Thursday, March 28, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

Swiss Baby Formula ‘Adulterated by Chinese Partner’
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1201986/swiss-baby-formula-adulterated-chinese-partner

Health

兰州称黄河浮尸每年约100具 未影响水质 (Lanzhou Government: 100 Corpses Found Annually in Yellow River, Water Quality Unaffected)
China News Service, March 28, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/03/28/255519.html

Hong Kong

香港“占领中环”运动宣布具体行动步骤 (Law Professor Announces “Occupy Central” Protest over General Election)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 27, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130327_hk_occupy_central.shtml

Related:
Occupy Central Hong Kong Supporters Ready to Block Traffic and Go to Jail for Democracy
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1201371/occupy-central-supporters-ready-block-traffic-and-go-jail-democracy


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

《新兴经济体蓝皮书:金砖国家发展报告(2013)》发布 (China’s Academy of Social Science Blue Paper Questions BRICS Miracle)
The Economic Observer, March 28, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/0328/241878.shtml

金砖五国建1000亿美元外汇储备资金库(BRICS Establish $100 Billion Contingency Fund)
Nikkei Chinese News (日经中文网), March 28, 2013
http://cn.nikkei.com/politicsaeconomy/economic-policy/5172-20130328.html

Related:
BRICS Bank, $100 Billion Contingency Fund Get Nod
The Financial Express, March 28, 2013
http://www.financialexpress.com/news/brics-bank-100-billion-contingency-fund-get-nod/1094297


Chinese General Leads Troops in Cyprus as Beijing Embraces U.N. Role
Reuters, March 27, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/27/us-cyprus-china-peacekeeping-idUSBRE92Q0OU20130327

China and Brazil Agree to US$30 Billion Currency Swap Deal
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1201363/china-and-brazil-agree-us30-billion-currency-swap-deal

Labor

27位老人为讨薪上访百次 镇干部伪造罢访书了事 (Shandong Officials Falsify Pledge by Elderly Villagers to End Petition over Unpaid Wages)
Shandong News (大众日报), March 28, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0328/c1001-20947823.html

Land, Property, Housing

Standoff Prompts Attack by Chinese Eviction Gang
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/arson-03272013171119.html

New Community Offers Officials Cheap Housing
The Economic Observer, March 28, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/ens/2013/0328/241874.shtml

Political and Economic Reform

Bottoms Up: Consumption in China May Be much Higher than Official Statistics Suggest
The Economist, March 28, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21574503-consumption-china-may-be-much-higher-official-statistics-suggest-bottoms-up

Elite in China Face Austerity Under Xi’s Rule
The New York Times, March 28, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/world/asia/xi-jinping-imposes-austerity-measures-on-chinas-elite.html

Religion

In the Beginning Was the Ideogram
The Economist, March 30, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21574529-china-has-become-one-largest-producers-bibles-world-beginning-was

Society

福布斯:中国中产群体已超过千万人 (Forbes: 10 Million+ Chinese Have Personal Investments of $100K-1 Million)
China News Service, March 28, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/03/28/255522.html

China's Cultural Revolution: Son's Guilt Over the Mother He Sent to Her Death
The Guardian, March 28, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/27/china-cultural-revolution-sons-guilt-zhang-hongping

Technology

Now China Seems to Be Targeting Human Rights Activists with Android Spyware
TechInAsia, March 27, 2013
http://www.techinasia.com/kaspersky-warns-android-spyware-aimed-at-china-human-rights-groups/

U.S. Law to Restrict Government Purchases of Chinese IT Equipment
Reuters, March 27, 2013
http://news.yahoo.com/u-law-restrict-government-purchases-chinese-equipment-210122056.html

Tibet

藏人行政中央正式承认四川康定高僧和尼姑为自焚者 (Exiled Tibetan Authority: China Claims 2 Self-Immolated Tibetans Died in Fire)
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-03272013163627.html

Tibetan Envoy Says China Can End Immolations
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1201657/tibetan-envoy-says-china-can-end-immolations