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Friday, June 20, 2014 - 08:43

320000 vote in Occupy Central's electoral reform poll: organiser
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536748/electronic-poll-electoralreform-opens-despite-billions-cyberattacks

Related:
Opponents of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central envision chaos
香港反“占中”团体警告公民抗命将致城市瘫痪
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 20, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140620_hk_popvote_apps.shtml

Q. and A.: Michael C. Davis on the battle over Hong Kong's future
The New York Times, June 19, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/19/q-and-a-michael-c-davis-on-the-battle-over-hong-kongs-future/

Hong Kong and China: a showdown looms
The Economist, June 19, 2014
www.economist.com/news/leaders/21604565-chinas-most-prosperous-city-becoming-dangerously-polarised-showdown-looms

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 08:43

Anticorruption activist sentenced to more than 6 years in prison
反腐人士获刑,曾抱选票改变中国梦想
The New York Times, June 20, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140620/c20activist/dual/

China jails transparency activists
The Guardian, June 19, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/19/china-jails-transparency-activists

Related:
Harsh prison terms for advocates undermine official anti-corruption efforts
当局重判刘萍等三人
Human Rights in China, June 19, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/harsh-prison-terms-advocates-undermine-official-anti-corruption-efforts
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/dang-ju-zhong-pan-liu-ping-deng-san-ren

15年刑期服满获释又遭法外囚禁三年多 内蒙古异议人士哈达写诉状要求追究责任人(Mongolian dissident Hada plans to sue those responsible for his extra-legal detention)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql-06192014094246.html

中国驻美使馆在“刘晓波路”上 (US mulls renaming street in front of Chinese embassy after Liu Xiaobo)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/cyl-06192014134421.html

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 08:43

China denies trying to ban unapproved critical media coverage
Reuters, June 19, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/19/us-china-media-idUSKBN0EU1AH20140619

Related:
Reading the June 18 media circular
China Media Project, June 20, 2014
http://cmp.hku.hk/2014/06/20/35513/

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:45

因保护动物人士抗议 中国吃狗肉者提前过节 (Dog meat festival held earlier than usual due to protests)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/nu-06182014163851.html

Related:
China’s dog-meat eaters told to lay low as Internet howls
The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/19/chinas-dog-meat-eaters-told-to-lay-low-as-internet-howls/?mod=WSJBlog

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:45

Chinese artist makes waves, and ice, to highlight environmental pollution
The Guardian, June 19, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/culture/australia-culture-blog/2014/jun/19/chinese-artist-makes-waves-and-ice-to-highlight-environmental-pollution

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:45

The Chinese multinational making millions out of vulnerable Ugandans
The Guardian, June 19, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/19/tiens-chinese-multinational-making-millions-uganda

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:45

Hong Kong media tycoon blames China for attack on website
《苹果日报》遭黑客攻击 港律师拟下周五游行反对“白皮书”
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/attack-06182014182526.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf2-06182014101411.html

Hong Kong's democracy “referendum” likely to rile China's communists
Reuters, June 18, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/18/us-hongkong-vote-idUSKBN0ET2YB20140618

Legal sector plans march to protest against Beijing’s “worrying” white paper
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535578/legal-sector-plans-march-protest-against-beijings-worrying-white

Related:
Word on the Street: What is patriotism?
Human Rights in China, September 2012
www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0W3Ec8KgvU&index=3&list=PL357E2EA94877C19B

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:45

北京朝阳区非京籍家长为孩子顺利入学办离婚 (Families without Beijing hukou use divorce loophole to smooth children’s entry into school)
CNR.cn, June 18, 2014
http://china.cnr.cn/xwwgf/201406/t20140618_515684688.shtml

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:45

China jails three anti-corruption activists
中国三名维权人士被判刑
Voice of America, June 19, 2014
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/china-jails-three-anti-corruption-activists/1940263.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/liuping--20140619/1940624.html

Related:
Chinese court hands down harsh jail sentences to New Citizen Movement activists
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-and-disappearances-june-4-20

唐荆陵被拘逾月民间声援 武汉被拘四佛教徒获释圣观等仍被扣 (Activists call for human rights lawyer Tang Jingling's release, four Buddhist followers released in Wuhan)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-06182014101452.html

Related:
Restrictions, detentions, and disappearances before June 4, 2014
2014年六四25周年纪念日前被限制自由、拘留和失踪者名单
Human Rights in China, last updated June 17, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-and-disappearances-june-4-2014
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/2014nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-ji-nian-ri-qian-bei-xian-zhi-zi-you-ju-liu-he-shi-zong-zhe-ming-dan

