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 28, 2013

Children (儿童)

China sex abuse laws: courts seek tougher sentencing on sex abuse cases
International Business Times, October 25, 2013

Civil Society (民间社会)

广州:公务员禁入社会组织 离退休后兼职需审批 (Guangzhou bans civil servants from joining NGOs)
Yangtze Evening Post, October 27, 2013

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

Chinese paper apologizes after journalist shown on TV confessing to publishing false reports
Associated Press, October 27, 2013

新快报记者收人钱财发表大量失实报道 被依法刑事拘留 (Criminally detained reporter confesses to accepting bribes to publish false reports on CCTV)
Xinhua, October 26, 2013

Hukou (户口)

清华教授:中国户籍城镇化率仅27.6% 户籍改革滞后 (Qinghua University’s report: China’s urbanization progressing faster than hukou reform)
Legal Daily, October 28, 2013

UW professor devises reform in Chinese hukou system
Northwest Asian Weekly, October 25, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

邀请曹顺利的日内瓦人权组织谈中国人权 (ISHR disappointed Cao Shunli’s case not raised during China’s UPR after it reported her disappearance to Human Rights Council)
Radio France International, October 28, 2013

新余庭审第一天 三君子被迫解除律师委托合同 (Three defendants were forced to dismiss their lawyers on first day of trial in Xinyu)
Voice of America, October 26, 2013

Trial adjourned for China anti-graft activists
Reuters, October 28, 2013

For more information, see:
Lawyers call for release of three asset transparency advocates, challenge legality of trial delay
律师发表声明 指法院超期羁押刘萍等三人违法侵权
Human Rights in China, October 15, 2013

Xia Yeliang: the China Americans don't see
Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2013

Protest in Shanghai after unexplained death of detainee
The Telegraph, October 26, 2013

Chinese activist's mom, brother to visit him in US
Associated Press, October 26, 2013

Labor (劳工)

China’s reforms leave labor unions behind
The Diplomat, October 24, 2013

National Defense (国防)

中国海军第一支核潜艇部队组建42年来首次解密 (China’s navy debuts first nuclear submarines in its 42-year history)
Xinhua, October 27, 2013

China displays nuclear submarine fleet for first time
Business Standard, October 28, 2013

Open Government Information (信息公开)

Challenging the Chinese government to disclose its aid to North Korea
New York Times, October 24, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

国研中心“383”改革方案全文公布 刘鹤领衔起草 (State Council’s Development Research Center unveils reform proposal that reflects the “correct management of government-market relationship”)
China News Service, October 28, 2013

See the report:
新一轮改革的基本思路和行动方案 (Basic reasoning and action plan of China’s new round of reforms)
China Reform, Cai Xin, October 1, 2013

Chinese government think tank pushes for major reforms across all aspects of the economy and life
AFP, October 28, 2013

Market awaits "unprecedented" reforms in China
Forbes, October 26, 2013

Across the party wall
The Economist, October 26, 2013

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

事故还是自杀式抗议?(Tiananmen car crash: an accident or suicide-style protest?)
Deutsche Welle, October 28, 2013

Related pictures:
网上疯传 天安门前爆炸的汽车上携带炸弹 (Tiananmen car accident was a car bombing)
Boxun, October 28, 2013

Taiwan (台湾)

吴伯雄重申"两岸不是国与国关系" (Elder Taiwan statesman reiterates that cross straits relations are not relations between countries)
Deutsche Welle, October 28, 2013

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Uighur Muslims in China arrested for "online jihad"
International Business Times, October 28, 2013

Opinion (观点)

Economic rather than political reform to be focus of CPC meeting
China Times, October 27, 2013

Can China escape its choking air pollution?
Washington Post, October 26, 2013

陈永洲事件掀起“滥用公权”问题的讨论 (Chen Yongzhou incident prompts discussion about "abuse of public authority")
Radio France International, October 28, 2013