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

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

”China Factor” shows Beijing’s long reach in media censorship
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/censorship-10212013184935.html

Authors accept censors’ rules to sell in China
向中国审查制度低头,外国作家的艰难抉择
The New York Times, October 22, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131021/c21censorship/dual/

Related:
A Book Review by Hu Ping: Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China
胡平评《邓小平时代》
Human Rights in China, July 2013
EN: http://hrichina.org/crf/article/6746
CH: http://hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/6744

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

美国名校教授建议请被北大解聘的夏业良做访问学者 (Professors from prestigious U.S. universities suggest inviting Xia Yeliang, dismissed by Peking University, to be their visiting scholar)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/aw-10212013135910.html

Information Control (信息控制)

《晚年周恩来》作者高文谦下“战书”,邀社科院副院长辩论毛功罪是非 (Gao Wenqian, author of “Zhou Enlai: The Last Perfect Revolutionary” challenges critic of his book to a debate on Mao)
Radio France International, October 21, 2013
http://rfi.my/HbeqIL

See related Weibo post:
建邦评论: 毛作为历史人物,千秋功罪自有后人评说,为什么没资格?毛作为政治人物,人们自然有权利对其执政的是非功过进行评价,为什么没资格?毛再伟大,也是人民公仆 (Jianbang Comments: Mao is a historical figure, his merits and demerits should be evaluated by later generations, why aren’t we qualified to do so? Mao is also a political figure, people naturally have the right to evaluate the merits and demerits of his rule, why aren’t we qualified to do so? Even if Mao was great, he was still a servant of the people.)
http://t.qq.com/p/t/328910003228672

封从德:夏业良事件说明中共对公共知识分子和互联网的恐惧 (Former 1989 democracy movement leader: Xia Yeliang’s dismissal shows CPC’s fear of public intellectuals and the Internet)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-10222013100312.html

Twitter account of China's state broadcaster hacked
央视Twitter帐户被黑
Reuters, October 22, 2013
EN: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/22/uk-china-cctv-hacking-idUKBRE99L05520131022
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE99L07K20131022

Related:
China's Zhou Yongkang: state TV deletes “incorrect” tweet
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 22, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24621272

International Human Rights (国际人权)

中国:一边接受人权审议 一边逮捕人权人士 (China: undergoing UN human rights review while simultaneously arresting rights defenders)
Deutsche Welle, October 22, 2013
http://bit.ly/19YGogY

China defends human rights record at United Nations
中国承认推进人权挑战多但强调成绩 (China recognizes challenges in forwarding human rights but emphasizes its achievements)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 22, 2013
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24611657
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131022_unhr_china_humanrights.shtml

Related:
UN Experts voice serious concern as China faces human rights review
中国接受人权审议前夕 联合国专家表达严重关切
Human Rights in China, October 18, 2013
EN: http://hrichina.org/content/6979
CH: http://hrichina.org/cn/content/6980

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

Human rights abuses and land grab claims fail to stop Myanmar-China Gas Pipeline Opening
The International Business Times, October 22, 2013
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/515595/20131021/myanmar-china-gas-pipeline.htm

Natural Resources (自然资源)

China tries to clean up toxic legacy of its rare earth riches
The New York Times, October 22, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/23/business/international/china-tries-to-clean-up-toxic-legacy-of-its-rare-earth-riches.html

Rule of Law (法治)

从薄夏王案看中国刑事司法之公正 (Bo Xilai, Xia Junfeng and other famous cases reveal injustices in China’s criminal judiciary)
The New York Times, October 22, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131022/cc22xiaohan/

Tibet (西藏)

China says Tibet policy "correct", no turning back
中国第10次发布西藏问题白皮书
Reuters, October 22, 2013 (English)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 22, 2013 (Chinese)
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/22/us-china-tibet-idUSBRE99L04N20131022
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131022_un_china_tibet.shtml

Related:
国新办发布西藏的发展与进步白皮书(全文) (State Council Information Office publishes White Paper on Tibet's development and progress (full text))
State Council Information Office, October 22, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-10-22/102628499310.shtml

Opinion (观点)

Beijing’s assault on academic freedom
The New York Times, October 21, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/22/opinion/beijings-assault-on-academic-freedom.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&ref=international&adxnnlx=1382459545-AsxodNeqOXoQVoWfCIupqQ