Thursday, August 29, 2013

Bo Xilai (薄熙来案)

China’s Communists still fear Bo Xilai
The Telegraph, August 28, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10270413/Chinas-Communists-still-fear-Bo-Xilai.html

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

广州市场盼盼牌婴幼儿配方谷粉检出致癌物 (Carcinogens found in infant formula sold in Guangzhou)
China News Service, August 29, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-08-28/205528072885.shtml

Education (教育)

北京大学今年招生3145名 农村学生仅占14.2% (Only 14.2% of 3145 new students at Beijing University come from rural areas)
Beijing News, August 29, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/08/29/280851.html

Environment (环境)

Greenpeace research estimates new coal power projects would cause 16,000 premature deaths in Guangdong and Hong Kong over next 40 years
Greenpeace, August 27, 2013
http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/press/releases/climate-energy/2013/guangdong-hong-kong-coal/

China will soon have 40% more coal than the combined weight of the human population
Quartz, August 26, 2013
http://qz.com/118588/china-will-soon-have-40-more-coal-than-the-combined-weight-of-the-human-population/

Hukou (户口)

阿里尖子生招聘计划:应届生年薪60万 解决北京户口 (Web portal Alibaba to offer RMB 600,000 annual salary plus Beijing hukou to attract top graduates)
Caijing, August 29, 2013
http://news.mydrivers.com/1/274/274226.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

欧盟发声明 吁中国当局释放许志永 (EU calls on China to release Xu Zhiyong and other detained activists)
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/jyxw-08282013124815.html

See declaration:
Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union regarding the recent arrest of Dr Xu Zhiyong and other civil society activists in China
European Union, August 28, 2013
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_Data/docs/pressdata/en/cfsp/138625.pdf

Information Control (信息控制)

48家网站举报通道进辟谣平台 (48 websites, including Sina, Sohu, Netease, and Youku, join Beijing's platform to refute online rumors)
Beijing Daily, August 29, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-08/4302518.html

Related:
Beijing launches platform for debunking online rumors
Xinhua, August 1, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-08/01/c_125104107.htm

湖北查处网络谣言案件135起 行政拘留90人(Hunan announces 135 Internet rumor cases, 90 administratively detained)
China News Service, August 29, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0828/21/97D73HS700014JB6.html

独立评论员“格祺伟”涉嫌寻衅滋事被湖南衡阳警方刑拘 (Independent online commentator criminally detained on suspicion of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" in Hunan)
Xinhua, August 29, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130829/u1a7626527.html

薛蛮子涉嫌聚众淫乱或被追刑责 专家:应附加驱逐出境 (Weibo VIP Xue Manzi may be criminally charged with suspicion of "assembling a crowd to commit licentious activities," experts say he should be deported)
The People’s Daily, August 29, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130829/u1a7626121.html

International Relations (国际关系)

Promising medical assistance, Chinese hospital ship docks at Thilawa
The Irrawaddy, August 28, 2013
http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/43042

Migrants (农民工)

专家称农民工临时夫妻系社会经济发展必然产物 (Hundreds of thousands of Chinese migrants live as “temporary couples” in strange lands)
Yangcheng Evening News, August 29, 2013
http://news.qq.com/a/20130829/016481.htm

Chinese migrants in Singapore, chapter four: counterpunch
Wall Street Journal, August 29, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/08/29/chinese-migrants-in-singapore-chapter-four-counterpunch/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

中国:政治和社会的"7不讲" (Xi Jinping's “Seven Unmentionables" are a continuation of Bo Xilai's former policies)
Deutsche Welle, August 29, 2013
http://bit.ly/16XCQKk

Rule of Law (法治)

Son of Chinese general denies gang rape, inflames public anger
Reuters, August 28, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/28/us-china-trial-idUSBRE97Q10G20130828

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

喀什重判九名维吾尔人五至十年 官称叶城发生“暴力恐怖团伙案” (Nine Uyghurs officially labeled a “violent terrorist gang” sentenced from five to seven years in Kashgar)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql-08282013104405.html

China confirms raid on alleged terror cell
Associated Press, August 28, 2013
http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/08/28/5114222/china-confirms-raid-on-alleged.html

Opinion (观点)

Ai Weiwei: justice not done, nor seen to be done
The Age, August 29, 2013
http://www.theage.com.au/comment/justice-not-done-nor-seen-to-be-done-20130828-2sqkz.html

朱嘉明:《中国改革的歧路》 (Zhu Jiaming:China's reform is on the wrong path)
Radio International France, August 29, 2013
http://rfi.my/19NjPin

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

浙江破获11吨毒狗肉贩售案 部分流入江苏餐馆 (Seven arrested in Zhejiang for poisoning dogs and selling meat, 11 tons of poisoned meat already sold)
China News Service, August 28, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0827/18/97AA4TFJ00014JB6.html

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

China's transparency standards, U.S. investor expectations collide
The Wall Street Journal, August 28, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324144304578623513282069842.html

Children (儿童)

山西男童双眼被挖失明警方悬赏缉凶 (Shanxi boy’s eyes taken by organ trafficker, suspect still at large)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 28, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130828_china_shanxi_linfen.shtml

Related:
Chinese boy loses eyes in attack by "organ trafficker"
The Telegraph, August 27, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10269823/Chinese-boy-loses-eyes-in-attack-by-organ-trafficker.html

Homeschooling becomes more popular in China
Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/08/27/homeschooling-becomes-more-popular-in-china/

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

脸书首次发布各国政府索取信息报告 (Facebook issues first report on various governments’ requests for information)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 28, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/08/130827_facebook_gov_request.shtml

See report:
Global Government Requests Report
https://www.facebook.com/about/government_requests/

海南网站签署坚守“七条底线”自律公约 (Major Hainan websites agree to "seven bottom-lines" by signing self-censorship agreement)
Hainan Net, August 28, 2013
http://media.people.com.cn/n/2013/0828/c40606-22724766.html

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

英国官方警告中药毒性风险
China pays the price for the toxic risks of traditional Chinese medicine
Caixin, August 22, 2013
CH:http://international.caixin.com/2013-08-22/100572639.html
EN:http://www.worldcrunch.com/tech-science/china-pays-the-price-for-the-toxic-risks-of-traditional-chinese-medicine/safety-health-care-poison-food-greenpeace/c4s13212/

质检总局:至今无中国制造业品牌跻身世界品牌百强 (Top gov’t quality inspection office: 371 batches of food exported out of China failed inspection)
China News Service, August 28, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/08/28/280674.html

Corruption (腐败)

中石油落马4人,反腐之剑指向周永康?(Four oil executives tied to Zhou Yongkang sacked, is Zhou the next target?)
Deutsche Welle, August 28, 2013
http://bit.ly/153gl70

China expands inquiry on graft to oil executives
中国反腐败矛头指向中石油,四高管被查
New York Times, August 28, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130828/c28petrochina/dual/

Related:
China investigates 3 more oil company officials
Associated Press, August 27, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/08/27/world/asia/ap-as-china-petrochina-probe.html

Death penalty (死刑)

曾成杰案让民营企业家思考自身命运与出路 (Zeng Chengjie’s execution leaves other entrepreneurs fearing for their future)
New York Times, August 28, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130828/cc28sundawu/

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

泄漏隐私 脸书支付两千万美元赔偿 (Facebook to pay $20 million for leaking private information)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 28, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/08/130827_facebook_privacy_flaw.shtml

China announces arrest of British, American investigators on charges of privacy violation
Associated Press, August 27, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-announces-arrest-of-british-american-investigators-on-charges-of-privacy-violation/2013/08/26/c517ca7e-0ebe-11e3-a2b3-5e107edf9897_story.html

Health (健康)

国务院:鼓励社会和境外资本依法投资健康服务业 (State Council: encourage private and foreign capital investment in the health services sector)
China News Service, August 28, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130828/u1a7624621.html

Hong Kong (香港)

