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.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

18央企上市公司招待费超31亿 内部人称吃喝玩乐 (Eighteen listed central enterprises spent over RMB 3.1 billion on entertainment in 2012)
China Security, October 24, 2013

Children (儿童)

China orders severe penalties for child abuse
Xinhua, Ocober 24, 2013

Chinese children die in school wall collapse
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 24, 2013

Environment (环境)

China to send air pollution inspection teams to provinces
South China Morning Post, October 24, 2013

China hit by another airpocalypse as air pollution cancer link confirmed
The Guardian, October 24, 2013

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

Chinese newspaper asks police to free detained reporter
The New York Times, October 24, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

“党报批港占中勾结台独是不了解台湾” (Party papers accuse Occupy Cental organisers of “colluding with Taiwan Separatists”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 24, 2013

Occupy group's flirt with Taipei slammed
The Standard, October 24, 2013

記協不滿無公布梁振英北京期間行程 (HK journalists association disgruntled over undisclosed Beijing trip of chief executive)
Radio Hong Kong, October 24, 2013

See the Statement:
記協不滿特區政府隱瞞特首之訪京行程 (HK journalists association angered by secrecy of HK chief executive’s Beijing trip)
Hong Kong Journalists Association, October 24, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

浙江中国民主党人士吕耿松被国保带走并被抄家 (Zhejiang democratic party member Lu Gengsong taken by police, home searched)
Radio Free Asia, October 24, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

联合国:代表称中国不存在任意拘留、强迫失踪 (UN: China says there are no arbitrary detentions or enforced disappearances)
Free More News, October 23, 2013

Internet (互联网)

国信办查处人民内参网等31家网站 (State Letters and Visits Office shuts down 31 websites to “clean up” phony information)
Xinhua, October 24, 2013

Media (媒体)

Running dog eat dog: Nationalists, united against Western media bias, are divided over money
The Economist, October 19, 2013

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Chinese police injured in clash with villagers
云南发生群体性事件 多名警察受伤
Reuters, October 24, 2013

Tibet (西藏)

达赖喇嘛与华人作家在纽约举行对话会 (Dalai Lama holds dialogue with Chinese writers in NYC)
Voice of America, October 24, 2013

Tibetan trio jailed for preventing police from stopping self-immolation
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2013

Torture (酷刑)

Insight: China party's secretive judicial system laid bare in torture case
Reuters, October 23, 2013