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, August 02, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

违规发放津补贴严重或被撤职 执行到位需细化政策 (Gov't tightens restrictions on illegitimate stipends and subsidies for civil servants)
First Caijing Daily, August 2, 2013

China’s latest product recall: tainted diplomas
Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2013

Death Penalty (死刑)

Strike less hard: Most of the world’s sharp decline in executions can be credited to China
The Economist, August 3, 2013

Environment (环境)

富士康被指污染太湖流域 (Foxconn denies Lake Tai basin pollution allegations)
Beijing News, August 2, 2013

Health (健康)

广东精神病非自愿医疗侵犯人身自由权案开庭 (Guangdong man sues hospital for his involuntary admission to psychiatric treatment, trial begins)
Radio Free Asia, August 1, 2013

多地试点逐步艾滋病“全员治疗” (Nine provinces to experiment with one-stop HIV/AIDS treatment centers)
Beijing News, August 2, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

律师大连出庭涉法轮功案遭殴打 (Lawyers representing Falun Gong cases beaten and harassed during trial in Dalian)
Deutsche Welle, August 2, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

美中在年度人权对话中谈及具体案例 (U.S. raises individual cases during human rights dialogue with China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 2, 2013

Media (媒体)

河北记者调查法院无牌车被打伤 (Hebei reporter beaten by court employee while investigating the use of a court vehicle without license-plate)
China Youth Daily, August 2, 2013

法院将为记者采访开通道 (Guangdong high court issues directives to facilitate media access and strengthen courts' use of social media)
Xinkuai Daily, August 2, 2013

Migrants (农民工)

The tenement nightmares of Beijing's migrant masses
The Economic Observer, July 22, 2013

Open Government Information (信息公开)

计生悲歌:四川超生少女用生命换户籍 香港大学生申请政府信息公开 (HK university student files freedom of info request to Sichuan gov't over household registration regulations, after hukou-less girl attempts to kill herself over high school entrance exam ban)
Radio Free Asia, August 1, 2013

学者争议城镇化:核心是户籍和土地制度改革 (Scholars' debate on urbanization focuses on reforms of the hukou and land management systems)
21st Century Economic News, August 2, 2013

Population (人口)

“单独二胎”政策有望重启 或明年试行 (Exception to one-child policy may undergo trial implementation in 2014, two-child policy may be introduced in 2015)
Xinhua News, August 2, 2013

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

Efficiency versus justice
Global Times, August 1, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

问责官员免职被指成“带薪休假” (Many sacked officials return with new titles, public doubts gov't and party accountability systems)
Beijing News, August 2, 2013

村民举报村干部被打成脑震荡 或因拆迁问题引发 (Whistleblower suffers head trauma after being beaten by officials)
Market Star News, August 2, 2013

Opinion (观点)

观点:中国的中间社会站出来 (China’s moderates have taken a stand)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 2, 2013

Related Tweet:
唐吉田, August 2, 2013
(Today around 2pm, Mr. Xiao Shu (Chen Min) was taken away by State Security personnel at a restaurant on Xueyuan Road in Beijing. He was forcibly disappeared after rejecting State Security’s warnings of forced disappearance and insisted on staying in Beijing to rescue and support his friend Xu Zhiyong. Mr. Xiao Shu must be released unconditionally!)

Will Beijing's $277 billion air pollution plan work?
China Dialogue, August 1, 2013

A caged tiger
The Economist, August 3, 2013