Thursday, February 28, 2013

Corruption

No Jail for Nearly 40% of Those Convicted of Corruption
Global Times, February 28, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/764760.shtml

Environment

中国需求加剧远东森林滥伐 滨海商用林被砍光 (Russia NGO: Chinese Illegal Deforestation in Russian Far East Critical )
Voice of America, February 28, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-20130227/1611693.html

Food Safety

上海首次宣判两起地沟油案 不法店主分获刑罚 (Two Restaurant Owners Are First to be Sentenced for Gutter Oil )
China News Service, February 28, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-02-28/150726387092.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

中国两会前强力维稳,活动人士遭监控跟踪 (Activists Tightly Controlled on Two Congresses Eve )
Voice of America, February 28, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-20130227/1611909.html

Related:
“斯巴达”第二季:一夜再回十八大前(Security Tightness Restored to the Same as Hu Era)
Deutsche Welle, February 27, 2013 http://bit.ly/15UaAvi

“王登朝案同艾未未案有类似之处” (Lawyer Says “Wang Dengchao’s Case Similar to Ai Weiwei’s”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 26, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/02/130226_wangdengchao_lawyer.shtml

For more information on Wang Dengchao, see:
王登朝不服其14年判刑,委托律师向中央及省市有关当局发出反控状
Shenzhen Policeman Appealing 14-Year Sentence; Lawyers Bring Complaint to Central Authorities
Human Rights in China, February 26, 2013
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6574
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/content/6570

Human Rights Defenders -- Liu Xiaobo, 刘晓波

Free Liu Xiaobo Campaign Hots Up in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, February 28, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1160376/free-liu-xiaobo-campaign-hots-hong-kong

Internet

China Says US Hackers Attacking its Military Websites
Voice of America, February 28, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-says-us-hackers-attacking-its-military-websites/1612370.html

June Fourth

天安门母亲致信两会代表委员 吁法律解决六四挑战习 “男儿”说 (Tiananmen Mothers’ Open Letter to Two Congresses Calls for Legal Solution of June Fourth Issue and Challenges Xi Jinping’s “Man” Concept )
Radio Free Asia, February 28, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/ta-02282013113928.html

For more information on the Tiananmen Mothers, see:
天安门母亲致信两会:通过法律途径解决六四问题
Tiananmen Mothers Appeal for Legal Resolution of June Fourth Issue
Human Rights in China, February 27, 2013
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6576
EH:http://www.hrichina.org/content/6578

Protests and Petitions

百名同性恋人士父母致信人大呼吁修改《婚姻法》 (Hundred Parents of Gay Persons Urge Revised Marriage Law )
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/txl-02272013153744.html

Related:
Parents in China Call For Same-Sex Marriage to Be Legalised
South China Morning Post, February 28, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1160624/mainland-parents-call-same-sex-marriage-be-legalised

河南上百艾滋病人北京民政部上访 (Hundred Henan AIDS Victims Petition Civil Affairs Ministry)
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/aiz-02272013144627.html

Related:
AIDS Activists Clash With Police in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/aids-02272013144006.html

Society

Mo Yan Dismisses 'Envious' Nobel Critics
The Guardian, February 28, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/feb/28/mo-yan-dismisses-nobel-critics

Tibet

甘肃警方成功破获由达赖集团组织策划的系列自焚杀人案 (Five in Gansu Accused of Planning, Inciting Tibetan Self-Immolations)
Xinhua News Agency, February 27, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2013-02/27/c_114827053.htm

Related:
Tibetans Accused of Inciting Self-Immolations
The New York Times, February 28, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/world/asia/tibetans-accused-of-inciting-self-immolations.html

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Food Safety

湖南问题大米流向广东餐桌 (Tainted Rice Sold as Food in Shenzhen as Price Goes Up)
Nanfang Daily, February 27, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/fortune/2013-02/27/c_124393548.htm
Related:
10,000 Tons of Tainted Rice Sent to Guangdong Since 2009
China Daily, February 27, 2013
http://www.blogger.com/://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-02/27/content_16262192.htm

Human Rights Defenders -- Liu Xiaobo, 刘晓波


全球联署呼吁中国释放刘晓波夫妇 (Nobel Laureates Urge China to Release Liu Xiaobo and Wife)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 27, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/02/130227_petition_liuxiaobo_taiwan.shtml
Related:
Nobel laureates urge China to release Liu Xiaobo
South China Morning Post, February 27, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1159861/nobel-laureates-urge-china-release-liu-xiaobo

International Human Rights

中国逾百学者促人大批准权利公约 (Over 100 Chinese Intellectuals Urge Ratification of UN Convention on Civil and Political Rights)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 27, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/02/130226_china_reform_petition.shtml
Related:
Chinese Intellectuals Urge Ratifying Rights Treaty
The New York Times, February 26, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/world/asia/chinese-intellectuals-urge-ratification-of-rights-treaty.html

公民建言:呼吁全国人大尽快批准《公民权利和政治权利国际公约》(Text of Appeal to NPC to Ratify UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights)
He Weifang, Sina Blog, February 26, 2013
http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_488663200102e2wk.html

Product Safety

Many Student Notebooks Found to Have Carcinogen
Shanghai Daily, February 27, 2013
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/02/27/Many%2Bstudent%2Bnotebooks%2Bfound%2Bto%2Bhave%2Bcarcinogen/

