Thursday, October 31, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

外国文学在中国:删你没商量!(To sell books in the world’s largest market, many foreign authors submit to China’s censorship)
Deutsche Welle, October 31, 2013
http://bit.ly/1f66BQ2

藝界震怒促舞團交代刪戲 抽文革情節 學者轟政治粗暴干預 (Art community angered after Cultural Revolution scene is censored from Hong Kong ballet, scholar calls it “political interference”)
Ming Pao, October 31, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20131030/gaa1.htm

Related:
劇創人王新鵬:因六四決意離國 (Censored ballet choreographer Wang Xin Peng had left China after June Fourth massacre)
Ming Pao, October 31, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20131031/gab2.htm

Children (儿童)

New guidelines on punishing child rape win praise, and criticism
中国惩治性侵未成年人新规引争议
New York Times, October 31, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131031/c31rape/dual/

Ten-year-old boy jumps to death in Chengdu "on teacher’s order"
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1344594/ten-year-old-boy-jumps-death-chengdu-teachers-order

Environment (环境)

Air pollution drives 50% drop in visitors to Beijing
Wall Street Journal, October 31, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/31/beijing-air-pollution-drives-50-drop-in-visitors/?mod=WSJBlog

Hong Kong (香港)

解放军影片:美英总领馆成反华基地 (PLA video: U.S. and U.K. Consulates in Hong Kong have become anti-China bases)
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/hong-kong/15408/jie-fang-jun-ying-pian-mei-ying-zong-ling-guan-cheng-fan-hua-ji-di

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

律师会见郭飞雄被阻 要求律协介入 (Guo Feixiong’s lawyers denied visitation rights, request help from Beijing Lawyers’ Association)
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-10302013120904.html

Information Control (信息控制)

In doctored photo, Chinese officials loom large
政府网站照片穿帮,官员“俯瞰”老太太
New York Times, October 31, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131031/c31photo/dual/

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

China demands U.S. explain spying allegations linked to Australian missions
Reuters, October 31, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/31/us-usa-security-china-australia-idUSBRE99U0LU20131031

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

中国城市化带来的社会成本 (The social costs of China’s urbanization)
Wall Street Journal, October 31, 2013
http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20131031/chw122953.asp

毛左批习总智囊刘鹤 不满改革反习李先声 (Mao supporters attack reform plan drafter Liu He as spokesman of American interest)
Voice of America, October 31, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/chinese-leftist-20131031/1780561.html

Technology (科技)

Apple drops China reference from Taiwan map
Voice of America, October 31, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/apple-drops-china-reference-from-taiwan-map/1780553.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China says 5 jihadis are arrested in Beijing attack
中国官方将天安门撞车案定性为恐怖袭击
New York Times, October 31, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131031/c31crash/dual/

Related:

日媒分析天安门袭击的政治关联 (Japanese media analyze political implications of Tiananmen crash)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 31, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131031_japan_media_xinjiang.shtml

China state media calls for stern action after Tiananmen attack
Reuters, October 31, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/31/us-china-tiananmen-idUSBRE99S1DZ20131031

Grievances in Xinjiang
The Wall Street Journal, October 31, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304527504579167880174661694

Opinion (观点)

Chinese censorship's dangerous subtlety
The Guardian, October 31, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/31/china-censorship-weibo

Jane Cohen: China’s air stinks of larger problems
The Providence Journal, October 31, 2013
http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/commentary/20131031-jane-cohen-chinas-air-stinks-of-larger-problems.ece

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Environment (环境)

China’s anti-pollution drive risks running out of gas
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2013
http://english.caixin.com/2013-10-30/100597552.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

上海600访民集体为沈勇案追凶 近百人被捕抗议扩至北京 (Protest over Shen Yong’s death spreads to Beijing, nearly 100 Shanghai petitioners taken away)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl-10292013112152.html

For more information on Shen Yong, see:
Shanghai rights defenders taken by police during protest of Shen Yong’s death
上海维权人士为沈勇之死讨说法 近百人被抓
Human Rights in China, October 29, 2013
EN: http://hrichina.org/content/7019
CH: http://hrichina.org/cn/content/7020

美国会听证郭飞雄案 吁释放中国良心犯 (U.S. Congress holds hearing on Guo Feixiong’s case, calls for release of China’ s prisoners of conscience)
Voice of America, October 30, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/congress-hearing-on-rights-activist-guo-feixiong-20131029/1779681.html

Information Control(信息控制)

人民网舆情监测室秘书长祝华新:互联网生态治理晴空初现 (People’s Daily Public Sentiment Monitoring Office chief congratulates the government’s “rise” online and opinion leaders’ “decline”)
People’s Daily, October 30, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1030/c1001-23376633.html

Related:
Chinese websites to "spread positive energy"
Xinhua, October 30, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-10/30/c_132844968.htm

马克思主义新闻观教育活动报告会在京举办 (In public lecture, journalists reported on what they learned from “Reporting with View toward Marxism” refresher course)
Xinhua, October 30, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1030/c1001-23380130.html

Migrants (农民工)

Hard times: how young criminals are treated says much about the urban-rural gap
The Economist, October 26, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21588402-how-young-criminals-are-treated-says-much-about-urban-rural-gap-hard-times

Rule of Law (法治)

中国出台司法改革文件强调审判独立 (China issues judiciary reform directive with emphasis on trial independence)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 30, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131029_china_supreme_court.shtml

Related:
最高人民法院关于切实践行司法为民大力加强公正司法不断提高司法公信力的若干意见 (Supreme People’s Court’s Opinions on Strengthening Justice for the People, Raising Credibility of Judicial Fairness)
China Court, October 29, 2013
http://www.rmfyb.com/paper/html/2013-10/29/content_72135.htm

陈永洲案被指多处程序违法 律师观察团拟全程跟踪事件 (Many procedural flaws found in Chen Yongzhou’s case, lawyer-observer groups plan to track case development)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-10282013151807.html

Tibet (西藏)

Chinese officials remove Tibetan village leaders who protested against crackdown
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/remove-10292013142123.html

Women (妇女)

Beijing police accused of sexism towards women drivers
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 30, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24742034

Tradition on Trial
News China, November 2013
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/tradition-on-trial

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

北京警方公布冲撞天安门暴力恐怖袭击案详情
Five detained over Tian'anmen terrorist attack
Xinhua, October 30, 2013
CH: http://news.163.com/13/1030/18/9CF1QFKR0001124J.html
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-10/30/c_132845270.htm

Related:
China says 5 jihadis are arrested in Beijing attack
The New York Times, October 30, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/31/world/asia/china-says-5-jihadis-are-arrested-in-beijing-attack.html

"天安门撞车事件已锁定八名嫌疑人" (8 suspects in custody from Tiananmen jeep crash)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 30, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131030_china_tiananmen_crash.shtml

Opinion (观点)

何清涟:“陈永洲事件”揭开的三重黑暗 (He Qinglian: Chen Yongzhou case reveals 3 big problems)
Voice of America, October 30, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/heiqinlian-20131029/1779285.html

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Children (儿童)

Beijing NGO teaches young rural girls to protect themselves from sexual assault
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1342195/beijing-ngo-teaches-young-rural-girls-protect-themselves-sexual-assault

Corruption (腐败)

Chinese official suspended over $115,000 pig trotter tab
Agence France-Presse, October 28, 2013
http://bit.ly/18wTamw

