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.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

Family of murdered Briton seeks up to $8.2 million compensation in China
Reuters, August 12, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

维基百科:不会配合中国任何形式的网络审查 (Wikipedia refuses to comply with any form of Internet censorship in China)
Global Times, August 13, 2013

Wikipedia largely alone in defying Chinese self-censorship demands
Washington Post, August 12, 2013

Children (儿童)

13岁少女自曝被逼卖淫4年续:3嫌犯移交检察院 (13-year-old girl reveals experience of being forced into prostitution on Weibo)
Hangzhou Daily, August 13, 2013

See Weibo post:
MissingApril6, July 31, 2013
12岁的孩子被强奸4年,得救后没人作证,有良心的转下去! “我叫瞿彬鑫,出生于1996年2月29日,浙江省丽水市景宁县九龙乡人…”

暑期溺亡性侵事件频发凸显农村儿童留守危机 (Frequent incidents of sexual assault and drowning over summer holiday highlight crisis of "left-behind" rural children)
Xinhua, August 13, 2013

广西13岁少女遭强奸曾被警方戴上手铐 称防其打人 (13-year-old Guangxi girl sent to mental hospital by police after being raped five times)
Beijing Times, August 12, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

Meet China’s new corruption busters
Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2013

Culture (文化)

Legal push for little-read books
Wall Street Journal, August 9, 2013

Health (健康)

女童吃感冒药后死亡 家属获赔5万被要求私了 (Girl dies after taking cold medicine, family awarded RMB 50,000 and asked to settle privately)
China Broadcast Service, August 13, 2013

全国多个癌症村接连曝光 (Numerous cancer villages exposed in succession nationwide)
Economic Information Daily, August 13, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

维权人士郭飞雄切断与外界联系以躲避国保追踪 (Rights defender Guo Feixiong cuts-off contact to avoid police capture)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2013

Human Trafficking (人口贩卖)

产科医生贩婴案调查:被解救婴儿遭倒卖数次 (Obstetrician trafficked infant after delivery, upon rescue after 20 days baby had already been sold several times)
China News weekly, August 13, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Celestial advice for China: "Don’t think so long-term"
Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2013

“不要考虑太长远”是让人忧心的权力逻辑 ("Don't think so long-term" reflects worrisome mindsets among local officials)
Xinhua, August 12, 2013

Population (人口)

哪些人可以合法生二胎?(Who is allowed to have a second baby?)
Beijing News, August 13, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

Latest judicial reform to improve judicial independence: chief justice
Xinhua, August 12, 2013

周强在人民日报撰文谈习近平关于法治建设论述 (Chief Justice Zhou Qiang discusses Xi Jinping's call to build rule of law)
People's Daily, August 12, 2013

Society (社会)

Aging Chinese apologise for Cultural Revolution “evil”
Agence France-Presse, August 12, 2013

Tibet (西藏)

Dalai Lama's Chinese website infecting visitors, expert warns
Reuters, August 13, 2013

Tibetan government-in-exile website hacked
Voice of America, August 13, 2013

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

5 Uighurs Sentenced In China For Attack
New York Times, August 13, 2013

Two people get death sentence for violence in China's Xinjiang
Reuters, August 12, 2013

Opinion (观点)

女性不该沉默 市长休想劝和 (Deputy mayor's outrageous "advice" to sexual assault victims reflects authoritarian tendency to silence calls for justice instead of delivering it)
Youth Times, August 13, 2013