Society

老龄蓝皮书:今年老年人口将突破两亿大关 (China’s “Blue Book”: Number of Seniors to Top 200 Million in 2013 )
Beijing Evening News, February 27, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0227/c1001-20620644.html

Tibet

四川德普寺僧人自焚送医 青海化隆自焚者及其父母被捕 (Self-Immolated Tibetan Monk in Sichuan Sent to Hospital, Another in Qinghai Arrested with Parents)
Radio Free Asia, February 26, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/d-02262013150748.html

Tibet Exile Leader Blames Self-immolations on China Policy
Reuters, February 27, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/26/us-china-tibet-idUSBRE91P0V220130226

XUAR

Uyghur Scholar Faces Heart Problems After Grilling
Radio Free Asia, February 26, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/scholar-02262013173932.html

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Corruption

北京私密会所一天只接一拨客:最低入会门槛20万元(New Form of Corruption: Private Clubs in Beijing Proliferate; Lowest Membership fee: RMB 200,000)
Beijing Evening News, February 26, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0226/c70731-20603004.html
Related:
官场“雅贿”:收瓷器更安全 价格模糊附庸风雅 (Antique China Favored as Safer and Elegant Bribes in Chinese Officialdom)
Beijing Evening News, February 26, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0226/c1001-20602970.html

Food Safety

多数网民对食品安全不放心 七成网民认为原因在于执法部门 (Survey Finds Majority Netizens Worried about Food Safety; 70% of Netizens Believe Law Enforcement is Cause)
People's Daily, February 25, 2013
http://npc.people.com.cn//n/2013/0225/c14576-20587178.html

Government

王岐山:不允許與中央唱反調 (Wang Qishan, Head of Central Commission for Discipline Inspection: Discipline Inspection Organs at All Levels are not Allowed to Contradict the CPC Central Committee)
Ming Pao, February 26, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130226/cae1.htm
Related:
王岐山在中国共产党第十八届中央纪律检查委员会第二次全体会议上的工作报告 (Wang Qishan: Maintaining Political Discipline is the Most Important Task for Discipline Inspection Organs at All Levels)
Xinhua News Agency, February 25, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2013-02/25/c_114796006.htm

Law

China’s Future Success Depends on Rule of Law, Says Locke
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1159169/chinas-future-success-depends-rule-law-says-locke
Related:
美国驻华大使:中国未来的成功取决于依法治国 (US Ambassador Locke: China’s Future Success Depends on Rule of Law)
Global Times, February 25, 2013
http://world.huanqiu.com/exclusive/2013-02/3675449.html

六成网民认为执法司法腐败是依法治国最大障碍(Survey Finds 60% of Netizens Regard Corruption in Law Enforcement and Judicature as the Biggest Obstacle to Rule of Law in China)
People's Daily, February 26, 2013
http://npc.people.com.cn//n/2013/0226/c14576-20598641.html

Product Safety

26,400 Chinese School Children in Toxic Uniform Scare
The Daily Telegraph, February 26, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9895102/26400-Chinese-school-children-in-toxic-uniform-scare.html

Society

2 Countries, 2 Struggles for Justice
The New York Times, February 26, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/world/asia/27iht-letter27.html?partner

State Secrets

律师申请公开全国土壤污染数据信息 环保部以国家秘密为由不予公开(Ministry of Environmental Protection: Soil Pollution Data are State Secrets)
Legal Daily, February 25, 2013
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20130225/Articel06001GN.htm
Related:
Soil Pollution Is a State Secret in China
BusinessWeek, February 25, 2013
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-02-25/soil-pollution-is-a-state-secret-in-china

Tibet

Push to Preserve the Tibetan Language in China
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/preserve-02252013154036.htm

Two More Tibetans Self-immolate in China, Say Rights Groups
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1158658/two-more-tibetans-self-immolate-china-say-rights-groups

Monday, February 25, 2013

Education

投资35万元仅使用了一年半——贵州凯里希望小学变垃圾站调查 (Guizhou Hope Project School Becomes Garbage Dump after 1.5 Years and RMB 35 million Investment)
Xinhua News Agency, February 23, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/edu/2013-02/23/c_114776770.htm
Related:
Charitable School to Make Way For Highway
China Daily, February 25, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-02/25/content_16252138.htm

Environment

中国有毒化学物肆虐 全国产生247个癌症村 (NGO: Toxic Chemicals Created 247 Cancer Villages in China)
Voice of America, February 25, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-cancer-village-20130222/1608604.html
Related:
China's Mainland Home to 247 'Cancer Villages'
Shanghai Daily, February 25, 2013
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/02/25/Chinas%2Bmainland%2Bhome%2Bto%2B247%2Bcancer%2Bvillages/

Freedom of Movement

护照成为中国限制异见人士工具 (No Exit: China Uses Passports as Political Cudgel)
The New York Times, February 25, 2013

CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/article/china/2013/02/25/c25passport/ 
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/23/world/asia/chinese-passports-seen-as-political-statement.html

Internet

A New Cold War, in Cyberspace, Tests U.S. Ties to China (中美面临网络冷战)
The New York Times, February 24, 2013

         EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/25/world/asia/us-confronts-cyber-cold-war-with-china.html
         CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/article/china/2013/02/25/c25hack-assess/