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

食品安全法修订草案送审稿公开征求意见
Opinions solicited on draft food safety law
Xinhua, October 29, 2013
CH: http://news.eastday.com/c/20131029/u1a7742699.html
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-10/29/c_132842039.htm

Education (教育)

报告显示中国留学生美国名校退学率高达25% (Report shows up to 25% drop-out rate for Chinese students at prestigious U.S. universities)
Southern Metropolis Daily, October 27, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1027/07/9C65LNUE0001124J.html

Environment (环境)

China to monitor link between smog and health
Reuters, October 28, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/28/us-china-environment-idUSBRE99R0L320131028

Hong Kong (香港)

电视发牌民怨烧身 特首港府民望急挫 (New survey from Chinese University of HK: approval rating for Chief Executive CY Leung drops significantly over concerns about gov’t control of the media)
Voice of America, October 29, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/Chief-executive-hit-lowest-point-in-polls-after-the-controversy-of-tv-licensing-20131029/1779003.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Lawyers challenge judges’ authority in trial of Chinese activists
江西新余非法集会案庭审交锋激烈
New York Times, October 29, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131029/c29trial/dual/

Related:
China puts 3 members of activist group on trial in sign of party intolerance of dissent
Associated Press, October 28, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-puts-3-members-of-activist-group-on-trial-in-sign-of-party-intolerance-of-dissent/2013/10/27/a4818b3e-3f82-11e3-b028-de922d7a3f47_story.html

China trial of anti-corruption activists suspended: lawyer
Agence France-Presse, October 28, 2013
http://bit.ly/17pcfNF

Information Control (信息控制)

China censors news of an SUV plowing into a crowd in Tiananmen Square, killing five
Washington Post, October 28, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-censors-busy-as-jeep-plows-into-crowd-in-tiananmen-square-killing-five/2013/10/28/768f7b88-3fc2-11e3-b028-de922d7a3f47_story.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

德人权组织要求联合国人权理事会严审中国人权状况 (German rights organization asks UN Human Rights Council to seriously examine China’s human rights situation)
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gr-10282013095021.html

China UN Mission smears Uyghur President, says group
Epoch Times, October 28, 2013
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/332168-china-un-mission-smears-uyghur-president-says-group/

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

Norway snub shows sharp edge of Chinese diplomacy
Associated Press, October 28, 2013
http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/10/28/5282665/norway-snub-shows-sharp-edge-of.html?rh=1

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Government think tank offers insight into reformist goals
Wall Street Journal, October 28, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/28/report-offers-insight-into-reformist-goals/

Related:
Hopes of market reforms in China tempered by political realities
三中全会市场化改革议程知易行难
New York Times, October 29, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131029/c29reform/dual/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China doctors protest after murder by patient
Agence France-Presse, October 28, 2013
http://bit.ly/1alNfan

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan families still in tents two months after quake
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/tents-10282013161919.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Tiananmen jeep crash kills 5, police name Xinjiang suspects
Global Times, October 29, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/820978.shtml

Related:
“警方称天安门撞车事件嫌疑人系维族” (Police claim suspects of Tiananmen crash are Uyghurs)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 29, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131029_beijing_tiananmen.shtml

China police search for Uighurs after deadly crash
Associated Press, October 29, 2013
http://news.yahoo.com/china-police-search-uighurs-deadly-crash-042042459.html

Opinion (观点)

The U.S. needs a new strategy in addressing China’s human rights
The Washington Post, October 27, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/jared-genser-the-us-needs-a-new-strategy-in-addressing-chinas-human-rights/2013/10/27/58246600-34ef-11e3-8a0e-4e2cf80831fc_story.html

You may never eat street food in China again after watching this video
Washington Post, October 28, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/10/28/you-may-never-eat-street-food-in-china-again-after-watching-this-video/

李克强身处改革十字路口 (China’s premier stuck at a "reform crossroad")
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/15220/li-ke-qiang-shen-chu-gai-ge-shi-zi-lu-kou

Monday, October 28, 2013

Children (儿童)

China sex abuse laws: courts seek tougher sentencing on sex abuse cases
International Business Times, October 25, 2013
http://www.ibtimes.com/china-sex-abuse-laws-courts-seek-tougher-sentencing-sex-abuse-cases-1442280

Civil Society (民间社会)

广州:公务员禁入社会组织 离退休后兼职需审批 (Guangzhou bans civil servants from joining NGOs)
Yangtze Evening Post, October 27, 2013
http://news.cnr.cn/native/gd/201310/t20131027_513946392.shtml

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

Chinese paper apologizes after journalist shown on TV confessing to publishing false reports
Associated Press, October 27, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinese-paper-apologizes-after-journalist-shown-on-tv-confessing-to-publishing-false-reports/2013/10/26/4f5818ee-3eba-11e3-b0e7-716179a2c2c7_story.html

Related:
新快报记者收人钱财发表大量失实报道 被依法刑事拘留 (Criminally detained reporter confesses to accepting bribes to publish false reports on CCTV)
Xinhua, October 26, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-10/4493916.html

Hukou (户口)

清华教授:中国户籍城镇化率仅27.6% 户籍改革滞后 (Qinghua University’s report: China’s urbanization progressing faster than hukou reform)
Legal Daily, October 28, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1028/c70731-23346759.html

UW professor devises reform in Chinese hukou system
Northwest Asian Weekly, October 25, 2013
http://www.nwasianweekly.com/2013/10/uw-professor-devises-reform-chinese-hukou-system/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

邀请曹顺利的日内瓦人权组织谈中国人权 (ISHR disappointed Cao Shunli’s case not raised during China’s UPR after it reported her disappearance to Human Rights Council)
Radio France International, October 28, 2013
http://rfi.my/1eZpwMe

新余庭审第一天 三君子被迫解除律师委托合同 (Three defendants were forced to dismiss their lawyers on first day of trial in Xinyu)
Voice of America, October 26, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/xinyu-activists-followup-20131028/1778410.html

Related:
Trial adjourned for China anti-graft activists
Reuters, October 28, 2013
http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/10/28/china-corruption-idINDEE99R00R20131028/

For more information, see:
Lawyers call for release of three asset transparency advocates, challenge legality of trial delay
律师发表声明 指法院超期羁押刘萍等三人违法侵权
Human Rights in China, October 15, 2013
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/content/6973
CH:http://hrichina.org/cn/content/6974

Xia Yeliang: the China Americans don't see
Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887323308504579085611270637836

Protest in Shanghai after unexplained death of detainee
The Telegraph, October 26, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10406517/Protest-in-Shanghai-after-unexplained-death-of-detainee.html

Chinese activist's mom, brother to visit him in US
Associated Press, October 26, 2013
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-activists-mother-brother-plan-us-visit-20690069

Labor (劳工)

China’s reforms leave labor unions behind
The Diplomat, October 24, 2013
http://thediplomat.com/china-power/chinas-reforms-leave-labor-unions-behind/

National Defense (国防)

中国海军第一支核潜艇部队组建42年来首次解密 (China’s navy debuts first nuclear submarines in its 42-year history)
Xinhua, October 27, 2013
http://news.southcn.com/z/2013-10/27/content_82819735.htm

Related:
China displays nuclear submarine fleet for first time
Business Standard, October 28, 2013
http://www.business-standard.com/article/international/china-displays-nuclear-submarine-fleet-for-first-time-113102800392_1.html

