Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

Exclusive: U.S. expands China hiring probe to Morgan Stanley
Reuters, November 26, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/26/us-china-jpmorgan-morganstanley-idUSBRE9AP19T20131126

China cuts civil servants’ car perks
Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/11/26/china-cuts-civil-servants-car-perks/

Related:
党政机关厉行节约反对浪费条例 (Regulations on Combating Waste and Strictly Enforcing Thrift Among Party and Government Organs)
Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, November 25, 2013
news.xinhuanet.com/2013-11/25/c_118287949.htm

Death penalty (死刑)

最高法详解“曾成杰吴英不同判决” (Supreme Court justifies Zeng Chengjie execution: he caused 3 mass incidents)
Beijing News, November 26, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/11/26/294618.html

Disasters (灾难)

贵州高铁施工塔吊倒塌砸穿中石化输油管 (Guizhou high-speed rail construction crane collapsed smashing through PetroChina oil pipelines)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 27, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131127_china_guizhou_oil_leak.shtml

Police detain nine after Qingdao oil blasts: media
Reuters, November 26, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/26/us-china-sinopec-blasts-idUSBRE9AP02N20131126

Related:
丧事如何办成喜事? (News reporting with Chinese characteristic: emphasize gov’t relief efforts in disasters)
letscorp.net, November 25, 2013
http://www.letscorp.net/archives/57722

Education (教育)

语文教材错误:荀子读纸质书 韩愈只活15年 (Numerous mistakes in Chinese language textbooks as publishers rush publications for profits)
People’s Daily, November 27, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1127/c1001-23665984.html

Environment (环境)

US and China must act on climate change rhetoric, says German minister
The Guardian, November 25, 2013
www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/25/us-china-climate-change-rhetoric-peter-altmaier

Human Rights Defenders ( 人权卫士)

程海律师会丁家喜遭警殴打 习近平到临沂访民遭殃 (Lawyer Cheng Hai beaten by police as he visits client Ding Jiaxi)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-11262013101235.html

Related Tencent weibo post:
律师刘卫国, November 27, 2013
【恶警如匪】2013-11-26--11:00,程海律师去北京第三看守所会见丁加喜,被警察强制扣留,态度极为粗暴,推搡。请转发。(中午11点消息)
http://t.qq.com/p/t/274136077981843

赵永林律师, November 27, 2013
据悉,程海律师已经出来,事情经过:北京规定律师会见时经被会见人同意可以录音录像,程律师前几次会见丁家喜时均经丁同意录音,今天会见亦录音,警察以没有经过丁同意为由中断会见,没收录音笔,程当即问丁是否同意,丁说同意,程要求恢复会见,归还录音笔,起冲突,程被拖打,非法拘禁。
http://http://t.qq.com/p/t/319273061120923

中国活动人士杜导斌被南都网终止约稿 编辑受到高层压力 (Newspaper drops activist contributor, cites pressure from top)
Radio Free Asia, November 26, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/sy-11262013100557.html

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

Special report: how China took control of an OPEC country's oil
Reuters, November 26, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/26/us-china-ecuador-oil-special-report-idUSBRE9AP0HX20131126

China’s aircraft carrier heads to South China Sea
Associated Press, November 26, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinas-aircraft-carrier-heads-to-south-china-sea/2013/11/26/5f35407c-5669-11e3-bdbf-097ab2a3dc2b_story.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

It's all politics: the forgotten dimension of China's economic reforms
Forbes, November 26, 2013
www.forbes.com/sites/hengshao/2013/11/26/its-all-politics-the-forgotten-dimension-of-chinas-economic-reforms/

Religion (宗教)

China aims to harness religious beliefs to promote harmony
Reuters, November 26, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/26/us-china-religion-idUSBRE9AP04420131126

Related:
国家宗教事务局局长:高度警惕宗教极端思想 (Director of State Administration of Religious Affairs: We should remain highly vigilant against extremist religious thoughts)
People Daily, November 26, 2013
hi.people.com.cn/n/2013/1126/c231187-19997666.html

Rule of Law (法治)

中共中央发布党内法规制定工作五年规划纲要 (CPC issues 5-year plan for making Party rules)
Xinhua, November 27, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1127/c1001-23676320.html

Related Tencent weibo post:
Lucifer, November 27, 2013
这是内部文件,内部传阅就好,告诉百姓干嘛??
http://t.qq.com/p/t/283863056202497

马建兵,November 27, 2013
党员犯法与百姓不同吗,是轻了还是重了,
http://t.qq.com/p/t/322776030673344

State Security (国家安全)

中国涉“危害国家安全罪”被捕人数上升 (More than 1000 arrested on charge of “endangering state security” in 2012, up 20% from previous year)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 27, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131127_china_arrests.shtml

Taiwan (台湾) Taiwan 台湾

China envoy visits Taiwan amid protests
Channel News Asia, November 26, 2013
www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-envoy-visits-taiwan/900384.html

Opinion ( 观点)

Chinese Reform, U.S. Stasis
美国必须抓住三中全会的机遇
New York Times, November 27, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20131127/c27roach/dual/

China's ADIZ undermines regional stability
Asia Times Online, November 26, 2013
www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-261113.html

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Children (儿童)

Children of rich Chinese home alone in Canada face challenges
South China Morning Post, November 26, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1364563/children-rich-chinese-home-alone-canada-face-challenges

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

浙江黄岩两名干部玩忽职守 14万斤地沟油入市场 (Two Zhejiang officials’ negligence causes 70,000 kilos of gutter oil to enter market)
Xinhua, November 26, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20131126/u1a7797592.html

Corruption (腐败)

China to seize illegally-built buildings
The Telegraph, November 25, 2013
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10472905/China-to-seize-illegally-built-buildings.html

Death penalty (死刑)

最高法院:依法应当核准曾成杰死刑 (Supreme Court: execution of businessman Zeng Chengjie complied with China’s law)
British Broadcasting, November 26, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131125_zeng_chengjie_death_controversy.shtml

Disasters (灾难)

China just changed the way it responds to deadly industrial accidents
Quartz, November 25, 2013
http://bit.ly/IdG6wv

Related:
China launches sweeping probe as Sinopec blast toll rises
Reuters, November 25, 2013
http://reut.rs/19UDf21

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

律师代理王炳章案遭威胁 (Authorities threaten to revoke practicing license of Wang Bingzhang’s lawyer)
Deutsche Welle, November 26, 2013
http://bit.ly/1cMyyu4

独立中文笔会抗议杭州警方侵害公民基本人权 (Independent Chinese PEN Center protests Hangzhou police’s breach of citizen’s basic rights)
Voice of America, November 26, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/independent-chinese-pen-protests-harrassment-20131126/1797759.html

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

U.S. military to continue flights in Air Defense Zone claimed by China
American Broadcasting Corporation, November 26, 2013
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/11/us-military-to-continue-flights-in-air-defense-zone-claimed-by-china/

Biggest Japanese airlines to snub Beijing's new air defense zone
Reuters, November 26, 2013
http://rt.com/news/japan-china-defense-zone-337/

June Fourth (六四)

吾尔开希:追求回家努力不会放弃 (Wuer Kaixi: will not stop trying to return home)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 26, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131125_wuerkaixi.shtml

Labor (劳工)

More than a million Chinese chase 19,000 government jobs
Agence France-Presse, November 25, 2013
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hCWX_emE67UKc6zvYAcLeyFi8sqQ?docId=08a778b2-d1e6-4866-8f3e-c5f09ea2131d

Media (媒体)

