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.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Bo Xilai (薄熙来案)

China's Bo calls wife mad after she testifies against him
薄熙来案公开审理进入第二天 薄不承认有关指控
Reuters, August 23, 2013

See court transcript:
Jinan Intermediate People’s Court, August 22, 2013

中国媒体在薄案中扮演何种角色?(What role did the Chinese media play in Bo’s trial?)
Deutsche Welle, August 23, 2013

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

Eli Lilly "deeply concerned" over allegations of bribing doctors in China
The Guardian, August 22, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

刘铁男案暴露能源审批利益链:每环都有寻租空间 (Liu Tienan corruption case exposes chain of interests: rent-seeking opportunities in every step)
21 Century Business Herald, August 23, 2013

Environment (环境)

Millions face arsenic contamination risk in China, study finds
The Guardian, August 22, 2013

See full report:
New Risk Model Sheds Light on Arsenic Risk in China's Groundwater
Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, August 22, 2013

各地环保数据普遍造假 三部委投400亿元严格控制 (Local government frequently fabricates environmental statistics)
Beijing Economy Net, August 23, 2013

Health (健康)

Chopped livers: China seeks organ donors to replace a by-product of capital punishment
The Economist, August 24, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国新公民运动发起者许志永被正式逮捕 (Xu Zhiyong, founder of the New Citizens' Movement formally arrested)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 23, 2013

China arrests activist who campaigned about leaders' wealth
Reuters, August 22, 2013

曾举报官员的中国记者刘虎被警方带走 (Chinese reporter taken away by police after previously exposing corrupt official)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 23, 2013

Open Government Information (信息公开)

广东省人计委拒绝公开社会抚养费征收情况 (Guangdong family planning office refuses to disclose how they collected fees for social support)
Southern Metroplis Daily, August 23, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

国务院批准设立中国(上海)自由贸易试验区 (State Council approves to set up pilot Free Trade Zone in Shanghai)
Xinhua, August 23, 2013

国务院批准设立上海自由贸易试验区 (Shanghai free trade zone will allow previously regulated areas opportunity to develop)
Southern Weekly, August 23, 2013

Religion (宗教)

Lamb of God: Even in death, a popular pastor makes the authorities nervous
The Economist, August 24, 2013

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan mine protesters vow to appeal to Beijing
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2013

Opinion (观点)

It’s all about Mao
New York Times, August 23, 2013