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Monday, March 17, 2014 - 09:42

Backed by revised law, Chinese consumers rise to the occasion
Global Times, March 16, 2014
www.globaltimes.cn/content/848714.shtml#.UyZavtKSzSk

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 09:42

Ai Weiwei asks China president to visit his Berlin exhibition
Agence France-Presse, March 16, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/22001963/ai-weiwei-asks-china-president-to-visit-his-berlin-exhibition/

中文——中国的“软实力” (The Chinese language-China's “soft power”)
Financial Times, March 14, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001055254

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 09:42

谴责迫害曹顺利致死的紧急联署数千 胡佳吁完成遗愿及联合国默哀 (Petition condemning persecution of Cao Shunli signed by several thousands, Hu Jia urges UN to observe moment of silence)
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-03152014124454.html

Related:
Rights activists launch signature campaign to demand investigation of Cao Shunli’s death
关于严厉谴责中国政府将曹顺利女士迫害至死的紧急联署
Su Yutong, Wen Yunchao, Wang Lihong, Hu Jia, and Teng Biao, March 14, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/rights-activists-launch-signature-campaign-demand-investigation-cao-shunlis-death

U.S. "disturbed" by death of Chinese activist Cao Shunli
曹顺利不治死亡 美国表“深感不安”
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 15, 2014
EN: www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26597271
CH: www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140315_us_china_caoshunli.shtml

Canada saddened by reported death of Chinese human rights activist
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada, March 15, 2014
www.international.gc.ca/media/aff/news-communiques/2014/03/15b.aspx

Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton regarding the death of Chinese human rights defender, Ms Cao Shunli
欧盟外交和安全事务高级代表凯瑟琳•阿什顿有关中国维权人士曹顺利女士逝世的声明
European Union External Action, March 15, 2014
EN: eeas.europa.eu/statements/docs/2014/140315_02_en.pdf
CH: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/china/press_corner/all_news/news/2014/20140317_zh.htm

China denies dead dissident refused medical treatment
Reuters, March 17, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/17/us-china-dissident-idUSBREA2G0ES20140317?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

刘霞亲笔信 再表希望出国治病 (Liu Xia wants to receive treatment abroad)
Voice of America, March 16, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/liuxia-treatment-20140315/1871967.html

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 09:42

尴尬的提问者 (The awkward reporter)
Financial Times, March 14, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001055269

China is decentralizing movie censorship. But will it make a difference?
The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/17/china-is-decentralizing-movie-censorship-but-will-it-make-a-difference/?mod=WSJBlog

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 09:42

Michelle Obama expected to steer clear of controversy in China
The Guardian, March 16, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/16/michelle-obama-china-trip

China urges restraint on Ukraine after UN resolution veto
Agence France-Presse, March 16, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/22010669/china-urges-restraint-on-ukraine-after-un-resolution-veto/

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 09:42

中国人大工农代表的“真相” (The “truth” behind NPC deputies representing peasants and workers)
Financial Times, March 17, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001055274?full=y

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 09:42

President Xi Jinping heading party's military reform panel
South China Morning Post, March 15, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1449393/president-xi-jinping-heading-partys-military-reform-panel

China population structure change demands economic reform
Liberty Voice, March 15, 2014
guardianlv.com/2014/03/china-population-structure-change-demands-economic-reform/

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 09:42

美国呼吁泰国保护寻求庇护的维吾尔人 (U.S. urges Thailand to protect Uyghur asylum-seekers)
Radio France International, March 15, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140315-美国呼吁泰国保护寻求庇 护的维吾尔人

Related:
Thailand sentences suspected Uighur asylum seekers despite appeals from the United States
Australian Network News, March 15, 2014
www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-15/an-us-china-uighur-protection/5323116

Daily Press Briefings
United States Department of State, March 14, 2014
www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/03/223522.htm#THAILAND

Thailand: don’t forcibly return Uighurs to China
Human Rights Watch, March 14, 2014
www.hrw.org/news/2014/03/14/thailand-don-t-forcibly-return-uighurs-china

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 09:42

手机预装软件调查报告:预装泛滥 强制绑架 (Survey: 88% of users say their smartphones came with too many pre-installed apps)
Caijing, March 15, 2014
www.caijing.com.cn/2014-03-15/114011516.html

