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.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Navigating the constraints on reporting from China
New York Times, November 19, 2013

Children (儿童)

Chinese e-commerce site removes paedophiliac sex doll after outrage
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

Something’s gotta give
News China, December 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

Chinese youth sues over alleged police torture
New York Times, November 19, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

刘晓波近见妻后正式提出申诉 狱方已接受律师会见手续 (Liu Xiaobo, imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate, formally appeals case after meeting with wife, Liu Xia)
Voice of America, November 18, 2013

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

习近平:中美关系已建设成摩天大厦(Xi Jinping: Sino-U.S. relations have become strong as a skyscraper)
Xinhua, November 19, 2013

Internet (互联网)

央视称微信涉色情,官方扩大“清网”?(CCTV exposes pornographic information on WeChat, are the authorities expanding their “Internet cleanup?”)
Deutsche Welle, November 19, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

图解:十八届三中全会《决定》诞生前的200个日日夜夜 (Pictorial narrative of 200 days and nights before the birth of the third plenary decision of the 18th CPC)
People’s Daily, November 19, 2013

Population (人口)

卫计委调查称约5-6成"单独"夫妇愿生二胎 (National family planning office: only 50-60% of couples with one only-child parent are willing to have a second child)
Economic Observer, November 19, 2013

Relaxing one-child policy will create near-term baby boom but real benefits will take years to see
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2013

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

中国维权律师促废除一切法外变相劳教方式 (Chinese rights defense lawyers urge abolition of all extrajudicial practices similar to RTL)
Voice of America, November 19, 2013

劳教所摘牌,“黑监狱”尚在 (Black jails still exist as RTL is abolished)
Deutsche Welle, November 19, 2013

重庆劳教往事 (Reflection on RTL in Chongqing)
Tencent News, November 19, 2013

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

China arrests at least 13 North Korean refugees, say human rights group
Agence France-Presse, November 19, 2013

朝鲜难民在中国被捕 (North Korean refugees arrested in China)
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2013

State Security (国家安全)

過來人:國安委或比勞教更恐怖 (New national security body more frightening than RTL)
Ming Pao, November 16, 2013

Technology 科技

China retains supercomputer crown in latest Top500 list
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2013

Opinion (观点)

改革首先需要约束政府 (Reform requires restraining the government first)
Financial Times, November 18, 2013