Friday, March 29, 2013

Top News

酒店因“维稳”需要违约被判败诉 (Hotel Loses Case in Breaching Contract for “Stability Maintenance”)
Caixin, March 25, 2013
http://china.caixin.com/2013-03-25/100506031.html

Related:
“维稳”非“不可抗力,”NGO首获胜诉 (Court Says “Maintaining Stability” is Not “Force Majeure,” Anti-Discrimination NGO Wins Case against Hotel)
NGO Information Website, March 26,2013
http://www.lvngo.com/ngo-31467-1.html

[HRIC note: In a precedent-setting ruling, a court in Suzhou ruled on March 18 that a hotel may not exclude clients using “temporary government requisition” (政府临时征用客房开会) as a pretext. The case concerns Tianxiagong—an anti-discrimination NGO based in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, www.tianxiagong.org—which sought damages for room reservations for a conference that a hotel refused to honor. The Suzhou Motai hotel (苏州莫泰酒店管理有限公司)said that it canceled Tianxiagong’s reservations by order from the Pishijie substation of Suzhou Public Security Bureau, and the police admitted that its order was necessary to “maintain stability.” The court ordered the hotel to pay Tianxiagong 21,570 yuan in damages, in addition to returning the original deposit of 5,000 yuan.]

Censorship and Surveillance

中国删除记述彭丽媛当年为戒严部队唱歌的微博 (1989 Photo of First Lady Singing to Martial Law Troops in Tiananmen Square Removed from Weibo)
Voice of America, March 28, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-peng-liyuan-64-20130328/1630707.html

Education

北京教育平权活动遭驱散 京沪两地有特权?(Police Thwart Scheduled Beijing Protest Calling for Equal Rights Education)
Voice of America, March 29, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/equal-education-in-beijing-20130328/1630493.html

Human Rights Defenders

刘霞的弟弟刘辉被北京警方拘留 (Liu Xiaobo’s Brother-in-Law Detained by Beijing Police)
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2013
hhttp://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/liu-03292013101457.html

上海公民谢丹遭国保绑架关押 考验新政?(Shanghai Activist Kidnapped, Black Hood Placed over Head for 21 Hours)
Voice of America, March 29, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/xiedan-shanghai-20130329/1631204.html

美国务院回应酷吏网:尽力不让美国成为迫害人权者的安全之地 (US State Department Responds to Kuli (酷吏网) Website: US Will Try Hard Not to Harbor Human Rights Violators)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-03282013105209.html

[HRIC note: Kuli website collects and verifies information on officials and government employees in China who have grossly violated basic human rights].

Human Rights Activist Chen Guangcheng Honored with Whig-Clio’s Highest Award
The Daily Princetonian, March 29, 2013
http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2013/03/28/33192/

For more information on Chen Guangcheng, see:
“鸟儿已经出笼”——协助陈光诚获得自由
“The bird is out of the cage”: Helping Chen Guangcheng Reach Freedom
China Rights Forum, 2012, no. 2
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/6464
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/6463

International Relations (Human Rights, Security, Trade and Investment)

The 'Soft Power' Push
Caixin, March 29, 2013
http://english.caixin.com/2013-03-29/100508186.html

Population

How Old Fears of Famine Keep China’s One-child Policy Alive
Caixin, March 28, 2013
http://www.worldcrunch.com/opinion-analysis/how-old-fears-of-famine-keep-china-039-s-one-child-policy-alive/one-child-birth-control-demography-culture-food/c7s11202/

Reeducation-Through-Labor

Chinese Leaders Pledge Labor Camp Reforms
Voice of America, March 28, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-leaders-pledge-labor-camp-reforms/1630354.html

Religion

RFA独家:各地家庭教会聚会点告急 牧师遭调查信徒被威胁 (House Churches in Shanghai, Shandong, Jiangsu, and Yunnan Face Forced Eviction)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql2-03282013125810.html

Rule of Law

Row between China's Elite Spills into Open
The Age, March 30, 2013
http://www.theage.com.au/world/row-between-chinas-elite-spills-into-open-20130329-2gz9u.html

Society

Two Boys 'Beaten to Death' in China School
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 29, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21973487

Tibet

China Expands List of Activities Forbidden to Tibetans
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/forbidden-03282013163454.html

United Nations

China Agrees to UN Intervention Force for DRC "As Exceptional Case"
Xinhua News Agency, March 29, 2013
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.asp?id=133678

Opinion

Taiwan Quietly Forging Ahead in Human Rights Protection
South China Morning Post, March 29, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1202004/taiwan-quietly-forging-ahead-human-rights-protection

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

Swiss Baby Formula ‘Adulterated by Chinese Partner’
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1201986/swiss-baby-formula-adulterated-chinese-partner

Health

兰州称黄河浮尸每年约100具 未影响水质 (Lanzhou Government: 100 Corpses Found Annually in Yellow River, Water Quality Unaffected)
China News Service, March 28, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/03/28/255519.html

Hong Kong

香港“占领中环”运动宣布具体行动步骤 (Law Professor Announces “Occupy Central” Protest over General Election)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 27, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130327_hk_occupy_central.shtml

Related:
Occupy Central Hong Kong Supporters Ready to Block Traffic and Go to Jail for Democracy
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1201371/occupy-central-supporters-ready-block-traffic-and-go-jail-democracy


International Relations (Human Rights, Security, Trade and Investment)

《新兴经济体蓝皮书:金砖国家发展报告(2013)》发布 (China’s Academy of Social Science Blue Paper Questions BRICS Miracle)
The Economic Observer, March 28, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/0328/241878.shtml

金砖五国建1000亿美元外汇储备资金库(BRICS Establish $100 Billion Contingency Fund)
Nikkei Chinese News (日经中文网), March 28, 2013
http://cn.nikkei.com/politicsaeconomy/economic-policy/5172-20130328.html

Related:
BRICS Bank, $100 Billion Contingency Fund Get Nod
The Financial Express, March 28, 2013
http://www.financialexpress.com/news/brics-bank-100-billion-contingency-fund-get-nod/1094297


Chinese General Leads Troops in Cyprus as Beijing Embraces U.N. Role
Reuters, March 27, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/27/us-cyprus-china-peacekeeping-idUSBRE92Q0OU20130327

China and Brazil Agree to US$30 Billion Currency Swap Deal
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1201363/china-and-brazil-agree-us30-billion-currency-swap-deal

Labor

27位老人为讨薪上访百次 镇干部伪造罢访书了事 (Shandong Officials Falsify Pledge by Elderly Villagers to End Petition over Unpaid Wages)
Shandong News (大众日报), March 28, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0328/c1001-20947823.html

Land, Property, Housing

Standoff Prompts Attack by Chinese Eviction Gang
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/arson-03272013171119.html

New Community Offers Officials Cheap Housing
The Economic Observer, March 28, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/ens/2013/0328/241874.shtml

Political and Economic Reform

Bottoms Up: Consumption in China May Be much Higher than Official Statistics Suggest
The Economist, March 28, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21574503-consumption-china-may-be-much-higher-official-statistics-suggest-bottoms-up

Elite in China Face Austerity Under Xi’s Rule
The New York Times, March 28, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/world/asia/xi-jinping-imposes-austerity-measures-on-chinas-elite.html

Religion

In the Beginning Was the Ideogram
The Economist, March 30, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21574529-china-has-become-one-largest-producers-bibles-world-beginning-was

