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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 13:48

Zoo teams up to highlight animal mistreatment at shows
动物保护组织举办反虐待动物展览
New York Times, April 8, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140408/c08animals/dual/

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 13:48

China reiterates ban on kindergarten drugs
China Daily, April 9, 2014
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-04/09/content_17415646.htm

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 13:48

China is now drilling holes in the “roof of the world”
Quartz, April 7, 2014
qz.com/196236/china-is-now-drilling-holes-in-the-roof-of-the-world/

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 13:48

香港民主派元老晤美副总统 加国开论坛议港民主倒退 (Veteran HK pro-democracy advocates meet American VP, voice concern of democracy backsliding)
Radio Free Asia, April 7, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl1-04072014112359.html

Related:
China warns U.S. not to meddle in Hong Kong over democratic reform
Reuters, April 7, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/07/uk-hongkong-china-idUKBREA3607Z20140407

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 13:48

维权律师指控建三江公安实施酷刑 (Human rights lawyers accuse Jiansanjiang public security of torturing them in detention)
Voice of America, April 7, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/rights-attorney-tortured-by-the-policemen-20140407/1887721.html

Related:
Post Reeducation-Through-Labor “Abolition”: Lawyers and Defenders Monitor Legal Reform Implementation--The Jiansanjiang Case
废除劳教: 律师和维权人士监督法律改革实施--建三江案
Human Rights in China, March-April 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/post-reeducation-through-labor-abolition-lawyers-and-defenders-monitor-legal-reform-implementation
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/fei-chu-lao-jiao-lu-shi-he-wei-quan-ren-shi-jian-du-fa-lu-gai-ge-shi-shi-jian-san-jiang

China: investigate lawyers’ torture claims, close black jails
Human Rights Watch, April 7, 2014
www.hrw.org/news/2014/04/07/china-investigate-lawyers-torture-claims-close-black-jails

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 13:48

Huang's tale: from Walmart cashier to labor leader in China
Reuters, April 7, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/07/us-china-labour-walmart-insight-idUSBREA361NZ20140407

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 13:48

Chinese government expands freedom of information
中国政府发布“信息公开”新指导原则
New York Times, April 8, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140408/c08information/dual/

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 13:48

教徒群体抗争 浙江当局暂不拆十字架 (Zhejiang gov't holds off church demolition after mass protest)
Voice of America, April 7, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-church-20140407/1888043.html

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 13:48

Taiwan anti-China protest exposes island's nationalist divide
Reuters, April 7, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/07/us-taiwan-protests-idUSBREA3606V20140407

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 13:48

Microsoft ends support for Windows XP, Chinese reactions
China Smack, April 7, 2014
www.chinasmack.com/2014/stories/microsoft-ends-support-for-windows-xp-chinese-reactions.html

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 13:48

Can China rise peacefully?
The National Interest, April 8, 2014
nationalinterest.org/commentary/can-china-rise-peacefully-10204

The future of the Chinese middle class
News China, April 2014
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/the-future-of-the-chinese-middle-class#id:1617#date:17:45

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 11:39

Bill Gates wants China to encourage wealthy Chinese to be more giving
Reuters, April 7, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/06/us-singapore-gates-idUSBREA3509120140406

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 11:39

南华早报:中国拟与欧盟加强网络安全合作(China-EU to strengthen cyber security work)
Xinhua, April 6, 2014
http://military.china.com/news/568/20140406/18434220.html

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 11:39

32 injured, 71,200 affected in SW China quake
English.news.cn, April 7, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2014-04/07/c_133242784.htm

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 11:39

Dust busters: Beijing to require cameras at construction sites for stricter smog policing
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1466871/dust-busters-beijing-require-cameras-construction-sites-stricter-smog

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 11:39

Beijing upset after Martin Lee and Anson Chan meet Joe Biden at the White House
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466666/beijing-upset-after-martin-lee-and-anson-chan-meet-joe-biden-white

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 11:39

Chinese activists face jail as crackdown continues
The Telegraph, April 7, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10749768/Chinese-activists-face-jail-as-crackdown-continues.html

Related:
Lawyers dismissed or withdrawn in protest of unfair trials of three citizen activists
Human Rights in China, January 31, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/lawyers-dismissed-or-withdrawn-protest-unfair-trials-three-citizen

Citizen activists on trial 2014: schedule/status and essays
Human Rights in China, April 7, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizen-activists-trial-2014-schedulestatus-and-essays

To be a citizen who speaks up and has an attitude: Lawyer Ding Jiaxi speaks from prison
做有声音、有态度的公民——丁家喜狱中谈话录
China Change, April 6, 2014 (English)
Human Rights in China, March 21, 2014 (Chinese)
EN:http://chinachange.org/2014/04/06/to-be-a-citizen-who-speaks-up-and-has-an-attitude-lawyer-ding-jiaxi-speaks-from-prison/CH:http://biweekly.hrichina.org/article/15691

What is a “Legal Education Center” in China
China Change, April 3, 2014
http://chinachange.org/2014/04/03/what-is-a-legal-education-center-in-china/

Related:
China has obligation to end violence against lawyers
China Human Rights Defenders, April 3, 2014
http://chrdnet.com/2014/04/china-has-obligation-to-end-violence-against-lawyers/

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 11:39

June 4 museum in legal threat ahead of opening
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466519/june-4-museum-legal-threat-ahead-opening

港民间团体清明献花悼念六四死难者(HK civil society group commemorates June Fourth victims with floral wreaths for Qingming festival)
Voice of America, April 7, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hk-64-20140406/1887266.html

臨時館經驗 「內地人想看六四錄像」(Temporary June Fourth exhibit in HK attracts mainland visitors)
Mingpao, April 6, 2014
http://news.mingpao.com/20140406/gaa2.htm

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 11:39

Dozens held after Inner Mongolian herders beaten by police
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/inner-mongolia-04032014170119.html

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 11:39

廣東衛計委拒絕公開社會撫養費一審敗訴 (Guangzhou Family Planning Commission loses lawsuit over OGI request about family planning fees)
New Express, April 1, 2014
http://news.sina.com.tw/article/20140401/12109446.html

Related:
Lawyer wins open information case in Guangzhou
China Media Project, April 4, 2014
http://cmp.hku.hk/2014/04/04/35170/

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 11:39

广东省卫计委:外省妈妈可在粤申“单独二孩”(Guangdong Health and Family Planning Commission: non-local mothers can apply to have second child in Guangdong)
Guangzhou Daily, April 7, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0407/c1001-24840239.html

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 11:39

Faithful rally to save new Sanjiang church in Wenzhou from demolition
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1466548/faithful-rally-save-new-sanjiang-church-wenzhou-demolition

广州多人反茂名PX被拘被上岗 民众发起白宫请愿五日过千签名(Guangzhou anti-PX protesters arrested, citizens gather over 1,000 signatures for White House petition in 5 days)
Radio Free Asia, April 7, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf1-04072014092237.html

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 11:39

The future of the Chinese middle class
News China, April 2014
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/the-future-of-the-chinese-middle-class#id:1617#date:17:45

Tomb sweeping gets reborn online
The Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/07/tomb-sweeping-gets-reborn-online/?mod=WSJBlog

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 11:39

Taiwan protesters agree to end parliament occupation after talks with speaker
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1467029/taiwan-student-leaders-mull-ending-protests-amid-talks-mas-government

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:41

Chinese Buddhist temple forms "anti-terrorist" squad
Reuters, April 3, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/03/us-china-temple-idUSBREA320V220140403

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:41

The real costs of China's anti-corruption crackdown
特稿:北京为反腐一年付出千亿美元代价
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 3, 2014
EN: www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-26864134
CH: www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140403_merrill_lynch_china.shtml

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:41

浙江奉化危楼坍塌 一人身亡多人受伤 (One dead and many injured in Zhejiang apartment building collapse)
Voice of America, April 4, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/zhejiang-collapse-building-casualty-20140404/1886238.html

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:41

南乐教案夏钧律师美台两地作证 触怒当局面临回国被捕 目前有国难归 (Human rights lawyer Xia Jun faces risk of arrest in China after testifying in U.S. and Taiwan on violations of religious freedom)
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql-04032014095010.html

