Friday, December 13, 2013

Children (儿童)

Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out fitted with prosthetic eyeballs
The Telegraph, December 12, 2013
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10513125/Chinese-boy-whose-eyes-were-gouged-out-fitted-with-prosthetic-eyeballs.html

Environment (环境)

专家:我国雾霾高发可能还将持续一二十年 (Expert: extensive smog may continue in China for 10 to 20 years)
China National Radio , December 10, 2013
http://china.cnr.cn/yxw/201312/t20131210_514366764.shtml

Guangdong may withhold free permits in China's 4th emissions scheme: sources
Reuters, December 12, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/12/china-guangdong-carbon-idUSL3N0JR0C220131212

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

U.S. colleges finding ideals tested abroad
美国大学能否在海外项目中坚守自由价值观
New York Times, December 13, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131213/c13colleges/dual/

Health (健康)

Global cancer cases reach 14 million, World Health Organization says
WHO:全球癌症病例升至1400万
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 13, 2013
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25346639
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/12/131212_who_cancer.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

香港调查:七成港人不满生活环境 (70% of Hong Kongers dissatisfied with social conditions)
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2013
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hong-kong/17885/diao-cha-qi-cheng-gang-ren-bu-man-sheng-huo-huan-jing

Human Rights Defenders ( 人权卫士)

Chinese prosecutors file charges against leading activist Xu Zhiyong
The Washington Post, December 13, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/chinese-prosecutors-file-charges-against-leading-activist-xu-zhiyong/2013/12/13/9ee771a4-63e3-11e3-aa81-e1dab1360323_story.html

Related:
中国人权活动人士许志永遭当局起诉 (Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong formally charged by authorities)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 13, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/12/131213_xu_zhiyong_prosecuted.shtml

The Leading Global Thinkers of 2013 (Including Xu Zhiyong, Pu Zhiqiang, Wang Gongquan)
Foreign Policy, December 12, 2013
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/2013_global_thinkers/public/

Activist Trial Ends with Irregularities, but No Verdict
The Epoch Times, December 12, 2013
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/394963-activist-trial-ends-with-irregularities-but-no-verdict/

Information Control (信息控制)

美国国会及行政当局举行圆桌会议 吁中国停止打压外国记者 (U.S. Congress urges China to stop suppression of foreign journalists)
Washington Post, December 12, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/nu-12122013142951.html

Foreign correspondents personae non gratae
The Economist, December 12, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21591636-if-anyone-going-expose-corruption-it-will-be-us-says-party-personae-non-gratae

China crafts a pro-Beijing image for Nelson Mandela
Washington Post, December 12, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/12/12/china-crafts-a-pro-beijing-image-for-nelson-mandela/

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

美国指控中国公司六名雇员盗窃专利种子 (U.S. charges six Chinese with stealing seed technology)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 13, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/12/131213_us_tradesecrets_charges_china.shtml

Related:
Chinese national arrested for allegedly stealing trade secrets
Journal Express, December 13, 2013
http://www.journalexpress.net/breakingnews/x825835241/Chinese-national-arrested-for-allegedly-stealing-trade-secrets

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

调查:美中互不信任,但很少视彼此为敌 (Survey: U.S. and China distrust each other but are not foes)
Deutsche Welle, December 12, 2013
http://bit.ly/1dwJjl0

See the Survey:
U.S.-China Security Perceptions Survey
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, December 12, 2013
http://carnegieendowment.org/files/us_china_security_perceptions_report.pdf

China loses N. Korea link but may welcome Kim purge: analysts
Agence France-Presse, December 13, 2013
bit.ly/18Fo3X9

Labor (劳工)

Apple says death at Pegatron unrelated to working conditions
Reuters, December 12, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/12/us-apple-pegatron-idUSBRE9BB05X20131212

Media (媒体)

Insight: China CCTV Starbucks report set off storm inside network
Reuters, December 12, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/12/us-china-cctv-insight-idUSBRE9BB17A20131212

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

周永康墜落內情習近平打老虎驚心動魄 (Inside story of how Zhou Yongkang was struck down by Xi)
Yazhou Zhoukan, December 22, 2013
http://www.yzzk.com/cfm/content_archive.cfm?id=1386820468251&docissue=2013-50

Religion (宗教)

Lawyers protest detention of Chinese pastor, aides
Associated Press, December 12, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/lawyers-protest-china-official-church-detentions/2013/12/12/767e502a-6302-11e3-af0d-4bb80d704888_story.html

Rule of Law (法治)

法治当条例遇到法律 (When provision contradicts law)
The Economic Observer, December 12, 2013
http://www.eeo.com.cn/2013/1212/253396.shtml

Society (社会)

China's revised 2014 holiday schedule sparks public ire
Reuters, December 12, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/12/us-china-holiday-idUSBRE9BB08320131212

Opinion ( 观点)

Journo for a Journo
Slate, December 12, 2013
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_world_/2013/12/12/if_china_kicks_out_u_s_journalists_should_the_u_s_do_the_same_to_chinese.html

Christmas in China: The season when Beijing punishes the families of dissidents
Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2013
online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303293604579251763851479696?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEFTTopBucket