Friday, October 25, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

中国近20年来首次修改消费者权益保护法 (China revises consumer protection law, first time in nearly 20 years)
China News Service, October 25, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/10-25/5424916.shtml

Related:
China overhauls consumer protection laws
Reuters, October 25, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/25/us-china-consumer-law-idUSBRE99O05E20131025

Rural Issues (农村)

消失中的村落:山西盂县宽坪村仅剩九口人 (Disappearing village: only 9 people remain in one Shanxi village)
People’s Daily, October 25, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1025/c1001-23324420.html

Society (社会)

China’s bystander problem: Another death after crowd ignores woman in peril
Washington Post, October 24, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/10/24/chinas-bystander-problem-another-death-after-crowd-ignores-woman-in-peril/

Opinion (观点)

Wide acclaim for China's state-centered, collective human rights
Huffington Post, October 24, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/aaron-rhodes/wide-acclaim-for-china_b_4144477.html

Singing from the same hymnal
Economist, October 24, 2013
http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2013/10/china-and-vatican

Related:
英媒:同唱赞美诗歌的中国和梵蒂冈 (UK media: China and the Vatican are singing from the same hymnal)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 25, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/10/131024_press_vatican_china.shtml

Corruption (腐败)

18央企上市公司招待费超31亿 内部人称吃喝玩乐 (Eighteen listed central enterprises spent over RMB 3.1 billion on entertainment in 2012)
China Security, October 24, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20131024/u1a7731775.html