Monday, August 12, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

薄熙来案:海伍德母亲呼吁中国政府相助 (Bo’s case: Neil Heywood’s mother calls for Chinese government's help)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130812_heywood_mother_appeal.shtml

Sword hangs over house of Bo
Sydney Morning Herald, August 9, 2013
http://www.smh.com.au/world/sword-hangs-over-house-of-bo-20130809-2rlo3.html

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

日媒:中国当局下令编列829个敏感词 (Japanese media: Chinese authorities instructed to compile 829 sensitive words, most of them related to human rights or protests)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 10, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130810_chinawordban_japan.shtml

Children (儿童)

China baby trafficking scandal widens
Huffington Post, August 10, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/10/china-baby-trafficking-_n_3736385.html

The doctor and China's evil baby trade
The Telegraph, August 10, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10235167/The-doctor-and-Chinas-evil-baby-trade.html

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Cashing in on health scares, China online food sales boom
Reuters, August 11, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/11/us-china-food-idUSBRE97A0DB20130811

Corruption (腐败)

英媒:习近平法学博士论文"疑点"曝光 (Dubious questions surface from Xi Jinping’s JD thesis)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/08/130811_press_xi_degree.shtml

上海建工卷入法官嫖娼事件 去年招待费1.78亿 (Nearly $30 million spent by Shanghai Construction Group, organizer of Shanghai-judge prostitution scandal, on "hospitality fees" last year)
The Beijing News, August 12, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0812/c1001-22524711.html

多地楼堂馆所花样翻新 商务中心实为政府办公楼 (Circumventing regulations, local governments build new offices labeled as "business centers")
Beijing Morning Post, August 12, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0812/c1001-22524709.html

盘点近年“失踪”官员:多涉经济出逃 休假治病成借口 (Most "disappearing officials" in recent years escape for economic reasons, claim to “take vacation” or “medical leave”)
The Beijing News, August 12, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0812/c1001-22524546.html

China accused of cracking down on critics to conceal corruption
The Telegraph, August 9, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10234022/China-accused-of-cracking-down-on-critics-to-conceal-corruption.html

Sanofi being investigated for bribery by China
Associated Press, August 11, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/12/business/global/sanofi-being-investigated-for-bribery-by-china.html

Environment (环境)

全国多个癌症村接连曝光 矛头直指水污染 (Cancer villages emerge nationwide, water pollution found as main reason of cancer)
Economic Information Daily, August 12, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0812/c1001-22524704.html

应对严重环境污染中国政府规划环保产业 (China to strengthen environmental protection industry to tackle serious pollution)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 11, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130811_china_pollution_policy.shtml

Related:
国务院关于加快发展节能环保产业的意见 (State Council's Opinions on Expediting the Development of Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Industries)
State Council, August 11, 2013
http://www.gov.cn/zwgk/2013-08/11/content_2464241.htm

China to spend more to tackle dire pollution
Reuters, August 11, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/11/china-energy-investment-idUSL4N0GC07A20130811

China and India “water grab” dams put ecology of Himalayas in danger
The Guardian, August 10, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/aug/10/china-india-water-grab-dams-himalayas-danger

Health (健康)

中国艾滋病人集体赴港 敦促中国政府尊重人权 (Chinese HIV/Aids victims collectively petition in Hong Kong, call for Chinese government to respect human rights)
Radio Free Asia, August 09, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/xl2-08092013100716.html

New case of H7N9 bird flu confirmed in China
Agence France-Presse, August 11, 2013
http://bit.ly/13cNqSJ

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

李化平遭跨省抓捕 (Shanghai dissident taken away by Hunan authorities in a "cross-provincial" grab)
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-08112013141758.html

China arrests activist on subversion charge as crackdown deepens
Reuters, August 11, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/11/us-china-subversion-idUSBRE97A01P20130811

Related:
深圳维权人士杨林被控"煽动颠覆国家政权罪" (Shenzhen dissident Yang Lin charged with inciting subversion of state power)
Voice of America, August 12, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/yang-lin-shenzheng-rights-lawyer-charged-sedition/1727592.html

中国维权记者被控非法拘禁遭刑拘 (Chinese rights defense reporter criminally detained on charge of illegal detention)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130812_china_rights_journalist.shtml

Human Trafficking (人口贩卖)

Chinese people-smugglers arrested in joint Spanish and French raids
The Guardian, August 10, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/10/chinese-people-smugglers-arrested-spain-france

Related:
欧洲破获庞大偷渡中国人蛇犯罪集团 (Crime syndicate found smuggling Chinese illegal immigrants cracked by European countries)
Voice of America, August 12, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/europe-china-20130811/1727536.html

Media (媒体)

Wikipedia co-founder refuses to comply with China’s censorship
Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/08/12/wikipedia-co-founder-refuses-to-comply-with-chinas-censorship/

Popular China bloggers should “promote virtues”
Agence France-Presse, August 11, 2013
http://bit.ly/15sxeqA

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Central government's urbanization plan meets resistance from mayors
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1295951/central-governments-urbanisation-plan-meets-resistance-mayors

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

首都机场爆炸案嫌犯山东访民冀中星被起诉 (Shandong petitioner suspected in Beijing International Airport bombing case prosecuted)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130812_airport_blast_charged.shtml

Rule of Law (法治)

最高检:上半年逾6千名损害群众利益的公职人员涉渎职被立案 (Supreme People's Procuratorate: over 6,000 civil servants under investigation in first half of 2013 for abusing power and harming public interests)
Xinhua, August 12, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2013-08/12/c_116903185.htm

Wrongful verdicts targeted
Global Times, August 12, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/803168.shtml#.UghJjNIwde4

Related:
最高人民法院关于适用《中华人民共和国国家赔偿法》若干问题的解释(一) (Supreme People's Court Regulations concerning the Procedures for Handling Compensation Cases by People's Courts)
Supreme People's Court, May 31, 2013
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2011-03/18/content_24476.htm

Society (社会)

Chinese students flock to join the Communist Party
The Telegraph, August 9, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10234401/Chinese-students-flock-to-join-the-Communist-Party.html

Opinion (观点)

Pollution Economics
The New York Times, August 9, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/10/opinion/pollution-economics.html