Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

Exclusive: U.S. expands China hiring probe to Morgan Stanley
Reuters, November 26, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/26/us-china-jpmorgan-morganstanley-idUSBRE9AP19T20131126

China cuts civil servants’ car perks
Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/11/26/china-cuts-civil-servants-car-perks/

Related:
党政机关厉行节约反对浪费条例 (Regulations on Combating Waste and Strictly Enforcing Thrift Among Party and Government Organs)
Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, November 25, 2013
news.xinhuanet.com/2013-11/25/c_118287949.htm

Death penalty (死刑)

最高法详解“曾成杰吴英不同判决” (Supreme Court justifies Zeng Chengjie execution: he caused 3 mass incidents)
Beijing News, November 26, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/11/26/294618.html

Disasters (灾难)

贵州高铁施工塔吊倒塌砸穿中石化输油管 (Guizhou high-speed rail construction crane collapsed smashing through PetroChina oil pipelines)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 27, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131127_china_guizhou_oil_leak.shtml

Police detain nine after Qingdao oil blasts: media
Reuters, November 26, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/26/us-china-sinopec-blasts-idUSBRE9AP02N20131126

Related:
丧事如何办成喜事? (News reporting with Chinese characteristic: emphasize gov’t relief efforts in disasters)
letscorp.net, November 25, 2013
http://www.letscorp.net/archives/57722

Education (教育)

语文教材错误:荀子读纸质书 韩愈只活15年 (Numerous mistakes in Chinese language textbooks as publishers rush publications for profits)
People’s Daily, November 27, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1127/c1001-23665984.html

Environment (环境)

US and China must act on climate change rhetoric, says German minister
The Guardian, November 25, 2013
www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/25/us-china-climate-change-rhetoric-peter-altmaier

Human Rights Defenders ( 人权卫士)

程海律师会丁家喜遭警殴打 习近平到临沂访民遭殃 (Lawyer Cheng Hai beaten by police as he visits client Ding Jiaxi)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-11262013101235.html

Related Tencent weibo post:
律师刘卫国, November 27, 2013
【恶警如匪】2013-11-26--11:00,程海律师去北京第三看守所会见丁加喜,被警察强制扣留,态度极为粗暴,推搡。请转发。(中午11点消息)
http://t.qq.com/p/t/274136077981843

赵永林律师, November 27, 2013
据悉,程海律师已经出来,事情经过:北京规定律师会见时经被会见人同意可以录音录像,程律师前几次会见丁家喜时均经丁同意录音,今天会见亦录音,警察以没有经过丁同意为由中断会见,没收录音笔,程当即问丁是否同意,丁说同意,程要求恢复会见,归还录音笔,起冲突,程被拖打,非法拘禁。
http://http://t.qq.com/p/t/319273061120923

中国活动人士杜导斌被南都网终止约稿 编辑受到高层压力 (Newspaper drops activist contributor, cites pressure from top)
Radio Free Asia, November 26, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/sy-11262013100557.html

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

Special report: how China took control of an OPEC country's oil
Reuters, November 26, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/26/us-china-ecuador-oil-special-report-idUSBRE9AP0HX20131126

China’s aircraft carrier heads to South China Sea
Associated Press, November 26, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinas-aircraft-carrier-heads-to-south-china-sea/2013/11/26/5f35407c-5669-11e3-bdbf-097ab2a3dc2b_story.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

It's all politics: the forgotten dimension of China's economic reforms
Forbes, November 26, 2013
www.forbes.com/sites/hengshao/2013/11/26/its-all-politics-the-forgotten-dimension-of-chinas-economic-reforms/

Religion (宗教)

China aims to harness religious beliefs to promote harmony
Reuters, November 26, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/26/us-china-religion-idUSBRE9AP04420131126

Related:
国家宗教事务局局长:高度警惕宗教极端思想 (Director of State Administration of Religious Affairs: We should remain highly vigilant against extremist religious thoughts)
People Daily, November 26, 2013
hi.people.com.cn/n/2013/1126/c231187-19997666.html

Rule of Law (法治)

中共中央发布党内法规制定工作五年规划纲要 (CPC issues 5-year plan for making Party rules)
Xinhua, November 27, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1127/c1001-23676320.html

Related Tencent weibo post:
Lucifer, November 27, 2013
这是内部文件,内部传阅就好,告诉百姓干嘛??
http://t.qq.com/p/t/283863056202497

马建兵,November 27, 2013
党员犯法与百姓不同吗,是轻了还是重了,
http://t.qq.com/p/t/322776030673344

State Security (国家安全)

中国涉“危害国家安全罪”被捕人数上升 (More than 1000 arrested on charge of “endangering state security” in 2012, up 20% from previous year)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 27, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131127_china_arrests.shtml

Taiwan (台湾) Taiwan 台湾

China envoy visits Taiwan amid protests
Channel News Asia, November 26, 2013
www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-envoy-visits-taiwan/900384.html

Opinion ( 观点)

Chinese Reform, U.S. Stasis
美国必须抓住三中全会的机遇
New York Times, November 27, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20131127/c27roach/dual/

China's ADIZ undermines regional stability
Asia Times Online, November 26, 2013
www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-261113.html