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.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Children (儿童)

Beijing NGO teaches young rural girls to protect themselves from sexual assault
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

Chinese official suspended over $115,000 pig trotter tab
Agence France-Presse, October 28, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Opinions solicited on draft food safety law
Xinhua, October 29, 2013

Education (教育)

报告显示中国留学生美国名校退学率高达25% (Report shows up to 25% drop-out rate for Chinese students at prestigious U.S. universities)
Southern Metropolis Daily, October 27, 2013

Environment (环境)

China to monitor link between smog and health
Reuters, October 28, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

电视发牌民怨烧身 特首港府民望急挫 (New survey from Chinese University of HK: approval rating for Chief Executive CY Leung drops significantly over concerns about gov’t control of the media)
Voice of America, October 29, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Lawyers challenge judges’ authority in trial of Chinese activists
New York Times, October 29, 2013

China puts 3 members of activist group on trial in sign of party intolerance of dissent
Associated Press, October 28, 2013

China trial of anti-corruption activists suspended: lawyer
Agence France-Presse, October 28, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

China censors news of an SUV plowing into a crowd in Tiananmen Square, killing five
Washington Post, October 28, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

德人权组织要求联合国人权理事会严审中国人权状况 (German rights organization asks UN Human Rights Council to seriously examine China’s human rights situation)
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2013

China UN Mission smears Uyghur President, says group
Epoch Times, October 28, 2013

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

Norway snub shows sharp edge of Chinese diplomacy
Associated Press, October 28, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Government think tank offers insight into reformist goals
Wall Street Journal, October 28, 2013

Hopes of market reforms in China tempered by political realities
New York Times, October 29, 2013

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China doctors protest after murder by patient
Agence France-Presse, October 28, 2013

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan families still in tents two months after quake
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2013

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Tiananmen jeep crash kills 5, police name Xinjiang suspects
Global Times, October 29, 2013

“警方称天安门撞车事件嫌疑人系维族” (Police claim suspects of Tiananmen crash are Uyghurs)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 29, 2013

China police search for Uighurs after deadly crash
Associated Press, October 29, 2013

Opinion (观点)

The U.S. needs a new strategy in addressing China’s human rights
The Washington Post, October 27, 2013

You may never eat street food in China again after watching this video
Washington Post, October 28, 2013

李克强身处改革十字路口 (China’s premier stuck at a "reform crossroad")
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2013