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 09:42

四川阿坝和青海泽库两僧自焚抗议 (Two monks self-immolate in Tibetan areas in Sichuan and Qinghai)
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-03162014140706.html

Related:
Two Tibetan monks self-immolate on crackdown anniversary
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/burning-03162014125839.html

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:45

Apple urged to stop using harmful chemicals in its factories
The Guardian, March 12, 2014
www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/mar/12/apple-harmful-chemicals-fact >ories-labour

Related:
Bad Apple: end smartphone sweatshops
Green America, March 12, 2014
www.greenamerica.org/bad-apple/

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:45

Hong Kong tycoon Joseph Lau gets Macau jail sentence for graft in Ao Man Long case
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448455/macau-court-deliver-verdict-joseph-laus-and-steven-los-corruption

Related:
澳门法院裁定港商刘銮雄罗杰承贿赂罪成 (Macao court convicts two HK businessmen for bribing former Macao official and money laundering)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 14, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140314_macau_hongkong_corruption.shtml

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:45

Well-known Chinese dissident dies after being denied treatment
Reuters, March 14, 2014
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/03/14/uk-china-dissident-idUKBREA2D0RX20140314

Related:
中国“强制取保”维权人士曹顺利不治死亡 (Chinese rights defender Cao Shunli dies after “enforced medical parole”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 14, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140314_caoshunli_dies.shtml

Rights defender Cao Shunli died in hospital in Beijing, lawyer barred from viewing body
Human Rights in China, March 14, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/rights-defender-cao-shunli-died-hospital-beijing-lawyer-barred-viewing-body

Veteran anti-graft activist Ou Shaokun slashes wrist in Guangzhou protest
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1448846/veteran-graft-activist-ou-shaokun-slashes-wrist-guangzhou-protest

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:45

For foreign journalists in Beijing, it’s all about asking the right question
哪些问题不准出席李克强记者会?
The New York Times, March 14, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140314/c14npc/dual/

Jia Zhangke explains why censors are scared of his award-winning film
The Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/14/jia-zhangke-explains-why-censors >-are-scared-of-his-award-winning-film/?mod=WSJBlog

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:45

IBM/联想在深圳的半数工人离职 20名工代被开除 (Half of the workforce at IBM/Lenovo factory laid off, all with compensation except for 20 worker representatives)
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/nu-03132014095357.html>

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:45

专家解读:政府工作报告77次出现“改革”说明什么 (An expert analyzes a gov’t work report that mentions “reform” 77 times)
WorkerCN.cn, March 14, 2014
http://theory.workercn.cn/251/201403/14/140314134136320.shtml

Related:
Full Text: Report on the Work of the Government
Xinhua, March 14, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/special/2014-03/14/c_133187027.htm

政府工作报告 (Report on the work of the government)
People’s Daily, March 14, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0314/c1001-24641071.html

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:45

Wukan protest leader Yang Semao arrested, accused of taking bribes
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1448618/wukan-protest-leader-arrested-accused-taking-bribes

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:45
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:45

From his Pakistan hideout, Uighur leader vows revenge on China
Reuters, March 14, 2014
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/03/14/pakistan-uighurs-idINDEEA2D08U20140314

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:45

正视人口结构变化 推进城乡户籍改革 (Genuine hukou reforms require ensuring equal access to social benefits and equitable public financing)
Nanfang Daily, March 13, 2014
epaper.nfdaily.cn/html/2014-03/13/content_7282122.htm

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:41

西安兩家幼兒園長期喂幼兒抗生素 家長憤怒 (Two Xi’an Kindergartens anger parents whose healthy children got sick after teachers fed them antibiotics daily)
Asia Pacific Daily, March 13, 2014
http://www.apdnews.com/news/75840.html

Related Twitter post:
王藏 ‏@wang_zang, March 13, 2014
鞋襠RT@liangxiaojun:RT @na_sheishei:RT @szstupidcool: 父母的呐喊:“我家只要一个娃,你用禁药来喂他。” pic.twitter.com/K0xZEEXOTT [Banner translation: we only have one child, and you feed it illegal drugs]

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:41

China Premier Li says will target corruption, no matter how high
Reuters, March 13, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/13/us-china-corruption-li-idUSBREA2C07320140313?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:41

New anti-terror laws must protect human right, say legal experts
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447369/new-anti-terror-laws-must-protect-human-right-say-legal-experts

