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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:37

报道周永康案 中国媒体仍受限制 (Chinese media continue to face restrictions when reporting on Zhou Yongkang case)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 30, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140730_zhou_yongkang_media.shtml

China takes step at openness, allows foreigners at defense briefing
Reuters, July 31, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/31/us-china-defence-idUSKBN0G011K20140731

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:37

China court hears case against gay-straight “conversion therapy”
The Guardian, July 31, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/31/china-court-gay-straight-conversion-therapy

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:37

Will Zhou Yongkang's downfall change Chinese law?
International Business Times, July 30, 2014
www.ibtimes.com/will-zhou-yongkangs-downfall-change-chinese-law-1644188

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:37

美国敦促中国释放维族学者伊力哈木 (U.S. urges China to release Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 30, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140730_us_xinjiang_tohti.shtml

Related:
Daily Press Briefing
U.S. Department of State, July 30, 2014
www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/07/230016.htm#CHINA

古再努尔:伊力哈木从未分裂国家 (Ilham never engaged in separatist activities, scholar’s wife says)
Deutsche Welle, July 31, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1CmlH

China and Uighurs Offer Differing Accounts of Violence in Xinjiang
中国官方与世维会对莎车袭击各执一词
The New York Times, July 31, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140731/c31xinjiang/dual/

State-Appointed Muslim Leader Killed in China
中国官方批准任命的一位穆斯林主持遇害
The Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2014
EN: http://online.wsj.com/articles/state-appointed-muslim-leader-killed-in-china-1406798803
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140731/bch190555.asp

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:37

China's corruption crackdown incompatible with rule of law
Al Jazeera, July 30, 2014
america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/7/china-politics-corruptionxijinping.html

China steps up the arms race in the digital cold war
Business Spectator, July 30, 2014
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7/30/china/china-steps-arms-race-digital-cold-war

The Xinjiangistan connection
Foreign Policy, July 30, 2014
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/30/the_xinjiangistan_connection_china_terrorism_xinjiang_pakistan

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:48

In China food testing, safety inspectors are often one step behind
Reuters, July 29, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/29/uk-china-food-auditors-idUKKBN0FY2B720140729

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:48

Xi’s tiger hunt breaks old party taboo
习近平打破反腐潜规则
Financial Times, July 30, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/708c3c4e-1735-11e4-b0d7-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057504

Related:
With Zhou Yongkang's downfall, Xi Jinping becomes most powerful Chinese ruler in decades
International Business Times, July 29, 2014
www.ibtimes.com/zhou-yongkangs-downfall-xi-jinping-becomes-most-powerful-chinese-ruler-decades-1642550

Who is Zhou Yongkang, and why did China decide to launch an investigation on him?
Washington Post, July 29, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/07/29/who-is-zhou-yongkang-and-why-did-china-decide-to-launch-an-investigation-on-him/

Eel hunter’s son: the personal journey of fallen Chinese political giant Zhou Yongkang
The Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/29/eel-hunters-son-the-personal-journey-of-fallen-chinese-political-giant-zhou-yongkang/

中国大陆7年来有逾2580名被审计干部移送纪检司法 (2580 party cadres have been subject to party and judicial investigation in last seven years)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/hc-07292014130538.html

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:48

Canada National Research Council “hacked by Chinese spies”
加国指责中国政府支持黑客攻击电脑系统
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 29, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28548925
CH: www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140729_china_canada_cyber.shtml

Related:
Chinese hacked into computers, says NRC
The Guardian (Canada), July 29, 2014
www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-07-29/article-3816357/Chinese-hacked-into-computers,-says-NRC/1

Three Israeli contractors behind Iron Dome were hit by Chinese hackers
The Forward, July 29, 2014
forward.com/articles/203103/three-israeli-contractors-behind-iron-dome- >were-hi/#ixzz38uxt5RyW

Microsoft, the “guardian warriors” and China’s cybersecurity fears
The Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07/29/microsoft-the-guardian-warriors-and-chinas-cybersecurity-fears/

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:48

Anti-Occupy Central campaign plans march in protest of sit-in threat
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562116/anti-occupy-central-campaign-plans-march-protest-sit-threat

Carrie Lam tells Occupy democracy “will never be achieved” through civil disobedience
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562019/carrie-lam-occupy-central-democracy-will-never-be-achieved-through

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:48

中国将建城乡统一户口登记制度 取消蓝印户口等 (China to unify urban-rural household registration systems)
China News, July 30, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/07-30/6439850.shtml

