Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

今年来16家上市公司21名高管出事 川企占6家 (Twenty one executives of 16 listed companies resign or dismissed over allegations of discipline violations)
Beijing Youth Daily, December 4, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1204/05/9F7R56UQ0001124J.html

Culture (文化)

Godfather of Chinese rock, Cui Jian, asks why Hong Kong doesn't "get" good music
South China Morning Post, December 4, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/video?movideo_m=638411

Cyber security (网络安全)

David Cameron challenges China over cyber spying
The Telegraph, December 3, 2013
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/10493018/David-Cameron-challenges-China-over-cyber-spying.html

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

中国再次退运5批超12万吨进口美国转基因玉米 (China again returns 5 batches, 120,000 tons, of imported GM maize to U.S.)
Xinhua, December 4, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-12-04/143028884872.shtml

Education (教育)

China education model faces criticism at home
中国民众不认同本国教育体制
Financial Times, December 4, 2013
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/721e03ac-5bf7-11e3-b4f3-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz2mWFdsgBv
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001053761

OECD education report: case study China
The Telegraph, December 3, 2013
www.telegraph.co.uk/education/10490471/OECD-education-report-case-study-China.html

人教社称早已知道教材出错 相关教材不会召回 (People’s Education Publisher, long aware of mistakes in text books, will not issue recall)
China Youth Daily, December 4, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1204/04/9F7O5G8M0001124J.html

Environment (环境)

上海雾霾围城 教委建议学生暂停户外活动 (Smog surrounding Shanghai causes suspension of outdoor school activities)
Jiefang Daily, December 4, 2013
http://weather.news.sina.com.cn/news/2013/1204/143296984.html

Health (健康)

中国控烟十年卷烟产量增50% 禁烟广告工作获0分 (Tobacco promotion control scores a zero as cigarette production up 50% in a decade)
Beijing Youth Daily, December 4, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1204/04/9F7OGEH40001124J.html

Hong Kong (香港)

香港启动2017特首普选咨询
City prepares for consultation on 2017 popular election of chief executive
South China Morning Post, December 4, 2013
CH: http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/hong-kong/17402/xiang-gang-qi-dong-2017te-shou-pu-xuan-zi-xun
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1372313/city-prepares-consultation-2017-popular-election-chief-executive

Related:
港府启动首轮政改咨询 民主派表关注 (HK democrats fear “patriotism” is key factor in first consultation on 2017 popular election of chief executive)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 4, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/12/131204_hongkong_electoral.shtml

Human Rights Defenders ( 人权卫士)

司法为民? 普法日宣传、现实两重天 (Justice for the people? Propaganda and reality are worlds apart on China’s Universal Law Day)
Sound of Hope, December 4, 2013
http://soundofhope.org/node/408077

Related Weibo posts:
北京刑事辩护律师, December 4, 2013
今天是“法制宣传日”,也是江西新余刘萍、魏忠平、李思华三人涉嫌“非法集会罪”一案第二次开庭审理的第二天。在大批警察警戒的法院门口,律师、被告人家属遭到谩骂和推搡。民众表示:警戒线内遭到不明身份者围攻,这是有组织犯罪啊!法院是赤裸裸的流氓。“法制宣传日”成为莫大的讽刺。
http://t.qq.com/p/t/338511036404781

苏E-我要的未来4, December 4, 2013
浦志强:12月4日是中国宪法日,但我们在新余很不顺利。这么多年了,对法庭怎么样,法庭内外如何维稳,我有经验,对庭外鼓噪却初次见识。两百来位工人模样的群众,诅咒我“流氓律师”、“汉奸律师”、“卖国律师”和“中华民族的败类”,被他们在大批特警眼皮底下推搡拉扯谩骂,我实在百感交集。
http://t.qq.com/p/t/232436128249755

Biden Asked to raise case of jailed Nobel Laureate and wife
New York Times, December 4, 2013
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/03/biden-asked-to-raise-case-of-jailed-nobel-laureate-and-wife/?smid=tw-share&_r=3

Information Control (信息控制)

China secretly conducted "inspections" of Bloomberg News bureaus in country
Business Standard, December 4, 2013
http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/china-secretly-conducted-inspections-of-bloomberg-news-bureaus-in-country-113120300296_1.html

Related:
彭博社京滬辦事處被搜 隨卡梅倫訪華記者禁入記者會 (Bloomberg’s Beijing and Shanghai bureaus searched by authorities)
Ming Pao, December 4, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20131204/caa1.htm

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

Biden, in Japan, calibrates message over tensions with China
拜登关切中国空识区但未要求撤销
New York Times, December 4, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/asia-pacific/20131204/c04biden/dual/

David Cameron denies "staying slient" on China's human rights record
The Guardian, December 4, 2013
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/10493049/David-Cameron-denies-staying-slient-on-Chinas-human-rights-record.html

In message to China, U.S., Japan push "rule of law"
Military Times, December 2, 2013
www.militarytimes.com/article/20131203/NEWS/312030006/In-message-China-U-S-Japan-push-rule-law-

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

二号专案:周家党已经垮台,周永康将受审 (Zhou Yongkang, China’s former security chief, to face trial)
Boxun.com, December 4, 2013
http://www.peacehall.com/news/gb/china/2013/12/201312042356.shtml#.Up9Xn9JDvTo

Population (人口)

Soups, statues and soothsayers in demand as China eases one-child law
Times of India, December 3, 2013
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/Soups-statues-and-soothsayers-in-demand-as-China-eases-one-child-law/articleshow/26808696.cms

Rule of Law (法治)

China moves to increase independence of judiciary
The Law Society Gazette, December 2, 2013
www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/china-moves-to-increase-independence-of-judiciary/5039015.article

China will struggle to walk the talk on legal reform
Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/03/china-will-struggle-to-walk-the-talk-on-legal-reform/