Monday, July 21, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Yum, McDonald's apologize as new China food scandal brews
Reuters, July 21, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/21/us-yum-brands-food-safety-idUSKBN0FQ01P20140721

Related:
McDonald’s, Yum halt buying from Chinese meat supplier
Bloomberg, July 21, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-21/mcdonald-s-yum-suspend-orders-from-chinese-meat-supplier-husi.html

食药总局: 全国追溯、封存上海福喜食品 (CFDA demands tracing illegal acts and sealing up raw materials and products of Shanghai food company)
The Beijing News, July 21, 2014
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/07/21/326428.html

Corruption (腐败)

中共中纪委调查天津公安局局长武长顺 (Top graft watchdog investigates Tianjin's public security chief)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 20, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140720_china_tianjin_corruption.shtml

Related:
Chinese city police chief under investigation by graft watchdog
Reuters, July 20, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/20/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0FP03R20140720

Ensure fair trial for GSK probe pair, Foreign Correspondents' Club urges Beijing
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556678/ensure-fair-trial-gsk-probe-pair-foreign-correspondents-club-urges

See statement:
FCC statement on the case of Peter Humphrey and Yu Yingzeng
Foreign Correspondents' Club Hong Kong, July 19, 2014
fcchk.org/article/fcc-statement-case-peter-humphrey-and-yu-yingzeng

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Yining: the front line of China's war on terror
The Telegraph, July 20, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10978354/Yining-the-front-line-of-Chinas-war-on-terror.html

Education (教育)

外来务工子女上学为何愈来愈难? (Migrant workers' children face increasing obstacles in access to education in cities)
Deutsche Welle, July 19, 2014
dw.de/p/1Cef8

Hong Kong (香港)

Older crowd turns out for anti-Occupy Central signature campaign
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556701/older-crowd-turns-out-anti-occupy-central-signature-campaign

Martin Lee criticises NPC for "weird" comments on "external interference" in Hong Kong affairs
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556725/pan-democrats-can-be-patriots-npc-chief-tells-loyalists-shenzhen

Related:
NPC chairman tells CY Leung Hong Kong must "strictly follow" basic law in electoral reform
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556622/npc-chairman-travels-shenzhen-talks-electoral-reform-cy-leung

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

丁家喜、李蔚终审维持原判 法院外布控严防声援者 (Court upholds conviction of Ding Jiaxi and Li Wei)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-07182014094811.html

Related:
Court upholds prison sentences for two citizen activists
丁家喜、李蔚案维持原判
Human Rights in China, July 18, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/court-upholds-prison-sentences-two-citizen-activists
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/ding-jia-xi-li-wei-wei-chi-yuan-pan

胡佳遇袭后再接恐吓短信 国际人权组织表示关注 (Rights group expresses concern as Hu Jia receives threatening text messages after assault)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-07192014161307.html

Related:
Unidentified men attack dissident blogger near his parked car
Reporters Without Borders, July 18, 2014
http://en.rsf.org/chine-unidentified-men-attack-dissident-18-07-2014,46651.html

浙江异议人士吕耿松被拒见律师 丁锡奎受聘下周交“取保候审”申请 (Veteran democracy activist Lü Gengsong denied access to lawyer, lawyer to submit bail application)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-07192014162419.html

Information Control (信息控制)

中共: 干部不做西方道德价值“应声虫” (CPC urges members to resist advocacy for “Western moral values”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 20, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/07/140720_china_propaganda_common_values.shtml

Related:
中共中央组织部印发《关于在干部教育培训中加强理想信念和道德品行教育的通知》(Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee issues the "Notice Concerning Strengthening Education of Ideals, Beliefs, Moral Conduct During Training and Education of Cadres")
Xinhua, July 20, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2014-07/20/c_1111699389.htm

China to tighten oversight of Internet TV programming
美剧下架,中国收紧网络电视监管
The New York Times, July 21, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140721/c21internettv/dual/

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

China hesitant to accuse Russia for plane crash
Voice of America, July 19, 2014
www.voanews.com/content/china-hesitant-to-accuse-russia-for-plane-crash/1961009.html

Internet (互联网)

China has more people going online with a mobile device than a PC
Reuters, July 21, 2014
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/21/uk-china-internet-idINKBN0FQ0WE20140721

Rule of Law (法治)

Laying down the law
News China, August 2014 Issue
www.newschinamag.com/magazine/laying-down-the-law#id:1818#date:19:30

Social Security (社会安全)

中国启动全民参保登记 2017年养老保险覆盖9亿 (Registration for universal insurance begins, 900 million to have pension insurance coverage by 2017)
Xinhua, July 16, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-07-16/223030531203.shtml

Women (妇女)

China’s pink women-only parking spots spark a backlash
The Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/21/chinas-pink-women-only-parking-spots-spark-a-backlash/?mod=WSJBlog

Opinion (观点)

Inside a Beijing interrogation room
我在北京被“喝茶”
The New York Times, July 21, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20140721/c21murong/dual/

China's legislature releases draft food safety law for public comment
The National Law Review, July 18, 2014
www.natlawreview.com/article/china-s-legislature-releases-draft-food-safety-law-public-comment

Related:
中华人民共和国食品安全法(修订草案)征求意见 (Solicitation of comments on the draft amendments to the Food Safety Law of the People's Republic of China)
National People's Congress, July 2014
www.npc.gov.cn/COBRS_LFYJNEW/user/UserIndex.jsp?ID=6287041

China won't give up on show trials
Bloomberg, July 18, 2014
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-07-18/china-won-t-give-up-on-show-trials