Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Bloomberg accused of blocking report to stay in China
Financial Times, November 11, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d121fd70-49f2-11e3-9a21-00144feabdc0.html/

Related:
中国媒体关注彭博“对华自我审查”报道 (Chinese official media reported and later removed story on Bloomberg’s self-censorship)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 11, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131111_china_huanqiu_bloomberg.shtml

The deep insecurity behind China's attacks on the foreign press
Slate, November 11, 2013
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_world_/2013/11/11/bloomberg_and_reuters_fall_afoul_of_china_the_deep_insecurity_behind_beijing.html

Reporter for Reuters won’t receive China visa
New York Times, November 9, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/world/asia/reporter-for-reuters-wont-receive-china-visa.html?_r=1&

Related:
路透驻华资深记者签证被拒 (Reuters senior reporter’s China visa application is rejected)
Voice of America, November 11, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/reuters-reporter-in-china-denied-visa-20131110/1787359.html

Children (儿童)

Muddled laws "prevent justice" for young rape victims
South China Morning Post, November 10, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1352158/muddled-laws-prevent-justice-young-rape-victims

Education (教育)

Report: Chinese students flocking to U.S. colleges, driving record number of foreign students
Associated Press, November 11, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/report-chinese-students-flocking-to-us-colleges-driving-record-number-of-foreign-students/2013/11/10/1d0cdb06-4a43-11e3-bf60-c1ca136ae14a_story.html

Related:
Open Doors 2013: international students in the United States and study abroad by American students are at all-time high
Institute of International Education, November 11, 2013
http://www.iie.org/en/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Press-Center/Press-Releases/2013/2013-11-11-Open-Doors-Data

Freedom of Association and Assembly (结社自由和集会自由)

薄熙来支持者成立“中国至宪党” (Bo Xilai’s supporters form a "China Constitution" Party)
British Broadcasting Corporation , November 10, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131109_china_wangzheng_party.shtml

Related:
Founder of new China party aims to work within system
Reuters, November 10, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/10/us-china-politics-party-idUSBRE9A906A20131110

Health (健康)

北京雾霾兇勐 肺癌病例飙升 (Fierce Beijing smog causes rapid increase in lung cancer cases)
British Broadcasting Corporation , November 10, 2013
http://dailynews.sina.com/gb/news/int/singtao/20131110/09105153365.html

No quick fixes for China’s overwhelmed organ transplant system
New York Times, November 10, 2013
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/no-quick-fixes-for-chinas-overwhelmed-organ-transplant-system/?ref=world

Hong Kong (香港)

Crusading Hong Kong artists awarded inaugural Human Rights Art Prizes
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1351198/crusading-hong-kong-artists-awarded-inaugural-human-rights-art-prizes

Huko (户口)

Hukou holdup: one family’s long battle with China’s household registration system
Wall Street Journal, November 9, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/11/09/after-years-of-separation-policy-change-reunited-family/

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam in line for seats on UN Human Rights Council
Associated Press, November 12, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-russia-saudi-arabia-vietnam-in-line-for-seats-on-un-human-rights-council/2013/11/11/9ac5de1e-4b31-11e3-bf60-c1ca136ae14a_story.html

Related:
China elected to UN Human Rights Council
Human Rights in China, November 12, 2013
EN:http://hrichina.org/content/7034

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

China criticizes "kill everyone" remark on U.S. talk show
Reuters, November 11, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/11/us-china-talk-show-idUSBRE9AA0JY20131111

Britain's Cameron to make first China visit since Dalai Lama row
Reuters, November 11, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/11/us-britain-china-cameron-idUSBRE9AA0WY20131111

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

China to try Mongol herders in new crackdown in troubled region
Reuters, November 10, 2013
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-china-trial-20131111,0,4036700.story

China's cautious land-reform tests cast doubt on big urban vision
Reuters, November 10, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/10/china-reform-idUSL4N0IV02T20131110

New China cities: shoddy homes, broken hope
New York Times, November 10, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/world/asia/new-china-cities-shoddy-homes-broken-hope.html?ref=asia

