Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

绿色和平:名牌儿童服装里含化学毒物 (Greenpeace report finds toxic content in name-brand children's clothing)
Deutsche Welle, January 19, 2014
dw.de/p/1AqlH

Read the report:
A little story about the monsters in your closet
Greenpeace, January 14, 2014
www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/publications/reports/toxics/2014/little-story-monsters-closet/

China's dumpling poisoner gets life in prison
Agence France-Presse, January 20, 2014
bit.ly/1f1hTGA

Corruption (腐败)

领导收下属利是违规 孩子收也不行 (Guangzhou forbids officials and their children from receiving New Year red envelopes from the public)
New Express, January 21, 2014
dianzibao.xkb.com.cn/view/909521

China's former PM denies role in family's "hidden riches"
The Telegraph, January 19, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10582444/Chinas-former-PM-denies-role-in-familys-hidden-riches.html

Death penalty (死刑)

Politics of the Death Penalty in China
China Change, January 16, 2014
http://chinachange.org/2014/01/16/politics-of-the-death-penalty-in-china/

Health (健康)

More infected in fresh wave of China bird flu - WHO
Reuters, January 20, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/20/us-birdflu-who-idUSBREA0J0LO20140120

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

How “New Citizen” trials highlight lack of rule of law on mainland China
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1409924/how-new-citizen-trials-highlight-lack-rule-law-mainland-china

Related:
新公民运动倡导者许志永周三受审
Trial begins next week for human rights activist in China
The New York Times, January 20, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140120/c20trial/dual/

Xu Zhiyong to face trial in Beijing amid crackdown on dissent
The Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304027204579332532039543714

律师因查办郭飞雄案受压 刘远东案将于周五开庭 (Authorities pressure Guo Feixiong's lawyer, Guangzhou activist Liu Yuandong, to go on trial on Friday)
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-01202014102217.html

刘霞近日获准与朋友通电话 (Liu Xia allowed to talk to friends over phone)
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2014
www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/Liu-01202014085038.html?encoding=simplified

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

Gary Locke by-the-numbers tour as ambassador to China is nearing an end
Washington Post, January 20, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/gary-locke-by-the-numbers-tour-as-ambassador-to-china-is-nearing-an-end/2014/01/20/b83bd4b6-76b6-11e3-b1c5-739e63e9c9a7_story.html

Japan protests China memorial to Korean assassin as ties fray
Reuters, January 20, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/20/us-japan-china-idUSBREA0J0G120140120

Labor (劳工)

Chinese civil servants demand higher salaries, reactions
China Smack, January 20, 2014
www.chinasmack.com/2014/stories/chinese-civil-servants-demand-higher-salaries-reactions.html

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

Gays reveal extent of Chinese clinics' “sexual reorientation” therapies
Agence France-Presse, January 20, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1409636/gays-reveal-extent-chinese-clinics-sexual-reorientation-therapies

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Food security, rural environment top China's policy agenda in 2014
Reuters, January 19, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/19/us-china-agriculture-idUSBREA0I04920140119

See police agenda:
中共中央、国务院印发《关于全面深化农村改革加快推进农业现代化的若干意见》(Certain Opinions Concerning Comprehensively Deepening Rural Reforms and Expeditiously Advancing Agricultural Modernization, issued by the Central Committee of the Communist Party and the State Council)
Xinhua, January 19, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2014-01/19/c_119033371.htm

Population (人口)

政协委员:财政局透露广州超生罚款"均价"20万元 (Guangzhou authorities collected RMB 470 million in one-child policy penalty fees in 2012)
Southern Metropolis, January 21, 2014
news.163.com/14/0121/05/9J3DK9IR0001124J.html

China cracks down on illegal sex-determination clinics
Guardian, January 19, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/19/china-crack-down-illegal-sex-determination-clinics-abortion

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China's media accuse Uighur scholar of separatism
Associated Press, January 18, 2014
www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_24940236/chinas-media-accuse-uighur-scholar-separatism

China's Xinjiang doubling anti-terror budget
Associated Press, January 17, 2014
www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11188316

Opinion (观点)

The trial of the Chinese Dream
New Yorker, January 17, 2014
www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2014/01/the-trial-of-the-chinese-dream.html

Jerome Cohen on the upcoming trial of Xu Zhiyong
Chinese Law Prof Blog, January 19, 2014
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/2014/01/jerome-cohen-on-the-upcoming-trial-of-xu-zhiyong.html