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 21, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

谷歌总裁:十年内将战胜网络审查 (Google’s chairman: censorship will be eliminated in 10 years)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 21, 2013

Google's Schmidt predicts end of censorship within a decade
Reuters, November 20, 2013

Children (儿童)

省卫生厅:“弃婴误送殡仪馆”事件属严重误诊 (Anhui health authority: abandoned infant mistakenly sent to funeral parlor a serious misdiagnosis)
Anhui News, November 21, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

农信社改制曝地方财政巨额烂帐 清欠确权阻力大 (Reform of rural credit cooperatives exposes huge bad debts)
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2013

Health (健康)

China starts to turn to drugs as awareness of depression spreads
The Guardian, November 20, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

李飞、张荣顺今抵港 晤各界谈政改咨询
Top Basic Law Committee members to visit, share views
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2013

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

西法庭令逮捕中共前领袖 北京强烈不满 (Beijing displeased about Spanish court’s arrest orders for former Chinese leaders)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 21, 2013

Report: China “Challenging US Military Preeminence in Asia”
Voice of America, November 21, 2013

China’s Internet users bid adieu to U.S. ambassador Gary Locke
Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2013

Labor (劳工)

Hundreds of Chinese Nokia workers protest at Microsoft deal
Reuters, November 20, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Is land reform finally coming to China?
Bloomberg Businessweek, November 20, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Xi puts himself at center of China's economic makeover
New York Times, November 21, 2013

Getting a different reading from Chinese tea leaves at the third plenum
Wall Street Journal, November 21, 2013

China reform plan leaves political battles unresolved
Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2013

Population (人口)

中国称最终会取消计划生育限制 (China says it will eventually abolish family planning restrictions)
Reuters, November 21, 2013

Tibet (西藏)

China demands clarity on Spanish Jiang Zemin arrest order
Agence France-Presse, November 20, 2013

Torture (酷刑)

中国司法将告别“刑讯逼供”时代? (Will the Chinese judiciary end the era of torture?)
Deutsche Welle, November 21, 2013

China Supreme Court rules out confession through torture
Reuters, November 21, 2013

最高法发布意见健全防范冤假错案工作机制(全文) (Supreme Court issues comments on building robust mechanism to prevent miscarriages of justice [full text])
China News Service, November 21, 2013

Opinion (观点)

China legal reform promises cause for cautious optimism
Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2013

Bringing an end to a senseless policy: China’s “one-child” rule should be scrapped
The New York Times, November 19, 2013

A dissident’s daughter, on rights and reform in China
The New York Times, November 19, 2013