中国鹰派将校和知识分子的网上论战 (PLA General Stirs Controversy with Weibo Post Calling Chinese Liberal Intellectuals “Traitors”)
Voice of America, February 26, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/chinese-hawkish-military-officials-intelectuals-disputes/1610000.html

Related:
Chinese General Derided on Web After Taking Up Weibo
The Telegraph, February 25, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9892721/Chinese-general-derided-on-web-after-taking-up-Weibo.html

Law

习近平在中共中央政治局第四次集体学习时强调 依法治国依法执政依法行政共同推进 法治国家法治政府法治社会一体建设 (Xi Jinping Stresses Rule of Law in Politburo Study Session )
People's Daily, February 25, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0225/c1024-20582899.html

Media

BBC World Service Shortwave Radio Blocked in China
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 25, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21575913

Public Health

Wuhan Doctors on Strike Over X-ray Radiation
Shanghai Daily, February 22, 2013
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/02/22/Wuhan%2Bdoctors%2Bon%2Bstrike%2Bover%2BXray%2Bradiation/

Social Security

社科院:我国养老金待遇最高相差50倍 (CASS Survey Shows 50:1 Disparity between Highest and Lowest Pensions in China)
Beijing Morning Post, February 23, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-02/3669253.html

Society

全球自由度评级 中国仍列末端 (China Ranks Near Bottom in “Freedom in the World 2013” Report by Freedom House)
Radio Free Asia, February 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf-02222013105543.html

Tibet

一藏人自焚以抗议中国当局 (20-Year-Old Tibetan in Qinghai Commits Self-Immolation)
Voice of America, February 25, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-tibetans-self-immolations-qinghai-haidong-jiaqiong-temple/1609963.html
Related:
Tibetan Emulates Cousin in Fatal Burning Protest
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/burning-02252013091109.html

Friday, February 22, 2013

Environment

After China’s Multibillion-dollar Cleanup, Water Still Unfit to Drink
Reuters, February 21, 2013
http://www.todayonline.com/chinaindia/china/after-chinas-multibillion-dollar-cleanup-water-still-unfit-drink

Government

Intellectual Calls for Constitution to Ditch 'Dictatorship of the Proletariat'
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1155765/intellectual-calls-constitution-ditch-dictatorship-proletariat

Hukou

他们为何爱户口
The New Must-have Accessory for China's Corrupt Elite - Fake IDs
The Economic Observer, January 25, 2013
CH: http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/0125/239292.shtml
EN: http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/c3s10973/

Human Rights Defenders

兩會維穩啟動 維權人士被捕 (Rights Defenders Detained as Stability Maintenance Efforts Commence before NPC/CPPCC Sessions)
Ming Pao, February 22, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130222/-9-2900963/1.html

Related:
美使館邀京訪民看電影 「國家視敵人 外人送關心」  (US Embassy Invites Beijing Petitioners to View Film as Authorities Increase Pressure before Sessions)
Ming Pao, February 22, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130222/-9-2900965/1.html

Land Policy

Construction Team’s Revenge Attack Wrecks Homes, Terrifies Villagers
Global Times, February 22, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/763446.shtml

Macao

司警失控? 擋鏡頭搶信件‧記者錯愕 (Judicial Police Out of Control? Reporter Stunned When Plainclothes Officer Blocks Camera and Confiscates Journalist's Copy of Petition during Demonstration)
Jornal Cheng Pou, February 22, 2013
http://www.chengpou.com.mo/news/2013/2/22/34416.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor

律师学者去信公安局司法局 申请劳教改革试点信息公开 (Lawyer Li Fangping and Scholar Hu Xingdou Apply for Information Disclosure on Reeducation-Through-Labor Reform Trials in Four Cities)
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-02212013143802.html

Religion

黑龙江牧师遭警殴入院 山东近百大学生团契被驱散 (Heilongjiang Pastor Sent to Hospital after Police Beating)
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql1-02212013145145.html

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bilateral Ties

人权观察再提中国国企在非洲人权纪录 (Human Rights Watch Raises Chinese Corps' Human Rights Record in Africa)
Voice of America, February 21, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/human-rights-20130220/1607391.html

Related:
Zambia: Troubled Chinese Coal Mine Loses Licence
beyondbrics, February 20, 2013
http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2013/02/20/zambia-chinese-mining-licences-revoked/

Gender

China College Admissions Bias Is Testing Girls' Patience
Los Angeles Times, February 20, 2013
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-female-students-20130221,0,3188288.story

Human Rights Defenders

Betrayed
Post Magazine, February 17, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1150018/betrayed

For more information on journalist Ching Cheong, see:
假释程翔释出相互矛盾的信号
Ching Cheong's Release Sends Mixed Message
Human Rights in China, February 5, 2008
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/678
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/61

深圳警官祸起“煽颠”? 王登朝反控检察院诬陷 (Shenzhen Policeman Convicted of Embezzlement Awaiting Appeal Ruling, Plans to Recriminate Procuratorate for Making False Charges)
Voice of America, February 20, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-20130220/1607334.html

For more information on Wang Dengchao's case, see:
王登朝上诉案二审违反程序
Policeman Appeals 14-Year Sentence; Lawyer Silenced by Court
Human Rights in China, February 7, 2013
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6559
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6558