CCTV real estate exposé triggers business backlash
The Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/11/25/cctv-real-estate-expose-triggers-business-backlash/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Taking on the task of 5: A Party veteran on Xi Jinping
鲍彤:习近平以毛风格走邓路线
The New York Times, November 26, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131126/c26bao/dual/

“发改委:允许民资和外资控股国有企业”系失实报道 (Authorities call media report on gov’t allowing SOEs to be controlled by private and foreign capital inaccurate)
Economic Observer, November 26, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/1126/252625.shtml

Test of China's reforms in a region wealthier than most nations
Reuters, November 25, 2013
uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/25/uk-china-reform-guangdong-idUKBRE9AO0YM20131125

The Chinese Communist Party’s biggest obstacle is the Chinese Communist Party
Time, November 25, 2013
http://world.time.com/2013/11/25/the-chinese-communist-partys-biggest-obstacle-is-the-chinese-communist-party/

Rule of Law (法治)

China security boss urges judicial independence, transparency
Reuters, November 25, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/25/us-china-judicial-idUSBRE9AO02T20131125

Technology (科技)

Social media will drive Chinese liberalization : Google's Schmidt
Reuters, November 25, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/25/net-us-google-schmidt-idUSBRE9AO0U120131125

Related:
谷歌总裁预言社交媒体将给中国带来自由开放 (Google chairman predicts social media will bring freedom to China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 26, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131125_google_china.shtml

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆大学书记:要把高校建成反分裂反渗透的坚强阵地(Xinjiang University Party Secretary: “politically unqualified” students will not graduate)
Xinjiang Daily, November 26, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1126/c1001-23654040.html

Chinese anti-veil "beauty" campaign sows ugly tensions
China Post, November 26, 2013
www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2013/11/26/394511/Chinese-anti-veil.htm

Opinion ( 观点)

A dissident’s daughter, on rights and reform in China
我对中国人权改善前景不乐观
New York Times, November 26, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/letters/20131125/c25letter-wang/dual/

设立“二孩节”纠偏生育观念
How one-child China can become three-child China
Caixin, November 19, 2013
CN: opinion.caixin.com/2013-11-19/100606512.html
EN: www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/how-one-child-china-can-become-three-child-china/childbearing-demography-birthrate-family-/c3s14158/#.UpQChNIW3Sk

China reforms can't stop at water's edge
Christian Science Monitor, November 25, 2013
www.csmonitor.com/layout/set/r14/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2013/1125/China-reforms-can-t-stop-at-water-s-edge

China at a crossroads
Washignton Post, November 25, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/robert-samuelson-china-at-a-crossroads/2013/11/24/15ccd2e8-53c5-11e3-9e2c-e1d01116fd98_story.html

Too quiet on China’s crackdown on dissent
Washington Post, November 24, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/too-quiet-on-chinas-crackdown-on-dissent/2013/11/24/25dedbca-53b8-11e3-9fe0-fd2ca728e67c_story.html

Monday, November 25, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

Insight: China's Xi fails to earn stripes as anti-graft "tiger" hunt underwhelms
Reuters, November 23, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/23/us-china-corruption-insight-idUSBRE9AM0CN20131123

Environment (环境)

Urbanites flee China’s smog for blue skies
逃离大都市的中国环境移民
The New York Times, November 22, 2013
http://cn.tmagazine.com/living/20131125/t25dali/dual/

Smog descends on NE China, closing roads, airport
Associated Press, November 24, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/smog-descends-on-ne-china-closing-roads-airport/2013/11/24/8e9e3622-54cd-11e3-9ee6-2580086d8254_story.html

U.N. climate talks impasse ends as China and India drop demands
Washington Post, November 24, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/impasse-ends-at-un-climate-talks-china-and-india-drop-demands/2013/11/23/fdd10970-547d-11e3-a7f0-b790929232e1_story.html

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

最高法:建知识产权法院尚无时间表 (Supreme Court: still no timetable for establishing an intellectual property rights court)
Beijing News, November 24, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1124/c1001-23636540.html

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

China slams "inappropriate" U.S. remarks on territorial dispute with Japan
CNN, November 25, 2013
http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/25/world/asia/china-japan-disputed-islands/

Related:
Japan, China in war of words over airspace
Associated Press, November 25, 2013
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-objects-us-sea-defense-zone-remarks-20998514

Japan rejects China’s claim to air rights over disputed islands?
日本不承认中国争议岛屿防空识别区
The New York Times, November 25, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20131125/c25japan/dual/

中国发布东海防空识别区航空器识别规则 (China issues rules on identifying aircraft in the East China Sea “Air Defense Identification Zone”)
China News Service, November 25, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/mil/2013/11-23/5538402.shtml

June Fourth (六四)

吾尔开希香港投案失败 (June 4th student leader Wuer Kaixi’s attempt to return to China through Hong Kong fails again)
Deutsche Welle, November 25, 2013
http://bit.ly/1bhm1lQ

Migrants (农民工)

China's villages vanish amid rush for the cities
The Telegraph, November 23, 2013
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10470077/Chinas-villages-vanish-amid-rush-for-the-cities.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Vested interests won't block China's reforms: party official
Reuters, November 22, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/22/us-china-reforms-idUSBRE9AL0G120131122

China considers gas pipeline reform
Dawn, November 23, 2013
dawn.com/news/1058102/china-considers-gas-pipeline-reform

Population (人口)

英媒:中国两项不起眼但极重要改革 (British media: China’s two modest but vital reforms)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 24, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/11/131124_press_reform.shtml

Chinese families still at mercy of officials despite announced easing of one-child policy
Washington Post, November 22, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/world/chinese-families-still-at-mercy-of-officials-despite-easing-of-one-child-policy/2013/11/21/f5a6db22-5215-11e3-9ee6-2580086d8254_story.html

The only-child blues
放松计划生育的隐忧
The New York Times, November 23, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20131123/c23sebag/dual/

Society (社会)

中国“复兴指数”遭嘲弄 (China’s “Renaissance Index” mocked)
Financial Times, November 25, 2013
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001053611

China has lost its soul in the chase for wealth, says magnate's daughter
The Guardian, November 22, 2013
www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/22/china-wealth-daughter-kelly-zong-heir-beverage-firm

Tibet (西藏)

China summons Spanish ambassador over Tibet arrest warrants
Reuters, November 22, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/22/us-china-spain-idUSBRE9AL0HA20131122

西班牙媒体:化解与中国外交危机空间有限 (Spanish media: space for defusing a diplomatic crisis with China is limited)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 23, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131123_spain_china.shtml

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Jihadist group speaks out on China car attack: SITE
Agence France-Presse, November 24, 2013
bit.ly/17GsQdq

Opinion (观点)

Without political reform, how far can China's economic liberalisation go?
South China Morning Post, November 25, 2013
www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1362933/without-political-reform-how-far-can-chinas-economic

三中全会:最后一场改革? (The Party’s Third Plenary: a last wave of reforms?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 23, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131123_third_plenum_analysis.shtml

Friday, November 22, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

不动产统一登记触动既得利益 酝酿6年未落实 (Real estate uniform registration system set forth by law in 2007, never implemented due to vested interests)
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/16732/bu-dong-chan-tong-yi-deng-ji-hong-dong-ji-de-li-yi-yun-niang-6nian-wei-luo-shi

Disasters (灾难)

青岛中石化爆燃事故已致35人死亡 166人受伤 (35 dead and 166 injured in Sinopec Qingdao pipeline explosion)
China News Service, November 22, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/11-22/5537836.shtml

Education (教育)

