Friday, March 15, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance

China Blocks ABC Broadcasts as Executives Head to Beijing
The Age, March 15, 2013
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/china-blocks-abc-broadcasts-as-executives-head-to-beijing-20130314-2g3ye.html

Corruption

China’s New President in Corruption Battle
Financial Times, March 14, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3f728dec-86f0-11e2-9dd7-00144feabdc0.html

Cyber Security

Obama, China's Xi Discuss Cyber Security Dispute in Phone Call
Voice of America, March 14, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/obama-china-xi-discuss-cyber-security-dispute-in-phone-call/1621795.html

Related:
奥巴马向习近平致贺电 提网络安全问题 (Obama Raises Cyber Security in Phone Call to Xi Jinping)
The Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2013
http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20130315/bch110202.asp

Ethnic Groups

World Powers Express Concern for Tibet at UN Human Rights Council
The Tibet Post, March 15, 2013
http://www.thetibetpost.com/en/news/international/3264-world-powers-express-concern-for-tibet-at-un-human-rights-council

Human Rights Defenders

维权人士胡佳刘莎莎被国保殴打 (In Police Beating, Hu Jia’s Head Injured, Liu Shasha’s Eardrum Punctured)
Voice of America, March 15, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/dissdent-congress-china-20130315/1622002.html

International Relations

Brazil, China, India Getting Healthier, Wealthier While We Decline: UN Report
Toronto Star, March 15, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/03/14/brazil_china_india_getting_healthier_wealthier_while_we_decline_un_report.html

Related:
“Rise of South” Transforming Global Power Balance, Says 2013 Human Development Report
United Nations Development Programme, March 14, 2013
http://bit.ly/Yudlwo>

Developing World’s Rise Heralds Global Shift: UN
South China Morning Post, March 15, 2013
http://bit.ly/156kw1F

美国务卿克里4月将出访日韩及中国 (Secretary of State Kerry to Visit Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing in April)
Reuters, March 15, 2013
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE92E01I20130315

Political and Economic Reform

In China, It's An Election in Name Only
USA Today, March 14, 2013
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/03/14/china-congress-president/1987659/

China’s New President Nods to Public Concerns, but Defends Power at Top
习近平正式掌舵中国
The New York Times, March 14, 2013
EN:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/15/world/asia/chinas-new-leader-xi-jinping-takes-full-power.html CH:http://cn.nytimes.com/article/china/2013/03/15/c15xi/

Monks Without a Temple
The Economist, March 16, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21573579-china-may-have-begun-long-end-game-its-one-child-policy-experts-say-it-cannot-end-soon

国资委发布《中央企业应急管理暂行办法》 (New Regulation Requires SOE Heads to Handle Mass Incidents)
Global Times, March 15, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/politics/2013-03/3737779.html

Protests and Petitions

广州上千村民堵路抗议贪官私卖地 (Thousand Villagers Block Road in Guangzhou Land Grab Protest)
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-03142013154714.html