Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Environment

多个豪华别墅和高尔夫球场项目“包抄”抚仙湖 (Developers Permitted to Build Golf Courses around Tightly Protected Lake in Yunnan)
China Youth Daily, April 17, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2013-04/16/c_124584593.htm

Freedom of Association and Assembly

'Spring' in The Air for NGOs?
China Daily, April 17, 2013
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-04/17/content_16413494.htm

Health

中国确诊82例人感染H7N9禽流感病例 死亡17人 (H7N9 Update: 17 Dead, 82 Sickened)
China.com, April 17, 2013
http://www.china.com.cn/news/txt/2013-04/17/content_28574795.htm

Related:
International Health Team Flying to China to Help Assess Deadly Flu Outbreak, UN Reports
UN News Centre, April 17, 2013
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=44669

As Cancer Rates Rise in China, Trust Remains Low
The New York Times, April 17, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/world/asia/18iht-letter18.html

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

Chinese Unconcerned About Threats across River
Irish Times, April 17, 2013
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/chinese-unconcerned-about-threats-across-river-1.1361342

Myanmar Cleans House--China's Worst Nightmare?
Financial Times, April 15, 2013
http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2013/04/15/myanmar-cleans-house-chinas-worst-nightmare

June Fourth

Tiananmen Protest Reappraisal 'Still Unlikely'
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/tiananmen-04162013103223.html

Media

新闻出版广电总局将加强采编人员网络活动管理 (China Issues Regulation Banning Media from Referencing “Foreign News Products”)
China Press and Publishing Journal , April 17, 2013
http://ndnews.oeeee.com/html/201304/16/48825.html

Related:
China Tightens Media Regulations
Economic Observer, April 17, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/ens/2013/0417/242711.shtml

National Defense

China, Russia Spent More on Defence; India, USA Less
The Tribune-Democrat, April 16, 2013
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130417/main7.htm

Related:
Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2012
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, April 17, 2013
http://books.sipri.org/product_info?c_product_id=458

Open Government Information

律师举报北京副市长被拘 市民要求官员公开财产被抓 (Police Detain Beijing Lawyer Calling for Disclosure of Official Assets)
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-04162013101606.html

Society

官媒民调“中国梦” 自讨没趣 (Party Organ Stopped Online Survey Showing 80% of Respondents Dislike One-Party Rule)
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/sy2-04162013125941.html

Social Media in China Redraws Old Battle Lines between Left and Right
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/world/asia/18iht-letter18.html

Technology

EU Trade Chief Seeks Backing to Investigate China's Huawei, ZTE: Diplomats
Reuters, April 16, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/16/us-eu-china-telecoms-idUSBRE93F1D820130416

Tibet

20岁藏族妇女在四川自焚 (20-Year-Old Tibetan Mother of Three in Sichuan Dies in Self-Immolation)
Voice of America, April 17, 2013
http://newsdb.hrichina.info/cn/articles/new

Related:
Thousands Gather After Young Tibetan Mother Self-Immolates
Radio Free Asia, April 16, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/gather-04162013140411.html

Opinion

小心“安慰剂”的副作用 (Do People Need a Placebo? Government’s Herbal Tea Approach to H7N9 Questioned)
Economic Observer, April 14, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/0414/242600.shtml

Related:
Why Chinese Officials Are Prescribing Herbal Tea To Ward Off Deadly Bird Flu
Worldcrunch, April 16, 2013
http://bit.ly/12mnlgX

Why It's Time to End China-Bashing on The Environment
The Guardian, April 16, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/16/time-end-china-bashing-environment

Beijing Should Consider Redefining 'One China'
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1216187/beijing-should-consider-redefining-one-china