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:41

Panasonic offers China workers pollution compensation
松下将向赴华员工支付“污染津贴”
Financial Times, March 12, 2014
EN:www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9567823e-a9b3-11e3-adab-00144feab7de.html#axzz2vnwnaqrd
CH:www.ftchinese.com/story/001055234

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:41

刘进图遇袭案香港警方再拘捕2人 已11人涉案 (HK police arrest two more suspects in journalist attack case)
China News, March 13, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/p/2014-03-13/084529696935.shtml

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:41

户籍改革成“敏感”话题: 控制特大城市人口“关门”非上策 (NPC deputies from major cities evade questions on hukou reforms)
Economic Information, March 13, 2014
dz.jjckb.cn/www/pages/webpage2009/html/2014-03/13/content_87535.htm?div=-1

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:41

“无国界记者”报告:中国-全球最大的网民监狱 (RSF: China is the world's biggest prison of netizens)
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/jz-03122014100844.html

中国国家互联网信息办公室被国际组织列为因特网之敌 (Int'l NGO calls State Internet Information Office an “enemy of the net”)
Voice of America, March 12, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-internet-20140312/1869873.html

Related:
China: electronic Great Wall getting taller
Reporters Without Borders, March 12, 2014
12mars.rsf.org/2014-en/2014/03/10/china-electronic-great-wall-getting-taller/

“Internet Enemies” China, Vietnam, North Korea tighten controls
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/internet-enemies-03122014175502.html

Outburst by prominent party official reverberates online
王岐山批评吉林省委书记言论被删除
The New York Times, March 13, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140313/c13formalism/dual/

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:41

The sensitive issue of sexual orientation
China Daily, March 12, 2014
www.womenofchina.cn/html/womenofchina/report/171164-1.htm

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:41

China arrests citizen journalists for reporting Tiananmen “self-immolation”
The Guardian, March 13, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/13/china-arrests-citizen-journalists-reporting-tiananmen-square

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:41

对话基金:中国正在用刑事罪起诉政治犯 (Dui Hua Foundation: China resorts to criminal prosecution to crackdown on political dissidents)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 12, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140312_duihua_china.shtml

Related:
A safer, more harmonious China?
Dui Hua Foundation, March 11, 2014
duihua.org/wp/?page_id=8836

45,000 trials broadcast live last year, says China's Chief Justice
The Strait Times, March 13, 2014
news.asiaone.com/news/asia/45000-trials-broadcast-live-last-year-says-c >hinas-chief-justice

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:41

腾讯微信自媒体被指大规模封号 (Tencent’s WeChat blocks nearly all “independent media sources” in large scale crackdown)
Qiangwailou, March 12, 2014
http://www.letscorp.net/archives/66120

Related:
中国微信火了, 中宣部怕不怕? (WeChat users reach 300 million, should China's gov't be afraid)
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/cyl-03122014101424.html

WeChat revolution: China's "killer app" speaks to the masses
Agence France-Presse, March 12, 2014
bit.ly/1nlA8ww

Related Twitter post:
北风(温云超, Yunchao Wen)@Wenyunchao, March 13, 2014
被封微信公号有观察、毒舌的毒、政经观察、博客日报网、历史文化杂谈、法律读品 真话频道 泉蒙 荐读 罗昌平 雪夜闭门 Teachingroom 旁观中国 经济通 法治新观察 公司评论 徐达内小报 大象公会 共识网 bigriver0052000(...Shut down WeChat subscription accounts include: lawread, luochangping, teachingroom, igonshi)

Google is encrypting search globally. That’s bad for the NSA and China’s censors
Washington Post, March 12, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/03/12/google-is-encrypt >ing-search-worldwide-thats-bad-for-the-nsa-and-china/

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:41

China in “unprecedented” show of force on Tibetan uprising anniversary
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/force-03122014164603.html

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:41

China deports hundreds of Uyghur residents from Yunnan
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/deports-03122014162431.html

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:41

Referendum in Crimea brings anxiety to China
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1447663/referendumin-crimea-brings-anxiety-china

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 10:46

中国全国政协委员王平继续提出不要鼓励农村孩子上大学 (NPC deputy criticized for suggesting rural children should not be encouraged to go to university)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/hc-03112014102028.html