Open Government Information (信息公开)

Challenging the Chinese government to disclose its aid to North Korea
New York Times, October 24, 2013
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/24/challenging-the-chinese-government-to-disclose-its-aid-to-north-korea/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

国研中心“383”改革方案全文公布 刘鹤领衔起草 (State Council’s Development Research Center unveils reform proposal that reflects the “correct management of government-market relationship”)
China News Service, October 28, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1027/c1001-23338752.html

See the report:
新一轮改革的基本思路和行动方案 (Basic reasoning and action plan of China’s new round of reforms)
China Reform, Cai Xin, October 1, 2013
http://magazine.caixin.com/2013-09-30/100587968.html

Related:
Chinese government think tank pushes for major reforms across all aspects of the economy and life
AFP, October 28, 2013
http://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-think-tank-lays-out-reforms-2013-10

Market awaits "unprecedented" reforms in China
Forbes, October 26, 2013
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2013/10/26/market-awaits-unprecedented-reforms-in-china/?partner=yahootix

Across the party wall
The Economist, October 26, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21588359-vietnams-communist-party-bit-mess-chinas-may-have-little-teach-it-across

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

事故还是自杀式抗议?(Tiananmen car crash: an accident or suicide-style protest?)
Deutsche Welle, October 28, 2013
http://bit.ly/Hr2amA

Related pictures:
网上疯传 天安门前爆炸的汽车上携带炸弹 (Tiananmen car accident was a car bombing)
Boxun, October 28, 2013
http://www.peacehall.com/news/gb/china/2013/10/201310282355.shtml#.Um6VBHCsgyp

Taiwan (台湾)

吴伯雄重申"两岸不是国与国关系" (Elder Taiwan statesman reiterates that cross straits relations are not relations between countries)
Deutsche Welle, October 28, 2013
http://bit.ly/1dDue4s

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Uighur Muslims in China arrested for "online jihad"
International Business Times, October 28, 2013
http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/517429/20131028/china-internet-jihad-online-xinjiang-province-muslim.htm

Opinion (观点)

Economic rather than political reform to be focus of CPC meeting
China Times, October 27, 2013
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20131027000003&cid=1701&MainCatID=17

Can China escape its choking air pollution?
Washington Post, October 26, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/can-china-escape-its-choking-air-pollution/2013/10/25/258ea032-3c35-11e3-b7ba-503fb5822c3e_story.html

陈永洲事件掀起“滥用公权”问题的讨论 (Chen Yongzhou incident prompts discussion about "abuse of public authority")
Radio France International, October 28, 2013
http://rfi.my/HoBbsM

Friday, October 25, 2013

Bo Xilai (薄熙来案)

山东省高院逐条评判薄熙来上诉理由 裁定驳回上诉维持原判
Bo's appeal rejected, original judgment upheld
Xinhua, October 25, 2013
CH: http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1025/c1001-23326857.html
EN: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90785/8436846.html

Related:
薄熙来案二审裁定书(全文)(Second instance verdict on Bo Xilai’s case [full text])
People’s Daily, October 25, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1025/c1001-23326738.html

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

库克:中国媒体审查如何影响境外媒体?(Sara Cook: how does China’s media censorship affect overseas media?)
Deutsch Welle, October 25, 2013
http://bit.ly/1drMNsh

See related report:
The Long Shadow of Chinese Censorship: How the Communist Party’s Media Restrictions Affect News Outlets Around the World
Center for International Media Assistance, October 22, 2013
http://freedomhouse.org/sites/default/files/CIMA-China_Sarah%20Cook_10_22_13.pdf

Children (儿童)

最高法公布3起惩处性侵害未成年人犯罪案例 (Supreme Court announces sentences of 3 convicted of sexual abuse of minors, one receives death)
Xinhua, October 25, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20131024/u1a7733266.html

最高法:不能以是否给钱区分嫖宿幼女罪与强奸罪 (Supreme Court: payment cannot justify rape of girls under 14 years as prostitution)
Beijing News, October 25, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1025/c1001-23321567.html

Corruption (腐败)

中共以不断创新强化“巡视”反腐
China's Party inspectors hit road again
Xinhua, October 24, 2013
CH:http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2013-10/24/c_117861898.htm
EN: http://english.cntv.cn/20131023/105284.shtml

Chinese village builds seven-floor government office
The Telegraph, October 24, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10402088/Chinese-village-builds-seven-floor-government-office.html

Environment (环境)

北京首起公益诉讼未予立案 NGO状告央企无果 (First public interest litigation in Beijing rejected by courts)
China Youth daily, October 24, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/fz/2013/10-24/5419579.shtml

Response to a city’s smog points to a change in Chinese attitude
The New York Times, October 24, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/25/world/asia/smoggy-days-in-harbin-prompt-quick-reaction.html

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

In rare move, China regulator voices concern for detained reporter
Reuters, October 24, 2013
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/24/uk-china-reporter-idUKBRE99N0D020131024

See statement:
国家新闻出版广电总局、中国记协高度关注《新快报》记者被刑拘 (The General Association of Press and Publishing and All China Journalists Association deeply concerned about the criminal detention of a New Express reporter)
GAPP, October 24, 2013
http://www.gapp.gov.cn/news/1656/159108.shtml

Related:
Chinese newspaper continues campaign to free reporter
The Telegraph, October 24, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10401753/Chinese-newspaper-continues-campaign-to-free-reporter.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

上海维权人士沈勇被黑保安和民警毒打后死亡 (Shanghai rights defender Shen Yong beaten to death by security guards and police)
Radio Free Asia, October 25, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-10242013130631.html

Information Control (信息控制)

China won’t lose its "voice" despite new TV restrictions
Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/25/china-wont-lose-its-voice-despite-new-tv-restrictions/

International Human Rights (国际人权)

联合国成员国敦促中国改善人权状况 (UN member states urge China to improve human rights situation, offer over 200 recommendations during UPR)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 25, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131025_china_human_rights_un.shtml

Related:
Activists slam China's human rights record amid UN review
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/review-10232013110140.html

China defends record at U.N. Human Rights Council; others beg to differ
Agence France-Presse, October 23, 2013
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/10/23/world/china-defends-record-at-u-n-human-rights-council-others-beg-to-differ/

UN-real: Saudi Arabia, China among nations vying for seats on Human Rights Council
Fox, October 22, 2013
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/10/22/un-real-saudi-arabia-china-among-nations-vying-for-seats-on-human-rights/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Chinese villagers protest against land deal in Yunnan
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 25, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24669447

Rule of Law (法治)

中国近20年来首次修改消费者权益保护法 (China revises consumer protection law, first time in nearly 20 years)
China News Service, October 25, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/10-25/5424916.shtml

Related:
China overhauls consumer protection laws
Reuters, October 25, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/25/us-china-consumer-law-idUSBRE99O05E20131025

Rural Issues (农村)

消失中的村落:山西盂县宽坪村仅剩九口人 (Disappearing village: only 9 people remain in one Shanxi village)
People’s Daily, October 25, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1025/c1001-23324420.html

Society (社会)

China’s bystander problem: Another death after crowd ignores woman in peril
Washington Post, October 24, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/10/24/chinas-bystander-problem-another-death-after-crowd-ignores-woman-in-peril/

Opinion (观点)

