Friday, May 10, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

国会听证:中国食品安全威胁波及世界 (Congressional Hearing Highlights Need for Stricter Inspection of Chinese Food Imports)
Voice of America, May 9, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/congress-china-consumables-20130509/1657513.html

Death Penalty

Why China Executes So Many People
The Atlantic, May 9, 2013
http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/05/why-china-executes-so-many-people/275695/

Environment

How Are China’s Overseas Investments Affecting The Environment?
World Resources Institute, May 9, 2013
http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/05/how-are-chinas-overseas-investments-affecting-environment

For full issue brief, see:
Environmental and Social Policies in Overseas Investments: Progress and Challenges in China
World Resources Institute, May 2013
http://www.wri.org/publication/environmental-and-social-policies-in-overseas-investments-progress-and-challenges-for-china

Human Rights Defenders

Chinese Police Detain Anti-Graft Activist's Supporters
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/supporters-05092013144659.html

For more information on Liu Ping, see:
江西维权人士刘萍被刑拘
Activist Detained on Suspicion of “Inciting Subversion of State Power” after Calling for Disclosure of Officials’ Assets
Human Rights in China, May 9, 2013
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6678
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6677

Migrants

全国流动儿童达3581万 5年增幅高达41% (Migrant Children Population Up 41%)
People's Daily, May 9, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0509/c1001-21425441.html

Factory Women, Girl Power
Economist, May 11, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21577396-supply-female-factory-workers-dwindles-blue-collar-women-gain-clout-girl-power

Political and Economic Reform

官場世襲 子接父任粵副縣長 (Son to Succeed Father in High Office Raises Eyebrows)
Ming Pao, May 10, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130510/cab1.htm

Protests and Petitions

北京商场女子坠楼案网民质疑官方解释 (Netizens Question Official Conclusion of Mall Death in Beijing)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 10, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130510_china_fallen.shtml

Related:
Chinese Netizens Post 'Anti-Suicide Pledges'
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 10, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22478620

Society

Mao's Granddaughter Accused over China Rich List
The Telegraph, May 9, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10046550/Maos-granddaughter-accused-over-China-rich-list.html

Tibet

Exiled Tibetans Accept Beijing's Rule, says PM-in-Waiting
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1233531/exiled-tibet-pm-lobsang-sangay-not-challenging-china-communists

XUAR

塔里木大学近十维族生被拘留 “七五”周年前各高校设监控小组 (As Riot Anniversary Nears, Uyghur University Student Arrests Reported in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/tlm-05092013143923.html

Related:
Uyghur Students Detained in Regionwide Crackdown
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/crackdown-05092013114334.html

Opinion

权力在中国的傲慢态度
In China, Power is Arrogant
The New York Times, May 9, 2013
CN: http://cn.nytimes.com/article/opinion/2013/05/09/c09yu/
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/opinion/yu-in-china-power-is-arrogant.html

福建冤案昭雪但司法蒙羞 (Wrongful Convictions in Fujian Expose Serious Lack of Judicial Independence)
Yazhou Zhoukan, May 9, 2013
http://www.yzzk.com/cfm/Content_Archive.cfm?channel=ag&path=3494354932/19ag3.cfm