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

Thursday, November 29, 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

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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

Monday, November 19, 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

Poverty

A Fifth of Chinese to Be 'Affluent' by 2020 Report
China Daily, November 15, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-11/15/content_15929516.htm

Protests and Petitions

环境抗议中的反应错位 (Local Officials in China in Muddle over Protests)
China Dialogue, November 14, 2012
http://www.chinadialogue.net/blog/5334-Local-officials-in-China-in-muddle-over-protests/ch

Public Health

各地维权人士发起反歧视活动 吁保障盲人权利 (Activists across China Hold Anti-discriminatory Activities to Call for Protection of Rights of the Blind)
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/yl-11142012155924.html

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

18th Party Congress

Chinese Citizens Reluctant to Voice Choices
The Globe and Mail, November 13, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/chinese-citizens-reluctant-to-voice-choices/article5262686/

十八大女代表:女性代表仅占23% 比重还须提高 (PC Rep: Only 23% Reps Are Female--Need to Raise the Proportion)
The Beijing News, November 14, 2012
http://news.qq.com/a/20121114/000050.htm

中央释放信号:改革社会组织“双轨制” (Beijing Releases a Signal: Dual-track Reforms for Civil Society Organizations)
The Beijing News, November 14, 2012
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2012-11/14/content_389893.htm

Children

NGO Calls for More Transparency of HIV/AIDS Programs for Children
Global Times, November 14, 2012
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/744178.shtml

Related:
中国艾滋病和儿童权利民间报告  (Civil Society Report on HIV/AIDS and Children's Rights in China)
Beijing Aizhixing Institute, November 12, 2012
http://aidslaw2010.blogspot.hk/2012/11/blog-post.html

Internet

Chinese Authorities Putting Pressure on Businesses to Help Censor the Web
The New York Times, November 13, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/china-pressures-businesses-to-help-censor-web.html

Law

最高法院:審案99%服判 學者:無可能 (Supreme People's Court: 99% of Appeal Rulings Accepted; Scholar: Not Possible)
Ming Pao, November 14, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121114/-162-2822988/1.html

Society

China’s Great Shame
The New York Times, November 13, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/opinion/chinas-great-shame.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

Tibet

藏區公安懸賞20萬 緝自焚「黑手」 (Gannan Tibetan Autom Prefecture, Gansu Police Offer 200K Reward for Self-immolation Instigators)
Ming Pao, November 14, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121114/-162-2822979/1.html

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Environment

我国发布湿地保护管理规定 公开征求意见 (China Solicits Input on Draft Regs on Administration of Wetlands Protection)
China News Service, November 12, 2012
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2012-11-12/131825562202.shtml

Gender

Chinese Communist Party Remains a Boys' Club
Agence France-Presse, November 12, 2012
http://www.bangkokpost.com/lite/news/320833/chinese-communist-party-remains-a-boys-club

Government

环保部回应群体性事件:重大项目需社会风险评估 (Minister of Environmental Protection on Protests: Major Projects Should Be Evaluated for Social Risk)
People's Daily, November 13, 2012
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2012-11-13/032925565271.shtml

Hukou

中国将促进户籍制度改革 (Household Registration Reform to Be Advanced)
Radio Free Asia, November 12, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/aw-11122012145105.html

Land Policy

Wukan Woes Show Land-Reform Delay Risks as Hu Leaves Task to Xi
Bloomberg News, November 13, 2012
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-12/wukan-woes-show-land-reform-delay-risks-as-hu-leaves-task-to-xi.html

Law

Light Shed on Secret Probes
Radio Free Asia, November 12, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/probes-11122012145646.html

Related:
中国法律的类型
The Varieties of Law in China
China Rights Forum, 2011, no. 1-2
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/5433
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/5422

Media

China's State Council Says `No Comment' to Social Media
Bloomberg News, November 13, 2012
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-13/china-s-state-council-says-no-comment-to-social-media.html

Poverty

CPC to Address Concerns on Rising Inequality
The Hindu, November 12, 2012
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/cpc-to-address-concerns-on-rising-inequality/article4091274.ece

