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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:46

An academy for the elite stirs a culture clash
燕京学堂争议与中国身份挣扎
The New York Times, August 13, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140813/c13pku/dual/

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:46

山东市民不堪污染恶臭政府请愿 问题持续数年民众怒批当局不作为 (Shandong citizens protest gov't inaction on pollution)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf1-08122014103127.html

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:46

香港将举办邓小平展览,或触及“六四” (Hong Kong to host exhibit on Deng Xiaoping, will touch on June Fourth)
Deutsche Welle, August 12, 2014
dw.de/p/1Csx6

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:46

哈达妻子新娜遭“呼死你”电话骚扰 接逾八百骚扰电话及短信已报警 (Mongolian dissident's wife receives hundreds of threatening phone calls and text messages)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-08122014103316.html

中国维权人士吕耿松因“颠覆罪”被捕 (Lü Gengsong arrested on suspicion of "subversion of state power")
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 13, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140813_china_dissident_arrest.shtml

耿和:不承认中共对高智晟的判刑,回家是高智晟的权利 (Geng He: I don't accept the CPC's sentencing of Gao Zhisheng. It is his right to return home)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-08122014101231.html

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:46

Q&A: Strikes peak in China with new generation of interconnected blue-collar workers
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1572050/qa-strikes-peak-china-n ew-generation-interconnected-blue-collar

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:46

People’s Daily: speech is free, rumors are not
China Media Project, August 13, 2014
cmp.hku.hk/2014/08/13/35715/

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:46

湖北襄樊纺织厂三百女工请愿 数百特警驱散打伤及抓捕工人 (Police break up protests by hundreds of female textile workers in Hubei)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-08122014103242.html

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:46

Pope's South Korea trip gives opportunity to reach out to China
Reuters, August 12, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/12/uk-pope-southkorea-idUKKBN0GC22W20140 812

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:46

Arrested, detained: a guide to navigating china’s police powers
The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/12/arrested-detained-a-guide-to-navigating-chinas-police-powers/

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:46

小米升级后 系统仍连线至京 (Chinese Android smartphone Xiaomi still uploading user data to Beijing server without users’ consent, after system update)
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2014
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/lifestyle/35132/xiao-mi-sheng-ji-hou-xi-tong-reng-lian-xian-zhi-jing

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:46

25 sentenced for terrorism in western China
新疆25名维族人因涉暴恐活动获刑
New York Times, August 13, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140813/c13xinjiang/dual/

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:46

赵耀辉:“三年产假”是把双刃剑
Women's Group Rejects Legislator's Idea for Three Years of Maternity Leave
Caixin, August 13, 2014
CH: http://opinion.caixin.com/2014-08-13/100716088.htmlEN: http://english.caixin.com/2014-08-13/100716491.html

China’s power politics
习近平反腐是动真格的
New York Times, August 13, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20140813/c13garnaut/dual/

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:46

Shanghai orders foreign fast-food chains to name suppliers on websites
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571645/shanghai-orders-foreign-fast-food-chains-name-suppliers-websites

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:46

Film-maker defies China's censors to reveal horrors of the Great Famine
The Guardian, August 9, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/10/china-censors-film-maker-horrors-great-famine

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:46

港金管局有准备金融体系不被“占中”瘫痪 (Chair of Hong Kong Monetary Authority: HK’s financial system won’t be paralyzed from Occupy Central)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2014,
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140812_hongkong_bank_occupy_central.shtml

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:46

高智晟出狱 获得自由? (Gao Zhisheng is released from prison but is he free?)
Radio France Internationale, August 9, 2014
http://rfi.my/1lS0bWO

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:46

中国人权事业发展蓝皮书主编:反腐就是维护人权 (Editor of China's human rights development Blue Book: fighting corruption safeguards human rights)
People’s Daily, August 8, 2014
http://news.163.com/14/0808/03/A33L8RS7000146BE.html

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:46

借助高铁,中国影响力向东南亚延伸 (China Looks to High-Speed Rail to Expand Reach)
The New York Times, August 8, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140812/c12chinarail/

