Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Food fight: A fierce public debate over GM food exposes concerns about America
The Economist, December 14, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21591577-fierce-public-debate-over-gm-food-exposes-concerns-about-america-food-fight?

香港三款国产白米镉超标 日吃3碗即伤肾
The rice brands that can damage your health
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2013
CH:http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hong-kong/18078/xiang-gang-san-kuan-guo-chan-bai-mi-ge-chao-biao-ri-chi-3wan-ji-shang-shen
EN:http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1382611/rice-brands-can-damage-your-health

A reviled Chinese baby formula company is rebranding with organic noodles
Quartz, December 16, 2013
qz.com/158192/a-reviled-chinese-baby-formula-company-is-rebranding-with-organic-noodles/

Corruption (腐败)

China detains two more PetroChina parent officials in graft probe
Reuters, December 16, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/17/us-china-cnpc-corruption-idUSBRE9BG02W20131217

北京西城检察院:贪腐官员平均年龄45.8岁 (District procuratorate in Beijing: Officials investigated for corruption are younger and more educated nowadays, average age 45.8)
Beijing Evening News, December 17, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1216/15/9G7NLS0N0001124J.html

Education (教育)

In rural China, teacher upholds Mao thought to save the world
Reuters, December 16, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/16/us-china-mao-school-idUSBRE9BF05T20131216

Environment (环境)

保护长江生态:最后的机会 (The last chance to protect Yangtze River’s ecosystem)
Liaowang Dongfang Weekly, December 17, 2013
http://focus.news.163.com/13/1217/09/9G9N3HAE00011SM9.html

Regulations will increase commercialization of wild animals, experts say
中国野生动物管理办法遭动物权益倡导者反对
The New York Times, December 17, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/science/20131217/c17animal/dual/

Health (健康)

广东进入人感染H7N9禽流感病例易发和多发期 (Experts: high risk of H7N9 infection in Guangdong this winter and next spring)
Xinhua, December 17, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1216/21/9G8D5PKH00014JB5.html

Related:
Second new H7N9 case in 2 days hits Guangdong
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1382759/guangdong-confirms-fourth-case-h7n9-bird-flu

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Case against activist Xu Zhiyong to focus on public protests
许志永因组织新公民运动受到起诉
The New York Times, December 17, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131217/c17xuzhiyong/dual/

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

Big change for China and the world
中国和世界面临“拐点”
The New York Times, December 17, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131217/c17tatlow/dual/

美国警告中国勿在南海设防空识别区 (U.S. warns China not to implement an Air Defense Identification Zone in the South China Sea)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 17, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/12/131217_us_kerry_china_adiz.shtml

Chinese law firm expands U.S. presence
China Daily, December 16, 2013
usa.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2013-12/16/content_17176828.htm

Migrants (农民工)

China deepens basic healthcare service reform for migrants
China Radio International December 16, 2013
english.cri.cn/6909/2013/12/16/2743s803614.htm

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

China continues rights abuses even as labour camps ditched -Amnesty
Reuters, December 17, 2013
uk.reuters.com/article/2013/12/17/uk-china-labourcamps-amnesty-idUKBRE9BG01220131217

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

Thousands call for President Xi Jinping to end China’s violent treatment of North Korean refugees, humanitarians
Christian Post, December 15, 2013
crossmap.christianpost.com/news/thousands-call-for-president-xi-jinping-to-end-chinas-violent-treatment-of-north-korean-refugees-h-7591

Society (社会)

China may actually be the most materialistic country in the world
Quartz, December 16, 2013
qz.com/158282/china-may-actually-be-the-most-materialistic-country-in-the-world/

Related:
七成受访国人以物质生活作为成功象征 (70% of Chinese gauge success by things they own)
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2013
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/18080/qi-cheng-shou-fang-guo-ren-yi-wu-zhi-sheng-huo-zuo-wei-cheng-gong-xiang-zheng

Opinion (观点)

Vested interests block reconciliation in Tibet
Asia Times Online, December 16, 2013
www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-02-161213.html