Falun Gong lawyers "incited illegal activities": China media
Agence France-Presse, April 4, 2014
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140402/falun-gong-lawyers-incited-illegal-activities-china-media

Related:
Post Reeducation-Through-Labor "abolition": lawyers and defenders monitor legal reform implementation--the Jiansanjiang case
"废除"劳教: 律师和维权人士监督法律改革实施--建三江案
Human Rights in China, April 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/post-reeducation-through-labor-abolition-lawyers-and-defenders-monitor-legal-reform-implementation
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/fei-chu-lao-jiao-lu-shi-he-wei-quan-ren-shi-jian-du-fa-lu-gai-ge-shi-shi-jian-san-jiang

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:41

China’s censorship is fueling dissent instead of quashing it
Quartz, April 3, 2014
qz.com/195040/in-recent-protests-chinas-censorship-fueled-dissent-inste >ad-of-quashing-it/

Wen Yunchao: “absolutely no improvements” in dissident arrests under Xi
The Diplomat, April 3, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/04/wen-yunchao-absolutely-no-improvements-in-dissi dent-arrests-under-xi/

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:41

六四難屬:今年監控升級 (Tighter monitoring of victims’ families prior to 25th anniversary of June Fourth crackdown)
Ming Pao, April 4, 2014
http://news.mingpao.com/20140404/ccc1.htm

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:41

For China’s jobseekers, multinational companies lose their magic
Wall Street Journal, April 3, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/03/for-chinas-jobseekers-multinational-companies-lose-their-magic/?mod=chinablog

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:41

广西日前发生两起暴力征地事件 (Two violent land requisition incidents in Guangxi)
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-04032014102011.html

人权组织:内蒙39抗议牧民被拘 (Rights group says 39 herders detained after protest)
Voice of America, April 3, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/inner-mengolia-ethnic-protest-20140403/1885506.html

内蒙古67万亩草场被征用引不满 政府否认征地 (Inner Mongolian villagers dissatisfied with compensation after land expropriated by local gov't)
China News, April 4, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/04-04/6029476.shtml

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:41

茂名闭门开新闻会万人市府前抗议 当局称15人受伤查处嫌犯44人 (Maoming gov't holds closed-door press conference as tens of thousands march, authorities say 15 injured)
Radio Fee Asia, April 3, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf-04032014094934.html

茂名PX事件44人违法 刑拘18人 (Gov't says 44 violated the law in Maoming protests, 18 under criminal detention)
Beijing News, April 2, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/04/04/311867.html

Related:

Environmental protest in China: volatile atmosphere
The Economist, April 4, 2014
http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2014/04/environmental-protest-china

無否認逼學生撐PX 教育局長:維護安全 (Minister of Education does not deny forcing students to support PX project for their own “safety”)
Ming Pao, April 4, 2014
http://news.mingpao.com/20140404/caa2.htm

不准離校 逼簽支持化工承諾書 茂名示威引爆學生罷課 (No student can leave campus without signing PX project support agreement)
Nextmedia, April 3, 2014
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/international/art/20140403/18677563

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:41

人权专家学者纽约讨论如何促进中国人权 (Experts gather in New York to discuss strategies for advancing human rights in China)
Voice of America, April 3, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/human-rights-seminar-new-york-20140403/1886005.html

See event details:
2014 Bernstein China Symposium: Program and Speaker Bios
NYU U.S.-Asia Law Institute and Human Rights in China, April 3, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/2014-bernstein-china-symposium-program-and-speaker-bios

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:41

Dalai Lama film aims to counter Chinese propaganda
UCA News, April 3, 2014
www.ucanews.com/news/dalai-lama-film-aims-to-counter-chinese-propaganda/70633

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:51

China demands Malaysia ensure safety of Chinese after kidnap
Reuters, April 3, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/03/us-malaysia-abduction-idUSBREA3207B20140403?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:51

Almost a quarter of postgrad students at English universities are Chinese
The Guardian, April 2, 2014
www.theguardian.com/education/2014/apr/02/quarter-postgrad-student-english-universities-chinese

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:51

11 detained after protesting “black jail” in China
抗议中国“黑监狱”11人被拘留
The New York Times, April 2, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140402/c02blackjail/dual/