China in Africa: how Sam Pa became the middleman
Financial Times, August 8, 2014
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/308a133a-1db8-11e4-b927-00144feabdc0.html

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:46

Henan couple dragged “half-naked to cemetery” as house is forcibly demolished
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572211/henan-couple-dragged-half-naked-cemetery-house-forcibly-demolished

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:46

英媒:为什么中国盛行“媒体审判” (British media: Why “media trials” are hot in China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2014/08/140812_press_review.shtml

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:40

No ordinary Zhou: In carrying out the most significant purge in a generation, Xi Jinping seeks to tighten his grip
The Economist, August 9, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21610313-carrying-out-most-significant-purge-generation-xi-jinping-seeks-tighten-his-grip-no

GSK China crisis: Peter Humphrey sentenced to two-and-a-half years
The Telegraph, August 9, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/pharmaceuticalsandchemicals/11022230/GSK-China-crisis-Peter-Humphrey-sentenced-to-two-and-a-half-years.html

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:40

The spirit level: The Chinese are drinking more
The Economist, August 9, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21611118-chinese-are-drinking-more-spirit-level

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:40

China struggles to expand quake-proof construction
Voice of America, August 11, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-struggles-to-expand-quake-proof-construction/2409447.html

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:40

Beijing wants to hire 100,000 volunteers as “anti-terror informants”
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2014,
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570874/offer-big-rewards-terrorism-tip-offs-met-doubt-public

中国解放军总政:防止政治上的自由主义 (People's Liberation Army general political department: prevent political liberalism)(
Deutsch Welle, August 11, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1CsY2

习近平:法治是治国理政的基本方式 (Xi Jinping: Rule of law is the fundamental way to governing the country)
The Beijing News, August 11, 2014
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/08/11/329114.html

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:40

Woman held in Shenzhen allegedly with blood of pregnant women set for Hong Kong gender tests
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2014, Date
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571334/woman-held-shenzhen-allegedly-blood-pregnant-women-set-hong-kong-gender

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:40

正在服刑的 89民运学生领袖周勇军病情危殆 (Imprisoned 89 democratic movement student leader, Zhou Yongjun, is in critical medical condition)(
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-08102014145304.html

高智晟被“伪释放” 国际呼吁还真自由 狱中待遇及身体情况引发关注 ()
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-08082014101358.html

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:40

85 people “arrested or detained” as China steps up clampdown on internet rumours
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570034/85-people-arrested-or-detained-china-steps-clampdown-internet-rumours

小米就未经同意上传数据北京服务器致歉 (Xiaomi apologize for uploading data to Beijing without users' consent)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140811_xiaomi_leak_hongkong_taiwan.shtml

国信办副主任彭波解读“即时通信十条” (Ren Pengbo, the deputy director of the State Internet Information Office, interprets "the ten article on instant messaging")
people.cn, August 11, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0811/c1001-25444351.html

Related:

China Issues New Regulations on Mobile Text and Voice Messaging Services (HRIC Translation)
Human Rights in China, August 8, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/china-issues-new-regulations-mobile-text-and-voice-messaging-services-hric

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 09:40

Televised confessions on state-run TV consolidate China's social control
The Guardian, August 11, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/11/televised-confessions-state-tv-china-social-control

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 09:40

China cracking down on Christian groups along North Korea border: sources
Reuters, August 11, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/11/us-northkorea-china-christians-idUSKBN0GB13I20140811

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 09:40

Tibetan Writer Woeser Detained on Arrival at Lhasa Airport
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/detention-08082014141123.html

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:42

访耿和:“高智晟回家的路还有多远?” (Interview with Geng He: "How long do we have to wait until Gao Zhisheng is home?")
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/mz-08072014153049.html

Related:
China frees prominent lawyer who defended religious freedom
Reuters, August 7, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/07/us-china-rights-idUSKBN0G71AN20140807

