Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Environment (环境)

环保部:改善重污染天气 京津冀面临严指标 (Environment Ministry: China’s major cities to set strict targets to improve air pollution)
Xinhua, October 2, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1002/c1001-23098259.html

China readies air quality warning system for major cities
The Brics Post, October 2, 2013
http://thebricspost.com/china-readies-air-quality-warning-system-for-major-cities/

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

人大常委会委员吁明确罚则严惩商家非法泄露信息 (Revisions to Consumer Protection Law proposed to protect private information)
Legal Daily, October 2, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1002/c1001-23097734.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hundreds march on National Day in support of political prisoners
South China Morning Post, October 2, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1322327/hundreds-march-national-day-support-political-prisoners

See photo album:
Struggle for Human Rights in China
Human Rights in China, October 1, 2013
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152015213631414.1073741830.94042326413&type=1

Hukou (户口)

1800名异地务工人员今年可凭积分入户珠海 (Zhuhai to grant hukou to 1,800 workers from elsewhere based on education level)
Xinhua, October 2, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1002/c1001-23097113.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese dissident Chen to join conservative U.S. think tank
陈光诚“将加入美国保守派智库”
Reuters (English) October 2, 2013
British Broadcasting Corporation (Chinese), October 2, 2013

EN: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/02/uk-china-usa-activist-idUKBRE99100420131002
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131001_us_china_chenguangcheng.shtml

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

China says 1 Syrian injured in shelling at Chinese Embassy in Damascus, condemns attack
Associated Press, October 1, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-says-1-syrian-injured-in-shelling-at-chinese-embassy-in-damascus-condemns-attack/2013/10/01/df2e4de2-2a71-11e3-b141-298f46539716_story.html

June Fourth (六四)

Critics take advantage as China celebrates a sensitive birthday
当国庆周年纪念撞上敏感数字
Wall Street Journal, October 2, 2013
EN:http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20131002/rlw103759.asp?source=rss
CH:http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/01/critics-take-advantage-as-china-celebrates-a-sensitive-birthday/

Open Government Information (信息公开)

22省份公开社会抚养费168.8亿 苏粤拒绝公开 (Twenty two provinces release information on one-child policy penalty fees, Jiangsu and Guangdong Refuse)
Beijing News, October 2, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1002/c1001-23096575.html

拒公开信息 财政部被判重新处理 (Ministry of Finance loses case for using “state secret” as excuse to withhold information from OGI applicant)
Beijing Morning Post, October 2, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1002/c1001-23095293.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

中央部门将试点向社会购买服务 明确七个重点领域 (Central gov’t to test “buying services” from society in 7 main areas)
Beijing Youth Daily, October 1, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1001/c1001-23092429.html

See related official documents:
国办关于政府向社会力量购买服务的指导意见(全文)(State Council: Guiding Opinion Regarding Government’s Plan to Purchase Services from Social Forces)
State Council, September 30, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0930/c1001-23090482-3.html

财政部就《关于政府向社会力量购买服务的指导意见》答问 (Q & A on “Guiding Opinion Regarding Government’s Plan to Purchase Services from Social Forces”)
Ministry of Finance, September 30, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0930/c1001-23090481.html

Related:
More NGOs to provide govt services
China Daily, August 1, 2013
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-08/01/content_16861362.htm

Rule of Law (法治)

China courts lift veils but keep courtroom closed
Associated Press, October 1, 2013
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-10-01/china-courts-lift-veils-but-keep-courtroom-closed

Urban management officers: mean streets
News China Magazine, October 2013 Issue
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/mean-streets#id:1377#date:16:15

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

A devious blueprint to empower the party
Asia Times Online, October 1, 2013
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-011013.html

Society (社会)

How Gen Y is changing office culture in China
Wall Street Journal, October 2, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/02/gen-y-is-changing-office-culture-in-china/

中国官媒称出新版《毛主席语录》系误传 (Chinese official media: story about republishing “Quotations from Chairman Mao” not true)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 2 , 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131001_mao_book_denial.shtml

Technology (科技)

Apple kowtows to China’s censors; removes circumvention app
苹果删除iphone翻墙神器
Radio Netherlands, October 1, 2013
EN:http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/apple-kowtows-china%E2%80%99s-censors-removes-circumvention-app-0
CH:http://helanonline.cn/article/6126

Opinion (观点)

松开你们的手 (Release your grip on Wang Gongquan)
Wang Ying at 21st Centruy, October 2, 2013
http://wangying.blog.21ccom.net/?p=6

上海自贸区不自由 (Shanghai Free Trade Zone is not free)
South China Morning Post, October 2, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/opinion/13726/monitor-shang-hai-zi-mao-qu-bu-zi-you