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.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Children (儿童)

深圳三天两起儿童绑架案 学校保安持钢叉戒备 (Two cases of child-kidnapping in 3 days in Shenzhen)
Epoch Times, September 6, 2013

山西男童挖眼案仍有三谜团待解 (Mysteries remained in Shanxi boy’s eye-gouging case)
Beijing News, September 6, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

A Chinese power struggle: Hunting tigers
Economist, September 7, 2013

Is China's corruption crackdown really a political purge?
CNN, September 5, 2013

China’s new anti-graft website: a tale of tigers, flies and bathtubs
Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2013

Environment (环境)

Hundreds of thousands of fish killed by China pollution
Agence France-Presse, September 4, 2013

China's Newest Market Opportunity: Pollution Control
The Atlantic, September 5, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong democracy move must follow law, China’s Zhang says
Bloomberg, September 3, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

“替领导看网”将成正式职业 (“Internet monitoring on behalf of leaders” to become a profession )
Beijing News, September 6, 2013

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Fifty-centers will come out of the woodwork and get on the payroll!

新浪微博强化V认证审核:需单位证明 拒绝率达70% (Sina Weibo requires employer vetting for VIP status, 70% of applications rejected)
China News Service, September 5, 2013

秦火火系列网络造谣传谣案另一同伙落网 (Another arrest on Internet rumor in Hebei)
China News Service, September 6, 2013

China's rumor crackdown has “no basis” in law
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2013

International Relations (国际关系)

中国在G20上为俄罗斯“撑腰”(China backs Russia at G20 on Syria)
Deutsche Welle, September 6, 2013

China environmental NGO aims to boost Burma’s renewable energy technologies
The Irrawaddy, September 5, 2013

Internet (互联网)

国内手机视频用户达1.6亿 酷6APP剧创行业先河 (China’s cell phone video users number 160 million by June 2013)
The Irrawaddy, September 6, 2013

Labor (劳工)

Workers' rights “flouted” at Apple iPhone factory in China
The Guardian, September 5, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

国土资源部:全面推进集体土地确权登记发证工作 (China’s land resource office to implement collective land rights registration)
The People’s Daily, September 6, 2013

Open Government Information (信息公开)

卫计委回应社会抚养费:不许与计生支出挂钩 (Family planning office: one-child penalty fees are not central government’s revenue)
21st Century Business Herald, September 6, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

习近平:推动经济结构改革宁可增速降一些 (Xi Jinping: slow growth to advance economic structural reform)
China News Service, September 6, 2013

Population (人口)

社会抚养费曝征收乱象:地方大比例返还基层部门 (Seventeen provinces collected 16.5 billion yuan of one-child penalty fee in 2012)
China Securities Journal, September 6, 2013

How the Chinese government profits from the one-child policy
The Atlantic, September 4, 2013
The People’s Daily, September 6, 2013


Rule of Law (法治)

China's constitutional crisis
The Atlantic, September 3, 2013

Another princeling in court: listening to the masses
Economist, September 7, 2013

Society (社会)

China at the liberation: the road to serfdom
Economist, September 7, 2013

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆:喀什数十维人涉“非法宗教信仰”被捕 巴州数十人穿戴民族服饰被处罚 (Dozens in Kashgar arrested on suspicion of "illegal religious belief," dozens punished for wearing national costumes in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture)
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2013

Opinion (观点)

赵丽:社会抚养费的糊涂账不能再捂了 (Chaotic situation of one-child penalty fees should not be covered up any more)
Qilu Evening News, September 6, 2013

To reform or not reform?—echoes of the late Qing Dynasty
China File, September 5, 2013