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.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

UK nuclear power plant gets go-ahead
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 21, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

How foreign authors are willing to bow to China's censors
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2013

A Book Review by Hu Ping: Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China
胡平评《邓小平时代》 Human Rights in China, July 2013

Children (儿童)

江西瑞昌教师猥亵七女童一审判囚14年 (Ruichang teacher gets 14 years for molesting seven elementary girls)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 19, 2013

Environment (环境)

Chinese city paralysed by smog
The Guardian, October 21, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

数万港人游行挺港视 港府:无政治考虑
Thousands protest to "defend Hong Kong's core values" after failed HKTV licence bid
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

"Protecting one's rights isn't a simple matter"
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2013

For more information on Ni Yulan, see:
Ni Yulan Calls for Attention from International Community on Crackdown in China
倪玉兰刑满获释 呼吁国际社会关注中国人权
Human Rights in China, October 7, 2013

China arrests prominent businessman who backed rights causes
New York Times, October 21, 2013

维权律师唐吉田遭鸡西市行拘引发各界抗议 (Detention of rights defense lawyer Tang Jitian triggers public protest)
Voice of America, October 21, 2013

For more information on Tang Jitian:
Rights lawyer and client detained during attempt to meet with detainee
Human Rights in China, October 20, 2013

Outspoken Chinese professor says he was dismissed
Voice of America, October 21, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

日媒称中国集训25万记者“加强反日思想” (Japanese media: 250 thousand Chinese reporters participate in a training program to “enhance anti Japan sentiment”)
Zaobao, October 21, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Clashing views of China’s Human Rights record at U.N. hearing
The New York Times, October 20, 2013

Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton regarding the case of missing of Chinese Human Rights defender, Ms Cao Shunli
European Union, October 20, 2013

美国吁中国准许民间人士参与联合国人权审议 (U.S. urges China to grant civil society access to participate in UN human rights review process)
Voice of America, October 21, 2013

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

Difficulties remain as Sino-US cooperation far from enough
China Daily, October 20, 2013

China’s arms industry makes global inroads
The New York Times, October 20, 2013

Open Government Information (信息公开)

澳门官员财产周六起网上可查 房产数目需说明 (Macao officials’ assets made open to public online)
Suzhou News Network, October 15, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Xi Jinping sets up special unit to probe Zhou Yongkang corruption case
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2013

Taiwan (台湾)

马英九:两岸互设办事处应属政治性质 (Taiwan’s President: cross-straits offices should be political in natural)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 18, 2013

Opinion (观点)

13 reactions to China’s bid for seat on UN Human Rights Council
The Epoch Times, October 18, 2013

John Kerry on forging a Pacific future
Los Angeles Times, October 18, 2013,0,13919.story