Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bo Xilai (薄熙来案)

Justice sought for those prosecuted during Bo Xilai's organised crime campaign
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1331377/justice-sought-those-prosecuted-during-bo-xilais-organised-crime

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

Letpadaung mine project resumes but fails to meet lawmakers’ requirements
The Irrawaddy, October 14, 2013
http://www.irrawaddy.org/burma/letpadaung-mine-project-resumes-fails-meet-lawmakers-requirements.html

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Top Chinese legislature to continue deliberating consumer rights law
Xinhua, October 14, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-10/14/c_132798272.htm

See:
消费者权益保护法修正案(草案二次审议稿)条文 (Second draft amendment to the Law on the Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests)
National People's Congress
http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/lfgz/2013-09/06/content_1805745.htm

Corruption (腐败)

科研腐败!山东13大学9.4亿科研经费花哪说不清 (Corruption in scientific research! 13 Shandong universities cannot explain how they spent RMB 940 million in research funds)
Beijing News, October 14, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1014/c1001-23187176.html

China firm denies ex-premier's daughter brokered Zurich deal
Agence France-Presse, October 14, 2013
http://bit.ly/1gGgVjp

Death penalty (死刑)

最高法:死刑案证据不足不得判死刑 (Supreme People’s Court: No death sentences without sufficient evidence)
Legal Daily, October 14, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1014/c1001-23189482.html

Education (教育)

教育部长:各地将按随迁子女在校人数拨付教育经费 (Education minister: local schools’ funding will be commensurate with number of migrant children)
People’s Daily, October 15, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1015/c1001-23207154.html

Environment (环境)

院士称中国是世界唯一PM2.5和臭氧均超标地区 (Scholar says China is the only country with PM 2.5 and ozone exceeding world standards)
Legal Daily, October 13, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1013/21/9B3JRL700001124J.html

All dried up: northern China is running out of water, but the government’s remedies are potentially disastrous
The Economist, October 12, 2013
http://www.economist.com/node/21587813

China offers rewards to six regions to fight air pollution
Reuters, October 14, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/14/us-china-pollution-idUSBRE99A08320131014

Health (健康)

UN agency urges China to drop HIV spa ban
Agence France-Presse, October 14, 2013
http://bit.ly/191zSJ9

Related:
UNAIDS China statement on the issuing of a consultation draft of “Management Procedures for Public Bathhouse Industry"
联合国艾滋病规划署驻华办事处关于《沐浴业管理办法(征求意见稿)》的声明
UNAIDS, October 15, 2013
EN: http://bit.ly/GPDpRc
CH: http://bit.ly/1gHBRGW

商务部关于《沐浴业管理办法》公开征求意见 (Ministry of Commerce's consultation draft of “Management Procedures for Public Bathhouse Industry")
Ministry of Commerce, October 11, 2013
http://tfs.mofcom.gov.cn/article/as/201310/20131000341580.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

美国医生欲探访中国良心犯被拒详情 (American doctor denied visit with ailing Chinese activist)
Deutsche Welle, October 12, 2013
http://bit.ly/19KNTrH

独立参选人李碧云突遭逮捕 警方连夜抓人被指当局实施报复 (Independent candidate Li Biyun arrested on charges of “obstructing official business” in Guangdong)
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf-10132013151913.html

Information Control (信息控制)

Former Google China chief faces leftist attack
Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/15/former-google-china-chief-faces-leftist-attack/

新闻联播批评《喜羊羊与灰太狼》暴力粗俗 (CCTV grounds 2 cartoon series for vulgarity and violence after parents complain)
Yangtz Evening News, October 14, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1014/c1001-23187966.html

Related:
Chinese cartoons ordered to clean up "vulgar and violent" storylines
The Telegraph, October 14, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10377541/Chinese-cartoons-ordered-to-clean-up-vulgar-and-violent-storylines.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Report says China should ratify UN Human Rights Covenant
Epoch Times, October 14, 2013
hhttp://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/318536-report-says-china-should-ratify-un-human-rights-covenant/

外交部回应美方发布中国人权报告:不值得一驳 (Chinese foreign ministry: U.S. report on China’s human rights is not worth refuting)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, October 15, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1015/03/9B6QVEJV0001124J.html

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

China buys up Britain as politics takes a back seat
The Telegraph, October 14, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10377750/China-buys-up-Britain-as-politics-takes-a-back-seat.html

Labor (劳工)

全国工会会员达2.8亿人 最低工资标准年均提高12.6% (Labor union membership reaches 280 million, minimum wage increases 12.6% each year on average)
People’s Daily, October 15, 2013
http://acftu.people.com.cn/n/2013/1011/c67502-23166727.html

China pledges to close 2,000 mines by end of 2015
Associated Press, October 13, 2013
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/13/4385082/china-pledges-to-close-2000-mines.html

Political and Economic Reforms (政治和经济改革)

上海自贸区官员:中国投资者热情远高于外商 (Official from Shanghai free trade zone: Chinese investors more enthusiastic than foreign investors)
China News Service, October 13, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1013/21/9B3KI9DV00014JB6.html

Curbing China’s grey income requires reforming political system
Epoch Times, October 13, 2013
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/316688-curbing-chinas-grey-income-requires-reforming-political-system/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

余姚市数千灾民大控诉 促市委书记下台 (Thousands of flood victims protest local government’s inadequate disaster relief efforts in Yuyao, Zhejiang)
Radio Free Asia, October 15, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/victims-10152013093017.html?encoding=simplified

Rule of Law (法治)

Chinese investigators given jail terms for torture of party official
Reuters, October 14, 2013
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/14/uk-china-trial-idUKBRE99D03X20131014

Society (社会)

5 things to know about China's new aged care law
Associated Press, October 14, 2013
http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/10/14/5244487/5-things-to-know-about-chinas.html?rh=1

Tibet (西藏)

China denounces Spanish court's Tibet case against ex-president
Reuters, October 14, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/14/us-china-spain-tibet-idUSBRE99D09120131014

Women (妇女)

China sex trade infiltrates international hotels
BBC调查:中国性交易向国际酒店渗透
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 11, 2013
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24487270
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131011_china_hotel_vice.shtml

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Uighurs in China say bias is growing
维族人在新疆日益成为弱势群体
New York Times, October 14, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131014/c14uighurs/dual/

Opinion (观点)

Commentary: U.S. fiscal failure warrants a de-Americanized world
Xinhua, October 13, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/indepth/2013-10/13/c_132794246.htm

Related:
Calm down, Washington: China doesn’t really want to "de-Americanize"
Washington Post, October 14, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/10/14/calm-down-washington-china-doesnt-really-want-to-de-americanize/

China’s social organizations could help tamp social unrest
Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/15/chinas-social-organizations-could-help-tamp-social-unrest/