外交部特派员:坚决反对外部势力插手干预香港事务 (Chinese Foreign Ministry firmly opposes external forces' interference in Hong Kong affairs)
China News Service, August 28, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130828/u1a7623522.html

Information Control (信息控制)

浙江公布10大网络造谣案 已有两人因此被刑拘 (Zhejiang announces ten Internet rumor cases, two already criminally detained)
Zhejiang News, August 28, 2013
http://zjnews.zjol.com.cn/system/2013/08/27/019558389.shtml

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

钉子户自制喷火枪防御强拆 抗争9年两度坐牢 (Nail-house occupant uses homemade fire gun to prevent demolition, jailed twice previously in nine years of resistance)
Xinhua, August 28, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/2013-08-28/010828063358.shtml

Migrants (农民工)

Chinese migrants in Singapore, chapter three: confrontation
Wall Street Journal, August 28, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/08/28/chinese-migrants-in-singapore-chapter-three-confrontation/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

十八届三中全会主轴深化改革 将描绘习李线路图 (CPC's third plenary session to focus on reforms, reveals political road map of Xi and Li)
China News Service, August 28, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/politics/2013-08/4295995.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆再发流血冲突至少造成15人死亡 (Another bloody conflict in Xinjiang leaves at least 15 people dead)
Radio International France, August 28, 2013
http://rfi.my/19N1n9u

Related:
新疆喀什20日处置暴力恐怖团伙案 1名特警牺牲 (Riot police officer killed during crackdown on violent terrorist gang in Kashgar)
The People’s Daily, August 28, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-08-28/022128063856.shtml

Opinion (观点)

Bo Xilai's trial is a smoke screen for the benefit of China's president
The Guardian, August 27, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/27/bo-xilai-china-trial-smokescreen-president

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

法律专家:薄熙来案定罪量刑应无悬念 (Legal experts: No suspense in conviction and sentencing of Bo)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 27, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130826_bo_lawyers.shtml

As Bo trial ends in China, prosecutor demands severe punishment
Reuters, August 26, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/26/us-china-politics-bo-idUSBRE97P01J20130826

薄案:表现“程序正义” 议题“避重就轻(Bo's trial showed procedural fairness but omitted details, raised questions about the CPC)
Deutsche Welle August 26, 2013
http://dw.de/p/19WD3

Chinese justice
The Telegraph, August 26, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/10267037/Chinese-justice.html

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China considers changes to consumer rights law
Xinhua, August 26, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-08/26/c_132664377.htm

Corruption (腐败)

近10年上百名民营企业家落马:成政治博弈牺牲品 (Nearly 100 entrepreneurs jailed in past decade following downfall of their government contacts)
The People’s Daily, August 27, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130827/u1a7622019.html

湖南长沙18家医院“挂床住院”骗医保被查 (18 Changsha hospitals found guilty of medical insurance fraud)
China News Service, August 26, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0826/20/977T2O7J0001124J.html

Executive of China’s biggest oil company, CNPC, under investigation
Associated Press, August 26, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/executive-of-chinas-biggest-oil-company-cnpc-under-investigation-for-discipline-violations/2013/08/26/6757fc74-0e1e-11e3-a2b3-5e107edf9897_story.html

Cyber security (网络安全)

Chinese internet server jammed in largest ever mainland hacker attack
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1299654/mainland-internet-server-jammed-hacker-attack

Education (教育)

中小学生将建电子学籍 全国联网一号伴终身 (Forthcoming electronic enrollment network will assign life-long numbers to primary and secondary students)
The People’s Daily, August 23, 2013
http://news.dayoo.com/china/201308/23/53868_32157618.htm

Information Control(信息控制)

China orders nation’s journalists to take Marxism classes
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1299795/china-orders-nations-journalists-take-marxism-classes

从“寻衅滋事”到“嫖娼” (Detention and arrest of micro-bloggers for “picking quarrels” or “soliciting prostitutes” exemplify arbitrary and selective law enforcement to silence dissent)
Deutsche Welle, August 26, 2013
http://dw.de/p/19WGC

International Relations (国际关系)

China supports U.N. investigation in Syria, urges caution
Reuters, August 26, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/26/us-syria-crisis-china-idUSBRE97P07K20130826

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

城镇建设沦为“圈地运动”:上届政府卖下届的地 (Urbanization has become an “enclosure movement”)
Beijing News, August 27, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0827/c1001-22702199.html

Migrants (农民工)

The Chinese migrants who shocked Singapore: a WSJ investigation
Wall Street Journal, August 26, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/08/26/the-chinese-migrants-who-shocked-singapore-a-wsj-investigation/

Chinese migrants in Singapore, Chapter Two: festering feud
Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/08/27/chinese-migrants-in-singapore-chapter-two-festering-feud/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

The plight of China’s petitioners
Diplomat, August 27, 2013
http://thediplomat.com/2013/08/27/the-plight-of-chinas-petitioners/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

中共中央政治局召开会议 决定召开十八届三中全会 (Party political bureau will hold the third plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of CPC in November)
Xinhua, August 27, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130827/u1a7622095.html

2030年中国城镇化水平将达到70% (By 2030 China will have 310 million more urbanites)
Beijing News, August 27, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/08/27/280521.html

四部法律的有关规定拟在上海自贸区暂停实施 (Implementation of four laws will cease temporarily in Shanghai free trade zone)
Xinhua, August 27, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0827/c1001-22702182.html

China's economic rebalancing act faces uphill political battle
Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324694904578599632378204750.html

Chinese entrepreneurs, unsettled, speak out for reform
Washington Post, August 26, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinese-entrepreneurs-unsettled-speak-out-for-reform/2013/08/26/17b7f8b6-05b5-11e3-bfc5-406b928603b2_story.html

Rule of Law (法治)

我国每1万人口平均拥有1.6名律师 (China has 1.6 lawyers for every ten thousand citizens)
Xinhua, August 27, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130827/u1a7621639.html

Tibet (西藏)

Anger as China "restores" Dalai Lama's ancestral home
Agence France-Presse, August 26, 2013
http://www.france24.com/en/20130826-anger-china-restores-dalai-lamas-ancestral-home

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

上海第八批援疆教师启程赴疆开始支教工作 (8th group of Shanghai teachers head to Xinjiang to support educational work)
The People’s Daily, August 26, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0826/c14562-22699613.html

Opinion (观点)

Empty Promises (commentary by Jerome A. Cohen)
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2013
http://usali.org/media-entities/jerome-a-cohen-bo-xilais-trial-underlines-need-for-cross-examination-in-court/

韩德强:若重判薄熙来 中共难自我更新 (A heavy sentence for Bo means more difficulty for Party to "renew" itself)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 27, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130826_handeqiang_bo_trial.shtml

Related:
Bo Xilai’s trial: drama gone awry (new HRIC video commentary)
Human Rights in China, August 27, 2013
http://www.hrichina.org/content/6897

Bo Xilai trial nods to China's nascent civil society
The Sydney Morning Herald, August 26, 2013
http://www.smh.com.au/world/bo-xilai-trial-nods-to-chinas-nascent-civil-society-20130826-2slb7.html#ixzz2d7nsaI63

Monday, August 26, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

薄熙来案一审结束 法庭宣布择期宣判 (Bo Xilai’s trial ends, decision will be announced later)
Xinhua, August 26, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/politics/2013-08/4286696.html

Political stagecraft in trial of fallen China boss
薄熙来案已公开庭审记录或有删节
New York Times, August 25, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130826/c26bo/dual/

薄熙来最后陈述:此事在劫难逃 只剩余生 (Bo’s final statement: I know I am doomed)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 26, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130826_china_bo_trial_wrap.shtml

See court transcript:
Jinan Intermediate People’s Court, August 22, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/08/26/280341.html

As trial ends, fallen Chinese politician blames love triangle
薄熙來曝王立軍叛逃幕後三角戀
New York Times, August 26, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130826/c26trial/dual/

Education (教育)

小学生减负 为什么这么难 (Why is it so difficult to reduce pupils’ burden?)
Beijing News, August 26, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/graphic/2013/08/26/280332.html

