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.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)


China debates effect on law of Bo Xilai’s trial
New York Times, September 3, 2013

Children (儿童)

山西被挖眼男童伯母涉案动机系因老人赡养问题 (Aunt suspected of gouging out boy's eyes kills herself)
Beijing News, September 4, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

中国特大地沟油案在江苏连云港法院开审 (Trial of 16 suspects in gutter oil case opens in Liangyungang, Jiangsu)
Radio Free Asia, September 3, 2013

China trial opens over $10 million cooking oil scam
Agence France-Presse, September 3, 2013

福建查出“镉大米”当局拒绝公布来源 (Authorities refuse to release origin of "cadmium rice" found in Fujian)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 4, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

习近平任后9名省部高官被查 反腐力度30年最大 (Nine provincial/ministerial level officials investigated since Xi takes power)
China News Service, September 4, 2013

China graft fight goes higher, gets more political
Agence France-Presse, September 3, 2013

Chinese officials banned from buying mooncakes
The Telegraph, September 3, 2013

See official notice:
中共中央纪委等要求坚决刹住 中秋国庆期间公款送礼等不正之风 (CPC disciplinary commission bans officials from using public funds to buy moon cakes as gifts during Mid-Autumn festival and National Day)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, September 3, 2013

Health (健康)

Diabetes rises in China, reaching "alert" level
Agence France-Presse, September 4, 2013

研究:中国糖尿病患者“增长惊人” (Report: number of Chinese diabetic patients "has grown alarmingly")
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 4, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

湖南网民“悍匪v”被行政拘留 (Hunan netizen “Hanfei v” is administratively detained for Internet rumor)
Beijing Daily, September 4, 2013

新浪推新信用积分制 低于60分微博无法转发 (Sina Weibo adopts new user-credit system, users with low credits face restrictions)
Xinhua, August 31, 2013

A Pékin, les autorités sonnent la fin de partie pour les internautes influents trop critiques (After a whiff of online glasnost, China cracks down on whistleblower bloggers)
Le Monde, August 29, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

人权公约定期审议临近 外交部驱赶访民 (As UN review nears, Ministry of Foreign Affairs disperses petitioners calling for transparency and participation in China's international human rights reporting)
Radio Free Asia, September 2, 2013

International Relations (国际关系)

China urges U.S. against unilateral Syria response
Associated Press, September 2, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

农地权益有望以市场化方式分配 (Land system reform is priority on Party’s agenda)
Economic Information Daily, September 4, 2013

新土改的首要问题是明晰产权 (Analyst: clarifying property rights is key issue for land reform)
Economic Observer, September 4, 2013

Beatings, evictions reveal ugly side of China's local debt pile
Reuters, September 2, 2013

Open Government Information

社会抚养费花哪儿了?审计署也不知 (National Audit Office does not know how one-child policy penalty fees were spent)
Beijing News, September 4, 2013

14名女律师联名要求公开社会抚养费去向 (14 female lawyers call on National Audit Office to disclose information on the use of one-child policy penalty fees)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 2, 2013


卫计委回应生育政策 未明确否认“单独生二胎” (National family planning office silent on whether families with 1 single-child parent can have a second baby)
Beijing News, September 4, 2013 date

Rule of Law (法治)

浙江温州双规官员死亡案纪委人员被起诉 (Wenzhou Party officials prosecuted for death of official under “shuanggui”)
Agence France-Presse, September 4, 2013

China's secretive anti-graft agency unveils website
Agence France-Presse, September 4, 2013

China's leadership faces test in fixing justice system
National Public Radio, September 3, 2013

Administrative litigation: In whose court?
News China, September 2013

Opinion ( 观点)

英媒:搬掉蒋洁敏为国有企业改革铺路 (UK media: Removing Jiang Jiemin paves way for SOE reforms)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 4, 2013

Corrupt, anonymous and in thrall to the party – China is not the new Japan
The Observer, September 1, 2013