Skip to content Skip to navigation

Daily News Brief

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:52

How fast can China reform its land laws?
International Business Times, February 7, 2014
www.investing.com/news/economy-news/how-fast-can-china-reform-its-land-laws%20-265135

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:52

卫计委:9省已通过"单独两孩"备案 (National Health and Family Planning Commission: Nine provinces have made preparation to implement new "second child" policy)
Beijing News, February 10, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/02/10/304462.html

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:52

嫌犯十年 (Man languishes in decade-long detention as rape trial continues)
Chengdu Shangbao, February 10, 2014
e.chengdu.cn/html/2014-02/10/content_453463.htm

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:52

Spain orders arrest of former Chinese president, others over Tibet
Reuters, February 10, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/10/us-china-spain-idUSBREA1911W20140210

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 13:43

Transparency in the haze: the government takes steps towards more openness
The Economist, February 8, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21595927-government-takes-steps-towards-more-openness-transparency-haze

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 12:41

Transparency in the haze: the government takes steps towards more openness
The Economist, February 8, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21595927-government-takes-steps-towards-more-openness-transparency-haze

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 12:41

China the hardest hit by global surge in cancer, says WHO report
South China Morning Post, February 7, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1422475/china-hardest-hit-global-surge-cancer-says-who-report

中国新型致命性禽流感病例增加
Cases of New Deadly Bird Flu Surge in China, Experts Say
The New York Times, February 7, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140207/c07flu/dual/

UN agency warns risk of bird flu crossing China's borders grows
South China Morning Post, February 7, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1422473/un-agency-warns-risk-bird-flu-crossing-chinas-borders-grows

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 12:41

Sweeping change across China's Inner Mongolia
BBC记者实地采访:巨变中的内蒙古
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 5, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-25979564
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140206_patience_inner_mongolia.shtml

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 12:41

Hong Kong paper ousts top editor, stirring concern
《明报》总编换人,港人忧心新闻自由
The New York Times, February 7, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140207/c07hongkong/dual/

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 12:41

刘霞获准在除夕夜探视刘晓波 (Liu Xia permitted to visit Liu Xiaobo on New Year’s Eve)
Deutsche Welle, February 7, 2014
http://bit.ly/1dvCSNd

Jailed Nobel dissident, wife denied festive meal on prison visit
Radio Free Asia, February 6, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/meal-02062014143212.html

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 12:41

王功权“认罪视频”险上央视 (Friend hints at Wang Gongquan being forced to confess)
Deutsche Welle, February 7, 2014
http://bit.ly/1iCpco8

Learning to spin: at a Communist Party training school, functionaries learn how to handle more aggressive news media
The Economist, February 6, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21595925-communist-party-training-school-functionaries-learn-how-handle-more-aggressive-news

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 12:41

奥巴马呼吁中国缅甸尊重宗教自由 (Obama urges China and Myanmar to respect religious freedom)
The Economist, February 6, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/02/140207_usa_obama_religion_china.shtml

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 12:41

China tells Spain to prevent Tibet-related lawsuits
中国要西班牙防止再发生西藏相关的诉讼
Reuters (English), February 7, 2014
British Broadcasting Corporation (Chinese), February 7, 2014

EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/07/us-china-spain-idUSBREA160WU20140207
CH:http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140207_spain_tibet_china.shtml

Tibetan man sets himself ablaze in first burning protest this year
Radio Free Asia, February 6, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/ablaze-02062014133904.html

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 12:41

The Censorship Pendulum
“对不起,原文已经被删除”
The New York Times, February 6, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20140207/c07yu/dual/

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 11:36

亚洲高考竞争疯狂 (The crazy competitiveness of Asia’s college entrance exams)
Radio France Internationale, February 6, 2014
http://bit.ly/1euudRj

China's new graduates seek out civil service posts, despite intense competition
South China Morning Post, February 6, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1422037/chinas-new-graduates-seek-out-civil-service-posts-despite-intense

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 09:44

China's baby hatch scheme expands for unwanted disabled newborns
The Guardian, February 6, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/06/china-baby-hatch-scheme-expands-unwanted-disabled

