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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 09:43

Tiananmen as the turning point: China’s impossible balancing act
Time, April 29, 2014
time.com/73594/china-tiananmen-square-25-years-later/

For more information about June Fourth, see:
June Fourth at 25: resisting enforced amnesia, building a just future
纪念六四25周年:抵制强迫失忆,建设公正的未来
Human Rights in China, April 10, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-25-resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/ji-nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-di-zhi-qiang-po-shi-yi-jian

In China, labour activism is waking up
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1500831/china-labour-activism-waking

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 09:41

After “cadmium rice,” now “lead” and “arsenic rice”
中国稻米产区重金属污染严重
The New York Times, April 30, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140430/c30soil/dual/

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 09:41

China party expels ex-Politburo member's associate
Daily Mail, April 29, 2014
www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2615855/China-party-expels-ex-Politburo-members-associate.html

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 09:41

最严格《环保法》该如何执行?(How will the tougher environmental protection law be implemented?)
Deutsche Welle, April 29, 2014
dw.de/p/1Bqpn

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 09:41

Can hukou reform save Chinese property?
Macrobusiness, April 30, 2014
www.macrobusiness.com.au/2014/04/can-hukou-reform-save-chinese-property/

China city eases property rules, fuelling speculation others may follow
Reuters, April 29, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/29/us-china-property-idUSBREA3S04N20140429

State Council urged to halt “illegal” extra permits required to secure hukou for babies
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1500708/lawyers-urge-state-council-halt-illegal-extra-permits-babies-hukou

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 09:41

Dissident freed after nine years: reports
The Standard, April 30, 2014
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking_news_detail.asp?id=49238&icid=a&d_str=

For more information on Xu Wanping, see:
Xu Wanping freed after nine tears in prison
许万平服刑9年后获释
Human Rights in China, April 29, 2014
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/xu-wanping-freed-after-nine-years-prison
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/xu-mo-ping-fu-xing-9nian-hou-huo-shi

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 09:41

Chinese journalist missing ahead of Tiananmen commemoration
中国记者六四纪念日前夕失踪
The New York Times, April 30, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140430/c30gao/dual/

Related:
六四敏感日前夕高瑜失踪已六日 母子俩疑同遭官方软禁 (Veteran journalist Gao Yu and son believed to be under house arrest ahead of June Fourth anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, April 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/64-04292014102305.html

Tiananmen Square: Chinese police try to silence 25th anniversary
The Telegraph, April 29, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10794880/Tiananmen-Square-Chinese-police-try-to-silence-25th-anniversary.html

Tiananmen as the turning point: China’s impossible balancing act
Time, April 29, 2014
time.com/73594/china-tiananmen-square-25-years-later/

For more information about June Fourth, see:
June Fourth at 25: resisting enforced amnesia, building a just future
纪念六四25周年:抵制强迫失忆,建设公正的未来
Human Rights in China, April 10, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-25-resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future

CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/ji-nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-di-zhi-qiang-po-shi-yi-jian

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 09:41

China is hiding how bad income inequality is in the country
Quartz, April 29, 2014
qz.com/204180/china-is-hiding-how-bad-income-inequality-is-in-the-country/

See report:
Income inequality in today’s China
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, April 24, 2014
www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/04/24/1403158111.abstract?sid=3ef61cf9-2820-4854-82ea-a42e17add18d&_ga=1.252535369.1384716248.1396920628

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 09:41

Over 27? Unmarried? Female? You'd be on the scrapheap in China
The Telegraph, April 30, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/10786321/Leftover-women-Over-27-Unmarried-Female-Youd-be-on-the-scrapheap-in-China.html

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 09:41

China's president says Xinjiang is front line on terrorism, hails police
Reuters, April 29, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/29/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA3S0BM20140429

Dozens injured as explosion rocks train station in Xinjiang capital Urumqi
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1501108/dozens-injured-explosion-rocks-train-station-xinjiang-capital-urumqi

Vietnam border shoot-out raises Uighur questions
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 29, 2014
www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27200562

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 09:41

AP Survey: China's lending bubble a global threat
Associated Press, April 28, 2014
abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/ap-survey-chinas-lending-bubble-global-threat-23500794

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 09:41

贵州毕节一教师涉嫌强奸 受害女学生至少12人 (Guizhou teacher accused of sexually assaulting at least 12 girls)
Beijing News, April 29, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/04/29/314980.html

