Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

解读“特供”食品:某些部门不放心中国食品 (Authorities use of “special food supply” shows government’s distrust in Chinese food production)
China Newsweek Online, July 9, 2013
http://finance.southcn.com/f/2013-07/10/content_73153262.htm

Corruption

The rise and fall of China's great railway boss
The Atlantic, July 9, 2013
http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/07/the-rise-and-fall-of-chinas-great-railway-boss/277613/

Edward Snowden Case

Snowden affair blunts U.S. push for China to curb cyber theft
Reuters, July 9, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/09/us-usa-china-cyber-idUSBRE96713220130709

Environment

北方人因空气污染折寿5.5年? 环保部称结论不可信 (China’s environmental ministry: the conclusion that northerners' lives are shortened by pollution is untrustworthy)
Nanfang Weekly, July 10, 2013
http://www.infzm.com/content/92289

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

快讯:广西贺江水污染事件相关责任人被停职 (Local officials suspended for role in contamination of He river in Guangxi)
China News Service, July 10, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/07-10/5024643.shtml

China's environment ministry “one of four worst departments in world”
The Telegraph, July 9, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10168806/Chinas-environment-ministry-one-of-four-worst-departments-in-world.html

In China, air pollution report brings despair, humor
USA Today, July 9, 2013
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/07/09/china-air-pollution-study-fujian/2503319/

Health

国家卫计委:将强制捐献器官进系统自动分配 (Top health body to bring all organ donations under a national regulatory system)
Beijing News, July 10, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/07/10/272665.html

Hong Kong

China to hear Hong Kong lawmakers as cries for suffrage rise
Bloomberg News, July 9, 2013
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-09/china-to-hear-hong-kong-lawmakers-as-cries-for-suffrage-rise.html

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment)

中美战略与经济对话将在华盛顿举行 (China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue held today in D.C.)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 10, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/07/130710_us_china_dialogue.shtml

Religion

China's underground church thrives despite challenges
The Gazette, July 9, 2013
http://gazette.com/chinas-underground-church-thrives-despite-challenges/article/1503298

Society

Co-operative gay marriage in China
Daily Life, July 10, 2013
http://www.dailylife.com.au/life-and-love/love,-sex-and-relationships/cooperative-gay-marriage-in-china-20130709-2pnmr.html

Tibet

China vows to "deepen the struggle" against Dalai Lama
Guardian, July 9, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/09/china-deepen-struggle-dalai-lama

Related:
Clash in western China mars Tibetan celebration
Wall Street Journal, July 9, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323823004578595272454057416.html

XUAR

China’s “war on terror” in Xinjiang
The Diplomat, July 10, 2013
http://thediplomat.com/china-power/chinas-war-on-terror-in-xinjiang/

Opinion

Restore confidence by respecting public opinion
News China, July 2013
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/restore-confidence-by-respecting-public-opinion

China's development banks need to clean up their act
Guardian, July 10, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/jul/10/china-development-banks-environment

Talking cyberthreat with China
The New York Times, July 10, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/10/opinion/global/talking-cyberthreat-with-china.html