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 09:44

亚洲高考竞争疯狂 (Competitiveness of Asia’s college entrance exams reaches fever pitch)
Radio France Internationale, February 6, 2014
http://bit.ly/1euudRj

China's new graduates seek out civil service posts, despite intense competition
South China Morning Post, February 6, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1422037/chinas-new-graduates-seek-out-civil-service-posts-despite-intense

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 09:44

Sweeping change across China's Inner Mongolia
BBC记者实地采访:巨变中的内蒙古
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 5, 2014
EN:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-25979564
CH:http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140206_patience_inner_mongolia.shtml

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 09:44

中国淮河岸边的“癌症村” (The cancer villages along China’s Huai He river)
Deutsche Welle, February 5, 2014
http://bit.ly/1euudRj

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 09:44

Five years on: free China's “disappeared” Christian lawyer
Cross Rhythms, February 6, 2014
http://www.crossrhythms.co.uk/articles/life/Five_Years_On_Free_Chinas_Disappeared_Christian_Lawyer/53049/p1/

薛明凯寻人启事(图)(Xue Mingkai offers 10,000 yuan for information on "disappeared" mother)
Canyu, February 6, 2014
http://canyu.org/n84561c6.aspx

Shandong authorities refuse probe into "suicide" death
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/suicide-02052014163532.html

For more information on Xue Mingkai, see:
Family rejects authorities’ report of suicide by democracy activist’s father
薛明凯拒绝接受警方关于其父“跳楼自杀”
Human Rights in China, February 3, 2014
EN:www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/family-rejects-authorities-report-suicide-democracy-activists-father
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/xie-ming-kai-ju-jue-jie-shou-jing-fang-guan-yu-qi-fu
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 09:44

记者微博反腐,公安建议“三罪”起诉 (Public security urges indicting anti-corruption reporter and microblogger, Liu Hu, on 3 charges including extortion)
Deutsche Welle, February 6, 2014
http://bit.ly/1btRNYm

“中国新保密法机密标准定义不明
New Chinese regulations on state secrets criticized for lack of transparency
Voice of America, February 5, 2014
CH:http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-secret-law-20140205/1845446.html
EN:http://www.voanews.com/content/new-chinese-regulations-on-state-secrets-criticized-for-lack-of-transparency/1845216.html

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 09:44

Activists call on Chinese leader to set up human rights ministry
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/rights-02052014105721.html

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 11:39

中国留守儿童问题日益严重 (China’s “left-behind children” problem steadily worsens)
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/aw-02042014111428.html

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 11:39

中纪委:有的地方长期存在团伙性腐败 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection: long-standing collective corruption exists in some places)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 5, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140205_china_communist_party_corruption.shtml

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 11:39

Cases of new deadly bird flu surge in China, experts say
The New York Times, February 5, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/05/health/cases-of-new-deadly-bird-flu-surge-in-china-experts-say.html

中国家禽业者请求停止通报禽流感病例 (China’s poultry industry urges Ministry of Health to stop publicizing details of bird flu epidemic)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 5, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140205_china_poultry_association.shtml

Related:
China's poultry industry wants to hush up bird flu news in damage control bid
South China Morning Post, February 5, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1421319/chinas-poultry-industry-wants-hush-bird-flu-news-damage-control

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 11:39

Crackdown on Chinese regime critics condemned
Epoch Times, February 4, 2014
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/488922-crackdown-on-chinese-regime-critics-condemned/

“薛福顺”事件观察团二度遭驱逐 律师成立观察团促交代事件
Shandong police detain activists probing suspicious death
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2014
CH:http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy1-02052014095423.html
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/probe-02042014140157.html

For more information on Xue Mingkai, see:
Family rejects authorities’ report of suicide by democracy activist’s father
薛明凯拒绝接受警方关于其父“跳楼自杀”
Human Rights in China, February 3, 2014
EN:www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/family-rejects-authorities-report-suicide-democracy-activists-father
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/xie-ming-kai-ju-jue-jie-shou-jing-fang-guan-yu-qi-fu
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 11:39

Zero Dark Dirty: Beijing still considers a surprising amount of information secret
Foreign Policy, February 3, 2014
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/02/04/zero_dark_dirty_china_secrecy_law_still_opaque

