Friday, July 12, 2013

Corruption

“饭局少了,当天工作能完成了”八项规定出台半年,各地公务接待锐减 (Official functions and banquets reduced drastically six months after frugality regulations went into force)
Southern Weekly, July 12, 2013
http://www.infzm.com/content/92306

反腐,为治本赢得时间 (Anti-corruption drive buys time for addressing root causes)
Southern Weekly, July 12, 2013
http://www.infzm.com/content/92308

China says GlaxoSmithKline staff admit corruption
Agence France-Presse, July 11, 2013
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/international/china-says/741538.html

Edward Snowden Case

斯諾登與人權組織代表在莫斯科機場會 面 (Snowden will ask Russia to grant him asylum)
Ming Pao, July 12,2013
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20130712/news_20130712_55_935037.htm

Environment

Nuke plant plans spark fears in southern China
Radio Free Asia, July 11, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/plant-07112013144052.html

More Chinese cities may limit private auto purchases to fight air pollution, road congestion
Associated Press, July 12, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/more-chinese-cities-may-limit-private-auto-purchases-to-fight-air-pollution-road-congestion/2013/07/11/337d569c-ea92-11e2-818e-aa29e855f3ab_story.html

Open Government Information

发改委时隔3月回复发泡餐具解禁 被指含混不清 (Top reform body gives garbled response to OGI request on decision to lift ban on polyfoam utensils)
China News, July 12, 2013
http://finance.china.com.cn/news/gnjj/20130712/1630849.shtml

Information Control

Treasury Secretary says China to hand audit work to SEC
Reuters, July 12, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/12/us-china-accounting-idUSBRE96902Q20130712

International Human Rights

中国人权活动人士建议联合国人权理事会暂停中国会员资格2013签名运动 (Chinese rights activists asks UN to suspend China’s membership in the 2013 Human Rights Council)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-07112013135440.html

International Relations

中美战略与经济对话闭幕 宣布建立元首特别代表热线 (U.S.-China dialogue ends with agreement to set up top-level special hotline)
China News, July 12, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/07-12/5035613.shtml

Related:
中美高层对话落幕 双方谈合作屡交锋 (U.S.-China dialogue ends, two sides talked cooperation but also clashed repeatedly)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 12, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130712_china_us_dialogue.shtml

China official ridiculed for U.S. gay marriage comment
Agence France-Presse, July 11, 2013
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j4dEVwL-ZAZovKJWSwKyt-XqBokQ?docId=CNG.02e57a1290a4b1a1973ca8ca2eb8fc7a.81

Land, Property, Housing

郑州马渡借新农村之名搞别墅开发 回应称为保社会稳定 (Farmland used to build luxurious mansions, developer argues construction needs to continue for “social stability”)
China News Henan, July 11, 2013
http://henan.china.com.cn/news/henan/201307/C41894BCBB.html

A hidden political significance to graffiti on China’s D.C. embassy
Washington Post, July 11, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/07/11/a-hidden-political-significance-to-graffiti-on-chinas-d-c-embassy/

Persons with Disabilities

公益岗残疾人比例不低于10% (New Shandong regulations set quota for the hiring of persons with disabilities)
Qilu Evening Post, July 12, 2013
http://epaper.qlwb.com.cn/qlwb/content/20130712/ArticelA09002FM.htm

Feeling their way blind people in China struggle with more than just their disability
The Economist, July 13, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21581761-blind-people-china-struggle-more-just-their-disability-feeling-their-way

Political and Economic Reforms

习近平:使红色江山永远不变色 (Xi Jinping: we should never change the color of the red country)
CCTV, July 12, 2013
http://news.ifeng.com/mainland/special/qunzhongluxian/content-3/detail_2013_07/12/27455823_0.shtml

Related Weibo:
吴祚来, July 12, 2013
[红色江山,人民的江山,党的江山,权贵的江山,绿色江山,黄色江山,雾色江山,灰色江山。你喜欢哪种颜色江山?江山是谁的?](Red country, people’s country, Party’s country, elite’s country, green country, yellow country, smog country, and gray country. Which color of the country do you like? Whose country is it anyway?)
http://weibo.com/1093622153/zFGQ8Fu8F

世外桃源独行者-超人, July 12, 2013
[不谈法律,连最起码的人道都没有,这就是红色江山] (Even the most basic humanitarianism is lacking—not to mention law—this is what a red country is about)
http://weibo.com/3216864211/zFHgWf0lZ

Tibet/XUAR

China to U.S.: “Unprecedented freedom” in Tibet, Xinjiang
Agence France-Presse, July 12, 2013
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/china-to-us-unprecedented-freedom-in-tibet-xinjiang-113071200083_1.html

