Thursday, January 31, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Blind Activist Tells US to Stand Firm on Rights
The Standard, January 31, 2013
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?art_id=130638&con_type=1

Internet

Hackers in China Attacked the Times for Last 4 Months
The New York Times, January 30, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/31/technology/chinese-hackers-infiltrate-new-york-times-computers.html

Law

广东人大代表提议引进新加坡鞭刑 (Guangdong People’s Congressional Rep Proposals Singapore-style Corporal Punishment)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 30, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/01/130130_china_singapore_flogging.shtml

Protests and Petitions

江苏启东14名涉嫌聚众冲击国家机关嫌犯认罪 (14 Plead Guilty for Violence during Protests against Waste Project in Qidong, Jiangsu)
Xinhua News Agency, January 31, 2013
http://news.qq.com/a/20130131/000046.htm

Related:
Qidong: Citizens Say No to Industrial Waste
启东:民众对工业废水说不
China Rights Forum, 2012, no. 2
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/6419
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/6420

上海首例被劳教访民诉官开庭百人到场声援 (100 Gather to Show Support as First Case of a Petitioner Suing the RTL Committee after Being Ordered to Reeducation Goes to Trial)
Radio Free Asia, January 30, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/lj-01302013121909.html

Public Health

Beijing Smog Scarier than Sars, Says Medical Expert
South China Morning Post, January 31, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1140102/beijing-smog-scarier-sars-says-medical-expert

Related:
钟南山:大气污染没人跑得掉 比非典可怕得多 (Head of Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases: Air Pollution Far Scarier than SARS)
CCTV, January 31, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2013-01/31/c_124302553.htm

Tibet

China Sentences 2 Tibetans over Self-immolation
Xinhua News Agency, January 31, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/759358.shtml

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Environment

Hydro Dams Could Jeopardise 'Grand Canyon of the East', Say Green Groups
The Guardian, January 29, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/29/hydro-dams-china-ecosystem

中国粮食重金属污染严重 每年直接损失200亿 (Annual Loss of 20bil RMB in Food due to Heavy Metal Pollution)
Radio Free Asia, January 29, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/ls-01292013161950.html

Human Rights Defenders

陈光诚在华盛顿获得人权奖 (Chen Guangcheng Awarded Lantos Human Rights Award in DC)
Voice of America, January 29, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/us-china-chen-guangcheng-20130129/1593191.html

Labor

六百民工讨薪3个月无果 被告知不要麻烦政府 (600 Migrant Workers Ask for Back Pay for 3mos to No Avail, Told to Not Bother the Govt)
Legal Daily, January 30, 2013
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2013-01/30/content_4164363.htm

Media

“无国界记者”:中国仍压制新闻自由 (Reporters without Borders: China Still Stifling Press Freedom)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 30, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/01/130130_rsf_report_2013.shtml

Protests and Petitions

Zhu Baosheng among More than 10 Protesters Who Face Criminal Charges
South China Morning Post, January 30, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1138862/zhu-baosheng-among-more-10-protesters-who-face-criminal-charges

Tibet

No Change Seen under New Governor
Radio Free Asia, January 29, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/governor-01292013180528.html

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Death Penalty

Chinese Officials Urged Not to Execute Domestic Violence Victim
The Guardian, January 28, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/28/chinese-officials-domestic-violence

Related, and with unofficial EN trans:
从一起杀夫案检讨死刑
Reconsidering the Death Penalty on the Basis of Li Yan's Case
Oriental Morning Post, January 29, 2013
CH: http://www.dfdaily.com/html/63/2013/1/29/938910.shtml
EN: http://www.siweiluozi.net/2013/01/translation-li-yan-and-reconsidering.html

Hong Kong

港府修法限新聞自由 惹反彈 (HK Journalists Publish Full-page Protest against Amended Ordinance Limiting Access to Information)
China Times, January 29, 2013
http://news.chinatimes.com/mainland/11050506/112013012900198.html

Human Rights Defenders

Hada's Mental Health Slipping
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hada-01282013183822.html

Related:
Mongolian Dissident Hada in Illegal Detention Is Mentally Ill; Son Details Abuses by Authorities
Human Rights in China, January 25, 2013
http://www.hrichina.org/content/6516

Law

广东省司法厅:广东今年或适时停止劳教 (Guangdong Judicial Dept: Province May Halt Reeducation-Through-System This Year or in Due Course)
Southern Daily, January 29, 2013
http://ndnews.oeeee.com/html/201301/29/19102.html

Media

探訪手記﹕稱「歡迎採訪」 記者卻被拒 (Reporters Told They'd Be Welcome to Cover the Guangdong Congress Meetings, then Refused Coverage)
Ming Pao, January 28, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130128/-9-2882352/1.html

Rural Issues

城镇化十年规划待出 聚焦农民“五权”保障 (10yr Plan for Urbanization to Be Release at Upcoming 2 Sessions, Focus on Guaranteeing "Five Rights" of Farmers)
The Economic Observer, January 28, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/0128/239409.shtml

Tibet

Feature: Monk Goads People to Commit Suicide
Xinhua News Agency, January 28, 2013
http://english.sina.com/china/2013/0128/554724.html

Monday, January 28, 2013

Death Penalty

四川家暴杀夫案死刑待核准 学者律师上书吁免死 (Scholars, Lawyers Issue Appeal Call for Leniency in Death Penalty Hearing for Victim of Domestic Abuse)
Voice of America, January 26, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/domestic-violence-china-20130126/1591540.html

Internet

Muckraking Chinese Blogger Gets Police Visit
The Sydney Morning Herald, January 28, 2013
http://www.smh.com.au/world/muckraking-chinese-blogger-gets-police-visit-20130128-2dftu.html

