Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

《财经》杂志透露薄熙来控罪新细节 (Caijing magazine reveals new details about Bo Xilai charges)
Caijing, July 30, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130730_bo_xilai.shtml

薄瓜瓜传入学哥大,微博开放讨论 (Bo Xilai's son is admitted to Columbia, talk about him allowed online)
Deutsche Welle, July 31, 2013
http://bit.ly/15bho9C

Bo Xilai to plead guilty, but maybe not to all charges
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1293400/bo-xilai-plead-guilty-maybe-not-all-charges

Civil Society (民间社会)

中国公民运动团体要求参与撰写人权报告 (New Citizens’ Movement calls for participation in drafting nation’s human rights report to UN)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 31, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/07/130731_rights_china_cao.shtml

Corruption (腐败)

Success Brings Scrutiny to Chinese Mystic
王林,「氣功大師」掉進輿論漩渦
New York Times, July 31, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130731/c31wanglin/dual/

China’s Communist Party warns cadres: no wine at lunch, no expensive wedding banquets
Associated Press, July 30, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinas-communist-party-warns-cadres-no-wine-at-lunch-expensive-wedding-banquets/2013/07/29/9e6d7e16-f8c8-11e2-a954-358d90d5d72d_story.html

Environment (环境)

环保部公布6月城市空气质量 19城达标天数不足50% (Ministry of Environmental Protection announces urban air quality for June, 19 cities meet standards less than half of the time)
Beijing News, July 31, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/07/31/276028.html

福建PX项目爆炸背后:所属集团环保记录不佳 (Explosion at Fujian petrochemical plant reveals spotty record of corporation)
First Caijing Daily, July 31, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-07-31/013827813964.shtml

Related:
Explosion hits China factory at center of influential protest
Wall Street Journal, July 30, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/07/30/explosion-hits-china-factory-at-center-of-influential-protest/

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由、隐私)

特寫﹕高官斥不愛國掀熱議 (Deputy governor of Guizhou faces backlash after accusing gov't critics as "unpatriotic scumbags")
Ming Pao, July 30, 2013
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20130730/ca21644y.htm

Related:
Uproar after Guangxi official Chen Mingming calls critics "human scumbags"
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1292946/uproar-after-guangxi-official-chen-mingming-calls-critics-human-scumbags

Example of "backlash" to Chen Mingming's Weibo comment:
歪瓜裂枣假正经:为什么你们眼睛总是盯着别人的缺失,当甘肃地震了,看到了那些倒塌的土坯房,死了那么多群众,真他妈的作孽,三十年前人民住什么什么样的房子,喊着城市化建设这么多年,尼玛现在还住着!!汶川地震关于断裂带上房屋构建,灾害评估。你们长点心好不好!还尼玛天天扯淡爱不爱国,你对得起这片土地啊?! (7月29日 16:48)

Free speech debate after China singer held for bomb threat
Agence France-Presse, July 30, 2013
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gQ_I37PiZZGGsgZymqlmIjM5hiUw?docId=CNG.241ae6670bf257d64850017e3a1a84e8.01

Health (健康)

精神病救治难堪重负 (Over 100 million Chinese with mental illness, only 1 doctor for every 800 patients)
Legal Weekly, July 30, 2013
http://news.ifeng.com/shendu/fzzm/detail_2013_07/31/28101446_0.shtml

International Human Rights (国际人权)

美中人权对话 人权组织促设定切实指标 (U.S. urges China to improve rule of law, freedom of religion and expression, rights of ethnic minorities, and labor during bilateral dialogue)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 31, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/07/130730_us_china_rights_talk.shtml

Foreign minister Bob Carr presses China on human rights reform
The Australian, July 29, 2013
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/foreign-affairs/foreign-minister-bob-carr-presses-china-on-human-rights-reform/story-fn59nm2j-1226687625923

Land, Housing, Property (土地、财产、房屋)

九成受访者认为不应取缔群租 (Survey: 90% of respondents oppose banning affordable group-rental housing)
Xiaoxiang Chenbao, July 31, 2013
http://epaper.xxcb.cn/xxcba/html/2013-07/31/content_2725627.htm

Media (媒体)

人民网舆情监测室发布《2013年上半年新浪政务微博报告》 (Sina-gov't joint report highlights big jump in number of government Weibo accounts and posts)
People's Daily, July 31, 2013
http://yuqing.people.com.cn/n/2013/0731/c210118-22387424.html

See full report:
http://vdisk.weibo.com/s/A-q4TgwJY4hz/1375195858

China cracks down on televised singing competitions
Wall Street Journal, July 30, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/07/30/china-cracks-down-on-televised-singing-competitions/

Population (人口)

One-child policy “weakens china's military”
Radio Free Asia, July 30, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/pla-07302013120137.html

Rule of Law (法治)

河南试点“民告官”异地审理 (Pilot reform in Henan aims to prevent political interference in lawsuits against gov't by holding trials in other jurisdictions)
Dongfang Jinbao, July 31, 2013
http://www.jinbw.com.cn/jinbw/xwzx/zzsx/201307311353.htm

一朝办错案,终身被追责 (New regulations in Henan eliminate statute of limitation on accountability measures against law enforcement misconduct)
Dahe Daily, July 31, 2013
http://newpaper.dahe.cn/dhb/html/2013-07/31/content_932470.htm

Society (社会)

China grapples with understanding spate of random violence
Washington Post, July 30, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/07/30/china-grapples-with-understanding-spate-of-random-violence/

Technology (科技)

中国城市未成年人触网比例近97% (97% of Chinese minors have access to the Internet)
Radio Free Asia, July 30, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/aw-07302013152211.html

Opinion (观点)

“大农民工教育观”助推人的城镇化 (Improving education for migrant workers in rural areas before their migration to cities helps to ensure people-centered urbanization)
Guangming Daily, July 31, 2013
http://epaper.gmw.cn/gmrb/html/2013-07/31/nw.D110000gmrb_20130731_6-02.htm

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

石家庄毒饺子案详情:员工不满待遇下毒泄愤 (Employee purposefully poisoned dumplings to show anger over mistreatment)
Xinhua, July 30, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130730/u1a7558218.html

Corruption (腐败)

《新快报》记者刘虎实名举报工商总局副局长马正其渎职 (Guangdong reporter makes misconduct allegations against Chinese official on Weibo)
Zhengjuan Times, July 29, 2013
http://kuaixun.stcn.com/2013/0729/10636982.shtml

Related:
Senior Chinese official from industry regulator is latest to face allegations of wrongdoing
Associated Press, July 29, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/senior-chinese-official-from-industry-regulator-is-latest-to-face-allegations-of-wrongdoing/2013/07/29/cb6404e2-f82f-11e2-a954-358d90d5d72d_story.html

How Chinese reporters have turned to Weibo to expose corruption
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1292945/chinese-reporters-try-weibo-expose-corruption-when-print-fails

Related Weibo:
记者刘虎, July 30, 2013
[#举报马正其# 就凭这样一个假文件,75万国有资产就蒸发无踪了。“公务员私营企业”重庆万州乳峰乳业的老板牟东安冯国琼夫妇和刘弘,实在好惬意!] ([#Report on Ma Zhengqi#] Relying on this false document, RMB 750,000 of state-owned assets evaporated without a trace. The couple, Mou Dongan and Feng Guoqiong, along with Liu Hong, the bosses of Chongqing Wanzhou Rufeng Dairy...are all really comfortable!)
http://weibo.com/2489302951/A2pCuEwlb

Environment (环境)

The Chinese government’s real pollution dilemma is feeding its people
Quartz, July 29, 2013
http://qz.com/109090/the-chinese-governments-real-pollution-dilemma-is-feeding-its-people/

Hukou (户口)

报告称城镇化率被高估 3.9亿人口需市民化 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ blue book: China’s urbanization rate previously overstated, by 2030, China needs 390 million villagers-turned-urbanites)
China News, July 30, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0730/c1001-22382912.html

Related:
城市蓝皮书:农业转移人口市民化面临六大障碍 (Urban blue book: villagers-turned-urbanites face six big obstacles)
People’s Daily, July 30, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0730/c1001-22382692.html

蓝皮书:中国农民工市民化人均公共成本约13万元 (Urban blue book: average gov't cost to go from villager to urbanite is RMB 130,000)
Beijing News, July 30, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/07/30/275888.html

城市蓝皮书:当前中国农业转移人口市民化仅40% (Urban blue book: large disparity in political rights, public services, economic life, and cultural quality between migrant workers and urban residents)
People’s Daily, July 30, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0730/c1001-22382610.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Activists call for Xu Zhiyong's release and end to crackdown
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1292947/legal-scholar-teng-biao-and-hong-kong-rights-groups-call-release-moderate

