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 13, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

违反“七条底线 新浪处理10万微博账户 (Sina punishes 100,000 microblog users for violating "7 Bottom Lines")
Beijing Youth Daily, November 13, 2013

Children (儿童)

仅三成父母认为中国适合养孩子 (Int’l survey shows only 30% of parents think China is a suitable place for raising children)
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2013

See the survey:
Concerned Parents?
可怜天下父母心,忧心忡忡的父母们 最担心什么?
Ipsos ASI, November 3, 2013

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

中国再有多名记者涉严重违纪被查处 (Several more Chinese journalists investigated for severe discipline violations)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 13, 2013

Health (健康)

Health experts encourage China to help combat diseases
Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi elected to top U.N. rights body
Reuters, November 12, 2013

中俄越古等获选下届UN人权理事国 被指人权纪录“不合格” (Criticized for substandard human rights records, China, Russia, Vietnam, Cuba, are elected to UN Human Rights Council)
Voice of America, November 13, 2013

For more information, see:
China elected to UN Human Rights Council
Human Rights in China, November 12, 2013

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

China's meager aid to the Philippines could dent its image
中国援菲出手不大方 或令国际形象蒙尘
Reuters, November 12, 2013

Philippines relief effort lays bare China limitations
Financial Times, November 13, 2013

Migrants (农民工)

China points to social welfare reforms needed for urbanization drive
Reuters, November 12, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

胡祖六:只要有国企就不可能公平竞争 民族复兴靠民企 (Expert: SOEs prevent fair competition, national rejuvenation depends on private enterprises)
Caijing, November 13, 2013

国企将继续做大做强 民企前景仍不乐观 (SOEs to grow larger and stronger while prospects for private enterprises remain pessimistic)
Caijing, November 13, 2013

Chinese leader gets more sway on the economy and security
New York Times, November 13, 2013

China implies domestic focus for new security council
Reuters, November 13, 2013

Xi vs. the strongmen: the battle for reform in China
The Diplomat, November 12, 2013

State Security (国家安全)

China to revamp security in face of threats at home, abroad
Reuters, November 12, 2013

中国设国家安全委员会“以对内为主” (China creates National Security Committee to "primarily deal with internal affairs")
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 13, 2013

Technology (科技)

Social media in China: growing integration across marketing channels
The Guardian, November 12, 2013

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China’s Uighurs blame violence on abuses, not jihad
The Malay Mail, November 12, 2013

China pressures Muslim Uygur lawyer families on burqas, beards
Reuters, November 12, 2013

Opinion ( 观点)

Third Plenum: the analysts’ take
Wall Street Journal, November 12, 2013