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Information Control (信息控制)

24 January, 2014 - 12:40

Thinking about thinking in China
Wall Street Journal, January 24, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/24/thinking-about-thinking-in-china/?mod=WSJBlog

Categories: Non-Governmentals

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) , 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

24 January, 2014 - 12:39

U. S. calls on China to free scholar fighting graft
Associated Press, January 23, 2014
www.greenwichtime.com/news/crime/article/New-Citizens-founder-s-manifesto-blocked-in-China-5167909.php

See U.S. Embassy statement:
Ambassador Locke’s statement on the trial of Xu Zhiyong
U.S. Embassy in Beijing, January 23, 2014
beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/2014/ambassador-lockes-statement-on-the-trial-of-xu-zhiyong.html

Categories: Non-Governmentals

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

24 January, 2014 - 12:38

十余省份成立深改小组 组长多由一把手担任 (Over a dozen provinces set up reform working group, led mostly by provincial party secretary)
First Caijing News, January 24, 2014
china.haiwainet.cn/n/2014/0124/c345646-20207502.html

China “reform panel” holds first meeting
Agence France-Presse, January 23, 2014
www.news24.com/World/News/China-reform-panel-holds-first-meeting-20140123

Categories: Non-Governmentals

Rule of Law (法治)

24 January, 2014 - 12:38

自由派人士促《集会游行示威法》的违宪审查 (Liberals call on Chinese parliament to review constitutionality of Law on Assembly, Procession and Demonstration)
Deutsche Welle, January 23, 2014
dw.de/p/1Avwj

See statement:
对《集会游行示威法》提起违宪审查的公开建议书
Open Recommendation to Conduct Constitutional Review on the ‘Law of the People’s Republic of China on Assemblies, Processions and Demonstrations
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2014
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/dui-ji-hui-you-xing-shi-wei-fa-ti-qi-wei-xian-shen-cha-de-gong-kai-jian-yi-shu
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/open-recommendation-conduct-constitutional-review-law-peoples-republic-china

广州火速试点轻刑快审 法官称并不能替代劳教 (After RTL abolition, Guangzhou pilot reform to expedite trials and hand down short-term detention for petty crimes)
Caijing, January 24, 2014
politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-01-24/113856946.html

Related:
Guangzhou vows new detention centres won't be like labour camps
South China Morning Post, January 24, 2014e
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1412432/guangzhou-vows-new-detention-centres-wont-be-labour-camps

自由之家公布报告 中国列为不自由国家 (Freedom House labels China as "not free")
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 23, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/01/140123_us_freedom_house_report.shtml

See report:
Freedom in the World 2014
Freedom House, January 23, 2014e
www.freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2014/china-0#.UuHPlNKwrs0

Categories: Non-Governmentals

Technology (科技)

24 January, 2014 - 12:37

Massive Internet mishap sparks Great Firewall scrutiny in China
Reuters, January 22, 2014
in.reuters.com/article/2014/01/22/china-internet-idINDEEA0L01K20140122

Categories: Non-Governmentals

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

24 January, 2014 - 12:34

新疆阿克苏派出所外维汉冲突死伤五人 同一乡村数月内两暴惨剧 (Clash at Xinjiang police station leaves 3 Uyghurs dead, 2 police injured)
Radio Free Asia, January 23, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql-01232014100218.html

Categories: Non-Governmentals

Opinion (观点)

24 January, 2014 - 12:33

临时工领导中国
China’s temporary-worker ploy
The New York Times, January 24, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20140124/c24murong/dual/

Categories: Non-Governmentals

Children (儿童)

23 January, 2014 - 15:41

Amid Chinese New Year frenzy, city offers to “mail” children home
Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/23/amid-chinese-new-year-frenzy-city-offers-to-mail-children-home/?mod=WSJBlog

Categories: Non-Governmentals

Corruption (腐败)

23 January, 2014 - 15:40

Report details overseas accounts of Chinese elite
泄密文件揭示中国权贵的海外财富
The New York Times, January 23, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140123/c23accounts/dual/

Categories: Non-Governmentals

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

23 January, 2014 - 15:38

China puts anti-corruption activist Xu Zhiyong on trial, bars diplomats from attending
Washington Post, January 23, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/trial-for-chinese-anti-corruption-activist-xu-zhiyong-draws-crowd-of-wary-supporters/2014/01/22/10cd62bc-834f-11e3-8099-9181471f7aaf_story.html?tid=hpModule_949fa2be-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394

