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.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

Yum Brands profits hurt by declining sales in China
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 10, 2013

Bo Xilai Case (薄熙来案)

Shandong court agrees to hear Bo Xilai appeal
Agence France-Presse and Reuters, October 10, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

中科院候选院士贪污百万获刑 被妻子举报包养多个情妇 (Scholar candidate for Chinese Academy of Sciences sentenced to 13-years for corruption, previously exposed by his wife for adultery)
Beijing Morning Post, October 10, 2013

China arrests chairman of world's largest tin producer over bribes
Reuters, October 9, 2013

Goldman Sachs pops up in China bribery swoop
Wall Street Journal, October 9, 2013

Education (教育)

21国教师调查:中国教师地位最高收入倒数 (Survey: Teachers in China have high status but low salary), October 10, 2013

See the survey:
Global Teacher Status Index
Varkey GEMS Foundation, October 2013

Environment (环境)

The China dilemma: cheap coal energy v. clean water
Washington Times, October 9, 2013

Health (健康)

Manly moment: Hebei man kicks gangrene by sawing off own leg
Shijiazhuang Daily, October 10, 2013 Global Times, October 10, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

诺和奖名落谁家?竞争者之一是胡佳 (Hu Jia: a candidate for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize?)
Voice of America, October 10, 2013

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

国家知识产权局:“盗版幻灯片”事件正在调查 (State Intellectual Property Office investigating case involving its own use of pirated software)
Xinhua, October 10, 2013

International Relations (国际关系)

Why the rise of China makes the U.S. even lonelier at the United Nations
Washington Post, October 9, 2013

Kerry, in Asia, urges focus on law in China disputes
New York Times, October 10, 2013

More than jihadism or Iran, China's role in Africa is Obama's obsession
The Guardian, October 9, 2013

Labor (劳工)

西安千名大学生被逼富士康实习 代理费疑云重重
Foxconn in fresh student labour scandal at China plant
Jinghua Times (Chinese), October 10, 2013
Financial Times (English), October 10, 2013


Report: Foxconn employees provide sexual services
Sohu News (Chinese), October 10, 2013 (English), September 16,2013


Land, Housing, Property (土地、财产、房屋)

Why a graveyard owner in China is turning its cemeteries into a public company
Quartz, October 9, 2013

Political and Economic Reforms

22省公安一把手异地任职 其中8名曾任职公安部 (Public security heads in 22 provinces transferred to different locations in effort to “fight corruption and moral degeneration”)
Legal Daily, October 10, 2013

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

孔杰荣新书:废除劳教制度 大陆向台湾看齐 (Jerome Cohen’s new book on abolishing Reeducation-Through-Labor)
Voice of America, October 10, 2013

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan religious leader is stabbed to death in China
New York Times, October 10, 2013

比如县三藏人被枪杀 阿贡仁波切遇害案引质疑 (Three Tibetans shot to death in Biru County, Argonne Rinpoche murder prompts question)
Radio Free Asia, October 10, 2013

A 'Middle Way' with China? Interview with prime minister of Tibetan government-in-exile
World Crunch, October 9, 2013

Opinion (观点)

The unnecessary cruelty of the death penalty
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2013

人民日报:遏制“房腐”须完善官员财产申报制度 (People’s Daily: combating real estate corruption requires “perfecting” system for reporting officials’ property-assets)
People’s Daily, October 10, 2013