmen Square massacre anniversary: the last prisoner of the protests
The Telegraph, May 26, 2014

六四25周年 王丹在台湾谈中国民主 (In Taiwan, 1989 student leader Wang Dan talks about democracy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 27, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Amid headwinds, State Council takes baby steps on land reform
Caixin, May 21, 2014

湖南村民不满征地补偿告市政府和市长 法院审理 (Court accepts Hunan villagers' lawsuit against local gov't for inadequate compensation for land requisition)
Beijing Youth Daily, May 23, 2014

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

北京法院接受首例“同性恋治疗”案 (Beijing court takes up first case against clinic that claims to "cure" homosexuality)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2014