Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

After battling censors, Chinese thriller finally premieres
Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/03/after-battling-censors-chinese-thriller-finally-premiers/

Corruption (腐败)

China Southern Airlines says four executives under anti-graft probe
Reuters, December 2, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/02/us-china-southern-probe-idUSBRE9B103N20131202

Environment (环境)

郑州一污水处理厂日均9万吨污水未经处理流出 (90,000 tons of raw sewage flow out daily from a Zhengzhou treatment plant)
China News Service, December 3, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1203/19/9F6N7O3200014JB6.html

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

UK protests after China bars Bloomberg reporter from press event
英国就中方禁彭博记者表达抗议
Financial Times, December 3, 2013
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001053741
EN:http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/ba5d1dda-5b55-11e3-848e-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2mQI4jFBD

Related:
No 10 protests as British journalist is barred from Chinese press conference
The Guardian, December 2, 2013
www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/02/journalist-barred-chinese-conference-robert-hutton

Health (健康)

香港证实境内首例H7N9感染病例
Hong Kong confirms first case of H7N9 bird flu
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 3, 2013
EN: http://news.mingpao.com/20131203/gab1.htm
CN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-25181387

Human Rights Defenders ( 人权卫士)

江西刘萍案律师:新余庭审不公正 (Lawyer for Liu Ping, Jiangxi asset transparency advocate: Xinyu trial is unjust)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 3, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/12/131203_china_actisiststrial_puzhiqiang.shtml

刘霞软禁三年患忧郁症 向当局提三基本权利 (Suffering from depression under house arrest, Liu Xia requests to see doctor, read Liu Xiaobo’s letters, and work)
Voice of America, December 3, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/liu-xia-suffers-depresstion-20131203/1802311.html

Information Control (信息控制)

China journalist slams state TV for airing public confession
Reuters, December 2, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/02/us-china-rumours-idUSBRE9B10BE20131202

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

David Cameron: UK has "human rights dialogue" with China
The Telegraph, December 2, 2013
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10487916/David-Cameron-UK-has-human-rights-dialogue-with-China.html

Migrants (农民工)

Mu Zengwu's path from rural China to law school is journey of inequality
Associated Press, December 1, 2013
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/01/mu-zengwu-china_n_4367905.html

Natural Resources (自然资源)

中国资源衰退型城市达67个 涉及24个行政区 (Declining resources found in 67 Chinese cities cross 24 administrative regions)
Xinhua, December 3, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1203/18/9F6M2AEE00014JB5.html

Population (人口)

Why China's boom may be coming to an end - and the 50 million women shortage is to blame
The Telegraph, December 2, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10484993/Why-Chinas-boom-may-be-coming-to-an-end-and-the-50-million-women-shortage-is-to-blame.html

Chinese director offers to pay fine for One-Child Policy violation
张艺谋首度承认超生,或被罚款1.6亿人民币
New York Times, December 3, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131203/c03zhang/dual/

Opinion ( 观点)

The hijacking of Chinese patriotism
被绑架的爱国主义
New York Times, December 3, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20131203/c03yu/dual/

David Cameron's mixed signals to China don't do Britain any favours
The Guardian, December 2, 2013
www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/02/david-cameron-mixed-signals-china