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Apr 12th, 2015 by Gao

中共中央 国务院关于构建和谐劳动关系的意见(新华)

劳动关系是生产关系的重要组成部分,是最基本、最重要的社会关系之一。劳动关系是否和谐,事关广大职工和企业的切身利益,事关经济发展与社会和谐。党和国家历来高度重视构建和谐劳动关系,制定了一系列法律法规和政策措施并作出工作部署。各级党委和政府认真贯彻落实党中央和国务院的决策部署,取得了积极成效,总体保持了全国劳动关系和谐稳定。但是,我国正处于经济社会转型时期,劳动关系的主体及其利益诉求越来越多元化,劳动关系矛盾已进入凸显期和多发期,劳动争议案件居高不下,有的地方拖欠农民工工资等损害职工利益的现象仍较突出,集体停工和群体性事件时有发生,构建和谐劳动关系的任务艰巨繁重。

Chun Han Wong: China Aims to Soothe Labor Unrest (Wall Street Journal)

As slowing growth fuels labor unrest in the world’s second-largest economy, China’s top leadership is pushing for greater efforts to foster harmony across its increasingly agitated workforce.
In a recent directive, top Communist Party and government officials called on party cadres and bureaucrats across the country to “make the construction of harmonious labor relations an urgent task,” to ensure “healthy economic development” and to consolidate the party’s “governing status.”

女权主义者被拘第35天,公民寄出媒体报道呼吁检方不予批捕(Evernote)
Edward Wong: Chinese Police Seeking Charges Against Detained Women’s Activists, Lawyer Says (New York Times)

Tingting Shen: Inside the world of China’s trans sex workers (Gay Star News)

Reuters: 2000 police used to quell pollution protest in China which left one dead (Guardian)

One person died and 50 were arrested after some 2,000 police, using rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons, put down a protest by villagers against pollution from a chemical plant in China’s Inner Mongolia, an overseas human rights group said…
In the latest incident, villagers in Naiman Banner took to the streets to protest against a chemical processing zone they said was polluting farmland and grazing land, the New York-based Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Centre said in a statement late on Monday.
The group quoted a witness as saying police used rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons to disperse the demonstrators, leading to one death.

2015年春季人才流动分析报告(智联招聘~中商情报网)

智联招聘发布的《2015春节白领跳槽调研》报告中显示,在12228份调查问卷中,47.8%的白领已经在春节前后更新了简历在找工作中,而有13.7%的白领已经办理了离职或新工作的入职手续。超过半数的白领在春季选择了跳槽。
   当跳槽已成为职场常态。白领怎么跳?跳去哪里?在跳槽的过程中职业规划发生了哪些改变?为此,智联招聘根据2015年春节后白领投递简历行为的全站大数据,独家发布《2015春季人才流动分析报告》为广大白领解读跳槽的方向与选择。

Chun-Wei Yap: Amid Corruption Crackdown, 10,000 Chinese Officials Want New Jobs (Wall Street Journal)

David E. Sanger, Rick Gladstone: Piling Sand in a Disputed Sea, China Literally Gains Ground (New York Times)

The clusters of Chinese vessels busily dredge white sand and pump it onto partly submerged coral, aptly named Mischief Reef, transforming it into an island.
Over a matter of weeks, satellite photographs show the island growing bigger, its few shacks on stilts replaced by buildings. What appears to be an amphibious warship, capable of holding 500 to 800 troops, patrols the reef’s southern opening.

Patrick McGee, Jamil Anderlini: China inflation misses Beijing target (Financial Times)

Subdued demand and falling oil prices last month pulled Chinese inflation well below Beijing’s target of “around 3 per cent” for this year.
China’s consumer price index maintained a sluggish year-on-year pace of 1.4 per cent in March, the same rate as in February, according to the government’s official figures.
Forecasters had predicted the CPI would decelerate to 1.3 per cent.
However, the bigger problem was at factory gates. Producer prices deflated for a 37th consecutive month in March, falling 4.6 per cent, versus a 4.8 per cent fall in February.
That is the longest period of factory gate deflation in China on record.

