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.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

薄熙来涉嫌受贿、贪污、滥用职权案提起公诉 (Bo Xilai to be prosecuted for bribery, corruption, and abuse of power)
Beijing News, July 25, 2013

Disgraced Chinese official may go on trial soon
The New York Times, July 25, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Despicable Me 2 blocked by Chinese censor, but Smurfs sequel approved
The Guardian, July 24, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

GSK丑闻促进西方与中国司法合作 (GlaxoSmith Kline scandal spurs judicial cooperation between China and the West)
Financial Times, July 25, 2013

GSK China probe a bitter pill for foreign firms
Agence France-Presse, July 24, 2013

Disasters (自然灾害)

湖南14个市州出现旱情 53万余人饮水困难 (14 cities or prefectures in Hunan suffering from drought, 53 million have restricted access to drinking water)
Beijing News, July 25, 2013

Environment (环境)

北京拟立法提高大气污染违法成本 排污违法成本大大提高 (Beijing mulls legislation to increase pollution penalty)
Xinhua News Agency, July 25, 2013

See draft:
[北京市大气污染防治条例 (草案送审稿)] (Beijing City Regulations on the Prevention of Ozone Pollution)
Legal Affairs Office of the People’s Govt of Beijing, published on January 19, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由、隐私)

Beijing singer held over “explosive” tweet
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2013

自由之家:中国新领导人加紧控制因特网 (Freedom House report accuses Chinese leaders of tightening Internet control)
Voice of America, July 25, 2013

See full report:
Throttling Dissent: China's New Leaders Refine Internet Control
Freedom House, July 24, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

紧急关注:滕彪律师和维权人士胡佳在深圳被国保带走 (Teng Biao and Hu Jia taken away by police)
Bo Xun, July 25, 2013

Related Twitter:
Maya Wang 阿莲, July 25, 2013

Internet (互联网)

Chinese netizens shrink under scrutiny
The Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2013

Persons with Disabilities (残疾人)

上海残疾人有望优先申请保障房 (Under new draft regulations, persons with disabilities in Shanghai may receive preferential treatment in affordable housing and other social services)
Dongfang Daily, July 25, 2013

See draft:
[上海市实施《中华人民共和国残疾人保障法》办法(修订草案)] (Shanghai City measures to implement the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Disabled Persons)
Political Affairs, July 24, 2013

Population (人口)

Killing highlights concerns over china’s one-child policy
The New York Times, July 25, 2013

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

广西钟山县珊瑚镇数千村民日前与警察发生冲突 (Thousands of Guangxi villagers clash with police during protest against govt-approved mining activity)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

“跳踩商户头”延安城管取保候审 (Ya'an urban management officer accused of assault released on bail)
Beijing News, July 25, 2013

Opinion (观点)

Can Chinese leaders all agree on how to try Bo Xilai?
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2013

王议斐:法治是根治腐败“毒瘤”的有效“药方” (Wang Yifei: Rule of law is the best cure for corruption)
Global Times, July 25, 2013