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:45

中国禁记者私自开展批评报道反应强烈 (China's new draconian media restrictions elicit strong reactions)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 18, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140618_china_media.shtml

Related:
China extends media gag, bans unapproved “critical reporting”
Agence France-Presse, June 18, 2014
www.ngrguardiannews.com/news/world-news/166691-china-extends-media-gag-bans-unapproved-critical-reporting

See Regulations:
关于《河南青年报》等新闻单位和记者违法案件查处情况的通报 (Announcement on the investigation of news work units and journalists' illegal activities)
Xinhua, June 18, 2014
http://www.gapp.gov.cn/news/1663/209443.shtml

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:45

Setting sour words aside, Li Keqiang begins visit to Britain
李克强英伦之行,嘴仗暂停经贸优先
The New York Times, June 19, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140619/c19likeqiang/dual/

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:45

近百村民为讨说法强占回迁房 (Angry Beijing residents occupy former homes after gov't fails to give them new housing after eviction)
Jinghua Times, June 19, 2014
epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2014-06/19/content_98676.htm

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:45

China plan to gag lawyers online denounced as insult
Reuters, June 18, 2014
in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/18/china-onlinerights-idINKBN0ET0HJ20140618

律师执业行为规范修订引争议 律师遭遇网络“封口令?”(Proposed regulations on lawyers ignite fierce debate, lawyers call it an online gag order)
Southern Weekly, June 19, 2014
www.infzm.com/content/101601

See Lawyers' Statement:
Lawyers and Legal Professionals: ACLA’s Draft Disciplinary Regulations for Lawyers Violate ACLA Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and China’s Constitution
强烈谴责中华全国律师协会违法制定律师执业行为规范和处分规则(草案)
85 Lawyers and Legal Professionals, June 17, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/lawyers-and-legal-professionals-aclas-draft-disciplinary-regulations-lawyers-violate
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/qiang-lie-qian-ze-zhong-hua-quan-guo-lu-shi-xie-hui-wei-fa-zhi-ding-lu-shi-zhi-ye

See Draft Regulations:
《律师协会会员违规行为处分规则》
Lawyers Association Disciplinary Rules (Provisional) Comment Draft
All China Lawyers Association, June 17, 2014
CH: photo.blog.sina.com.cn/showpic.html#blogid=63aeaff70102eka0&url=http://album.sina.com.cn/pic/001PbbJJzy6JDuY4ewi2a
EN (draft): chinalawtranslate.com/en/lawyers-association-disciplinary-rules-provisional-comment-draft/

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:45

Bill Gates meets Alibaba’s Ma to discuss philanthropy
Bloomberg, June 18, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-18/bill-gates-meets-alibaba-s-ma-to-discuss-philanthropy.html

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:45

“Tell me where my husband is” – wife’s plea to China's Communist Party
The Telegraph, June 19, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10911745/Tell-me-where-my-husband-is-wifes-plea-to-Chinas-Communist-Party.html

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:43

BP to sign $20 billion LNG supply deal with China's CNOOC
Reuters, June 17, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/17/uk-bp-lng-idUKKBN0ES0O320140617

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:43

Father’s Day plea to educate China’s “illegal” children
广州教师父亲节呼吁保障超生子女受教育权利
The New York Times, June 17, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140617/c17fathersday/dual/

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:43

How corrupt is the U.S.? Just watch “House of Cards,” China party arm says
The Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/17/how-corrupt-is-the-u-s-just-watch-house-of-cards-china-party-arm-says/?mod=chinablog

As Chinese leader takes on graft, relatives are said to shed investments
习近平亲属退出多项商业投资
The New York Times, June 18, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140618/c18assets/dual/

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:43

Five Chinese dissident artists who aren't Ai Weiwei
The Huffington Post, June 10, 2014
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/10/chinese-dissident-artists_n_5474258.html?utm_hp_ref=arts

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:43

U.S. professors call on colleges to re-evaluate Confucius Institutes
美国教授集体呼吁慎与孔子学院合作
The New York Times, June 18, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/education/20140618/c18confucius/dual/

See statement:
On partnerships with foreign governments: the case of Confucius Institutes
American Association of University Professors, June 2014
www.aaup.org/report/partnerships-foreign-governments-case-confucius-institutes

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:43

Malnutrition: the hungry and forgotten
The Economist, June 14, 2014
www.economist.com/news/china/21604220-growth-has-helped-millions-avoid-malnutrition-it-still-threatens-hold-back-generation

Beijingers spend one-fourth of their lives sick, landmark China health study finds
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1534753/beijingers-spend-one-third-their-lives-sick-landmark-china-health-study

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:43

摊牌(一):一国两制与民主香港 (Face off: one country two systems and democracy in HK, Part I)
The New York Times, June 18, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140618/cc18zhangjieping/

