Monday, December 30, 2013

Children (儿童)

陕西产科医生张淑侠涉嫌拐卖儿童案将择日宣判 (Trial of Shaanxi obstetrician accused of child trafficking closes without a verdict)
Xinhua, December 28, 2013
http://news.sohu.com/20131230/n392675594.shtml

Related:
Trial of obstetrician accused of child trafficking opens in Shaanxi
South China Morning Post, December 30, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1393267/trail-obstetrician-accused-child-trafficking-opens-shaanxi

Education (教育)

China parents count cost of sending children to overseas universities
Financial Times, December 30, 2013
http://on.ft.com/1d3tAbn

Related:
英媒:中国父母送子女海外留学还划算吗?(Financial Times: Chinese parents calculate costs of sending children to overseas universities)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 30, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/12/131229_press_overseas_students_parents.shtml

Tibetans, Uyghurs call for end to China’s Confucius Institutes
The Tibet Post, December 26, 2013
http://www.thetibetpost.com/en/news/international/3800--tibetans-uyghurs-call-for-end-to-chinas-confucius-institutes-in-canada

Related:
Universities and colleges urged to end ties with Confucius Institutes
The Canadian Association of University Teachers, December 23, 2013
http://www.caut.ca/news/2013/12/17/universities-and-colleges-urged-to-end-ties-with-confucius-institutes

Environment (环境)

中国中度与重度污染土壤约达5000万亩 无法耕种 (Eight million acres of China's farmland too polluted to grow crops)
Xinhua, December 30, 2013
http://money.163.com/13/1230/11/9HBDMCPA00252G50.html

Related:
China says over 3 mln hectares of land too polluted to farm
Reuters, December 28, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/30/china-environment-farmland-idUSL3N0K90OY20131230

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

With flowers, Ai Weiwei protests his loss of freedom
艾未未用鲜花抗议旅行自由被剥夺
The New York Times, December 30, 2013
http://cn.tmagazine.com/culture/20131230/t30aiweiwei/dual/

美国国家民主基金会褒奖陈子明 (NED chair pays tribute to Chen Ziming for his decades-long democracy activism)
Epoch Times, December 30, 2013
http://bit.ly/1eR3WNV

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

全国人大常委会通过废止劳教制度决定 (China's national legislature adopts resolution to abolish Reeducation-Through-Labor)
Guanming Network, December 28, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-12-28/101629105626.shtml

Related:
China eases one-child policy, ends re-education through labor camps
CNN, December 28, 2013
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/28/world/asia/china-one-child-policy-official/

Celebrating Mao and visiting Yasukuni shrine
The Diplomat, December 28, 2013
http://thediplomat.com/2013/12/celebrating-mao-and-visiting-yasukuni-shrine/

Population (人口)

Four Uyghur women forced to abort their babies in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/abortion-12302013050902.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

普宁千人堵路阻建垃圾焚烧厂 汕头学生政府前抗议造发电厂 (Residents in Puning and Shantou protest construction of industrial plants)
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf1-12302013100043.html

广东省东莞市,鸿泰玩具厂工人堵门讨薪 (Dongguan toy-factory workers protest over wages, 200 police arrive to clear scene)
Boxun, December 29, 2013
http://www.peacehall.com/news/gb/china/2013/12/201312301832.shtml#.UsGqx9JDvTp

Rule of Law (法治)

China: City workers sent to prison for vendor’s death
Associated Press, December 27, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/28/world/asia/china-city-workers-sent-to-prison-for-vendors-death.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆莎车发生暴袭事件8人被击毙
Further Xinjiang violence claims eight lives
Financial Times, December 30, 2013
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001054167
EN: http://on.ft.com/1cCfpO1

Opinion ( 观点)

Here's the truth about Shanghai schools: they're terrible
The Guardian, December 28, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/28/shanghai-china-schools-terrible-not-ideal

Friday, December 27, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

审查和监控被中宣部追杀多次改名的记者庞皎明辞职记 (Caixin reporter forced to “resign” after changing his name many times to avoid surveillance)
Radio France Internationale, December 27, 2013
http://rfi.my/JwBaDp

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China tightens infant formula rules in food safety drive
Reuters, December 25, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/25/china-dairy-idUSL3N0K40R920131225

Corruption (腐败)

社科院反腐蓝皮书公布中国2013年反腐十件大事 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Blue Book publicizes 10 major anti-corruption events of 2013)
China.com, December 27, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/politics/2013-12/4703374.html

China unveils anti-graft plans, focus on protests, reforms
Reuters, December 25, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/25/us-china-corruption-idUSBRE9BO04620131225

30高校年度三公经费近7000万 浙大最高逾千万 (30 universities spent nearly RMB 70 million [approx. $ 12 million] a year on perks for school officials, over 10 million for Zhejiang University alone)
South China Morning Post, December 27, 2013
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/18647/30gao-xiao-nian-du-san-gong-jing-fei-jin-7000mo-zhe-da-zui-gao-yu-qian-mo

Education (教育)

China to unveil college enrollment reform in 1H 2014
Global Times, December 27, 2013
www.globaltimes.cn/content/834453.shtml#.UrzfT9IW3Sk

Environment (环境)

China far from meeting environmental targets
Wall Street Journal, December 26, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/26/china-far-from-meeting-environmental-targets/

发改委报告称中国60%城市空气质量不达标 (Official Chinese report states that 60% of cities suffer from air pollution)
China News Service, December 27, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/politics/2013-12/4696626.html

ICT (信息和通信技术)

工信部向11家民营企业发放虚拟运营商牌照 (China’s official telecommunications watchdog licenses 11 private companies to operate mobile virtual networks)
Wall Street Journal, December 27, 2013
http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20131226/bch180017.asp?source=rss

International Relations

With Suu Kyi and China, it’s complicated
Irrawaddy, December 24, 2013
www.irrawaddy.org/contributor/suu-kyi-china-complicated.html

June Fourth (六四)

Widow of China’s purged leader dies at age 95
Associated Press, December 26, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/widow-of-chinas-purged-leader-dies-at-age-95/2013/12/26/8163f252-6dfb-11e3-a5d0-6f31cd74f760_story.html

Related:
赵紫阳夫人梁伯琪去世 享年95岁 (Liang Boqi, Zhao Ziyang’s wife, dies at age 95)
South China Morning Post, December 27, 2013
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/18596/zhao-zi-yang-fu-ren-liang-bo-qi-qu-shi-xiang-nian-95sui

Land, Property, Housing ( 土地、财产、房屋)

Homeowner’s ‘Cannons’ Warn Demolition Teams: No Closer
河南市民自制黑色大炮抵抗拆迁
New York Times, December 27, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131227/c27homeowners/dual/

See the pictures
河南荥阳现防拆闹剧:老汉制“大炮”摆房前屋后 (Elderly Henan man mounts homemade cannons around his house to resist demolition)
China News Service, December 27, 2013
http://news.21cn.com/caiji/roll1/a/2013/1223/20/25683002.shtml

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

We should not worship Mao as a god, says China’s president
The Telegraph, December 26, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10538324/We-should-not-worship-Mao-as-a-god-says-Chinas-president.html

Chairman Mao's old home to reopen inside luxury mall
The Telegraph, December 26, 2013
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10538153/Chairman-Maos-old-home-to-reopen-inside-luxury-mall.html

China cancels plans for Mao's 120th but in one village, his spirit lives on
The Guardian, December 26, 2013
www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/26/nanjiecun-commune-capitalism