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 09:41

Bill Gates urges China's wealthiest to give to charity
The Guardian, April 28, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/28/bill-gates-china-peoples-daily-wealthy-charity

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 08:41

专家:中国仅50%水源合格 水质糟糕程度系国家机密 (Expert: only half of China's water sources meet standards, water quality still classified as State secrets)
Radio Free Asia, April 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/nu-04282014124229.html

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 08:41

Chinese vice president warns Hong Kong over protests
李源潮明确表示反对“占领中环”
The New York Times, April 28, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140428/c28hongkong/dual/

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 08:41

林昭忌日前 国保禁谒陵 (Police guard tomb of pro-democracy icon ahead of anniversary of her execution)
Voice of America, April 28, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/linzhao-20140428/1902710.html

Fears after mainland journalist Gao Yu fails to show up at Tiananmen Square event
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1499485/journalist-fails-show-commemoration

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 08:41

Fans paint U.S. shows as friendly to the Party
美剧迷调侃中国网络审查
The New York Times, April 29, 2014
cn.tmagazine.com/culture/20140429/t29shows/dual/

Related:
China won’t tune out all U.S. TV shows, executive says
The Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/28/china-wont-tune-out-all-u-s-tv-shows-executive-says/?mod=WSJBlog

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 08:41

“六四”纪念馆参观者一半大陆人 50团体下月底全球网络悼念 (Half of visitors to June Fourth Museum in HK are mainlanders, 50 groups to launch online commemoration in late May)
Radio Free Asia, April 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/sy2-04282014103144.html

Related:
Property owners seek injunction to block June 4 memorial museum
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1500034/property-owners-seek-injunction-block-june-4-memorial-museum

Students gather at Harvard to remember Tiananmen Square
Boston Globe, April 26, 2014
www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/04/26/students-gather-harvard-remember-tiananmen-square/9Z8siyAivDSQnMq3PUOusK/story.html?s_campaign=sm_tw

For more information on June Fourth, see:
June Fourth at 25: resisting enforced amnesia, building a just future
纪念六四25周年:抵制强迫失忆,建设公正的未来
Human Rights in China, April 10, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-25-resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/ji-nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-di-zhi-qiang-po-shi-yi-jian

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 08:41

Labour advocate helping Dongguan factory strike arrested over WeChat message
South China Morning Post, April 28, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1500074/labour-advocate-helping-dongguan-factory-strike-arrested-over-wechata>

Related:
深圳市春风劳动争议服务部关于职员林东被强迫失踪的声明 (Statement issued by the Shenzhen Chunfeng Labor Disputes Services Center concerning the enforced disappearance of its employee Lin Dong)
Zhang Zhiru's Blog, April 27, 2014
blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_4b79809f0101iz11.html

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 08:41

Looking who is walking (away with U.S. passports)
Tea Leaf Nation, April 29, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/04/looking-who-is-walking-away-with-u-s-passports/

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 08:41

Why China’s government is scared of rumors in one video
The Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/28/why-chinas-scared-of-rumors-one-video/?mod=WSJBlog

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 08:41

三江教堂被当局全部拆毁 (Zhejiang authorities demolish Christian church)
Voice of America, April 28, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/sanjiang-church-20140428/1902820.html

Related:
China accused of anti-Christian campaign as church demolition begins
The Telegraph, April 28, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10792386/China-accused-of-anti-Christian-campaign-as-church-demolition-begins.html

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 08:41

China must release Ilham Tohti now
The Guardian, April 28, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:44

访民联合国开发署外被殴至脑出血 400人集会抗议19人被捕 (Hundreds protest brutal beating of petitioner outside UNDP office in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-04272014104941.html

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:44

US lawmaker urges China to expand religious freedoms
Agence France-Presse, April 27, 2014
news.yahoo.com/us-lawmaker-urges-china-expand-religious-freedoms-072804822.html

浙强拆教堂十字架 三江教堂守护告急 (Church in Zhejiang faces imminent demolition)
Voice of America, April 27, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/sanjiang-church-20140427/1902040.html

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:44

Women go topless for equal rights
广州女生裸身抗议性别歧视
The New York Times, April 25, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140425/c25topless/dual/

Related:
2013中国的12个女权时刻——年度公开创新行动回顾
12 moments in China’s women’s rights movement in 2013: a review of the year’s innovative public actions
Women’s Network, January 16, 2014 (Translation by China Development Brief, April 8, 2014)
CH: http://run.gmw.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=1175903
EN: http://www.chinadevelopmentbrief.cn/?p=3457