Related:
滕彪聲援許志永 斥當局愚蠢「打壓溫和派 逼人變激進」(Teng Biao shows solidarity with Xu Zhiyong, denounces authorities for "suppressing moderates and letting them becoming radicalized")
Ming Pao, July 30, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130730/caa1.htm

Internet (互联网)

107家非法新闻信息网站被关闭 (107 non-news websites shut down in China)
Beijing News, July 30, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/07/30/275892.html

Labor (劳工)

Worker group alleges abuses at Apple supplier in China
Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324170004578633951552047928.html

See report
Apples unkept promises: cheap iPhones come at high costs to Chinese workers
China Labor Watch, July 29, 2013
http://www.chinalaborwatch.org/pdf/apple_s_unkept_promises.pdf

Worked to Death
News China, August, 2013
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/worked-to-death

Land, Housing, Property (土地、财产、房屋)

八问地方政府债务 (National audit office: most local governments repay debt with land sales revenue)
Beijing News, July 30, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/07/30/275828.html

Open Government Information (信息公开)

拆也拆了 查也查了 官方仍“正在调查” (Lack of transparency regarding investigations into public interest cases raises doubts about gov't accountability)
Beijing News, July 30, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/07/30/275835.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

“代表委员可随时约见市领导” (Nanjing municipal party committee issues directives to bar officials from preventing public to air grievances during leaders' visits)
Dongfang Daily, July 30, 2013
http://epaper.dfdaily.com/dfzb/html/2013-07/30/content_798087.htm

律师:吴虹飞被提请逮捕 向警方认错但自认无罪 (Beijing police seeks official arrest of dissident singer for “fabricating false, terrorizing information”)
Southern Metropolis Daily, July 30, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0730/04/950MFLHE0001124J.html

Opinion (观点)

推进改革需要自信 (Lack of confidence amongst political elites a roadblock to rule of law and democratic reforms)
Study Times, July 29, 2013
http://www.studytimes.com.cn:9999/epaper/xxsb/html/2013/07/29/12/12_35.htm

中国人权事业,博采众长的实践 (Human rights protection in China is an on-going process and should draw lessons from other countries)
People's Daily, July 30, 2013
http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2013-07/30/nw.D110000renmrb_20130730_7-05.htm

Monday, July 29, 2013

Children (儿童)

流浪儿童重复流浪问题待解 (Street children return to the street due to lack of comprehensive protection measures)
Jinghua Times, July 29, 2013
http://epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2013-07/29/content_13526.htm

网络收养平台被指违规卖出生证 (Online adoption websites accused of falsifying birth certificates, charging exorbitant fees)
Beijing News, July 29, 2013
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2013-07/29/content_453801.htm

Corruption (腐败)

China orders audit of local government debt
Associated Press, July 28, 2013
http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&date=20130728&id=16746341

See announcement by the National Audit Office issued on July 28, 2013
http://www.audit.gov.cn/n1992130/n1992150/n1992379/3315364.html

Environment (环境)

环保联合会会员涉污 (Member corporations of gov't environmental protection group face pollution allegations)
21 Century Media, July 29, 2013
http://epaper.21cbh.com/html/2013-07/29/content_72299.htm

杭州湾污染:我国最大渔场近海渔业资源已枯竭 (Pollution in Hangzhou Bay threatens to deplete local fishery resources)
China National Radio, July 29, 2013
http://native.cnr.cn/society/201307/t20130729_513170114.shtml

Freedom of Expression (言论自由)

解放特稿:一群官员的微博实践 (Government officials who microblog find themselves treading on thin ice)
Jiefang Daily, July 28, 2013
http://www.jfdaily.com/a/6573931.htm

吴虹飞被刑拘引发的各种疑问 (Netizens and supporters oppose criminal detention of Beijing pop singer over her Weibo outburst)
Deutsche Welle, July 27, 2013
http://www.dw.de/吴虹飞被刑拘引发的各种疑问/a-16979427

Health (健康)

Health care reform in China to make life easier for patients, not hospitals
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1292679/health-care-plan-cut-bills-patients-lauded-falls-short-what-do-about

Why China pays too much for medicines
Reuters, July 26, 2013
http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/07/26/us-gsk-china-pricing-idINBRE96P0OV20130726

International Human Rights (国际人权)

外交部:中美第18次人权对话7月底将在昆明举行 (China: 18th China-U.S. Human Rights Dialogue to be held in Kunming late July)
China News, July 27, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-07/4179489.html

Related:
第18次中美人權對話昆明舉行 (The 18th China-U.S. Human Rights Dialogue will be held in Kunming)
Ming Pao, July 28, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130728/cae1.htm

Land, Housing, Property (土地、财产、房屋)

农民立生死状讨地卖地协议已解除 (After farmers' protest, Hunan authorities pressure local rural cooperative into revoking land sales agreement)
Southern Metropolis Daily, July 29, 2013
http://epaper.oeeee.com/A/html/2013-07/29/content_1904685.htm

Chinese land available for development at record in H1
Reuters, July 28, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/28/china-economy-land-idUSL4N0FY06G20130728

Rule of Law (法治)

练摊被殴事件工作人员停工 (Beijing officials suspended after being accused of beating vendor and his young daughter)
Beijing News, July 29, 2013
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2013-07/29/content_453802.htm

Related:
City management beats father in front of crying daughter
chinaSMACK, July 27, 2013
http://www.chinasmack.com/2013/videos/city-management-beats-father-in-front-of-crying-daughter.html

Chief justice calls for efficient, fair trials
Xinhua News Agency, July 26, 2013
http://www.china.org.cn/china/2013-07/26/content_29542366.htm

As a disgraced Chinese politician is indicted, rights activists also feel the law's wrath
Time Magazine, July 26, 2013
http://world.time.com/2013/07/26/as-a-disgraced-chinese-politician-is-indicted-rights-activists-also-feel-the-laws-wrath/

Society (社会)

New survey finds China unequal, unemployed and untrusting
Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/07/26/survey-casts-doubt-on-chinas-jobless-data/

Category

Tibet (西藏)

四藏人为丹增德勒仁波切获释进京上访被捕 (Four Tibetans arrested for attempting to petition for release of imprisoned Buddhist leader Tenzin Rinpoche)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-07282013180949.html

Opinion (观点)

“危险言论”界定,法律还需探讨 (Criminal detention of Beijing singer over Weibo post underscores need for precise legal definition of “harmful speech”)
Changjiang Daily, July 29, 2013
http://cjmp.cnhan.com/cjrb/html/2013-07/29/content_5196162.htm

The rule of law: bizarrely consistent
The Economist, July 27, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21582310-crackdown-legal-activists-bizarrely-consistent

Friday, July 26, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

China carefully curates online reaction to Bo Xilai indictment
Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/07/25/online-reaction-to-bo-indictment-carefully-curated/

Related:
大公網撤稿 微博禁討論(Article discussing Bo case removed from Ta Kung Pao website, similar discussion on microblog banned)
Ming Pao, July 26, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130725/caa2.htm

挺薄網友遭軟禁 擬庭外聲援 (Teacher supporting Bo under house arrest)
Ming Pao, July 26, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130726/caa4.htm

Civil Society (民间社会)

台湾发起联署声援中国"新公民运动" (Taiwan groups launch joint signature campaign to support China’s New Citizen Movement)
Deutsche Welle, July 26, 2013
http://www.dw.de/%E5%8F%B0%E6%B9%BE%E5%8F%91%E8%B5%B7%E8%81%94%E7%BD%B2%E5%A3%B0%E6%8F%B4%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD%E6%96%B0%E5%85%AC%E6%B0%91%E8%BF%90%E5%8A%A8/a-16975406?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Chinese search for infant formula goes global
中国人走遍世界,敢问奶粉在何方
New York Times, July 26, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130726/c26babypowder/dual/

Corruption (腐败)

Ji Yingnan and other jilted mistresses expose Chinese officials’ corruption
Washington Post, July 26, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/ji-yingnan-and-other-jilted-mistresses-expose-chinese-officials-corruption/2013/07/25/8d8d35f6-eb02-11e2-aa9f-c03a72e2d342_story.html

Culture (文化)

或因展出艾未未作品 港艺团失政府资助 (Independent art group may have lost gov't funding due to exhibition of Ai Weiwei artwork)
DW News, July 25, 2013
http://hongkongmacao.dwnews.com/news/2013-07-25/59287609.html

Health (健康)

