Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May 31, 2011

News
Environment
China's Largest Inland Lake Dries Up as Country Battles Drought
The Daily Telegraph, May 30, 2011
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8546673/Chinas-largest-inland-lake-dries-up-as-country-battles-drought.html

IMAR
呼和浩特严防仍有游行 信息封锁被揶揄“蒙”在“古”里 (Hohhot Continues to Block Protests, Any Information
with "Mon" and "Gol" Blocked)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hu-05302011154942.html

Officials Pledge to Compensate Herdsmen
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=2822f02a49140310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

China's Inner Mongolia 'Under Heavy Security'
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 30, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13592514

Land Policy
網帖稱西安潘家村拆遷有4個死亡名額 官方否認 (Xi'an Village Officials Deny Online Reports for Four
Deaths in Housing Demolition Clash)
Hua Shang Wang, May 31, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2343776/1.html
Related information:
西安市莲湖区副区长张秦说:“潘家村拆迁有四个死亡名额” (Xi'an's Lianhu District Vice-head Zhang Qing:
"Four Killed in Panjia Village Demolition")
Canyu, May 28, 2011
http://www.canyu.org/n25923c6.aspx
Military
总参总政发出指示要求全军和武警部队 加强教育管理 落实上网规定 (PLA Soldiers Banned from Socializing Online
to "Protect Secrets")
PLA Daily, May 31, 2011
http://www.chinamil.com.cn/jfjbmap/content/2011-05/30/content_58735.htm

Police
在押漢死因離奇 死前錄影缺2分鐘 (Anhui: 2 Minutes' Video Surveillance Prior to Mysterious Death
of Detained Man Missing)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2343511/1.html

看守所女警指使打死疑犯 (Shaanxi: Detention Center Officers Orders that Suspect Be Beaten
to Death)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2343512/1.html
Related news:
管教民警指使犯人群殴一女嫌犯 (Officer Orders Group to Beat Criminal Suspect to Death as
a Form of Discipline)
China Youth Daily, May 30, 2011
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2011-05/30/nw.D110000zgqnb_20110530_3-07.htm
Politics
政治局研究加强社会管理 减少不和谐因素 (Poliburo Meets to Discuss Increasing Social Management
and Lessening Unharmonious Influences)
Xinhua News Agency, May 31, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0530/17/75AP2V3S00014JB5.html
Related news:
Politburo Tackles Social Unrest
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=c612f02a49140310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

“被精神病”背后的收治乱局 (A Look into the Phenomenon of People Being Committed to Psychiatric
Institutions without Cause)
The Beijing News, May 31, 2011
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2011-05/31/content_237439.htm
Protests and Petitions
County Denies that Graft Protesters Were Beaten
Shanghai Daily, May 31, 2011
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2011/05/31/County%2Bdenies%2Bthat%2Bgraft%2Bprotesters%2Bwere%2Bbeaten/
Related information:
关于网帖反映甘肃徽县七名妇女上访反映贪污、挪用“5.12”大地震救灾款的问题被殴打情况的说明 (An Explanation of the Online
Postings Regarding the Beatings of the Seven Women from Hui County, Gansu
Who Were Petitioning on Graft and Misappropriation of 2008 Quake Relief Funds)
Hui County Propaganda Bureau, May 30, 2011
http://www.gshuixian.com/2011/0530/1482.html

网曝甘肃徽县妇女进京反映5.12灾后重建问题被殴 (Gansu Women Petitioning in Beijing against Official
Corruption following 2008 Quake Beaten)
People's Daily, May 29, 2011
http://gs.people.com.cn/GB/183283/14766049.html
Public Health
Arrests and Closures in Lead Poison Crackdown
Shanghai Daily, May 31, 2011
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2011/05/31/Arrests+and+closures+in+lead+poison+crackdown

Taiwan
台嫌犯谴大陆 台抗议菲法院判决 (Philippines' Deportation of Taiwanese Suspects to Mainland
Protested in Taiwan)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 30, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/05/110530_philippine_taiwan.shtml

May 30, 2011

News
Bilateral Ties
Envoy-to-be Gary Locke Aims to Rebalance U.S.-China Trade
Reuters, May 28, 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/27/us-usa-china-locke-idUSTRE74P7O020110527

Food Security
China Orders Death Penalty for Food Safety Crimes
Agence France-Presse, May 30, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110528/wl_asia_afp/chinafoodhealthsafetycrime

Government
上訪女工劉萍參選遭打壓 (Petitioner Kept from Election Race for People's Congress)
Ming Pao, May 28, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2341272/1.html
Related news:
Grass-roots Candidates Rally Online
Global Times, May 30, 2011
http://china.globaltimes.cn/chinanews/2011-05/660023.html

独立参选人应从微博回归现实
New Faces Should Go Back to Reality
Global Times, May 30, 2011
CH: http://opinion.huanqiu.com/roll/2011-05/1723694.html
EN: http://opinion.globaltimes.cn/editorial/2011-05/660012.html
Hong Kong
香港纪念六四游行关注内地打压维权 (Hong Kong June 4 Memorial March also Calls for Attention to
Mainland Rights Defenders)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 29, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/05/110529_hongkong_june_fourth.shtml
Related news:
Marchers Hit Streets as June 4 Vigil Nears
The Standard, May 30, 2011
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=111540&sid=32550536&con_type=1&d_str=20110530
IMAR
Chinese Regional Chief Attempts to Mitigate Anger
Reuters, May 30, 2011
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2011/05/30/2003504541

More Demos Planned in China's Inner Mongolia
Agence France-Presse, May 29, 2011
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110529-281311.html

Population
专家称北京人口承载仍有空间 不应限制流动人口 (Experts: No Need to Put Limits on Migrant Worker Population,
Beijing Can Hold More People)
The Beijing Times, May 30, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0530/01/75903P8D00014AED.html

Protests and Petitions
China Bomber Seen as Champion of Disenfranchised
Associated Press, May 27, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110527/ap_on_re_as/as_china_anti_hero

抗議焚化爐投產 無錫警民混戰 (Protest against Wuxi Incinerator Leads to Scuffle with Police)
Ming Pao, May 29, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2341954/1.html

网曝甘肃徽县妇女进京反映5.12灾后重建问题被殴 (Gansu Women Petitioning in Beijing against Official
Corruption following 2008 Quake Beaten)
People's Daily, May 29, 2011
http://gs.people.com.cn/GB/183283/14766049.html

Public Health
“慢性疾病是中国头号杀手” (Ministry of Health: Chronic Disease No. 1 Killer)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 30, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/science/2011/05/110530_china_chronic_diseases.shtml

Society
Legislators Inspect Rights Protection of Elderly
Xinhua News Agency, May 27, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/27/content_12594884.htm

Three Gorges
China 'Prioritizes Aid for Relocated People'
Xinhua News Agency, May 30, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/29/content_12599945.htm

XUAR
China Vows to Improve People's Lives in Xinjiang
Xinhua News Agency, May 29, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/29/content_12600002.htm

Friday, May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011

News
Bilateral Ties

Kim Jong-il's China Trip Turns Sour
Chosun, May 27, 2011
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/05/27/2011052700533.html

