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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

雅芳涉嫌贿赂中国官员 或面临1.32亿美元罚款 (AVON suspected of bribing Chinese officials)
Global Times, February 14, 2014
finance.huanqiu.com/view/2014-02/4832054.html

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

电台名嘴被封公开斥责梁振英为幕后黑手 (Sacked radio host openly accuses HK chief executive of political persecution)
Radio France International, February 14, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140214-电台名嘴被封公开斥责梁振英为幕后黑手

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

"Staying silent in this country doesn't solve anything"
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/women/corruption-02122014150639.html

诺和奖得主刘晓波妻子刘霞的健康状况恶化 (Liu Xia's health deteriorates)
Voice of America, February 14, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-nobel-wife-20140214/1851241.html

Related:
“刘晓波妻子刘霞患心脏病急需就医” (Liu Xia needs urgent treatment for heart disease)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 14, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140214_china_liu_xia_health.shtml

China Nobel wife’s health worsens; needs treatment
Associated Press, February 14, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-nobel-wifes-health-worsens-needs-treatment/2014/02/14/23de2962-955c-11e3-ae45-458927ccedb6_story.html

China, on St. Valentine’s Day, activists shave their heads to demand release of Liu Xia
Asia News, February 14, 2014
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China,-on-St.-Valentine%E2%80%99s-Day,-activists-shave-their-heads-to-demand-release-of-Liu-Xia-30308.html

See photo album:
Free Liu Xia
Human Rights in China, February 14, 2014
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152329632231414.1073741831.94042326413&type=1

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

Reputation matters: unpacking the Microsoft China censorship scandal
Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/02/14/reputation-matters-unpacking-the-microsoft-china-censorship-scandal/?mod=WSJBlog

Related:
Setting the record straight
Bing, February 12, 2014
www.bing.com/blogs/site_blogs/b/search/archive/2014/02/12/update.aspx

Setting Bing's broken record straight
GreatFire.org, February 13, 2014
en.greatfire.org/blog/2014/feb/setting-bings-broken-record-straight

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

北京天安门地区APEC峰会期间将全天候监管 (Beijing to tighten round-the-clock security control around Tiananmen Square for APEC summit)
China News, February 14, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-02-14/175629473033.shtml

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

Free press groups warn of China’s influence on Hong Kong and Taiwan media
The New York Times, February 12, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/free-press-groups-warn-of-chinas-influence-on-hong-kong-and-taiwan-media/

See report:
Journalists in Hong Kong and Taiwan battle Beijing's influence
Committee to Protect Journalists, February 12, 2014
http://cpj.org/2014/02/attacks-on-the-press-hong-kong-analysis.php/

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

东莞的工人、小姐与乞丐(上)(Workers, Prostitutes and Beggars in Dongguan, Part I)
Financial Times, February 14, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001054842?full=y

Prostitution in China: crackdown on sex city
Economist, February 14, 2014
www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2014/02/prostitution-china

Apple shows increase in worker's human rights in 2013 - report
Silicon Republic, February 14, 2014
http://www.siliconrepublic.com/business/item/35790-apple-shows-increase-in/

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

河南下派暗访组清理“非正常上访训诫中心” (Henan authorities send undercover teams to investigate and close detention centers for "abnormal petitioners")
Beijing News, February 14, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/02/14/304958.html

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

China says 11 “terrorists” killed in new Xinjiang unrest
Reuters, February 14, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/14/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA1D0IE20140214

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

Where is Microsoft Bing's transparency report?
The Guardian, February 14, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/14/micorsoft-bing-china-censorship-transparency

Hong Kong’s indentured servants
The New York Time, February 14, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/opinion/hong-kongs-indentured-servants.html

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:52

London wildlife crime summit: all eyes on China
The Guardian, February 13, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2014/feb/13/london-wildlife-summit-all-eyes-on-china

Related:
Investigating China's ivory trade
视频:中国非法象牙买卖
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 13, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26165143
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26165143

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:52

China's control of media deepens, extends beyond borders
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/media-02122014131133.html

中国威胁世界媒体的独立性 ()
Deutsche Welle, February 13, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1888h

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:52

Report “scratches surface” of power abuse in China
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/abuse-02122014170103.html

