Friday, June 28, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

南山奶粉曝维生素K1超标逾900倍 (Domestic brand of baby milk formula found to contain 900 times the amount of vitamin K1)
Xinkuai Daily, June 28, 2013
http://economy.gmw.cn/2013-06/28/content_8105159.htm

Corruption

57亿城镇保障房专项资金被挪用 (5.7 billion yuan in affordable housing funds misused, audit reveals)
China Youth Daily, June 28, 2013
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2013-06/28/nw.D110000zgqnb_20130628_4-02.htm

Death Penalty

Clemency sought for Filipina on China’s death row
Wall Street Journal, June 27, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2013/06/27/clemency-sought-for-filipina-on-chinas-death-row/

Hukou

43个城市外地人员下月起可就近办护 (43 cities to allow non-residents to apply for passports)
Sina News, June 27, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-06-27/214727516861.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

Understanding of Chinese human rights movement crucial: activist
Central News Agency, June 27, 2012
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aall/201306270032.aspx

Information Control/Technology

方滨兴辞任校长,防火长城依然“矗立 (“Father” of Great Firewall resigns, leaves behind a hated legacy)
Deutsche Welle, June 27,2013
http://www.dw.de/%E6%96%B9%E6%BB%A8%E5%85%B4%E8%BE%9E%E4%BB%BB%E6%A0%A1%E9%95%BF%E9%98%B2%E7%81%AB%E9%95%BF%E5%9F%8E%E4%BE%9D%E7%84%B6%E7%9F%97%E7%AB%8B/a-16911315

Labor

U.S. boss released by angry Chinese factory workers
The Telegraph, June 27, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10145220/US-boss-released-by-angry-Chinese-factory-workers.html

Media

31家非法新闻业务网站被关 (31 news websites shutdown for 'unauthorized' operation)
Xinhua News Agency, June 27, 2013
http://whb.news365.com.cn/xwdj/201306/t20130628_1274562.html

Political and Economic Reforms

华西村:中国式困境样本, (Huaxi Village is the poster child of China's economic transition woes)
Financial Times, June 28, 2013
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001051145

Rule of Law

陕西省委书记:延安城管打人虽偶然却有必然背景 (Provincial party chief says excessive use of force by Yanan urban management personnel (chengguan) due to lack of leadership and oversight)
China News, June 28, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/06-28/4979767.shtml

Tibet

Seven years in Tibet: 2 million 'displaced' by Chinese relocation policy
The Telegraph, June 27, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/10146867/Seven-years-in-Tibet-2-million-displaced-by-Chinese-relocation-policy.html

XUAR

流亡维族组织要求对“6•26”血案进行独立调查 (Uyghur groups in exile demand independent investigation into 6.26 bloody incident)
Deutsche Welle, June 27, 2013
http://www.dw.de/%E6%B5%81%E4%BA%A1%E7%BB%B4%E6%97%8F%E7%BB%84%E7%BB%87%E8%A6%81%E6%B1%82%E5%AF%B9626%E8%A1%80%E6%A1%88%E8%BF%9B%E8%A1%8C%E7%8B%AC%E7%AB%8B%E8%B0%83%E6%9F%A5/a-16911097

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Children

南京两女孩饿死家中 女律师追问政府失职 (Two girls starved to death in Nanjing home, five female lawyers seek government’s accountability)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-06262013153903.html

江西一留守家庭三兄妹池塘边戏水不幸全部溺亡 (Three “left-behind” siblings in Jiangxi drown while washing clothes in pond)
China National Radio, June 26, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0627/08/92C57QAR00014JB5.html

Death Penalty

Ahead of International Drug Day, China executes 6
The Diplomat, June 27, 2013
http://thediplomat.com/china-power/ahead-of-international-drug-day-china-executes-6/

Edward Snowden Case

With Snowden gone, Hong Kong focuses on U.S. surveillance
斯诺登走了,香港的麻烦继续
The New York Times, June 27, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20130627/c27hongkong/dual/

Environment

Green law change would limit lawsuits
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1269766/green-law-change-would-limit-lawsuits

Hukou

China pushes forward residency reform, China National Radio says
Bloomberg, June 26, 2013
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-26/china-pushes-forward-residency-reform-china-national-radio-says.html

Related:
国家发改委主任:城镇化仍要牢牢守住18亿亩耕地红线 (NDRC: Farmland must be protected to ensure food security even as urbanization continues)
China National Radio, June 26, 2013
http://china.cnr.cn/NewsFeeds/201306/t20130626_512907034.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

律师启动刘晓波申诉案 (Lawyer Mo Shaoping to submit appeals for Liu Xiaobo, Liu Xia, and Liu Hui)
Deutsche Welle, June 27, 2013
http://bit.ly/1aQzbDK

四川异议人士李必丰终审改判为10年徒刑 (Appeals court reduces Sichuan dissident’s sentence to ten years in prison on charge of contract fraud)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-06262013120328.html

Chinese dissident favors “one country, two systems” -- with twist
Central News Agency, June 26, 2013
http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=2245233