Pengpeng: “This society is creating angry youth”: memoir of a punk in Wuhan (Chuǎng)

Kaiser Kuo, David Moser, Rogier Creemers: Cyber Leninism and the Political Culture of the Chinese Internet (China File)

Tania Branigan: Top Chinese TV presenter filmed insulting Mao at private dinner (Guardian)

Proteste in Hongkong
Sep 29th, 2014 by Gao

HKCTU strongly condemns the police crackdown of people’s protest by Hong Kong government (HKCTU)

Calling all workers in Hong Kong to participate in a general strike on September 29.
Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions(HKCTU) strongly condemns the police for their violent attack on unarmed students and people. We strongly condemn the government for suppressing the freedom of speech and the freedom of assembly in Hong Kong. HKCTU calls for all workers in Hong Kong to strike tomorrow, in protest of the ruling of the National People’s Congress, as well as the brutal suppression of peaceful protest by the Hong Kong government. Workers and students must unite to force the totalitarian government to hand state power back to the people.
Since the peaceful assembly outside the Government Headquarter on September 26th, thousands of people join and support the assembly. The ever growing number of people maintained peace and order. Yet, the police attacked the protestors heavily with pepper spray, baton and riot squads armed with shields and helmets, while people who only had towels and umbrellas to protect themselves. In face of several rounds of suppression, protestors only raised their hands up without fighting back. In the evening of September 28th, the police furthered their attack with several rounds of tear gas. Many peaceful protestors were injured.
Workers must stand up against the unjust government and violent suppression. Workers must stand up, as the totalitarian government has to back down when all workers protest in solidarity. To defend democracy and justice, we cannot let the students fight the suppression alone.
HKCTU hereby announces and calls all workers to participate in a general strike tomorrow.
We demand:
1) Police must release the arrested protestors immediately. They must guarantee the basic human rights of the arrested protestors during retention.
2) The government and police must stop suppressing the peaceful assembly and apologize to the people.
3) National People’s Congress must withdraw the ‘fake universal suffrage’. The Hong Kong government must restart the consultation of political reform. Workers have been demanding a fair election system to rectify the longstanding problem of the business-leaning government. However, the ‘fake universal suffrage’ framework proposed by NPC is merely ‘old wine in a new bottle’.
4) Chief Executive Leung Chun Ying must step down to bear the responsibility of violent suppression of protest.

Tania Branigan, Jonathan Kaiman: Tens of thousands join pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong (Guardian)
Tania Branigan, Jonathan Kaiman: Hong Kong police use teargas and pepper spray to disperse protesters (Guardian)
Tania Branigan: Hong Kong citizens urged to continue protests as police withdraw (Guardian)
Tania Branigan: Hong Kong citizens step up protests as riot police withdrawn (Guardian)
Tania Branigan: Hong Kong surprises itself with the exuberance and spontaneity of protests (Guardian)
Jonathan Kaiman: China censors images of Hong Kong protests in TV broadcasts to mainland (Guardian)
Chris Buckley, Alan Wong: Pro-Democracy Group Shifts to Collaborate With Student Protesters in Hong Kong (New York Times)
Ivan Watson, Elizabeth Joseph, Anjali Tsui, Jethro Mullen: Hong Kong says riot police have pulled back as protesters jam city streets (CNN)
Christoph Prantner: Lostage für China (Standard)
Johnny Erling: Pekings Angst vor der Regenschirm-Revolution (Standard)

Über die Massendemonstrationen von Schülern und Studenten in Hongkong und ihre anhaltende Kampagne, die den zivilen Ungehorsam unterstützt, kursiert ein bunter Begriff: die „Regenschirm-Revolution“. Die kommunistische Führung in Peking, die hinter allen Protestbewegungen die Hand „farbiger“ Revolutionen vermutet, lässt ihn in Chinas Internet strikt zensieren. In Hongkong ist er dennoch zum geflügelten Wort geworden.

APA: Demonstranten blockieren Hongkongs Finanzbezirk (Standard)
反对人大粗暴落闸 既要真普选也要改善民生(劳工世界)/ 25 Unions and Social Groups Demand Universal Suffrage and Economic Betterment (China Labour Net)
Bai Ruixue: The protest movement in Hong Kong is continuing to grow (Europe solidaire sans frontières)
Bai Ruixue: Universal suffrage: Thousands of Hong Kong students hold large pro-democracy rally on the first day of class boycott (Europe solidaire sans frontières)
Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters Clash With Police In Surreal Scenes (Huffington Post)

Xīnjiāng | Zhōu Yǒngkāng | Microsoft
Jul 31st, 2014 by Gao

Erneuter Terroranschlag in Xinjiang (Radio China International)

Ein gewaltiger Terroranschlag hat sich am Montag frühmorgens im Uigurischen Autonomen Gebiet Xinjiang ereignet. Dutzende von Zivilisten wurden getötet oder verletzt, Dutzende von Unruhestiftern wurden von der Polizei geschossen.
Wie die Polizei in Xinjiang mitteilte, eine Gruppe von Unruhestiftern hatten mit Messern und Äxten die Regierung und die Polizeistation im Gemeinde Elixku im Kreis Yarkant (Shache Zhen) angegriffen. Manche von ihnen fluchten nach dem Gemeinde Huangdi. Dutzende von unschuldigen Menschen wurden dabei getötet oder verletzt, 31 Autos zerstört oder verbrannt.