Society

福布斯:中国中产群体已超过千万人 (Forbes: 10 Million+ Chinese Have Personal Investments of $100K-1 Million)
China News Service, March 28, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/03/28/255522.html

China's Cultural Revolution: Son's Guilt Over the Mother He Sent to Her Death
The Guardian, March 28, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/27/china-cultural-revolution-sons-guilt-zhang-hongping

Technology

Now China Seems to Be Targeting Human Rights Activists with Android Spyware
TechInAsia, March 27, 2013
http://www.techinasia.com/kaspersky-warns-android-spyware-aimed-at-china-human-rights-groups/

U.S. Law to Restrict Government Purchases of Chinese IT Equipment
Reuters, March 27, 2013
http://news.yahoo.com/u-law-restrict-government-purchases-chinese-equipment-210122056.html

Tibet

藏人行政中央正式承认四川康定高僧和尼姑为自焚者 (Exiled Tibetan Authority: China Claims 2 Self-Immolated Tibetans Died in Fire)
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-03272013163627.html

Tibetan Envoy Says China Can End Immolations
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1201657/tibetan-envoy-says-china-can-end-immolations

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

农夫山泉水源地被曝垃圾遍布 回应称不影响水质 (Garbage Surrounds Bottled Spring Water Source in Hubei, Producer Says Water Quality Unaffected)
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/vt-03262013145309.html

Health

China's "Black Clinics" Flourish as Health Reform on the Way
Sina, March 27, 2013
http://english.sina.com/china/2013/0327/575914.html

Hong Kong

Top Court Says Hong Kong Must Assess Refugee Cases Independently
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1199773/top-court-says-hong-kong-must-assess-refugee-cases-independently

International Relations (Human Rights, Security, Trade and Investment)

Chinese Pursue Volunteer Opportunities in Africa
Voice of America, March 27, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-purue-volunteer-opportunities-in-africa/1628889.html

China's Exploitation of Latin American Natural Resources Raises Concern
The Guardian, March 27, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/26/china-latin-america-resources-concern

China, S.Africa Seal New Oil, Rail Deals
Agence France-Presse, March 27, 2013
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jSus7tYkAgZ_mU2Y-rkTExJpr5Wg?docId=CNG.d90d5c68d06c8296fbd2274a60dfa0ac.3b1

Internet

China Has Over 170,000 Govt Microblogs
China Daily, March 27, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-03/27/content_16350263.htm

Law

中国新规:发表叛国言论军人负刑责 (China Promulgates Rule to Prosecute “Seditious” Speech by Military Personnel)
Voice of America, March 27, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-military-criminal-codes-20130327/1629518.html

Migrants

拒绝民工如厕的“红字”让城市蒙羞 (Migrant Workers Banned from Public Toilets)
China Youth Daily, March 27, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0327/c1001-20928550.html

National Defense

Unclear Boundary Between Academic and Military Research
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/cybersecurity-03262013174440.html

Top Secret Air-to-air Missle Photo Leaks on Internet
Global Times, March 27, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/771114.shtml#.UVMQUBeG18E

Natural Resources

国土部公开地下水监测数据 目前标准仍是20年前的 (Land and Resource Ministry Confirms Underground Water Standards are 20 Years Old)
The Beijing Times, March 27, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0327/c1027-20928608.html

Related:
More Than Half of China’s Rivers Missing from National Water Survey
Global Times, March 27, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/770943.shtml#.UVMNmxeG18E


Population

Forced Abortion at Seven Months Prompts Outcry
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/baby-03262013144155.html

Tibet

Burning Protests Hinge on 'Motivation' — Dalai Lama
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/motivation-03262013154533.html

XUAR

世维会再次强烈要求中国政府公布维族作家亚辛的情况 (World Uyghur Congress Calls for Information on Uyghur Writer Yasin’s Situation)
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/gr-03262013123915.html

新疆20名被告人参加恐怖组织分裂国家被判刑 (20 Uyghurs Sentenced for Terrorism and Separatism)
Tianshannet, March 27, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0327/c1001-20938091.html

Related:
China Jails 20 on Jihad, Separatism Charges in Restive Xinjiang
Reuters, March 27, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/27/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBRE92Q0BO20130327


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance

China Bans Searches on Celebrity First Lady
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/peng-liyuan-03252013173603.html

Consumer Product Safety

Amid Tensions, Chinese Fruit a Turnoff in Vietnam
The Japan Times, March 24, 2013
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2013/03/24/general/amid-tensions-chinese-fruit-a-turnoff-in-vietnam/#.UVG1OResjTo

中国央视节目披露嘉兴曾有人贩卖病死猪 (Arrested Merchant Says He Purchased Dead Pigs from Jiaxing for Sale)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 24, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130324_china_jiaxing_deadpig.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

Activist Inspires Hope Even as Chinese Repression Grows
USA Today, March 26, 2013
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/03/25/chinese-dissident-town/2013489/

International Relations (Human Rights, Security, Trade and Investment)

越南指责中国在南海向其渔船开火
Vietnam Accuses China of Attack on Fishermen in South China Sea
Reuters, March 26, 2013
CH:http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE92P0AL20130326
EN:http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/26/us-vietnam-china-idUSBRE92P0A420130326

US Jails Chinese Engineer for Exporting Trade Secrets
美防务承包商前中国雇员泄密被判监
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 25, 2013
EN:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21935028
CH:http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/03/130326_us_military_secrets.shtml

Russia, China Must Be Part of Syria Chemical Arms Inquiry: Moscow
Reuters, March 25, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/25/us-syria-crisis-russia-idUSBRE92O08A20130325

Chinese Appetite Makes Peanuts the New 'Gold' in Senegal
Agence France-Presse, March 24, 2013
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gf0tYL8DoHHjanO6XUn8dRzej6Iw

Land, Property, Housing

造城运动这些年 土地价差获利30万亿 (Chinese Economist Says:Government Made RMB 30 Trillion from Land Expropriation for City Building)
Xiaoxiang Morning Herald, March 25, 2013
http://wap.ce.cn/yw/201303/25/t20130325_24227936.html

Protests and Petitions

湖南上千军转干上访求待遇 (Thousand Hunan Retired PLA Officials Petition Government for Better Treatment)
Voice of America, March 26, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-demobilized-demand-20130326/1628666.html

贵州千警持械镇压护地百姓 封村4日网络仍未恢复 (Guizhou Villagers Clash with Thousand Armed Police, Internet Blocked for 4th Day)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-03252013140314.html

Rule of Law

王成:高法未依法回复人大选举无效诉讼 (Lawyer Says High Court Ignored His Complaint of NPC Leader Election Illegality)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130326_wangcheng_jw.shtml

Society

Chinese College Graduates Play It Safe and Lose Out
The Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578340530200654140.html?mod=rss_about_china

China's Elderly Exposed to Suicide Risk
Asia Times Online, March 26, 2013
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-260313.html

Tibet

达赖喇嘛驻北美代表与纽约民运人士等聚会交流 (Chinese Consulate Mobilized Students to Protest Dalai Lama’s Chicago Visit)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ml-03252013140707.html

Opinion

What Xi's Travel Plans Say about China's Foreign Policy
Caixin, March 26, 2013
http://english.caixin.com/2013-03-26/100506661.html

Monday, March 25, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

Illegal Zhejiang Pork Already in Food Chain
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1199550/illegal-jiaxing-pork-already-food-chain

