Thursday, November 07, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

全国森林公安今年收缴象牙千余公斤 (National Forestry Bureau cracks down on illegal ivory trade, seized over 1,000 kilograms of ivory in 2013)
Xinhua, November 7, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-11-07/200628649904.shtml

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

Dell suppliers accused of human rights violations in China
The Guardian, November 6, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/06/dell-suppliers-accused-of-human-rights-violations

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China struggles to overcome GMO stalemate
Voice of America, November 6, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-struggles-overcome-gmo-stalemate/1784558.html>

Corruption (腐败)

十八大后11名省部级官员落马 是过去5年均速2倍 (Eleven officials sacked in year after 18th Party Congress, doubling average annual figure in preceding 5 years)
China News Service, November 7, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1107/10/9D2R9HGS0001124J.html

Cyber security (网络安全)

China military hackers persist despite being outed by U.S.: report
Reuters, November 6, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/06/net-us-usa-china-hacking-idUSBRE9A51AN20131106a>

Education (教育)

美高校因中国学生材料造假成风加大审核力度 (U.S. universities strengthen review of Chinese students’ applications in light of rampant fraud)
China Youth Daily, November 7, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-11-07/181528649214.shtml

Environment (环境)

重污染天何时启动预警机制 沪环保部:需三个条件 (Authorities explain why Shanghai’s pollution early warning system not triggered even at AQI 237)
Eastday.com, November 7, 2013
http://sh.eastday.com/m/20131107/u1a7760537.html

北京今天起开始点火试供暖 引发雾霾加剧担忧 (Beijing heating service starts today raising concern about worsening smog)
China News Service, November 7, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-11-07/165128648799.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

香港立法会否决用特权法向政府索取文件(Hong Kong Legislative Council rejects request for revealing documents on TV licensing decision)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 7, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131107_hongkong_tv_licence.shtml

Related:
Legco bid for HKTV licence probe defeated
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1349914/legco-bid-hktv-licence-probe-defeated

5万人集会支持用《特权法》查发牌事件 (Fifty thousand rally in support of TV Licensing probe)
Ming Pao, November 7, 2013
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20131107/news_20131107_55_962099.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese activists challenge Beijing by going to dinner
中国活动人士“同城饭醉”令北京不安
The Wall Street Journal, November 6, 2013
EN: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304672404579181373425115430?mod=rss_about_china
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20131107/bch094409.asp

A courageous Chinese lawyer urges his country to follow its own laws
The Washington Post, November 6, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2013/11/06/a-courageous-chinese-lawyer-urges-his-country-to-follow-its-own-laws/

维权人士陈光诚的母亲和大哥抵达纽约 (Chen Guangcheng’s relatives arrive in New York)
Radio Free Asia, November 7, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-11062013224453.html

黎建君、李小玲被控制失联 三中全会前访民被集中遣返 (Petitioners forced to return home in advance of Party’s third plenary)
Radio Free Asia, November 7, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy2-11062013114315.html

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

Human rights, Snowden, and how not to get hacked
Foreign Policy, November 6, 2013
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/11/06/gary_locke_american_ambassador_china_interview%20?page=0,1

Internet (互联网)

China farmer turns yarn baron as villages embrace Alibaba
Bloomberg, November 6, 2013
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-06/china-farmer-turns-yarn-baron-as-villages-embrace-alibaba.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

A clash of goals for China’s leader
政治严经济宽,中国改革议程难两全
New York Times, November 7, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131107/c07plenum/dual/

上海自贸区不能栽盆景 (Financial rules of Shanghai Free Trade Zone not introduced yet, disagreement between Shanghai and central government suspected cause)
People’s Daily, November 7, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1107/c1001-23458248.html

Society (社会)

Explosions near Communist Party building in China
山西省委大楼外爆炸疑是土造炸弹所致
New York Times, November 7, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131107/c07shanxi/dual/

China media: Taiyuan blasts
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 7, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24846861

Related:
China's desperate "terrorists"
The Wall Street Journal, November 4, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303936904579177382991370134

Taiwan (台湾)

国旗事件后张悬北京演唱会传被取消 (Taiwan singer’s Beijing concert may be cancelled after national flag incident)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 7, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131107_taiwan_china_chang.shtml

Tibet (西藏)

Oops: China state media website plays banned Tibetan national anthem
Voice of America, November 6, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/oops-china-state-media-website-plays-banned-tibetan-national-anthem/1784867.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

维族学者受死亡威胁 立遗嘱生死无关汉人—视频专访伊力哈木(一) (Uyghur scholar threatened to death by police after comment on Tiananmen crash)
Voice of America, November 7, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/uighur-interview-1-20131107/1785447.html

Opinion (观点)

北京政權的制高點 (Beijing regime’s highest mandate limits its ability to reform)
Yazhou Zhoukan, November, 2013
http://www.yzzk.com/cfm/content_archive.cfm?id=1383795778247&docissue=2013-45

U.S. spooks play into the hands of Russia, China and others who want control over global digital citizens
The Guardian, November 6, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/07/us-spooks-russia-china-internet-authoritarian