Dutzende Tote bei Anschlag in Chinas Unruheprovinz (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

Bei einer Messerattacke in der chinesischen Unruheprovinz Xinjiang sind nach Angaben staatlicher Medien zahlreiche Menschen getötet und verletzt worden. Die staatliche Nachrichtenagentur Xinhua meldete am Dienstag unter Berufung auf Angaben der örtlichen Polizei, dutzende Menschen seien am Vortag Opfer des Angriffs geworden. Demnach attackierte eine mit Messern bewaffnete Gruppe am Montag im Bezirk Shache ein Polizeirevier und andere Räumlichkeiten von Behörden.

Emily Rauhala: Dozens Dead or Injured in Xinjiang ‘Terror,’ but Facts Are Few and Far Between (Time)
Shohret Hoshur, Eset Sulaiman, Yang Fan: Dozens of Uyghurs Shot Dead in Riots in Xinjiang’s Yarkand County (Radio Free Asia)

Chinese police in northwestern China’s troubled Xinjiang region have shot dead dozens of knife and axe-wielding ethnic minority Uyghur Muslims who went on a rampage, apparently angry over restrictions during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and the cold-blooded killing of a family of five, officials said.

China Xinjiang: Attack ‚kills or injures dozens‘ (BBC)
Chinese police shoot dozens of attackers dead in Xinjiang region (Guardian)
Tania Branigan: Chinese police seize matchboxes in Xinjiang security crackdown (Guardian)
AFP/Reuters: Xinjiang: Streichhölzer im Kampf gegen Terror beschlagnahmt (Presse)
Joshua Lipes: Religious Curbs in Xinjiang ‘Increases Potential’ For Violent Extremism (Radio Free Asia)
Xinjiang: Tight security after deadly violence (BBC)

Michael Martina, Ben Blanchard: More violence in China’s Xinjiang, prominent academic indicted (Reuters)

China formally indicted a prominent ethnic Uighur professor for separatism on Wednesday, as security forces flooded into the far western region of Xinjiang amid more reports of violence following what the government called a terrorist attack.
Police in Beijing in January detained Ilham Tohti, a well-known economist who has championed the rights of the Muslim Uighur community, who come from Xinjiang.

Philip Wen: China charges Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti with working for separatism (Sydney Morning Herald)

China has formally indicted Uighur scholar and rights advocate Ilham Tohti on charges of separatism – a crime that carries a potential death sentence – even as a fresh outbreak of deadly violence wracked the turbulent far-western region of Xinjiang.

Shohret Hoshur: Imam of Grand Kashgar Mosque Murdered in Xinjiang Violence (Radio Free Asia)

The head of the largest mosque in China who has been highly critical of violence by ethnic minority Muslim Uyghurs in the troubled Xinjiang region has been stabbed to death, according to witnesses and local officials.
Jume Tahir [Jümǝ Taⱨir], the Uyghur imam of the Id Kah mosque in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar in China’s western Xinjiang region, was found in a pool of blood outside the prayer house on Wednesday morning.

Katie Nelson: Conflicting details about Xinjiang attacks emerge, imam of China’s biggest mosque reportedly killed (Shanghaiist)
Shannon Tiezzi: Dozens Dead in Latest Xinjiang Violence (Diplomat)
Shohret Hohshur: Wife of Party Official Killed in Xinjiang ‘Revenge Attack’ (Radio Free Asia)

Tania Branigan: China begins corruption inquiry into former security chief Zhou Yongkang (Guardian)
Jonathan Kaiman: Zhou Yongkang: oil boss who became China’s third most powerful man (Guardian)

DPA: Chinas Wettbewerbshüter ermitteln gegen Microsoft (Heise)
AFP: Microsoft faces monopoly investigation in China (Guardian)

1989
Jun 2nd, 2014 by Gao

Nach wie vor unübertroffen ist die dreistündige Dokumentation The Gate of Heavenly Peace von Carma Hinton und Richard Gordon.