Related:
China relaxes household registration in bid to urbanise 100 million rural migrants
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1562776/china-relaxes-household-registration-bid-urbanise-100-million

See State Council notice:
国务院关于进一步推进户籍制度改革的意见 (Issues concerned on Advancing the Reform of the Household Registration System)
State Council, July 30, 2014
www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2014-07/30/content_8944.htm

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:48

越60名老党员发公开信促放弃社会主义 (In open letter, 60 Vietnamese Communist Party elders call for end to socialist rule and reliance on China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 29, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/07/140729_vietnam_party_letter_reform.shtml

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:48

高校50项信息须即时公开 (Ministry of Education: universities to disclose 50 types of information, to set up monitoring mechanism)
Jinghua Times, July 30, 2014
epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2014-07/30/content_109394.htm

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:48

Chinese forced sterilization couple wins asylum in U.S.
RFA独家:躲避计划生育 湖南家庭六年后逃抵美国
Radio Free Asia, July 30, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/asylum-07302014101027.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-07292014130447.html

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:48

“访民报社门口喝农药”调查: 7人在信访学习班遭辱 (Investigation reveals that 7 suicide protesters were extralegally detained by local officials and ill-treated in black jails)
China Youth Daily, July 30, 2014
news.163.com/14/0730/06/A2CORDCJ00011229.html

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:48

美国发布2013国际宗教自由报告 中国被批持续打压宗教自由 (U.S. highlights China's on-going repression of religious freedom in latest report)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yf2-07292014104421.html

See report:
2013 International religious freedom report: China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau)
U.S. Department of State, July 2014
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/222335.pdf

Related:
China slams US report on religious freedom
Press Trust of India, July 30, 2014
http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/china-slams-us-report-on-religious-freedom_951340.html

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:48

Accused of attempted murder, premier questioned in court
Central News Agency, July 30, 2014
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201407300024.aspx

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:48

Chinese prosecutors charge Uighur academic with separatism
Agence France-Presse, July 30, 2014
https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/24590696/chinese-prosecutors-charge-uighur-academic-with-separatism/

Mass assault belatedly reported in China’s far west
中国官方延时报道新疆暴恐袭击
The New York Times, July 30, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140730/c30xinjiang/dual/

Related:
Chinese police shoot dead dozens after mass knife attacks
Reuters, July 29, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10999002/Chinese-police-shoot-dead-dozens-after-mass-knife-attacks.html

Chinese authorities tighten security in Xinjiang region after surge in violence
The Guardian, July 30, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/chinese-tighten-security-xinjiang-violence-uighur-muslim-minority

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:48

Xi Jinping takes risky path in disposal of “tiger” Zhou Yongkang
中国反腐进入高风险阶段
Financial Times, July 29, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f1999c0a-172b-11e4-b0d7-00144feabdc0.html
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001057509

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:40

Microsoft targeted in China antitrust probe
微软在华办公室受到工商部门“突访”
Financial Times, July 29, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/355714d0-1665-11e4-93ec-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057481

Related:
Chinese regulators target Microsoft, over possible antitrust concerns
Washington Post, July 28, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/28/chinese-regulators-target-microsoft-over-possible-antitrust-concerns/

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:40

China says Zhou Yongkang, former security chief, is under investigation
The New York Times, July 29, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/world/asia/china-says-zhou-yongkang-former-security-chief-is-under-investigation.html

Related:
周永康的红与黑: 四面埋伏打老虎 (The red and the black: CPC launches calculated “tiger hunt” for Zhou Yongkang and his allies )
Caixin, July 29, 2014
http://china.caixin.com/2014-07-29/100710362.html

Zhou Yongkang: China investigates ex-security chief
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 29, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28544428

China starts probe into former security chief Zhou
Bloomberg, July 29, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-29/china-starts-probe-into-former-security-chief-zhou-yongkang-1-.html

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:40

环保部将约谈辖区内PM2.5年均浓度升高的地方官 (Ministry of Environmental Protection to summon local officials in charge of polluted regions)
The Beijing News, July 29, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/07-29/6434268.shtml

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:40

WHO identifies China's HIV challenges
Xinhua, July 27, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2014-07/27/c_133513790.htm

Related:
Far from over: despite great progress, China must do more to fight HIV/AIDS
World Health Organization, July 24, 2014
http://www.wpro.who.int/china/mediacentre/releases/2014/20140723/en/