Society

中国单身男女达1.8亿 没房子是婚姻“绊脚石” (180mil Single Men and Women in China, Lack of Home Cited as Major Impediment to Marriage)
Radio Free Asia, November 12, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/nu-11122012162619.html

Monday, November 12, 2012

18th Party Congress

北京维稳志愿者抱怨“被自愿” (Beijing's Security Volunteers Complain of Being Forced to Do So)
Deutsche Welle, November 11, 2012
http://www.dw.de/北京维稳志愿者抱怨被自愿/a-16369771

Hong Kong

林焕光批政府迴避同性恋 (Equal Opportunities Com Head Lam: HK Govt's Handling of Equal Rights for Gays a Disappointment, Urges Inclusion of All Voices in Society)
Sing Pao Daily, November 11, 2012
http://www.singpao.com/xw/gat/201211/t20121112_400908.html

Human Rights Defenders

Soliciting Justice
Global Times, November 9, 2012
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/743434.shtml

Land Policy

十八大代表谈征地制度:最大问题是补偿标准过低 (18th Party Congress Rep Talks Land Requisition System: Biggest Problem Is Low Compensation)
China National Radio, November 12, 2012
http://news.163.com/12/1112/09/8G3P82O400014JB5.html

Multilateral

China Says No to Foreign Rights Monitors for Tibet
Reuters, November 9, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/09/us-china-congress-tibet-idUSBRE8A80QP20121109

Rural Issues

Chinese Farmers Fight Back against State Controls
USA Today, November 11, 2012
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2012/11/11/china-farmers-protest/1697381/

Tibet

Hundreds of Tibetans Protest against Chinese Rule as Leaders Gather in Beijing
The Associated Press, November 9, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/09/tibetans-protest-chinese-rule-beijing

甘肃合作市再度发生自焚身亡事件 (Gansu: Another Self-immolation Death)
Radio Free Asia, November 11, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/dz-11112012170820.html

Friday, November 09, 2012

Government

China Village Hits Democracy Limits
The Wall Street Journal, November 8, 2012
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324073504578106164215405612.html

Hong Kong/Macao

胡錦濤:堅持一國尊重兩制 防外力干預港澳 (Hu Jintao: Preserve the One Country and Respect the Two Systems, Prevent Foreign Forces from Meddling in HK and MO)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 9, 2012
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20121109/news_20121109_55_881671.htm

Related:
Soft Warning against Separation
The Standard, November 9, 2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?art_id=128180&con_type=3

Human Rights Defenders

前警察上访被关黑监狱 (Former Police Officers Locked in Black Jails for Petitioning)
Radio Free Asia, November 8, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/blackjail_police-11082012101835.html

Related:
蒙冤警察被关黑监狱 江富友处境危殆
Former Police Officers Held in Black Jails, One Began Hunger Strike
Human Rights in China, November 7, 2012
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6370
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6369

Law

Kafka in Beijing: A Tale of an Alleged Rape and One Woman's Futile Quest for Justice in Modern China
Foreign Policy, November 8, 2012
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/11/08/kafka_in_beijing

Media

中国记者:社会良知还是党的喉舌? (Chinese Journalists: Society's Conscience or Party Mouthpiece?)
Deutsche Welle, November 8, 2012
http://www.dw.de/中国记者社会良知还是党的喉舌/a-16365092

Migrant Workers

流动人口生存状态调查 超六成有困难不愿找政府 (Migrant Worker Survey: 60+% Not Willing to Seek Gov't Help in Difficult Situations)
Shandong Business Daily, November 7, 2012
http://gb.cri.cn/27824/2012/11/08/6251s3917451.htm

Related:
Living Cost Tops Concerns of Migrant Workers
Shanghai Daily, November 9, 2012
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2012/11/08/Living+cost+tops+concerns+of+migrant+workers

Tibet

In China, Self-immolations Continue as Party Congress Opens
Los Angeles, November 9, 2012
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-tibetans-20121109,0,7527560.story

Thursday, November 08, 2012

18th Party Congress

China Wrestles with Democratic Reform
Financial Times, November 7, 2012
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5e952fee-2873-11e2-afd2-00144feabdc0.html