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 11:39

《河殇》、六四、赵紫阳“解冻”,大地回春?(Are “River Elegy,” June Fourth, and Zhao Ziyang “unbanned” topics? A return to spring?)
Deutsche Welle, February 5, 2014
http://bit.ly/LQahvT

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 11:39

时事大家谈:中国的宗教自由在哪里?(Where is China’s religious freedom?)
Voice of America, February 5, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/issues-and-opinions-religious-freedom-and-rights-in-china-20140205/1844925.html

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 11:39

程晓农:中国的反腐将随着权贵海外财富的曝光无疾而终 (Fight against corruption will end when officials’ overseas wealth is exposed)
Radio France Internationale, February 4, 2014
http://rfi.my/1lAOFDH >2

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 12:37

Mass slaughter of vulnerable shark species in China, wildlife group says
中国浙江温州“鲨鱼屠宰场”曝光
The New York Times, January 29, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140129/c29sharks/dual/

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 12:37

China's unwanted babies once mostly girls, now mostly sick, disabled
Reuters, February 2, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/02/us-china-babies-idUSBREA110M120140202

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 12:37

Beijing tightened “stranglehold” on dissent last year: report
民间维权组织首次发布维稳人权报告 指中国维稳范围扩大力度增强
Radio Free Asia, February 4, 2014
EN:http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/dissent-02032014182738.html
CH:http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-02032014102948.html

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 12:37

In China’s war on bad air, government decision to release data gives fresh hope
Washington Post, February 2, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-chinas-war-on-bad-air-government-decision-to-release-data-gives-fresh-hope/2014/02/02/5e50c872-8745-11e3-a5bd-844629433ba3_story.html

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 12:37

H7N9廣東新增1死2確診 (Two H7N9 cases and one death confirmed in Guangdong)
Ming Pao, February 3, 2014
inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20140203/ca11430y.htm

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 12:37

Justice minister Rimsky Yuen says Hong Kong should accept “imperfect” reform package
South China Morning post, February 3, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1420241/justice-minister-rimsky-yuen-says-hong-kong-should-accept-imperfect

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 12:37

China dissident's father dies in disputed suicide: Human Rights in China
Channel News Asia, February 4, 2014
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-dissident-s-father/978968.html

异议人士薛明凯躲避追踪下落不明 公民观察团抵曲阜促查真相 (Citizens form group to investigate suspicious death of dissident's father)
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-02032014104425.html

For more information on Xue Mingkai, see:
Family rejects authorities’ report of suicide by democracy activist’s father
Human Rights in China, February 3, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/family-rejects-authorities-report-suicide-democracy-activists-father

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 12:37

China’s secret anti-secrecy act
Wall Street Journal, February 3, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/02/03/chinas-secret-anti-secrecy-act/

See:
《中华人民共和国保守国家秘密法实施条例》公布 (Publication of the "Regulations on the Implementation of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Guarding States Secrets")
People's Daily, February 3, 2014
www.chinanews.com/fz/2014/02-03/5802825.shtml

China denies “deporting” New York Times journalist Austin Ramzy
Guardian, January 31, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/31/china-denies-deporting-new-york-times-journalist

It’s true. Your trade secrets aren’t safe in China
Quartz, February 3, 2014
qz.com/173323/its-true-your-trade-secrets-arent-safe-in-china/

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 10:00

城市与乡村夹缝中的农民工:生存难 (Rural migrant workers scrape by in cities, find no opportunities back home)
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/cyl-02032014120156.html

Chinese factories act to keep staff in saddle in Year of the Horse
中国工厂挽留员工难度加大
Financial Times, February 4, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b89f35d2-8959-11e3-bb5f-00144feab7de.html#axzz2 >sJUtDx4G
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001054686

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 10:00

China’s rule of law called into question
The Law Society Gazette, February 3, 2014
www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/chinas-rule-of-law-called-into-question/503968 >0.article

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 10:00

China's hardliners destroying Tibet's heritage: Dalai Lama
Indo-Asian News Service, February 2, 2014
www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=216281

