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.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

China carefully curates online reaction to Bo Xilai indictment
Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2013

大公網撤稿 微博禁討論(Article discussing Bo case removed from Ta Kung Pao website, similar discussion on microblog banned)
Ming Pao, July 26, 2013

挺薄網友遭軟禁 擬庭外聲援 (Teacher supporting Bo under house arrest)
Ming Pao, July 26, 2013

Civil Society (民间社会)

台湾发起联署声援中国"新公民运动" (Taiwan groups launch joint signature campaign to support China’s New Citizen Movement)
Deutsche Welle, July 26, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Chinese search for infant formula goes global
New York Times, July 26, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

Ji Yingnan and other jilted mistresses expose Chinese officials’ corruption
Washington Post, July 26, 2013

Culture (文化)

或因展出艾未未作品 港艺团失政府资助 (Independent art group may have lost gov't funding due to exhibition of Ai Weiwei artwork)
DW News, July 25, 2013

Health (健康)

中国民间团体呼吁河南落实艾滋儿童福利政策 (Ahead of UN review, Chinese NGOs urge Henan authorities to improve welfare for children living with HIV/AIDS)
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2013

我国乙肝病毒携带者近1亿 每年新发感染者10万(China has nearly 100 million hepatitis B carriers, 100,000 new cases each year)
Xinhua, July 26, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

许志永会见律师 称愿为公民宪法权利落实付出代价 (Xu Zhiyong meets with lawyer, willing to "pay a price" for rights activism)
Radio France International, July 25, 2013

For more on Xu Zhiyong, see:
Lawyer Meets with Xu Zhiyong
Human Rights in China, July 25, 2013
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Land, Housing, Property (土地、财产、房屋)

国土部:农村集体土地确权完成(Minister of Land and Resources: registration of collective-owned land in rural area is complete)
Economic Information Daily, July 26, 2013

北大学者姜明安:新土管法或明年出台 (Beijing law professor: new land management legislation may be introduced in 2014, rural land rights to be strengthened)
21st Century Media, July 26, 2013

山东调查“夫妻裸体被绑房屋遭强拆” (Shandong authorities are investigating abduction and forced eviction case)
Dongfang Daily, July 25, 2013

湖南近百农民立“生死状”讨5亩地 (Hunan farmers pledge to fight to the death to reclaim land unlawfully sold)
Beijing News, July 26, 2013

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

北京两律师为冀中星提供法援定于今天申请会见冀中星 (Two Beijing human rights lawyers take up Ji Zhongxing case)
Jinghua Times, July 26, 2013

Re-education Through Labor (劳教)

任建宇向渝劳教委索国家赔偿 (Chongqing man seeks compensation for labor camp sentence)
Jinghua Times, July 26, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

万人民调:77.0%受访者要求立法规范城管执法行为 (Survey: 77% support stricter regulations of urban management officers)
China Youth Daily, July 26, 2013

China’s disappearing official problem
Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2013

Society (社会)

黑龙江敬老院火灾11名遇难者均为男性 起因系200块(11 died in arson of nursing home in Heilongjiang)
China Broadcasting Net, July 26, 2013

Women (妇女)

Assault on equality: China's obsolete legal culture exposed
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2013

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆2500名大学生村官到13个地区村组织任职(XUAR to select 2500 students from nation as village heads for its 13 regions)
China Youth Daily, July 26, 2013

Opinion (观点)

许志永:“一切是为纯粹理想” (A profile of Xu Zhiyong: "everything I did was out of pure ideals")
Radio France International, July 25, 2013

法治没有特区 反腐没有例外 (There must be no exceptions granted when upholding the rule of law and combating corruption)
People's Daily, July 26, 2013

冀中星的绝望之路 (Beijing bomb protester's road to desperation)
New York Times, July 26, 2013

谁在中国非法执法?(Unlawful enforcement of the law is widespread in China)
Deutsche Welle, July 25, 2013 /谁在中国非法执法/a-16975151

China’s ruling party tries to deal with its edifice complex
Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2013