中国民间团体呼吁河南落实艾滋儿童福利政策 (Ahead of UN review, Chinese NGOs urge Henan authorities to improve welfare for children living with HIV/AIDS)
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/aw-07252013143709.html

我国乙肝病毒携带者近1亿 每年新发感染者10万(China has nearly 100 million hepatitis B carriers, 100,000 new cases each year)
Xinhua, July 26, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-07-26/203927782239.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

许志永会见律师 称愿为公民宪法权利落实付出代价 (Xu Zhiyong meets with lawyer, willing to "pay a price" for rights activism)
Radio France International, July 25, 2013
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD/20130725-%E8%AE%B8%E5%BF%97%E6%B0%B8%E4%BC%9A%E8%A7%81%E5%BE%8B%E5%B8%88-%E7%A7%B0%E6%84%BF%E4%B8%BA%E5%85%AC%E6%B0%91%E5%AE%AA%E6%B3%95%E6%9D%83%E5%88%A9%E8%90%BD%E5%AE%9E%E4%BB%98%E5%87%BA%E4%BB%A3%E4%BB%B7

For more on Xu Zhiyong, see:
律师会见许志永
Lawyer Meets with Xu Zhiyong
Human Rights in China, July 25, 2013
CN: http://http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6858
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6857

Land, Housing, Property (土地、财产、房屋)

国土部:农村集体土地确权完成(Minister of Land and Resources: registration of collective-owned land in rural area is complete)
Economic Information Daily, July 26, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0725/c1001-22318631.html

北大学者姜明安:新土管法或明年出台 (Beijing law professor: new land management legislation may be introduced in 2014, rural land rights to be strengthened)
21st Century Media, July 26, 2013
http://www.yicai.com/news/2013/07/2890359.html

山东调查“夫妻裸体被绑房屋遭强拆” (Shandong authorities are investigating abduction and forced eviction case)
Dongfang Daily, July 25, 2013
http://www.dfdaily.com/html/33/2013/7/25/1039880.shtml

湖南近百农民立“生死状”讨5亩地 (Hunan farmers pledge to fight to the death to reclaim land unlawfully sold)
Beijing News, July 26, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/07/26/275296.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

北京两律师为冀中星提供法援定于今天申请会见冀中星 (Two Beijing human rights lawyers take up Ji Zhongxing case)
Jinghua Times, July 26, 2013
http://epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2013-07/26/content_12998.htm

Re-education Through Labor (劳教)

任建宇向渝劳教委索国家赔偿 (Chongqing man seeks compensation for labor camp sentence)
Jinghua Times, July 26, 2013
http://epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2013-07/26/content_12995.htm

Rule of Law (法治)

万人民调:77.0%受访者要求立法规范城管执法行为 (Survey: 77% support stricter regulations of urban management officers)
China Youth Daily, July 26, 2013
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2013-07/26/nw.D110000zgqnb_20130726_1-07.htm

China’s disappearing official problem
Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/07/26/chinas-disappearing-official-problem/?mod=WSJBlog

Society (社会)

黑龙江敬老院火灾11名遇难者均为男性 起因系200块(11 died in arson of nursing home in Heilongjiang)
China Broadcasting Net, July 26, 2013
http://china.cnr.cn/xwwgf/201307/t20130726_513160941.shtml

Women (妇女)

Assault on equality: China's obsolete legal culture exposed
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1290711/assault-equality

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆2500名大学生村官到13个地区村组织任职(XUAR to select 2500 students from nation as village heads for its 13 regions)
China Youth Daily, July 26, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0725/c1001-22321928.html

Opinion (观点)

许志永:“一切是为纯粹理想” (A profile of Xu Zhiyong: "everything I did was out of pure ideals")
Radio France International, July 25, 2013
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD/20130725-%E8%AE%B8%E5%BF%97%E6%B0%B8%EF%BC%9A%E4%B8%80%E5%88%87%E6%98%AF%E4%B8%BA%E7%BA%AF%E7%B2%B9%E7%90%86%E6%83%B3

法治没有特区 反腐没有例外 (There must be no exceptions granted when upholding the rule of law and combating corruption)
People's Daily, July 26, 2013
http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2013-07/26/nw.D110000renmrb_20130726_8-01.htm

冀中星的绝望之路 (Beijing bomb protester's road to desperation)
New York Times, July 26, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130726/cc26lianqingchuan/

谁在中国非法执法?(Unlawful enforcement of the law is widespread in China)
Deutsche Welle, July 25, 2013
http://www.dw.de /谁在中国非法执法/a-16975151

China’s ruling party tries to deal with its edifice complex
Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/07/25/chinas-ruling-party-tries-to-deal-with-its-edifice-complex/

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

薄熙来涉嫌受贿、贪污、滥用职权案提起公诉 (Bo Xilai to be prosecuted for bribery, corruption, and abuse of power)
Beijing News, July 25, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/07/25/275127.html

Related:
Disgraced Chinese official may go on trial soon
薄熙来被提起公诉审判地为济南
The New York Times, July 25, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130725/c25trial/dual/

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Despicable Me 2 blocked by Chinese censor, but Smurfs sequel approved
The Guardian, July 24, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/jul/24/despicable-me-2-blocked-china-smurfs-2

Corruption (腐败)

GSK丑闻促进西方与中国司法合作 (GlaxoSmith Kline scandal spurs judicial cooperation between China and the West)
Financial Times, July 25, 2013
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001051620

Related:
GSK China probe a bitter pill for foreign firms
Agence France-Presse, July 24, 2013
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h884BqB6kfYv4KwB-QxlcAJ0qgmA?docId=CNG.57481ee8271cf3436c7ed566a627568d.761

Disasters (自然灾害)

湖南14个市州出现旱情 53万余人饮水困难 (14 cities or prefectures in Hunan suffering from drought, 53 million have restricted access to drinking water)
Beijing News, July 25, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/07/25/275145.html

Environment (环境)

北京拟立法提高大气污染违法成本 排污违法成本大大提高 (Beijing mulls legislation to increase pollution penalty)
Xinhua News Agency, July 25, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2013-07/25/c_116678451.htm

See draft:
[北京市大气污染防治条例 (草案送审稿)] (Beijing City Regulations on the Prevention of Ozone Pollution)
Legal Affairs Office of the People’s Govt of Beijing, published on January 19, 2013
http://210.73.64.50/advice/user/content_new.asp?UNID=427

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由、隐私)

Beijing singer held over “explosive” tweet
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/explode-07242013111623.html

自由之家:中国新领导人加紧控制因特网 (Freedom House report accuses Chinese leaders of tightening Internet control)
Voice of America, July 25, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-internet-control-20130724/1709072.html

See full report:
Throttling Dissent: China's New Leaders Refine Internet Control
Freedom House, July 24, 2013
http://www.freedomhouse.org/sites/default/files/resources/Throttling%20Dissent_FOTN%202013_China_0.pdf

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

紧急关注:滕彪律师和维权人士胡佳在深圳被国保带走 (Teng Biao and Hu Jia taken away by police)
Bo Xun, July 25, 2013
http://www.peacehall.com/news/gb/china/2013/07/201307252300.shtml#.UfE0pdKsgyo

Related Twitter:
Maya Wang 阿莲, July 25, 2013
[滕彪律师说“我正在被国保带走请告诉朋友”。然后失去联系。网友说滕彪与胡佳(还有女儿谦慈)都被国保控制,他们都是在今晚为胡佳在深圳庆生晚宴时被国保控制的。现在情况不明。]
https://twitter.com/wang_maya/status/360401746612330497

Internet (互联网)

Chinese netizens shrink under scrutiny
The Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324564704578627364253232692.html

Persons with Disabilities (残疾人)

上海残疾人有望优先申请保障房 (Under new draft regulations, persons with disabilities in Shanghai may receive preferential treatment in affordable housing and other social services)
Dongfang Daily, July 25, 2013
http://epaper.dfdaily.com/dfzb/html/2013-07/25/content_796265.htm

See draft:
[上海市实施《中华人民共和国残疾人保障法》办法(修订草案)] (Shanghai City measures to implement the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Disabled Persons)
Political Affairs, July 24, 2013
http://shzw.eastday.com/shzw/G/20130724/u1ai110378.html

Population (人口)

Killing highlights concerns over china’s one-child policy
The New York Times, July 25, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/26/world/asia/killing-highlights-concerns-over-chinas-one-child-policy.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

广西钟山县珊瑚镇数千村民日前与警察发生冲突 (Thousands of Guangxi villagers clash with police during protest against govt-approved mining activity)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-07242013141800.html