Opinion

“城管要求涨工资”的深层意味 (Demands by city management officers for higher salary should encourage reflection over institutional flaws)
Xiaoxiang Chenbao, July 12, 2013
http://www.hn.xinhuanet.com/2013-07/12/c_116506344.htm

何清涟:“中国因素”正在改变国际社会 (He Qinglian: the “China factor” is changing the world)
Voice of America, July 12, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/he-qinglian-china-factors-20130711/1700125.html

Related:
Roundtable: “China in the World: Human Rights Challenges and Opportunities”
圆桌讨论会:“中国在世界的角色:人权挑战与机遇”
Human Rights in China, July 2013
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/6747
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/6748

Xi Jinping’s shrewd maneuvering on corruption
Wall Street Journal, July 11, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/07/11/xi-jinpings-shrewd-maneuvering/?mod=WSJBlog

Corruption

China absent from corruption report
Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/07/10/china-absent-from-global-corruption-report/?mod=WSJBlog

Health

广东红会承认捐献器官非100%由系统分配 (Guangdong Red Cross official admits not all donated organs were distributed through formal national system)
Beijing News, July 11, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/07/11/272818.html

Human Rights Defenders

After epic escape from China, exile is mired in partisan U.S.
陈光诚卷入美国党派政治漩涡
The New York Times, July 10, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130711/c11chen/dual/

陈光诚结束访台返回美国 (Chen Guangcheng to return to U.S. after Taiwan visit)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 11, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130711_taiwan_chenguangcheng.shtml

International Relations

汪洋称中美不能走离婚路:邓文迪默多克代价太大 (Wang Yang: China and U.S. should not divorce like Wendi and Murdoch, which is too costly)
China News Service, July 11, 2013
http://www.china.com.cn/news/2013-07/11/content_29388254.htm

Related Weibo:
莴苣小姐 Elaine, July 11, 2013
[汪洋说的中美是夫妻,看到网上翻出几年前《THE ODD COUPLE》做过的一期封面"古怪夫妻":山姆大叔和毛主席躺在一起,床头都是武器,生理上(经济)互相依靠,但心理上(意识形态)却格格不入,是所谓同床异梦]
http://weibo.com/1569047505/zFxh6n3Yh

小爱打听, July 11, 2013
[……无非就是警告反华的,别闹事,闹事没有好果子吃。这倒好,引起一群喷子,中国要嫁给美国了,中国要当小老婆了,中国领导人去上门提亲了。你们闲的蛋疼?]
http://weibo.com/1425360565/zFx4ReBj5

U.S.-China talks cover cyber issues, currency, Chinese reform
Reuters, July 10, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/10/us-usa-china-dialogue-idUSBRE9690T520130710

Related:
中:美國以前罵我們共匪 網友:現在還是啊 (Wang Yang: U.S. labeled us "communist bandits" in the past; netizen: now they are too)
Apple Daily, July 11, 2013
http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20130711/223396/

Land, Property, Housing

中国驻美大使馆遭人涂鸦“拆”字 (“Chai” [demolish] sprayed on entrance to Chinese Embassy in D.C.)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 11, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/07/130711_china_embassy_us.shtml

Related Weibo:
立耳犬, July 11, 2013
[我强烈抗议:坚决不允许美国城管、警察、黑社会、拆迁办拆我国大使馆!!! //@立耳犬:转发微博]
http://weibo.com/1280835882/zFtWsq0C7

Media

驻华外国记者协会:在华西方记者工作环境恶化 (Working conditions for Western reporters in China deteriorates, says FCCC)
Voice of America, July 11, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/working-conditions-of-foreign-correspondents-in-china-20130710/1699282.html

Open Government Information

国务院部署大力推进重点领域信息公开 (State Council instructs local governments to advance open government information in environment, consumer safety, housing, and other key areas)
Xinhua News Agency, July 10, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2013-07/10/c_116485257.htm

China issues timetable for gov't info disclosure
Xinhua News Agency, July 10, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-07/10/c_132528588.htm

See full notice at:
《当前政府信息公开重点工作安排》 (Current Arrangement of Priorities for Open Government Information)
General Office of the State Council, July 1, 2013 (made public on July 10, 2013)
http://www.gov.cn/zwgk/2013-07/10/content_2444117.htm

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

Rule of Law

李某某需要隐私,公众需要司法公正 (Tension between under-aged defendant's right to privacy and judicial fairness arises in high profile rape case)
Xiaoxiang Chenbao, July 11, 2013
http://epaper.xxcb.cn/XXCBA/html/2013-07/11/content_2721091.htm

Chinese push for “Good Samaritan” law
NBC News, July 10, 2013
http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/10/19396242-chinese-push-for-good-samaritan-law