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.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

辽宁投资2亿饮水工程不安全 市长关注无进展 (Liaoning drinking water still unsafe after RMB 200 million purifying project)
Guangming Daily, November 6, 2013

Culture (文化)

China demands "positive images" in return for access to markets
The Guardian, November 6, 2013

Cyber security (网络安全)

World cybersecurity leaders call for cooperation
American Broadcasting Corporation, November 6, 2013

全球网络空间合作峰会在美举行 中国呼吁各国加强合作维护网络安全 (China calls for enhanced cooperation between states to maintain cybersecurity)
China Radio International, November 6, 2013

Environment (环境)

连续6天霾过程增加两倍 雾霾造成癌症几率增加 (Smog levels triple after 6 successive days of extreme pollution, may cause more cancer)
People’s Daily, November 6, 2013

Health (健康)

An 8-year-old girl’s lung cancer is blamed on air pollution
New York Times, November 6, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

陈光诚的哥哥和母亲登机离开中国启程赴美 (Chen Guangcheng’s relatives leave China for the U.S.)
Voice of America, November 6, 2013

Mother, brother of China activist lawyer Chen Guangcheng depart to visit him in US
Associated Press, November 5, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

「中国人权」组织促中国政府释放民运人士 (Human Rights in China urges Chinese government to release activists)
Radio Free Asia, November 5, 2013

人权组织: 中俄若任UN人权理事国 = “狐狸给鸡看家” (Rights Organization: China and Russia becoming members of UN Human Rights Council is equivalent to a "fox guarding the henhouse")
Voice of America, November 5, 2013

For more information on the Human Right Council, see:
HRIC urges China to release rights activists to show human rights commitment
Human Rights in China, November 5, 2013

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

China tells Norway it must take first step to heal Nobel rift
Bloomberg, November 6, 2013

美国表态支持日本监视中国军演 (U.S. supports Japan’s monitoring of China’s military excises)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 6, 2013

Internet (互联网)

文化部解禁单体网吧审批 (Ministry of Culture lifts restrictions on opening non-franchise Internet bars)
Xinhua, November 6, 2013

Media (媒体)

官媒牵头万人签名运动反CNN 引起反弹 (Official media’s anti-CNN campaign gets tens of thousands of followers but also causes backlash)
Radio Free Asia, November 5, 2013

CNN就涉天安门撞车案评论文章发声明 (CNN issues statement about its opinion piece on the Tiananmen jeep crash)
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

曹思源:政治和经济改革不配套将付代价 (Pro-reform scholar: if political reform does not correspond with economic reform there will be great costs)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 5, 2013

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China detains hundreds of veterans ahead of third plenum
Radio Free Asia, November 5, 2013

Society (社会)

山西太原连发数起爆炸致1死8伤 道路已恢复通行 (One killed, 8 injured in Shanxi province explosion)
China News Service, November 6, 2013

中共三中全会前夕连环爆炸冲击维稳 (Several explosions threaten China’s stability in advance of Party’s third plenary)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 6, 2013

Blasts at China regional Communist Party office kill one
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 6, 2013

China’s leaders confront economic fissures
New York Times, November 6, 2013

Opinion (观点)

三中全会或让投资者失望 (Party’s third plenary may disappoint investors)
Financial Times, November 6, 2013

Rule the Web through rule of law
News China, November 2013