Fiery Chinese rights lawyer released from prison
Associated Press, August 7, 2014
townhall.com/news/world/2014/08/07/fiery-chinese-rights-lawyer-released-from-prison-n1875878

Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng released from prison; now what?
The Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/07/chinese-lawyer-gao-zhisheng-released-from-prison-now-what/?mod=chinablog

高智晟出狱之际 耿和举行记者会要求中共还高智晟真正自由 (Wife of released rights lawyer urges China to ensure true freedom)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-08082014100419.html

Bay Area woman calls for husband to return to The U.S. after being released from Chinese prison
Columbia Broadcasting System, August 7, 2014
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/08/07/bay-area-woman-calls-for-husband-to-return-to-the-us-after-being-released-from-chinese-prison-gao-zhisheng/

美国敦促中国允许获释律师高智晟出国 (U.S. urges China to allow rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng to go abroad)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 7, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140807_us_china_gaozhisheng.shtml

Related:
Daily Press Briefing
U.S. Department of State, August 7, 2014
www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/08/230387.htm#CHINA

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:42

China cracks down on popular mobile messaging services
中国推“微信十条”严格控制即时通信工具
The New York Times, August 8, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140808/c08wechat/dual/

Related:
China tightens grip on mobile messaging
中国加紧控制移动即时通信工具
Financial Times, August 8, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/world/asia-pacific/china
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057644

China has neutralized the social media threat
Quartz, August 7, 2014
http://qz.com/246063/china-has-neutralized-the-social-media-threat/

Timeline of China’s social media crackdowns
The Wall Street Journal, August 8, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/08/timeline-of-chinas-social-media-crackdowns

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:42

Exclusive: China police investigate U.S. citizen near border with North Korea - source
Reuters, August 7, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/07/us-china-canada-investigation-tumen-idUSKBN0G712Z20140807

Pope to fly over China, rare chance for greetings
Associated Press, August 7, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/pope-to-fly-over-china-rare-chance-for-greetings/2014/08/07/efdb27c4-1e5d-11e4-9b6c-12e30cbe86a3_story.html

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:42

Briton’s trial reflects dangers of probing China secrets
Bloomberg Businessweek, August 7, 2014
www.businessweek.com/news/2014-08-07/briton-s-trial-reflects-dangers-of-probing-china-secrets

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:42

绿色和平组织: 藏高原水源地违法开采严重 (Greenpeace: goal mining threatens water sources on the Tibetan Plateau)
Voice of America, August 7, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-giant-coal-mine-20140807/2406208.html

Related:
Vast coal field expands into protected Chinese grasslands
The Telegraph, August 7, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11017553/PIC-and-PUB-HOLD-FOR-LEGAL-PLS-Vast-coal-field-expands-into-protected-Chinese-grasslands.html

See report:
Exposed: Coal mining at the source of China's Yellow River
青海祁连山区黄河水源地内多家企业违法采煤
Green Peace, August 7, 2014
EN: www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/features/Exposed-Coal-mining-at-the-source-of-Chinas-Yellow-River/
CH: www.greenpeace.cn/news/qinghai-qilianshan-illegal-coal-mining.php

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:42

The uncertain limits of intellectual freedom in China
Washington Post, August 7, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/08/07/the-uncertain-limits-of-intellectual-freedom-in-china/

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:42

China jails British investigator Humphrey linked to GSK
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 8, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28712420

Related:
China sentences GSK-linked investigators to prison
Reuters, August 8, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/08/us-china-gsk-trial-idUSKBN0G72GC20140808

How much wealth had Zhou Yongkang's family amassed before the former security tsar's fall?
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1568634/keeping-it-family

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:42

China quake toll rises to 615; muddy noodles open army to scrutiny
Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2014
www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-china-quake-muddy-noodles-army-20140807-story.html

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:42

Only 9 Chinese cities pass clean air test
中国上半年仅九城市空气质量达标
The New York Times, August 9, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140808/c08air/dual/

What to do about China’s polluted farmland?
污地怎么办 Caixin, August 5, 2014
EN: https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/7201-What-to-do-about-China-s-polluted-farmland-
CH: https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/ch/7201-What-to-do-about-China-s-polluted-farmland-

