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 29, 2013

Bo Xilai (薄熙来案)

China’s Communists still fear Bo Xilai
The Telegraph, August 28, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

广州市场盼盼牌婴幼儿配方谷粉检出致癌物 (Carcinogens found in infant formula sold in Guangzhou)
China News Service, August 29, 2013

Education (教育)

北京大学今年招生3145名 农村学生仅占14.2% (Only 14.2% of 3145 new students at Beijing University come from rural areas)
Beijing News, August 29, 2013

Environment (环境)

Greenpeace research estimates new coal power projects would cause 16,000 premature deaths in Guangdong and Hong Kong over next 40 years
Greenpeace, August 27, 2013

China will soon have 40% more coal than the combined weight of the human population
Quartz, August 26, 2013

Hukou (户口)

阿里尖子生招聘计划:应届生年薪60万 解决北京户口 (Web portal Alibaba to offer RMB 600,000 annual salary plus Beijing hukou to attract top graduates)
Caijing, August 29, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

欧盟发声明 吁中国当局释放许志永 (EU calls on China to release Xu Zhiyong and other detained activists)
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2013

See declaration:
Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union regarding the recent arrest of Dr Xu Zhiyong and other civil society activists in China
European Union, August 28, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

48家网站举报通道进辟谣平台 (48 websites, including Sina, Sohu, Netease, and Youku, join Beijing's platform to refute online rumors)
Beijing Daily, August 29, 2013

Beijing launches platform for debunking online rumors
Xinhua, August 1, 2013

湖北查处网络谣言案件135起 行政拘留90人(Hunan announces 135 Internet rumor cases, 90 administratively detained)
China News Service, August 29, 2013

独立评论员“格祺伟”涉嫌寻衅滋事被湖南衡阳警方刑拘 (Independent online commentator criminally detained on suspicion of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" in Hunan)
Xinhua, August 29, 2013

薛蛮子涉嫌聚众淫乱或被追刑责 专家:应附加驱逐出境 (Weibo VIP Xue Manzi may be criminally charged with suspicion of "assembling a crowd to commit licentious activities," experts say he should be deported)
The People’s Daily, August 29, 2013

International Relations (国际关系)

Promising medical assistance, Chinese hospital ship docks at Thilawa
The Irrawaddy, August 28, 2013

Migrants (农民工)

专家称农民工临时夫妻系社会经济发展必然产物 (Hundreds of thousands of Chinese migrants live as “temporary couples” in strange lands)
Yangcheng Evening News, August 29, 2013

Chinese migrants in Singapore, chapter four: counterpunch
Wall Street Journal, August 29, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

中国:政治和社会的"7不讲" (Xi Jinping's “Seven Unmentionables" are a continuation of Bo Xilai's former policies)
Deutsche Welle, August 29, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

Son of Chinese general denies gang rape, inflames public anger
Reuters, August 28, 2013

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

喀什重判九名维吾尔人五至十年 官称叶城发生“暴力恐怖团伙案” (Nine Uyghurs officially labeled a “violent terrorist gang” sentenced from five to seven years in Kashgar)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2013

China confirms raid on alleged terror cell
Associated Press, August 28, 2013

Opinion (观点)

Ai Weiwei: justice not done, nor seen to be done
The Age, August 29, 2013

朱嘉明:《中国改革的歧路》 (Zhu Jiaming:China's reform is on the wrong path)
Radio International France, August 29, 2013