Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Bilateral Ties

China Seeks a Cultural Influence to Match Its Economic Muscle
The New York Times, November 08, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/08/world/asia/china-seeks-cultural-influence-to-match-economic-muscle.html
Related information:
中国的软实力
China's Soft Power
China Rights Forum, 2009, no. 4
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/issue/2009.04
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/crf/issue/2009.04

Human Rights Defenders - Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

艾未未借561万 官报批违法 (Official Media: Loans to Ai Illegal)
Ming Pao, November 08, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2485582/1.html
Related editorial:
Ai Weiwei's Tax Evasion Case Takes a New Twist
Global Times, November 07, 2011
http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/682723/Ai-Weiweis-tax-evasion-case-takes-a-new-twist.aspx

Related information:
艾未未的母亲要抵押房产救儿子
Ai Weiwei’s Mother to Mortgage Her House to Help Son
Human Rights in China, November 07, 2011
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5621
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5623

Law

深入开展场所文化建设进一步提升劳教戒毒工作水平 (Forum Held on Increasing Civilized Construction in Reeducation and Drug Treatment Centers)
Legal Daily, November 08, 2011
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2011-11/08/content_3083660.htm

Migrant Workers

In Beijing, Shipping Containers Double as Community Center
Los Angeles Times, November 06, 2011
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/06/world/la-fg-china-container-schools-20111107

Military

Pay Heed to Soldiers' Complaints: PLA Paper
South China Morning Post, November 08, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=2f9dbded4be73310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Protests and Petitions

Three Peasants Self-Immolate
Radio Free Asia, November 07, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/fire-11072011185343.html

沪300护士罢工求加薪 (Shanghai: Nurses Strike for Salary Hike)
Sing Tao Daily, November 08, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2485679/1.html

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Russia, China Laud Their Economic Bloc
Associated Press, November 07, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20111107/ap_on_bi_ge/eu_russia_china_security_pact