Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

浙江黄岩两名干部玩忽职守 14万斤地沟油入市场 (Two Zhejiang officials’ negligence causes 70,000 kilos of gutter oil to enter market)
Xinhua, November 26, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20131126/u1a7797592.html

Corruption (腐败)

China to seize illegally-built buildings
The Telegraph, November 25, 2013
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10472905/China-to-seize-illegally-built-buildings.html

Death penalty (死刑)

最高法院:依法应当核准曾成杰死刑 (Supreme Court: execution of businessman Zeng Chengjie complied with China’s law)
British Broadcasting, November 26, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131125_zeng_chengjie_death_controversy.shtml

Disasters (灾难)

China just changed the way it responds to deadly industrial accidents
Quartz, November 25, 2013
http://bit.ly/IdG6wv

Related:
China launches sweeping probe as Sinopec blast toll rises
Reuters, November 25, 2013
http://reut.rs/19UDf21

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

律师代理王炳章案遭威胁 (Authorities threaten to revoke practicing license of Wang Bingzhang’s lawyer)
Deutsche Welle, November 26, 2013
http://bit.ly/1cMyyu4

独立中文笔会抗议杭州警方侵害公民基本人权 (Independent Chinese PEN Center protests Hangzhou police’s breach of citizen’s basic rights)
Voice of America, November 26, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/independent-chinese-pen-protests-harrassment-20131126/1797759.html

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

U.S. military to continue flights in Air Defense Zone claimed by China
American Broadcasting Corporation, November 26, 2013
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/11/us-military-to-continue-flights-in-air-defense-zone-claimed-by-china/

Biggest Japanese airlines to snub Beijing's new air defense zone
Reuters, November 26, 2013
http://rt.com/news/japan-china-defense-zone-337/

June Fourth (六四)

吾尔开希:追求回家努力不会放弃 (Wuer Kaixi: will not stop trying to return home)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 26, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131125_wuerkaixi.shtml

Labor (劳工)

More than a million Chinese chase 19,000 government jobs
Agence France-Presse, November 25, 2013
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hCWX_emE67UKc6zvYAcLeyFi8sqQ?docId=08a778b2-d1e6-4866-8f3e-c5f09ea2131d

Media (媒体)

CCTV real estate exposé triggers business backlash
The Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/11/25/cctv-real-estate-expose-triggers-business-backlash/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Taking on the task of 5: A Party veteran on Xi Jinping
鲍彤:习近平以毛风格走邓路线
The New York Times, November 26, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131126/c26bao/dual/

“发改委:允许民资和外资控股国有企业”系失实报道 (Authorities call media report on gov’t allowing SOEs to be controlled by private and foreign capital inaccurate)
Economic Observer, November 26, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/1126/252625.shtml

Test of China's reforms in a region wealthier than most nations
Reuters, November 25, 2013
uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/25/uk-china-reform-guangdong-idUKBRE9AO0YM20131125

The Chinese Communist Party’s biggest obstacle is the Chinese Communist Party
Time, November 25, 2013
http://world.time.com/2013/11/25/the-chinese-communist-partys-biggest-obstacle-is-the-chinese-communist-party/

Rule of Law (法治)

China security boss urges judicial independence, transparency
Reuters, November 25, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/25/us-china-judicial-idUSBRE9AO02T20131125

Technology (科技)

Social media will drive Chinese liberalization : Google's Schmidt
Reuters, November 25, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/25/net-us-google-schmidt-idUSBRE9AO0U120131125

Related:
谷歌总裁预言社交媒体将给中国带来自由开放 (Google chairman predicts social media will bring freedom to China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 26, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131125_google_china.shtml

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆大学书记:要把高校建成反分裂反渗透的坚强阵地(Xinjiang University Party Secretary: “politically unqualified” students will not graduate)
Xinjiang Daily, November 26, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1126/c1001-23654040.html

Chinese anti-veil "beauty" campaign sows ugly tensions
China Post, November 26, 2013
www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2013/11/26/394511/Chinese-anti-veil.htm

Opinion ( 观点)

A dissident’s daughter, on rights and reform in China
我对中国人权改善前景不乐观
New York Times, November 26, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/letters/20131125/c25letter-wang/dual/

设立“二孩节”纠偏生育观念
How one-child China can become three-child China
Caixin, November 19, 2013
CN: opinion.caixin.com/2013-11-19/100606512.html
EN: www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/how-one-child-china-can-become-three-child-china/childbearing-demography-birthrate-family-/c3s14158/#.UpQChNIW3Sk

China reforms can't stop at water's edge
Christian Science Monitor, November 25, 2013
www.csmonitor.com/layout/set/r14/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2013/1125/China-reforms-can-t-stop-at-water-s-edge

