Monday, May 20, 2013

Death Penalty

China Eliminating Reliance on Executed Prisoners for Organs, but Cultural Attitudes a Barrier
Associated Press, May 17, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-eliminating-reliance-on-executed-prisoners-for-organs-but-cultural-attitudes-a-barrier/2013/05/17/9626143a-bee3-11e2-b537-ab47f0325f7c_story.html

Environment

Kunming Pollution Protest Is Tip of Rising Chinese Environmental Activism
The Guardian, May 16, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/chinas-choice/2013/may/16/kunming-pollution-protest-chinese-environmental-activism

Environmentalists Fear Dams on Nu Could Befoul One of China's Great Waterways
Irish Times, May 18, 2013
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/environmentalists-fear-dams-on-nu-could-befoul-one-of-china-s-great-waterways-1.1397752

Health

中国内地新增四例H7N9死亡病例 死亡总数达36例--WHO (WHO: Bird Flu Fatalities Reach 36)
Reuters, May 20, 2013
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE94J01B20130520

Human Rights Defenders

Chen Guangcheng Pressures the EU on 'Secret' Human Rights Talks with China
The Daily Telegraph, May 20, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10066972/Chen-Guangcheng-pressures-the-EU-on-secret-human-rights-talks-with-China.html

Related:
BBC News Hour (Interview with Chen Guangcheng at 30 seconds in)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 20, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p018bp40

陈光诚:不要对习李新政抱幻想 (Chen Guangcheng: Don’t Hold High Hopes for the Xi and Li Regime)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 20, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130520_chenguangcheng_china.shtml

Chinese LGBT Activists Held by Police During 'Gay Day'
International Business Times, May 18, 2013
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/468715/20130518/lgbt-china-police-gay-day-homophobia-eurovision.htm

Parole Refusal Sparks Fears For Jailed Chinese Dissident's Health
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/zhu-yufu-05172013145342.html

Information Control

Chinese Web Activists See New Pressure from Censors
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22566821

International Human Rights

欧洲对中国人权只是“隔靴搔痒” (German Rights Official Criticizes EU’s China Rights Policy as “Nowhere Near Enough”)
Deutsche Welle, May 18, 2013
http://dw.de/p/18aM1

Related:
专访德国人权专员勒宁 (German Rights Official Says Minority and Migrant Issues Key Topics in Sino-German Rights Dialogue)
Deutsche Welle, May 17, 2013
http://dw.de/p/18ZrS

人权对话从不能用“气氛友好”形容 (German Rights Official to Chinese Press: “Friendly Atmosphere” Cannot Describe Rights Dialogue)
Deutsche Welle, May 17, 2013
http://dw.de/p/18Zq9

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

India And China in The Arctic: Breeching The Monopoly – Analysis
The East African, May 18, 2013
http://www.eurasiareview.com/18052013-india-and-china-in-the-arctic-breeching-the-monopoly-analysis/

朝鲜军方扣押16名中国渔民 打8次电话索钱财 (N. Korea Detains 16 Chinese Fishermen, Seeks RMB 600,000 Ransom)
Global Times, May 20, 2013
http://mil.huanqiu.com/paper/2013-05/3949414.html

李克强寻求中印互信 边界问题惹人忧 (Li Keqiang Visits India as Border Issue Causes Worry)
Reuters, May 20, 2013
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE94J08S20130520

Related:
印度总理:不允许任何势力在印从事反华活动 (Indian P. M. Says Anti-Chinese Activities Not Permitted in Country)
Xinhua News Agency, May 20, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/w/2013-05-20/214827177125.shtml

朝鲜三天连射六枚导弹(更新版) (N. Korea Launches 6 Missiles in 3 Days)
Reuters, May 20, 2013
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE94J07R20130520

奥巴马针对中日确定亚洲外交团队 (Obama’s Asian Foreign Policy Team Will Focus on China and Japan)
Nikkei Chinese News (日经中文网), May 17, 2013
http://cn.nikkei.com/politicsaeconomy/politicsasociety/5565-20130517.html

Labor

Three New Suicides at Foxconn China Factory
Agence France-Presse, May 18, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1240712/three-new-suicides-foxconn-china-factory

Political and Economic Reform

英媒:“秘密文件”揭示习近平的铁腕 (Internal Document Reveals Xi’s Hard-Line Policy toward Liberals and Dissidents)
British Broadcasting Company, May 19, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/05/130519_press_memo_xi.shtml

Population

Greying China Taps Rural Elderly to Care for Those Even Older
Reuters, May 20, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/19/us-china-ageing-idUSBRE94I01420130519

萍乡湘东11人“超生”被开除党籍 各地严查违反作风建设行为 (Party Cadres Demoted for Exceeding Birth Quota)
Dahe Daily, May 20, 2013
http://jiangxi.jxnews.com.cn/system/2013/05/20/012426499.shtml

Protests and Petitions

Mayor's Tweet Sparks Anger Over Chinese PX Plan
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/plan-05172013103159.html

China Police Billions Spell Profit Opportunity
Straits Times, May 19, 2013
http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/asia/story/china-police-billions-spell-profit-opportunity-20130519

Rule of Law

Australians Say Chinese Legal System Unfair Even on Foreigners
Radio Australia, May 17, 2013
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/onairhighlights/australians-say-chinese-legal-system-unfair-even-on-foreigners/1132368

浙江高院向被冤叔侄各支付国家赔偿金110万余元 (Zhejiang High Court Awards Compensation for Wrongful Convictions)
Sina, May 20, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-05-20/145927174487.shtml

Technology

Bloomberg Snooping Scandal Alerts China on Data Security
Xinhua News Agency, May 19, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2013-05/19/c_132393186.htm

Opinion

及时公布有毒食品信息是执法底线 (Prompt Disclosure of Information Crucial to Enforcing Food Safety Laws)
Dongfang Morning Post, May 20, 2013
http://epaper.dfdaily.com/dfzb/html/2013-05/20/content_770390.htm

媒体札记:选择性公开 (Selective Transparency Undermines Public Safety and Trust in Government)
Financial Times, May 20, 2013
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001050506?full=y

Wishing for China's Trade, Fearing Its Prowess
The Japan Times, May 19, 2013
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2013/05/19/commentary/wishing-for-chinas-trade-fearing-its-prowess/#.UZo4XqLVB8E