Society

Web China: Dog Abuse Arouses Concern over Lab Animal Welfare
Xinhua News Agency, February 20, 2013
http://english.sina.com/china/2013/0220/563261.html

Related:
保护动物行动
Animal Welfare Activism
China Rights Forum, 2012, no. 2
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/6473
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/6472

养老之囧
Aging China’s Empty Nests
The Economic Observer, February 19, 2013
CH: http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/0219/240119.shtml
EN: http://www.eeo.com.cn/ens/2013/0221/240187.shtml

Tibet

Tibetan Teens Reported in Rare Double Immolation
Agence France-Presse, February 21, 2013
http://www.france24.com/en/20130221-tibetan-teens-reported-rare-double-immolation

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Environment

“空气治理需要民间团体监督” (Expert: Air Quality Control Requires Monitoring from Civil Society)
The Beijing News, February 20, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/02/20/249047.html

Human Rights Defenders

Human Rights Lawyer Banned from Mainland Microblogging Sites
South China Morning Post, February 20, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1154225/human-rights-lawyer-banned-mainland-microblogging-sites

Related:
Lawyer Targets Ex-Security Chief
Radio Free Asia, February 7, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/scholar-02072013154334.html

Internet

揭秘中国网络战部队
Chinese Army Unit Is Seen as Tied to Hacking against U.S.
The New York Times, February 19, 2013
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/article/china/2013/02/19/c19hack/
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/technology/chinas-army-is-seen-as-tied-to-hacking-against-us.html

Related:
APT1: Exposing One of China's Cyber Espionage Units
Mandiant Intelligence Center, 2013
http://intelreport.mandiant.com/

BBC Reporter Detained Investigating China Hacking
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 19, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-21505803

中方否认美企有关解放军参与黑客攻击报告 (China Deny Army Involvement in Hack Attacks on American Corps)
Global Times, February 20, 2013
http://world.huanqiu.com/exclusive/2013-02/3656778.html

删帖生意,一条灰色产业链 (The Grey Industry of Posts Deletion)
Caixin, February 18, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/article/china/2013/02/18/cc18caixin/

Related:
A Shocking Expose of China’s Black PR Industry Implicates Government Officials, Is Quickly Deleted from the Web
Tech in Asia, February 19, 2013
http://www.techinasia.com/caixin-posts-shocking-expose-chinas-black-pr-industry-story-quickly-deleted-web/

Labor

工人讨薪 相关部门:请示领导后决定不作回复 (Sichuan: Workers Demand Back Pay, Authorities Decide to Not Give Any Response after Questioning Leadership)
Southern Metropolis Daily, February 20, 2013
http://ndnews.oeeee.com/html/201302/20/24266.html

Law

广东法院出版网络舆情白皮书 五类事件易成热点 (Guangdong High Court Issues White Paper on Online Public Opinion)
Yangcheng Evening News, February 20, 2013
http://www.xwcbj.gd.gov.cn/news/html/snlx/zh/article/1361281998942.html

Related:
White Paper Aims for Better Judicial Transparency
China Daily, February 20, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-02/20/content_16238412.htm

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Food Security

我国每年粮食损失浪费量相当于2亿亩耕地产量 (China's Annual Food Waste Equivalent to Produce of 13.3mil Hectares of Arable Land)
China National Radio, February 19, 2013
http://china.cnr.cn/ygxw/201302/t20130219_511985122.shtml

Hong Kong

Asylum Seeker Screening Overhaul Urged
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 18, 2013
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20130218/news_20130218_56_902967.htm

Human Rights Defenders

维权人士街头抗议当局刁难异见人士家属 (Sichuan: Rights Defenders Hold Street Protest against Authorities Making Things Difficult for Dissidents' Relatives)
Radio Free Asia, February 18, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy1-02182013091609.html

Internet

Former Google China Chief Banned from Microblogging Sites
South China Morning Post, February 19, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1153446/former-google-china-chief-banned-microblogging-sites

Related:
My Adventures in China Social Media
Kai Fu Lee, February 19, 2013
http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130219024955-416648-making-a-difference-in-china-social-media

You’ve Been Jiked!
China Media Project, February 18, 2013
http://cmp.hku.hk/2013/02/18/31356/

Law

內地禁用姓名查房產 疑保護貪腐 防官員下馬 (Mainland Ban on Searching Property Ownership via a Name Called into Question as Method of Protecting Corruption)
Apple Daily, February 19, 2013
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/international/art/20130219/18169676

Related:
Tighter Property Inquiry Rules Slammed
Global Times, February 19, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/762435.shtml

Social Stability

报告解读:建立健全重大决策社会稳定风险评估制 (Deciphering the 18th Party Congress Report: Build a Strong and Robust Decision-making Social Stability Risk Assessment Mechanism)
Xinhua News Agency, February 18, 2013
http://www.gov.cn/jrzg/2013-02/18/content_2333627.htm

Society

'Enemy of the People' Historian Song Yongyi Gives as Good as He Gets
South China Morning Post, February 19, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1153447/enemy-people-historian-song-yongyi-gives-good-he-gets

For an interview with Song Yongyi, see:
Hostage to History
China Rights Forum, 2000, Summer/Fall
http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/4735

Monday, February 18, 2013

Environment

北京灰霾驗出大量毒素 (Large Amount of Toxins Found in Beijing Smog)
Sing Tao Daily, February 18, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130218/-9-2897684/1.html