Environment (环境)

Burning issues in air pollution
Caixin, August 23, 2013
http://english.caixin.com/2013-08-23/100573493.html

See full report at PNAS.org
Evidence on the impact of sustained exposure to air pollution on life expectancy from China’s Huai River policy
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/07/03/1300018110.full.pdf+html

Health (健康)

Recovery is slow in rural China’s "cancer villages"
McClatchy, August 19, 2013
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/08/19/199714/recovery-is-slow-in-rural-chinas.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

张林维权被安徽蚌埠市批捕 (Rights defender Zhang Lin arrested in Bangbu, Anhui)
Voice of America, August 26, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/zhang-weilin-arrested/1736599.html

For more information on Zhang Lin see:
合肥声援张安妮就学活动遭清场
Police End Protest in Support of 10-Year-Old’s Right to Attend School
Human Rights in China, April 17, 2013
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6586
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6644

Information Control (信息控制)

薛蛮子北京一出租屋嫖娼被抓 被称“中国第一嫖客” (Weibo "VIP" Xue Manzi detained after being caught with prostitutes)
Beijing Morning News, August 26, 2013
http://leaders.people.com.cn/n/2013/0826/c58278-22690255.html

Related:
Noted Chinese blogger arrested on prostitution solicitation charge
Los Angeles Times, August 25, 2013
http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-china-blogger-arrest-prostitution-20130825,0,1815378.story

Related Twitter post
艾未未 Ai Weiwei ‏@aiww, August 26, 2013
一个境外媒体人透露,薛蛮子被抓之前,主管网络的一个高官曾找他谈单独谈话威胁。(An overseas journalist reveals that Xue Manzi was threatened by a high ranking official in charge of the Internet in a private meeting before he was taken away.)
https://twitter.com/aiww/status/371891626949349376


自上海法官团伙集体嫖娼事发后,高层慎重研究决定,将“嫖娼卖淫”这一博大精深的中华非物质文化遗产收为国有,此决策再次体现了我党以德治国宇宙真理掌控社会主义宏观调控的决心,网上引发热议 (After the Shanghai judges prostitution ring was revealed, top officials decided to make prostitution—a profound "Intangible Cultural Heritage" of China—state-owned. This decision once again demonstrates our party’s resolve in mastering socialist macro-control with ruling by virtue and universal truth. This has sparked a heated debate online.)
https://twitter.com/aiww/status/371783921073008640

浙江刑拘2名治安处罚46名网络谣言制造者 (Two criminally detained, 46 punished in Zhejiang for being “online rumor spreaders” according to public security law)
Xinhua, August 26, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-08-26/200928052330.shtml

网络谣言制造者傅学胜被上海警方依法刑拘 (Online rumor maker criminally detained in Shanghai)
Xinhua, August 26, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130826/u1a7618040.html

山西因网络违法犯罪批捕23人 关闭27家网站 (23 arrested for online violation, 27 websites closed in Shanxi)
Shanxi Daily, August 26, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130826/u1a7618221.html

记者刘虎涉嫌制造传播谣言被拘 被押一级看守所 (Reporter Liu Hu detained for spreading rumors after exposing official corruption)
Beijing Morning News, August 26, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130826/u1a7619074.html

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

中国144地级市规划建200余新城新区被指贪大求快 (144 middle-sized city gov'ts plan to build more than 200 new districts, labeled "greedy" for trying to expand to much too fast)
Beijing News, August 26, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0826/02/9760KCN700014AEE.html

Inner Mongolian herder beaten to death in land clash
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/inner-mongolia-08232013160401.html

Migrants (农民工)

China's new migrant workers want more
Bloomberg, July 30, 2013
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-07-30/chinas-new-migrant-workers-want-more

Open Government Information (信息公开)

中国政法大学组建“政府信息公开促进联盟” (China University of Political Science and Law sets-up the "Coalition to Promote Open Government Information")
Beijing News, August 25, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0825/02/973DOUIV00014AED.html

Opinion (观点)

学习时报刊文:法治是实现中国梦的制度基础 (Party Magazine article: Rule of law is the institutional foundation to realize the Chinese dream)
China News Service, August 26, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/08/26/280328.html

人民日报评论员:用法治思维和法治方式反腐败 (Commentator for the People's Daily: Use rule of law "thinking" and "style" to combat corruption)
Xinhua, August 26, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130826/u1a7619242.html

Friday, August 23, 2013

Bo Xilai (薄熙来案)

China's Bo calls wife mad after she testifies against him
薄熙来案公开审理进入第二天 薄不承认有关指控
Reuters, August 23, 2013
EN:http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/23/us-china-politics-bo-idUSBRE97M00M20130823
CH:http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE97M06D20130823

See court transcript:
Jinan Intermediate People’s Court, August 22, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-08-23/181328031270.shtml

中国媒体在薄案中扮演何种角色?(What role did the Chinese media play in Bo’s trial?)
Deutsche Welle, August 23, 2013
EN: http://bit.ly/1d9cMp1

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

Eli Lilly "deeply concerned" over allegations of bribing doctors in China
The Guardian, August 22, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/aug/22/eli-lilly-corruption-allegations-china

Corruption (腐败)

刘铁男案暴露能源审批利益链:每环都有寻租空间 (Liu Tienan corruption case exposes chain of interests: rent-seeking opportunities in every step)
21 Century Business Herald, August 23, 2013
http://jingji.21cbh.com/2013/8-22/2MNjUxXzc0Nzg2MA.html

Environment (环境)

Millions face arsenic contamination risk in China, study finds
The Guardian, August 22, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/22/china-arsenic-contamination-risk-water

See full report:
New Risk Model Sheds Light on Arsenic Risk in China's Groundwater
Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, August 22, 2013
http://www.eawag.ch/medien/bulletin/20130822/index_EN

各地环保数据普遍造假 三部委投400亿元严格控制 (Local government frequently fabricates environmental statistics)
Beijing Economy Net, August 23, 2013
http://www.ce.cn/cysc/ny/gdxw/201308/23/t20130823_1249795.shtml

Health (健康)

Chopped livers: China seeks organ donors to replace a by-product of capital punishment
The Economist, August 24, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21584056-china-seeks-organ-donors-replace-product-capital-punishment-chopped-livers

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国新公民运动发起者许志永被正式逮捕 (Xu Zhiyong, founder of the New Citizens' Movement formally arrested)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 23, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/08/130823_xuzhiyong_arrest.shtml

Related:
China arrests activist who campaigned about leaders' wealth
Reuters, August 22, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/23/us-china-dissident-idUSBRE97M08W20130823

曾举报官员的中国记者刘虎被警方带走 (Chinese reporter taken away by police after previously exposing corrupt official)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 23, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130823_liuhuarrest.shtml

Open Government Information (信息公开)

广东省人计委拒绝公开社会抚养费征收情况 (Guangdong family planning office refuses to disclose how they collected fees for social support)
Southern Metroplis Daily, August 23, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0823/05/96UI55OL0001124J.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

国务院批准设立中国(上海)自由贸易试验区 (State Council approves to set up pilot Free Trade Zone in Shanghai)
Xinhua, August 23, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130823/u1a7612928.html

Related:
国务院批准设立上海自由贸易试验区 (Shanghai free trade zone will allow previously regulated areas opportunity to develop)
Southern Weekly, August 23, 2013
http://www.infzm.com/content/93719

Religion (宗教)

Lamb of God: Even in death, a popular pastor makes the authorities nervous
The Economist, August 24, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21584057-even-death-popular-pastor-makes-authorities-nervous-lamb-god

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan mine protesters vow to appeal to Beijing
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/mine-08222013172832.html

Opinion (观点)

公审薄熙来并未切中要害
It’s all about Mao
New York Times, August 23, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20130823/c23wang/dual/

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

当“导演”遇上 “戏霸”薄熙来 (Trial of Bo Xilai: When "actor" outmatches "director")
Deutsche Welle, August 22, 2013
http://bit.ly/1769wpd

