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, October 07, 2013

Children (儿童)

15岁少女军训时猝死学校卸责 家属讨说法遭警殴其父服毒自杀抗议 (15-year-old girl dies during school military training, father commits suicide after school shirks responsibility for her death)
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2013

高文谦:中国儿童权益状况与中国国际地位不相称 (Gao Wenqian: the situation of children’s rights in China is not commensurate with its international status)
Radio France International, October 4, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

国航明知食物过期还让乘客食用 机内厕所排长队 (Air China’s expired food makes passengers sick)
Beijing Evening Post, October 7, 2013

Environment (环境)

China cancels flights, closes roads due to pollution
EFE, October 6, 2013

Hukou (户口)

China's megacities must break the second-class citizen trap
Economic Observer, October 7, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong reporters kicked out of APEC summit briefly detained by Bali police
South China Morning Post, October 7, 2013

香港记者追问菲总统被没收采访证 港府全力跟进 (HK reporters lose press passes after posing questions to Philippine president at APEC)
China News Service, October 7, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China land rights activist Ni Yulan released from jail
中国维权律师倪玉兰获释 称将状告警方
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 7, 2013

The good, the bad and the exiled? China's Class of '77
CNN, October 7, 2013

请愿者外交部静坐被带走 曹顺利将遭判刑 (Petitioners staging sit-in at MFA taken away, police say Cao Shunli will be sentenced)
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Uzbekistan, China to strengthen cooperation in human rights sphere
Trend, October 5, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Six Mongolians face lengthy jail terms after defending grazing land
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2013

Open Government Information (信息公开)

访民王秀英要求中国公开援助朝鲜信息 (Petitioner Wang Xiuying requests open gov’t information on China’s aid to North Korea)
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

贺卫方港演讲:有生之年能看到宪政民主中国 (Leading legal activist welcomed in HK, expresses optimism about constitutionalism and democracy in China)
South China Morning Post, October 7, 2013

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Elderly couple in attempted suicide protest in Sichuan
Radio Free Asia, October 4, 2013

Society (社会)

China schools seek to nip young love in the bud
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 6, 2013

Taiwan (台湾)

Pressure Mounts on Taiwan for China Talks
Associated Press, October 7, 2013

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆将建我国最大煤制气项目 (China will build country's largest coal-gas project in Xinjiang)
Xinhua, October 6, 2013

Opinion (观点)

“文革”从未远离 (Chinese leaders have never officially repudiated the Cultural Revolution)
South China Morning Post, October 7, 2013