Thursday, March 06, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Beijing plans to spend $2.45 trillion this year. Here’s how
The Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/05/beijing-plans-to-spend-2-45-trillion-this-year-heres-how/?mod=WSJBlog

Corruption (腐败)

李克强:所有财政拨款的“三公”经费都要公开 (Chinese premier calls for transparency of official expenses)
Beijing News, March 5, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/03/05/307550.html

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Experts skeptical of Kunming link to global terror
Associated Press, March 4, 2014
www.journalreview.com/news/article_bc4ffe48-3738-5a86-8d20-a8b5f59547bb.html

Related:
China says station attackers wanted to carry out jihad abroad
Reuters, March 5, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/05/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA240LT0140305

Environment (环境)

Wealthy residents depart Chinese mainland in search of clean air
Climate Progress, March 4, 2014
thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/04/3357381/pollution-chinese-environmental-refugees-island/#

Chinese premier declares war on pollution in economic overhaul
The Guardian, March 5, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/05/china-pollution-economic-reform-growth-target

Hukou (户口)

城市户籍门槛高,流动人口生根难 (Fudan University study: migrants face arduous requirements for urban household registration)
china.org.cn, March 4, 2014
data.163.com/14/0304/22/9MHDAKKN00014MTN.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Activists press for reform during China congress
人大北京开会 维权人士呼吁中国改革
Voice of America, March 4, 2014
EN: www.voanews.com/content/activists-press-for-reform-during-china-congress/1863611.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-human-rights-20140304/1863758.html

International Relations (国际关系)

China's Xi says Russia can push for political solution in Ukraine
Reuters, March 4, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/04/us-ukraine-crisis-china-idUSBREA232AV20140304

Chinese plead for Canada to let them immigrate
Associated Press, March 4, 2014
www.seattlepi.com/news/science/article/Chinese-plead-for-Canada-to-let-them-immigrate-5287085.php

National Defense (国防)

中国2014年国防预算增加12.2%
China says 2014 military budget to rise 12.2 percent
Reuters, March 5, 2014
EN: www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/05/us-china-parliament-defence-idUSBREA2403L20140305
CH: cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNEA2401V20140305

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China NPC 2014: The Reports
The Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/05/china-npc-2014-the-reports/?mod=WSJBlog

Related: 政府工作报告 (Report on the Work of the Government)
National People's Congress, March 5, 2014
CH: online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/2014GovtWorkReport_Chn.pdf
EN: online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/2014GovtWorkReport_Eng.pdf

Everything you need to know about Beijing’s big meetings
The Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/05/everything-you-need-to-know-about-beijings-big-meetings/?mod=WSJBlog

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Disturbance and smoke in Tiananmen Square amid tight security for NPC meeting
The South China Morning Post, March 5, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1440862/disturbance-and-smoke-tiananmen-square-amid-tight-security-npc

Tibet (西藏)

中共前高官呼吁北京准许达赖喇嘛回西藏(High-ranking CPC official calls on Beijing to allow Dalai Lama to return to Tibet)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 5, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140305_tibet_china.shtml

Women (妇女)

中国百名女大学生致信人大关注校园性侵 (100 female college students call for NPC’s attention on campus sexual assault)
Radio Free Asia, March 4, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-03042014163517.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

维吾尔组织吁冷静应对昆明事件 促解决人权问题 (Uyghur group condemns Kunming violence, calls for calm and human rights protection)
Voice of America, March 4, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-kunming-violence-20140304/1864221.html

Uighur leader fears China's “iron fist” after knife attack
Reuters, March 4, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/04/us-china-xinjiang-kadeer-idUSBREA231YO20140304

Xinjiang netizens react to Kunming knife attack public backlash
China Smack, March 4, 2014
www.chinasmack.com/2014/stories/xinjiang-netizens-react-to-kunming-knife-attack-public-backlash.html

Opinion (观点)

How Ukraine’s instability could affect China
China Dialogue, March 4, 2014
https://www.chinadialogue.net/blog/6784-How-Ukraine-s-instability-could-affect-China/en