Friday, May 31, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance,

记者昆明体验实名制:复印店不敢印炼油相关内容 (Kunming Copy Services Self-Censor in Crackdown on Oil Refinery Protest)
TIME WEEKLY, May 31, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-05-31/120327276625.shtml

Corruption

医生因举报被“待岗”久坐医院走廊1年 (Head Radiologist is Laid off after Reporting Medical Corruption)
Net Ease, May 31, 2013
http://focus.news.163.com/13/0531/10/906RN69900011SM9.html

Culture

杨继绳《墓碑》一书获海耶克奖 (Yang Jisheng Receives Hayek Prize for “Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-62”)
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/ml2-05302013145715.html

Related:
The Killing Fields of China - A Review Essay by Roger Garside
盖思德的书评:中国屠杀场
China Rights Forum, December 2012
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/6377
CN:http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/6381

Yang Jisheng:Introduction to Tombstone: A Record of the Great Chinese Famine of the 1960s
杨继绳: 永久的墓碑(代前言)《墓碑——中国六十年代大饥荒纪实》
China Rights Forum, No.4, 2009
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/3188
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/3492

Cyber Security

日本20余家网站名被改为“钓鱼岛是中国的” (Hacker Renames over 20 Japanese Websites as “Diaoyu Belongs to China”)
Global Times, May 31, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/w/2013-05-31/130127277000.shtml

Environment

China: The Electronic Wastebasket of the World
CNN, May 30, 2013
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/30/world/asia/china-electronic-waste-e-waste/index.html

报告称内陆核电建设不会影响环境和公众健康 (China Nuclear Energy Association Claims Power Plants Not Hazardous)
Xinhua News Agency, May 31, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0531/19/907ONTKI00014JB5.html

Health

摆脱对死刑犯器官移植的依赖 (China Launches New Distribution System to Eliminate Dependence on Death Row Organs)
Deutsche Presse Agentur, May 30, 2013
http://dw.de/p/18hSc

Human Rights Defenders

广西警方:叶海燕故意伤害他人被拘留 (Guangxi Police Criminally Detain Ye Haiyan on Charge of “Intentional Harm to Others”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 31, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130531_china_yehaiyan_arrested.shtml

Related:
叶海燕被拘与“校长开房找我”照片无关 (Rights Defender for Sexually Assaulted Students in Criminal Detention for Intentional Injury)
People's Daily, May 31, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-05-31/182927279318.shtml

Ai Weiwei Shocks in Venice with Scenes of Prison Life
Agence France-Presse, May 30, 2013
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j2OaNKszJNv-CyZIEt8u3OVEntMQ

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

Shangri-La Dialogue: China's Rising Power in Spotlight
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 30, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22720772

习近平离京对特立尼达和多巴哥、哥斯达黎加、墨西哥进行国事访问并赴美国举行中美元首会晤 (Xi Leaves for South America and U.S.)
Xinhua News Agency, May 31, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0531/c1024-21689015.html

June Fourth

Tiananmen Group Condemns Chinese Leader Xi Jinping
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 31, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22727940

China's Tiananmen Mothers Criticize Xi for Lack of Reforms
Reuters, May 31, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/31/us-china-tiananmen-idUSBRE94U03Z20130531

天安门母亲批评习近平未实行政治改革 (Tiananmen Mothers Criticize Xi for Lack of Political Reforms, Request Reassessment of June Fourth)
Voice of America, May 31, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/tian-anmen-mothers-20130531/1671985.html

For more information on the Tiananmen Mothers see:
天安门母亲:“希望”已渐渐消失,“绝望”正渐渐逼近——纪念“六四”惨案24周年
Hope Fades as Despair Draws Near: Essay by the Tiananmen Mothers on the 24th Anniversary of the June Fourth Tragedy
Human Rights in China, May 31, 2013
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6710
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6709

導火線「愛國」口號 丁﹕愚蠢 李﹕非愛黨 (“Patriotism” as Slogan for Hong Kong June Fourth Events Causes Controversy)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130531/gaa2.htm

Related:
支聯常委冒犯丁子霖請辭 愧爭論愛國口號言詞過火 致函道歉 (Official of Major HK Democratic Organization Resigns after Offending Ding Zilin)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130531/gaa1.htm

Migrants

Some Are More Equal Than Others
The Economist, June 01, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21578675-chinas-need-new-urbanisation-policy-reaches-critical-point-some-are-more-equal-others?fsrc=rss

Political and Economic Reform

Drawing the Battle Lines
The Economist, May 31, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21578706-conservative-backlash-against-push-reform-drawing-battle-lines

中纪委:全国2290人次因违反中央八项规定受处理 (Party Reports 2,290 Cases of Discipline Violations Punished Since Xi Took Office)
China News Service, May 31, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0531/c1001-21692905.html

Population

China's One-Child Policy Causes Silent Suffering of Mothers
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1249245/one-child-policy-has-caused-suffering-millions

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

U.N. Concerned About North Korean Defectors in China
Reuters, May 30, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/30/us-korea-north-rights-idUSBRE94T0OA20130530

North Korea: UN Special Rapporteur Concerned for the Wellbeing of Nine Young Defectors
UN News Centre, May 30, 2013
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=13381&LangID=E

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Children

广州将针对女童及家长发放防狼手册 (Guangzhou to Distribute 10,000 Anti-Child Molestation Manuals)
Sina, May 30, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-05-30/100327265545.shtml

叶海燕抗议万宁校长性侵被报复家中遭群殴 (Rights Defender Beaten at Home after Protest against Sexual Assault of Girl Students)
Voice of America, May 30, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/chinese-feminist-activist-20130530/1671171.html

Corruption

评论称“15岁初中生入编”折射基层生态被权力扭曲 (15-Year-Old Son of Local Official Already on Payroll for 6 Years)
Yangcheng Evening News, May 30, 2013
http://news.dayoo.com/china/201305/30/53868_30856853.htm

Cyber Security

Obama to Press China on Cyber Hacking
Financial Times, May 29, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/ad32bbbc-c80a-11e2-be27-00144feab7de.html

Hukou

专家建议取消户籍制度以推动流动人口城镇化 (Expert at State-Run Think Tank Recommends Abolishing Hukou System to Promote Urbanization)
People's Daily, May 30, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0530/c1001-21678835.html

International Human Rights

陈光诚家人忽获准办理护照 习奥会前北京释善意? (Ahead of Xi’s U.S. Visit, Chen Guangcheng’s Relatives Are Permitted to Apply for Passports)
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy2-05292013120657.html

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

英媒:双汇收购史密斯菲尔德的真正原因 (China to Buy Smithfield to Get Safe Meat from U.S.)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 30, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/05/130530_press_pork_us.shtml

Related:
'China's No. 1 Butcher' Turns to U.S.
The Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2013
http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-242086/?mod=wsj_streaming_latest-headlines

外交部:中国政府绝不承认“旧金山和约” (China Rejects International Treaty as Basis for Japanese Sovereignty over Diaoyu)
Xinhua News Agency, May 30, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-05-30/180327268994.shtml

China, Sri Lanka Agree Loans, Defence; Seek to Allay Indian Worries
Reuters, May 29, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/29/us-china-srilanka-loans-idUSBRE94S0D220130529