International Human Rights

贵州中欧人权对话警方软禁维权人士 上海广州活动人士遭软禁 (Guizhou, Shanghai, and Guangzhou activists face severe restrictions as China holds human rights talk with EU)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-06262013114423.html

Related:
Activists held in run-up to EU rights talks in Guizhou
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/held-06262013110706.html

EU-China rights talks marred by deadly riots
EU Observer, June 27, 2013
http://euobserver.com/foreign/120648

Land, Housing, Property

广东省民政厅批准建墓园 被10名村民告上法庭 (Guangdong villagers sue government for approving land appropriation without consultation and compensation)
Southern Metropolis Daily, June 27, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-06-27/043927508598.shtml

Open Government Information

Ed Snowden inspired this Chinese lawyer to challenge Beijing's digital spying
Foreign Policy, June 26, 2013
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/06/26/meet_the_chinese_human_rights_lawyer_inspired_by_edward_snowden

Related:
Snowden affair prompts lawyer to request disclosure of surveillance information
谢燕益:就斯诺登事件致公安部信息公开申请书
Human Rights in China, June 25, 2013
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6765
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6766

Political and Economic Reforms

习李体制修正依赖投资路线 (New Chinese leadership tries to reform investment driven policy)
Nikkei, June 27, 2013
http://http://cn.nikkei.com/china/ceconomy/5866-20130627.html

Reeducation Through Labor

上訪媽媽告勞教委案快開庭 (Lawsuit against Hunan RTL committee to get first hearing)
Ming Pao, June 26, 2013
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20130626/ca32359c.htm

Rule of Law

公安部:全国愈54万民警取得中级执法资格 (Ministry of Public Security claims incidents of forced confession decreased by 87%)
New Beijing Daily, June 27, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0627/02/92BHMDUA0001124J.html

Tibet

Tibetans’ determination not diminished by China’s brutality: TCHRD
Phayul, June 26, 2013
http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?article=Tibetans’+determination+not+diminished+by+China’s+brutality%3A+TCHRD&id=33660

XUAR

U.S. urges transparent investigation by China into deadly violence in minority region
Associated Press, June 26, 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/urges+transparent+investigation+China+into+deadly+violence/8582402/story.html#ixzz2XNTx2hv7

Opinion

The violence that poisons the air we breathe
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1269459/violence-poisons-air-we-breathe

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Consumer Products Safety

中国7成中药材含残余农药 因违法成本低监管不力
Popular chinese medicine herbs 'poisoned' by pesticides
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2013
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf-06252013100714.html
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/herbs-06252013110158.html

Death Penalty

Inmate appeals death sentence
China Daily, June 26, 2013
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-06/26/content_16658521.htm

Environment

中石油云南炼油项目环评报告及批复向社会公开 (PetroChina publishes EIA on Yunnan refinery and government approval)
Yunnan Net, June 25, 2013
http://yn.yunnan.cn/html/2013-06/25/content_2779998.htm

Health

China’s cancer villages are victims of rural-urban inequality
China Dialogue, June 25, 2013
http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/6136

Human Rights Defenders

Ironic democracy lesson as Chinese civil rights activist visits Taiwan
Forbes, June 25, 2013
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphjennings/2013/06/25/ironic-democracy-lesson-as-civil-rights-activist-chen-guangcheng-visits-taiwan/

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng on freedom, surveillance and speaking out
Time, June 25, 2013
http://world.time.com/2013/06/25/chinese-dissident-chen-guangcheng-on-freedom-surveillance-and-speaking-out/

Chinese obstruction to planned Japan trip inevitable, activist Chen
Global Post, June 24, 2013
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130624/chinese-obstruction-planned-japan-trip-inevitable-acti

Riot police raid Chinese dissident's legal team
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/raid-06252013105618.html

International Human Rights

第32次中欧人权对话在贵阳举行 (32nd EU-China Dialogue on human rights held in Guiyang)
Xinhua News Agency, June 25, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/photo/2013-06/25/c_124910658.htm

Related:
China, EU hold human rights dialogue in SW China
People's Daily, June 26, 2013
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8299194.html

China-EU dialogue on human rights held in Guizhou
RTT News, June 25, 2013
http://www.rttnews.com/2141475/china-eu-dialogue-on-human-rights-held-in-guizhou.aspx

EU Press Release: EU-China dialogue on human rights
European Union, June 25, 2013 http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_Data/docs/pressdata/EN/foraff/137607.pdf

Open Government Information

斯诺登案:律师申请中国公安部信息公开 (Chinese lawyer applies to Ministry of Public Security for open information)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 26, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/06/130626_snowden_china_activist.shtml

Related:
Snowden affair Prompts Lawyer to Request Disclosure of Surveillance Information
谢燕益:就斯诺登事件致公安部信息公开申请书
Human Rights in China, June 25, 2013
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/content/6765
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6766

Political and Economic Reform

Can China's hated local police reform their image?
The Atlantic, June 25, 2013
http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/06/can-chinas-hated-local-police-reform-their-image/277202/