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:40

Hong Kong, Macau academics seek meeting over firing of Eric Sautede
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561331/hong-kong-macau-academics-seek-meeting-over-firing-eric-sautede

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:40

张思之:当局试图将浦志强的案子和政治经济问题挂钩 (Lawyer: authorities try to find fault with Pu Zhiqiang's political and economic activities)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-07282014105648.html

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:40

China activists fight gay “conversion therapy”
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 28, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28415380

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:40

Xi Jinping most mentioned in People's Daily since Mao, researchers find
Agence France-Presse, July 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561414/xi-jinping-most-mentioned-peoples-daily-mao-researchers-find

See report:
領袖姓名傳播強度觀察 (Survey: mentions of Chinese leaders in state media)
China Media Project, July 8, 2014
http://app3.rthk.hk/mediadigest/content.php?aid=1563

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:40

正常信访29次未果 7访民喝农药被刑拘 (7 land rights petitioners criminally detained for suicide protest)
The Beijing News, July 29, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/07/29/327443.html

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:40

Religious curbs in Xinjiang “increases potential” for violent extremism
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/campaign-07282014190503.html

See report:
2014 Annual report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, July 27, 2014
http://www.uscirf.gov/sites/default/files/USCIRF%202014%20Annual%20Report%20PDF.pdf

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:40

China Xinjiang: attack “kills or injures dozens”
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 29, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28539762

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:40

Chen Guangcheng goes to Washington
观点:陈光诚先生到华盛顿
The Diplomat, July 28, 2014
EN: http://usali.org/media-entities/chen-guangcheng-goes-to-washington-the-diplomat/
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140728_chenguangchenginus.shtml

Patriotism on the bench? There's not much of a case
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561332/patriotism-bench-theres-not-much-case

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:38

China's Guangdong province removes over 850 “naked officials” from their posts
广东866名“裸官”被调岗
Reuters, July 26, 2014
EN: uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/26/uk-china-corruption-idUKKBN0FV04I20140726
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0FX04E20140728

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:38

Chinese plan to reduce coal use could allow increases for years
中国考虑限制年度煤炭消费总量
The New York Times, July 28, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140728/c28chinaclimate/dual/

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:38

“Terrified” founder decides to shutter Hong Kong pro-democracy news site “House News”
Global Voices, July 27, 2014
globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/27/terrified-founder-decides-to-shutter-hong-kong-pro-democracy-news-site-house-news/

Related:
Pro-democracy website House News closes, citing political pressure, low revenue
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560104/pro-democracy-website-house-news-closes-citing-political-pressure-low

香港网民发起拯救主场新闻文章库 (Hong Kong netizens launch bid to archive articles on shuttered news site)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 27, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140727_hongkong_housenews_foldup.shtml

“X” marks the spot: Illiterate villagers boost Anti-Occupy Central signature campaign
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560462/x-marks-spot-illiterate-villagers-boost-anti-occupy-central-signature

In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future
Associated Press, July 26, 2014
readingeagle.com/article/20140726/AP/307269870

China denounces British parliament's inquiry into Hong Kong affairs
英国质询《中英联合声明》实施情况 中国表示强烈不满
Reuters, July 26, 2014
EN: uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/26/uk-china-britain-idUKKBN0FV03720140726
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0FX03220140728

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:38

China: Bans inflatable toad reports amid mockery fears
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 23, 2014
www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-28439812

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:38

Russia finds friend in China as world focuses on blame for Ukraine crash
McClatchy DC, July 26, 2014
www.journalgazette.net/article/20140726/NEWS04/140729491

Ugandans begin to question the high price of the growing China-Africa pact
The Guardian, July 27, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/27/china-executes-ugandans-drugs-trafficking

China trying to revive Myanmar rail project
The Times of India, July 26, 2014
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/China/China-trying-to-revive-Myanmar-rail-project/articleshow/39011091.cms

China says may have citizens fighting in Iraq
Reuters, July 28, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/28/us-iraq-security-china-idUSKBN0FX0FV20140728

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:38

七访民喝药背后的泗洪拆迁:政府绕过法院直接强拆 (Petitioners' suicide protests came after local gov't circumvented legal procedures to expropriate their land in Jiangsu)
The Beijing News, July 28, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/inside/2014/07/28/327280.html

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:38

Christians in Wenzhou fight to keep church’s cross
温州教民风暴中守卫教堂十字架
The New York Times, July 25, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140725/c25wenzhou/dual/

Related:
Chinese Christians fight back as government tears down crosses
Associated Press, July 25, 2014
www.foxnews.com/world/2014/07/25/as-government-tears-down-church-crosses-chinese-christians-rise-to-defend-their/

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:38

China's complaints law “meaningless” without constitutional government
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/law-07252014122505.html

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:38

China gets richer but more unequal
The Guardian, July 28, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/28/china-more-unequal-richer

Related:
1 pct of Chinese own one-third of national wealth: report
Xinhua, July 26, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2014-07/26/c_133512308.htm?

“Corruption and elitism” fueling inequality in China
Deutsche Welle, July 28, 2014
http://www.dw.de/corruption-and-elitism-fueling-inequality-in-china/a-17813952

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:38

Ban party cadres from using iPhones, entrepreneur says in light of security risk
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561060/ban-party-cadres-using-iphones-entrepreneur-says-light-security-risk

Related:
方兴东:公职人员应禁用苹果手机 (Fang Xingdong: Government officials should be banned from using iPhones)
Global Times, July 28, 2014
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/opinion_china/2014-07/5085452.html

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:38

河南访民张小玉夫妇见律师 妻子几近失明丈夫伤痕累累 (Lawyers meet detained Henan petitioner couple, report signs of torture)
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-07262014120935.html

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:38

Quiet diplomacy now needed to advance political reform
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1559142/quiet-diplomacy-now-needed-advance-political-reform

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 09:46

Barely 8% Beijing foundations publish information on the way they spend their funds
北京仅8%基金会披露善款流向 回应称正制定管理办法
The Beijing News, July 8, 2014
EN: http://www.chinadevelopmentbrief.cn/?p=3799
CH: http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2014/07-08/6360314.shtml

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 09:46

McDonald's Hong Kong imported meat from factory at centre of rotten food scandal
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558420/mcdonalds-hong-kong-imported-meat-factory-centre-rotten-food-scandal

China probes food businesses; Hong Kong bans imports in meat safety scare
Reuters, July 24, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/24/us-china-food-idUSKBN0FS00120140724

OSI Group: a look at the US-based company behind China's meat scandal
International Business Times, July 23, 2014
www.ibtimes.com/osi-group-look-us-based-company-behind-chinas-meat-scandal-1636976

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 09:46

More than 25,000 investigated in China for corruption in H1
检察机关反贪持续发力 上半年查处县处级以上干部增三成
Xinhua, July 25, 2014
EN: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-07/25/content_17925334.htm
CH: http://www.gd.xinhuanet.com/newscenter/2014-07/25/c_1111805616.htm

Inside Xi Jinping's purge of China's oil mandarins
Reuters, July 24, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/24/us-china-purge-cnpc-specialreport-idUSKBN0FT2NK20140724

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 09:46

China imposes airline-like restrictions on bus passengers in Xinjiang capital
Reuters, July 25, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/25/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN0FU17A20140725?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Related:
Yoghurt falls victim to China’s “people’s war” on terror
The Telegraph, July 25, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10990727/Yoghurt-falls-victim-to-Chinas-peoples-war-on-terror.html

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 09:46

Guangzhou locals seek “Cantonese Day” to help preserve mother tongue
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558497/guangzhou-locals-seek-cantonese-day-help-preserve-mother-tongue

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 09:46

土壤污染:从“国家秘密”到“当务之急” (Once a “state secret,” soil pollution now a “pressing matter” in China)
Deutsche Welle, July 25, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1Cix4

Related:
China faces long battle to clean up its polluted soil
特别报道:中国面临土壤修复挑战
China Dialogue, July 14, 2014
EN: https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/7079-China-faces-long-battle-to-clean-up-its-polluted-soil
CH: https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/ch/7079-China-faces-long-battle-to-clean-up-its-polluted-soil

China's red furniture craze fuelling illegal logging in Guinea-Bissau
The Guardian, July 23, 2014
www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jul/23/china-furniture-rosewood-illegal-logging-guinea-bissau

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 09:46

U.K. says it plans to examine its role in Hong Kong’s political development
英国拟审视其在香港政治发展中的角色
The Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2014
EN: blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/25/u-k-says-it-plans-to-examine-its-role-in-hong-kongs-political-development/?mod=chinablog
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140725/rlw104043.asp