June Fourth

調查:63%受訪市民支持平反六四 (63% of HK Citizens Surveyed Support Reassessment of June 4, Highest Since ‘97 Handover)
Radio Television Hong Kong , May 30, 2013
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20130530/news_20130530_55_925329.htm

Political and Economic Reform

OECD Cuts China Growth Outlook, Urges Reform Roadmap
Reuters, May 29, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/29/oecd-china-embargoed-idUSL3N0E92UF20130529

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Activists Say Laos Sent North Korean Refugees to China
The Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2013/05/29/activists-say-laos-sent-north-korean-refugees-to-china/

Society

奥巴马总统经常光顾山东济南某网吧? (Web Café Owner Flouts Real-Name Registration by Providing Fake Obama ID to Customers)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 30, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130529_obama_chinese_id.shtml

Tibet

青海又一藏人自焚身亡 四川温波寺数僧被关在丹巴县 (Another Sichuan Tibetan Dies in Self-Immolation)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-05292013120159.html

XUAR

Uighur Group Faults China on Islam Practice
Agence France-Presse, May 30, 2013
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/world/05/30/13/uighur-group-faults-china-islam-practice

Opinion

Without Land Reform, China Cannot Meet its Policy Goal of Urbanisation
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1249134/without-land-reform-china-cannot-meet-its-policy-goal

World Eyes China's Coexistence Strategy
Asia Times Online, May 29, 2013
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-290513.html

What Reform Does and Doesn’t Mean in China
The Diplomat, May 30, 2013
http://thediplomat.com/china-power/what-reform-does-and-doesnt-mean-in-china/

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Children

绵阳农妇卖掉4个亲生儿女 称下等人卖儿卖女 (Blind Village Woman Defies Authorities to Birth Four Children, Then Sold Them for Survival)
Net Ease, May 29, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0529/16/902BANTT00011229.html

洛阳千名小学生冒雨表演庆六一 教育局致歉[图] (1000 Luoyang Students Made to Perform for Leaders in Rain to Celebrate Children’s Day)
Henan Web, May 29, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130529/u1a7424138.html

Corruption

官网刊高官子女限期归国消息被删引揣测 (Xinhua: Official Media’s News about Wang Qishan’s New Anti-Corruption Measure is a Rumor)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 28, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130528_china_weibo_corruption.shtml

China's Spurned Mistresses Can't Be Relied on to Bust Graft: Paper
Reuters, May 29, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/29/us-china-corruption-idUSBRE94R0WO20130529

Education

新中国首批博士30年后再聚首 称无愧博士称号 (China’s First Batch of PhDs Voice Concern about Quality of Today’s PhD Education)
China Youth Daily, May 29, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130529/u1a7422233.html

调查称大学生期望月薪降至3683.6元 降幅近千元 (Survey Shows 1,000-Yuan Drop in College Graduates’ Salary Expectation)
Legal Evening News, May 29, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0529/13/901VLL4S00011229.html

Health

Two Die after H7N9 Bird Flu Virus Develops Drug Resistance
The Guardian, May 29, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/28/two-die-h7n9-bird-flu-resists-treatment

Related:
新病例显示H7N9病毒或已具有抗药性 (New H7N9 Case Shows Virus’ Drug Resistance)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 28, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/science/2013/05/130528_h7n9_drug_resistance.shtml

北京发现第2例人感染H7N9禽流感病例 (Second H7N9 Case is Found in Beijing)
China National Radio, May 29, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0529/c1001-21652474.html

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

软实力已无法解决南海问题 该出手时就出手!(Huanqiu: "Soft Power Can No Longer Solve the South China Sea Dispute; Strike Whenever Necessary")
Global Times, May 27, 2013
http://mil.huanqiu.com/observation/2013-05/3973411.html

June Fourth

Censors Ban Talk Online of Tiananmen Massacre
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/online-05282013110706.html

六四前夕各地打壓 拘留軟禁維權者 (Authorities Crack Down on Rights Defenders in Guangzhou and Panyu as June Fourth Approaches)
Ming Pao, May 29, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130529/gaa5.htm

六四临近 中国多市民众申请集会游行 (Citizens in Guangzhou, Tianjin, and Hunan Apply to Rally or March on June Fourth)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 29, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130529_64_wrapup.shtml

Land, Property, Housing

湖南又现自焚悲剧,强征强拆何时休?
Hunan Officials 'Cover Up' Self-Immolation Protest
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2013
CH:http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/coverup-05282013164754.html
EN:http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/aw-05282013123144.html

Political and Economic Reform

习近平新政: 七不讲后又有十六条 (Government Orders Young College Professors to Teach More Party Ideology)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 29, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130528_china_thought_control_youth.shtml

Related:
3部門頒令嚴管大學青年教師 (Three Party Departments Order Tighter Control on Young Professors’ Curriculum)
Ming Pao, May 29, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130529/cab1.htm

光明日报发文驳斥反宪政言论 (Guangming Daily Publishes Scholar’s Article Criticizing Official Media’s Recent Anti-Constitutionalism Remarks)
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/nu-05282013155250.html

Related:
许崇德:宪政是法治国家应有之义 (Constitutionalism is Prerequisite to Rule of Law)
Guangming Daily, May 29, 2013
http://www.21ccom.net/articles/zgyj/xzmj/article_2013052283948_2.html

Tibet

那曲藏民抗议当局开采圣山 藏区民众凝聚团结力量
Tibetan Religious Leader, Writer Freed After Serving Prison Terms
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2013
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-05282013123543.html
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/freed-05282013152809.html

Opinion

When Blue Becomes the New White
Financial Times, May 28, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5889c9f2-c6f7-11e2-a861-00144feab7de.html

China's Baby 59 Sewer Pipe Rescue is a Grotesque Image of Abandonment
The Guardian, May 29, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/photography-blog/2013/may/29/china-baby-59-rescue-ultimate-abandonment

Deaths Must Spur Gov't to Act on Land Reform
Caixin, May 29, 2013
http://english.caixin.com/2013-05-29/100534650.html

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Children

河南教师性侵10余小学生续:受害者多为留守儿童 (Left-Behind Children of Migrant Workers Are Frequent Victims of Sexual Harassment)
Henan Web, May 27, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-05-27/100427235307.shtml

Consumer Safety

Guangzhou Rice Scare Shows Open Government Remains Elusive
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1245425/guangzhou-rice-scare-shows-open-government-remains-elusive

广佛地铁开通两年半 被曝尚未通过国家验收 (Guangzhou-Foshan Subway Line Runs 2.5 Years without Standard Inspection)
Net Ease, May 28, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0528/04/8VUGLTK40001124J.html

Cyber Security

美国称中国黑客窃得大量武器机密 (U.S. Says Chinese Hackers Gained Access to Numerous U.S. Arms Secrets)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 28, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/05/130528_china_australia_us_hacking.shtml

Related:
U.S. Weapon Plans Compromised by China: Report
The Age, May 28, 2013
http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/security-it/us-weapon-plans-compromised-by-china-report-20130528-2n8gn.html

Health

广东新规将允许艾滋感染者当老师 多数家长担忧 (Guangdong’s Plan to Lift Teaching Ban on HIV Carriers Faces Opposition from Parents)
Yangcheng Evening News, May 28, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0528/08/8VUSU4QT0001124J.html