BBC reporter 'harassed' at Chinese activist trial
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 22, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25838209

Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong makes silent protest at trial
Sydney Morning Herald, January 22, 2014
www.smh.com.au/world/chinese-activist-xu-zhiyong-makes-silent-protest-at-trial-20140122-hv9hp.html

Xu Zhiyong trial: reaction of Chinese officials has unexpected impact
Guardian, January 22, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/22/xu-zhiyong-trial-china-official-reaction-new-citizens-movement

Prominent Chinese activist on trial, refuses to defend himself
Reuters, January 22, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/22/us-china-activist-idUSBREA0L0A920140122

For more information on Xu Zhiyong, see:
Xu Zhiyong trial ends without verdict, foreign journalists attacked
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/xu-zhiyong-trial-ends-without-verdict-foreign-journalists-attacked

Categories: Non-Governmentals

Information Control (信息控制)

23 January, 2014 - 15:36

Newspaper websites blocked in China after reports about Chinese leaders' wealth
Huffington Post, January 22, 2014
www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/22/newspaper-blocked-china-guardian-reports-leaked-documents-president-offshore-holdings_n_4645759.html

余杰:呼吁“中国教父”习近平释放姚文田 (Writer Yu Jie calls on Xi Jinping to release HK publisher)
Deutsche Welle, January 22, 2014
dw.de/p/1AvQg

Categories: Non-Governmentals

International Relations (国际关系)

23 January, 2014 - 15:36

May a thousand spies bloom
News Week, January 16, 2014
http://mag.newsweek.com/2014/01/17/china-spies-fbi-cia.html

Categories: Non-Governmentals

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

23 January, 2014 - 15:34

全面深化改革的必然要求 (The necessity to comprehensively deepen reform)
The Telegraph, January 22, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10589360/Chinese-fugitive-judge-flees-Communist-Party-interrogation-centre.html

Categories: Non-Governmentals

Rule of Law (法治)

23 January, 2014 - 15:33

Chinese fugitive judge “flees Communist Party interrogation centre”
The Telegraph, January 22, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10589360/Chinese-fugitive-judge-flees-Communist-Party-interrogation-centre.html

Categories: Non-Governmentals

Social Security (社会安全)

23 January, 2014 - 15:32

城乡人均养老金水平相差24倍 成城镇化阻碍 (Pensions 24 times higher in urban than rural areas)
Xinhua, January 23, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2014-01/23/c_126046398.htm

Categories: Non-Governmentals

Technology (科技)

23 January, 2014 - 15:31

中国证实互联网故障源于根服务器遭攻击 (China blames attack on root name server for Internet outage)
Caijing, January 23, 2014
tech.caijing.com.cn/2014-01-23/113851661.html

Related:
How the Chinese Internet ended up in Cheyenne, Wyoming
Washington Post, January 22, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/01/22/that-time-the-chinese-internet-found-itself-at-a-tiny-house-in-cheyenne-wyoming/

Categories: Non-Governmentals

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

23 January, 2014 - 15:30

China urges respect for ethnic traditions in restive Xinjiang
Reuters, January 22, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/22/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA0L0FC20140122

Categories: Non-Governmentals

Opinion (观点)

23 January, 2014 - 15:29

依法审理许志永案,反对立场先行

Law is no threat to citizen movement
OGlobal Times, January 23, 2014
CN: opinion.huanqiu.com/editorial/2014-01/4781693.html
EN: www.globaltimes.cn/content/838923.shtml#.UuBykmSwrLY

China's elite: don't shoot the messenger
Guardian, January 22, 2014
www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/22/chinas-elite-dont-shoot-the-messenger

Categories: Non-Governmentals

Corruption (腐败)

22 January, 2014 - 15:40

密档显示,中共权贵在海外避税天堂藏有财富 (High-level Chinese officials hide wealth in offshore accounts)
Voice of America, January 21, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/off-shore-wealth-of-chinese-elite-20140121/1834956.html

China's princelings storing riches in Caribbean offshore haven
Guardian, January 21, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2014/jan/21/china-british-virgin-islands-wealth-offshore-havens

See report:
Leaked records reveal offshore holdings of China’s elite
中国离岸金融解密
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, January 21, 2014
CH: www.icij.org/project/zhong-guo-chi-jin-rong-jie-mi
EN: www.icij.org/offshore/leaked-records-reveal-offshore-holdings-chinas-elite

Categories: Non-Governmentals

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