粤2016年允许租房者异地高考 (Guangdong to allow non-local tenants’ children to take local university entry exams by 2016)
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/16756/yue-2016nian-yun-xu-zu-fang-zhe-yi-di-gao-kao

Environment (环境)

Burma oil terminal faces fallout from Yunnan protests
The Irrawaddy, November 21, 2013
http://www.irrawaddy.org/business/burma-oil-terminal-faces-fallout-yunnan-protests.html

Hong Kong (香港)

李飞:与中央对抗的人不能当特首 (Li Fei, senior NPC official: “one who confronts the central gov’t cannot be HK Chief Executive”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 22, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131122_hongkong_lifei.shtml

Related:
Beijing official's visit to Hong Kong stokes fears over democracy
AFP, November 22, 2013
http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/asia/story/beijing-officials-visit-hong-kong-stokes-fears-over-democracy-20131122

美國會報告:京無意讓港發展真民主 (U.S. Congress report: Beijing has no intention to allow the development of genuine democracy in HK)<)
Ming Pao, November 22, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20131122/gaa3.htm

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China calls for global understanding on human rights issues
Business Standard, November 22, 2013
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/china-calls-for-global-understanding-on-human-rights-issues-113112200682_1.html

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

白宫对华施压 直指网络和汇率 (White House presses China on cybersecurity and RMB exchange rate)
Reuters, November 22, 2013
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE9AK09J20131121?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

孔子学院美国中心举行揭牌仪式
Confucius Institute launches its U.S. center in Washington, D.C.
Xinhua, November 21, 2013
CH:http://news.xinhuanet.com/2013-11/21/c_118238001.htm
EN: http://chinascope.org/main/content/view/5948/104/

Curious about reforms, Europeans head to China for summit
Deutsche Welle, November 21, 2013
www.dw.de/curious-about-reforms-europeans-head-to-china-for-summit/a-17244144

Related:
Remarks by President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy following the 16th EU-China summit
European Union, November 21, 2013
http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/china/documents/news/2013112_hvr_following_the_summit.pdf

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

China's rural land reform: a step toward more consumption, less social unrest
International Business Times, November 21, 2013
http:/www.ibtimes.com/chinas-rural-land-reform-step-toward-more-consumption-less-social-unrest-1479704

National Defense (国防)

中国试飞隐形无人攻击机 航程或覆盖日军基地 (China tests first unmanned stealth drone, flight range may cover Japanese military bases)
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/16785/zhong-guo-shi-fei-yin-xing-wu-ren-gong-ji-ji-hang-cheng-huo-fu-gai-ri-jun-ji-di

Related:
Chinese stealth drone takes 1st test flight
Associated Press, November 22, 2013
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/media-chinese-stealth-drone-takes-1st-test-flight-20976861

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Reform in China: let quite a few flowers bloom
The Economist, November 23, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21590477-two-proposals-buried-party-document-could-help-change-chinese-government-let-quite-few

China faces major shift under Xi
Mail and Guardian, November 22, 2013
http://mg.co.za/article/2013-11-22-00-china-faces-major-shift-under-xi

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

Pyongyang calls for China to return N. Korean refugees
Agence France-Presse, November 22, 2013
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131121/pyongyang-calls-china-return-n-korean-refugees

Religion (宗教)

河南抓捕牧师及教友 律师斥当局目无法律 (Official Christian pastor detained for one week without charge)
Voice of America, November 22, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/henan-church-leader-20131121/1794821.html

Society (社会)

“人相食”官方文件曝光 (Laogai Foundation obtains official document about cannibalism during the Great Famine)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/xql-11212013143103.html

Tibet (西藏)

达赖喇嘛:悬挂雪山狮子旗是当年毛泽东批准 (Dalai Lama: Mao approved hanging of the Tibetan flag in 1954)
Voice of America, November 22, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/dalai-lama-20131121/1795162.html

Torture (酷刑)

China’s highest court seeks to curtail abuses of justice
中国高法出文件意在打击刑讯逼供
New York Times, November 22, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131122/c22torture/dual/

Opinion (观点)

China's reforms: enlarging but not discarding the cage
CNN, November 21, 2013
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/20/world/asia/china-reform-jaime-florcruz/

Xi's power grab dwarfs market reforms
Asia Times Online, November 21, 2013
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-211113.html

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

谷歌总裁:十年内将战胜网络审查 (Google’s chairman: censorship will be eliminated in 10 years)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 21, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/11/131121_google_internet_encryption.shtml

Related:
Google's Schmidt predicts end of censorship within a decade
Reuters, November 20, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/21/usa-google-schmidt-idUSL2N0J521L20131121

Children (儿童)

省卫生厅:“弃婴误送殡仪馆”事件属严重误诊 (Anhui health authority: abandoned infant mistakenly sent to funeral parlor a serious misdiagnosis)
Anhui News, November 21, 2013
http://ah.anhuinews.com/system/2013/11/21/006214354.shtml

Corruption (腐败)

农信社改制曝地方财政巨额烂帐 清欠确权阻力大 (Reform of rural credit cooperatives exposes huge bad debts)
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/16687/nong-xin-she-gai-zhi-pu-di-fang-cai-zheng-ju-e-lan-zhang-qing-qian-que-quan-zu-li-da

Health (健康)

China starts to turn to drugs as awareness of depression spreads
The Guardian, November 20, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/20/china-depression-antidepressants-drugs

Hong Kong (香港)

李飞、张荣顺今抵港 晤各界谈政改咨询
Top Basic Law Committee members to visit, share views
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2013
CH:http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/hong-kong/16647/li-fei-zhang-rong-shun-jin-di-gang-wu-ge-jie-tan-zheng-gai-zi-xun
EN:http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1360454/top-basic-law-committee-members-visit-share-views

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

西法庭令逮捕中共前领袖 北京强烈不满 (Beijing displeased about Spanish court’s arrest orders for former Chinese leaders)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 21, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131120_spain_court_tibet.shtml

Report: China “Challenging US Military Preeminence in Asia”
美国国会委员会:中国挑战美国在亚太的军事优势地位
Voice of America, November 21, 2013
EN:http://www.voanews.com/content/report-china-challenging-us-military-preeminence-in-asia/1794585.html
CH:http://www.voachinese.com/content/us-china-military-20131121/1794590.html

China’s Internet users bid adieu to U.S. ambassador Gary Locke
Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/11/20/chinas-internet-users-bid-adieu-to-u-s-ambassador-gary-locke/Link

Labor (劳工)

Hundreds of Chinese Nokia workers protest at Microsoft deal
Reuters, November 20, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/20/us-china-protest-idUSBRE9AJ0LC20131120

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Is land reform finally coming to China?
Bloomberg Businessweek, November 20, 2013
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-11-20/is-land-reform-finally-coming-to-china

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Xi puts himself at center of China's economic makeover
习近平亲自掌控中国改革议程
New York Times, November 21, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131121/c21party/dual/

Getting a different reading from Chinese tea leaves at the third plenum
Wall Street Journal, November 21, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/11/21/getting-a-different-reading-from-chinese-tea-leaves-at-the-third-plenum/

China reform plan leaves political battles unresolved
Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/11/20/china-reform-plan-leaves-political-battles-unresolved/

Population (人口)

中国称最终会取消计划生育限制 (China says it will eventually abolish family planning restrictions)
Reuters, November 21, 2013
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE9AJ02O20131120?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Tibet (西藏)

China demands clarity on Spanish Jiang Zemin arrest order
Agence France-Presse, November 20, 2013
http://bit.ly/1avcOEq