我国年约1300万人次人工流产 其中55%重复流产 (Among 13 Million Annual Abortions, 55% Are Repeats)
Xinhua News Agency, April 05, 2013
http://health.people.com.cn/n/2013/0405/c14739-21027820.html

研究:H7N9病毒可通过飞沫传播 (Study Shows H7N9 Virus Can Be Transmitted through Air)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 24, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/science/2013/05/130524_bird_flu_virus.shtml

Information Control

Corrupt Chinese Officials Turn to 'Black' PR
Telegraph India, May 26, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10081431/Corrupt-Chinese-officials-turn-to-black-PR.html

International Human Rights

Frustrated Chinese Send Complaints to White House Website
The Guardian, May 28, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/28/chinese-complaints-white-house-website

“捍卫言论自由奖”洛杉矶颁奖 获奖者缺席体现中国人权现况 (Three Detained Chinese Dissidents Win “Defending Freedom of Expression” Award from Visual Arts Guild, Absent at Ceremony)
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/th-05272013094155.html

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

日本批评李克强德国谈“窃取领土”说 (China’s Premier Says Japan Must Return Territory “Stolen” from China in World War II)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 28, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130527_japan_china_li_germany.shtml

美中签约允许美监管部门查阅中国公司审计 (U.S.–China Agree to Make Audit Information Public after a Two-Year Stand-Off)
Voice of America, May 25, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/us-china-signs-new-financial-document-20130523/1668137.html

June Fourth

香港六四24周年游行呼吁平反六四
Hong Kong Activists Call for Reappraisal of Tiananmen Crackdown
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2013
CH:http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/ql-05262013101415.html
EN:http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/tiananmen-05272013141602.html

天安門母親張先玲夫婦被取消來港行程 (Beijing Forbids Tiananmen Mother Zhang Xianling and Husband’s Trip to Hong Kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong , May 28, 2013
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20130528/news_20130528_55_924931.htm

Labor

A Hole in China's Skyline
Caixin, May 24, 2013
http://english.caixin.com/2013-05-24/100532366.html

Open Government Information

九人呼吁公平审判“财产公示十君子” (Nine Rights Lawyers Urge Fair Trial for Ten Activists Detained after Requesting Disclosure of Official Assets)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 25, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130525_china_activists_appeal.shtml

Persons with Disabilities

Chinese Schizophrenic Man Kept in a Cage for 11 Years
The Independent, May 28, 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/chinese-schizophrenic-man-kept-in-a-cage-for-11-years-8633444.html

Rule of Law

Underage Sex Scandals in China Spark Anger over 'Weak' Law
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/sex-scandals-05242013103157.html

Society

央视1周播97次烟草广告 烟草广告植入多个领域 (Tobacco Commercials Shown 97 Times a Week on China Central Television)
Beijing Morning Post, May 28, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-05-28/013927240087.shtml

XUAR

Circling the Wagons
The Economist, May 25, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21578433-region-plagued-ethnic-strife-growth-immigrant-dominated-settlements-adding?fsrc=rss

Xinjiang High School Students March Against Headscarf Ban
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/headscarf-05232013140756.html

Opinion

The Trust Deficit
中美建新大國關係
Foreign Policy, May 13, 2013
China News Service, May 28, 2013
EN:http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/05/13/how_china_sees_the_us_pivot_to_asia CH:http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20130527/ca11035a.htm

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Business and Economics

中国企业:不要为“国际化”而国际化 ()
Chinese Enterprises Struggle Overseas
Economic Observer, May 17, 2013
CH: http://finance.ifeng.com/opinion/mssd/20130517/8046619.shtml
EN: http://www.eeo.com.cn/ens/2013/0523/244336.shtml

Business and Human Rights

Facebook Joins GNI Online Privacy-and-Freedom Group
The Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/05/22/facebook-joins-gni-online-privacy-and-freedom-group/

Children

留守小学生遭同学围殴致脾脏破裂 (“Left-Behind” Children of Migrant Workers are Targets of School Violence: Student’s Spleen Ruptured in Beating by Classmates)
Hua Sheng Zai Xian(华声在线), May 23, 2013
http://hunan.voc.com.cn/article/201305/201305230744127173.html

Cyber Security

Hackers Find China Is Land of Opportunity
The New York Times, May 23, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/23/world/asia/in-china-hacking-has-widespread-acceptance.html

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

视频:美副总统拜登称中国不能自由呼吸 (Video Clip of Biden at UPenn Commencement: China is “a Nation Where You Cannot Breathe Free”)
Sina, May 23, 2013
http://video.sina.com.cn/p/news/w/v/2013-05-23/183362463245.html

Related:
中国留学生要求美国副总统为“不当言论”道歉 (UPenn Chinese Students Ask Biden to Apologize for Criticizing China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 23, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/05/130523_us_biden_china.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

China Warns Blind Dissident Chen Guangcheng Ahead of Taiwan Trip
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1244215/china-warns-blind-dissident-chen-guangcheng-ahead-taiwan-trip

Ai Weiwei Rages against State Abuses in Song, Dumbass
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22627605

International Human Rights

大赦国际年度报告:中国持续打压异议人士 (Amnesty International Says China Continues to Crack Down on Dissidents)
Deutsche Welle, May 23, 2013
http://bit.ly/1873R3P

台湾民进党员发表《台海人权决议文》 (Taiwan’s Opposition Party Drafts Resolution to Base Relations with China on Universal Human Rights Values)
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/al-05222013112616.html

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

North Korea Says Willing to Take China's Advice to Start Talks
Reuters, May 23, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/23/us-korea-north-china-idUSBRE94M0HQ20130523

中國海軍進仁愛礁 菲指挑釁 (Philippines Calls China’s Warship Circling Disputed Territory “Provocative and Illegal”)
Ming Pao, May 23, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130523/caa2.htm

China Milk Powder Firms Court Foreign Cachet for Domestic Gains
Reuters, May 22, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/22/us-china-dairy-milkpowder-idUSBRE94L17O20130522

BBC民调:中国国际形象八年来最差 (BBC Poll Shows China’s International Image is Worst in Eight Years)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 23, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/05/130522_bbc_poll_country_influence.shtml

Related:
Views of China and India Slide While UK’s Ratings Climb: Global Poll
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2013
http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/2013%20Country%20Rating%20Poll.pdf

June Fourth

Activists Warned Off Tiananmen Memorial March
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/warned-05222013141813.html

Related:
广州三市民“六四”纪念游行申请被受理 (Three Guangzhou Residents’ Application to March on June Fourth Accepted)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 23, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130523_guangzhouo_xuxiangrong_june4.shtml

Rule of Law

广西北海绝食律师结束抗议行动 (Two Guangxi Lawyers End Hunger Strike after Court Reinstates Their Right to Defense)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 23, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130523_china_guangxi_lawyers.shtml

广西首例组织出卖人体器官案主刀者被判6年 (Surgeon Gets Six-Year Sentence in Guangxi’s First Case of Organized Human Organ Trading)
Xinhua News Agency, May 23, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0523/10/8VI9JQJV00014JB5.html