Rule of Law (法治)

“跳踩商户头”延安城管取保候审 (Ya'an urban management officer accused of assault released on bail)
Beijing News, July 25, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/07/25/275103.html

Opinion (观点)

Can Chinese leaders all agree on how to try Bo Xilai?
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1289898/can-chinese-leaders-all-agree-how-try-bo-xilai

王议斐:法治是根治腐败“毒瘤”的有效“药方” (Wang Yifei: Rule of law is the best cure for corruption)
Global Times, July 25, 2013
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/opinion_china/2013-07/4170810.html

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Environment (环境), Rule of Law

环保法修正草案二次征民意 公益诉讼主体成焦点 (Public sector expresses opposition to public interest lawsuits being directed to ACEF during second public comment period for draft amendments to Environmental Protection Law)
Beijing News, July 23, 2013
http://legal.people.com.cn/n/2013/0723/c42510-22287321.html

首批6家企业网上公布污染排放值 (Six Beijing-based enterprises disclose pollution statistics under new regulations)
Beijing Daily, July 24, 2013
http://bjrb.bjd.com.cn/html/2013-07/24/content_92873.htm

绿色和平批中国神华集团煤厂破坏水资源 (Green Peace accuses Chinese coal company of water pollution)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 23, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130723_greenpeace_shenhua.shtml

See report:
Thirsty Coal 2
Greenpeace, July 23, 2013
http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/publications/reports/climate-energy/2013/thirsty-coal-two-china/

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

“薄熙来将以贪污受贿等三罪公审” (Bo Xilai faces three criminal charges)
Brtish Broadcasting Corporation, July 24, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130724_china_bo_xilai_trial.shtml

報道:重慶宣布薄熙來三罪 (Chongqing announces official charges against Bo Xilai)
Ming Pao, July 23, 2013
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20130723/ca22216a.htm

Related:
Bo Xilai to face trial for bribery and embezzlement “soon”
The Telegraph, July 24, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10198862/Bo-Xilai-to-face-trial-for-bribery-and-embezzlement-soon.html

Corruption (腐败)

五年内党政机关全面停建楼堂馆所--国务院 (State Council restricts construction of new government buildings)
Reuters, July 24, 2013
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE96N01J20130724

Related:
China bans construction of government buildings for 5 years
Associated Press, July 23, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/23/china-bans-construction-government-buildings_n_3639314.html

众反腐 举报贪官代价高 (Citizen whistleblowers face harsh reprisal)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-07232013152933.html

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

农业部:五年内健全食用农产品安全标准体系 (Agriculture Ministry: food safety standards will be improved in five years)
The People’s Daily, July 23, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/politics/2013-07/4160837.html

Health (健康)

儿童大病不亚于一场劫难 (Medical expenses for common diseases among children far exceed income of their families)
Legal Weekly, July 23, 2013
http://www.legalweekly.cn/index.php/Index/article/id/3201

Bribery serves as life-support for Chinese hospitals
Reuters, July 23, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/23/us-china-hospitals-bribery-idUSBRE96M12Y20130723

Internet (互联网)

工信部:移动互联网发展迅猛 微信用户超过4亿 (MIIT: We Chat users in China exceed 400 million)
The People’s Daily, July 24, 2013
http://news.dayoo.com/china/201307/24/53868_31714382.htm

Labor (劳工)

调查称半数人认为已婚未育女性求职易受歧视 (Survey finds married women without children face employment discrimination)
Xiaoxiang Chenbao, July 24, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-07-24/050127753763.shtml

Land, Housing, Property (土地、财产、房屋)

广州村民不满农田被征楼顶抗议百人维稳 (Over 100 police mobilized to contain Guangzhou villagers' land protest)
Sina News, July 23, 2013
http://slide.news.sina.com.cn/c/slide_1_2841_33788.html

Society (社会)

Chinese man “kills one-child policy officials”
The Telegraph, July 23, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10197495/Chinese-man-kills-one-child-policy-officials.html

Opinion (观点)

一个民间机构的法外生存 (A civil organization's survival outside of the law)
Financial Times, July 24, 2013
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001051581?full=y

城镇化绝不能让农村荒芜 (Rural development must not be sacrificed for excessive urbanization)
Nanfang Daily, July 24, 2013
http://epaper.nfdaily.cn/html/2013-07/24/content_7209517.htm

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Corruption

葛兰素史克仅是冰山一角 (GSK scandal only tip of the iceberg in corrupted healthcare system)
Financial Times, July 23, 2013
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001051556

Consumer Safety

河南新乡在建“共产主义大桥”坍塌引关注(Collapse of "Communism Bridge" in Henan triggers concern)
China News Net, July 23, 2013
http://news.21cn.com/domestic/difang/a/2013/0723/18/22975599.shtml

Environment

环保法修正案草案二次征民意 (Second public comment period opens for draft amendments to Environmental Protection Law, right to file public interest lawsuits under scrutiny)
Jinghua Post, July 23, 2013
http://epaper.jinghua.cn/html/2013-07/23/content_11820.htm

See the draft amendments to the Environmental Protection Law after the second reading by the National People's Congress Standing Committee, published on July 17, 2013
http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/lfgz/flca/2013-07/17/content_1801189.htm

Health

大病保险将于两年后覆盖全民 (People’s Daily: medical insurance for serious illness will cover everyone in two years)
The People’s Daily, July 22, 2013
http://news.dayoo.com/china/201307/22/53868_31678180.htm

Hukou

居住证管理办法有望年内推出 或设国家城市权益双标准 (Draft residential permit regulations may expand coverage of migrant population)
Diyi Caijing Daily, July 23, 2013
http://www.yicai.com/news/2013/07/2880940.html

Land, Housing, Property

保定一市民告市政府 立案十年未开庭 (Forced eviction lawsuit filed against Baoding govt still waiting for trial ten years later)
China Youth Daily, July 23, 2013
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2013-07/23/nw.D110000zgqnb_20130723_1-07.htm

Xi hints at just minor reform down on the farm
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1288679/xi-hints-just-minor-reform-down-farm

Open Government Information

中国市级财政透明度报告公布:三市透明度为零 (Tsinghua University study ranks financial transparency of 289 Chinese cities)
China Economic Weekly, July 23, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/07-23/5071176.shtml

Protests and Petitions

中国数百公知联署抗议许志永被刑拘 (Hundreds of Chinese intellectuals jointly protest criminally detained Xu Zhiyong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 23, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130723_xuzhiyong_petition.shtml

冀中星父亲披露儿子被打残细节 (Beijing bomb protester's father recounts police brutality against his son)
Da Zhong Wang, July 23, 2013
http://sd.dzwww.com/sdnews/201307/t20130723_8675425.htm

Airport blast leads China to reflect on injustice
Associated Press, July 23, 2013
http://news.yahoo.com/airport-blast-leads-china-reflect-injustice-125812443.html

XUAR

张春贤与50名重点乡镇反恐维稳正厅级干部座谈 (Xinjiang Party Head: containing religious extremism is our foremost task)
The People’s Daily, July 20, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0720/c1001-22263063.html

Opinion

Chinese corruption: the ultimate protests
英媒:中国政府面对的最致命问题
The Guardian, July 22, 2013
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 23, 2013

EN: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/22/chinese-corruption-protests-editorial
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/07/130723_press_china.shtml

预防冤假错案比纠正更重要 (Preventing miscarriages of justice is more important than rectifying it)
Nanfang Daily, July 23, 2013
http://epaper.nfdaily.cn/html/2013-07/23/content_7209286.htm

China’s wrong turn
Washington Post, July 23, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/for-chinas-xi-jinping-party-trumps-country/2013/07/22/46990bca-f0a7-11e2-a1f9-ea873b7e0424_story.html

Monday, July 22, 2013

Civil Society

Foreign NGO registration rules eased
China Daily, July 19, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2013-07/19/content_16796799.htm

Environment

环保专家:中国成PM2.5污染最严重地区 (Chinese environmental experts say China has the worst air pollution in the world)
China News, July 21, 213
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/07-21/5065971.shtml

Xinhua Insight: China resorts to judicial protection in green push
Xinhua News Agency, July 21, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/indepth/2013-07/21/c_132560138.htm

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

Chinese blogger 'gagged' after attacking government for treatment of poor
The Telegraph, July 19, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10190892/Chinese-blogger-gagged-after-attacking-government-for-treatment-of-poor.html

Related:
See Li Chengpeng's blog essay, posted July 18, 2013
一个瓜农的中国梦
Watermelon vendor died pursuing the Chinese dream
CH: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_46e7ba410102eddj.html
EN: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10190914/Li-Chengpengs-essay-translated-watermelon-vendor-died-pursuing-the-Chinese-dream.html