Cyber Security

Top China College in Focus with Ties to Army's Cyber-Spying Unit
Reuters, March 24, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/24/net-us-china-cybersecurity-university-idUSBRE92N01120130324

Education

Teach China's History in Schools: Institute of Education President
South China Morning Post, March 23, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1197453/teach-chinas-history-schools-institute-education-president

Health

四川彭山县南河河道发现千只死鸭
China Pulls 1,000 Dead Ducks From Sichuan River
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 25, 2013
CH:http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130324_sichuan_deadducks.shtml EN:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21921145

Black Lung Patients Often Face a Long Wait for Compensation
China Daily, March 25, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-03/25/content_16341277.htm

Hong Kong

北京:对抗中央的人不能做香港特首 (NPC Official: Candidate Opposing Beijing Cannot be HK’s Chief)
Voice of America, March 24, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/beijing-opponets-of-beijing-ineligible-for-chief-executie-20130325/1627858.html

International Relations (Human Rights, Security, Trade and Investment)

习近平强调中俄合作暗示抗衡美国
China’s Leader Argues for Cooperation With Russia
The New York Times, March 25, 2013
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/article/world/2013/03/25/c25russia/
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/article/world/2013/03/25/c25russia/en

中国将向非洲提供200亿美元贷款额度(China to Provide $ 20 Billion Loan to Africa over 3 Years)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 25, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/business/2013/03/130325_xi_tanzania_loan.shtml

Myanmar Pivots Uneasily Away from China
The Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2013
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-myanmar-china-20130324,0,1307374.story

Japan Warms to Taiwan, Isolates China, in Territorial Sea Dispute
Christian Science Monitor, March 22, 2013
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/2013/0322/Japan-warms-to-Taiwan-isolates-China-in-territorial-sea-dispute

Land, Property, Housing

Clashes Over Land, Mine Pollution in Southwest China
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/clshes-03222013144333.html

云南大理征地开矿引发官民冲突 数百村民围官车开采已停止 (Protest by Yunnan Villagers Stopped Mining Operation)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/fy-03222013100504.html

National Defense

中俄签署巨额军售合同购战机潜艇 (China Signs Huge Deal to Buy Russian Fighter Jets and Submarines)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 25, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130325_china_russia_military.shtml

Protests and Petitions

“猪江之约”如期举行 民众无声聚集散步抗议(Shanghai Residents Stage Silent Protest along Huangpu River over Dead Pigs)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2013

Chinese Artists' Demolition Protest Quashed by Police
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/demolition-03222013172150.html

Tibet

四川壤塘县一藏妇自焚身亡 地方寺院及藏民表哀悼 (Tibetan Woman Dies in Self-Immolation in Sichuan, is Mourned in Local Temple)
Radio Free Asia, March 24, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-03242013145544.html

Related:
Tibetan Mother of 4 Self-Immolates in Western China
Voice of America, March 24, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/tibet-mother-self-immolation-china/1627772.html

Opinion

The Food Myth Propping up the One-Child Policy
Caixin, March 25, 2013
http://english.caixin.com/2013-03-25/100506113.html

China's Left-Behind Kids Cloud the Country's Dream
South China Morning Post, March 24, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1198106/chinas-left-behind-kids-cloud-countrys-dream

Friday, March 22, 2013

Cyber Security

South Korea Says China Hack Link a 'Mistake'
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 22, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21891617

Domestic Security

“假想敌时代”,北京安全支出惊人 (Beijing's Public Security Budget Huge)
Deutsche Welle, March 21, 2013
http://bit.ly/XuQn99

Environment

A Silver Lining in China's Smog
The Wall Street Journal, March 22, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324103504578373871695752036.html


Gansu City Moves Mountains in Search of Transformation
Caixin, March 22, 2013
http://english.caixin.com/2013-03-22/100505243.html


China Is Urged to Use Carbon Tax to Tackle Pollution
The Wall Street Journal, March 22, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324103504578375633070748140.html

Human Rights Defenders

“公示财产”举牌人士出狱 声援者遭围殴 (Jiangxi Police Attack Supporters of Released Protester)
Voice of America, March 22, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/activist-released-while-supporters-attacked-by-plainclothed-police-in-china-20130321/1625998.html


著名维权人士郭飞雄被传唤后失踪 (Activist Guo Feixiong Disappears after Being Summoned by Police)
Voice of America, March 22, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/guofeixong-20130322/1626491.html

International Relations (Human Rights, Security, Trade and Investment)

China Expects Headway on BRICS Bank at Durban Summit
Agence France-Presse, March 21, 2013
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5guplokqHa3t6Nw-rodzGip6hMp8g?


China Forecast to Overtake US by 2016
Financial Times, March 22, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0a3f5794-92b3-11e2-9593-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2O5evVgHi

Internet

China Web Users Deluge Russia Blog with Insults
Agence France-Presse, March 21, 2013
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iCqaKarEb11BbXxvdwoXNgyOJM1A

Political and Economic Reform

China Needs 'Renewed Reform Momentum', Says OECD Survey
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 22, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21891634


英智库公布2012年度民主指数 中国被评独裁政体香港排名跃升 (EIU Ranks China as Authoritarian, HK as Partially Democratic)
Voice of America, March 21, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-03212013105042.html

Related:
China Scores Poorly in Global Democracy Index
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/index-03212013171224.html

Population

Age Limit for 2nd Child May End
Global Times, March 22, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/769858.shtml#.UUx_EBeG18E

Society

港媒:中国领导人子女纷纷离美返国 (Children of Top Chinese Leaders Leave U.S. for China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 21, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130321_china_us_leaders_family.shtml

Tibet

3 Tibetans Sentenced in Immolation Cases
The New York Times, March 21, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/world/asia/3-tibetans-sentenced-in-immolation-cases.html

United Nations

In Phone Call with Chinese President, Ban Stresses Need for Continued Cooperation
UN News Centre, March 21, 2013
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=44448&Cr=china&Cr1=#.UUx9pxesjTp

Opinion

China Seeks Military Friends in Central Europe
Asia Times Online, March 22, 2013
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-02-210313.html


以教育公平的名义让自由迁徙成为现实
Make Free Migration and Educational Equality a Reality
Economic Observer, March 15, 2013
CH:http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/0315/241209.shtml
EN:http://www.eeo.com.cn/ens/2013/0322/241483.shtml


Falling Out of Love With China
The New York Times, March 18, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/opinion/falling-out-of-love-with-china.html

Related:
学者:宣传投资无效中国声誉不佳(Ineffective PR Fails to Improve China’s Image)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 21, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130321_china_world_image.shtml

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Culture

中国去年拍摄大约200部“抗日片” (Anti-Japanese War Films Sail Pass Censors, 200 Produced Last Year )
Voice of America, March 20, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-anti-japan-films-20130320/1625429.html

Cyber Security

源代码来自中国,韩国怀疑朝鲜发动网络战 (Seoul Suspects Cyber Attack from N Korea via IP Address in China)
Agence France-Presse, March 21, 2013
http://bit.ly/WFTtty

Related:
South Korea: Cyber Attack Originated in China
Voice of America, March 21, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/south-korea-chinese-address-source-of-cyber-attack/1625725.html

Environment

中国专家称死猪危害仅如苍蝇在游泳池 上海民众拟抗议官方水质检测数据问题 (Blogger Says Authorities Repeatedly Postponed Using Updated Standard for Drinking Water)
Voice of America, March 20, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf2-03202013103104.html