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:44

新疆有地区奖励举报 “涉稳情报” (Xinjiang county offers cash rewards for “security” information)
Voice of America, April 26, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-xinjiang-cash-for-info-20140426/1901818.html

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:44
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:44

内蒙古官方回应“活埋流浪狗”:将出台犬类管理办法 (Public outrage over reports of dogs buried alive has Inner Mongolian gov't on the defensive)
Beijing News, April 27, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/04/27/314735.html

Related:
Claims 100 stray dogs buried alive in China probed
Agence France-Presse, April 27, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/23011368/claims-100-stray-dogs-buried-alive-in-china-probed/

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:44

Why Chinese people doubt the anti-corruption campaign
The Diplomat, April 26, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/04/why-chinese-people-doubt-the-anti-corruption-campaign/

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:44

Chinese spies read Australian MPs’ emails for a year-report
Reuters, April 28, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/28/uk-australia-chinahacking-idUKBREA3R00520140428

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:44

Will China's new environmental protection law make a difference?
The Diplomat, April 25, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/04/will-chinas-new-environmental-protection-law-make-a-difference/

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:44

多部热门美国电视剧从中国视频网站下架 (Popular American TV dramas removed from Chinese video streaming sites)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 27, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140427_china_american_tv.shtml

“Big Bang Theory,” “The Good Wife”: too hot for the Chinese web
The Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/28/big-bang-theory-the-good-wife-too-hot-for-the-chinese-web/?mod=chinablog

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:44

On a trip that avoids Beijing, Obama keeps his eye on China
奥巴马亚洲行不到中国却不忘中国
The New York Times, April 27, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/world/20140427/c28prexy/dual/

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:44

People’s Daily editorial fanned flames of 1989 protest
一篇黨報社論改變天安門運動的歷史軌跡
The New York Times, April 26, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140426/c26tiananmen/dual/

六四永久文物纪念馆开幕 天安门母亲赞力证屠杀惨案 (Permanent June Fourth museum opens in Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-04262014110410.html

Related:
Tiananmen Square protest museum opens in Hong Kong
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 26, 2014
www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27172041

For more information on June Fourth, see:
June Fourth at 25: resisting enforced amnesia, building a just future
纪念六四25周年:抵制强迫失忆,建设公正的未来
Human Rights in China, April 10, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-25-resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/ji-nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-di-zhi-qiang-po-shi-yi-jian

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:44

裕元:大部分工人返回工作岗位 (Most shoe factory workers return to work after strike)
Deutsche Welle, April 26, 2014
dw.de/p/1Boxc

Related:
Strike at Chinese shoe factory ends partially
Associated Press, April 26, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/strike-at-chinese-shoe-factory-ends-partially/2014/04/26/094f7aca-cd2d-11e3-b81a-6fff56bc591e_story.html

Pressure from the local authorities forces many Yue Yuen strikers back to work
China Labour Bulletin, April 25, 2014
www.clb.org.hk/en/content/pressure-local-authorities-forces-many-yue-yuen-strikers-back-work

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 12:43

Degrees of influence peddling in China and U.S.
中国人和美国人是怎样用权力谋私利的
The New York Times, April 24, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/world/20140424/c24influence/dual/

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 12:43

Young Chinese Maoists set up hippy commune
The Telegraph, April 24, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10785505/Young-Chinese-Maoists-set-up-hippy-commune.html

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 12:43

China law change opens way to huge fines for polluters
中国通过环保法修订案
Financial Times, April 24, 2014
EN:http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/62187eb6-cba4-11e3-8ccf-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz2zrSVBKKLwww.ftchinese.com/story/001055957
CH:http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001055957

Related:
China’s legislature votes to toughen environmental protection law
The New York Times, April 25, 2014
www.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/world/asia/chinas-legislature-votes-to-toughen-environmental-protection-law.html?_r=0

China amends environmental protection law to tackle pollution
Australia Network News, April 24, 2014
www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-24/an-china-to-impose-tougher-penalties-on-pollutors/5410380

See the amended law:
中华人民共和国环境保护法 (Law on Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China)
National People's Congress, April 25, 2014
www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/2014-04/25/content_1861279.htm

