Friday, May 03, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

中国最高法院通报危害食品安全罪量刑 (China’s High Court Issues Instructions on How to Apply Food Safety Law)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 03, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130503_food_safety_regulation.shtml

Related:
最高法:地沟油按“掺入有毒非食品原料”定罪 (Supreme Court Criminalizes Use of Gutter Oil in Food)
People's Daily, May 03, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-05/3898200.html

中国破获鼠肉加明胶充羊肉案 (China Cracks Rat-Meat-Sold-as-Lamb Case)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 03, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130503_china_mice_lamb.shtml

Related:
Rat Meat Sold as Lamb Highlights Food Fears in China
The New York Times, May 03, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/04/world/asia/rat-meat-sold-as-lamb-in-china-highlights-fears.html?_r=1&

Environment

Is China Really a Climate Change Leader?
The Guardian, May 03, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/chinas-choice/2013/may/02/china-climate-change-leader

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

Writers Around the World Call on China to Respect Freedom of Expression
The Guardian, May 03, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/may/03/writers-world-china-freedom-expression

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