Torture (酷刑)

中国司法将告别“刑讯逼供”时代? (Will the Chinese judiciary end the era of torture?)
Deutsche Welle, November 21, 2013
http://bit.ly/18aNk0M

China Supreme Court rules out confession through torture
Reuters, November 21, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/21/us-china-torture-idUSBRE9AK06L20131121

Related:
最高法发布意见健全防范冤假错案工作机制(全文) (Supreme Court issues comments on building robust mechanism to prevent miscarriages of justice [full text])
China News Service, November 21, 2013
http://news.ifeng.com/mainland/detail_2013_11/21/31445116_0.shtml

Opinion (观点)

China legal reform promises cause for cautious optimism
Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/11/20/china-legal-reform-promises-cause-for-cautious-optimism/

Bringing an end to a senseless policy: China’s “one-child” rule should be scrapped
The New York Times, November 19, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/20/opinion/chinas-one-child-rule-should-be-scrapped.html

A dissident’s daughter, on rights and reform in China
The New York Times, November 19, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/21/opinion/a-dissidents-daughter-on-rights-and-reform-in-china.html

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

青岛计划监控全市星级酒店“非法境外电视”设备 (Qingdao gov’t boasts its ability to block access to “illegal foreign TV stations” previously available in 5-star hotels)
Radio France Internationale, November 20, 2013
http://bit.ly/1dVNpU5

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Toxic toys seized at Port of Portland, dolls confiscated by U.S. Customs agents
KOIN, November 19, 2013
http://www.koin.com/news/portland/toxic-toy-bust-at-port-of-portland

Related:
消费品安全20万来自中国的有害玩具被美国海关查扣 (U.S. Customs seizes 200,000 toxic toys from China)
Radio France International, November 20, 2013
http://rfi.my/1atiA9t

Hong Kong (香港)

港大教授推网上设计普选平台
New online platform to rival government consultation on electoral reform
South China Morning Post, November 20, 2013
CH:http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/hong-kong/16607/gang-da-jiao-shou-tui-wang-shang-she-ji-pu-xuan-ping-tai
EN:http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1360452/new-online-platform-rival-government-consultation-electoral-reform

“占中”忧中央预设港政改框架不利咨询(Occupy Central worries Beijing officials’ HK visit is aimed at undermining general elections in 2016)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 20, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131120_hk_occupy_central.shtml

Information Control (信息控制)

"中国防火长城并非无懈可击” (China’s firewall is not invulnerable)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 20, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131119_china_great_fire.shtml

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Syria, human rights on agenda for China-EU summit
Associated Press, November 20, 2013
http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/regional_news/asia/article_c963c6af-cab0-578b-a73d-98c354e1d566.html

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

China offers hospital ship to the Philippines
The New York Times, November 19, 2013
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/china-offers-hospital-ship-to-the-philippines/

美国驻华大使骆家辉突然宣布明年初离职 (U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary Locke, suddenly announces departure early 2014)
Radio France Internationale, November 20, 2013
http://rfi.my/1bPPl1d

Full text: Gary Locke's statement
South China Morning Post, November 20, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1360991/full-text-gary-lockes-statement

Related:
U.S. Ambassador to China to step down next year
Voice of America, November 20, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-ambassador-to-china-to-step-down-next-year/1793727.html

Related Tencent Weibo posts:
作家崔成浩, November 20, 2013 【骆家辉大使在中国受尽委屈所以申请辞职】①坐经济舱来上任,被经济周刊主编田俊荣说是贪污剩下的差旅费;②不坐头等舱被芮成钢嘲讽欠中国钱所以才坐经济舱;③用优惠卷排队买咖啡被环球时报警告别作秀好好当大使;④平民作风被北京日报当头棒喝要求公布财产;⑤低调务实被光明日报说是新殖民主义应警惕。("Ambassador Locke resigns after being 'wronged' in China": 5 instances of official media attacking Locke for being a regular guy)
http://t.qq.com/p/t/318259048677034

解密哥, November 20, 2013 【别了,骆家辉】骆家辉要回美国了,不管他是以什么原因离开中国,估计全国官员都会长出一口气——麻烦终于要走了。有明珠在侧,假装"为人民服务"的官员们日夜坐卧不安,一颗明珠映衬出一堆垃圾!骆家辉在中国,是一堆垃圾中的明珠,形成强烈对比。他带给中国人的震撼,远超美国的航母编队!(Gary Locke is going back to the U.S. Regardless of the reason for his departure, I imagine officials nationwide are sighing relief—the problem is finally going away. Against the pearl, the officials who pretend to “serve the people” can’t be at peace. Locke in China is like a pearl in a pile of garbage—there is a sharp contrast. The shock he gave to the Chinese people is far more powerful than the U.S. aircraft carrier fleet!)
http://t.qq.com/p/t/316513083522889

Labor 劳工

Worker safety concerns linger 20 years after Shenzhen factory fire
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/fire-11192013132650.html

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

China’s farmers await revolution in land reform
South China Morning Post, November 20, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1361174/chinas-farmers-await-revolution-land-reform

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Two children, no options: China’s limited reform
The New Yorker, November 20, 2013
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/11/two-children-no-options-chinas-limited-reform.html

内地首个商事调解庭上海自贸区揭牌 (China’s first court of arbitration opens in Shanghai Free Trade Zone)
South China Morning Post, November 20, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/16624/nei-di-shou-ge-shang-shi-diao-jie-ting-shang-hai-zi-mao-qu-jie-pai

Population (人口)

英媒:中国放宽一胎政策未必带来婴儿潮 (UK media: relaxed one-child policy may not induce a baby boom in China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 20, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/11/131120_press_uk_china.shtml

Director Zhang Yimou sought over “violation” of China's one-child policy
The Guardian, November 20, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/20/director-zhang-yimou-china-one-child-policy

Society (社会)

Parents of gay children urge first lady Peng Liyuan to help fight gay discrimination
South China Morning Post, November 20, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1361178/parents-gay-children-urge-peng-liyuan-help-fight-gay-discrimination

Anger and angst in hospitals where doctors die
Caixin, November 20, 2013
http://english.caixin.com/2013-11-20/100607237.html

Tibet (西藏)

China dismisses as absurd Spanish arrest warrants over Tibet
Reuters, November 20, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/20/us-china-tibet-spain-idUSBRE9AJ06720131120

西班牙法院向数名前中共高官发出逮捕令 (Spanish court issues arrest warrants for former high-ranking Chinese officials including Li Peng)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 20, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131119_spain_china_jiangzemin.shtml

Opinion (观点)

Plenum pledge won't make scrapping China's labour camps any easier
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1360264/plenum-pledge-wont-make-scrapping-chinas-labour-camps-any

中国透明者
The transparent Chinese
The New York Times, November 20, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20131120/c20murong/dual/

《决定》姓毛还是姓邓 (Do the Third Plenary decisions follow Mao or Deng?)
Deutsche Welle, November 18, 2013
http://bit.ly/1hXg4hB

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Navigating the constraints on reporting from China
对驻华外媒自我审查的“审查”
New York Times, November 19, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131119/c19censor/dual/

Children (儿童)

Chinese e-commerce site removes paedophiliac sex doll after outrage
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1359217/chinese-e-commerce-platform-removes-paedophile-sex-doll-after

Corruption (腐败)

Something’s gotta give
News China, December 2013
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/somethings-gotta-give

Information Control (信息控制)

Chinese youth sues over alleged police torture
甘肃发微博被拘少年称遭刑讯逼供
New York Times, November 19, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131119/c19youth/dual/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

