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.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

Bo verdict expected in days with appeal likely
薄熙来案22日宣判 被告或提上诉
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2013

Children (儿童)

南京饿死女童案生母一审被判处无期 (Mother responsible for starving 2 baby daughters to death gets life sentence)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 18, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

In China, the Devil doesn't wear Prada
Reuters, September 16, 2013

Cyber security (网络安全)

Symantec says hacker group found in China, linked to big Cyberattacks
Voice of America, September 18, 2013

Health (健康)

Chinese hospital seeks virgins' blood
Agence France-Presse, September 17, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

House arrest for Hu Jia, Chinese dissident, after criticizing Communist Party in Sky News interview
Huffington Post, September 17, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

The "legalization" of China’s Internet crackdown
Wall Street Journal, September 18, 2013

Chinese Communist party intensifies online crackdown
The Guardian, September 17, 2013

The Beijing cop behind China’s online crackdown wields a “heavy fist”
Quartz, September 16, 2013

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

China refuses to blame Assad for Syria gas attack
Agence France-Presse, September 17, 2013

SCO glimpses a new Eurasia in Bishkek
Asia Times Online, September 16, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋 )

Report points to local opposition to Beijing’s land reform efforts
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2013

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Beijing airport bomber asks for forgiveness
Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2013

Natural Resources (自然资源)

China finds resistance to oil deals in Africa
New York Times, September 18, 2013

Society (社会)

中国留学生如何看待民主政治 (How Chinese overseas students view democratic politics)
Voice of America, September 18, 2013

See the survey:
在美中国留学生如何看待中西方政治制度 (How Chinese overseas students in the U.S. view China’s and the West’s respective political institutions)
New York Times, September 16, 2013

内地前首富宗庆后被砍 疑因报復
China's second richest man Zong Qinghou injured in knife attack
Hong Kong Commercial Newspaper (Chinese), September 18, 2013
The Telegraph (English), September 18, 2013


中国8月份房价加速上涨 (Rise in housing prices accelerates in August)
Wall Street Journal, September 18, 2013

Opinion (观点)

The real Bo Xilai story
Asia Times Online, September 17, 2013