Monday, December 16, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China arrests 1,300 people suspected of making and selling fake medicines
中国警方抓获1300多名制售假药犯罪嫌疑人
Reuters, December 15, 2013
EN: www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/15/china-arrests-making-fake-medicine
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNE9BF04P20131216?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Disasters (灾难)

China mine explosion kills 21
Agence France-Presse, December 14, 2013
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131213/china-mine-explosion-kills-21

Environment (环境)

Once a quaint custom, China’s bird markets threatening wildlife
The Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/16/once-a-quaint-custom-chinas-bird-markets-threatening-wildlife/

Hong Kong (香港)

Pan-democrats clash over proposed electoral reform compromise for 2017
South China Morning Post, December 15, 2013
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1380800/pan-democrats-clash-over-proposed-electoral-reform-compromise-2017

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Rights advocate is indicted in China over role in campaign against corruption
许志永被北京检方正式起诉
The New York Times, December 16, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131214/c16xuzhiyong/dual/

Information Control (信息控制)

北京电视台吁行业抵制郭德纲 中广协要求郭道歉 (Beijing TV urges ban of cross-talk comedian Guo Degang for “insulting" deceased BTV head)
Xinhua, December 15, 2013
http://news.dayoo.com/china/201312/15/53868_34020926.htm

Related:
TV committee requests ban on comedian Guo Degang
China.org.cn, December 16, 2013
http://www.ecns.cn/2013/12-16/92779.shtml

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

U.S. takes aim at China, ups naval aid to SE Asia
Associated Press, December 16, 2013
http://news.yahoo.com/us-takes-aim-china-ups-naval-aid-se-105727402--politics.html

Labor (劳工)

Fast and flawed inspections of factories abroad
国际品牌的监督审查机制难以杜绝血汗工厂
The New York Times, December 16, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20131216/c16inspection/dual/

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Shanghai man seeks record sum after home museum demolished
上海房主告政府强拆,索赔2.9亿元
The New York Times, December 16, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131216/c16eviction/dual/

Related:
上海私人博物馆遭强拆案开发商被指有官商背景 (Developer in Shanghai forced-demolition-of-private-museum case allegedly has gov’t ties)
China Youth Daily, December 13, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1213/07/9FV866GL0001124J.html

Migrants (农民工)

China announces principles of urbanisation plans
Reuters, December 14, 2013
uk.reuters.com/article/2013/12/14/uk-china-urbanisation-idUKBRE9BD0A020131214

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China presses corruption inquiry of powerful former security official
消息称周永康已被正式调查
The New York Times, December 16, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131216/c16zhou/dual/

China sets its 2014 economic goals
The Wall Street Journal, December 14, 2013
online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304202204579255924204527260

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Lawyers go on hunger strike to protest detainment of Christian pastor in China
The Christian Post, December 13, 2013
http://www.christianpost.com/news/lawyers-go-on-hunger-strike-to-protest-detainment-of-christian-pastor-in-china-110670/

Taiwan (台湾)

台政府拒绝以罗贤哲进行两岸换俘 (In spy exchange talk, Taiwan rejects China’s demand to release General Lo Hsien-che)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 16, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/12/131216_tw_spyexchange_byjames.shtml

Technology (科技)

Apple censors anti-censorship app in Chinese App Store
Wall Street Cheat Sheet, December 15, 2013
wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/apple-censors-anti-censorship-app-in-chinese-app-store.html/?a=viewall

Torture (酷刑)

Video exposes China's torture on its military recruits
Phayul, December 13, 2013
http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?article=Video+exposes+China's+torture+on+its+military+recruits&id=34354

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Riot in China's Xinjiang leaves 16 dead
中国称在新疆喀什地区搜捕行动中击毙“暴徒”
Voice of America, December 16, 2013
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-riot-china-xinjiang-16-dead/1810998.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/riot-xinjiang-20131216/1811114.html

Opinion (观点)

China's Mandela is still injail
U.S. News and World Report, December 13, 2013
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2013/12/13/liu-xiaobo-chinas-nelson-mandela-is-still-in-jail

点评中国:没有政治改革市场随时被侵犯 (Opinion on China: without political reform, market can be undermined at any time)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 16, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/focus_on_china/2013/12/131216_cr_chinapoliticalreform_bychenzhiwu.shtml