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 09:46

国际危机组织报告呼吁中日保持克制 (International Crisis Group urges China and Japan to show restraint amidst rising tension)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 24, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140724_icg_china_japan.shtml

See report:
Old scores and new grudges: evolving Sino-Japanese tensions
International Crisis Group, July 24, 2014
www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/asia/north-east-asia/china/258-old-scores-and-new-grudges-evolving-sino-japanese-tensions.aspx

Winners and losers in the great Chinese rebalancing
The Economist, July 24, 2014
www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21608749-slowing-investmen >t-and-resilient-consumption-china-are-changing-asias-economic

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 09:46

拉卜楞寺僧人自杀抗议 流亡议员吁中共反思对藏政策 (Member of Tibet Parliament in Exile urges Beijing to rethink Tibet policy after Tibetan monk commits suicide in protest of repression)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-07242014145153.html

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 09:46

官员向外媒揭 “双规”酷刑, 再遭打压 (Chinese officials face reprisals for exposing torture at the hands of CPC investigators)
Deutsche Welle, July 24, 2014
dw.de/p/1ChsH

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 09:46

Why China’s hunt for tigers is bound to fail
中国反腐运动前景难测
Financial Times, July 25, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c8cbf1dc-11c8-11e4-8279-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057432

The Tonghua incident: five years on
通钢事件五周年:中国工人运动大步迈前
China Labour Bulletin, July 24, 2014
EN: www.clb.org.hk/en/content/tonghua-incident-five-years
CH: www.clb.org.hk/schi/content/通钢事件五周年:中国工人运 动大步迈前

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 09:33

Foreign-funded NGOs probed amid Trojan Horse worries
Global Times, July 23, 2014
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/872227.shtml

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 09:33

China detains five in meat scandal
上海福喜5名员工被中国警方刑拘
Financial Times, July 24, 2014
EN: video.ft.com/3692119752001/China-detains-five-in-meat-scandal/companies
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057416

Food safety in China still faces big hurdles
中国建立食品安全体系任重道远
The New York Times, July 24, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140724/c24food/dual/

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 09:33

山西官场地震 省纪委副书记杨森林被查 (Shanxi provincial anti-corruption official under investigation for corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 23, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140723_china_corruption_yangsenlin.shtml

Related:
Shanxi No. 2 graft buster Yang Senlin confirmed to be in detention
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557808/shanxi-no2-graft-buster-yang-senlin-confirmed-be-dentention

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 09:33

Greenpeace says China’s energy plans exacerbate climate change
绿色和平称中国煤制气项目或加剧气候变化
The New York Times, July 24, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140724/c24chinacoal/dual/

See report:
China’s planned coal-to-gas plants could emit over 1 billion tons of CO2
Greenpeace, July 24, 2014
http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/press/releases/climate-energy/2014/coal-to-gas-plants-china/

China’s hunger for timber is wrecking Mozambique
Quartz, July 23, 2014
qz.com/238520/chinas-hunger-for-timber-is-wrecking-mozambique/

See report:
First class crisis: China's criminal and unsustainable intervention in Mozambique's Miombo forests
Environmental Investigation Agency, July 2014
eia-international.org/wp-content/uploads/First-Class-Crisis-English-FINAL.pdf?_ga=1.214424663.1795132776.1404956138

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 09:33

港泛民立法议员促请北京就政改开展对话 (Pan-democrats seek dialogue with Beijing on electoral reforms)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 23, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140723_hk_legislators_asking_beijing_dialogue.shtml

Related:
Pan-dems call for talks to break the reform deadlock
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557789/pan-dems-call-talks-break-reform-deadlock

Pan-democrat lawmakers could face probe over donations from media mogul Jimmy Lai
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557787/pan-democrat-lawmakers-could-face-probe-over-media-mogul-jimmy-lais

Democracy campaigners threaten “passive resistance” over 2017 reform
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557819/democracy-campaigners-threaten-passive-resistance-over-2017-reform

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 09:33

Lawyers trained to help deal with transnational cases
China Daily, July 22, 2014
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-07/22/content_17881885.htm

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 09:33

20名脱北者在中国被捕 面临遣返 (20 North Korean defectors caught in China, face repatriation)
Voice of America, July 23, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-korea-defectors-20140723/1963848.html

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 09:33

Christians in Wenzhou fight to keep church’s cross
The New York Times, July 24, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/christians-in-wenzhou-fight-to-keep-churchs-cross/

