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 19, 2013

Bo Xilai (薄熙来案)

Bo Xilai jail letter: My name will be cleared one day
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong riddled with British spies, reports say
Wall Street Journal, September 18, 2013

Health (健康)

China reminds hospitals not to push baby milk
Reuters, September 17, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China detains activists Over UN campaign
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2013

两维权人士赴日内瓦受训受阻 (Two rights defenders bound for training in Geneva blocked)
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2013

陈建芳广州出境受阻返上海 联合国人权培训被警方盘查 (Shanghai rights defender warned never to contact Geneva consulate general again)
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2013

Chinese dissident arrested after TV interview
Sky News, September 19, 2013

Internet (互联网)

百度配合警方捣毁保健品制假售假窝点 (Baidu helps police crackdown on fake healthcare products website), September 19, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

甘肃一初中生发帖涉嫌造谣被刑拘 (Gansu high school student criminally detained for rumor mongering)
Jinghua Times, September 19, 2013

China crackdown on online rumors seen as ploy to nail critics
Reuters, September 18, 2013

China's "Big Vs" disown selves online to avoid new gossip laws
The Register, September 18, 2013

As Beijing’s online rumor crackdown intensifies, Chinese bloggers seek to “un-verify” themselves
Offbeat China, September 16, 2013

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

Jordan’s king calls for China to exercise influence in resolving Syrian crisis
Associated Press, September 18, 2013

Despite a recent chill, Myanmar’s democracy needs Chinese investment
Quartz, September 18, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Can China's land reform succeed amid land grabs and social unrest?
International Business Times, September 18, 2013

Migrants (农民工)

World Bank chief urges China to better manage urbanization
Reuters, September 18, 2013

See the speech:
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim's opening remarks to Beijing press conference
World Bank, September 18, 2013

Open Government Information (信息公开)

权威解读:政府信息公开,让群众看得到、听得懂、信得过 (China’s Premier: Open Government Information should be seen, understood, and trusted by citizens)
Xinhua, September 19, 2013

Population (人口)

审计署:45县违规拨超生罚款16亿 3.2亿未上缴 (National audit office: 45 counties misappropriated RMB 1.6 billion of one-child penalty fees)
Beijing News, September 19, 2013

“超生罚款”是否还有存在的意义?(Is there any reason for one-child penalty fees to continue?)
Deutsche Welle, September 19, 2013

China’s transformation frays traditional family ties, hurting many seniors
Washington Post, September 19, 2013

Women ( 妇女)

Half of the world’s self-made women billionaires are from China
Quartz, September 17, 2013

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Security forces said to have killed 12 in raid in Western China
New York Tiimes, September 19, 2013

Opinion (观点)

A wave of repression in China
Washington Post, September 19, 2013

Can the Chinese Communist Party still reform?
The Diplomat, September 18, 2013