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 12, 2013

Children (儿童)

深圳数十小学生每日爬陡坡上学(Dozens of Shenzhen pupils must climb 80-degree hill to attend school)
Jing Bao, September 11, 2013

China's young people at increasing risk of suicide
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

天津燃气集团董事长被曝接受调查 疑涉中石油案 (Tianjin Gas Group chairman under Party investigation in relation to ChinaPetro case)
21st Century Business Herald, September 12, 2013

Two more senior executives investigated in Zhou Yongkang corruption probe
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2013

富豪榜背后的权力阴影 (The shadow of power behind wealth ranking)
Deutsche Welle, September 11, 2013

Shell's $13 billion China refinery project shelved: paper
Reuters, September 11, 2013

揭秘全运会利益链:金牌内定裁判成主角(National Games exposed: gold medalists decided before competition, referees are reduced to puppets)
Xinmin Weekly, September 12, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

高校建立网络红客监视学生引起舆论关注 (Parents and students complain about university Internet surveillance)
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2013

See original article
网络红客:我们是学校的眼睛,学生的嘴巴 (University Internet monitors: “we are the eyes of the school and the mouth of students”), September 6, 2013

Education (教育)

教育部前发言人呼吁中高考取消英语科目 (Former spokesperson of Education Ministry calls to cancel English classes to increase Chinese lessons)
Beijing News, September 12, 2013

Environment (环境)

国务院:将对环评不达标项目断电断水 (State Council: cut electricity and water of companies that cannot reach environmental benchmarks)
The People’s Daily, September 12, 2013

国务院发大气污染防治计划:力争五年消除重污染天气 (State Council aims to eliminate heavily polluted weather in five years)
The People’s Daily, September 12, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

知名网友边民被拘 曾在躲猫猫事件中表现突出 (Famous netizen detained for Internet rumor)
Changjiang Daily, September 12, 2013

大V近黄昏?(Are the “Big Vs” losing influence?)
Southern Weekly, September 12, 2013

At Sina Weibo's censorship hub, China's Little Brothers cleanse online chatter
Reuters, September 11, 2013

Sheryl Sandberg’s meeting with Beijing: what it means
Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2013

International Human Rights 国际人权

北京人权论坛开幕:建设可持续的人权发展环境 (Beijing human rights forum opens, calls to build a sustainable environment for human rights development)
Xinhua, September 12, 2013

International Relations (国际关系)

中华人民共和国和吉尔吉斯共和国关于建立战略伙伴关系的联合宣言 (PRC and Kyrgyz Republic issue joint declaration to build a strategic relationship)
The People’s Daily, September 12, 2013

China cool on French U.N. proposal for Syria weapons
Reuters, September 11, 2013

Society (社会)

Southeast Asia is becoming China’s version of Florida for retirees
Quartz, September 11, 2013

The Chinese billionaires who got poorer
Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2013

Technology (科技)

China underwhelmed after first Apple event
Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2013

Opinion ( 观点)

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: China’s NATO?
The Diplomat, September 11, 2013

Amid scandals, can China’s new organ transplant system work?
China File, September 11, 2013

人民日报:网络在某种程度上绑架了现实社会 (People’s Daily: the Internet has kidnapped real society to some extent)
The People’s Daily, August 28, 2013