Health

Infant’s death inflames health-care tensions in China
Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/07/21/infants-death-inflames-health-care-tensions-in-china/

Human Rights Defenders

中国知名人士微博声援被关押的许志永 (New Citizens' Movement participants issue open letter in support of detained legal scholar Xu Zhiyong)
Radio France International, July 22, 2013
http:// http://rfi.my/1aCusEG

Related:
See full statement in Chinese and English
China Media Project, July 21, 2013
http://cmp.hku.hk/2013/07/21/33622/

Open Government Information

环保部要求加强污染源监管信息公开 (Ministry of Environmental Protection orders disclosure of information regarding pollution starting September 2013)
Xinhua News Agency, July 17, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/energy/2013-07/17/c_125020281.htm

Related:
See full text:
[关于加强污染源环境监管信息公开工作的通知] (Notice on Strengthening Disclosure of Information Regarding the Monitoring of Sources of Pollution)
Ministry of Environmental Protection, July 12, 2013
http://www.zhb.gov.cn/gkml/hbb/bwj/201307/t20130717_255667.htm

“超部级机构”的国务院领导小组 (Experts call for more information about the work of 'supra-ministry working groups' within the State Council)
Beijing News, July 22, 2013
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2013-07/22/content_452158.htm

Rule of Law

外国人出入境管理条例9月施行 4情况被认定为非法居留 (New entry-exit law for foreigners to take effect in September, four conditions constitute illegal residence)
The People’s Daily, July 22, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0722/c1001-22279711.html

Related:
China Issues Regulations for New Entry-Exit Law
Society for Human Resource Management, June 24, 2013
http://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/global/Articles/Pages/China-Regulations-Entry-Exit-Law-Visas.aspx

Full text of the law:
“The Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China”
http://www.china-botschaft.de/det/lsfw/t1054810.htm

东莞市回应称,已成立专案组,对冀中星案重新全面核查 (Authorities to investigate alleged police brutality against petitioner who detonated bomb at Beijing airport)
Xinhua News Agency, July 21, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/local/2013-07/21/c_116626019.htm

Opinion

对网络声音 不能简单否定 (Online voices should not be easily dismissed, the Internet is a key platform to gauge public opinion)
Changjiang Daily, July 22, 2013
http://cjmp.cnhan.com/cjrb/html/2013-07/22/content_5192964.htm

中国模式遇上了大麻烦
Hitting China's Wall
The New York Times, July 20, 2013
CH:http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20130720/c20krugman/
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/19/opinion/krugman-hitting-chinas-wall.html

Friday, July 19, 2013

Education

98.9%受访者深感当下年轻人缺少质疑精神 (Survey finds Chinese youth lack critical thinking skills)
China Youth Daily, July 19, 2013
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2013-07/19/nw.D110000zgqnb_20130719_2-08.htm

Environment

Nuclear activism: limiting the fallout
The Economist, July 20, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21582016-rare-protest-prompts-government-scrap-plans-build-uranium-processing-plant

超三分之一城市遭垃圾围城 (One-third of cities in China surrounded by garbage)
Global Times, July 19, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/depth_report/2013-07/4149225.html

Human Rights Defenders

维权律师刘卫国探望许志永被拘押 (Human rights lawyer detained after attempt to visit Xu Zhiyong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130718_china_lawyer_ngo.shtml

Related:
Xu Zhiyong’s Lawyer Liu Weiguo in Custody, Rights Group is Shut Down
Human Rights in China, July 18, 2013
http://www.hrichina.org/content/6825

Xu Zhiyong, Advocate of Disclosure of Official Assets, Criminally Detained
许志永被刑事拘留
Human Rights in China, July 16, 2013
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6825
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6824

Related Social Media:
Patrickpoon潘嘉伟@patrickpoon July 19, 2013
刘卫国:关于北京警方违法阻拦律师会见许志永的严正声明 (Liu Weiguo: Solemn declaration about Beijing police illegally blocking lawyer from visiting Xu Zhiyong)
http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1rleoul

International Relations

In China and U.S., mutual distrust grows, study finds
中美民众间好感下降,不信任增强
The New York Times, July 19, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20130719/c19distrust/dual/

See full survey conducted by the Pew Research Center:
http://www.pewglobal.org/files/2013/07/Pew-Research-Global-Attitudes-Project-Balance-of-Power-Report-FINAL-July-18-2013.pdf

Open Government Information

黄浦江“死猪事件”余波 大学生与水务局的信息公开之战 (University student presses Shanghai water authorities to disclose further information about "floating dead pigs")
21st Century Media, July 19, 2013
http://www.21cbh.com/2013/7-19/wMNjUxXzcyNjEwMQ.html

Poverty

北大社调显示:中国家庭贫富差距高达234倍 (Beijing University study reveals huge income gap)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/jz-07182013151551.html

Protests and Petitions

被上访改变的人生 (Hunan farmer recounts torture in mental hospital, awaits high court decision in lawsuit against police)
China Youth Daily, July 19, 2013
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/201307/19/nw.D110000zgqnb_20130719_1-03.htm

Rule of Law

城管涉殺瓜農 記者採訪遭毆 (Fruit-seller dies after scuffle with urban security guards, reporters beaten by police)
Wen Wei Po, July 19, 2013
http://paper.wenweipo.com/2013/07/19/YO1307190009.htm

Related:
Probe over China fruit-seller “beaten by enforcers”
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23340096

Vendor death shines light on China’s urban enforcers
Wall Street Journal, July 19, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/07/19/vender-assault-shines-ugly-light-on-chinas-urban-enforcers/?mod=WSJBlog

Opinion

叶青专栏:该公开的不仅仅是“三公” (Ye Qing: Budgetary disclosure should be expanded to tackle other irregular expenses)
Southern Metropolis Daily, July 19, 2013
http://epaper.oeeee.com/A/html/2013-07/19/content_1898920.htm

“习俗”岂是违纪违法挡箭牌 (“Local traditions” cannot be an excuse for unlawful behavior)
Southern Daily, July 19, 2013
http://epaper.nfdaily.cn/html/2013-07/19/content_7208544.htm

周少来:打造“内地版廉政公署” (Zhou Shaolai: Mainland needs its own Independent Commission Against Corruption)
Global Times, July 19, 2013
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/opinion_china/2013-07/4148487.html

何清涟:天堂与地狱:中国政商结合的路径指向 (Government-business collaboration: a high-wire act in China)
Voice of America, July 18, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/heqinglian-china-20130718/1704860.html/

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance

电影局:“取消一般题材电影剧本审查”非新规 (New State Council regulations lift full script censorship for films of "ordinary content," post-production censorship remains)
Xinhua News Agency, July 17, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2013-07/17/c_116579534.htm

Related:
Cut! China snips back some film censorship rules
Reuters, July 17, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/17/entertainment-us-china-censorship-idUSBRE96G0GC20130717

See full text of State Council regulations issued on July 11, 2013:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2013-07/17/c_125022660.htm

Civil Society

“传知行”遭取缔 公民运动受压制 (Civil society organization, "Transition Institute," shut down by authorities)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130718_ngo_closed_civil_society.shtml

Corruption

王文志并非举报华润董事长宋林第一人 (Xinhua reporter not the first to expose corruption allegations against China Resources Power chairman)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 17, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130717_weibo_lijianjun.shtml

Environment

环保责任终身追究 (CPC Discipline Inspection Commission to consider strengthening government accountability for environmental protection)
21st Century Media, July 18, 20
http://epaper.21cbh.com/html/2013-07/18/content_71318.htm

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

披露李某某隐私,七成人认为合理 (Survey: 70% of respondents support exposing personal details of under-aged suspect accused in high-profile rape case)
Xiaoxiang Chenbao, July 18, 2013
http://epaper.xxcb.cn/xxcba/html/2013-07/18/content_2722883.htm

Technology

手机稳坐第一上网终端 七成新增网民手机上网 (Internet penetration rate rises to 44.1%, 78.5% of 591 million Internet users connected through mobile phones)
People's Daily, July 18, 2013
http://it.people.com.cn/n/2013/0718/c1009-22232840.html

China smartphone owners swell number of internet users
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23343058

See full report:
第32次《中国互联网络发展状况统计报告》(32nd Statistical Report on Internet Development in China)
China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), July 17, 2013
http://www.cnnic.cn/gywm/xwzx/rdxw/rdxx/201307/t20130717_40663.htm