See portion of court transcript posted on Weibo:
Jinan Intermediate People’s Court, August 22, 2013
http://e.weibo.com/3708524475/A5W1AyoRX

首日公审结束 薄熙来否认全部受贿指控 (Bo refutes all charges of bribery on first day of trial)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 22, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130822_bo_first_day_concludes.shtml

See portion of court transcript posted on Weibo:
Jinan Intermediate People’s Court, August 22, 2013
http://bit.ly/1d5vnSK

China boss’s fall puts focus on business ally
商人徐明覆灭突显中国政商关系
New York Times, August 22, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130822_bo_first_day_concludes.shtml

China touts “open” Bo Xilai trial but tight media control remains
The Guardian, August 21, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/22/china-open-bo-xilai-trial

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

温州黑作坊"化妆""整容"霉变熟食 (Wenzhou "black food producer" repackages and sells spoiled, expired food)
Xinhua, August 22, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0822/c70731-22659172.html

Corruption (腐败)

北京77部门公布三公决算 近3成超支 (30% of 77 Beijing gov't bureaus over-spent on trips abroad, vehicles, and hospitality)
Legal Evening News, August 22, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-08-22/152328020064.shtml

China puts corporate sleuths on notice
The Wall Street Journal, August 21, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323980604579026422735845320.html?mod=rss_about_china

Health (健康)

New H7N7 bird flu strain discovered that could pose threat to humans
The Guardian, August 21, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/21/new-h7n7-bird-flu-strain-discovered-china

Hong Kong (香港)

Seeking suffrage, Hong Kong activists plan "Occupy" movement
The New York Times, August 21, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/22/world/asia/Seeking-Suffrage-Hong-Kong-Activists-Plan-Occupy-Movement.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Information Control (信息控制)

媒体称网络大V纷纷删帖 与秦火火撇清关系 (Media reports "VIP" Weibo users one after another delete posts related to Qin Huohuo)
Qianjiang Evening News, August 22, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0822/c1001-22652258.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

2013人权蓝皮书发布 首推人权观念调查 (Beijing issues 2013 Human Rights Development Report)
China News Service, August 22, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-08-22/154128020409.shtml

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) , 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

When it's made in China and born in America
赴美生二胎
Economic Observer, August 21, 2013
CH:http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/0821/248743.shtml
EN:http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/when-it-039-s-made-in-china-and-born-in-america/one-child-policy-china-u.s.-finding-mr.-right/c3s13155/

Society (社会)

Call me obsessive (visual report)
News China, September 2013
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/call-me-obsessive

Opinion (观点)

Leaders of China's cities should show more tolerance
Caixin, August 22, 2013
http://english.caixin.com/2013-08-22/100572921.html

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bo Xilai (薄熙来案)

At Bo Xilai Trial, a goal to blast acts, not ideas
北京整肃薄熙来,但不想伤及左派
The New York Times, August 21, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130821/c21leftists/dual/

挺薄和反薄人士在济南法院门前举行抗议活动 (Supporters and opponents of Bo Xilai protest in front of Jinan court)
Deutsche Welle, August 21, 2013
http://bit.ly/19xihsD

Bo Xilai supporters demonstrate in Shandong on eve of trial
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2013 Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1298333/bo-xilai-supporters-demonstrate-shandong-eve-trial

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

食药监总局:非法售药网站一律列入黑名单 (Food and Drug Administration: websites illegally selling drugs will be blacklisted)
China News Service, August 20, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-08-20/130027998423.shtml

宁波轨道交通1号线垮塌 所有高架工程停工检查 (Ningbo Rail line collapses, all elevated transit construction stopped for inspection)
Qiangjiang Evening News, August 20, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-08-20/121827998082.shtml

Corruption (腐败)

Graft breeds graft
News China, August 2013
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/graft-breeds-graft

Health (健康)

中国精神病人:有人被锁12年每天蹲在铁笼里 (Mental patient has squatted in iron cage for 12 years)
Xinhua-Oriental Outlook, August 19, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-08-19/113227987961.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

维权人士郭飞雄涉煽颠 代表律师被拒会见 (Guo Feixiong's lawyer is rejected meeting with him due to Guo's involvement in inciting subversion of state power)
Voice of America, August 21, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/guo-feixiong-20130821/1733786.html

陈光诚长兄上海探访朋友 遭二十警带走强行遣返临沂 (Chen Guangcheng’s elder brother forcibly sent back to Linyi after visiting supporters in Shanghai)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08202013101525.html

Related:
Chen Guangfu forced to return home from Shanghai visit
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chen-08202013104049.html

Information Control (信息控制)

梦鸽将向警方申请 查“秦火火谣言幕后真凶” (Authorities asked to investigate "real murder behind Qin Huohuo’s rumors")
Beijing News, August 21, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/08/21/279611.html

Related Twitter post
艾未未 Ai Weiwei@aiww, August 21, 2013
秦火火的言论无论如何离谱,也仅仅是属于个人传递的言论信息,并不比李白的文字夸张。人民日报,央视,新华社,环球,政权宣传系统的存在使命既(即)为蓄意伪造事实,扭曲真相,给人民洗脑。(However outrageous Qin Huohuo’s remarks are, they are just the expression and information transmitted by an individual. They are no more exaggerated than [poet] Li Bai’s words. The raison d’etre of the regime’s propaganda machine—People’s Daily, CCTV, Xinhua, Global Times—is the deliberate falsification of facts, distortion of truth, and brainwashing of the people.)
https://twitter.com/aiww/status/370113206305308672

山西百人因网络违法被查处 多人因网上造谣被拘 (Hundreds investigated for "violations" online, many criminally detained for spreading rumors)
China News Service, August 21, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130821/u1a7609020.html

王建琦:网上“寻衅滋事”罪是突破 (Crime of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" online is a breakthrough)
Legal Evening News, August 21, 2013
http://www.fawan.com.cn/html/2013-08/21/content_450850.htm

Beijing police detain online "rumour-mongers" in veiled warning to liberal opinion leaders
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1298276/beijing-police-detain-online-commentators-crackdown-rumours/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China's political debate heats up
Voice of America, August 21, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinas-political-debate-heats-up/1733805.html

Society (社会)

70多岁老人两次摔倒 市民担心被讹不敢扶 (70-year-old elder falls down twice, no one dares help)
Sichuan News, August 20, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/2013-08-20/110027997502.shtml

Opinion (观点)

许志永的中国梦
Misrule of Law
The New York Times, August 21, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20130821/c21hua/dual/

英媒:中国式“舆情挖掘”难以化解危机 (Chinese style "opinion mining” won't solve the crisis)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 21, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130821_press_china_online_monitors.shtml

石述思:打击网络谣言,要保证就事论事 (The crackdown on Internet rumors must be protected to ensure cases are tried on facts)
Global Times, August 21, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/politics/2013-08/4270476.html

人民论坛杂志:宪法政治开万世太平之路 (Constitutional politics opens way for eternal peace)
People’s Forum Magazine, August 21, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-08-21/170828010627.shtml

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Updated (更新)

Information Control (信息控制)

北京查处一网络推手公司 抓获“秦火火”“立二拆四” (Beijing cracks down on web company for spreading rumors, four employees taken away)
Xinhua, August 21, 2013
http://news.ifeng.com/mainland/detail_2013_08/21/28831466_0.shtml

Related Twitter post:
Beifeng 北风(温云超, Yunchao Wen), August 21, 2013
我8月2日发的推:(Retweeted from August 2, 2013) https://twitter.com/wenyunchao/status/363181267174838272 … 。RT @wenyunchao: 当局要整肃网络,对大V和有影响力草根一起下手不奇怪,目标对准炒作成性且颇不被自由派受落的秦火火也顺理成章,但应看到当局的目标是压缩民众的言论空间,而不是为了所谓的网络虚假信息。(It is not strange that "VIP" Weibo Users and influential grassroots leaders are both being targeted as the authorities try to clean-up the Internet. Although it is reasonable that Qin Huohuo, who has been a habitual rumor spreader and is not favored by liberals, has been targeted, but we should realize that the authorities’ real goal is to suppress space for public opinion, rather than to crackdown on so-called false cyber information.)
https://twitter.com/wenyunchao/status/369866932360462336

