Thursday, December 26, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Edward Snowden Christmas message: End mass surveillance
斯诺登发表圣诞致词呼吁结束大规模监控
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 25, 2013
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25516081
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/12/131225_snowden_xmas_speech.shtml

Children (儿童)

China's city of lost children brings in shelters for abandoned babies
The Telegraph, December 23, 2013
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10536358/Chinas-city-of-lost-children-brings-in-shelters-for-abandoned-babies.html

Civil Society (民间社会)

社会蓝皮书:社会组织2014年后将现大幅增长态势 (Blue Paper: social organizations will increase substantially from 2014)
China News Service, December 26, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/12/26/299246.html

Corruption (腐败)

李东生被免:十八大后第二位被查中央委员和正部级官员(表) (China removes vice minister of public security Li Dongsheng)
People’s Daily, December 26, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1226/c1001-23950229.html

Environment (环境)

China city caps car-buying to curb pollution
Agence France-Presse, December 22, 2013
bit.ly/1fzOoKL

Health (健康)

China investigates after vaccine suspected in seven deaths
Reuters, December 23, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/23/us-china-vaccine-idUSBRE9BM0AO20131223

Human Rights Defenders ( 人权卫士)

专访笑蜀:郭飞雄情况危险,急需外界关注 (Xiao Shu: Guo Feixiong’s case needs public attention)
Voice of America, December 26, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/exclusive-interview-xiaoshu-on-guo-feixiong-20131224/1817032.html

Liu Ping’s Christmas in jail
异见人士刘萍在铁窗里度过圣诞节
The New York Times, December 26, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131226/c26liuping/dual/

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

When China seeks investments, diplomatic rows are no barrier
Reuters, December 22, 2013
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/22/china-investment-idUSL3N0JQ0KN20131222

Obama stresses economic issues in China envoy pick
Associated Press, December 21, 2013
www.bradenton.com/2013/12/21/4900145/obama-names-china-envoy-economic.html

Internet (互联网)

2013中国互联网发展10大动向 (Ten trends of China’s Internet development in 2013)
People’s Daily, December 26, 2013
http://news.dayoo.com/china/201312/26/53868_34207350.htm

Labor (劳工)

Has China’s New Labour Contract Law worked? – Analysis
Eurasia Review, December 23, 2013
www.eurasiareview.com/23122013-chinas-new-labour-contract-law-worked-analysis/

Land, Property, Housing ( 土地、财产、房屋)

郑风田:经营权分离后 土地这只"母鸡"将开始给农民"下蛋" (Agriculture scholar: new policy direction points toward land ownership by peasants)
Eurasia Review, December 23, 2013
www.eurasiareview.com/23122013-chinas-new-labour-contract-law-worked-analysis/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

中共七常委拜谒毛泽东 党报再颂毛功绩 (Seven top CPC leaders pay tribute to Mao)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 26, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/12/131226_china_mao_xi.shtml

Related
中共中央举行纪念毛泽东同志诞辰120周年座谈会 (CPC commemorates Mao’s 120th birthday)
People’s Daily, December 26, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1226/c1024-23952300.html

Happy Birthday, Chairman Mao
中国在争议中纪念毛泽东诞辰120周年
The New York Times, December 24, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131224/c24mao/dual/

Population (人口)

人口危局将重创中国城镇化战略 (China’s population crisis will seriously undermine its urbanization strategy)
Financial Times, December 25, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-aging-china-old-woman-sues- http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001054101?full=y

In aging China, old woman sues children for care
Associated Press, December 23, 2013
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-aging-china-old-woman-sues-children-for-care/2013/12/23/e42551c2-6baf-11e3-a5d0-6f31cd74f760_story.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China protester risks riches joining street fight for justice
Bloomberg, December 23, 2013
www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-23/china-protester-risks-riches-joining-street-fight-for-justice.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

全国人大常委会审议废止劳教制度的议案 (China’s National People’s Congress reviews draft bill on RTL abolition)
People’s Daily, December 24, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1224/c1001-23925501.html

Religion (宗教)

Crackdown stymies China church's Christmas meeting
Associated Press, December 23, 2013
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/crackdown-stymies-china-churchs-christmas-meeting-21306991

Rule of Law (法治)

“民告官”可口头起诉 (Amendments to Administrative Procedure Law to make it easier for citizens to sue government)
National People's Congress, December 24, 2013
www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/lfgz/2013-12/24/content_1819714.htm

China to revise law to make it easier to sue govt
Times of India, December 23, 2013
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/China-to-revise-law-to-make-it-easier-to-sue-govt/articleshow/27804480.cms

Society (社会)

社科院:中国经济整体债务规模为111.6万亿元 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: China’s total economic debt is RMB 111.6 trillion [$ 18.4 trillion])
China News Service, December 23, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/23/a-statement-under-the-mistletoe-for-chinas-lgbt-community/

A statement under the mistletoe for China’s LGBT community
The Wall Street Journal, December 23, 2013
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/12/23/a-statement-under-the-mistletoe-for-chinas-lgbt-community/

Technology (科技)

Apple signs deal to open connection between iPhones and China Mobile
The Guardian, December 22, 2013
www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/dec/22/apple-iphone-china-mobile-deal

Opinion ( 观点)

China must purge Mao's ghost
The New York Times, December 26, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/26/opinion/china-must-purge-maos-ghost.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1388066562-4gJNI6NWcmsqbHREgOpy1g

Politically bankrupt China dare not tolerate freedom of the press
The Guardian, December 22, 2013
www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/22/china-journalism-suppression-of-truth

中国新标语
The new face of Chinese propaganda
New York Times, December 24, 2013
cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20131224/c24murong/dual/