Thursday, April 25, 2013

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

China Calls for Action on Lasting Peace in Middle East
Xinhua News Agency, April 25, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/777377.shtml#.UXlGIaKG18F

National Defense

U.S. Military Official Seeks Stronger U.S.-China Ties
Voice of America, April 25, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/dempsey-seeks-stronger-us-china-ties/1648556.html

Technology

Transparency Report
Google, April 25, 2013
http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/removals/government/

Tibet

Three Tibetans Die in Burning Protests
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/three-04242013160540.html

Related:
藏区两僧人自焚身亡 (Two Tibetan Monks Die in Self-Immolation)
Voice of America, April 24, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/two-monks-tibet-20130424/1648195.html

XUAR

U.S. Presses China on Uygur Rights after Unrest
Agence France-Presse, April 25, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1222614/us-presses-china-uygur-rights-after-unrest

Related:
China Urges U.S., after Boston Bombings, to Condemn Xinjiang "Terrorism"
Reuters, April 25, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/25/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBRE93O0BC20130425

Opinion

We Must Break the Culture of Silence Over Sex Crimes
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1222248/we-must-break-culture-silence-over-sex-crimes

L'embarras de Paris sur la question des droits de l'homme en Chine (The Embarrassment of Paris on the Issue of Human Rights in China)
Le Figaro, April 24, 2013
http://www.lemonde.fr/asie-pacifique/article/2013/04/24/l-embarras-de-paris-sur-la-question-des-droits-de-l-homme-en-chine_3165338_3216.html

Can Xi Jinping Bring Change to China’s Military?
The Diplomat, April 24, 2013
http://thediplomat.com/flashpoints-blog/2013/04/24/can-xi-jinping-bring-change-to-chinas-military/

Corruption

中国学生用现金收买英国导师被判刑 (Chinese Student in UK is Sentenced for Bribing Mentor and Carrying Fake Gun)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 24, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/uk/2013/04/130424_uk_chinese_student_bribery.shtml

Disasters

汶川震后为何仍有众多房屋垮塌
Why So Many Houses Collapsed in Sichuan
Economic Observer, April 24, 2013
CH: http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/0422/243009.shtml
EN:http://www.eeo.com.cn/ens/2013/0424/243103.shtml

China NGOs Turn to WeChat to Aid Quake Rescue
South China Morning Post, April 24, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1222049/china-ngos-turn-wechat-aid-quake-rescue

Protests Continue Among Quake-Hit Sichuan Residents
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/among-04232013152835.html

Environment

UN to Support China in Ending Production of Ozone-Depleting Substances by 2030
UN News Centre, April 24, 2013
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=44728

Health

台首名H7N9患者無接觸或生吃禽類 (Patient of First Taiwanese H7N9 Case Had No Contact with Poultry)
Hong Kong Radio (香港電台), April 24, 2013
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20130424/news_20130424_55_917551.htm

Related:
Taiwan Reports First Bird Flu Case Outside China
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 24, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22280958

Hong Kong

劉慧卿促湯顯明到立會交代送禮款待事宜 (Leading HK Democrat Urges Government to Explain ICAC Gifts to Mainland Officials)
Radio Television Hong Kong , April 24, 2013
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20130424/news_20130424_55_917542.htm

Related:
Ex-ICAC Boss Told to Explain Expensive Gifts
The Standard, April 24, 2013
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking_news_detail.asp?id=35268&icid=3&d_str=20130424

International Human Rights

China’s Criticism of U.S. on Human Rights Draws Support (and Mockery)
The New York Times, April 24, 2013
http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/23/chinas-criticism-of-u-s-on-human-rights-draws-support-and-mockery/

Rights Group Urges EU to Address Alleged Chinese Abuses
Voice of America, April 24, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/rights-group-urges-eu-to-address-alleged-chinese--abuses/1647759.html

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

印度要求中国从有争议边界撤回部队 (India Demands Chinese Troop Withdrawal from Disputed Border)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 23, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/04/130423_india_china_dispute_latest.shtml

Related:
外交部:中国部队没有越过中印边境实控线一步 (China Denies Troops Crossed Sino-Indian Border)
Eastday, April 24, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130424/u1a7349230.html

EU Parliament Backs PHL Arbitration Initiative Vs China
GMA News, April 24, 2013
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/305199/news/nation/eu-parliament-backs-phl-arbitration-initiative-vs-china

ASEAN Member States Should Work in Unison: HK Scholar
New Zealand Herald, April 24, 2013
http://www.nzweek.com/world/asean-member-states-should-work-in-unison-hk-scholar-61603/

Influx of Chinese Goldminers Sparks Tensions in Ghana
The Guardian, April 23, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/apr/23/influx-chinese-goldminers-tensions-ghana

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Nepal Promises China to Crack Down on Tibetan Refugees
Asian News International, April 24, 2013
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal-promises-China-to-crack-down-on-Tibetan-refugees-27732.html

Women

Rejecting the 'Leftover Women' Label
The New York Times, April 23, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/world/asia/24iht-letter24.html

XUAR

新疆喀什巴楚县发生暴力袭警事件
21 Dead in Clash with 'Gangsters' in Western China
The New York Times, April 24, 2013
CH:http://cn.nytimes.com/article/china/2013/04/24/cc24xinjiang/
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/world/asia/violence-in-western-china.html

Related:
“中国镇压政策导致新疆巴楚暴力事件” (China's Repressive Policies Led to Xinjiang Violence)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 24, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/04/130424_iv_dilixiati_xinjiang_killing.shtml

Opinion

Patrick Brown: China's Gathering Environmental Storm
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, April 24, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/04/22/f-vp-brown-china-environment.html

China's Future Relies Heavily on Ability to Accommodate Reform
The Sydney Morning Herald, April 24, 2013
http://www.smh.com.au/business/chinas-future-relies-heavily-on-ability-to-accommodate-reform-20130423-2icsf.html