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 18, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

Outrage in China over £1.5bn plans for Mao's birthday
The Telegraph, October 17, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

快讯:北大教授夏业良被停止续聘 (Peking University dismisses Xia Yeliang, outspoken liberal professor)
Voice of America, October 18, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

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

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

Hillary Clinton: Chen Guangcheng crisis “touch-and-go”
British Broadcasting Corporation (English), October 18, 2013
Voice of America (Chinese), October 18, 2013


Brazil Petrobras workers on strike over Libra oilfield auction
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 18, 2013

Being there: With the superpower otherwise engaged, China makes hay in South-East Asia
The Economist, October 19, 2013

Propaganda artists from North Korea paint a rose-tinted China
The Guardian, October 17, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong to consult public on elections
Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

Chinese leader gets a cartoon makeover
New York Times, October 18, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

贵阳837名学生冒充特警参与拆违 半天赚80元 (Guiyang students dressed as police help forced demolition, some get paid)
Beijing News, October 18, 2013

School forces students to participate in forced demolition
China Smack, October 18, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China set to announce reforms of creaking pension system: sources
Reuters, October 18, 2013

Return of the retired leader: why Wen spoke
Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2013

Society (社会)

Viral Chinese cartoon explains how to become president
Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2013

Opinion (观点)

Shutdown helped China propagandists: Column
USA Today, October 17, 2013

China’s latest hypocrisy on US government debt
Media outlet, date
http://Quartz, October 17, 2013