Monday, December 31, 2012

Environment

“PX项目”群体过敏症 (Mass Hypersensitivity toward PX Projects)
The Beijing News, December 24, 2012
http://focus.news.163.com/12/1224/10/8JFUNIGT00011SM9.html

Education

Easing of College Exam Barriers Fails to Satisfy Migrant Parents
South China Morning Post, December 31, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1116179/easing-college-exam-barriers-fails-satisfy-migrant-parents

Related:
14省份出台异地高考方案 京沪粤门槛高 (Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong at Forefront as 14 Provinces and Cities Introduce Uni Exam Schemes for Migrants)
China News Service, December 31, 2012
http://news.163.com/12/1231/00/8K0U55GD00014AEE.html

Government

“公知上书”遭禁,新政难启? (Access to Intellectuals' "Proposal for a Consensus on Reform" Blocked – Poor Start for the New Gov't?)
Deutsche Welle, December 29, 2012
http://www.dw.de/公知上书遭禁新政难启/a-16487367

Related:
改革共识倡议书 (Proposal for a Consensus on Reform)
December 25, 2012
http://www.mingpaonews.com/download/ga20121227_1465.pdf

Internet

Real-name Rule for Internet Adopted
Shenzhen Daily, December 31, 2012
http://www.szdaily.com/content/2012-12/31/content_7558910.htm

Related:
关于加强网络信息保护的决定
Decision to Strengthen the Protection of Online Information
Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, December 28, 2012
CH: http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2012-12/28/c_114195221.htm
EN: http://chinacopyrightandmedia.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/national-peoples-congress-standing-committee-decision-concerning-strengthening-network-information-protection/

网络谣言泛滥 岂能袖手旁观 (How Can One Stand By while Inundated with Online Rumors?)
China Youth Daily, December 30, 2012
http://ndnews.oeeee.com/html/201212/30/13125.html

Hukou

中国户籍制度改革的困局 (China's Household Registration Reform Dilemma)
Radio France Internationale, December 30, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20121230-中国户籍制度改革的困局

Land Policy

征地补偿制度修法延期到明年 (Revised Compensation System for Land Requisitions Delayed to 2013)
Southern Weekly, December 31, 2012
http://www.21cbh.com/HTML/2012-12-31/xNNTc5XzU5NTExNA.html

Population

福建计生办被指私设黑监狱关押老幼 纪委正调查 (Fujian Family Planning Office Turned into Black Jail for Young and Old under Investigation)
Legal Daily, December 31, 2012
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/report_supervise/content/2012-12/31/content_4101028.htm

Related:
Eight Punished for Holding Captives in E China
China Daily, December 31, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-12/31/content_16069900.htm

Society

China: Parents Can Sue Children for Neglect
The Associated Press, December 28, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-parents-can-sue-children-for-neglect-8432781.html

Related:
中华人民共和国老年人权益保障法 (Law on the Protection of the Rights and Interests of the Elderly [Amended])
Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, December 28, 2012
http://www.gov.cn/jrzg/2012-12/29/content_2301597.htm

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Environment

China’s Boom Bangs Up Coral Reefs
Agence France-Presse, December 28, 2012
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2012/12/28/2003551195

Internet

网络非法删帖背后的生意经 (Business Logic behind Illegal Deletion of Online Posts)
China Youth Daily, December 24, 2012
http://focus.news.163.com/12/1224/09/8JFU42BA00011SM9.html

Labor

深圳港资电子厂易手四千工人堵路维权 (Shenzhen: 4K Factory Workers Protest to Defend Their Rights)
Radio Free Asia, December 27, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/shenzhen_labor-12272012100126.html

北京最低工資加11.1% (Beijing Minimum Wage to Increase 11.1%)
Ming Pao, December 28, 2012
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/北京最低工資加11-1-055324967.html

Land Policy

Land Reform: Home of Communist Revolution Flattens Hills to Expand
Want China Times, December 28, 2012
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20121228000043&cid=1102&MainCatID=0

四川省发生两起强拆事件 (Two Forced Demolitions in Sichuan) Radio Free Asia, December 27, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hc-12272012143100.html

Migrant Workers

李克强九江调研:农民工变市民要解决住房问题 (Li Keqiang: Housing Issues Must Be Resolved for Migrant Workers to Become Urban Residents)
Caijing, December 28, 2012
http://news.163.com/12/1228/07/8JQ0C2EP0001124J.html

Tibet

China Seizes TVs, Satellite Equipment in Tibetan Area
Reuters, December 27, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/27/us-china-tibet-idUSBRE8BQ02O20121227

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Government

內地71學者聯署倡改革 (71 Mainland Intellectuals Issue Joint Appeal for Reform)
Ming Pao, December 27, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121227/-2-2857562/1.html

Related:
改革共识倡议书 (Proposal for a Consensus on Reform)
December 25, 2012
http://zhangqianfan.blog.caixin.com/archives/50779
http://www.mingpaonews.com/download/ga20121227_1465.pdf

Chinese Scholars Demand Communist Leaders Relax Their Grip
Bloomberg News, December 27, 2012
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-26/china-scholars-demand-ruling-party-relax-its-grip-on-government.html

Human Rights Defenders

Activist Sent Back to Labor Camp
Radio Free Asia, December 24, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/labor-12242012182135.html

川震灾民李依乾被判刑五年 质疑控方证据将提上诉 (Quake Activist Li Yiqian Sentenced to 5 Years for "Disrupting Public Order" by Asking Where Funds to Rebuild following the 2008 Sichuan Quake Went)
Radio Free Asia, December 25, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/cz-12252012104257.html

拒認錯 旺陽戰友朱承志送檢察院 (Case of Zhu Chengzhi, Friend and Supporter of Activist Li Wangyang, Sent to Procuratorate, Now Awaiting Indictment)
Ming Pao, December 26, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121226/-2-2856850/1.html

Related:
朱承志——社会的良知!
Zhu Chengzhi as the Conscience of Society
Fan Yanqiong, June 20, 2012
CH: http://canyu.org/n52154c6.aspx
EN: http://underthejacaranda.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/zhu-chengzhi-as-the-conscience-of-society/

Internet

全国人大常委会立法推网络实名制
Policymakers Float Tighter Internet Regulations
Caixin, December 25, 2012
CH: http://china.caixin.com/2012-12-24/100476192.html
EN: http://english.caixin.com/2012-12-25/100476735.html

Law

Courtroom Participants Forbidden to Broadcast Trials
Xinhua News Agency, December 25, 2012
http://english.cri.cn/6909/2012/12/25/2724s740126.htm

Related:
关于适用《中华人民共和国刑事诉讼法》的解释 (Judicial Interpretation on the Applicability of the Criminal Procedure Law of the People's Republic of China)
Supreme People's Court, December 20, 2012
http://www.chinacourt.org/article/detail/2012/12/id/807033.shtml

Police

公安部規定明年嚴禁刑訊逼供 避免冤錯案件 (Ministry of Public Security Regulations Prohibit Extortion of Confessions by Torture Beginning 2013)
Xinhua News Agency, December 27, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121227/-9-2857819/1.html

Related:
公安机关办理刑事案件程序规定 (Regulations on the Procedures for the Handling of Criminal Cases by Public Security Organs)
Ministry of Public Security, December 13, 2012
http://www.mps.gov.cn/n16/n1282/n3493/n3823/n442421/3486957.html

Religion

Come to China During Christmas to Enjoy Religious Freedom!
Global Voices Online, December 27, 2012
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/12/27/come-to-china-during-christmas-to-enjoy-religious-freedom/

Related:
Clampdown on Memorials, Christians
Radio Free Asia, December 26, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/clampdown-12262012130754.html

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Environment

What Happened in China in 2012?
2012中国环境大事记
ChinaDialogue, December 20, 2012
EN: http://www.chinadialogue.net/blog/5530-What-happened-in-China-in-2-12-/en
CH: http://www.chinadialogue.net/blog/5530-What-happened-in-China-in-2-12-/ch