Related:
Beijing Smog Contains Toxic Organic Compounds: Research
Global Times, February 17, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/761942.shtml

Gender

A Beginning for China’s Battered Women
China File, February 11, 2013
http://www.chinafile.com/beginning-china-battered-women

Activists Lament Workplace Discrimination against Women in China
South China Morning Post, February 18, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1152662/activists-lament-workplace-discrimination-against-women

Hong Kong

Law Expert Plans a Blockade for Vote
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1151206/law-expert-plans-blockade-vote

Related:
公民抗命的最大殺傷力武器 (The Most Lethal Weapon of Civil Disobedience)
Hong Kong Economic Journal, January 16, 2013
http://hkreporter.loved.hk/talks/thread-1776343-1-1.html

Labor

中国承诺7年内落实带薪休假 (China Promises Paid Leave within the Next Seven Years)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February, 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/02/130218_china_paidleaves.shtml

Related:
国民旅游休闲纲要(2013—2020年) (Outline on National Tourism and Recreation [2013-2020])
General Office of the State Council, February 2, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2013-02/18/c_124357463.htm

Media

保护记者委员会:中国记者处境糟糕 (CPJ Report: Situation is Terrible for Chinese Journalists)
Radio Free Asia, February 15, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xql-02152013162123.html

Related:
Attacks on the Press in 2012: China
https://www.cpj.org/2013/02/attacks-on-the-press-in-2012-china.php

Society

社會信任度新低 七成不信陌生人 (CASS Report: Low Level of Social Trust, with 70% Saying They Do Not Trust Strangers)
Ming Pao, February 18, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130218/-9-2897599/1.html

Related:
Chinese Distrust Strangers, Lack Shared Values
People's Daily, February 18, 2013
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90882/8132101.html

Tibet

甘肃夏河县又发生藏人自焚抗议事件 四川理塘一藏人被捕 (Self-immolation in Gansu and Detention in Sichuan)
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-02172013144034.html

Friday, February 15, 2013

Environment

The Forgotten Legacy of the Banqiao Dam Collapse
The Economic Observer, February 8, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/ens/2013/0208/240078.shtml

Hong Kong

HK-China Children Abode Case Plea
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 14, 2013
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20130214/news_20130214_56_902238.htm

Land Policy

Tensions Mount as China Snatches Farms for Homes
The Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324906004578287182123200020.html

学者称破解“乌坎困局”需先推动产权改革 (Scholar: Need to Promote Property Rights Reforms in Order to Crack the "Wukan Dilemma")
The Beijing News, February 15, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0215/08/8NO96H1D0001124J.html

Rural Issues

烏坎領袖林祖鑾悔維權 (Wukan Village Leader Regrets Involvement in Rights Activism due to High Expectations)
Ming Pao, February 15, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130215/-9-2895568/1.html

Related:
Wukan Democracy Leaves Village Divided
South China Morning Post, February 15, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1150517/wukan-democracy-leaves-village-divided

Protests and Petitions

上海访民进京给领导拜年被拘 北京访民救助站停止供饭 (Shanghai Petitioners Detained on New Year Call on Beijing Leaders)
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-02142013103900.html

XUAR

Uighur Man Released from Guantanamo Bay Prison to Palau Now Missing
The Associated Press, February 14, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/02/14/uighur_man_released_from_guantanamo_bay_prison_to_palau_now_missing.html

Related:
Uighurs Who Went from Guantanamo to Paradise Running Out of Money and Patience
Toronto Star, February 7, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/02/07/uighurs_who_went_from_guantanamo_to_paradise_running_out_of_money_and_patience.html

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Environment

Beijing Air Pollution High despite Fewer Fireworks
Xinhua News Agency, February 13, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-02/13/content_16221890.htm

Human Rights Defenders

朱虞夫、杨天水健康恶劣被拒保外就医 (Zhu Yufu and Yang Tianshui Refused Medical Parole despite Worsening Health)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/dissidents-02132013101602.html

For more on Zhu and Yang, see:
朱虞夫被重判七年
Dissident Zhu Yufu Sentenced to Seven Years for “Inciting Subversion”
Human Rights in China, February 10, 2012
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5863
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5862

当局应立即准予力虹、杨天水保外就医
Imprisoned Democracy Activists Gravely Ill, Require Immediate Medical Parole
Human Rights in China, May 6, 2010
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/812
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/397

Internet

China's 'Wall' Hits Business
The Wall Street Journal, February 13, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323926104578277511385052752.html

Land Policy

发展改革委:一些地方大拆大建浪费能源资源 (National Development and Reform Commission: Some Major Demolition and Building Projects Waste Energy Resources)
Xinhua News Agency, February 13, 2013
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2013-02/13/content_4199863.htm

Multinational

China Eyes Closer Cooperation with IFAD over Poverty Reduction
Xinhua News Agency, February 14, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/761490.shtml

Protests and Petitions

春節不平靜 重慶堵警車 江西爆示威 (No Tranquility during Spring Festival as Protesters Block Police Cars over Violent Traffic Dispute in Chongqing and Demonstrate against Factory Pollution in Jiangxi)
World Journal, February 13, 2013
http://www.worldjournal.com/view/full_news/21696686/article-春節不平靜-重慶堵警車-江西爆示威