Pakistan and China: Two Friends Hit a Bump
New York Times, May 27, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/27/world/asia/27beijing.html

Human Rights Defender – Zhao Lianhai (赵连海)
Parents of Melamine Victims Receive Snub
Global Times, May 27, 2011
http://china.globaltimes.cn/society/2011-05/659567.html
Related news:
维权人士赵连海已回家 (Zhao Lianhai Released from Police Custody, Returns Home)
Voice of America, May 26, 2011
http://www.voanews.com/chinese/news/20110526-zhaolianhai-122688859.html
Human Rights Defenders
维权律师受不同形式打压 (Rights Lawyers Subjected to Different Types of Pressure)
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/rights_lawyers-05262011121916.html

IMAR
China's Inner Mongolia Set for More Unrest: Group
Agence France-Presse, May 27, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110527/wl_asia_afp/chinarightsmongolsunrest

Land Policy
遵义市公安局回应网传强拆视频:警察没参与斗殴 (Guizhou: Zunyi Police Respond to Video of Violent Demolition: Police Officers Didn't Join In)
Caixin, May 27, 2011
http://policy.caing.com/2011-05-27/100263460.html
Related information:
Watch: Authorities in Zunyi Get Violent with Villagers Protesting Demolition of Their Homes
Shanghaiist, May 27, 2011
http://shanghaiist.com/2011/05/27/watch_authorities_in_zunyi_get_viol.php
Law
重庆规定禁止离任法官、法官近亲属隐性代理 (Chongqing Regs: No Former Judge Nor Judge's Close Kin Can Serve as Covert Representative)
China National Radio, May 27, 2011
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2011-05/27/content_2682377.htm

Politics
In China, a Long Path of Writing the Communist Party’s History
The Washington Post, May 27, 2011
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/AGDfMECH_story.html

Public Health
Acting Badly with AIDS
Global Times, May 26, 2011
http://special.globaltimes.cn/2011-05/659462.html

Society
In China, Explosions Stir Debate
The Hindu, May 26, 2011
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article2051657.ece
Related news:
At Least Two Killed, Six Hurt in Jiangxi Blasts
South China Morning Post, May 27, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=a43f04c47fc20310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
全球和平指數 中國居80 (IEP Ranks China 80 in Global Peace Index 2011)
Ming Pao, May 27, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2340366/1.html

Thursday, May 26, 2011

May 26, 2011

News
Civil Society
NGO Draws Up Donations Index
Global Times, May 26, 2011
http://china.globaltimes.cn/society/2011-05/659154.html

Corruption
Sichuan Official Cheated for Quake Relief Funds
Shanghai Daily, May 25, 2011
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2011/05/25/Sichuan%2Bofficial%2Bcheated%2Bfor%2Bquake%2Brelief%2Bfunds/

Hong Kong
'Article 23 Is No Beast'
The Standard, May 26, 2011
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=111443&sid=32508966&con_type=1&d_str=20110526

Human Rights
As World Hesitates, China Stands Firm on Dissent
Agence France-Presse, May 26, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110526/wl_asia_afp/chinarightsdiplomacy

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
Ai Weiwei Work on Show at Key Hong Kong Art Fair
Agence France-Presse, May 25, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110525/wl_asia_afp/chinarightspoliticsartisthongkongculture
Related news:
MCASD: Chinese Demanding Return of Ai’s Art
ArtInfo, May 25, 2011
http://blogs.artinfo.com/modernartnotes/2011/05/mcasd-chinese-demanding-return-of-ais-art/
Ai Weiwei's Gesture of Defiance
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=a66cab4e76720310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Lock with No Key
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2011
http://www.usasialaw.org/?p=5482

Human Rights Defender – Zhao Lianhai (赵连海)
趙連海請願 被公安帶走 (Zhao Lianhai Petitions, Gets Detained by Police)
Ming Pao, May 26, 2011
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20110526/ca41501p.htm

IMAR
China Mongols Protest in Xilinhot over Shepherd's Death
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 26, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13547933

Law
钱云会案目击证人被判妨害公务获刑一年八个月 (Witness to Suspicious Death of Petitioning Village Chief Sentenced to 1 Year 8 Mo for Obstructing Official Business)
China Youth Daily, May 26, 2011
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2011-05/26/nw.D110000zgqnb_20110526_3-06.htm
Related information:
钱云会案重要证人被捕 当局欲借打拐转移民众视线 (Key Witness Detained in Case of Petitioning Village Official)
Radio Free Asia, February 08, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/yueqing-02082011091411.html
Military
China Confirms Deployment of Online Army
China Daily, May 26, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/26/content_12583698.htm

国防部证实中国已组建网络部队 (Defense Ministry Confirms Establishment of Cyberwarfare Squad)
The Beijing News, May 26, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0526/02/74UQTJ7V00014AEF.html

Police
China Used Prisoners in Lucrative Internet Gaming Work
The Guardian, May 25, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/25/china-prisoners-internet-gaming-scam

Politics
Toe Party Line or Be Punished, Members Told
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=d8ad60f3d0820310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related information:
坚决维护党的政治纪律 (Uphold Firmly the Political Discipline of the Party)
Zhong Jiwen, People's Daily, May 26, 2011
http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2011-05/25/nw.D110000renmrb_20110525_2-04.htm
吉林一局长雷人语 老百姓想要公平臭不要脸 (Jilin Official: "The People Want Equality? They've Got Some Nerve!")
Chongqing Economic Times, May 26, 2011
http://news.shm.com.cn/2011-05/26/content_3482530.htm
Related news:
“Shocking Words” and Government Whining
China Geeks, May 26, 2011
http://chinageeks.org/2011/05/shocking-words-and-government-whining/
Society
Angry Farmer Sets Off Car Bombs, Hurting 5 People
Shanghai Daily, May 26, 2011
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2011/05/26/Angry%2Bfarmer%2Bsets%2Boff%2Bcar%2Bbombs%2Bhurting%2B5%2Bpeople/
Related news:
江西抚州爆炸事件 现场保安强删围观者照片 (Security Force Bystanders to Delete Photos of Blasts)
People's Daily, May 26, 2011
http://news.eastday.com/c/20110526/u1a5910636.html

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

May 25, 2011

News
Death Penalty
最高法:非即死案一律判处死缓 (Give Stay of Execution if Immediate Execution Is Unnecessary)
The Beijing Times, May 25, 2011
http://www.ce.cn/xwzx/gnsz/gdxw/201105/25/t20110525_22438948.shtml

Disasters
川震灾民指当局不守承诺 第二胎子女免费入学变收费 (Sichuan Quake Parents: Authorities Break Promises by Charging School Fees for Second Child)
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/dz-05242011090715.html

Environment
Central China Drought Worst in over 50 Years: Reports
Agence France-Presse, May 25, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110525/wl_asia_afp/chinaenvironmentdrought

Human Rights Defenders
Villagers See Activist as Their Hero
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=34b8d4abae220310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

IMAR
内蒙西乌旗上千居民与武警对峙 (IMAR: Confrontation between 1K+ West Ujimqin Banner Residents and Armed Police)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 24, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/05/110524_inner_mongolia_protests.shtml

