Friday, April 19, 2013

Environment

China Plans to Complete Climate Change Draft Law in Two Years
Bloomberg, April 18, 2013
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-04-18/china-to-complete-climate-change-law-draft-in-two-years

China's Climate Policy Will Not Be Deterred By EU Carbon Crisis, Official Says
Reuters, April 18, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/18/china-climate-policies-greenhouse-gas-emissions_n_3107538.html

Villagers Angered by Pollution
Shanghai Daily, April 19, 2013
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/04/18/Villagers%2Bangered%2Bby%2Bpollution/

Health

卫计委:人感染H7N9禽流感新增确诊病例5例 (Chinese Authorities: H7N9 Cases Total 87)
Global Times, April 18, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/livelihood/2013-04/3847323.html

Related:
别让养殖户“死”在等补贴政策的路上 (Don’t Let Poultry Farmers "Die" Waiting for Subsidies)
Xinhua News Agency, April 19, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/04/19/259248.html

Human Rights Defenders

Chinese Activist Jailed for Supporting School Campaign
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/anhui-04182013141011.html

Related:
We've Given Up All Hope: Chinese Activist Ends Campaign to Send Daughter to School
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1218081/weve-given-all-hope-chinese-activist-ends-campaign-send-daughter-school

For more information on Zhang Lin and Zhang Anni, see:
合肥声援张安妮就学活动遭清场
Police End Protest in Support of 10-Year-Old’s Right to Attend School
Human Rights in China, April 17, 2013
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6586
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6644

Two More Held After Street Campaign to Force Officials to Reveal Wealth
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1217804/two-more-held-after-street-campaign-force-officials-reveal-wealth

For more information on Zhao Changqing, see:
赵常青等7人因要求官员公示财产被刑拘
Criminally Detained: Zhao Changqing and Six Other Advocates of Public Disclosure of Officials’ Assets
Human Rights in China, April 19, 2013
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6646
EN: http://hrichina.org/content/6648

德国举办《自由》艺术展 艾未未受邀参展引德媒关注 (Ai Weiwei Invited to Attend “Freedom” Art Exhibition in Germany)
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/gr-04182013101932.html

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

Hundreds Protest Pipeline in Burma’s Rakhine State
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/burma/pipeline-04182013175129.html

Nice to See You, EU
The Economist, April 19, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21576440-chinese-investors-love-europes-companies-hate-its-bureaucracy-nice-see-you-eu

中国公司有意收购雅典国际机场 (Chinese Company Intends to Buy Athens International Airport)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/business/2013/04/130418_greece_airport_china.shtml

Law

China's IPR Protection Continues to Improve: Official
Xinhua News Agency, April 19, 2013
http://english.sina.com/china/2013/0419/583597.html

Media

习近平打车“假新闻”事件凸显中共文宣体制痼疾 (Faked Story of Xi Jinping Taking Cab Highlights Chronic Ill in Party Propaganda System)
Radio France Internationale, April 19, 2013
http://rfi.my/ZDUuzk

Related:
谁写了“习近平打出租”的假新闻? (Ta Kong Pao Beijing Bureau Chief, Deputy Chief Writer Faked Story of Xi Jinping in Cab)
Ta Kung Pao, April 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/04/130418_takungpao_authors.shtml

Political and Economic Reform

Hidden Benefits of China's Slower Growth
Financial Times, April 19, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/93f0ddc6-a822-11e2-8e5d-00144feabdc0.html

Climbing, Stretching and Stumbling
The Economist, April 19, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21576426-chinas-disappointing-new-growth-figures-are-not-end-world-climbing-stretching-and

Population

报告称全国剩男超1100万人 剩女硕士以上学历占4成 (Boys Outnumber Girls by 11 Million in China)
The Beijing Times, April 18, 2013
http://news.dayoo.com/china/201304/18/53868_30123984.htm

Opinion

Despite Harsh Words for North Korea, China Deepens Economic Ties
The Washington Post, April 19, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/04/18/despite-harsh-words-for-north-korea-china-deepens-economic-ties/

Where to Find Political Reform in China
The Wall Street Journal, April 19, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/04/19/where-to-find-political-reform-in-china