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, October 04, 2013

Environment (环境)

英媒:中国天下第一滩难逃污染命运(UK media: beauty of China’s most popular beach destroyed by pollution)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 3, 2013

China’s poisoned air prompts economist to devise green tax
Bloomberg, October 3, 2013

China recycling clean-up jolts global industry
South China Morning Post, October 3, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

央视街采“不爱国”是什么 市民: 造谣就是不爱国 (Residents say in CCTV interviews: disseminating rumors is “unpatriotic”)
China News Service, October 4, 2013

Related weibo post:
任志强(Ren Zhiqiang), October 4, 2013
央视九月二十八日到办公室采访我,我说:采访你们也不播。央视小记者说:会播。问:什么是爱国?答:努力批评政府的一切错误,以让这个国家中的人民生活的更好,享有更多的权利和自由。问:怎么证明爱的深度?答:批评的越重,爱的越深。放欲政府滥用权力的,恰恰是最不爱国的行为。结果是没有播出。 CCTV interviewed me in my office on September 28. I said, “Even if you interview me, you wouldn’t broadcast the interview.” The reporter said, “We will.” Q: “What is patriotic?” A: “Making an effort to criticizing every mistake the government makes, so that people in this country can live better, and enjoy more rights and freedom.” Q: “How do you prove the depth of your patriotism?” A: “The heavier the criticism, the deeper the love. To indulge the government in its abuse of power is the most unpatriotic behavior.” This interview was not broadcast.

International Human Rights (国际人权)

中国政府害怕走出"人类的一大步" (International human rights activist: Chinese government is afraid of international human rights norms)
Deutsche Welle, October 3, 2013

See related video:
Aaron Rhodes: Chinese regime frightened by human rights ideas
China Forbidden News, October 3, 2013

International Relations (国际关系)

英媒:英中关系解冻大量投资涌入英国 (British media: big sums of Chinese investment flood into UK as bilateral relations thaw)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 4, 2013

Population (人口)

China couple speak of “forced abortion”
Sky News, October 4, 2013

Society (社会)

China's elderly fare well in global report
South China Morning Post, October 2, 2013

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetans clash with police over Chinese flag campaign
Radio Free Asia, October 2, 2013

Opinion (观点)

Caring for the elderly: does China have it right?
CBS Baltimore, October 3, 2013

社论:中国在东南亚的外交突围 (Editorial: China’s diplomatic breakthrough in Southeast Asia), October 4, 2013