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, August 08, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

Swift trial expected for China's Bo Xilai
Mail and Guardian, August 8, 2013

顾玉树:薄熙来要换律师 法院拒绝 (Bo Xilai wants to switch lawyers, court refuses)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 8, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Internet users praise Fonterra for apologizing (video)
Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2013

Despite tainted baby formula, Chinese women still shun breastfeeding
Quartz, August 5, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

“污点”官员复出盘点 (Many sacked officials return to other positions)
China News Weekly, August 8, 2013

China sex scandal judges expelled from Communist Party
Agence France-Presse, August 7, 2013

李建军:受到华润宋林关联人士威胁收手 (Li Jianjun: I was threatened by people connected with China Resources chairman, Song Lin)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 8, 2013

中国前能源局局长刘铁男被双开 (Former top official Liu Tienan expelled from Party and post)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 8, 2013

Health (健康)

国家卫计委公布165家开展人体器官移植医院名单 (National Health and Family Planning Commission released list of 165 hospitals permitted to perform human organ transplant)
Xinhua, August 8, 2013

江苏省发现H7N9有限人传人证据 (H7N9: limited evidence of human-to-human transmission found in Jiangsu)
Yangtse Evening Post, August 8, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

香港政治以激鬥激沉默大多數被綁架 (Radical vs radical in Hong Kong’s politics, the silent majority is kidnapped)
Yazhou Zhoukan (亚洲周刊), August 8, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

许志永狱中视频:在自己的姓名前署上公民二字 (In video from detention center, Xu Zhiyong urges citizens to continue to push for rights, equality, and transparency)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 7, 2013

Video: Xu Zhiyong Speaks from Detention Center, 8/1/2013
许志永狱中视频 2013年8月1日
Human Rights in China, August 7, 2013

Labor (劳工)

人社部:单位“临时工”占比禁超10% 工伤要担责 (Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security: percentage of "contract workers" in each unit cannot exceed 10% of total, each unit is responsible for all workers’ injuries)
Beijing Times, August 8, 2013

关于《劳务派遣若干规定(征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的通知m (Solicitation for public comments about "Quotas on Contract Labor (Draft)" )
Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, August 7, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革 )

中国网民热议“马钟成三批宪政” (Chinese netizens heatedly discuss Ma Zhongcheng's third attack on constitutionalism)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 8, 2013

城镇化,幸福吗?(Does China's urbanization make people happy?)
Economic Observer, August 8, 2013

Population (人口)

China to reform one-child policy, slowly
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2013

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

China extends North Korean border fences to bolster security
Radio Free Asia, August 5, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

The ticking bomb of China’s urban para-police
Wall Street Journal, August 8, 2013

Opinion (观点)

The Price of "Made in China"
New York Times, August 7, 2013

Central government must take the lead on China's hukou reform
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2013

Why Bo Xilai's trial is a victory for the rule of law in China
The Atlantic, August 7, 2013

What will come out of the Communist Party’s polling the people online?
China File, August 7, 2013

Scrapping the one-child policy won't solve China's problems
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2013