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

Despite Bo's trial in China, no redress for victims of his crackdown
Reuters, August 20, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/20/us-china-politics-bo-parttwo-idUSBRE97J0C720130820?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

薄瓜瓜:父亲应有机会回应、辩护 (Bo Guagua: My father should have opportunity to respond and defend himself)
Deutsche Welle, August 20, 2013
http://bit.ly/19vlid4

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

China monitors online chatter as users threaten state hold on the internet
The Guardian, August 20, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/20/china-internet-listening-citizens-views

Corruption (腐败)

贪污、挪用公款 内蒙古乾坤公司原董事长被判死刑 (Inner Mongolian enterprise chairman sentenced to death for corruption and embezzlement)
The People’s Daily, August 20, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0820/c1001-22621268.html

Cyber Security (网络安全)

Cyber attack? What cyber attack?
USA Today, August 19, 2013
http://www.usatoday.com/story/nation/2013/08/19/china-cyber-attack-pentagon/2671579/

Disasters (灾难)

东北洪涝灾害已致85人死亡 习近平李克强指示 (85 dead from flooding in Northeast China)
China News Service, August 20, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/08/20/279414.html

Education (教育)

China's new college graduates struggle to put their skills to work
Los Angeles Times, August 20, 2013
http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-china-unemployment-20130818,0,3605693.story

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

维权人士郭飞雄妻子向习近平发出公开信 (Wife of rights defender Guo Feixiong issues open letter to Xi Jinping)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 20, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130819_guofeixiong_wife_open_letter.shtml

See English translation of open letter:
Open letter from Guo Feixiong’s wife Zhang Qing to Xi Jinping
China Media Project, August 20, 2013
http://cmp.hku.hk/2013/08/20/33877/

Veteran Chinese rights lawyer held on public order charges
Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-08192013110014.html

For more information on Guo Feixiong:
Guangzhou activist Guo Feixiong criminally detained
广东维权人士郭飞雄被刑事拘留
Human Rights in China, August 19, 2013
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/content/6882
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6883

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment), 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

U.S. and China to expand military exchanges despite cybersecurity and territory rows
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1298001/us-and-china-expand-military-exchanges-despite-cybersecurity-and

Open Government Information (信息公开 )

调查显示:83%民众认为官员信息公开不力应被追责 (83% of survey participants think officials should be accountable for inadequate levels of open government information)
China Youth Daily, August 20, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0820/c1001-22622392.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China’s new leadership takes hard line in secret memo
中央秘密文件谴责宪政与人权
New York Times, August 20, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130820/c20document/dual/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

维权律师联署取缔黑监狱并追究犯罪者 (Ten rights defense lawyers sign joint statement to ban black jails and hold perpetrators accountable)
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy2-08192013110843.html

Tibet (西藏)

Chinese security forces crack down on Tibetan mine protesters
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-08192013110014.html

Monday, August 19, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

For Chinese politician, few doubts on guilty verdict
薄熙来周四济南受审,中共慎重安排
New York Times, August 19, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130819/c19bo/dual/

王雪梅退出法医学会继续引发热议 (Wang Xuemei, who questioned Gu Kailai’s conviction, quits as vice president of Chinese Forensic Medicine Association)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 19, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130819_webusers_talking_wangxuemei.shtml

Related:
China: Wang Xuemei, forensic scientist in Neil Heywood murder case, quits
The Guardian, August 19, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/19/wang-xuemei-neil-heywood-gu-kailai-quits

Bo Xilai's wife expected to testify against him
华尔街日报:谷开来将出庭指证薄熙来
Wall Street Journal, August 16, 2013 British Broadcasting Corporation, August 18, 2013
EN: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323455104579016803531203952.html
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130818_gu_bo_wsj.shtml

Related:
Wife of China's Bo would only testify to protect son: sources
The Reuters, August 19, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/19/us-china-politics-bo-idUSBRE97I06X20130819

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

舆情蓝皮书:2012年食品安全事件的解决程度较高 (Blue paper: higher rate of solved food safety incidents in 2012)
The People’s Daily, August 19, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0819/c99014-22615333.html

Health 健康

全国被锁精神病人或超百万 收治资源严重不足 (China’s more than one million mental patients seriously lack resources)
JWB.com, August 19, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0819/11/96KVGKVA00011229.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Prominent Advocate Held in Southern China
中国维权人士郭飞雄失踪数日后被证实刑拘
New York Times, August 19, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130819/c19detain/dual/

Related:
环球时报评维权者被刑拘:他们陶醉与当局对抗 (Global Times’ opinion piece: detained rights defenders enjoy confrontation with authorities)
The People’s Daily, August 19, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0819/c1001-22608773.html

ICT (信息和通信技术)

国务院印发“宽带中国”战略及实施方案的通知 (State Council issues notice on the Strategy and Implementation Plan of "Broadband China")
Xinhua, August 17, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0817/c1001-22600744.html

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

Baidu Deal May Reduce App Piracy in China
百度收购91无线或有助于遏制移动应用盗版
New York Times, August 19, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20130819/c19apps/dual/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

首届中国政治学30人圆桌会议举行 (30 participate in China's first Political Science Roundtable)
The People’s Daily, August 19, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0819/c1001-22613560.html

Climbing trees to catch fish
The Economist, August 19, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21583697-curious-and-fro-about-chinas-constitution-bodes-ill-political-reform-climbing-trees

China's leader embraces Mao as he tightens grip on country
The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323455104579014960827162856.html?mod=rss_about_china

Population (人口)

China's one-child policy's human cost fuels calls for reform
The Guardian, August 19, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/16/china-one-child-policy-calls-reform

Friday, August 16, 2013

Bo Xilai (薄熙来案)

China removes top judge in Bo Xilai-linked case
Agence France-Presse, August 15, 2013
http://bit.ly/14eOf8n

The Princeling of Manhattan
Foreign Policy, August 13, 2013
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/08/13/the_princeling_of_manhattan_bo_guagua?page=0,1

Corruption (腐败)

羊城晚报:上海高院崔亚东“后院起火” (Acting President of Shanghai High Court faces corruption claims by 70 former subordinates)
Yangcheng Evening News, August 16, 2013
http://www.peacehall.com/news/gb/china/2013/08/201308161435.shtml#.Ug5AkdKsgyo

Related Twitter post:
X_Y ‏@XBB_S 42m, August 16, 2013
页面被删了,看来十有八九属实~ RT @freemoren: 因“敌对势力”言论引起哗然的上海高院代院长崔亚东,被贵州省公安厅70名下属实名举报:包括对开发商重大利益输送、建成面积1442平空中别墅、每年偷拿6吨茅台酒等 (Since the article has been deleted, it seems almost certain to be true ~ RT @ freemoren: Cui Yadong, the acting president of Shanghai High People's Court, whose remarks of "hostile forces" caused uproar, faces corruption claims by 70 former subordinates of the Guizhou Provincial Public Security Department, whom all used their real names. Allegations include: transferring benefits to major developers, building a 1442 square meter air-villa, and stealing six tons Chinese liquor every year, etc.)
https://twitter.com/XBB_S/status/368381502691610624

["Acting President of Shanghai High People's Court" is now blocked on Weibo]

英媒:专供中国法官的特价商品网站 (UK media: "Discount Products" website only available to China’s judges)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 16, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/08/130816_press_china_courtweb.shtml

Cyber security (网络安全)

China to probe IBM, Oracle, EMC for security concerns - paper
Reuters, August 16, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/16/us-china-ioe-idUSBRE97F02720130816

Disasters (灾难)

全国9577万亩耕地受旱 长江中下游等地旱情加剧 (1577 acres of farmland in China affected by drought, areas along Yangtze River most severe)
Guangming Daily, August 16, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130816/u1a7597471.html