Cyber attacks hit pro-democracy websites in Hong Kong
The Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/18/cyber-attacks-hit-pro-democracy-websites-in-hong-kong/?mod=chinablog

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:43

湖南农民赵枫生言论罪续审 陈述坚称无罪法官择日宣判 (Hunan democracy activist Zhao Fengsheng's trial ended without verdict)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-06172014103554.html

浙民主党人王荣清刑满后病危 (Zhejiang veteran dissident Wang Rongqing in critical conditions after release from jail in May)
Voice of America, June 17, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/wangrongqing-20140617/1938726.html

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:43

国家新闻出版广电总局:禁止记者和记者站未经本单位同意私自开展批评报道 (State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television: journalists and news bureaus prohibited from publishing critical reports without explicit approval from gov’t)
Xinhua, June 18, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2014-06/18/c_1111204754.htm

Related:
China bans unauthorised critical coverage by journalists
Reuters, June 18, 2014
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/18/uk-china-media-idUKKBN0ET14H20140618

新华网:是时候对网络进行大力治理了 (Xinhua: it’s time to implement large control over the internet)
Xinhua, June 18, 2014
http://www.cnbeta.com/articles/302407.htm

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:43

China, Britain sign trade deals worth £14 bn
Agence France-Presse, June 18, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/24261035/china-britain-sign-trade-deals-worth-14-bn/

China’s Premier Li – on EU reform and the Scottish question
Channel 4 News, June 17, 2014
blogs.channel4.com/gary-gibbon-on-politics/chinese-premier-li-keqiang-mocks-britain/28563

Related:
Joint Statement from Government of the People's Republic of China & Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
中华人民共和国政府和大不列颠及北爱尔兰联合王国政府联合声明(全文)
Foreign and Commonwealth Office & Ministry of Foreign Affairs, June 17, 2014
EN: www.gov.uk/government/news/joint-statement-from-government-of-the-peoples-republic-of-china-government-of-the-united-kingdom-of-great-britain-and-northern-ireland
CH: http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_chn/zyxw_602251/t1166413.shtml

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:43

澳籍华裔艺术家郭健北京获释后抵悉尼 (Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian arrives in Sydney after deportation from China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 17, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/06/140617_australia_china_guojian.shtml

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:43

Chinese lawyers lodge formal complaint over new rules
中国律师协酝酿惩戒律师新“规矩” 律师发起罢免律协会长联署
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2014
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyers-06172014163650.html
CH: www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-06172014103230.html

See regulations:
《律师协会会员违规行为处分规则》
Lawyers Association Disciplinary Rules (Provisional) Comment Draft
All China Lawyers Association, June 17, 2014
CH:http://photo.blog.sina.com.cn/showpic.html#blogid=63aeaff70102eka0&url=http://album.sina.com.cn/pic/001PbbJJzy6JDuY4ewi2a
EN (draft): http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/lawyers-association-disciplinary-rules-provisional-comment-draft/

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:43

卫计委:坚决反对以强制措施开展计划生育工作 (Top health body "resolutely opposes" use of coercive measures to carry out family planning work)
China National Radio, June 18, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/06-18/6291828.shtml

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:43

Chinese church's fightback fails to stop cross removal
The Telegraph, June 17, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10904942/Chinese-churchs-fightback-fails-to-stop-cross-removal.html

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:43

中国当局无视抗议加大开采西藏左贡县金矿 (China expands gold mine in Tibet despite local opposition)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-06172014104225.html

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:43

Jailed Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti “may have faced secret trial”, lawyer says
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1534689/jailed-uygur-scholar-ilham-tohti-may-have-faced-secret-trial-lawyer-says

Related:
China: Secret trial of prominent Uighur academic makes a mockery of justice
Amnesty International, June 18, 2014
http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/china-secret-trial-of-prominent-uighur-academic-makes-a-mockery-of-justice

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:43

We can turn the tide of climate change by working with China
The Guardian, June 17, 2014
www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/17/we-can-turn-the-tide-of-climate-change-by-working-with-china

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:45

“被消失”的狗肉节 (Local government in Guangxi pulls out of controversial dog meat festival)
Beijing Youth Daily, June 17, 2014
epaper.ynet.com/html/2014-06/17/content_66349.htm?div=-1

Hearing: Pet treats and processed chicken from China: concerns for American consumers and pets
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, June 17, 2014
http://www.cecc.gov/events/hearings/pet-treats-and-processed-chicken-from-china-concerns-for-american-consumers-and-pets