Land Policy

山東拆遷戶人大會場自焚 (Shandong Evictee Self-immolates outside Party Congress Meeting)
China Press, January 28, 2013
http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/390528

Protests and Petitions

Qidong Protester to Stand Trial
Global Times, January 28, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/758568.shtml

地方两会密集召开 访民成批上访遇阻 (Petitioners Stopped en Masse as Local Congresses Open)
Radio Free Asia, January 27, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-01272013142738.html

Rural Issues

Leader’s Visit Lifts a Village, Yet Lays Bare China’s Woes
The New York Times, January 26, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/world/asia/chinas-xi-jinping-faces-problem-of-rural-poverty.html

Tibet

Two Tibetans Tried over Self-immolations
Xinhua News Agency, January 26, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-01/26/content_16177533.htm

流亡藏人政府呼吁放弃欢庆藏历新年 (Dharamsala to Tibetans: Don't Celebrate Tibetan New Year, Commemorate the ~100 Who've Died in Fire)
Deutsche Welle, January 25, 2013
http://www.dw.de/流亡藏人政府呼吁放弃欢庆藏历新年/a-16550035

XUAR

Progressing Xinjiang Vows Counter-terrorism Strike
Xinhua News Agency, January 27, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-01/27/content_16177722.htm

Friday, January 25, 2013

Children

Child Trafficking: A Cruel Trade
The Economist, January 26, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21570762-curb-widespread-trafficking-abducted-children-officials-and-parents-are-turning-social

Human Rights Defenders

Woman Gets Locked in Morgue after Labour Camp, Beijing Petition
South China Morning Post, January 25, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1135250/woman-gets-locked-morgue-after-labour-camp-beijing-petition

Related:
黑龙江回应女子上访被关太平间:政府必须认账 (Heilongjiang Responds to Case of Woman Locked in Abandoned Morgue for Three Years after Serving Reeducation-through-Labor for Petitioning: Govt Should Own Up)
Sina, January 24, 2013
http://dailynews.sina.com/gb/focusnews/soc/heilongjiangshangfangnvbeiguantaipingjian0124/index.html

Protests and Petitions

Mainland Migrant Workers Ask Li Ka-shing for Unpaid Wages
South China Morning Post, January 25, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1135787/mainland-migrant-workers-ask-li-ka-shing-unpaid-wages

Public Health

教师笔试面试考第一遭拒录 江西省艾滋歧视第一案原告获赔 (Jiangxi's First HIV/AIDS Discrimination Case Ends in Compensation for Complainant)
Jiang Nan City Daily, January 25, 2013
http://jiangxi.jxnews.com.cn/system/2013/01/25/012265351.shtml

Tibet

寻找雪域环保人
Tibetans Fight Back against Declining "Reverence for Nature"
China Dialogue, January 23, 2013
CH: http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/ch/5638-Tibetans-fight-back-against-declining-reverence-for-nature-
EN: http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/5638-Tibetans-fight-back-against-declining-reverence-for-nature-

XUAR

Uyghurs Harassed during Visit
Radio Free Asia, January 24, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/harassed-01242013174934.html

知情人士:努尔买买提·亚森还活着 (Person in the Know: Nurmuhemmet Yasin Still Alive)
Uighur Biz, January 23, 2013
http://www.uighurbiz.net/archives/7646

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Education

报告称汽车增长加大减排难度 (CASS: More Cars Will Increase Problems in Reducing Emissions)
Economic Observer, January 24, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/0124/239234.shtml

Government

粵政協開幕 《南周》成焦點 (Southern Weekly Scandal a Focus Point as Guangdong CPPCC Opens)
Ming Pao, January 24, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130124/-9-2879458/1.html

Related:
《南周》事件:公民抗命运动正在中国兴起
Southern Weekly Incident: The Rise of Civil Disobedience in China
HRIC Commentary, January 11, 2013
http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/6500

Internet

Sichuan to Require All Online Maps Be Approved
Global Times, January 23, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/757571.shtml

Related:
四川省地图管理办法 (Measures of Sichuan Province on the Administration of Maps)
Sichuan Provincial People's Government, January 9, 2013
http://www.sc.gov.cn/10462/10883/11066/2013/1/21/10245369.shtml

Land Policy

'Land-saving' Bridge building Faces Demolition
South China Morning Post, January 24, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1135042/land-saving-bridge-building-faces-demolition

Media

新闻管制无处不在:删片、删贴、封网 (Information Control Everywhere: Movies Cut, Posts Deleted, Sites Blocked)
Deutsche Welle, January 23, 2013
http://www.dw.de/新闻管制无处不在删片删贴封网/a-16545067

Tibet

Teen Dies before Burning Protest
Radio Free Asia, January 23, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/poison-01232013192823.html

XUAR

在囚阿里木江被剥夺家属探视权 (Imprisoned Uyghur Pastor Alimjan Himit Denied Family Visit)
Radio Free Asia, January 23, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/uyghur_christians-01232013102904.html

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Economic Development

Debate Emerges over Official Gini Figures
SINA, January 23, 2013
http://english.sina.com/business/2013/0122/552392.html

Environment

禁牧不能拯救青藏草原
Climate Change, Not Grazing, Destroying the Tibetan Plateau
China Dialogue, January 21, 2013
CH: http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/ch/5621-Climate-change-not-grazing-destroying-the-Tibetan-Plateau
EN: http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/5621-Climate-change-not-grazing-destroying-the-Tibetan-Plateau

Human Rights Defenders

China’s Jailed Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Gets Rare Family Visit, Second in 13 Months
The Associated Press, January 23, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/gao-zhisheng/2013/01/23/8d927318-6529-11e2-889b-f23c246aa446_story.html