Related:
中国通报多起政法干警违纪违法案件 ()
Reuters, February 13, 2014
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNEA1C7C820140213

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:52

Earthquake strikes remote area of China
新疆于田县发生地震,未有人员伤亡报告
The New York Times, February 13, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140213/c13xinjiang/dual/

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:52

Rural China's tough lessons in resilience
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26073747

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:52

China to reward localities for improving air quality
The New York Times, February 13, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/world/asia/china-to-reward-localities-for-improving-air-quality.html

Related:
Pollution making Beijing hazardous place to live, says Chinese report
The Guardian, February 13, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/13/china-beijing-pollution-hazardous-report

北京空气污染接近不适合人类居住水平 ()
Radio France International, February 13, 2014
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140213-北京空气污染接近不适合人类居住水平

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:44

K-Pop, Cat GIFs, and Constitutionalism
Tea Leaf Nation, February 11, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/02/k-pop-cat-gifs-and-constitutionalism/

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:44

中国民间机构发布“被精神”病年终报告 信访局拒不接待“患者”上访 ()
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-0213201405204.html

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:44

年后上海首上访日 2000访民市府喊冤遭警驱散 ()
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-02132014113641.html

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:44

Chinese “reprimand centers” replace labor camps
Voice of America, February 13, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-reprimand-centers-replace-labor-camps/1850540.html

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:44

中国报纸一片红,社会主义核心价值观出炉 ()
Deutsche Welle, Februay 13, 2014
http://dw.de/p/187p1

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 09:40

微软受控审查搜索引擎中文结果 (Microsoft's Bing censors Chinese search results)
Voice of America, February 12, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-us-censorship-20140212/1849638.html

Related:

Microsoft's Bing accused of Chinese-language censorship
Agence France-Presse, February 12, 2014
bit.ly/1dHGL1w

中国对香港与台湾媒体施压日趋严重”(Report finds increasing pressure from Beijing on Hong Kong and Taiwanese media)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 12, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140212_china_hongkong_taiwan_press_freedom.shtml

See report:

Journalists in Hong Kong and Taiwan battle Beijing's influence
Committee to Protect Journalists, February 12, 2014
cpj.org/2014/02/attacks-on-the-press-hong-kong-analysis.php

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 09:40

China to crack down on fake data 'corruption': statistics chief
Reuters, February 12, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/12/us-china-economy-statistics-idUSBREA1B0H520140212

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 09:40

西班牙执政党出于中国压力准备修改涉外人权法 (Spanish government mulls revising human rights law under Chinese pressure)
Radio France International, February 12, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140212-西班牙执政党出于中国压力准备修改涉外人权法

Related:

China pressuring Spain on human rights case: Tibetan monk
Agence France-Presse, February 12, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/21413791/china-pressuring-spain-on-human-rights-case-tibetan-monk/

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 09:40

本年度“新闻自由排行榜”出炉 (RSF publishes press freedom ranking, China ranks 175 out of 180)
Deutsche Welle, February 12, 2014
dw.de/p/1B7CW

See report:

2014 World Press Freedom Index
Reporters Without Borders, February 11, 2014
rsf.org/index2014/en-asia.php

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 09:40

中央政法委首次公布系统内10案例 (Central Political-Legal Commission makes first disclosure of cases of law violations by judicial and law enforcement officials)
Beijing News, February 12, 2014
epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2014-02/12/content_494370.htm?div=-1

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 09:40

China to spend extra $10 billion in restive Xinjiang this year
Reuters, February 12, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/12/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA1B0HC20140212

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:43

Beijing's elephant graveyard: how China still drives world ivory market
Telegraph, February 10, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10628900/Beijings-elephant-graveyard-how-China-still-drives-world-ivory-market.html

Related:
英媒:中国仍然是推动象牙市场的关键 (UK media: China still drives world ivory market)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2014/02/140211_press_ivory_china.shtml

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:43

李克强:把政府所有收支全部纳入预算管理 (Li Keqiang calls for robust measures to strengthen anti-corruption work)
Caijing, February 11, 2014
economy.caijing.com.cn/2014-02-11/113901204.html

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:43

Execution with no farewell spotlights China death penalty
Agence France-Presse, February 10, 2014
www.mysinchew.com/node/95719?tid=10