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:45

公益机构发布儿童安全教育及性侵案件报告 (Social welfare organization publishes report on children’s safety education and sexual assault cases)
China Philanthropy Times, June 3, 2014
http://www.gongyishibao.com/html/yaowen/6554.html

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:45

Ai Weiwei’s fake “leg-guns” become Chinese Internet meme
The Washington Post, June 16, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/06/16/ai-weiweis-fake-leg-guns-become-chinese-internet-meme/

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:45

Three sentenced to death over Tiananmen attack
天安门撞击案三名被告被判死刑
The New York Times, June 17, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140617/c17xinjiang/dual/

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:45

湖南“血铅事件”环保局三官员被停职 (3 MEP officials suspended in the wake of lead-poisoning scandal)
Beijing News, June 17, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/06/17/321238.html

Related:
China official rebuked for blaming lead poisoning on pencils
Agence France-Presse, June 16, 2014
www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/16/china-official-rebuked-for-blaming-lead-poisoning-on-pencils

Chubby little emperors: why China is under- and over-nourished at the same time
The Economist, June 14, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21604221-why-china-under-and-over-nourished-same-time-chubby-little-emperors

How eating broccoli can help your body cope with air pollution
The Wall Street Journal, June 13, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/13/how-eating-broccoli-can-help-your-body-cope-with-air-pollution/

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:45

Beijing's white paper “breaches 1984 pact with Britain”
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534274/beijings-statement-breaches-1984-pact

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:45

Guideline to accelerate China's household registration reform
People's Daily, June 16, 2014
english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/0616/c90785-8741760.html

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:45

郑州律师被拘案继续发酵 (Human rights lawyers continue to press Zhengzhou authorities to allow meeting with detained lawyers and defenders)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-06162014134534.html

For more information on the Zhengzhou case, see:
121 legal professionals sign citizen petition calling on State Council to revise Article 374 of the Procedural Regulations for the Handling of Criminal Cases by Public Security Organs
121名法律人联名要求国务院改变《公安机关办理刑事案件程序规定》第374条的公民建议书
Human Rights in China, June 15, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/121-legal-professionals-sign-citizen-petition-calling-state-council-revise-article
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/121ming-fa-lu-ren-lian-ming-yao-qiu-guo-wu-yuan-gai-bian-gong-ji-guan-ban-li-xing

China to prosecute Pu Zhiqiang for activism
维权律师浦志强被北京警方正式逮捕
The New York Times, June 15, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140615/c15pu/dual/

Related:
Arrested Chinese lawyer Pu Zhiqiang speaks from prison
ChinaFile, June 13, 2014
http://www.chinafile.com/Arrested-Chinese-Lawyer-Pu-Zhiqiang-Speaks-Prison

Chinese rights lawyers warn of crackdown after arrest of Pu Zhiqiang
The Guardian, June 17, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/17/chinese-rights-lawyers-crackdown-arrest-pu-zhiqiang-ai-weiwei

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:45

百度寻求海外发展依然绕不过“六四”问题 (Baidu struggles with “June Fourth” issue in its overseas expansion)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/gr-06162014130600.html

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:45

何清涟:向北京弯腰背后的利益考量 (He Qinglian: cost-benefit analysis in kowtowing to China)
Voice of America, June 16, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/he-qing-lian-20140616/1938257.html

Nick Clegg: China is “shackled to communist doctrine”
The Guardian, June 16, 2014
www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jun/16/nick-clegg-china-shackled-communism

Chinese put Britain in its place ahead of Li Keqiang's visit
The Guardian, June 15, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/15/chinese-put-britain-in-its-place-ahead-of-li-keqiang-visit

Related:
英媒:中国告诫英国要有"自知之明" (British media: China tells UK to "know its place")
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 16, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2014/06/140616_press_china_uk.shtml

Britain smoothes visa process to tap lucrative Chinese tourist trade
英国将简化中国人申请英国签证手续
Reuters, June 16, 2014
EN: uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/16/uk-china-britain-visas-idUKKBN0ER29N20140616
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0ES05H20140617?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:45

律协拟处罚律师网上制造案件舆论压力引发争议 (Draft bar association regulations introduce punitive measures against lawyers' online and public advocacy)
Eastday.com, June 17, 2014
http://news.21cn.com/hot/social/a/2014/0617/13/27479457.shtml

See regulations:
《律师协会会员违规行为处分规则》
Lawyers Association Disciplinary Rules (Provisional) Comment Draft
Lawyers Association, June 17, 2014
CH: http://photo.blog.sina.com.cn/showpic.html#blogid=63aeaff70102eka0&url=http://album.sina.com.cn/pic/001PbbJJzy6JDuY4ewi2a
EN (draft): http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/lawyers-association-disciplinary-rules-provisional-comment-draft/

