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.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

中国动物权益战争的最前线 (Animal rights activists are changing animals’ fate)
Deutsch Welle, September 15, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

Corruption and the world's biggest building
The Telegraph, September 16, 2013

In China, the dangers of due diligence
The New York Times, September 13, 2013

Education (教育)

This house believes: some schools are teaching children how to think for themselves
The Economist, September 14, 2013

教育部长:意识形态教育要进亿万学生头脑 (Education Minister: students should be the focus of our ideological work)
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2013

Health (健康)

中国去年共报告职业病2.7万余例 尘肺病占逾八成 (80+% of 27,000 reported cases of occupational diseases are lung disease)
China News Service, September 16, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

UK “not relevant” in political reform: HK chief
Agence France-Presse, September 16, 2013

See article by Hugo Swire:
Voting, democracy and the future of Hong Kong
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, September 14, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

维权律师发起成立中国保障人权律师服务团 (Rights defense lawyers organize group to protect legal services for detained lawyers)
Voice of America, September 16, 2013

“陪王炳章坐牢”扩大规模 (New York protest in support of jailed pro-democracy activist Wang Bingzhang continues)
Deutsche Welle, September 16, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

China broadcasts confession of Chinese-American blogger
Washington Post, September 15, 2013

中国续打压公盟带走林峥 肉唐僧亦遭人身控制 (Another Xu Zhiyong supporter taken away)
Radio France International, September 16, 2013

笑蜀:王功权被北京警方正式刑拘 (Wang Gongquan formally criminally detained by Beijing police)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 13, 2013

北京展开大规模网络镇压 (More than 450 arrested in one month in campaign to crackdown on internet rumors)
Radio France Internation, September 13, 2013

Censorship has spurred writers, says Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

北京人权论坛 避人权谈环境 (Beijing human rights forum talks environment, not rights)
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2013

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

China confirms new gas pipeline through Tajikistan
Agence France-Presse, September 14, 2013

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

上千对越自卫反击战参战老兵在昆明请愿 (One thousand retired Vietnam War soldiers in Kunming petition gov’t for better benefits)
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2013

Society (社会)

视频:中国人口结构失衡造成娶妻难 (Population imbalance makes it difficult for men to find wives)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 13, 2013

Women (妇女)

Chinese women lean close to hear Facebook’s Sandberg
Wall Street Journal, September 13, 2013

No consensus: China debate on women’s roles
Wall Street Journal, September 13, 2013

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

乌鲁木齐一维族男子被警枪击 公安证实事件拒述详情 (Uyghur fruit vendor shot by police after dispute with law enforcement officer)
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2013

Opinion (观点)

China’s Net crackdown shows fear trumps reform
Japan Times, September 15, 2013