Food Security
卫生部﹕结石宝宝基金运作不是国家机密 (MOH: Operations of Melamine Babies Fund Not Classified as State Secret)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_milk-05242011110807.html

Land Policy
“拆房队”春秋 (Spring and Autumn of a Demolition Team)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 25, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/1/47/147702db07145348/Blog/ef6/eb8de8.html

钉子户:防卫与伤害之间 (Nailhouse Defender: The Line between Defense and Injury)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 25, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/6/d1/6d19c113404cee55/Blog/4cd/f32e49.html
Related information:
China: Rejected Self Defense Plea a Green Light for Deadly Demolitions
Global Voices Online, May 22, 2011
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/05/22/china-rejected-self-defense-plea-a-green-light-for-deadly-demolitions/
Media
Another Blow for Mainland Web Users
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=ac5e9304a8320310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Xinhua’s New Face in New York Shows Off China’s ‘Face’
New York Times, May 25, 2011
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2011/05/25/2003504135

Protests and Petitions
无锡三百多强拆户抗议法院不作为 (Wuxi: 300+ Evictees Protest Court's Inaction)
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_protest-05242011114238.html

Taiwan
China Opposes Remarks against One-China Principle
Xinhua News Agency, May 25, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/25/content_12572856.htm
Related news:
ROC’s Stance on China Relations Clear: Spokesman
China News Agency, May 23, 2011
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2011/05/23/2003503895

May 24, 2011

News
Civil Society
Aids Groups Wary of Fund Deal
South China Morning Post, May 24, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=aacfdf7da9d10310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
律师谈艾未未案:无程序正义何来实体公正 (Attorney Liu Xiaoyuan Speaks with DW on Ai's Case)
Deutsche Welle, May 23, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15098249,00.html

Human Rights Defenders
Letters to Jailed Dissidents Withheld
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/dissidents-05232011182439.html

Human Rights Defender – Qin Yongmin (秦永敏)
异议人士秦永敏被拘十天后获释 (Activist-Dissident Qin Yongmin Released after Being Held 10 Days)
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/qin-05232011115946.html

IMAR
内蒙牧民:不要钱,要尊严! (Inner Mongolian Herders: We Want Dignity, Not Payouts!)
Deutsche Welle, May 23, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15100586,00.html

June Fourth
Security Tight ahead of June 4
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/security-05232011131330.html

Land Policy
云南昭通15名村民阻挠施工打砸车辆获刑 (Yunnan: 15 Villagers Sentenced after Land Dispute with Construction Workers)
Yunnan Online, May 24, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0524/07/74Q7BUKN00014AEE.html

Media
Falun Gong Sues Cisco Systems
New York Times, May 24, 2011
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2011/05/24/2003504041
Related news:
Cisco Systems Rejects Falun Gong 'Beijing Spy' Lawsuit
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 24, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13516027
Migrant Workers
卫生部:流动人口将享孕产妇保健等服务 (Migrant Workers and Families to Receive Maternal Health Care, Vaccines, and Related Services)
China News Service, May 24, 2011
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2011-05-24/115822520440.shtml

Protests and Petitions
上海访民图向公安部官员请愿被虐打 (Shanghai Petitioner Attempting to Intercept Senior Ministry of Public Security Official to Submit Petition Beaten)
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_petitioner-05232011114444.html

山西盂县煤老板与村民冲突 大批警力出动 (Shanxi: Clash Between Mine Head and Villagers Leads )
China News Service, May 24, 2011
http://www.chinanews.com/fz/2011/05-24/3061813.shtml
Related information:
视频:实拍山西煤老板与村民群殴致多人受伤 (Video of the Conflict)
Sina, May 24, 2011
http://video.sina.com.cn/p/news/s/v/2011-05-24/113961353029.html
Public Health
Mine Blamed for Cancer Rate
Shanghai Daily, May 24, 2011
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2011/05/24/Mine%2Bblamed%2Bfor%2Bcancer%2Brate/

Woman Cuts Own Belly in Self-performed Surgery
China Daily, May 24, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/24/content_12564803.htm

Taiwan
四川省长蒋巨峰在台湾访问遇到抗议 (Sichuan Provincial Head Greeted with Protests in Taiwan)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 23, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/05/110523_jiangjufeng_visit_tw.shtml

Monday, May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011

News
Bilateral Ties
Beijing Agrees to Operate a Key Port, Pakistan Says
The Wall Street Journal, May 23, 2011
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303654804576339323765033308.html

China Vows to Fight Terrorism with Pakistan
Xinhua News Agency, May 20, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/20/content_12552547.htm

Food Security
China Convicts 106 over Food Safety in 8 Months
Xinhua News Agency, May 21, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/21/content_12553345.htm

国家质检总局就修订《食品召回管理规定》征求意见 (State Administration of Quality Supervision Solicits Comments to Amended Food Recall Regulations)
People's Daily, May 23, 2011
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2011-05/23/content_2672425.htm

Hong Kong
US Consul Sees 'Negative Trend' on Human Rights
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=d929ca7825e00310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
China Alleges Huge Tax Evasion by Artist Ai Weiwei
Associated Press, May 21, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110521/ap_on_re_as/as_china_human_rights
Related news:
艾未未家人驳斥逃税指控 (Ai's Family Reject Charges of Tax Fraud)
Deutsche Welle, May 21, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15094800,00.html
Ai Weiwei's Four Missing Friends Held by Chinese Authorities, Say Supporters
The Guardian, May 22, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/22/ai-weiwei-friends-missing

Lawyer Offers to Assist Ai Weiwei
South China Morning Post, May 22, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=6821a34237310310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders
许志永被带走黎雄兵受控制 (Xu Zhiyong Detained, Li Xiongbing under Surveillance)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_lawyer-05202011101732.html

June Fourth
纪念“六•四天安门事件” 的纪录片“流亡”在东京首映 (Tiananmen Memorial Documentary "Hooligans" Premiers in Japan)
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/nz-05222011163818.html

Labor
四川荣县煤矿爆炸6人遇难 当地煤矿均停产整顿 (6 Dead, More Injured in Sichuan Mine Explosion)
West China Metropolis Daily, May 23, 2011
http://www.ce.cn/xwzx/gnsz/gdxw/201105/23/t20110523_22435254.shtml

Law
Volunteer Lawyers Helping Abused Children
China Daily, May 23, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/23/content_12556862.htm

Media
Media Clampdown 'Political'
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/media-05202011151511.html

Protests and Petitions
扬州逾百人强拆及殴打业主 男子市政府门前自焚抗议 (Jiangsu: Yangzhou Homeowner Sets Himself Alight before Government Building in Protest of Being Forcibly Evicted and Beaten)
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql-05222011161900.html

Religion
Police Round Up 27 Christians
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=f5c57d7190810310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Three Gorges
China Plans Financial Overhaul at Three Gorges Dam
Associated Press, May 23, 2011
http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=1605232

Tibet
Chinese Forces Detain 300 Tibetan Monks for a Month - Sources
Reuters, May 23, 2011
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/05/23/uk-china-tibet-unrest-idUKTRE74M0L020110523

Gansu Tibetans Face Race Ban
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/ban-05202011115349.html