For Mao’s birthday, a changing China cashes in and celebrates — carefully
Associated Press, December 25, 2013
seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2022531545_maoanniversaryxml.html

Society (社会)

贫富分化成2013最热社会问题 两极收入差20多倍 (Official stats show highest paid in 2013 earned 20 times that of lowest)
China News Service, December 27, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1226/17/9H1MK9T500014JB5.html

Related Tencent weibo post:
李尧鑫, December 27, 2013
何至百倍,已有几千倍的差距了,不能以平均来计算。 || 老于: 我认为数据极不准确!收入最高的百分之十少算年收入超百万最低的年收入仅一万余差距达一百倍之多,天地之别!除非```````````!
http://t.qq.com/p/t/228549041628101

Opinion ( 观点)

特写:一个中国记者的靖国神社印象 (A Chinese reporter’s impression of Yasukuni Shrine)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 27, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/12/131227_japan_yasukuni_byliuhaining.shtml

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Edward Snowden Christmas message: End mass surveillance
斯诺登发表圣诞致词呼吁结束大规模监控
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 25, 2013
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25516081
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/12/131225_snowden_xmas_speech.shtml

Children (儿童)

China's city of lost children brings in shelters for abandoned babies
The Telegraph, December 23, 2013
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10536358/Chinas-city-of-lost-children-brings-in-shelters-for-abandoned-babies.html

Civil Society (民间社会)

社会蓝皮书:社会组织2014年后将现大幅增长态势 (Blue Paper: social organizations will increase substantially from 2014)
China News Service, December 26, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/12/26/299246.html

Corruption (腐败)

李东生被免:十八大后第二位被查中央委员和正部级官员(表) (China removes vice minister of public security Li Dongsheng)
People’s Daily, December 26, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1226/c1001-23950229.html

Environment (环境)

China city caps car-buying to curb pollution
Agence France-Presse, December 22, 2013
bit.ly/1fzOoKL

Health (健康)

China investigates after vaccine suspected in seven deaths
Reuters, December 23, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/23/us-china-vaccine-idUSBRE9BM0AO20131223

Human Rights Defenders ( 人权卫士)

专访笑蜀:郭飞雄情况危险,急需外界关注 (Xiao Shu: Guo Feixiong’s case needs public attention)
Voice of America, December 26, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/exclusive-interview-xiaoshu-on-guo-feixiong-20131224/1817032.html

Liu Ping’s Christmas in jail
异见人士刘萍在铁窗里度过圣诞节
The New York Times, December 26, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131226/c26liuping/dual/

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

When China seeks investments, diplomatic rows are no barrier
Reuters, December 22, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/22/china-investment-idUSL3N0JQ0KN20131222

Obama stresses economic issues in China envoy pick
Associated Press, December 21, 2013
www.bradenton.com/2013/12/21/4900145/obama-names-china-envoy-economic.html

Internet (互联网)

2013中国互联网发展10大动向 (Ten trends of China’s Internet development in 2013)
People’s Daily, December 26, 2013
http://news.dayoo.com/china/201312/26/53868_34207350.htm

Labor (劳工)

Has China’s New Labour Contract Law worked? – Analysis
Eurasia Review, December 23, 2013
www.eurasiareview.com/23122013-chinas-new-labour-contract-law-worked-analysis/

Land, Property, Housing ( 土地、财产、房屋)

郑风田:经营权分离后 土地这只"母鸡"将开始给农民"下蛋" (Agriculture scholar: new policy direction points toward land ownership by peasants)
Eurasia Review, December 23, 2013
www.eurasiareview.com/23122013-chinas-new-labour-contract-law-worked-analysis/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

中共七常委拜谒毛泽东 党报再颂毛功绩 (Seven top CPC leaders pay tribute to Mao)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 26, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/12/131226_china_mao_xi.shtml

Related
中共中央举行纪念毛泽东同志诞辰120周年座谈会 (CPC commemorates Mao’s 120th birthday)
People’s Daily, December 26, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1226/c1024-23952300.html

Happy Birthday, Chairman Mao
中国在争议中纪念毛泽东诞辰120周年
The New York Times, December 24, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131224/c24mao/dual/

Population (人口)

人口危局将重创中国城镇化战略 (China’s population crisis will seriously undermine its urbanization strategy)
Financial Times, December 25, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-aging-china-old-woman-sues- http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001054101?full=y

In aging China, old woman sues children for care
Associated Press, December 23, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-aging-china-old-woman-sues-children-for-care/2013/12/23/e42551c2-6baf-11e3-a5d0-6f31cd74f760_story.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China protester risks riches joining street fight for justice
Bloomberg, December 23, 2013
www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-23/china-protester-risks-riches-joining-street-fight-for-justice.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

全国人大常委会审议废止劳教制度的议案 (China’s National People’s Congress reviews draft bill on RTL abolition)
People’s Daily, December 24, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1224/c1001-23925501.html

Religion (宗教)

Crackdown stymies China church's Christmas meeting
Associated Press, December 23, 2013
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/crackdown-stymies-china-churchs-christmas-meeting-21306991

Rule of Law (法治)

“民告官”可口头起诉 (Amendments to Administrative Procedure Law to make it easier for citizens to sue government)
National People's Congress, December 24, 2013
www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/lfgz/2013-12/24/content_1819714.htm

China to revise law to make it easier to sue govt
Times of India, December 23, 2013
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/China-to-revise-law-to-make-it-easier-to-sue-govt/articleshow/27804480.cms

Society (社会)

社科院:中国经济整体债务规模为111.6万亿元 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: China’s total economic debt is RMB 111.6 trillion [$ 18.4 trillion])
China News Service, December 23, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/23/a-statement-under-the-mistletoe-for-chinas-lgbt-community/

A statement under the mistletoe for China’s LGBT community
The Wall Street Journal, December 23, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/23/a-statement-under-the-mistletoe-for-chinas-lgbt-community/

Technology (科技)

Apple signs deal to open connection between iPhones and China Mobile
The Guardian, December 22, 2013
www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/dec/22/apple-iphone-china-mobile-deal

Opinion ( 观点)

China must purge Mao's ghost
The New York Times, December 26, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/26/opinion/china-must-purge-maos-ghost.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1388066562-4gJNI6NWcmsqbHREgOpy1g

Politically bankrupt China dare not tolerate freedom of the press
The Guardian, December 22, 2013
www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/22/china-journalism-suppression-of-truth

中国新标语
The new face of Chinese propaganda
New York Times, December 24, 2013
cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20131224/c24murong/dual/

Friday, December 20, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

中国商人在美就走私野生动物认罪 (Chinese businessman pleads guilty in U.S. for running international rhino-horn smuggling ring)
Voice of America, December 20, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/chinese-plead-guilty-of-wild-trafficking-20131219/1814097.html

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

What transparency reports don't tell us
The Atlantic, December 19, 2013
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/12/what-transparency-reports-dont-tell-us/282529/

Children (儿童)

Chinese cartoon producer blamed after kids burned
Associated Press, December 18, 2013
www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/dec/18/chinese-cartoon-producer-blamed-after-kids-burned/

Corruption (腐败)

中国公安部副部长李东生涉违纪违法被调查 (Vice minister of public security, Li Dongsheng, under investigation for serious law violations)
People’s Daily, December 20, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1220/c1001-23905137.html

China tolls death knell for lavish, "feudal" funerals for officials
Reuters, December 19, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/19/us-china-funerals-idUSBRE9BI0GW20131219

Environment (环境)

