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.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Children (儿童)

人权组织向联合国提交报告 批评中国执行联合国《儿童权利公约》不力 (Human rights group in report to UN, criticizes China’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child as “ineffective”)
Radio Free Asia, September 25, 2013

China faces tough questions on its protection of children’s rights from UN committee
Human Rights in China, September 26, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

Looks good on paper: A flawed system for judging research is leading to academic fraud
The Economist, September 28, 2013

Death penalty (死刑)

China court rejects killer's claim to additional murder
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 27, 2013

Education (教育)

习近平承诺把教育摆在优先发展的战略位置 (Xi Jinping pledges to make education a priority in strategic development)
Radio Free Asia, September 26, 2013

Xi reaffirms education top priority
China Daily, September 26, 2013

Environment (环境)

China’s synthetic natural gas plants will have heavy environmental toll
R&D Magazine, September 26, 2013

Media (媒体)

World Affairs conference on new media wraps up
Kearnyhub, September 26, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

中国发布上海自由贸易试验区政策文件 (State Council issues policy document on Shanghai free trade zone)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 27, 2013

China unveils details on first free trade zone in Shanghai
Agence France-Presse, September 27, 2013

官媒:中国不会在网上设“政治租界 (Official media: Shanghai free trade zone will not be a politically free zone)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 27, 2013

Population (人口)

Chinese provinces collect billions in family planning fines, lawyer says
The New York Times, September 26, 2013

Society (社会)

专家称中国2050年城镇化率将超80% (Experts say urbanization in China will reach 80% by 2050)
Economic Observer, September 26, 2013

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetans appeal to speak for Tibet ahead of China’s UPR, September 26, 2013