Rückblick auf die Ereignisse aus der Sicht US-amerikanischer Medien:
Mike Chinoy, Craig Stubing, Clayton Dube Assignment: China – Tiananmen Square (YouTube / University of Southern California U.S.-China Institute)

Veranstaltungen in Wien:
4. Juni 1989 – 25 Jahre danach (Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften der Universität Wien)
Gezeigt wurde die WDR-Dokumentation “Tiananmen – 20 Jahre nach dem Massaker” (2009) von Shi Ming und Thomas Weidenbach.
Montag, 2. Juni 2014, 18 Uhr: Dokumentarfilm Tiananmen (D/Ö 2009) und anschließende Diskussion
Dienstag, 3. Juni 2014, 18.30 Uhr: Diskussionsveranstaltung zu Bedeutung und Wirkung des Protests und seiner gewaltsamen Niederschlagung (mit Impulsreferaten von Christian Göbel, Richard Trappl, Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik und einer studentischen Projektgruppe)

Matthias hat folgenden Link geschickt:
Mark Siemons: Was Mainstream ist, bestimmen wir (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

Weitere Artikel:
Anton Pam: Eine gescheiterte Revolution? (gongchao)
Voices from Tiananmen (South China Morning Post)
Twenty-five years since the Tiananmen protests: Legacies of the student-worker divide (Nào/libcom.org)
Long Xinming: Let’s Talk About Tiananmen Square, 1989 My Hearsay is Better Than Your Hearsay (NSNBC)
Edward Wong: Liu Heung Shing on Photographing Tiananmen (New York Times)
Andrew Jacobs, Chris Buckley, Jonathan Ansfield: Tales of Army Discord Show Tiananmen Square in a New Light (New York Times)
Andrew Jacobs: Chen Guang on the Soldiers Who Retook Tiananmen Square (New York Times)
Andrew Jacobs: Far From Beijing, Jaded Students Inspired to Protest (New York Times)
Malcolm Moore: Wikileaks: no bloodshed inside Tiananmen Square, cables claim (Telegraph)
Zoe Li, David McKenzie: Crackdown on dissent ahead of Tiananmen Square 25th anniversary (CNN)
Alan Chin: Eyewitness Views: From hope to horror in Tiananmen Square (Reuters)
Daniel F. Vukovich: Uncivil Society, or, Orientalism and Tiananmen, 1989 (Social Science Research Network)
Kate Phillips: Springtime in Tiananmen Square, 1989 (Atlantic)
Terril Yue Jones: Tiananmen Square at 25 (Wilson Quarterly)
Ma Jian: Tiananmen Square 25 years on: ‚Every person in the crowd was a victim of the massacre‘ (Guardian)
Euan McKirdy: Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian detained ahead of Tiananmen anniversary (CNN)
Tania Branigan: China to deport Tiananmen Square artist Guo Jian for visa fraud (Guardian)
Tania Branigan: Australian artist arrested for marking Tiananmen anniversary (Guardian)
Sophie Brown: Chinese journalist Gao Yu detained ahead of Tiananmen anniversary (CNN)
Dan Levin: China Escalating Attack on Google (New York Times)
APA: China blockt (sic) Google vor 25. Jahrestag des Pekinger Massakers (Standard)
APA: Hongkong: Hunderte Menschen demonstrieren vor Tiananmen-Jahrestag (Standard)
吴雨、李鱼:新闻报道刘晓波、许志永获颁美国民主奖 (Deutsche Welle)
翟亚菲:美国民主基金会又“颁奖”骚扰中国(环球时报)
Roy Greenslade: Foreign journalists in China harassed over Tiananmen Square anniversary (Guardian)
Lucy Davies: Tiananmen Square: the calm before the storm (Telegraph)
Chester Yung: Once Marked by Sadness, Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Vigil Now Stirs Anger (Wall Street Journal)
Paramita Ghosh: Book on Tiananmen Square massacre marks 25th anniversary (Hindustan Times)
Brian Becker: Tiananmen: the massacre that wasn’t (Party for Socialism and Liberation)

Anschlag in Ürümqi
Mai 6th, 2014 by Gao

Li Jing, Adrian Wan: Security tightened after three killed in bomb, knife attack at Urumqi train station (South China Morning Post)
Einzelheiten zur Explosion auf dem Bahnhof in Ürümqi (China.org.cn)