Social Security

China's Elderly Bereaved Parents Protest Lack of Help
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/help-05222013104707.html

Society

郑戈:留京年龄门槛该不该设?
Ageism in China: Why 25-and-Up Is Already Too Old to Hire in Beijing
Caixin, May 23, 2013
CH: http://opinion.caixin.com/2013-05-13/100527142.html
EN:http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/ageism-in-china-why-25-and-up-is-already-too-old-to-hire-in-beijing/beijing-employment-regulation-restriction-china/c3s11873/?utm_source=Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f936b07377-May_23_20135_23_2013&utm_medium=em

长沙向孕妇发放孕妇徽章 称可区分胖子与孕妇 (10,000 Badges Issued in Changsha to Distinguish Pregnant from Plus-Sized Women)
Net Ease, May 23, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0523/06/8VHRP3HF00011229.html

Tibet

Tibetan Rights Groups Criticise China over Monk's Five-Year Jail Term
The Guardian, May 23, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/23/tibetan-rights-criticise-china-jails-monk

United Nations

China Offers 500 Troops to UN Mali Force
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1244305/china-offers-500-troops-un-mali-force

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights

野生动物保护组织人士:“中国是最大野生动物消费国”的说法证据确凿 (NGO Confirms China is World’s Biggest Consumer of Wild Animals)
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/jingmao/nu-05212013163414.html

Folk Remedy Extracted From Captive Bears Stirs Furor in China
归真堂IPO受阻,中国动物权益保护者的胜利
The New York Times, May 21, 2013
EN:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/22/world/asia/chinese-bear-bile-farming-draws-charges-of-cruelty.html CH:http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130520/c22rescue/

Censorship and Surveillance

Messaging App Line Prepares the Groundwork for Censoring Politically Sensitive Phrases in China
The Next Web, May 21, 2013
http://thenextweb.com/asia/2013/05/21/line-prepares-to-monitor-its-150-million-users-to-censor-sensitive-chinese-words/

Consumer Product Safety

同仁堂再陷汞超标危机 40种药品被曝含有朱砂 (Mercury Found in 40 Drugs Produced by Tong Ren Tang, Famed Maker of Chinese Medicine)
Southern Daily, May 21, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-05/3955802.html

青海56所学校500多学生吃营养餐后腹痛头晕 (Over 500 Students in 56 Qinghai Schools Sick from “Nutritious Meals”)
China Central Television, May 22, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-05-22/175327196896.shtml

Education

我国小学性教育缺教材 女教师被家长斥讲下流事 (Teacher Criticized for Teaching Sex Education)
China News Service, May 22, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-05-22/043927189467.shtml

Environment

民警污水河救人致肺部感染 网友喊环保局长看望 (Police Rescues Drowning Girl from Polluted Water, Gets Lung Infection)
Xinhua News Agency, May 22, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/2013-05-22/074627191685.shtml

中国梦:缺水而枯? (Chinese Dream—Diminishing in Drought?)
Financial Times, May 22, 2013
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001050541?full=y

Health

China's Bird Flu Outbreak Cost $6.5bn
Reuters, May 22, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7dcc4eb6-c27d-11e2-ab66-00144feab7de.html

调查发现国内缺乏成人体内重金属含量权威调查 (Survey: China Lacks Reliable Methods to Test Heavy Metals in Human Body)
The First Business and Financial Daily, May 22, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-05-22/054427189912.shtml

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

Li's Pak. Visit to Deepen 'All-Weather' Ties
The Hindu, May 21, 2013
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/lis-pak-visit-to-deepen-allweather-ties/article4736716.ece

Related:
Chinese Premier Pledges Pakistan Energy Crisis Help
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22624871

June Fourth

旅居中欧的异议人士启动纪念"六四"24周年活动 (Chinese Dissidents in Central Europe Prepare June Fourth Memorial Activities)
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/gr-05212013154807.html

温哥华设立临时“六四纪念馆” (Overseas Chinese Group Creates June Fourth Memorial Exhibition in Vancouver)
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/to-05212013130254.html

Media

中国纸媒要挖煤的尴尬 (Censorship and Social Media Competition Force Print Media to Invest in Coal Mining)
Nikkei Chinese News (日经中文网), May 22, 2013
http://cn.nikkei.com/china/ccompany/5579-20130522.html

Natural Resources

China's Green Drive to Boost Oil Demand
The Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324659404578498751094240308.html

Persons with Disabilities

China's Disabled Slam Government as Biggest Discriminator
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/disabled-05212013103106.html

Political and Economic Reform

结构性问题拖累中国经济复苏 (China’s Economic Recovery Undermined by Structural Flaws)
Financial Times, May 22, 2013
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001050531?full=y

Democracy Veteran Warns Beijing of 'Brutal End' to Power
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/qin-yongmin-05212013144525.html

For more information on Qin Yongmin, see:
Wife of Wuhan Activist Details Harassment and Unlawful Detention and Appeals to International Community
Human Rights In China, August 22, 2012
http://www.hrichina.org/content/6274

Progress on SOEs Means Answering Political Questions
Caixin, May 22, 2013
http://english.caixin.com/2013-05-22/100531336.html

Society

699万高校毕业生其实并不多 (Less Than 30% Employment Rate among 2013 Beijing, Shanghai Graduates is Worst in History )
Caixun, May 21, 2013
http://economy.caixun.com/luoxm/20130521-CX03bqo8.html

Tibet

China Welcomes Constructive Advice on Tibet
China Daily, May 22, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-05/22/content_16521096.htm

Opinion

贺卫方:中国最需要的就是建设宪政 (He Weifang: Constitutionalism is What China Needs Most)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130522_china_constitution_hwf.shtml

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Corruption

China Communist Party 'Needs to Slash Membership'
Telegraph India, May 20, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10068214/China-Communist-Party-needs-to-slash-membership.html

U.S. Charges 3 NYU Researchers in Chinese Bribery Case
纽约大学三名华裔研究人员涉嫌受贿遭到指控
Reuters, May 21, 2013
EN:http://www.cnbc.com/id/100751975
CH:http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE94K01E20130521

Cyber Security

外交部:把网络安全打造成中美合作新亮点 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs: China Should Make Internet Security New Focus of Cooperation with U.S.)
People's Daily, May 21, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-05-21/192127186974.shtml

Environment

China's New Governing Style: Crisis Management
The Atlantic, May 20, 2013
http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/05/chinas-new-governing-style-crisis-management/276034/

Health

No New H7N9 Cases in China for a Week
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1242626/no-new-h7n9-cases-china-week

白领猝死引职场幸福感讨论 幸福或与工龄成正比 (Survey Prompted by Sudden Deaths among White Collar Workers Shows Professionals Under 25 Least Happy)
China News Service, May 21, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/05/21/264827.html

专家称我国不孕不育患者已超4000万 (Expert Says Stress and Overwork among Chief Causes of 40 Million Infertile in China)
Evening News, May 21, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-05-21/132027184381.shtml

Information Control

China Trying to Manage Exposure of Corruption Online
Reuters, May 20, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/20/net-us-china-corruption-internet-idUSBRE94J0B420130520

International Human Rights

British Award for Chen Guangcheng Set to Worsen UK-China Relations
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1242309/british-award-chen-guangcheng-set-worsen-uk-china-relations