江西受旱人口增至612万 180万人饮水困难 (Those affected by drought increases to 6.12 million in Jiangxi, access to drinking water difficult for 1.8 million people)
China Broadcasting Service, August 16, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130816/u1a7598027.html

Education (教育)

暑假成中国中小学生“第三学期” (Summer break becomes "third semester" for elementary and high school students in China)
China News Service, August 16, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/08/16/278821.html

Environment (环境)

China court rejects oil spill lawsuit
Agence France-Presse, August 14, 2013
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130814/china-court-rejects-oil-spill-lawsuit

Health (健康)

Violence against doctors on the rise in China
Wall Street Journal, August 16, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/08/16/violence-against-doctors-on-the-rise-in-china/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

法院终审维持对刘晓波妻弟11年原判 (Court upholds 11-year prison sentence of Liu Xiaobo’s brother-in-law)
Deutsche Welle, August 16, 2013
http://bit.ly/14kcRfY

Related:
China rejects appeal by Nobel laureate's brother-in-law
Reuters, August 16, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/16/us-china-rights-idUSBRE97F02Y20130816

Information Control (信息控制)

两头不讨好的“七条底线” (New government guidelines for celebrity microbloggers draw skepticism, ridicule)
Deutsche Welle, August 15, 2013
http://bit.ly/14Bz3RX

June Fourth (六四)

北京演唱会上,“坦克人”一闪而过
Amid tribute to King of Pop, an echo of Tiananmen Square
New York Times, August 16, 2013
CN: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130816/c16cirque/
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/16/world/asia/amid-tribute-to-king-of-pop-an-echo-of-tiananmen-square.html

See related Weibo post (now removed):
郑维, August 16, 2013
听说〝太阳剧团〞上周五在北京五棵松万事达剧场演出《迈克尔.杰克逊不朽传奇》轻歌剧,舞台上的布景由3幅大银幕组成,银幕上显示〝坦克男〞照片。照片在荧幕上显示了4秒,观众席一片死寂。我和我的小伙伴们都惊呆了。(I’ve heard that during Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson, the Immortal” performance at Beijing Wukesong MasterCard Center, there was a short, 4-second display of the “Tank Man” picture on all of the three big screens, leaving the entire audience in a shocked silence. I’m flabbergasted!)
http://weibo.com/1829464883/A5324g6pl

朱镕基新书:“八九民运”时拒绝军队进上海 (New book: former premier Zhu Rongji refused to let military forces enter Shanghai during pro-democracy movement in 1989)
Deutsche Welle, August 14, 2013
http://bit.ly/14xxqVz

Related:
Blasts from the past
The Economist, August 16, 2013
http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2013/08/chinese-politics

Of politics, publishing and pushback in Beijing
Wall Street Journal, August 16, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/08/16/of-politics-publishing-and-pushback-in-beijing/

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

China's rural land sale law hurting farmers
Channel News Asia, August 15, 2013
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-s-rural-land-sale/777664.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

中国学者:中国集体领导制度优于美国总统制 (Chinese scholar: China’s collective leadership is superior to U.S. presidential system)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 16, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130815_china_scholar_political_system.shtml

Rule of Law (法治)

China's push to reform its maligned court system met with skepticism
CNN, August 15, 2013
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/14/world/asia/china-judicial-system

Opinion (观点)

Where is China's Gorbachev?
The Atlantic, August 14, 2013
http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/08/where-is-chinas-gorbachev/278605/

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

“Many Chinese scientists are more opposed to animal protection than the general public.”
NewChina, September 2013
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/many-chinese-scientists-are-more-opposed-to-animal-protection-than-the-gene

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

维基百科拒绝配合北京审查 中文管理员被限制出境 (Wikipedia refuses to accept China’s censorship, Chinese administrator blocked from leaving China)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/sy2-08142013133940.html

Corruption (腐败)

青岛原政法委副书记王延球因贪腐一审获刑15年 (Former vice secretary of political and legal commission in Qingdao sentenced to 15-years for corruption)
21st Century Business Herald, August 15, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0815/02/969MQK810001124J.html

浙江金华原副市长受贿1580万案一审开庭 (Former vice mayor of Jinhua, Zhejiang on trial for taking RMB 15.8 million in bribes)
JCRB.com, August 15, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-08-15/181627959522.shtml

全国绿化办官员敛财千万 主动索贿用于购房 (Top official of National Green Office solicits RMB ten million in bribes to purchase property)
China News Service, August 15, 2013
http://news.dayoo.com/china/201308/15/53868_32069473.htm

Disasters (灾难)

中国南方持续晴热少雨旱情加剧 924万人饮水困难 (Drought in southern China makes access to drinking water difficult for nearly ten million people)
China News Service, August 15, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-08/4246488.html

Health (健康)

China to stop using organs from executed prisoners in transplants
The Guardian, August 15, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/15/china-organs-prisoners-transplants

中国疾控中心:H7N9禽流感己确诊135例45人死亡 (China’s Disease Control Center: total of 135 H7N9 cases, 45 deaths)
Xinhua, August 15, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0815/11/96AJ4T2C0001124J.html

Related:
香港食卫局长高永文:H7N9病毒或通过粪便传播 (Hong Kong Secretary for Food and Health: H7N9 being spread through feces)
China News Service, August 15, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-08/4246601.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Thugs are taking over the debate for democracy
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1296452/thugs-are-taking-over-debate-democracy

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

维权人士刘家财被以煽动颠覆罪刑拘 (Rights defender Liu Jiacai criminally detained on charge of inciting subversion of state power)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy1-08142013103439.html

浙江民主党人朱虞夫狱中体弱多病难熬酷暑 吕耿松被警方传唤盘问煽动颠覆 (Jailed democratic party member sick and weak in prison, Lu Gensong summoned on suspicion of inciting subversion)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-08142013103113.html

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) , 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

“和平使命2013”中俄联合反恐军事演习开始 (China and Russia begin anti-terrorism military excises for “Peace Mission 2013”)
Xinhua, August 15, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-08/4246587.html

Related:
Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights: The Impact of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
中国人权发表对上海合作组织的白皮书:在反恐的旗号下牺牲人权
Human Rights in China, March, 2011
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/research-and-publications/reports/sco
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5215

Migrants (农民工)

90后男子打工只为做城里人 进京上访留恋首都 (Post-90s man from rural area works in city to become an "urbanite")
Southern Rural , August 15, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/2013-08-15/005727950618.shtml

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

国务院印发关于促进信息消费扩大内需的若干意见 (State Council issues “On Expanding Domestic Demand and Promoting Consumption of Information”)
Xinhua, August 15, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/politics/2013-08/4243899.html

Related:
国务院关于促进信息消费扩大内需的若干意见 (State Council on Expanding Domestic Demand and Promoting Consumption of Information)
gov.cn, August 15, 2013
http://www.gov.cn/zwgk/2013-08/14/content_2466856.htm

Population (人口)

Chinese man dies after attempted forced sterilization
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/sterilization-08132013104927.html

Rural Issues (农村)

四川万源1个偏远乡村河上无桥 20年淹死12人 (No bridge over river in rural Sichuan village, 12 people drowned in 20 years )
Sichuan News Center, August 15, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130815/u1a7595913.html

Taiwan (台湾)

In Taiwan, censorship quietly flourishes amid outrage
Index on Censorship, August 15, 2013
http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2013/08/in-taiwan-censorship-quietly-flourishes-amid-outrage/

Tibet (西藏)

Livestock “indiscriminately” killed in Tibet amid fears of disease
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/disease-08142013161751.html

Women (妇女)

博士生论文:女性身高每高1厘米 工资涨1.5%-2.2% (Doctoral thesis: for every centimeter taller, women’s salaries increase 1.5 -2.2%)
Yangtse Daily, August 15, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0815/03/969QUC8B00014AED.html

Opinion (观点)

中国地方政府变卖资产浪潮即将来临
China’s Coming Wave of Privatization
New York Times, August 15, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20130815/c15zhang/dual/