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 12:43

民间艾滋组织呼吁追究河南省卫生厅20年前血祸之责 (HIV/AIDS advocacy groups press for accountability of Henan tainted blood incident 20 years ago)
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/aw-04242014140813.html

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 12:43

Sina shares fall after China strips its license in web porn crackdown
Reuters, April 24, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/24/us-china-internet-sina-idUSBREA3N16120140424

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 12:43

25 years after Tiananmen, calls for officials to disclose assets still unmet
天安门事件25年后,中国人仍在呼吁官员财产公开
The New York Times, April 24, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140424/c24tiananmen/dual/

Related:
June Fourth at 25: resisting enforced amnesia, building a just future
纪念六四25周年:抵制强迫失忆,建设公正的未来
Human Rights in China, April 10, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-25-resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/ji-nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-di-zhi-qiang-po-shi-yi-jian

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 12:43

香港工会集会声援东莞工人 (Hong Kong unions stage assembly to support workers on strike in Dongguan)
Voice of America, April 24, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/hongkong-protest-20140424/1900091.html

Labour unrest: danger zone
The Economist, April 24, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21601291-huge-strike-southern-china-shows-migrant-workers-are-starting-demand-more-just?fsrc=rss

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 11:43

禁律师判前公开案件信息 北京律协制定新规引争议 (Beijing bar association ignites controversy after it issues new rules banning lawyers from disclosing case information before verdict)
Jiangxi News, April 25, 2014
jiangxi.jxnews.com.cn/system/2014/04/25/013062445.shtml

See:
关于发布第9号《北京市律师协会执业纪律与执业调处委员会规范执业 指引》的 通知 (Guidance on Standardization of Legal Practices issued by the Beijing Municipal Lawyers' Association's Committee on Professional Discipline and Mediation)
Beijing Municipal Lawyers Association, March 19, 2014
www.beijinglawyers.org.cn/cac/4120.htm

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 11:43

China will attempt to transform petitioning system, says state media
The Guardian, April 24, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/24/china-attempt-transform-petitioning-system

China demands local solutions for grievances
Associated Press, April 24, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-demands-local-solutions-for-grievances/2014/04/24/25c4a7e2-cb99-11e3-b81a-6fff56bc591e_story.html

Beijing tells petitioners: please stay home
Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/24/beijing-tells-petitioners-please-stay-home/?mod=WSJBlog

”Fake” government toppled by Chinese police
The Telegraph, April 24, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10784851/Fake-government-toppled-by-Chinese-police.html

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 11:43

少年发帖刑拘案律师年检遇阻 敏感案件惹祸? (Lawyer who took on sensitive cases faces obstacles in renewing license)
Voice of America, April 24, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/chinese-lawyer-disqualification-20140424/1900290.html

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 11:43

国际特赦呼吁中国停止迫害系狱维吾尔宗教领袖 (Amnesty Int'l urges attention on imprisoned Uyghur religious leader)
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-04242014102023.html

See statement:
China: Hunger striking Uighur prisoner critically ill
Amnesty International, April 23, 2014
www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/ASA17/023/2014/en/94187276-2a52-43e5-aaf8-58f20c712d0c/asa170232014en.html

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:37

China’s anticorruption campaign spills over into new sectors
The Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/23/chinas-anticorruption-campaign-spills-over-into-new-sectors/?mod=WSJBlog

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:37

Strongest sandstorm in decades sweeps China
The Telegraph, April 23, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10783949/Strongest-sandstorm-in-decades-sweeps-China.html

China says more than half of its groundwater is polluted
The Guardian, April 23, 2014
www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/23/china-half-groundwater-polluted

China’s toxic soil, air pollution, and dead animals prompt environmental reform
Vice News, April 24, 2014
news.vice.com/articles/chinas-toxic-soil-air-pollution-and-dead-animals-prompt-environmental-reform?trk_source=homepage-in-the-news

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:37

Health officials raise "outbreak" concerns amid low public confidence in Chinese vaccines
South China Morning Post, April 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495945/health-officials-raise-outbreak-concerns-amid-low-public-confidences

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:37

Bankers tell Xi Jinping: Chinese politics put Hong Kong’s economy at risk
Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/23/bankers-tell-xi-jinping-chinese-politics-put-hong-kongs-economy-at-risk/?mod=WSJBlog

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:37

Chinese dissident who died in detention nominated for rights
Agence France-Presse, April 23, 2014
www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/chinese-dissident-who-died-in-detention-nominated-for-rights-114042301401_1.html