刘晓波近见妻后正式提出申诉 狱方已接受律师会见手续 (Liu Xiaobo, imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate, formally appeals case after meeting with wife, Liu Xia)
Voice of America, November 18, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/liuxiaopo-20131117/1791719.html

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

习近平:中美关系已建设成摩天大厦(Xi Jinping: Sino-U.S. relations have become strong as a skyscraper)
Xinhua, November 19, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-11/4576283.html

Internet (互联网)

央视称微信涉色情,官方扩大“清网”?(CCTV exposes pornographic information on WeChat, are the authorities expanding their “Internet cleanup?”)
Deutsche Welle, November 19, 2013
http://bit.ly/IekFex

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

图解:十八届三中全会《决定》诞生前的200个日日夜夜 (Pictorial narrative of 200 days and nights before the birth of the third plenary decision of the 18th CPC)
People’s Daily, November 19, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1119/c1001-23592444.html

Population (人口)

卫计委调查称约5-6成"单独"夫妇愿生二胎 (National family planning office: only 50-60% of couples with one only-child parent are willing to have a second child)
Economic Observer, November 19, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/1119/252335.shtml

Relaxing one-child policy will create near-term baby boom but real benefits will take years to see
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1359802/relaxing-one-child-policy-will-create-near-term-baby-boom-real-benefits

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

中国维权律师促废除一切法外变相劳教方式 (Chinese rights defense lawyers urge abolition of all extrajudicial practices similar to RTL)
Voice of America, November 19, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/Chinese-human-rights-attorney-statement-20131119/1792983.html

劳教所摘牌,“黑监狱”尚在 (Black jails still exist as RTL is abolished)
Deutsche Welle, November 19, 2013
http://bit.ly/1irlnUe

重庆劳教往事 (Reflection on RTL in Chongqing)
Tencent News, November 19, 2013
http://news.qq.com/photon/record/laojiao.htm

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

China arrests at least 13 North Korean refugees, say human rights group
Agence France-Presse, November 19, 2013
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-19/an-china-korea-arrest/5100872

朝鲜难民在中国被捕 (North Korean refugees arrested in China)
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/nu-11182013145632.html

State Security (国家安全)

過來人:國安委或比勞教更恐怖 (New national security body more frightening than RTL)
Ming Pao, November 16, 2013
http://on-msn.com/1fcYZOA

Technology 科技

China retains supercomputer crown in latest Top500 list
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24984320

Opinion (观点)

改革首先需要约束政府 (Reform requires restraining the government first)
Financial Times, November 18, 2013
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001053494?full=y

Monday, November 18, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

美国新闻组织公布新浪微博被禁图片 (U.S. NGO publicizes censored Sina Weibo images)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131115_china_sina_censored_images.shtml

Related:
How to get censored on China’s Twitter
新浪微博:遭遇中国式审查
ProPublica, November 14, 2013
EN:http://www.propublica.org/article/how-to-get-censored-on-chinas-twitter
CH:http://www.propublica.org/article/sina-weibo-china

Bloomberg news suspends reporter whose article on china was not published
彭博涉未刊发中国报道记者遭停职
New York Times, November 18, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20131118/c18bloomberg/dual/

Corruption (腐败)

中共研究官邸制反腐 学者称关键是财产公示 (CPC studies "official residence system" to fight corruption; scholar says key is to publicize assets)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 17, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131117_china_official_residence_suggestiion.shtml

Environment (环境)

Short of a miracle, China residents take air pollution into their own hands
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1359251/short-miracle-china-residents-take-air-pollution-their-own-hands

Health (健康)

“中国12年后将成世界肺癌第一大国” (Experts: China will be world’s number one lung cancer state in 12 years)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131117_china_lung_cancer.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

刘霞提出要求重审诺奖得主刘晓波案申诉 (Liu Xia appeals for re-trial of husband, Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)
Voice of America, November 18, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/liuxiaopo-20131117/1791719.html

Information Control (信息控制)

张家川发帖被拘少年被退学 校方称各方面压力太大 (Teenager expelled from school after release from detention for “spreading rumors” on Weibo)
Beijing News, November 18, 2013
http://edu.southcn.com/e/2013-11/18/content_84839450.htm

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

China: landmark reform plans call for anti-piracy court
The Hollywood Reporter, November 18, 2013
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/china-landmark-reform-plans-call-656862

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China asks Lanka to protect and promote human rights
Business Standard, November 18, 2013
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/china-asks-lanka-to-protect-and-promote-human-rights-113111800607_1.html

Internet (互联网)

Activists say they have found way round Chinese internet censorship
The Guardian, November 18, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/18/activists-chinese-internet-censorship-mirror-sites

中国收紧管控 两家外媒中文网站被封 (Chinese websites of two news outlets blocked as China tightens control on foreign media)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131115_reuters_website_chinese_blocked.shtml

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Success of Chinese leader’s ambitious economic plan may rest on rural regions
中国农村土地权益改革或成为经改最大障碍
New York Times, November 18, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131118/c18chinaecon/dual/

Natural Resources (自然资源)

They may be some time: putting down roots in Antarctica
The Economist, November 18, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21589908-putting-down-roots-antarctica-they-may-be-some-time

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

三中全会决定旨在平衡改革保守两派 (Decisions from Party’s third plenary aimed at balancing reformist and conservative factions)
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/16463/san-zhong-quan-hui-jue-ding-zhi-zai-ping-heng-gai-ge-bao-shou-liang-pai

Chinese reforms come in response to public discontent, economic necessity
PBS, November 15, 2013
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/july-dec13/china2_11-15.html

China's Potemkin reforms
The Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303789604579201950156826002

中共力推混合所有制 鼓励非公企业参与国企改革 (Party pushes mixed ownership system, encourages non-public enterprises to participate in SOE reform)
China News Service, November 18, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/11/16/292999.html

Population (人口)

Hurdles seen for change to China’s one-child rule
中国全面放开人口政策仍存障碍
New York Times, November 18, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131118/c18onechild/dual/

Why China’s one-child policy still leads to forced abortions, and always will
The Washington Post, November 15, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/11/15/why-chinas-one-child-policy-still-leads-to-forced-abortions-and-always-will/?tid=hpModule_04941f10-8a79-11e2-98d9-3012c1cd8d1e

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

四川现有劳教人员不足10人等待安置 干警“转向” (Fewer than 10 officers remain in Sichuan RTL system)
Sichuan Online, November 18, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20131118/u1a7780495.html

Questions over what replaces "re-education through labour"
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1358146/questions-over-what-replaces-re-education-through-labour

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

Chinese police nab N. Korean escapees trying to reach S. Korea: sources
Yonhap News, November 18, 2013
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2013/11/18/0301000000AEN20131118005200315.html

Religion (宗教)

中国河南官方教会牧师及信徒被当局拘押 (Pastor and followers of state-sanctioned church detained in Henan by authorities)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131118_china_henan_church_arrest.shtml

Rule of Law (法治)

涉法涉诉信访改革目标:以司法终结 (State Bureau for Letters and Visits reform aims at providing judicial solutions)
Beijing News, November 16, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/11/16/292976.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

三中全会后新疆首宗暴力袭击又现巴楚11死 由当局枪杀维族青年引发
Eleven killed in raid on police station in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2013
CH:http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/xl-11172013083410.html
EN:http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/shooting-11162013194621.html

Opinion (观点)

China's children may become the drivers of environmental change
The Guardian, November 18, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/16/china-children-drivers-environmental-change-pollution

