Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

14 Killed as Sleeper Coach Falls off Bridge
Shanghai Daily, March 13, 2013
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/03/13/14%2Bkilled%2Bas%2Bsleeper%2Bcoach%2Bfalls%2Boff%2Bbridge/

Cyber Security

China Hacker's Angst Opens a Window onto Cyber-Espionage
The Los Angeles Times, March 12, 2013
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-hacking-20130313,0,4812955.story

Related:
中国遭境外黑客攻击日趋严重 逾半攻击源自美国 (PRC Says Majority of Hacking on China Originates in U.S.)
Xinhua News Agency, March 10, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2013-03/10/c_114968466.htm

反对将网络空间变为新的战场 (Chinese Foreign Ministry: China Willing to Cooperate with US in Cyber Security )
Xinhua News Agency, March 13, 2013
http://npc.people.com.cn//n/2013/0313/c14576-20769036.html

Environment

Thai Rosewood Gets International Protection to Curb China Trade
Reuters, March 13, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/12/us-thailand-rosewood-idUSBRE92B0D620130312

Ethnic Groups

Xinjiang Placed on Red Alert after Violence
新疆启用“一级戒备” 南疆实行宵禁
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2013
EH: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/security-03122013193141.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql-03122013113251.html

Health

浙江嘉兴否认发生大规模生猪疫情--新华 (Jiaxing Denies Pig Epidemic)
Reuters, March 12, 2013
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE92B08P20130312

Related:
上海官方称已打捞出近6000头死猪
China River Pig Toll Nears 6,000
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 12, 2013
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130312_more_dead_pigs.shtml
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21766377

Human Rights Defenders -- Li Wangyang, 李旺阳

李旺阳妹妹一家再度失踪 香港团体质疑北京致联合国复函 (Hong Kong NGOs Question China’s Response to UN Inquiry on Li Wangyang’s Death, Highlight Disappearance of Family of Li’s Sister)
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-03122013122403.html

Human Rights Defenders -- Chen Guangcheng, 陈光诚

Chinese Activist, Now in U.S., Cites Harassment of Family
The New York Times, March 13, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/14/world/asia/family-of-chinese-activist-chen-guangcheng-said-to-be-harassed.html

International Relations

Aung San Suu Kyi Support for Copper Mine Outrages Burmese Activists
The Guardian, March 12, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/12/burma-confirms-phosphorus-crackdown-mine

China Development Bank Grabs Chance for Aggressive Global Loan Expansion
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1189404/aggressive-global-loan-expansion-china-development-bank

Internet

记者无疆界组织指责包括中国在内的5个国家是网络之敌 (Reporters Without Borders Ranks China Among Top 5 "Enemies of the Internet")
Radio France Internationale, March 12, 2013
http://rfi.my/10NXArg

Related:
Special Report on Internet Surveillance, Focusing on 5 Governments and 5 Companies "Enemies of the Internet"
2013年:“互联网的敌人”:关于互联网监控领域最活跃的五家公司的特别报告
Reporters Without Borders, March 12, 2013
EN: http://en.rsf.org/special-report-on-internet-11-03-2013,44197.html
CH: http://rsf-chinese.org/spip.php?article702

Labor

贵州马场煤矿事故责任人被警方控制 (21 Killed in Guizhou Coal Mine Disasters, Head of Mine Arrested)
China News Service, March 13, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/03-13/4641115.shtml

Related:
Accident at China coal mine kills 21; 4 missing
Associated Press, March 13, 2013
http://bit.ly/14X5hrE

Protests and Petitions

Chinese Authorities Crack Down on 18-day Village Uprising over Landgrabs
The Guardian, March 12, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/12/chinese-crackdown-village-uprising-shangpu

Society

In China, Cinematic Flops Suggest Fading of an Icon
雷锋,失去观众的榜样
The New York Times, March 13, 2013
EH: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/12/world/asia/in-china-unpopular-films-suggest-fading-of-icon.html?pagewanted=all
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/article/china/2013/03/13/c13leifeng/