Health

Closer Look: What Should China Do with 18 Mln Pigs Carcasses Every Year?
Caixin, March 21, 2013
http://english.caixin.com/2013-03-21/100504708.html


黄浦江死猪事件调查 (Investigation Shows Disease in Huangpu River Dead Pigs)
China Newsweek, March 19, 2013
http://focus.news.163.com/13/0319/10/8QARQ83H00011SM9.html

Hong Kong

香港政党成立真普选联盟促双普选 (21 HK Groups to Form Coalition to Push for General Election of Chief Executive and Legislative Council)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 21, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130321_hk_alliance_for_true_democracy.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

朱承志已经回家 胡佳解除软禁 刘沙沙获网民捐款 (Zhu Chengzhi Released, House Arrest on Hu Jia Lifted, Liu Shasha Receives Donation from Netizens)
Voice of America, March 20, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy1-03202013115055.html

International Relations (Human Rights, Security, Trade and Investment)

China Drawn Into Tennessee Mine Fight
The Wall Street Journal, March 19, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323639604578370733715160950.html


Natural Resources

Beijing's Water Resources Meets Only 40% of Demand
China Daily, March 21, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-03/21/content_16331743.htm

Political and Economic Reform

China Spins Away from Propaganda
Financial Times, March 21, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a4ccda2a-9213-11e2-a6f4-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2O5evVgHi

Population

One-quarter of Shanghai's Population Elderly
China Daily, March 21, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-03/21/content_16331879.htm

Religion

China Probes House Churches in Intelligence Sweep
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/churches-03202013170412.html

Rule of Law

中国律师向高法起诉全国人大选举违宪 (Chinese Lawyer Says NPC Leaders’ Election Unconstitutional)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 21, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130321_wang_cheng.shtml

Related:
NPC chairman Zhang Dejiang's Election 'Unconstitutional', says Lawyer
South China Morning Post, March 21, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1196262/npc-chairman-zhang-dejiangs-election-unconstitutional-says-lawyer

Tibet

Monk Who Wrote on Self-immolations Detained
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/wrote-03202013155623.html

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Environment

Paper Mill in Pollution Scandal Closed
Shanghai Daily, March 20, 2013
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/03/20/Paper%2Bmill%2Bin%2Bpollution%2Bscandal%2Bclosed/

Health

新华社: 为何仅10%的患者信任医生?——代表委员“会诊”医患矛盾 (NPC Deputy Report: 90% of Patients Don’t Trust Their Doctors)
Xinhua News Agency, March 08, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2013lh/2013-03/08/c_114954451.htm

Related:
China 'Losing Faith' in the Medical Profession
Radio Free Asia, March 19, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/medical-03192013155412.html

International Relations (Human Rights, Security, Trade and Investment)

习近平促金砖国家团结合作 (Xi Jinping Urges Cooperation among “BRICS” Nations)
Dongfang Morning Post, March 20, 2013
http://www.dfdaily.com/html/51/2013/3/20/964098.shtml

Related:
Chinese President Urges BRICS, Sino-India Cooperation
Xinhua, March 20, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-03/20/c_132249063.htm

China Urges Vatican to Cut Taiwan Ties
Financial Times, March 19, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3163ca1e-9090-11e2-862b-00144feabdc0.html

Lew's China Visit Ends with Focus on Currency, Cyber Security
Reuters, March 20, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/20/us-china-usa-idUSBRE92J0LB20130320

Land, Property, Housing

China’s Property Prices Too High for More People: Survey
Bloomberg, March 19, 2013
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-03-19/china-s-property-prices-too-high-for-more-people-in-pboc-survey

Media

中共党报《人民日报》网站进驻香港 (CPC Organ People’s Daily Online Opens Branch in Hong Kong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 20, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130320_people_daily.shtml

Protests and Petitions

数百大学教师堵校门唱国歌抗工资改革不公 (Chongqing University Teachers Protest Unfair Wages Reform, Sing National Anthem and Block School Entrance )
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/xl-03192013110116.html

Society

Chinese Nationalism Flares Up Ahead of Xi's Visit to Russia
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1195286/chinese-nationalism-flares-ahead-xis-visit-russia

Tibet

美国国会及行政当局中国委员会严重关切藏人自焚 (US Congressional Commission Urges China to End Repressive Policy on Tibet and Resume Dialogue with Dalai Lama)
Voice of America, March 20, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/congressional-executive-commission-20130318/1624052.html

Opinion

China's Slow But Sure Democratisation
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1194778/chinas-slow-sure-democratisation

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cyber Security

Cyber Security: A View from China
The Economic Observer, March 19, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/ens/2013/0319/241394.shtml

Environment

湖南平江饮水危机再现政府公信力问题 (Unsafe Drinking Water in Pingjiang, Hunan, Indicates Crisis of Government Credibility)
Radio Free Asia, March 18, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/aw-03182013154019.html

Health

Number of Dead Pigs Pulled from Shanghai Rivers Nears 15,000
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1194843/dead-pigs-pulled-rivers-and-near-shanghai-top-15000

Hong Kong

CY Tells Xi Jinping He's Committed to Universal Suffrage
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1193956/cy-tells-xi-jinping-hes-committed-universal-suffrage

Human Rights Defenders

维权人士郭飞雄被广州警方传唤8个多小时 (Rights Defender Guo Feixiong Summoned by Police, Cannot be Reached)
Radio Free Asia, March 19, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-03182013152643.html

International Relations (Human Rights, Security, Trade and Investment)

China Pours Cash into Melting Arctic in Bid to Win Influence
The Guardian, March 18, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/18/china-arctic-mineral-investment

Land, Property, Housing

被强拆村民自焚突告不治 千警抢尸家属无处伸冤
Riot Police Snatch Jiangxi Self-Immolator’s Body
Radio Free Asia, March 19, 2013
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-03182013100856.html
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/evictee-03182013134438.html

Political and Economic Reform

李克强首秀:记者“做球”? (Li Keqiang Press Conference: All Questions Screened Beforehand)
Deutsche Welle, March 18, 2013
http://dw.de/p/17zma


中国拒政改 人权状况不会改善 (US Representative to UN: China’s Rights Situation Won’t Improve without Political Reform)
Voice of America, March 18, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-human-right-20130319/1624144.html

Society

中山洗车工踢车主狗被打死 网民愤怒感叹穷人命不如狗命 (Car Wash Worker Beaten to Death after Kicking Car Owner’s Dog)
Radio Free Asia, March 18, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/fy-03182013095756.html

Tibet

中国否认自焚:称夫杀妻焚尸 (China Says Tibetan Husband Killed and Burned Wife, Not Self-Immolation)
Voice of America, March 19, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-tibet-2013019/1624220.html

Related:
China Says Immolation Linked to Domestic Crime
Voice of America, March 19, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-denies-selfimmolation-says-husband-murdered-wife-burnt-body/1624186.html

Monday, March 18, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

农业部官员:中国人对食品安全问题太敏感 (Agriculture Ministry Official: Chinese are Too Sensitive about Food Safety)
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/hc-03152013125936.html

Corruption

Bribery Allegations Surfaced Against WSJ in China
The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324532004578365064172055862.html

Related:
U.S. Looked at Wall Street Journal Over Claims of Bribery
美调查华尔街日报在华行贿指控
The New York Times, March 17, 2013
EN:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/business/media/us-looked-at-bribery-claims-involving-wall-street-journal.html
CH:http://cn.nytimes.com/article/business/2013/03/18/c18journal/

