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.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

国家卫计委回应第一口奶事件:将严处违规人员 (National family planning office vows to crackdown on exclusive deals between infant formula companies and hospitals)
China News Service, September 17, 2013

The risk of China's anti-corruption campaign
The Atlantic, September 17, 2013

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

Twitter’s plans may run into China’s attitudes toward the Internet
New York Times, September 17, 2013

Education (教育)

昆山杜克大学获批正式设立 启动全球招生 (China formally permits Duke campus in Kunshan, launches global admissions)
China News Service, September 17, 2013

Environment (环境)

中国8月空气质量全面下降 京津冀达标天数仅三成 (Air quality in August declined overall, major cities met standards only 30% of the time)
China News Service, September 17, 2013

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

China's top court outlines legal limits to online speech
The Economic Observer, September 10, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

The China activist still seeking democracy after 50-year fight
Agence France-Presse, September 17, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

中国网络大V花总“被警方控制” (Another popular blogger taken away by police)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 17, 2013

薛蛮子央视认罪示众 网友惊叹忽如文革来 (Netizens surprised by televised confession by blogger Xue Manzi, see it as a return to the Cultural Revolution)
Voice of America, September 17, 2013

中网办鼓吹收网加强三权 牢牢掌握网路舆论话语权 (State Internet Information Office vows firm control of online opinion)
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2013

See Lu Wei’s article
鲁炜:把网上舆论工作作为宣传工作重中之重 (Lu Wei: controlling online opinion should be top priority of propaganda work)
The People’s Daily, September 17, 2013

Law (法律)

常回家看看入法两月调查:不常来儿女依旧不来 (Survey shows new “Visit Your Parents” law does not work)
Chongqing Morning Post, September 17, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

习近平借鉴「毛路线」巩固领导 (Xi consolidates power by borrowing Mao’s policy)
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2013

商务部:上海自贸区正有序筹备中 很快正式启动 (Commerce ministry: Shanghai free trade zone to launch soon)
The People’s Daily, September 17, 2013

China's currency will be fully convertible in months
Forbes, September 15, 2013

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China steel plant halts as workforce protests over unpaid wages
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

China Communist Party investigators tried over drowning
於其一猝死案开审 家属律师被拒提问
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 17, 2013

刑法专家建议将被讯问人沉默权写进法律 (Legal expert: the right to silence for people being interrogated should be written into law)
Legal Evening News, September 17, 2013

Society (社会)

Turf War
News China Magazine, October 2013

以房养老试点方案或明年一季度推出 (Pilot “House for pension” program to be introduced early next year)
21st Century Business Herald, September 17, 2013

Xinhua Insight: House-for-pension stirs debate on perfect elder care solution
Xinhua, September 17, 2013

Opinion (观点)

《南华早报》社论:两高释法网络诽谤令人不安 (SCMP editorial: Two Supremes’ interpretation on Internet slander makes people worried)
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2013