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, September 03, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

In document, fallen Chinese official says he was obeying orders
薄熙来称依照中央命令处理王立军 New York Times, September 3, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

电话实名制今起实施 部分报摊已暂停手机号代售 (Real-Name Phone System implemented today, some street vendors stop selling cell phone numbers)
China News Service, September 3, 2013

Children (儿童)

专家谈儿童侵害案:未成年保护法不具可操作性 (Experts on children rights violation: China’s Law of Protection of Minors has no operability)
CCTV, September 3, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Chinese chicken processors are cleared to ship to U.S.
New York Times, September 2, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

Senior Chinese official is investigated for graft
New York Times, September 3, 2013

中共组织部:蒋洁敏涉严重违纪被免职 (Jiang Jiemin, CPC Central Committee member, removed from office on suspicion of serious discipline violations)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 3, 2013

Culture (文化)

Chinese magazine mocks government's cancellation of Beijing Independent Film Festival
The Hollywood Reporter, August 29, 2013

Education (教育)

Seeking edge in academics, Chinese spend summer in U.S.
New York Times, August 29, 2013

Environment (环境)

China environment min suspends some approvals for Sinopec, CNPC
Reuters, September 3, 2013

上海宝山冷库液氨泄漏致15死25伤 (15 dead, 25 injured in freezer ammonia leakage incident in Baoshan, Shanghai)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 3, 2013

Health (健康)

卫计委:精神分裂等六种重性精神疾病应实行发病报告 (National Health and Family Planning Commission: case report procedure should be implemented on six kinds of severe mental illness including schizophrenia)
The People’s Daily, September 3, 2013

See the report:
卫计委印发《严重精神障碍发病报告管理办法(试行)》(全文)(National Health and Family Planning Commission issues "(Trial) Management methods for reporting severe mental disorders cases")
The People’s Daily, September 3, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

广东警官质疑“净网”行动遭停职 (Guangdong policeman who questioned "purging net" campaign is suspended)
Deutsche Welle, September 2, 2013

TV confessions in China an unsettling new trend for executives
Reuters, September 2, 2013
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 2, 2013

International Relations (国际关系)

Rattled by investigations, foreign firms in China beef up compliance
Reuters, September 3, 2013

GSK中国行贿案令在华外企如履薄冰(GSK China bribery case made foreign companies in China extremely cautious)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 3, 2013

Open Government Information (信息公开)

14名律师致信国家审计署追问社会抚养费去向 (14 lawyers sent a letter to National Audit Office asking where social maintenance fees end up)
Beijing News, September 3, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

习近平怒拔尚方剑 (Xi Jinping is determined to fight big corruption)
Deutsche Welle, September 2, 2013

State Compensation (国家赔偿)

福州市中级人民法院对陈科云等五人作出国家赔偿决定(Fuzhou court awards state compensations to five former prisoners cleared by provincial high court)
福州法院网, September 2, 2013

Fujian High Court Hears Appeal in Fuqing Bombing Case for Second Time
Human Rights in China, April 26, 2011

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

英媒:中共领导关注新疆暴力紧张升级 (Violent conflict in Xinjiang escalates)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 1, 2013

Opinion (观点)

点评中国:习近平“极端重视”怎样的意识形态?(What kind of ideology does Xi Jinping attach extreme importance to?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 2, 2013

北京日报:不给普世价值留空间 (Don’t leave any space to universal values)
Beijing Daily, September 2, 2013

The dog that (almost) roared
New York Times, September 2, 2013