曹顺利获“诺贝尔”人权奖提名 (Cao Shunli a final nominee for top human rights award)
Radio France International, April 23, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140423-中国人权活动者曹顺利获 “诺贝尔”人权奖提名

Related:
Cao Shunli - China - Final Nominee 2014
Martin Ennals Foundation, April 23, 2014
www.martinennalsaward.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=217%3Acao-shunli-china-final-nominee-2014&catid=39%3Awinners&lang=en

Three finalists for top rights prize
Human Rights Watch, April 23, 2014
www.hrw.org/news/2014/04/23/three-finalists-top-rights-prize

For more information on Cao Shunli, see:
International Human Rights Award Honors Cao Shunli
曹顺利获国际人权奖殊荣
Human Rights in China, April 23, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/international-human-rights-award-honors-cao-shunli
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/cao-shun-li-huo-guo-ji-ren-quan-jiang-shu-rong

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:37

Exclusive: Russia, China block Central African Republic blacklist at U.N.
Reuters, April 23, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/23/us-centralafrica-un-sanctions-idUSBREA3M1GA20140423

China says probing reports Chinese chlorine used in Syria attack
Reuters, April 23, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/23/uk-syria-crisis-china-idUKBREA3M0PQ20140423

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:47

How China and Russia are trying to undermine the Internet, again
Washington Post, April 23, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/23/how-china-and-russia-are-trying-to-undermine-the-internet-again/

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:47

借“孩童街便溺事件“阻人六四来港? 异见人士被告知不准出境 (Activist says authorities are using “urinating child” incident to warn mainlanders from Hong Kong during June Fourth)
Radio Free Asia, April 23, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/sy1-04232014100203.html

Related:
Hongkongers clash with mainland parents after toddler urinates in Mong Kok street
South China Morning Post, April 23, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1494356/hongkongers-clash-mainland-parents-after-allow-two-year-old

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:47

助东莞裕元工人罢工维权 两劳工组织成员“被失踪” (Two labor activists who provided assistance to striking workers disappeared)
Radio Free Asia, April 23, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-04232014100128.html

Related:

China activist missing after trying to help striking workers
Reuters, April 23, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/23/us-china-strike-detention-idUSBREA3M0EJ20140423

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:47

中国明确5月起禁越级上访 信访60日内须办结 (New regulations effective in May require petitioners to follow gov't hierarchy, mandate resolution within 60 days)
Beijing News, April 24, 2014
news.hexun.com/2014-04-24/164209622.html

See regulations:
国家信访局《关于进一步规范信访事项受理办理程序引导来访人依法逐级走访的办法》全文 (Full text of the State Bureau of Letters and Visits' "Regulations Concerning the Further Standardization of the Reception and Processing of Letters and Visits to Channel Visitors to Submit Their Petitions in an Ascending Order of Government Hierarchy in Accordance with the Law")
People's Daily, April 23, 2014
politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0423/c99014-24934756.html Related:

Beijing bans petitioners seeking redress from appealing directly to higher authorities
South China Morning Post, April 23, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495755/beijing-bans-petitioners-seeking-redress-appealing-directly-higher

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:47

达赖喇嘛将访问挪威 中国表示强烈反对 (China protests Dalai Lama's upcoming visit to Norway)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 23, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/04/140423_china_norway_dalai.shtml

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:47

中央纪委副书记:有些干部不摆婚宴但红包照收 (Top graft watchdog: some Party cadres continue to receive red envelopes even as they forgo lavish banquets)
Beijing Morning Post, April 23, 2014
news.163.com/14/0423/01/9QFR0T0O00014AED.html

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:47

中国环保法修订草案提交人大常委审议 (Amendments to environmental protection law to strengthen regulations, accountability and protection of whistleblowers)
Radio Free Asia, April 22, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/nu-04222014153056.html

Related:
After declaring war on smog, China gets around to updating its environmental laws
Bloomberg Newsweek, April 22, 2014
www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-22/after-declaring-war-on-smog-china-gets-around-to-updating-its-environmental-laws

Tough amendments to China's environment law submitted for NPC approval
Reuters, April 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1494257/tough-amendments-chinas-environment-law-submitted-npc-approval

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:47

香港金融界登广告吁北京勿干预香港事务 (HK financial professionals put out ad in newspapers to warn Beijing against political interference)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 22, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140422_hk_china_ad.shtml