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

英媒:中国大举进军加勒比海地区 (Large-Scale Chinese Investment Flows into Caribbean as U.S. Influence Ebbs)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 21, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/05/130521_press_beijing_caribbean.shtml

奥巴马习近平六月会晤
White House Sets U.S.-China Summit for California in June
The New York Times, May 21, 2013
CN: http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20130521/c21summit/
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20130521/c21summit/en-us/

Labor

China Factory Explosion Kills 12
The Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2013
http://on.wsj.com/17SQgNw

Land, Property, Housing

Police Probe Fresh Clashes in Inner Mongolia
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/clashes-05202013113914.html

Religion

Religious Freedom 'Improves' in Vietnam, Declines in China
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/religious-05202013171334.html

美公布2012年度国际宗教自由报告 中国续被列特别关注国 (U.S. 2012 International Religious Freedom Report: China Still a Country of “Particular Concern”)
Voice of America, May 20, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-listed-as-country-of-particular-concern-20130520/1664714.html

Rule of Law

China Suspects Presumed Guilty Until Proven Innocent
The Guardian, May 20, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/20/china-courts-presume-guilty-wrongful-convictions

Tibet

US Senators Approve 5,000 Visas for Tibet Refugees
Associated Press, May 21, 2013
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jUcN6bqKvWfdO40MahLJSB2IA06Q

Opinion

In China, Weighing Economic and Political Freedoms
The New York Times, May 20, 2013
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/05/20/in-china-weighing-economic-and-political-freedoms/

党刊刊文称宪政理念属于资本主义而非社会主义 (CPC Journal Declares Constitutionalism a Capitalist Concept, not Socialist)
Red Flag Manuscript, May 21, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-05-21/165827185987.shtml

Monday, May 20, 2013

Death Penalty

China Eliminating Reliance on Executed Prisoners for Organs, but Cultural Attitudes a Barrier
Associated Press, May 17, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-eliminating-reliance-on-executed-prisoners-for-organs-but-cultural-attitudes-a-barrier/2013/05/17/9626143a-bee3-11e2-b537-ab47f0325f7c_story.html

Environment

Kunming Pollution Protest Is Tip of Rising Chinese Environmental Activism
The Guardian, May 16, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/chinas-choice/2013/may/16/kunming-pollution-protest-chinese-environmental-activism

Environmentalists Fear Dams on Nu Could Befoul One of China's Great Waterways
Irish Times, May 18, 2013
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/environmentalists-fear-dams-on-nu-could-befoul-one-of-china-s-great-waterways-1.1397752

Health

中国内地新增四例H7N9死亡病例 死亡总数达36例--WHO (WHO: Bird Flu Fatalities Reach 36)
Reuters, May 20, 2013
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE94J01B20130520

Human Rights Defenders

Chen Guangcheng Pressures the EU on 'Secret' Human Rights Talks with China
The Daily Telegraph, May 20, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10066972/Chen-Guangcheng-pressures-the-EU-on-secret-human-rights-talks-with-China.html

Related:
BBC News Hour (Interview with Chen Guangcheng at 30 seconds in)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 20, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p018bp40

陈光诚:不要对习李新政抱幻想 (Chen Guangcheng: Don’t Hold High Hopes for the Xi and Li Regime)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 20, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130520_chenguangcheng_china.shtml

Chinese LGBT Activists Held by Police During 'Gay Day'
International Business Times, May 18, 2013
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/468715/20130518/lgbt-china-police-gay-day-homophobia-eurovision.htm

Parole Refusal Sparks Fears For Jailed Chinese Dissident's Health
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/zhu-yufu-05172013145342.html

Information Control

Chinese Web Activists See New Pressure from Censors
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22566821

International Human Rights

欧洲对中国人权只是“隔靴搔痒” (German Rights Official Criticizes EU’s China Rights Policy as “Nowhere Near Enough”)
Deutsche Welle, May 18, 2013
http://dw.de/p/18aM1

Related:
专访德国人权专员勒宁 (German Rights Official Says Minority and Migrant Issues Key Topics in Sino-German Rights Dialogue)
Deutsche Welle, May 17, 2013
http://dw.de/p/18ZrS

人权对话从不能用“气氛友好”形容 (German Rights Official to Chinese Press: “Friendly Atmosphere” Cannot Describe Rights Dialogue)
Deutsche Welle, May 17, 2013
http://dw.de/p/18Zq9

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

India And China in The Arctic: Breeching The Monopoly – Analysis
The East African, May 18, 2013
http://www.eurasiareview.com/18052013-india-and-china-in-the-arctic-breeching-the-monopoly-analysis/

朝鲜军方扣押16名中国渔民 打8次电话索钱财 (N. Korea Detains 16 Chinese Fishermen, Seeks RMB 600,000 Ransom)
Global Times, May 20, 2013
http://mil.huanqiu.com/paper/2013-05/3949414.html

李克强寻求中印互信 边界问题惹人忧 (Li Keqiang Visits India as Border Issue Causes Worry)
Reuters, May 20, 2013
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE94J08S20130520

Related:
印度总理:不允许任何势力在印从事反华活动 (Indian P. M. Says Anti-Chinese Activities Not Permitted in Country)
Xinhua News Agency, May 20, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/w/2013-05-20/214827177125.shtml

朝鲜三天连射六枚导弹(更新版) (N. Korea Launches 6 Missiles in 3 Days)
Reuters, May 20, 2013
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE94J07R20130520

奥巴马针对中日确定亚洲外交团队 (Obama’s Asian Foreign Policy Team Will Focus on China and Japan)
Nikkei Chinese News (日经中文网), May 17, 2013
http://cn.nikkei.com/politicsaeconomy/politicsasociety/5565-20130517.html

Labor

Three New Suicides at Foxconn China Factory
Agence France-Presse, May 18, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1240712/three-new-suicides-foxconn-china-factory

Political and Economic Reform

英媒:“秘密文件”揭示习近平的铁腕 (Internal Document Reveals Xi’s Hard-Line Policy toward Liberals and Dissidents)
British Broadcasting Company, May 19, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/05/130519_press_memo_xi.shtml

Population

Greying China Taps Rural Elderly to Care for Those Even Older
Reuters, May 20, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/19/us-china-ageing-idUSBRE94I01420130519

萍乡湘东11人“超生”被开除党籍 各地严查违反作风建设行为 (Party Cadres Demoted for Exceeding Birth Quota)
Dahe Daily, May 20, 2013
http://jiangxi.jxnews.com.cn/system/2013/05/20/012426499.shtml

Protests and Petitions

Mayor's Tweet Sparks Anger Over Chinese PX Plan
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/plan-05172013103159.html

China Police Billions Spell Profit Opportunity
Straits Times, May 19, 2013
http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/asia/story/china-police-billions-spell-profit-opportunity-20130519

Rule of Law

Australians Say Chinese Legal System Unfair Even on Foreigners
Radio Australia, May 17, 2013
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/onairhighlights/australians-say-chinese-legal-system-unfair-even-on-foreigners/1132368

浙江高院向被冤叔侄各支付国家赔偿金110万余元 (Zhejiang High Court Awards Compensation for Wrongful Convictions)
Sina, May 20, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-05-20/145927174487.shtml