国务院报告称要全面放开小城镇小城市落户限制 (State Council: China will “fully open” settlement restrictions in small towns and cities)
China News Service, June 26, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-06-26/211227506605.shtml

Woman

赴美生子人数5年增加20倍 全程灰色处处“地雷” (More than 10000 Chinese women came to U.S. to give birth in 2012, a twentyfold increase in five years)
China News Service, June 26, 2013
http://health.people.com.cn/n/2013/0626/c14739-21977324.html

XUAR

Violence in China's Xinjiang 'kills 27'
新疆吐鲁番暴力事件致27人死亡
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 26, 2013
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23050288
CH:http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/06/130626_xinjiang_riots.shtml

Opinion

Environmental watchdogs lack bite
China Daily, June 25, 2013
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2013-06/25/content_16657830.htm/

奶粉质量事关经济安全 (Baby formula scandals threaten economic security)
People's Daily, June 26, 2013
http://finance.people.com.cn/n/2013/0626/c1004-21974017.html

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights

China animal activists rescue hundreds of pooches before dog meat festival
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1268740/china-animal-activists-rescue-hundreds-pooches-dog-meat-festival

Corruption

周永康“大秘”落马,习要动“终极老虎”?(Protege of former security Chief Zhou Yongkang targeted in corruption investigation)
Deutsche Welle, June 24, 2013
http://bit.ly/10iiIE8

Edward Snowden Case

For Snowden, a hasty exit started with pizza inside a Hong Kong hideout
斯诺登逃离香港始末
The New York Times, June 25, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130625/c25hongkong-update/dual/

港律政司长罗列美国引渡斯诺登文件纰漏 (HK Secretary for Justice lists flaws in U.S. extradition documents in Snowden case)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 25, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/06/130625_snowden_hongkong.shtml

Environment

中国土壤污染总体情况不容乐观 相关立法亟待提速 (Experts call for legislation to prevent soil pollution)
China News, June 25, 2013
www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/06-25/4964106.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

陳光誠﹕法治不入內地 人治必進香港 (Chen Guangcheng in Taiwan: Without Rule of Law in China, Rule of Man must succeed in HK)
Ming Pao, June 24, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130625/cab1.htm

陈光诚:台湾应助中国走向民主 (Chen Guangcheng urges Taiwan to support democratization in China)
Deutsche Welle, June 24, 2013
http://bit.ly/11ColxX

Chinese dissident skirts talk of NYU
Wall Street Journal, June 24, 2013
online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323998604578565310545277192.html

男子說發微博 交警轉身走 (Traffic police scared off by Weibo user)
Ming Pao, June 24, 2013
inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20130624/ca12236a.htm

Intellectual Property Rights

中国新闻网:国家版权局部署“剑网行动” 保护网络知识产权 (China National Copyright Administration launches campaign to protect Internet intellectual property rights)

Labor

China to strictly regulate secondment/staffing business model
National Law Review, June 24, 2013
www.natlawreview.com/article/china-to-strictly-regulate-secondmentstaffing-business-model

Natural Resources

Rivers threatened as China, Kazakhstan water pact remains elusive
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/delay-06242013164251.html

Media

Calls for probe into Chinese journalist's death
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/calls-06242013103636.html

Political and Economic Reform

Credit warnings give world a peek into China’s secretive banks
银行钱荒暴露中国影子银行隐忧
The New York Times, June 25, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china-biz/20130625/c25chinaecon/dual/

Protests and Petitions

北京众访民坚守外交部 要求参与编写人权报告 (Beijing petitioners gather in front of MFA, seek participation in writing China’s human rights report for UPR)

Society

华西都市报:四川一复读女生高考失意割腕喝农药自杀身亡 (Sichuan girl student commits suicide after failing Gaokao twice)
Huaxi Metropolis Daily, June 25, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0625/07/926TBBHL00011229.html

Opinion

The twisted tales of Chen Guangcheng and Edward Snowden
Huffington Post, Jun 24, 2013
www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-wasserstrom/chen-guangcheng-edward-snowden_b_3492205.html
China's bullying tactics backfire
Sydney Morning Herald, June 24, 2013
www.smh.com.au/comment/chinas-bullying-tactics-backfire-20130624-2osru.html

Related:
澳民调:民众高度认同美澳同盟 对中国情感复杂 (Poll in Australia reveals complex reactions to China's rise)
Caijing, June 25, 2013
overseas.caijing.com.cn/2013-06-25/112949294.html

不怕污染的究竟是哪些“别人 (Only when 'GDP worship' is ended will government officials be afraid of pollution)
China Youth Daily, June 25, 2013
zqb.cyol.com/html/2013-06/25/nw.D110000zgqnb_

Monday, June 24, 2013

Children

湖南靖州"猥亵8女童教师"被刑拘 校长被停职处理 (Middle School Teacher Criminally Detained for Sexually Harassing Female Students)
China National Radio, June 22, 2013
china.cnr.cn/yaowen/201306/t20130622_512870834.shtml
河南强奸11名幼女被处死官员关押期间企图自杀 (Henan Official Convicted of Raping 11 Young Girls Attempts Suicide in Detention)
Xinhua News Agency, June 24, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0624/10/924L4LA00001124J.html
Chinese Girls Found Dead after Starving to Death
The Telegraph, June 24, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10138843/Chinese-girls-found-dead-after-starving-to-death.html

