Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Corruption

China probes U.K. pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline after corruption claims aired
Forbes, July 1, 2013
http://www.forbes.com/sites/simonmontlake/2013/07/01/china-probes-u-k-pharmaceutical-firm-glaxosmithkline-after-corruption-claims-aired/

北航数学院原主任被判10年 260万科研费炒期货 (Former mathematics dean of a Beijing university sentenced to ten years in prison for misappropriating RMB 2.6 million in research funds to invest in futures)
Beijing News, July 1, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0701/c1001-22027252.html

Environment

No quick end in sight for Beijing smog
AsiaOne News, July 2, 2013
http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130702-433887.html

Call for transparency over China's water quality
Radio Free Asia, July 1, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/quality-07012013163443.html

Polluters paid to join govt environment org
Global Times, July 1, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/793044.shtml

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

Stronger laws urged to protect personal information
China Daily, July 1, 2013
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2013-07/01/content_16694049.htm

Hong Kong

Occupy Central Movement gaining support among young
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1273490/occupy-central-movement-gaining-support-among-young

Human Rights Defenders

Blind activist Chen Guangcheng faces tough road in redefining himself in U.S.
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1272054/blind-activist-chen-guangcheng-faces-tough-road-redefining-himself-us

International Relations

Report to U.S. Congress notes concerns over Cambodia-China ties
Cambodia Daily, July 1, 2013
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/report-to-us-congress-notes-concerns-over-cambodia-china-ties-32711/

Political and Economic Reforms

习近平任内至少会有两次社会危机 (Influential Chinese commentator predicts major social upheavals during Xi Jinping's rule)
Deutsche Welle, July 1, 2013
http://www.dw.de/习近平任内至少会有两次社会危机/a-16918021

Protests and Petitions

国家信访局网上投诉首日系统瘫痪消息不实, (National Petitions Office's new online submission system did not crash on first day)
Xinhua News Agency, July 2, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2013-07/02/c_116361633.htm

Related:
国家信访局门户网站网上投诉全面放开受理内容 (Petitions Office launches online submission system)
Heilongjiang News, July 1, 2013
http://www.hljnews.cn/gn_gj/2013-07/01/content_2031061.htm

Rule of Law

昆明城管“临时工”7月1日起禁止执法 (New regulations in Kunming bar 'temporary' urban management personnel from enforcing the law)
Yunnan Online, June 30, 2013
http://yn.yunnan.cn/html/2013-06/30/content_2786281.htm

Social Security

“常回家看看”入法 律师呼吁出台司法解释 (Lawyers call for judicial interpretation of new law that requires adults to regularly visit their parents)
Xinhua News Agency, July 2, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/local/2013-07/02/c_124940700.htm

Related:
Deadbeat couple first offenders of new law to protect elderly
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1273376/deadbeat-couple-first-offenders-new-law-protect-elderly

China law 'forcing' children to visit parents ridiculed
Agence France-Presse, July 1, 2013
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hmdmgs1hSiG-Xzwul75yHMHH-sZw?docId=CNG.2489a43c562b1a9baeaf654f3c6341e4.3d1

Full text of the Law on the Protection of the Rights of Elderly People [老年人权益保障法(修订草案)全文]
China National People’s Congress Online, July 2, 2013
http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/lfgz/flca/2012-07/06/content_1729109.htm

Tibet

Address grievances of Tibetans in Tibet: UNHR asks China
Tibet Post, July 1, 2013
http://www.thetibetpost.com/en/news/international/3499-address-grievances-of-tibetans-in-tibet-unhr-asks-china

XUAR

EU Asks China for clarity on Xinjiang violence
Associated Press, July 1, 2013
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/eu-asks-china-clarity-xinjiang-violence-19540759

China state media blames Syria rebels for Xinjiang violence
Reuters, July 1, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/01/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBRE96005I20130701

Opinion

Recalibrating expectations on labor camp reform
Wall Street Journal, June 28, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/06/28/recalibrating-expectations-on-labor-camp-reform/

京华时报:应为“常回家看看”留自治空间 (On elderly care, government should exercise legislative restraint and avoid judicial expansionism)
Jinghua Times, July 1, 2013
http://comments.caijing.com.cn/2013-07-02/112981933.html

中国青年报:“做好删帖工作”就能消除恐慌?(Public panic or speculations should be addressed by greater transparency, not by online censorship)
China Youth Daily, July 2, 2013
http://comments.caijing.com.cn/2013-07-02/112981311.html

Edward Snowden Case

Kerry says Snowden affair will not upset China relations
The New York Times, July 1, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/02/world/asia/john-kerry-china-relations.html

Hong Kong

香港七一游行结束 组织者称参加者达43万 (July 1 petition for fully democratic elections in 2017 draws 430,000 participants)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 1, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130701_hk_rally_latest.shtml

Thousands brave typhoon rains demanding China honor Hong Kong democracy pledge
Reuters, July 1, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/01/us-hongkong-march-idUSBRE9600AP20130701

See the "Hong Kong July 1st Demonstration 2013" photo album on HRIC's Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/hrichina

International Relations

Ghana’s crackdown on Chinese gold miners hits one rural area hard
The New York Times, June 29, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/30/world/asia/ghanas-crackdown-on-chinese-gold-miners-hits-one-rural-area-hard.html

Open Government Information

”No reply” on bid for China online surveillance data
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/bid-06282013103439.html

Related:
Snowden affair prompts lawyer to request disclosure of surveillance information
谢燕益:就斯诺登事件致公安部信息公开申请书
Human Rights in China, June 25, 2013
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6765
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6766

Political and Economic Reform

習近平:選幹部不以票取人 (Xi Jinping: selection of party officials should not be decided by votes)
Ming Pao, June 30, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130630/cac1.htm

中共党员总数突破8500万 (Total CPC members exceeds 85 million)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 1, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130701_ccp_members.shtml

Mixed messages: Xi Jinping signals left while turning right. Or is it the other way round?
The Economist, July 1, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21580195-xi-jinping-signals-left-while-turning-right-or-it-other-way-round-mixed-messages

Protests and Petitions

外交部前要求参与“人权报告”撰写的访民被清场 (Activists petitioning for participation in drafting of human rights report for the UN taken away by police)
Boxun, July 1, 2013
http://www.peacehall.com/news/gb/china/2013/07/201307011247.shtml

Related:
Chinese Activists Calling for Greater Participation in China’s International Human Rights Reporting Taken Away by Police
Human Rights in China, July 1, 2013
http://hrichina.org/content/6801

Beijing, police "tolerate" pro human rights sit-in
Asia News, June 27, 2013
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing,-police-tolerate-pro-human-rights-sit-in-28317.html

XUAR

Chinese authorities confirm police fired at Uyghur protesters
Radio Free Asia, June 30, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/violence-06302013201357.html

新疆武警7萬兵力冠全國 (70,000 armed police deployed in Xinjiang, largest number in a single province)
Ming Pao, July 1, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130701/caa2.htm

Opinion

Standing at the crossroads
Caixin, July 1, 2013
http://english.caixin.com/2013-07-01/100550000.html