Friday, December 20, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

中国商人在美就走私野生动物认罪 (Chinese businessman pleads guilty in U.S. for running international rhino-horn smuggling ring)
Voice of America, December 20, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/chinese-plead-guilty-of-wild-trafficking-20131219/1814097.html

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

What transparency reports don't tell us
The Atlantic, December 19, 2013
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/12/what-transparency-reports-dont-tell-us/282529/

Children (儿童)

Chinese cartoon producer blamed after kids burned
Associated Press, December 18, 2013
www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/dec/18/chinese-cartoon-producer-blamed-after-kids-burned/

Corruption (腐败)

中国公安部副部长李东生涉违纪违法被调查 (Vice minister of public security, Li Dongsheng, under investigation for serious law violations)
People’s Daily, December 20, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1220/c1001-23905137.html

China tolls death knell for lavish, "feudal" funerals for officials
Reuters, December 19, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/19/us-china-funerals-idUSBRE9BI0GW20131219

Environment (环境)

杭州自来水异味事件后钱江上游查获农药厂偷排废液大案 (Zhejiang major-pollution case cracked: 38,000 tons of pesticide-polluted water emptied into Qu river, Hangzhou tap water affected)
Radio France International, December 20, 2013
http://rfi.my/1bg6bCd

Ethnic Groups (少数民族团体)

Opposition in Inner Mongolia
The Diplomat, December 19, 2013
http://thediplomat.com/2013/12/opposition-in-inner-mongolia/

Health (健康)

European politicians take a stand against organ harvesting in China
NTD Television, December 18, 2013
http://www.ntd.tv/en/news/world/europe/20131219/84006-european-politicians-take-a-stand-against-organ-harvesting-in-china.html

Hukou (户口)

China's hukou reforms "won't work in practice"
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2013
www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hukou-12182013160721.html

Information Control (信息控制)

中宣部整顿十大新闻学院 记者证首次“国考”重马克思主义 (Propaganda officials to head 10 top journalism schools, all reporters to take exam on Marxism)
Radio Free Asia, December 20, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xl2-12192013094231.html

Related Tencent weibo post:
胡文波, December 20, 2013
现在不是十年前了,想靠这个压制住新闻系学生,那是做中国梦呢
http://t.qq.com/p/t/352050121822787

New York Times, Bloomberg journalists receive China press credentials, await visas
Huffington Post, December 19, 2013
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/19/journalists-china-new-york-times-bloomberg_n_4472779.html

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

美中高层会谈 中方一改对美强硬 称两国“好戏连台” (U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade opens in Beijing in relaxed atmosphere)
Voice of America, December 20, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/us-china-20131220/1814369.html

Aides: Max Baucus has long been fascinated with China
Wall Street Journal, December 20, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/20/aides-max-baucus-has-long-been-fascinated-with-china/

Analysts: China, U.S. legal views make more "Cowpens incidents" likely
Stars and Stripes, December 19, 2013
www.stripes.com/news/analysts-china-us-legal-views-make-more-cowpens-incidents-likely-1.258357

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

新土改 大规模土地流转试点改革大势所趋 (New land reform: large-scale pilot land-transfer reform imminent)
South China Morning Post, December 20, 2013
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/18304/xin-tu-gai-da-gui-mo-tu-di-liu-zhuan-shi-dian-gai-ge-da-shi-suo-qu

Guardian Weekly year in review 2013: Xi Jinping asserts his vision for China
The Guardian, December 19, 2013
www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2013/dec/19/guardian-weekly-year-review-2013-china-xi-jinping

Population (人口)

The Ghosts of China’s one-child policy
Vocativ, December 19, 2013
http://www.vocativ.com/12-2013/ghosts-chinas-one-child-policy/

Society (社会)

贫富差距大 保镖生意火 (Bodyguard services “heat up” as economic disparity widens)
Deutsche Welle, December 20, 2013
http://bit.ly/1i7pNkv

Power and patriotism: reaching for the moon
The Economist, December 21, 2013
www.economist.com/news/china/21591884-xi-jinping-has-consolidated-power-quickly-now-he-showing-it-reaching-moon

Tibet (西藏)

China vents anger over Dalai Lama's planned Norway visit
Reuters, December 20, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/20/us-china-norway-dalailama-idUSBRE9BJ0DO20131220

Related:
达赖喇嘛将访问挪威,中国外交部发怒 (Dalai Lama to visit Norway, angering Chinese foreign ministry)
Deutsche Welle, December 20, 2013
http://bit.ly/JPfZ0i