Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bo Xilai (薄熙来案)

Bo Xilai's sentence not linked to process of trial: lawyers
Radio Free Asia, September 23, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/bo-xilai-09232013125824.html

Children (儿童)

China police probe death of girls in washing machine
Agence France-Presse, September 24, 2013
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?xfile=data/international/2013/September/international_September626.xml§ion=international

Ethnic Groups (少数民族团体)

专家:满族人口千余万 文化传承面临六大困境 (Expert cites 6 difficulties facing preservation of Manchu cultural heritage)
The People’s Daily, September 24, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0924/c1001-23017288.html

Hong Kong (香港)

美驻港领事夏千福:支持香港实现普选 (U.S. consul general Clifford Hart reiterates U.S. support for universal suffrage in HK)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 24, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/09/130924_clifford_hart_hk_election.shtml

Hukou (户口)

地方现逆城市化:市民为享受城镇化红利换农民户籍 (New thresholds set by local gov’ts make it harder for migrant workers to become urbanites)
Economic Information, September 24, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2013-09/24/c_117474578.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国维权者参加联合国人权培训疑遭拦截失踪 (Rights defender en route to training in Geneva missing since Sept 14)
Voice of America, September 24, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-human-rights-un-20130923/1755270.html

For more information on Cao Shunli, see:
Chinese activists calling for greater participation in China’s international human rights reporting taken away by police
外交部前静坐的维权活跃人士遭警方清场
Human Rights in China, July 1, 2013
EN:http://hrichina.org/content/6801
CH:http://hrichina.org/cn/content/6805

Information Control (信息控制)

Crackdown on dissent in China meets online backlash after boy’s arrest
中国加码打击网谣致少年被捕引发争议
New York Times, September 24, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20130924/c24crackdown/dual/

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

The latest from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
The National Interest, September 24, 2013
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/the-latest-the-shanghai-cooperation-organization-9118

Natural Resources (自然资源)

Opening the floodgates:The great rivers of China are being dammed, regardless of the consequences
The Economist, September 21, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21586538-great-rivers-china-are-being-dammed-regardless-consequences-opening-floodgates

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

EXCLUSIVE: China to lift ban on Facebook – but only within Shanghai free-trade zone
上海自贸区将不设防火墙 外网全解禁
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2013
EN:http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1316598/exclusive-china-lift-ban-facebook-only-within-shanghai-free-trade-zone>
CH:http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/13282/du-jia-shang-hai-zi-mao-qu-jiang-bu-she-fang-huo-qiang-wai-wang-quan-jie-jin

China's purported plan to phase out forced organ harvesting is no cause for celebration - says Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting
The Sacramento Bee, September 24, 2013
http://www.sacbee.com/2013/09/23/5762067/chinas-purported-plan-to-phase.html

Population (人口)

Wealthy Chinese seek U.S. surrogates for second child, green card
中国富人寻美国代孕 公民身份成考量
Reuters, September 22, 2013
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 24, 2013

EN:http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/22/us-china-surrogates-idUSBRE98L0JD20130922
CH:http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/09/130923_chinese_babies.shtml

Society (社会)

以房养老:87.6%的人感觉不可行 8.8%愿尝试 (87.6% surveyed think “house-for-pension” program not feasible)
China Youth Daily, September 24, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0924/c1001-23009444.html

Torture (酷刑)

薄熙来倒台 刑讯逼供仍盛行 (With Bo’s downfall, interrogation under torture remains prevalent)
Deutsche Welle, September 24, 2013
http://bit.ly/1fyAvO5