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 15, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

“Many Chinese scientists are more opposed to animal protection than the general public.”
NewChina, September 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

维基百科拒绝配合北京审查 中文管理员被限制出境 (Wikipedia refuses to accept China’s censorship, Chinese administrator blocked from leaving China)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

青岛原政法委副书记王延球因贪腐一审获刑15年 (Former vice secretary of political and legal commission in Qingdao sentenced to 15-years for corruption)
21st Century Business Herald, August 15, 2013

浙江金华原副市长受贿1580万案一审开庭 (Former vice mayor of Jinhua, Zhejiang on trial for taking RMB 15.8 million in bribes), August 15, 2013

全国绿化办官员敛财千万 主动索贿用于购房 (Top official of National Green Office solicits RMB ten million in bribes to purchase property)
China News Service, August 15, 2013

Disasters (灾难)

中国南方持续晴热少雨旱情加剧 924万人饮水困难 (Drought in southern China makes access to drinking water difficult for nearly ten million people)
China News Service, August 15, 2013

Health (健康)

China to stop using organs from executed prisoners in transplants
The Guardian, August 15, 2013

中国疾控中心:H7N9禽流感己确诊135例45人死亡 (China’s Disease Control Center: total of 135 H7N9 cases, 45 deaths)
Xinhua, August 15, 2013

香港食卫局长高永文:H7N9病毒或通过粪便传播 (Hong Kong Secretary for Food and Health: H7N9 being spread through feces)
China News Service, August 15, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

Thugs are taking over the debate for democracy
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

维权人士刘家财被以煽动颠覆罪刑拘 (Rights defender Liu Jiacai criminally detained on charge of inciting subversion of state power)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2013

浙江民主党人朱虞夫狱中体弱多病难熬酷暑 吕耿松被警方传唤盘问煽动颠覆 (Jailed democratic party member sick and weak in prison, Lu Gensong summoned on suspicion of inciting subversion)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2013

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) , 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

“和平使命2013”中俄联合反恐军事演习开始 (China and Russia begin anti-terrorism military excises for “Peace Mission 2013”)
Xinhua, August 15, 2013

Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights: The Impact of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Human Rights in China, March, 2011

Migrants (农民工)

90后男子打工只为做城里人 进京上访留恋首都 (Post-90s man from rural area works in city to become an "urbanite")
Southern Rural , August 15, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

国务院印发关于促进信息消费扩大内需的若干意见 (State Council issues “On Expanding Domestic Demand and Promoting Consumption of Information”)
Xinhua, August 15, 2013

国务院关于促进信息消费扩大内需的若干意见 (State Council on Expanding Domestic Demand and Promoting Consumption of Information), August 15, 2013

Population (人口)

Chinese man dies after attempted forced sterilization
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2013

Rural Issues (农村)

四川万源1个偏远乡村河上无桥 20年淹死12人 (No bridge over river in rural Sichuan village, 12 people drowned in 20 years )
Sichuan News Center, August 15, 2013

Taiwan (台湾)

In Taiwan, censorship quietly flourishes amid outrage
Index on Censorship, August 15, 2013

Tibet (西藏)

Livestock “indiscriminately” killed in Tibet amid fears of disease
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2013

Women (妇女)

博士生论文:女性身高每高1厘米 工资涨1.5%-2.2% (Doctoral thesis: for every centimeter taller, women’s salaries increase 1.5 -2.2%)
Yangtse Daily, August 15, 2013

Opinion (观点)

China’s Coming Wave of Privatization
New York Times, August 15, 2013

死刑,从存废之争到公正之辩 (Death penalty, from a debate about whether to keep or abolish, to a dispute about justice)
Southern Window, August 15, 2013