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.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

Exclusive: U.S. expands China hiring probe to Morgan Stanley
Reuters, November 26, 2013

China cuts civil servants’ car perks
Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2013

党政机关厉行节约反对浪费条例 (Regulations on Combating Waste and Strictly Enforcing Thrift Among Party and Government Organs)
Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, November 25, 2013

Death penalty (死刑)

最高法详解“曾成杰吴英不同判决” (Supreme Court justifies Zeng Chengjie execution: he caused 3 mass incidents)
Beijing News, November 26, 2013

Disasters (灾难)

贵州高铁施工塔吊倒塌砸穿中石化输油管 (Guizhou high-speed rail construction crane collapsed smashing through PetroChina oil pipelines)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 27, 2013

Police detain nine after Qingdao oil blasts: media
Reuters, November 26, 2013

丧事如何办成喜事? (News reporting with Chinese characteristic: emphasize gov’t relief efforts in disasters), November 25, 2013

Education (教育)

语文教材错误:荀子读纸质书 韩愈只活15年 (Numerous mistakes in Chinese language textbooks as publishers rush publications for profits)
People’s Daily, November 27, 2013

Environment (环境)

US and China must act on climate change rhetoric, says German minister
The Guardian, November 25, 2013

Human Rights Defenders ( 人权卫士)

程海律师会丁家喜遭警殴打 习近平到临沂访民遭殃 (Lawyer Cheng Hai beaten by police as he visits client Ding Jiaxi)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2013

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中国活动人士杜导斌被南都网终止约稿 编辑受到高层压力 (Newspaper drops activist contributor, cites pressure from top)
Radio Free Asia, November 26, 2013

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

Special report: how China took control of an OPEC country's oil
Reuters, November 26, 2013

China’s aircraft carrier heads to South China Sea
Associated Press, November 26, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

It's all politics: the forgotten dimension of China's economic reforms
Forbes, November 26, 2013

Religion (宗教)

China aims to harness religious beliefs to promote harmony
Reuters, November 26, 2013

国家宗教事务局局长:高度警惕宗教极端思想 (Director of State Administration of Religious Affairs: We should remain highly vigilant against extremist religious thoughts)
People Daily, November 26, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

中共中央发布党内法规制定工作五年规划纲要 (CPC issues 5-year plan for making Party rules)
Xinhua, November 27, 2013

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State Security (国家安全)

中国涉“危害国家安全罪”被捕人数上升 (More than 1000 arrested on charge of “endangering state security” in 2012, up 20% from previous year)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 27, 2013

Taiwan (台湾) Taiwan 台湾

China envoy visits Taiwan amid protests
Channel News Asia, November 26, 2013

Opinion ( 观点)

Chinese Reform, U.S. Stasis
New York Times, November 27, 2013

China's ADIZ undermines regional stability
Asia Times Online, November 26, 2013