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 24, 2013

Bo Xilai (薄熙来案)

Bo Xilai's sentence not linked to process of trial: lawyers
Radio Free Asia, September 23, 2013

Children (儿童)

China police probe death of girls in washing machine
Agence France-Presse, September 24, 2013§ion=international

Ethnic Groups (少数民族团体)

专家:满族人口千余万 文化传承面临六大困境 (Expert cites 6 difficulties facing preservation of Manchu cultural heritage)
The People’s Daily, September 24, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

美驻港领事夏千福:支持香港实现普选 (U.S. consul general Clifford Hart reiterates U.S. support for universal suffrage in HK)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 24, 2013

Hukou (户口)

地方现逆城市化:市民为享受城镇化红利换农民户籍 (New thresholds set by local gov’ts make it harder for migrant workers to become urbanites)
Economic Information, September 24, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国维权者参加联合国人权培训疑遭拦截失踪 (Rights defender en route to training in Geneva missing since Sept 14)
Voice of America, September 24, 2013

For more information on Cao Shunli, see:
Chinese activists calling for greater participation in China’s international human rights reporting taken away by police
Human Rights in China, July 1, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

Crackdown on dissent in China meets online backlash after boy’s arrest
New York Times, September 24, 2013

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

The latest from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
The National Interest, September 24, 2013

Natural Resources (自然资源)

Opening the floodgates:The great rivers of China are being dammed, regardless of the consequences
The Economist, September 21, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

EXCLUSIVE: China to lift ban on Facebook – but only within Shanghai free-trade zone
上海自贸区将不设防火墙 外网全解禁
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2013

China's purported plan to phase out forced organ harvesting is no cause for celebration - says Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting
The Sacramento Bee, September 24, 2013

Population (人口)

Wealthy Chinese seek U.S. surrogates for second child, green card
中国富人寻美国代孕 公民身份成考量
Reuters, September 22, 2013
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 24, 2013


Society (社会)

以房养老:87.6%的人感觉不可行 8.8%愿尝试 (87.6% surveyed think “house-for-pension” program not feasible)
China Youth Daily, September 24, 2013

Torture (酷刑)

薄熙来倒台 刑讯逼供仍盛行 (With Bo’s downfall, interrogation under torture remains prevalent)
Deutsche Welle, September 24, 2013