Technology

Bloomberg Snooping Scandal Alerts China on Data Security
Xinhua News Agency, May 19, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2013-05/19/c_132393186.htm

Opinion

及时公布有毒食品信息是执法底线 (Prompt Disclosure of Information Crucial to Enforcing Food Safety Laws)
Dongfang Morning Post, May 20, 2013
http://epaper.dfdaily.com/dfzb/html/2013-05/20/content_770390.htm

媒体札记:选择性公开 (Selective Transparency Undermines Public Safety and Trust in Government)
Financial Times, May 20, 2013
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001050506?full=y

Wishing for China's Trade, Fearing Its Prowess
The Japan Times, May 19, 2013
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2013/05/19/commentary/wishing-for-chinas-trade-fearing-its-prowess/#.UZo4XqLVB8E

Friday, May 17, 2013

Civil Society

NGOs Spring Free from Official Bonds
Global Times, May 16, 2013
www.globaltimes.cn/content/782160.shtml

Consumer Product Safety

广州食药监局公布首季度餐饮食品抽验结果 (Excessive Level of Cadmium Found in 44% of Rice Products Sampled, Guangzhou Authorities Withhold Names of Producers)
Nanfang Daily, May 17, 2013
epaper.nfdaily.cn/html/2013-05/17/content_7190406.htm

Corruption

上海环保局长回应质疑:排污费未用作环保局福利 (Shanghai Authorities Deny Using Pollution Fines for Bonuses)
Beijing News, May 17, 2013
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/05/17/264248.html

Culture

At Cannes, Shock Movie Tests China's Boundaries
Agence France-Presse, May 16, 2013
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130516/at-cannes-shock-movie-tests-chinas-boundaries
黑板公布乙肝名单单位被判侵犯隐私 (Guangzhou Company is Found Guilty of “Invasion of Privacy” for Publishing Former Worker’s Health Status)
Guangzhou Daily, May 17, 2013
gzdaily.dayoo.com/html/2013-05/17/content_2249457.htm

Hong Kong

美驻港总领事谈政改遭批干预内部事务 (Beijing: U.S. Consul's Comments on HK Election is "Interference in Internal Affairs")
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2013
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130517_young_hongkong_affairs.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

China Bans Travel for Activist
Australian Financial Review, May 16, 2013
www.afr.com/p/world/china_bans_travel_for_award_activist_CjCc3zYopA2N4MNp3ElFjK

Labor

国务院:高校毕业生招聘禁止设年龄性别户籍等限制 (State Council: Hukou, Gender, and Age of University Graduates Must Not be Obstacles to Employment)
Caijing, May 17, 2013
politics.caijing.com.cn/2013-05-17/112790667.html

Foxconn Audit Finds a Workweek Still Too Long
The New York Times, May 16, 2013
www.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/business/foxconn-audit-reveals-workweek-still-too-long.html

Media

中国广电主管部门整治“抗战雷剧
China Cracks Down on Over-the-Top Anti-Japan Dramas
Reuters, May 17, 2013
CH: cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE94G03720130517
EN: www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/17/entertainment-us-china-japan-television-idUSBRE94G03B20130517

Political and Economic Reform

中国政府改革审批制度发改委权力受限 (China Limits Power of Top Economic Planning Body)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2013
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130517_china_ndrc.shtml

传高层正起草七大领域改革方案 明年初或现重大突破 (Seven High-Level Working Groups Draft Proposals for Key Reforms)
Business Times, May 17, 2013
www.businesstimes.com.cn/2013/economy_0517/4818.html

Protests and Petitions

Lawyers Petition NPC Commission to Legalise Gay Marriage
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1239296/lawyers-petition-npc-commission-legalise-gay-marriage

Shanghai Protests Force Battery-Maker to Abandon Factory
Bloomberg News, May 16, 2013
www.businessweek.com/news/2013-05-16/shanghai-protests-force-battery-maker-to-abandon-factory-plans

Technology

人民日报:我国未成年手机网民约1亿 (100 Million Chinese Minors Are Mobile Internet Users)
People's Daily, May 17, 2013
www.peopledaily.me/archives/11555

Tibet

Tibetan Receives Five-Year Prison Term for His Writings
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/writings-05162013170531.html

Opinion

南方周末:改变“权力造富”是一场转型硬仗 (Curbing Accumulation of Wealth through Power is Key to Reform)
Caijing, May 17, 2013
comments.caijing.com.cn/2013-05-17/112792189.html

人民日报:食品安全不能总打“运动战” (Reactionary Crackdowns Insufficient to Ensure Food Safety, Systemic Reforms Needed to Address Root Causes)
People's Daily, May 17, 2013
www.peopledaily.me/archives/11676

Walking the Talk: Can China’s Leaders Revive the Economy and Reform it at the Same Time?
The Economist, May 17, 2013

www.economist.com/news/china/21578058-can-chinas-leaders-revive-economy-and-reform-it-same-time-walking-talk

Checked and Balanced? Officials Try to Rein in Corruption without Undertaking Political Reform
The Economist, May 17, 2013
www.economist.com/news/china/21578065-officials-try-rein-corruption-without-undertaking-political-reform-checked-and-balanced

The EU and U.S. Must Promote Human Rights Worldwide – that Includes China
The Guardian, May 16, 2013
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/16/eu-us-promote-human-rights-china

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Children

Legal Barriers Aggravate Child Abuse
Global Times, May 15, 2013
www.globaltimes.cn/content/781870.shtml

Death Penalty

Businesswoman Sentenced to Death
China Daily, May 16, 2013
usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-05/16/content_16502327.htm

Education

国务院:进一步提高重点高校招收农村学生比例 (China to Boost Rural Student Enrollment at Top Universities)
China News Service, May 15, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/05-15/4822578.shtml

Environment

China Gives Environmental Approval to Country's Biggest Hydro Dam
Reuters, May 15, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/15/us-china-hydropower-idUSBRE94E0EW20130515

Hukou

中国户籍就业歧视第一案 (Nanjing Graduate Sues Government Over Employment Discrimination Based on Hukou)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2013
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/cyl-05152013153957.html

International Human Rights

中德人权对话论及少数民族权利 封闭式对话难以改善中国人权 (Closed-Door Sino-German Discussion on Human, Minority Rights Not Conducive to Improvement)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2013
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/yf-05152013105012.html

Information Control

China Tightens its Grip on Discourse, Ideology
Boston Globe, May 14, 2013
www.bostonglobe.com/news/world/2013/05/14/china-tightens-grip-discourse-ideology/qYb42EXLxzu68DHhcFt7JN/story.html

Related:
中共“九号文件”秘密下达 意识形态斗争烽烟味浓 (Recent Crackdown on Free Speech Suggests Ideological Struggle in Party)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2013
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/xl-05152013105236.html

International Relations

China Reaffirms Political Solution Only Way to Address Syria Crisis
Xinhua News, May 16, 2013
news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-05/16/c_132384965.htm

Labor

Beijing Signals Concerns at Rising Unemployment
Financial Times, May 15, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/481dd63e-bd66-11e2-a735-00144feab7de.html#axzz2TT2Xe9X3