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:42

Experts: land reform is the key factor to China’s household registration system
New Tang Dynasty Television, August 7, 2014
www.ntd.tv/en/programs/news-politics/china-forbidden-news/20140807/185947-experts-land-reform-is-the-key-factor-to-chinas-household-registration-system.html

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 09:44

中国全国裸官摸底结束十余省市拒透露数据 (Over a dozen provinces refuse to disclose result of investigation into “naked officials”)
Radio Free Asia, August 6, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/hc-08062014133230.html

中国报业协会秘书长被带走调查 (General Secretary of China Newspaper Association under investigation)
The Beijing News, August 7, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/08/07/328754.html

It's time to tear up China's “get out of jail free” cards
Foreign Policy, August 6, 2014
www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/08/06/tear_up_china_s_get_out_of_jail_free_cards_zhou_yongkang_corruption_reform

For Chinese officials at risk of corruption, a view of life behind bars
中国“高风险”岗位官员的监狱行
The New York Times, August 7, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140807/c07corruption/dual/

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 09:44

Chinese officials fear Apple products may be tools for U.S. espionage
Washington Post, August 6, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/08/06/chinese-officials-fear-apple-products-may-be-tools-for-u-s-espionage/

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 09:44

Prominent rights lawyer is freed from Chinese prison, his brother says
The New York Times, August 7, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/08/world/asia/prominent-rights-lawyer-is-freed-from-chinese-prison-his-brother-says.html

Related:
A newly released Chinese dissident may be doomed to a different kind of prison
Quartz, August 7, 2014
http://qz.com/246084/a-newly-released-chinese-dissident-may-be-doomed-to-a-different-kind-of-prison/

Wife of jailed dissident Gao Zhisheng: “I hope he can give our son a birthday present this year”
The Telegraph, August 6, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11015918/Wife-of-jailed-dissident-Gao-Zhisheng-I-hope-he-can-give-our-son-a-birthday-present-this-year.html

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 09:44

中国颁令限制微博微信公众账号发时政新闻 (China imposes new restrictions on political news distribution by public accounts on Weibo and WeChat)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 7, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140807_china_limited_wechart_account.shtml

Related:
China tightens grip on instant messaging services
Associated Press, August 7, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/china-tightens-control-mobile-internet-24875795

See regulations:
授权发布:即时通信工具公众信息服务发展管理暂行规定 (Authorized announcement: Provisional Regulations to Manage the Development of Public Information Services by Instant Messaging Tools)
Xinhua, August 7, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2014-08/07/c_1111979566.htm

Tencent to clean up its WeChat service amid crackdown rumours
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567586/zhaoqing-city-orders-wechat-users-register-accounts-police

China’s propaganda war over a bowl of muddy water noodles
Offbeat China, August 6, 2014
http://offbeatchina.com/chinas-propaganda-war-over-a-bowl-of-muddy-water-noodles

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 09:44

Hundreds of Chinese workers are evacuated from Libya
利比亚冲突持续 中国撤侨“至少878人”
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 6, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28684555
CH: www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140806_china_evacuation_878.shtml

英任命新驻华大使 强调中英经贸往来 (UK appoints new ambassador to China, trade will be priority)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 6, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140806_uk_amb_china_new.shtml

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 09:44

China suspends work at 214 factories after deadly blast
Reuters, August 6, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/06/us-china-factory-blast-idUSKBN0G60YU20140806

Related:
After China factory explosion, workers petition for more rights
The Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/07/after-china-factory-explosion-workers-petition-for-more-rights

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 09:44

A Weibo spat hints at the battle brewing over journalism's future in China
Global Voices, August 7, 2014
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/08/07/a-weibo-spat-hints-at-the-battle-brewing-over-journalisms-future-in-china

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 09:44

The casualties of China's economic reforms
The Diplomat, August 7, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/08/the-casualties-of-chinas-economic-reforms/

