Thursday, October 17, 2013

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

Corruption watchdog slams Chinese firms' lack of transparency
“中国企业商业行为透明度为金砖国家最低--透明国际”
Reuters, October 17, 2013
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/17/us-companies-transparency-idUSBRE99G05D20131017
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE99G0AK20131017?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

See the report:
Transparency in corporate reporting: assessing emerging market multinationals
Transparency International, October 16, 2013
http://www.transparency.org/whatwedo/pub/transparency_in_corporate_reporting_assessing_emerging_market_multinational

Corruption (腐败)

Mayor of Chinese city is held by Communist Party investigators
南京市长季建业涉嫌违纪被调查
New York Times, October 17, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131017/c17nanjing/dual/

科研经费每年千亿流失 部分申请需返点潜规则
60% of China's science budget spent on conferences, business trips
First Caijing Daily, October 17, 2013
WantChinaTimes.com, October 17, 2013

CH: http://news.163.com/13/1017/02/9BBREEV20001124J.html
EN: http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20131016000073&cid=1104&MainCatID=11

Mistress-driven anticorruption: study says 15% of accusers are lovers
Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/17/mistress-driven-anticorruption-study-says-15-of-accusers-are-lovers/

Culture (文化)

Once banned, classical music finds an unlikely future in China
Global and Mail, October 16, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/china-is-classical-musics-new-frontier/article14881218/

Education (教育)

Nine Chinese universities sign academic freedom pact
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1331803/nine-chinese-universities-sign-academic-freedom-pact

Health (健康)

China reports first new case of H7N9 bird flu since August
Reuters, October 16, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/16/us-china-health-bird-flu-idUSBRE99F0B720131016

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

困在北京的艾未未无所不在 (Ai Weiwei is everywhere despite being trapped in Beijing)
Radio France International, October 17, 2013
http://rfi.my/18oYs7B

Information Control (信息控制)

China holds two bloggers as it expands crackdown on rumors
Reuters, October 17, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/17/net-us-china-rumour-idUSBRE99G0C320131017

漫画家“变态辣椒”被传唤 (A cartoonist summoned)
Deutsche Welle, October 17, 2013
http://bit.ly/1hZ0mNy

中国网络名人边民被指寻衅滋事遭批捕
Rumor-mongering suspect arrested in SW China
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 17, 2013
Xinhua, October 17, 2013

CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131017_china_internet_arrest.shtml
EN: http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-10/17/content_17039629.htm

Labor (劳工)

New global index exposes "modern slavery" worldwide
报告:中国现代奴隶占世界10%
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 17, 2013
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24560937
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/10/131017_world_slave_index_china.shtml

See the report:
The Global Slavery Index 2013
Walk Free Foundation, October 2013
http://www.globalslaveryindex.org/

Open Government Information (信息公开)

报告称近年申请信息公开案激增 原告败诉居多 (Report shows rapid increase of OGI applications in recent years, with majority rejected)
Nandu Daily, October 17, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1016/04/9B9J0LB80001124J.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Scholars fight a milder version of Mao’s calamities
大跃进究竟饿死多少人?
New York Times, October 17, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131017/c17famine/dual/

China party journal decries Western “democracy trap”
Reuters, October 16, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/16/us-china-democracy-idUSBRE99F0I420131016

China's rich get richer despite slowing economy: Forbes
Agence France-Presse, October 16, 2013
http://bit.ly/1aPtsfM

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China flood protests: Police out in force in Yuyao
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24548515

Related:
China: arrests follow protests over response to catastrophic floods
The Guardian, October 16, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/16/china-arrests-protest-response-catastrophic-flooding

Technology (科技)

Facebook goes fishing in China
China Daily, October 17, 2013
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-10/17/content_17038711.htm

Women (妇女)

视频:中国学生谈工程专业不收女生 (Video: Chinese students discuss why Ministry of Education restricts female engineering majors)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 17, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/multimedia/2013/10/131017_vid_chinese_female_education.shtml