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 10:46

食品安全应开门立法 (NGO calls for transparency in drafting a food safety law)
Caijing, March 10, 2014
news.hexun.com/2014-03-10/162882962.html

China's disgruntled consumers take to the courts
Xinhua, March 12, 2014
http://english.sina.com/china/2014/0312/682578.html

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 10:46

China steps up hunt for corrupt officials overseas: state media
Reuters, March 12, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/12/us-china-corruption-idUSBREA2B04520140312?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 10:46

人大代表:反恐应明确警察使用武器权限 (NPC deputy calls for strict limits on use of firearms by police in counter-terrorism legislations)
Beijing News, March 12, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/03-12/5938829.shtml

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 10:46

香港观察:又爱又恨自由行 (Hong Kong's love-hate relationships with mainlanders)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 11, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/hong_kong_review/2014/03/140311_hkreview_freedom_to_travel_hk.shtml

Tougher laws for human trafficking proposal unites Hong Kong's NPC deputies
South China Morning Post, March 12, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1446669/hong-kong-deputies-npc-united-push-human-trafficking

Nine suspects arrested in connection with Kevin Lau chopping attack case
South China Morning Post, March 12, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1447145/least-one-suspect-arrested-former-ming-pao-chief-editor-kevin-laus

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 10:46

“Staged” questions raise hackles at China political meet
Agence France-Presse, March 11, 2014
bit.ly/1ixStQw

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 10:46

Lenovo to inherit half-empty IBM factory as workers quit
IBM深圳工厂一半工人离职
Financial Times, March 11, 2014
EN:www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8c0da1dc-a90e-11e3-9b71-00144feab7de.html#axzz2vhtZS9wq
CH:www.ftchinese.com/story/001055216

Related:
IBM深圳工厂罢工持续 联想承诺员工待遇不变
Workers stand firm as IBM strike enters ninth day
China Labour Bulletin, March 11, 2014
CH:http://bit.ly/PtzQ84
EN:www.clb.org.hk/en/content/workers-stand-firm-ibm-strike-enters-ninth-day

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 10:46

As China drafts property tax law, fate of pilot programme up in the air
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2014
www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1446030/china-drafts-property-tax-law-fate-pilot-programme-air

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 10:46

Three Skynet reporters detained for exposing truth about the two meetings
New Tang Dynasty Television, March 11, 2014
http://www.ntd.tv/en/programs/news-politics/china-forbidden-news/20140312/109770-three-skynet-reporters-detained-for-exposing-truth-about-the-two-meetings.html

Related:
China: Release citizen journalists detained for highlighting security crackdown
Amnesty International, March 11, 2014
http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/china-release-citizen-journalists-detained-for-highlighting-security-crackdown

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 09:45

北京检察长:中国每年约200万刑事被害人获赔无门 (Chief prosecutor in Beijing: 2 million crime victims a year lack access to compensation)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/jz-03112014102135.html

China's legal reform: a balancing act
The Diplomat, March 12, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/03/chinas-legal-reform-a-balancing-act/

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 09:45

Taiwan lawmakers brawl over China trade agreement
South China Morning Post, March 12, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447199/taiwan-lawmakers-brawl-over-china-trade-agreement

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 09:45

民族自治,大象与老鼠 (Ethnic autonomy, elephants and mice)
The New York Times, March 12, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140312/cc12wanglixiong/

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:33

“阿里巴巴开门”,中国民营银行破冰 (China to allow establishment of 5 private banks)
Deutsche Welle, March 11, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BNLz

Related:
China approves trial for five new privately owned banks
Bloomberg News, March 11, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-11/china-approves-trial-for-five-new-privately-owned-banks.html

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:33

Enterprises donate funds to NGOs in quake zone
China Daily, March 11, 2014
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-03/11/content_17339019.htm

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:33

中国36名人大代表提交议案废除非法集资死刑 (36 NPC deputies submit proposal to remove illegal fundraising as a capital crime)
Radio Free Asia, March 10, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/nu-03102014104342.html

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:33

Obama offers condolences to Xi over Chinese nationals on missing flight
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1445685/obama-offers-condolences-xi-over-chinese-nationals-missing-flight

Anger mounts in China over missing Malaysian plane "mystery"
Radio Free Asia, March 10, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/flight-03102014155540.html

