Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights

Outrage over China Tiger Abuse
Bangkok Post, May 07, 2013
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/348829/outrage-over-china-tiger-abuse

Consumer Product Safety

Yum Says Not Affected by China Mutton Scandal
Reuters, May 06, 2013
http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/05/06/us-yum-china-littlesheep-idINBRE94502E20130506

40 Tons of Tainted Pork Allegedly Sold in China
Time , May 07, 2013
http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/05/06/40-tons-of-tainted-pork-allegedly-sold-in-china/

Corruption

中国军方鹰派承认腐败是中国军队战斗力的第一杀手 (Military Hardliners Acknowledge Corruption is Main Threat to China's Military Capabilities)
Voice of America, May 07, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/military-corruption-20130507/1655989.html

Cyber Security

美发布中国军力报告
China’s Military Is Accused by U.S. In Cyberattacks
The New York Times, May 07, 2013
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/article/china/2013/05/07/c07pentagon/
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/article/china/2013/05/07/c07pentagon/en/

Related:
中国回应美国防部报告 称间谍活动指责毫无根据 (China Says U.S. Accusation of Chinese Cyberattacks is Groundless)
Reuters, May 07, 2013
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE94608V20130507

Environment

Where There's Smoke There's China
The Age, May 07, 2013
http://www.theage.com.au/world/where-theres-smoke-theres-china-20130507-2j5lk.html

Hong Kong Risks Losing 'Pink Dolphins' Because Of China's Pollution, Conservationists Warn
Huffington Post, May 07, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/06/hong-kong-pink-dolphins_n_3223579.html?utm_hp_ref=green

That Stink Is the Smell of Money: China's New Rubber-Farming Dilemma
The Atlantic, May 06, 2013
http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/05/that-stink-is-the-smell-of-money-chinas-new-rubber-farming-dilemma/275578/

Freedom of Association and Assembly

中纪委官员:严禁到公共场所拦截正常上访群众 (CPC Commission: Intercepting “Normal” Petitioners in Public Places is Strictly Prohibited)
China News Service, May 07, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0507/c70731-21393790.html

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

China’s Changing Internet Landscape
The New York Times, May 06, 2013
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/05/06/chinas-changing-internet-landscape/

Censorship Feeds Criticism of Chinese Poisoning Case
Bloomberg, May 06, 2013
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-06/censorship-feeds-criticism-of-chinese-poisoning-case.html

Health

中国大陆共确诊H7N9禽流感病例129例 死亡31人 (H7N9 Update: 31 Dead Out of 129 Total Cases)
Reuters, May 07, 2013
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE94604I20130507

Mental-Health Patients Given OK to Leave 'Have Nowhere To Go'
China Daily, May 07, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-05/07/content_16480683.htm

Hong Kong

汤显明又被指在任内曾收礼约450份 (Former Anticorruption Head in HK again Criticized for Accepting 450 Gifts)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 07, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130507_hkicac_tang.shtml

Hukou

国务院:年内出台居住证管理办法 推进户籍改革 (State Council: China Will Introduce Measure to Promote Hukou Reform This Year)
Caijing Magazine, May 07, 2013
http://economy.caijing.com.cn/2013-05-07/112748749.html

Related:
China to Press Ahead With Hukou Reform
Economic Observer, May 07, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/ens/2013/0507/243720.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

四川维权人士陈云飞仍下落不明 (Sichuan Rights Defender Chen Yuefei Unaccounted for after Taken by Police on May 4)
Voice of America, May 07, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/chen-yunfei-20130507/1656012.html

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

China Seeks to Extradite Kiwi over Prostitute Death
The New Zealand Herald, May 07, 2013
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10882116

China Seeks to Water Down Key World Bank Report
Financial Times, May 07, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a1ca36d2-b654-11e2-b1e5-00144feabdc0.html

Protests and Petitions

朱令案请愿签名突破十万 白宫或须回应 (100,000 Chinese Americans Petition White House to Investigate 1990s Poisoning Case)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 06, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130506_zhuling_white_house_petition.shtml

Tibet

拉萨古城被当局大肆改建 作家唯色呼吁全球拯救拉萨 (Tibetan Writer Woeser Asks World to Rescue Lhasa from Wanton Rebuilding)
Radio Free Asia, May 07, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ed-05062013130108.html

Chinese Mines Pollute Tibet's Rivers, Streams
Radio Free Asia, May 06, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/mines-05062013154914.html

Opinion

China’s Black Hole: Let's face it - We have little idea what's actually going on in Xinjiang and Tibet
Foreign Policy, April 26, 2013
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/04/26/china_s_black_hole_tibet_xinjiang