Edward Snowden Case

Snowden, in Russia, Is Said to Seek Asylum in Ecuador
斯诺登去向搅动三大洲国际关系
The New York Times, June 24, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20130624/c24snowden-update/dual/

斯诺登留下的“烂摊子 (Controversies over Mass Surveillance Remain as Snowden Leaves HK)
Deutsche Welle, June 23, 2013
http://bit.ly/19tDcws

Related:
社评:世界公众不愿看到斯诺登遭厄运 (Opinion: International Community Does Not Wish to See Snowden Persecuted)
Global Times, June 24, 2013
opinion.huanqiu.com/editorial/2013-06/4055409.html

美国务卿称斯诺登事件将影响与中俄关系 (U.S. Secretary of State: Snowden Incident Will Impact U.S.-China and Russia Relations)
Global Times, June 24, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/w/2013-06-24/193827485860.shtml

何俊仁:北京促请斯诺登离开香港 (Albert Ho: Beijing Urged Snowden to Leave HK)  
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 24, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/06/130624_snowden_hongkong.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

China Activist Ai Weiwei Releases Protest Music Album
Associated Press, June 22, 2013
http://www.newsdaily.com/asia/9488949736581c4156637d5e99284c2b/china-activist-ai-weiwei-releases-protest-album

陈光诚:台湾证明民主非西方独有 (Chen Guangcheng: Taiwan Proves Democracy is Not Only for the West)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 24, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/06/130624_chenguangcheng_byjames.shtml

Chinese Dissident Arrives in Taiwan
Associated Press, June 24, 2013
www.nytimes.com/2013/06/24/world/asia/chinese-dissident-arrives-in-taiwan.html

Related:
陈光诚访问台湾传有安全隐忧 (Security Concerns Overshadow Chen Guangcheng's Visit to Taiwan)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 23, 2013 www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/06/130623_taiwan_chen_guangcheng.shtml

FBI To Investigate Whether Chen Guangcheng Was Being Spied On
The Telegraph, June 21, 2013
 www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10135643/FBI-to-investigate-whether-Chen-Guangcheng-was-being-spied-on.html

Information Control

In China: an Entire Bookstore Gets Censored
Christian Science Monitor, June 21, 2013
www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2013/0621/In-China-an-entire-bookstore-gets-censored

International Relations

Congo Defends Chinese Mining Companies
Associated Press, June 22, 2013
www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-06-22/congo-defends-chinese-mining-companies

Chinese Gold Miners Flee Ghana amid Crackdown and Reports of Abuse
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1267251/chinese-gold-miners-flee-ghana-amid-crackdown-and-reports-abuse

Rule of Law

Inside the Secret Chinese Jails That Strike Fear into the Communist Party

Society

中国35城市生活质量报告:主观满意度平均50.87 (Survey: Residents in 35 Cities Barely Satisfied with Quality of Life)
Caijing, June 22, 2013
politics.caijing.com.cn/2013-06-22/112941195.html

Tibet

唯色:藏人说真话的机会越来越少 (Tibetan Writer Laments Shrinking Space for Free Expression and Media Freedom)
Deutsche Welle, June 22, 2013

Opinion

奶粉安全终究系于监管 (Government Oversight Key to Ensuring Baby Formula Safety)
Changjiang Daily, June 22, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013

Children

全国妇联权益部部长蒋月娥等做客人民网谈儿童合法权益保护, 建议废除嫖宿幼女罪 (All China Women's Federation Official Calls for Abolition of Controversial Law on Sex with Minors)
People's Daily, June 21, 2013
paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2013-06/21/nw.D110000renmrb_20130621_2-11.htm

Civil Society

Chinese Nonprofits Survive and Thrive
Bloomberg Business Week, June 19, 2013
www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-06-19/chinese-non-profits-survive-and-thrive

Cyber Security

Quantum Communications System Was Used at Party Congress in Beijing
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1265416/quantum-communications-system-was-used-party-congress-beijing

Environment

Air Quality in China's Major Cities Drops in May
Xinhua News Agency, June 20, 2013
http://www.china.org.cn/environment/2013-06/20/content_29178356.htm

Hong Kong

港大民调:港人不再信任“一国两制 (HKU Poll Shows Hong Kongers Have Lost Faith in “One Country, Two Systems”)
Deutsche Welle, June 20, 2013
www.dw.de/港大民调港人不再信任一国两制/a-16895887

Human Rights Defenders

民间“光明中国梦”行动遭打压 “赤壁五君子”被控煽动颠覆
(Five Democracy Advocates from Guangdong and Hunan Detained for "Inciting Subversion")
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-06202013103414.html                              

Chen Guangcheng Spyware Row: Blind Chinese Dissident May Have Been Spied On During NYU Tenure
Reuters, June 21, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/21/chen-guangcheng-spyware-row_n_3476188.html                                                                                               