杭州自来水异味事件后钱江上游查获农药厂偷排废液大案 (Zhejiang major-pollution case cracked: 38,000 tons of pesticide-polluted water emptied into Qu river, Hangzhou tap water affected)
Radio France International, December 20, 2013
http://rfi.my/1bg6bCd

Ethnic Groups (少数民族团体)

Opposition in Inner Mongolia
The Diplomat, December 19, 2013
http://thediplomat.com/2013/12/opposition-in-inner-mongolia/

Health (健康)

European politicians take a stand against organ harvesting in China
NTD Television, December 18, 2013
http://www.ntd.tv/en/news/world/europe/20131219/84006-european-politicians-take-a-stand-against-organ-harvesting-in-china.html

Hukou (户口)

China's hukou reforms "won't work in practice"
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2013
www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hukou-12182013160721.html

Information Control (信息控制)

中宣部整顿十大新闻学院 记者证首次“国考”重马克思主义 (Propaganda officials to head 10 top journalism schools, all reporters to take exam on Marxism)
Radio Free Asia, December 20, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xl2-12192013094231.html

Related Tencent weibo post:
胡文波, December 20, 2013
现在不是十年前了,想靠这个压制住新闻系学生,那是做中国梦呢
http://t.qq.com/p/t/352050121822787

New York Times, Bloomberg journalists receive China press credentials, await visas
Huffington Post, December 19, 2013
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/19/journalists-china-new-york-times-bloomberg_n_4472779.html

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

美中高层会谈 中方一改对美强硬 称两国“好戏连台” (U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade opens in Beijing in relaxed atmosphere)
Voice of America, December 20, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/us-china-20131220/1814369.html

Aides: Max Baucus has long been fascinated with China
Wall Street Journal, December 20, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/20/aides-max-baucus-has-long-been-fascinated-with-china/

Analysts: China, U.S. legal views make more "Cowpens incidents" likely
Stars and Stripes, December 19, 2013
www.stripes.com/news/analysts-china-us-legal-views-make-more-cowpens-incidents-likely-1.258357

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

新土改 大规模土地流转试点改革大势所趋 (New land reform: large-scale pilot land-transfer reform imminent)
South China Morning Post, December 20, 2013
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/18304/xin-tu-gai-da-gui-mo-tu-di-liu-zhuan-shi-dian-gai-ge-da-shi-suo-qu

Guardian Weekly year in review 2013: Xi Jinping asserts his vision for China
The Guardian, December 19, 2013
www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2013/dec/19/guardian-weekly-year-review-2013-china-xi-jinping

Population (人口)

The Ghosts of China’s one-child policy
Vocativ, December 19, 2013
http://www.vocativ.com/12-2013/ghosts-chinas-one-child-policy/

Society (社会)

贫富差距大 保镖生意火 (Bodyguard services “heat up” as economic disparity widens)
Deutsche Welle, December 20, 2013
http://bit.ly/1i7pNkv

Power and patriotism: reaching for the moon
The Economist, December 21, 2013
www.economist.com/news/china/21591884-xi-jinping-has-consolidated-power-quickly-now-he-showing-it-reaching-moon

Tibet (西藏)

China vents anger over Dalai Lama's planned Norway visit
Reuters, December 20, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/20/us-china-norway-dalailama-idUSBRE9BJ0DO20131220

Related:
达赖喇嘛将访问挪威,中国外交部发怒 (Dalai Lama to visit Norway, angering Chinese foreign ministry)
Deutsche Welle, December 20, 2013
http://bit.ly/JPfZ0i

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

EU angst on U.S. snooping is helping China to steal secrets, congressman says
EU Observer, December 18, 2013
euobserver.com/justice/122524

UK to boost control over cyber centre run by China's Huawei
Agence France-Presse, December 18, 2013
bit.ly/18Y5DnJ

Corruption (腐败)

China's graft crackdown hits watches, luxury market
Agence France-Presse, December 18, 2013
bit.ly/1fGqeyA

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Terrorism lawsuit clouds Chinese Israel visit
Associated Press, December 18, 2013
www.krqe.com/news/international/terrorism-lawsuit-clouds-chinese-israel-visit_95035464

Cyber security (网络安全)

Are Huawei the enemy within? GCHQ is tightening its supervision of the giant Chinese telecoms company’s UK headquarters
Independent, December 19, 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/are-huawei-the-enemy-within-gchq-is-tightening-its-supervision-of-the-giant-chinese-telecoms-companys-uk-headquarters-9013869.html

Related:
英媒:华为出钱自我监测谋求海外发展 (ICT giant Huawei spends money on improving transparency to increase trust and development in UK)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 19, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/12/131219_press_huawei_banbury.shtml

Environment (环境)

Hospital in southwest China opens smog clinic
Associated Press, December 18, 2013
www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/dec/18/chinese-hospital-opens-smog-treatment-clinic/

土壤修复启动纠结 数十万亿市场待解(Local governments slow to implement soil remediation policies despite huge potential market for repaired land)
Economic Observer, December 17, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/1217/253618.shtml

京沪雾霾同源于重工业(Beijing and Shanghai smog caused by heavy industry)
China News Service, December 19, 2013
http://focus.news.163.com/13/1219/13/9GFB301300011SM9.html

Health (健康)

China confirms human death from new bird flu type
Agence France-Presse, December 18, 2013
bit.ly/1cSiKbq

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

“南周事件”后续:郭飞雄遭秘密移送起诉 刘远东被控“聚扰” (Authorities prepare to indict Guo Feixiong, Liu Yuandong is charged with “gathering a crowd”)
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/24-12182013142151.html

Information Control (信息控制)

Mass re-education for China’s reporters
Wall Street Journal, December 18, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/18/mass-re-education-for-chinas-reporters/

彭博新闻社驻中国记者获发记者证 (China renews Bloomberg reporters’ press cards)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 19, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/12/131219_china_foreign_journalists.shtml

Chinese journalists face Marxist ideology exam
The Guardian, December 19, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/19/chinese-journalists-ideology-exam-media

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

相同字符达97% 马爱农诉出版社获胜 (Translator to appeal $5000 received in compensation for 97% of new book copied from her work)
Beijing News, December 19, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/12/19/298210.html

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment), 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

Baucus, conflicted architect of health overhaul, is Obama’s pick for China
奥巴马医改法案设计师获下任驻华大使提名
The New York Times, December 19, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/usa/20131219/c19baucus/dual/

White House to nominate Baucus for ambassador to China
The Washington Post, December 18, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/12/18/white-house-to-nominate-baucus-for-ambassador-to-china/

June Fourth (六四)

香港支联会购置房产建永久“六四纪念馆”
Hong Kong Rights Group Buys Property For June 4 Memorial Hall
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2013
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/yf-12182013095821.html
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/tiananmen-12172013160412.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

China's sex workers face paying for their incarceration
The Guardian, December 18, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/19/china-sex-workers-pay-incarceration

Opinion (观点)

No better time for fundamental reform of China's state enterprises
South China Morning Post, December 18, 2013
www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1384939/no-better-time-fundamental-reform-chinas-state-enterprises

Riding the tiger: China’s struggle with rule of law
The Wall Street Journal, December 18, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/18/riding-the-tiger-chinas-struggle-with-rule-of-law/

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

狱中记者人数居高不下 被绑架记者激增 (Joint NGO report: China ranks 3rd globally for number of jailed reporters, after Turkey and Iran)
Deutsche Welle, December 18, 2013
http://bit.ly/1c0Hiiv