Wide acclaim for China's state-centered, collective human rights
Huffington Post, October 24, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/aaron-rhodes/wide-acclaim-for-china_b_4144477.html

Singing from the same hymnal
Economist, October 24, 2013
http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2013/10/china-and-vatican

Related:
英媒:同唱赞美诗歌的中国和梵蒂冈 (UK media: China and the Vatican are singing from the same hymnal)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 25, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/10/131024_press_vatican_china.shtml

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

18央企上市公司招待费超31亿 内部人称吃喝玩乐 (Eighteen listed central enterprises spent over RMB 3.1 billion on entertainment in 2012)
China Security, October 24, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20131024/u1a7731775.html

Children (儿童)

最高法等发布意见严惩幼女性侵、校园性侵等行为
China orders severe penalties for child abuse
Xinhua, Ocober 24, 2013
CH: http://news.eastday.com/c/20131024/u1a7732662.html
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-10/24/c_132828042.htm

Chinese children die in school wall collapse
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 24, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24649333

Environment (环境)

China to send air pollution inspection teams to provinces
South China Morning Post, October 24, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1338763/china-send-air-pollution-inspection-teams-provinces

China hit by another airpocalypse as air pollution cancer link confirmed
The Guardian, October 24, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/chinas-choice/2013/oct/24/china-airpocalypse-harbin-air-pollution-cancer

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

《新快报》醒目标题呼吁警方释放记者陈永洲
Chinese newspaper asks police to free detained reporter
The New York Times, October 24, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131024/c24reporter/dual/

Hong Kong (香港)

“党报批港占中勾结台独是不了解台湾” (Party papers accuse Occupy Cental organisers of “colluding with Taiwan Separatists”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 24, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131024_china_hongkong_taiwan_occupy.shtml

Related:
Occupy group's flirt with Taipei slammed
The Standard, October 24, 2013
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=11&art_id=138829&sid=40700216&con_type=1&d_str=20131024&fc=4

記協不滿無公布梁振英北京期間行程 (HK journalists association disgruntled over undisclosed Beijing trip of chief executive)
Radio Hong Kong, October 24, 2013
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20131024/news_20131024_55_958812.htm

See the Statement:
記協不滿特區政府隱瞞特首之訪京行程 (HK journalists association angered by secrecy of HK chief executive’s Beijing trip)
Hong Kong Journalists Association, October 24, 2013
http://www.hkja.org.hk/site/portal/Site.aspx?id=A1-1123&lang=en-US

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

浙江中国民主党人士吕耿松被国保带走并被抄家 (Zhejiang democratic party member Lu Gengsong taken by police, home searched)
Radio Free Asia, October 24, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-10232013133412.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

联合国:代表称中国不存在任意拘留、强迫失踪 (UN: China says there are no arbitrary detentions or enforced disappearances)
Free More News, October 23, 2013
http://cn.fmnnow.com/2013/10/23/17422/

Internet (互联网)

国信办查处人民内参网等31家网站 (State Letters and Visits Office shuts down 31 websites to “clean up” phony information)
Xinhua, October 24, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20131024/u1a7732704.html

Media (媒体)

Running dog eat dog: Nationalists, united against Western media bias, are divided over money
The Economist, October 19, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21588102-nationalists-united-against-western-media-bias-are-divided-over-money-running-dog-eat-dog?fsrc=rss

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Chinese police injured in clash with villagers
云南发生群体性事件 多名警察受伤
Reuters, October 24, 2013
EN:http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/23/us-china-unrest-idUSBRE99M0LA20131023
CH:http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE99N06I20131024

Tibet (西藏)

达赖喇嘛与华人作家在纽约举行对话会 (Dalai Lama holds dialogue with Chinese writers in NYC)
Voice of America, October 24, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/dalai-lama-20131023/1775373.html

Tibetan trio jailed for preventing police from stopping self-immolation
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/jail-10232013205242.html

Torture (酷刑)

Insight: China party's secretive judicial system laid bare in torture case
Reuters, October 23, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/24/us-china-corruption-insight-idUSBRE99M1LG20131024

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Children (儿童)

China makes dramatic progress in reducing child mortality: report
Xinhua, October 23, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-10/23/c_132824386.htm

Corruption (腐败)

中铁建8亿招待费处分66人 网友追责招待了谁
Eight disciplined in China railway construction scandal
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2013
Want China Times, October 23, 2013

CH: http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/14929/zhong-tie-jian-8yi-zhao-dai-fei-chu-fen-66ren-wang-you-zhui-ze-zhao-dai-liao-shui
EN: http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20131022000116&cid=1103

Cyber security (网络安全)

Google unveils tools to access web from repressive countries
谷歌宣布将用新技术保护互联网言论自由
Time, October 21, 2013
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 22, 2013
EN: http://business.time.com/2013/10/21/google-digital-rebels/
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/10/131022_google_uproxy.shtml

Education (教育)

2016年北京高考改革方案:英语100分语文180分 (Gaokao reform to be implemented in 2016 to reduce importance of English proficiency)
Xinhua, October 23, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/local/2013-10/4471805.html

Environment (环境)

环境公益诉讼主体究竟放宽了多少 (How much easier does draft amendment make it for public interest groups to sue polluters?)
Beijing News, October 22, 2013
http://cdb.org.cn/newsview.php?id=8085

Related:
Change to law may make it easier to sue polluters
China Daily, October 22, 2013
http://www.ecns.cn/2013/10-22/85156.shtml

Video: China’s “hazardous” smog at 10X safe level
Bloomberg, October 23, 2013
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/china-s-hazardous-smog-at-10x-safe-level-XRg1i5UwRxeJPiM~zDcLyA.html

China’s mountains of construction rubble
中国大城市正被建筑垃圾包围
New York Times, October 23, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131023/c23rubble/dual/

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

《新快报》头版整版呼吁湖南警方释放记者
Chinese newspaper calls for police to release reporter
xkb.com.cn, October 23, 2013
Voice of America, October 23, 2013

CH: http://epaper.xkb.com.cn/
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-newspaper-calls-for-police-to-release-reporter/1775073.html

Related:
中国记协促当局调查陈永洲被拘事件 (China’s journalist association urges authorities to investigate reporter arrested for exposing corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 23, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131023_chen_yongzhou_arrest.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

北大解聘夏業良 台大教授抗議 (Professors from Taiwan University protest dismissal of Xia Yeliang)
United Daily News, October 23, 2013
http://udn.com/NEWS/MAINLAND/MAI1/8243560.shtml

International Human Rights (国际人权)

人权报告:中国政府又一次外交表演 (UPR: Chinese government puts on another diplomatic show)
Deutsche Welle, October 23, 2013
http://bit.ly/16t87LG

Related:
China’s human rights record challenged at UN
Voice of America, October 22, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-defends-record-before-un-human-rights-council/1774419.html

China challenged over human rights record at United Nations
The Guardian, October 22, 2013
http://www.news-republic.com/Web/ArticleWeb.aspx?regionid=3&articleid=14488350

West criticizes, China defends human rights record at U.N.
Reuters, October 22, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/22/us-china-rights-idUSBRE99L01220131022

ICT highlights Tibet’s lack of civil society on the eve of China’s rights review in Geneva
International Campaign for Tibet, October 22, 2013
http://www.savetibet.org/ict-highlights-tibets-lack-of-civil-society-on-the-eve-of-chinas-rights-review-in-geneva/