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:45

China aims to revamp justice system but Communist Party to retain control
中国将开始司法体制改革试点工作
Reuters, June 16, 2014
EN: www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/16/us-china-justice-revamp-idUSKBN0ER0RR20140616
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNKBS0ER10J20140616?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:45

Sinica: Leftover women, misogynistic trolls and post grad study in China
Sinica, June 16, 2014
http://popupchinese.com/lessons/sinica/leftover-women-misogynistic-trolls-and-post-grad-study-in-china

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:45

新疆涉暴恐7案13人被执行死刑 (13 executed in Xinxiang for terrorism and violent crimes)
Caijing, June 16, 2014
politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-06-16/114267639.html

Related:
State media say China executes 13 people for terrorism, violent crime in restive northwest
Associated Press, June 16, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/state-media-say-china-executes-13-people-for-terrorism-violent-crime-in-restive-northwest/2014/06/16/b9233638-f55c-11e3-a08c-5779506f3051_story.html

Concerns rise over China's detention of Uighur scholar
Reuters, June 17, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/17/us-china-trial-idUSKBN0ES0I820140617?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:45

我在哈佛见识的中国高材生 (The talented Chinese students I learned from at Harvard)
The New York Times, June 17, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140617/cc17kato/

China's beleaguered lawyers
The Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2014
online.wsj.com/articles/chinas-beleaguered-lawyers-1402938679

The Guardian view on Chinese premier Li Keqiang's visit to Britain
The Guardian, June 16, 2014
www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/16/chinese-premier-li-keqiang-visit-britain

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:36

Spooked by probes, pharma executives ask: should I leave China?
Reuters, June 13, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/13/uk-china-pharmaceuticals-idUKKBN0EO01120140613

China investigates top national politician
Associated Press, June 14, 2014
news.yahoo.com/china-investigates-top-national-politician-095336110.html

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:36

Complaints about air pollution in China's capital double in five months
Reuters, June 14, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/14/us-china-pollution-beijing-idUSKBN0EP0A320140614

Hunan chemical plant shut over high lead levels in children, official blames “pencils”
Global Times, June 16, 2014
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/865838.shtml

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:36

全港毅行争普选起步 呼吁市民占中投票 (Democracy advocates launch 84-hour walkathon in lead up to Occupy Central "referendum")
Voice of America, June 16, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/walk-for-universal-suffrage-20140614/1936890.html

白皮书与防火墙 (White paper and the Great Firewall)
Deutsche Welle, June 15, 2014
dw.de/p/1CIkg

鲍彤:一国两制的法定义和白皮书的篡改义 (Former premier's secretary slams Beijing's white paper on Hong Kong)
Deutsche Welle, June 13, 2014
dw.de/p/1CHym

Q. and A.: Anson Chan on Beijing’s pressure tactics in Hong Kong
陈方安生:香港的自治正受到威胁
New York Times, June 13, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140613/c13chanqa/dual/

香港千人冲击立法会反新界东北发展计划 警拘捕21人港府称不会撤回计划 (Protesters tried to storm LegCo in an attempt to force the gov't to withdraw controversial development plan)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/yf-06152014100704.html

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:36

郭飞雄申请取保候审再被拒健康状况明显恶化 (Rights defender Guo Feixiong's bail denied, health deteriorates in detention)
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-06142014120205.html

For more information on Guo Feixiong, see:
www.hrichina.org/en/defenders/guo-feixiong

中国120多名法律人要求确保律师与当事人的会见权 (In open letter, 120 human rights lawyers and legal professionals ask State Council to amend public security regulations to ensure lawyer-client meeting rights)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-06152014154333.html

See open letter:
121名法律人联名要求国务院改变《公安机关办理刑事案件程序规定》第374条的 公民建议书 (Recommendations jointly issued by 121 legal professionals to the State Council for the amendment of Article 374 of the Regulations on the Procedures for Handling Criminal Cases by Public Security Organs)
Chinese lawyers and legal professionals, June 15, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/121-legal-professionals-sign-citizen-petition-calling-state-council-revise-article

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:36

中国否认英媒指李克强以取消访英威胁见女皇的背后迷思 (What’s behind China's rejection of allegations that it used strong-arm tactics to get royal audience)
Radio France International, June 16, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140615-中国否认英媒指李克强以 取消访英威胁见女皇的背后迷思

China diversifying investments in Latin America, say analysts
Agence France-Presse, June 14, 2014
www.themalaymailonline.com/money/article/china-diversifying-investments-in-latin-america-say-analysts#sthash.6aXv9Zjg.dpuf

