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 27, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

法律专家:薄熙来案定罪量刑应无悬念 (Legal experts: No suspense in conviction and sentencing of Bo)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 27, 2013

As Bo trial ends in China, prosecutor demands severe punishment
Reuters, August 26, 2013

薄案:表现“程序正义” 议题“避重就轻(Bo's trial showed procedural fairness but omitted details, raised questions about the CPC)
Deutsche Welle August 26, 2013

Chinese justice
The Telegraph, August 26, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China considers changes to consumer rights law
Xinhua, August 26, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

近10年上百名民营企业家落马:成政治博弈牺牲品 (Nearly 100 entrepreneurs jailed in past decade following downfall of their government contacts)
The People’s Daily, August 27, 2013

湖南长沙18家医院“挂床住院”骗医保被查 (18 Changsha hospitals found guilty of medical insurance fraud)
China News Service, August 26, 2013

Executive of China’s biggest oil company, CNPC, under investigation
Associated Press, August 26, 2013

Cyber security (网络安全)

Chinese internet server jammed in largest ever mainland hacker attack
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2013

Education (教育)

中小学生将建电子学籍 全国联网一号伴终身 (Forthcoming electronic enrollment network will assign life-long numbers to primary and secondary students)
The People’s Daily, August 23, 2013

Information Control(信息控制)

China orders nation’s journalists to take Marxism classes
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2013

从“寻衅滋事”到“嫖娼” (Detention and arrest of micro-bloggers for “picking quarrels” or “soliciting prostitutes” exemplify arbitrary and selective law enforcement to silence dissent)
Deutsche Welle, August 26, 2013

International Relations (国际关系)

China supports U.N. investigation in Syria, urges caution
Reuters, August 26, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

城镇建设沦为“圈地运动”:上届政府卖下届的地 (Urbanization has become an “enclosure movement”)
Beijing News, August 27, 2013

Migrants (农民工)

The Chinese migrants who shocked Singapore: a WSJ investigation
Wall Street Journal, August 26, 2013

Chinese migrants in Singapore, Chapter Two: festering feud
Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2013

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

The plight of China’s petitioners
Diplomat, August 27, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

中共中央政治局召开会议 决定召开十八届三中全会 (Party political bureau will hold the third plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of CPC in November)
Xinhua, August 27, 2013

2030年中国城镇化水平将达到70% (By 2030 China will have 310 million more urbanites)
Beijing News, August 27, 2013

四部法律的有关规定拟在上海自贸区暂停实施 (Implementation of four laws will cease temporarily in Shanghai free trade zone)
Xinhua, August 27, 2013

China's economic rebalancing act faces uphill political battle
Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2013

Chinese entrepreneurs, unsettled, speak out for reform
Washington Post, August 26, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

我国每1万人口平均拥有1.6名律师 (China has 1.6 lawyers for every ten thousand citizens)
Xinhua, August 27, 2013

Tibet (西藏)

Anger as China "restores" Dalai Lama's ancestral home
Agence France-Presse, August 26, 2013

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

上海第八批援疆教师启程赴疆开始支教工作 (8th group of Shanghai teachers head to Xinjiang to support educational work)
The People’s Daily, August 26, 2013

Opinion (观点)

Empty Promises (commentary by Jerome A. Cohen)
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2013

韩德强:若重判薄熙来 中共难自我更新 (A heavy sentence for Bo means more difficulty for Party to "renew" itself)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 27, 2013

Bo Xilai’s trial: drama gone awry (new HRIC video commentary)
Human Rights in China, August 27, 2013

Bo Xilai trial nods to China's nascent civil society
The Sydney Morning Herald, August 26, 2013