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