Korea, China to sign agreement to protect citizens
The Korea Times, June 15, 2014
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/06/176_159156.html

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:36

China deports artist Guo Jian in Tiananmen crackdown
The Financial Times, June 16, 2014
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c080f982-f544-11e3-91a8-00144feabdc0.html#axzz34ohYHngv

异议艺术家陈光获释 (Soldier-turned-artist Chen Guang released)
Deutsche Welle, June 14, 2014
dw.de/p/1CILL

China frees artist held for Tiananmen anniversary
Associated Press, June 14, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-frees-artist-held-for-tiananmen-anniversary/2014/06/14/80086a3e-f38c-11e3-8d66-029598e98add_story.html

Related:
Restrictions, detentions, and disappearances before June 4, 2014
2014年六四25周年纪念日前被限制自由、拘留和失踪者名单
Human Rights in China, May 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-and-disappearances-june-4-2014CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/2014nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-ji-nian-ri-qian-bei-xian-zhi-zi-you-ju-liu-he-shi-zong-zhe-ming-dan

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:36

北京将全面公开重大事故调查报告全文 (Beijing to publish reports of gov't investigation into major incidents)
Fazhinwang, June 15, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/06-15/6281985.shtml

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:36

城乡养老保险制度衔接办法7月1日实施 (Urban and rural pension insurance systems to be linked starting July 1)
Caijing, June 16, 2014
economy.caijing.com.cn/2014-06-16/114265185.html

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:36

俞正声:"尊重台湾同胞对现行社会制度的认同" (Senior China official: "we respect Taiwanese compatriots' affirmation of their current social system")
Deutsche Welle, June 15, 2014
dw.de/p/1CIsj

China respects Taiwan's social system, senior official says
Reuters, June 15, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/15/us-china-taiwan-idUSKBN0EQ08C20140615

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:36

Concerns in China over alleged secret trial of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti
The Guardian, June 16, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/16/concerns-china-secret-trial-uighur-scholar-ilham-tohti

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:36

With white paper, Beijing may have achieved the opposite of what it wants
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1531714/white-paper-beijing-may-have-achieved-opposite-what-it-wants

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:49

Prosecution of PLA General Xu Caihou for graft about to begin, sources say
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1531213/prosecution-pla-general-xu-caihou-graft-about-begin-sources-say

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:49

党报:只许我屠城,不许你发声 (Chinese state media’s commentary on Japan backfires as netizens ridicule China's own historical revisionism)
Deutsche Welle, June 12, 2014
dw.de/p/1CHA8

Related:
日本的强盗逻辑: 只许我侵略屠城 不许你出声(People’s Daily slams Japan’s request for withdrawal of China’s application to UNESCO to mark Nanjing Massacre as “gangster logic”)
People’s Daily, June 12, 2014
http://www.js.xinhuanet.com/2014-06/12/c_1111108976.htm

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:49

Post-Snowden China looks to “hack-proof” quantum communications
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1531161/post-snowden-china-looks-hack-proof-quantum-communications

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:49

China’s top court overturns death sentence in famous rape case
The Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/12/chinas-top-court-overturns-death-sentence-in-famous-rape-case/?mod=WSJBlog

Related:
媒体札记:唐慧归来 (Media notes: rape victim’s mother returns to public eye)
Financial Times, June 13, 2014
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001056733

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:49

中方: 香港事务不容任何外国干涉或指手划脚 (China MFA blasts "foreign interference" in Hong Kong)
China News, June 12, 2014
www.chinanews.com/ga/2014/06-12/6274823.shtml

Related:
陈日君不排除绝食或 “占中”争取港普选(Retired HK cardinal does not rule out hunger strike or “Occupy Central” for universal suffrage in HK)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 13, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140613_joseph_zen_occupy_central.shtml

林培瑞: 北京“意在威吓”香港民主人士 (Perry Link: Beijing strives to 'intimidate' Hong Kong's pro-democracy camps)
Deutsche Welle, June 12, 2014
dw.de/p/1CHRT

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:49

Hong Kong media worries over China’s reach as ads disappear
《苹果日报》称北京迫使大客户撤广告
The New York Times, June 12, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140612/c12chinamedia/dual/

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:49

Chinese premier to meet Queen Elizabeth during UK visit
李克强将在访英期间会晤女王
Financial Times, June 13, 2014
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001056725/ce

Related:
英媒: 李克强求见英女王 否则取消访问 (British media: China demands meeting with Queen Elizabeth as condition for premier's visit)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 12, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2014/06/140612_press_li_keqiang_queen.shtml

Thai army delegation visits China amid Western reproach of coup
Reuters, June 11, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/11/us-thailand-politics-china-idUSKBN0EM0FO20140611

