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 11, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

Daughter of "Butcher of Tiananmen Square" brokered secret deal for insurance giant
The Telegraph, October 10, 2013
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 11, 2013


安徽太和原县委书记同情妇涉受贿近3000万受审 (Anhui county Party secretary charged with accepting RMB 30 million in bribes)
Southern Daily, October 11, 2013

Death Penalty (死刑)

“死刑是报复,不是正义” (Joint statement by 16 death penalty abolitionist groups: capital punishment is revenge, not justice)
Deutsche Welles, October 10, 2013

Environment 环境

Water in China: desperate measures
The Economist, October 10, 2013

China’s green warriors
CNN, October 11, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

全国25万新闻记者将开展全员岗位培训 (State press office: 250,000 journalists to undergo ideological job training)
China News Service, October 11, 2013

Hukou (户口)

一线城市户口价值:居住越久 有无户口差别越明显 (Hukou-based major quality of life differences in Tier-1 Chinese cities become more obvious over time)
Guangzhou Daily, October 11, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China detains activist amid rights crackdown
Reuters, October 11, 2013

For more information on Guo Feixiong:
Lawyers urge authorities not to approve formal arrest of Guo Feixiong
Human Rights in China, September 16, 2013

First New Citizen Movement activists to stand trial in China
South China Morning Post, October 11, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

China arrests journalist amid crackdown on rumors
Beijing News, October 10, 2013
Reuters, October 10, 2013


中国当局“诽谤罪”批捕刘虎引网友议论 (Netizens question the arrest of Liu Hu for defamation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 10, 2013

Related Weibo post:
谭敏涛在西安, October 11, 2013
名为依法治网,实为报复构陷。即以诽谤罪逮捕刘虎,当有受害者出场并澄清事实,但至始至终,却不见刘虎案的受害者出面,怪不得律师发问,刘虎案的受害人在哪里?而民众也质疑,举报官员贪腐不成反倒构成诽谤罪,莫非,官员举报不成,民间反腐不成?(It’s called governing the Internet in accordance with the law; in fact, it is framing for retaliation. Since Hu Liu was arrested on defamation charges, a victim should come forward to clarify facts. But from the beginning, no victim has appeared. No wonder his lawyer has questioned: where is the victim of Liu Hu’s case? People have also questioned how one can report a corrupt official without being charged with defamation? …)

China’s censors did the New York Times a favor
Quartz, October 10, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

美国:中国人权状况未有任何改善 (U.S.: No improvement in China’s human rights situation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 11, 2013

See the report:
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, 2013 Annual Report

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) , 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

China’s ambassador to Myanmar is busy busy busy
Wall Street Journal, October 10, 2013

Labor (劳工)

Your Playstation 4 may be built by Chinese students in the worst internship ever
Quartz, October 10, 2013