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Activist Arrested 6 Months after Hu Protest
Agence France-Presse, December 23, 2012
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1244221/1/.html

Human Rights Defenders

12異見人士獲美言論自由獎 (12 Dissidents and Activists amongst Awardees of American Free Speech Prize)
Ming Pao, December 22, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121222/-162-2854280/1.html

Internet

Great Firewall 'Upgrade' Hits China Internet Users
Agence France-Presse, December 21, 2012
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/business/a/-/tech/15695445/great-firewall-upgrade-hits-china-internet-users/

Related:
Chinese Ambassador to UK Doesn't Understand What You Mean by Censorship
Shanghaiist, December 23, 2012
http://shanghaiist.com/2012/12/23/ambassador-liu-xiaoming-censorship.php

Law

涉黑美籍华人胡炜升今审判 (Chinese-American Vincent Wu to Be Tried Today on Various Criminal Charges)
Sing Pao, December 24, 2012
http://www.singpao.com/xw/nd/201212/t20121224_409676.html

Related:
Chinese-American Faces Trial in China
The New York Times, December 22, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/world/asia/chinese-american-faces-trial-in-china-over-business-dispute.html

Protests and Petitions

京上訪村售習近平「通信錄」 訪民自製 6元一本 (Beijing Petitioning Village Sells Home-made "Address Book" for Leadership)
Ming Pao, December 22, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121222/-9-2854285/1.html

Religion

龚圣亮牧师狱中病危 家人呼吁释放 (Family Calls for Release of House Church Pastor Ill in Prison)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 23, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/12/121223_china_gongshengliang.shtml

Rural Issues

China Pledges Rural Reforms to Boost Incomes, Consumption
Bloomberg News, December 24, 2012
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-23/china-pledges-rural-reforms-to-boost-incomes-consumption.html

Taiwan

Ministry of Justice Lifts the Veil on Executions
Taipei Times, December 23, 2012
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2012/12/23/2003550811

Related:
廢死聯盟:死刑非萬靈丹 (Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty: the Death Penalty Is Not a Panacea)
United Daily News, December 21, 2012
http://udn.com/NEWS/NATIONAL/NATS1/7582691.shtml

Tibet

Torture Rampant at Chushur
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/torture-12212012151636.html

Friday, December 21, 2012

Children

China’s Stolen Kids
Global Times, December 21, 2012
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/751473.shtml

Ethnic Minorities

Factoids: Endangered Tongues in the People’s Republic
Ethnic ChinaLit, December 20, 2012
http://www.bruce-humes.com/?p=7574

Related:
四成少数民族语言面临濒危 保护需多方努力 (40% Minority Languages Facing Immediate Danger)
Morning Post, December 19, 2012
http://www.chinanews.com/cul/2012/12-19/4421347.shtml

Hong Kong

香港法治正处于危急存亡之秋 (Rule of Law in Hong Kong in Critical Peril)
Radio France Internationale, December 20, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20121220-香港法治正处于危急存亡之秋

Internet

新闻出版总署就网络出版服务管理办法征求意见 (GAPP Seeking Input on Management Rules for Online Publishing Services)
Legal Daily Online, December 19, 2012
http://tech.sina.com.cn/i/2012-12-20/18257907780.shtml

Related:
新闻出版总署立规强化网络出版监管
Draft Would Bar Firms with Foreign Links from Net Publishing
Caixin, December 20, 2012
CH: http://china.caixin.com/2012-12-20/100474834.html
EN: http://english.caixin.com/2012-12-20/100474987.html

新闻出版总署关于《网络出版服务管理办法》(修订征求意见稿)等规章公开征求意见的通知 (Notice of the General Administration of Press and Publication on Public Solicitation of Opinions on Measures for the Administration of Internet Publishing Services (Revised Draft) and Other Rules)
GAPP, December 18, 2012
http://www.chinalaw.gov.cn/article/cazjgg/201212/20121200379100.shtml

Migrant Workers

农民工家长为子女就学维权 (Migrant Worker Parents Fight for Their Children's Right to Education)
Radio France Internaitonale, December 20, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20121220-农民工家长为子女就学维权

Taiwan

Judges Decide to Pass on Gay Marriage Case
Agence France-Presse, December 21, 2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?art_id=129477&con_type=1

XUAR

Deported Uyghurs Jailed
Radio Free Asia, December 20, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/malaysia-12202012181314.html

Related:
‘Deported Chinese Muslims at Grave Risk’
Free Malaysia Today, August 25, 2011
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2011/08/25/deported-chinese-muslims-at-grave-risk/

维族大学生申请护照被拒网上维权 (Uyghur Student Takes to the Web to Protect Her Rights after Application for Passport Was Denied)
Radio Free Asia, December 19, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/uyghur_students-12192012102044.html

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Education

13名律师致联名信关注“上海警方刑拘争取异地高考权学生家长”事件 (13 Lawyers Issue Open Letter to Shanghai Govt Calling for Shanghai to Relax Its Protectionist National Exam Policy and Honor Citizens' Basic Rights)
Radio Free Asia, December 19, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/yl-12192012155635.html

Hong Kong

Action against Officers over Li Policing
RTHK, December 20, 2012
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20121220/news_20121220_56_890554.htm

Related:
就李克强副总理访港而衍生的投诉个案审查最终报告
Final Report on Complaint Cases Arising from the Visit by the Vice Premier Mr. LI Keqiang
Independent Police Complaints Council, December 19, 2012
CH: http://www.ipcc.gov.hk/sc/reports_other.html
EN: http://www.ipcc.gov.hk/en/reports_other.html

Labor

Boss Jailed for a Year for Refusing to Pay Workers
China Daily, December 20, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-12/20/content_16033783.htm

Population

Outcry over Blunders of China’s One-child Policy
South China Morning Post, December 19, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1108203/outcry-over-blunders-chinas-one-child-policy

Related:
官员:坚持计划生育不动摇 (Official: No Move on Basis of National Family Planning Policy)
Australia Daily, December 19, 2012
http://dailynews.sina.com/gb/chn/chnnews/ausdaily/20121219/18154075732.html

Prisons

病死劳教所,才能引起重视? (Does Concern Only Come after Someone Dies in Reeducation-Through-Labor Camp?)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 20, 2012
http://ndnews.oeeee.com/html/201212/20/10711.html

Taiwan

執行死刑 陳守煌:明年2月前有可能 (Deputy Justice Minister: Next Execution May Occur before February 2013)
Radio Taiwan International, December 19, 2012
http://news.rti.org.tw/index_newsContent.aspx?nid=395740

XUAR

Farmers Pressed Into Road Work
Radio Free Asia, December 19, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/roads-12192012174757.html

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Environment

PM2.5 Air Pollutants Causing More Deaths than Estimated, Study Says
South China Morning Post, December 19, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1107751/pm25-air-pollutants-causing-more-deaths-estimated-study-says

Human Rights Defenders

贵州研讨会成员仍被限制 冯正虎吁网民借款声援 (Guizhou Human Rights Symposium Members Still under Watch after 18th Party Congress)
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sy2-12182012110508.html

Related:
当局十八大前清场 贵州异议人士遭严密监控
Guizhou Dissidents under Strict Watch as Authorities Clean Up for Party Congress
Human Rights in China, August 7, 2012
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6241
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6240

Labor

深圳工人跳楼抗争要回加班费 (Shenzhen Workers Jump from Building in Protest of Unpaid Overtime)
Deutsche Welle, December 19, 2012
http://www.dw.de/深圳工人跳楼抗争要回加班费/a-16462766

Media

调查称中国年轻人对微博信任超官媒 (Report: Chinese Youths Put More Trust in Microblogs than Official Media)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 18, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/12/121218_media_trust.shtml

Protests and Petitions

Protesters Sent to Labor Camp
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hainan-12182012124703.html

社科院以「黄之锋」「反国教」为例 倡争取网络舆论阵地 (In New Blue Book, CASS Cites Anti-National Education Movement as Example in Calling for Gov't to Use Internet to Observe Public Opinion and Mitigate Confrontations and Maintain Society)
Sing Pao, December 19, 2012
http://www.singpao.com/xw/nd/201212/t20121219_408741.html

