Thursday, May 02, 2013

Business and Economics

中国8家主要银行不良债权增加 (Non-Performing Loans Increased in Eight Major Chinese Banks)
Nikkei Chinese News (日经中文网), May 02, 2013
http://cn.nikkei.com/china/cfinancial/5440-20130502.html

Civil Society

China’s Gays and Lesbians Join the Global Debate on Same-Sex Marriage
Time, May 01, 2013
http://world.time.com/2013/05/01/chinas-gays-and-lesbians-stymied-by-lack-of-marriage-equality/

Consumer Product Safety

我国瓶装水测菌仍按苏联标准 不及自来水 (China Still Uses Soviet Standards to Test Bottled Drinking Water)
People's Daily, May 02, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0502/c70731-21339430.html

Related:
China Still Tests Bottled Drinking Water Using 'Soviet Standards'
South China Morning Post, May 02, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1228136/china-tests-bottled-drinking-water-using-soviet-standards

Education

清华教授施一公当选美国两院院士 曾落选国科学院院士 (Chinese Biologist, Critical of Funding System in China, is Elected to U.S. Academy of Sciences)
The Beijing News, May 02, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0502/c70731-21337568.html

Environment

China's Air Pollution Scaring Away Expat Executives
Associated Press, May 02, 2013
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2013/05/02/environment/chinas-air-pollution-scaring-away-expat-executives/#.UYJ5M6KG18F

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

中国被列为缺乏新闻自由国家 (Freedom House Report: China Lacks Press Freedom)
Voice of America, May 02, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/freedom-of-press-in-china-2013-20130501/1652925.html

Health

钟南山:发病5日内使用达菲可显著减少H7N9重症 (H7N9 Expert: Tamiflu and Similar Drugs Can Significantly Reduce Severity of Illness)
China News Service, May 02, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-05-02/161227007963.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

Calls For Chinese Quake Activist's Release
Radio Free Asia, May 01, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/release-05012013111354.html

Information Control

国家互联网信息办部署打击网络谣言 (China Takes New Steps to Combat Rumors Online)
Xinhua News Agency, May 02, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0502/c1001-21343941.html

Related:
Regulator Clamps Down on Internet Rumors
Xinhua News Agency, May 02, 2013
http://english.caixin.com/2013-05-02/100522919.html

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

报告预言中国军事实力将抗衡美国
China is Seen Nearing U.S.'s Military Power in Region
The New York Times, May 02, 2013
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/article/world/2013/05/02/c02military/
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/02/world/asia/china-likely-to-challenge-us-supremacy-in-east-asia-report-says.html

China's Emotional Ties to North Korea Run Deep in Border City
Reuters, May 02, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/01/us-korea-north-border-idUSBRE94007F20130501

Israeli Leaders Blast Chinese Regime's Organ Harvesting, Persecution
The New American, May 01, 2013
http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/15266-israeli-leaders-blast-chinese-regimes-organ-harvesting-persecution

China Claims a Share in Kashagan, Kazakhstan Confirms
The Japan Times, May 01, 2013
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=40823&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=27&cHash=ad8b3c462fa421cc40a782629c72ca79

Intellectual Property Rights

美公布特别301报告 批乌克兰中国保护产权不力 (U.S. Anti-Piracy Report Again Lists China among Countries with Worst Record)
Voice of America, May 02, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/ustr-2013-301-report-20130501/1652826.html

Labor

China: A Billion Strong but Short on Workers
The Wall Street Journal, May 01, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323798104578455153999658318.html

China Media: Labour Issues
China Radio International, May 02, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22377826

Land, Property, Housing

地方政府能靠卖地应对债务危机吗 (IMF Says 80% of China's Local Govts Sell Land to Repay Debt, Crisis Critical)
The New York Times, May 02, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/article/business/2013/05/02/cc02imf/

National Defense,

外媒称中国正量产七个型号战舰令美国吃惊 (State Media: U.S. Military is Startled that China Could Afford to Build Seven Warship Models)
Global Times, May 02, 2013
http://mil.news.sina.com.cn/2013-05-02/0859723401.html

Society

开卷不再有益?73.2%受访者痛感垃圾书泛滥 (73.2% of People Surveyed are “Pained” by Trashy Books)
People's Daily, May 02, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0502/c70731-21338668.html

XUAR

China Says No Foreign Link in Xinjiang Violence
South China Morning Post, May 02, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1228260/china-says-no-foreign-link-xinjiang-violence

Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Artistic Freedom in China
The Times Literary Supplement , May 02, 2013
http://www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article1253407.ece

China Can Do More for Africa
Daily Monitor, May 02, 2013
http://www.monitor.co.ug/OpEd/Editorial/China-can-do-more-for-Africa/-/689360/1766936/-/jsbvob/-/index.html