Friday, September 13, 2013

Children (儿童)

新化三天内三所小学数百学生中毒 疑营养餐所致 (Hundreds of Hunan elementary school students suffer food poisoning, more than hundred hospitalized)
Huasheng Online, September 13, 2013
http://hunan.sina.com.cn/news/s/2013-09-13/093769951.html

温州学生集体流鼻血续:周边地区4年过百人死于癌症 (19 Wenzhou students get nosebleeds in new school, more than 100 cancer deaths in 4 years in surrounding areas)
Beijing Youth Daily, September 13, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0913/c1001-22911647.html

Corruption (腐败)

重庆出台党员干部“八严禁”“十二不准” (Chongqing Party cadres must follow “8 strictly-prohibited” actions and “12 not-allowed” behaviors)
Southern Daily News, September 12, 2013
http://ndnews.oeeee.com/html/201309/12/244382.html

Related weibo post:
华夏联播, September 13, 2013
“八严禁”、“十二不准”是普通公民都该遵守的行为,重庆用来要求党员干部,是把党的先锋队混同于老百姓!不如再加一条“严禁随地大小便”更让人逗乐。
http://weibo.com/1669358010/A9eurm8cB?mod=weibotime&sudaref=weibo.com

Mr Clean catches China's graft tigers by the tail
Reuters, September 12, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/12/us-china-politics-wang-idUSBRE98B17420130912

Environment (环境)

China’s plan to curb air pollution sets limits on coal use and vehicles
中国出台大气污染防治行动计划
New York Times, September 13, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130913/c13pollution/dual/

China bans new coal-fired plants in 3 regions to combat air pollution
Associated Press, September 12, 2013
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-bans-coal-fired-plants-regions-20232209

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

Beijing’s ban on Internet rumors threatens free speech. And some in China aren’t afraid to say it
Washington Post, September 11, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/09/11/beijings-ban-on-internet-rumors-threatens-free-speech-and-some-in-china-arent-afraid-to-say-it/

Health (健康)

中国超七成高校控烟不及格 吸烟重灾区移至食堂 (75% of universities fail at creating a non-smoking environment)
Beijing Morning Post, September 12, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0913/c1001-22907380.html

Information Control (信息控制)

Outspoken investor Wang Gongquan detained by police amid widening crackdown
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1309023/outspoken-investor-wang-gongquan-detained-police-amid-widening

For more information on Wang Gongquan, see:
Urgent statement on the criminal detention of Wang Gongquan
关于王功权先生被传唤的紧急声明
Human Rights in China, September 13, 2013
EN:http://hrichina.org/content/6915
CH:http://hrichina.org/cn/content/6916

对北大自由知识分子开刀?(Liberal professor “slandered” by state media, supporters call for prosecution under new Internet rules)
Deutsche Welle, September 12, 201
http://dw.de/p/19gQQ

China tries even harder to censor the internet
Deutsche Welle, September 12, 201
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-09-12/china-tries-even-harder-to-censor-the-internet

China to protect online whistleblowers, but only via official site
Reuters, September 12, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/12/us-china-corruption-idUSBRE98B09B20130912

F-F-Fear and loathing on the Chinese internet
Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/09/12/f-f-fear-and-loathing-on-the-chinese-internet/

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) , 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

上合组织,12年成就举世瞩目 (Security cooperation is SCO’s greatest achievement in 12 years)
The People’s Daily, September 13, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0913/c1001-22909097.html

China in Central Asia: rising China, sinking Russia
The Economist, September 14, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21586304-vast-region-chinas-economic-clout-more-match-russias-rising-china-sinking

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

吉林钉子户与政府死磕3年:后半辈子就靠这房子 (Jilin “nail-house” occupant resists eviction for 3 years, unable to reach agreement with government)
Xinhua, September 13, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0913/c1001-22907460.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

国办同意建宁夏内陆开放型经济试验区部际联席会议制度 (State Council agrees to create an open economy pilot area in Ningxia)
The People’s Daily, September 13, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0913/c1001-22912992.html

Population (人口)

国务院发加快发展养老服务业若干意见 应对人口老龄化 (State Council issues directive on accelerating development of elder care industry in response to aging population)
The People’s Daily, September 13, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0913/c1001-22906251.html

Poverty (贫穷)

贫困地区农民人均纯收入不及全国六成 (Average income of farmers in poor areas falls below 60% of national average)
The People’s Daily, September 13, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0913/c1001-22906251.html

Rule of Law (法治)

Li Tianyi defense seeks retrial, online comments manipulated
China Smack, September 12, 2013
http://www.chinasmack.com/2013/stories/li-tianyi-defense-seeks-retrial-online-comments-manipulated.html

Society (社会)

Fights, bites, protests at China's national "Olympics"
Mudgee Guardian, September 13, 2013
http://www.mudgeeguardian.com.au/story/1773871/fights-bites-protests-at-chinas-national-olympics/?cs=5

Technology (科技)

Smartphones in China: taking a bite out of Apple
The Economist, September 14, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/business/21586344-xiaomi-often-described-chinas-answer-apple-actually-quite-different-taking-bite-out

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆鄯善暴力恐怖案一审宣判 三人被判死刑 (Three sentenced to death for terrorism in Xinjiang)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 12, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/09/130912_china_xinjiang_sentence.shtml

Related:
China sentences 3 to death over Xinjiang unrest: Xinhua
Agence France-Presse, September 12, 2013
http://bit.ly/1g7TaO7

Opinion (观点)

中国大学:一家汉族、城市、富人、男性俱乐部? (Are Chinese universities a club for male, rich, and urban Han Chinese?)
CN Politics, September 13, 2013
http://cnpolitics.org/2013/09/universities-in-china/

用国家形象包装网络文字狱,越包装越脏 (National image should not be basis for criminalizing “rumors”)
墙外墙, September 13, 2013
http://www.letscorp.net/archives/54861