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, October 01, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

China targets "degenerate" former provincial leader in crackdown on graft
Reuters, September 30, 2013

Death Penalty (死刑)

Victims seek compensation from executed street vendor’s wife
China Smack, September 30, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

”香港威胁论”尚早 上海自贸区先抢前海客源 (Shanghai free trade zone already an indirect threat to HK)
South China Morning Post, October 1, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese police detain activist ahead of U.N. human rights review
Reuters, September 30, 2013

中国人权活动人士曹顺利已被中国警方正式拘留 (Chinese human rights activist Cao Shunli criminally detained by police)
Radio Free Asia, October 1, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

今起恐怖信息编造者无传播行为也可定罪 (New law defines “terrorism rumors fabrication,” allows conviction even if rumors are not circulated)
Jinghua Daily, October 1, 2013

China threatens closure of mobile news apps amid Internet crackdown
Reuters, September 30, 2013

政府打击网络造谣 影响微博收入 (Government’s suppression of online rumors is affecting Sina Weibo’s profits)
South China Morning Post, September 30, 2013

June Fourth (六四)

Tiananmen deaths remembered on China's 64th National Day
South China Morning Post, October 1, 2013

Political and Economic Reforms (政治经济改革)

上海公布自贸区负面清单禁开互联网 (Shanghai announces free trade zone “negative list,” prohibits foreign investments in cultural, sports, entertainment industries)
South China Morning Post, October 1, 2013

See official list and document:
上海自贸区负面清单(全文)(Special Administrative Measures on the Entry of Foreign Investment into China (Shanghai) Free Trade Zone (2013 Negative List))
The Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, September 30, 2013

国务院关于印发中国(上海)自由贸易试验区总体方案的通知 (State Council’s notice regarding the publication of the China (Shanghai) free trade test zone’s overall program), September 27, 2013

Economic reforms still hotly debated inside Communist Party
South China Morning Post, September 30, 2013

Religion (宗教)

Strange bedfellows Pope Francis and Xi Jinping champion religion over the love of money
Quartz, September 30, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

Death of sugar cane seller reignites debate on reforming chengguan
South China Morning Post, September 30, 2013

Opinion (观点)

Abbott should stay firm on China reform
Sydney Morning Herald, October 1, 2013