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.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

不动产统一登记触动既得利益 酝酿6年未落实 (Real estate uniform registration system set forth by law in 2007, never implemented due to vested interests)
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2013

Disasters (灾难)

青岛中石化爆燃事故已致35人死亡 166人受伤 (35 dead and 166 injured in Sinopec Qingdao pipeline explosion)
China News Service, November 22, 2013

Education (教育)

粤2016年允许租房者异地高考 (Guangdong to allow non-local tenants’ children to take local university entry exams by 2016)
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2013

Environment (环境)

Burma oil terminal faces fallout from Yunnan protests
The Irrawaddy, November 21, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

李飞:与中央对抗的人不能当特首 (Li Fei, senior NPC official: “one who confronts the central gov’t cannot be HK Chief Executive”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 22, 2013

Beijing official's visit to Hong Kong stokes fears over democracy
AFP, November 22, 2013

美國會報告:京無意讓港發展真民主 (U.S. Congress report: Beijing has no intention to allow the development of genuine democracy in HK)<)
Ming Pao, November 22, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China calls for global understanding on human rights issues
Business Standard, November 22, 2013

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

白宫对华施压 直指网络和汇率 (White House presses China on cybersecurity and RMB exchange rate)
Reuters, November 22, 2013

Confucius Institute launches its U.S. center in Washington, D.C.
Xinhua, November 21, 2013

Curious about reforms, Europeans head to China for summit
Deutsche Welle, November 21, 2013

Remarks by President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy following the 16th EU-China summit
European Union, November 21, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

China's rural land reform: a step toward more consumption, less social unrest
International Business Times, November 21, 2013

National Defense (国防)

中国试飞隐形无人攻击机 航程或覆盖日军基地 (China tests first unmanned stealth drone, flight range may cover Japanese military bases)
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2013

Chinese stealth drone takes 1st test flight
Associated Press, November 22, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Reform in China: let quite a few flowers bloom
The Economist, November 23, 2013

China faces major shift under Xi
Mail and Guardian, November 22, 2013

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

Pyongyang calls for China to return N. Korean refugees
Agence France-Presse, November 22, 2013

Religion (宗教)

河南抓捕牧师及教友 律师斥当局目无法律 (Official Christian pastor detained for one week without charge)
Voice of America, November 22, 2013

Society (社会)

“人相食”官方文件曝光 (Laogai Foundation obtains official document about cannibalism during the Great Famine)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2013

Tibet (西藏)

达赖喇嘛:悬挂雪山狮子旗是当年毛泽东批准 (Dalai Lama: Mao approved hanging of the Tibetan flag in 1954)
Voice of America, November 22, 2013

Torture (酷刑)

China’s highest court seeks to curtail abuses of justice
New York Times, November 22, 2013

Opinion (观点)

China's reforms: enlarging but not discarding the cage
CNN, November 21, 2013

Xi's power grab dwarfs market reforms
Asia Times Online, November 21, 2013