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.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

谁如此残忍对猫咪下手? 淮安捣毁一处宰猫窝点
Chinese police find slaughterhouse selling cat meat
Modern Express, October 31, 2013
The Telegraph, October 31, 2013

CH: http://news.xdkb.net/society/2013-10/31/content_218041.htm
EN: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10417032/Chinese-police-find-slaughterhouse-selling-cat-meat.html

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

港芭舞剧被删涉文革情节今重现 中联办否认干涉 (Hong Kong ballet restores censored Cultrual Revolution scene, Liaison Office denies interference)
South China Morning Post, November 1, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/hong-kong/15511/gang-ba-wu-ju-bei-shan-she-wen-ge-qing-jie-jin-zhong-xian-zhong-lian-ban-fou-ren-gan

Corruption (腐败)

吉林原副省长田学仁涉受贿1919万被判无期 (Former Jilin Vice Governor Tian Xueren sentenced to life imprisonment for accepting bribes of 19.19 million yuan)
China News Service, November 1, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-11-01/095128592283.shtml

Related:
China senior official Tian Xueren gets life in prison for bribery
South China Morning Post, November 1, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1345192/china-senior-official-tian-xueren-gets-life-prison-bribery

中纪委课题组专家:网络反腐举报政府涉腐超6成 (Central discipline commission expert: 65% of corrupt cases reported through anti-corruption network involve government officials)
Legal Evening News, November 1, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-11-01/164028595713.shtml

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

广东省新闻出版广电局做出查处新快报社有关问题的决定 (Guangdong press regulator orders New Express overhaul)
Xinhua, November 1, 2013
> http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2013-10/4515912.html

Related:
新快报社长总编辑和副总编辑被免职 (Top two editors of New Express removed)
Beijing News, November 1, 2013
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2013/11/01/290435.html

Top management at beleaguered New Express newspaper replaced
South China Morning Post, November 1, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1345252/top-management-beleaguered-new-express-newspaper-replaced

Chinese journalist tries to crowdfund his career
Associated Press, November 1, 2013
http://www.nebraska.tv/story/23847931/chinese-journalist-tries-to-crowdfund-his-career

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

曹顺利被正式逮捕 肝病严重不许就医吃药 (Cao Shunli formally arrested and suffering from liver disease )
Radio Free Asia, November 1, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/aw-10312013143839.html

for more information on Cao Shunli, see:
Cao Shunli Ill in Detention, Refuses to Sign Official Arrest Document
曹顺利病情恶化,拒签逮捕通知书
Human Rights in China, October 31, 2013
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/7028
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/7029

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Strident video by Chinese military casts U.S. as menace
中国军方制作电影抨击美国渗透
New York Times, November 1, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20131101/c01video/dual/

See the video:
较量无声 (Silent contest)
National Defense University, June, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK7WFYM6uYuxk5SJKrG8RovWmLAEUCSL_

上海自贸区承担改革决心阻力强大(Shanghai Free Trade Zone’s monetary policy meets heavy resistance from interest groups)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 1, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/business/2013/11/131101_ana_china_shanghai_ftz.shtml

Tibet (西藏)

Chinese officials urge 'vigilance' in Tibetan county following Tiananmen crash
Radio Free Asia, November 1, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/vigilance-10302013142015.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

孟建柱:东伊运策划天安门恐怖袭击 (China's top security official: East Turkestan Islamic Movement planned Tiananmen crash)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 1, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131101_china_tiananmen_xinjiang.shtml

Related:
China: East Turkestan movement behind deadly crash
Associated Press, November1, 2013
http://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/China-East-Turkestan-movement-behind-deadly-crash-4944906.php

Seeing a turning point for China’s thinking on terrorism
天安门撞车是中国反恐战略转折点
New York Times, November 1, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131101/c01yang/dual/

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