Friday, July 05, 2013

Death Penalty

菲女毒贩被中国处死 菲总统曾为其向习近平求情 (Filipina drug convict executed despite plea from Philippine president to Xi Jinping)
Global Times, July 4, 2013
http:// news.163.com/13/0704/03/92TJ12P700014JB6.html

Environment/Open Government Information

土壤里还有多少秘密? (Government continues to withhold soil contamination data as public concerns mount)
Xinmin Weekly, July 4, 2013
http://www.xinminweekly.com.cn/News/Content/2521

China gears up to tackle tainted water
Nature, July 3, 2013
http://www.nature.com/news/china-gears-up-to-tackle-tainted-water-1.13319

Health

Rubber checks bounce in a Chinese boom
The Age, July 4, 2013
http://www.theage.com.au/business/china/rubber-checks-bounce-in-a-chinese-boom-20130704-2pdex.html

Hong Kong

Inside China: Hong Kong protests
Washington Times, July 4, 2013
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/4/inside-china-hong-kong-protests/

在港求避难 生活很艰难 (For asylum seekers in Hong Kong, life is very difficult)
Deutsche Welle, July 4, 2013
http://www.dw.de/%E5%9C%A8%E6%B8%AF%E6%B1%82%E9%81%BF%E9%9A%BE-%E7%94%9F%E6%B4%BB%E5%BE%88%E8%89%B0%E9%9A%BE/a-16929541?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment)

中美将就维护网络安全问题进行对话(China says cyber security will be one of issues discussed at China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue)
Deutsche Welle, July 5, 2013
http://www.dw.de/%E4%B8%AD%E7%BE%8E%E5%B0%86%E5%B0%B1%E7%BB%B4%E6%8A%A4%E7%BD%91%E7%BB%9C%E5%AE%89%E5%85%A8%E9%97%AE%E9%A2%98%E8%BF%9B%E8%A1%8C%E5%AF%B9%E8%AF%9D/a-16931165?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Related:
美将在战略与经济对话再提知识产权保护(U.S. will talk about intellectual property protection again in upcoming dialogue)
Voice of America
http://www.voachinese.com/content/us-china-dialogue-20130703/1694407.html

Few roads leading to China tell tale of Mongolia fears
Bloomberg, July 4, 2013
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-04/few-roads-leading-to-china-tell-a-tale-of-mongolia-s-trad.html

Media

China media: Egypt unrest
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 4, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23176272

Political and Economic Reforms

李伟东谈:从毛泽东到习近平 (From Mao to Xi: the same vicious cycle)
Deutsche Welle, July 4, 2013
http: //www.dw.de/李伟东谈从毛泽东到习近平/a-16929730

Related:
Roundtable: “China in the World: Human Rights Challenges and Opportunities”
Human Rights in China, China Rights Forum 2013, no. 1
http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/6747

Protests and Petitions

北京維權者要求撰人權報告 (After crackdown, activists return to foreign ministry and continue to demand a role in the drafting of China's human rights report to the UN)
Radio Free Asia, July 3, 2013
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20130703/ca31610a.htm

Rule of Law

Big move? China’s highest court flirts with transparency
Wall Street Journal, July 4, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/07/04/big-move-chinas-highest-court-flirts-with-transparency/

Society

Adult breast feeding report incenses China web users
Agence France-Presse, July 4, 2013
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/mad-mad-world/Adult-breast-feeding-report-incenses-China-web-users/articleshow/20909034.cms

Technology/Freedom of Expression and Privacy

Chinese IT companies see opportunity in PRISM scandal
China.org.cn, July 5, 2013
http://www.china.org.cn/business/2013-07/05/content_29333391.htm

XUAR

新疆强化安保应对乌鲁木齐骚乱四周年(Xinjiang authorities strengthen security in response to the 4th anniversary of 7/5 riot)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 5, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130705_xinjiang_7-5_anniversary.shtml

Related:
七五事件周年前夕乌鲁木齐郊县反恐演习 警方向被通缉者喊话(Anti-terrorism exercises held in suburb of Urumqi as the 4th anniversary of 7/5 riot approaches)
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-07042013124911.html

新疆通缉11人 还要求上缴武器(11-person wanted list issued in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, July 5, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-rounds-up-xinjiang-rebels-20130703/1694624.html

七五前夕北京维族学者伊力哈木再遭禁足禁言(Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti put under house-arrest before the 4th anniversary of 7/5 riot)
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-07042013121618.html

Opinion

让洋奶粉降价,靠反垄断还不够 (Anti-monopoly investigations insufficient to lower baby formula prices)
Beijing News, July 4, 2013
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2013-07/04/content_445060.htm?div=-1

中国反腐不能靠情妇,要靠“笼子” (Fighting corruption requires the rule of law, not mistresses)
Deutsche Welle, July 3, 2013
http://www.dw.de/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD%E5%8F%8D%E8%85%90%E4%B8%8D%E8%83%BD%E9%9D%A0%E6%83%85%E5%A6%87%E8%A6%81%E9%9D%A0%E7%AC%BC%E5%AD%90/a-16926319

Chinese not on right path yet
The Australian, July 4, 2013
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/chinese-not-on-right-path-yet/story-e6frgd0x-1226673939427

China’s new role amid global power shifts
Global Times, July 4, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/793905.shtml#.UdZD6T5gaI0

"辩论"同性婚姻合法化:是凶是吉 (Debate: the pros and cons of legalizing same-sex marriage)
Time Weekly, July 4, 2013
http://time-weekly.com/story/2013-07-04/130217.html