昂山素季时隔23年亲领萨哈罗夫人权奖
Aung San Suu Kyi receives Sakharov Prize, finally
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 22, 2013
CNN, October 23, 2013

CH:http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/10/131022_suukyi_eu_sakharov.shtml
EN:http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/22/world/europe/suu-kyi-prize/

Information Control (信息控制)

“中国新闻审查跨向海外” (China’s media and censorship expand overseas)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 23, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/10/131023_freedomhouse_china_media.shtml

See related reports:
The Long Shadow of Chinese Censorship: How the Communist Party’s Media Restrictions Affect News Outlets Around the World
Center for International Media Assistance, October 22, 2013
http://freedomhouse.org/sites/default/files/CIMA-China_Sarah%20Cook_10_22_13.pdf

CCTV’s International Expansion: China’s Grand Strategy for Media?
Center for International Media Assistance, October 22, 2013
http://www.chinafile.com/cctv-s-international-expansion-china-s-grand-strategy-media

官方学者批丑化毛 作者隔洋下战书辩论 (Official criticizes book as defaming Mao, author asks for a debate)
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/14964/guan-fang-xue-zhe-pi-chou-hua-mao-zuo-zhe-ge-yang-xia-zhan-shu-bian-lun

我国首部新闻记者培训教材出版 具4个鲜明特点 (China makes “ideological education” a requirement for renewing journalist certificate)
People’s Daily, October 22, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1022/c1001-23285160.html

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Desperate Chinese villagers turn to self-immolation
NPR, October 23, 2013
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/10/23/239270737/desperate-chinese-villagers-turn-to-self-immolation

Natural Resource (自然资源 )

China, Israel have similar water problems, says visiting Chinese official
The Jerusalem Post, October 22, 2013
http://www.jpost.com/Enviro-Tech/China-Israel-have-similar-water-problems-says-visiting-Chinese-official-329478

Society (社会)

Q. & A.: Yang Fenggang on the "Oxford Consensus" and public trust in China
基督教学者杨凤岗谈“牛津共识”
New York Times, October 23, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131023/c23yangfenggang/dual/

China's ridiculous war on Starbucks lattes
央视炮轰星巴克报道遭吐槽“转移视线”
Foreign Policy, October 21, 2013
Global Times, October 23, 2013

EN:http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/10/21/china_s_ridiculous_war_on_starbucks_lattes
CH: http://news.eastday.com/c/20131023/u1a7729042.html

Women (妇女)

被强制结扎引发严重后遗症 江西农家讲述悲惨遭遇 (Forced sterilization causes Jiangxi woman to lose ability to work)
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/aw-10222013144627.html

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

”China Factor” shows Beijing’s long reach in media censorship
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/censorship-10212013184935.html

Authors accept censors’ rules to sell in China
向中国审查制度低头,外国作家的艰难抉择
The New York Times, October 22, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131021/c21censorship/dual/

Related:
A Book Review by Hu Ping: Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China
胡平评《邓小平时代》
Human Rights in China, July 2013
EN: http://hrichina.org/crf/article/6746
CH: http://hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/6744

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

美国名校教授建议请被北大解聘的夏业良做访问学者 (Professors from prestigious U.S. universities suggest inviting Xia Yeliang, dismissed by Peking University, to be their visiting scholar)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/aw-10212013135910.html

Information Control (信息控制)

《晚年周恩来》作者高文谦下“战书”,邀社科院副院长辩论毛功罪是非 (Gao Wenqian, author of “Zhou Enlai: The Last Perfect Revolutionary” challenges critic of his book to a debate on Mao)
Radio France International, October 21, 2013
http://rfi.my/HbeqIL

See related Weibo post:
建邦评论: 毛作为历史人物,千秋功罪自有后人评说,为什么没资格?毛作为政治人物,人们自然有权利对其执政的是非功过进行评价,为什么没资格?毛再伟大,也是人民公仆 (Jianbang Comments: Mao is a historical figure, his merits and demerits should be evaluated by later generations, why aren’t we qualified to do so? Mao is also a political figure, people naturally have the right to evaluate the merits and demerits of his rule, why aren’t we qualified to do so? Even if Mao was great, he was still a servant of the people.)
http://t.qq.com/p/t/328910003228672

封从德:夏业良事件说明中共对公共知识分子和互联网的恐惧 (Former 1989 democracy movement leader: Xia Yeliang’s dismissal shows CPC’s fear of public intellectuals and the Internet)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-10222013100312.html

Twitter account of China's state broadcaster hacked
央视Twitter帐户被黑
Reuters, October 22, 2013
EN: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/22/uk-china-cctv-hacking-idUKBRE99L05520131022
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE99L07K20131022

Related:
China's Zhou Yongkang: state TV deletes “incorrect” tweet
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 22, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24621272

International Human Rights (国际人权)

中国:一边接受人权审议 一边逮捕人权人士 (China: undergoing UN human rights review while simultaneously arresting rights defenders)
Deutsche Welle, October 22, 2013
http://bit.ly/19YGogY

China defends human rights record at United Nations
中国承认推进人权挑战多但强调成绩 (China recognizes challenges in forwarding human rights but emphasizes its achievements)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 22, 2013
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24611657
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131022_unhr_china_humanrights.shtml

Related:
UN Experts voice serious concern as China faces human rights review
中国接受人权审议前夕 联合国专家表达严重关切
Human Rights in China, October 18, 2013
EN: http://hrichina.org/content/6979
CH: http://hrichina.org/cn/content/6980

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

Human rights abuses and land grab claims fail to stop Myanmar-China Gas Pipeline Opening
The International Business Times, October 22, 2013
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/515595/20131021/myanmar-china-gas-pipeline.htm

Natural Resources (自然资源)

China tries to clean up toxic legacy of its rare earth riches
The New York Times, October 22, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/23/business/international/china-tries-to-clean-up-toxic-legacy-of-its-rare-earth-riches.html

Rule of Law (法治)

从薄夏王案看中国刑事司法之公正 (Bo Xilai, Xia Junfeng and other famous cases reveal injustices in China’s criminal judiciary)
The New York Times, October 22, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131022/cc22xiaohan/

Tibet (西藏)

China says Tibet policy "correct", no turning back
中国第10次发布西藏问题白皮书
Reuters, October 22, 2013 (English)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 22, 2013 (Chinese)
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/22/us-china-tibet-idUSBRE99L04N20131022
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131022_un_china_tibet.shtml

Related:
国新办发布西藏的发展与进步白皮书(全文) (State Council Information Office publishes White Paper on Tibet's development and progress (full text))
State Council Information Office, October 22, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-10-22/102628499310.shtml

Opinion (观点)

Beijing’s assault on academic freedom
The New York Times, October 21, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/22/opinion/beijings-assault-on-academic-freedom.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&ref=international&adxnnlx=1382459545-AsxodNeqOXoQVoWfCIupqQ

Monday, October 21, 2013

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

UK nuclear power plant gets go-ahead
英政府批准中国公司参与投资的新核电站计划
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 21, 2013
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24604218
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/uk/2013/10/131021_uk_n_plant_go_ahead.shtml

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

How foreign authors are willing to bow to China's censors
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1336182/how-foreign-authors-are-willing-bow-chinas-censors

Related:
A Book Review by Hu Ping: Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China
胡平评《邓小平时代》 Human Rights in China, July 2013
EN: http://hrichina.org/crf/article/6746
CH: http://hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/6744