Friday, May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011

News
Bilateral Ties
Pakistani PM Seeks Investment from China
Agence France-Presse, May 20, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=4b7c005c32900310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related news:
China Gives Pakistan 50 Fighter Jets
New York Times, May 19, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/20/world/asia/20pakistan.html
North Korea Kim Jong-un to China in New Succession Clue
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 20, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13465823

Environment
China Admits Three Gorges Dam Ills
Agence France-Presse, May 20, 2011
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2011/05/20/2003503714

Land Policy
Chinese Villagers Driven Off Land Fear Food May Run Out
The Guardian, May 19, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/may/19/china-food-illegal-land-grab-protests

国办要求全国检查征地拆迁 (State Council Gen Office Demands Inspection into Land Conscriptions and Demolitions across China)
Beijing Morning Post, May 20, 2011
http://www.morningpost.com.cn/yaowen/2011-05-20/187893.shtml
Related news:
Move to End Illegal Forced Demolitions
Xinhua News Agency, May 20, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/20/content_12544474.htm
深圳強拆 500商戶流血抗爭 (Shenzhen: Shopkeeps Injured in Protest against Demolitions)
Ming Pao, May 20, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2334249/1.html

Law
最高检将专项检查执法不公等问题 (Supreme People's Procuratorate to Earmark Investigation into Issues Including Unfair Law Enforcement)
The Beijing Times, May 20, 2011
http://epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2011-05/20/content_661486.htm

Media
Baidu, China sued in U.S. for Internet censorship
Reuters, May 20, 2011
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/tech-news/baidu-china-sued-in-us-for-internet-censorship/article2028072/
Related news:
外交部:外国法院无权管辖中国互联网 (MFA: Foreign Courts Have No Jurisdiction over the Chinese Internet)
Xinhua News Agency, May 20, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0519/17/74EDF0QU00014JB5.html
Foreign Media in China Face Worsening Conditions -Survey
Reuters, May 19, 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/19/china-media-idUSL4E7GJ0QA20110519

China's Great Firewall Designer 'Hit by Shoe'
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 19, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13455819

Politics
陕西规定未经批准干部不得出席庆典活动 (Shaanxi Cadres Require Party Permission before Attending Celebrations, Symposiums)
Xinhua News Agency, May 19, 2011
http://news.eastday.com/c/20110519/u1a5898271.html

Tibet
Unfulfilled Promises for Tibet
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/agreement-05192011170332.html

China Says 60 Years of Development Saved Tibet from Feudalism
Reuters, May 20, 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/19/us-china-tibet-idUSTRE74I31T20110519
Related news:
‘Door Open’ for Return of Dalai Lama: China
Agence France-Presse, May 20, 2011
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2011/05/20/2003503715
西藏主席:流亡政府非法 (Tibet Chairman Padma Choling: Government-in-Exile an Illegal Organization)
Ming Pao, May 20, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2334252/1.html

Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011

News
Bilateral Ties
Beijing's Top General Says U.S. Overstates China Threat
The Wall Street Journal, May 18, 2011
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704281504576331702045148840.html
Related news:
台灣關係法 陸圖影響美再審視 (China Calls on US to "Revisit" Taiwan Relations Act)
Central News Agency, May 19, 2011
http://tw.news.yahoo.com/article/url/d/a/110519/5/2rsyp.html
Tunisian Foreign Minister to Visit China
Xinhua News Agency, May 18, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2011-05/18/content_12536120.htm

Wen Says China Friends 'Forever' with Pakistan
Agence France-Presse, May 18, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110518/wl_asia_afp/chinapakistandiplomacy

Environment
北京缺水 破國際警戒線 (Beijing Water Reserves Well Below International Alarm Level)
Central News Agency, May 19, 2011
http://tw.news.yahoo.com/article/url/d/a/110519/5/2rsvy.html

中国承认三峡工程造成不利影响 (China Acknowledges Problems with the Three Gorges Dam)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 18, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/05/110518_three_gorges.shtml

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
Artists to Hold Shows in Support of Ai Weiwei
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2011
http://topics.scmp.com/news/hk-news-watch/article/Artists-to-hold-shows-in-support-of-Ai-Weiwei

Human Rights Defender – Ni Yulan (倪玉兰)
维权律师倪玉兰被正式逮捕 (Rights Defense Lawyer Ni Yulan Formally Arrested)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_dissident-05182011113020.html

Human Rights Defender – Xu Kun (许坤)
获刑4年广西维权村长许坤上诉 (Village Chief Sentenced to 4 Years Appeals Sentence)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_court_b-05182011110450.html
Related information:
Lengthy Prison Terms and Heavy Fines for Baihutou Village Chief and Land Rights Activists
广西白虎头村维权村长被判4年罚重金
Human Rights in China, April 29, 2011
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5318
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5319
Human Rights Defenders
Another Activist under Investigation
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=f1b6eb5e38300310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related news:
涉煽动颠覆案移交检方 残疾人胡军面临起诉 (Handicapped Activist Hu Jun Facing Indictment on Charges of Inciting Subversion)
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hj-05162011142833.html
Law
Legal Aid Presents a Case for the Vulnerable
China Daily, May 19, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/19/content_12537265.htm

村民阻施工被碾死 村支书获刑4年 (4 Sentenced to Prison in Case of Henan Villager's Death during Land Protest)
Xinhua News Agency, May 19, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/8/9f/89f03f7d02720160/Blog/b25/fd8abb.html

Public Health
China Reports AIDS Mortality Is Cut by Two-Thirds
New York Times, May 19, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/health/19aids.html

Religion
Pope Laments China State Pressure on Catholics
Reuters, May 18, 2011
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/05/18/idINIndia-57101820110518

Society
'Red' Culture Wave Sweeps China
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/wave-05182011130129.html

Tibet
China Condemns Dalai Lama in New Zealand Visit
Xinhua News Agency, May 18, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/tibet2011/2011-05/18/content_12533188.htm

XUAR
“东突组织”在美讨论未来路向 (Uyghur Organizations Branded Terrorists by PRC Meet in U.S. to Discuss Road Ahead)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/features/hottopic/feature_east_turkestan-05182011111417.html

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

News
Corruption
Anti-Graft Campaign Flushes Out Officials
Xinhua News Agency, May 18, 2011
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2011/05/18/Antigraft%2Bcampaign%2Bflushes%2Bout%2Bofficials/

Government
选举专家姚立法谈刘萍被剥夺候选资格 (First Person Elected through Self-nomination Yao Lifa Speaks on Liu Ping's Disqualification as Candidate in People's Congress Elections)
Radio France Internationale, May 18, 2011
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20110518-选举专家姚立法谈刘萍被剥夺候选资格

Food Security
Govt Urged to Strengthen Food Safety
China Daily, May 18, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/18/content_12530200.htm

Hong Kong
香港年轻新一代不信任政党 (New Generation of HKers Put Little Trust in Political Parties)
Deutsche Welle, May 17, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15083473,00.html

香港观察:“国民教育”来了! (Draft Moral and National Education Curriculum Framework under Question)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/hong_kong_review/2011/05/110517_hkreview_national_education.shtml