死刑,从存废之争到公正之辩 (Death penalty, from a debate about whether to keep or abolish, to a dispute about justice)
Southern Window, August 15, 2013
http://focus.news.163.com/13/0815/11/96AJETJC00011SM9.html

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

挺薄记者保释 中国司法被批不如审江青时 (Reporter supporting Bo released on bail)
Voice of America, August 14, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/update-reporter-detained-as-supporters-20130813/1729231.html

Corruption (腐败)

China bans extravagant official galas to curb graft
Reuters, August 13, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/13/us-china-politics-idUSBRE97C0EU20130813

媒体称平均每个受贿法官背后有5个以上行贿律师 (Media reports: corrupt judges are bribed by more than five lawyers on average)
Xinhuanews, August 14, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0814/c1001-22565607.html

Culture (文化)

中国独立影像的生与死 (Authorities cracked-down heavily on China’s independent film industry in the past year)
New York Times, August 14, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/film-tv/20130814/cc14independent/

Death Penalty (死刑)

Video reignites death penalty debate in China
Wall Street Journal, August 13, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/08/13/death-penalty-debate-resurfaces-in-china/

See Weibo post:
Lawyer Pang Kun, August 12, 2013
@庞琨律师: 司法处罚的文明程度也代表这个制度下的文明程度,这个视频至少可以认为鸡国的司法文明还停留在啫毛饮血阶段。但也不得不反思,那些高官犯罪份子可以享受的待遇 (The nature of judicial punishment also reflects the level of civilization of the entire social system. This video at least indicates that [China's] judicial civilization is stuck at a pre-historic age. It also makes us think about the special treatment received by criminals who were high-level officials.)
weibo.com/1171646960/A4soj3ycB

Environment (环境)

报道称全世界环保庭一半在中国却乏案可审 (China has half of world’s environmental courts but tries few cases due to high costs and lack of "legal plaintiff status" for NGOs)
China Youth Daily, August 14, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0814/c1001-22553197.html

空气污染导致入境旅游人数下降 (Air pollution scares off foreign tourists)
Deutsche Welle, August 13, 2013
http://bit.ly/18tpHfi

Health (健康)

广东16患儿输液后突发抽搐 医疗器械已封存 (16 Guangdong children suffer convulsions after IV treatment)
Guangzhou Daily, August 14, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0814/c1001-22555333.html

International Relations (国际关系)

China seeks Burmese support to restart Myitsone Dam
The Irrawaddy, August 13, 2013
http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/41933

Related:
Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights: The Impact of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
中国人权发表对上海合作组织的白皮书:在反恐的旗号下牺牲人权
Human Rights in China, March, 2011
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/research-and-publications/reports/sco

CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5215

Internet (互联网)

七条底线 全体网民应该共守 (Gov’t and “VIP” Weibo users agree netizens should adhere to seven “bottom lines”)
Xinhua News, August 14, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130814/u1a7593262.html

See related Weibo post:
南方周洪君, August 14, 2013
我想看到有这样内容的新闻,若干大V们在一起座谈,给权力定下7条底线,第一条就是无条件遵守宪法。。。。(I want to read a news story about VIP Weibo users discussing seven “botton lines” for power, the first of which is to observe the Constitution unconditionally…)
http://weibo.com/1213611261/A4HDN23Zm

Migrants (农民工)

英媒:榨菜 - 开包即食的治国小菜 (UK media: “Pickle Index” shows trends of migrant workers)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 14, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/08/130814_press_china_zhacai.shtml

Related:
"Pickle index" measures changing tide of Chinese migrant workers
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1296315/pickle-index-measures-chinese-worker-migration


Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

What's China got against the U.S. Constitution?
Global Post, August 12, 2013
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/130811/china-democracy-political-reform

Rule of Law (法治)

中央政法委出台首个防冤假错案指导意见 (Political-Legal Commission issues guidelines on prevention of and accountability for wrongful convictions)
Xinhua, August 13, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2013-08/13/c_116929042.htm

Related:
China issues new judicial guidelines
Agence France-Presse, August 13, 2013
http://bit.ly/13XpVvq

河南周口警方调查“民警拒示证件被围抓20村妇泄愤” (Henan police investigate potentially unlawful arrest of 20 women after villagers protest home intrusion by police without identification)
People's Daily, August 14, 2013
http://legal.people.com.cn/n/2013/0814/c42510-22555779.html

China’s shadowy internal investigation arm operates above the law
Asahi Shimbun, August 14, 2013
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/china/AJ201308140006

Society (社会)

迟到的忏悔 (Many Chinese make belated apologies to those they had wronged during the Cultural Revolution)
China Youth Daily, August 14, 2013
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2013-08/14/nw.D110000zgqnb_20130814_1-12.htm

北京十余人“喝农药自杀” (Ten in Beijing commit suicide by drinking pesticide)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 14, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130814_beijing_group_suicide.shtml

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China academics say Xinjiang death sentences justified: media
Agence France-Presse, August 13, 2013
http://bit.ly/1btvyTP

Opinion (观点)

人民日报:“依申请公开”为何屡屡碰壁 (Why is it so difficult to obtain information through open government requests?)
People's Daily, August 14, 2013
http://www.peopledaily.me/archives/16021

谁来抚养杀人嫌犯的孩子 (Young children of murder suspects also need caring)
Nanfang Daily, August 14, 2013
http://epaper.nfdaily.cn/html/2013-08/14/content_7216402.htm

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

Family of murdered Briton seeks up to $8.2 million compensation in China
Reuters, August 12, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/12/us-china-politics-bo-idUSBRE97B0BI20130812

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

维基百科:不会配合中国任何形式的网络审查 (Wikipedia refuses to comply with any form of Internet censorship in China)
Global Times, August 13, 2013
http://world.huanqiu.com/exclusive/2013-08/4236672.html

Related:
Wikipedia largely alone in defying Chinese self-censorship demands
Washington Post, August 12, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/08/12/wikipedia-largely-alone-in-defying-chinese-self-censorship-demands/

Children (儿童)

13岁少女自曝被逼卖淫4年续:3嫌犯移交检察院 (13-year-old girl reveals experience of being forced into prostitution on Weibo)
Hangzhou Daily, August 13, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130813/u1a7588248.html

See Weibo post:
MissingApril6, July 31, 2013
12岁的孩子被强奸4年,得救后没人作证,有良心的转下去! “我叫瞿彬鑫,出生于1996年2月29日,浙江省丽水市景宁县九龙乡人…”
http://weibo.com/1696129157/A2wLe93nO

暑期溺亡性侵事件频发凸显农村儿童留守危机 (Frequent incidents of sexual assault and drowning over summer holiday highlight crisis of "left-behind" rural children)
Xinhua, August 13, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-08-13/174927938920.shtml

广西13岁少女遭强奸曾被警方戴上手铐 称防其打人 (13-year-old Guangxi girl sent to mental hospital by police after being raped five times)
Beijing Times, August 12, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/fz/2013/08-12/5148686.shtml

Corruption (腐败)

Meet China’s new corruption busters
Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/08/12/meet-chinas-new-corruption-busters/

Culture (文化)

Legal push for little-read books
Wall Street Journal, August 9, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/08/09/legal-push-for-little-read-books/

Health (健康)

女童吃感冒药后死亡 家属获赔5万被要求私了 (Girl dies after taking cold medicine, family awarded RMB 50,000 and asked to settle privately)
China Broadcast Service, August 13, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/2013-08-13/180727938976.shtml

全国多个癌症村接连曝光 (Numerous cancer villages exposed in succession nationwide)
Economic Information Daily, August 13, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/depth_report/2013-08/4233981.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

维权人士郭飞雄切断与外界联系以躲避国保追踪 (Rights defender Guo Feixiong cuts-off contact to avoid police capture)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-08122013144647.html

Human Trafficking (人口贩卖)

产科医生贩婴案调查:被解救婴儿遭倒卖数次 (Obstetrician trafficked infant after delivery, upon rescue after 20 days baby had already been sold several times)
China News weekly, August 13, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/sd/2013-08-13/163227938476.shtml