Related:
浙江强拆130多座教堂 (More than 130 churches demolished in Zhejiang)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yl-07232014153327.html

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 09:33

数名藏人陆续被中共警方拘捕 (Police arrest several Tibetans)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-07232014145437.html

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 09:33

Hong Kong rising: An interview with Albert Ho
The New York Review of Books, July 16, 2014
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2014/jul/16/hong-kong-rising-albert-ho-interview/

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:36

China detains employees of suspect meat seller, official says misconduct a company effort
Associated Press, July 22, 2014
www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2014/07/21/mcdonalds-kfc-in-china-face-new-food-scandal

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:36

Run like hell: China releases new anti-terror handbook
中国公安部推出新版防恐知识手册
The Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2014
EN: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/23/run-like-hell-china-releases-new-anti-terror-handbook/?mod=WSJBlog
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140723/rlw163604.asp

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:36

Dozens feared dead as Taiwan passenger plane crash lands during Typhoon Matmo
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557653/least-51-feared-dead-taiwan-passenger-plane-crash-lands-penghu

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:36

Campaign tries tapping into Hong Kong’s “silent majority”
香港反 “占中”团体向“沉默的大多数”征集签名
The New York Times, July 22, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140722/c22hongkong/dual/

港媒: 大陆学生遭中联办迫签“反占中”协议 (Mainland students in Hong Kong forced to sign agreement to oppose Occupy Central)
Deutsche Welle, July 22, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1ChAM

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:36

常玮平律师拒作证遭拘传近24小时 辽宁维权人士孙海洋、姜力钧被批捕 (Lawyer subjected to coercive summons after refusing to provide testimony in client's case, Liaoning activists officially arrested)
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-07222014105705.html

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:36

China says to crack down on pornography in mobile apps
Reuters, July 22, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/us-china-internet-censorship-idUSKBN0FR10320140722

Chinese blogger given 6.5 years for “rumour-mongering”
Associated Press, July 23, 2014
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/east-asia/story/chinese-blogger-given-65-years-rumour-mongering-20140723

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:36

I was fired for writing Hong Kong columns, Song Zhibiao, Guangzhou-based reporter, says
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557370/i-was-fired-writing-hong-kong-columns-song-zhibiao-guangzhou-based

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:36

Flight delays expected to worsen in eastern China
中国军事演习导致大面积航班延误
The New York Times, July 22, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140722/c23flight/dual/

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 08:35

Casualties of China’s one-child policy
Financial Times, July 22, 2014
www.ft.com/cms/s/0/55b0ea7e-084d-11e4-9380-00144feab7de.html

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 08:35

揭露马三家骇人暴行 杜斌新书香港上市 (Book on torture and ill-treatment of women detainees at labor camp published in Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-07222014105330.html

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 08:35

How China dismantled the Uyghur Internet
The Diplomat, July 22, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/07/how-china-dismantled-the-uyghur-internet/

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 08:35

Britain slams the door on Hong Kong
英国对香港自由不再关心
Financial Times, July 17, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/fb8042d8-0d98-11e4-815f-00144feabdc0.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001057364?full=y

Market reforms, fight against corruption go hand in hand, expert says
李成言:中纪委革新反腐机制
Caixin, July 21, 2014
EN: http://english.caixin.com/2014-07-22/100707495.html
CH: http://opinion.caixin.com/2014-07-21/100706819.html

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:48

国务院食安办:全国清查"假冒清真"肉品 (State Council orders investigation into fake Muslim food products)
Beijing News, July 22, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/07/22/326537.html

China food scandal spreads, drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan
Reuters, July 22, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/us-china-food-idUSKBN0FR07K20140722

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:48

Chinese courts to receive anti-corruption supervision
Xinhua, July 21, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-07/21/c_133500286.htm

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:48

Chinese Red Cross takes heat for sending blankets to sweltering Hainan
The Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/22/chinese-red-cross-takes-heat-for-sending-blankets-to-sweltering-hainan/

China stays quiet on MH17 disaster
The Guardian, July 21, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/21/china-mh17-disaster-ukraine-malaysia-airlines

Typhoon Rammasun leaves dozens dead after hitting China and Vietnam
The Guardian, July 22, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/22/typhoon-rammasun-leaves-dozens-dead-after-hitting-china-and-vietnam

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:48

上半年京津冀空气质量有所改善 (Air quality improves slightly in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei in first half of 2014)
Jinghua Times, July 22, 2014
epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2014-07/22/content_107749.htm

