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 16, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

金加里:解读中国网络审查制度 (Gary King: interpretation of the Chinese Internet censorship system)
New York Times, October 16, 2013

Children (儿童)

云南官员强奸幼女获刑5年 检方公布抗诉三理由 (Zhaotong procuratorate protests light sentence for county official convicted of raping 4-year-old girl)
Beijing News, October 16, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

食药监总局:“染色”中药材流向广 已达医药机构 (Food and Drug Administration: "dyed" Chinese herbal medicines sold to medical institutions)
China News Service, October 16, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

南京市市长季建业被双规 (Nanjing mayor Ji Jianye placed under disciplinary investigation)
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2013

China milk powder crackdown is tough medicine for doctors, sales reps
Reuters, October 15, 2013

Danone to name new management at China unit after bribery scandal
Reuters, October 15, 2013

Education (教育)

Hong Kong’s new big draw for mainlanders: the SAT
Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese activists face arrests, travel bans before U.N. forum: experts
Reuters, October 16, 2013

UN experts alarmed by reprisals against activists linked to China’s international human rights review
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, October 16, 2013

British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2013

For more information on Cao Shunli, see:
Cao Shunli: UPR Submission and other Documents
Human Rights in China, October 8, 2013

As China moves to lower professor’s profile, colleges are seeking to raise theirs
New York Times, October 16, 2013

律师投诉公安行政不作为 郭飞雄被正式批捕 ()
Radio Free Asia, October 16, 2013

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

UK opens doors to Chinese banks with special terms for lenders
Financial Times, October 14, 2013
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2013


Labor (劳工)

Forced student labour is central to the Chinese economic miracle
The Guardian, October 14, 2013

China's gays and lesbians start to fight for rights in the workplace
Caixin, September 27, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

前三季度中国政府卖地获2万亿 同比增70% (Chinese gov’t earns RMB 2 trillion for land sales in first 3 quarters, up 70% from same period last year)
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2013

Political and Economic Reforms

透视中国:吸取苏联教训,反对非议毛泽东 (Inside China: Chinese leaders want to learn from Soviet Union and oppose criticism of Mao)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2013

China marks 100 years since birth of Xi's war-hero father
Agence France-Presse, October 15, 2013

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

余姚灾民抗议:“不为人民服务,下台” (Yuyao flood victims’ protest: officials that "do not serve the people should step down")
Deutsche Welle, October 16, 2013

Rural Issues (农村)

黑龙江「黑地」猖獗引民愤 (Heilongjiang farm authority secretly collects profits on “black land” that is removed from gov’t registry)
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2013

Opinion (观点)

Consensus is key to ongoing reform
Global Times, October 15, 2013

Busting China’s bloggers
New York Times, October 16, 2013