June Fourth
基辛格出新书透露中美外交事件细节 (Kissinger's On China Reveals Details of Various Sino-American Diplomatic Incidents, Including June Fourth)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 18, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/05/110516_64_fanglizhi.shtml

Labor
Seven Dead in China Mine Accident
Agence France-Presse, May 18, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110518/wl_asia_afp/chinaminingaccidentcoal

Law
武汉规定缓刑犯考验期内禁入网吧等娱乐场所 (Wuhan Regulations: Ban on Entertainment Venues e.g. Net Cafes If under Suspended Sentence Trial Period)
Wuhan Evening News, May 18, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0518/01/74A3315500014AED.html

Media
Theories Abound for Overseas Web Access Troubles
Global Times, May 18, 2011
http://china.globaltimes.cn/society/2011-05/656234.html

Multilateral
Pakistani PM Visits Growing Ally China amid U.S. Rift
Associated Press, May 17, 2011
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/asia-pacific/pakistani-pm-visits-growing-ally-china-amid-us-rift/article2024506/
Related news:
Gilani Calls for Greater Global Role for China
The Hindu, May 18, 2011
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article2028596.ece
Police
记者采访土地违规流转遇险 打110求助警方不理 (Xinhua Reporter Harassed While Covering Story of Hebei Land Violations, Police Ignore Call for Help)
Xinhua News Agency, May 18, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0518/12/74BBES3E00014JB5.html

Protests and Petitions
尽管受到当局的打压,但各地访民仍坚持进京上访 (Despite Pressure from Authorities, Petitioners Continue to Go to Beijing to Air Grievances)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fm-05172011095501.html

Public Health
HIV/AIDS Sufferers Rejected by Hospitals
China Daily, May 18, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/18/content_12528730.htm

Taiwan
台湾强烈抗议WHO要求全面改称「中华台北」 (Taiwan Protests WHO's Demand to Change Name to "Chinese Taipei")
Radio France Internationale, May 17, 2011
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/node/72011

Tibet
Tibetans Targeted With TV
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/tv-05172011113625.html

Tibetan Leafleting Suspect Held
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/suspect-05172011160857.html

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May 17, 2011

News
Bilateral Ties
China Criticised Yet Again
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=6ac09f37279ff210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Environment
Drought Worsens China Power Supply Crunch
Associated Press, May 17, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110517/ap_on_bi_ge/as_china_energy_crisis

Food Security
What Happened to Compensation Fund, Milk Victims Wonder
Global Times, May 17, 2011
http://china.globaltimes.cn/society/2011-05/655811.html
Related news:
2億毒奶粉賠償基金 「國家機密」管理成謎 (Management of Tainted Milk Powder Compensation Fund an Enigma)
Ming Pao, May 17, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2331469/1.html
Human Rights Defenders
涉煽动颠覆案移交检方 残疾人胡军面临起诉 (Handicapped Activist Hu Jun Facing Indictment on Charges of Inciting Subversion)
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hj-05162011142833.html

Multilateral
China Seeks Outside Help against Uighur Separatists
Voice of America, May 16, 2011
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/121940854.html

Land Policy
北京非居住用途地下室禁止出租 (Draft Measures: Lease of Non-residential Cellars Banned)
The Beijing Times, May 17, 2011
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2011-05-17/031022475723.shtml

Illegal Farmland Confiscation on the Rise
China Daily, May 17, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/17/content_12521101.htm

Law
New Procedures for Handling of Petitions Issued
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=ece09f37279ff210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related news:
最高人民法院就涉诉信访工作下发系列文件 贯彻“四个必须” 推行“五项制度” (SPC Issues New Document on Petitions)
People's Court Daily, May 16, 2011
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2011-05/16/content_27313.htm
Politics
Party Has to Retain Control, Cadre Says
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=62c60d427d9ff210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related information:
走中国特色社会管理创新之路 (Taking the New Path to Social Management with Chinese Characteristics)
Qiushi, May 16, 2011
http://www.qstheory.cn/zxdk/2011/2011010/201105/t20110513_80501.htm
Public Health
卫生部修订性病防治管理办法 拟规定不得故意传播 (Draft Amendment to Venereal Disease Measures: Don't Spread Them Intentionally)
China News Service, May 17, 2011
http://www.chinanews.com/jk/2011/05-17/3045588.shtml

Tibet
Tibetan Man, Family Detained
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/detained-05162011144131.html

XUAR
Urumqi's Sweeping Slum Makeover Gathers Steam
Xinhua News Agency, May 17, 2011
http://china.globaltimes.cn/chinanews/2011-05/655953.html

新疆恢复手机彩信但维语网站仍被封 (XUAR: MMS Services Restored, But Uyghur-language Sites Remain Blocked)
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/uyghur_internet-05162011110454.html

Monday, May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011

Top news
Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
艾未未被抓四十天后首次与家人会面 (40+ Days into Detention, Ai Weiwei Finally Permitted Meeting with Wife)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/aww-05152011214157.html

The wife of Ai Weiwei (艾未未), Lu Qing (路青), was permitted a brief meeting with her husband on Sunday evening. Lu was taken to meet with her husband but told not to discuss the case with him. During their meeting, Ai told her that he had not been tortured and was doing well.
Related news:
Detained Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Allowed Visit from Wife
The Guardian, May 16, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/may/16/ai-weiwei-allowed-visit-from-wife

外交部副部长称艾未未事件应信任中国司法 (MFA Vice Minister: Should Have Faith in China's Judiciary in Ai's Case)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 16, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0516/08/745PB6QN00014JB5.html

News
Bilateral Ties
外交部副部长称中欧可就网络安全扩大合作 (MFA Vice-Minister: PRC-EU May Expand Cooperation in Internet Security)
China News Service, May 16, 2011
http://news.qq.com/a/20110516/000861.htm

Int'l Dialogues Aim to Promote Positive Images
China Daily, May 07, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2011-05/07/content_12462695.htm

China Hits Out at Clinton over Rights Criticism
Agence France-Presse, May 16, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110514/pl_afp/chinausrightsunrest

US Congressional Panel Concludes China Is Increasing its Crackdown on Dissent
Voice of America, May 13, 2011
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/121808054.html

Food Security
China Gives Press More Freedom — for Food Safety
Associated Press, May 15, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110516/ap_on_he_me/as_china_food_safety
Related news:
Officials Get Black Mark on Record for Food Scandals
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=3b010d554b4ff210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Hong Kong
Banned Mainland Books on Shortlist for HK Prize
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=31c70d554b4ff210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

港環保署就港珠澳大橋環評報告裁決提上訴 (HK Govt to Appeal against High Court Ruling Quashing Controversial HK-MO-Guangdong Bridge's Environmental Permit)
China Review News, May 13, 2011
http://www.chinareviewnews.com/doc/1016/9/3/2/101693289.html

Land Policy
国土部下发紧急通知要求严查强征强拆 (Land Ministry Issue Urgent Notice Demanding Investigation into Forced Demolitions)
The Beijing News, May 16, 2011
http://news.bjnews.com.cn/2011/0516/118714.shtml

