Friday, April 12, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

新华社3问维C银翘片涉毒:潜规则要“潜”多久 (Xinhua: Lax Government Supervision Responsible for Drug Toxicity?)
Sina, April 11, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-04-11/112926795851.shtml

Death Penalty

China Keeps Death Penalty Figures Secret
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/death-04102013171051.html

Education

教育部:高校毕业生就业形势严峻 已进入关键期 (Ministry of Education: Unemployment of College Graduates Critical)
The Beijing News, April 11, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/04/11/257658.html

Environment

China Pollution May Hold Silver Lining for California
The Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2013
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-brown-china-environment-20130411,0,159929.story

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

中国拟出新规保护个人信息 专家称刑责条款威慑强 (China Issues New Draft Rules to Protect Privacy with Tough Penalties for Violators)
Eastday, April 11, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130411/u1a7317791.html

Government

31省市人大官网调查:没有公开一个代表手机号码 (People’s Deputies in Provinces, Cities Across China are Hard to Reach)
China Youth Daily, April 11, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0411/05/8S5GDVTN0001124J.html

Health

全国已确诊38例人感染H7N9病例 其中10人死亡 (Bird Flu Has Claimed 10 Lives and Sickened 38)
Sina, April 11, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-04-11/184126799103.shtml

Related:
China’s Actions in Flu Cases Draw Critics
The New York Times, April 10, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/11/world/asia/delay-on-china-avian-flu-announcement-questioned.html

Chinese Doctors Nearly Come to Blows at Bedside of Terminal Patient over Who Gets His Organs
The Daily Telegraph, April 11, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9986355/Chinese-doctors-nearly-come-to-blows-at-bedside-of-terminal-patient-over-who-gets-his-organs.html

Hukou

北京不限户籍招聘1000名农村中小学教师 (Beijing to Hire 1,000 Teachers for Nearby Rural Areas without Hukou Requirement)
Sina, April 11, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-04-11/170526798281.shtml

11省18名律师致信人社部 建议取消公考户籍限制 (Lawyers from 11 Provinces Urge Removing Hukou Requirement for Civil Service Test)
People's Daily, April 11, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0411/c70731-21102310.html

Human Rights Defenders

维权人士合肥接力绝食抗议安妮被剥夺上学权 (Lawyers and Activists Start Hunger Strike in Hefei to Protest Girl Being Barred from School)
Voice of America, April 11, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/dissident-daughter-wrote-to-chinese-first-lady-20130411/1639142.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)

Asean, China to Meet on Maritime Code of Conduct
South China Morning Post, April 11, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1212449/asean-china-meet-maritime-code-conduct

Chinese Expert on North Korean Affairs Warns of 70pc Chance of War
South China Morning Post, April 11, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1211777/chinese-expert-north-korean-affairs-warns-70pc-chance-war

Related:
North Korea, China's Problem Child
The Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2013
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-north-korea-20130411,0,5545362.story

Korea is the Focus, but This is China Versus Japan
The Guardian, April 10, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/10/korea-focus-china-versus-japan-oil

Related:
Japan Gives Taiwan Rare Concession in East China Sea Dispute
Voice of America, April 11, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/japan-gives-taiwan-rare-concession-in-east-china-sea-dispute/1639135.html

June Fourth

香港高考六四事件试题受学界赞赏 (HK Includes “June Fourth” Question in High School Diploma Exam)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 11, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/04/130411_hongkong_exam_tiananmen.shtml

Labor

调查组:吉林八宝煤矿两起事故致53人死瞒报7人 (53 Died in Jilin Mine Accidents, Seven More than Previously Reported)
Net Ease, April 11, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0411/16/8S6OJFHO0001124J.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor

“上访妈妈”唐慧起诉永州市劳教委案12日开庭 (Hunan Court to Hear Challenge of RTL Decision by Petitioner Seeking Justice for Daughter)
Eastday, April 11, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130411/u1a7317258.html

Rule of Law

温州双规时猝死官员家属要求看监控遭拒 (Authorities Refuse to Let Family See Video of Wenzhou Official Who Died in “Shuanggui”)
People's Daily, April 11, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0411/c70731-21093919.html