Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

中国各界对薄熙来案审理褒贬不一

China debates effect on law of Bo Xilai’s trial
New York Times, September 3, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130903/c03trial/

Children (儿童)

山西被挖眼男童伯母涉案动机系因老人赡养问题 (Aunt suspected of gouging out boy's eyes kills herself)
Beijing News, September 4, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2013/09-04/5241354.shtml

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

中国特大地沟油案在江苏连云港法院开审 (Trial of 16 suspects in gutter oil case opens in Liangyungang, Jiangsu)
Radio Free Asia, September 3, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/hc-09032013151213.html

Related:
China trial opens over $10 million cooking oil scam
Agence France-Presse, September 3, 2013
http://bit.ly/1a4JeUM

福建查出“镉大米”当局拒绝公布来源 (Authorities refuse to release origin of "cadmium rice" found in Fujian)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 4, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/09/130904_china_cadmium_rice.shtml

Corruption (腐败)

习近平任后9名省部高官被查 反腐力度30年最大 (Nine provincial/ministerial level officials investigated since Xi takes power)
China News Service, September 4, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-09-04/140528130778.shtml

Related:
China graft fight goes higher, gets more political
Agence France-Presse, September 3, 2013
http://bit.ly/176vNlY

Chinese officials banned from buying mooncakes
The Telegraph, September 3, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10283604/Chinese-officials-banned-from-buying-mooncakes.html

See official notice:
中共中央纪委等要求坚决刹住 中秋国庆期间公款送礼等不正之风 (CPC disciplinary commission bans officials from using public funds to buy moon cakes as gifts during Mid-Autumn festival and National Day)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, September 3, 2013
http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/xwtt/201309/t20130903_9578.html

Health (健康)

Diabetes rises in China, reaching "alert" level
Agence France-Presse, September 4, 2013
http://bit.ly/15wGFMZ

Related:
研究:中国糖尿病患者“增长惊人” (Report: number of Chinese diabetic patients "has grown alarmingly")
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 4, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/09/130904_china_health_diabetes.shtml

Information Control (信息控制)

湖南网民“悍匪v”被行政拘留 (Hunan netizen “Hanfei v” is administratively detained for Internet rumor)
Beijing Daily, September 4, 2013
http://news.dayoo.com/finance/201309/04/54391_110287129.htm

新浪推新信用积分制 低于60分微博无法转发 (Sina Weibo adopts new user-credit system, users with low credits face restrictions)
Xinhua, August 31, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/tech/2013-08/31/c_125287656.htm

A Pékin, les autorités sonnent la fin de partie pour les internautes influents trop critiques (After a whiff of online glasnost, China cracks down on whistleblower bloggers)
Le Monde, August 29, 2013
FR: http://bit.ly/16WJmB8
EN: http://bit.ly/17cSfXt

International Human Rights (国际人权)

人权公约定期审议临近 外交部驱赶访民 (As UN review nears, Ministry of Foreign Affairs disperses petitioners calling for transparency and participation in China's international human rights reporting)
Radio Free Asia, September 2, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/UN-09022013230426.html

International Relations (国际关系)

China urges U.S. against unilateral Syria response
Associated Press, September 2, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/02/china-syria-us_n_3855212.html

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

农地权益有望以市场化方式分配 (Land system reform is priority on Party’s agenda)
Economic Information Daily, September 4, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0904/c1001-22796234.html

新土改的首要问题是明晰产权 (Analyst: clarifying property rights is key issue for land reform)
Economic Observer, September 4, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/0904/249371.shtml

Beatings, evictions reveal ugly side of China's local debt pile
Reuters, September 2, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/02/china-economy-demolition-idUSL4N0GF2BI20130902

Open Government Information

社会抚养费花哪儿了?审计署也不知 (National Audit Office does not know how one-child policy penalty fees were spent)
Beijing News, September 4, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/graphic/2013/09/04/281817.html

Related:
14名女律师联名要求公开社会抚养费去向 (14 female lawyers call on National Audit Office to disclose information on the use of one-child policy penalty fees)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 2, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/09/130902_china_lawyers_open_letter.shtml

population(人口)

卫计委回应生育政策 未明确否认“单独生二胎” (National family planning office silent on whether families with 1 single-child parent can have a second baby)
Beijing News, September 4, 2013 date
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0904/c1001-22796252.html

Rule of Law (法治)

浙江温州双规官员死亡案纪委人员被起诉 (Wenzhou Party officials prosecuted for death of official under “shuanggui”)
Agence France-Presse, September 4, 2013
http://bit.ly/17xU7hG

China's secretive anti-graft agency unveils website
Agence France-Presse, September 4, 2013
http://bit.ly/17xU7hG

China's leadership faces test in fixing justice system
National Public Radio, September 3, 2013
http://www.npr.org/2013/09/03/218627282/chinas-leadership-faces-test-in-fixing-justice-system

Administrative litigation: In whose court?
News China, September 2013
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/in-whose-court

Opinion ( 观点)

英媒:搬掉蒋洁敏为国有企业改革铺路 (UK media: Removing Jiang Jiemin paves way for SOE reforms)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 4, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/09/130903_press_jiang_jiemin.shtml

Corrupt, anonymous and in thrall to the party – China is not the new Japan
The Observer, September 1, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/01/china-japan-corrupt-anonymous-party

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

In document, fallen Chinese official says he was obeying orders
薄熙来称依照中央命令处理王立军 New York Times, September 3, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130831/c31bo/dual/

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

电话实名制今起实施 部分报摊已暂停手机号代售 (Real-Name Phone System implemented today, some street vendors stop selling cell phone numbers)
China News Service, September 3, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0901/c1001-22762434.html