Related:
建三江拘三律师本周期满 人权律师周三往全国律协请愿 (Administrative detention of three lawyers to expire this weekend, human rights lawyers petition All China Lawyers' Association for intervention)
Radio Free Asia, April 2, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-04022014101152.html

专家:建三江是中国反法制的缩影 (Experts: Jiansanjiang incident epitome of China's rule of law deficiency)
Voice of America, April 2, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/voa-interview-yangjianli-20140402/1884701.html

Post Reeducation-Through-Labor “abolition”: lawyers and defenders monitor legal reform implementation--the Jiansanjiang case
"废除"劳教: 律师和维权人士监督法律改革实施--建三江案
Human Rights in China, April 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/post-reeducation-through-labor-abolition-lawyers-and-defenders-monitor-legal-reform-implementation
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/fei-chu-lao-jiao-lu-shi-he-wei-quan-ren-shi-jian-du-fa-lu-gai-ge-shi-shi-jian-san-jiang

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:51

天安门母亲推纪念专辑 “六四”永久纪念馆香港本月二十日开幕 (Tiananmen Mothers publish commemorative writings online, permanent June Fourth museum to open in HK this month)
Radio Free Asia, April 2, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/xl-04022014101226.html

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:51

习近平欧洲演讲:议会制多党制中国都试过,行不通 (Xi Jinping tells Europeans: parliamentary and multi-party system tested and failed in China)
Radio Free Asia, April 2, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/nu-04022014114258.html

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:51

After protests, city tries to ease fear of chemical plant
中国地方政府针对PX抗议展开危机公关
The New York Times, April 2, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140402/c03protest/dual/

Related:
广东茂名PX项目抗议—市民如是说 (Anti-plant protests in Guangdong--in the citizens' own words)
Voice of America, April 2, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/maoming-china-20140402/1884490.html

Chinese police detain Guangzhou protesters
中国警方释放广州抗议人士
Financial Times, April 3, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/fcaf6656-ba24-11e3-8b15-00144feabdc0.html#slide0
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001055602

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:51

For China’s would-be retirees, the good life may come a little later
The Wall Street Journal, April 3, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/03/for-chinas-would-be-retirees-the-good-life-may-come-a-little-later/?mod=WSJBlog

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:51

Berlin unveils new Ai Weiwei exhibition, but artist can’t attend
South China Morning Post, April 3, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1464166/berlin-unveils-new-ai-weiwei-exhibition-artist-cant-attend

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:51

China uncensored: Taiwan’s sunflower revolution
New Tang Dynasty Television, April 2, 2014
www.theepochtimes.com/n3/596247-taiwans-sunflower-revolution/?photo=2

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:51

ICANN chief: Russia, China will not hijack Internet oversight
Reuters, April 2, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/02/us-usa-internet-domainnames-idUSBREA311SE20140402

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:51

从北京到台北 (From Beijing to Taipei)
Financial Times, April 3, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001055588?full=y

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:42

270,000 complaints on food, pharmaceuticals in 2013
ShanghaiDaily.com, March 31, 2014
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=209716

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:42

As trial of billionaire Liu Han opens, Chinese President Xi Jinping may go for even bigger target
International Business Times, April 1, 2014
www.ibtimes.com/trial-billionaire-liu-han-opens-chinese-president-xi-jinping-may-go-even-bigger-target-1565802

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:42

中国妇权义工苏昌兰被带走 佛山维权人士天理被刑拘近一月 (Women's rights activist Su Changlan summoned by police, fellow Foshan activist Tian Li in detention for almost a month)
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-04012014094448.html

维族学者伊力哈木获奖 中国官方指其为“嫌犯” (Ilham Tohti wins PEN USA award, China calls him a “suspect”)
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/jz-04012014103444.html

香港刘霞关注组举行刘霞庆生会 (HK groups hold birthday party for Liu Xia)
Voice of America, April 1, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/hk-liuxia-20140401/1884003.html

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:42

How China is trying to get its citizens to censor themselves
Quartz, April 1, 2014
qz.com/194100/how-china-is-trying-to-get-its-citizens-to-censor-themselves

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:42

In Brussels, China learns “eurospeak” to seek influence
Reuters, April 1, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/01/uk-eu-china-idUKBREA300A020140401