Die Explosion auf dem Südbahnhof in Ürümqi im nordwestchinesischen Uigurischen Autonomen Gebiet Xinjiang war nach Angaben der Polizei ein Terroranschlag.
Zudem konnten weitere Details ermittelt werden. So teilte die Polizei mit, bei einem der Attentäter habe es sich um Sedierding Shawuti [Sədirdin Xawut سەدىردىن ساۋۇت ?] aus dem Kreis Shayar [Xayar شايار / Shāyǎ Xiàn 沙雅县] im Regierungsbezirks (sic) Aksu [Aⱪsu ئاقسۇ / Ākèsū 阿克苏] gehandelt. Gemeinsam mit einem Komplizen habe er am Mittwochabend Umstehende mit Messern attackiert und um 19:10 Uhr Ortszeit Sprengsätze zur Detonation gebracht. Bei der Explosion seien die beiden Attentäter und ein Unbeteiligter getötet worden. Weitere 79 Menschen wurden verletzt.

AP: China blames Urumqi blast on suicide bombers; Xi demands action (Japan Times)

Tensions between Chinese and ethnic Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang have been simmering for years, particularly since riots in 2009 in Urumqi left nearly 200 people dead, according to official figures. …
Last October, three Uighurs rammed a vehicle into crowds in a suicide attack near the Forbidden City gate in the heart of Beijing and then crashed the car in a fiery suicide attack, killing themselves and two tourists. Police quickly cleaned up the area and released few details, and it was not clear whether the attackers used some kind of explosives.
In March, five knife-wielding men and women believed to be Uighurs slashed at crowds indiscriminately at a railway station in southwestern China, killing 29 people.

Tania Branigan: China’s Xi warns of ’strike-first‘ strategy after militants bomb capital of Xinjiang (Guardian)
Jun Yan, Thomas Latschan: Empörung in China nach Anschlag in Xinjiang (Deutsche Welle)
Michelle FlorCruz: Urumqi Explosion Raises Fears Of Greater Uyghur Muslim-Separatist Terrorism Threat In China (International Business Times)
Teddy Ng: Xinjiang police issue order to detain family members of Urumqi bomb suspect (South China Morning Post)
Eric Meyer: Beijing’s Plan To Accelerate Growth In Xinjiang: A Real ‚New Deal‘? / Time Is Running Out For Ethnic Peace And Reconciliation In Xinjiang (Forbes)
Shannon Tiezzi: Chinese Media and the Urumqi Bombing: Censorship in Action (Diplomat)

Ilⱨam Tohti
Jan 20th, 2014 by Gao

外媒:中央民族大学教师伊力哈木被逮捕(网易)
Leave no chance for malicious preaching (Global Times)

Ilham Tohti, a teacher of economics at the Minzu University of China, was reportedly arrested by police on Wednesday. …
Tohti was arrested several times for instigation and „spreading rumors,“ according to reports. And he was frequently quoted by foreign media during incidents involving the Uyghur ethnic minority in recent years.
Being a Uyghur has made Tohti special, and he and the West seem to be taking advantage of this. But in front of the law, he is no different to anyone else. Tohti is first of all a Chinese citizen and if he has committed a crime he will be held responsible.
Tohti’s case is still under investigation, and official information is scarce.

Tania Branigan: Chinese police detain leading Uighur academic Ilham Tohti (Guardian)
China police detain Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti (BBC)
立行、董樂:被拘維族學者妻子相信丈夫無罪(BBC)
مۇخبىرىمىز ئۈمىدۋار خىتاينىڭ ئىچى-سىرتىدىكى زىيالىيلار بىرلەشمە بايانات ئارقىلىق ئىلھام توختىنى قويۇپ بېرىشنى تەلەپ قىلدى (RFA)

15-يانۋار كۈنى بېيجىڭ مەركىزىي مىللەتلەر ئۇنىۋېرسىتېتىنىڭ دوتسېنتى، تونۇلغان ئۇيغۇر زىيالىيسى ئىلھام توختى بېيجىڭ ساقچى دائىرىلىرى تەرىپىدىن ئېلىپ كېتىلگەندىن كېيىن، خەلقئارا جەمئىيەتنىڭ ئىنكاسىنى قوزغىدى.
ئىلگىرى-كېيىن ئامېرىكا دۆلەت ئىشلىرى مىنىستىرلىقى ۋە ياۋروپا بىرلىكىنىڭ جۇڭگودىكى ئەلچىلىكى ئىلھام توختىنىڭ مەسىلىسىگە يېقىندىن كۆڭۈل بۆلۈۋاتقانلىقىنى بىلدۈرگەن ئىدى.