Civil Society

逼出来的合作
Gov'ts, NGOs Increasingly Cooperating to Solve Social Problems
Caixin, October 22, 2012 (EN November 7, 2012)
CH: http://magazine.caixin.com/2012-10-19/100449321.html
EN: http://english.caixin.com/2012-11-07/100457444_1.html

Human Rights Defenders

哈达妻新娜再度失踪 天安门母亲再被监控 (Wife of Mongolian Dissident Hada again Goes Missing, Tiananmen Mothers again under Watch)
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hd-11062012102634.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

河南访民孙福荣服刑期间猝死 只赔6万块逼迫家人息诉罢访 (After Henan Petitioner Sun Furong's Death in Prison, Family Paid 60K Compensation and Give Up Hope of Learning Cause of Death Due to Threats)
Radio Free Asia, November 7, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/yl-11072012162251.html

十八大前夕上海访民被劳教 (Shanghainese Petitioners Ordered to Reeducation on Eve of Party Congress)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 7, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/11/121107_china_laojiao.shtml

Related:
十八大前夕数名上海访民被劳教
Reeducation-Through-Labor and Criminal Detention for Shanghai Petitioners on Eve of 18th Party Congress
Human Rights in China, November 6, 2012
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6367
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6366

Law

重庆平反三宗劳教案
Speech Crime Cases in Chongqing
The Economic Observer, October 31, 2012 (EN November 8, 2012)
CH: http://www.eeo.com.cn/2012/1031/235368.shtml
EN: http://www.eeo.com.cn/ens/2012/1108/235752.shtml

Tibet

Rights Group: 3 Teenage Monks, 1 Nomadic Tibetan Woman Set Fire to Themselves in Single Day
The Associated Press, November 7, 2012
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/news/7514707/story.html

向巴平措承認西藏有僧侶自焚 (Tibet CPC Deputy Secretary Qiangba Puncog Acknowledges Monk Self-immolation)
HK Commercial Radio, November 8, 2012
http://www.881903.com/Page/ZH-TW/newsdetail.aspx?ItemId=572448&csid=261_341

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

18th Party Congress

China Hauls Away Activists in Congress Crackdown
The Associated Press, November 6, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/china-hauls-away-activists-congress-crackdown-104519219.html

Related:
十八大前夕数名上海访民被劳教
Reeducation-Through-Labor and Criminal Detention for Shanghai Petitioners on Eve of 18th Party Congress
Human Rights in China, November 6, 2012
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6367
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6366

Unwelcome at the Party
The New York Times, November 6, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/07/opinion/in-china-unwelcome-at-the-party.html

Available in Chinese at Secret China:
王力雄:党开“十八大” 北京不欢迎...
http://www.secretchina.com/news/12/11/06/473624.html

Economic Development

Poll: Wealth Gap Greatest Challenge for China's Growth
Xinhua News Agency, November 6, 2012
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/indepth/2012-11/06/c_131954706.htm

Hong Kong

60%港人相信港獨無抬頭 71%市民指北京干預增加 (Apple Daily/HKU Survey: 60% HKers Do Not Believe HK Independence Movement Is Rising, 71% Say Beijing Meddling in HK Affairs Has Increased)
Apple Daily, November 7, 2012
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20121107/18059787

Human Rights Defenders

维权律师舒向新再被刑拘 (Rights Defense Lawyer Shu Xiangxin Criminally Detained on Suspicion of "Blackmail")
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/arrest_a-11062012095524.html

Internet

中共首都互联网协会委员会成立 (Communist Party of China Capital Internet Society Committee Established)
Xinhua News Agency, November 6, 2012
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2012-11/06/c_113615083.htm

Law

李庄代理龚刚模申诉案
Defense Lawyer Seeks to Clear His Name – and Accuser's
Caixin, November 3, 2012
CH: http://china.caixin.com/2012-11-03/100455849.html
EN: http://english.caixin.com/2012-11-06/100456923.html

XUAR

'Targeted' ahead of Congress
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/targeted-11062012130758.html

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Death Penalty

湄公河案主犯等4人获死刑 1人死缓1人获刑8年 (Four Death Sentences, Along with 1 Suspended Death and 1 8-yo Prison Sentence, in Case of Murder of Chinese Sailors on Mekong River)
China National Radio, November 6, 2012
http://www.ce.cn/xwzx/gnsz/gdxw/201211/06/t20121106_23822519.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

