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, August 05, 2013

Children (儿童)

性教育缺失 留守儿童更易受侵害 (Left-behind children lack sex education, vulnerable to sexual abuses)
Hua Shang Bao, August 5, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

新西兰在华乳制品被下令召回 (China orders recall of all New Zealand-made dairy products after Fonterra finds contaminated ingredient)
Financial Times, August 5, 2013

Botulism halts Fonterra’s milk-powder sales to China
Bloomberg, August 4, 2004

Corruption (腐败)

李建军向香港廉署和警方举报华润高管 (Ex-journalist to take China Resources "corruption" files to Hong Kong ICAC and police)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 5, 2013

Whistleblowers pay price even as China vows to fight corruption
Reuters, August 4, 2013

Environment (环境)

京津冀应率先削减燃煤 (Ministry of Environmental Protection recommends coal-burning reduction pilot programs in high-pollution areas, starting with Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei)
21st Century Media, August 5, 2013

全国5253万亩耕地受旱,439万人因旱饮水困难 (Drought affects 5.2 million hectares of farmland and access to drinking water for 4.39 million people)
People's Daily, August 5, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

作家、音乐人吴虹飞近日因发微博称要“炸建委”被拘;获释后,吴虹飞向本报记者讲述此事过程 (Beijing singer Wu Hongfei recounts her arrest and detention)
Xiaoxiang Chenbao, August 5, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

笑蜀重获自由 揭露中国当局非法绑架 (Veteran journalist Xiao Shu forcibly taken back to Guangdong, accuses Beijing police of abduction)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 4, 2013

Xiao Shu freed, releases statement
China Media Project, August 4, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Meet the seven imprisoned Chinese activists whom the U.S. brought up in Beijing this week
Washington Post, August 2, 2013

美国国会议员提案反对中国重获联合国人权理事会成员国 (U.S. Congressman proposes resolution to oppose China's bid for Human Rights Council membership)
Voice of America, August 4, 2013

China says human rights situation is at a historic best, rejects U.S. criticism
Associated Press, August 3, 2013

Media (媒体)

报道说《华尔街日报》中文网被封 (Wall Street Journal Chinese site reportedly blocked in mainland China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 4, 2013

Wall Street Journal's Chinese version blocked in China
Agence France-Presse, August 5, 2013

Land, Property, Housing(土地、财产、房屋)

陕西强拆城中村殴伤村民 千人堵路抗议遭镇压 (Police crackdown on large protest against beating of villagers during forced eviction in Shaanxi)
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

人民日报再刊文批“宪政”思潮引热议 (People’s Daily attacks "constitutionalism" again, netizens react intensely)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 5, 2013

“宪政”本质上是一种舆论战武器 ("Constitutionalism" is a weapon of the West to win public opinion war)
the People’s Daily, August 5, 2013

执政党应善于领导政治体制改革 (Ruling Party should do better at political system reform)
Study Times, August 5, 2013

蓝皮书:60多年来中国人权事业面貌焕然一新 (CASS’ blue paper: China's human rights "cause" has a new look since founding of PRC)
China News Service, August 5, 2013

Population (人口)

China to ditch its one-child policy as ageing crisis looms
The Telegraph, August 4, 2013

女权无疆界”吁联合国制止中国强迫堕胎政策 (Women rights group urges UN to press China to end forced abortion)
Deutsche Welle, August 4, 2013

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

社科院蓝皮书称改革劳教制度成社会共识 (CASS’ blue paper: RTL reform becomes social consensus)
Beijing News, August 5, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

三位退休高官担任独董惹争议 (Ex-officials' Sinotruk board memberships may violate conflict-of-interest regulations)
China Youth Daily, August 5, 2013

考场内偷拍考研试题被判刑 (Hunan court finds students guilty of "leaking state secrets" by taking photos of graduate school exam questions)
Xiaoxiang Chenbao, August 5, 2013

In China, Communist Party takes unprecedented step: it is listening
Washington Post, August 2, 2013

Opinion (观点)

外国人眼中的中国和朝鲜 (How foreigners view and compare China and North Korea)
Financial Times, August 5, 2013

City chickens and country eggs
The Economist, August 4, 2013

Off-duty reporters are China's newest whistleblowers
Economic Observer, August 4, 2013