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:33

北京成「安檢之城」 地鐵機場排長龍 (Missing plane and Two Congresses turn Beijing into “City of Security Checkpoints” with long lines at subway stations and airport)
Ming Pao, March 11, 2014
http://news.mingpao.com/20140311/gaa2.htm

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:33

China detains Uighur AIDS activist amid crackdown
Reuters, March 10, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/10/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA290LK20140310

广东关注农民上访天理被刑拘 六警抄家带走电脑及诉状 (Guangdong rights defender, Tian Li, criminally detained on Saturday, home searched and computer seized)
Radio Free Asia, March 10, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-03102014102751.html

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:33

中国将培训首期“网络舆情管理师” (China to train first batch of “online public opinion managers”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 10, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140310_china_online_sensors_training.shtml

Managing the discussion of the missing Malaysian jet
客机失踪事件挑战中国政府舆论管理
New York Times, March 11, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140311/c11media/dual/

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:33

Hoping to isolate Russia, U.S. woos China on Ukraine
Associated Press, March 10, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/hoping-isolate-russia-us-woos-china-ukraine-181021850--politics.html

Manila calls China action in disputed waters an “urgent threat”
The Age, March 12, 2014
http://www.theage.com.au/world/manila-calls-china-action-in-disputed-waters-an-urgent-threat-20140311-hvhis.html

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 09:48

广州市长:官员财产公示怎么搞 希望中央有说法 (Guangzhou mayorhopes NPC will provide guidance on implementing asset transparency)
Beijing Youth Daily, March 11, 2014
http://epaper.ynet.com/html/2014-03/11/content_44971.htm?div=-1

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 09:48

“社会抚养费制度是恶政应废止” (Tsinghua professor: family planning penalty fee should be eliminated)
Beijing Youth Daily, March 11, 2014
epaper.ynet.com/html/2014-03/11/content_44987.htm?div=-1

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 09:48

Resurrecting one of China’s most embarrassing court decisions
The Wall Street Journal, March 11, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/11/resurrecting-one-of-chinas-most-embarrassing-court-decisions/?mod=WSJBlog

周强首秀工作报告,薄熙来案成典型 (Critics say there is nothing new in chief justice’s first work report,)
Deutsche Welle, March 10, 2014
dw.de/p/1BMqs

Related:
最高人民法院工作报告(摘要) (Summary of the annual work report of the Supreme People's Court)
Supreme People's Court, March 11, 2014
www.chinacourt.org/article/detail/2014/03/id/1227261.shtml

China's chief justice warns of weakness, pledges reform in court system
Xinhua, March 10, 2014
english.peopledaily.com.cn/90785/8561303.html

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 09:48

达兰萨拉:年轻藏人领导自由西藏斗争 (Tibetan government-in-exile: young Tibetans are carrying on struggle for a free Tibet)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 10, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140310_tibet.shtml

Nepal police arrest Tibetans for 'anti-China activity'
Agence France-Presse, March 10, 2014
bit.ly/1i1QRzu

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 09:48

In China, brutality yields confessions of graft
Associated Press, March 10, 2014
bigstory.ap.org/article/china-brutality-yields-confessions-graft-1

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 09:48

Adding elders and children to a domestic violence law
人大代表提交加快反家暴立法动议
The New York Times, March 10, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140310/c10domestic/dual/

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 09:48

昆明血案后,多地新疆人受盘查 (Many Xinjiang natives questioned and investigated following Kunming attacks)
Radio Free Asia, March 10, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/aw-03102014104826.html

China rights groups rally for Uighurs after knife attack
Reuters, March 11, 2014
http://www.taipeitimes.com/news/world/archives/2014/03/11/2003585403

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:39

云南副省长沈培平涉嫌贪腐被调查 (Yunnan deputy governor under investigation for corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 9, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140309_yunnan_corruption.shtml

Related:
China investigates Yunnan vice governor
Agence France-Presse, March 9, 2014
bit.ly/Pfo15n

反腐不能停留在“割韭菜” (CPPCC Natl Comm Mbr: Only democracy can address root causes of corruption)
China Youth Daily, March 10, 2014
zqb.cyol.com/html/2014-03/10/nw.D110000zgqnb_20140310_6-01.htm

See the full statement:
蒋洪大会发言提交:只有民主才能根治腐败 (“Only democracy can address root causes of corruption”)
Xinzhonghua1702 Blog, March 10, 2014
xueping1950.blog.163.com/blog/static/139964170201429539771/