河南一孕妇4月内跑社区近20趟仍未办下准生证 (Henan pregnant woman unable to get birth permit after 4 months of running between gov’t offices)
Henan Business Daily, October 16, 2013
http://newpaper.dahe.cn/hnsb/html/2013-10/16/content_969787.htm?div=-1

100 Women: the jobs Chinese girls just can't do
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24534782

Opinion (观点)

从薄熙来案看上海自贸区缺乏核心竞争力 (Bo Xilai’s case shows Shanghai free trade zone needs rule of law to be competitive)
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/opinion/14676/cong-bo-xi-lai-kan-shang-hai-zi-mao-qu-que-fa-he-xin-jing-zheng-li

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

金加里:解读中国网络审查制度 (Gary King: interpretation of the Chinese Internet censorship system)
New York Times, October 16, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131016/cc16ouyangbin/

Children (儿童)

云南官员强奸幼女获刑5年 检方公布抗诉三理由 (Zhaotong procuratorate protests light sentence for county official convicted of raping 4-year-old girl)
Beijing News, October 16, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1016/c1001-23215956.html

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

食药监总局:“染色”中药材流向广 已达医药机构 (Food and Drug Administration: "dyed" Chinese herbal medicines sold to medical institutions)
China News Service, October 16, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/10-16/5387946.shtml

Corruption (腐败)

南京市市长季建业被双规 (Nanjing mayor Ji Jianye placed under disciplinary investigation)
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/14588/nan-jing-shi-shi-chang-ji-jian-ye-bei-shuang-gui

China milk powder crackdown is tough medicine for doctors, sales reps
Reuters, October 15, 2013
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/15/uk-china-milkpowder-idUKBRE99E0ZS20131015

Danone to name new management at China unit after bribery scandal
Reuters, October 15, 2013
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/15/uk-china-danone-bribery-idUKBRE99E01Y20131015

Education (教育)

Hong Kong’s new big draw for mainlanders: the SAT
Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/16/hong-kongs-new-big-draw-for-mainlanders-the-sat/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese activists face arrests, travel bans before U.N. forum: experts
Reuters, October 16, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/16/us-china-un-rights-idUSBRE99F0DQ20131016

Related:
UN experts alarmed by reprisals against activists linked to China’s international human rights review
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, October 16, 2013
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=13860

联合国:中国维权人士面临逮捕与旅行禁令
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131016_china_un_humanrights.shtml

For more information on Cao Shunli, see:
Cao Shunli: UPR Submission and other Documents
曹顺利为联合国普遍定期审议提交的报告和文件
Human Rights in China, October 8, 2013
EN:http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/16/us-china-un-rights-idUSBRE99F0DQ20131016
CH:http://hrichina.org/cn/content/6965

As China moves to lower professor’s profile, colleges are seeking to raise theirs
夏业良,从经济学家到异见者
New York Times, October 16, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131015/c15professor/dual/

律师投诉公安行政不作为 郭飞雄被正式批捕 ()
Radio Free Asia, October 16, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-10152013094241.html

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

UK opens doors to Chinese banks with special terms for lenders
英媒:奥斯本同中国的协议震惊美国银行
Financial Times, October 14, 2013
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2013

EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d2de8356-34f6-11e3-a13a-00144feab7de.html#axzz2htrPEoNb
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/10/131016_press_ft_china_banks.shtml

Labor (劳工)

Forced student labour is central to the Chinese economic miracle
The Guardian, October 14, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/forced-student-labour-china-apple

报告呼吁为“同志”营造共融工作环境
China's gays and lesbians start to fight for rights in the workplace
Caixin, September 27, 2013
CH: http://china.caixin.com/2013-09-27/100587376.html
EN: http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/china-039-s-gays-and-lesbians-start-to-fight-for-rights-in-the-workplace/gays-lesbians-china-lgbt-corporate-social-responsibility/c3s13551/#.Ul3279IW3Sk