光诚收到间谍软件礼物再惹争议 (Controversy over Tracking Software Installed in Gifts Given to Chen)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 21, 2013

Whatever Happened to the Chen Guangcheng of the 1970's?
The Atlantic, June 20, 2013
http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/06/whatever-happened-to-the-chen-guangcheng-of-the-1970s/277074/ 

Lawmaker, University Spar over “Control” of Chinese Dissident
Chicago Tribune, June 20, 2013

美议员指责纽大阻止他见陈光诚 (U.S. Congressman Accuses NYU of Obstructing His Meetings with Chen Guangcheng)
Deutsche Welle, June 20, 2013

Blind Chinese Activist Could Jump To Pro-Life Think Tank
Business Insider, June 19, 2013

Blind Activist’s Former Adviser: Pressure Claims "Mystifying"     
The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2013

Related:
Chen Guangcheng Case Widens the Political Rift
China Digital Times, June 21, 2013
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2013/06/chen-guangcheng-case-widens-political-rift/

Statement from Former Special Advisor to Chen Guangcheng, Mattie Bekink

International Human Rights

China, Russia Angry over U.S. Human Trafficking Criticism
Agence France-Presse, June 20, 2013
www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/china-russia-angry-over/718458.html

Reeducation Through Labor

中国多地劳教所转型戒毒所 官方低调引发民众猜疑
Calls for Transparency in China Labor Camp Reform
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2013
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf-06202013103644.html
EN: www.rfa.org/english/news/china/reform-06202013121355.html

Technology

2012年手机网民日均上网累计时长达124分钟 (400 Million Users Access the Internet on Mobile Devices, Spend an Average of 124 Minutes Online Daily in 2012)
People's Daily, June 21, 2013
news.sina.com.cn/m/2013-06-21/102327460767.shtml

Tibet

Bold New Proposals: Welcome Signs That Some Officials Are at Last Starting to Question Policies on Tibet
The Economist, June 22, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21579847-welcome-signs-some-officials-are-last-starting-question-policies-tibet-bold-new

Grid Locked: with the Help of Experts from Beijing, Tibet Tightens its Systems of Surveillance
The Economist, June 22, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21579848-help-experts-beijing-tibet-tightens-its-systems-surveillance-grid-locked

一藏人被殴致死 拉萨万人迎见已故班禅喇嘛妻女被阻 (Sichuan Tibetan Beaten to Death by Police)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-06202013142657.html

Opinion

Why SOE Reform Cannot Be Avoided
Caixin, June 20, 2013
english.caixin.com/2013-06-20/100543612.html

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights


猪老板用加压机给猪灌料增重 部分猪肚胀惨死 (Pig Owners Force Feed Pigs to Increase Weight, Many Die in Process)
Yangcheng Evening News, June 20, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0620/20/91RBN5IV00011229.html

郑州千余燕子窝被"强拆" 施工现场遍地燕子尸体 (Zhengzhou Construction Team Uses Excavator to Remove Nests, Thousand Swallows Killed)
China Central Television, June 20, 2013

Children


Sexually Abused Children Suffer in Silence, as China Looks to Launch Awareness Drive
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2013

计生办掳走女婴“被失踪”十四年无交代 官员称法律不保护非婚生子女要家人封口
Chinese Parents Speak Out About Their Lost Daughter
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2013

Corruption


Detention Deaths in Chinese Corruption Cases Stir Concern
The New York Times, June 20, 2013

Death Penalty


China Threatens Death Penalty for Serious Polluters
Reuters, June 20, 2013

Edward Snowden Case


Chinese Hail Edward Snowden as a Hero
The Guardian, June 17, 2013

Environment


媒体称南水北调水源地成化粪池 当地将排查整治 (Sewage Discharged Daily into Source of South-to-North Water Diversion Project)
China News Service, June 20, 2013

Hukou


在京常住外地老人将可同享京籍老人优待政策 (Beijing to Extend Favorable Policies to Senior Residents with Non-Beijing Hukou, Social Welfare Not Included)
Xinhua News Agency, June 20, 2013

Human Rights Defenders


陈光诚兄在北京促信息公开 临沂计生受害者揭地方黑幕  (Chen Guangcheng’s Brother Urges Beijing to Release Information on Chen’s Persecution Promised Earlier)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2013

International Human Rights


U.S. Condemns China, Russia and Uzbekistan for Human Trafficking
The Guardian, June 19, 2013

Political and Economic Reform


秦曉孔丹被指談信仰動武  (Two Famous Princelings Quarrel over Universal Values)
Mingpao, June 20, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130620/caa2.htm

Tibet

XUAR


新疆7·5骚乱4周年前夕11人被判罪
China Jails 11 in Xinjiang for Religious Hatred
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 20, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights

Chinese City Dogged by Criticism over Dog-Meat Festival
The Guardian, June 18, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/18/chinese-city-yulin-dog-meat-festival

Children

性侵儿童惩罚男女有别 对性侵男童处罚较轻 (Victims’ Parents Urge Greater Awareness of Sexual Abuse of Boys)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-06-19/150227442051.shtml

