Friday, June 14, 2013

Children

幼儿园业主将荷载5人轿车改成校车 挤入21名儿童 (Kindergarten Owner Overloads Five-Passenger Sedan with 21 Children in Daily Commute)
China News Service, June 14, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0614/18/91BO7U1J00014JB6.html

Corruption

律师称刘志军374套房不实 系丁羽心等名下财产 (Defense Lawyer Says 374 Properties Do Not Belong to Rail Minister on Trial for Corruption)
The Beijing News, June 14, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0614/c1001-21835536.html

Culture

Body Politic: Gao Brothers Photographs Are Naked Criticism of Modern China
The Independent, June 14, 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/body-politic-gao-brothers-photographs-are-naked-criticism-of-modern-china-8658015.html

Cyber Security

好一个伪君子——美"棱镜门"引中国网民痛批 (Xinhua: Chinese Netizens Call U.S. a “Hypocrite” in Wake of Snowden’s Revelation)
Xinhua News Agency, June 14, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130614/u1a7455015.html

Eric Holder Promises Edward Snowden Will Face Justice
Financial Times, June 14, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3f3ac846-d4aa-11e2-8639-00144feab7de.html

中國日報:美監控手段不合理 (Official Chinese Media Outlets Criticize U.S. Surveillance Methods)
Ming Pao, June 14, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130614/gad1.htm

Health

美国报告:中国移民体内重金属含量高 (U.S. Report: Chinese Immigrants Show High Levels of Heavy Metals)
Deutsche Welle, June 14, 2013
http://dw.de/p/18pOy

Hong Kong

Strange Haven: Freedom without Democracy Leads Hong Kong into All Sorts of Trouble
The Economist, June 15, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21579475-freedom-without-democracy-leads-hong-kong-all-sorts-trouble-strange-haven

港立法会议员致信奥巴马吁宽容斯诺登 (Two HK Legislators Urge Obama to Be Tolerant towards Snowden)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 14, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/06/130614_hk_snowden_obama.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

刘霞致信习近平:“别使我们变成中国噩梦?” (Liu Xiaobo’s Wife in Open Letter to Xi Jinping: “Don’t Let Our ‘Chinese Dream’ Become a Nightmare”)
Deutsche Welle, June 14, 2013
http://dw.de/p/18pBu

张林父女失联络引外界关注 (Zhang Lin and Daughter Not Heard from after Receiving Overseas Fund)
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/fy-06132013100143.html

For more information on Zhang Lin and his daughter, see:
合肥声援张安妮就学活动遭清场
Police End Protest in Support of 10-Year-Old’s Right to Attend School
Human Rights in China, April 17, 2013
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6637
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/content/6644

被构陷入狱维权村长许坤提前获释 政府加强控制村民不满升级 (Authorities Tighten Control on Villagers after Rights Defense Village Chief’s Prison Release)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-06132013100100.html

For more information on Xu Kun, see:
广西维权村长许坤获释
Guangxi Rights Defense Village Chief Released from Prison
Human Rights in China, June 12, 2013
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6742
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/content/6741

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment)

Over There: China Ponders Sending More Combat Troops on UN Peacekeeping Missions
The Economist, June 15, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21579495-china-ponders-sending-more-combat-troops-un-peacekeeping-missions-over-there

The Cheapest Thing Going is Gone
The Economist, June 15, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21579488-after-enduring-decade-criticism-its-weakness-chinas-currency-now-looks-uncomfortably

Political and Economic Reform

"Chinese Dream" Trumps the Constitution, Says Communist Party Paper
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1260791/chinese-dream-trumps-constitution-says-communist-party-paper

Society

山西5岁男童被火车撞死 铁路方索要出警救护费 (Authorities Deduct “Rescue Fee” from Compensation for Boy Crushed to Death by Train)
China News Service, June 14, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0614/20/91BTF8PL00014JB6.html

北京高考生信息被售卖 2万人信息卖800元 (Personal Information of 20,000 Beijing Gaokao Students Sold to Telemarketers)
Beijing Youth Daily, June 14, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/2013-06-14/120127397007.shtml

Taiwan

习吴会 吴伯雄首度提“一个中国框架”回应大陆 (Honorary KMT Chairman Affirms “One China Framework” in Meeting with Xi)
Global Times, June 14, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130614/u1a7455168.html

Tibet

体制内学者建议中共重新思考西藏政策 (Professor at CPC School: Government Must Re-Think Tibet Policy)
Voice of America, June 14, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-tibet-part-1-20130614/1681687.html

Women

西安雁塔城管局辞退全部女监督员 称女性不适合 (Xi’an Dismisses all Female Urban Management Inspectors, Claims Women “Unsuitable for Job”)
Hua Shang Wang, June 14, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-06-14/012827391416.shtml

XUAR

Chinese Controls on Uyghur Students Ahead of Ramadan
外省回疆维族生电脑须被检查 斋月推出“十户联保”罚封斋
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2013
EN:http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-06132013104647.html CH:http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/students-06132013105142.html

Opinion

U.S. Retreat Is China's Opportunity
The Wall Street Journal, June 14, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323495604578539603440889298.html