Communist Party leaders gather in Beidaihe for annual policy summit
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567908/communist-party-leaders-gather-beidaihe-policy-summit

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 09:44

China plans its own “Christian theology”
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 7, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-28687520

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 09:44

怎样才算是“法治国家”? (What is a “country under the rule of law”?)
Financial Times, August 7, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001057585

Effective rule of law must be end goal of China's corruption fight
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/article/1567644/effective-rule-law-must-be-end-goal-chinas-corruption-fight

Reflections on lecturing in China
Washington Post, August 6, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/08/06/reflections-on-lecturing-in-china/

China's pollution control yields wrong question on coal cuts
Reuters, August 7, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/07/column-russell-china-coal-idUSL4N0QD1KW20140807

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:47

A familiar script in China as a ‘tiger’ is taken down

周永康倒台,官方话语不离旧辙
The New York Times, August 5, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140805/c05zhou/dual/

中国是美国海外反腐执法焦点 (China is main target of U.S. anti-corruption efforts overseas)
Voice of America, August 5, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/legal-issues-20140805/1972422.html

Xi Jinping: ready to take on “Armies of Corruption,” paper says
习近平:反腐不计个人生死毁誉
The Wall Street Journal, August 6, 2014
EN: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/05/xi-jinping-ready-to-take-on-armies-of-corruption-paper-says/
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140806/rlw082248.asp

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:47

Beijing hopes to keep skies bluer for regional forum
北京欲保APEC会议期间蓝天
The Wall Street Journal, August 6, 2014
EN: blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/06/beijing-hopes-to-keep-skies-bluer-for-regional-forum/?mod=WSJBlog
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140806/ren093410.asp

China to ban all coal use in Beijing by 2020
Associated Press, August 5, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-to-ban-all-coal-use-in-beijing-by-2020/2014/08/05/008d415e-1c7b-11e4-9b6c-12e30cbe86a3_story.html

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:47

Hongkongers losing faith that city is stable, democratic and free: study
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567132/hongkongers-losing-faith-citys-stability-and-freedom-hku-study

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:47

Concerns grow over Chinese rights lawyer’s release
Associated Press, August 6, 2014
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/concerns-grow-over-chinese-rights-lawyers-release

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:47

中国或出台更严厉措施打击微信谣言 (China mulls tougher measures against “rumor-mongering” on WeChat)
Radio Free Asia, August 5, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xql-08052014133150.html

China fails the soft power test
Business Spectator, August 6, 2014
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/8/6/china/china-fails-soft-power-test

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:47

China seeks to work with US in Africa
中国邀请美国在非洲发展事务上合作
Financial Times, August 5, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0eb59686-1cb8-11e4-b4c7-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057603

Obama suggests US is better partner than China to African leaders
The Guardian, August 5, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/05/obama-africa-leaders-us-china-investment-summit

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:47

Samsung rehires Chinese supplier that used child workers
三星恢复与涉用童工供应商合作
Financial Times, August 6, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a9ffc74a-1ca1-11e4-98d8-00144feabdc0.html
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057608

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:47

Online fury targets state media after China “mistress” confession
Agence France-Presse, August 5, 2014
www.9news.com.au/world/2014/08/05/21/06/china-internet-backlash-after-televised-mistress-confession

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:47

75岁退休老人协助访民法院维权被刑拘 (75-year-old retired man criminally detained after helping petitioners)
Radio France International, August 5, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140805-75岁退休老人协助访民法院维权被刑拘

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:47

Buddhist sect leader detained during raid
中国官方拘留华藏心法教派领袖及信徒
The New York Times, August 6, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140806/c06buddhist/dual/

Related:
广东佛教组织被查,创始人被拘押(Guangdong Buddhist organization under investigation, founder detained)
Voice of America, August 5, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/chinese-buddhist-20140805/1972374.html

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:47

Canadian in China probe trained North Korean missionaries
涉嫌在华窃取情报的加拿大公民曾培训朝鲜人作传教士
Reuters, August 5, 2014
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/05/us-china-canada-investigation-christian-idUSKBN0G51C120140805
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0G604P20140806