结婚别墅遭强拆 世界冠军质疑“选择性”执法 (Retired Athlete Protests Demolition of Home, Questions "Selective" Enforcement of the Law)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 16, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/7/2d/72dee70a8d52e44d/Blog/d6a/98f082.html

Media
China Cracks Down on VPN Use
The Guardian, May 13, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/may/13/china-cracks-down-on-vpn-use

Police
Chongqing Prisoners May Get Out Early with ‘Red’ Activities
Agence France-Presse, May 15, 2011
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2011/05/15/2003503305

Protests and Petitions
男子信访局发飙被送劳教一年半 (Man Ordered to 1 Year Reeducation-Through-Labor for Breaking Things Inside Petitioning Bureau)
Guangzhou Daily, May 16, 2011
http://gzdaily.dayoo.com/html/2011-05/16/content_1353378.htm

南京数千工人游行与千警冲突数人被捕 (Several Detained in Clash between Police and Laid-off Workers Protesting Severance Conditions)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql-05152011171548.html

Religion
Crackdown on Church Continues
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=80610d554b4ff210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Society
深圳能否像香港,把动物保护做出创意来? (Will Shenzhen Become More Like HK and Find New Ways to Protect Animals?)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 16, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/1/5a/15a12b83500e93d7/Blog/9be/2a8146.html

Saturday, May 14, 2011

May 13, 2011

News
Corruption
Former Chinese Vice Mayor Gets Death in Graft Case
Associated Press, May 12, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110512/ap_on_re_as/as_china_official_sentenced

Disasters
川震灾难后大批维权人士受迫害 (Many of the Rights Defenders Voicing Concern following Sichuan Quake Persecuted)
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/rights_earthquake-05122011104428.html

豆腐渣問題未解決 遇難家屬上訪遭打壓、門禁 (Investigation into Shoddy Construction Still Not Over; Three Years Later, Families Petitioning for Investigation Harassed, Put under Surveillance)
Apple Daily, May 13, 2011
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/template/apple/art_main.php?iss_id=20110513&sec_id=15335&subsec_id=15336&art_id=15250112

Government
下崗女工欲參選人代被扣 (Jiangxi: Laid-off Worker Wanting to Run as an "Independent Candidate" in District People's Congress Election Detained)
Ming Pao, May 13, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2100188/1.html
Related news:
江西一下岗职工参选人大代表 (Jiangxi: Laid-off Worker Applies to Run in
District People's Congress Election)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 09, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/2/91/291db767ac8b9612/Blog/3ac/3281d1.html
Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
China "Unhappy" with Support for Detained Artist
Reuters, May 12, 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/12/us-china-dissident-artist-idUSTRE74B6PE20110512

Land Policy
City Defends Policy to Grab Illegal Property
Xinhua News Agency, May 13, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/13/content_12504315.htm

Housing Cheats to Be Punished over False Applications for Low-cost Flats
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=c66cda25315ef210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Land Supply Doubled to Curb Housing Price
Xinhua News Agency, May 13, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/12/content_12500901.htm

Law
偷鸡数百只,两人判无期 (Two Sentenced to Life for Stealing Chickens)
Southern Weekend, May 13, 2011
http://www.infzm.com/content/59164

Police
上海警方利用新浪微博抓获犯罪嫌疑人 (Shanghai: Police Apprehend Suspect with Assistance of Sina Weibo)
Xinhua News Agency, May 13, 2011
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/2011-05-13/091322457826.shtml

Politics
Prisoners in Chinese City Targeted in 'Red' Push
Agence France-Presse, May 13, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110513/wl_asia_afp/chinacrimepolitics

Public Health
China's Cabinet Approves Five-year Development Plan for Disabled
Xinhua News Agency, May 12, 2011
http://china.globaltimes.cn/chinanews/2011-05/654413.html

Religion
Defiant Christians Petition China Parliament
Agence France-Presse, May 12, 2011
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i1qXgurtyj1LIIAv6H_nIrCdipMA
The full text of the open letter is available at:
我们是为了信仰:为政教冲突向全国人大的公民请愿书 (A Citizens' Petition to the National People's Congress on Conflicts between the Church and State)
http://canyu.org/n25247c6.aspx
Taiwan
Outrage over WHO Memo Kicks Off Taiwan Presidential Race
Christian Science Monitor, May 12, 2011
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2011/0512/Outrage-over-WHO-memo-kicks-off-Taiwan-presidential-race

Tibet
China Effectively Rules Out Talks with New Exiled Tibet PM
Reuters, May 13, 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/13/us-china-tibet-idUSTRE74C1DA20110513

两藏僧疑出书揭玉树地震黑幕被判监 (Two Monks Suspected of Publishing Books on
Corruption following Yushu Quake Sentenced)
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/tibetan_monk-05122011113023.html

Thursday, May 12, 2011

May 12, 2011

News
Bilateral Ties
Ashton to Host Strategic Dialogue with China
Xinhua News Agency, May 12, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/12/content_12494843.htm

China Rejects US Criticism of Human Rights Record
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 11, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13358081

Disasters
Pain Never Fades for Parents Who Lost Children in Collapsed Schools
South China Morning Post, May 12, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=12f0b8cb00fdf210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related information:
Bold Editorial on 2008 Quake Blacked Out
China Media Project, May 12, 2011
http://cmp.hku.hk/2011/05/12/12235/
川震灾民控诉官员腐败 香港援助90亿工程错漏惊人 (Quake-Affected Sichuaners Accuse Officials of Corruption)
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhen-05112011094520.html
Related news:
天花板漏水 升降機變房 逃生通道少 汶川地震三周年專版:港援 90億工程甩漏驚人 (Special Report on Third Anniversary of Sichuan Quake: Alarming Errors and Omissions in HK-funded HK$9bil Relief Projects)
Apple Daily, May 10, 2011
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/template/apple/art_main.php?iss_id=20110510&sec_id=4104&subsec=11867&art_id=15240067
Food Security
China Urges Joint Effort to Deal with Global Food Security
Xinhua News Agency, May 11, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/11/content_12486450.htm

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
Ai Weiwei Supporters Rally at New Shows in London
Agence France-Presse, May 11, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110511/wl_asia_afp/chinaartpoliticsbritain

Human Rights Defender – Chang Kun (常坤)
公安拒绝调查常坤遇袭受伤事件 (Police Refuse to Investigate Attack of Activist Chang Kun)
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/dissidents_hardship-05112011114412.html

Human Rights Defender – Liao Yiwu (廖亦武)
廖亦武抗议:“我到底做了什么?” (Liao Yiwu Protests Exit Permit Denial: "Just What Did I Do?")
Deutsche Welle, May 11, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15068164,00.html

Human Rights Defenders
Professor Targeted by Phone Calls
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/harassment-05112011100233.html

Law
Judges and Prosecutors Feel Hindered by System
South China Morning Post, May 12, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=e70069229dfdf210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Mainland Courts Rely on Confessions, Study Finds
South China Morning Post, May 12, 2011
http://topics.scmp.com/news/china-news-watch/article/Mainland-courts-rely-on-confessions-study-finds

Migrant Workers
Capital Tightening Hukou System to Limit Migrants
South China Morning Post, May 12, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=65ef69229dfdf210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Military
China Eyes New-Type Military Relations with US
Xinhua News Agency, May 12, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/12/content_12497050.htm