Related:
服刑中的高智晟律师获家属探访
Family Permitted to Visit Rights Defense Lawyer Gao Zhisheng
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2013
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6514
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6513

Law

“上访妈妈”唐慧起诉永州劳教委 法院尚未立案 (Mother Sent to Reeducation for Petitioning for Investigation into Daughter's Rape Files Suit against Reeducation Committee -- Case Not Yet Filed)
Nanjing Daily, January 23, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0123/06/8LSPMIN60001124J.html

Related:
Rape Victim's Mother Brings Labor Camp to Court
Shanghai Daily, January 23, 2013
http://english.sina.com/china/2013/0122/552404.html

中国最高法院发布恶意欠薪案件的执行细则 (Supreme Court Issues Interpretation on Cases Involving Malicious Back Wages)
Radio Free Asia, January 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/4eba67436cd55236/hc-01222013151159.html

Tibet

New Burning; Monks Jailed
Radio Free Asia, January 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/burning-01222013130828.html

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Government

新华社批山西人大不让告状 (Xinhua News Agency Criticizes Shanxi People's Congress Refusal to Accept Complaints)
Radio Free Asia, January 21, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xql-01212013150655.html

Related:
e哥有话说:人大会议“不准告状”到底担心啥? (e-Bro Says: Just What Is the People's Congress Worried about That They're "Not Allowing Complaints"?)
Xinhua News Agency Online, January 21, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2013-01/21/c_114447284.htm

山西省人大常委会新闻发言人:“八不准”是会议内部纪律 (Shanxi PC Press Office: The "Eight Unpermitted Items" Are the Internal Disciplinary Measures for the Conference)
Xinhua News Agency, January 22, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2013-01/22/c_124260356.htm

大连PX项目悄然复产 政府丧失诚信 (Dalian: Loss of Gov't Integrity as Controversial PX Project Resumes Production)
Deutsche Welle, January 21, 2013
http://www.dw.de/大连px项目悄然复产政府丧失诚信/a-16538174

Related:
大连PX项目停产待搬 (Dalian PX Plant To Be Relocated)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 15, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/8/9f/89f03f7d02720160/Blog/2bd/ec3090.html

For images from the August 2011 protests against the Dalian PX Plant, see:
https://plus.google.com/photos/108105216183622857074/albums/5640606992076525313

Law

China Signals Ending Labor-camp System
Taiwan News, January 22, 2013
http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=2128273

Related:
中国法学会副会长:劳教不是一句话能废除的 (China Law Society Deputy Director: Reeducation-Through-Labor Cannot Be Abolished with a Single Sentence)
Mirror, January 17, 2013
http://news.cn.yahoo.com/ypen/20130117/1558815.html

Pregnant Woman Held in Labor Camp
Radio Free Asia, January 21, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/camp-01212013150137.html

Media

Southern Weekly Agrees to Autonomy Deal, Says Censor
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1133347/southern-weekly-agrees-autonomy-deal-says-censor

Population

In China, Signs That One-child Policy May Be Coming to an End
Reuters, January 21, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/21/us-china-population-idUSBRE90K0UV20130121

Public Health

四年了,医改如何行进? (What Has Advanced in Four Years of Medical Reforms?)
Economic Observer, January 21, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/0121/239108.shtml

Tibet

As Tibet Burns, China Makes Arrests, Seizes TVs
The Associated Press, January 18, 2013
http://news.yahoo.com/tibet-burns-china-makes-arrests-seizes-tvs-074227574.html

Monday, January 21, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

高智晟獄中獲准見家人 (Imprisoned Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Permitted Family Visit)
Ming Pao, January 19, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130119/-9-2875688/1.html

For an interview with Gao's wife Geng He on the visit, see:
狱中高智晟在严控下12日获准见家人
'A Stage-Managed Visit'
Radio Free Asia, January 18, 2013
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/zhuanlan/xinlingzhilyu/mind-01182013101837.html
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/women/geng-he-01182013153404.html

Gender

万人联名致信人大妇联,要求让受暴人群参与反家暴立法 (10K Send Joint Letter to National People's Congress and All-China Women's Federation Calling for Those Who’ve Experienced Domestic Violence to Be Involved in the Legislation Process)
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sd-01202013151608.html

Read the open letter online at:
就反家暴立法致全国人大的联名信
November 05, 2012
http://www.hbvhbv.name

Protests and Petitions

1,000 Workers Hold Managers Hostage in Shanghai Labour Row
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1132587/1000-workers-hold-managers-hostage-shanghai-labour-row

深圳数百居民上街游行 抗议在建LCD工厂项目 (Shenzhen: Hundreds Take to the Streets to Protest Pollution from Factory Being Built)
People's Daily Online, January 20, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0119/22/8LK6F65V00014JB6.html

广州环卫工市府前集会 持续罢工要求加薪 (Guangzhou Sanitation Workers Strike before Gov’t for Higher Wages)
Voice of America, January 21, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/guangzhou-sanitation-20130120/1587317.html

Public Health

Without Any Care
Global Times, January 20, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/756966.shtml

Tibet

Tibetan Man Burns to Death in Tibet, 2nd Self-immolation in 2013
The Tibet Post, January 18, 2013
http://www.thetibetpost.com/en/news/tibet/3181-tibetan-man-burns-to-death-in-tibet-2nd-self-immolation-in-2013

Tibetans Face Passport Dilemma
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/passports-01202013213254.html

XUAR

自由之家:维吾尔区民族矛盾日益尖锐 (Freedom House: Ethnic Conflict in Uyghur Areas Becoming Increasingly Intense)
Ugyhur Biz, January 20, 2013
http://www.uighurbiz.net/archives/7445