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:47

China imposes intrusive rules on Uighurs in Xinjiang
Los Angeles Times, August 5, 2014
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-privacy-20140805-story.html

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 09:37

上海法庭周五将开审英美籍夫妻侦探 (Shanghai court to try couples tied to corruption probe into GSK)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 4, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140804_gsk_humphrey_trial.shtml

Elites tremble as Xi cleans house
中共反腐运动令精英阶层感到恐慌
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2014
EN: http://online.wsj.com/articles/elites-tremble-as-xi-cleans-house-1407222978
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140805/and180407.asp

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 09:37

昆山爆炸属“责任事故” 官员受调查 (Officials under investigation after deadly factory explosion)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 4, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140804_china_kunshan_investigation.shtml

Related:
China auto factory ignored warnings about dust blast risk - report
Reuters, August 3, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/04/china-factory-blast-zhongrong-idUSL2N0QA02120140804

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 09:37

Brake time: Beijing bans 70pc of government cars to ease smog during Apec meeting
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1566951/brake-time-beijing-ban-70pc-government-cars-amid-apec-preparations

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 09:37

Opposing camps cast doubt over moderate reform plan
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566455/opposing-camps-cast-doubt-over-moderate-reform-plan

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 09:37

中国首例户籍就业歧视案达成和解:被告支付原告万元补偿 但拒绝书面道歉 (Landmark hukou discrimination case ended with out-of-court settlement, defendant agrees to pay compensation but refuses to apologize in writing)
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/vt-08042014131754.html

Why China's hukou reform is gradual
The Diplomat, August 5, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/08/why-chinas-hukou-reform-is-gradual/

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 09:37

The war of words in China

中国新一轮反西方舆论战争中,我成了靶子
New York Times, August 5, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140805/c05jacobs/dual/

Chill wind blows through Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1564502/chill-wind-blows-through-chinese-academy-social-sciences

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 09:37

Top one percent has one third of China's wealth, research shows
中国当前财产不平等程度虽高但未太离谱
Caixin, August 4, 2014
EN: http://english.caixin.com/2014-08-04/100712733.html
CH: http://opinion.caixin.com/2014-07-29/100709889.html

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 09:37

China investigates Canadian coffee shop owners for theft of state secrets
The Guardian, August 5, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/05/china-arrests-canadian-coffee-shop-owners-as-spies

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 09:37

EACS to protest Hanban’s academic meddling: source
Taipei Times, July 31, 2014
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2014/07/31/2003596335

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 09:37

西藏林周县六名藏人被判八至十二年徒刑 (Six Tibetans receive harsh sentence for protests against forced eviction)
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-08042014144402.html

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 09:37

律师会见,伊力哈木正撰写自辩书 (lawyers meet with indicted Uyghur scholar, who is preparing an apologia for the case)
Deutsche Welle, August 5, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1Cowj

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 08:49

Anti-graft campaign is not all it seems
Financial Times, August 4, 2014
www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2ebe2150-1970-11e4-8730-00144feabdc0.html

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 09:35

China using antimonopoly law to pressure foreign businesses
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/articles/china-using-antimonopoly-law-to-pressure-foreign-businesses-1407154916?mod=asia_home

Related:
China warns Microsoft Against obstructing probe
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/articles/china-warns-microsoft-against-obstructing-probe-1407147876

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 09:35

China’s Red Cross is still dealing with a 3-year-old scandal involving sex and fast cars
Time, August 4, 2014
http://time.com/3078429/yunnan-earthquake-red-cross-society-of-china-guo-meimei-sex-scandal/

Related:
郭美美“认罪”,洗白红会没那么容易 (China’s Red Cross remains distrusted despite scandal protagonist confessed to having fabricated her association with the organization)
Deutsche Welle, August 4, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1CoPG

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 09:35

China blames safety violations as plant blast toll rises
Agence France-Presse, August 4, 2014
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-blames-safety/1295756.html

