Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

After “cadmium rice,” now “lead” and “arsenic rice”
中国稻米产区重金属污染严重
The New York Times, April 30, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140430/c30soil/dual/

Corruption (腐败)

China party expels ex-Politburo member's associate
Daily Mail, April 29, 2014
www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2615855/China-party-expels-ex-Politburo-members-associate.html

Disasters (灾难)

Food meant for Sichuan quake victims found rotting in storeroom - six years later
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1500617/relief-goods-sichuan-quake-victims-found-rotting-countys-storeroom-six

Environment (环境)

最严格《环保法》该如何执行?(How will the tougher environmental protection law be implemented?)
Deutsche Welle, April 29, 2014
dw.de/p/1Bqpn

Hukou (户口)

Can hukou reform save Chinese property?
Macrobusiness, April 30, 2014
www.macrobusiness.com.au/2014/04/can-hukou-reform-save-chinese-property/

China city eases property rules, fuelling speculation others may follow
Reuters, April 29, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/29/us-china-property-idUSBREA3S04N20140429

State Council urged to halt “illegal” extra permits required to secure hukou for babies
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1500708/lawyers-urge-state-council-halt-illegal-extra-permits-babies-hukou

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese activist Xu Wanping freed amid clampdown
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 30, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27219194

For more information on Xu Wanping, see:
Xu Wanping freed after nine years in prison
许万平服刑9年后获释
Human Rights in China, April 29, 2014
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/xu-wanping-freed-after-nine-years-prison
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/xu-mo-ping-fu-xing-9nian-hou-huo-shi

June Fourth (六四)

Chinese journalist missing ahead of Tiananmen commemoration
中国记者六四纪念日前夕失踪
The New York Times, April 30, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140430/c30gao/dual/

Related:
六四敏感日前夕高瑜失踪已六日 母子俩疑同遭官方软禁 (Veteran journalist Gao Yu and son believed to be under house arrest ahead of June Fourth anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, April 29, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/64-04292014102305.html

Tiananmen Square: Chinese police try to silence 25th anniversary
The Telegraph, April 29, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10794880/Tiananmen-Square-Chinese-police-try-to-silence-25th-anniversary.html

Society (社会)

China is hiding how bad income inequality is in the country
Quartz, April 29, 2014
qz.com/204180/china-is-hiding-how-bad-income-inequality-is-in-the-country/

See report:
Income inequality in today’s China
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, April 24, 2014
www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/04/24/1403158111.abstract?sid=3ef61cf9-2820-4854-82ea-a42e17add18d&_ga=1.252535369.1384716248.1396920628

Women(妇女)

Over 27? Unmarried? Female? You'd be on the scrapheap in China
The Telegraph, April 30, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/10786321/Leftover-women-Over-27-Unmarried-Female-Youd-be-on-the-scrapheap-in-China.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China's president says Xinjiang is front line on terrorism, hails police
Reuters, April 29, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/29/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA3S0BM20140429

Dozens injured as explosion rocks train station in Xinjiang capital Urumqi
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1501108/dozens-injured-explosion-rocks-train-station-xinjiang-capital-urumqi

Vietnam border shoot-out raises Uighur questions
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 29, 2014
www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27200562