Friday, January 18, 2013

Economic Development

陸官方首度公布基尼係數 (Mainland Publishes Gini Coefficient for First Time)
Central News Agency, January 18, 2013
http://www.cna.com.tw/News/aCN/201301180130-1.aspx

Related:
China Says Income Inequality Peaked in 2008, but Remains Large
Reuters, January 18, 2013
http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/01/18/us-china-economy-income-gap-idINBRE90H06L20130118

Human Rights Defenders

Exiled Chinese Author Recounts Prison 'Hell'
Agence France-Presse, January 17, 2013
http://www.france24.com/en/20130117-exiled-chinese-author-recounts-prison-hell

维权律师唐吉田出境受阻 提倡民权人士自由被限 (Rights Defense Lawyer Tang Jitian Refused Exit at Border Crossing to Hong Kong SAR)
Radio Free Asia, January 17, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sy1-01162013110454.html

Internet

Beijing Orders Its 2.06 Million 'Propaganda Workers' to Get Microblogging
Morning Clicks, January 18, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1130801/beijing-orders-its-206-million-propaganda-workers-get-microblogging

Labor

一人捐五元 告倒沃尔玛 (Worker Fired from WalMart for Engaging in Labor Rights Advocacy Wins Compensation)
Southern Weekly, January 18, 2013
http://www.infzm.com/content/85254

Media

New Editor Appointed at Paper to Calm Dispute over Censorship
South China Morning Post, January 18, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1130523/new-editor-appointed-paper-calm-dispute-over-censorship

North Korea

China Arrests Traffickers of N.Korean Women
The Chosun Ilbo, January 17, 2013
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2013/01/17/2013011701277.html

Protests and Petitions

Beatings Trigger Clashes
Radio Free Asia, January 17, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/buskers-01172013130922.html

Public Health

中国吸毒人群很难享受公共卫生福利 (Difficult for Narcotic Addicts to Enjoy Public Health and Welfare Services)
Radio Free Asia, January 17, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/aw-01162013151253.html

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Children

China’s ‘Left-behind Children’
The Globe and Mail, January 16, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/the-china-diaries/chinas-left-behind-children/article7451601/

Environment

云南1/4的物种可能因原生林破坏而灭绝 (A Quarter of Yunnan's Species to Go Extinct "This Century")
China Dialogue, January 16, 2013
http://www.chinadialogue.net/blog/5613-A-quarter-of-Yunnan-s-species-to-go-extinct-this-century-/ch

Human Rights Defenders

Detained Hunan Dissident Zhu Chengzhi Allowed to See Wife
South China Morning Post, January 17, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1129710/detained-hunan-dissident-zhu-chengzhi-allowed-see-wife

Labor

Workers' Strike Prompts Call for Better Protection
China Daily, January 16, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-01/16/content_16122733.htm

Law

學者倡撤雙規 公開審薄案 (Scholars Call for Repeal of Shuanggui System and a Public Trial for Bo Xilai in Annual Report on Judicial Reform)
Ming Pao, January 17, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130117/-162-2873979/1.html

For more on shuanggui, see:
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

Poverty

人民日报记者探访京城流浪者:有一家三口流浪20年 (People's Daily Investigates Beijing's Homeless: One Family of Three Has Been Homeless for 20 Years)
People's Daily (Overseas Edition), January 17, 2013
http://legal.people.com.cn/n/2013/0117/c42510-20231227.html

Protests and Petitions

官吞徵地款 江門千人騷亂 (Jiangmen, Guangdong: Many Injured in Clash between 1K Villagers and Police over Land Requisition)
Oriental Daily, January 17, 2013
http://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/china_world/20130117/00178_001.html

Tibet

Fifteen Held over Burnings
Radio Free Asia, January 16, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/held-01162013163844.html

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Economic Development

社科院报告称中国不能搞“超城市化” (CASS Report: China Must Not "Over-Urbanize")
Economic Observer, January 16, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/0116/238758.shtml

Government

Is This Really the End of Re-education through Labour?
South China Morning Post, January 16, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1128734/really-end-re-education-through-labour

Media

“The Whole World Knows”: But If You’re in China, You Still Gotta Read between the Lines
Ethnic ChinaLit, January 15, 2013
http://www.bruce-humes.com/?p=7789

How a Feisty Chinese Newspaper Stood Up for Press Freedom
Reuters, January 15, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/15/us-china-censorship-idUSBRE90E12O20130115

For a translation of a recent article by Li Chengpeng on the Southern Weekly scandal, see:
你删除得了世界,删除不了尊严
You Can Expunge the World, but Not Dignity
Li Chengpeng, January 7, 2013
CH: http://biweekly.hrichina.org/repost/4335
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/6506

反击宣传部 (Striking Back at the Propaganda Department)
iSunAffairs, January 9, 2013
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/chinese/2013/01/阳光时务-长平:反击宣传部/

To read a sectional translation of the article, see:
Former Editor Attacks Propaganda Department’s Abuses
The Epoch Times, January 15, 2013
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/china-news/former-editor-attacks-propaganda-department-s-abuses-336241.html

Tibet

Police Block Funeral Rights
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/funeral-01152013163825.html

甘肃称侦破达赖集团策划自焚杀人案抓获7人 (7 Tibetans Arrested in Gansu on Suspicion of Inciting Self-immolations, Being Invested as Members of the Tibetan Youth Congress)
Xinhua News Agency, January 15, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0115/19/8L9L82QV00014JB5.html

