Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

违反“七条底线 新浪处理10万微博账户 (Sina punishes 100,000 microblog users for violating "7 Bottom Lines")
Beijing Youth Daily, November 13, 2013
http://www.bjd.com.cn/10bjxw/sh/201311/13/t20131113_5284211.html

Children (儿童)

仅三成父母认为中国适合养孩子 (Int’l survey shows only 30% of parents think China is a suitable place for raising children)
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/16221/jin-san-cheng-fu-mu-ren-wei-zhong-guo-gua-he-yang-hai-zi

See the survey:
Concerned Parents?
可怜天下父母心,忧心忡忡的父母们 最担心什么?
Ipsos ASI, November 3, 2013
EN: http://www.ipsos.com.cn/sites/default/files/Concerned%20parents.pdf
CH: http://www.ipsos.com.cn/sites/default/files/youxin.pdf

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

中国再有多名记者涉严重违纪被查处 (Several more Chinese journalists investigated for severe discipline violations)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 13, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131113_china_journalist_corruption.shtml

Health (健康)

Health experts encourage China to help combat diseases
Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/11/13/health-experts-encourage-china-to-help-combat-diseases/

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi elected to top U.N. rights body
Reuters, November 12, 2013
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/12/uk-un-rights-council-idUKBRE9AB11S20131112

Related:
中俄越古等获选下届UN人权理事国 被指人权纪录“不合格” (Criticized for substandard human rights records, China, Russia, Vietnam, Cuba, are elected to UN Human Rights Council)
Voice of America, November 13, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/article/1788712.html

For more information, see:
China elected to UN Human Rights Council
中国当选为联合国人权理事会成员
Human Rights in China, November 12, 2013
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/7034
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/7035

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

China's meager aid to the Philippines could dent its image
中国援菲出手不大方 或令国际形象蒙尘
Reuters, November 12, 2013
EN:http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/12/us-china-philippines-aid-idUSBRE9AB0LM20131112
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE9AC05420131113

Philippines relief effort lays bare China limitations
Financial Times, November 13, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/187e073e-4c52-11e3-958f-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Fworld_asia-pacific_china%2Ffeed%2F%2Fproduct&siteedition=intl#axzz2kXbLB3JG

Migrants (农民工)

China points to social welfare reforms needed for urbanization drive
Reuters, November 12, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/12/us-china-reform-labour-idUSBRE9AB16020131112

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

胡祖六:只要有国企就不可能公平竞争 民族复兴靠民企 (Expert: SOEs prevent fair competition, national rejuvenation depends on private enterprises)
Caijing, November 13, 2013
http://economy.caijing.com.cn/2013-11-13/113561255.html

国企将继续做大做强 民企前景仍不乐观 (SOEs to grow larger and stronger while prospects for private enterprises remain pessimistic)
Caijing, November 13, 2013
http://blog.caijing.com.cn/expert_article-151502-61331.shtml

Related:
Chinese leader gets more sway on the economy and security
习近平借三中全会掌控安全与经济
New York Times, November 13, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131113/c13plenum/dual/

China implies domestic focus for new security council
Reuters, November 13, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/13/us-china-reform-security-idUSBRE9AC0AP20131113

Xi vs. the strongmen: the battle for reform in China
The Diplomat, November 12, 2013
http://thediplomat.com/2013/11/12/xi-vs-the-strongmen-the-battle-for-reform-in-china/

State Security (国家安全)

China to revamp security in face of threats at home, abroad
Reuters, November 12, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/12/us-china-reform-politics-idUSBRE9AB0Q920131112

Related:
中国设国家安全委员会“以对内为主” (China creates National Security Committee to "primarily deal with internal affairs")
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 13, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131113_ana_china_plenum_national_security.shtml

Technology (科技)

Social media in China: growing integration across marketing channels
The Guardian, November 12, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2013/nov/12/social-media-china-marketing-channels

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China’s Uighurs blame violence on abuses, not jihad
The Malay Mail, November 12, 2013
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/features/article/chinas-uighurs-blame-violence-on-abuses-not-jihad

China pressures Muslim Uygur lawyer families on burqas, beards
Reuters, November 12, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1355319/china-pressures-muslim-uygur-lawyer-families-burqas-beards

Opinion ( 观点)

Third Plenum: the analysts’ take
Wall Street Journal, November 12, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/11/12/third-plenum-the-analysts-take/