Related:
Experts Warn against Social Conflicts in China
Xinhua News Agency, December 18, 2012
http://www.china.org.cn/china/Off_the_Wire/2012-12/18/content_27452428.htm

Religion

China Detains 500-plus People for Doomsday Rumors
The Associated Press, December 19, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/china-detains-500-plus-people-doomsday-rumors-123354235.html

Taiwan

President Repeats Call for Chinese Activist to Be Released
Central News Agency, December 18, 2012
http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aALL&ID=201212180040

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Economic Development

Web Campaign Shows Chinese Riches Don't Trickle Down to Shabby Villages
South China Morning Post, December 18, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1107345/web-campaign-shows-chinese-riches-dont-trickle-down-shabby-villages

Hong Kong

More Sex Workers Report Abuse by Police, Survey Finds
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1107100/more-sex-workers-report-being-abused-police

Related:
香港性工作者反抗“食霸王餐”情形增加 (HK Sex Workers Protest Increase of Refusals to Pay for Services)
China News Service, December 18, 2012
http://gb.cri.cn/27824/2012/12/18/5311s3962738.htm

Human Rights Defenders

陈克贵疑受压不上诉 (Chen Kegui Suspended of Being Pressured to Not Appeal Sentence)
Radio Free Asia, December 17, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/chen_nephew-12172012110334.html

Law

Opposition to Labor Camps Widens in China
The New York Times, December 14, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/15/world/asia/opposition-to-labor-camps-widens-in-china.html

3名重庆市民获撤销劳教决定 (Chongqing: Three Reeducation-Through-Labor Decisions Rescinded)
Radio Free Asia, December 17, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/labor_camp-12172012104711.html

Media

名导谢飞「公开信」痛批影审 (Noted Director Xie Fei Issues Open Letter Criticizing Film Censorship)
Sing Pao, December 18, 2012
http://www.singpao.com/sh/lyt/201212/t20121218_408498.html

Prisons

China Permits Prisoners in Beijing Jails to Order Food Online
Press Trust of India, December 13, 2012
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/china-permits-prisoners-in-beijing-jails-to-order-food-online/310220-2.html

Protests and Petitions

Shifted by Officials
Global Times, December 17, 2012
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/750633.shtml

Tibet

七成援藏项目运转困难 学者吁援助应尊重民族文化
Aid Programs in Tibet Lack Efficiency, Says Scholar
Caixin, December 18, 2012
CH: http://china.caixin.com/2012-12-16/100473094.html
EN: http://english.caixin.com/2012-12-18/100473750.html

Monday, December 17, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Beijing to Sponsor African Journalists to Cover China
Global Times, December 17, 2012
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/750546.shtml

China Pledges Steady Development of Confucius Institutes
Xinhua News Agency, December 16, 2012
http://english.sina.com/china/2012/1216/538421.html

Economic Development

媒體稱收入分配改革方案再度延期 (Media: Income Distribution Reform Scheme Again Delayed)
Sina, December 17, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121217/-9-2850187/1.html

Human Rights Defenders

Luo Diandian Campaigns for Death with Dignity
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1106499/luo-diandian-campaigns-death-dignity

陈平福获撤销“颠覆”控罪 (Procuratorate Withdraws Subversion Indictment against Chen Pingfu)
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/dissident_lanzhou-12142012100221.html

Related:
Online Protest Grows as Former Teacher Awaits Verdict on “Inciting Subversion of State Power”
Human Rights in China, September 13, 2012
http://www.hrichina.org/content/6291

Internet

Social Media Remains Tool of Communist Party: Author
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1106969/social-media-remains-tool-communist-party-author

Law

揭秘北京“黑监狱”
Court Cases Raise Hopes Gov't Will Clean Up Black Jails
Caixin, December 14, 2012
CH: http://magazine.caixin.com/2012-12-07/100469867.html
EN: http://english.caixin.com/2012-12-14/100472895.html

Protests and Petitions

Police Detain Mother over Subway Safety Petition
Global Times, December 17, 2012
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/750549.shtml

Related:
为儿征签马跃妈妈在北京地铁被警察带走 (Ma Yue Mama Detained by Police in Beijing Subway)
China Gaze, December 15, 2012
http://www.secretchina.com/news/12/12/15/478690.html

大学生地铁坠亡调查:受害人可能遭到高压电击 (Investigation into Student’s Death after Falling into Subway Path: May Have Been Electrocuted)
Life Week, December 23, 2011
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/sd/2011-12-23/184723684574.shtml

Public Health

河南将艾滋病患者生活定量补助标准提高9倍 (Fixed Living Subsidy for HIV/AIDS Patients in Henan to Increase 9-fold)
Xinhua News Agency, December 17, 2012
http://news.163.com/12/1217/11/8IU3R7J300014JB5.html

Religion

5省市近日共拘留52名“世界末日”宣扬者 (52 Detained in Recent Days for Propagating the Apocalypse)
Xinhua News Agency, December 17, 2012
http://news.163.com/12/1217/11/8IU36V4J00011229.html

Tibet

Tibetans Drown in Escape Attempt
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/drown-12142012144620.html

Friday, December 14, 2012

Hong Kong

Action Call over Kids of Migrants Living in Poverty
The Standard, December 14, 2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?art_id=129299&con_type=1

Jackie Chan Suggests Hong Kong Curb Rights
The Associated Press, December 13, 2012
http://world.time.com/2012/12/13/jackie-chan-suggests-hong-kong-curb-rights/

促終院提釋法息居港權爭議 學者指做法開壞先例 袁國強否認帶來法治風暴 (Controversy over HK Right of Abode Appeal to Beijing: Scholars Say It Creates a Bad Precedent, Secretary for Justice Yuen Denies It Will Produce a Crisis over Rule of Law)
am730, December 14, 2012
http://www.am730.com.hk/article.php?article=134693&d=1921

Related:
'Ask Beijing' Call Dismays Lawyers
The Standard, December 14, 2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?art_id=129302&con_type=3

Human Rights Defenders

US Lawmakers, Chinese Friends Seek Liu Xiaobo Release
Agence France-Presse, December 14, 2012
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/325926/us-lawmakers-chinese-friends-seek-liu-xiaobo-release

警察也喊冤 媒体不敢报 (No Media Reports on "First Press Conference of Aggrieved Police Officers from Across China" Held This Week in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, December 13, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xl-12132012150018.html

Related:
全国蒙冤警察在京召开了第一次新闻发布会 (Aggrieved Police Officers from across China Hold Their First Press Conference in Beijing)
December 11, 2012
http://youtu.be/AarTXzzprfw

Labor

律师称明年部分节假日安排被指涉嫌违反劳动法 (Lawyer: Part of 2013's Holiday Schedule May Be in Violation of Labor Law)
Legal Daily, December 14, 2012
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2012-12/14/content_4053189.htm

Law

Courts Need to Be More Open to Public
China Daily, December 14, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-12/14/content_16016393.htm

Poverty

郑州半月两名露宿者死亡 公众质疑政府无为救助 (Zhengzhou, Henan: Two Migrant Workers Die Sleeping under Overpass in Half a Month, Public Questions Why Gov't Didn't Assist)
Xinhua News Agency, December 14, 2012
http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2012/12-14/4408555.shtml

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Bilateral Ties

The Hague's Law Office in Hong Kong a 'Gift' from China
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1103954/hagues-law-office-hong-kong-gift-china

Environment

China’s Ecological Footprint Unsustainable, Says WWF
Global Times, December 13, 2012
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/749899.shtml

Related:
China Needs Innovative Solutions to Reduce Footprint - 2012 China Ecological Footprint Report
World Wildlife Fund, December 12, 2012
http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?207011/China-needs-innovative-solutions-to-reduce-footprint---2012-China-Ecological-Footprint-Report