Hukou (户口)

户籍改革7年要迈过“三道坎” 特大城市仍严控 (Hukou reform slow in megacities still maintaining strict control)
Beijing Youth Daily, December 18, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1218/c1001-23869309.html

China to speed up hukou reform
China Radio International, December 17, 2013
english.cri.cn/6909/2013/12/17/2743s803859.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China puts activists on trial during holiday lull
Associated Press, December 18, 2013
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-puts-activists-trial-holiday-lull-21257205

明鏡獨家:中國著名政治領袖陳子明病危入院 (Chen Ziming, Democracy Movement activist, hospitalized in critical condition)
Mirrorbooks.com, December 18, 2013
http://city.mirrorbooks.com/news/?action-viewnews-itemid-101762

Related Tencent Weibo post:
罗渝泷, December 18, 2013
今天下午知悉陈子明先生患癌症住进301医院,心情非常沉重。这是今年获悉第二位知名学者患癌症,前一位是崔卫平女士。陈子明先生是当代杰出的思想者,是我们上一辈中最优秀的。他被囚监狱十一年,从未停止过对社会的思考。他明天做手术,我们合十祝福他一切顺利!罗渝泷请朋友们都为陈先生祈福吧!
http://t.qq.com/p/t/360910065357200

中国维权人士张林出庭受审 (Veteran democracy activist Zhang Lin stands trial)
Voice of America, December 18, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/zhanglin-20131218/1812738.html

Information Control (信息控制)

A response to Thomas L. Friedman’s “letter” to President Xi
《环球时报》回应弗里德曼致习近平的信
The New York Times, December 18, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131218/c18response/dual/

Chinese state newspaper says Western media must be controlled
The Telegraph, December 17, 2013
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10522655/Chinese-state-newspaper-says-Western-media-must-be-controlled.html

国信办:坚决制止“人肉搜索”等网络暴力行为 (State Internet Information Office: must resolutely stop "human flesh search engines" and other violent Internet behavior)
Global Times, December 18, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-12/4671487.html

Related Tencent Weibo post:
鱼七秒, December 18, 2013
如果人肉搜索是为了对抗强权,维护公民的利益。“人肉”是应该保留的!这个世界上的任何东西都是好坏相依,黑白共存的!!! 更多时候不是这个东西不好,而是人使用的方式不对!!!
http://t.qq.com/p/t/365511074245724

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

Wolf, passionate critic of China, to leave U.S. Congress
Agence France-Presse, December 18, 2013
bit.ly/1i01fcV

U.S. Ups security aid to Southeast Asia, criticizes China
Associated Press, December 17, 2013
www.irrawaddy.org/asia/us-ups-security-aid-southeast-asia-criticizes-china.html

Internet (互联网)

Dead but not buried: There is little you cannot buy on the Chinese internet
The Economist, December 21, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21591890-there-little-you-cannot-buy-chinese-internet-dead-not-buried?fsrc=rss

Land, Property, Housing ( 土地、财产、房屋)

抗暴力拆迁砍死两人 范木根被正式逮捕 (Suzhou villager kills 2 resisting forced demolition, is formally arrested)
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-12172013150728.html

Related Tencent Weibo post:
徐建清, December 18, 2013
刑法第20条规定;“为了使国家、公共利益、本人或者他人的人身、财产和其他权利免受正在进行的不法侵害,而采取的制止不法侵害的行为,对不法侵害人造成损害的,属于正当防卫,不负刑事责任。” || 缘份: || @wenmengchi78三藏卜永柱6: 范木根抗暴立功!正当防卫无罪!
http://t.qq.com/p/t/361110024231593

In China, a dynamite solution to land shortages
Wall Street Journal, December 17, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/17/in-china-a-dynamite-solution-to-land-shortages/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Rural women stage innovative protest for equality
The New York Times, December 17, 2013
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/rural-women-stage-innovative-protest-for-equality/?_r=0

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

大赦国际:劳教所更名“戒毒中心” (NGO: “drug rehabilitation centers” are replacing RTL)
Deutsche Welle, December 18, 2013
http://bit.ly/1fmFuQF

Religion (宗教)

我国宗教教职人员认定备案率达98% (In China, 98% of religious institution personnel are officially identified and recorded)
People’s Daily, December 18, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1218/c1001-23870058.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Restive Xinjiang needs "ethnic healing": Chinese media
Agence France-Presse, December 17, 2013
bit.ly/1bYZclG

Related:
Chinese police arrest suspects after Kashgar violence
The Guardian, December 17, 2013
www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/17/violence-china-kashgar-dead-xinjiang-muslim

Six women among Uyghurs shot dead in Xinjiang violence
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/violence-12182013060830.html

Opinion (观点)

高文謙:毛澤東是中國人的宿命和孽債 (Gao Wenqian: Mao is both "karma and a sinful debt" to the Chinese people)
Mirrorbooks.com, December 18, 2013
http://city.mirrorbooks.com/news/?action-viewnews-itemid-101763

China’s new reforms in theory and practice
International Relations and Security Network, December 17, 2013
www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Articles/Detail/?lng=en&id=174811

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Food fight: A fierce public debate over GM food exposes concerns about America
The Economist, December 14, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21591577-fierce-public-debate-over-gm-food-exposes-concerns-about-america-food-fight?

香港三款国产白米镉超标 日吃3碗即伤肾
The rice brands that can damage your health
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2013
CH:http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hong-kong/18078/xiang-gang-san-kuan-guo-chan-bai-mi-ge-chao-biao-ri-chi-3wan-ji-shang-shen
EN:http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1382611/rice-brands-can-damage-your-health

A reviled Chinese baby formula company is rebranding with organic noodles
Quartz, December 16, 2013
qz.com/158192/a-reviled-chinese-baby-formula-company-is-rebranding-with-organic-noodles/

Corruption (腐败)

China detains two more PetroChina parent officials in graft probe
Reuters, December 16, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/17/us-china-cnpc-corruption-idUSBRE9BG02W20131217

北京西城检察院:贪腐官员平均年龄45.8岁 (District procuratorate in Beijing: Officials investigated for corruption are younger and more educated nowadays, average age 45.8)
Beijing Evening News, December 17, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1216/15/9G7NLS0N0001124J.html

Education (教育)

In rural China, teacher upholds Mao thought to save the world
Reuters, December 16, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/16/us-china-mao-school-idUSBRE9BF05T20131216

Environment (环境)

保护长江生态:最后的机会 (The last chance to protect Yangtze River’s ecosystem)
Liaowang Dongfang Weekly, December 17, 2013
http://focus.news.163.com/13/1217/09/9G9N3HAE00011SM9.html

Regulations will increase commercialization of wild animals, experts say
中国野生动物管理办法遭动物权益倡导者反对
The New York Times, December 17, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/science/20131217/c17animal/dual/

Health (健康)

广东进入人感染H7N9禽流感病例易发和多发期 (Experts: high risk of H7N9 infection in Guangdong this winter and next spring)
Xinhua, December 17, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1216/21/9G8D5PKH00014JB5.html

Related:
Second new H7N9 case in 2 days hits Guangdong
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1382759/guangdong-confirms-fourth-case-h7n9-bird-flu

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Case against activist Xu Zhiyong to focus on public protests
许志永因组织新公民运动受到起诉
The New York Times, December 17, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131217/c17xuzhiyong/dual/

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) , 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

Big change for China and the world
中国和世界面临“拐点”
The New York Times, December 17, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131217/c17tatlow/dual/