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:39

全国人大法工委:刑法修改会减少“死刑”罪名 (NPC official hints that amendments to Criminal Law may reduce number of capital crimes)
CCTV, March 9, 2014
news.cntv.cn/2014/03/09/ARTI1394352271659976.shtml

With legal reforms, China wants less interfering in cases, fewer death penalty crimes
Reuters, March 9, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/09/us-china-parliament-legal-idUSBREA2804S20140309

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:39

[直播]马航MH370航班失联事件最新进展 (Live updates on developments in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370)
Beijing News, March 9, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/03/09/308218.html

LIVE: Latest updates on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370
The Guardian, March 9, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/09/malaysia-airlines-missing-plane-investigation-widens-live

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:39

Only three China cities meet air standards
Financial Times, March 9, 2014
t.co/bvpBDcJMCb

China to toughen environment law, hold polluters accountable
Reuters, March 9, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/09/us-china-pollution-idUSBREA2804920140309

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:39

别让一纸户口挡住梦想(民生新起点)(Don’t let Hukou obstruct a dream, a turning point for people’s livelihood)
People's Daily, March 10, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0310/c1001-24582517.html

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:39

刘萍案新余法院再延期三个月 代理律师将提取保候审 (Court seeks 3-month postponement in rendering verdict in Liu Ping case, lawyers to apply for bail)
Radio Free Asia, March 8, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-03082014122604.html

For more information on Liu Ping, see:
刘萍在法庭上的最后陈述
Liu Ping’s Final Statement at Trial
Human Rights in China, December 6, 2013
CH:www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/liu-ping-zai-fa-ting-shang-de-zui-hou-chen-shu
EN:www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/liu-pings-final-statement-trial

各界妇女节关注女性异见人士 团体呼吁美第一夫人访华提刘霞 (HK groups hold event supporting Liu Xia, U.S. group calls on Michelle Obama to raise her case in China visit)
Radio Free Asia, March 8, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-03082014123405.html

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:39

张德江:加强立法全程宣传 通过中国人大网公布 (Senior NPC official announces plans to enhance transparency by making legislative documents available online)
China News, March 9, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/03/09/308225.html

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:39

China has 99.93 per cent conviction rate
Agence France-Presse, March 8, 2014
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/china-has-9993-per-cent-conviction-rate-20140310-hvh5w.html

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:39

Remembering Taiwan's White Terror
The Diplomat, March 8, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/03/remembering-taiwans-white-terror/

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:39

胡平:昆明惨案西媒为何未用“恐怖袭击” (Hu Ping: Why Western media cautious in labeling Kunming tragedy as "terrorist attack")
Radio France International, March 6, 2014
rfi.my/1kFr0Ru

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:37

Little Hunan finds itself in the spotlight after vote buying scandal
The Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/07/little-hunan-finds-itself-in-the-spotlight-after-vote-buying-scandal/?mod=WSJBlog

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:37

社会监督与中国治霾改革 (Social oversight and reform of China's measures to tackle smog)
Financial Times, March 7, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001055133

China’s “war on pollution” may end up accelerating global warming
Quartz, March 6, 2014
qz.com/184860/chinas-war-on-pollution-may-end-up-accelerating-global-warming/

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:37

台湾烛光晚会声援香港新闻自由 (Taiwan holds candlelight vigil to support press freedom in Hong Kong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 6, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140306_taiwan_hk_protest.shtml

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:37

唐荆陵应邀参加美领馆新馆舍剪彩被国保拦截 (Domestic security prevents human rights lawyer from attending opening ceremony of new U.S. consulate general in Guangzhou)
Radio Free Asia, March 6, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-03062014104350.html

许志永律师:二审不再沉默 (Xu Zhiyong's lawyers will drop silence tactic in second-instance trial)
Deutsche Welle, March 6, 2014
dw.de/p/1BL99

Related:
请守住法治的底线——就新公民案致十二届全国人大全体代表的公开信
"Uphold the Bottom Line of the Rule of Law" --- an open letter to all delegates of the Twelfth National People’s Congress about the prosecution of New Citizens Movement advocates
Lawyers in the Xu Zhiyong and New Citizens Movement Cases, March 2, 2014
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/qing-shou-zhu-fa-zhi-de-di- xian-jiu-xin-gong-min-zhi-shi-er-jie-quan-guo-ren-da
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/uphold-bottom-line-rule-law-open- letter-all-delegates-twelfth-national-peoples