中国七部门通告 严禁任何机构和个人私自收留弃婴 (Joint Notice by Seven Government Departments Prohibits Sheltering Abandoned Infants without Permission)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/nu-06182013161554.html

民政部:全国47.5万名孤儿散居 (Ministry of Civil Affairs: 475,000 Orphans without Institutional Care)
China News Service, June 19, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-06-19/102027440184.shtml

Consumer Safety

维C银翘片含被禁成分香港吁勿服 (HK Authorities: Mainland Vitamin C Tablets Contain Banned Drugs, Do Not Use)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 19, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/hong_kong_review/2013/06/130619_china_health_product.shtml

Death Penalty

河南永城官员强奸、猥亵儿童被执行死刑 (Henan Official Executed for Raping Girls)
Henan Daily, June 19, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/fz/2013/06-19/4943485.shtml

Edward Snowden Case

"It's Christmas In June": China Revels in NSA Leaks Story
National Public Radio, June 18, 2013
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/06/18/192996800/Its-Christmas-in-June-China-Revels-In-NSA-Leaks-Story

人民日报评棱镜门:中国向来不掺和别人家烂事 (People’s Daily on Snowden Case: China Has Never Interfered in Others’ Shenanigans)
People's Daily, June 19, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/politics/2013-06/4042520.html

Hukou

沪居住证管理办法积分制代替分类 分值决定子女就学 (Shanghai's New Residential Permit Regulations Adopt Point System for Access to Social Services)
Shanghai Xinmin Net, June 19, 2013
http://shanghai.xinmin.cn/msrx/2013/06/19/20710915.html

International Human Rights

美国国务院的报告指责中国是一个被贩卖人口的来源地、中转地和目的地 (U.S. State Department: China is a Source, Transfer Point, and Destination for Trafficked Persons)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-06182013144359.html

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment)

西媒称中国主持巴以和谈 开始插手中东问题 (Western Media Highlights China's Foray into Israel-Palestine Conflict as Beijing Hosts Peace Conference)
Global Times, June 19, 2013
http://mil.huanqiu.com/observation/2013-06/4040645.html

奥巴马:习近平有魄力 (Obama on Xi: "He is Younger, More Forceful, More Robust, and More Confident" than Predecessors)
Voice of America, June 18, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/obama-china-north-korea-hacking-20130617/1684525.html

习近平会见越南主席:防止南海问题干扰两国关系 (Xi Meets Vietnamese President to Maintain Bilateral Ties Despite South China Sea Dispute)
China News Service, June 19, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-06-19/210327444559.shtml

India, China Vie for Expanding Footprints in African Continent
Zee News (India), June 19, 2013
http://zeenews.india.com/exclusive/india-china-vie-for-expanding-footprints-in-african-continent_6435.html

Human Rights Defenders

Jerome Cohen on Chen Guangcheng: "You Shouldn't Bite the Hand That Feeds You"
Foreign Policy, June 17, 2013
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/06/17/jerome_cohen_chen_guangcheng_nyu_china

Dissident at Center of Conflicting Accounts
The Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323836504578551301627698958.html?mod=WSJ_hps_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsThird

Persons with Disabilities

获就业机会智障人士百不足二 (Less than 2% of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Find Employment)
Guangzhou Daily, June 19, 2013
http://gzdaily.dayoo.com/html/2013-06/19/content_2288194.htm

Political and Economic Reform

胡耀邦之子讲话曝太子党翻脸 (Hu Yaobang's Son's Speech Exposes Ideological Tension Among CPC Princelings)
Deutsche Welle, June 18, 2013
http://bit.ly/17lbYKW

刘云山:认真贯彻落实习近平总书记重要讲话精神 (Propaganda Chief Urges Closer Ties between Party and People)
Xinhua News Agency, June 19, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-06/4043674.html

李克强主持召开国务院常务会议 (China’s Premier Supports Market-Oriented Interest Rate Reform)
PRC State Council , June 19, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-06/4043643.html

Poverty

我国救助站实行24小时接待 可提供十天以内食宿 (State Media: Homeless Shelters Are Open 24 Hours with Free Food and Accommodation for Ten Days)
China National Radio, June 19, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130619/u1a7464060.html

XUAR

新疆加油站拒绝服务维族蒙面女 当局歧视民俗传统激化民族矛盾 (Veiled Uyghur Woman Denied Service at Xinjiang Gas Stations)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/yf-06182013101552.html

Opinion

人民日报:如何遏制校园安全事故发生 (Current Legislative Framework Inadequate to Ensure School Safety)
Caijing Magazine, June 19, 2013
http://comments.caijing.com.cn/2013-06-19/112924922.html

滕彪:中国政治需要死刑作伴 (Teng Biao: Chinese Regime Relies on Death Penalty to Rule)
Deutsche Welle, June 19, 2013
http://bit.ly/1bW1YEA

李开复:网络时代的人权危机
Human Rights, State Power, and the Internet: A Chinese Take on PRISM
Caixin, June 14, 2013
CH: http://culture.caixin.com/2013-06-14/100541155.html
EN: http://bit.ly/16DemsF

