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 08, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

习近平与新总理谈食品安全遭网友哄笑 (Netizens laugh at Xi’s warning to New Zealand about food safety)
Wall Street Journal, October 7, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

中央纪委披露中国实施《联合国反腐败公约》情况 (Central Discipline Inspection Commission reveals China’s implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption)
China News Service, October 8, 2013

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

Arakan State govt backs mining projects in strife-torn north
The Irrawaddy, October 7, 2013

Environment (环境)

我国今年雾霾影响人口约6亿 5年内建健康监测网 (Smog affects 600 million Chinese, health monitoring system to be established in 5 years)
Beijing Youth Daily, October 8, 2013

Hong Kong

Hong Kong reporters say press freedom violated in Bali
Wall Street Journal, October 7, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

China employs two million microblog monitors state media say
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 4, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China: Ratify key international human rights treaty
Human Rights Watch, October 8, 2013

International Relations (国际关系)

China's Xi takes advantage of Obama absence from Asia-Pacific trade summit
Washington Post, October 8, 2013

Political and Economic Reforms (政治和经济改革)

大集权下的大改革 (Big reforms under the vast power of the central gov’t)
Financial Times, October 8, 2013

China must sacrifice faster growth for reform, Xi tells APEC Summit
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

Chinese activist accuses Shanghai police of undermining rule of law
Voice of America, October 8, 2013

Tibet (西藏)

Chinese police "fire at Tibetan protesters", report says
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2013

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China police target online "jihad" talk amid rumor crackdown
Reuters, October 8, 2013

新疆“查处256名传播涉稳谣言人员” (256 investigated for spreading rumors in Xinjiang)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 8, 2013

Uighurs in China say bias is growing
The New York Times, October 7, 2013

Opinion (观点)

社科院院长:及时支持因坚持真理而被围攻同志 (Dean of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: we should promptly support comrades who are attacked from all sides for upholding the truth)
People’s Daily, October 8, 2013

Related twitter post:
老肖 ‏@szxiaojl 4h, October 8, 2013
这说明整个中国就是一间党校而已"@mbssjsw: 赤裸裸【人民日报】 社科院院长王伟光:坚持党性原则,必须坚持党管媒体原则不动摇,坚持政治家办报、办刊、办台、办新闻网站。要加强马克思主义新闻观教育,坚决反对西方所谓“新闻自由...." (This [article] shows that all of China is just a Party school..)