The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance

被举报嘲笑“中国梦”,北大教授恐遭开除 (Peking University threatens to fire professor for making fun of "Chinese Dream" on Twitter)
Deutsche Welle, July 8, 2013被举报嘲笑中国梦北大教授恐遭开除/a-16936444

China embarks on regulating far-fetched anti-Japanese TV dramas
Asahi Shimbun, July 9, 2013

Children/Hong Kong

1.6万名"双非"儿童每日耗5小时跨境赴香港上学 (16,000 children of “non-HK-resident parents”—who were born and study in HK but live in Shenzhen—spend five hours a day commuting to school)
People’s Daily, July 9, 2013


高官腐败现影子化:通过中间人代为斡旋勾兑 (As anti-corruption measures strengthen, corruption found in more subtle forms in high ranking officialdom)
Yanzhao Metro Net, July 9, 2013

Bribery in China is pervasive, under attack, and surprisingly cheap
Quartz, July 8, 2013

China’s Mr Liu and his fake Australian passport
Financial Review, July 9, 2013

Cyber Security

U.S.-China cyber security working group meets
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 8, 2013


Pollution leads to drop in life span in northern China, research finds
The New York Times, July 9, 2013

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Evidence on the impact of sustained exposure to air pollution on life expectancy from China’s Huai River policy

江苏淮安环城河漂浮上万条死鱼 或因工厂排污 (Thousands of dead fish floating in Huaian City river, Jiangsu Province, may be caused by factory pollution)
Jiangsu Net, July 8, 2013

Illegal mines taint river in southern China
Bloomberg Businessweek, July 8, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

State of the artist in China
The Hindu, July 8, 2013


红会回应器官捐献质疑 (Authorities respond to allegations of Red Cross stranglehold on organ donation)
People's Daily, July 9, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

China releases journalist Du Bin from detention
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 9, 2013

Rule of Law

高官多獲免死 小官受賄即斃 (Low-ranking officials get heavy sentences, high officials get off easy)
Ming Pao, July 9, 2013

Social Security

调查称近半进城农民工无社会保障 (Survey shows almost half of migrant workers in urban areas do not have social protections)
Sina News, July 9, 2013


Tibet monks wounded in China police shooting, rights group says
Bloomberg News, July 9, 2013


中国青年报:器官捐献不能成为牟利的工具 (Organ-donation must not be profit-driven)
China Youth Daily, July 9, 2013

谢宝富:户籍改革不能“嫌贫爱富” (Hukou reform should benefit not just the rich but also the poor)
Global Times, July 9, 2013

明浩:让新疆的自治落实得更好一些 (Regional autonomy should be improved in Xinjiang through ensuring greater respect for human dignity and concrete economic and social benefits for local population)
Global Times, July 9, 2013