Children (儿童)

江西瑞昌教师猥亵七女童一审判囚14年 (Ruichang teacher gets 14 years for molesting seven elementary girls)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 19, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131019_china_molesting_sentence.shtml

Environment (环境)

Chinese city paralysed by smog
The Guardian, October 21, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/21/chinese-city-paralysed-by-smog

Hong Kong (香港)

数万港人游行挺港视 港府:无政治考虑
Thousands protest to "defend Hong Kong's core values" after failed HKTV licence bid
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2013
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1336074/thousands-protest-defend-hong-kongs-core-values-after-failed-hktv
CH: http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/hong-kong/14783/shu-mo-gang-ren-you-xing-ting-gang-shi-gang-fu-wu-zheng-zhi-kao-lu

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

"Protecting one's rights isn't a simple matter"
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2013
http:// http://www.rfa.org/english/women/rights-10182013192224.html

For more information on Ni Yulan, see:
Ni Yulan Calls for Attention from International Community on Crackdown in China
倪玉兰刑满获释 呼吁国际社会关注中国人权
Human Rights in China, October 7, 2013
http://hrichina.org/content/6955
http://hrichina.org/cn/content/6956

China arrests prominent businessman who backed rights causes
律师称商人公民王功权被正式批捕
New York Times, October 21, 2013
EN: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/10/22/world/asia/china-arrests-prominent-businessman-who-backed-rights-causes.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes
CH:http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131021/cc21wang/

维权律师唐吉田遭鸡西市行拘引发各界抗议 (Detention of rights defense lawyer Tang Jitian triggers public protest)
Voice of America, October 21, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/article/1773180.html

For more information on Tang Jitian:
Rights lawyer and client detained during attempt to meet with detainee
Human Rights in China, October 20, 2013
http://hrichina.org/content/6985

Outspoken Chinese professor says he was dismissed
自由派学者夏业良丢掉教授职位
Voice of America, October 21, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131021/c21professor/dual/

Information Control (信息控制)

日媒称中国集训25万记者“加强反日思想” (Japanese media: 250 thousand Chinese reporters participate in a training program to “enhance anti Japan sentiment”)
Zaobao, October 21, 2013
http://www.zaobao.com.sg/wencui/politic/story20131021-267060

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Clashing views of China’s Human Rights record at U.N. hearing
The New York Times, October 20, 2013
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/20/clashing-views-of-chinas-human-rights-record-at-u-n-hearing/?ref=world&_r=1

Related:
Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton regarding the case of missing of Chinese Human Rights defender, Ms Cao Shunli
European Union, October 20, 2013
http://www.eu-un.europa.eu/articles/en/article_14117_en.htm

美国吁中国准许民间人士参与联合国人权审议 (U.S. urges China to grant civil society access to participate in UN human rights review process)
Voice of America, October 21, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/us-china-human-rights-20131021/1773646.html

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

Difficulties remain as Sino-US cooperation far from enough
China Daily, October 20, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-10/20/content_17046719.htm

China’s arms industry makes global inroads
The New York Times, October 20, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/21/world/asia/chinas-arms-industry-makes-global-inroads.html

Open Government Information (信息公开)

澳门官员财产周六起网上可查 房产数目需说明 (Macao officials’ assets made open to public online)
Suzhou News Network, October 15, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1015/05/9B72GDU90001124J.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

习近平成立特别工作组查周案
Xi Jinping sets up special unit to probe Zhou Yongkang corruption case
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2013
CH: http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/14789/xi-jin-ping-cheng-li-te-bie-gong-zuo-zu-cha-zhou
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1336219/xi-sets-special-unit-probe-zhou-yongkang-corruption-case

Taiwan (台湾)

马英九:两岸互设办事处应属政治性质 (Taiwan’s President: cross-straits offices should be political in natural)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131018_mayingjiu_china.shtml

Opinion (观点)

13 reactions to China’s bid for seat on UN Human Rights Council
The Epoch Times, October 18, 2013
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/324342-13-reactions-to-china-attempting-to-join-the-un-human-rights-council/?photo=2

John Kerry on forging a Pacific future
Los Angeles Times, October 18, 2013
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-kerry-asia-20131018,0,13919.story

Friday, October 18, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

Outrage in China over £1.5bn plans for Mao's birthday
The Telegraph, October 17, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10386161/Outrage-in-China-over-1.5bn-plans-for-Maos-birthday.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

快讯:北大教授夏业良被停止续聘 (Peking University dismisses Xia Yeliang, outspoken liberal professor)
Voice of America, October 18, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/beida-xiayeliang-20131018/1772178.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

UN experts alarmed by reprisals against activists linked to China’s international human rights review
联合国专家对与中国的国际人权审议有关联的活动人士遭到报复表示警觉
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, October 16, 2013
EN: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=13860
CH: http://www.ohchr.org/CH/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=13860&LangID=C

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

Hillary Clinton: Chen Guangcheng crisis “touch-and-go”
美国前国务卿:美国要陈光诚,不要王立军
British Broadcasting Corporation (English), October 18, 2013
Voice of America (Chinese), October 18, 2013

EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24577038
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/hiliary-wanglijun-20131017/1771629.html

Brazil Petrobras workers on strike over Libra oilfield auction
中国“三桶油”竞标巴西油田遇上罢工
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 18, 2013
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-24575295
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/10/131018_brazil_oil_strike.shtml

Being there: With the superpower otherwise engaged, China makes hay in South-East Asia
The Economist, October 19, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21588081-superpower-otherwise-engaged-china-makes-hay-south-east-asia-being-there

Propaganda artists from North Korea paint a rose-tinted China
The Guardian, October 17, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/oct/17/china-north-korean-propaganda-paintings

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong to consult public on elections
Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/17/hong-kong-to-consult-public-on-elections/

Information Control (信息控制)

Chinese leader gets a cartoon makeover
卡通版习近平教你怎样成为国家领导人
New York Times, October 18, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131018/c18cartoon/dual/

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

贵阳837名学生冒充特警参与拆违 半天赚80元 (Guiyang students dressed as police help forced demolition, some get paid)
Beijing News, October 18, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1018/c1001-23246867.html

Related:
School forces students to participate in forced demolition
China Smack, October 18, 2013
http://www.chinasmack.com/2013/pictures/school-forces-students-to-participate-in-forced-demolition.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China set to announce reforms of creaking pension system: sources
Reuters, October 18, 2013
http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/10/17/us-china-pensions-idINBRE99G1BJ20131017

Return of the retired leader: why Wen spoke
Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/17/return-of-the-retired-leader-why-wen-spoke/

Society (社会)

Viral Chinese cartoon explains how to become president
Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/17/viral-chinese-cartoon-explains-how-to-become-president/

Opinion (观点)

Shutdown helped China propagandists: Column
USA Today, October 17, 2013
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/10/17/debt-ceiling-obama-china-column/3004025/

China’s latest hypocrisy on US government debt
Media outlet, date
http://Quartz, October 17, 2013 qz.com/136485/chinas-latest-hypocrisy-on-us-government-debt/

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

Corruption watchdog slams Chinese firms' lack of transparency
“中国企业商业行为透明度为金砖国家最低--透明国际”
Reuters, October 17, 2013
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/17/us-companies-transparency-idUSBRE99G05D20131017
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE99G0AK20131017?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