XUAR

Beijing Slammed over Travel Ban
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/travel-02132013204900.html

维族青年帮凤凰卫视任翻译被判11年 (Uyghur Youth Sentenced to 11yrs for "Inciting Splittism" after Doing Translations for Phoenix TV)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/uyghur_translator-02132013085004.html

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bilateral Ties

美国正式公布被制裁的中国公司名单 (US Names Four Chinese Companies in Violation of Iran, North Korea, Syria Non-Proliferation Act)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 13, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/02/130213_us_china_company.shtml?print=1

Civil Society

中央财政去年安排2亿元支持社会组织 (China Spent RMB 200 million [US$0.02 per person] in 2012 to Support NGOs)
Xinhua News Agency, February 13, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0213/04/8NIMHO3E0001124J.html

Consumer Products

质监部门打假 地方干扰严重 (Top Agency for Quality Inspection Cites Local Governments for Thwarting Enforcement)
Beijing News, February 12, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/02/12/248294.html
Related:
Coming Soon to China: At-Home Toxic Food Test Kits
The Wall Street Journal, February 13, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/02/13/coming-soon-to-china-at-home-toxic-food-test-kits/?mod=WSJBlog

Public Health

中国艾滋人群被划为“特殊人群”管理范围 (Activist Says AIDS Victims Are Treated as Security Threats)
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/aw-02122013160639.html

Protests and Petitions

上海访民市中心拉横幅抗议政府 上访多年问题仍未解决 (Shanghai Petitioners Take to Street: “Even Xi Jinping, as Shanghai mayor, could not help”)
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-02122013152727.html

Labor

Can We Trust Foxconn’s New ‘Democratic’ Chinese Factories?
In These Times, February 11, 2013
http://www.inthesetimes.com/working/entry/14554/

Environment

Many Chinese Cities Fogged Up by Fireworks
Sina, February 13, 2013
http://english.sina.com/china/2013/0212/560908.html

Tibet

一名藏人周三在尼泊尔自焚 伤势严重 (Tibetan in Serious Condition Following Self-Immolation in Nepal)
Voice of America, February 13, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-tibet-20130213/1602653.html
Related:
100th Tibetan self-immolation protest reported in Nepal
The Hindu, February 13, 2013
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/100th-tibetan-selfimmolation-protest-reported-in-nepal/article4411333.ece
Tibetan 'Independence Day' Marked
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/marked-02122013154150.html

Monday, February 11, 2013

Hong Kong

Leung Chun-ying Urged to Act on 'Nomadic' Children
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1148290/leung-chun-ying-urged-act-nomadic-children

Disasters

Why China’s Landslide Victims Were Cremated by the State
Caixin, February 11, 2013
http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/why-china-039-s-landslide-victims-were-cremated-by-the-state/traditions-corpse-civilization-cremation-zhenxiong/c3s10738/

Law

福清纪委爆炸案真相未明 吴昌龙阔别 年重踏家门 (Man sentenced to death for murder released after 12 years in prison without explanation)
Radio Free Asia, February 08, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/f-02082013111624.html

Police

渝交警暴力执法千人堵路抗议 粤民众抗议政府失职被警殴 (Thousand protest against police violence in Chongqing)
Radio Free Asia, February 08, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/f-02082013111624.html

Poverty

A house Divided: China’s government unveils a sprawling plan to fight inequality
The Economist, February 09, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21571460-chinas-government-unveils-sprawling-plan-fight-inequality-house-divided?fsrc=rss

Tibet

No New Year celebrations for Tibetans in center of unrest
Reuters, February 11, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/11/us-china-tibet-idUSBRE91A0E420130211

四川炉霍五藏人被判刑 甘肃夏河藏人在藏历年磕长头声援同胞 (5 Tibetans sentenced to 10 to 14 years for protesting)
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-02102013124841.html

XUAR

维女大学生及家人被传唤 (Uyghur academic Ilham Tohti under 24-hr surveillance, his website attacked)
Radio Free Asia, February 08, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/weizu-02082013111826.html

Friday, February 08, 2013

Environment

Desalination: Costly Drops
The Economic, February 9, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21571437-removing-salt-seawater-might-help-slake-some-northern-chinas-thirst-it-comes-high

Hong Kong

燒國旗辱區旗 古思堯囚9月 (Rights Activist Koo Sze-yiu Sentenced to 9mos for Burning HK and PRC Flags at Rally Protesting PRC Rights Abuse)
Ming Pao, February 8, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130208/-2-2891703/1.html

Related:
Diaoyu Islands Activist 'Proudly' Jailed for Flag Burning
South China Morning Post, February 8, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1145484/diaoyu-islands-activist-proudly-jailed-flag-burning

Human Rights Defenders

维权警员王登朝案二审律师退庭抗议 (Rights Defense Police Officer Wang Dengchao's Lawyer Resigns from Defense during Appeal Hearing in Protest)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 7, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/02/130207_wang_dengchao.shtml

Related:
王登朝上诉案二审违反程序
Policeman Appeals 14-Year Sentence; Lawyer Silenced by Court
Human Rights in China, February 7, 2013
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6559
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6558

Labor

Hewlett Directs Its Suppliers in China to Limit Student Labor
The New York Times, February 7, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/08/business/global/hewlett-packard-joins-push-to-limit-use-of-student-labor-in-china.html

