Friday, November 22, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

李飞:与中央对抗的人不能当特首 (Li Fei, senior NPC official: “one who confronts the central gov’t cannot be HK Chief Executive”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 22, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131122_hongkong_lifei.shtml

Related:
Beijing official's visit to Hong Kong stokes fears over democracy
AFP, November 22, 2013
http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/asia/story/beijing-officials-visit-hong-kong-stokes-fears-over-democracy-20131122

美國會報告:京無意讓港發展真民主 (U.S. Congress report: Beijing has no intention to allow the development of genuine democracy in HK)<)
Ming Pao, November 22, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20131122/gaa3.htm

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China calls for global understanding on human rights issues
Business Standard, November 22, 2013
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/china-calls-for-global-understanding-on-human-rights-issues-113112200682_1.html

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

白宫对华施压 直指网络和汇率 (White House presses China on cybersecurity and RMB exchange rate)
Reuters, November 22, 2013
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE9AK09J20131121?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

孔子学院美国中心举行揭牌仪式
Confucius Institute launches its U.S. center in Washington, D.C.
Xinhua, November 21, 2013
CH:http://news.xinhuanet.com/2013-11/21/c_118238001.htm
EN: http://chinascope.org/main/content/view/5948/104/

Curious about reforms, Europeans head to China for summit
Deutsche Welle, November 21, 2013
www.dw.de/curious-about-reforms-europeans-head-to-china-for-summit/a-17244144

Related:
Remarks by President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy following the 16th EU-China summit
European Union, November 21, 2013
http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/china/documents/news/2013112_hvr_following_the_summit.pdf

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

China's rural land reform: a step toward more consumption, less social unrest
International Business Times, November 21, 2013
http:/www.ibtimes.com/chinas-rural-land-reform-step-toward-more-consumption-less-social-unrest-1479704

National Defense (国防)

中国试飞隐形无人攻击机 航程或覆盖日军基地 (China tests first unmanned stealth drone, flight range may cover Japanese military bases)
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/16785/zhong-guo-shi-fei-yin-xing-wu-ren-gong-ji-ji-hang-cheng-huo-fu-gai-ri-jun-ji-di

Related:
Chinese stealth drone takes 1st test flight
Associated Press, November 22, 2013
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/media-chinese-stealth-drone-takes-1st-test-flight-20976861

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Reform in China: let quite a few flowers bloom
The Economist, November 23, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21590477-two-proposals-buried-party-document-could-help-change-chinese-government-let-quite-few

China faces major shift under Xi
Mail and Guardian, November 22, 2013
http://mg.co.za/article/2013-11-22-00-china-faces-major-shift-under-xi

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

Pyongyang calls for China to return N. Korean refugees
Agence France-Presse, November 22, 2013
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131121/pyongyang-calls-china-return-n-korean-refugees

Religion (宗教)

河南抓捕牧师及教友 律师斥当局目无法律 (Official Christian pastor detained for one week without charge)
Voice of America, November 22, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/henan-church-leader-20131121/1794821.html

Society (社会)

“人相食”官方文件曝光 (Laogai Foundation obtains official document about cannibalism during the Great Famine)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/xql-11212013143103.html

Tibet (西藏)

达赖喇嘛:悬挂雪山狮子旗是当年毛泽东批准 (Dalai Lama: Mao approved hanging of the Tibetan flag in 1954)
Voice of America, November 22, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/dalai-lama-20131121/1795162.html

Torture (酷刑)

China’s highest court seeks to curtail abuses of justice
中国高法出文件意在打击刑讯逼供
New York Times, November 22, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131122/c22torture/dual/

Opinion (观点)

China's reforms: enlarging but not discarding the cage
CNN, November 21, 2013
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/20/world/asia/china-reform-jaime-florcruz/

Xi's power grab dwarfs market reforms
Asia Times Online, November 21, 2013
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-211113.html

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

谷歌总裁:十年内将战胜网络审查 (Google’s chairman: censorship will be eliminated in 10 years)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 21, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/11/131121_google_internet_encryption.shtml

Related:
Google's Schmidt predicts end of censorship within a decade
Reuters, November 20, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/21/usa-google-schmidt-idUSL2N0J521L20131121

Children (儿童)

省卫生厅:“弃婴误送殡仪馆”事件属严重误诊 (Anhui health authority: abandoned infant mistakenly sent to funeral parlor a serious misdiagnosis)
Anhui News, November 21, 2013
http://ah.anhuinews.com/system/2013/11/21/006214354.shtml

Corruption (腐败)

农信社改制曝地方财政巨额烂帐 清欠确权阻力大 (Reform of rural credit cooperatives exposes huge bad debts)
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/16687/nong-xin-she-gai-zhi-pu-di-fang-cai-zheng-ju-e-lan-zhang-qing-qian-que-quan-zu-li-da

Health (健康)

China starts to turn to drugs as awareness of depression spreads
The Guardian, November 20, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/20/china-depression-antidepressants-drugs

Hong Kong (香港)

李飞、张荣顺今抵港 晤各界谈政改咨询
Top Basic Law Committee members to visit, share views
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2013
CH:http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/hong-kong/16647/li-fei-zhang-rong-shun-jin-di-gang-wu-ge-jie-tan-zheng-gai-zi-xun
EN:http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1360454/top-basic-law-committee-members-visit-share-views

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

西法庭令逮捕中共前领袖 北京强烈不满 (Beijing displeased about Spanish court’s arrest orders for former Chinese leaders)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 21, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131120_spain_court_tibet.shtml

Report: China “Challenging US Military Preeminence in Asia”
美国国会委员会:中国挑战美国在亚太的军事优势地位
Voice of America, November 21, 2013
EN:http://www.voanews.com/content/report-china-challenging-us-military-preeminence-in-asia/1794585.html
CH:http://www.voachinese.com/content/us-china-military-20131121/1794590.html

China’s Internet users bid adieu to U.S. ambassador Gary Locke
Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/11/20/chinas-internet-users-bid-adieu-to-u-s-ambassador-gary-locke/Link

Labor (劳工)

Hundreds of Chinese Nokia workers protest at Microsoft deal
Reuters, November 20, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/20/us-china-protest-idUSBRE9AJ0LC20131120