See the report:
Transparency in corporate reporting: assessing emerging market multinationals
Transparency International, October 16, 2013
http://www.transparency.org/whatwedo/pub/transparency_in_corporate_reporting_assessing_emerging_market_multinational

Corruption (腐败)

Mayor of Chinese city is held by Communist Party investigators
南京市长季建业涉嫌违纪被调查
New York Times, October 17, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131017/c17nanjing/dual/

科研经费每年千亿流失 部分申请需返点潜规则
60% of China's science budget spent on conferences, business trips
First Caijing Daily, October 17, 2013
WantChinaTimes.com, October 17, 2013

CH: http://news.163.com/13/1017/02/9BBREEV20001124J.html
EN: http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20131016000073&cid=1104&MainCatID=11

Mistress-driven anticorruption: study says 15% of accusers are lovers
Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/17/mistress-driven-anticorruption-study-says-15-of-accusers-are-lovers/

Culture (文化)

Once banned, classical music finds an unlikely future in China
Global and Mail, October 16, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/china-is-classical-musics-new-frontier/article14881218/

Education (教育)

Nine Chinese universities sign academic freedom pact
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1331803/nine-chinese-universities-sign-academic-freedom-pact

Health (健康)

China reports first new case of H7N9 bird flu since August
Reuters, October 16, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/16/us-china-health-bird-flu-idUSBRE99F0B720131016

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

困在北京的艾未未无所不在 (Ai Weiwei is everywhere despite being trapped in Beijing)
Radio France International, October 17, 2013
http://rfi.my/18oYs7B

Information Control (信息控制)

China holds two bloggers as it expands crackdown on rumors
Reuters, October 17, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/17/net-us-china-rumour-idUSBRE99G0C320131017

漫画家“变态辣椒”被传唤 (A cartoonist summoned)
Deutsche Welle, October 17, 2013
http://bit.ly/1hZ0mNy

中国网络名人边民被指寻衅滋事遭批捕
Rumor-mongering suspect arrested in SW China
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 17, 2013
Xinhua, October 17, 2013

CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131017_china_internet_arrest.shtml
EN: http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-10/17/content_17039629.htm

Labor (劳工)

New global index exposes "modern slavery" worldwide
报告:中国现代奴隶占世界10%
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 17, 2013
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24560937
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/10/131017_world_slave_index_china.shtml

See the report:
The Global Slavery Index 2013
Walk Free Foundation, October 2013
http://www.globalslaveryindex.org/

Open Government Information (信息公开)

报告称近年申请信息公开案激增 原告败诉居多 (Report shows rapid increase of OGI applications in recent years, with majority rejected)
Nandu Daily, October 17, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1016/04/9B9J0LB80001124J.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Scholars fight a milder version of Mao’s calamities
大跃进究竟饿死多少人?
New York Times, October 17, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131017/c17famine/dual/

China party journal decries Western “democracy trap”
Reuters, October 16, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/16/us-china-democracy-idUSBRE99F0I420131016

China's rich get richer despite slowing economy: Forbes
Agence France-Presse, October 16, 2013
http://bit.ly/1aPtsfM

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China flood protests: Police out in force in Yuyao
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24548515

Related:
China: arrests follow protests over response to catastrophic floods
The Guardian, October 16, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/16/china-arrests-protest-response-catastrophic-flooding

Technology (科技)

Facebook goes fishing in China
China Daily, October 17, 2013
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-10/17/content_17038711.htm

Women (妇女)

视频:中国学生谈工程专业不收女生 (Video: Chinese students discuss why Ministry of Education restricts female engineering majors)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 17, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/multimedia/2013/10/131017_vid_chinese_female_education.shtml

河南一孕妇4月内跑社区近20趟仍未办下准生证 (Henan pregnant woman unable to get birth permit after 4 months of running between gov’t offices)
Henan Business Daily, October 16, 2013
http://newpaper.dahe.cn/hnsb/html/2013-10/16/content_969787.htm?div=-1

100 Women: the jobs Chinese girls just can't do
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24534782

Opinion (观点)

从薄熙来案看上海自贸区缺乏核心竞争力 (Bo Xilai’s case shows Shanghai free trade zone needs rule of law to be competitive)
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/opinion/14676/cong-bo-xi-lai-kan-shang-hai-zi-mao-qu-que-fa-he-xin-jing-zheng-li

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

金加里:解读中国网络审查制度 (Gary King: interpretation of the Chinese Internet censorship system)
New York Times, October 16, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131016/cc16ouyangbin/

Children (儿童)

云南官员强奸幼女获刑5年 检方公布抗诉三理由 (Zhaotong procuratorate protests light sentence for county official convicted of raping 4-year-old girl)
Beijing News, October 16, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1016/c1001-23215956.html

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

食药监总局:“染色”中药材流向广 已达医药机构 (Food and Drug Administration: "dyed" Chinese herbal medicines sold to medical institutions)
China News Service, October 16, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/10-16/5387946.shtml

Corruption (腐败)

南京市市长季建业被双规 (Nanjing mayor Ji Jianye placed under disciplinary investigation)
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/14588/nan-jing-shi-shi-chang-ji-jian-ye-bei-shuang-gui

China milk powder crackdown is tough medicine for doctors, sales reps
Reuters, October 15, 2013
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/15/uk-china-milkpowder-idUKBRE99E0ZS20131015

Danone to name new management at China unit after bribery scandal
Reuters, October 15, 2013
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/15/uk-china-danone-bribery-idUKBRE99E01Y20131015

Education (教育)

Hong Kong’s new big draw for mainlanders: the SAT
Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/16/hong-kongs-new-big-draw-for-mainlanders-the-sat/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese activists face arrests, travel bans before U.N. forum: experts
Reuters, October 16, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/16/us-china-un-rights-idUSBRE99F0DQ20131016

Related:
UN experts alarmed by reprisals against activists linked to China’s international human rights review
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, October 16, 2013
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=13860

联合国:中国维权人士面临逮捕与旅行禁令
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131016_china_un_humanrights.shtml

For more information on Cao Shunli, see:
Cao Shunli: UPR Submission and other Documents
曹顺利为联合国普遍定期审议提交的报告和文件
Human Rights in China, October 8, 2013
EN:http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/16/us-china-un-rights-idUSBRE99F0DQ20131016
CH:http://hrichina.org/cn/content/6965

As China moves to lower professor’s profile, colleges are seeking to raise theirs
夏业良,从经济学家到异见者
New York Times, October 16, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131015/c15professor/dual/

律师投诉公安行政不作为 郭飞雄被正式批捕 ()
Radio Free Asia, October 16, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-10152013094241.html

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

UK opens doors to Chinese banks with special terms for lenders
英媒:奥斯本同中国的协议震惊美国银行
Financial Times, October 14, 2013
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2013

EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d2de8356-34f6-11e3-a13a-00144feab7de.html#axzz2htrPEoNb
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/10/131016_press_ft_china_banks.shtml

Labor (劳工)

Forced student labour is central to the Chinese economic miracle
The Guardian, October 14, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/forced-student-labour-china-apple

报告呼吁为“同志”营造共融工作环境
China's gays and lesbians start to fight for rights in the workplace
Caixin, September 27, 2013
CH: http://china.caixin.com/2013-09-27/100587376.html
EN: http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/china-039-s-gays-and-lesbians-start-to-fight-for-rights-in-the-workplace/gays-lesbians-china-lgbt-corporate-social-responsibility/c3s13551/#.Ul3279IW3Sk

