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, September 05, 2013

Children (儿童)

毒疫苗致儿童死残 受害者北京维权遭清场 (Police drive away dozens of petitioning families of children disabled or killed by questionable vaccines)
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2013

Police determine aunt dug out child’s eyes, public skeptical
China Smack, September 4, 2013

北京顺义受虐女童获民间组织救助 (How China turns a blind eye to child abuse)
Caixin, August 29, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

China's ex-security chief helping probe, not target: sources
媒体:周永康未被“双规" ,仅协助调查
Reuters, September 4, 2013
Deutsche Welle, September 5, 2013


中石油在美国遭股东集体诉讼 (PetroChina sued by shareholders class action in U.S.)
Nikkei, September 5, 2013

杨达才一审获刑14年 (Former official sentenced to 14 years for taking bribes)
Beijing News, September 5, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

工信部启动试点地区肉制品溯源体系 (Central government launches meat traceability system in Inner Mongolia)
China News Service, September 5, 2013

广西一小学60余名学生集体食物中毒 (More than 60 elementary students in Guangxi in serious condition from food poisoning)
Xinhua, September 5, 2013


After Snowden revelations, China worries about cyberdefense, hackers
Washington Post, September 5, 2013

Health (健康)

调查显示我国近40%老人具有明显抑郁症状 (Survey shows nearly 40% of old people have obvious depression symptoms)
China Youth Daily, September 5, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

律师在陈光诚家乡遭警方殴打 (Rights defense lawyer Li Fangping beaten by Shandong police while representing client)
Deutsche Welle, September 4, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

Head of Xinhua says Western media pushing revolution in China
Reuters, September 4, 2013

Xi Jinping rallies party for propaganda war on internet
South China Morning Post, September 4, 2013

International Relations (国际关系)

China asserts clout in Central Asia with huge Turkmen gas project
Reuters, September 4, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

浙江高院首判“强拆”败诉 (Zhejiang high court rules for eviction victims)
Legal Daily, September 5, 2013

Open Government Information (公开信息)

卫生计生委回应: 社会抚养费全部上缴国库 (Family planning office: one-child penalty fees all handed to state treasury)
The People’s Daily, September 5, 2013

China silent on demand for disclosure on birth control fines: lawyer
Reuters, September 4, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

媒体报道揭示上海自由贸易区管理安排 (Media reports reveal Shanghai Free Trade Zone plan)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 5, 2013

温州万亿流动资金沉淀 企业抱怨金改无破冰之举 (Central government promises to financially support private businesses, companies complain of no action)
China Economic Weekly, September 5, 2013

Population (人口)

北京再提“人口调控” 将制定措施控制人口总量 (Beijing again raises “population control” measures)
Beijing News, September 5, 2013

Poverty ( 贫穷)

报告显示两年来中国扶贫对象减少6700万人 (Report shows number of poor down by 67 million in 2 years)
The People’s Daily, September 5, 2013

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

中国提高反恐体制级别 称新疆西藏面临恐怖威胁 (China says Xinjiang and Tibet face terrorism threats, raises anti-terrorism system level)
Voice of America, September 5, 2013

Opinion ( 观点)

英媒:习近平反腐的终极目标并非反腐 (UK media: ultimate aim of Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign is not to eliminate corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 5, 2013