张悬使我们谈政治 (Taiwanese singer flag-incident inspires us to discuss politics)
New York Times, November 18, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/culture/20131118/cc18zhangxuan/

UN rights council welcomes strange bedfellows to the table
The Sydney Morning Herald, November 18, 2013
http://www.smh.com.au/comment/un-rights-council-welcomes-strange-bedfellows-to-the-table-20131116-2xnqu.html

Friday, November 15, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

决定:推行地方政府及部门权力清单制度 (Third plenary decision: implement checks on power of local governments and their departments)
China News Service, November 15, 2013
http://news.sohu.com/20131115/n390232487.shtml

Related Tencent Weibo post:
zippo, November 15, 2013
治标不治本,这样的改革有多大意义?就像一个癌症病人,再怎么用药那也只能延迟一下死期而已。要反腐,却不敢公办官员财产;要市场化,却不敢土地私有;要民生,却不敢谈民主;要法治,却不敢谈宪政。。。这样的改革说到底不过为了巩固某些人的利益,到时候实在撑不住了方向一转,就成第二个俄罗斯了。
http://t.qq.com/p/t/311501121423547

Environment (环境)

三中全会决定:独立进行环境监管和行政执法 (Third plenary decision: implement independent environmental monitoring and administrative enforcement)
China News Service, November 15, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/11-15/5509763.shtml

China's smog threatens health of global coal projects
Reuters, November 14, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/14/us-china-coal-idUSBRE9AD19L20131114

Health (健康)

Chinese activists continue to be “mentally illed” in spite of new law
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/law-11142013172615.html

Hukou (户口)

三中全会《决定》:全面放开建制镇和小城市落户限制 (Third plenary decision: China to accelerate hukou reform)
People’s Daily, November 15, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1115/c1001-23559116.html

Related Tencent Weibo post:
llqlnmy, November 15, 2013
这不是放松,这是通过农民身份转换剥夺其土地集体所有权。根本目的是改变社会结构。
http://weibo.com/1033037903/AiUej9IWM?mod=weibotime

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

超期关押数十天郭飞雄终获准见律师 狱中曾绝食25天拒绝认罪 (Guo Feixiong allowed to meet with lawyer for first time since detention in August, refuses confession)
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-11142013101914.html

王登朝案改判11年 律师称控罪莫须有 (Former Shenzhen police officer’s sentence reduced to 11 years on "trumped up" charges)
Radio Free Asia, November 15, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-11132013114319.html

China claims credit for blind activist's U.S. studies
Reuters, November 15, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/15/us-china-dissident-idUSBRE9AE0BQ20131115

International Human Rights (国际人权)

The good, the bad and the ugly of China on the UNHRC
The Diplomat, November 15, 2013
http://thediplomat.com/2013/11/15/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-of-china-on-the-unhrc/

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

以土改再造农村 (Land reform policy will reshape China’s countryside)
Caixin, November 15, 2013
http://magazine.caixin.com/2013-11-15/100605699.html

Police beat back supporters in sensitive China land grab case
Reuters, November 14, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/14/us-china-tri al-idUSBRE9AD05720131114

Migrants (农民工)

China risks tension through urbanization
Asia Times Online, November 14, 2013
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China_Business/CBIZ-01-141113.html

National Defense (国防)

三中全会《决定》:我国将减少军队非战斗机构和人员 (Third plenary decision: China to reduce non-combat military institutions and personnel)
People’s Daily, November 15, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1115/c1001-23559119.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

三中全会《决定》:允许混合所有制经济实行企业员工持股 (Third plenary decision: China to allow employees to own stocks of enterprises financed by mixture of public, collective, and non-public capital)
People’s Daily, November 15, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1115/c1001-23559474.html

三中全会《决定》:废除对非公有制经济的不合理规定 消除隐性壁垒 (Third plenary decision: China to abolish unreasonable regulations on “non-public” economy, including elimination of hidden barriers to development)
People’s Daily, November 15, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1115/c1001-23559519.html

三中全会《决定》:非公有制经济财产权同样不可侵犯 (Third plenary decision: non-public property rights are as inviolable as their public counterpart)
People’s Daily, November 15, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1115/c1001-23559025.html

See the official document:
中共中央关于全面深化改革若干重大问题的决定 (CPC Central Committee’s decisions on major issues concerning comprehensively deepening reform)
Xinhua, November 15, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1115/c1001-23559207.html

Related Tencent weibo post:
热, November 15, 2013
没有具体的时间节点的改革,你说呢呲牙?
http://t.qq.com/p/t/341462044316691

Reform in China: every move you make
The Economist, November 16, 2013
http://www.economist. com/news/leaders/21589882-xi-jinping-has-made-himself-most-powerful-leader-deng-xiaoping-probably-good

Population (人口)

三中全会《决定》:启动实施“单独”生育二胎政策 (Third plenary decision: implement policy allowing two children if one parent is an only child)
People’s Daily, November 15, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1115/c1001-23558874.html

China reforms: One-child policy to be relaxed
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 15, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24957303

China to ease 1-child policy, abolish labor camps
Associated Press, November 15, 2013
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/state-media-china-will-loosen-one-child-policy-abolish-labor-camp-system

Related Tencent Weibo post:
苏晓玉, November 15, 2013
放开可以生二胎偶们家也不生.谁爱生谁去生吧.现在是越富的越生.越穷的越生.富的是生再多人家不差钱养的起.穷的是反正没钱罚.也不考虑孩子能否养的起.就是偶们这些中产阶级小资生不起.多一个孩子.就多一份负担.赶生个俩仨出来.等孩子18岁了.全家也从中产被拉回到小康以下了.
http://t.qq.com/p/t/342462044981888

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

三中全会《决定》:废止劳动教养制度 (Third plenary decision: abolish Reeducation-Through-Labor)
People’s Daily, November 15, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1115/c1001-23558929.html

China plans to abolish labor camps and ease one-child policy
The New York Times, November 15, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/16/world/asia/china-to-loosen-its-one-child-policy.html

Related Sina Weibo post:
斯言9, November 15, 2013
劳动教养这个名目玩的时间太长,玩旧玩破了,废弃了它换一种新花样玩法,还记得反革命这个罪名么?取消了,但监狱里还是这么些人啊一个也没有少。北京关押访民的窝点比文革时的五七干校还要黑暗残暴的多,这分明是所谓的改革开出的花果,可哪来什么进步。
http://weibo.com/1902453325/AiUuBmvKC?mod=weibotime

Rule of Law (法治)

三中全会《决定》:严禁刑讯逼供、体罚虐待 逐步减少适用死刑罪名 (Third plenary decision: prohibit torture and corporal punishment, gradually reduce death penalty sentences)
People’s Daily, November 15, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1115/c1001-23559111.html

遏制司法地方化 (China to curb judicial localization)
Caixin, November 15, 2013
http://magazine.caixin.com/2013-11-15/100605697.html

Related Tencent Weibo post:
共识网, November 15, 2013
【张思之:我对《全会决议》司法改革部分并不乐观】废除劳教应当肯定,但要密切注意公安机关在执法过程中有没有新的“法外制度”替代劳教制度。比如刑法中的一些口袋罪是适用问题。决议写的再好,没有具体措施跟进,司法机关不能摆脱工具地位,司法改革就不能彻底深入下去。
http://t.qq.com/p/t/276133016218129

State Security (国家安全)

China's new national security committee to blend domestic, foreign duties
Sydney Morning Herald, November 14, 2013
http://www.smh.com.au/world/chinas-new-national-security-committee-to-blend-domestic-foreign-duties-20131114-2xhrc.html