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:47

Bland Theft Auto: China censorship weighs on games consoles
Reuters, April 22, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/22/us-china-gamesconsoles-idUSBREA3L0YU20140422

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 09:47

China stops prominent rights lawyer from meeting German minister
Reuters, April 22, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/23/us-china-germany-rights-idUSBREA3M05220140423

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 09:47

丁子霖对柴玲的公开信深感失望 (Ding Zilin disappointed by Chai Ling's open letters)
Radio Free Asia, April 22, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/hc-04222014140249.html

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 09:47

Thousands of bus company workers strike in Shenzhen
China Labor Bulletin, April 22, 2014
www.clb.org.hk/en/content/thousands-bus-company-workers-strike-shenzhen

China sports shoe factory halts production as strike escalates
中国大型制鞋厂因罢工停产
Financial Times, April 23, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/99c3713e-ca0c-11e3-8a31-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2zfjIOamg
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001055913

Related:
Strike spreads at Chinese supplier to Adidas and Nike
The Guardian, April 22, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/22/strike-spreads-chinese-supplier-adidas-nike-yeu-yuen-factory-jiangxi-guangdong

Chinese shoemakers are on strike for benefits — but who will foot the bill?
Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/22/chinese-shoemakers-are-on-strike-for-benefits-but-who-will-foot-the-bill/?mod=chinablog

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 09:47

China to allow the blind to take college entrance exams

中国教育部批准盲人参加今夏高考
New York Times, April 23, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140423/c23blind/dual/

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 09:47

Wealthy Chinese are turning to American surrogates to birth their children
Quartz, April 22, 2014
qz.com/201767/wealthy-chinese-are-turning-to-american-surrogates-to-birth-their-children/

Aging China is becoming a swindler’s paradise
Quartz, April 22, 2014
qz.com/201655/aging-china-is-becoming-a-swindlers-paradise/

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 09:47

湖南瓜农死亡案3名上诉城管称一审判决定性错误 (Urban law enforcers appeal conviction for their role in death of watermelon vendor)
China News, April 23, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-04-23/094929994145.shtml

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 09:47

Life on the margins for China's Uighur minority
Deutsche Welle, April 22, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1Bm53

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 09:47

China-UK human rights dialogue builds bridges to understanding
South China Morning Post, April 22, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1494431/china-uk-human-rights-dialogue-builds-bridges-understanding

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 08:47

蒋洁敏与宋林是怎样诞生的? (What's behind corruption among state enterprise executives?)
Financial Times, April 22, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001055857?full=y

China's Communist Party expels former executive of defense firm
Reuters, April 21, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/21/us-china-corruption-idUSBREA3K09120140421

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 08:47

Zhang Yimou: “Coming Home” to Cannes
The Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/21/zhang-yimou-coming-home-to-cannes/?mod=chinablog

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 08:47

Amid fear of growing violence, China’s police start carrying guns
The Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/22/amid-fear-of-growing-violence-chinas-police-start-carrying-guns/?mod=WSJBlog

Related:
Chinese police with guns? The idea makes citizens—and officers—uncomfortable
Tea Leaf Nation, April 22, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/04/chinese-police-with-guns-the-idea-makes-citizens-and-officers-uncomfortable/

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 08:47

Prominent scientist welcomes soil pollution report
中國學者積極評價政府公開土壤污染狀況
The New York Times, April 21, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140421/c21pollution/dual/

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 08:47

Bankers in Hong Kong join fight against mainland influence
The New York Times, April 21, 2014
www.nytimes.com/2014/04/22/world/asia/in-hong-kong-some-bankers-back-an-occupy-movement.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimesworld&_r=0

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 08:47

建三江声援者仍下落不明 被拘律师病情升级入院 (Some still missing after activism in Jiansanjiang, human rights lawyer to undergo surgery for torture injuries)
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy1-04212014102000.html

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 08:47

中国公安部长:防止外部势力利用互联网掀起颜色革命浪潮 (Minister of Public Security warns against the use of the Internet by external forces to instigate “colored revolutions”)
Voice of America, April 21, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-tightens-internet-20140419/1896887.html

China steps up purge of online porn amid wider censorship push
Reuters, April 21, 2014
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/04/21/china-internet-pornography-idINKBN0D704Q20140421

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 08:47

Chinese spies at Sydney University
Sydney Morning Herald, April 21, 2014
www.smh.com.au/national/chinese-spies-at-sydney-university-20140420-36ywk.html