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Environment

中国猪肉需求大增带来严重污染问题
China's Growing Appetite for Pork Creates New Pollution
ChinaDialogue, January 10, 2013
CH: http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/ch/5599-China-s-growing-appetite-for-pork-creates-new-pollution
EN: http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/5599-China-s-growing-appetite-for-pork-creates-new-pollution

Government

Local Govts Confused by Re-education Reforms
Global Times, January 15, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/755842.shtml

Hong Kong

Many `N-nothings' Fail to See Ray of Hope
The Standard, January 15, 2013
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?art_id=130120&con_type=1

私隱專員:私隱權不是絕對 (Privacy Commissioner Chiang: Right to Privacy Not Absolute)
Ming Pao, January 15, 2013
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/私隱專員-私隱權不是絕對-051822636.html

Human Rights Defenders

贵州异议人士廖双元遭殴打 浙江民主党人被禁出门 (Dissident Beaten in Guizhou, Democracy Activist Forbidden to Leave Home in Zhejiang)
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gz-01142013103348.html

Inner Mongolia

Language Boost Debated
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/inner-mongolia-01142013150104.html

Media

Attacked by Leftists, Author Li Chengpeng Mulls over Filing Charges
South China Morning Post, January 15, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1128163/author-attacked-leftists-mulls-filing-charges

Protests and Petitions

北京外交公寓外50余农民工抗议欠薪 (Beijing: 50+ Migrant Workers Surround Boss' Home Calling for Unpaid Wages)
Netease, January 15, 2013
http://news.163.com/photoview/00AP0001/31068.html

Monday, January 14, 2013

Bilateral Ties

Yunnan Prepares to Receive Possible Kachin Refugees
Global Times, January 14, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/755580.shtml

Environment

中国严重空气污染情况恐将持续 (Grave Pollution in China to Continue)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 14, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2013/01/130114_china_air.shtml

Related:
多数人对北京空气质量认知过于乐观 (CASS Report: Majority of People Overly Optimistic about Beijing's Air Quality)
Legal Daily, January 14, 2013
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2013-01/14/content_4125590.htm

Human Rights Defenders

Recently Denied State Compensation, Tang Hui Still Demands an Investigation into Two Police Officers She Claims Raped her Daughter in 2006
Locustland, January 14, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1127764/recently-denied-state-compensation-tang-hui-still-demands

Media

李承鹏签售新书遭掌掴 (Writer Li Chengpeng Attacked at a Book Signing)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 14, 2013
http://epaper.oeeee.com/A/html/2013-01/14/content_1792468.htm  

Related:
China's Silent Book Signing Raises Voices
Global Voices, January 14, 2013
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/01/14/chinas-silent-book-signing-raises-voices/

廣州30農民撐南周被捕 (30+ Farmers Detained after Supporting Southern Weekly)
Ming Pao, January 13, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130113/-9-2870570/1.html

Related:
《南周》事件:公民抗命运动正在中国兴起
Southern Weekly Incident: The Rise of Civil Disobedience in China
HRIC Commentary, January 11, 2013
http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/6500

Protests and Petitions

富士康江西工厂千名员工因不满薪资待遇上街游行 (1K Workers Take to Streets over Wages at Jiangxi Foxconn Factory)
Caijing, January 13, 2013
http://politics.caijing.com.cn/2013-01-13/112430472.html

Tibet

Young Tibetan Dies in Year's First Fiery Act
Agence France-Presse, January 14, 2013
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?art_id=130041&con_type=1

Friday, January 11, 2013

Civil Society

Rescuing China’s Bears from Bile Farms, One by One
IHT Rendezvous, January 10, 2013
http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/rescuing-chinas-bears-from-bile-farms-one-by-one/

Hong Kong

Journalists Slam Move to Hide Directors' Data from Public
South China Morning Post, January 11, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1124976/journalists-slam-move-hide-directors-data-public

Internet

China Censors Chat Users outside China: Report Says Messages Discussing Press Freedom Campaign Blocked
The Register, January 11, 2013
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/11/china_censors_beyond_borders/

中国各知名网站纷纷成立党组织 (Popular Chinese Websites Add Party Committees One by One)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 11, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2013/01/130111_china_internet_party.shtml

Related:
新浪网党委开通微博引围观 (Sina Party Committee Opens Weibo Account)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 11, 2013
http://ndnews.oeeee.com/html/201301/11/15471.html

Media

Censors Kept Busy as Strike-hit Chinese Paper Hits Newsstands
Reuters, January 10, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/10/us-china-censorship-idUSBRE90903O20130110

The Dead Children of Guizhou
Der Spiegel, January 07, 2013
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/reports-on-death-of-children-highlights-repression-of-journalists-in-china-a-876073-2.html

Protests and Petitions

堅持掛反拆遷橫額 七旬翁被打死 (Septuagenarian Beaten to Death after Continuing to Voice Protest of Forced Eviction)
Ming Pao, January 11, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130111/-9-2869071/1.html

Public Health

河南两矽肺病人去世 5家属讨说法被拘 (Henan: Relatives Demanding Explanation in Deaths of Two Silicosis Patients Detained)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 11, 2013
http://ndnews.oeeee.com/html/201301/11/15497.html

Tibet

青海黄南州一藏人作家被捕 印度喜邦新任首席部长承诺力挺西藏 (Qinghai: Tibetan Writer Detained)
Radio Free Asia, January 10, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/dz-01102013150141.html

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Environment

水源遭污 邯郸冬泳协会索赔2000万 (Swimming Association Sues Company Who Polluted River)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 10, 2013
http://epaper.oeeee.com/A/html/2013-01/10/content_1790408.htm