Taiwan (台湾)

台政府:对冈比亚断交感"震惊与遗憾" (Taiwan expresses “shock and regret” as Gambia cuts diplomatic ties)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 15, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131115_taiwan_gambia_china.shtml

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

At Bloomberg, special code keeps some articles out of China
彭博用特殊编辑代码自我屏蔽涉华敏感报道
New York Times, November 14, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20131114/c14bloomberg/dual/

China’s surveillance firms get boost from security plan
Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/11/13/chinas-surveillance-firms-get-boost-from-security-plan/

Corruption (腐败)

A bank’s fruitful ties to a member of China’s elite
摩根大通与温家宝女儿曾有商业往来
New York Times, November 13, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20131114/c14chase/dual/

Dust of corruption case lingers over China’s Nanjing
The Malay Mail, November 13, 2013
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/features/article/dust-of-corruption-case-lingers-over-chinas-nanjing

Environment (环境)

中国最大淡水湖出现极枯 影响湖区生活生产用水 (China's largest freshwater lake shrinks causing scarcity of drinking water and threats to ecology)
Xinhua, November 14, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1114/19/9DLQ3U2D00014JB5.html

Hong Kong (香港)

人民日报炮轰彭定康 (People’s Daily attacks Patten’s support for HK general elections)
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/hong-kong/16268/ren-min-ri-bao-pao-hong-peng-ding-kang

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

U.S. says China must do more to safeguard trade secrets
Reuters, November 14, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1356111/us-says-china-must-do-more-safeguard-trade-secrets

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China elected to United Nations Human Rights Council
中国当选联合国人权理事会成员
New York Times, November 14, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131114/c14rights/dual/

China's entry into UNHRC irks Tibet activists, right groups
Phayal, November 13, 2013
http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?article=China's+entry+into+UNHRC+irks+Tibet+activists%2C+right+groups&id=34220

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

中国向菲律宾追加一千万元物资援助
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 14, 2013
CH:http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131114_chinaphilippinesaid.shtml
EN:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24938874

China extends grip in Central Asia
Asia Times Online, November 13, 2013
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/CEN-01-131113.html

Media (媒体)

BBC is in a “soft power” battle with international broadcasters
The Guardian, November 14, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/media/media-blog/2013/nov/13/bbc-broadcasters-tony-hall-worldwide-audience-cctv-al-jazeera /

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

State giants emerge unscathed in China's economic road map
国有企业成为三中全会的赢家
Wall Street Journal, November 14, 2013
EN:http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB20001424052702303559504579195551704526972?mod=index_to_people
CH:http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20131114/bch090145.asp?source=newsletter

王健林:三中全会改革没有针对国企比较失望 (Private entrepreneur: It is disappointing that third plenary did not target SOE reform)
Caijing, November 14, 2013
http://estate.caijing.com.cn/2013-11-14/113562855.html /

What was missing in China's reform plan
CNN, November 13, 2013
http://money.cnn.com/2013/11/13/news/economy/china-economic-reform/

China’s state companies ain’t going nowhere
Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/11/13/chinas-state-companies-aint-going-nowhere/

"Leading team" to spearhead drive for reform, party plenum resolves
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1354841/leading-team-spearhead-drive-reform-party-plenum-resolves

Rule of Law (法治)

河南废除“破案率”等指标防止冤假错案 (Henan abolishes “case-solving rate” and other legal quotas to guard against miscarriages of justice)
China Youth Daily, November 14, 2013
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2013-11/13/nw.D110000zgqnb_20131113_4-03.htm

State Security (国家安全)

China's state security committee shows Xi's clout
Associated Press, November 13, 2013
http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&date=20131113&id=17103942

Taiwan (台湾)

台湾歌手张悬年底北京演唱会取消 (Taiwanese singer’s Beijing concert cancelled after national flag incident)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 14, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131114_zhangxuanconcertcancel.shtml

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

违反“七条底线 新浪处理10万微博账户 (Sina punishes 100,000 microblog users for violating "7 Bottom Lines")
Beijing Youth Daily, November 13, 2013
http://www.bjd.com.cn/10bjxw/sh/201311/13/t20131113_5284211.html

Children (儿童)

仅三成父母认为中国适合养孩子 (Int’l survey shows only 30% of parents think China is a suitable place for raising children)
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/16221/jin-san-cheng-fu-mu-ren-wei-zhong-guo-gua-he-yang-hai-zi

See the survey:
Concerned Parents?
可怜天下父母心,忧心忡忡的父母们 最担心什么?
Ipsos ASI, November 3, 2013
EN: http://www.ipsos.com.cn/sites/default/files/Concerned%20parents.pdf
CH: http://www.ipsos.com.cn/sites/default/files/youxin.pdf

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

中国再有多名记者涉严重违纪被查处 (Several more Chinese journalists investigated for severe discipline violations)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 13, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131113_china_journalist_corruption.shtml

Health (健康)

Health experts encourage China to help combat diseases
Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/11/13/health-experts-encourage-china-to-help-combat-diseases/

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi elected to top U.N. rights body
Reuters, November 12, 2013
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/12/uk-un-rights-council-idUKBRE9AB11S20131112

Related:
中俄越古等获选下届UN人权理事国 被指人权纪录“不合格” (Criticized for substandard human rights records, China, Russia, Vietnam, Cuba, are elected to UN Human Rights Council)
Voice of America, November 13, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/article/1788712.html

For more information, see:
China elected to UN Human Rights Council
中国当选为联合国人权理事会成员
Human Rights in China, November 12, 2013
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/7034
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/7035

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

China's meager aid to the Philippines could dent its image
中国援菲出手不大方 或令国际形象蒙尘
Reuters, November 12, 2013
EN:http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/12/us-china-philippines-aid-idUSBRE9AB0LM20131112
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE9AC05420131113

Philippines relief effort lays bare China limitations
Financial Times, November 13, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/187e073e-4c52-11e3-958f-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Fworld_asia-pacific_china%2Ffeed%2F%2Fproduct&siteedition=intl#axzz2kXbLB3JG

Migrants (农民工)

China points to social welfare reforms needed for urbanization drive
Reuters, November 12, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/12/us-china-reform-labour-idUSBRE9AB16020131112

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

胡祖六:只要有国企就不可能公平竞争 民族复兴靠民企 (Expert: SOEs prevent fair competition, national rejuvenation depends on private enterprises)
Caijing, November 13, 2013
http://economy.caijing.com.cn/2013-11-13/113561255.html

国企将继续做大做强 民企前景仍不乐观 (SOEs to grow larger and stronger while prospects for private enterprises remain pessimistic)
Caijing, November 13, 2013
http://blog.caijing.com.cn/expert_article-151502-61331.shtml

Related:
Chinese leader gets more sway on the economy and security
习近平借三中全会掌控安全与经济
New York Times, November 13, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131113/c13plenum/dual/

China implies domestic focus for new security council
Reuters, November 13, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/13/us-china-reform-security-idUSBRE9AC0AP20131113

Xi vs. the strongmen: the battle for reform in China
The Diplomat, November 12, 2013
http://thediplomat.com/2013/11/12/xi-vs-the-strongmen-the-battle-for-reform-in-china/

State Security (国家安全)

China to revamp security in face of threats at home, abroad
Reuters, November 12, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/12/us-china-reform-politics-idUSBRE9AB0Q920131112

Related:
中国设国家安全委员会“以对内为主” (China creates National Security Committee to "primarily deal with internal affairs")
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 13, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131113_ana_china_plenum_national_security.shtml

