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.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Children (儿童)

流浪儿童重复流浪问题待解 (Street children return to the street due to lack of comprehensive protection measures)
Jinghua Times, July 29, 2013

网络收养平台被指违规卖出生证 (Online adoption websites accused of falsifying birth certificates, charging exorbitant fees)
Beijing News, July 29, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

China orders audit of local government debt
Associated Press, July 28, 2013

See announcement by the National Audit Office issued on July 28, 2013

Environment (环境)

环保联合会会员涉污 (Member corporations of gov't environmental protection group face pollution allegations)
21 Century Media, July 29, 2013

杭州湾污染:我国最大渔场近海渔业资源已枯竭 (Pollution in Hangzhou Bay threatens to deplete local fishery resources)
China National Radio, July 29, 2013

Freedom of Expression (言论自由)

解放特稿:一群官员的微博实践 (Government officials who microblog find themselves treading on thin ice)
Jiefang Daily, July 28, 2013

吴虹飞被刑拘引发的各种疑问 (Netizens and supporters oppose criminal detention of Beijing pop singer over her Weibo outburst)
Deutsche Welle, July 27, 2013吴虹飞被刑拘引发的各种疑问/a-16979427

Health (健康)

Health care reform in China to make life easier for patients, not hospitals
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2013

Why China pays too much for medicines
Reuters, July 26, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

外交部:中美第18次人权对话7月底将在昆明举行 (China: 18th China-U.S. Human Rights Dialogue to be held in Kunming late July)
China News, July 27, 2013

第18次中美人權對話昆明舉行 (The 18th China-U.S. Human Rights Dialogue will be held in Kunming)
Ming Pao, July 28, 2013

Land, Housing, Property (土地、财产、房屋)

农民立生死状讨地卖地协议已解除 (After farmers' protest, Hunan authorities pressure local rural cooperative into revoking land sales agreement)
Southern Metropolis Daily, July 29, 2013

Chinese land available for development at record in H1
Reuters, July 28, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

练摊被殴事件工作人员停工 (Beijing officials suspended after being accused of beating vendor and his young daughter)
Beijing News, July 29, 2013

City management beats father in front of crying daughter
chinaSMACK, July 27, 2013

Chief justice calls for efficient, fair trials
Xinhua News Agency, July 26, 2013

As a disgraced Chinese politician is indicted, rights activists also feel the law's wrath
Time Magazine, July 26, 2013

Society (社会)

New survey finds China unequal, unemployed and untrusting
Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2013


Tibet (西藏)

四藏人为丹增德勒仁波切获释进京上访被捕 (Four Tibetans arrested for attempting to petition for release of imprisoned Buddhist leader Tenzin Rinpoche)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2013

Opinion (观点)

“危险言论”界定,法律还需探讨 (Criminal detention of Beijing singer over Weibo post underscores need for precise legal definition of “harmful speech”)
Changjiang Daily, July 29, 2013

The rule of law: bizarrely consistent
The Economist, July 27, 2013