昆明网吧老板曹海波因言获刑 律师正在考虑提出上诉 (Net Cafe Owner Cao Haibo Sentenced for His Words, Lawyer Mulling Appeal Verdict)
Radio Free Asia, November 5, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hc-11052012145710.html

Related:
曹海波被判8年 律师指审判程序不对
Online Activist Sentenced to 8 Years for Subversion; Lawyer Raises Procedural Concerns
Human Rights in China, November 5, 2012
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6359
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6358

June Fourth

Figures Relating to Tiananmen Protests Resurface before Power Transition
Want China Times, November 6, 2012
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20121106000094&cid=1501

Labor

广州劳动力市场跌入亚运后最低谷 (Guangzhou's Labor Market Drops to Lowest Point since Asia Games)
Southern Metropolis Daily, November 6, 2012
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/2/cb/2cbca44843a86453/Blog/476/5376a7.html

Politics

Xi Climbs to Power Mixing Father’s Capitalism with Mao Communism
Bloomberg, November 5, 2012
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-05/xi-climbs-to-power-mixing-father-s-capitalism-with-mao-communism.html

中国百姓眼中的十八大 (The 18th Party Congress per the Average Chinese)
Deutsche Welle, November 5, 2012
http://www.dw.de/中国百姓眼中的十八大/a-16356630

Rural Issues

China's 'Golden Decade' Brings Some Relief to Rural Poor
The Guardian, November 5, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/05/china-golden-decade-rural-poor

Tibet

Tibetan Filmmaker Held
Radio Free Asia, November 5, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/held-11052012125504.html

Monday, November 05, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Coming to America: China Wants to Buy Its Way onto Your TV Screen. Will It Work?
Foreign Policy, November 1, 2012
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/11/1/coming_to_america_cctv

Related:
中国“大外宣”的“本土化”战略
The Localization Strategy of China’s Great External Propaganda
China Rights Forum, 2010, no. 3
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/3667
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/3267

道听途"说":新华社在推销什么?
Word on the Street: Xinhua: What Are They Selling?
Human Rights in China, November 7, 2012
http://youtu.be/LxyX9Zh6fj0

Hong Kong

Protesters Fighting Tolo Harbour Beach Marching against the Tide
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1075110/protesters-fighting-tolo-harbour-beach-marching-against-tide

七中首提「進一步加強」港澳工作 ("Further Strengthening" Work Focused on Hong Kong and Macao Raised in 7th Plenary Session Communiqué)
Ming Pao, November 5, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121105/-9-2815485/1.html

Related:
中国共产党第十七届中央委员会第七次全体会议公报 (Communiqué of the 7th Plenary Session of the 17th Central Committee of the CPC)
November 4, 2012
http://www.gov.cn/jrzg/2012-11/04/content_2257344.htm

Human Rights Defenders

佛山村民维护土地权益遭黑汉袭击(视频) (Foshan, Guangdong: Villagers Attacked by Thugs whilst Defending Their Land Rights [with Video])
Radio Free Asia, November 2, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/land_foshan-11022012105911.html

Internet

青年撕毛像 公安拘查 敏感时刻评毛网战 (Four Young Men Detained by Police after Posting Photos Online of Them Tearing Up Pictures of Mao Zedong)
Voice of America, November 4, 2012
http://www.voachinese.com/content/young-men-ripping-up-maos-portrait-20121104/1539258.html

Related:
Fury at Torn Mao Pics
Global Times, November 5, 2012
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90882/8004577.html

Media

英媒:天津“新曼哈顿”成互联网审查之都 (UK Media: Tianjin Becomes Online Censorship Capital)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 5, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/11/121104_ukpress_tianjin_censor.shtml

Related:
China’s ‘New Manhattan’ Becomes Censorship Capital
Financial Times, November 4, 2012
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/77b7cde6-24e1-11e2-8924-00144feabdc0

Politics

Fears Grow over Pace of Reform as China Ushers in New Leaders
The Guardian, November 4, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/04/china-new-leadership-pressures-reform