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:43

Environment watchdog gets tough on polluters, vetoes projects worth 118.4b yuan
Reuters, February 11, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426038/environment-watchdog-gets-tough-polluters-nixes-projects-worth-1184b-yuan

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:43

英国:香港普选要满足香港人的意愿 (UK: HK elections should fulfill the people's wish)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140211_hk_hague_suffrage.shtm l

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:43

Chinese dissident believed detained after disputing father's "suicide" death
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/disputing-02102014150547.html

律师团就薛福顺死亡控告曲阜公安 办案机关态度引外界质疑 (Lawyers’ group sues Qufu public security officials over Xue Fushun’s unnatural death, authorities’ conduct attracts international suspicion)
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-02112014095333.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: 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

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:43

将公众知情权明确入宪 (Chinese professor calls for constitutional amendment to explicitly guarantee right to information)
Fazhi Evening News, February 11, 2014
www.fawan.com.cn/html/2014-02/11/content_476928.htm

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 08:41

“六四事件”的一名死囚仍系狱 (June 4th prisoner serving suspended death sentence still in jail)
Deutsche Welle, February 11, 2014
dw.de/p/1B6lE

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 08:41

A leading Chinese economist warns of a difficult year and “dead” companies
The New York Times, February 11, 2014
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/11/a-leading-chinese-economist-warns-of-a-difficult-year-and-dead-companies/

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 08:41

China cracks down on its “sex capital”
Associated Press, February 11, 2014
www.boston.com/news/world/asia/2014/02/11/china-cracks-down-its-sex-capital/x5WtGgdhxweUU0gS79FFwI/story.html

Related:
Prostitution crackdown in China province after TV investigation
The Guardian, February 11, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/11/china-province-prostitution-crack-down-guangdong-sex-workers

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:52

崔健:天安門有毛像時代就沒變 (Cui Jian: change remains elusive as long as Mao's portrait adorns Tiananmen)
Ming Pao, February 9, 2014
inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20140209/ca71230a.htm

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:52

许志永上诉: 若不纠正,莫谈法治 (Xu Zhiyong appeals: If original decision is not corrected, no point in talking about rule of law)
Deutsche Welle, February 10, 2014
http://bit.ly/Nu7XMl

See appeal:
Xu Zhiyong Appeals: Spare Any Talk about Rule of Law in China If the Second Instance Does Not Correct the Decision by the First Instance
许志永上诉书:二审如不纠正,中国莫谈法治
China Change, February 8, 2014
EN: http://chinachange.org/2014/02/08/xu-zhiyong-appeals-spare-any-talk-about-rule-of-law-in-china-if-the-second-instance-does-not-correct-the-decision-by-the-first-instance/
CH: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XqeUtUzchMoNZsxhFoKfPppuTs1OvcAERI6IlgSlztU/edit?pli=1

Chinese dissident lands at Cato Institute with a caution to colleges
The New York Times, February 9, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/us/chinese-dissident-lands-at-cato-institute-with-a-caution-to-colleges.html

Activists converge on eastern Chinese city
Associated Press, February 7, 2014
www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/02/07/2815321/activists-converge-on-eastern.html

薛明凯失踪五天料被当局控制 异议人士呼吁关注 (Xueming Kai thought to be in authorities’ control after missing for 5 days, dissidents call attention to his case)
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-02102014094848.html

Supporters call for investigation into death of Chinese activist’s father
The New York Times, February 7, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/supporters-call-for-investigation-into-death-of-chinese-activists-father/

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: 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

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:52

被管制到无帖可删? (Will censorship on Weibo leave nothing to be censored?)
Deutsche Welle, February 9, 2014
dw.de/p/1B5gU

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:52

On 35th anniversary of diplomatic ties with U.S., China tries to soften image
中国在美国纽约等地展开形象攻势
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140207/c07exchanges/dual/

Asia leaders join Sochi as Obama, others stay away
Associated Press, February 7, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/gay-rights-issue-asian-leaders-sochi-22404682

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:52

六四央视主播出书谈当年经历习近平下届传有动作 (State news anchor during June 4th publishes memoir)
Radio France International, February 9, 2014
http://rfi.my/1bjxFhj

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

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