China News Broadcast, May 3, 2013: Ex-Health Official in Forced Organ Harvesting Claims
In today’s NTD China News, calls in Australia for the University of Sydney to revoke a honorary title for China’s former vice health minister Huang Jiefu. He’s been implicated in the forced organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience in China.
Lei Zhengfu, the former Chongqing officials exposed in a sex tape, has been charged with corruption. The woman in the video, Zhao Hongxia, who was just 18 at the time, faces extortion charges and several years in prison.
China’s internet regulators say they are now cracking down on “online rumors”, but commentators say it’s another way to stifle online discussion.
State-run China Daily reports that listed Chinese banks have reported an increase in bad and non-performing loans in the first quarter of this year.
The EU trade commissioner is expected to announce punitive duties against Chinese solar panels next Wednesday in Brussels, according to Reuters.
China’s bottled water industry has come under scrutiny, after the Beijing Times reported that testing standards for bottled water are lower than that for tap water.
Fine arts enthusiasts say they are inspired by the presentation of truth after watching Shen Yun Performing Arts in Louisville, Kentucky.