Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance

Censors Delete 'China Dream' Song
Radio Free Asia, April 09, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/delete-04082013155845.html

Consumer Product Safety

China Jails Six for Selling Dirty Cooking Oil as New
South China Morning Post, April 09, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1210615/china-jails-six-selling-dirty-cooking-oil-new

Chicken Safe to Eat If Cooked Properly
China Daily, April 09, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-04/09/content_16385076.htm

Corruption

网曝海南抱罗镇政府有钱盖办公楼无钱修路 (Hainan Township Government Fixes New Office Building, Not Old Roads)
Sina, April 09, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-04-09/152126774496.shtml

河北官员被举报拥9套房 告诫记者:勿互相伤害 (Hebei Official’s Ownership of Nine Houses Exposed, Warns Reporter of “Mutual Harm”)
People's Daily, April 09, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0409/c14562-21065609.html

Environment

昆明“牛奶河”浇灌西瓜减产 官方称饮用没问题 (Kunming Authorities Say Milky River Water Drinkable)
Xinhua News Agency, April 09, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-04-09/211726777005.shtml

Health

Over 200 Dead Pigs Found in Changzhou Waterway
China Daily, April 09, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-04/09/content_16387262.htm

Human Rights Defenders

Clashes as Activist's Daughter Is Denied Schooling
Radio Free Asia, April 09, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/denied-04082013134204.html

For more information on Zhang Anni, see:
合肥警方非法拘禁张林和10岁女儿
Activist and Ten-year-old Daughter Illegally Detained before Forcible Removal from Hefei
Human Rights in China, March 1, 2013
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6586
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6585

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

Chile's Copper Giant Eyes China Market
The Standard, April 09, 2013
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking_news_detail.asp?id=34542

Is China Ready to Abandon North Korea?
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 09, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22062589

Wary of China, Companies Head to Cambodia
The New York Times, April 09, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/09/business/global/wary-of-events-in-china-foreign-investors-head-to-cambodia.html

Land, Property, Housing

沈阳一公司房产遭强拆 官方:记者不要过多介入 (Shenyang Officials Tell Reporters to Stay Away from Forced Demolition Case)
Net Ease, April 09, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0409/20/8S20T9GC0001124J.html

Open Government Information

2013中国财政透明度报告:31省份公开信息不到1/3 (Study Shows 31 Provinces “Less Than One-Third Transparent” with Financial Information)
People's Daily, April 09, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0409/c1001-21068799.html

Political and Economic Reform

Fitch Downgrades China’s Credit Rating
Financial Times, April 09, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/591224c8-a0ff-11e2-bae1-00144feabdc0.html

Population

女子被强迫做结扎手术后死亡 官方出100万封口 (Hubei Woman Dies from Forced Tubal Ligation, Family Receives RMB One Million Hush Money)
Yunnan Xinxi Bao, April 09, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130409/u1a7312952.html

Related:
Hubei: Woman Dies After the Authorities Forcibly Sterilize Her
AsiaNews, April 08, 2013
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Hubei:-woman-dies-after-the-authorities-forcibly-sterilise-her-27594.html

The Backroom Battle Delaying Reform of China's One-Child policy
Reuters, April 08, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/08/us-china-onechild-insight-idUSBRE93714S20130408

Protests and Petitions

广东民主人士举牌抗议刑拘刘远东 (Guangdong Activists Protest 45-day Detention of Protestor of N Korea Nuclear Test)
Voice of America, April 09, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/liuyuandong-china-20130409/1637607.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor

辽宁将调查马三家劳教所酷刑事件 (Liaoning Authorities to Investigate Torture in Masanjia RTL Facility)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 09, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/04/130409_masanjia_torture.shtml

Opinion

苹果道歉、微信收费与“中国特色” (Apology from Apple, Fee for “WeChat,” and Chinese Characteristics)
Financial Times, April 09, 2013
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001049833?full=y

趙楚 環境災變的體制成因 (Zhao Chu: Systematic Reason for Environmental Disasters)
iSun Affairs (陽光時務週刊), April 08, 2013
http://www.isunaffairs.com/?p=16296