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 23, 2013

Bo Xilai (薄熙来)

薄熙来对无期徒刑判决提出上诉 (Bo Xilai appeals life sentence)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 23, 2013

With official’s conviction, China calls attention to graft crackdown
New York Times, September 23, 2013

北京的目的:警告必须听命于中央 (Beijing’s objective in sentencing Bo: to warn cadres they must obey central authorities)
Deutsche Welle, September 23, 2013

See the verdict
薄熙来案一审判决书全文 (Full text of first instance verdict on Bo Xilai’s trial)
The People’s Daily, September 22, 2013

Children (儿童)

学校施工方因拖欠工程款将700名学生赶出教室 (Seven hundred pupils kicked out of classrooms as school owes construction fees)
Zhengzhou Evening News, September 23, 2013

9岁男童被挖右眼杀害抛尸湖中 身中100多刀 (Nine-year-old child found dead in Henan lake with right eye gouged out), September 23, 2013

Civil Society (民间社会)

民间NGO:草根组织的人才困境 (Civil Society NGO: grassroots organizations face difficulties in keeping talent)
Gongyi Times, September 17, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

丁书苗被控非法经营获利20余亿 行贿8900余万 (Entrepreneur involved in railway scandal earned RMB 2 billion illegally, accepted 8.9 million in bribes)
Beijing News, September 23, 2013

张曙光案揭出院士评选黑幕 (Sacked official admits: even being selected as scholars in top academies “requires money”)
The Global Times, September 23, 2013

收入的真相 (“Grey income” made up 12% of China’s 2011 GDP)
Caixin, September 23, 2013

China graft crackdown highlights weibo's power
Voice of America, September 20, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

China releases teenager accused of online rumour-mongering
The Financial Times, September 23, 2013,Authorised=false.html

Chinese teen held over retweets sparks "save the child" campaign
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

In trial program, six foreign hedge funds to gain foothold in China
New York Times, September 22, 2013

Population (人口)

多地对社会抚养费下达征收任务 被指“鼓励超生” (Local officials seen as encouraging multiple children to collect one-child policy penalty fees)
Beijing News, September 20, 2013

Tibet (西藏)

Images show China continues its crackdown on Tibet mine protest
Zee News, September 21, 2013

EU expresses concern over rights violations in Tibet
The Tibet Post, September 23, 2013

Opinion (观点)

早让官员申报财产 才能避免更多薄熙来 (Disclosure of officials’ assets is necessary for preventing more corrupt officials like Bo)
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2013

薄案判决:罪责越大,代价必然越大 (Bo verdict: the greater the guilt, the greater the price)
The Global Times, September 23, 2013