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:49

中国当局周五正式逮捕著名维权律师浦志强 (Chinese authority officially arrests prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang)
Voice of America, June 13, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/voaweishi-20140613-voaconnects-puziqiang/1936200.html

See Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau’s announcement on Weibo:
北京市公安局以涉嫌寻衅滋事罪、非法获取公民个人信息对浦志强依法执行逮捕 (Pu Zhiqiang is officially arrested by Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” and “illegally obtaining personal information”)
Beijing Public Security Bureau, June 13, 2014
http://weibo.com/1288915263/B8QnobFyi

王丹宣布新“天下围城”即将启动 (Wang Dan launches new round of “surround the city” campaign to mark Tiananmen anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/ck-06122014100158.html

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:49

Shanghai full of pride: China’s “most gay-friendly city” prepares to celebrate
The Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/12/shanghai-full-of-pride-chinas-most-gay-friendly-city-prepares-to-celebrate/?mod=WSJBlog

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 10:44

Shanghai full of pride: China’s “most gay-friendly city” prepares to celebrate
The Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/12/shanghai-full-of-pride-chinas-most-gay-friendly-city-prepares-to-celebrate/?mod=WSJBlog

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 09:39

中方: 香港事务不容任何外国干涉或指手划脚 (China MFA blasts "foreign interference" in Hong Kong)
China News, June 12, 2014
www.chinanews.com/ga/2014/06-12/6274823.shtml

Related:
陈日君不排除绝食或 “占中”争取港普选(Retired HK cardinal may plan hunger strike or “Occupy Central” for universal suffrage in HK)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 13, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140613_joseph_zen_occupy_central.shtml
林培瑞: 北京“意在威吓”香港民主人士 (Perry Link: Beijing strives to 'intimidate' Hong Kong's pro-democracy camps)
Deutsche Welle, June 12, 2014
dw.de/p/1CHRT

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 09:39

Hong Kong media worries over China’s reach as ads disappear
《苹果日报》称北京迫使大客户撤广告
The New York Times, June 12, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140612/c12chinamedia/dual/

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 09:39

中国当局周五正式逮捕著名维权律师浦志强 (Chinese authority officially arrests famed human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang)
Voice of America, June 13, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/voaweishi-20140613-voaconnects-puziqiang/1936200.html

See Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau’s announcement on Weibo:
北京市公安局以涉嫌寻衅滋事罪、非法获取公民个人信息对浦志强依法执行逮捕 (Pu Zhiqiang is officially arrested by Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” and “illegally obtaining personal information”)
Beijing Public Security Bureau, June 13, 2014
http://weibo.com/1288915263/B8QnobFyi

王丹宣布新“天下围城”即将启动 (Wang Dan launches new round of 'surround the city' campaign to mark Tiananmen anniversary
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/ck-06122014100158.html

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 09:39

Prosecution of PLA General Xu Caihou for graft about to begin, sources say
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1531213/prosecution-pla-general-xu-caihou-graft-about-begin-sources-say

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 09:39

Chinese premier to meet Queen Elizabeth during UK visit
李克强将在访英期间会晤女王
Financial Times, June 13, 2014
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001056725/ce

Related:
英媒: 李克强求见英女王 否则取消访问 (British media: China demands audience with Queen Elizabeth on premier's visit to UK
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 12, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2014/06/140612_press_li_keqiang_queen.shtml

China, Japan blame each other for jet encounter
Associated Press, June 12, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-japan-blame-each-other-for-jet-encounter/2014/06/12/dd392a3a-f207-11e3-b140-bd7309109588_story.html

Thai army delegation visits China amid Western reproach of coup
Reuters, June 11, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/11/us-thailand-politics-china-idUSKBN0EM0FO20140611

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 09:39

China’s top court overturns death sentence in famous rape case
The Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/12/chinas-top-court-overturns-death-sentence-in-famous-rape-case/?mod=WSJBlog

Related:

媒体札记:唐慧归来(Media notes: rape victim’s mother returns to public eye)
Financial Times, June 13, 2014
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001056733

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 09:39

Shanghai full of pride: China’s “most gay-friendly city” prepares to celebrate
The Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/12/shanghai-full-of-pride-chinas-most-gay-friendly-city-prepares-to-celebrate/?mod=WSJBlog

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 09:39

Post-Snowden China looks to "hack-proof" quantum communications
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1531161/post-snowden-china-looks-hack-proof-quantum-communications

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 09:39

党报:只许我屠城,不许你发声 (Chinese state media’s commentary on Japan backfires as netizens ridicule China's own historical revisionism)
Deutsche Welle, June 12, 2014
dw.de/p/1CHA8

