Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

农业部官员:中国人对食品安全问题太敏感 (Agriculture Ministry Official: Chinese are Too Sensitive about Food Safety)
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/hc-03152013125936.html

Corruption

Bribery Allegations Surfaced Against WSJ in China
The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324532004578365064172055862.html

Related:
U.S. Looked at Wall Street Journal Over Claims of Bribery
美调查华尔街日报在华行贿指控
The New York Times, March 17, 2013
EN:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/business/media/us-looked-at-bribery-claims-involving-wall-street-journal.html
CH:http://cn.nytimes.com/article/business/2013/03/18/c18journal/

Health

Dead Pigs Pulled from Rivers in and Near Shanghai Top 13,000
South China Morning Post, March 18, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1193193/dead-pigs-pulled-rivers-and-near-shanghai-top-13000

A Tide of Death, but This Time Food Supply Is Safe
The New York Times, March 14, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/15/world/asia/a-tide-of-dead-pigs-in-china-but-dinner-is-safe.html

Hong Kong

《南华早报》:大多港人会同意返回英国统治 (SCMP Survey Shows Most Hong Kongers Prefer Returning to British Rule)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 16, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130316_scmp_poll.shtml

United Nations Grills Hong Kong Over Right To Vote
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1191764/un-grills-hong-kong-over-right-vote

Human Rights Defenders

邵阳朱承志关注李旺阳妹妹失踪“被失踪” (Zhu Chengzhi Detained after Highlighting Disappearance of Late Activist Li Wangyang’s Sister)
Voice of America, March 17, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/sister-of-li-wangyang-20130317/1623023.html

Blind Chinese Activist Chen planning Taiwan Visit
The Straits Times, March 15, 2013
http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/asia/story/blind-chinese-activist-chen-planning-taiwan-visit-20130315

International Relations (Human Rights, Security, Trade and Investment)

China to Invest $2 billion in IADB Latin America Investment Fund
Reuters, March 18, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/16/us-iadb-china-idUSBRE92F0B920130316

Chinese Appetite Grows for Australia
South China Morning Post, March 18, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1193289/chinese-appetite-grows-australia

China Replaces Britain in World's Top Five Arms Exporters: Report
Reuters, March 18, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/18/us-china-arms-exports-idUSBRE92G0L120130318

China's New Premier Seeks "New Type" of Ties with U.S.
Reuters, March 18, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/17/us-china-parliament-hacking-idUSBRE92G02320130317

China Criticizes U.S. Anti-Missile North Korea Plan
Reuters, March 18, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/18/us-korea-north-china-idUSBRE92H05A20130318

Law

Abused Chinese Women Push for Domestic Violence Law
Voice of America, March 15, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/abused-chinese-women-to-pushfor-domestic-ciolence-law/1622145.html

National Defense

退役少将:解放军军令已如一纸空文 (Retired Major General: Serious Discipline Breakdown in PLA)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 16, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130316_china_military.shtml

Political and Economic Reform

In China, New Premier Says He Seeks a Just Society
The New York Times, March 17, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/world/asia/li-keqiang-chinas-premier-offers-plan-of-economic-and-social-reforms.html

李克强:不能以牺牲环境换取人民并不满意的增长 (Premier Li Keqiang: Environment must not be Sacrificed for Economic Growth)
Global Times, March 17, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-03/3740328.html

11名律师建议修改《看守所条例》 禁止强迫劳动 (11 Lawyers Propose Ban on Forced Labor in Detention Centers)
Yangcheng Evening News, March 18, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0318/09/8Q87IUS400014OVB.html

Population

336 Million Chinese Abortions in 40 Years
Financial Times, March 16, 2013
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/03/201331664754454580.html
Original Source: Financial Times http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/6724580a-8d64-11e2-82d2-00144feabdc0.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor

Reforming China's Gulags
Xinhua News Agency, March 17, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21822684

Related:
李克强:劳教制度改革方案有望年内出台 (Premier Li Keqiang: RTL Reform Plan to be Introduced This Year)
Xinhua News Agency, March 17, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-03/3740327.html

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

North Korean Workers in China Face Stepped-up Restrictions
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/korea/workers-03152013155124.html

Rule of Law

李必丰上诉案开庭 绵阳警方证明射洪县非法抓人 (Court Hears Appeal of 12-Year Sentence by Li Bifeng, Sichuan Businessman and Dissident)
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-03152013113801.html

Society

Adult Children Ignoring Confucius Risk Lawsuits in China
Bloomberg, March 17, 2013
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-17/chinese-kids-who-ignore-confucious-face-state-backlash.html

Tibet

四川阿坝州两藏人自焚身亡 流亡藏人烛光哀悼 (Two More Tibetans Die from Self-Immolation )
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-03172013145143.html

Opinion

Time for Sino-Vatican Rapprochement
Caixin, March 18, 2013
http://english.caixin.com/2013-03-18/100503035.html