Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Economist warns that China's “Bear Stearns Moment” may strike any time
Business Insider, March 18, 2014
www.businessinsider.in/Economist-Warns-That-Chinas-Bear-Stearns-Moment-May-Strike-Any-Time/articleshow/32224328.cms

Children (儿童)

Chinese city suspends baby hatch after it is overwhelmed by unwanted children
The Guardian, March 17, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/17/china-baby-hatch-suspended-parents-abandon-infants

Corruption (腐败)

网友实名举报四川一镇党委书记与自己妻子婚外情 (Netizen uses real identity to expose local party secretary's affair with netizen's own wife)
Chengdu Shangbao, March 18, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/03-18/5961214.shtml

北京98个市级单位晒预算支出总额超1300亿元: 医管局319亿元支出全市居首 (Work-related expenses of 98 Beijing municipal gov't offices exceed budget by 13 billion yuan)
Jinghua Times, March 18, 2014
http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2014/03-18/5963368.shtml

China's Xi urges officials to “sweat” corruption out of system
Reuters, March 18, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/18/us-china-corruption-idUSBREA2H0NS20140318

Disasters (灾难)

China finds no terror link to its nationals on jet
Associated Press, March 18, 2014
http://www.kvue.com/news/China-finds-no-terror-link-to-its-nationals-on-jet--250771091.html

Health (健康)

卫计委:禁要求流动孕妇返乡孕检 (Family Planning Commission to reduce processing time for migrant birth permits and prohibit forced pregnancy tests on migrant women in their rural hometowns)
Beijing News, March 18, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/03/18/309570.html

Hukou (户口)

中国宣布将给1亿多农民工颁发城市户口 (China announces plan to grant urban household registration to more than 100 million rural migrant workers by 2020)
Voice of America, March 17, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-urbanization-plan-20140315/1873307.html

China reveals blueprint to expand urbanisation
中国发布《国家新型城镇化规划》
Financial Times, March 17, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/ea62ecc2-ad89-11e3-af3e-00144feab7de.html
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001055307

Related:
国家新型城镇化规划(2014-2020年) (National new-type urbanization plan, 2014-2020)
Xinhua, March 16, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2014-03/16/c_119791251.htm

China’s “people-centered” urbanization drive will leave over 200 million Chinese without benefits
Quartz, March 17, 2014
qz.com/188721/chinas-people-centered-urbanization-drive-will-leave-over-200-million-chinese-without-benefits

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

曹顺利死亡事件引欧美关注 香港多个团体中联办抗议 (Cao Shunli's death draws attention from Europe and U.S., HK groups stage protest)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy1-03172014104331.html

Related:
Chinese government must be held accountable for death of activist Cao Shunli
必须让中国政府承担迫害曹顺利致死的
China Human Rights Defenders, March 14, 2014
EN: http://chrdnet.com/2014/03/chinese-government-must-be-held-accountable-for-death-of-activist-cao-shunli/
CH: http://chrdnet.com/2014/03/chinese-government-must-be-held-accountable-for-death-of-activist-cao-shunli-chinese-version/

The life and death of Cao Shunli (1961 — 2014)
China Change, March 18, 2014
http://chinachange.org/2014/03/18/the-life-and-death-of-cao-shunli-1961-2014/

Chinese government responsible for the death of Cao Shunli
Frontline Defenders, March 14, 2014
http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/25405

Information Control (信息控制)

Twitter CEO’s China visit is interesting, but not for the reason you think
The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/17/twitter-ceos-china-visit-is-interesting-but-not-for-the-reason-you-think/?mod=WSJBlog

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China backs North Korea on human rights
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 17, 2014
www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26611430

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

白宫称米歇尔期待与彭丽媛见面 将同参观共进晚餐 (Michelle Obama to give speech at Peking University during China visit)
China News, March 18, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gj/2014/03-18/5961081.shtml

Related:
The Audacity of Hopelessness
China Change, March 18, 2014
http://chinachange.org/2014/03/18/the-audacity-of-hopelessness/

U.S. ambassador to China says “level playing field” a top goal
Reuters, March 18, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/18/us-china-usa-idUSBREA2H0OY20140318?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

China splits with Russia over Ukraine
Voice of America, March 18, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-splits-with-russia-over-ukraine/1873418.html

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

China says too soon to say if Thai trafficking victims Uighur
Reuters, March 17, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/17/us-china-thailand-uighur-idUSBREA2G0DR20140317