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.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Animal Welfare (动物福利和权利)

Animal-rights advocates notch another victory in China
Wall Street Journal, October 9, 2013

Bo Xilai (薄熙来案)

China: decision in Bo appeal expected soon
New York Times, October 9, 2013

Children (儿童)

云南官员强奸幼女判5年 受害人家属申请抗诉被拒 (Yunnan official sentenced to 5 years for raping a 4-year-old girl, family of victim’s appeal rejected)
Xinhua, October 9, 2013

佛山16岁中专生被强迫实习过劳死 (Sixteen-year-old Guangdong student dies of fatigue from forcible labor)
Radio Free Asia, October 8, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

中国特大地沟油案江苏宣判 涉案金额达6000万元 (Sixteen in Jiangsu sentenced from one year to life imprisonment in gutter oil case)
China News Service, October 9, 2013

China jails sellers of "cooking oil" made from gutter waste
Reuters, October 9, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

专家:未来应把反腐重点放在预防贪官外逃上 (Expert: anti-corruption battle should focus on preventing corrupt officials from fleeing abroad)
Legal Evening News, October 8, 2013

Party cadre in Chinese village fired after son marries in 3-day, $260,000 wedding
Associated Press, October 8, 2013


In China, parents bribe to get students into top schools, despite campaign against corruption
Washington Post, October 8, 2013

Environment (环境)

中国人习惯烹饪催高PM2.5? 网友调侃:做饭摇号 (Netizens mock officials’ attribution of high PM 2.5 to Chinese cooking habits)
People’s Daily, October 9, 2013

Photography: China’s Environment in Crisis
Wall Street Journal, October 8, 2013

Health (健康)

“摊派”精神病指标 (Zhengzhou health officials are ordered to find more mentally ill patients to fill 2-in-every-1000 quota), October 9, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

新公民運動首案將開審 劉萍被控3罪 律師指成風向標 (Liu Ping, of New Citizens’ Movement, to be tried in mid-October on 3 charges)
Ming Pao, October 9, 2013

王炳章家人联合国绝食请愿 同囚活动或将延至港台 (Wang Bingzhang’s family members stage hunger strike at UN in New York)
Voice of America, October 9, 2013

外界担忧维权人士郭飞雄被拒见律师或遭不测 (Concern for Guo Feixiong’s safety rises as lawyers are still barred from meeting him)
Voice of America, October 9, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

人民网:大V集体退场,专业中V将崛起 (Head of Public Sentiment Office at People’s Daily: With “Big V” bloggers out of the way, “Middle Vs” with more moderate opinions will rise)
South China Morning Post, October 9, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

"On Human Rights, the only obstacle is China itself"
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2013

International Relations (国际关系)

EU seeks China investment boost
Agence France-Presse, October 8, 2013

Labor (劳工)

Packed China tourist sites may spur paid-leave reform, CCTV Says
Bloomberg News, October 8, 2013

Young Chinese snubbing factory jobs, says billionaire boss
The Telegraph, October 8, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Potential land reform will increase farmers' income
China Money Network, October 9, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

How long can the Communist party survive in China?
Financial Times, October 9, 2013

Tibet (西藏)

西藏比如县“抗议爱国教育遭镇压 (Protests against patriotic education suppressed in Biru County)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 9, 2013

Monk who founded first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in UK killed
The Telegraph, October 8, 2013