Health

Dead Pigs Pulled from Rivers in and Near Shanghai Top 13,000
South China Morning Post, March 18, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1193193/dead-pigs-pulled-rivers-and-near-shanghai-top-13000

A Tide of Death, but This Time Food Supply Is Safe
The New York Times, March 14, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/15/world/asia/a-tide-of-dead-pigs-in-china-but-dinner-is-safe.html

Hong Kong

《南华早报》:大多港人会同意返回英国统治 (SCMP Survey Shows Most Hong Kongers Prefer Returning to British Rule)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 16, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130316_scmp_poll.shtml

United Nations Grills Hong Kong Over Right To Vote
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1191764/un-grills-hong-kong-over-right-vote

Human Rights Defenders

邵阳朱承志关注李旺阳妹妹失踪“被失踪” (Zhu Chengzhi Detained after Highlighting Disappearance of Late Activist Li Wangyang’s Sister)
Voice of America, March 17, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/sister-of-li-wangyang-20130317/1623023.html

Blind Chinese Activist Chen planning Taiwan Visit
The Straits Times, March 15, 2013
http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/asia/story/blind-chinese-activist-chen-planning-taiwan-visit-20130315

International Relations (Human Rights, Security, Trade and Investment)

China to Invest $2 billion in IADB Latin America Investment Fund
Reuters, March 18, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/16/us-iadb-china-idUSBRE92F0B920130316

Chinese Appetite Grows for Australia
South China Morning Post, March 18, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1193289/chinese-appetite-grows-australia

China Replaces Britain in World's Top Five Arms Exporters: Report
Reuters, March 18, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/18/us-china-arms-exports-idUSBRE92G0L120130318

China's New Premier Seeks "New Type" of Ties with U.S.
Reuters, March 18, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/17/us-china-parliament-hacking-idUSBRE92G02320130317

China Criticizes U.S. Anti-Missile North Korea Plan
Reuters, March 18, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/18/us-korea-north-china-idUSBRE92H05A20130318

Law

Abused Chinese Women Push for Domestic Violence Law
Voice of America, March 15, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/abused-chinese-women-to-pushfor-domestic-ciolence-law/1622145.html

National Defense

退役少将:解放军军令已如一纸空文 (Retired Major General: Serious Discipline Breakdown in PLA)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 16, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130316_china_military.shtml

Political and Economic Reform

In China, New Premier Says He Seeks a Just Society
The New York Times, March 17, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/world/asia/li-keqiang-chinas-premier-offers-plan-of-economic-and-social-reforms.html

李克强:不能以牺牲环境换取人民并不满意的增长 (Premier Li Keqiang: Environment must not be Sacrificed for Economic Growth)
Global Times, March 17, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-03/3740328.html

11名律师建议修改《看守所条例》 禁止强迫劳动 (11 Lawyers Propose Ban on Forced Labor in Detention Centers)
Yangcheng Evening News, March 18, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0318/09/8Q87IUS400014OVB.html

Population

336 Million Chinese Abortions in 40 Years
Financial Times, March 16, 2013
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/03/201331664754454580.html
Original Source: Financial Times http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/6724580a-8d64-11e2-82d2-00144feabdc0.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor

Reforming China's Gulags
Xinhua News Agency, March 17, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21822684

Related:
李克强:劳教制度改革方案有望年内出台 (Premier Li Keqiang: RTL Reform Plan to be Introduced This Year)
Xinhua News Agency, March 17, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-03/3740327.html

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

North Korean Workers in China Face Stepped-up Restrictions
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/korea/workers-03152013155124.html

Rule of Law

李必丰上诉案开庭 绵阳警方证明射洪县非法抓人 (Court Hears Appeal of 12-Year Sentence by Li Bifeng, Sichuan Businessman and Dissident)
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-03152013113801.html

Society

Adult Children Ignoring Confucius Risk Lawsuits in China
Bloomberg, March 17, 2013
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-17/chinese-kids-who-ignore-confucious-face-state-backlash.html

Tibet

四川阿坝州两藏人自焚身亡 流亡藏人烛光哀悼 (Two More Tibetans Die from Self-Immolation )
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-03172013145143.html

Opinion

Time for Sino-Vatican Rapprochement
Caixin, March 18, 2013
http://english.caixin.com/2013-03-18/100503035.html

Friday, March 15, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance

China Blocks ABC Broadcasts as Executives Head to Beijing
The Age, March 15, 2013
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/china-blocks-abc-broadcasts-as-executives-head-to-beijing-20130314-2g3ye.html

Corruption

China’s New President in Corruption Battle
Financial Times, March 14, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3f728dec-86f0-11e2-9dd7-00144feabdc0.html

Cyber Security

Obama, China's Xi Discuss Cyber Security Dispute in Phone Call
Voice of America, March 14, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/obama-china-xi-discuss-cyber-security-dispute-in-phone-call/1621795.html

Related:
奥巴马向习近平致贺电 提网络安全问题 (Obama Raises Cyber Security in Phone Call to Xi Jinping)
The Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2013
http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20130315/bch110202.asp

Ethnic Groups

World Powers Express Concern for Tibet at UN Human Rights Council
The Tibet Post, March 15, 2013
http://www.thetibetpost.com/en/news/international/3264-world-powers-express-concern-for-tibet-at-un-human-rights-council

Human Rights Defenders

维权人士胡佳刘莎莎被国保殴打 (In Police Beating, Hu Jia’s Head Injured, Liu Shasha’s Eardrum Punctured)
Voice of America, March 15, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/dissdent-congress-china-20130315/1622002.html

International Relations

Brazil, China, India Getting Healthier, Wealthier While We Decline: UN Report
Toronto Star, March 15, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/03/14/brazil_china_india_getting_healthier_wealthier_while_we_decline_un_report.html

Related:
“Rise of South” Transforming Global Power Balance, Says 2013 Human Development Report
United Nations Development Programme, March 14, 2013
http://bit.ly/Yudlwo>

Developing World’s Rise Heralds Global Shift: UN
South China Morning Post, March 15, 2013
http://bit.ly/156kw1F

美国务卿克里4月将出访日韩及中国 (Secretary of State Kerry to Visit Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing in April)
Reuters, March 15, 2013
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE92E01I20130315

Political and Economic Reform

In China, It's An Election in Name Only
USA Today, March 14, 2013
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/03/14/china-congress-president/1987659/

China’s New President Nods to Public Concerns, but Defends Power at Top
习近平正式掌舵中国
The New York Times, March 14, 2013
EN:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/15/world/asia/chinas-new-leader-xi-jinping-takes-full-power.html CH:http://cn.nytimes.com/article/china/2013/03/15/c15xi/

Monks Without a Temple
The Economist, March 16, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21573579-china-may-have-begun-long-end-game-its-one-child-policy-experts-say-it-cannot-end-soon

国资委发布《中央企业应急管理暂行办法》 (New Regulation Requires SOE Heads to Handle Mass Incidents)
Global Times, March 15, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/politics/2013-03/3737779.html

Protests and Petitions

广州上千村民堵路抗议贪官私卖地 (Thousand Villagers Block Road in Guangzhou Land Grab Protest)
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-03142013154714.html

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ethnic Groups

Tibetan Singer Jailed for Album Seeking Freedom
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/jailed-03132013170804.html