Migrants (农民工)

Farmers move from mountains to townhomes in China urbanization drive, but where are the jobs?
Associated Press, November 10, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/farmers-move-from-mountains-to-townhomes-in-china-urbanization-drive-but-where-are-the-jobs/2013/11/10/3821c18c-4a06-11e3-bf60-c1ca136ae14a_story.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

政治经济改革中共三中全会闭幕 设国安委和改革小组
China third plenum: leaders unveil key reforms
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 12, 2013
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131112_china_cpc_meeting_.shtml
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24910434

See the Communiqué:
中国共产党第十八届中央委员会第三次全体会议公报
Communiqué of the 3rd Plenum of the 18th Party Congress
Xinhua, November 12, 2013
CH: http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1112/c1024-23519136.html
EN: http://chinacopyrightandmedia.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/communique-of-the-3rd-plenum-of-the-18th-party-congress/

Related Tencent weibo posts:
温军, November 12, 2013
说了一大片,看懂了,就四个字,维持现状!对一小部分人有利!实际的一点没有,网友点评:三肿全坏结束,看来是准备一条大路走到黑了。。。。移民啊移民啊。(The communique said a lot and now I understand. Just four words: maintain the status quo! Benefit a small group of people! There is nothing of any practical significance. One Netizen’s review: with the end of the “three swollen-all bad” [similar pronunciation of “the third plenary”], it seems the gov’t is prepared to walk down the same road until it meets a dead end. . . . Emigrate, I say, emigrate.)
http://t.qq.com/p/t/313738074672743

直面人生, November 12, 2013
唯一有新意的是建立国保委,保障强抢的顺利进行!其他和放屁一样。难怪代表们睡得和扬子江的死猪一样 (The only new thing is to establish the National Security Commission, which is to guarantee that robbery happens smoothly! …)
http://t.qq.com/p/t/285225055659123

Related Sina weibo posts:
老慕杂谈, November 12, 2013
@张雪忠:如果一个国家总是顽固地拒绝人类社会通行的普世价值,并且迟迟不肯建立以自由、民主和法治为基础的宪政制度,那绝不是因为这个国家有什么特殊的国情,而是因为这个国家有一个特殊的政府:这个政府本身极其败坏和不得人心,以致于根本无法通过公正的法律和诚实的手段,来维持自己的存续!转 (If a country has stubbornly refused the universal values currently practiced in the international community, and has been reluctant to establish constitutionalism, which is based on freedom, democracy, and the rule of law, the reason is absolutely not because of any “special country conditions;” it is because this country has a very special government: the government itself is extremely corrupt and unpopular, so that it simply cannot maintain its survival through just law and honest means! Repost it.)
http://weibo.com/1431265365/AeKWNfm02

Long silent, China's entrepreneurs push for change
Associated Press, November 11, 2013
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/crime/article/Long-silent-China-s-entrepreneurs-push-for-change-4973669.php

Poverty (贫穷)

New China cities: shoddy homes, broken hope
中国城镇化副作用:农民变贫民
New York Times, November 10, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131110/c10chinaurban/dual/

Protests and Petitions 抗议和请愿

Thousands of protestors gather in Beijing for third plenum
Epoch Times, November 12, 2013
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/354898-thousands-of-protesters-gather-in-beijing-for-third-plenum/?photo=2

Rule of Law (法治)

Exonerated but still seeking justice after 12-year prison ordeal
South China Morning Post, November 12, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1353244/bombing-exoneration-fujian-man-12-years-exposes-china-legal-abuses

Tibet (西藏)

Dalai Lama potential successor tells China to clean up Tibet
Agence France Presse, November 11, 2013
http://bit.ly/17QJVnB

青海藏区僧人次仁杰11月11号自焚 (Tibet Monk, 20, self-immolates on Monday)
Voice of America, November 12, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/monk-survives-20131111/1788237.html

Opinion (观点)

A big weekend for China
Chicago Tribune, November 9, 2013
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/china-ct-edit-1109-20131109,0,2512132.story