Police
湖南衡东交警打人 千人抗议掀翻警车 (Hunan: 1000 People Protest and Police Car Overturned after Traffic Cops Use Beatings to Enforce the Law)
Modern Express, May 12, 2011
http://news.sjz.soufun.com/2011-05-12/5022323.htm

上访农民在拘留所死亡 县委宣传部称其上吊自杀 (Farmer Petitioner Dies in Detention, County Committee Says It Was Suicide)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 12, 2011
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/2011-05-12/120222451848.shtml

Protests and Petitions
深圳修改禁民工上访讨薪文件 清除威胁语句 (Shenzhen Edits Notice to Remove Language Banning Migrant Workers' Petitions for Back Wages)
Southern Daily, May 12, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0512/08/73REG3HE00014AED.html

Poverty
Poverty Is No Simple Matter
Caixin, May 11, 2011
http://english.caing.com/2011-05-11/100257934.html

Taiwan
WikiLeaks: China Rejects Panama's Wish for Ties
Associated Press, May 12, 2011
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h1u_Iw1gyTTb1r62IY9KxY9r3fLw

Religion
百警围捣教会49名教友被抓 (Henan: 49 Detained in Raid on Underground Church)
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/religion_church-05112011115428.html

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May 11, 2011

News
Bilateral Ties
Nepal-China Meeting on Tibet Trade Begins in Nepal
Xinhua News Agency, May 09, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2011-05/09/content_12472388.htm

US in New Push to Break China Internet Firewall
Agence France-Presse, May 10, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/uschinairanrightsinternetit

US Views on China 'Simple': Top Official
Agence France-Presse, May 10, 2011
http://news.ph.msn.com/business/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4830896

Corruption
Chinese Province Probes Sale of ‘Illegal Children’
Reuters, May 11, 2011
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2011/05/11/2003502972

近三年副部以上贪官判刑榜 18人无一死刑 (No Executions amongst High-Ranking Officials Convicted of Corruption Since Death of Former SFDA Head in 2007)
Caixin, May 10, 2011
http://www.caing.com/2011-05-10/100257334.html

Environment
长江中下游遭遇历史同期罕见超低水位 (Yangtze River Reaches Lowest Level Since Recording Began in 1950s)
Xinhua News Agency, May 10, 2011
http://news.xinhuanet.com/society/2011-05/10/c_121399864.htm

Disasters
Coping with Life 3 Years after Deadly Earthquake
South China Morning Post, May 11, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=68639709a1adf210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Hukou
江西分宜户籍改革取消农业户和非农户口划分 (Jiangxi County Removes Hukou Distinction between Farmers and Non-Farmers)
Jiangxi Daily, May 10, 2011
http://jxfzb.jxnews.com.cn/system/2011/05/10/011657168.shtml

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
北京超期羁押艾未未 港人抗议国际谴责 (Ai's Whereabouts Still Unknown as His Detention Passes Maximum Legally Stipulated Time Limit)
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ai-05102011115143.html
Related news:
艾未未家人期盼"透明化过程" (Ai Weiwei's Family Look Forward to "Transparent Process")
Deutsche Welle, May 10, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15064013,00.html

Human Rights Defender – Hada (哈达)
China Locks Up Family of Mongolian Activist: Rights Groups
The Daily Telegraph, May 10, 2011
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8505443/China-locks-up-family-of-Mongolian-activist-rights-groups.html

Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Critical Acclaim for Film about Nobel Laureate
South China Morning Post, May 11, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=03339709a1adf210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders
艾晓明门锁被破坏 匿名电话昼夜骚扰 (Independent Academic Ai Xiaoming and Retired Professor Sun Wenguang under Constant Harassment)
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ai-05102011110846.html

Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Volatile Kyrgyzstan Asks NATO to Help Boost Security
Reuters, May 10, 2011
http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/volatile-kyrgyzstan-asks-nato-to-help-boost-security

Protests and Petitions
Catching Scent of Revolution, China Moves to Snip Jasmine
New York Times, May 10, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/11/world/asia/11jasmine.html

Beijing 'Walls Out' Protest
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/protest-05102011130235.html

Man Sets Self on Fire to Protest Forced Demolition
Shanghai Daily, May 10, 2011
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2011/05/10/Man%2Bsets%2Bself%2Bon%2Bfire%2Bto%2Bprotest%2Bforced%2Bdemolition/

深圳撤回禁止民工上访讨薪文件 称系措辞错误 (Shenzhen Cancels Government Document Banning Petitions from Migrant Workers, Says It Was an Error in Wording)
Xinhua News Agency, May 09, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0509/18/73KPABD600014JB5.html
Related news:
Shenzhen's Ban on Migrant Worker Petitions Withdrawn
Caixin, May 11, 2011
http://english.caing.com/2011-05-10/100257728.html
XUAR
Uyghurs Push Self-Determination
Agence France-Presse, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 09, 2011

May 09, 2011

News
Bilateral Ties
U.S., China Talks Aim to Keep Irritants in Check
Reuters, May 09, 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/09/usa-china-idUSN0817768720110509

Government
Rural, Urban Voters on Equal Footing, a First
Xinhua News Agency, May 07, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/07/content_12464762.htm

广东基层选举贿选惹民愤 官聘冒充北京军人打选民 (Police and Fake PLA Offiers Sent in to Quell Villagers Angry with Bribery during Guangdong Village Election)
Radio Free Asia, May 06, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xuan-05062011135242.html

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
German Arts Academy Honors Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei
Deutsche Welle, May 08, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15058753,00.html

粉筆字撐艾未未 遭警員警告 出動重案組 社民連兩人被捕 (Hong Kong: Two Arrested at Public Graffiti Demonstration in Support of Ai)
Apple Daily, May 09, 2011
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/template/apple/art_main.php?iss_id=20110509&sec_id=4104&subsec_id=11867&art_id=15237040

Human Rights Defender – Hada (哈达)
内蒙古异见人士哈达妻儿被正式批捕 (Mongolian Dissident Hada Whereabouts Still Unknown, Wife Formally Approved for Arrest)
Radio Free Asia, May 06, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hc-05062011151515.html

Human Rights Defender – Liao Yiwu (廖亦武)
Chinese Writer Stopped from Going to Sydney festival
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, May 09, 2011
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/05/09/3211639.htm

Human Rights Defender – Ni Yulan (倪玉兰)
北京律师状告警方得以探视倪玉兰 (Beijing Lawyers Sue Police for Permission to Visit Arrested Rights Attorney Ni Yulan)
Voice of America, May 07, 2011
http://www.voanews.com/chinese/news/20110507-chinese-lawyer-rights-121434769.html

Land Policy
安徽五百人入村责令强拆 村民泼粪抵抗八人被殴伤 (Anhui: 8 Injured during Demolition Dispute between 200 Villagers, 500 Demolishers)
Radio Free Asia, May 06, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ah-05062011102302.html

Law
Concern over Mainland Rule of Law
South China Morning Post, May 09, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=15b1b163180df210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Military
PLA Denies Rumors of Massive Cutbacks
Global Times, May 09, 2011
http://military.globaltimes.cn/china/2011-05/652876.html

