Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Children (儿童)

China makes dramatic progress in reducing child mortality: report
Xinhua, October 23, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-10/23/c_132824386.htm

Corruption (腐败)

中铁建8亿招待费处分66人 网友追责招待了谁
Eight disciplined in China railway construction scandal
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2013
Want China Times, October 23, 2013

CH: http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/14929/zhong-tie-jian-8yi-zhao-dai-fei-chu-fen-66ren-wang-you-zhui-ze-zhao-dai-liao-shui
EN: http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20131022000116&cid=1103

Cyber security (网络安全)

Google unveils tools to access web from repressive countries
谷歌宣布将用新技术保护互联网言论自由
Time, October 21, 2013
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 22, 2013
EN: http://business.time.com/2013/10/21/google-digital-rebels/
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/10/131022_google_uproxy.shtml

Education (教育)

2016年北京高考改革方案:英语100分语文180分 (Gaokao reform to be implemented in 2016 to reduce importance of English proficiency)
Xinhua, October 23, 2013
http://china.huanqiu.com/local/2013-10/4471805.html

Environment (环境)

环境公益诉讼主体究竟放宽了多少 (How much easier does draft amendment make it for public interest groups to sue polluters?)
Beijing News, October 22, 2013
http://cdb.org.cn/newsview.php?id=8085

Related:
Change to law may make it easier to sue polluters
China Daily, October 22, 2013
http://www.ecns.cn/2013/10-22/85156.shtml

Video: China’s “hazardous” smog at 10X safe level
Bloomberg, October 23, 2013
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/china-s-hazardous-smog-at-10x-safe-level-XRg1i5UwRxeJPiM~zDcLyA.html

China’s mountains of construction rubble
中国大城市正被建筑垃圾包围
New York Times, October 23, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131023/c23rubble/dual/

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

《新快报》头版整版呼吁湖南警方释放记者
Chinese newspaper calls for police to release reporter
xkb.com.cn, October 23, 2013
Voice of America, October 23, 2013

CH: http://epaper.xkb.com.cn/
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-newspaper-calls-for-police-to-release-reporter/1775073.html

Related:
中国记协促当局调查陈永洲被拘事件 (China’s journalist association urges authorities to investigate reporter arrested for exposing corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 23, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131023_chen_yongzhou_arrest.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

北大解聘夏業良 台大教授抗議 (Professors from Taiwan University protest dismissal of Xia Yeliang)
United Daily News, October 23, 2013
http://udn.com/NEWS/MAINLAND/MAI1/8243560.shtml

International Human Rights (国际人权)

人权报告:中国政府又一次外交表演 (UPR: Chinese government puts on another diplomatic show)
Deutsche Welle, October 23, 2013
http://bit.ly/16t87LG

Related:
China’s human rights record challenged at UN
Voice of America, October 22, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-defends-record-before-un-human-rights-council/1774419.html

China challenged over human rights record at United Nations
The Guardian, October 22, 2013
http://www.news-republic.com/Web/ArticleWeb.aspx?regionid=3&articleid=14488350

West criticizes, China defends human rights record at U.N.
Reuters, October 22, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/22/us-china-rights-idUSBRE99L01220131022

ICT highlights Tibet’s lack of civil society on the eve of China’s rights review in Geneva
International Campaign for Tibet, October 22, 2013
http://www.savetibet.org/ict-highlights-tibets-lack-of-civil-society-on-the-eve-of-chinas-rights-review-in-geneva/

昂山素季时隔23年亲领萨哈罗夫人权奖
Aung San Suu Kyi receives Sakharov Prize, finally
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 22, 2013
CNN, October 23, 2013

CH:http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/10/131022_suukyi_eu_sakharov.shtml
EN:http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/22/world/europe/suu-kyi-prize/

Information Control (信息控制)

“中国新闻审查跨向海外” (China’s media and censorship expand overseas)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 23, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/10/131023_freedomhouse_china_media.shtml

See related reports:
The Long Shadow of Chinese Censorship: How the Communist Party’s Media Restrictions Affect News Outlets Around the World
Center for International Media Assistance, October 22, 2013
http://freedomhouse.org/sites/default/files/CIMA-China_Sarah%20Cook_10_22_13.pdf

CCTV’s International Expansion: China’s Grand Strategy for Media?
Center for International Media Assistance, October 22, 2013
http://www.chinafile.com/cctv-s-international-expansion-china-s-grand-strategy-media

官方学者批丑化毛 作者隔洋下战书辩论 (Official criticizes book as defaming Mao, author asks for a debate)
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/14964/guan-fang-xue-zhe-pi-chou-hua-mao-zuo-zhe-ge-yang-xia-zhan-shu-bian-lun

我国首部新闻记者培训教材出版 具4个鲜明特点 (China makes “ideological education” a requirement for renewing journalist certificate)
People’s Daily, October 22, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1022/c1001-23285160.html

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Desperate Chinese villagers turn to self-immolation
NPR, October 23, 2013
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/10/23/239270737/desperate-chinese-villagers-turn-to-self-immolation

Natural Resource (自然资源 )

China, Israel have similar water problems, says visiting Chinese official
The Jerusalem Post, October 22, 2013
http://www.jpost.com/Enviro-Tech/China-Israel-have-similar-water-problems-says-visiting-Chinese-official-329478

Society (社会)

Q. & A.: Yang Fenggang on the "Oxford Consensus" and public trust in China
基督教学者杨凤岗谈“牛津共识”
New York Times, October 23, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131023/c23yangfenggang/dual/

China's ridiculous war on Starbucks lattes
央视炮轰星巴克报道遭吐槽“转移视线”
Foreign Policy, October 21, 2013
Global Times, October 23, 2013

EN:http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/10/21/china_s_ridiculous_war_on_starbucks_lattes
CH: http://news.eastday.com/c/20131023/u1a7729042.html

Women (妇女)

被强制结扎引发严重后遗症 江西农家讲述悲惨遭遇 (Forced sterilization causes Jiangxi woman to lose ability to work)
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/aw-10222013144627.html