Monday, December 02, 2013

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

American tech companies in China: a question of trust
The Economist, November 30, 2013
www.economist.com/news/business/21590923-edward-snowden-not-only-cause-american-firms-chinese-troubles-question-trust

Corruption (腐败)

记者调查人大招生处长被查:高招成腐败重灾区 (Reporter finds higher education admission process rife with corruption)
Xinhua, December 2, 2013
http://news.eastday.com/c/20131202/u1a7808183.html

China probes official of state-owned insurance firm for graft
Reuters, December 1, 2013
uk.reuters.com/article/2013/12/01/uk-china-corruption-idUKBRE9B001720131201

Senior Chinese official sacked in corruption probe
Reuters, November 30, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/30/us-china-corruption-idUSBRE9AT01B20131130

Culture (文化)

Cultural revolution taking place in China's bedrooms
Agence France-Presse, November 28, 2013
www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/382123/cultural-revolution-taking-place-in-china-bedrooms

Environment (环境)

中国环保组织状告中石油违法排污 (All China Environment Federation sues PetroChina and Jilin Oilfield for illegal sewer drainage)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 29, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131129_china_environment_sue_petrochina.shtml

Health (健康)

The AIDS granny in exile
BuzzFeed, December 1, 2013
www.buzzfeed.com/kathleenmclaughlin/the-aids-granny-in-exile

Beijing police detain dozens of activists ahead of World AIDS Day
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2013
www.rfa.org/english/news/china/aids-11292013115523.html

Human Rights Defenders ( 人权卫士)

Isolation Under House Arrest for Wife of Imprisoned Nobel Laureate
刘晓波妻子刘霞软禁期间书信流出
New York Times, December 2, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131202/c02liu/dual/

张军律师拒绝法院安检遭行拘 律师团体发声促放人增人权 (Rights defense lawyer detained after refusing court’s security check, advocates call for release)
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-11292013105536.html

For more information on Zhang Jun, see:
Lawyers protest unlawful security check by local courts
律师抗议地方法院违法安检
Human Rights in China, November 30, 2013
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/lawyers-protest-unlawful-security-check-local-courts
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/lu-shi-kang-yi-di-fang-fa-yuan-wei-fa-jian

Information Control (信息控制)

央视制片人王青雷离职,“真话”遭封杀 (CCTV producer forced to resign after questioning “clean up the Internet” campaign)
Deutsche Welle, December 2, 2013
http://bit.ly/18UVzMK

China's rumor crackdown has "cleaned" Internet, official says
Reuters, November 28, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/28/us-china-internet-idUSBRE9AR0BQ20131128

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

With More Than 123,000 Votes Cast, National Zoo Names Its Giant Panda Cub
中美共慶華盛頓熊貓「寶寶」百日
New York Times, December 2, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/usa/20131202/c02panda/dual/

Britain accused of going soft on rights to woo China
Financial Times, November 28, 2013
www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e4620830-582f-11e3-a2ed-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz2mHTfTTtD

Face-off: China’s new air-defence zone suggests a worrying new approach in the region
The Economist, November 30, 2013
www.economist.com/news/leaders/21590930-chinas-new-air-defence-zone-suggests-worrying-new-approach-region-face

Labor (劳工)

7 killed in Chinese-run factory in Italy
Associated Press, December 1, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/business/5-killed-in-chinese-run-factory-in-italy/2013/12/01/12646008-5a96-11e3-801f-1f90bf692c9b_story.html

Land, Property, Housing ( 土地、财产、房屋)

The economics of demolition: Creative destruction
The Economist, November 30, 2013
www.economist.com/news/china/21590922-frenzied-pace-home-demolition-may-slow-creative-destruction

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

傳陸發文件 指周永康被捕 (Official document shows Zhou Yongkang, former member of Politburo Standing Committee, arrested)
CNA, December 1, 2013
http://www.cna.com.tw/news/acn/201312020461-1.aspx

Related:
央视推持指周永康被查 旋即删除 (CCTV removes post about investigation of Zhou Yongkang)
Radio Free Asia, December 2, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/Zhou-12022013083804.html?encoding=simplified

Xi Jinping: Chinese ruler who's a riddle to the world
The Guardian, December 1, 2013
www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2013/dec/01/xi-jinping-china-leader

Population (人口)

张艺谋网上声明承认超生并称愿意受罚 (Zhang Yimou admits to flouting one child policy by having 3 children)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 2, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/12/131202_zhang_yimou.shtml

China to question movie director's agent on family planning allegations
Reuters, November 29, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/30/us-china-onechild-idUSBRE9AT01F20131130

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

国家信访局:逐步把网上信访作为解决信访问题的主渠道 (State Bureau for Letters and Calls to gradually make Internet the main channel for petitioning)
Xinhua, November 28, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2013-11/28/c_118330546.htm#715159-tsina-1-91593-b4627af4aa6de3e8cf9f7d8876a92f2c

China seeks to reform its petitioning system
Associated Press, November 28, 2013
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-reform-petitioning-system-21038970

Related:
全国信访形势总体平稳 诉求集中民生 (State Council states overall situation of petitioning stable, grievances mostly related to livelihood issues)
State Council Information Office, November 28, 2013
www.scio.gov.cn/video/zxtj/Document/1351895/1351895.htm

China starts probe of senior petitions bureau official
Wall Street Journal, November 29, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/11/29/china-starts-probe-of-senior-petitions-bureau-official/

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

司法部官员:社区矫正不可能成另一种劳教 (Justice Ministry Official: community correction system will not become another RTL)
Jinghua Times, November 30, 2013
http://news.sohu.com/20131130/n391048154.shtml

后劳教时代的“社区矫正” (China’s post-RTL “community correction system)
Deutsche Welle, November 29, 2013
http://bit.ly/IAFBwL

江苏省公安厅秘密文件曝光 (Secret document reveals existing black jails in China)
Epoch Times, November 27, 2013
http://bit.ly/18hhTw8

A jail by another name - China labor camps now drug detox centers
Reuters, November 30, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/02/us-china-camps-idUSBRE9B10CQ20131202

Rule of Law (法治)

China judicial reform: All trial proceedings to be open to the public
CCTV, November 28, 2013
english.cntv.cn/program/china24/20131128/100590.shtml

Related:

最高人民法院关于人民法院在互联网公布裁判文书的规定 (Supreme People's Court's Regulations Concerning the Online Publication of Documents Related to People's Courts' Verdicts)
Supreme People's Court, November 21, 2013
www.chinacourt.org/article/detail/2013/11/id/1152212.shtml

China aims to curb wrongful convictions amid abuse
Associated Press, November 27, 2013
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/27/v-fullstory/3782485/china-aims-to-curb-wrongful-convictions.html

Taiwan (台湾)

马英九:将向大陆当局表严正立场 (Taiwan’s president to express stern position to China on Air Defense Identification Zone)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 1, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/12/131201_taiwan_ma_china.shtml

Opinion ( 观点)

Why Chinese needs a good word for "irony", and why it's too soon to bid farewell to re-education through labor
Chinese Law Prof Blog, November 28, 2013
lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/2013/11/why-chinese-needs-a-good-word-for-irony-and-why-its-too-soon-to-bid-farewell-to-re-education-through.html