Politics
Bo Xilai and China’s ‘Red Revival’
The Globe and Mail, May 07, 2011
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/asia-pacific/bo-xilai-and-chinas-red-revival/article2013582/singlepage/

Protests and Petitions
'No Legal Basis' for Shenzhen Petition Ban, Experts Warn
Global Times, May 09, 2011
http://china.globaltimes.cn/society/2011-05/652877.html
Related information:
质疑深圳禁止农民工上访讨薪做法 (Challenging Shenzhen's Decision to Ban Migrant Workers from Petitioning on Salary Issues)
People's Daily, May 09, 2011
http://finance.people.com.cn/GB/14580566.html

关于切实做好建筑行业农民工工资结算支付工作共同维护大运会期间社会和谐稳定的通知 (Notice on Feasibly Settling Wages for Migrant Construction Workers While Maintaining Social Harmony and Stability during the Universiade Games)
April 27, 2011
http://news.sohu.com/20110507/n306988369.shtml
村民不满土地被非法倒卖多次上访遭砍伤 (Shandong: Frequent Petitioner against Illegal Land Sale Attacked with a Knife in Retaliation)
Xinhua News Agency, May 09, 2011
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2011-05/09/c_121394656.htm
Related information:
山东潍坊截访“灭门案” (Weifang, Shandong "Extermination Gate" Case Takes Care of Petitioner's Family)
http://www.tianya.cn/publicforum/content/free/1/2155823.shtml
郑州逾百村民请愿遭报复 四人被抓一人被打伤 (Zhengzhou: 4 Detained, 1 Injured by Police and Others after Villagers Petition District Govt en Masse against Demolition)
Radio Free Asia, May 08, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql-05082011165903.html

Religion
北京守望教会又有14名成员被捕 (Beijing: 14 Christians of Shouwang Church Detained )
Radio Free Asia, May 08, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/vt-05082011162010.html

Shanghai Cooperation Organization
SCO Members Brace for Terrorist Threat
China Daily, May 09, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/09/content_12466608.htm
Related information:
HRIC Commentary: Invocation of Terrorism and SCO Cooperation in Response to Question about Freedom of Travel Raises Serious Human Rights Concerns
Human Rights in China, May 06, 2011
http://www.hrichina.org/content/5330
State Security
Beijing Blames Foreigners for Its Fears of Unrest
New York Times, May 09, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/09/world/asia/09china.html

China's Challenge: Social Disorder
Economic Observer, May 09, 2011
http://www.eeo.com.cn/ens/feature/2011/05/09/200868.shtml

Friday, May 06, 2011

May 06, 2011

Top news
Human Rights Defender – Li Wangyang (李旺阳)
China Frees Veteran Labour Activist after 10 Years
Deutsche Presse Agentur, May 06, 2011
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1637419.php/China-frees-veteran-labour-activist-after-10-years

Hunan-based labor rights activist Li Wangyang (李旺阳) was released Thursday after serving ten years in prison. Li, who founded the Shaoyang Autonomous Workers Union in 1989, was convicted of inciting subversion of state power in 2001. Li is subjected to four years of deprivation of political rights after his release.
Related information:
湖南劳工权益活跃人士李旺阳10年刑满获释
Activist Free after Ten-Year Term; Three Writers to Be Released This Month
Human Rights in China, May 05, 2011
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5325
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5324

News

Corruption
China Vows to Fight Corruption among Police Officers
Xinhua News Agency, May 06, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/06/content_12456521.htm

Economic Development
Beijing Refutes Claims of Unfair Business Practice
Global Times, May 06, 2011
http://business.globaltimes.cn/china-economy/2011-05/652109.html
Related news:
U.S. Warns China Is Closing Up Again
The Wall Street Journal, May 05, 2011
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703834804576302132849525192.html
Food Security
No Let-Up as Food Scandals Mount
South China Morning Post, May 06, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=b3fd4690101cf210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related news:
China to Take Every Possible Measure to Ensure Food Safety: Official
Xinhua News Agency, May 05, 2011
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-05/06/c_13860842.htm
中国食品安全标准老了 (Food Safety Standards Past the Expiration Date)
Southern Weekend, May 05, 2011
http://www.infzm.com/content/58899

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
Beijing Rejects Foreign Protests over Ai Weiwei
Agence France-Presse, May 05, 2011
http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo/china/24881-Beijing-rejects-foreign-protests-over-Weiwei.html

Human Rights Defender – Li Xiongbing (黎雄兵)
北京维权律师黎雄兵“获释回家” (Rights Lawyer Li Xiongbing Released)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 06, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/05/110506_china_lawyers.shtml

Labor
重庆出动武装特警为民工讨薪 (Chongqing Armed Police Dispatched to Help Migrant Workers Get Paid)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 06, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/8/3f/83fa5a432ae55c25/Blog/dd7/da6790.html

Land Policy
暴力灌屎的汉能征地 (Jiangsu: Land Requisition by Hanergy Holdings Leads to Violent Battle with Villagers)
TIME WEEKLY, May 05, 2011
http://www.ibtimes.com.cn/articles/20110505/zhengdi.htm

哈尔滨抓捕18名暴力阻止强拆人士 (Harbin: 18 Detained for Obstructing Demolition)
Northeast Web, May 06, 2011
http://heilongjiang.dbw.cn/system/2011/05/05/053147943.shtml

Law
China to Curb Public Appearances by Justice Officials
Caixin, May 05, 2011
http://english.caing.com/2011-05-05/100255981.html

Media
China's 'Model' TV Dramas
Radio Free Asia, May 05, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/dramas-05052011135754.html

Migrant Workers
Migrants Push Beijing Population to 19.6 Million
Associated Press, May 05, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110505/ap_on_re_as/as_china_beijing_population

Police
Outcry after Chained-Up Campaigner Disappears
South China Morning Post, May 06, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=eb8d4690101cf210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

川警誤毆教師 上萬民眾抗議 (10K+ Protest after Sichuan Police Beat Teacher in Error)
Ming Pao, May 06, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2094246/1.html
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四川射洪警察被指围殴教师 官方称系抓捕时误伤 (Sichuan Police Accused of Surrounding and Beating Teacher; Authorities: It Was an Accident)
Sichuan News Center, May 05, 2011
http://gb.cri.cn/27824/2011/05/05/3365s3238515.htm
Protests and Petitions
番禺区过千警力驱散护地村民数十人被抓 (Dozens Detained as 1K Guangdong Police Break Up Crowd of Villagers Guarding Land Auctioned Off by Cadres)
Radio Free Asia, May 05, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_land-05052011103055.html

Public Health
Extreme Drought Overwhelms Central China
Xinhua News Agency, May 05, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/05/content_12454064.htm

Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Yang to Attend SCO Foreign Ministers Meeting
Xinhua News Agency, May 05, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/05/content_12453955.htm

China Seeks Global Help in Fighting Uighur Separatists
Voice of America, May 05, 2011
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/east-pacific/121313539.html
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中國:恐怖勢力嚴重威脅 (China: Terrorist Forces a Serious Threat)
Ming Pao, May 05, 2011
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20110505/ca42109c.htm