Related:
日本的强盗逻辑:只许我侵略屠城 不许你出声(“You had invaded our land and massacred our people but not allow me to speak out”, People’s Daily slams Japan’s gangster logic)
People’s Daily, June 12, 2014
http://www.js.xinhuanet.com/2014-06/12/c_1111108976.htm

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:36

Cambridge University's China funding row: “Foreign donations must be regulated”
The Telegraph, June 11, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10893511/Cambridge-Universitys-China-funding-row-Foreign-donations-must-be-regulated.html

Why Chinese officials are resigning from company boards left and right
中国“官员独董”纷纷退场
The Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2014
EN: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/11/why-chinese-officials-are-resigning-from-company-boards-left-and-right/
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140612/rec090946.asp

东莞扫黄43名公职人员被问责 其中14人移送司法 (Officials are called to account and transferred to judicial organ in Dongguan’s sex trade crackdown)
China News, June 12, 2014
http://news.sohu.com/20140612/n400761732.shtml

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:36

Zhang Yimou on failure, “House of Cards” and “Coming Home”
The Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/11/zhang-yimou-on-failure-house-of-cards-and-coming-home/

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:36

最高法未核准“唐慧女儿案”主犯死刑:犯罪情节未达特别严重(SPC rejects death sentence in a high profile rape case)
Xinhua, June 12, 2014
http://politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-06-12/114257361.html

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:36

Ending the consumption of manta ray gills in China - in pictures
The Guardian, June 12, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2014/jun/12/ending-the-consumption-of-manta-ray-gills-in-china-in-pictures

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:36

Beijing’s “White Paper” sets off a firestorm in Hong Kong
北京白皮书激起香港民众大游行
The New York Times, June 12, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140612/c12hongkong/dual/

Related:
港保安局长忧 “占中”运动被 “骑劫”导致失控 (Head of HK Security Bureau voices concern about radicals hijacking Occupy Central and losing control)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140612_hk_security_occupy_central.shtml

Response of the Hong Kong Bar Association
香港大律师公会的回应
Hong Kong Bar Association, June 11, 2014
EN: http://www.hkba.org/whatsnew/misc/White_Paper_Response_eng.pdf
CH: http://www.hkba.org/whatsnew/misc/White_Paper_Response_chi.pdf

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:36

教育部:省会及以下城市放开高校毕业生落户限制 (Ministry of Education: Chinese provincial capitals and smaller cities should remove restrictions on permanent residency registrations for college graduates)
China News, June 12, 2014
http://www.chinanews.com/edu/2014/06-12/6271041.shtml

卫计委:坚决反对计生与户籍挂钩 (Chinese Health Commission: Family planning policy should not be tied to residency status)
Caixin, June 11, 2014
http://china.caixin.com/2014-06-11/100688920.html

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:36

Harsh sentence feared for detained rights lawyer
The New York Times, June 12, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/a-harsh-sentence-feared-for-detained-rights-lawyer/

China tries anti-graft activist in secret on “fraud” charge
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/zhang-xiangzhong-06122014103936.html

Related:
中国“新公民运动”成员被控诈骗案开庭 (New Citizens Movement activist is on trial, charged with fraud)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140611_china_activist_trial.shtml

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:36

US clearly in the wrong over “Human Rights”
Global Times, June 11, 2014
http://english.cri.cn/6909/2014/06/11/3684s831020.htm

See US House Resolution:
House Resolution 599
113th United States Congress, May 28, 2014
http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-resolution/599

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:36

Beijing police detain student over Tiananmen tweet
北京大学生Twitter上讨论纪念六四被拘捕
The New York Times, June 12, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140612/c12student/dual/

Related:
Restrictions, detentions, and disappearances before June 4, 2014
2014年六四25周年纪念日前被限制自由、拘留和失踪者名单
Human Rights in China, last updated June 11, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-and-disappearances-june-4-2014
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/2014nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-ji-nian-ri-qian-bei-xian-zhi-zi-you-ju-liu-he-shi-zong-zhe-ming-dan

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 09:35

Hong Kong's gay marriage objection
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-27790389

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 09:35

Campaign to crack down on fringe sects in China worries mainstream churches
The New York Times, June 11, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/world/asia/china-rounds-up-hundreds-in-crackdown-on-fringe-sects.html

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 09:38

中国拟为南京大屠杀档案申报世界记忆遗产(China asks UNESCO to include Nanjing Massacre in Memory of the World register)
Caijing, June 10, 2014
http://politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-06-10/114251743.html

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 09:38

北京新机场对空气质量影响几何? (How will Beijing's new airport affect air quality?)
The New York Times, June 11, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/science/20140611/cc11airport/

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