Related:
中国:学习欧盟语言 寻求扩大影响
Deutsche Welle, April 2, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BZYb

A Merkel, a map, a message to China?
Tea Leaf Nation, April 2, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/04/a-merkel-a-map-a-message-to-china/

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:42

让市场力量决定城镇化进程 (Let market forces decide how fast urbanization should proceed)
Financial Times, April 2, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001055572?full=y

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:42

政府公开信息要避“官谣” 地方部门建权力清单 (State Council issues new guidelines on Open Government Information disclosure, asks local authorities to establish inventory of administrative powers)
Jinghua Times, April 2, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/04-02/6019760.shtml

Related:
2014年政府信息公开工作要点 (Key points in Open Government Information work in 2014)
State Council General Office, March 17, 2014
www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2014-04/01/content_8728.htm

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:42

Xi's “socialism only way” remarks get mixed reaction at home
South China Morning Post, April 2, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1463096/xis-socialism-only-way-remarks-get-mixed-reaction-home

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:42

Years after revolt, Chinese village glumly returns to polls
村民再投票,但选举并未改变乌坎
The New York Times, April 2, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140402/c02wukan/dual/

茂名PX抗议活动扩展至广州
China PX plant protests spread to provincial capital Guangzhou
Financial Times, April 2, 2014
EN:http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/cf6594fa-b98d-11e3-957a-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2xeLIGSHF
CH:www.ftchinese.com/story/001055576

Related:
今日香港《东方日报》头版:茂名己15死300伤,锁城断网镇压继续!今日文明世界,还有这等政府围城屠戮百姓惨剧?(15 killed and 300 injured in Maoming protests, city on lock down, internet cut)
Oriental Daily, April 2, 2014
http://www.letscorp.net/archives/68674

人权观察呼吁中国调查茂名警察暴力(Human Rights Watch calls on China to investigate police violence in Maoming)
Voice of America, April 1, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-police-violence-eco-protests-px-20140401/1884298.html

China: investigate police violence at eco-protests
Human Rights Watch, April 1, 2014
www.hrw.org/news/2014/04/01/china-investigate-police-violence-eco-protests

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:42

Chinese society: freedom with an asterisk
The Economist, April 1, 2014
www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2014/04/chinese-society

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 09:39

Ex-president Jiang urges Beijing to curb anti-corruption drive
中国前领导人就反腐风险发出警告
Financial Times, March 31, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/1bc9c892-b8c7-11e3-a189-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2xbEPxT1U
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001055551

中央纪委:将制定省级纪委书记提名办法 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection to introduce regulations on nomination and appointment of provincial CCDI secretaries and their deputies)
China Youth Daily, April 1, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/04-01/6015738.shtml

原总后副部长谷俊山涉贪被正式公诉 (Senior PLA official to be tried by closed military tribunal on corruption charges)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 31, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140331_china_gujunshan_charged.shtml

Related:
China charges former senior military officer with graft: Xinhua
Reuters, March 31, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/31/us-china-corruption-idUSBREA2U0JX20140331

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 09:39

Harassment of rights lawyers rising, say attorneys
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1461954/harassment-rights-lawyers-rising-say-attorneys

Related:
Heilongjiang police accuse four rights lawyers of “disturbing order” after detention and alleged beating
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1462376/heilongjiang-police-accuse-four-rights-lawyers-disturbing-order-after

以律师名义纠集邪教人员扰乱社会秩序被依法处理 (Lawyers who gathered as part of an evil cult disturb public order, will be dealt with according to the law)
Jiansanjiang Farm Reclamation Public Security Bureau, March 31, 2014
http://weibo.com/1913079885/ADy4AgLVQ?mod=weibotime

China angered as detained Uighur academic wins rights prize
Reuters, April 1, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/01/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA300LL20140401?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 09:39

China's censorship leverage: watch what you say, even at home
The Economist, March 31, 2014
www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2014/03/chinas-censorship-leverage

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 09:39

联合国决议追究朝鲜侵犯人权 中国反对 (UN Human Rights Council votes to extend investigation into abuses in North Korea, over China's objection)
Radio France International, March 29, 2014
rfi.my/1hu4E2t