Opinion

英媒:中国应停止打压不同意见者 (UK media: China must stop suppressing dissidents)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/07/130718_press_chinese_crackdown.shtml

社评:媒体与记者的态度不应是分离的 (Reluctance of media outlets to expose scandals encourages reporters to use Weibo as platform)
Global Times, July 18, 2013
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/editorial/2013-07/4143550.html

What China’s wrongful convictions mean for legal reform
Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/07/17/wrongful-convictions-and-chinas-legal-reform-push/

Can China change its economic course?
Washington Post, July 18, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fareed-zakaria-china-at-a-crossroads/2013/07/17/211799e0-ef01-11e2-bed3-b9b6fe264871_story.html

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Corruption

《经济参考报》记者王文志实名举报华润董事长宋林涉嫌巨额贪腐 (Xinhua reporter exposes Chairman of China Resources' alleged massive corruption)
Social Outlook, July 17, 2013
http://www.guancha.cn/politics/2013_07_17_158771.shtml

Related:
China Resources Power falls after report of deal overpayment
Bloomberg, July 17, 2013
http://washpost.bloomberg.com/Story?docId=1376-MQ2C646JIJVY01-4UI24ONCMNF2BM2TI360UOAGF7

Death Penalty

Tough questions after Chinese court mishandles execution
Wall Street Journal, July 16, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/07/16/tough-questions-after-chinese-court-mishandles-execution/?mod=WSJBlog

Environment

Experts (mostly) back new study on China’s killer coal
The Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/07/17/experts-mostly-back-new-study-on-chinas-killer-coal/?mod=WSJBlog

Hong Kong

張曉明:普選要確保國家安全和中央權利 (Beijing's point man in HK says China committed to universal suffrage for the city but process must safeguard national security and sovereignty)
Apple Daily, July 16, 2013
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20130716/51562819

Related:
Beijing liaison chief hints at screening of CE candidates
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1283960/beijings-top-official-hong-kong-hints-screening-process-ce-candidates

Human Rights Defenders

中国维权法律学者许志永被刑事拘留 (Chinese rights defender and legal scholar Xu Zhiyong criminally detained)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 17, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130716_china_xuzhiyong_arrested.shtm

Related:
Xu Zhiyong, advocate of disclosure of official assets, criminally detained
许志永被刑事拘留
Human Rights in China, July 16, 2013
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6822
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6824

China moves to try graft activists in coordinated crackdown
维权人士被诉,权力不愿暴露在阳光下
Reuters, July 16, 2013
EN: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/07/16/uk-china-corruption-idUKBRE96F0AM20130716
CH: http://bit.ly/1armNZG

國保阻就醫 胡佳持刀「維權」(Hu Jia defends himself with knife after being blocked by police on his way to hospital)
Ming Pao, July 17, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130717/cac1.htm

偷渡回國探親 博訊記者遭遣返 (Boxun reporter in New Zealand repatriated after being smuggled into China to visit family, visa application previously rejected 18 times)
Ming Pao, July 17, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130717/caf1.htm

Information Control

人民監督網被封 曾曝雷政富視頻 (Anti-corruption website blocked, founder's social media accounts removed)
Wen Wei Po, July 16, 2013
http://news.wenweipo.com/2013/07/16/IN1307160071.htm

人民监督网朱瑞峰向BBC确认安全 (Zhu confirms his safety to BBC despite Weibo accounts being blocked)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 17, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130717_china_citizen_journalist.shtml

June 4th

民運人士譴責馬雲六四言論 (Democracy activists blast ex-CEO for Tiananmen remarks, threatens boycott of products)
Ming Pao, July 16, 2013
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20130716/ca21814a.htm

Land, Property, Housing

Land rights campaigners strike at second embassy
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1283503/chinese-embassy-canada-becomes-second-be-targeted-land-rights-campaigners

Related Weibo:
屈默, July 17, 2013
[【屈默:“拆”字为何挂在中国驻加拿大使馆门口?】继中国驻美国大使馆遭“拆” 字涂鸦后,中国驻加拿大使馆近日也被挂上写有“拆”字的白板。拆迁是当下中国各 级政府乐此不疲的大事。在各大城市街头,随处可见“拆”字。一个“拆”字,几乎就 是一部老百姓的血泪史。对此,政府需要反思,而不是愤怒。] (After the word "demolish" was spray-painted onto the front entrance of the Chinese Embassy in the U.S., a white board with the same character was affixed to the fence of the Chinese Embassy in Canada. Forced eviction is currently a favorite activity among Chinese authorities at all levels. We can see the word "demolish" everywhere on the streets, amounting to a people's history of tears and blood. The government needs to reflect on this situation rather than get angry.)
http://weibo.com/1227481183/A0pA9qqIO

Population

中国军方:计划生育危害解放军质量和军纪 (Chinese military: one-child policy affects quality and discipline of PLA)
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/nu-07162013151429.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor

唐慧:不断上访的动力是相信法律 希望遇到清官 (Tang Hui: faith in rule of law sustained my petitioning)
Beijing Morning Post, July 17, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0717/02/93UVS9LP0001124J.html

Related:
Tang Hui, Chinese mother who beat labor camp system, now plans U.S. trip
Christian Science Monitor, July 16, 2013
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2013/0716/Tang-Hui-Chinese-mother-who-beat-labor-camp-system-now-plans-US-trip

Women

清华教授惊人言论被斥无良 (Tsinghua professor angers public by suggesting "raping bar girls is less harmful than raping innocent women")
Beijing Morning Post, July 17, 2013
http://www.morningpost.com.cn/szb/html/2013-07/17/content_235884.htm

Related Weibo:
黒幇, July 17, 2013
[昨日,身为清华大学高管的@易延友 发表言论力挺一一的律师:"强奸陪酒女比 强奸良家妇女危害性要小",被网友喷成筛子后改口为:"强奸良家妇女比强奸陪 酒女、陪舞女、三陪女、妓女危害性要大"。最基本的人人平等你特么懂么?连清 华人都这素质,国家未来堪忧啊,不多说,围观傻逼!] (Yesterday, Tsinghua University professor Yi Yanyou made the following comments in support of the lawyer of [Li Tianyi]: "raping bar girls brings less harm than raping innocent women. After a wave of criticisms online, he made a different comment: "raping innocent women is more harmful than raping bar girls, disco girls, escorts, and prostitutes." Do you even understand the basic concept of equality? If Tsinghua-educated people are like this, the future of our country is in danger.)
http://weibo.com/1806348177/A0pSb0cT3

Opinion

喻中:劳教应被替代,而非简单废止 (Yu Zhong: RTL should be replaced, not just abolished)
Global Times, July 17, 2013
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/opinion_china/2013-07/4138419.html

沈阳:微博有些“疲惫”,但未衰落 (Shen Yang: Despite signs of user fatigue, Weibo remains a unique and popular platform for independent expression of diverse opinions)
Global Times, July 17, 2013
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/opinion_china/2013-07/4138415.html

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Children

人权组织呼吁中国结束歧视排斥残障儿童 (Rights group calls on China to end discriminatory exclusion of children with disabilities)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 16, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130715_china_disabled.shtml

China discriminates against disabled children: U.S. rights group
Reuters, July 15, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/15/us-china-disabilities-idUSBRE96E0LM20130715

See full report:
Human Rights Watch, July 15, 2013
http://www.hrw.org/node/117133>

Corruption

Jiangxi anti-corruption campaigners face trial in co-ordinated crackdown
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1284049/jiangxi-graft-activists-face-trial-co-ordinated-crackdown

Chinese whistleblower in Guangdong suffers ruthless reprisal
chinaSMACK, July 15, 2013
http://www.chinasmack.com/2013/stories/chinese-whistleblower-in-guangdong-suffers-ruthless-reprisal.html

Death Penalty

曾成杰之女:想当面问问法官父亲是否有遗言 (Daughter of executed prisoner wants to question presiding judge directly, legal experts point to potential violations of law)
Caijing, July 15, 2013
http://politics.caijing.com.cn/2013-07-15/113041483.html

Related:
In China they execute Ponzi schemers in secret, and the rule of law is questionable
Quartz, July 15, 2013
http://qz.com/104043/in-china-they-execute-ponzi-schemers-in-secret-and-the-rule-of-law-is-questionable/

