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 19, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

For Chinese politician, few doubts on guilty verdict
New York Times, August 19, 2013

王雪梅退出法医学会继续引发热议 (Wang Xuemei, who questioned Gu Kailai’s conviction, quits as vice president of Chinese Forensic Medicine Association)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 19, 2013

China: Wang Xuemei, forensic scientist in Neil Heywood murder case, quits
The Guardian, August 19, 2013

Bo Xilai's wife expected to testify against him
Wall Street Journal, August 16, 2013 British Broadcasting Corporation, August 18, 2013

Wife of China's Bo would only testify to protect son: sources
The Reuters, August 19, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

舆情蓝皮书:2012年食品安全事件的解决程度较高 (Blue paper: higher rate of solved food safety incidents in 2012)
The People’s Daily, August 19, 2013

Health 健康

全国被锁精神病人或超百万 收治资源严重不足 (China’s more than one million mental patients seriously lack resources), August 19, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Prominent Advocate Held in Southern China
New York Times, August 19, 2013

环球时报评维权者被刑拘:他们陶醉与当局对抗 (Global Times’ opinion piece: detained rights defenders enjoy confrontation with authorities)
The People’s Daily, August 19, 2013

ICT (信息和通信技术)

国务院印发“宽带中国”战略及实施方案的通知 (State Council issues notice on the Strategy and Implementation Plan of "Broadband China")
Xinhua, August 17, 2013

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

Baidu Deal May Reduce App Piracy in China
New York Times, August 19, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

首届中国政治学30人圆桌会议举行 (30 participate in China's first Political Science Roundtable)
The People’s Daily, August 19, 2013

Climbing trees to catch fish
The Economist, August 19, 2013

China's leader embraces Mao as he tightens grip on country
The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2013

Population (人口)

China's one-child policy's human cost fuels calls for reform
The Guardian, August 19, 2013