China Needs Justice, Not Equality
Foreign Affairs, May 06, 2013
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139365/martin-king-whyte/china-needs-justice-not-equality

Consumer Product Safety

上海市政府:9家销售问题羊肉熟食店已全部查处 (Nine Shops Selling Cooked Lamb Meat Closed for Investigation)
Sina, May 06, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-05-06/152927039577.shtml

Fears Grow in China Over Bottled Mineral Water
Radio Free Asia, May 03, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/water-05032013111712.html

Paper Products Removed Over Quality Problems
Shanghai Daily, May 06, 2013
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/05/06/Paper%2Bproducts%2Bremoved%2Bover%2Bquality%2Bproblems/

Environment

China, Japan, S. Korea to Promote Environmental Cooperation
Xinhua News Agency, May 06, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-05/06/c_132362888.htm

Plans to Harness Chinese River’s Power Threaten a Region
The New York Times, May 04, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/05/world/asia/plans-to-harness-chinas-nu-river-threaten-a-region.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

报道马三家酷刑Lens杂志“被停刊” (Lens Magazine is Halted after Masanjia Labor Camp Exposé)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 06, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130505_lens_magazine.shtml

PEN International Launches Report on Creative Freedom in China
Peninsula Metropolis Newspaper, May 03, 2013
http://www.pen.org/press-release/2013/05/03/pen-international-launches-report-creative-freedom-china

Related:
The PEN Report: Creativity and Constraint in Today's China
pennlive.com, May 06, 2013
http://www.pen-international.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/The-PEN-Report-Creativity-and-Constraint-in-Todays-China.pdf

Human Rights Defenders

江西近十维权人被拘禁 (10 in Jiangxi Detained for Requesting Release of Detained Lawyer)
Radio Free Asia, May 03, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy2-05032013130253.html

International Human Rights

Kerry Phones China Over Dissident's Nephew, Can't Reach Minister
Reuters, May 03, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/03/us-china-activist-usa-idUSBRE9420X320130503

Related:
克里就陈克贵狱中受虐给王毅打电话 (Kerry’s Call to Chinese Foreign Minister about Chen Kegui Goes Unanswered)
Voice of America, May 06, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/kerry-chen-kegui-20130503/1654360.html

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

结束对峙 中印从争议领土同时后撤 (China, India Retreat from Disputed Territory)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 05, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/05/130505_india_china_withdraw.shtml

China Returns 10 Abducted Vietnamese Children
Press Trust of India, May 04, 2013
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/china-returns-10-abducted-vietnamese-children-113050400185_1.html

Chinese Communist Party Pledges Responsible Investments in Myanmar
Eleven Myanmar, May 04, 2013
http://www.elevenmyanmar.com/business/3342-chinese-communist-party-pledges-responsible-investments-in-myanmar

Land, Property, Housing

Mongolian Herders Beaten For Refusing to Extend Lease to Chinese Farmers
Radio Free Asia, May 05, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/herders-05052013230429.html

Population

China's Barbaric One-Child Policy
The Guardian, May 05, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/may/06/chinas-barbaric-one-child-policy

Protests and Petitions

昆明民众五四抗议PX污染 成都抗议被压制 (Thousands in Kunming Protest Petrochemical Project, Planned Protest in Chengdu Quashed)
Voice of America, May 04, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/chinas-protest-on-may-fourth-20130504/1654667.html

Related:
To Silence Discontent, Chinese Officials Alter Workweek
National Public Radio, May 04, 2013
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/05/04/181154978/to-silence-discontent-chinese-officials-alter-calendar

China’s CNPC Defends Chengdu Chemical Plant Plan Amid Opposition
Bloomberg, May 05, 2013
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-05-05/china-s-cnpc-defends-chengdu-chemical-plant-plan-amid-opposition

Tibet

Another Tibetan Prisoner Released in Poor Health
Radio Free Asia, May 03, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/released-05032013161353.html

United Nations

UNESCO and China Highlight Role of Culture in Post-2015 Development Agenda
UN News Centre, May 03, 2013
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=44823&Cr=culture&Cr1=#.UYfFV6KG18F

XUAR

上海维族妇女抗议面临遣返 六人被拘热比娅吁国际关注 (Uyghur Women Stage Protest in Shanghai)
Radio Free Asia, May 05, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql-05052013110508.html

Opinion

China Must Stop Extracting Confessions Through Use of Torture
South China Morning Post, May 06, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1230704/china-must-stop-extracting-confessions-through-use-torture

China's Minority Problem is a Global Problem
Detroit Free Press, May 06, 2013
http://blogs.detroitnews.com/politics/2013/05/03/chinas-minority-problem-is-a-global-problem/