Related Weibo:
检察官杨斌 (Prosecutor Yang Bin), July 15, 2013
[公众哗然于曾成杰的被“秘密”执行死刑,如果人们知道,此乃死刑执行的常态, 甚至只是死刑执行中诸多人性与法律幽暗深处的小小一角,又该当何想呢?公权的 傲慢与狂妄,司法的冷酷与残暴,其实远远超出人们想象。清算总会到来,即使我 深怀敬畏,即使我日日忏悔,即使,我也是那该被诅咒与被审判的一员。] (The public is in uproar over the "secret" execution of Zeng Chengjie, but how will the public react if it is told that this is how execution is carried out normally in China and that this case is only a small corner in the vast darkness of human nature and the legal system? Official power is so arrogant and out of control, the judicial system is so cruel and cold that it is beyond our comprehension. The day of reckoning will come. Despite my fear and daily repentance, I am also one of those who should be cursed and judged.)
http://weibo.com/2184287602/A09YDC93h?mod=weibotime

Health

China’s health care reform odyssey begins
The Diplomat, July 15, 2013
http://thediplomat.com/china-power/chinas-health-care-reform-odyssey-begins/

Human Rights Defenders

王炳章家人示威行动已经持续近三个星期 (Demonstrations to free activist Wang Bingzhang to enter third week at Chinese Embassy in Ottawa)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/to-07152013141906.html

June 4th

阿里巴巴前总裁,肯定邓小平“六四镇压 (In controversial interview, former Alibaba CEO affirms Deng Xiaoping's Tiananmen crackdown decision and praises China's Internet control policies)
Deutsche Welle, July 15, 2013
http://www.dw.de/阿里巴巴前总裁肯定邓小平六四镇压/a-16951847

马云获赠“马小平”,支持“六四镇压”遭谴责 (Famous Chinese entrepreneur's comment expressing support for the "June Fourth crackdown" censored, got nickname of "Ma Xiaoping")
Deutsche Welle, July 16, 2013
http://bit.ly/190Ks5j

Political and Economic Reforms

Reform agenda puts China's economic superagency under scrutiny
Reuters, July 15, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/15/us-china-ndrc-idUSBRE96E0XV20130715

Reeducation-Through-Labor

Court ruling deals a blow to China’s labor-camp system
“上访妈妈”胜诉打击了中国劳教体系
New York Times, July 15
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130716/c16camps/dual/

XUAR

China claims Uyghurs trained in Syria
Asia Times Online, July 15, 2013
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-150713.html

Opinion

“上访妈妈”唐慧真的“胜”了吗? (Tang Hui verdict a bitter victory but still falls far short of public expectations for rule of law)
Hua Shang Bao, July 16, 2013
http://hsb.hsw.cn/2013-07/16/content_8503892.htm

Deaf justice
NewsChina, August 2013 Edition
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/deaf-justice

Monday, July 15, 2013

Death Penalty

湖南一起死刑执行 未通知家属引争议 (China executes businessman without informing his family, court apologizes for misleading Weibo post claiming no right to family visit before execution)
Beijing News, July 14, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/07/14/273250.html

Chinese court executes man without telling family
Agence France-Presse,July 14, 2013
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gb39u4De2oIPAuUKX7n1YZDXc1PA?docId=CNG.019754b778134f8f84efbc7f5424d121.6f1

See announcement:
Changsha Intermediate People's Court, July 13, 20
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-07-13/203627660703.shtml

Related:
曾成杰被处死 女儿微博称不知情 (Court failed to inform family before execution, daughter of businessman claims)
West China City Daily, July 15, 2013
http://www.wccdaily.com.cn/shtml/hxdsb/20130715/124428.shtml

Related Weibo:
曾成杰之女, July 14, 2013
……我6月14还见了最高院刑二庭法官,他说一定会秉公执法,查清所有证据,不受湖南官员和周强的影响,让我相信法律。结果我7月13日看三湘都市报的报道才知道6月14日死刑核准书已经下达 (I met the judge from the criminal court of the Supreme Court on June 14, he said the court would go through the procedure impartially and according to law. ……In fact, after reading the newspaper on July 13, I discovered that the approval for the death penalty was actually issued on June 14.)
http://weibo.com/2815443080/A08awtjSv

Environment

江门核燃料项目因群众反对取消 (Guangdong authorities cancel uranium project after public outcry)
Xinhua News Agency, July 14, 2013
http://politics.caijing.com.cn/2013-07-14/113036301.html

Related:
Guangdong anti-nuke marchers win concession
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/nuclear-07122013154505.html

江苏28户村民断水近一月 被逼无奈喝污染河水 (Stoppage of tap water forces Jiangsu villagers to use polluted water)
Xiandai Kuaibao, July 14, 2013
http://kb.dsqq.cn/html/2013-07/14/content_280179.htm

Land, Property, Housing

Pitfalls abound in China's push from farm to city
回不去的故乡:中国城镇化运动
The New York Times, July 14, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130714/c14chinaurban/dual/

Media

新闻发言人难言之隐:没有一把手同意不敢说 (Gov't spokespersons not empowered and trained to effectively respond to and address public opinion)
Liaowang Magazine, July 15, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/sd/2013-07-15/103727671736.shtml

Reeducation-Through-Labor

“唐慧案”二审作出终审判决 唐慧获得赔偿 (Mother wins case on appeal against labor camp committee, court orders compensation)
Xinhua News Agency, July 15, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2013-07/15/c_116536940.htm

Related:
唐慧案行政赔偿判决书全文 (Full text of Administrative Compensation verdict)
湖南省高级人民法院,July 8,2013
http://domestic.kankanews.com/c/2013-07-15/0042150518.shtml

劳教妈妈二审胜诉但道歉要求未得满足 (Appeal court rules in favor of RTL victim, but stops short of ordering apology)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 15, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130715_hunan_tanghui.shtml

Related Weibo:
我是西蒙周, July 15, 2013
[【迟到的法治胜利】唐慧案终审,这位母亲终于沉冤得雪。一路走来,万恶的劳 教制度仍旧阴魂不散,官方扯不下那个他自己看得很重、其实是皇帝新衣的所谓面 子。这是迟到的法治胜利,尽管步履维艰,官方仍不愿书面道歉,但时代在进步, 公民意识在觉醒,任何旧有体制已经无法阻挡,劳教制度必须彻底废除!] (The Tang Hui case has reached a final verdict and the mother has finally won redress. But the RTL system continues to haunt us and the government has yet to acknowledge its deep flaws. Today's verdict is justice delayed after a long and arduous process. The government refuses to issue a written apology, but as time progresses and civic awareness increases, any archaic institutions will inevitably be dismantled. The RTL system must be completely abolished.)
http://weibo.com/1561015262/A07285KLM

Opinion

彭俊良:反腐别忽视“立法腐败” (Do not overlook "legislative corruption" amidst anti-graft drive)
Global Times, July 15, 2013
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/opinion_china/2013-07/4128764.html

宪政只能通过公民立宪实现 (Constitutionalism must be realized through bottom-up approach)
Deutsche Welle, July 12, 2013
http://www.dw.de/宪政只能通过公民立宪实现/a-16947845

李伟东:中国过去10年培养了7种反对力量 (Li Weidong: In the past 10 years China has trained seven kinds of opposition forces)
Radio France International, July 14, 2013
http://rfi.my/12wsXGg

Friday, July 12, 2013

Corruption

“饭局少了,当天工作能完成了”八项规定出台半年,各地公务接待锐减 (Official functions and banquets reduced drastically six months after frugality regulations went into force)
Southern Weekly, July 12, 2013
http://www.infzm.com/content/92306

反腐,为治本赢得时间 (Anti-corruption drive buys time for addressing root causes)
Southern Weekly, July 12, 2013
http://www.infzm.com/content/92308

China says GlaxoSmithKline staff admit corruption
Agence France-Presse, July 11, 2013
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/international/china-says/741538.html

Edward Snowden Case

斯諾登與人權組織代表在莫斯科機場會 面 (Snowden will ask Russia to grant him asylum)
Ming Pao, July 12,2013
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20130712/news_20130712_55_935037.htm

Environment

Nuke plant plans spark fears in southern China
Radio Free Asia, July 11, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/plant-07112013144052.html

More Chinese cities may limit private auto purchases to fight air pollution, road congestion
Associated Press, July 12, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/more-chinese-cities-may-limit-private-auto-purchases-to-fight-air-pollution-road-congestion/2013/07/11/337d569c-ea92-11e2-818e-aa29e855f3ab_story.html

Open Government Information

发改委时隔3月回复发泡餐具解禁 被指含混不清 (Top reform body gives garbled response to OGI request on decision to lift ban on polyfoam utensils)
China News, July 12, 2013
http://finance.china.com.cn/news/gnjj/20130712/1630849.shtml

Information Control

Treasury Secretary says China to hand audit work to SEC
Reuters, July 12, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/12/us-china-accounting-idUSBRE96902Q20130712