In China, a Controversial Law Is Seen to Excuse Sex With Minors
The New York Times, June 18, 2013
http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/18/in-china-a-controversial-law-is-seen-to-excuse-sex-with-minors/

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights

Elephants Face Extinction If Beijing Does Not Ban Ivory Trade: China Accounts for Nearly Half of the 40,000 Killed Every Year for Their Tusks
Daily Mail, June 17, 2013
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2343137/Elephants-face-extinction-Beijing-does-ban-ivory-trade-China-accounts-nearly-half-40-000-killed-year-tusks.html

Children

民政部:严禁任何机构和个人私自收留弃婴 (Ministry of Civil Affairs Bans Private Adoption of Abandoned Babies Without Government Involvement)
The Beijing News, June 18, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/06/18/268872.html

家长指控老师将缝衣针扎入自闭症少年体内 (Court Rejects Case by Parents Suing Teacher for Poking Sewing Needle into Autistic Son)
Nanfang Daily, June 18, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/2013-06-18/132227430850.shtml

Consumer Safety

Food-Safety Offenders to Receive Harsher Penalties
China Daily, June 18, 2013
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-06/18/content_16631715.htm

杭州地铁18天三次因故障停车 民众质疑其安全性 (Concern Grows as Technical Issues Stop Hangzhou Subway Three Times in 18 Days)
China News Service, June 18, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-06-18/215127434109.shtml

Corruption

四川镇政府骗领公益岗位工资 25人领31人补贴 (Sichuan Township Government Fakes Names to Receive Workers’ Public Welfare Subsidies)
Sina, June 18, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-06-18/082027428417.shtml

Cyber Security

要闻解说: 奥巴马谈他就网络黑客问题向中国发出的警告 (Obama on China’s Cyber-espionage: That’s Different, That’s Theft, We can’t Tolerate That)
Radio France Internationale, June 18, 2013

Death Penalty

中国废死刑民间组织举步维艰 (Anti-Death Penalty NGOs Face Multiple Restrictions and Obstacles in China)
Deutsche Welle, June 18, 2013
http://dw.de/p/18rCH

Edward Snowden Case

Edward Snowden: NSA Whistleblower Answers Reader Questions
Guardian, June 17, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/17/edward-snowden-nsa-files-whistleblower

斯诺登驳斥关于他是中国间谍的说法 (Snowden Rebuts Accusations That He is a Spy for China)
Reuters, June 18, 2013
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE95H01O20130618

China Denies Allegation of Edward Snowden Spying for Beijing
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1262929/cheney-hint-snowden-chinese-spy-sheer-nonsense-says-china

斯诺登的命运:最后还是北京说了算? (Many Believe Snowden's Fate Rests in the Hands of Beijing)
Deutsche Welle, June 18, 2013
http://dw.de/p/18r2d

Environment

最高人民法院、最高人民检察院关于办理环境污染刑事案件适用法律若干问题的解释 (Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate's Interpretation of Several Issues Related to Laws Applicable to Criminal Cases of Environmental Pollution)
China Court, June 18, 2013
http://www.chinacourt.org/law/detail/2013/06/id/146211.shtml

Related:
"两高"公布紫金山金铜矿等四起环境污染犯罪案例 (Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate Publish Decisions in Four Typical Cases of Environmental Pollution)
China News Service, June 18, 2013
http://politics.caijing.com.cn/2013-06-18/112919484.html


最高法:环境污染犯罪触犯多个罪名的从一重罪处断 (Supreme Court: Pollution Offenders Will Receive Harsher Sentences)
China News Service, June 18, 2013
http://politics.caijing.com.cn/2013-06-18/112919488.html

Can China Achieve Success with Carbon Trading Scheme?
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22932816

Rich Chinese Export Pollution to Poorer Regions
Scientific American, June 18, 2013
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=rich-chinese-export-pollution-to-poorer-regions

Outsourcing CO2 within China
National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A, June 04, 2013
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/06/04/1219918110.short

Investment in Environmental Projects Lowers Mayors' Career Prospects, Study Finds
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1262439/investment-environmental-projects-lowers-mayors-career-prospects-study

In China, a Push for Cleaner Air
The New York Times, June 17, 2013
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/06/17/in-china-a-push-for-cleaner-air/

Health

孕妇在黑诊所手术窒息而亡 医生锁门逃跑 (Uncertified Abortionist Locks Door and Flees after Woman Dies in Operation)
Chengdu Evening News, June 18, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/2013-06-18/080527428073.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

N.Y.U., China, and Chen Guangcheng
The New Yorker, June 18, 2013
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/evanosnos/2013/06/nyu-china-and-chen-guangcheng.html

Related:
N.Y.U. Again Denies It's Booting Chinese Dissident
Associated Press, June 17, 2013
http://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/nyu-again-denies-it-s-booting-chinese-dissident-1.5505176

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment)

中国要求美国就监控项目作出解释 (China Officially Demands U.S. to Explain Surveillance Program)
Reuters, June 18, 2013
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE95H00120130618

