Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Children (儿童)

中国全国政协委员王平继续提出不要鼓励农村孩子上大学 (NPC deputy criticized for suggesting rural children should not be encouraged to go to university)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/hc-03112014102028.html

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

食品安全应开门立法 (NGO calls for transparency in drafting a food safety law)
Caijing, March 10, 2014
news.hexun.com/2014-03-10/162882962.html

China's disgruntled consumers take to the courts
Xinhua, March 12, 2014
http://english.sina.com/china/2014/0312/682578.html

Corruption (腐败)

China steps up hunt for corrupt officials overseas: state media
Reuters, March 12, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/12/us-china-corruption-idUSBREA2B04520140312?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Counterterrorism (反恐)

人大代表:反恐应明确警察使用武器权限 (NPC deputy calls for strict limits on use of firearms by police in counter-terrorism legislations)
Beijing News, March 12, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/03-12/5938829.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

香港观察:又爱又恨自由行 (Hong Kong's love-hate relationships with mainlanders)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 11, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/hong_kong_review/2014/03/140311_hkreview_freedom_to_travel_hk.shtml

Tougher laws for human trafficking proposal unites Hong Kong's NPC deputies
South China Morning Post, March 12, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1446669/hong-kong-deputies-npc-united-push-human-trafficking

Nine suspects arrested in connection with Kevin Lau chopping attack case
South China Morning Post, March 12, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1447145/least-one-suspect-arrested-former-ming-pao-chief-editor-kevin-laus

Information Control (信息控制)

“Staged” questions raise hackles at China political meet
Agence France-Presse, March 11, 2014
bit.ly/1ixStQw

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

North Korea: glimmer of hope
Financial Times, March 11, 2014
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/f3a5c48c-a94a-11e3-9b71-00144feab7de.html#axzz2vaeh8wa0

Labor (劳工)

Lenovo to inherit half-empty IBM factory as workers quit
IBM深圳工厂一半工人离职
Financial Times, March 11, 2014
EN:www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8c0da1dc-a90e-11e3-9b71-00144feab7de.html#axzz2vhtZS9wq
CH:www.ftchinese.com/story/001055216

Related:
IBM深圳工厂罢工持续 联想承诺员工待遇不变
Workers stand firm as IBM strike enters ninth day
China Labour Bulletin, March 11, 2014
CH:http://bit.ly/PtzQ84
EN:www.clb.org.hk/en/content/workers-stand-firm-ibm-strike-enters-ninth-day

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

As China drafts property tax law, fate of pilot programme up in the air
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2014
www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1446030/china-drafts-property-tax-law-fate-pilot-programme-air

Media (媒体)

Three Skynet reporters detained for exposing truth about the two meetings
New Tang Dynasty Television, March 11, 2014
http://www.ntd.tv/en/programs/news-politics/china-forbidden-news/20140312/109770-three-skynet-reporters-detained-for-exposing-truth-about-the-two-meetings.html

Related:
China: Release citizen journalists detained for highlighting security crackdown
Amnesty International, March 11, 2014
http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/china-release-citizen-journalists-detained-for-highlighting-security-crackdown

Rule of Law (法治)

北京检察长:中国每年约200万刑事被害人获赔无门 (Chief Beijing prosecutor: 2 million crime victims a year lack access to compensation)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/jz-03112014102135.html

China's legal reform: a balancing act
The Diplomat, March 12, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/03/chinas-legal-reform-a-balancing-act/

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan lawmakers brawl over China trade agreement
South China Morning Post, March 12, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447199/taiwan-lawmakers-brawl-over-china-trade-agreement

Opinion (观点)

民族自治,大象与老鼠 (Ethnic autonomy, elephants and mice)
The New York Times, March 12, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140312/cc12wanglixiong/