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 23, 2013

Children (儿童)

China makes dramatic progress in reducing child mortality: report
Xinhua, October 23, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

中铁建8亿招待费处分66人 网友追责招待了谁
Eight disciplined in China railway construction scandal
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2013
Want China Times, October 23, 2013


Cyber security (网络安全)

Google unveils tools to access web from repressive countries
Time, October 21, 2013
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 22, 2013

Education (教育)

2016年北京高考改革方案:英语100分语文180分 (Gaokao reform to be implemented in 2016 to reduce importance of English proficiency)
Xinhua, October 23, 2013

Environment (环境)

环境公益诉讼主体究竟放宽了多少 (How much easier does draft amendment make it for public interest groups to sue polluters?)
Beijing News, October 22, 2013

Change to law may make it easier to sue polluters
China Daily, October 22, 2013

Video: China’s “hazardous” smog at 10X safe level
Bloomberg, October 23, 2013

China’s mountains of construction rubble
New York Times, October 23, 2013

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

Chinese newspaper calls for police to release reporter, October 23, 2013
Voice of America, October 23, 2013


中国记协促当局调查陈永洲被拘事件 (China’s journalist association urges authorities to investigate reporter arrested for exposing corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 23, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

北大解聘夏業良 台大教授抗議 (Professors from Taiwan University protest dismissal of Xia Yeliang)
United Daily News, October 23, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

人权报告:中国政府又一次外交表演 (UPR: Chinese government puts on another diplomatic show)
Deutsche Welle, October 23, 2013

China’s human rights record challenged at UN
Voice of America, October 22, 2013

China challenged over human rights record at United Nations
The Guardian, October 22, 2013

West criticizes, China defends human rights record at U.N.
Reuters, October 22, 2013

ICT highlights Tibet’s lack of civil society on the eve of China’s rights review in Geneva
International Campaign for Tibet, October 22, 2013

Aung San Suu Kyi receives Sakharov Prize, finally
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 22, 2013
CNN, October 23, 2013


Information Control (信息控制)

“中国新闻审查跨向海外” (China’s media and censorship expand overseas)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 23, 2013

See related reports:
The Long Shadow of Chinese Censorship: How the Communist Party’s Media Restrictions Affect News Outlets Around the World
Center for International Media Assistance, October 22, 2013

CCTV’s International Expansion: China’s Grand Strategy for Media?
Center for International Media Assistance, October 22, 2013

官方学者批丑化毛 作者隔洋下战书辩论 (Official criticizes book as defaming Mao, author asks for a debate)
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2013

我国首部新闻记者培训教材出版 具4个鲜明特点 (China makes “ideological education” a requirement for renewing journalist certificate)
People’s Daily, October 22, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Desperate Chinese villagers turn to self-immolation
NPR, October 23, 2013

Natural Resource (自然资源 )

China, Israel have similar water problems, says visiting Chinese official
The Jerusalem Post, October 22, 2013

Society (社会)

Q. & A.: Yang Fenggang on the "Oxford Consensus" and public trust in China
New York Times, October 23, 2013

China's ridiculous war on Starbucks lattes
Foreign Policy, October 21, 2013
Global Times, October 23, 2013


Women (妇女)

被强制结扎引发严重后遗症 江西农家讲述悲惨遭遇 (Forced sterilization causes Jiangxi woman to lose ability to work)
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2013