Malaysia Seizes 1,500 Elephant Tusks Headed for China
The Guardian, December 12, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/dec/12/malaysia-seizes-elephant-tusks

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Plans First Increase to Minimum Wage as Costs Rise
Bloomberg News, December 13, 2012
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-12/hong-kong-to-increase-minimum-wage-by-7-1-as-inflation-bites.html

Human Rights Defenders

秦永敏被拘44天后获释回家 (Qin Yongmin Released to Return Home after Being Held since Late October)
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/qym-12122012113210.html

Labor

湖北仙桃某中学4月不发工资老师罢教 (Teachers at Hubei School Strike after 4 Months without Wages)
People's Daily Online, December 12, 2012
http://hb.people.com.cn/GB/n/2012/1212/c194083-17852963.html

Land Policy

南通:拆迁公司带人半夜砍伤拆迁户一家四口 (Nantong, Jiangsu: Demolition Company Stages Violent Eviction of Family of Four in Middle of the Night)
Modern Express, December 13, 2012
http://news.cn.yahoo.com/ypen/20121213/1487110.html

Protests and Petitions

上京申诉被打数百村民围政府楼抗议 (Hundreds of Chengdu Villagers Beaten by Petitioner "Retrievers" in Beijing Surround Town Government in Protest)
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/villagers_petition-12122012100036.html

Tibet

二十七位自焚藏人的遺囑 (Testament of 27 Tibetan Self-immolators)
iSun Affairs, Decemer 13, 2012
http://www.isunaffairs.com/?p=12021

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Death Penalty

China Sentences Three Uighur Men to Death over Alleged Plane Hijack
The Associated Press, December 11, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/11/china-sentences-uighurs-death-plane

Hong Kong

黎棟國強調審批中國國籍申請一視同仁 (Secretary for Security Lai: No Discrimination in Reviewing Citizenship Applications)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 12, 2012
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/黎棟國強調審批中國國籍申請-視同仁-043400113.html

Media

刘奇葆:中央新闻单位要带头改文风 展现新气象 (CPC Propaganda Chief Liu Qibao to Central News Agencies: Change Your Writing Style)
Xinhua News Agency, December 11, 2012
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2012-12/11/c_113991537.htm

中国是监禁记者最多的国家之一 (China Takes No. 1 Spot in Imprisoning Journalists)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sd-12112012154459.html

Politics

英文版《墓碑》面世 作者:政改還望十九大 (As English Edition of Tombstone Sees Light of Day, Author Yang Jisheng Says We'll Have to Wait Until 19th Party Congress for Political Reform)
Ming Pao, December 12, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121212/-9-2844995/1.html

For a review of Tombstone, see:
毛时代罪孽的历史存照
Historical Documents of the Sins of the Mao Era
China Rights Forum, 2009, no. 2
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/4017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/3796

Protests and Petitions

Sister Speaks Out after Henan Petitioner Beaten to Death by Black Guards
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1103600/sister-speaks-out-after-henan-petitioner-beaten-death-black-guards

Religion

China Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin Stripped of Title
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 11, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20681096

Tibet

Teen Girl Becomes 8th Tibetan Child to Self-immolate to Protest Chinese Rule: Activists
The Associated Press, December 10, 2012
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/life/Teen+girl+becomes+Tibetan+child+self+immolate+protest/7679044/story.html

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Education

大学教师讲“敏感”话题 被停课又被送精神病院 (Hangzhou: China Jilin University Professor Talks about Sensitive Topics in Class; Classes Suspended, Prof Sent to Mental Institution)
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fy-12102012122912.html

Human Rights Defenders

Dissident Barred from Leaving Home on Human Rights Day
The Standard, December 11, 2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?art_id=129150&con_type=1

世界人權日 京訪民湧聯國機構申冤 (Beijing Petitioners Appeal to UN Office on International Human Rights Day)
Ming Pao, December 11, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121211/-9-2844316/1.html

请莫言带把空椅子转给刘晓波 (Germany-based Artist Meng Huang Sends Mo Yan an Empty Chair to Bring Back to China for Liu Xiaobo)
Deutsche Welle, December 10, 2012
http://www.dw.de/请莫言带把空椅子转给刘晓波/a-16442369

Internet

新华社上推特开账户 (Xinhua News Agency Runs Official Account on Twitter, Service Unavailable in Mainland China)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 11, 2012
http://epaper.oeeee.com/A/html/2012-12/11/content_1770859.htm

Related:
立场、深度与可传播性的统一--新华社两会对外报道试水新媒体 (Unified in Position, Depth, and Dissemination: Xinhua's Reports to the International Audience in New Media during the NPC/CPPCC Sessions)
China Reporter, April 10, 2012
http://media.people.com.cn/GB/40628/17618469.html

North Korea

North Koreans Get Glimpse into Another Way of Life with Illegal Forays into China
The Guardian, December 10, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/10/north-korean-refugees-china

Protests and Petitions

约辩异地中高考女孩遇困境 父亲被拘禁房东逼退房 (Shanghai: Student Fighting to Take the Uni Entrance Exam in Location of Effective, But Unregistered, Residency in Further Troubles as Father Is Detained and Landlord Is Coerced to Evict Their Family)
Rednet, December 11, 2012
http://china.rednet.cn/c/2012/12/11/2842903.htm

Related:
非沪籍女孩无法参加上海中考 辍学争取异地高考 (Shanghai: 15-yo Student Forced to Study at Home Due to Lack of Residency, Challenges Authorities for Right to Take Uni Entrance Exam in Shanghai)
The Beijing Times, December 3, 2012
http://news.163.com/12/1203/03/8HP4JLS400014AED.html

Tibet

數千人紐約示威促西藏獨立 (Thousands Demonstrate outside UN NY Headquarters Calling for Tibetan Independence)
Sin Chew Daily, December 11, 2012
http://dailynews.sina.com/bg/news/int/sinchewdaily/20121210/17444042813.html

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Economic Development

China Survey Shows Wealth Gap Soaring as Xi Pledges Help
Bloomberg News, December 9, 2012
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-09/china-s-wealth-gap-soars-as-xi-pledges-to-narrow-income-divide.html

Human Rights

Will 2013 See Progress in China's Rights Protection?
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1101460/will-2013-see-progress-chinas-rights-protection

中国人权状况恶化 (China's Human Rights Situation Worsens)
Deutsche Welle, December 10, 2012
http://www.dw.de/中国人权状况恶化/a-16435542

Media

Xinhua Journalists 'Spy' for Communist Party
South China Morning Post, December 7, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1099834/xinhua-journalists-spy-communist-party

Protests and Petitions

民眾攔途申冤被帶走 (Shenzhen: Petitioners Detained during Xi Jinping Visit)
Ming Pao, December 9, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121209/-2-2843262/1.html

北京反高鐵示威 當局罕有批准 (Rare Permitted Demonstration of Beijing Villagers Calling for Halt of Highspeed Rail Project)
Ming Pao, December 10, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121210/-162-2843740/1.html

贵州仁怀政务大厅受冲击 事态已平息17人被处分 (Guizhou: 1K Clash with Police after 2 Dead and 3 Injured in Demolition)
Changjiang Daily, December 9, 2012
http://news.qq.com/a/20121209/000091.htm

Tibet

Burning Tibetan Calls for Independence, Two Self-immolations in a Day
Phayul, December 8, 2012
http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=32626

四川警方侦破达赖集团煽动自焚杀人案 (Sichuan: 2 of "Dalai Clique" Held for Inciting Self-immolations)
Xinhua News Agency, December 10, 2012
http://www.hb.xinhuanet.com/2012-12/10/c_113965916.htm

Friday, December 07, 2012

Education

Debate over Gaokao Policy Heats Up
China Daily, December 7, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-12/07/content_15993891.htm

Environment

China to Flatten 700 Mountains for New Metropolis in the Desert
The Guardian, December 6, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/06/china-flatten-mountain-lanzhou-new-area

Human Rights Defenders

AP Exclusive: Detained China Nobel Wife Speaks Out
The Associated Press, December 6, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/ap-exclusive-detained-china-nobel-wife-speaks-082444390.html

