Friday, October 11, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

Daughter of "Butcher of Tiananmen Square" brokered secret deal for insurance giant
英媒:李小琳涉及保险业秘密交易案
The Telegraph, October 10, 2013
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 11, 2013

EN: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10370547/Daughter-of-Butcher-of-Tiananmen-Square-brokered-secret-deal-for-insurance-giant.html
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/10/131011_press_lixiaolin.shtml

安徽太和原县委书记同情妇涉受贿近3000万受审 (Anhui county Party secretary charged with accepting RMB 30 million in bribes)
Southern Daily, October 11, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1011/c70731-23159562.html

Death Penalty (死刑)

“死刑是报复,不是正义” (Joint statement by 16 death penalty abolitionist groups: capital punishment is revenge, not justice)
Deutsche Welles, October 10, 2013
http://dw.de/p/19xXU

Environment 环境

Water in China: desperate measures
The Economist, October 10, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21587789-desperate-measures

China’s green warriors
CNN, October 11, 2013
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/11/chinas-green-warriors/

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

全国25万新闻记者将开展全员岗位培训 (State press office: 250,000 journalists to undergo ideological job training)
China News Service, October 11, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20131011/u1a7706466.html

Hukou (户口)

一线城市户口价值:居住越久 有无户口差别越明显 (Hukou-based major quality of life differences in Tier-1 Chinese cities become more obvious over time)
Guangzhou Daily, October 11, 2013
http://news.dayoo.com/china/201310/11/53868_32920770.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China detains activist amid rights crackdown
Reuters, October 11, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/11/us-china-rights-idUSBRE99A07720131011

For more information on Guo Feixiong:
Lawyers urge authorities not to approve formal arrest of Guo Feixiong
律师敦促当局不要批捕郭飞雄
Human Rights in China, September 16, 2013
EN: http://hrichina.org/content/6918
CH: http://hrichina.org/cn/content/6919

First New Citizen Movement activists to stand trial in China
South China Morning Post, October 11, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1329258/first-new-citizen-movement-activists-stand-trial-china

Information Control (信息控制)

记者刘虎涉嫌诽谤罪被北京检方批准逮捕
China arrests journalist amid crackdown on rumors
Beijing News, October 10, 2013
Reuters, October 10, 2013

CH: http://news.163.com/13/1010/15/9AR74S2R00014AEE.html#sns_weibo
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/10/us-china-journalist-idUSBRE9990B820131010

Related:
中国当局“诽谤罪”批捕刘虎引网友议论 (Netizens question the arrest of Liu Hu for defamation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 10, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131010_liuhu_arrest.shtml

Related Weibo post:
谭敏涛在西安, October 11, 2013
名为依法治网,实为报复构陷。即以诽谤罪逮捕刘虎,当有受害者出场并澄清事实,但至始至终,却不见刘虎案的受害者出面,怪不得律师发问,刘虎案的受害人在哪里?而民众也质疑,举报官员贪腐不成反倒构成诽谤罪,莫非,官员举报不成,民间反腐不成?(It’s called governing the Internet in accordance with the law; in fact, it is framing for retaliation. Since Hu Liu was arrested on defamation charges, a victim should come forward to clarify facts. But from the beginning, no victim has appeared. No wonder his lawyer has questioned: where is the victim of Liu Hu’s case? People have also questioned how one can report a corrupt official without being charged with defamation? …)
http://weibo.com/1649501964/AdxHnf4LF?mod=weibotime

China’s censors did the New York Times a favor
Quartz, October 10, 2013
http://qz.com/134193/chinas-censors-did-the-new-york-times-a-favor/

International Human Rights (国际人权)

美国:中国人权状况未有任何改善 (U.S.: No improvement in China’s human rights situation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 11, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131011_us_china_humanrights.shtml

See the report:
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, 2013 Annual Report
http://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/AR13DJ.PDF

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

China’s ambassador to Myanmar is busy busy busy
Wall Street Journal, October 10, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/10/chinas-ambassador-to-myanmar-is-busy-busy-busy/

Labor (劳工)

Your Playstation 4 may be built by Chinese students in the worst internship ever
Quartz, October 10, 2013
http://qz.com/133950/your-playstation-4-may-be-built-by-chinese-students-in-the-worst-internship-ever/

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