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:37

“昆明事件”后 中国开始打击网络谣言 (China begins crackdown on online rumors after “the Kunming Event”)
Voice of America, March 7, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-internet-attack-20140307/1866407.html

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:37

Chinese workers at IBM factory on strike amid company sale
IBM深圳工厂千名工人罢工
The New York Times, March 7, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140307/c07lenovo/dual/

百事可乐非法裁员 多地工人大罢工 (Workers protest illegal layoffs at PepsiCo factory)
New Tang Dynasty Television, March 7, 2014
http://www.ntdtv.com/xtr/gb/2014/03/07/a1075477.html

Related:
Pepsi workers across China go out on strike with trade union support
China Labour Bulletin, March 7, 2014
http://www.clb.orghk/en/content/pepsi-workers-across-china-go-out-strike-trade-union-support

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:37

China's "land kings" under threat as tightening takes a toll
Reuters, March 6, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/06/us-china-property-idUSBREA2527820140306

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:37

Inside China’s military spending
The Wall Street Journal, March 6, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/06/inside-chinas-military-spending/?mod=WSJBlog

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:37

Charity donations may become compulsory for all Chinese earners in sector overhaul
South China Morning Post, March 7, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1442594/charity-donations-may-become-compulsory-all-chinese-earners-sector

China sets up organ donation committee
Xinhua English, March 7, 2014
http://english.sina.com/china/2014/0307/681224.html

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:37

How Chinese petitioners keep hope for justice alive
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 6, 2014
www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26462568

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:37

中国律师呼吁取消年检制度 (Lawyers call for abolition of annual licensing inspection system)
Radio Free Asia, March 6, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-03062014133709.html

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:37

OW doc reveals tough conditions at one of China’s 400 internet addiction centres
Radio Praha, March 5, 2014
http://radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/ow-doc-reveals-tough-conditions-at-one-of-chinas-400-internet-addiction-centres

China remodels an ancient Silk Road city, and an ethnic rift widens
The New York Times, March 5, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/06/world/asia/china-remodels-an-ancient-silk-road-city-and-an-ethnic-rift-widens.html

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:37

男子在看守所被羁押10年 自称被强灌屎尿捏下体逼供
Henan man spent 10 years wrongly imprisoned in miscarriage of justice, claims to have been force-fed feces and urine to extort a confession
North News, February 26, 2014 (Chinese)
China Smack, February 27, 2014 (English)
CH: http://www.northnews.cn/2014/0226/1535637.shtml
EN: http://www.chinasmack.com/2014/stories/chinese-man-released-after-10-years-of-wrongful-imprisonment.html

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:37

A map of China, by stereotype
Tea Leaf Nation, March 5, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/03/a-map-of-china-by-stereotype/

The other Uighurs: The forgotten victims of violent ethnic unrest in China
Offbeat China, March 6, 2014
http://offbeatchina.com/the-other-uighurs-the-forgotten-victims-of-violent-ethnic-unrest-in-china

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:50

代表委员“死磕”嫖宿幼女罪:“只是个时间问题” (CPPCC committee member believes abolition of “prostituting girls” provision in Criminal Law only a matter of time)
China Youth Daily, March 6, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/03-06/5916460.shtml

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:50

China declares ‘War Against Pollution’
李克强政府工作报告向环境污染宣战
The New York Times, March 6, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140306/c06smog/dual/

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:50

全国政协委员:公民个人信息需要法律“金刚罩” (CPPCC committee member calls for legal protection of citizens' personal data)
Qianjiang Evening Post, March 6, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/03-06/5916212.shtml

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:50

Hong Kong's rule of law ranks 16th in the world
The South China Morning Post, March 6, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1441292/hong-kongs-rule-law-ranks-16th-world

Related:
WJP Rule of Law Index 2014
World Justice Project, March 2014
worldjusticeproject.org/rule-of-law-index

China parliament head warns of western-style democracy for Hong Kong
Reuters, March 6, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/06/us-china-parliament-hongkong-idUSBREA250K420140306

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:50

北京维权人士曹顺利病情略微好转 (Rights defender Cao Shunli's condition improves slightly)
Radio Free Asia, March 5, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-03052014115114.html

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