Video of the interview is available at:
劉霞指軟禁待遇荒謬 (Liu Xia: House Arrest Treatment Is Absurd)
iCable, December 6, 2012
http://cablenews.i-cable.com/webapps/news_video/index.php?news_id=397111

Related:
劉霞北京寓所外保安明顯加強 (Guard Increases outside Liu Xia's Home)
RTHK, December 7, 2012
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20121207/news_20121207_55_887881.htm

Media

Censorship Is a Must, Says China's Nobel Winner
The Associated Press, December 7, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/07/mo-yan-censorship-nobel

Related:
瑞典被問劉曉波 莫言﹕已說過不重複 (Mo, on Liu Xiaobo: I've Already Spoken and Won't Repeat Myself)
Ming Pao, December 7, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121207/-2-2841956/1.html

Migrant Workers

深度调查:留守儿童正成新一代的流浪儿 (In-depth Report: Left-behind Children Becoming a New Generation of Urchins)
Southern Weekend, December 6, 2012
http://ndnews.oeeee.com/html/201212/06/7142.html

Population

Lawyers Seek End to Forced Contraception
Global Times, December 7, 2012
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90882/8050001.html

Tibet

青海班玛自焚事件后两藏人被捕 藏人行政中央宣布一系列国际活动 (Banma, Qinghai: Two Arrested Following Self-immolation)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/dz-12062012094414.html

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Environment

Rural China’s Rubbish Revolution: Villagers Band against Corruption
The Globe and Mail, December 5, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/rural-chinas-rubbish-revolution-villagers-band-against-corruption/article6016491/

Human Rights Defenders

China Dismisses Nobel Demands for Liu's Release
Agence France-Presse, December 5, 2012
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h88GqZPzzj0pOVT_8aNFaMqnwf7w

Related:
丁子霖:释放刘晓波是习李新政的最佳切入点 (Tiananmen Mothers' Spokesperson Ding Zilin: Releasing Liu Xiaobo Would Be the Best Starting Point for the New Xi-Li Administration)
Radio France Internationale, December 5, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20121205-丁子霖:释放刘晓波是习李新政的最佳切入点

哈达妻儿与外界通信再被切断 东莞家庭教会欲购房遭追查 (Hada's Wife Incommunicado, Dongguan House Church Comes under Investigation for Wanting to Purchase Space)
Radio Free Asia, December 5, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql2-12052012094101.html

学者联署致信新当权者 吁放政治犯推动政改 (Scholars Issue Appeal Calling for the Release of Political Prisoners and Political Reforms)
Radio Free Asia, December 5, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sy1-12052012094102.html

因书获罪 “环保卫士”刘福堂被判缓刑 (Hainan Environmental Activist Liu Futang Given Fine and Suspended Sentence for Writing a Books)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 6, 2012
http://ndnews.oeeee.com/html/201212/06/7058.html

Related:
“环保斗士”刘福堂遭荒唐指控
Accused Chinese Environmentalist Liu Futang “Tired and Unhappy”
China Dialogue, October 31, 2012
CH: http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/ch/5279-Accused-Chinese-environmentalist-Liu-Futang-tired-and-unhappy-
EN: http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/5279-Accused-Chinese-environmentalist-Liu-Futang-tired-and-unhappy-

Labor

7名凉山小学女生被诱至东莞务工 将被接回返校上学 (7 Primary School Students Lured to Work in Dongguan Toy Factory, Will Be Found and Returned to School)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 6, 2012
http://ndgd.oeeee.com/html/201212/06/7098.html

Protests and Petitions

80-yr-old Veteran Sent for Reeducation over Appeals
Sina, December 6, 2012
http://english.sina.com/china/2012/1205/534592.html

How a Chinese Prisoner Release Reveals Business as Usual at 'Black Jail'
The Christian Science Monitor, December 5, 2012
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2012/1205/Exclusive-How-a-Chinese-prisoner-release-reveals-business-as-usual-at-black-jail

Tibet

China to Press Murder Charges for Inciting Tibet Immolations
Agence France-Presse, December 6, 2012
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/15565310/china-to-press-murder-charges-for-inciting-tibet-immolations/

Related:
煽动自焚者必将受到法律严惩 (Those Inciting Self-immolations Shall Inevitably Be Legally Punished)
Gannan Daily, December 3, 2012
http://gn.gansudaily.com.cn/system/2012/12/03/013508017.shtml

Unofficial translation by Dui Hui available at:
http://www.duihuahrjournal.org/2012/12/china-outlines-criminal-punishments-for.html

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Hong Kong

After Losing Family, Transsexual Activist Pushes for Rights
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1098047/after-losing-family-transsexual-activist-rallies-rights

Human Rights Defenders

Nobel Laureates Call on China's Xi to Release Jailed Peace Prize Winner Liu
Reuters, December 4, 2012
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9721623/Nobel-laureates-call-on-Chinas-Xi-to-release-jailed-Peace-Prize-winner-Liu.html

To read the open letter, see:
134 Nobel Laureates Urge Incoming Chinese President Xi Jinping to Release Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo and Wife Liu Xia
December 4, 2012
http://en.rsf.org/china-134-nobel-laureates-urge-incoming-04-12-2012,43757.html

Migrant Workers

一代中国农民工的集体记忆:四平米的家 (Collective Memories of a Generation of Migrant Workers: 4sqm Home)
China Youth Daily, December 5, 2012
http://ndnews.oeeee.com/html/201212/05/6766.html

Protests and Petitions

Police Halt Protest Outside CCTV Tower
Global Times, December 5, 2012
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/748286.shtml

北京突然釋放7萬上訪民眾 (Beijing Unexpectedly Releases 70K Petitioners from Jiujingzhuang Black Jail)
Radio Taiwan International, December 4, 2012
http://n.yam.com/rti/politics/20121204/20121204028048.html

Related:
Beijing Black Jail 'Releases Thousands of Petitioners'
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1097971/beijing-black-jail-releases-thousands-petitioners

“黑保安”头目被指应邀进京 其父称,禹州信访局曾找王高伟“说给他找了一个好活” (Family of Ringleader of Group on Trial for Illegally Detaining Henan Petitioners in Beijing Says He Had Been Invited to Do So)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 5, 2012
http://epaper.oeeee.com/A/html/2012-12/05/content_1767163.htm

Tibet

Call for Freedom Written in Blood
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/blood-12042012162826.html

XUAR

Uyghur Scholar Harassed
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/scholar-12042012144309.html

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Education

非沪籍女孩无法参加上海中考 辍学争取异地高考 (Shanghai: 15-yo Student Forced to Study at Home Due to Lack of Residency, Challenges Authorities for Right to Take Uni Entrance Exam in Shanghai)
The Beijing Times, December 3, 2012
http://news.163.com/12/1203/03/8HP4JLS400014AED.html

Related:
Shanghainese Youth Borrow a Page from Hong Kong's Regionalist Hate Speech
South China Morning Post, December 4, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1097261/shanghainese-youth-borrow-page-hong-kongs-regionalist-hate-speech

Human Rights Defenders

Woman Released from Labor Camp a 2nd Time
Shenzhen Daily, December 4, 2012
http://www.szdaily.com/content/2012-12/04/content_7461637.htm

Related:
郭大军母亲劳教案代理律师王甫:行政起诉状(全文) (Administrative Suit against the Lanzhou Municipal Committee on the Administration of Reeducation-Through-Labor)
Wang Fu (lawyer representing Zhao Meifu), December 3, 2012
http://weiba.weibo.com/10314/t/z81gAu7Vg

探儿母亲遭劳教事件再激网络民愤 (Gansu Woman Who Previously Petitioned Ordered to 1 Year Reeducation-Through-Labor after Being Intercept on Way Home from Trip to Visit to Son in Beijing)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 22, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/11/121122_china_laojiao.shtml

Lawyer Warned Off Foreign Media
Radio Free Asia, December 3, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-12032012173915.html

