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 15, 2013

Bo Xilai (薄熙来案)

Justice sought for those prosecuted during Bo Xilai's organised crime campaign
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2013

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

Letpadaung mine project resumes but fails to meet lawmakers’ requirements
The Irrawaddy, October 14, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Top Chinese legislature to continue deliberating consumer rights law
Xinhua, October 14, 2013

消费者权益保护法修正案(草案二次审议稿)条文 (Second draft amendment to the Law on the Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests)
National People's Congress

Corruption (腐败)

科研腐败!山东13大学9.4亿科研经费花哪说不清 (Corruption in scientific research! 13 Shandong universities cannot explain how they spent RMB 940 million in research funds)
Beijing News, October 14, 2013

China firm denies ex-premier's daughter brokered Zurich deal
Agence France-Presse, October 14, 2013

Death penalty (死刑)

最高法:死刑案证据不足不得判死刑 (Supreme People’s Court: No death sentences without sufficient evidence)
Legal Daily, October 14, 2013

Education (教育)

教育部长:各地将按随迁子女在校人数拨付教育经费 (Education minister: local schools’ funding will be commensurate with number of migrant children)
People’s Daily, October 15, 2013

Environment (环境)

院士称中国是世界唯一PM2.5和臭氧均超标地区 (Scholar says China is the only country with PM 2.5 and ozone exceeding world standards)
Legal Daily, October 13, 2013

All dried up: northern China is running out of water, but the government’s remedies are potentially disastrous
The Economist, October 12, 2013

China offers rewards to six regions to fight air pollution
Reuters, October 14, 2013

Health (健康)

UN agency urges China to drop HIV spa ban
Agence France-Presse, October 14, 2013

UNAIDS China statement on the issuing of a consultation draft of “Management Procedures for Public Bathhouse Industry"
UNAIDS, October 15, 2013

商务部关于《沐浴业管理办法》公开征求意见 (Ministry of Commerce's consultation draft of “Management Procedures for Public Bathhouse Industry")
Ministry of Commerce, October 11, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

美国医生欲探访中国良心犯被拒详情 (American doctor denied visit with ailing Chinese activist)
Deutsche Welle, October 12, 2013

独立参选人李碧云突遭逮捕 警方连夜抓人被指当局实施报复 (Independent candidate Li Biyun arrested on charges of “obstructing official business” in Guangdong)
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

Former Google China chief faces leftist attack
Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2013

新闻联播批评《喜羊羊与灰太狼》暴力粗俗 (CCTV grounds 2 cartoon series for vulgarity and violence after parents complain)
Yangtz Evening News, October 14, 2013

Chinese cartoons ordered to clean up "vulgar and violent" storylines
The Telegraph, October 14, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Report says China should ratify UN Human Rights Covenant
Epoch Times, October 14, 2013

外交部回应美方发布中国人权报告:不值得一驳 (Chinese foreign ministry: U.S. report on China’s human rights is not worth refuting)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, October 15, 2013

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

China buys up Britain as politics takes a back seat
The Telegraph, October 14, 2013

Labor (劳工)

全国工会会员达2.8亿人 最低工资标准年均提高12.6% (Labor union membership reaches 280 million, minimum wage increases 12.6% each year on average)
People’s Daily, October 15, 2013

China pledges to close 2,000 mines by end of 2015
Associated Press, October 13, 2013

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

上海自贸区官员:中国投资者热情远高于外商 (Official from Shanghai free trade zone: Chinese investors more enthusiastic than foreign investors)
China News Service, October 13, 2013

Curbing China’s grey income requires reforming political system
Epoch Times, October 13, 2013

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

余姚市数千灾民大控诉 促市委书记下台 (Thousands of flood victims protest local government’s inadequate disaster relief efforts in Yuyao, Zhejiang)
Radio Free Asia, October 15, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

Chinese investigators given jail terms for torture of party official
Reuters, October 14, 2013

Society (社会)

5 things to know about China's new aged care law
Associated Press, October 14, 2013

Tibet (西藏)

China denounces Spanish court's Tibet case against ex-president
Reuters, October 14, 2013

Women (妇女)

China sex trade infiltrates international hotels
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 11, 2013

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Uighurs in China say bias is growing
New York Times, October 14, 2013

Opinion (观点)

Commentary: U.S. fiscal failure warrants a de-Americanized world
Xinhua, October 13, 2013

Calm down, Washington: China doesn’t really want to "de-Americanize"
Washington Post, October 14, 2013

China’s social organizations could help tamp social unrest
Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2013