Hong Kong

Pro-democracy Hong Kong Lawmakers Fail in Impeachment Try against Beijing-backed Leader
The Associated Press, January 09, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/pro-democracy-hong-kong-lawmakers-fail-in-impeachment-try-against-beijing-backed-leader/2013/01/09/0fa37acc-5acc-11e2-b8b2-0d18a64c8dfa_story.html

Law

Beijing to Require ID for Cellphone Numbers
China Daily, January 10, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-01/10/content_16100329.htm

Related:
北京拟出手机实名制管理规定 六成用户已经实名 (Beijing Drafts Regs on Real-name Identification System for Mobile Phone Subscribers)
Beijing Times, December 31, 2012
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2012-12/31/c_124168591.htm

Fears over Labor Camp Reforms
Radio Free Asia, January 08, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/rtl-01082013152629.html

Related:
司法部:内地将增加戒毒康复收治规模 (Ministry of Justice: China to Increase Drug Rehab Capacity)
Xinhua News Agency, January 09, 2013
http://news.ifeng.com/mainland/detail_2013_01/09/21015745_0.shtml

Media

China Paper: Regulation Must 'Keep Pace with the Times'
Agence France-Presse, January 10, 2013
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/15794974/china-paper-regulation-must-keep-pace-with-the-times/

Related:
Activists Are Held for Supporting Southern Weekly
South China Morning Post, January 10, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1124186/activists-are-held-supporting-southern-weekly

山西规定报道省委书记稿件不超1500字 (Shanxi Limits Length of Reports on Provincial Party Leadership)
Shanxi Daily, January 09, 2013
http://gb.cri.cn/27824/2013/01/09/3365s3985016.htm

一个记者的“恐怖救助”之旅! (Reporter Goes Undercover to Learn Why Changsha Homeless Not Using Shelters, Beaten by Shelter Staff)
Sanxiang City Express, January 09, 2013
http://ndnews.oeeee.com/html/201301/09/15029.html

Related:
Probe after Reporter Beaten Up at Shelter
Shanghai Daily, January 10, 2013
http://www.china.org.cn/china/2013-01/10/content_27641185.htm

央视记者湖南平江暗访遭围殴 当地政府作检讨 (Hunan: CCTV Reporter Beaten on the Job, Authorities to Give Self-critical Account of Situ)
Xinhua News Agency, January 10, 2013
http://news.cn.yahoo.com/ypen/20130110/1544012.html

Hukou

呼應城鎮化 戶籍改革將啟動 (Household Registration Reform to Commence)
Want Daily, January 09, 2013
http://news.chinatimes.com/mainland/11050501/112013010900701.html

Human Rights Defenders

毛恒凤被判劳教三月余仍在看守所 (Mao Hengfeng Remains in Detention Center 3 Months after Being Ordered to Reeducation)
Radio Free Asia, January 07, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/2-01072013102356.html

Related:
上海公安非法关押被劳教的维权人士
Rights Defender Mao Hengfeng Held in Illegal Criminal Detention
Human Rights in China, January 07, 2012
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6484
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6483

Internet

Bloggers Using the Internet to Spread Truth in China
The New York Times, January 09, 2013
http://movies.nytimes.com/2013/01/09/movies/high-tech-low-life-about-two-chinese-citizen-reporters.html

Law

No Love Lost for 'Re-education through Labour' System
South China Morning Post, January 08, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1122455/no-love-lost-re-education-through-labour-system

Media

Tentative Deal Reported in Chinese Censorship Dispute
The New York Times, January 08, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/09/world/asia/faceoff-in-chinese-city-over-censorship-of-newspaper.html

The Beijing News' Night of Sorrow
Morning Clicks, SCMP Blog, January 09, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1123555/beijing-news-night-sorrow

聲援《南周》重提六四訴求 (Solitary for Southern Weekly Revisits Demands of June Fourth)
Ming Pao, January 09, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130109/-9-2867320/1.html

Related:
廣州同行:只敢心裏默默支持 (Guangzhou Journalists: We Only Dare to Silently Support SW in Our Hearts)
Ming Pao, January 09, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130109/-9-2867317/1.html

Politics

中紀委通報查案情況:薄熙來劉志軍案已移送司法 (CPC Central Discipline Commission Report: Bo Xilai and Liu Zhijun Cases Sent to Judiciary)
China News Service, January 09, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130109/-9-2867632/1.html

Religion

China to Register all Clergy
Global Times, January 08, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/754510.shtml

Tibet

Official Stresses Patriotism among Monks
Global Times, January 08, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/754509.shtml

Related:
俞正声赴藏区 ,矛头再指达赖喇嘛 (Politburo Member Yu Zhengsheng Attacks Dalai Lama and Supporters during Tibet Visit)
Deutsche Welle, January 08, 2013
http://www.dw.de/俞正声赴藏区-矛头再指达赖喇嘛/a-16506560

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Economic Development

Looking for China’s Missing Inequality Plan
China Realtime Report, January 08, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/01/08/looking-for-chinas-missing-inequality-plan/

Education

广东拟禁止患性病艾滋病者当老师引争议 (Guangdong: Controversy as Draft Standards Prohibit HIV/AIDS Patients from Becoming Teachers)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 07, 2013
http://learning.sohu.com/20130107/n362661547.shtml

Hong Kong

限查公司註冊廢傳媒武功 阻記者核實身份 損公眾利益 (New Regulations Limit Journalists’ Ability to Check Company Registry Identity Information)
Apple Daily, January 08, 2012
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20130108/18126934

Human Rights Defenders

朱承志改監視居住 料阻見律師 (Activist Zhu Chengzhi Transferred to Residential Surveillance for 6 Months, May Be Prevented Meeting with Lawyer)
Ming Pao, January 05, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130105/-9-2864092/1.html