美国警告中国勿在南海设防空识别区 (U.S. warns China not to implement an Air Defense Identification Zone in the South China Sea)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 17, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/12/131217_us_kerry_china_adiz.shtml

Chinese law firm expands U.S. presence
China Daily, December 16, 2013
usa.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2013-12/16/content_17176828.htm

Migrants (农民工)

China deepens basic healthcare service reform for migrants
China Radio International December 16, 2013
english.cri.cn/6909/2013/12/16/2743s803614.htm

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

China continues rights abuses even as labour camps ditched -Amnesty
Reuters, December 17, 2013
uk.reuters.com/article/2013/12/17/uk-china-labourcamps-amnesty-idUKBRE9BG01220131217

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

Thousands call for President Xi Jinping to end China’s violent treatment of North Korean refugees, humanitarians
Christian Post, December 15, 2013
crossmap.christianpost.com/news/thousands-call-for-president-xi-jinping-to-end-chinas-violent-treatment-of-north-korean-refugees-h-7591

Society (社会)

China may actually be the most materialistic country in the world
Quartz, December 16, 2013
qz.com/158282/china-may-actually-be-the-most-materialistic-country-in-the-world/

Related:
七成受访国人以物质生活作为成功象征 (70% of Chinese gauge success by things they own)
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2013
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/18080/qi-cheng-shou-fang-guo-ren-yi-wu-zhi-sheng-huo-zuo-wei-cheng-gong-xiang-zheng

Opinion (观点)

Vested interests block reconciliation in Tibet
Asia Times Online, December 16, 2013
www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-02-161213.html

Monday, December 16, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China arrests 1,300 people suspected of making and selling fake medicines
中国警方抓获1300多名制售假药犯罪嫌疑人
Reuters, December 15, 2013
EN: www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/15/china-arrests-making-fake-medicine
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE9BF04P20131216?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Disasters (灾难)

China mine explosion kills 21
Agence France-Presse, December 14, 2013
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131213/china-mine-explosion-kills-21

Environment (环境)

Once a quaint custom, China’s bird markets threatening wildlife
The Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/16/once-a-quaint-custom-chinas-bird-markets-threatening-wildlife/

Hong Kong (香港)

Pan-democrats clash over proposed electoral reform compromise for 2017
South China Morning Post, December 15, 2013
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1380800/pan-democrats-clash-over-proposed-electoral-reform-compromise-2017

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Rights advocate is indicted in China over role in campaign against corruption
许志永被北京检方正式起诉
The New York Times, December 16, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131214/c16xuzhiyong/dual/

Information Control (信息控制)

北京电视台吁行业抵制郭德纲 中广协要求郭道歉 (Beijing TV urges ban of cross-talk comedian Guo Degang for “insulting" deceased BTV head)
Xinhua, December 15, 2013
http://news.dayoo.com/china/201312/15/53868_34020926.htm

Related:
TV committee requests ban on comedian Guo Degang
China.org.cn, December 16, 2013
http://www.ecns.cn/2013/12-16/92779.shtml

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment), 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

U.S. takes aim at China, ups naval aid to SE Asia
Associated Press, December 16, 2013
http://news.yahoo.com/us-takes-aim-china-ups-naval-aid-se-105727402--politics.html

Labor (劳工)

Fast and flawed inspections of factories abroad
国际品牌的监督审查机制难以杜绝血汗工厂
The New York Times, December 16, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20131216/c16inspection/dual/

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Shanghai man seeks record sum after home museum demolished
上海房主告政府强拆,索赔2.9亿元
The New York Times, December 16, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131216/c16eviction/dual/

Related:
上海私人博物馆遭强拆案开发商被指有官商背景 (Developer in Shanghai forced-demolition-of-private-museum case allegedly has gov’t ties)
China Youth Daily, December 13, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1213/07/9FV866GL0001124J.html

Migrants (农民工)

China announces principles of urbanisation plans
Reuters, December 14, 2013
uk.reuters.com/article/2013/12/14/uk-china-urbanisation-idUKBRE9BD0A020131214

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China presses corruption inquiry of powerful former security official
消息称周永康已被正式调查
The New York Times, December 16, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131216/c16zhou/dual/

China sets its 2014 economic goals
The Wall Street Journal, December 14, 2013
online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304202204579255924204527260

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Lawyers go on hunger strike to protest detainment of Christian pastor in China
The Christian Post, December 13, 2013
http://www.christianpost.com/news/lawyers-go-on-hunger-strike-to-protest-detainment-of-christian-pastor-in-china-110670/

Taiwan (台湾)

台政府拒绝以罗贤哲进行两岸换俘 (In spy exchange talk, Taiwan rejects China’s demand to release General Lo Hsien-che)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 16, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/12/131216_tw_spyexchange_byjames.shtml

Technology (科技)

Apple censors anti-censorship app in Chinese App Store
Wall Street Cheat Sheet, December 15, 2013
wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/apple-censors-anti-censorship-app-in-chinese-app-store.html/?a=viewall

Torture (酷刑)

Video exposes China's torture on its military recruits
Phayul, December 13, 2013
http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?article=Video+exposes+China's+torture+on+its+military+recruits&id=34354

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Riot in China's Xinjiang leaves 16 dead
中国称在新疆喀什地区搜捕行动中击毙“暴徒”
Voice of America, December 16, 2013
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-riot-china-xinjiang-16-dead/1810998.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/riot-xinjiang-20131216/1811114.html

Opinion (观点)

China's Mandela is still injail
U.S. News and World Report, December 13, 2013
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2013/12/13/liu-xiaobo-chinas-nelson-mandela-is-still-in-jail

点评中国:没有政治改革市场随时被侵犯 (Opinion on China: without political reform, market can be undermined at any time)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 16, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/focus_on_china/2013/12/131216_cr_chinapoliticalreform_bychenzhiwu.shtml

Friday, December 13, 2013

Children (儿童)

Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out fitted with prosthetic eyeballs
The Telegraph, December 12, 2013
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10513125/Chinese-boy-whose-eyes-were-gouged-out-fitted-with-prosthetic-eyeballs.html

Environment (环境)

专家:我国雾霾高发可能还将持续一二十年 (Expert: extensive smog may continue in China for 10 to 20 years)
China National Radio , December 10, 2013
http://china.cnr.cn/yxw/201312/t20131210_514366764.shtml

Guangdong may withhold free permits in China's 4th emissions scheme: sources
Reuters, December 12, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/12/china-guangdong-carbon-idUSL3N0JR0C220131212

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

U.S. colleges finding ideals tested abroad
美国大学能否在海外项目中坚守自由价值观
New York Times, December 13, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131213/c13colleges/dual/

Health (健康)

Global cancer cases reach 14 million, World Health Organization says
WHO:全球癌症病例升至1400万
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 13, 2013
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25346639
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/12/131212_who_cancer.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

香港调查:七成港人不满生活环境 (70% of Hong Kongers dissatisfied with social conditions)
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2013
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hong-kong/17885/diao-cha-qi-cheng-gang-ren-bu-man-sheng-huo-huan-jing

Human Rights Defenders ( 人权卫士)

Chinese prosecutors file charges against leading activist Xu Zhiyong
The Washington Post, December 13, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/chinese-prosecutors-file-charges-against-leading-activist-xu-zhiyong/2013/12/13/9ee771a4-63e3-11e3-aa81-e1dab1360323_story.html

Related:
中国人权活动人士许志永遭当局起诉 (Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong formally charged by authorities)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 13, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/12/131213_xu_zhiyong_prosecuted.shtml