A copy of the appeal calling for the abolishment of the RTL system is available online at:
要求立即撤销《国务院关於劳动教养问题的决定》等劳教行政法规的公民权力主张书
http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/3636

Law

被劳教村官任建宇:若能推动废除劳教我愿站出来 (Village Official Ordered to Reeducation: I'm Willing to Take a Stand If It'll Help Abolish the Reeducation-Through-Labor System)
China Newsweek, December 3, 2012
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/sd/2012-12-03/141725718681.shtml

Migrant Workers

农民工桥下死亡 有关部门回应未免太着急 (Zhengzhou, Henan: Migrant Worker, Unwilling to Seek Medical Help, Dies beneath Overpass)
Dahe Daily, December 3, 2012
http://news.xinhuanet.com/local/2012-12/04/c_124038814.htm

Public Health

Advocates Call for Euthanasia Law
China Daily, December 4, 2012
http://english.eastday.com/e/121204/u1a7037089.html

Monday, December 03, 2012

Hong Kong

Myths about Poor Justify Hong Kong's 'Third World' Spending on Social Welfare
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1094265/myths-about-poor-justify-hong-kongs-third-world-spending-social

Human Rights Defenders

Blind Activist Chen Guangcheng Appeals to China's Xi Jinping
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 3, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20576828

外交部不滿別國干涉陳克貴被判刑 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Not Pleased That Other Countries Are Meddling in Sentence of Chen Guangcheng's Nephew Chen Kegui)
Metro Radio, December 3, 2012
http://www.metroradio.com.hk/997/News/Default.aspx?NewsID=20121203165641

Related:
美批中国审陈克贵司法不公 (US: Chen Kegui Trial Unjust)
Sinchew Daily, November 30, 2012
http://dailynews.sina.com/gb/news/int/sinchewdaily/20121130/17194010344.html

Law

Black Jail Sentence Fake: Court
Global Times, December 3, 2012
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/747787.shtml

Related:
10截訪者首判囚 「中國人權里程碑」 (10 Men Who Intercepted Henan Petitioners Tried and Convicted of "Illegal Detention" in "Milestone" for Human Rights)
Ming Pao, November 29, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121129/-1761-2835229/1.html

河北2名青年骂官员被劳教 或成“劳教任务”牺牲品 (Two Hebei Youths Ordered to Reeducation for Scolding Official)
China Newsweek, December 2, 2012
http://ndnews.oeeee.com/html/201212/02/5997.html

Public Health

Pilot Project on Mainland Helps Identify More Patients with TB
South China Morning Post, December 3, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1096041/pilot-project-mainland-helps-identify-more-patients-tb

Tibet

四川若尔盖县再有藏人自焚抗议 流亡西藏内阁称将用行动缓和藏区局势 (Ngawa, Sichuan: Another Self-immolation)
Radio Free Asia, November 30, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xz-11302012151821.html

Friday, November 30, 2012

Civil Society

China AIDS Activists Reject Li Olive Branch
Agence France-Presse, November 29, 2012
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/323720/china-aids-activists-reject-li-olive-branch

Human Rights Defenders

快讯:陈克贵故意伤害案今开庭 亲属措手不及 (Chen Kegui, to Be Tried Friday Afternoon -- Family Only Just Informed)
Voice of America, November 29, 2012
http://www.voachinese.com/content/chen-kegui-trial-urgent-20121130/1555720.html

Related:
Family of Chen Kegui Rejects Officially Appointed Lawyers
Human Rights in China, July 25, 2012
http://www.hrichina.org/content/6211

維權律師劉曉原重獲發牌 (Rights Defense Lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan Finally Receives Renewed License to Practice)
Ming Pao, November 30, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121130/-162-2836368/1.html

Land Policy

Chinese Thugs Knocked Out by Amateur Kung Fu Fans
The Telegraph, November 29, 2012
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9710514/Chinese-thugs-knocked-out-by-amateur-Kung-Fu-fans.html

Law

CCTV Joins Media Bandwagon Critiquing China's Labor Camps
Want China Times, November 30, 2012
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20121130000037&cid=1103

Religion

河南镇平维族人冲击县政府 (Zhenping County, Henan: 50 Uyghurs Injured in Clash before Govt Offices after Han Man Lifts Veil of Uyghur Girl)
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/uyghur_clash-11292012085308.html

Tibet

Tibet: Two More Self-immolations Take Toll to 89
Indo-Asian News Service, November 29, 2012
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Tibet-Two-more-self-immolations-take-toll-to-89/articleshow/17417129.cms

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gender

Income Gap between the Sexes Widening
China Daily, November 28, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-11/28/content_15964718.htm

Related:
缩短男女职工收入差距的立法构想 (Legislative Proposals for Curtailing Gender-based Income Disparity)
All-China Women's Federation, October 11, 2012
http://www.women.org.cn/allnews/1302/3126.html

Land Policy

China to Tighten Laws on Land Grabs in Rural Stability Push
Reuters, November 28, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/28/us-china-land-idUSBRE8AR0HA20121128

Law

10截訪者首判囚 「中國人權里程碑」 (10 Men Who Intercepted Henan Petitioners Tried and Convicted of "Illegal Detention" in "Milestone" for Human Rights)
Ming Pao, November 29, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121129/-1761-2835229/1.html

Read the indictment against the men online at:
中央政法委兵败政府绑架访民案 抢救温家宝遇挫
64Tianwang, October 11, 2012
http://www.64tianwang.com/bencandy.php?aid=11323&fid=6

村官案撼動勞教大山 (Village Official Ordered to Reeducation's Case Shakes the Mighty Mountain of the Reeducation-Through-Labor System)
Ming Pao, November 29, 2012
http://life.mingpao.com/cfm/dailynews3b.cfm?File=20121129/nalch/cha1_er.txt

Related:
Village Official Lodges Appeal despite His Early Release
Xinhua News Agency, November 29, 2012
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/print.asp?id=517904

Poverty

中国农村贫困人口4000万 少数民族为“重灾区” (40mil in Poverty in Chinese Countryside, Ethnic Minority Regions Disaster Areas)
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/pin-11282012162137.html

Public Health

Li Focuses on AIDS Fight
China Daily, November 29, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-11/29/content_15969558.htm

Related:
Ex-official Implicates China Leaders in AIDS Scandal
Agence France-Presse, December 1, 2010
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iDSM0M2znaHOE0kHeRGStxyePOXA

Sharp Rise in HIV Cases for Young and over-50s
Shanghai Daily, November 29, 2012
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/print.asp?id=517905

Children

中国流浪儿已超15万 近半因家庭问题出走 (Over 150K Children Walk China's Streets, Nearly Half Leave Home due to Family Issues)
Qilu Evening News, November 28, 2012
http://www.dzwww.com/shandong/sdnews/201211/t20121128_7738529.htm

Environment

China Planning 'Huge Fracking Industry'
Mother Jones, November 27, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/nov/27/china-planning-huge-fracking-industry

Population

Birth Rule Could Be Relaxed
China Daily, November 28, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-11/28/content_15964713.htm

Protests and Petitions

“艾滋病日”前感染者北京请愿 官府不接待却面临遣返 (HIV Patients Petition in Beijing for Compensation and Treatment Subsidies on World AIDS Day)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/aids-11272012111810.html

广东深圳蛇口日资企业工人罢工 (Shenzhen: Strike at Factory over Relocation to Huizhou)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sk-11272012151058.html

武汉大学生“快闪”抗议公务员录用需妇检 (Wuhan Uni Students Hold Flash Mob Protest against Gynecological Exams for Prospective Civil Servants)
Legal Daily, November 27, 2012
http://ndnews.oeeee.com/html/201211/27/4760.html

Rural Issues

Free Student Meal Program Cheated
Global Times, November 28, 2012
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/746920.shtml

Tibet

Tibet Issue Flares with Deaths and Protests
Deutsche Presse-Agentur, November 28, 2012
http://www.theage.com.au/world/tibet-issue-flares-with-deaths-and-protests-20121127-2a5uw.html

