Thursday, December 12, 2013

Environment (环境)

China’s rust belt cities hit with new air pollution fines
The Wall Street Journal, December 11, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/11/new-air-pollution-fines-hit-chinas-rust-belt-cities/

Related:
Local officials to obsess less over growth
Xinhua, December 10, 2013
www.globaltimes.cn/content/831125.shtml#.UqkwEtIW3Sl

Human Rights Defenders ( 人权卫士)

Nelson Mandela and China: controversial legacy
The Economist, December 11, 2013
http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2013/12/nelson-mandela-and-china

Chinese paper rejects comparison between Mandela and Liu
Malay Mail Online, December 11, 2013
www.themalaymailonline.com/world/article/chinese-paper-rejects-comparison-between-mandela-and-liu#sthash.qyxbxPbz.dpuf

Health (健康)

Israelis to UN: “China must cease organ harvesting”
The Jewish Voice, December 11, 2013
http://jewishvoiceny.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6037:israelis-to-un-china-must-cease-organ-harvesting&catid=107:israel&Itemid=290

China eyes smoking ban
The Wall Street Journal, December 11, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/11/china-eyes-smoking-ban/

Internet (互联网)

中国封锁翻墙软件Lantern 开发团队称将更新版本 (Developer is working on new version of Lantern, censorship circumvention software blocked by China)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/sy2-12112013100043.html

See the statement:
Lantern News, December 10, 2013
http://get-lantern.tumblr.com/post/69653304417/lantern-news-lantern

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

Nelson Mandela and China: a controversial legacy
The Economist, December 11, 2013
www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2013/12/nelson-mandela-and-china

No soft-pedal on China rights - PM
News Guardian, December 12, 2013
www.newsguardian.co.uk/news/national/no-soft-pedal-on-china-rights-pm-1-6288971

International Human Rights (国际人权)

联合国歧视妇女问题工作组周四访华 外界呼吁关注感染艾滋妇女权益 (UN working group on the issue of discrimination against women to make first China visit)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf-12112013100150.html

Media (媒体)

New York Times warns China is subjecting foreign journalists to serious harassment
The Telegraph, December 11, 2013
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10512559/New-York-Times-warns-China-is-subjecting-foreign-journalists-to-serious-harassment.html

Natural Resources (自然资源)

A quiet start to South-North water transfer
中国南水北调一期工程低调投用
The New York Times, December 12, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131212/c12water/dual/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China puts former security chief under house arrest-sources
Reuters, December 11, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/11/us-china-politics-zhou-idUSBRE9BA0C420131211

Related:
路透社:前政法大佬周永康被“监控” (Reuters: former security chief Zhou Yongkang under house arrest)
Voice of America, December 12, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/reuters-zhou-yongkang-20131211/1808088.html

A leader in Mao’s Cultural Revolution faces his past
陈毅之子为文革而忏悔
The New York Times, December 12, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131212/c12chenxiaolu/dual/

Population (人口)

中国老龄化高峰临近挑战严峻 今年60岁老年人超2亿 (China faces severe challenges as aging population peaks, 60-year-olds number 200 million+)
Beijing News, December 12, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/12/12/297166.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

12武汉强拆户人权日在北京集体自杀 (Twelve forced-evictees from Wuhan attempt group suicide in Beijing on Human Rights Day)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl-12112013100350.html

China residents drink pesticide in Beijing protest
Associated Press, December 11, 2013
www.vcstar.com/news/2013/dec/11/china-residents-drink-pesticide-in-beijing/

Religion (宗教)

旧城改造与古寺突围 福州瑞云寺拆迁困局调查 (Fuzhou temple built in 1896 faces demolition for urban development)
Phoenix TV website, December 7, 2013
http://fo.ifeng.com/news/detail_2013_12/07/31888498_0.shtml

Related Tencent Weibo post:
寿哥,(李福寿,作家,策划人,湖北云梦人。8年教...), December 11, 2013
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http://t.qq.com/p/t/292997091525873

Society (社会)

China seen as "confident," "belligerent," and "arrogant"
Agence France-Presse, December 10, 2013
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/20249360/china-seen-as-confident-belligerent-and-arrogant-state-media-poll/

Technology (科技)

China's hot messaging app WeChat may be good news for censors
Reuters, December 11, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/11/us-china-censorship-tencent-idUSBRE9BA16M20131211

Women (妇女)

Survey finds many female workers experience sexual harassment
调查显示广州工厂女工多遭性骚扰
The New York Times, December 11, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131211/c11workers/dual/

See also:
Up to 70 percent of women factory workers in Guangzhou sexually harassed
China Labor Bulletin, December 6, 2013
www.clb.org.hk/en/content/70-percent-women-factory-workers-guangzhou-sexually-harassed

Opinion (观点)

No one is immune from Beijing’s "gravity machine"
Financial Times, December 11, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/32470bd8-619d-11e3-b7f1-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2nHR7a2HI