The Leading Global Thinkers of 2013 (Including Xu Zhiyong, Pu Zhiqiang, Wang Gongquan)
Foreign Policy, December 12, 2013
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/2013_global_thinkers/public/

Activist Trial Ends with Irregularities, but No Verdict
The Epoch Times, December 12, 2013
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/394963-activist-trial-ends-with-irregularities-but-no-verdict/

Information Control (信息控制)

美国国会及行政当局举行圆桌会议 吁中国停止打压外国记者 (U.S. Congress urges China to stop suppression of foreign journalists)
Washington Post, December 12, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/nu-12122013142951.html

Foreign correspondents personae non gratae
The Economist, December 12, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21591636-if-anyone-going-expose-corruption-it-will-be-us-says-party-personae-non-gratae

China crafts a pro-Beijing image for Nelson Mandela
Washington Post, December 12, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/12/12/china-crafts-a-pro-beijing-image-for-nelson-mandela/

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

美国指控中国公司六名雇员盗窃专利种子 (U.S. charges six Chinese with stealing seed technology)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 13, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/12/131213_us_tradesecrets_charges_china.shtml

Related:
Chinese national arrested for allegedly stealing trade secrets
Journal Express, December 13, 2013
http://www.journalexpress.net/breakingnews/x825835241/Chinese-national-arrested-for-allegedly-stealing-trade-secrets

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

调查:美中互不信任,但很少视彼此为敌 (Survey: U.S. and China distrust each other but are not foes)
Deutsche Welle, December 12, 2013
http://bit.ly/1dwJjl0

See the Survey:
U.S.-China Security Perceptions Survey
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, December 12, 2013
http://carnegieendowment.org/files/us_china_security_perceptions_report.pdf

China loses N. Korea link but may welcome Kim purge: analysts
Agence France-Presse, December 13, 2013
bit.ly/18Fo3X9

Labor (劳工)

Apple says death at Pegatron unrelated to working conditions
Reuters, December 12, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/12/us-apple-pegatron-idUSBRE9BB05X20131212

Media (媒体)

Insight: China CCTV Starbucks report set off storm inside network
Reuters, December 12, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/12/us-china-cctv-insight-idUSBRE9BB17A20131212

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

周永康墜落內情習近平打老虎驚心動魄 (Inside story of how Zhou Yongkang was struck down by Xi)
Yazhou Zhoukan, December 22, 2013
http://www.yzzk.com/cfm/content_archive.cfm?id=1386820468251&docissue=2013-50

Religion (宗教)

Lawyers protest detention of Chinese pastor, aides
Associated Press, December 12, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/lawyers-protest-china-official-church-detentions/2013/12/12/767e502a-6302-11e3-af0d-4bb80d704888_story.html

Rule of Law (法治)

法治当条例遇到法律 (When provision contradicts law)
The Economic Observer, December 12, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/1212/253396.shtml

Society (社会)

China's revised 2014 holiday schedule sparks public ire
Reuters, December 12, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/12/us-china-holiday-idUSBRE9BB08320131212

Opinion ( 观点)

Journo for a Journo
Slate, December 12, 2013
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_world_/2013/12/12/if_china_kicks_out_u_s_journalists_should_the_u_s_do_the_same_to_chinese.html

Christmas in China: The season when Beijing punishes the families of dissidents
Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2013
online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303293604579251763851479696?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEFTTopBucket

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Environment (环境)

China’s rust belt cities hit with new air pollution fines
The Wall Street Journal, December 11, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/11/new-air-pollution-fines-hit-chinas-rust-belt-cities/

Related:
Local officials to obsess less over growth
Xinhua, December 10, 2013
www.globaltimes.cn/content/831125.shtml#.UqkwEtIW3Sl

Human Rights Defenders ( 人权卫士)

Nelson Mandela and China: controversial legacy
The Economist, December 11, 2013
http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2013/12/nelson-mandela-and-china

Chinese paper rejects comparison between Mandela and Liu
Malay Mail Online, December 11, 2013
www.themalaymailonline.com/world/article/chinese-paper-rejects-comparison-between-mandela-and-liu#sthash.qyxbxPbz.dpuf

Health (健康)

Israelis to UN: “China must cease organ harvesting”
The Jewish Voice, December 11, 2013
http://jewishvoiceny.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6037:israelis-to-un-china-must-cease-organ-harvesting&catid=107:israel&Itemid=290

China eyes smoking ban
The Wall Street Journal, December 11, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/11/china-eyes-smoking-ban/

Internet (互联网)

中国封锁翻墙软件Lantern 开发团队称将更新版本 (Developer is working on new version of Lantern, censorship circumvention software blocked by China)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/sy2-12112013100043.html

See the statement:
Lantern News, December 10, 2013
http://get-lantern.tumblr.com/post/69653304417/lantern-news-lantern

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

Nelson Mandela and China: a controversial legacy
The Economist, December 11, 2013
www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2013/12/nelson-mandela-and-china

No soft-pedal on China rights - PM
News Guardian, December 12, 2013
www.newsguardian.co.uk/news/national/no-soft-pedal-on-china-rights-pm-1-6288971

International Human Rights (国际人权)

联合国歧视妇女问题工作组周四访华 外界呼吁关注感染艾滋妇女权益 (UN working group on the issue of discrimination against women to make first China visit)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf-12112013100150.html

Media (媒体)

New York Times warns China is subjecting foreign journalists to serious harassment
The Telegraph, December 11, 2013
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10512559/New-York-Times-warns-China-is-subjecting-foreign-journalists-to-serious-harassment.html

Natural Resources (自然资源)

A quiet start to South-North water transfer
中国南水北调一期工程低调投用
The New York Times, December 12, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131212/c12water/dual/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China puts former security chief under house arrest-sources
Reuters, December 11, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/11/us-china-politics-zhou-idUSBRE9BA0C420131211

Related:
路透社:前政法大佬周永康被“监控” (Reuters: former security chief Zhou Yongkang under house arrest)
Voice of America, December 12, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/reuters-zhou-yongkang-20131211/1808088.html

A leader in Mao’s Cultural Revolution faces his past
陈毅之子为文革而忏悔
The New York Times, December 12, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131212/c12chenxiaolu/dual/

Population (人口)

中国老龄化高峰临近挑战严峻 今年60岁老年人超2亿 (China faces severe challenges as aging population peaks, 60-year-olds number 200 million+)
Beijing News, December 12, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/12/12/297166.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

12武汉强拆户人权日在北京集体自杀 (Twelve forced-evictees from Wuhan attempt group suicide in Beijing on Human Rights Day)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl-12112013100350.html

China residents drink pesticide in Beijing protest
Associated Press, December 11, 2013
www.vcstar.com/news/2013/dec/11/china-residents-drink-pesticide-in-beijing/

Religion (宗教)

旧城改造与古寺突围 福州瑞云寺拆迁困局调查 (Fuzhou temple built in 1896 faces demolition for urban development)
Phoenix TV website, December 7, 2013
http://fo.ifeng.com/news/detail_2013_12/07/31888498_0.shtml

Related Tencent Weibo post:
寿哥,(李福寿,作家,策划人,湖北云梦人。8年教...), December 11, 2013
胡作非为,天怒人怨。 || @叶檀: 为了方寸之地,些许溢价,丧尽天良  以后去寺庙、禅院,烧头柱香时  小心天眼天谴
http://t.qq.com/p/t/292997091525873

Society (社会)

