Friday, December 06, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

食药监总局曝光20家假药信息网站 (State Food and Drug Administration exposes 20 websites publishing fake drug information)
People’s Daily, December 6, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1206/c1001-23760485.html

Corruption (腐败)

十八大以来被调查省部级官员已达13人 (Thirteen provincial-level officials investigated since 18th Party Congress)
People’s Daily, December 6, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/p/2013-12-06/183028906856.shtml

Cyber security (网络安全)

Hack Tibet
Foreign Policy, December 4, 2013
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/12/04/hack_tibet_china_cyberwar

Education (教育)

Shanghai teens top international education ranking, OECD ()
CNN, December 3, 2013
http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/03/world/asia/pisa-education-study/

Related:
上海學生全球最強 香港第三 (Shanghai students top international education assessment, Hong Kong in 3rd place)
Ming Pao, December 5, 2013
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20131205/ca41147w.htm

Environment (环境)

Air pollution shrouds eastern China
中国东部遭遇近期最严重大气污染
The New York Times, December 5, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131206/c06pollution/dual/

Health (健康)

中国大陆今年前9个月新增艾滋病感染者7万人 (70,000 new HIV cases in first nine months of 2013)
Radio Free Asia, December 5, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yl-12052013150810.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Daughters of activists imprisoned in China call on White House for help
Associated Press and Fox News, December 5, 2013
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/12/06/daughters-activists-imprisoned-in-china-call-on-white-house-for-help/

新余三君子均遭刑讯逼供 律师发现重大程序违规 (Three defendants in Liu Ping’s case suffered torture and experienced serious procedural irregularities)
Radio Free Asia, December 5, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-12052013095533.html

Related Tencent Weibo post:
RIGHTS律师团, December 6, 2013
杨学林:新余案庭审,全部结束,择日选判。 (Yang Xuelin: Xinyu trial concludes. Sentences to be announced later.)
http://t.qq.com/p/t/315798094103983

Chinese mourn Mandela; ask awkward questions about own dissidents
Reuters, December 5, 2013
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-mandela-china-20131205,0,7974656.story

Related:
北京悼念曼德拉 民众避提刘晓波 (Beijing citizens mourn Mandela, avoid mentioning jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo)
Voice of America, December 5, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/mandela-condolence-20131206/1804925.html

China pays tribute to Mandela, an "old friend of the Chinese people"
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1374332/china-pays-tribute-mandela-old-friend-chinese-people

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s liberator as prisoner and President, dies at 95
解放者曼德拉:从囚徒到总统
The New York Times, December 5, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/obits/20131206/c06mandela-obit/dual/

Related Tencent Weibo post:
温军, December 5, 2013
【中国怎么可能有曼德拉?】说曼德拉伟大,那是因为他在南非!他坐了27年牢,出狱后当选总统,还活了95岁的高龄。如果在中国,将可能面临老虎凳,咽阴毛,喷芥末油,缠铜丝(生殖器与脚趾)等酷刑,一个正常人怎么可能扛得过27年并保持精神正常?这些酷刑并非杜撰,参见腾讯。@袁裕来律师@何兵@徐昕
http://t.qq.com/p/t/336294064216181

Information Control (信息控制)

China pressures U.S. journalists, prompting warning from Biden
中国向外媒施压迫使拜登出言警告
The New York Times, December 6, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/policy/20131206/c06journalists/dual/

Biden faults China on foreign press crackdown
拜登指责中国打压外国驻华新闻机构
The New York Times, December 6, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131206/c06biden/dual/

Internet (互联网)

全国微博账号突破13亿 (1.3 billion microblog user accounts now in China)
Peoples Daily, December 6, 2013
http://news.sohu.com/20131206/n391393330.shtml

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

Lip service: China seems to be winning its arguments with the West over Tibet and human rights
The Economist, December 7, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21591182-china-seems-be-winning-its-arguments-west-over-tibet-and-human-rights-lip-service

June Fourth (六四)

吾爾開希闖關香港心路 (Wuer Kaixi: Hong Kong immigration official personally supports Wuer Kaixi’s position)
Xinhua, December 5, 2013
http://www.yzzk.com/cfm/content_archive.cfm?id=1386214762664&docissue=2013-49

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Court orders: It turns out that torturing people for confessions isn’t all right after all
The Economist, December 7, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21591210-it-turns-out-torturing-people-confessions-isnt-all-right-after-all-court-orders

Merry Mao-mas! The chairman’s birthday this month will put Xi Jinping to the test
The Economist, December 7, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21591186-chairmans-birthday-month-will-put-xi-jinping-test-merry-mao-mas

Society (社会)

艾滋病人深圳求职1年内被辞退六次 (HIV positive Shenzhen resident fired by 6 new employers in 1 year)<)
Yangcheng Evening News, December 6, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/2013-12-06/152328905728.shtml

Opinion (观点)

Let political parties play a central role in 2017 chief executive election
2017特首普选 应予政党提名权
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2013
EN: http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1371694/let-political-parties-play-central-role-2017-chief-executive
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/opinion/17432/2017te-shou-pu-xuan-ying-yu-zheng-dang-ti-ming-quan

張藝謀與自我他者化 (“The Flowers of War” bombed because Zhang Yimou relinquished his critical realism)
Yazhou Zhoukan, December 15, 2013
http://www.yzzk.com/cfm/content_archive.cfm?id=1386214763101&docissue=2013-49