For the notice on Zhu’s residential surveillance, see:
指定居所监视居住通知书 (Notice of Residential Surveillance at a Designated Residence)
Shaoyang Municipal Public Security Bureau, January 04, 2013
http://twitter.com/liu_xiaoyuan/status/288447734665588736

Law

劳教制度的经济账:一个局79个编制 (Financial Cost of Reeducation-Through-Labor System a Growing Question)
21st Century Business Herald, January 08, 2013
http://ndnews.oeeee.com/html/201301/08/14595.html

Related:
針對「反革命」變打壓訪民 (RTL: A Tool Used against "Counterrevolutionaries" Turned into a Method of Suppressing Petitioners)
Ming Pao, January 08, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130108/-9-2866387/1.html

Media

Beijing Says Party’s Control of Press ‘Unshakable’ after Southern Weekend Strike
SCMP Blog, January 08, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1122825/beijing-says-partys-control-press-unshakable-after-southern-weekend

Related:
China Celebrities Back Censorship Protest
Agence France-Presse, January 08, 2013
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hK5N3g6581KXQjrzHuEA2R1Msmig

Odd Stirrings Online amid Official Silence as Authorities Plan Southern Weekend's Future
Locustland, January 08, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1122837/odd-stirrings-online-amid-official-silence-authorities-plan-southern

德国记者毕节采访器材“遭破坏”  (Guizhou: Der Spiegel Reporter’s Equipment “Destroyed” whilst Covering Story on Children Who Suffocated in Trash Bin)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 08, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2013/01/130108_china_germany_media_censor.shtml

Protests and Petitions

Thugs Strip Petitioners of Winter Clothes
Global Times, January 08, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/754405.shtml

Society

Beijing Times, January 08, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/fortune/2013-01/08/c_124201752.htm

Related:
網民對強拆最不滿 社會信任不及格 (CASS Report: Forced Demolitions Cause Most Ire amongst Netizens)
Want Daily, January 08, 2013
http://news.chinatimes.com/mainland/11050501/112013010800199.html

Monday, January 07, 2013

Children

`Blind Eye' to Death Home
The Standard, January 07, 2013
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?art_id=129807&con_type=1

Environment

China Facing 'Extremely Grave' Environmental Crisis
The Telegraph, January 06, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9783784/China-facing-extremely-grave-environmental-crisis.html

Hong Kong

HKU Dean Rages over Beijing Abode Call
The Standard, January 07, 2013
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?art_id=129838&con_type=1

Law

Defense Lawyers Face Uphill Battle
China Daily, January 07, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-01/07/content_16089498.htm

孟建柱:今年将停止使用劳教制度 (Central Pol and Law Commission Secretary Meng: We Will Stop Using Reeducation-Through-Labor This Year)
Dushi Shibao, January 07, 2013
http://news.ifeng.com/mainland/detail_2013_01/07/20909473_0.shtml

Media

Southern Weekend's Moment of Reckoning
Locustland, January 07, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1121880/southern-weekends-moment-reckoning

Related:
中宣部:南方周末事件,环球时报评论及东方卫视新年献词
Ministry of Truth: Southern Weekly Tempest
China Digital Times, January 06, 2013
CH: http://chinadigitaltimes.net/chinese/2013/01/中宣部:南方周末事件,环球时报评论及东方卫视/
EN: http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2013/01/ministry-of-truth-southern-weekly-tempest/

《南周》微博淪陷 記者:抗爭到底 (Southern Weekly's Sina Weibo Account Falls into Enemy's Hands; Journalists: We'll Fight till the End)
Ming Pao, January 07, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130107/-9-2865520/1.html

陸港台學者連署 籲罷免庹震 (Scholars from Mainland, HK, and Taiwan Issue Appeal Calling for Removal of Guangdong Propaganda Chief Tuo Zhen)
Central News Agency, January 06, 2013
http://news.chinatimes.com/realtime/110109/112013010600725.html

For the full text of the letter and English translation, see:
Inside the Southern Weekly Incident
China Media Project, January 07, 2013
http://cmp.hku.hk/2013/01/07/30402/

Tibet

青海循化两僧为自焚者祈福被捕 同仁县一藏人被判刑 (Qinghai: 2 Monks Arrested for Praying for Self-immolated; 1 Tibetan Sentenced due to Photos on Phone)
Radio Free Asia, January 04, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/qh-01042013144746.html

Friday, January 04, 2013

Gender

Rule against Gender Discrimination Takes Effect
China Daily, January 03, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-01/03/content_16078280.htm

Labor

What Worker Shortage? The Real Story of China’s Migrants
China Realtime Report, January 04, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/01/04/what-worker-shortage-the-real-story-of-chinas-migrants/

Law

Bo Xilai Case Is the biggest Test for China's Legal Progress Since Gang of Four Trial
South China Morning Post, January 04, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1119183/bo-xilai-case-biggest-test-chinas-legal-progress-gang-four

Policeman Wang Dengchao Jailed for Graft 'after Calling for Democracy'
South China Morning Post, January 04, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1119383/policeman-wang-dengchao-jailed-graft-after-calling-democracy

Related:
深圳警员王登朝因民主活动入狱案再添新证据 (New Evidence in Case of Shenzhen Officer Sent to Jail for Activities Promoting Democracy)
Civil Rights & Livelihood Watch, December 21, 2012
http://www.msguancha.com/Article/ShowArticle.asp?ArticleID=16175

Media

《南周》聲明轟新聞審查 (Southern Weekly Appeal Blasts News Censorship)
Ming Pao, January 04, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130104/-9-2863209/1.html

Related:
Open Letter Ups the Ante in the Southern Weekly Incident
China Media Project, January 04, 2013
http://cmp.hku.hk/2013/01/04/30311/