China seen as "confident," "belligerent," and "arrogant"
Agence France-Presse, December 10, 2013
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/20249360/china-seen-as-confident-belligerent-and-arrogant-state-media-poll/

Technology (科技)

China's hot messaging app WeChat may be good news for censors
Reuters, December 11, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/11/us-china-censorship-tencent-idUSBRE9BA16M20131211

Women (妇女)

Survey finds many female workers experience sexual harassment
调查显示广州工厂女工多遭性骚扰
The New York Times, December 11, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131211/c11workers/dual/

See also:
Up to 70 percent of women factory workers in Guangzhou sexually harassed
China Labor Bulletin, December 6, 2013
www.clb.org.hk/en/content/70-percent-women-factory-workers-guangzhou-sexually-harassed

Opinion (观点)

No one is immune from Beijing’s "gravity machine"
Financial Times, December 11, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/32470bd8-619d-11e3-b7f1-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2nHR7a2HI

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

深圳政法委一副巡视员被举报索贿80万嫖娼40次 (Shenzhen Party official allegedly took bribes of RMB 800,000 and solicited prostitutes 40 times)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 11, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/eastday/13news/auto/news/china/u7ai326180_K4.html

China anti-corruption reform: shark fins, bird nests, upmarket cigarettes and alcohol banned from state events
International Business Times, December 9, 2013
www.ibtimes.com/china-anti-corruption-reform-shark-fins-bird-nests-upmarket-cigarettes-alcohol-banned-state-events

Disasters (灾难)

深圳今晨大火16人死亡 近百人聚集讨说法无人应 (Shenzhen market fire kills 16)
China National Radio, December 11, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/12-11/5608448.shtml

Environment (环境)

China state media under fire for arguing benefits of smog
Reuters, December 10, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/10/us-china-pollution-idUSBRE9B903O20131210

Related:
State media effort to spin the "5 benefits" of China's smog falls flat
Wall Street Journal, December 10, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/10/state-media-effort-to-spin-the-5-benefits-of-chinas-smog-falls-flat/

New EPA chief visits China to talk air pollution in first trip abroad
Washington Post, December 10, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2013/12/10/new-epa-chief-visits-china-to-talk-air-pollution-in-first-trip-abroad/

China boosts research as smog crisis raises fears over infertility
South China Morning Post, December 11, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1378103/china-boosts-research-effect-pollution-fertility-amid-smog-crisis

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

Chinese professor who advocated free speech is fired
教授张雪忠因提倡言论自由被解聘
The New York Times, December 11, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131211/c11professor/dual/

See Zhang’s article:
2013反宪政逆流的根源及危险 ("The Origin and the Perils of the Anti-Constitutionalism Campaign in 2013")
Independent Chinese Pen Center,December 10, 2013 http://www.chinesepen.org/Article/sxsy/201312/Article_20131210135721.shtml

Fresh fears of crackdown as Chinese professor is fired for "criticising Xi Jinping"
The Telegraph, December 10, 2013
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10507646/Fresh-fears-of-crackdown-as-Chinese-professor-is-fired-for-criticising-Xi-Jinping.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong squirms in the shadow of China, its overpowering big brother
Washington Post, December 10, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/world/hong-kong-squirms-in-the-shadow-of-china-its-overpowering-big-brother/2013/12/09/cc9e48c0-5dd0-11e3-8d24-31c016b976b2_story.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China says U.S. has no right to comment on fate of activists
Reuters, December 10, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/10/us-china-usa-rights-idUSBRE9B908120131210

Related:
Chinese law can't be tailored to suit individuals
Global Times, December 11, 2013
www.globaltimes.cn/content/831374.shtml#.Uqez7WQW0b4

ICT (信息和通信技术)

谷歌叫停香港数据中心 原因众说纷纭
Google abandons its Hong Kong data centre project
South China Morning Post, December 11, 2013
CH:http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hong-kong/17737/gu-ge-jiao-ting-xiang-gang-shu-ju-zhong-xin-yuan-yin-zhong-shuo-fen-yun
EN:http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1377908/google-abandons-its-hong-kong-data-centre-project

Labor (劳工)

“芭比女工”揭示中国劳工的悲惨处境 (Barbie employees reveal exploitation of Chinese workers)
Radio France Internationale, December 11, 2013
http://rfi.my/1kzkaIH

Worker deaths raise questions at an Apple contractor in China
The New York Times, December 11, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/11/technology/worker-deaths-raise-questions-at-an-apple-contractor-in-china.html

Society (社会)

劳教权益团体促中国取消对性工作者的收容制度 (Rights group urges China to eliminate “custody and education” system for sex workers)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 11, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/12/131211_china_justice_rights.shtml

Advocacy group calls China to shut labor camps for sex workers
Wall Street Journal, December 10, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/10/advocacy-group-calls-china-to-shut-labor-camps-for-sex-workers/

See the report:
"Custody and Education": Arbitrary Detention for Female Sex Workers in China
Asia Catalyst, December 2013
asiacatalyst.org/blog/AsiaCatalyst_CustodyEducation2013-12-EN.pdf

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan ex-captain gets life term for spying for China
South China Morning Post, December 11, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1378462/taiwan-ex-captain-gets-life-term-spying-china

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Children (儿童)

云南强奸4岁幼女官员被判八年 精神赔偿难实现 (Yunnan county official sentenced to 8 years for raping a four-year-old girl)
China News Service, December 10, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20131207/u1a7816969.html

最高法:嫖宿幼女罪是一种侮辱 完全赞成废除 (Supreme Court cites “insult” as factor in its support for abolishing “soliciting underage girls for prostitution” charge)
Beijing Evening News, December 10, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/politics/2013-12/4642018.html

Corruption (腐败)

北京私秘会所:八项规定没有影响来这领导太多 (Use of public funds for official receptions goes underground)
CCTV, December 10, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1210/c1001-23793893.html

湖北确认网上嫖娼视频当事人为省高院庭长 (Hubei gov’t confirms authenticity of video posted online showing provincial higher court judge hiring a prostitute)
Xingchu Website, December 10, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1210/c1001-23793813.html

Cyber security (网络安全)

China is tied to spying on European diplomats
裸照作诱饵,中国黑客攻击外国政府网络
The New York Times, December 10, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/technology/20131210/c10hacks/dual/

Environment (环境)

Chinese media find silver linings in smog clouds
The Guardian, December 10, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/10/chinese-media-silver-linings-smog-haze

20省份出现雾霾天 京津冀长三角重污染区连成片 (Smog turns 20 Chinese provinces—from Beijing and Tianjin to the Yangtze River Delta—into heavily polluted areas)
China News Service, December 10, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20131207/u1a7817029.html

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

中国拒绝续签《纽约时报》和彭博社24记者的签证 (China rejects visas to 24 journalists from the New York Times and Bloomberg)
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xql-12092013145400.html

Health (健康)

Rising violence against doctors in China
The Diplomat, December 8, 2013
http://thediplomat.com/2013/12/rising-violence-against-doctors-in-china/

1.5 million people worldwide combat unprecedented evil and sign global petition against forced organ harvesting in China
The Sacramento Bee, December 8, 2013
http://www.sacbee.com/2013/12/09/5985084/15-million-people-worldwide-combat.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

刘晓波失去自由五年,美国敦促中国释放 (U.S. urges China to release Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Peace Prize laureate)
Deutsche Welle, December 10, 2013
http://bit.ly/1bzPLZD

