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, November 04, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

王新鵬﹕沒有同意刪戲《紅》劇原創者反駁港芭說法 (Choreographer Wang Xin Peng: I never agreed to censor the ballet)
Ming Pao, November 4, 2013

何慶基﹕粗暴違操守 匪夷所思 (Scholar: censoring ballet is gross violation of professional ethics, simply incredible)
Ming Pao, November 4, 2013

Death penalty, 死刑

In China, public executions still a part of village life
The Asahi Shimbun, November 2, 2013

Education (教育)

教育经费管理存在多项问题 回应质疑制度亟需建立 (Education budget increases despite many problems in current system)
Guangming Daily, November 4, 2013

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

Free speech and internet are key to China’s reform, says Google’s Eric Schmidt
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2013

Health (健康)

中国每年新增癌症患者占全球五分之一 (Number of new cancer patients rises annually, is now one fifth of world total)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 3, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

参与公民运动孙德胜街头举牌被逮捕 三国外交官探倪玉兰警阻拦不果 (New Citizens’ Movement member arrested after street protest, diplomats from 3 western countries blocked from visiting Ni Yulan)
Radio Free Asia, November 1, 2013

赵常青被变更罪名移交检察院 律师:欲加之罪 (Lawyer calls charge against Zhao Changqing "trumped-up")
Voice of America, November 3, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

中国控制加拿大舆论的六种策略 (China’s six strategies for controlling public opinion in Canada)
Radio France Internationale, November 4, 2013

中国官方关注五类“特殊性知识分子” (Chinese authorities concerned about "5 special kinds of intellectuals")
Radio France Internationale, November 4, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

What's wrong with U.N.'s human rights council
CNN, October 31, 2013

中国代表:反对西方国家无端指责攻击中国人权状况 (China representative: we oppose western countries’ baseless criticisms of China’s human rights situation)
China News Service, November 1, 2013

Statement by Ambassador Wang Min at the Third Committee of the 68th Session of the General Assembly on Human Rights
Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the UN, October 31, 2013

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

日俄2+2会谈是给中国看的?(Are Japan and Russia’s 2+2 talks aimed at China?)
Nikkei, November 4, 2013

Japan, Russia agree to cooperate on security as China rises
Reuters, November 2, 2013

June Fourth (六四)

“六四学生”诉司法厅,二审退庭抗议 (June 4 protester loses case against Hunan department of justice for cancelling his exam results due to his 1989 involvement)
Deutsche Welle, November 4, 2013

Media (媒体)

China berates foreign media for Tiananmen attack doubts
Reuters, November 4, 2013

See the article:
CNN为天安门恐怖袭击辩护很无良 请美媒自重 (Chinese state media calls CNN article criticizing Chinese policy in Xinjiang unscrupulous)
Global Times, November 4, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

国企改革下一步,股权多元化 (SOE reform should focus on diversification of shareholders to allow more private ownership)
The Economic Observer, November 4, 2013

Tibet (西藏)

西藏党委书记陈全国要求在藏区消除达赖喇嘛的声音和形象 (Tibet Party official orders elimination of Dalai Lama’s voice and image in greater Tibet area)
Radio Free Asia, November 3, 2013

China aims to fully mute Dalai Lama
Reuters, November 2, 2013

Canadian envoy to China raises Tibet issue
Phayul, November 3, 2013

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

In Xinjiang, poverty, exclusion greater threat than Islam
Voice of America, November 3, 2013

Rights activists demand transparency on Tiananmen car crash in China
Al Jazeera, October 31, 2013

China demotes a military commander after attack in Beijing
New York Times, November 4, 2013

China: 天安门“恐怖袭击“仍存疑点 (Tiananmen "terrorist attack" questioned)
Deutsche Welle, November 4, 2013

Opinion (观点)

From Chen Yongzhou to Weibo, China struggles to keep a lid on stories
The Guardian, November 4, 2013

陈小鲁:唯有尊重宪法,才能避免文革重演 (Chen Xiaolu: only by respecting the Constitution can we avoid another Cultural Revolution)
New York Times, November 4, 2013

China hasn’t earned a spot on Human Rights Council
The Washington Post, November 1, 2013

Beijing needs to catch up on promoting human rights
South China Morning Post, November 2, 2013