Friday, December 06, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

Zhou Bin, Son Of China's Security Chief Zhou Yongkang, aids corruption investigation
Reuters, December 5, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/04/zhou-bin-zhou-yongkang_n_4382996.html

Related:
路透社:周永康之子周滨被软禁协助调查 (Reuters: Zhou Bin, son of Zhou Yongkang, put under house arrest to assist investigation of father)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 5, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/12/131204_iv_hepin_zhouyongkang.shtml

Environment (环境)

美环保局长:中国大气汞污染已飘到美国河流中 (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: mercury emitted in China enters upper atmosphere and is deposited in U.S. rivers)
Global Times, December 5, 2013
http://news.dayoo.com/world/201312/04/53871_33829321.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

港媒:政改咨询按北京意愿设框架 (HK Media: framework for political consultation to be set by Beijing)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 5, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/12/131205_press_hongkong_political_reform.shtml

Health (健康)

被遺棄的精神病康復者 (Guangdong psychiatric hospital: 20% of recovered patients stay, have nowhere else to go)
Ming Pao, December 5, 2013
http://premium.mingpao.com/cfm/mem_Login1.cfm?SuccessUrl=%2Fcfm%2FContent_News%2Ecfm%3FChannel%3Dca%26Path%3D168095561755%2Fcha1_er%2Ecfm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Outspoken billionaire activist Wang Gongquan pleads guilty to public order offences
Associated Press, December 5, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1373529/outspoken-billionaire-activist-wang-gongquan-pleads-guilty-public-order

Related:
企业家王功权“认罪”视频或将在央视播放 (Video of “confession” by Wang Gongquan, detained businessman and supporter of New Citizens’ Movement, may be broadcasted on CCTV )
Deutsche Welle, December 5, 2013
http://bit.ly/1bjxCuA

Rights lawyers harassed as China hails rule of law
Associated Press, December 4, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-rights-lawyers-harassed-by-about-200-thugs/2013/12/04/cb57b2dc-5cd4-11e3-8d24-31c016b976b2_story.html

Information Control (信息控制)

恐吓民众的“爱国”文宣 (Patriotic propaganda article in People’s Daily incites “fear of anarchy”)
Deutsche Welle, December 3, 2013
http://bit.ly/1hAv8R0

New York Times and Bloomberg facing expulsion from China
The Telegraph, December 5, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10498086/New-York-Times-and-Bloomberg-facing-expulsion-from-China.html

Related:
Biden criticizes China on media, human rights
The Wall Street Journal, December 5, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303997604579239751549316272

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Susan Rice criticizes human rights abuses in China, Russia
Reuters, December 3, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/04/susan-rice-china-russia_n_4387304.html

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

报告:美国人不满意奥巴马对华政策 (Report: Americans dissatisfied with Obama's China policy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 4, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/12/131204_us_china_policy.shtml

Joe Biden just told Chinese citizens to “challenge the government”
Quartz, December 4, 2013
qz.com/153806/joe-biden-just-told-chinese-citizens-to-challenge-the-government/

Mysterious China-themed “city” proposed in New York’s Catskills
Fox News, December 5, 2013
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/12/04/massive-china-themed-city-proposed-in-new-yorks-catskills/

Internet (互联网)

官媒称互联网治理“晴空初见” (Official media: Internet cleanup has produced “first glimpse of clear skies”)
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/17449/guan-mei-cheng-hu-lian-wang-zhi-li-qing-kong-chu-jian

Population (人口)

Chinese parents paid £2 billion in fines for breaching one-child policy
The Telegraph, December 5, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10497755/Chinese-parents-paid-2-billion-in-fines-for-breaching-one-child-policy.html

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

一线城市年内卖地4720亿创记录 同比暴涨181.72% (Land sales at record highs in tier-1 cities, soaring 181.72 % over previous year)
Xinhua, December 5, 2013
http://news.dayoo.com/china/201312/05/53868_33857218.htm

Technology (科技)

China Mobile drops hint of long-awaited Apple deal
CNBC, December 3, 2013
www.cnbc.com/id/101242085

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan father “sets himself alight” in Sichuan province
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1373627/tibetan-father-sets-himself-alight-sichuan-province

Opinion (观点)

Why China’s reforms aren’t enough
German Marshal Fund of the United States, December 4, 2013
blog.gmfus.org/2013/12/04/why-chinas-reforms-arent-enough/

China needs to change view of Tibet
Asia Times Online, December 4, 2013
www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-041213.html