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:48

China bars sex worker rights activist from traveling to international AIDS conference
The Nation, July 21, 2014
http://www.thenation.com/blog/180730/china-bars-sex-worker-rights-activist-traveling-international-aids-conference#

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:48

China “seals off” town after man dies of bubonic plague
Agence France-Presse, July 21, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/china-seals-off-city-man-dies-bubonic-plague-102913198.html

Interview: “There are segregated HIV/AIDS prisons across China”
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/prisons-07212014124446.html

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:48

Newspaper vendors offered cash to display and hand out anti-Occupy posters
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557050/newspaper-vendors-offered-cash-display-and-hand-out-anti-occupy

“Unconstitutional” for Legco to stay as it is
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557058/unconstitutional-legco-stay-it

Macau scholars warn of rising censorship, loss of confidence in “one country, two systems”
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557068/macau-scholars-warn-rising-censorship-loss-confidence-one-country-two

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:48

高瑜家属看守所送钱突遭拒绝 维族留学生囚半年无法请律师 (Detention center rejects family's attempt to give Gao Yu money, Uyghur student has no access to lawyer six months into detention)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-07212014105148.html

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:48

China increases officials' Communist education to prevent “moral decline”
Reuters, July 21, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/21/china-communist-party-education-moral-decline

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:48

Twitter acts quickly on suspect pro-China accounts
The New York Times, July 22, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/twitter-acts-quickly-on-suspect-pro-china-accounts/?partner=rss&emc=rss

Related:
It’s another perfect day in Tibet!
Twitter假账户向世界宣传中国“好消息”
The New York Times, July 22, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140722/c22tibettweet/dual/

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:48

深圳一工厂49岁女工维权被解雇坠楼死亡 (49 yr old female Shenzhen factory worker jumps to her death after losing job for striking)
Nandu.com, July 18, 2014
http://news.ifeng.com/a/20140718/41208732_0.shtml

Related:
Shenzhen factory workers rally to support dead colleague
深圳哥士比鞋业一女工跳楼身亡 数百工人哀悼
China Labour Bulletin, July 21, 2014
EN: www.clb.org.hk/en/content/shenzhen-factory-workers-rally-support-dead-colleague
CH: bit.ly/1qZBL0S

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:48

INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: No longer a quiet Macau, a journey through the main protests since 2009
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/article/1557009/interactive-timeline-no-longer-quiet-macau-journey-through-main-protests-2009

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:48

Chinese journalist fired over work for Hong Kong website
中国记者因给外媒撰稿离职的信号
The New York Times, July 22, 2014
EN: http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/chinese-journalist-fired-over-work-for-hong-kong-website/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140722/cc22media/

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:48

China's secretive military cracks open door for glimpse inside
Reuters, July 22, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/us-china-defence-idUSKBN0FR0KH20140722?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:48

中国网民增加 社交媒体用户下降 (Number of Internet users increases in China, but number of social media users declines)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xql-07212014150824.html

Related:
China's Internet population reaches 632 million
Agence France-Presse, July 21, 2014
www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-s-internet/1275258.html

CNNIC发布第34次《中国互联网络发展状况统计报告》(CNNIC publishes the 34th Statistical Report on Internet Development in China)
China Internet Network Information Center, July 21, 2014
cnnic.net.cn/gywm/xwzx/rdxw/2014/201407/t20140721_47439.htm

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:48

China domestic abuse victims voiceless as network disbands
Agence France-Presse, July 22, 2014
http://www.mysinchew.com/node/100133

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:48

Government's electoral reform report leaves hopes for democracy in tatters
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556993/governments-electoral-reform-report-leaves-hopes-democracy

Is new China the old Japan – and is that bad for Asia?
Rappler, July 21, 2014
www.rappler.com/thought-leaders/63910-new-china-old-japan-asia

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 09:44

Yum, McDonald's apologize as new China food scandal brews
Reuters, July 21, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/21/us-yum-brands-food-safety-idUSKBN0FQ01P20140721

Related:
McDonald’s, Yum halt buying from Chinese meat supplier
Bloomberg, July 21, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-21/mcdonald-s-yum-suspend-orders-from-chinese-meat-supplier-husi.html

食药总局: 全国追溯、封存上海福喜食品 (CFDA demands tracing illegal acts and sealing up raw materials and products of Shanghai food company)
The Beijing News, July 21, 2014
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/07/21/326428.html

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