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Environment

黄河第一大支流、陕西的“母亲河”渭河重度污染 (Largest Yellow River Tributary Seriously Polluted)
Radio Free Asia, November 26, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/weihe-11262012164335.html

Gender

Call for Action on Domestic Violence
China Daily, November 26, 2012
http://english.eastday.com/e/121126/u1a7019940.html

Human Rights Defenders

二十名李旺阳支持者关近半年后获释仍阻通讯 (20 Supporters of Li Wangyang Released after ~6mo Detention and House Arrest, Li's Family Still Incommunicado)
Radio Free Asia, November 26, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/za-11262012152531.html

維權人士許志永被拘阻聚餐 (Activist Xu Zhiyong Detained for over 24h to Prevent Attending a Group Dinner)
Ming Pao, November 27, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121127/-162-2833338/1.html

Labor

Samsung Unearths Illegal Work Practices at Chinese Suppliers
The Guardian, November 26, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/nov/26/samsung-illegal-china-suppliers

加班在中国服装厂是家常便饭 (Working Overtime Common in China's Clothing Factories)
Deutsche Welle, November 26, 2012
http://www.dw.de/加班在中国服装厂是家常便饭/a-16406458

Land Policy

Illegal Land Use Cases Disclosed
China Daily, November 26, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-11/26/content_15959619.htm

江苏宿迁南蔡乡被拆迁村民称受到恐吓 官方否认 (Jiangsu Village Government Denies Threatening Villagers to Compel to Relocate for Demolitions)
Southern Metropolis Daily, November 26, 2012
http://news.ifeng.com/mainland/detail_2012_11/26/19524418_0.shtml

Society

Viewpoint: Are Protests Moving China Backwards?
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 27, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20405224

Tibet

Tibetan Students Injured during Protests in China
The Guardian, November 26, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/26/tibetan-students-injured-protests-china

Monday, November 26, 2012

Environment

冬季大气重污染城市兰州将公布PM2.5指数 (Lanzhou, Gansu, amongst China's Most Polluted Cities, to Publish Air Quality Data)
Xinhua News Agency, November 25, 2012
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2012-11-25/112325657668.shtml

Death Penalty

Criminal Rules Improve Death Sentence Review
Xinhua News Agency, November 24, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-11/24/content_15955800.htm

Human Rights Defenders

Yunnan Woman Escapes Detention for Stopping Wen Jiabao
Wang China Times, November 24, 2012
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20121124000101&cid=1101

吕耿松被带走抄家 多人声援秦永敏被查 (Lü Gengsong Detained, Home Searched)
Radio Free Asia, November 23, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fy-11232012114106.html

Related:
吕耿松刑满获释 拒签保证书
Writer Lü Gengsong Released from Prison; Refuses Conditions of Deprivation of Political Rights
Human Rights in China, August 23, 2011
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5558
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5557

Public Health

广东拟爱滋病人纳入低保 (Guangdong Plans to Include Qualifying HIV Patients in Welfare Program)
Sinchew Daily, November 25, 2012
http://dailynews.sina.com/gb/news/int/sinchewdaily/20121125/19063991509.html

Rural Issues

Rural-school Closure Policy Put on Hold
China Daily, November 23, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-11/23/content_15954413.htm

Tibet

甘肃黄南州再有藏人自焚身亡 (Gansu: Another Tibetan Self-immolation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 24, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/11/121124_china_tibet.shtml

Related:
Threat to Cut Aid over Burnings
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/aid-11222012174527.html

西藏自焚者亲属受当局打压 (Relatives of Self-immolations Suppressed by Authorities)
Deutsche Welle, November 23, 2012
http://www.dw.de/西藏自焚者亲属受当局打压/a-16402648

Friday, November 23, 2012

Hong Kong

Fury in Hong Kong at Beijing Official's Claim of 'Foreign Interference'
South China Morning Post, November 23, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1088629/fury-hong-kong-beijing-officials-claim-foreign-interference

For Zhang Xiaoming's op-ed and a summary, see:
豐富「一國兩制」實踐 (Enrich the Implementation of One Country, Two Systems)
Wen Wei Po, November 22, 2012
http://paper.wenweipo.com/2012/11/22/PL1211220007.htm

Hardline SAR Security Policy Pushed Again
The Standard, November 23, 2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?art_id=128628&con_type=1

Human Rights Defenders

数百网民联署要求释放翟小兵 (Hundreds of Netizens Sign Petition to Release Detained Zhai Xiaobing/@stariver)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/signatures-11222012101818.html

Find the petition at:
关于呼吁北京警方切勿小题大作并立即释放网友“星河舰队”的联署
Petition the Public Security Bureau of Beijing to Free Zhai Xiaobin
November 17, 2012
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGxoSkh4V3JKRERHZzl5VldKSUcxVUE6MQ

Land Policy

China Specifies Criminal Penalties for Those Damaging Grassland
Xinhua News Agency, November 22, 2012
http://english.sina.com/china/2012/1122/529810.html

Protests and Petitions

东莞村民堵路抗议村官贪污卖地款 (Dongguan Villagers Block Road in Protest of Official's Private Sale of Collective Land)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql1-11222012104513.html

Public Health

愛滋童父親:醫院當波踢 病人如等死 (Father of Child with HIV: General Hospitals Frequently Refuse to Treat HIV Patients or Send Them to Designated Hospitals with Poor Facilities)
Ming Pao, November 23, 2012
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/愛滋童父親-醫院當波踢-病人如等死-211357956.html

Taiwan

Taiwan Ban on Visit by Dalai Lama
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 22, 2012
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20121122/news_20121122_56_884624.htm

Tibet

China: Last Words of 19 Tibetans Who Committed Self-Immolation
Global Voices Online, November 23, 2012
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/11/23/china-last-words-of-19-tibetans-who-committed-self-immolation/

Related:
Chinese Netizens Speak Out on Tibetan Self-Immolations despite Censorship
Human Rights in China, November 21, 2012
http://www.hrichina.org/content/6388

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Corruption

A Chinese Education, for a Price
The New York Times, November 21, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/22/world/asia/in-china-schools-a-culture-of-bribery-spreads.html

Economic Development

收入分配问题已超出经济层面
Interview: Overcoming Income Inequality
The Economic Observer, November 19, 2012
CH: http://www.eeo.com.cn/2012/1119/236235.shtml
EN: http://www.eeo.com.cn/ens/2012/1122/236397.shtml

Food Safety

First Person to Fight Fake Dairy Attacked and, Died
SINA, November 22, 2012
http://english.sina.com/china/p/2012/1121/529451.html

Gender

China's Most Powerful Woman - But How Far Can Sun Chunlan Go?
The Independent, November 21, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/chinas-most-powerful-woman--but-how-far-can-sun-chunlan-go-8340893.html

Media

披露贵州流浪儿被闷死在垃圾箱事件的贵州作家李元龙“被旅游” (Guizhou Writer Who Revealed the Death of 5 Boys in Rubbish Bin "Taken on a Trip")
Radio Free Asia, November 21, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hc-11212012134639.html

Protests and Petitions

探儿母亲遭劳教事件再激网络民愤 (Gansu Woman Who Previously Petitioned Ordered to 1 Year Reeducation-Through-Labor after Being Intercept on Way Home from Trip to Visit to Son in Beijing)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 22, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/11/121122_china_laojiao.shtml

浙江反建變電站示威 爆警民衝突 (Wenzhou, Zhejiang: Clash between Villagers and Armed Police during Protest against Transformer Substation)
Ming Pao, November 22, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121122/-9-2829593/1.html

Public Health

天津愛滋病帶菌者隱瞞病情才獲治癌 (Tianjin Man with HIV Only Succeeds in Scheduling Treatment at Hospital for Cancer after Concealing That He Has HIV)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 22, 2012
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20121122/news_20121122_55_884575.htm