Politics

習晤民主黨派﹕要容尖銳批評 (Xi Jinping during Meeting with Reps from Non-CPC Parties: We Need to Tolerate Sharp Criticism)
Ming Pao, February 8, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130208/-9-2891742/1.html

Related:
Xi Jinping's 'Bring on the Criticism' Brings Little More than Scepticism
South China Morning Post, February 8, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1145865/xi-jinpings-bring-criticism-brings-little-more-scepticism

Tibet

青海70人在“打击煽动藏人自焚行动中被逮捕 (Qinghai: 70 Held in Crackdown on Inciting Tibetans to Self-immolate)
Radio France Internationale, February 7, 2013
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20130207-青海70人在“打击煽动藏人自焚行动中被逮捕

Related:
12 Tibetans Arrested Officially over Self-immolation Cases
The Hindu, February 7, 2013
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/12-tibetans-arrested-officially-over-selfimmolation-cases/article4390308.ece

北京聞風﹕藏曆新年成為敏感期 (Tibetan New Year Now a Sensitive Period)
Ming Pao, February 8, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130208/-9-2891738/1.html

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Poor Living in Cages and Cubicles
The Associated Press, February 7, 2013
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=171347305

梁就練乙錚文章發律師信 指評論失實促《信報》道歉 學者恐激民憤 (Chief Executive Leung Issues Letter to HK Economic Journal Demanding Apology for Article Alleging Triad Ties)
Ming Pao, February 7, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130207/-2-2890900/1.html

Related:
CY Leung Alleges Defamation, Demands Newspaper Apology
South China Morning Post, February 7, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1145260/cy-leung-alleges-defamation-demands-newspaper-apology

梁振英重申尊重言論自由 (CY Leung Reaffirms Respect for Free Speech)
Sing Tao Daily, February 7, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130207/-32-2891386/1.html

Law

Unhappy with Sentences
Global Times, February 7, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/760704.shtml

Related:
10名在京截访者被判刑,谁是幕后主使? (Who Is the Hand Behind the Scenes Who Caused the Petitioners to Be Put into the Black Jail?)
China Youth Daily, February 6, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2013-02/06/c_114627262.htm

Migrant Workers

我国百名律师发起成立公益平台助农民工讨薪 (Lawyers Launch Public Service Platform to Help Migrant Workers Get Due Back Pay)
Beijing Evening News, February 4, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130204/u1a7179240.html

Protests and Petitions

Village Activist Locked Up along with Entire Family after Protest
South China Morning Post, February 7, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1145255/village-activist-locked-along-entire-family-after-protest

简讯:江苏启东16名环保示威者被判刑 (16 Protesting against Paper Mill Sewage in Qidong, Jiangsu Sentenced)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 6, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/02/130206_qidong_sentence.shtml

Society

Chinese Intellectuals Avoid Key Issues amid Censorship Fears, Says Author
The Guardian, February 6, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/06/chinese-writers-failing-censorship-concerns

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Economic Development

China to Reform Income Distribution
Xinhua News Agency, February 6, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-02/06/content_16204722.htm

Related:
国务院批转《关于深化收入分配制度改革的若干意见》 (State Council Stamps Approval for Several Opinions on Deepening Reform of the Income Distribution System)
Xinhua News Agency, February 5, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0206/c1001-20443555.html

Human Rights Defenders

中国维权人士呼吁取消刑诉法有关条款 (Activists Call for Abolition of Criminal Procedure Law Provisions Including Those on Residential Surveillance sans Notification to Family)
Voice of America, February 5, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-rights-20130205/1597305.html

Land Policy

數百村民跪求官員勿強拆 (Shanxi: Hundreds of Villagers Kneel to Ask Officials Not to Demolish Their Village)
Ming Pao, February 6, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130206/-9-2889966/1.html

Law

Preacher Detained 12 Days for ‘Harming Society’ Sues Police
Global Times, February 6, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/760451.shtml

Related: 深圳传道人公园传道被拘留 家庭教会被以消防理由禁聚会 (Shenzhen Preacher Given 13 Days of Administrative Detention for "Engaging in Qigong Activities")
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql1-12212012102812.html

10名在京截访者被判刑,谁是幕后主使? (Who Is the Hand Behind the Scenes Who Caused the Petitioners to Be Put into the Black Jail?)
China Youth Daily, February 6, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2013-02/06/c_114627262.htm

Related:
China Jails 10 Who Detained Petitioners Trying to Lodge Complaints
Agence France-Presse, February 5, 2013
http://www.news.com.au/world/china-jails-10-who-detained-petitioners/story-fndir2ev-1226571191649

Reeducation-Through-Labor

Change of Venue Bid Fails for Labor Camp Mom
Xinhua News Agency, February 6, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/760438.shtml

云南暂停省内全部劳教审批 (Yunnan to Suspend Reeducation-Through-Labor Review within Province)
Spring City Evening, February 6, 2013
http://yn.people.com.cn/news/domestic/n/2013/0206/c228494-18137781.html

Related:
Yunnan Promises End to Using Re-education through Labour to Stifle Protest
South China Morning Post, February 6, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1144346/yunnan-promises-end-using-re-education-through-labour-stifle-protest

XUAR

Petitioning Mom Held for 8 Months
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/petitioner-02052013171651.html

 