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

前三季度中国政府卖地获2万亿 同比增70% (Chinese gov’t earns RMB 2 trillion for land sales in first 3 quarters, up 70% from same period last year)
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/14573/qian-san-ji-du-zhong-guo-zheng-fu-mai-di-huo-2mo-yi-tong-bi-zeng-70

Political and Economic Reforms

透视中国:吸取苏联教训,反对非议毛泽东 (Inside China: Chinese leaders want to learn from Soviet Union and oppose criticism of Mao)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china_watch/2013/10/131015_china_watch_mao_stalin.shtml

China marks 100 years since birth of Xi's war-hero father
Agence France-Presse, October 15, 2013
http://bit.ly/19LVcPM

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

余姚灾民抗议:“不为人民服务,下台” (Yuyao flood victims’ protest: officials that "do not serve the people should step down")
Deutsche Welle, October 16, 2013
http://bit.ly/1byhFTP

Rural Issues (农村)

黑龙江「黑地」猖獗引民愤 (Heilongjiang farm authority secretly collects profits on “black land” that is removed from gov’t registry)
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/14575/hei-long-jiang-hei-di-chang-jue-yin-min-fen

Opinion (观点)

Consensus is key to ongoing reform
中国改革要啃的“硬骨头”是哪些
Global Times, October 15, 2013
CH: http://opinion.huanqiu.com/editorial/2013-10/4452138.html
EN: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/818007.shtml#.Ul3zndIW3Sk

中国政府的“网络反右”
Busting China’s bloggers
New York Times, October 16, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20131016/c16murong/dual/

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bo Xilai (薄熙来案)

Justice sought for those prosecuted during Bo Xilai's organised crime campaign
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1331377/justice-sought-those-prosecuted-during-bo-xilais-organised-crime

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

Letpadaung mine project resumes but fails to meet lawmakers’ requirements
The Irrawaddy, October 14, 2013
http://www.irrawaddy.org/burma/letpadaung-mine-project-resumes-fails-meet-lawmakers-requirements.html

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Top Chinese legislature to continue deliberating consumer rights law
Xinhua, October 14, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-10/14/c_132798272.htm

See:
消费者权益保护法修正案(草案二次审议稿)条文 (Second draft amendment to the Law on the Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests)
National People's Congress
http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/lfgz/2013-09/06/content_1805745.htm

Corruption (腐败)

科研腐败!山东13大学9.4亿科研经费花哪说不清 (Corruption in scientific research! 13 Shandong universities cannot explain how they spent RMB 940 million in research funds)
Beijing News, October 14, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1014/c1001-23187176.html

China firm denies ex-premier's daughter brokered Zurich deal
Agence France-Presse, October 14, 2013
http://bit.ly/1gGgVjp

Death penalty (死刑)

最高法:死刑案证据不足不得判死刑 (Supreme People’s Court: No death sentences without sufficient evidence)
Legal Daily, October 14, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1014/c1001-23189482.html

Education (教育)

教育部长:各地将按随迁子女在校人数拨付教育经费 (Education minister: local schools’ funding will be commensurate with number of migrant children)
People’s Daily, October 15, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1015/c1001-23207154.html

Environment (环境)

院士称中国是世界唯一PM2.5和臭氧均超标地区 (Scholar says China is the only country with PM 2.5 and ozone exceeding world standards)
Legal Daily, October 13, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1013/21/9B3JRL700001124J.html

All dried up: northern China is running out of water, but the government’s remedies are potentially disastrous
The Economist, October 12, 2013
http://www.economist.com/node/21587813

China offers rewards to six regions to fight air pollution
Reuters, October 14, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/14/us-china-pollution-idUSBRE99A08320131014

Health (健康)

UN agency urges China to drop HIV spa ban
Agence France-Presse, October 14, 2013
http://bit.ly/191zSJ9

Related:
UNAIDS China statement on the issuing of a consultation draft of “Management Procedures for Public Bathhouse Industry"
联合国艾滋病规划署驻华办事处关于《沐浴业管理办法(征求意见稿)》的声明
UNAIDS, October 15, 2013
EN: http://bit.ly/GPDpRc
CH: http://bit.ly/1gHBRGW

商务部关于《沐浴业管理办法》公开征求意见 (Ministry of Commerce's consultation draft of “Management Procedures for Public Bathhouse Industry")
Ministry of Commerce, October 11, 2013
http://tfs.mofcom.gov.cn/article/as/201310/20131000341580.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

美国医生欲探访中国良心犯被拒详情 (American doctor denied visit with ailing Chinese activist)
Deutsche Welle, October 12, 2013
http://bit.ly/19KNTrH

独立参选人李碧云突遭逮捕 警方连夜抓人被指当局实施报复 (Independent candidate Li Biyun arrested on charges of “obstructing official business” in Guangdong)
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf-10132013151913.html

Information Control (信息控制)

Former Google China chief faces leftist attack
Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/15/former-google-china-chief-faces-leftist-attack/

新闻联播批评《喜羊羊与灰太狼》暴力粗俗 (CCTV grounds 2 cartoon series for vulgarity and violence after parents complain)
Yangtz Evening News, October 14, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1014/c1001-23187966.html

Related:
Chinese cartoons ordered to clean up "vulgar and violent" storylines
The Telegraph, October 14, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10377541/Chinese-cartoons-ordered-to-clean-up-vulgar-and-violent-storylines.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Report says China should ratify UN Human Rights Covenant
Epoch Times, October 14, 2013
hhttp://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/318536-report-says-china-should-ratify-un-human-rights-covenant/

外交部回应美方发布中国人权报告:不值得一驳 (Chinese foreign ministry: U.S. report on China’s human rights is not worth refuting)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, October 15, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1015/03/9B6QVEJV0001124J.html

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

China buys up Britain as politics takes a back seat
The Telegraph, October 14, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10377750/China-buys-up-Britain-as-politics-takes-a-back-seat.html

Labor (劳工)

全国工会会员达2.8亿人 最低工资标准年均提高12.6% (Labor union membership reaches 280 million, minimum wage increases 12.6% each year on average)
People’s Daily, October 15, 2013
http://acftu.people.com.cn/n/2013/1011/c67502-23166727.html

China pledges to close 2,000 mines by end of 2015
Associated Press, October 13, 2013
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/13/4385082/china-pledges-to-close-2000-mines.html

Political and Economic Reforms (政治和经济改革)

上海自贸区官员:中国投资者热情远高于外商 (Official from Shanghai free trade zone: Chinese investors more enthusiastic than foreign investors)
China News Service, October 13, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1013/21/9B3KI9DV00014JB6.html

Curbing China’s grey income requires reforming political system
Epoch Times, October 13, 2013
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/316688-curbing-chinas-grey-income-requires-reforming-political-system/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

余姚市数千灾民大控诉 促市委书记下台 (Thousands of flood victims protest local government’s inadequate disaster relief efforts in Yuyao, Zhejiang)
Radio Free Asia, October 15, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/victims-10152013093017.html?encoding=simplified

Rule of Law (法治)

Chinese investigators given jail terms for torture of party official
Reuters, October 14, 2013
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/14/uk-china-trial-idUKBRE99D03X20131014