Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance

被举报嘲笑“中国梦”,北大教授恐遭开除 (Peking University threatens to fire professor for making fun of "Chinese Dream" on Twitter)
Deutsche Welle, July 8, 2013
http://www.dw.de/被举报嘲笑中国梦北大教授恐遭开除/a-16936444

China embarks on regulating far-fetched anti-Japanese TV dramas
Asahi Shimbun, July 9, 2013
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/china/AJ201307090012

Children/Hong Kong

1.6万名"双非"儿童每日耗5小时跨境赴香港上学 (16,000 children of “non-HK-resident parents”—who were born and study in HK but live in Shenzhen—spend five hours a day commuting to school)
People’s Daily, July 9, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0709/07/93AT21IM00014JB6.html

Corruption

高官腐败现影子化:通过中间人代为斡旋勾兑 (As anti-corruption measures strengthen, corruption found in more subtle forms in high ranking officialdom)
Yanzhao Metro Net, July 9, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0709/02/93ADBLUH0001124J.html

Bribery in China is pervasive, under attack, and surprisingly cheap
Quartz, July 8, 2013
http://qz.com/101320/despite-big-name-convictions-bribery-in-china-is-cheaper-than-you-think/

China’s Mr Liu and his fake Australian passport
Financial Review, July 9, 2013
http://www.afr.com/p/national/china_mr_liu_and_his_fake_australian_F3qeJWSXGPK2h6rnrTb6OP

Cyber Security

U.S.-China cyber security working group meets
美中网络安全工作小组举行首次会议
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 8, 2013
EN:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23177538 CH:http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/07/130708_us_china_cybersecurity_meeting.shtml

Environment

Pollution leads to drop in life span in northern China, research finds
污染致中国北方人均寿命低于南方
The New York Times, July 9, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130709/c09pollution/dual/

See full report at PNAS.org
Evidence on the impact of sustained exposure to air pollution on life expectancy from China’s Huai River policy
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/07/03/1300018110.full.pdf+html?sid=c042dff3-3341-49b8-8c25-a09862e0840c

江苏淮安环城河漂浮上万条死鱼 或因工厂排污 (Thousands of dead fish floating in Huaian City river, Jiangsu Province, may be caused by factory pollution)
Jiangsu Net, July 8, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0708/16/939BPF9N0001124J.html

Illegal mines taint river in southern China
Bloomberg Businessweek, July 8, 2013
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-07-08/illegal-mines-taint-river-in-southern-china

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

State of the artist in China
The Hindu, July 8, 2013
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/state-of-the-artist-in-china/article4895525.ece

Health

红会回应器官捐献质疑 (Authorities respond to allegations of Red Cross stranglehold on organ donation)
People's Daily, July 9, 2013
http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2013-07/09/nw.D110000renmrb_20130709_2-13.htm

Human Rights Defenders

China releases journalist Du Bin from detention
独立记者杜斌被北京警方有条件释放
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 9, 2013
EN:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23237287 CH:http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130709_china_journalist_released.shtml

Rule of Law

高官多獲免死 小官受賄即斃 (Low-ranking officials get heavy sentences, high officials get off easy)
Ming Pao, July 9, 2013
http://city.mirrorbooks.com/news/?action-viewnews-itemid-92298

Social Security

调查称近半进城农民工无社会保障 (Survey shows almost half of migrant workers in urban areas do not have social protections)
Sina News, July 9, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/sd/2013-07-09/101827616864.shtml

Tibet

Tibet monks wounded in China police shooting, rights group says
Bloomberg News, July 9, 2013
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-09/tibet-monks-wounded-in-china-police-shooting-rights-group-says.html

Opinion

中国青年报:器官捐献不能成为牟利的工具 (Organ-donation must not be profit-driven)
China Youth Daily, July 9, 2013
http://comments.caijing.com.cn/2013-07-09/113012291.html

谢宝富:户籍改革不能“嫌贫爱富” (Hukou reform should benefit not just the rich but also the poor)
Global Times, July 9, 2013
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/opinion_china/2013-07/4105823.html

明浩:让新疆的自治落实得更好一些 (Regional autonomy should be improved in Xinjiang through ensuring greater respect for human dignity and concrete economic and social benefits for local population)
Global Times, July 9, 2013
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/opinion_china/2013-07/4105816.html