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 09:39

China's Xi wins EU pledge to consider free-trade deal
Reuters, March 31, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/31/us-china-eu-idUSBREA2U15J20140331

Related:
Joint statement-deepening the EU-China comprehensive strategic partnership for mutual benefit
深化互利共赢的中欧全面战略伙伴关系的联合声明
Delegation of the European Union to China, March 31, 2014
EN: eeas.europa.eu/delegations/china/press_corner/all_news/news/2014/20140331_02_en.htm
CH: eeas.europa.eu/delegations/china/press_corner/all_news/news/2014/201403 >31_02_zh.htm

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 09:39

今年7地区上调最低工资标准 上海1820元全国最高 (7 regions raise minimum wage, highest in Shanghai)
China News, April 1, 2014
economy.caijing.com.cn/2014-04-01/114058977.html

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 09:39

Police clamp down on protest against chemical plant in south China
茂名民众抗议PX工厂项目与警方爆发冲突
The New York Times, April 1, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140401/c01protest/dual/

Related:
Maoming officials vow petrochemical plant will be shelved if public opposes it
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1462405/maoming-officials-vow-petrochemical-plant-will-be-shelved-if-public

乌坎换届选举雷雨交加中结束 林祖銮连任杨色茂指选举受控 (Wukan village chief re-elected, villagers cite irregularities)
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-03312014095553.html

Related:
基层民主梦破?乌坎高压下选新村官 (Wukan election takes place under pressure and tight control)
Voice of America, March 31, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/wukan-china-20140331/1883020.html

China rebel village votes, but hopes fade for fair poll
Reuters, March 31, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/31/us-china-politics-village-idUSBREA2U0GD20140331

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 09:39

Special report: The bishop who stood up to China
Reuters, April 1, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/01/us-china-catholics-special-report-idUSBREA3001820140401

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 09:39

Nepal targets Tibetan exiles, under pressure from China: rights body
Reuters, April 1, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/01/us-nepal-china-tibet-idUSBREA300X420140401

Related:
Nepal: increased pressure from China threatens Tibetans
Human Rights Watch, April 1, 2014
http://www.hrw.org/node/124268

Tibetan writer released after four years in jail
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/writer-03312014170710.html

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 09:38

Map: half of China’s GDP comes from major cities
Tea Leaf Nation, March 31, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/03/map-half-of-chinas-gdp-comes-from-major-cities/

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 09:38

Reforms give NGOs a level playing field
China Daily, March 31, 2014
usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-03/31/content_17390892.htm

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 09:38

Who wants to be a Chinese bureaucrat? Not so many, anymore
The Wall Street Journal, March 28, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/28/who-wants-to-be-a-chinese-bureaucrat-not-so-many-anymore/?mod=chinablog

Related:
中国反腐令公务员热降温:想当官的人少了 (Anti-corruption campaign dampens interest in civil service vacancies)
cankaoxiaoxi.com, March 31, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-03-31/082329830315.shtml

不动产登记制或倒逼一些官员“抛房” (Plans for national real estate registration system may lead to selling of properties by corrupt officials)
Beijing News, News, March 31, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/03/31/311289.html

China seizes $14.5 billion in assets from family, associates of former security chief
The Washington Post, March 31, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-seizes-145-billion-in-assets-from-family-associates-of-former-security-chief/2014/03/30/f8ee162e-b85e-11e3-9a05-c739f29ccb08_story.html

China unveils anti-graft rules for urbanization drive-state media
Reuters, March 29, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/29/us-china-realestate-idUSBREA2S0E920140329

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 09:38

China to crack down on videos, audios promoting terrorism
Reuters, March 31, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/31/us-china-security-idUSBREA2U02R20140331

China charges 4 surviving suspects of Kunming attack
Reuters, March 29, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/29/us-china-crime-attacks-idUSBREA2S07220140329

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 09:38

China education reforms to emulate advanced placement system
The Diplomat, March 30, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/03/china-education-reforms-to-emulate-advanced-placement-system

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 09:38

黑警打断张俊杰律师三根肋骨 王成律师疑遭酷刑妻被软禁 (Released human rights lawyer Zhang Junjie suffers bone fracture after police beating during interrogation, lawyer Wang Cheng's wife under house arrest, Wang Cheng, still detained, may have been tortured)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-03282014100553.html