Religion

内蒙九基督徒传教被拘两人劳教 河南漯河要村民举报“邪教” (Inner Mongolia: 9 Christians Detained for "Using a Cult to Undermine the Implementation of the Law" and, 2 Ordered to Reeducation)
Radio Free Asia, November 21, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql1-11212012103121.html

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

内蒙哈达之子打破沉默 揭露当局陷他家于生存困境 (Mongolian Activist Hada's Son Breaks Silence, Reveals Difficult Situation Authorities Have Placed Their Family In)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql1-11202012104755.html

Notes from a recent interview with Xinna (Hada's wife) are available at:
哈达被秘密关押 家人恳求国际关注
Mongolian Dissident Hada in 23rd Month of Unlawful Detention after Long Prison Term; Family Appeals for International Attention
Human Rights in China, October 22, 2012
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6341
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6340

Migrant Workers

Grim Fate of Migrant Workers Maimed in China's 'Black Factories'
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1086971/grim-fate-migrant-workers-maimed-chinas-black-factories

Law

甘肃拟规定城管员可对暴力抗法使用身体强制力 (Gansu Drafts Guidelines Stipulating Urban Management Officers Can Use Physical Coercion When Encountering Violent Resistance to Law Enforcement)
China News Service, November 21, 2012
http://news.163.com/12/1121/10/8GR2FP4K00014JB6.html

Related:
甘肃省城市管理行政执法指南 (Gansu Provincial Guidelines on the Administrative Enforcement of Law by Urban Management)
November 2012
http://www.gsfzb.gov.cn/FZDT/ShowArticle.asp?ArticleID=64847

Politics

China's Backroom Power Brokers Block Reform Candidates
Reuters, November 21, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/21/us-china-congress-poll-idUSBRE8AK01F20121121

Protests and Petitions

18大后各地强拆又已开始 济南青岛两市连续引发抗议 (Protests in Jinan and Qingdao as Requisition and Demolitions Resume after 18th Party Congress)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fy-11202012114413.html

Tibet

China Sets Up Firefighters at Tibetan Monasteries
The Guardian, November 20, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/20/tibet-monasteries-fire-fighters

Related:
Two More Tibetans Self-immolate    
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 21, 2012
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20121121/news_20121121_56_884242.htm

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

人权组织:十八大期间至少两访民死亡 (Rights Groups: At Least 2 Petitioners Died during 18th Party Congress)
Deutsche Welle, November 19, 2012
http://www.dw.de/人权组织十八大期间至少两访民死亡/a-16389412

异议作家李必丰被判刑12年 (Dissident Poet Li Bifeng Sentenced to 12 Years for "Fraud", Friends Say Conviction Due to Writing, Funding Dissidents)
Deutsche Welle, November 19, 2012
http://www.dw.de/异议作家李必丰被判刑12年/a-16389523

For more on Li Bifeng, see Liao Yiwu's Acceptance Speech for the 2012 Kapuściński Award for Literary Reportage:
为他人的自由而写 ——2012年卡普钦斯基国际报导文学奖答谢词
Writing for the Freedom of Others
China Rights Forum, 2012, no. 1
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/6174
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/6142

Law

重庆被劳教村官任建宇获释 称变得特别不自信 (Ren Jianyu, Chongqing Village Official Ordered to Reeducation, Released, Says He Has Come to Lack Confidence)
China Youth Daily, November 20, 2012
http://news.qq.com/a/20121120/000276.htm

For more on Ren Jianyu, see:
Man Sent to Labor Camp for Subversive Comments and T-shirt Files Lawsuit
Ministry of Tofu, October 15, 2012
http://www.ministryoftofu.com/2012/10/man-sent-to-labor-camp-for-subversive-comments-and-t-shirt-files-lawsuit/

Population

Growing Urban Populations a Big Challenge
China Daily, November 20, 2012
http://english.sina.com/china/2012/1119/528515.html

Protests and Petitions

福安骚乱民众指交警滥权执法 (Fu'an, Fujian: 50 Detained in Mass Riot against Traffic Cop's Excessive Law Enforcement)
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/riot-11192012090852.html

Rural Issues

Rural School Pupils Drop to 10-year Low
China Daily, November 20, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-11/20/content_15944175.htm

Tibet

Tibetan Town Shaken by Six Self-immolations in One Week
The Hindu, November 19, 2012
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/tibetan-town-shaken-by-six-selfimmolations-in-one-week/article4112300.ece

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Internet

China: Beijing Twitterer Detained for Writing Micro-fiction
Global Voices Online, November 18, 2012
http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2012/11/18/china-beijing-twitterer-detained-for-writing-micro-fiction/

Media

The Great China Handover
Al Jazeera, November 17, 2012
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2012/11/2012111710112653976.html

Migrant Workers

五年级农民工二代:理想是当清洁工 (Fifth Grader Student of the "Next Generation" of Migrant Workers: Ideal Job Is to Be a Janitor)
The Beijing Times, November 19, 2012
http://ndnews.oeeee.com/html/201211/19/2797.html

Politics

Elevation of Liu Yunshan Heightens Censorship Fears
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1084357/elevation-liu-yunshan-heightens-censorship-fears

Poverty

China Street Children Die in Bin
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20389004

Protests and Petitions

汕頭村民圍村委會抗議 (Liantang, Shantou, Guangdong: Villagers Surround Village Committee Office in Protest, Calling for Vote of Representatives in Committee to Investigate Land Grab)
Oriental Daily, November 18, 2012
http://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/china_world/20121118/00178_004.html

Tibet

一名藏族妇女在青海同仁自焚身亡 (Tongren [Rebkong], Qinghai: Tibetan Woman Dies in Self-immolation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 17, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/11/121117_tibetan_immolation.shtml

Friday, November 16, 2012

18th Party Congress

Princelings Dominate; No Minority Representation
The Hindu, November 15, 2012
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/princelings-dominate-no-minority-representation/article4098877.ece

Related:
Traits and Orientations of China's New Politburo Standing Committee
China Brief, November 15, 2012
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/chinabrief/single/?tx_ttnews[tt_news]=40115&cHash=21493d1f7742e4f7829232f43bdbdf9e

Bilateral Ties

China's Aid to Cambodia Helps Cement Ties
The Wall Street Journal, November 15, 2012
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324595904578120582308358540.html

Hong Kong

Beijing to Play `Bigger Role'
The Standard, November 16, 2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?art_id=128409&con_type=1

Media

中新社资深记者邹宪被秘密拘押 (Senior China News Service Journalist Zou Xian Secretly Detained)
Radio Free Asia, November 15, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hc-11152012140638.html

Population

中國老人2050佔三分一 (Elderly to Constitute 1/3 of China's Population by 2050)
Ming Pao, November 14, 2012
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/中國老人2050佔三分-114405132.html

Public Health

我国糖尿病患者近1亿 发病呈年轻化趋势 (Nearly 100mil Chinese with Diabetes, Increasingly More Young Contracting Disease)
Southern Weekend, November 14, 2012
http://www.infzm.com/content/82911

Tibet

Two More Burn in Rebgong
Radio Free Asia, November 15, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/rebgong-11152012130853.html

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Government

Where Are China's Women Leaders?
McClatchy Newspapers, November 14, 2012
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2012/1114/Where-are-China-s-women-leaders

Hong Kong

Indentured Servitude in Hong Kong Abetted by Loan Firms
Bloomberg, November 14, 2012
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-13/indentured-servitude-in-hong-kong-abetted-by-loan-firms.html

香港压力促广东信息公开全国第一 (Guangdong Comes Clean about Air Pollution under Pressure from Hong Kong)
China Dialogue, November 13, 2012
http://www.chinadialogue.net/blog/5331-Guangdong-comes-clean-about-air-pollution-under-pressure-from-Hong-Kong/ch

Human Rights Defenders

Chinese Petitioners Claim Hotel Used as 'Black Jail'
CNN, November 14, 2012
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/business/china-hotel-black-jail/index.html

Internet

Hu Jia Explains Why Mobile Apps Make Activism Spooky
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1083025/hu-jia-explains-why-mobile-apps-make-activism-spooky