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 10:00

金泽刚专栏:春晚导演冯小刚是否该被问责? (Should Spring Festival Gala director be investigated for nepotism?)
Southern Metropolis, February 4, 2014
epaper.oeeee.com/A/html/2014-02/04/content_2017273.htm

Does China’s New State Secret Regulation Mean Anything?
The Diplomat, February 4, 2014
http://thediplomat.com/2014/02/does-chinas-new-state-secret-regulation-mean-anything/

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 12:49

民间维权组织首次发布维稳人权报告 指中国维稳范围扩大力度增强 (Rights defense group report: scope and strength of stability maintenance effort expanding)
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-02032014102948.html

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 12:49

中国政府能否真正打响空气污染阻击战?(Can the Chinese government really succeed in tackling air pollution?)
Deutsche Welle, February 3, 2014
http://bit.ly/1eteOiD

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 12:49

Where are they on New Year’s Eve?
NTD Television, February 3, 2014
http://www.ntd.tv/en/China%20Forbidden%20News/20140131/87316-where-are-they-on-new-years-eve.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

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 12:49

China kills off discussion on Weibo after internet crackdown
The Telegraph, February 3, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10608245/China-kills-off-discussion-on-Weibo-after-internet-crackdown.html

Related:
中国的打压使微博帖子骤减70% (China's suppression of Weibo causes number of posts to plummet by 70%)
Voice of America, February 3, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-crack-down-cut-weibo-traffic-20140131/1842253.html

China says no cover-ups using state secrecy as excuse
Reuters, February 1, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/03/us-china-secrets-idUSBREA120AH20140203

Related:
中国:应公开事项不得定义为国家秘密 (China: information that should be open to the public should not be defined as a state secret)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 3, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140203_china_secrets.shtml

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 11:37

China’s “chicken fart decade”
Tea Leaf Nation, February 3, 2014
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/01/31/chinas_chicken_fart_decade_netizens_protest_GDP_growth

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 11:37

民间人士在赵紫阳故乡举行“六四”公祭 (Thirty civil society activists hold June Fourth memorial at home of Zhao Ziyang)
Radio Free Asia, January 30, 2014
http://bit.ly/1fBNxL0

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 11:37

In China, “Once the villages are gone, the culture is gone”
The New York Times, February 3, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/world/asia/once-the-villages-are-gone-the-culture-is-gone.html

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 11:37

Time running out for China's one-child policy after three decades
The Guardian, February 3, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/31/time-running-out-china-one-child-policy-exemptions

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:42

Chinese ivory smuggler gets record sentence in Kenya poaching crackdown
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1415789/chinese-ivory-smuggler-gets-record-sentence-kenya-poaching-crackdown0129

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:42

市河湖管理处原主任受贿贪污一审获死缓 (Beijing official received suspended death sentence for graft)
Jinghua Times, January 30, 2014
epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2014-01/30/content_61373.htm

腐败类死刑暂时不会废除 建议废除集资诈骗罪死刑 (CASS expert recommends removing "fraudulent fund-raising" as a capital crime)
Southern Metropolis, January 30, 2014
epaper.oeeee.com/A/html/2014-01/30/content_2016837.htm

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:42

Browner, but greener: China stands out for its greenness in a new environmental ranking
The Economist, February 1, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21595487-china-stands-out-its-greenness-new-environmental-ranking-browner-greener

China smog fears spur call for ban on New Year fireworks
Reuters, January 29, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/29/us-china-pollution-idUSBREA0S0CE20140129

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:42

Physician, heal thyself: Medicines are over-prescribed and overpriced
The Economist, February 1, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21595431-medicines-are-over-prescribed-and-overpriced-physician-heal-thyself

China bans cigarettes from schools
Reuters, January 29, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10604243/China-bans-cigarettes-from-schools.html

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:42

异议人士薛明凯之父“被自杀” (Dissident Xue Mingkai's father “jumped” to his death under suspicious circumstances)
Radio Free Asia, January 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yl-01292014155046.html

China jails another New Citizens activist
Associated Press, January 29, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/29/china-jails-another-new-citizens-activist

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:42

奥巴马:全球最佳投资目的地在美国而非中国 (Obama: U.S., not China, is the best country for investment)
Radio Free Asia, January 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/sd-01292014143905.html