Political and Economic Reforms

Slower Chinese Growth Adds to Pressure on Leaders
Associated Press, May 16, 2013
www.boston.com/news/world/asia/2013/05/16/slower-chinese-growth-adds-pressure-leaders/aQ9V0UlZSrApstJQNwB0bM/story.html

Chinese Human Rights Activist Sees No Hope For Government-led Reform In China
Business Insider, May 15, 2013
http://www.businessinsider.com/reform-prospects-in-a-consensus-led-china-2013-5

Protests and Petitions

江苏城管打死女贩惹民愤遭千人围攻砸车 (Thousands in Jiangsu Protest Fatal Beating of Street Vendor by Officer)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2013
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/vt-05152013144646.html

昆明市民再次抗议中石油PX炼化项目 (Hundreds in Kunming March in 2nd Protest Against Planned Refinery)
Reuters, May 16, 2013
cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE94F06Z20130516

Technology

港大软件恢复被删微博译成英文并可搜索 (HK University Database Compiles, Restores, and Translates Deleted Microblog Posts)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2013
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130514_hku_weiboscope_posts.shtml

Tibet

Chinese Police Expel Tibetans From Disputed Land
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/land-dispute-05152013134449.html

Opinion

茅于轼撰写博客反击《环球时报》批评 (Mao Yushi Lashes Back at State Media and Chinese Leftists)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 15, 2013
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130515_maoyushi_global_times.shtml

Why Isn't the Chinese Press All Over the AP Phone-Record Scandal?
Foreign Policy, May 15, 2013
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/05/15/chinese_press_ap_justice_department_phone_record_scandal

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Death Penalty

Beijing Touts Drop in Capital Crimes in Annual Human Rights Reports
South China Morning Post, May 15, 2013
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1237864/beijing-touts-drop-capital-crimes-annual-human-rights-reports

Environment

云南发改委:中石油昆明项目环评报告涉密不公示 (Yunnan Authorities: Environmental Impact Assessment of Oil Refinery Project is Secret)
China National Radio, May 14, 2013
news.163.com/13/0514/19/8US23FMU00014JB5.html

Healthy Environment Vital, Says White Paper
China Daily, May 15, 2013
usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-05/15/content_16499510.htm

Health

Man Sues Chinese Hospital Over Forced Psychiatric Admission
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/sues-05142013105349.html

Human Rights Defenders

Change in China 'Inevitable', Says Blind Activist Chen
Agence France-Presse, May 14, 2013
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130514/change-china-inevitable-says-blind-activist-chen

Information Control

发泡餐具5月1日解禁产品标准、准入条件与回收机制饱受质疑, 律师要求发改委公开解禁信息 (Lawyer Seeks Information on Controversial Decision to Lift Ban on Polyfoam Utensils)
The Beijing Times, May 15, 2013
epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2013-05/15/content_1989303.htm

China Tries to Rein in Microbloggers
The Guardian, May 14, 2013
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/15/china-microblogging-accounts-closed

International Relations

88 Generation Students Hold Talks with U.S., China
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2013
www.rfa.org/english/news/burma/88-generation-students-05142013135841.html

Arctic Council Adds Six Members, Including China
The New York Times, May 15, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/16/world/europe/arctic-council-adds-six-members-including-china.html

Land, Housing, Property

中国多地现暴力征地 官方紧急通知严肃查处 (Ministry Issues Urgent Directive to Investigate Unlawful and Violent Land Grabs)
Beijing News, May 14, 2013
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/05/14/263693.html
Related:
China Ministry Urges End to "Forcible" Land Requisition: Paper
Reuters, May 14, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/15/us-china-land-idUSBRE94E04320130515

Political and Economic Reform

Binding the Baton in China
Asia Times Online, May 14, 2013
www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-140513.html

Population

北上广超生人群调查:明星富豪及中低收入者均有 (Survey: Celebrities, Millionaires, and Low-to Middle-Income Families Among Those Exceeding Birth Quota)
Beijing Evening Post, May 15, 2013
news.sina.com.cn/c/sd/2013-05-15/151927130901.shtml

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Shan Rebels Ask China to Provide Shelter for Refugees
The Irrawaddy, May 15, 2013
www.irrawaddy.org/archives/34582

Vulnerable Groups

China Sex Workers 'Abused by Police'
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2013
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22520455

Opinion

中国缺乏开放的思想市场 (China Still Lacks Free Thinking)
Financial Times, May 15, 2013
www.ftchinese.com/story/001050413

人民日报:期待昆明成功走出“PX困局” (Transparency and Open Information are Key to Building Public Trust and Reducing Mass Protests against Industrial Projects)
The People's Daily, May 15, 2013
comments.caijing.com.cn/2013-05-15/112781409.html

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Business and Human Rights

PPG Funds Social Responsibility Research at Tsinghua
China Daily, May 13, 2013

Civil Society

Quake Prompts Growth in NGOs
China Daily, May 13, 2013

Corruption


China's Illegal 'Black Jails': How A Government Incentive Created More Corruption
International Business Times, May 13, 2013


刘铁男涉嫌严重违纪 被免去领导职务 (Senior Planning Official Sacked for “Disciplinary Violations”)

Southern Weekly, May 14, 2013


Related:
China Social Media Hailed after Official Toppled

简讯:重庆公安局原副局长唐建华被双开 (Former Chongqing Police Official Sacked, Expelled from CPC for Taking Bribes)

Disaster

Five Years After A Quake, Chinese Cite Shoddy Reconstruction
National Public Radio, May 13, 2013 

Environment

北京九成受访者认为PM2.5主要来自汽车尾气 (Survey: 90% of Beijingers Think Automobile Exhaust is Major Cause of Pollution)
Caijing, May 14, 2013

Health


中国已有35人死于H7N9禽流感 (Bird Flu Fatalities Reach 35, 130 Infected)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2013

www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130514_china_bird_flu.shtml


Human Rights Defenders


Lawyers Held, Beaten After Sichuan 'Black Jail' Visit
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2013

For more information, see:
围观“黑监狱” 多名律师遭殴打关押
Lawyers Beaten During Attempt to Visit Black Jail
Human Rights in China, May 13, 2013

Daughter of a Detained Chinese Rights Activist Speaks
The New York Times, May 13, 2013

Information Control


中国整治网站编发虚假新闻、恶意篡改标题行为 (China to Tighten Regulation on Internet News and Combat “Fake Information”)
Caijing, May 14, 2013

China Launches New Crackdown on Internet Celebrities
The Telegraph, May 13, 2013

International Relations

In Cambodia, China Fuels Deadly Illegal Logging Trade
Time, May 14, 2013

Beijing's Blue Berets: UN Peacekeeping and the Evolution of Chinese Diplomacy
The Atlantic, May 13, 2013

Labor

四川泸县矿难28人遇难全省煤矿停产整顿 (All Sichuan Coal Mines Shut Down after Fatal Explosion)
Xinhua News Agency, May 13, 2013

Land, Housing and Property


村民豪华别墅被强拆告赢政府获赔238 (Kunming Villager Wins Forced Demolition Case Against Government)
Kunming Daily, May 14, 2013

