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 13, 2013

Children (儿童)

新化三天内三所小学数百学生中毒 疑营养餐所致 (Hundreds of Hunan elementary school students suffer food poisoning, more than hundred hospitalized)
Huasheng Online, September 13, 2013

温州学生集体流鼻血续:周边地区4年过百人死于癌症 (19 Wenzhou students get nosebleeds in new school, more than 100 cancer deaths in 4 years in surrounding areas)
Beijing Youth Daily, September 13, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

重庆出台党员干部“八严禁”“十二不准” (Chongqing Party cadres must follow “8 strictly-prohibited” actions and “12 not-allowed” behaviors)
Southern Daily News, September 12, 2013

Related weibo post:
华夏联播, September 13, 2013

Mr Clean catches China's graft tigers by the tail
Reuters, September 12, 2013

Environment (环境)

China’s plan to curb air pollution sets limits on coal use and vehicles
New York Times, September 13, 2013

China bans new coal-fired plants in 3 regions to combat air pollution
Associated Press, September 12, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

Beijing’s ban on Internet rumors threatens free speech. And some in China aren’t afraid to say it
Washington Post, September 11, 2013

Health (健康)

中国超七成高校控烟不及格 吸烟重灾区移至食堂 (75% of universities fail at creating a non-smoking environment)
Beijing Morning Post, September 12, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

Outspoken investor Wang Gongquan detained by police amid widening crackdown
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2013

For more information on Wang Gongquan, see:
Urgent statement on the criminal detention of Wang Gongquan
Human Rights in China, September 13, 2013

对北大自由知识分子开刀?(Liberal professor “slandered” by state media, supporters call for prosecution under new Internet rules)
Deutsche Welle, September 12, 201

China tries even harder to censor the internet
Deutsche Welle, September 12, 201

China to protect online whistleblowers, but only via official site
Reuters, September 12, 2013

F-F-Fear and loathing on the Chinese internet
Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2013

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) , 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

上合组织,12年成就举世瞩目 (Security cooperation is SCO’s greatest achievement in 12 years)
The People’s Daily, September 13, 2013

China in Central Asia: rising China, sinking Russia
The Economist, September 14, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

吉林钉子户与政府死磕3年:后半辈子就靠这房子 (Jilin “nail-house” occupant resists eviction for 3 years, unable to reach agreement with government)
Xinhua, September 13, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

国办同意建宁夏内陆开放型经济试验区部际联席会议制度 (State Council agrees to create an open economy pilot area in Ningxia)
The People’s Daily, September 13, 2013

Population (人口)

国务院发加快发展养老服务业若干意见 应对人口老龄化 (State Council issues directive on accelerating development of elder care industry in response to aging population)
The People’s Daily, September 13, 2013

Poverty (贫穷)

贫困地区农民人均纯收入不及全国六成 (Average income of farmers in poor areas falls below 60% of national average)
The People’s Daily, September 13, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

Li Tianyi defense seeks retrial, online comments manipulated
China Smack, September 12, 2013

Society (社会)

Fights, bites, protests at China's national "Olympics"
Mudgee Guardian, September 13, 2013

Technology (科技)

Smartphones in China: taking a bite out of Apple
The Economist, September 14, 2013

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆鄯善暴力恐怖案一审宣判 三人被判死刑 (Three sentenced to death for terrorism in Xinjiang)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 12, 2013

China sentences 3 to death over Xinjiang unrest: Xinhua
Agence France-Presse, September 12, 2013

Opinion (观点)

中国大学:一家汉族、城市、富人、男性俱乐部? (Are Chinese universities a club for male, rich, and urban Han Chinese?)
CN Politics, September 13, 2013

用国家形象包装网络文字狱,越包装越脏 (National image should not be basis for criminalizing “rumors”)
墙外墙, September 13, 2013