China at a crossroads
Washignton Post, November 25, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/robert-samuelson-china-at-a-crossroads/2013/11/24/15ccd2e8-53c5-11e3-9e2c-e1d01116fd98_story.html

Too quiet on China’s crackdown on dissent
Washington Post, November 24, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/too-quiet-on-chinas-crackdown-on-dissent/2013/11/24/25dedbca-53b8-11e3-9fe0-fd2ca728e67c_story.html

Corruption (腐败)

Insight: China's Xi fails to earn stripes as anti-graft "tiger" hunt underwhelms
Reuters, November 23, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/23/us-china-corruption-insight-idUSBRE9AM0CN20131123

Environment (环境)

Urbanites flee China’s smog for blue skies
逃离大都市的中国环境移民
The New York Times, November 22, 2013
http://cn.tmagazine.com/living/20131125/t25dali/dual/

Smog descends on NE China, closing roads, airport
Associated Press, November 24, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/smog-descends-on-ne-china-closing-roads-airport/2013/11/24/8e9e3622-54cd-11e3-9ee6-2580086d8254_story.html

U.N. climate talks impasse ends as China and India drop demands
Washington Post, November 24, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/impasse-ends-at-un-climate-talks-china-and-india-drop-demands/2013/11/23/fdd10970-547d-11e3-a7f0-b790929232e1_story.html

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

最高法:建知识产权法院尚无时间表 (Supreme Court: still no timetable for establishing an intellectual property rights court)
Beijing News, November 24, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1124/c1001-23636540.html

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

China slams "inappropriate" U.S. remarks on territorial dispute with Japan
CNN, November 25, 2013
http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/25/world/asia/china-japan-disputed-islands/

Related:
Japan, China in war of words over airspace
Associated Press, November 25, 2013
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-objects-us-sea-defense-zone-remarks-20998514

Japan rejects China’s claim to air rights over disputed islands?
日本不承认中国争议岛屿防空识别区
The New York Times, November 25, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20131125/c25japan/dual/

中国发布东海防空识别区航空器识别规则 (China issues rules on identifying aircraft in the East China Sea “Air Defense Identification Zone”)
China News Service, November 25, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/mil/2013/11-23/5538402.shtml

June Fourth (六四)

吾尔开希香港投案失败 (June 4th student leader Wuer Kaixi’s attempt to return to China through Hong Kong fails again)
Deutsche Welle, November 25, 2013
http://bit.ly/1bhm1lQ

Migrants (农民工)

China's villages vanish amid rush for the cities
The Telegraph, November 23, 2013
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10470077/Chinas-villages-vanish-amid-rush-for-the-cities.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Vested interests won't block China's reforms: party official
Reuters, November 22, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/22/us-china-reforms-idUSBRE9AL0G120131122

China considers gas pipeline reform
Dawn, November 23, 2013
dawn.com/news/1058102/china-considers-gas-pipeline-reform

Population (人口)

英媒:中国两项不起眼但极重要改革 (British media: China’s two modest but vital reforms)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 24, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2013/11/131124_press_reform.shtml

Chinese families still at mercy of officials despite announced easing of one-child policy
Washington Post, November 22, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/world/chinese-families-still-at-mercy-of-officials-despite-easing-of-one-child-policy/2013/11/21/f5a6db22-5215-11e3-9ee6-2580086d8254_story.html

The only-child blues
放松计划生育的隐忧
The New York Times, November 23, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20131123/c23sebag/dual/

Society (社会)

中国“复兴指数”遭嘲弄 (China’s “Renaissance Index” mocked)
Financial Times, November 25, 2013
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001053611

China has lost its soul in the chase for wealth, says magnate's daughter
The Guardian, November 22, 2013
www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/22/china-wealth-daughter-kelly-zong-heir-beverage-firm

Tibet (西藏)

China summons Spanish ambassador over Tibet arrest warrants
Reuters, November 22, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/22/us-china-spain-idUSBRE9AL0HA20131122

西班牙媒体:化解与中国外交危机空间有限 (Spanish media: space for defusing a diplomatic crisis with China is limited)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 23, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131123_spain_china.shtml

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Jihadist group speaks out on China car attack: SITE
Agence France-Presse, November 24, 2013
bit.ly/17GsQdq

Opinion (观点)

Without political reform, how far can China's economic liberalisation go?
South China Morning Post, November 25, 2013
www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1362933/without-political-reform-how-far-can-chinas-economic

三中全会:最后一场改革? (The Party’s Third Plenary: a last wave of reforms?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 23, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131123_third_plenum_analysis.shtml