Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

McDonald’s says China meat scandal hurting sales
Associated Press, August 4, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/business/mcdonalds-says-china-meat-scandal-hurting-sales/2014/08/04/fd409156-1c14-11e4-9b6c-12e30cbe86a3_story.html

Corruption (腐败)

上海法庭周五将开审英美籍夫妻侦探 (Shanghai court to try couples tied to GSK corruption probe)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 4, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140804_gsk_humphrey_trial.shtml

Elites tremble as Xi cleans house
中共反腐运动令精英阶层感到恐慌
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2014
EN: http://online.wsj.com/articles/elites-tremble-as-xi-cleans-house-1407222978
CH: http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20140805/and180407.asp

Cyber Security (网络安全)

China boycotts Symantec and Kaspersky anti-virus software
The Telegraph, August 4, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet-security/11011240/China-boycotts-Symantec-and-Kaspersky-anti-virus-software.html

Disasters (灾难)

昆山爆炸属“责任事故” 官员受调查 (Officials investigated for deadly factory explosion)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 4, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/08/140804_china_kunshan_investigation.shtml

Related:
China auto factory ignored warnings about dust blast risk - report
Reuters, August 3, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/04/china-factory-blast-zhongrong-idUSL2N0QA02120140804

Environment (环境)

Brake time: Beijing bans 70pc of government cars to ease smog during Apec meeting
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1566951/brake-time-beijing-ban-70pc-government-cars-amid-apec-preparations

Hong Kong (香港)

Opposing camps cast doubt over moderate reform plan
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566455/opposing-camps-cast-doubt-over-moderate-reform-plan

Hukou (户口)

中国首例户籍就业歧视案达成和解:被告支付原告万元补偿 但拒绝书面道歉 (Landmark hukou discrimination case ends with out-of-court settlement, defendant agrees to pay compensation but refuses to apologize in writing)
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/vt-08042014131754.html

Why China's hukou reform is gradual
The Diplomat, August 5, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/08/why-chinas-hukou-reform-is-gradual/

Information Control (信息控制)

The war of words in China
中国新一轮反西方舆论战争中,我成了靶子
New York Times, August 5, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140805/c05jacobs/dual/

Chill wind blows through Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1564502/chill-wind-blows-through-chinese-academy-social-sciences

Society (社会)

Top one percent has one third of China's wealth, research shows
中国当前财产不平等程度虽高但未太离谱
Caixin, August 4, 2014
EN: http://english.caixin.com/2014-08-04/100712733.html
CH: http://opinion.caixin.com/2014-07-29/100709889.html

State Secrets (国家秘密)

China investigates Canadian coffee shop owners for theft of state secrets
The Guardian, August 5, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/05/china-arrests-canadian-coffee-shop-owners-as-spies

Taiwan (台湾)

EACS to protest Hanban’s academic meddling: source
Taipei Times, July 31, 2014
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2014/07/31/2003596335

Tibet (西藏)

西藏林周县六名藏人被判八至十二年徒刑 (Six Tibetans get harsh sentences for protests against forced eviction)
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-08042014144402.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

律师会见,伊力哈木正撰写自辩书 (Lawyers meet with indicted Uyghur scholar, who is preparing defense statement)
Deutsche Welle, August 5, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1Cowj

Opinion (观点)

Anti-graft campaign is not all it seems
Financial Times, August 4, 2014
www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2ebe2150-1970-11e4-8730-00144feabdc0.html

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

China using antimonopoly law to pressure foreign businesses
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/articles/china-using-antimonopoly-law-to-pressure-foreign-businesses-1407154916?mod=asia_home

Related:
China warns Microsoft Against obstructing probe
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/articles/china-warns-microsoft-against-obstructing-probe-1407147876

Corruption (腐败)

China’s Red Cross is still dealing with a 3-year-old scandal involving sex and fast cars
Time, August 4, 2014
http://time.com/3078429/yunnan-earthquake-red-cross-society-of-china-guo-meimei-sex-scandal/

Related:
郭美美“认罪”,洗白红会没那么容易 (China’s Red Cross remains distrusted despite public confession by woman who fabricated her association with the organization)
Deutsche Welle, August 4, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1CoPG

Disasters (灾难)

China blames safety violations as plant blast toll rises
Agence France-Presse, August 4, 2014
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-blames-safety/1295756.html

Related:
75 die in China factory explosion, state-run media says
Cable News Network, August 4, 2014
http://www.12newsnow.com/story/26188501/75-die-in-china-factory-explosion-state-run-media-says

China factory blasts highlight gaps in workplace safety
Voice of America, August 4, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-factory-blasts-highlight-gaps-in-workplace-safety/1971054.html

China earthquake prompts major search and rescue mission
The Guardian, August 4, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/04/china-earthquake-yunnan-major-search-rescue-mission

Education (教育)

Should Chinese students be required to “love the party”? The government reconsiders
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/04/should-chinese-students-be-required-to-love-the-party-the-government-reconsiders/

Related:
Education ministry may drop requirement pupils love the Communist Party
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1564547/education-ministry-may-drop-requirement-pupils-love-communist-party

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong students keep up pro-democracy fight in wake of protests
The Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/08/02/hong-kong-students-keep-up-pro-democracy-fight-in-wake-of-protests/

Hong Kong has the opposite problem to China’s: too many women
Quartz, August 4, 2014
http://qz.com/244313/hong-kong-has-the-opposite-problem-to-chinas-too-many-women/

Information Control (信息控制)

China controls narrative of violence in tense west
Associated Press, August 4, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/china-controls-narrative-violence-tense-west-091945950.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China is complicit in North Korea's human rights abuses
Foreign Policy, July 31, 2014
http://shadow.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/07/31/china_complicit_north_korea__human_rights_abuses

Media (媒体)

China releases investigative journalist after almost year in jail
Reuters, August 3, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/03/us-china-rights-idUSKBN0G30LS20140803

National Defense (国防)

The Chinese military has a bizarre new recruiting video
Business Insider, August 1, 2014
http://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-military-recruiting-video-2014-8

Rule of Law (法治)

Shanghai judges not pleased with judicial reform
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1564548/shanghai-judges-not-pleased-judicial-reform

Women (妇女)

China experiences a booming underground market in surrogate motherhood
The New York Times, August 3, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/world/asia/china-experiences-a-booming-black-market-in-child-surrogacy.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China says nearly 100 are killed in week of unrest in Xinjiang
过去一周新疆近百人死于暴力冲突
The New York Times, August 4, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140804/c04xinjiang/dual/

Defense lawyer for detained Uyghur scholar “forced to quit”
Radio Free Asia, August 1, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/lawyer-08012014124207.html

Opinion (观点)

Can Hong Kong be a co-author of the “one country, two systems” story?
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1564373/can-hong-kong-be-co-author-one-country-two-systems-story