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:42

Letter from China: a race against time for a second child

中国夫妇为了生二胎苦苦等待
New York Times, January 30, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140130/c30child/dual/

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:42

Students detained with outspoken Uyghur scholar taken to Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, January 30, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/scholar-01282014210355.html

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:42

Xu Zhiyong's trial makes a mockery of Beijing's pledge to enforce rule of law
South China Morning Post, January 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1416497/xu-zhiyongs-trial-makes-mockery-beijings-pledge-enforce-rule

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:43

26省将大气污染治理列入政府工作报告 (26 provinces include ozone pollution management in government work report)
No. 1 Financial Daily, January 29, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-01-29/082929374385.shtml

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:43

珠海政协委员建议:把不孕不育症纳入医保 (Zhuhai CPPCC deputy recommends expanding healthcare coverage to include infertility)
Yangcheng Evening News, January 29, 2014
news.ycwb.com/2014-01/29/content_5995069.htm

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:43

A poster girl for torture in Hong Kong
Asia Times Online, January 28, 2014
www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-280114.html

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:43

北京宣判两起聚众扰乱公共场所秩序案 (Verdict reached in two “gathering crowds to disrupt order in public places” cases in Beijing)
Sina News, January 29, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-01-29/094929374930.shtml

Chinese lawyers warn Communist Party will target legal teams
Telegraph, January 28, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10601346/Chinese-lawyers-warn-Communist-Party-will-target-legal-teams.html

Five Chinese law professors argue Xu Zhiyong’s innocence
NTD News, January 28, 2014
www.ntd.tv/en/China%20Forbidden%20News/20140128/86586-five-chinese-law-professors-argue-xu-zhiyongs-innocence.html#sthash.IZx5dN8e.dpuf

See the professors' opinion:
为什么我们认为他无罪:对许志永聚众扰乱公共场所罪一审判决的法律意见 (Why we believe he is innocent: legal opinions concerning the first-instance conviction of Xu Zhiyong for gathering crowds to disrupt order in public places)
Minzhuzhongguo, January 27, 2014
minzhuzhongguo.org/ArtShow.aspx?AID=38321

Prominent Chinese rights activist to appeal sentence
Reuters, January 28, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/01/28/uk-china-activist-idUKBREA0R0FB20140128

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:43

悬崖上的中国新闻自由 (Press freedom deteriorates further, according to International Federation of Journalists)
Deutsche Welle, January 28, 2014
dw.de/p/1AyZj

See report:
Back to Maoist Future
媒体悬崖
International Federation of Journalists, January 2014
EN: asiapacific.ifj.org/assets/docs/114/167/c08fd72-9f00ea7.pdf
CH: asiapacific.ifj.org/assets/docs/245/103/7c6def5-a087167.pdf

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:43

Baucus says he would press China over trade, human rights
Bloomberg, January 28, 2014
www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-28/baucus-says-he-would-press-china-over-human-rights.html

See:
Testimony of Max Baucus Ambassador-Designate to China
Senate Foreign Relations Committee, January 28, 2014
www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Baucus_Testimony1.pdf

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:43

李娜奖金从哪来? 律师要求公示 (Lawyer seek information disclosure on source of prize money designated for tennis star Li Na by provincial government)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/Lina-01282014055317.html

See lawyer's request:
律师庞琨向湖北省公开奖励李娜80万法律依据 (Lawyer asks Hubei Province to disclose legal basis for awarding Li Nan RMB 800,000 in prize money)
Sina Blog, January 28, 2014
blog.sina.cn/dpool/blog/s/blog_609f8b000101hmc6.html

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:43

組圖:2014年新年前夕 逾千人北京抗議示威
Petitioners descend on Beijing Before Chinese new year
Epoch Times, January 27, 2014
CH: http://www.epochtimes.com/b5/14/1/25/n4068270.htm
EN:http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/474255-petitioners-descend-on-beijing-before-new-year/

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:43

Song of herself
Foreign Policy, January 27, 2014
www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/01/27/song_of_herself_china_li_na_state_system