Related:
75 die in China factory explosion, state-run media says
Cable News Network, August 4, 2014
http://www.12newsnow.com/story/26188501/75-die-in-china-factory-explosion-state-run-media-says

China factory blasts highlight gaps in workplace safety
Voice of America, August 4, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-factory-blasts-highlight-gaps-in-workplace-safety/1971054.html

China earthquake prompts major search and rescue mission
The Guardian, August 4, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/04/china-earthquake-yunnan-major-search-rescue-mission

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 09:35

Should Chinese students be required to “love the party”? The government reconsiders
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/04/should-chinese-students-be-required-to-love-the-party-the-government-reconsiders/

Related:
Education ministry may drop requirement pupils love the Communist Party
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1564547/education-ministry-may-drop-requirement-pupils-love-communist-party

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 09:35

Hong Kong students keep up pro-democracy fight in wake of protests
The Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/02/hong-kong-students-keep-up-pro-democracy-fight-in-wake-of-protests/

Hong Kong has the opposite problem to China’s: too many women
Quartz, August 4, 2014
http://qz.com/244313/hong-kong-has-the-opposite-problem-to-chinas-too-many-women/

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 09:35

China controls narrative of violence in tense west
Associated Press, August 4, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/china-controls-narrative-violence-tense-west-091945950.html

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 09:35

China releases investigative journalist after almost year in jail
Reuters, August 3, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/03/us-china-rights-idUSKBN0G30LS20140803

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 09:35

The Chinese military has a bizarre new recruiting video
Business Insider, August 1, 2014
http://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-military-recruiting-video-2014-8

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 09:35

Shanghai judges not pleased with judicial reform
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1564548/shanghai-judges-not-pleased-judicial-reform

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 09:35

China experiences a booming underground market in surrogate motherhood
The New York Times, August 3, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/world/asia/china-experiences-a-booming-black-market-in-child-surrogacy.html

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 09:35

China says nearly 100 are killed in week of unrest in Xinjiang
过去一周新疆近百人死于暴力冲突
The New York Times, August 4, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140804/c04xinjiang/dual/

Defense lawyer for detained Uyghur scholar “forced to quit”
Radio Free Asia, August 1, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/lawyer-08012014124207.html

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 09:35

Can Hong Kong be a co-author of the “one country, two systems” story?
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1564373/can-hong-kong-be-co-author-one-country-two-systems-story

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 09:43

U.S. firms wary about China's free-market claims
The Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-firms-arent-buying-chinas-free-market-claims-1406849667

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 09:43

Censorship in China: not letting a hundred flowers bloom
The Economist, July 31, 2014
http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2014/07/censorship-china

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 09:43

Name that child: Chinese officials offer bonus for mother's moniker
Agence France-Presse, August 1, 2014
http://tribune.com.pk/story/742938/name-that-child-chinese-officials-offer-bonus-for-mothers-moniker/

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 09:43

Weak links in China’s food chain
欧喜集团掉进中国食品安全泥沼
The New York Times, July 31, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20140801/c01chinafood/dual/

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 09:43

More stressed officials taking their own lives as corruption crackdown presses on
South China Morning Post, August 1, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563906/more-stressed-officials-taking-their-own-lives-corruption-crackdown

China's Xi pledges hard strike against military corruption
Reuters, August 1, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/01/us-china-defence-idUSKBN0G133G20140801

CCTV executive behind “A Bite of China” food documentary detained
Caixin, August 1, 2014
http://english.caixin.com/2014-08-01/100711928.html

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 09:43

美国会“外交事务委员会”敦促中国停止囚犯器官移植 (U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs calls on China to end organ harvesting from prisoners)
Radio Free Asia, July 31, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/jz-07312014102044.html

Related:
Engel Opening remarks at full Committee markup
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, July 30, 2014
http://democrats.foreignaffairs.house.gov/press_display.asp?id=1326

China’s Guangzhou, popular African destination, worried about Ebola
The Wall Street Journal, August, 1, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/01/chinas-guangzhou-popular-african-destination-worried-about-ebola/

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