Monday, March 03, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

High-interest web banks on the rise in China
The New York Times, March 2, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/03/business/international/web-banks-offering-high-interest-rates-rise-in-china.html

Home prices in China may hurt families
The New York Times, March 1, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/03/business/international/families-left-vulnerable-in-chinas-housing-market-study-finds.html

Children (儿童)

去年每3天曝光一起性侵儿童案 (125 cases of sexual abuse of girls reported in 2013, CPPCC deputies propose abolition of "prostituting with minor girls" provision in Criminal Law)
Beijing News, March 3, 2014
epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2014-03/03/content_497652.htm?div=-1

Corruption (贪污)

Now Zhou Yongkang’s brother is detained following hint that net is closing on former security tsar
Agence France-Presse, March 3, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1439299/now-zhou-yongkangs-brother-detained-following-hint-net-closing-former

Environment (环境)

南华早报:内地父母为空气污染发愁 (South China Morning Post reports: mainland parents worried about air pollution)
China News Agency, March 3, 2014
http://www.chinanews.com/hb/2014/03-03/5904049.shtml

Ethnic Groups (少数民族团体)

China seeks to boost development in minority areas
Reuters, March 3, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/03/us-china-parliament-minorities-idUSBREA220IS20140303

Hong Kong (香港)

李嘉誠撐新聞自由﹕聞劉遇襲傷心 (HK billionaire Li Ka-Shing voices support for press freedom, expresses sadness at attack on former editor)
Ming Pao, March 1, 2014
news.mingpao.com/20140301/gaa2.htm

Hukou (户口)

专家点评:户籍制度改革的进程可以更快 (Experts say household registration reform can progress faster)
China News, February 28, 2014
esf.tj.soufun.com/newsecond/news/12201629.htm

我国第一部统筹各项社会救助制度的行政法规《社会救助暂行办法》5月1日起施行 (New regulations to standardize implementation of various social assistance programs, long-time residents with rural hukou eligible for temporary coverage)
Xinhua, February 27, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2014-02/27/c_119538885.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国新公民活动人士致信全国人大代表要求维护法治 (New Citizens Movement activists urge NPC to uphold rule of law)
Voice of America, March 2, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/letter-from-new-citizen-activists-demanding-rule-of-law/1862590.html

Related:
请守住法治的底线――就新公民案致十二届全国人大全体代表的公开信 (Please defend the bottom line of rule of law--an open letter to the deputies of the 12th National People's Congress concerning the New Citizens Movement trials)
New Century Net, March 3, 2014
2newcenturynet.blogspot.hk/2014/03/blog-post_7144.html

China's human rights situation “worst in decades”
The Telegraph, March 2, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10670520/Chinas-human-rights-situation-worst-in-decades.html

Detained China dissident Cao Shunli near death-close friend
Reuters, February 28, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/01/us-china-rights-cao-idUSBREA2002X20140301

Related:
Doctor says Cao Shunli on life support, family made to sign medical parole
Human Rights in China, February 28, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/doctor-says-cao-shunli-life-support-family-made-sign-medical-parole

International Relations (国际关系)

China media hurls racist slur at departing US envoy
Agence France-Presse, March 1, 2014
news.yahoo.com/china-media-hurls-racist-slur-departing-us-envoy-083825008.html

Michelle Obama to visit China this month
USA Today, March 3, 2014
http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2014/03/03/obama-michelle-china-trip-march-19-26/5972633/

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China's state planning body grows more assertive as revamp looms
Reuters, March 2, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/02/us-china-parliament-ndrc-idUSBREA210SX20140302

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

北京13教师访民遭围三天已断粮 全城戒备迎两会逾千人持续请愿 (Over a thousand petitions descend on Beijing ahead of "Two Congresses," authorities tighten control around the city)
Radio Free Asia, March 1, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-03012014114345.html

Wukan village’s future under threat as ex-cadres retake party reins
The South China Morning Post, March 3, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1439293/wukan-villages-future-under-threat-ex-cadres-retake-party-reins

Society (社会)

昆明火车站发生暴力袭击 上百人死伤 (Kunming train station knife attack leaves at least 28 dead, 113 injured)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 1, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140301_china_kunming_attack.shtml

Related:
China blames Xinjiang separatists for stabbing rampage at train station
The New York Times, March 3, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/03/world/asia/china.html

China train station attack risks driving ethnic wedge deeper
Reuters, March 3, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/china-train-station-attack-risks-driving-ethnic-wedge-123611434.html

中国:昆明火车站严重暴力恐怖袭击已破案 (China: Kunming train station’s violent terror attack solved)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 3, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140303_china_kunming.shtml

Kunming citizens out in force for blood donation drive to help railway attack victims
The South China Morning Post, March 3, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1439367/kunming-citizens-out-force-blood-donation-drive-help-railway-attack

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan suggests code of conduct for East China Sea
Voice of America, March 1, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/taiwan-flexes-diplomatic-wings-for-east-china-sea/1862102.html

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan Monk jailed for three years for challenging Beijing's rule
Radio Free Asia, February 28, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/jailed-02282014162619.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Breakneck development exacerbates ethnic tensions in China
The Guardian, March 2, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/02/china-development-ethnic-tensions

Xinjiang police fire tear gas on Uyghur crowd at bazaar
Radio Free Asia, February 28, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/bazaar-02282014154101.html