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.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

At Bloomberg, special code keeps some articles out of China
New York Times, November 14, 2013

China’s surveillance firms get boost from security plan
Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

A bank’s fruitful ties to a member of China’s elite
New York Times, November 13, 2013

Dust of corruption case lingers over China’s Nanjing
The Malay Mail, November 13, 2013

Environment (环境)

中国最大淡水湖出现极枯 影响湖区生活生产用水 (China's largest freshwater lake shrinks causing scarcity of drinking water and threats to ecology)
Xinhua, November 14, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

人民日报炮轰彭定康 (People’s Daily attacks Patten’s support for HK general elections)
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2013

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

U.S. says China must do more to safeguard trade secrets
Reuters, November 14, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China elected to United Nations Human Rights Council
New York Times, November 14, 2013

China's entry into UNHRC irks Tibet activists, right groups
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International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment), 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

British Broadcasting Corporation, November 14, 2013

China extends grip in Central Asia
Asia Times Online, November 13, 2013

Media (媒体)

BBC is in a “soft power” battle with international broadcasters
The Guardian, November 14, 2013 /

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

State giants emerge unscathed in China's economic road map
Wall Street Journal, November 14, 2013

王健林:三中全会改革没有针对国企比较失望 (Private entrepreneur: It is disappointing that third plenary did not target SOE reform)
Caijing, November 14, 2013 /

What was missing in China's reform plan
CNN, November 13, 2013

China’s state companies ain’t going nowhere
Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2013

"Leading team" to spearhead drive for reform, party plenum resolves
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

河南废除“破案率”等指标防止冤假错案 (Henan abolishes “case-solving rate” and other legal quotas to guard against miscarriages of justice)
China Youth Daily, November 14, 2013

State Security (国家安全)

China's state security committee shows Xi's clout
Associated Press, November 13, 2013

Taiwan (台湾)

台湾歌手张悬年底北京演唱会取消 (Taiwanese singer’s Beijing concert cancelled after national flag incident)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 14, 2013