State Security

The Five Vermin 五蠹 Threatening China
The China Story, November 4, 2012
http://www.thechinastory.org/2012/11/the-five-vermin-五蠹-threatening-china/

Tibet

U.N. Rights Official Faults China on Tibetan Suppression
The New York Times, November 2, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/03/world/asia/un-rights-official-faults-china-on-tibetan-suppression.html

Related:
Pillay: China Must Urgently Address Deep-rooted Frustrations with Human Rights in Tibetan Areas
UNOHCHR, November 2, 2012
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=12729&LangID=E

青海一藏人在抗议中自焚身亡 (Qinghai: Tibetan Artist Dies in Self-immolation Protest)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 4, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/11/121104_tibetan_self_immolation.shtml

Friday, November 02, 2012

Environment

环保部:环保法修正案草案存在四大问题 (Ministry of Environmental Protection: 4 Major Issues in Draft Environmental Protection Law Revisions)
Legal Daily, November 1, 2012
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2012-11-01/103825487296.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

Blind Dissident Chen Guangcheng's Brother Loses Court Case
Reuters, November 2, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/02/blind-dissident-chen-guangcheng-brother

曹海波网上宣扬民主被判监八年 (Democracy Advocate Cao Haibo Sentenced 8 Years for Subversion)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 2, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/11/121102_china_caohaibo.shtml

Related:
张起刑满获释 曹海波案不公开审理
Zhang Qi Released after Four Years; Cao Haibo Tried in Closed-Door Hearing
Human Rights in China, May 23, 2012
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6067
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6066

Law

全国铁路法院全部移交地方 75%人员身份已过渡 (Jurisdiction of Railway Courts Nation-wide Transferred to Local Judicial System)
Xinhua News Agency, October 31, 2012
http://finance.ifeng.com/roll/20121031/7233151.shtml

Protests and Petitions

汕尾数百村民抗议官员贪腐 (Shanwei, Guangdong: Hundreds of Villagers March against Official Corruption)
Radio Free Asia, November 1, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/protest-11012012120035.html

Public Health

China Begins Phasing Out Prisoner Organs Next Year
The Associated Press, November 1, 2012
http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2019583214_apaschinaprisonerorgans.html

Related:
New Era for Organ Donation and Transplant in China
Bulletin of the World Health Organization, November 2012
http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/90/11/12-031112/en/index.html

Society

China Struggles for Solution to Growing NIMBY Movement
Reuters, November 1, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/01/us-china-environment-idUSBRE8A01L020121101

Three Gorges

Chinese Affected by Three Gorges Dam
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 2, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20176498

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Ai Weiwei Returns Cash to Supporters
Agence France-Presse, October 31, 2012
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9644933/Ai-Weiwei-returns-cash-to-supporters.html

Fans of Blind Activist Blocked by Police
The Associated Press, November 1, 2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?art_id=127899&con_type=1

Politics

十八大期间北京出租车封门窗防抛洒抗议标语 (Beijing Taxies Ordered to Lock Windows to Be on Keep Away Protest Leaflets during 18th Party Congress)
Australia Daily, October 30, 2012
http://dailynews.sina.com/gb/chn/chnnews/ausdaily/20121030/18153913923.html

Related:
Taxi "Zero Spread" Rule for 18th Party Congress
China Digital Times, October 31, 2012
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2012/10/taxi-zero-spread-rule-for-18th-party-congress/

Population

专家建议2015年全面放开二胎 人口政策亟待转向 (Experts Propose Allowing 2-Child Policy Beginning 2015)
China Youth Online, October 31, 2012
http://dailynews.sina.com/gb/chn/chnpolitics/phoenixtv/20121031/17473917618.html

Protests and Petitions

拆迁7年未赔偿数百移民连日抗议 (Residents Moved from Pingshan County, Sichuan for Power Plant Protest before Govt for Days over Resettlement Issues)
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/land_protest-10312012091131.html

Public Health

Mental Health Law 'Falls Short'
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/mental-10312012170123.html

Society

中科院报告显示中国内地城市化率已突破50% (CASS Report: China's Interior Urbanization Breaks 50%)
China News Service, November 1, 2012
http://discovery.163.com/12/1101/09/8F7CDI0R000125LI.html