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

Chinese Officials Publish List of Contraceptives Used by Local Families
Telegraph India, March 14, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9928930/Chinese-officials-publish-list-of-contraceptives-used-by-local-families.html

Health

上海又从黄浦江打捞出近千头死猪(Number of Dead Pigs Retrieved from Huangpu River Climbs to 7,550)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 14, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130314_china_pigs.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

陈克贵称拘留期间遭殴打威胁不敢上诉 (Chen Guangcheng’s Nephew Beaten during Detention, Threatened against Disclosure )
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 13, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130313_china_chenkegui_trial.shtml

人权活动家胡佳被通州警方带走传唤引发关注 (Rights Activist Hu Jia Taken Away by Police)
Voice of America, March 14, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hu-jia-taken-away-by-police-20130314/1621284.html

刘沙沙被国保打成重伤 网友呼吁捐款治病 (Rights Defender Liu Shasha Slapped on Face Dozen Times after Attempt to Visit Liu Xia)
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/jyxw-03142013112253.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Information Control

US SEC Stumbles in Deloitte's Chinese Audit Case
Reuters, March 13, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/14/court-sec-deloitte-idUSL1N0C55NE20130314

International Relations

Beijing Cautions New Pope on Meddling in China
The New York Times, March 14, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/15/world/asia/beijing-cautions-new-pope-on-meddling-in-china.html

Related:
中国对天主教新教宗表示祝贺并提出批评 (Chinese Foreign Ministry: Vatican Must Stop Interfering in China’s State Affairs)
Voice of America, March 14, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-pope-201130314/1621316.html

China Envoy Says There Was No $8 Billion South Sudan Aid Offer
Reuters, March 14, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/14/us-china-sudan-south-idUSBRE92D0JD20130314

Canada's Cameco to Sell Uranium Soon to China -Saskatchewan
Reuters, March 13, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/13/canada-uranium-china-idUSL1N0C52WG20130313

China Defends Gwadar Port Deal at UN Forum
The News International, March 14, 2013
http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-165161-China-defends-Gwadar-Port-deal-at-UN-forum

Rule of Law

王炳章狱中健康再恶化 海外家人被当局拒发签证 (Condition of Wang Bingzhang, Dissident Serving Life Sentence, Deteriorates, Family Members in US Barred from China)
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/th-03142013101812.html

Rural Issues

Wukan Villagers Decry Vice-Minister's Mixed Message on Free Polls
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1190122/wukan-villagers-decry-vice-ministers-mixed-message-free-polls

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

14 Killed as Sleeper Coach Falls off Bridge
Shanghai Daily, March 13, 2013
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/03/13/14%2Bkilled%2Bas%2Bsleeper%2Bcoach%2Bfalls%2Boff%2Bbridge/

Cyber Security

China Hacker's Angst Opens a Window onto Cyber-Espionage
The Los Angeles Times, March 12, 2013
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-hacking-20130313,0,4812955.story

Related:
中国遭境外黑客攻击日趋严重 逾半攻击源自美国 (PRC Says Majority of Hacking on China Originates in U.S.)
Xinhua News Agency, March 10, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2013-03/10/c_114968466.htm

反对将网络空间变为新的战场 (Chinese Foreign Ministry: China Willing to Cooperate with US in Cyber Security )
Xinhua News Agency, March 13, 2013
http://npc.people.com.cn//n/2013/0313/c14576-20769036.html

Environment

Thai Rosewood Gets International Protection to Curb China Trade
Reuters, March 13, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/12/us-thailand-rosewood-idUSBRE92B0D620130312

Ethnic Groups

Xinjiang Placed on Red Alert after Violence
新疆启用“一级戒备” 南疆实行宵禁
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2013
EH: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/security-03122013193141.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql-03122013113251.html

Health

浙江嘉兴否认发生大规模生猪疫情--新华 (Jiaxing Denies Pig Epidemic)
Reuters, March 12, 2013
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE92B08P20130312

Related:
上海官方称已打捞出近6000头死猪
China River Pig Toll Nears 6,000
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 12, 2013
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130312_more_dead_pigs.shtml
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21766377

Human Rights Defenders -- Li Wangyang, 李旺阳

李旺阳妹妹一家再度失踪 香港团体质疑北京致联合国复函 (Hong Kong NGOs Question China’s Response to UN Inquiry on Li Wangyang’s Death, Highlight Disappearance of Family of Li’s Sister)
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-03122013122403.html

Human Rights Defenders -- Chen Guangcheng, 陈光诚

Chinese Activist, Now in U.S., Cites Harassment of Family
The New York Times, March 13, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/14/world/asia/family-of-chinese-activist-chen-guangcheng-said-to-be-harassed.html

International Relations

Aung San Suu Kyi Support for Copper Mine Outrages Burmese Activists
The Guardian, March 12, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/12/burma-confirms-phosphorus-crackdown-mine

China Development Bank Grabs Chance for Aggressive Global Loan Expansion
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1189404/aggressive-global-loan-expansion-china-development-bank

Internet

记者无疆界组织指责包括中国在内的5个国家是网络之敌 (Reporters Without Borders Ranks China Among Top 5 "Enemies of the Internet")
Radio France Internationale, March 12, 2013
http://rfi.my/10NXArg

Related:
Special Report on Internet Surveillance, Focusing on 5 Governments and 5 Companies "Enemies of the Internet"
2013年:“互联网的敌人”:关于互联网监控领域最活跃的五家公司的特别报告
Reporters Without Borders, March 12, 2013
EN: http://en.rsf.org/special-report-on-internet-11-03-2013,44197.html
CH: http://rsf-chinese.org/spip.php?article702

Labor

贵州马场煤矿事故责任人被警方控制 (21 Killed in Guizhou Coal Mine Disasters, Head of Mine Arrested)
China News Service, March 13, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/03-13/4641115.shtml

Related:
Accident at China coal mine kills 21; 4 missing
Associated Press, March 13, 2013
http://bit.ly/14X5hrE

Protests and Petitions

Chinese Authorities Crack Down on 18-day Village Uprising over Landgrabs
The Guardian, March 12, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/12/chinese-crackdown-village-uprising-shangpu

Society

In China, Cinematic Flops Suggest Fading of an Icon
雷锋,失去观众的榜样
The New York Times, March 13, 2013
EH: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/12/world/asia/in-china-unpopular-films-suggest-fading-of-icon.html?pagewanted=all
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/article/china/2013/03/13/c13leifeng/

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Civil Society

Rights Groups Miss Out on Easing of Registration Rules for NGOs
South China Morning Post, March 12, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1188742/rights-groups-miss-out-easing-registration-rules-ngos

Cyber Security

U.S. Demands China Block Cyberattacks and Agree to Rules
美国要求中国打击黑客
The New York Times, March 11, 2013
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/12/world/asia/us-demands-that-china-end-hacking-and-set-cyber-rules.html?_r=0
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/article/china/2013/03/12/c12cyber/en/

Ethnic Groups

Han Migrant Influx Threatens Uyghur Farms
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/farmers-03112013164151.html

Authorities Restrict Cellphone Use in Lhasa
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/restrict-03112013145602.html

Related:
拉萨僧人手机被严查 尼泊尔数名藏人被捕 (Lhasa Monks’ Cellphones Tightly Monitored)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz2-03112013155708.html