Related:
澳媒曝留学生“间谍网”中国对报道不满 (China irked by media report of Chinese spies in Australian universities)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 21, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/04/140421_china_australia_spying.shtml

Asia-Pacific navies sign communication agreement
Associated Press, April 22, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/asia-pacific-navies-sign-communication-agreement-034830499.html

Barack Obama set to back Japan in islands dispute as Asia tour begins
The Guardian, April 22, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/22/barack-obama-japan-islands-dispute-asia-tour

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 08:47

The specter of June Fourth
China File, April 20, 2014
www.chinafile.com/Specter-June-Fourth

Related:
The specter of June Fourth
China Digital Times, April 21, 2014
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/04/resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future/

June Fourth at 25: resisting enforced amnesia, building a just future
Human Rights in China, April 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-25-resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future

六四纪念馆能否如期开馆? (Can the June Fourth Museum in HK open as scheduled?)
Deutsche Welle, April 19, 2014
dw.de/p/1BkyZ

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 08:47

The fragile middle: China’s migrant workers test urbanisation drive
刚刚脱贫的农民工
Financial Times, April 14, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/34cbc548-b8b3-11e3-835e-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2zZqFbcwf

CH:www.ftchinese.com/story/001055878

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 08:47

China's thorny state enterprise overhaul quietly moves forward
Reuters, April 21, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/21/uk-china-reform-enterprises-analysis-idUKBREA3K18620140421

China eyes transparency in budget law revision
Xinhua, April 21, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-04/21/c_133279215.htm

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 08:47

Welcome to Uighur Web—now watch what you say
Tea Leaf Nation, April 22, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/04/welcome-to-uighur-web-watch-what-you-say/

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:37

Investigating family’s wealth, China’s leader signals a change
周永康家族聚敛巨额财富被调查
The New York Times, April 19, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140421/c21zhou/dual/

Scandal downs chairman of a top Chinese state company
华润董事长宋林在床照曝光后落马
The New York Times, April 21, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140421/c21corruption/dual/

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:37

Chinese director takes on Oliver Stone over his criticism of China’s film industry
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1493603/chinese-director-takes-oliver-stone-over-comments-mainland-films-shy-away

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:37

China admits widespread soil pollution in “state secret” report
中国“五分之一耕地被污染”
Financial Times, April 18, 2014
CH:http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001055850
EN:http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c250bd4c-c6b4-11e3-9839-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=published_links/rss/world_asia-pacific_china/feed//product&siteedition=uk#axzz2zXWQmoqO

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:37

Tiananmen Square activist refused entry to Hong Kong to attend June 4 museum opening
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1491438/tiananmen-square-activist-refused-entry-hong-kong-attend-june-4

Related:
杨建利被拒入境香港参观六四纪念馆 (Yang Jianli refused entry to HK to participate in June Fourth Museum opening)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 20, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140420_hongkong_tiananmen_dissident.shtml

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:37

China shoe strike spreads, enters second week
Reuters, April 21, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/21/us-china-strike-idUSBREA3K08P20140421?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Related:
东莞裕元鞋厂工人罢工进入第二个星期 (Dongguang Yuyuan shoe factory strike enters its second week)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 21, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140421_shoe_factory_strikes.shtml

Henan teachers vow to keep marching over pay demands
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/teachers-04212014105253.html

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:37

Closer look: why gov't is eager to renovate shantytowns
Caixin, April 21, 2014
http://english.caixin.com/2014-04-21/100668178.html

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:37

How China is using criminal detention in place of re-education through labour
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1492192/china-using-criminal-detention-place-re-education-through-labour

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:37

China on course to become “world's most Christian nation” within 15 years
The Telegraph, April 19, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10776023/China-on-course-to-become-worlds-most-Christian-nation-within-15-years.html

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:37

Chinese urban enforcer hopes Google Glass will prevent violence
The Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/21/chinese-urban-enforcer-hopes-google-glass-will-prevent-violence/?mod=WSJBlog

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:37

A t-shirt with “democratic pheromones” sells for $4,000 in Taiwan
台湾学运领袖原味T恤拍出高价
The Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2014
EN:http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/21/a-t-shirt-with-democratic-pheromones-sells-for-4000-in-taiwan/?mod=WSJBlog
CH:http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140421/rec162113.asp?source=NewSearch

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