Related:
中国驳斥美国提出释放刘晓波的要求 (China rebuffs U.S. request to release Liu Xiaobo)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 10, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/12/131210_china_rebuffs_kerry.shtml

China rebuffs U.S. calls for release of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1377323/release-nobel-peace-prize-winner-liu-xiaobo-john-kerry-urges-china

《刘宾雁时代》在美国出版 (“The Era of Liu Binyan” published in the U.S.)
Radio Free Asia, December 9, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/ml-12092013121621.html

Information Control (信息控制)

Beijing bans “sensitive topics” during Mandela funeral coverage
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1377508/beijing-bans-sensitive-topics-during-mandela-funeral-coverage

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

世界专利申请数量大增 中国是关键 (China the key factor in significant rise of global patent applications)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 10, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/12/131209_patent.shtml

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

China: The woman who lives in a hole
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 9, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-25302519

Migrants (农民工)

农民工融入城市调查:积分不够子女无法读公办小学 (Survey of migrant workers in cities: children with inadequate points have no chance for public elementary school)
People’s Daily, December 10, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20131208/u1a7817167.html

中国流动人口已达2.36亿 逾七成系从农村流向城市 (China’s migrant population reaches 236 million, over 70% of flow is from countryside to cities)
China News Service, December 10, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/12/10/296694.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Unrelenting Inner Mongolian herders expelled from Beijing after protests
Radio Free Asia, December 9, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/herders-12092013181727.html

Society (社会)

China sex workers face “harsh” detention: rights group
New Straits Times, December 10, 2013
http://www.nst.com.my/latest/china-sex-workers-face-harsh-detention-rights-group-1.428171

Religion (宗教)

China’s treatment of minorities troubles Canada’s religious freedom ambassador
Calgary Herald, December 10, 2013
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/national/China+treatment+minorities+troubles+Canada+religious/9265847/story.html

Opinion (观点)

On Human Rights Day, I'll be thinking of my father in a Chinese prison
The Guardian, December 10, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/10/human-rights-day-unhrc-progress-china-abuse

Breathe in that dirty doublethink
Financial Times, December 10, 2013
http://on.ft.com/1fgGfeF

The thorny challenge of covering China
《纽约时报》做生意更做新闻
The New York Times, December 10, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20131210/c10pubed/dual/

Monday, December 09, 2013

Children (儿童)

最高法赞成废除嫖宿幼女罪 (Supreme Court supports proposed legislation to protect against child rape)
Xinhua, December 9, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2013-12/09/c_125827362.htm

Related:
Under-age sex charge puts China's top court and legislature at odds
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1376737/under-age-sex-charge-puts-chinas-top-court-and-legislature-odds

Corruption (腐败)

内地规范公务接待 工作餐禁鱼翅 (Consumption of shark’s fin banned from official receptions)
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2013
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/17598/nei-di-gui-fan-gong-wu-jie-dai-gong-zuo-can-jin-yu-chi

Related:
《党政机关国内公务接待管理规定》(全文) (Regulations on the Management of Domestic Official Receptions by Party and Government Organs)
Xinhua, December 9, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/ziliao/2013-12/09/c_125827827.htm

Education (教育)

明年全国高校毕业生将达727万再创纪录 (University graduates in China to reach 7.27 million next year, setting another record)
Jianghua Times, December 8, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1208/c1001-23777890.html

Environment (环境)

利国防 促团结 更平等 官媒诠释雾霾“好处” (Official media praises smog as being good for defense, solidarity, and equality)
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2013
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/17639/li-guo-fang-cu-tuan-jie-geng-ping-deng-guan-mei-quan-shi-wu-mai-hao-chu

Related Tencent Weibo post:
火兴才, December 8, 2013 是不是要让全党全军全民族紧密团结在以央视网为人民日报的环球时报周围,吸霾,呼霾,养霾,赞美霾,歌颂霾? (Is this a call for the whole Party, army, and nation to rally around CCTV and Global Times to smoke, breathe, cultivate, praise, and extol the smog?)

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

In China, a widespread show of sympathy for Mandela
纪念曼德拉,中国左右派各取所需
The New York Times, December 7, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131207/c07reaction/dual/

Chinese police recommend trial for rights advocate
中国警方向检察官建议审判民权倡导者许志永
The New York Times, December 9, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131209/c09xuzhiyong/dual/

Related:
许志永起诉书曝光 主要“罪行” 为推动教育平权与官员财产公开 (Main charges in Xu Zhiyong’s indictment: promoting equal education and advocating for disclosure of officials’ assets)
Radio France International, December 9, 2013
http://rfi.my/1gjOtWp

Related Tencent Weibo post:
一贫如洗, December 9, 2013 如果这是罪,那么,每一个有良知、有社会责任感的人,都有罪。感谢有关部门让我们认识了许志永,了解了新公民运动,知道了有这么一群人不为自己,而是为他人争取着利益,为社会寻求着公平,为国家尽着一个公民的义务和责任。 http://t.qq.com/p/t/340526030969077

美国国会举行听证会:中国政治犯女儿呼唤爸爸回家 (U.S. congressional hearing: daughters of China’s political prisoners call for their fathers’ return)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/vt-12062013143822.html

律师会见刘晓波失败 刘霞见朋友只哭说不出话 (Lawyer’s request to meet Liu Xiaobo ignored)
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-12072013113538.html

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment), 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

在纽约后院建中国式迪斯尼?(Building a Chinese-style Disneyland in upstate New York?)
Deutsche Welle, December 7, 2013
http://bit.ly/1bslVW0

Related:
Mysterious plans to build upstate NY "China City of America"
New York Post, December 4, 2013
http://nypost.com/2013/12/04/mysterious-plans-to-build-upstate-ny-china-city-of-america/

China: the must-visit destination for cash-seeking world leaders
The Guardian, December 6, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/06/china-cash-seeking-world-leaders-uk-human-rights

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

北京井底人:曾被城管关狗笼里 谈何尊严 (Beijing man evicted from well, his home for 10 years after local authorities locked him in dog cage)
People’s Daily, December 7, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1207/c1001-23773573.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China’s labor camps close, but human rights groups say grim detention conditions linger
The Washington Post, December 6, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/chinas-labor-camps-close-but-human-rights-groups-say-grim-detention-conditions-linger/2013/12/06/4e84cc96-5bfc-11e3-8d24-31c016b976b2_story.html

Population (人口)

Hebei farmer commits suicide over fines for children
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1376796/hebei-farmer-commits-suicide-over-fines-children

Opinion (观点)

China’s strong-arm tactics toward U.S. media merit a response
The Washington Post, December 8, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/chinas-strong-arm-tactics-toward-us-media-merit-a-response/2013/12/08/164163fc-5eb9-11e3-bc56-c6ca94801fac_story.html

Cameron’s human rights humbug and the Chinese fortune cookie
The Sunday Times, December 8, 2013
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/131208/columns/camerons-human-rights-humbug-and-the-chinese-fortune-cookie-75677.html

Friday, December 06, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

食药监总局曝光20家假药信息网站 (State Food and Drug Administration exposes 20 websites publishing fake drug information)
People’s Daily, December 6, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1206/c1001-23760485.html

Corruption (腐败)

十八大以来被调查省部级官员已达13人 (Thirteen provincial-level officials investigated since 18th Party Congress)
People’s Daily, December 6, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/p/2013-12-06/183028906856.shtml

Cyber security (网络安全)

Hack Tibet
Foreign Policy, December 4, 2013
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/12/04/hack_tibet_china_cyberwar