Why tennis star Li Na left China out of her awesome Australian Open victory speech
Quartz, January 27, 2014
qz.com/170915/why-tennis-star-li-na-left-china-out-of-her-awesome-australian-open-victory-speech/

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:43

China: woman settles in first gender discrimination lawsuit
Guardian, January 28, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/28/china-woman-settles-first-gender-discrimination-lawsuit

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:43

伊力哈木被刑拘半月律师查询无果 (Authorities remain mum about Uyghur professor's whereabouts after taking him into custody two weeks ago)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-01282014111116.html

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:43

张千帆:两种“宪政经济学” (Zhang Qianfan: two types of "constitutional economics")
Gongshiwang, January 28, 2014
www.21ccom.net/articles/zgyj/xzmj/article_2014012899824.html

许志永案须依宪审判 (Courts must base Xu Zhiyong ruling on the Constitution)
Financial Times, January 29, 2014
m.ftchinese.com/story/001054644?ccode=2G138001&from=timeline&isappinstalled=0#utm_campaign=2G138001&utm_source=marketing&utm_medium=campaign

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 10:40

Demand for traditional Chinese medicine is killing off the world’s quirkiest animal
Quartz, January 27, 2014
qz.com/170554/demand-for-traditional-chinese-medicine-is-killing-off-the-worlds-quirkiest-animal/

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 10:40

成都上月仅有1天空气质量达标 其余30天均评为污染 (Air quality in Chengdu met minimum standard only one day in December 2013)
Sichuan Daily, January 28, 2014
politics.scdaily.cn/szyw/content/2014-01/28/content_6840711.htm?node=3605

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 10:40

China puts four more anti-graft activists on trial
Reuters, January 27, 2014
in.reuters.com/article/2014/01/27/china-activists-trial-idINDEEA0Q06920140127

Who is Xu Zhiyong?
The Telegraph, January 27, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10597707/Who-is-Xu-Zhiyong.html

Freedom, justice and love: China's day in court
January 27, 2014, Huffington Post
www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-novick/freedom-justice-and-love-_b_4670558.html

Jailed dissident’s wife: “I don’t want you to give up”
Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/27/jailed-dissidents-wife-i-dont-want-you-to-give-up/?mod=WSJBlog

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 10:40

中国:纽约时报记者违反签证规定须离境 (China says New York Times reporter denied visa due to violations of requirements)
Voice of America, January 27, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-wants-nyt-reporter-20140127/1838851.html

Related:

China says New York Times reporter broke visa rules, will leave
Reuters, January 27, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/27/us-china-newyorktimes-idUSBREA0Q0LV20140127

Outspoken China scholar leaves country unimpeded
Agence France-Presse, January 28, 2014
bit.ly/1etX7eN

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 10:40

美国教授发起公开“六四真相”行动 (American professor launches "Truth of June 4th" campaign)
Deutsche Welle, January 27, 2014
dw.de/p/1Axp6

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 10:40

韩东方:中国工人应当享有经济改革与发展的成果 (Han Dongfang: Chinese workers should also enjoy benefits of economic reforms and development)
Radio France International, January 22, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/node/141904

苏州数百农民工讨千万元工资 住建局:心有余力不足 (Over 300 migrant workers in Suzhou demand RMB 10 million (U.S. $ 1.7 million) in wage arrears)
Caijing, January 28, 2014
politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-01-28/113871964.html

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 10:40

Map visualizes Chinese New Year migration
Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/27/map-visualizes-chinese-new-year-migration/?mod=WSJBlog

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 10:40

China official seeks tougher rules on religion after Xinjiang blasts
Reuters, January 27, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/27/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA0Q07E20140 >127

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 10:40

China’s WeChat is getting serious about U.S.
Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/27/chinas-wechat-app-targets-u-s-users/?mod=WSJBlog

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 10:40

Beijing confronts a new kind of dissident
Wall Street Journal, January 26, 2014
on.wsj.com/1jZtlUj

支持中国异见人士,西方的“阳谋”
Dissidents’ fame hinges on West’s support
Global Times, January 27, 2014
CN: opinion.huanqiu.com/editorial/2014-01/4797284.html
EN: www.globaltimes.cn/content/839795.shtml#.Uucx0tKwrs0

