Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance

China Bans Searches on Celebrity First Lady
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/peng-liyuan-03252013173603.html

Consumer Product Safety

Amid Tensions, Chinese Fruit a Turnoff in Vietnam
The Japan Times, March 24, 2013
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2013/03/24/general/amid-tensions-chinese-fruit-a-turnoff-in-vietnam/#.UVG1OResjTo

中国央视节目披露嘉兴曾有人贩卖病死猪 (Arrested Merchant Says He Purchased Dead Pigs from Jiaxing for Sale)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 24, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130324_china_jiaxing_deadpig.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

Activist Inspires Hope Even as Chinese Repression Grows
USA Today, March 26, 2013
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/03/25/chinese-dissident-town/2013489/

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

越南指责中国在南海向其渔船开火
Vietnam Accuses China of Attack on Fishermen in South China Sea
Reuters, March 26, 2013
CH:http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE92P0AL20130326
EN:http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/26/us-vietnam-china-idUSBRE92P0A420130326

US Jails Chinese Engineer for Exporting Trade Secrets
美防务承包商前中国雇员泄密被判监
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 25, 2013
EN:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21935028
CH:http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/03/130326_us_military_secrets.shtml

Russia, China Must Be Part of Syria Chemical Arms Inquiry: Moscow
Reuters, March 25, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/25/us-syria-crisis-russia-idUSBRE92O08A20130325

Chinese Appetite Makes Peanuts the New 'Gold' in Senegal
Agence France-Presse, March 24, 2013
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gf0tYL8DoHHjanO6XUn8dRzej6Iw

Land, Property, Housing

造城运动这些年 土地价差获利30万亿 (Chinese Economist Says:Government Made RMB 30 Trillion from Land Expropriation for City Building)
Xiaoxiang Morning Herald, March 25, 2013
http://wap.ce.cn/yw/201303/25/t20130325_24227936.html

Protests and Petitions

湖南上千军转干上访求待遇 (Thousand Hunan Retired PLA Officials Petition Government for Better Treatment)
Voice of America, March 26, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-demobilized-demand-20130326/1628666.html

贵州千警持械镇压护地百姓 封村4日网络仍未恢复 (Guizhou Villagers Clash with Thousand Armed Police, Internet Blocked for 4th Day)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-03252013140314.html

Rule of Law

王成:高法未依法回复人大选举无效诉讼 (Lawyer Says High Court Ignored His Complaint of NPC Leader Election Illegality)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130326_wangcheng_jw.shtml

Society

Chinese College Graduates Play It Safe and Lose Out
The Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578340530200654140.html?mod=rss_about_china

China's Elderly Exposed to Suicide Risk
Asia Times Online, March 26, 2013
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-260313.html

Tibet

达赖喇嘛驻北美代表与纽约民运人士等聚会交流 (Chinese Consulate Mobilized Students to Protest Dalai Lama’s Chicago Visit)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ml-03252013140707.html

Opinion

What Xi's Travel Plans Say about China's Foreign Policy
Caixin, March 26, 2013
http://english.caixin.com/2013-03-26/100506661.html