Thursday, October 10, 2013

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

Yum Brands profits hurt by declining sales in China
中国食品危机拉低百胜集团利润
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 10, 2013
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24455259
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131009_yum_profit_china.shtml

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

Shandong court agrees to hear Bo Xilai appeal
Agence France-Presse and Reuters, October 10, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1328158/shandong-court-agrees-hear-bo-xilai-appeal

Corruption (腐败)

中科院候选院士贪污百万获刑 被妻子举报包养多个情妇 (Scholar candidate for Chinese Academy of Sciences sentenced to 13-years for corruption, previously exposed by his wife for adultery)
Beijing Morning Post, October 10, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1010/c1001-23144085.html

China arrests chairman of world's largest tin producer over bribes
Reuters, October 9, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/09/us-china-corruption-yunnan-idUSBRE99804420131009

Related:
Goldman Sachs pops up in China bribery swoop
Wall Street Journal, October 9, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/09/goldman-sachs-pops-up-in-china-bribery-swoop/

Education (教育)

21国教师调查:中国教师地位最高收入倒数 (Survey: Teachers in China have high status but low salary)
Nandu.com, October 10, 2013
http://epaper.oeeee.com/A/html/2013-10/10/content_1947949.htm

See the survey:
Global Teacher Status Index
Varkey GEMS Foundation, October 2013
https://varkeygemsfoundation.org/sites/default/files/documents/2013GlobalTeacherStatusIndex.pdf

Environment (环境)

The China dilemma: cheap coal energy v. clean water
Washington Times, October 9, 2013
http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/world-our-backyard/2013/oct/9/china-dilemma-cheap-coal-energy-v-clean-water/

Health (健康)

保定硬汉因无钱做手术家中自己锯掉患病右腿
Manly moment: Hebei man kicks gangrene by sawing off own leg
Shijiazhuang Daily, October 10, 2013 Global Times, October 10, 2013
CH: http://yzwb.sjzdaily.com.cn/html/2013-10/10/content_104053.htm
EN: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/816887.shtml#.UlbBfNKsgyo

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

诺和奖名落谁家?竞争者之一是胡佳 (Hu Jia: a candidate for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize?)
Voice of America, October 10, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/nobel-peace-prize-20131009/1766012.html

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

国家知识产权局:“盗版幻灯片”事件正在调查 (State Intellectual Property Office investigating case involving its own use of pirated software)
Xinhua, October 10, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1010/c1001-23155076.html

International Relations (国际关系)

Why the rise of China makes the U.S. even lonelier at the United Nations
Washington Post, October 9, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2013/10/09/why-the-rise-of-china-makes-the-u-s-even-lonelier-at-the-united-nations/

Kerry, in Asia, urges focus on law in China disputes
New York Times, October 10, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/10/world/asia/kerry-asean-china.html

More than jihadism or Iran, China's role in Africa is Obama's obsession
The Guardian, October 9, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/09/china-in-africa-obama-obsession

Labor (劳工)

西安千名大学生被逼富士康实习 代理费疑云重重
Foxconn in fresh student labour scandal at China plant
Jinghua Times (Chinese), October 10, 2013
Financial Times (English), October 10, 2013

CH: http://news.eastday.com/c/20131010/u1a7703096.html
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/88524304-319f-11e3-817c-00144feab7de.html#axzz2hKhneSp2

深圳“厂妹”再调查:走失的荷尔蒙
Report: Foxconn employees provide sexual services
Sohu News (Chinese), October 10, 2013
China.org (English), September 16,2013

CH: http://news.sohu.com/s2013/newsmaker-227/index.shtml?pvid=f2fef3b2d90d15ad
EN: http://www.china.org.cn/china/2013-09/16/content_30044580.htm

Land, Housing, Property (土地、财产、房屋)

Why a graveyard owner in China is turning its cemeteries into a public company
Quartz, October 9, 2013
http://qz.com/133477/why-a-graveyard-owner-in-china-is-turning-its-cemeteries-into-a-public-company/

Political and Economic Reforms

22省公安一把手异地任职 其中8名曾任职公安部 (Public security heads in 22 provinces transferred to different locations in effort to “fight corruption and moral degeneration”)
Legal Daily, October 10, 2013
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2013-10/10/content_4916543.htm?node=5954

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

孔杰荣新书:废除劳教制度 大陆向台湾看齐 (Jerome Cohen’s new book on abolishing Reeducation-Through-Labor)
Voice of America, October 10, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/cohen-new-book-20131010/1766731.html

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan religious leader is stabbed to death in China
藏族著名宗教领袖阿贡在成都遇害
New York Times, October 10, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131010/c10tibet/dual/

比如县三藏人被枪杀 阿贡仁波切遇害案引质疑 (Three Tibetans shot to death in Biru County, Argonne Rinpoche murder prompts question)
Radio Free Asia, October 10, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-10092013161810.html

A 'Middle Way' with China? Interview with prime minister of Tibetan government-in-exile
World Crunch, October 9, 2013
http://www.worldcrunch.com/world-affairs/a-039-middle-way-039-with-china-tibet-039-s-prime-minister-speaks-from-dharamsala/tibet-unrest-beijing-conflict-sangay-obama/c1s13646/#.UlYSu0KBmP0

Opinion (观点)

The unnecessary cruelty of the death penalty
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1328036/unnecessary-cruelty-death-penalty

人民日报:遏制“房腐”须完善官员财产申报制度 (People’s Daily: combating real estate corruption requires “perfecting” system for reporting officials’ property-assets)
People’s Daily, October 10, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-10-10/044328390941.shtml