Family seeks independent autopsy of activist who died in detention
维权人士家属希望进行独立尸检
The New York Times, March 29, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140329/c29family/dual/

港人录制生日祝福语“声”援软禁中刘霞 (HK groups record birthday wishes for Liu Xia)
Voice of America, March 29, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/hk-liuxia-concern-group-20140330/1882254.html

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 09:38

Walmart store closures in China disrupt workers' lives and livelihoods
AFL-CIO, March 28, 2014
www.aflcio.org/index.php/Blog/Global-Action/Walmart-Store-Closures-in-China-Disrupt-Workers-Lives-and-Livelihoods

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 09:38

广东茂名万人示威,反对PX项目 (Tens of thousands march in Maoming, Guangdong to protest petrochemical project)
Voice of America, March 30, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/guangdong-maoming-protests/1882606.html

Related:
茂名市人民政府告全体市民书 (A letter from the Maoming People's Government to city residents)
Maoming Net, March 31, 2014
www.mm111.net/show/486016.html

Violence, arrests in Guangdong city of Maoming as locals rally against petrochemical plant
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1461609/violence-arrests-guangdong-city-maoming-locals-rally-against

Hundreds protest at district government in Beijing for school rights
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1461628/hundreds-protest-district-government-beijing-school-rights

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 09:38

China compensation fight: measuring responsibility for terror attacks
The Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/31/victims-of-kunming-train-station-killings-deride-48000-payments/

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 09:38

台湾反服贸示威展现能量后和平结束 (Massive demonstration in Taipei against trade pact with China concludes peacefully)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 30, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140330_taiwan_james_anti_china_demo.shtml

Related:
Thousands in Taiwan protest China trade deal
Associated Press, March 30, 2014
http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&date=20140330&id=17478272

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 09:38

The tangled web of the Chinese Internet
The Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2014
graphicsweb.wsj.com/documents/chinas-internet/#selected=none

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 08:37

中共前西藏高官逝世 曾呼吁让达赖返藏 (Former Tibetan CPC official who called for the Dalai Lama's return dies)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 30, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140330_tibet_phuntso_wangye_death.shtml

四川巴塘一尼姑自焚抗议 西藏比如一僧被判重刑 (Tibetan nun self-immolates, another senior monk sentenced to 18 years imprisonment)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-03302014105757.html

Related:
Tibetan nun sets herself on fire: reports
Agence France-Presse, March 31, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/tibetan-nun-sets-herself-fire-reports-043944842.html

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 08:37

Chinese police freeze bank accounts of Uyghur dissident
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/tohti-03282014131624.html

Uyghur youth severely assaulted by police in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/uyghur-03272014224553.html

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:40

Chinese parents abandon children at Guangzhou baby hatch
广州婴儿岛24小时:记者目睹8个婴孩被弃养
China Smack, March 28, 2014 (English)
Phoenix Online, March 23, 2014 (Chinese)
EN: http://www.chinasmack.com/2014/stories/chinese-parents-abandon-children-at-guangzhou-baby-hatch.html
CH:http://news.ifeng.com/photo/hdsociety/detail_2014_03/23/35048609_0.shtml#p=1

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:40

最高检:建立在逃职务犯罪嫌疑人信息数据库 (Supreme People's Procuratorate to establish database of graft suspects at large)
Procuratorate Daily, March 28, 2014
www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2014-03/28/content_5405980.htm?node=5955

China sacks ally of former security chief as graft probe widens
Reuters, March 27, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/27/us-china-corruption-idUSBREA2Q0UM20140327

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:40

国际特赦组织:中国仍是执行死刑大国 (Amnesty International: China still one of the world's top executors)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 27, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/03/140327_amnesty_executions.shtml

Related:
Report: Death sentences and executions 2013
Amnesty International, March 27, 2014
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/sites/default/files/amnesty_death_penalty_report_2014_final_0.pdf

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:40

China’s criticism over handling of missing flight stirs Malaysian backlash
中国的批评引发马来西亚国内反弹
The New York Times, March 28, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/asia-pacific/20140328/c28malaysia/dual/

