Monday, November 18, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

美国新闻组织公布新浪微博被禁图片 (U.S. NGO publicizes censored Sina Weibo images)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131115_china_sina_censored_images.shtml

Related:
How to get censored on China’s Twitter
新浪微博:遭遇中国式审查
ProPublica, November 14, 2013
EN:http://www.propublica.org/article/how-to-get-censored-on-chinas-twitter
CH:http://www.propublica.org/article/sina-weibo-china

Bloomberg news suspends reporter whose article on china was not published
彭博涉未刊发中国报道记者遭停职
New York Times, November 18, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20131118/c18bloomberg/dual/

Corruption (腐败)

中共研究官邸制反腐 学者称关键是财产公示 (CPC studies "official residence system" to fight corruption; scholar says key is to publicize assets)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 17, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131117_china_official_residence_suggestiion.shtml

Environment (环境)

Short of a miracle, China residents take air pollution into their own hands
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1359251/short-miracle-china-residents-take-air-pollution-their-own-hands

Health (健康)

“中国12年后将成世界肺癌第一大国” (Experts: China will be world’s number one lung cancer state in 12 years)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131117_china_lung_cancer.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

刘霞提出要求重审诺奖得主刘晓波案申诉 (Liu Xia appeals for re-trial of husband, Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)
Voice of America, November 18, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/liuxiaopo-20131117/1791719.html

Information Control (信息控制)

张家川发帖被拘少年被退学 校方称各方面压力太大 (Teenager expelled from school after release from detention for “spreading rumors” on Weibo)
Beijing News, November 18, 2013
http://edu.southcn.com/e/2013-11/18/content_84839450.htm

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

China: landmark reform plans call for anti-piracy court
The Hollywood Reporter, November 18, 2013
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/china-landmark-reform-plans-call-656862

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China asks Lanka to protect and promote human rights
Business Standard, November 18, 2013
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/china-asks-lanka-to-protect-and-promote-human-rights-113111800607_1.html

Internet (互联网)

Activists say they have found way round Chinese internet censorship
The Guardian, November 18, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/18/activists-chinese-internet-censorship-mirror-sites

中国收紧管控 两家外媒中文网站被封 (Chinese websites of two news outlets blocked as China tightens control on foreign media)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131115_reuters_website_chinese_blocked.shtml

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Success of Chinese leader’s ambitious economic plan may rest on rural regions
中国农村土地权益改革或成为经改最大障碍
New York Times, November 18, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131118/c18chinaecon/dual/

Natural Resources (自然资源)

They may be some time: putting down roots in Antarctica
The Economist, November 18, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21589908-putting-down-roots-antarctica-they-may-be-some-time

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

三中全会决定旨在平衡改革保守两派 (Decisions from Party’s third plenary aimed at balancing reformist and conservative factions)
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/16463/san-zhong-quan-hui-jue-ding-zhi-zai-ping-heng-gai-ge-bao-shou-liang-pai

Chinese reforms come in response to public discontent, economic necessity
PBS, November 15, 2013
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/july-dec13/china2_11-15.html

China's Potemkin reforms
The Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303789604579201950156826002

中共力推混合所有制 鼓励非公企业参与国企改革 (Party pushes mixed ownership system, encourages non-public enterprises to participate in SOE reform)
China News Service, November 18, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/11/16/292999.html

Population (人口)

Hurdles seen for change to China’s one-child rule
中国全面放开人口政策仍存障碍
New York Times, November 18, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131118/c18onechild/dual/

Why China’s one-child policy still leads to forced abortions, and always will
The Washington Post, November 15, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/11/15/why-chinas-one-child-policy-still-leads-to-forced-abortions-and-always-will/?tid=hpModule_04941f10-8a79-11e2-98d9-3012c1cd8d1e

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

四川现有劳教人员不足10人等待安置 干警“转向” (Fewer than 10 officers remain in Sichuan RTL system)
Sichuan Online, November 18, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20131118/u1a7780495.html

Questions over what replaces "re-education through labour"
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1358146/questions-over-what-replaces-re-education-through-labour

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

Chinese police nab N. Korean escapees trying to reach S. Korea: sources
Yonhap News, November 18, 2013
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2013/11/18/0301000000AEN20131118005200315.html

Religion (宗教)

中国河南官方教会牧师及信徒被当局拘押 (Pastor and followers of state-sanctioned church detained in Henan by authorities)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131118_china_henan_church_arrest.shtml

Rule of Law (法治)

涉法涉诉信访改革目标:以司法终结 (State Bureau for Letters and Visits reform aims at providing judicial solutions)
Beijing News, November 16, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/11/16/292976.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

三中全会后新疆首宗暴力袭击又现巴楚11死 由当局枪杀维族青年引发
Eleven killed in raid on police station in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2013
CH:http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/xl-11172013083410.html
EN:http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/shooting-11162013194621.html

Opinion (观点)

China's children may become the drivers of environmental change
The Guardian, November 18, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/16/china-children-drivers-environmental-change-pollution

张悬使我们谈政治 (Taiwanese singer flag-incident inspires us to discuss politics)
New York Times, November 18, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/culture/20131118/cc18zhangxuan/

UN rights council welcomes strange bedfellows to the table
The Sydney Morning Herald, November 18, 2013
http://www.smh.com.au/comment/un-rights-council-welcomes-strange-bedfellows-to-the-table-20131116-2xnqu.html