Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

法律专家:薄熙来案定罪量刑应无悬念 (Legal experts: No suspense in conviction and sentencing of Bo)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 27, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130826_bo_lawyers.shtml

As Bo trial ends in China, prosecutor demands severe punishment
Reuters, August 26, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/26/us-china-politics-bo-idUSBRE97P01J20130826

薄案:表现“程序正义” 议题“避重就轻(Bo's trial showed procedural fairness but omitted details, raised questions about the CPC)
Deutsche Welle August 26, 2013
http://dw.de/p/19WD3

Chinese justice
The Telegraph, August 26, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/10267037/Chinese-justice.html

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China considers changes to consumer rights law
Xinhua, August 26, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-08/26/c_132664377.htm

Corruption (腐败)

近10年上百名民营企业家落马:成政治博弈牺牲品 (Nearly 100 entrepreneurs jailed in past decade following downfall of their government contacts)
The People’s Daily, August 27, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130827/u1a7622019.html

湖南长沙18家医院“挂床住院”骗医保被查 (18 Changsha hospitals found guilty of medical insurance fraud)
China News Service, August 26, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0826/20/977T2O7J0001124J.html

Executive of China’s biggest oil company, CNPC, under investigation
Associated Press, August 26, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/executive-of-chinas-biggest-oil-company-cnpc-under-investigation-for-discipline-violations/2013/08/26/6757fc74-0e1e-11e3-a2b3-5e107edf9897_story.html

Cyber security (网络安全)

Chinese internet server jammed in largest ever mainland hacker attack
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1299654/mainland-internet-server-jammed-hacker-attack

Education (教育)

中小学生将建电子学籍 全国联网一号伴终身 (Forthcoming electronic enrollment network will assign life-long numbers to primary and secondary students)
The People’s Daily, August 23, 2013
http://news.dayoo.com/china/201308/23/53868_32157618.htm

Information Control(信息控制)

China orders nation’s journalists to take Marxism classes
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1299795/china-orders-nations-journalists-take-marxism-classes

从“寻衅滋事”到“嫖娼” (Detention and arrest of micro-bloggers for “picking quarrels” or “soliciting prostitutes” exemplify arbitrary and selective law enforcement to silence dissent)
Deutsche Welle, August 26, 2013
http://dw.de/p/19WGC

International Relations (国际关系)

China supports U.N. investigation in Syria, urges caution
Reuters, August 26, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/26/us-syria-crisis-china-idUSBRE97P07K20130826

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

城镇建设沦为“圈地运动”:上届政府卖下届的地 (Urbanization has become an “enclosure movement”)
Beijing News, August 27, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0827/c1001-22702199.html

Migrants (农民工)

The Chinese migrants who shocked Singapore: a WSJ investigation
Wall Street Journal, August 26, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/08/26/the-chinese-migrants-who-shocked-singapore-a-wsj-investigation/

Chinese migrants in Singapore, Chapter Two: festering feud
Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/08/27/chinese-migrants-in-singapore-chapter-two-festering-feud/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

The plight of China’s petitioners
Diplomat, August 27, 2013
http://thediplomat.com/2013/08/27/the-plight-of-chinas-petitioners/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

中共中央政治局召开会议 决定召开十八届三中全会 (Party political bureau will hold the third plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of CPC in November)
Xinhua, August 27, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130827/u1a7622095.html

2030年中国城镇化水平将达到70% (By 2030 China will have 310 million more urbanites)
Beijing News, August 27, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/08/27/280521.html

四部法律的有关规定拟在上海自贸区暂停实施 (Implementation of four laws will cease temporarily in Shanghai free trade zone)
Xinhua, August 27, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0827/c1001-22702182.html

China's economic rebalancing act faces uphill political battle
Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324694904578599632378204750.html

Chinese entrepreneurs, unsettled, speak out for reform
Washington Post, August 26, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinese-entrepreneurs-unsettled-speak-out-for-reform/2013/08/26/17b7f8b6-05b5-11e3-bfc5-406b928603b2_story.html

Rule of Law (法治)

我国每1万人口平均拥有1.6名律师 (China has 1.6 lawyers for every ten thousand citizens)
Xinhua, August 27, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20130827/u1a7621639.html

Tibet (西藏)

Anger as China "restores" Dalai Lama's ancestral home
Agence France-Presse, August 26, 2013
http://www.france24.com/en/20130826-anger-china-restores-dalai-lamas-ancestral-home

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

上海第八批援疆教师启程赴疆开始支教工作 (8th group of Shanghai teachers head to Xinjiang to support educational work)
The People’s Daily, August 26, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0826/c14562-22699613.html

Opinion (观点)

Empty Promises (commentary by Jerome A. Cohen)
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2013
http://usali.org/media-entities/jerome-a-cohen-bo-xilais-trial-underlines-need-for-cross-examination-in-court/

韩德强:若重判薄熙来 中共难自我更新 (A heavy sentence for Bo means more difficulty for Party to "renew" itself)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 27, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/08/130826_handeqiang_bo_trial.shtml

Related:
Bo Xilai’s trial: drama gone awry (new HRIC video commentary)
Human Rights in China, August 27, 2013
http://www.hrichina.org/content/6897

Bo Xilai trial nods to China's nascent civil society
The Sydney Morning Herald, August 26, 2013
http://www.smh.com.au/world/bo-xilai-trial-nods-to-chinas-nascent-civil-society-20130826-2slb7.html#ixzz2d7nsaI63