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Celestial advice for China: "Don’t think so long-term"
Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/08/12/china-social-media-abuzz-over-officials-land-lease-remark/

Related:
“不要考虑太长远”是让人忧心的权力逻辑 ("Don't think so long-term" reflects worrisome mindsets among local officials)
Xinhua, August 12, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/comments/2013-08/12/c_116901940.htm

Population (人口)

哪些人可以合法生二胎?(Who is allowed to have a second baby?)
Beijing News, August 13, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/08/13/278156.html

Rule of Law (法治)

Latest judicial reform to improve judicial independence: chief justice
Xinhua, August 12, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-08/12/c_132623785.htm

Related:
周强在人民日报撰文谈习近平关于法治建设论述 (Chief Justice Zhou Qiang discusses Xi Jinping's call to build rule of law)
People's Daily, August 12, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0812/c1001-22524683.html

Society (社会)

Aging Chinese apologise for Cultural Revolution “evil”
Agence France-Presse, August 12, 2013
http://bit.ly/19dMM6O

Tibet (西藏)

Dalai Lama's Chinese website infecting visitors, expert warns
Reuters, August 13, 2013
http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/08/12/tibet-cyber-attack-dalai-lama-idINDEE97B0I120130812

Tibetan government-in-exile website hacked
Voice of America, August 13, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/tibetan-government-in-exile-website-hacked/1728626.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

5 Uighurs Sentenced In China For Attack
喀什恐怖袭击案五名维族人获刑
New York Times, August 13, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130813/c13uighur/dual/

Two people get death sentence for violence in China's Xinjiang
Reuters, August 12, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/12/us-china-sentence-idUSBRE97B0HP20130812

Opinion (观点)

女性不该沉默 市长休想劝和 (Deputy mayor's outrageous "advice" to sexual assault victims reflects authoritarian tendency to silence calls for justice instead of delivering it)
Youth Times, August 13, 2013
http://www.qnsb.com/fzepaper/site1/qnsb/html/2013-08/13/content_447298.htm

Monday, August 12, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

薄熙来案:海伍德母亲呼吁中国政府相助 (Bo’s case: Neil Heywood’s mother calls for Chinese government's help)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130812_heywood_mother_appeal.shtml

Sword hangs over house of Bo
Sydney Morning Herald, August 9, 2013
http://www.smh.com.au/world/sword-hangs-over-house-of-bo-20130809-2rlo3.html

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

日媒:中国当局下令编列829个敏感词 (Japanese media: Chinese authorities instructed to compile 829 sensitive words, most of them related to human rights or protests)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 10, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130810_chinawordban_japan.shtml

Children (儿童)

China baby trafficking scandal widens
Huffington Post, August 10, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/10/china-baby-trafficking-_n_3736385.html

The doctor and China's evil baby trade
The Telegraph, August 10, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10235167/The-doctor-and-Chinas-evil-baby-trade.html

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Cashing in on health scares, China online food sales boom
Reuters, August 11, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/11/us-china-food-idUSBRE97A0DB20130811

Corruption (腐败)

英媒:习近平法学博士论文"疑点"曝光 (Dubious questions surface from Xi Jinping’s JD thesis)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/08/130811_press_xi_degree.shtml

上海建工卷入法官嫖娼事件 去年招待费1.78亿 (Nearly $30 million spent by Shanghai Construction Group, organizer of Shanghai-judge prostitution scandal, on "hospitality fees" last year)
The Beijing News, August 12, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0812/c1001-22524711.html

多地楼堂馆所花样翻新 商务中心实为政府办公楼 (Circumventing regulations, local governments build new offices labeled as "business centers")
Beijing Morning Post, August 12, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0812/c1001-22524709.html

盘点近年“失踪”官员:多涉经济出逃 休假治病成借口 (Most "disappearing officials" in recent years escape for economic reasons, claim to “take vacation” or “medical leave”)
The Beijing News, August 12, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0812/c1001-22524546.html

China accused of cracking down on critics to conceal corruption
The Telegraph, August 9, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10234022/China-accused-of-cracking-down-on-critics-to-conceal-corruption.html

Sanofi being investigated for bribery by China
Associated Press, August 11, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/12/business/global/sanofi-being-investigated-for-bribery-by-china.html

Environment (环境)

全国多个癌症村接连曝光 矛头直指水污染 (Cancer villages emerge nationwide, water pollution found as main reason of cancer)
Economic Information Daily, August 12, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0812/c1001-22524704.html

应对严重环境污染中国政府规划环保产业 (China to strengthen environmental protection industry to tackle serious pollution)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 11, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130811_china_pollution_policy.shtml

Related:
国务院关于加快发展节能环保产业的意见 (State Council's Opinions on Expediting the Development of Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Industries)
State Council, August 11, 2013
http://www.gov.cn/zwgk/2013-08/11/content_2464241.htm

China to spend more to tackle dire pollution
Reuters, August 11, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/11/china-energy-investment-idUSL4N0GC07A20130811

China and India “water grab” dams put ecology of Himalayas in danger
The Guardian, August 10, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/aug/10/china-india-water-grab-dams-himalayas-danger

Health (健康)

中国艾滋病人集体赴港 敦促中国政府尊重人权 (Chinese HIV/Aids victims collectively petition in Hong Kong, call for Chinese government to respect human rights)
Radio Free Asia, August 09, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/xl2-08092013100716.html

New case of H7N9 bird flu confirmed in China
Agence France-Presse, August 11, 2013
http://bit.ly/13cNqSJ

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

李化平遭跨省抓捕 (Shanghai dissident taken away by Hunan authorities in a "cross-provincial" grab)
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-08112013141758.html

China arrests activist on subversion charge as crackdown deepens
Reuters, August 11, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/11/us-china-subversion-idUSBRE97A01P20130811

Related:
深圳维权人士杨林被控"煽动颠覆国家政权罪" (Shenzhen dissident Yang Lin charged with inciting subversion of state power)
Voice of America, August 12, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/yang-lin-shenzheng-rights-lawyer-charged-sedition/1727592.html

中国维权记者被控非法拘禁遭刑拘 (Chinese rights defense reporter criminally detained on charge of illegal detention)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130812_china_rights_journalist.shtml

Human Trafficking (人口贩卖)

Chinese people-smugglers arrested in joint Spanish and French raids
The Guardian, August 10, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/10/chinese-people-smugglers-arrested-spain-france

Related:
欧洲破获庞大偷渡中国人蛇犯罪集团 (Crime syndicate found smuggling Chinese illegal immigrants cracked by European countries)
Voice of America, August 12, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/europe-china-20130811/1727536.html

Media (媒体)

Wikipedia co-founder refuses to comply with China’s censorship
Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/08/12/wikipedia-co-founder-refuses-to-comply-with-chinas-censorship/

Popular China bloggers should “promote virtues”
Agence France-Presse, August 11, 2013
http://bit.ly/15sxeqA

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Central government's urbanization plan meets resistance from mayors
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1295951/central-governments-urbanisation-plan-meets-resistance-mayors

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

首都机场爆炸案嫌犯山东访民冀中星被起诉 (Shandong petitioner suspected in Beijing International Airport bombing case prosecuted)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130812_airport_blast_charged.shtml

Rule of Law (法治)

最高检:上半年逾6千名损害群众利益的公职人员涉渎职被立案 (Supreme People's Procuratorate: over 6,000 civil servants under investigation in first half of 2013 for abusing power and harming public interests)
Xinhua, August 12, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2013-08/12/c_116903185.htm

Wrongful verdicts targeted
Global Times, August 12, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/803168.shtml#.UghJjNIwde4

Related:
最高人民法院关于适用《中华人民共和国国家赔偿法》若干问题的解释(一) (Supreme People's Court Regulations concerning the Procedures for Handling Compensation Cases by People's Courts)
Supreme People's Court, May 31, 2013
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2011-03/18/content_24476.htm