Protests and Petitions


非法拘禁上访者主犯获刑2 (Appeal Court Upholds Convictions in Case of Illegal Detention of Petitioners)
The Beijing News, May 14, 2013

'I Am Scared': Chinese Creator of White House Petition Seeks Help after Police Visit
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2013

Cover-Up Suspicions As Authenticity Of Footage Of Mysterious Chinese Woman's Suicide Questioned

International Business Times, May 13, 2013

Opinion

曹林:不能把正常批评与合理怀疑归为假新闻 (Combating “Fake News” Cannot Justify Silencing of Legitimate Criticisms)
China Youth Daily, May 14, 2013

Reform Can End Loose Talk of a Chinese Revolution
Financial Times, May 13, 2014

Public Opinion Empowers Weibo's Effect
Global Times, May 13, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights

Bear Attack on Monkey Sparks Calls for Laws
China Daily, May 13, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-05/10/content_16489258.htm

Children

学校私自放假四学童溺亡 校方卸责官员并逼迫家属埋尸 (Authorities Deny Responsibility for Students Drowned during Unscheduled Break, Threaten Families)
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/xx-05102013141856.html

Corruption

After a Journalist’s Prodding, China Investigates a Top Official
The New York Times, May 12, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/13/world/asia/china-eyes-liu-tienan-an-official-challenged-by-a-journalist.html

中国审计报告揭央企财务问题处理70名官员 (70 SOE Officials Disciplined for Mishandling Finances)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 11, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130511_china_audit_report.shtml

Disasters

四川地震遇难学生母亲被禁祭奠儿子 (Mother Banned from Mourning Son Killed in 2008 Earthquake)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 12, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130512_sichuan_ban.shtml

Related:
The Children Airbrushed from The Story of China's Devastating Quake
Telegraph India, May 11, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10051077/The-children-airbrushed-from-the-story-of-Chinas-devastating-quake.html

网民促追究汶川地震豆腐渣工程责任 (Netizens Demand Accountability for Building Collapses in 2008 Earthquake)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 13, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130512_china_earthquake_weibo.shtml

Environment

山东14家企业地下排污 共计被罚款35万元 (Environmental Ministry Finds 558 Violations Within 40 Days, Fines Companies)
Shandong Business Daily, May 11, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0511/04/8UIM3JDR0001124J.html

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

京滬大學遭令「七不講」 禁談新聞自由普世價值 教授:課堂無話可說 (Beijing and Shanghai Universities Told Not to Discuss Rights and Freedoms)
Ming Pao, May 13, 2013
http://bit.ly/YQRo1g

Related:
网民对“七不讲”存疑并忧虑“文革再来” (Gag Order on Universities Causes Uproar Online)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 11, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130511_china_weibo_orders.shtml

Seven Subjects Off Limits for Teaching, Chinese Universities Told
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1234453/dont-teach-freedom-press-or-communist-party-mistakes-chinese-academics

International Human Rights

Boehner, Pelosi Urge US to Protect Blind Chinese Activist Chen Guangcheng's Family
Christian News Wire, May 12, 2013
http://www.christianpost.com/news/boehner-pelosi-urge-us-to-protect-blind-chinese-activist-chen-guangchengs-family-95713/

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

Clashes Likely to Delay Myanmar-China Pipeline Start-up:Official
Reuters, May 11, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/11/myanmar-pipeline-idUSL3N0DS03C20130511

Myanmar Reforms Won't Hurt China Links
China Daily, May 11, 2013
http://africa.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2013-05/11/content_16491708.htm

Labor

40 Miners Killed in Coal Mine Blasts in Southwestern China
Associated Press, May 13, 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/miners+killed+coal+mine+blasts+southwestern+China/8374196/story.html

Protests and Petitions

“自主高坠”事件:迫于压力视频公开 但死因未明 (Under Pressure, Beijing Police Release Video Footage in Mall Death)
Radio France Internationale, May 12, 2013
http://rfi.my/19iUFpa

China Battery Plant Protest Gives Voice to Rising Anger over Pollution
Reuters, May 11, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/11/us-china-protest-pollution-idUSBRE94A04L20130511

上海民众再度集会抗议电池厂项目 (Shanghai Residents March Against Planned Battery Factory)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 11, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130511_shanghai_factory_protest.shtml

Reeducation-Through-Labor

美国国会举办中国劳教制度圆桌讨论会 (Congressional Commission Holds Roundtable on RTL)
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/kl-05102013142721.html

Technology

Social Media in China Fuel Citizen Response to Quake
The New York Times, May 11, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/12/world/asia/quake-response.html

Opinion

[社论]山西疫苗案:有些罪恶注定不接受“和解” (Out-of-Court Settlement in Shaanxi Vaccination Deaths Demonstrates Obstacles to Judicial Redress)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 12, 2013
http://epaper.oeeee.com/A/html/2013-05/12/content_1855757.htm

刘昌松:公开裁判文书利于减少司法腐败 (Lawyer: Making Verdicts Public Helps Strengthen Judicial Integrity)
The Beijing News, May 12, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/pl/2013-05-12/085327097581.shtml

Changing Nature of Urbanization
China Daily, May 10, 2013
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-05/10/content_16490815.htm

Friday, May 10, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

国会听证:中国食品安全威胁波及世界 (Congressional Hearing Highlights Need for Stricter Inspection of Chinese Food Imports)
Voice of America, May 9, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/congress-china-consumables-20130509/1657513.html

Death Penalty

Why China Executes So Many People
The Atlantic, May 9, 2013
http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/05/why-china-executes-so-many-people/275695/

Environment

How Are China’s Overseas Investments Affecting The Environment?
World Resources Institute, May 9, 2013
http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/05/how-are-chinas-overseas-investments-affecting-environment

For full issue brief, see:
Environmental and Social Policies in Overseas Investments: Progress and Challenges in China
World Resources Institute, May 2013
http://www.wri.org/publication/environmental-and-social-policies-in-overseas-investments-progress-and-challenges-for-china

Human Rights Defenders

Chinese Police Detain Anti-Graft Activist's Supporters
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/supporters-05092013144659.html

For more information on Liu Ping, see:
江西维权人士刘萍被刑拘
Activist Detained on Suspicion of “Inciting Subversion of State Power” after Calling for Disclosure of Officials’ Assets
Human Rights in China, May 9, 2013
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6678
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6677

Migrants

全国流动儿童达3581万 5年增幅高达41% (Migrant Children Population Up 41%)
People's Daily, May 9, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0509/c1001-21425441.html

Factory Women, Girl Power
Economist, May 11, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21577396-supply-female-factory-workers-dwindles-blue-collar-women-gain-clout-girl-power

Political and Economic Reform

官場世襲 子接父任粵副縣長 (Son to Succeed Father in High Office Raises Eyebrows)
Ming Pao, May 10, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130510/cab1.htm

Protests and Petitions

北京商场女子坠楼案网民质疑官方解释 (Netizens Question Official Conclusion of Mall Death in Beijing)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 10, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130510_china_fallen.shtml

Related:
Chinese Netizens Post 'Anti-Suicide Pledges'
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 10, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22478620

Society

Mao's Granddaughter Accused over China Rich List
The Telegraph, May 9, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10046550/Maos-granddaughter-accused-over-China-rich-list.html