Friday, May 03, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

维权法官李建峰被监禁11年后获释处境艰难 (Rights Defense Judge Li Jianfeng Released after Serving 11 Years for “Subversion” Appeals for Help)
Radio Free Asia, May 02, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-05022013134809.html

For more information on Li Jianfeng:
原法官因“颠覆罪”服刑11年 获释后生活困顿
Former Judge, Released After 11 Years' Imprisonment for “Subversion,” Appeals for Help
Human Rights in China, May 01, 2012
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5791
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5790

美将向中国高层表达关注陈克贵狱中受虐 (U.S. to Raise Chen Kegui Case with High-Level Chinese Leaders)
Voice of America, May 03, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/us-china-chen-kegui-20130502/1653534.html

Related:
Kerry to Raise Case of Jailed Chinese Dissident's Nephew Again
Reuters, May 03, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-dissident-kerry/1653567.html

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

美宇航局前中国雇员被勒令离境 (Laptop of Chinese Accused as NASA Spy Contains Porn, Not Govt Secrets)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 03, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130503_china_spy_suspect_porn.shtml

Myanmar's Opposition Set for Historic China Visit - but Suu Kyi 'Too Old' to Go
South China Morning Post, May 03, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1229177/myanmars-opposition-set-historic-china-visit-suu-kyi-too-old-go

Why US Firms Are Turning to Mexico, Leaving China Behind
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 03, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-22372163

US Study Sees China 'Coercive Power' on Japan
Straits Times, May 03, 2013
http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/asia/story/us-study-sees-china-coercive-power-japan-20130503

Russia, China Oppose UN Visit to Syrian Refugee Camps
Agence France-Presse, May 03, 2013
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130503/russia-china-oppose-un-visit-syrian-refugee-camps

June Fourth

香港各界开启今年六四纪念活动 方励之自传出版披露逃美细节 (New Autobiography Reveals Details of Fang Lizhi Escape)
Radio Free Asia, May 03, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/sy2-05022013110226.html

熊焱被拒签难圆返乡探亲梦 斥当局阔论中国梦自欺欺人 (Denied Visa to China, Former Tiananmen Student Leader Says “Chinese Dream” is Empty Talk)
Radio Free Asia, May 02, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/th-05022013095135.html

Land, Property, Housing

Cat and House
The Economist, May 03, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21577118-soaring-house-prices-continue-pose-political-problem-chinas-leaders-cat-and-house?fsrc=rss

Build It and They Might Come
The Economist, May 03, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21577115-western-provinces-can-still-be-wild-place-development-build-it-and-they-might-come?fsrc=rss

Law

China's Mental Health Law Unlikely to End Petitioners' Incarcerations
Radio Free Asia, May 03, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/psychiatric-05022013142403.html

National Defense

China Emerging as New Force in Drone Warfare
Associated Press, May 03, 2013
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-emerging-force-drone-warfare-19098566#.UYPIBKKG18F

Rule of Law

孟建柱:在中国实现社会公平最根本的是法治 (Political and Legal Affairs Head: Rule of Law is Fundamental to Social Justice)
People's Daily, May 03, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0503/c1001-21355790.html

福清纪委爆炸案宣判,“冤案曝光期”到来? (Five in Fuqing Bombing Freed after 12 Years, as Fujian Supreme Court Overthrows Verdict)
Deutsche Welle, May 03, 2013
http://bit.ly/100ugLF

Tibet

西藏前政治犯组织吁国际为洛桑丹增提供就医机会 (Tibetan NGO Asks International Community to Provide Medical Care to Released Tibetan Prisoner)
Tibetan Activist Freed in Critical Condition After 25 Years in Prison
Radio Free Asia, May 03, 2013
CH:http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-05022013152715.html EN:http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/freed-05022013170737.html

Opinion

Xi Makes The Economist Cover Again, but Beijing's Censors Are Unimpressed
South China Morning Post, May 03, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1229000/xi-jinping-makes-economist-cover-again-why-beijing-not

Does China Have a Strategy?
Asia Times Online, May 02, 2013
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-020513.html

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