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 18, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

美国新闻组织公布新浪微博被禁图片 (U.S. NGO publicizes censored Sina Weibo images)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2013

How to get censored on China’s Twitter
ProPublica, November 14, 2013

Bloomberg news suspends reporter whose article on china was not published
New York Times, November 18, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

中共研究官邸制反腐 学者称关键是财产公示 (CPC studies "official residence system" to fight corruption; scholar says key is to publicize assets)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 17, 2013

Environment (环境)

Short of a miracle, China residents take air pollution into their own hands
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2013

Health (健康)

“中国12年后将成世界肺癌第一大国” (Experts: China will be world’s number one lung cancer state in 12 years)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

刘霞提出要求重审诺奖得主刘晓波案申诉 (Liu Xia appeals for re-trial of husband, Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)
Voice of America, November 18, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

张家川发帖被拘少年被退学 校方称各方面压力太大 (Teenager expelled from school after release from detention for “spreading rumors” on Weibo)
Beijing News, November 18, 2013

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

China: landmark reform plans call for anti-piracy court
The Hollywood Reporter, November 18, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China asks Lanka to protect and promote human rights
Business Standard, November 18, 2013

Internet (互联网)

Activists say they have found way round Chinese internet censorship
The Guardian, November 18, 2013

中国收紧管控 两家外媒中文网站被封 (Chinese websites of two news outlets blocked as China tightens control on foreign media)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Success of Chinese leader’s ambitious economic plan may rest on rural regions
New York Times, November 18, 2013

Natural Resources (自然资源)

They may be some time: putting down roots in Antarctica
The Economist, November 18, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

三中全会决定旨在平衡改革保守两派 (Decisions from Party’s third plenary aimed at balancing reformist and conservative factions)
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2013

Chinese reforms come in response to public discontent, economic necessity
PBS, November 15, 2013

China's Potemkin reforms
The Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2013

中共力推混合所有制 鼓励非公企业参与国企改革 (Party pushes mixed ownership system, encourages non-public enterprises to participate in SOE reform)
China News Service, November 18, 2013

Population (人口)

Hurdles seen for change to China’s one-child rule
New York Times, November 18, 2013

Why China’s one-child policy still leads to forced abortions, and always will
The Washington Post, November 15, 2013

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

四川现有劳教人员不足10人等待安置 干警“转向” (Fewer than 10 officers remain in Sichuan RTL system)
Sichuan Online, November 18, 2013

Questions over what replaces "re-education through labour"
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2013

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

Chinese police nab N. Korean escapees trying to reach S. Korea: sources
Yonhap News, November 18, 2013

Religion (宗教)

中国河南官方教会牧师及信徒被当局拘押 (Pastor and followers of state-sanctioned church detained in Henan by authorities)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

涉法涉诉信访改革目标:以司法终结 (State Bureau for Letters and Visits reform aims at providing judicial solutions)
Beijing News, November 16, 2013

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

三中全会后新疆首宗暴力袭击又现巴楚11死 由当局枪杀维族青年引发
Eleven killed in raid on police station in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2013

Opinion (观点)

China's children may become the drivers of environmental change
The Guardian, November 18, 2013

张悬使我们谈政治 (Taiwanese singer flag-incident inspires us to discuss politics)
New York Times, November 18, 2013

UN rights council welcomes strange bedfellows to the table
The Sydney Morning Herald, November 18, 2013