International Human Rights

中国人权活动人士建议联合国人权理事会暂停中国会员资格2013签名运动 (Chinese rights activists asks UN to suspend China’s membership in the 2013 Human Rights Council)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-07112013135440.html

International Relations

中美战略与经济对话闭幕 宣布建立元首特别代表热线 (U.S.-China dialogue ends with agreement to set up top-level special hotline)
China News, July 12, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/07-12/5035613.shtml

Related:
中美高层对话落幕 双方谈合作屡交锋 (U.S.-China dialogue ends, two sides talked cooperation but also clashed repeatedly)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 12, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130712_china_us_dialogue.shtml

China official ridiculed for U.S. gay marriage comment
Agence France-Presse, July 11, 2013
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j4dEVwL-ZAZovKJWSwKyt-XqBokQ?docId=CNG.02e57a1290a4b1a1973ca8ca2eb8fc7a.81

Land, Property, Housing

郑州马渡借新农村之名搞别墅开发 回应称为保社会稳定 (Farmland used to build luxurious mansions, developer argues construction needs to continue for “social stability”)
China News Henan, July 11, 2013
http://henan.china.com.cn/news/henan/201307/C41894BCBB.html

A hidden political significance to graffiti on China’s D.C. embassy
Washington Post, July 11, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/07/11/a-hidden-political-significance-to-graffiti-on-chinas-d-c-embassy/

Persons with Disabilities

公益岗残疾人比例不低于10% (New Shandong regulations set quota for the hiring of persons with disabilities)
Qilu Evening Post, July 12, 2013
http://epaper.qlwb.com.cn/qlwb/content/20130712/ArticelA09002FM.htm

Feeling their way blind people in China struggle with more than just their disability
The Economist, July 13, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21581761-blind-people-china-struggle-more-just-their-disability-feeling-their-way

Political and Economic Reforms

习近平:使红色江山永远不变色 (Xi Jinping: we should never change the color of the red country)
CCTV, July 12, 2013
http://news.ifeng.com/mainland/special/qunzhongluxian/content-3/detail_2013_07/12/27455823_0.shtml

Related Weibo:
吴祚来, July 12, 2013
[红色江山,人民的江山,党的江山,权贵的江山,绿色江山,黄色江山,雾色江山,灰色江山。你喜欢哪种颜色江山?江山是谁的?](Red country, people’s country, Party’s country, elite’s country, green country, yellow country, smog country, and gray country. Which color of the country do you like? Whose country is it anyway?)
http://weibo.com/1093622153/zFGQ8Fu8F

世外桃源独行者-超人, July 12, 2013
[不谈法律,连最起码的人道都没有,这就是红色江山] (Even the most basic humanitarianism is lacking—not to mention law—this is what a red country is about)
http://weibo.com/3216864211/zFHgWf0lZ

Tibet/XUAR

China to U.S.: “Unprecedented freedom” in Tibet, Xinjiang
Agence France-Presse, July 12, 2013
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/china-to-us-unprecedented-freedom-in-tibet-xinjiang-113071200083_1.html

Opinion

“城管要求涨工资”的深层意味 (Demands by city management officers for higher salary should encourage reflection over institutional flaws)
Xiaoxiang Chenbao, July 12, 2013
http://www.hn.xinhuanet.com/2013-07/12/c_116506344.htm

何清涟:“中国因素”正在改变国际社会 (He Qinglian: the “China factor” is changing the world)
Voice of America, July 12, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/he-qinglian-china-factors-20130711/1700125.html

Related:
Roundtable: “China in the World: Human Rights Challenges and Opportunities”
圆桌讨论会:“中国在世界的角色:人权挑战与机遇”
Human Rights in China, July 2013
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/6747
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/6748

Xi Jinping’s shrewd maneuvering on corruption
Wall Street Journal, July 11, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/07/11/xi-jinpings-shrewd-maneuvering/?mod=WSJBlog

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Corruption

China absent from corruption report
Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/07/10/china-absent-from-global-corruption-report/?mod=WSJBlog

Health

广东红会承认捐献器官非100%由系统分配 (Guangdong Red Cross official admits not all donated organs were distributed through formal national system)
Beijing News, July 11, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/07/11/272818.html

Human Rights Defenders

After epic escape from China, exile is mired in partisan U.S.
陈光诚卷入美国党派政治漩涡
The New York Times, July 10, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130711/c11chen/dual/

陈光诚结束访台返回美国 (Chen Guangcheng to return to U.S. after Taiwan visit)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 11, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130711_taiwan_chenguangcheng.shtml

International Relations

汪洋称中美不能走离婚路:邓文迪默多克代价太大 (Wang Yang: China and U.S. should not divorce like Wendi and Murdoch, which is too costly)
China News Service, July 11, 2013
http://www.china.com.cn/news/2013-07/11/content_29388254.htm

Related Weibo:
莴苣小姐 Elaine, July 11, 2013
[汪洋说的中美是夫妻,看到网上翻出几年前《THE ODD COUPLE》做过的一期封面"古怪夫妻":山姆大叔和毛主席躺在一起,床头都是武器,生理上(经济)互相依靠,但心理上(意识形态)却格格不入,是所谓同床异梦]
http://weibo.com/1569047505/zFxh6n3Yh

小爱打听, July 11, 2013
[……无非就是警告反华的,别闹事,闹事没有好果子吃。这倒好,引起一群喷子,中国要嫁给美国了,中国要当小老婆了,中国领导人去上门提亲了。你们闲的蛋疼?]
http://weibo.com/1425360565/zFx4ReBj5

U.S.-China talks cover cyber issues, currency, Chinese reform
Reuters, July 10, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/10/us-usa-china-dialogue-idUSBRE9690T520130710

Related:
中:美國以前罵我們共匪 網友:現在還是啊 (Wang Yang: U.S. labeled us "communist bandits" in the past; netizen: now they are too)
Apple Daily, July 11, 2013
http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20130711/223396/

Land, Property, Housing

中国驻美大使馆遭人涂鸦“拆”字 (“Chai” [demolish] sprayed on entrance to Chinese Embassy in D.C.)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 11, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130711_china_embassy_us.shtml

Related Weibo:
立耳犬, July 11, 2013
[我强烈抗议:坚决不允许美国城管、警察、黑社会、拆迁办拆我国大使馆!!! //@立耳犬:转发微博]
http://weibo.com/1280835882/zFtWsq0C7

Media

驻华外国记者协会:在华西方记者工作环境恶化 (Working conditions for Western reporters in China deteriorates, says FCCC)
Voice of America, July 11, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/working-conditions-of-foreign-correspondents-in-china-20130710/1699282.html

Open Government Information

国务院部署大力推进重点领域信息公开 (State Council instructs local governments to advance open government information in environment, consumer safety, housing, and other key areas)
Xinhua News Agency, July 10, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2013-07/10/c_116485257.htm

China issues timetable for gov't info disclosure
Xinhua News Agency, July 10, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-07/10/c_132528588.htm

See full notice at:
《当前政府信息公开重点工作安排》 (Current Arrangement of Priorities for Open Government Information)
General Office of the State Council, July 1, 2013 (made public on July 10, 2013)
http://www.gov.cn/zwgk/2013-07/10/content_2444117.htm

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

Rule of Law

李某某需要隐私,公众需要司法公正 (Tension between under-aged defendant's right to privacy and judicial fairness arises in high profile rape case)
Xiaoxiang Chenbao, July 11, 2013
http://epaper.xxcb.cn/XXCBA/html/2013-07/11/content_2721091.htm

Chinese push for “Good Samaritan” law
NBC News, July 10, 2013
http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/10/19396242-chinese-push-for-good-samaritan-law

Opinion

社评:信息越来越公开,期待也将水涨船高 (Transparency in decision-making process is key to the success of open government information initiatives)
Global Times, July 11, 2013
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/editorial/2013-07/4115158.html

环保“真数据”为何遭遇“真不信”? (Ministry of Environmental Protection must win public trust by releasing accurate information and strengthening law enforcement)
Guangzhou Daily, July 11, 2013
http://gzdaily.dayoo.com/html/2013-07/11/content_2315079.htm

不杀刘志军的四个理由
A corrupt official, public rage, and a uniquely Chinese plea to end the death penalty
Economic Observer, July 9, 2013
CH:http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/0709/246329.shtml
EN:http://www.worldcrunch.com/opinion-analysis/a-corrupt-official-public-rage-and-a-uniquely-chinese-plea-to-end-the-death-penalty/liu-zhijun-death-penalty-capital-punishment-transportation/c7s12706/