Ban to Hold Talks with Chinese Leaders
Bangkok Post, June 18, 2013
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/355635/ban-to-hold-talks-with-chinese-leaders

Ban or Not, UN Secretary-General Launches WeChat Account for Chinese
CIOL, Information Technology News, June 18, 2013
http://www.ciol.com/ciol/news/190143/un-debuts-wechat-certify-millionth-weibo-follower

Japan Fears Losing Battle of Diplomatic Buffets to China
Agence France-Presse, June 17, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1262897/japan-fears-losing-battle-diplomatic-buffets-china

Migrants

From Sand to Skyscrapers: Inside China's Newest City as 400 Million Move to Towns
Telegraph India, June 17, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10123620/From-sand-to-skyscrapers-Inside-Chinas-newest-city-as-400-million-move-to-towns.html

Protests and Petitions

异议人士顾义民被扣煽动罪逮捕 杜斌妹妹看守所外举牌抗议 (Supporters Protest in Front of Detention Centers Holding Gu Yimin for Incitement and Du Bin for “Picking Quarrels”)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-06172013103424.html

Rule of Law

辽宁犯人被打后狱方称“睡觉死” 遗属称疑点重重上访遭刁难推诿 (Liaoning Prisoner Beaten to Death by Inmates, Prison Says He Died in Sleep)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl-06172013103752.html

湖南邵阳聘千人替城管执法 罚款可提成80% (Shaoyang in Hunan Hires 1,000 to Patrol Streets with 80% of Fines as Reward)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/hc-06172013145855.html

Society

调查称近7成内地民众支持生二胎:有利于养老 (Survey Shows 69% of Mainlanders Support Second Birth)
China News Service, June 17, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0617/20/91JLG1TM00014JB6.html

Tibet

四川道孚县自焚尼姑不治身亡 (Sichuan Nun Dies after Self-Immolation)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-06172013105156.html

Opinion

邓聿文:论“官二代”“火箭提拔” (Meteoric Rise of Young and Connected Officials Draws Public Ire)
Caijing Magazine, June 18, 2013
http://comments.caijing.com.cn/2013-06-18/112919629.html

社评:引渡斯诺登会让香港内地都失分
Extraditing Snowden an Unwise Decision
Global Times, June 18, 2013
CH:http://opinion.huanqiu.com/editorial/2013-06/4031342.html
EN:http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/789238.shtml#.UcBuMufVB8F

Monday, June 17, 2013

Children

河南现拐卖婴儿广告 明码标价男孩3万6女孩2万4 (Henan Hospitals Advertise Babies for Sale, One Says Already Sold More than 40)
China National Radio, June 17, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130617/u1a7460553.html

Education

60%高考状元本科毕业后留学 (60% of Top Gaokao Scorers Study Overseas after College Graduation)
The Beijing Times, June 17, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/depth_report/2013-06/4033813.html

Edward Snowden Case

Hong Kong Rally Backs Snowden, Denounces Allegations of U.S. Spying
Reuters, June 16, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/16/us-usa-security-hongkong-idUSBRE95E08920130616

Edward Snowden Wrong About Hong Kong, Some in Territory Say
The Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2013
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-hong-kong-snowden-20130616,0,1337287.story

China Paper Hits Out at U.S. Surveillance Programme
Bangkok Post, June 16, 2013
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/355418/china-paper-hits-out-at-us-surveillance-programme

梁振英:暂不能披露有关斯诺登事件相关行动细节 (HK Chief CY Leung Says He Cannot Disclose Details of Snowden Case)
China News Service, June 17, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-06-17/212727423479.shtml

Environment

China to Hold Local Leaders Responsible for Air Quality
Bangkok Post, June 17, 2013
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/355486/china-to-hold-local-leader

China Orders Its Industries to Cut Pollution
The Independent, June 16, 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-orders-its-industries-to-cut-pollution-8660989.html

Human Rights Defenders

Family Suspicious Over Chinese Activist's Death in Detention
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/suspicious-06142013122647.html

China Dissident Says He’s Being Forced From N.Y.U.
The New York Times, June 16, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/17/world/asia/china-dissident-says-hes-being-forced-from-nyu.html

Related:
陈光诚发声明:中共对纽约大学施压 (Chen Guangcheng: China Pressured N.Y.U.)
Deutsche Welle, June 17, 2013
http://bit.ly/13UslaZ

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment)

Mixed Online Reaction to Chinese Students Attacked in France
Radio France Internationale, June 17, 2013
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20130616-mixed-online-reaction-chinese-students-attacked-france

中国研讨会质疑冲绳岛主权
Okinawa Sovereignty Claims in China Add to Disputes With Japan
The New York Times, June 17, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/asia-pacific/20130617/c17okinawa/dual/

金正恩电贺习近平六十大寿期盼修复关系 (Kim Jong-un Sends Birthday Note to Xi Wishing Stronger Ties with China)
Voice of America, June 16, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/north-korea-sent-birthday-message-to-chinese-leader-20130616/1682699.html