中国否认对纽约时报记者拒发签证 (MFA Denies New York Times Reporter's Visa App Rejected)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 03, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2013/01/130103_nytimes_visa.shtml

Politics

这样的政治改革,不值得期待 (Not Worth Waiting for Political Reform Like This)
Radio France Internationale, January 03, 2013
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20130103-这样的政治改革,不值得期待

Protests and Petitions

東莞千川籍民工示威 爆警民衝突 (Dongguan: Demonstration by 1K Migrant Workers from Sichuan Becomes Clash with Police)
Australia Daily, January 04, 2013
http://dailynews.sina.com/bg/chn/chnnews/ausdaily/20130103/15544117335.html

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Civil Society

In China, Grass-roots Groups Take on H.I.V./AIDS Outreach Work
The New York Times, January 02, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/03/world/asia/chinese-groups-slowly-carve-out-space-in-work-against-hiv-aids.html

中国民间组织报告监督维护艾滋病人权益工作 维权人士称艾滋病患权益有改善 (Chinese NGO Publishes Report on Gov'ts Work Preventing HIV/AIDS and Protecting Patients' Rights; Activists Say Rights Slowly Improving)
Radio Free Asia, January 02, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/aids-01022013104115.html

Environment

重庆规定环境违法企业贷款将受到限制 (Chongqing Regs: Loans of Polluting Companies to Be Restricted)
China Youth Daily, January 03, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0103/02/8K8SC0KB00014AED.html

Human Rights Defenders

陈光诚侄子陈克贵已被送到临沂监狱 (Chen Kegui, Nephew of Chen Guangcheng, Transferred to Linyi Prison)
Duowei News, January 02, 2013
http://china.dwnews.com/news/2013-01-02/59054894.html

探訪劉霞之後——紀錄片與社會行動 (Aftermath of Visit to Liu Xia: Documentary and Social Movement)
iSun Affairs, January 02, 2013
http://www.isunaffairs.com/?p=12714

Media

宣傳部長刪改《南周》獻辭 (Propaganda Department Edits Southern Weekly's New Years Message, Yanhuang Chunqiu Scolds CPC for Going against Constitution)
Apple Daily, January 03, 2013
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/international/art/20130103/18121691

Related:
A Consensus for Political Reform
China Media Project, January 02, 2013
http://cmp.hku.hk/2013/01/02/30203/

Reform Realities
Chang Ping, January 01, 2013
http://changping.posterous.com/reform-realities

Protests and Petitions

Woman Held Over Letter to Wen
Radio Free Asia, January 02, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/letter-01022013154705.html

元旦上千访民被关北京久敬庄 (1K+ Petitioners Held in Beijing's de facto Detention Hub Jiujingzhuang during New Year)
Radio Free Asia, January 01, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/fm-01012013104559.html

环境维权引发中国动荡
China’s New ‘Middle Class’ Environmental Protests
China Dialogue, January 02, 2013
CH: http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/ch/5561-China-s-new-middle-class-environmental-protests
EN: http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/5561-China-s-new-middle-class-environmental-protests

XUAR

Writer's Death Reports Doubted
Radio Free Asia, January 02, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/writer-01022013195012.html

Related:
国际特赦呼吁中国澄清维族作家生死 (Amnesty International Calls for China to Clarify whether Uyghur Writer Remains Living)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 02, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2013/01/130102_xinjiang_writer_amnesty.shtml

About the Individual: Nurmuhemmet Yasin
Incorporating Responsibility 2008
http://www.ir2008.org/12/about.php

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Environment

北京等74城市空气质量已可查 部分官网无法打开 (New Air Quality Standards for Beijing and 73 Other Cities Commence, Some Official Monitoring Pages Inaccessible)
The Beijing News, January 02, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0102/02/8K6A044F00014AED.html

Hong Kong

香港“倒梁”游行,抗议北京之手 (Hong Kongers March Calling for Chief Executive to Resign and Protesting Beijing's Involvement in HK)
Deutsche Welle, January 01, 2013
http://www.dw.de/香港倒梁游行抗议北京之手/a-16490803

愛港力量遊行本台採訪期間受襲 (Reporter with NOW TV Attacked while Covering Pro-establishment March)
NOW TV, December 30, 2012
http://news.now.com/home/local/player?newsId=55298

Related:
Hong Kong Pro-Government March Gets Caught for Hiring Protesters
BadCanto, January 02, 2013
http://badcanto.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/hong-kong-pro-government-march-gets-caught-for-hiring-protesters/

Human Rights Defenders

Police Break Up New Year Dinner
Radio Free Asia, January 01, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/dinner-01012013174422.html

Activists Visit Liu Xia
Radio Free Asia, January 01, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/nobel-01012013110843.html

For the activist’s video from the visit, see:
2012年12月28日胡佳、徐友渔等网友架走保安,成功探访刘霞
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJumioueaAo

胡佳:不能让对刘霞的非法拘禁再继续下去 (Hu Jia: This Illegal Detention of Liu Xia Cannot Be Allowed to Continue)
Radio France Internationale, January 01, 2013
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20130101-胡佳:不能让对刘霞的非法拘禁再继续下去

For a map and photos of Liu Xia's residential compound, see:
「行動施壓 還劉霞自由」 (Operation: Restore Liu Xia's Freedom)
Ming Pao, January 02, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130102/-9-2861766/1.html

Media

China Forces New York Times Reporter Chris Buckley to Leave Country
The Guardian, December 31, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/31/china-new-york-times-journalist

Society

The Disappeared
Foreign Policy, January 02, 2013
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/01/02/the_disappeared