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:36

China’s air pollution prompts creative, sometimes wacky, solutions
Washington Post, January 25, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/chinas-air-pollution-prompts-creative-sometimes-wacky-solutions/2014/01/25/dc7d47fa-82a6-11e3-bbe5-6a2a3141e3a9_story.html

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:36

China reports second case of new bird flu strain
Reuters, January 25, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/26/us-china-birdflu-idUSBREA0P00P20140126

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:36

China sentences legal activist to 4 years for role in protests
新公民运动倡导者许志永获刑4年
New York Times, January 26, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140126/c26xuzhiyong/dual/

許志永代表律師:法院指鹿為馬 (Xu Zhiyong's counsel lambasts court for “distorting facts”)
Ming Pao, January 26, 2014
inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20140126/ca71437a.htm

Jailing of activist Xu Zhiyong “breaks reform promise”
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1414045/jailing-activist-xu-zhiyong-breaks-reform-promise

Dissent in China: Xu Zhiyong's verdict
The Economist, January 26, 2014
www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2014/01/dissent-china

For more information on Xu Zhiyong, see:
Four years for New Citizens Movement advocate Xu Zhiyong
Human Rights in China, January 26, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/four-years-new-citizens-movement-advocate-xu-zhiyong

"For Freedom, Justice, and Love”—Xu Zhiyong’s Final Statement at Trial
许志永在法庭上的最后陈述
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2014
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/freedom-justice-and-love-xu-zhiyongs-final-statement-trial
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/xu-zhi-yong-zai-fa-ting-shang-de-zui-hou-chen-shu

Case document:
刑事判决书 (Xu Zhiyong's criminal verdict)
Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, January 26, 2014
bj1zy.chinacourt.org/public/detail.php?id=951

Statement by lawyer Zhang Qingfang:
“Turning this Page, Let Life Start Anew”
Human Rights in China, January 26, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/turning-page-let-life-start-anew-statement-xu-zhiyongs-lawyer

著名维权人士胡佳星期天被国保总队的人带走 (Beijing rights defender Hu Jia taken by state security officers on Sunday)
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-01262014154509.html

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:36

U.S. firm with Falun Gong ties linked to China's internet outage
Want China Times, January 24, 2014
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140124000007&cid=1103

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:36

两大机构高层人事密集亮相 重要领导人身兼数职 (Key leaders straddle top positions in newly-created reform and national security bodies)
Haiwai Net, January 27, 2014
china.haiwainet.cn/n/2014/0127/c345646-20219676.html

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:36

快报记者追踪采访“超生男孩事件”遇阻——泰兴市委宣传部一领导手指记者称“紧盯此事是捣乱” (Municipal official labels reporters “troublemakers” for investigating abduction of boy born above birth quota)
Modern Expres, January 27, 2014
dz.xdkb.net/html/2014-01/27/content_320720.htm

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:36

China accuses Uighur intellectual of separatism for his advocacy work
中国指控维吾尔学者从事分裂活动
The New York Times, January 26, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140126/c26tohti/dual/

Twelve dead in fresh violence in China's Xinjiang
Reuters, January 26, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/26/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA0P02220140126

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 09:48

8省份密集发布“拍蝇打虎”战果 800余名县处级以上干部被查处 (Eight provinces publish results of anti-corruption drive, over 800 county- and provincial-level officials investigated and punished)
Xinhua, January 23, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2014-01/23/c_119105225.htm

”China Leaks” -- a new coup for journalists group ICIJ
Agence France-Presse, January 23, 2014
bit.ly/1d0bMxg

Less party time:the Communist Party’s anti-graft campaign has had a surprising impact, but a new report shows how far there is to go
The Economist, January 25, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21595029-communist-partys-anti-graft-campaign-has-had-surprising-impact-new-report-shows-how

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 09:48

网络剧微电影制作机构须“持证上岗”
True identity required when posting video online
Xinhua, January 21, 2014
CH:http://news.xinhuanet.com/newmedia/2014-01/21/c_126038567.htm
EN:http://chinascope.org/main/content/view/6076/106/