Technology (科技)

Social media in China: growing integration across marketing channels
The Guardian, November 12, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2013/nov/12/social-media-china-marketing-channels

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China’s Uighurs blame violence on abuses, not jihad
The Malay Mail, November 12, 2013
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/features/article/chinas-uighurs-blame-violence-on-abuses-not-jihad

China pressures Muslim Uygur lawyer families on burqas, beards
Reuters, November 12, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1355319/china-pressures-muslim-uygur-lawyer-families-burqas-beards

Opinion ( 观点)

Third Plenum: the analysts’ take
Wall Street Journal, November 12, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/11/12/third-plenum-the-analysts-take/

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Bloomberg accused of blocking report to stay in China
Financial Times, November 11, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d121fd70-49f2-11e3-9a21-00144feabdc0.html/

Related:
中国媒体关注彭博“对华自我审查”报道 (Chinese official media reported and later removed story on Bloomberg’s self-censorship)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 11, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131111_china_huanqiu_bloomberg.shtml

The deep insecurity behind China's attacks on the foreign press
Slate, November 11, 2013
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_world_/2013/11/11/bloomberg_and_reuters_fall_afoul_of_china_the_deep_insecurity_behind_beijing.html

Reporter for Reuters won’t receive China visa
New York Times, November 9, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/world/asia/reporter-for-reuters-wont-receive-china-visa.html?_r=1&

Related:
路透驻华资深记者签证被拒 (Reuters senior reporter’s China visa application is rejected)
Voice of America, November 11, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/reuters-reporter-in-china-denied-visa-20131110/1787359.html

Children (儿童)

Muddled laws "prevent justice" for young rape victims
South China Morning Post, November 10, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1352158/muddled-laws-prevent-justice-young-rape-victims

Education (教育)

Report: Chinese students flocking to U.S. colleges, driving record number of foreign students
Associated Press, November 11, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/report-chinese-students-flocking-to-us-colleges-driving-record-number-of-foreign-students/2013/11/10/1d0cdb06-4a43-11e3-bf60-c1ca136ae14a_story.html

Related:
Open Doors 2013: international students in the United States and study abroad by American students are at all-time high
Institute of International Education, November 11, 2013
http://www.iie.org/en/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Press-Center/Press-Releases/2013/2013-11-11-Open-Doors-Data

Freedom of Association and Assembly (结社自由和集会自由)

薄熙来支持者成立“中国至宪党” (Bo Xilai’s supporters form a "China Constitution" Party)
British Broadcasting Corporation , November 10, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131109_china_wangzheng_party.shtml

Related:
Founder of new China party aims to work within system
Reuters, November 10, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/10/us-china-politics-party-idUSBRE9A906A20131110

Health (健康)

北京雾霾兇勐 肺癌病例飙升 (Fierce Beijing smog causes rapid increase in lung cancer cases)
British Broadcasting Corporation , November 10, 2013
http://dailynews.sina.com/gb/news/int/singtao/20131110/09105153365.html

No quick fixes for China’s overwhelmed organ transplant system
New York Times, November 10, 2013
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/no-quick-fixes-for-chinas-overwhelmed-organ-transplant-system/?ref=world

Hong Kong (香港)

Crusading Hong Kong artists awarded inaugural Human Rights Art Prizes
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1351198/crusading-hong-kong-artists-awarded-inaugural-human-rights-art-prizes

Huko (户口)

Hukou holdup: one family’s long battle with China’s household registration system
Wall Street Journal, November 9, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/11/09/after-years-of-separation-policy-change-reunited-family/

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam in line for seats on UN Human Rights Council
Associated Press, November 12, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-russia-saudi-arabia-vietnam-in-line-for-seats-on-un-human-rights-council/2013/11/11/9ac5de1e-4b31-11e3-bf60-c1ca136ae14a_story.html

Related:
China elected to UN Human Rights Council
Human Rights in China, November 12, 2013
EN:http://hrichina.org/content/7034

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

China criticizes "kill everyone" remark on U.S. talk show
Reuters, November 11, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/11/us-china-talk-show-idUSBRE9AA0JY20131111

Britain's Cameron to make first China visit since Dalai Lama row
Reuters, November 11, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/11/us-britain-china-cameron-idUSBRE9AA0WY20131111

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

China to try Mongol herders in new crackdown in troubled region
Reuters, November 10, 2013
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-china-trial-20131111,0,4036700.story

China's cautious land-reform tests cast doubt on big urban vision
Reuters, November 10, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/10/china-reform-idUSL4N0IV02T20131110

New China cities: shoddy homes, broken hope
New York Times, November 10, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/world/asia/new-china-cities-shoddy-homes-broken-hope.html?ref=asia

Migrants (农民工)

Farmers move from mountains to townhomes in China urbanization drive, but where are the jobs?
Associated Press, November 10, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/farmers-move-from-mountains-to-townhomes-in-china-urbanization-drive-but-where-are-the-jobs/2013/11/10/3821c18c-4a06-11e3-bf60-c1ca136ae14a_story.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

政治经济改革中共三中全会闭幕 设国安委和改革小组
China third plenum: leaders unveil key reforms
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 12, 2013
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131112_china_cpc_meeting_.shtml
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24910434

See the Communiqué:
中国共产党第十八届中央委员会第三次全体会议公报
Communiqué of the 3rd Plenum of the 18th Party Congress
Xinhua, November 12, 2013
CH: http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1112/c1024-23519136.html
EN: http://chinacopyrightandmedia.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/communique-of-the-3rd-plenum-of-the-18th-party-congress/

Related Tencent weibo posts:
温军, November 12, 2013
说了一大片,看懂了,就四个字,维持现状!对一小部分人有利!实际的一点没有,网友点评:三肿全坏结束,看来是准备一条大路走到黑了。。。。移民啊移民啊。(The communique said a lot and now I understand. Just four words: maintain the status quo! Benefit a small group of people! There is nothing of any practical significance. One Netizen’s review: with the end of the “three swollen-all bad” [similar pronunciation of “the third plenary”], it seems the gov’t is prepared to walk down the same road until it meets a dead end. . . . Emigrate, I say, emigrate.)
http://t.qq.com/p/t/313738074672743

直面人生, November 12, 2013
唯一有新意的是建立国保委,保障强抢的顺利进行!其他和放屁一样。难怪代表们睡得和扬子江的死猪一样 (The only new thing is to establish the National Security Commission, which is to guarantee that robbery happens smoothly! …)
http://t.qq.com/p/t/285225055659123

Related Sina weibo posts:
老慕杂谈, November 12, 2013
@张雪忠:如果一个国家总是顽固地拒绝人类社会通行的普世价值,并且迟迟不肯建立以自由、民主和法治为基础的宪政制度,那绝不是因为这个国家有什么特殊的国情,而是因为这个国家有一个特殊的政府:这个政府本身极其败坏和不得人心,以致于根本无法通过公正的法律和诚实的手段,来维持自己的存续!转 (If a country has stubbornly refused the universal values currently practiced in the international community, and has been reluctant to establish constitutionalism, which is based on freedom, democracy, and the rule of law, the reason is absolutely not because of any “special country conditions;” it is because this country has a very special government: the government itself is extremely corrupt and unpopular, so that it simply cannot maintain its survival through just law and honest means! Repost it.)
http://weibo.com/1431265365/AeKWNfm02

Long silent, China's entrepreneurs push for change
Associated Press, November 11, 2013
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/crime/article/Long-silent-China-s-entrepreneurs-push-for-change-4973669.php