Thursday, April 17, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China is advancing Hu Yaobang reforms: State media
Zee News, April 16, 2014
zeenews.india.com/news/world/china-is-advancing-hu-yaobang-reforms-state-media_924916.html

Special Report: China: building the dream
The Economist, April 17, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21600797-2030-chinese-cities-will-be-home-about-1-billion-people-getting-urban-china-work

全国人大2014年度立法计划公布:将制定网络安全法 (NPC announces plan to draft new Internet safety law in 2014)
CRI Online, April 17, 2014
http://roll.sohu.com/20140417/n398419124.shtml

Population (人口)

“单独二孩”让全国年新增200万人 8成集中在城市 (80% of 2 million new births under the new family planning policy expected in cities)
Beijing News, April 17, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/04/17/313360.html

You’re welcome to leave Beijing
News China, April 2014 Issue
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/youre-welcome-to-leave-beijing

Rule of Law (法治)

一个美国学者在中国坐牢的经历 (The experience of an American scholar in a Chinese prison)
Voice of America, April 16, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/an-american-in-china-detention-center-20140416/1895064.html

Society (社会)

The urban voice: China’s new middle classes, quiescent so far, may soon become more demanding
The Economist, April 16, 2014
www.economist.com/news/special-report/21600805-chinas-new-middle-classes-quiescent-so-far-may-soon-become-more-demanding-urban

China’s losers: amid spreading prosperity, a generation of self-styled also-rans emerges
The Economist, April 19, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21601007-amid-spreading-prosperity-generation-self-styled-also-rans-emerges-chinas-losers?fsrc=rss

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

China's economic growth slows to 24-year low of 7.4 percent, raising risk of job losses
Associated Press, April 15, 2014
http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2014/04/15/chinas-growth-slows-to-24-year-low-of-74-percent

Corruption (腐败)

新华社记者再次实名举报华润董事长 (Xinhua reporter uses his real identity in new corruption charges against company executive online)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 15, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140415_huarun_corruption_probe.shtml

Disasters (灾难)

China's efforts in hunt for plane are seen as hurting more than helping
The New York Times, April 14, 2014
www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/world/asia/chinas-efforts-in-hunt-for-plane-are-seen-as-hurting-more-than-helping.html

Related:
中国驳斥纽约时报 说中国未延误搜寻客机 (China hits back at NYTimes article for suggesting its efforts hampered search for lost jetliner)
Voice of America, April 15, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-malaysia-plane-20140415/1893672.html

Environment (环境)

饮用苯超标自来水至少八天 兰州市民、律师起诉自来水公司 (Lawyer, citizens bring lawsuits against Lanzhou company for tap water contamination)
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/jp2-04152014101148.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China cracks down on rights lawyers, who say they were tortured after seeking justice
Associated Press, April 15, 2014
www.startribune.com/world/255284091.html?page=all&prepage=1&c=y#continue

Related:
Post Reeducation-Through-Labor "abolition": lawyers and defenders monitor legal reform implementation--the Jiansanjiang case
"废除"劳教: 律师和维权人士监督法律改革实施--建三江案
Human Rights in China, April 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/post-reeducation-through-labor-abolition-lawyers-and-defenders-monitor-legal-reform-implementation
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/fei-chu-lao-jiao-lu-shi-he-wei-quan-ren-shi-jian-du-fa-lu-gai-ge-shi-shi-jian-san-jiang

Information Control (信息控制)

英国驻华使馆生造火星文 中国学者辩解外媒不得进藏 (UK Embassy's attempts to circumvent Weibo censors go viral among Chinese netizens)
Voice of America, April 15, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-rights-20140415/1893718.html

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

China's air pollution leading to more erratic climate for U.S., say scientists
The Guardian, April 15, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/15/china-air-pollution-pacific-climate-us-national-academy-sciences

U.S., China in “productive” talks after North Korea test threat
Reuters, April 16, 2014
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/15/uk-nuclear-korea-usa-china-idUKBREA3E22Z20140415

June Fourth (六四)

China remembers death that catalyzed Tiananmen protests
The Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/16/china-remembers-death-that-catalyzed-tiananmen-protests/?mod=WSJBlog

Related:
June Fourth at 25: resisting enforced amnesia, building a just future
纪念六四25周年:抵制强迫失忆,建设公正的未来
Human Rights in China, April 10, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-25-resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/ji-nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-di-zhi-qiang-po-shi-yi-jian

Labor (劳工)

Several Guangzhou hospital security guards vow to appeal jail sentences
China Labour Bulletin, April 15, 2014
www.clb.org.hk/en/content/several-guangzhou-hospital-security-guards-vow-appeal-jail-sentences

东莞裕元鞋厂爆发三万人大规模罢工 (Tens of thousands on strike at Dongguan shoe factory)
Voice of America, April 15, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-shoe-factory-strike-20140415/1894019.html

Related:
Massive China shoe factory strike rolls on as offer falls flat
Reuters, April 15, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/15/us-china-strike-idUSBREA3E0RD20140415

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

河南官员赞拆迁人员“最可爱的人” 称拆迁户硬钉子 (Henan officials praise forced eviction officers, chide residents who resist)
Caijing, April 16, 2014
politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-04-16/114101878.html

China's nail houses: the homeowners who refuse to make way – in pictures
The Guardian, April 15, 2014
www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2014/apr/15/china-nail-houses-in-pictures-property-development

Technology (科技)

Handheld revolution
News China, April 2014 Issue
www.newschinamag.com/magazine/handheld-revolution

Tibet (西藏)

西藏今日发生自焚抗议事件 (Self-immolation reported in Tibetan area in Sichuan)
Voice of America, April 15, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/self-immolation-20140415/1893876.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Uygurs protest over teenager's fatal shooting in Aksu city, Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483285/uygurs-protest-over-teenagers-fatal-shooting-aksu-city-xinjiang

Opinion (观点)

中国人的民主“饥渴症”与“拒食症”(Chinese hunger and distaste for democracy)
Financial Times, April 16, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001055782