Friday, January 16, 2015

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Pesticide levels “excessive” in a third of Guangzhou vegetables: study
South China Morning Post, January 16, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1680360/pesticide-levels-excessive-third-guangzhou-vegetables-study

中国食品生产商一半未能通过检测 (Half of China’s food manufacturers fail to pass inspection)
South China Morning Post, January 16, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/china/46348/zhong-guo-shi-pin-sheng-chan-shang-yi-ban-wei-neng-tong-guo-jian-ce

Corruption (腐败)

中共纪委五中全会闭幕:文艺圈将列调查对象 (Fifth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection ends: art and literary circles to be included in anti-graft investigation)
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/vt-01152015120513.html

Related:
Anti-graft drive covers art circles
China Daily, January 16, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2015-01/16/content_19333536.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Chief Executive accused of starting “cultural revolution”
International Business Time, January 15, 2015
http://www.ibtimes.com/hong-kong-chief-executive-accused-starting-cultural-revolution-1785028

HK protests: Joshua Wong and student leaders surrender to police
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 16, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30844306

Related:
香港学民思潮学生“预约拘捕”后获释 (Scholarism students released after arrest “by appointment”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 16, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/01/150116_occupy_central_arrest

报告:香港新闻自由受威胁 (Report: Hong Kong’s freedom of press is under threat)
Voice of America, January 16, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hk-press-freedom-20150116/2600903.html

Related:
Threatened Harbor: Encroachments on Press Freedom in Hong Kong
PEN America, January 16, 2015
http://pen.org/hong-kong-press

Information Control (信息控制)

Let the people decide whether to remember Zhao Ziyang
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/commentaries/baotong/remembering-zhao-ziyang-01152015144107.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China having negative impact on global democracy, Nathan says
Bloomberg Business Week, January 15, 2015
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2015-01-15/china-having-negative-impact-on-global-democracy-nathan-says

Labor (劳工)

China regulators promise taxi industry shakeup after strikes
The Washington Post, January 15, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-regulators-promise-taxi-industry-shakeup-after-strikes/2015/01/14/e305601e-9c70-11e4-86a3-1b56f64925f6_story.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

中国调查新疆32名党政干部 (China investigates 32 Xinjiang party and government officials)
Deutsche Welle, January 15, 2015
http://www.dw.de/中国调查新疆32名党政干部/a-18192631

Related:
China sacks 32 Xinjiang officials engaged in organizing Mecca pilgrimage
Times of India, January 16, 2015
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/China-sacks-32-Xinjiang-officials-engaged-in-organizing-Mecca-pilgrimage/articleshow/45911529.cms

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

In memory of those who self-immolated in 2014
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/commentaries/memory-01152015110319.html

Press freedoms being eroded while Hong Kong sleeps
The South China Morning Post, January 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1679896/press-freedoms-being-eroded-while-hong-kong-sleeps

反思计划生育对人性的破坏 (Reflecting on how one-child policy destroys humanity)
Financial Times, January 16, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001060161

中国新环保法还会是“睡美人”吗?
Put China’s tough new law to protect the environment to the test
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2015
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/opinion/46352/zhong-guo-xin-huan-bao-fa-huan-hui-shi-shui-mei-ren-ma
EN: http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1679570/put-chinas-tough-new-law-protect-environment-test