Health

中国民间组织报告希望艾滋群体人权问题受关注 (Chinese NGOs Send Report to UN on AIDS Victims’ Rights)
Radio Free Asia, March 08, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/aw-03082013144027.html

Related:
AIDS NGOs Send Report to UN
Global Times, March 12, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/767433.shtml

Human Rights Defenders -- Zhu Yufu, 朱虞夫

朱虞夫狱中受迫情况加剧 家人探监被狱警强制中断 (Prison Condition for Dissident Writer Zhu Yufu Worsens )
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/th1-03122013095233.html

International Relations

Mining, China Central Issues in Greenland Election
Reuters, March 11, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/11/us-greenland-election-idUSBRE92907F20130311

Political and Economic Reform

俞正声:绝不照搬西方政治制度模式 (Consistent with Predecessor, New CPPCC Head Says: “Never Copy Western Political Systems”)
Global Times, March 12, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-03/3725482.html

Society

中国中下阶层税负过重 (Research Shows Taxes Paid by Wealthiest 9% in China Total 0.04% of GDP; in US, Taxes Paid by Wealthiest 5% Make up 5% of GDP)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/jingmao/xql-03112013161726.html

Monday, March 11, 2013

Environment

上海官方初步确定死猪来自浙江嘉兴 (Shanghai Authorities: Thousands of Diseased Dead Pigs on Huangpu River Floated from Jiaxing, Zhejiang)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 11, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130311_china_dead_pigs.shtml

Related:
Shanghai Reels in Disgust as 2,800 Dead Pigs Float Through Financial Heart
The Independent, March 11, 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/shanghai-reels-in-disgust-as-2800-dead-pigs-float-through-financial-heart-8528119.html

Ethnic Groups

流亡藏人呼吁欧盟调查藏人自焚真相 (5,000 Exiled Tibetans Rally for EU Investigation of Self-Immolation and EU-China Dialogue)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 11, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/03/130311_tibetan_demo.shtml

Tibet Deputy Party Chief Urges Crackdown on Self-Immolations
South China Morning Post, March 9, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1186543/china-says-dalai-lama-rewarding-self-immolators-money

Five Protesting Tibetans Held on 'Uprising Day'
Radio Free Asia, March 10, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/uprising-03102013113033.html

Nepal Jails Tibetans on Uprising Anniversary
AL Jazeera, March 10, 2013
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/03/2013310165049831796.html

Hong Kong

香港泛民不满北京提出特首普选“筛选”条件 (Beijing Conditions for 2017 HK Chief Executive Candidates Criticized by Pro-Democracy Camp)
Voice of America, March 11, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/beijing-sets-conditions-for-selecting-future-chief-executive-in-hk-20130310/1618648.html

Information Control

In China, Public Anger over Secrecy on Environment
Reuters, March 10, 2013
http://reut.rs/WdWDo5

International Relations

China's Xi to Visit Africa as U.S. Frets over Beijing Influence
Reuters, March 09, 2013
http://reut.rs/10s8DCx

China's Confucius Institutes to Reach 500 Global Cities by 2020
The Standard, March 11, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/767249.shtml#.UT4DBJisjTo

Land, Property, Housing

Police Fire Teargas on China Village after Land Grab Protest
Reuters, March 10, 2013
http://reut.rs/Y9m7mo

Related:
违反农民土地权益的上浦村干部李宝玉被当局控制 Guangdong Village Officials Arrested over Large-Scale Land Dispute Protest
RFA, March 10, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-03102013161107.html

Population

计划生育一票否决制内容 继续实施计划生育一票否决制 (NPC: One-Child Family Planning Policy to Continue)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 11, 2013
http://news.shangdu.com/201/20130311/11_5774471.shtml

Related:
China to Keep One-Child Policy
The Independent, March 11, 2013
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking_news_detail.asp?id=33004

Society

An Unhappy Middle in the Middle Kingdom
The Wall Street Journal, March 11, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323628804578345342201524964.html?mod=rss_about_china

Women

Chinese Women Still Face Blatant Workplace Bias
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/women-03082013110445.html

Friday, March 08, 2013

Domestic Security

香港记者在北京刘霞住所外遭保安殴打 (Hong Kong Reporters Attacked outside Liu Xia’s Home )
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 08, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130308_hk_reporters_liuxia.shtml

Related:
Beijing Security Guards Attack HK Reporters Outside Liu's Home
The Standard, March 8, 2013
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking_news_detail.asp?id=32964&icid=3&d_str=20130308

Ethnic Groups

Padma Choling says Dalai Lama Rewarding Self-immolators With Money
South China Morning Post, March 08, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1186543/china-says-dalai-lama-rewarding-self-immolators-money

Killings Stir Fears of Ethnic Tensions in Chinese Region
The New York Times, March 08, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/09/world/asia/killings-in-china-stir-fears-of-ethnic-tensions.html

Tighter Controls on Award Winning Tibetan Writer
Radio Free Asia, March 07, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/award-03072013134618.html

Related:
当局监控升级 唯色无法出国领奖(Woeser is Denied Permission to Travel to Receive US Award)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 8, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130308_woeser_passport.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

Why China is Crushing a Mongolian Intellectual
Global Post, March 06, 2013
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/130228/inner-mongolia-china-dissident-hada

Related:
家人披露哈达近况
Lawyer Asks for Immediate Release of Mongolian Dissident Hada; Family Provides Further Details on Hada’s Condition
Human Rights in China, January 29, 2013
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6529
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6525


Chinese activist Lu Haitao in US
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 08, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21712222

Related:
北京维权作家卢海涛夫妇经台赴美避难(Chinese Activist Couple Reach US via Taiwan; Granted Asylum)
Voice of America, March 7, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/lu-haitao-20130307/1617393.html

Political and Economic Reform

观点:兑现基本人权,撬动和平转型 (Commentator: Widening Petition Urging ICCPR Ratification Reflects Consensus on Basic Rights)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 08, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130308_ana_humanrights_byxiaoshu.shtml

Related:
公民建言: 呼籲全國人大盡快批准《公民權利和政治權利國際公約》全文(Text of Petition Urging NPC to Ratify ICCPR with List of Signers To-date)
主場新聞 (House News), February 27, 2013
http://bit.ly/129SlDg

Protests and Petitions

慈溪访民致信两会维权 公安部截访人数超过访民 (Police Outnumber Petitioners in Beijing during Two Congresses)
Radio Free Asia, March 08, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-03072013120023.html


异议人士吕耿松妻进京上访被抓 河南一家六口被数十人截访 (Petitioners Arriving in Beijing are Sent Back, including Activist Lü Gensong’s Wife)
Radio Free Asia, March 07, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-03072013121122.html

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Economic Development, Land

陈锡文:中国人口城镇化明显滞后 (Senior Official: Urbanization—Key to Economic Growth—Lags Behind Expectation)
China News Service, March 07, 2013
http://jjckb.xinhuanet.com/2013-03/07/content_432331.htm

Related:
China Faces Social, Financial Risks in Urbanization Push
Reuters, March 7, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/07/us-china-parliament-urbanisation-idUSBRE92607K20130307

Gender

Girls Suffer from Rural Preference for Boys
Xinhua News Agency, March 07, 2013
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/03/07/Girls%2Bsuffer%2Bfrom%2Brural%2Bpreference%2Bfor%2Bboys/

Hong Kong

香港泛民忧虑俞正声对香港问题强硬表态 (Top PRC Official: Hong Kong Must Not Become Beachhead for Subversion of Mainland Socialist System )
Voice of America, March 07, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hk-yuzhengshen-20130307/1616799.html

