Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Children (儿童)

Beijing NGO teaches young rural girls to protect themselves from sexual assault
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1342195/beijing-ngo-teaches-young-rural-girls-protect-themselves-sexual-assault

Corruption (腐败)

Chinese official suspended over $115,000 pig trotter tab
Agence France-Presse, October 28, 2013
http://bit.ly/18wTamw

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

食品安全法修订草案送审稿公开征求意见
Opinions solicited on draft food safety law
Xinhua, October 29, 2013
CH: http://news.eastday.com/c/20131029/u1a7742699.html
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-10/29/c_132842039.htm

Education (教育)

报告显示中国留学生美国名校退学率高达25% (Report shows up to 25% drop-out rate for Chinese students at prestigious U.S. universities)
Southern Metropolis Daily, October 27, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1027/07/9C65LNUE0001124J.html

Environment (环境)

China to monitor link between smog and health
Reuters, October 28, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/28/us-china-environment-idUSBRE99R0L320131028

Hong Kong (香港)

电视发牌民怨烧身 特首港府民望急挫 (New survey from Chinese University of HK: approval rating for Chief Executive CY Leung drops significantly over concerns about gov’t control of the media)
Voice of America, October 29, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/Chief-executive-hit-lowest-point-in-polls-after-the-controversy-of-tv-licensing-20131029/1779003.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Lawyers challenge judges’ authority in trial of Chinese activists
江西新余非法集会案庭审交锋激烈
New York Times, October 29, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131029/c29trial/dual/

Related:
China puts 3 members of activist group on trial in sign of party intolerance of dissent
Associated Press, October 28, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-puts-3-members-of-activist-group-on-trial-in-sign-of-party-intolerance-of-dissent/2013/10/27/a4818b3e-3f82-11e3-b028-de922d7a3f47_story.html

China trial of anti-corruption activists suspended: lawyer
Agence France-Presse, October 28, 2013
http://bit.ly/17pcfNF

Information Control (信息控制)

China censors news of an SUV plowing into a crowd in Tiananmen Square, killing five
Washington Post, October 28, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-censors-busy-as-jeep-plows-into-crowd-in-tiananmen-square-killing-five/2013/10/28/768f7b88-3fc2-11e3-b028-de922d7a3f47_story.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

德人权组织要求联合国人权理事会严审中国人权状况 (German rights organization asks UN Human Rights Council to seriously examine China’s human rights situation)
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gr-10282013095021.html

China UN Mission smears Uyghur President, says group
Epoch Times, October 28, 2013
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/332168-china-un-mission-smears-uyghur-president-says-group/

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

Norway snub shows sharp edge of Chinese diplomacy
Associated Press, October 28, 2013
http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/10/28/5282665/norway-snub-shows-sharp-edge-of.html?rh=1

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Government think tank offers insight into reformist goals
Wall Street Journal, October 28, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/10/28/report-offers-insight-into-reformist-goals/

Related:
Hopes of market reforms in China tempered by political realities
三中全会市场化改革议程知易行难
New York Times, October 29, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131029/c29reform/dual/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China doctors protest after murder by patient
Agence France-Presse, October 28, 2013
http://bit.ly/1alNfan

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan families still in tents two months after quake
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/tents-10282013161919.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Tiananmen jeep crash kills 5, police name Xinjiang suspects
Global Times, October 29, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/820978.shtml

Related:
“警方称天安门撞车事件嫌疑人系维族” (Police claim suspects of Tiananmen crash are Uyghurs)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 29, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/10/131029_beijing_tiananmen.shtml

China police search for Uighurs after deadly crash
Associated Press, October 29, 2013
http://news.yahoo.com/china-police-search-uighurs-deadly-crash-042042459.html

Opinion (观点)

The U.S. needs a new strategy in addressing China’s human rights
The Washington Post, October 27, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/jared-genser-the-us-needs-a-new-strategy-in-addressing-chinas-human-rights/2013/10/27/58246600-34ef-11e3-8a0e-4e2cf80831fc_story.html

You may never eat street food in China again after watching this video
Washington Post, October 28, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/10/28/you-may-never-eat-street-food-in-china-again-after-watching-this-video/

李克强身处改革十字路口 (China’s premier stuck at a "reform crossroad")
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/15220/li-ke-qiang-shen-chu-gai-ge-shi-zi-lu-kou