Minnie Chan: Arrest of academic Uygur Ilham Tohtishows gloves are off when it comes to dissent (South China Morning Post)

The detention of outspoken Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti shows Beijing has moved from a carrot and stick approach in the restive region to a crackdown on any dissent, analysts say.
Xinjiang party boss Zhang Chunxian was known for his populist image and media savvy when he took over from hardliner Wang Lequan in 2010 following a massive riot.
His priorities have included accelerating economic development and increasing trade with Central Asian countries.
But analysts say that since the third party plenum in October, Zhang has been adopting a hardline approach, exemplified by Tohti’s arrest.

Yang Jingjie: Xinjiang to see ‘major strategy shift’ (Global Times)

Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region will refocus its priority on maintaining social stability after a turbulent year riven by multiple terrorist attacks, a major altering of the region’s strategy since 2010.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, local media published a series of reports about President Xi Jinping’s landmark speech guiding the region’s work given at a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on December 19, 2013.

Über den Pazifik kam eine schnelle Reaktion:
Jen Psaki: Disappearance of Ilham Tohti (US Department of State)

Urteil gegen Bo Xilai
Sep 26th, 2013 by Gao

李毅:点评左中右对薄熙来审判的不同看法(美国侨网) / Different Views On the Bo Xilai Verdict (EastWestNorthSouth)

全球华人瞩目的薄熙来案件庭审结束。两百多页的庭审记录,几十篇英文报道评论,几百篇中文报道评论,令人眼花缭乱。这里从社会学界角度,分析五篇文章,从中展示左中右对薄熙来审判的不同看法。这五篇文章分别是:1。韩德强, “韩德强谈薄熙来案济南公审”。 2。陈有西,“成功的审判 遗憾的侦查”。3。贺卫方,“薄案审理点评”。4。张千帆,“薄熙来的政治遗产”。5。李毅,“有关重庆模式的三点看法”。

Matt Schiavenza: What Bo Xilai’s Rise and Fall Says About China (Atlantic)
Steffen Richter: Xi Jinping gnadenlos (Zeit)

Lebenslang für Bo Xilai: Das harte Urteil gegen den Expolitstar ist eine Warnung an all jene, die die kommenden Wirtschaftsreformen torpedieren könnten. Das Volksgericht in der ostchinesischen Stadt Jinan hat ein hartes Strafmaß gegen Bo Xilai verkündet: lebenslang – soweit absehbar, wird der 64-jährige das Gefängnis nicht mehr verlassen. Bo wurde der Korruption, des Machtmissbrauchs und der Vertuschung eines Mordes seiner Frau an einem britischen Geschäftsmann für schuldig gesprochen. Damit endet der spektakulärste Justizfall Chinas seit den Prozessen gegen Maos Witwe Jiang Qing und ihre Viererbande im Jahr 1980. Was den Prozess so besonders machte: Bo Xilai war als Politiker das Gegenmodell zum vorherrschenden Typus des immer dezent auftretenden Spitzenfunktionärs. Er verstand sich zu inszenieren, war populistisch und schillernd.

Andrew Jacobs, Chris Buckley: Chinese Official at Center of Scandal Is Found Guilty and Given a Life Term (New York Times)
Tania Branigan: China tries to draw line under political scandal with life sentence for Bo Xilai (Guardian)
Tania Branigan: Bo Xilai, the insider brought down by his tendency to break rules (Guardian)
AP: Bo Xilai appeals against guilty verdict and life imprisonment (Guardian)
AP: Chinese street vendor executed despite calls for leniency (Guardian)

Case of Xia Junfeng, executed for murder of two city officials, contrasted with wife of Bo Xilai whose death sentence was suspended

Prozess gegen Bo Xilai
Sep 9th, 2013 by Gao

Edward Wong: In Trial Account, Chinese Ex-Official Strays From Script (New York Times)

In secret remarks on the final session of his trial, Bo Xilai, the fallen Communist Party star, denied on Monday that he had tried to upset the party’s selection of top leaders or grab extensive new powers for himself, according to a court observer’s written record of his closing statement.
That part of Mr. Bo’s statement, providing a glimpse of the power politics many believe were behind the purging of Mr. Bo in 2012, did not appear in court transcripts released …

Bo Guagua’s Statement (New York Times)

Ältere Artikel:
Tania Branigan: China indicts Bo Xilai for corruption (Guardian)

The 64-year-old’s case will be heard in Jinan, in eastern Shandong province, probably within weeks. …
Wu Qiang, a political scientist at Tsinghua University, noted: „We all know Bo’s trial resulted from the struggles between the different interest groups inside the party.“
He said that charging Bo with economic rather than political crimes suggested a deal because they were „using the way of handling a fly to handle a tiger“.