Related:
Subversion Warning on 2017 CE Race
The Standard, March 07, 2013
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=11&art_id=131766&sid=39159171&con_type=3&d_str=20130307&fc=4

港媒质疑俞正声“有港人搞颠覆”指责 (HK Media Question Beijing’s “Subversion” Accusation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 07, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130307_hk_press_yu.shtml

Internet

Computer Scientists Measure the Speed of Censorship On China’s Twitter
MIT Technology Review, March 06, 2013
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/512231/computer-scientists-measure-the-speed-of-censorship-on-chinas-twitter/

Related:
报告揭秘新浪微博“删帖”内幕(US Research Shows 30% of Postings on Sina Weibo Removed Within 5-30 Minutes)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 7, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130307_weibo_deletion_report.shtml

Land Policy

About 60,000 Could Lose Homes for Controversial China Dams
Reuters, March 07, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/07/us-china-parliament-dam-idUSBRE92608M20130307

Political and Economic Reform

Cult of Mao Should be Reassessed, says Grandson
The Daily Telegraph, March 07, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9914605/Cult-of-Mao-should-be-reassessed-says-grandson.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor

司法部部长:劳教制度改革正在积极稳妥推进 (Judicial Minister Offers No Concrete Plan for RTL Reform)
Global Times, March 07, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-03/3711455.html

Tibet

China Rebukes Monastery at Heart of Fiery Protests
Associated Press, March 07, 2013
http://news.yahoo.com/china-rebukes-monastery-heart-fiery-protests-063345759.html

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Hukou

China Eyes Residence Permits to Replace Divisive Hukou System
Reuters, March 06, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/06/us-china-parliament-urbanisation-idUSBRE92509020130306


消息人士:中国拟用全国居住证取代户籍 (Proposed National Residency System to Replace Hukou Resisted by Local Governments )
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 06, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china_watch/2013/03/130306_china_hukou_reform.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

Chen Guangcheng, 陈光诚

Chen’s Nephew ‘Tortured’ in Detention
Radio Free Asia, March 05, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/torture-03052013150324.html

For more information on Chen Guangcheng, see:
“鸟儿已经出笼”——协助陈光诚获得自由
“The bird is out of the cage”: Helping Chen Guangcheng Reach Freedom
China Rights Forum, 2012, no. 2
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/6464
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/6463

Information Control

公民志愿者的公共预算观察 (Government Budgets Remain Non-transparent Despite More Disclosure)
Economic Observer, March 06, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/0306/240776.shtml

Land Policy

China Stresses Farmers' Property Rights in Land Transfers
Xinhua News Agency, March 05, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-03/05/c_132210813.htm

Migrant Workers

China Seeks to Give Migrants Perks of City Life
The Wall Street Journal, March 05, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578341801930539778.html

Protests and Petitions

访民及维权者联合国总部前开展第二轮“麻雀护巢行动” (Petitioners, Long Ignored in China, Protest at UN)
Radio Free Asia, March 06, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ml1-03062013093900.html

Society

China is Second on Forbes List of Richest
China Daily, March 06, 2013
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-03/06/content_16280977.htm

"Stability Maintenance"

解读中国预算的“维稳费用”(Stability Maintenance Budget Tops Defense Spending Three Years in a Row )
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 06, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130306_budget_military_security.shtml


Related:
軍費增幅降 維穩費更高 專家:顯和平誠意 軍官:少有少的用法(Growth of Defense Budget Slows as Stability Maintaining Spending Rises)
Ming Pao, March 6, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130306/caa1.htm

Tibet

Tibetans Pessimistic on New China Leader; See Time Running Out
Voice of America, March 05, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/tibetans-pessimistic-on-new-china-leader-see-time-running-out/1615980.html

XUAR

Uyghur Scholar Faces Medical Care Restriction
Radio Free Asia, March 05, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/ilham-tohti-03052013160430.html

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Education

Equality in Education Urged for Disabled
China Daily, March 05, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-03/05/content_16275715.htm

Food Safety

China Reports More Deaths From Food Poisoning
China Daily, March 05, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-03/05/content_16279876.htm

Freedom of Speech

台公民团体吁中国政府签署《新闻自由保障协定》 (Taiwan NGOs Call for Cross-Strait Agreement to Protect Press Freedom)
Radio Free Asia, March 05, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/al-03052013092649.html

Related:
Activists Call for Cross-strait Media Freedom Agreement
Taipei Times, March 6, 2013
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2013/03/06/2003556414

Gender

China's Sex Ratio at Birth Declines 4 Years in a Row
Xinhua News Agency, March 05, 2013
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/03/05/Chinas%2Bsex%2Bratio%2Bat%2Bbirth%2Bdeclines%2B4%2Byears%2Bin%2Ba%2Brow/

Government

In China, 'Red Nobility' Trumps Egalitarian Ideals
Los Angeles Times, March 04, 2013
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-princelings-20130305,0,2241010.story

Information Control

Chinese Appeal for Improved Environmental Transparency
Xinhua News Agency, March 05, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/765854.shtml

June Fourth

香港团体全国人大开幕日示威 声援六四难属促当局保障人权 (Hong Kong Groups Urge NPC to Consider Tiananmen Mothers' Demands)
Radio Free Asia, March 05, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/sy-03052013101352.html

Political and Economic Reform

On Eve of China Congress, Calls for Reform Unanswered
Voice of America, March 04, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-npc-national-peoples-congress-power-xi-jinping-hu-jintai/1614770.html


去年两会看“熙来”,今年两会瞧“纪兰” (Critics Highlight NPC Deputy’s 59-Year Tenure as Sign of Systemic Problem)
Voice of America, March 05, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/on-shen-jilan-phenomenon-20130304/1614959.html

Public Health

HIV Carrier Sues Hospital for Refusing Surgery
China Daily, March 05, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-03/05/content_16275733.htm

"Stability Maintenance"

Sweep Targets 'Sensitive' Individuals Ahead of NPC
Radio Free Asia, March 04, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/npc-03042013135543.html

Tibet

专访:藏族作家唯色荣获美国国际妇女勇气奖 (Interview with Tibetan Writer Woeser, Recipient of International Women’s Courage Award by US State Department)
Voice of America, March 05, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/weishe-20130305/1615301.html

Related:
2013 International Women of Courage Award Winners
US Department of State, March 4, 2013
http://www.state.gov/s/gwi/programs/iwoc/2013/bio/index.htm

从拉萨的新面貌说起
The New Face of Lhasa
China Rights Forum, 2012 No. 2
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/6163
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/6137


西藏女作家唯色因作品赞美达赖喇嘛而遭受严重迫害
Tibetan Writer Persecuted for Praising Dalai Lama
Human Rights in China, October 27, 2004
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/2138
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/2023

Monday, March 04, 2013

Animal Rights

China Volunteers Rescue 900 Dogs Likely Headed for Guangdong Restaurants
Associated Press, March 03, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1172815/china-volunteers-rescue-900-dogs-likely-headed-guangdong-restaurants

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

Corruption

最高检:去年179名厅官被查处 省部级以上5人 (Supreme People’s Procuratorate: Only 5 Officials at Provincial and Ministry Levels or Above were Investigated for Corruption and Dealt With in 2012)
People's Daily, March 04, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0304/c1001-20673804.html