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 09:48

中国新公民运动系列案:赵常青解聘律师 (New Citizens Movement activist Zhao Changqing dismisses lawyers in protest of unfair trial)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 23, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/01/140123_china_activist_trial_zhao.shtml

China puts two more activists on trial
Guardian, January 23, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/23/china-activists-trial-zhao-changqing-hou-xin

For more information on Zhao Changqing, see:
Zhao Changqing Trial Adjourns as Defense Protests Procedural Problems
Human Rights in China, January 23, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/zhao-changqing-trial-adjourns-defense-protests-procedural-problems

New citizens: a clampdown on activists continues
The Economist, January 25, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21595050-clampdown-activists-continues-new-citizens

The China Manifesto - detained activist Xu Zhiyong calls for end to “barbaric” one party rule
Telegraph, January 23, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10591993/The-China-Manifesto-detained-activist-Xu-Zhiyong-calls-for-end-to-barbaric-one-party-rule.html

See statement:
为了自由•公义•爱 ——我的法庭陈词
“For Freedom, Justice, and Love”—Xu Zhiyong’s Final Statement at Trial
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2014
CH: biweekly.hrichina.org/article/14038
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/freedom-justice-and-love-xu-zhiyongs-final-statement-trial

For more information on Xu Zhiyong, see:
Zhao Changqing Trial Adjourns as Defense Protests Procedural Problems
许志永案庭审结束未作宣判 外国记者现场报道遭动粗
Human Rights in China, January 23, 2014
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/xu-zhiyong-trial-ends-without-verdict-foreign-journalists-attacked
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/xu-zhi-yong-ting-shen-jie-shu-wei-zuo-xuan-pan-wai-guo-ji-zhe-xian

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 09:48

U. S. calls on China to free scholar fighting graft
Associated Press, January 23, 2014
www.greenwichtime.com/news/crime/article/New-Citizens-founder-s-manifesto-blocked-in-China-5167909.php

See U.S. Embassy statement:
Ambassador Locke’s statement on the trial of Xu Zhiyong
U.S. Embassy in Beijing, January 23, 2014
beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/2014/ambassador-lockes-statement-on-the-trial-of-xu-zhiyong.html

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 09:48

十余省份成立深改小组 组长多由一把手担任 (Over a dozen provinces set up reform working group, led mostly by provincial party secretary)
First Caijing News, January 24, 2014
china.haiwainet.cn/n/2014/0124/c345646-20207502.html

China “reform panel” holds first meeting
Agence France-Presse, January 23, 2014
www.news24.com/World/News/China-reform-panel-holds-first-meeting-20140123

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 09:48

自由派人士促《集会游行示威法》的违宪审查 (Liberals call on Chinese parliament to review constitutionality of Law on Assembly, Procession and Demonstration)
Deutsche Welle, January 23, 2014
dw.de/p/1Avwj

See statement:
对《集会游行示威法》提起违宪审查的公开建议书
Open Recommendation to Conduct Constitutional Review on the ‘Law of the People’s Republic of China on Assemblies, Processions and Demonstrations
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2014
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/dui-ji-hui-you-xing-shi-wei-fa-ti-qi-wei-xian-shen-cha-de-gong-kai-jian-yi-shu
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/open-recommendation-conduct-constitutional-review-law-peoples-republic-china

广州火速试点轻刑快审 法官称并不能替代劳教 (After RTL abolition, Guangzhou pilot reform to expedite trials and hand down short-term detention for petty crimes)
Caijing, January 24, 2014
politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-01-24/113856946.html

Related:
Guangzhou vows new detention centres won't be like labour camps
South China Morning Post, January 24, 2014e
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1412432/guangzhou-vows-new-detention-centres-wont-be-labour-camps

自由之家公布报告 中国列为不自由国家 (Freedom House labels China as "not free")
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 23, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/01/140123_us_freedom_house_report.shtml

See report:
Freedom in the World 2014
Freedom House, January 23, 2014e
www.freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2014/china-0#.UuHPlNKwrs0

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 09:48

Massive Internet mishap sparks Great Firewall scrutiny in China
Reuters, January 22, 2014
in.reuters.com/article/2014/01/22/china-internet-idINDEEA0L01K20140122

Pages