Reuters: Bo Xilai’s lawyer ’not allowed‘ to represent him during trial (Guardian)

Gu Yushu, a lawyer appointed by Bo’s sister, Bo Jieying, said on Thursday he would not be allowed to represent Bo during his trial, which is likely to open this month, as authorities attempt to close the door on China’s biggest political scandal in decades. …
The news of Bo being denied his sister’s choice of legal representation comes as Chinese police detained a supporter of Bo who had urged people to protest against the upcoming trial, underlining government nervousness about the case. …
„For such kinds of cases, who will act as lawyers are all arranged by the higher-ups,“ said He Weifang, a law professor from Peking University who has followed the Bo case. „Whoever acts as the lawyer will not affect the outcome of the trial.“ …
Gu Kailai and Zhang Xiaojun, an aide to the Bo family, were both denied their choice of lawyers at their trials last year and had to accept government-appointed lawyers. Zhang was also jailed.

Reuters: Police in China arrest Bo Xilai supporter Song Yangbiao (Guardian)

Song Yangbiao, a reporter for the magazine The Time Weekly, was detained on Sunday on charges of „picking quarrels and causing trouble“, according to friends and supporters, apparently after using his Sina Weibo microblog to denounce the trial and call for an uprising to oppose it.

Janet Ong, Michael Forsythe: China to Probe Former Security Chief Zhou Over Graft, SCMP Says (Bloomberg)

Bo Xilai | „Neue Linke“ | LGBTQ-Rechte
Aug 20th, 2013 by Gao

Tania Branigan: Neil Heywood case: forensic scientist who raised doubts over conviction quits (Guardian)

A leading Chinese forensic scientist who questioned Gu Kailai’s conviction for murdering the British businessman Neil Heywood has resigned days before Gu’s husband, Bo Xilai, goes on trial.

Tang Xiaobing (Rezensent): Ban Wang, Jie Lu (Hg.): China and New Left Visions: Political and Cultural Interventions (MCLC)

Peter Lee: Diverging Strategies on Religious and Anti-Gay Bigotry in Russia and China (China Matters)

Bo Xilai | XIX. Parteitag | Arbeitslager
Jul 25th, 2013 by Gao

Keith Zhai: Bo Xilai indicted in corruption case, trial may start next month (South China Morning Post)

Prosecutors in the eastern city of Jinan in Shandong province indicted Bo on the charges on Thursday, Xinhua news agency said, although it did not give a timeframe for the trial.
“The accused Bo Xilai, as a civil servant, took advantage of the privileges of his office to gain benefits for others and illegally received money and items in extremely large amounts,” Xinhua quoted the indictment as saying.
It said Bo also “embezzled an extremely large amount of public funds and abused his powers of office, causing heavy losses to the interests of the nation and the people in an extremely serious way”.
Bo’s charges could include accepting bribes of 20 million yuan (HK$25.1 million), embezzling another five million yuan and abusing his power, according to independent sources with knowledge of internal meetings held on Tuesday in Chongqing and other cities.

Tania Branigan, Rory Carroll: Bo Guagua speaks up for disgraced father Bo Xilai (Guardian)
Tania Branigan: China prepares for power handover but reverberations will be felt worldwide (Guardian)
Jonathan Kaiman: China congress: toy helicopters and pigeons vanish in security crackdown (Guardian)

While the Chinese government often boosts security during sensitive political meetings, measures surrounding the forthcoming congress border on extreme: Authorities have placed restrictions on buying remote-controlled helicopters, warned cab drivers to child-lock their doors, and instructed pigeon-fanciers to keep their birds caged.

AP: Chinese court verdict strikes blow against labour camp system (Guardian)

Tang Hui to get compensation for sentence after demanding stricter penalty for men who raped her 11-year-old daughter

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