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:40

The rise of alternative education in China
CNN, March 26, 2014
http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/26/world/asia/china-alternative-education/

China’s Peng Liyuan named UNESCO envoy for advancing education of women, girls
United Nations News Centre, March 27, 2014
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47442&Cr=girls&Cr1=education#.UzWgb6hdXTo

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:40

Fissures in China’s ethnic policy
中国关于民族政策发生内部争论
The New York Times, March 27, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140327/c27ethnic/dual/

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:40

China's Baidu defeats U.S. lawsuit over censored search results
Reuters, March 27, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/27/us-baidu-china-lawsuit-idUSBREA2Q1VS20140327

Related:
China’s freedom of search
中国的互联网搜索自由
The Wall Street Journal, March 28, 2014
EN:http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/03/28/chinas-freedom-of-search/?KEYWORDS=Baidu
CH:http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140328/bog171232.asp

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:40

张俊杰律师获释曝遭警殴打 公安强硬民众及律师续声援 (Released lawyer recounts detention and beating by police, supporters step up calls for release of others)
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-03272014095231.html

Related:
HRIC urges international attention: lawyers and citizens detained in Heilongjiang, lawyers on hunger strike in protest
中国人权敦促国际社会关注黑龙江当局非法关押律师和公民
Human Rights in China, March 26, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/hric-urges-international-attention-lawyers-and-citizens-detained
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/zhong-guo-ren-quan-dun-cu-guo-ji-she-hui-guan-zhu-hei

Zhang Junjie's Account (Parts I, II, and III)
张俊杰律师:亲历贱三江
Siweiluozi's Blog, March 28, 2014 (English)
Sohu, March 28, 2014 (Chinese)
EN: Part I:www.siweiluozi.net/2014/03/zhang-junjies-account-part-one.html
EN: Part II:www.siweiluozi.net/2014/03/zhang-junjies-account-part-two.html
EN: Part III:www.siweiluozi.net/2014/03/zhang-junjies-account-part-three.html
CH:http://3g.k.sohu.com/t/n17339001

Chinese authorities release rights lawyer, keep three others behind bars
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyers-03272014150355.html

律师冀为杨匡申办保外就医 刘沙沙担忧丈夫成曹顺利第二 (Lawyer to apply for medical parole for HK activist detained in Shenzhen)
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-03272014094956.html

Lawyer: no answers for family of Chinese activist who died in prison
Voice of America, March 27, 2014
www.voanews.com/content/lawyer-no-answers-for-family-of-chinese-activist-who-died-in-prison/1880321.html

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:40

Chinese policeman makes a million with online “deletion service”
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/policeman-03272014115300.html

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:40

Xi Jinping superstar: Paris welcomes China's president with military honors
France24, March 27, 2014
www.france24.com/en/20142703-the-debate-xi-jinping-superstar-part-one/

Related:
China's Xi Jinping visit to Paris results in deals worth €18bn
The Telegraph, March 27, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/10726060/Xi-Jinpings-Paris-visit-results-in-deals-worth-18bn.html

Xi says world has nothing to fear from awakening “peaceful lion”
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1459168/xi-says-world-has-nothing-fear-awakening-peaceful-lion

Hagel to host Asia meeting; travel to China, Japan
Associated Press, March 28, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/hagel-host-asia-meeting-travel-china-japan-190421268--politics.html

Manila raises stakes with Beijing, seeks arbitration over South China Sea
Reuters, March 28, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/27/us-philippines-china-tribunal-idUSBREA2Q23720140327

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:40

China's workers take on the big brands as strikes and protests increase
China Labour Bulletin, March 28, 2014
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/chinas-workers-take-big-brands-strikes-and-protests-increase

Related:
Map of strikes and protests, 2013-2014
China Labour Bulletin
http://www.numble.com/PHP/mysql/clbmape.html

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:40

China's Xiang Xiaohan: first gay man to sue the government
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 27, 2014
www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26631161

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:40

Students threaten huge rally to pressure Ma Ying-jeou to drop trade pact with Beijing
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458798/taiwanese-students-threaten-huge-rally-pressure-ma-ying-jeou-drop-trade

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