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Bilateral Ties

Malaysia Slammed for Deporting Uyghurs
Agence France-Presse, February 5, 2013
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/malaysia/2013/02/05/369550/Malaysia-slammed.htm

Hong Kong

家長組爆「中聯辦代表」邀談國教 (National Education Parents Concern Group: CE Leung's Former Assistant Represented Mainland Liaison Office in Trying to Arrange Meeting on National Education)
Ming Pao, February 4, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130204/-2-2888094/1.html

Related:
Liaison Office 'Sought Meeting on National Curriculum'
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1142786/liaison-office-sought-meeting-national-curriculum

Human Rights Defenders

朱虞夫申请保外就医遭拒 谢福林狱中健康恶化 (Zhu Yufu's Application for Release on Medical Bail Rejected, Xie Fulin's Health Worsens in Prison)
Radio Free Asia, February 4, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-02042013130552.html

Labor

Guangzhou Street Cleaners Promised 20 Percent Pay Increase after City-wide Strikes
China Labour Bulletin, February 3, 2013
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/node/110207

Law

Trials under the Open Sky
Global Times, February 4, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/760081.shtml

10名“黑保安”非法拘禁来京访民 被判非法拘禁罪 (Henan: 10 Security Guards Sentenced to 6mo-2yrs over Illegal Detention of Petitioners)
Xinhua News Agency, February 5, 2013
http://ndnews.oeeee.com/html/201302/05/22043.html

Protests and Petitions

云南瑶民示威抗议政府非法征地 四川失地农民阻止开工被打伤 (Kunming: Yao Villagers Protest Illegal Land Requisition)
Radio Free Asia, February 4, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-02042013140206.html

Monday, February 04, 2013

Environment

Flattening Every Hill
Global Times, February 4, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/759992.shtml

Hukou

河南塌桥赔偿同命不同价:农村18万 城镇40万 (Different Compensation for Rural and Urban Hukou Holders in Henan Bridge Collapse)
Henan Business Daily, February 4, 2013
http://www.21cbh.com/HTML/2013-2-4/wMNjYxXzYxNzgwMA.html

Human Rights Defenders

维权警民在京首次联欢 盼春风送暖 (Former Police Officers Fighting for Their Rights Manage to Meet in Beijing for First Time)
Voice of America, February 3, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-20130203/1596396.html

Related:
蒙冤警察被关黑监狱 江富友处境危殆
Former Police Officers Held in Black Jails, One Began Hunger Strike
Human Rights in China, November 7, 2013
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6370
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6369

Labor

Foxconn Plans Chinese Union Vote
Financial Times, February 3, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/48091254-6c3e-11e2-b774-00144feab49a.html

重庆农民工讨薪事件调查 (A Look into the Chongqing Migrant Workers' Fight for Unpaid Wages)
Fazhi Wencui Bao, February 1, 2013
http://focus.news.163.com/13/0201/13/8MKP428L00011SM9.html

Politics

Reformers Aim to Get China to Live Up to Own Constitution
The New York Times, February 3, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/04/world/asia/reformers-aim-to-get-china-to-live-up-to-own-constitution.html

XUAR

新疆學者前赴美國被拒 (Uyghur Academic Ilham Tohti and Daughter Detained at Airport en Route to US, Denied Permission to Leave Country)
Ming Pao, February 3, 2013
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/新疆學者前赴美國被拒-134813827.html

Related:
Detaining Ilham Tohti in Beijing: Xinjiang Security Sector’s Extraterritoriality
Xinjiang Review Blog, February 4, 2013
http://xinjiangreview.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/detaining-ilham-tohti-in-beijing-xinjiang-security-sectors-extraterritoriality/

Friday, February 01, 2013

Environment

10年回顾:从环保风暴到社会运动
China's Street Protests Won't Change Failing System
China Dialogue, January 30, 2013
CH: http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/ch/5660-China-s-street-protests-won-t-change-failing-system
EN: http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/5660-China-s-street-protests-won-t-change-failing-system

Human Rights Defenders

陈克贵在监狱首次与家人会见 (Chen Kegui Meets with Family for First Time in Jail)
Radio Free Asia, January 31, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/kegui-01312013153856.html

Media

Zhu Ruifeng, Journalist Who Revealed Corruption in Chongqing, Worries China Won’t Press Reform
McClatchy Newspapers, January 31, 2013
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/01/31/181613/zhu-ruifeng-journalist-who-revealed.html

媒体质疑与“激化不良社会情绪”无关
China's Media Divide
The Economic Observer, January 23, 2013
CH: http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/0123/239209.shtml
EN: http://www.eeo.com.cn/ens/2013/0131/239543.shtml

Protests and Petitions

广东民众上街支持官员财产公开被扣查 重庆落马贪官情妇被捕引热议 (Guangdongers Detained and Questioned after Take to the Street Calling for Officials to Disclose Their Assets)
Radio Free Asia, January 31, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gd-01312013105432.html

Rural Issues

中国五年内完成农村地权确认工作 (China to Complete Rural Land Ownership Registration within 5yrs)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 1, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/02/130201_china_rural_policy.shtml

Tibet

China Jails 8 Tibetans in Self-immolation Cases
USA Today, January 31, 2013
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/01/31/china-tibet-immolations/1880677/

XUAR

Uyghur Pupils Face Beatings
Radio Free Asia, January 31, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/beatings-01312013165459.html