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, December 02, 2013

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

American tech companies in China: a question of trust
The Economist, November 30, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

记者调查人大招生处长被查:高招成腐败重灾区 (Reporter finds higher education admission process rife with corruption)
Xinhua, December 2, 2013

China probes official of state-owned insurance firm for graft
Reuters, December 1, 2013

Senior Chinese official sacked in corruption probe
Reuters, November 30, 2013

Culture (文化)

Cultural revolution taking place in China's bedrooms
Agence France-Presse, November 28, 2013

Environment (环境)

中国环保组织状告中石油违法排污 (All China Environment Federation sues PetroChina and Jilin Oilfield for illegal sewer drainage)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 29, 2013

Health (健康)

The AIDS granny in exile
BuzzFeed, December 1, 2013

Beijing police detain dozens of activists ahead of World AIDS Day
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2013

Human Rights Defenders ( 人权卫士)

Isolation Under House Arrest for Wife of Imprisoned Nobel Laureate
New York Times, December 2, 2013

张军律师拒绝法院安检遭行拘 律师团体发声促放人增人权 (Rights defense lawyer detained after refusing court’s security check, advocates call for release)
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2013

For more information on Zhang Jun, see:
Lawyers protest unlawful security check by local courts
Human Rights in China, November 30, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

央视制片人王青雷离职,“真话”遭封杀 (CCTV producer forced to resign after questioning “clean up the Internet” campaign)
Deutsche Welle, December 2, 2013

China's rumor crackdown has "cleaned" Internet, official says
Reuters, November 28, 2013

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

With More Than 123,000 Votes Cast, National Zoo Names Its Giant Panda Cub
New York Times, December 2, 2013

Britain accused of going soft on rights to woo China
Financial Times, November 28, 2013

Face-off: China’s new air-defence zone suggests a worrying new approach in the region
The Economist, November 30, 2013

Labor (劳工)

7 killed in Chinese-run factory in Italy
Associated Press, December 1, 2013

Land, Property, Housing ( 土地、财产、房屋)

The economics of demolition: Creative destruction
The Economist, November 30, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

傳陸發文件 指周永康被捕 (Official document shows Zhou Yongkang, former member of Politburo Standing Committee, arrested)
CNA, December 1, 2013

央视推持指周永康被查 旋即删除 (CCTV removes post about investigation of Zhou Yongkang)
Radio Free Asia, December 2, 2013

Xi Jinping: Chinese ruler who's a riddle to the world
The Guardian, December 1, 2013

Population (人口)

张艺谋网上声明承认超生并称愿意受罚 (Zhang Yimou admits to flouting one child policy by having 3 children)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 2, 2013

China to question movie director's agent on family planning allegations
Reuters, November 29, 2013

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

国家信访局:逐步把网上信访作为解决信访问题的主渠道 (State Bureau for Letters and Calls to gradually make Internet the main channel for petitioning)
Xinhua, November 28, 2013

China seeks to reform its petitioning system
Associated Press, November 28, 2013

全国信访形势总体平稳 诉求集中民生 (State Council states overall situation of petitioning stable, grievances mostly related to livelihood issues)
State Council Information Office, November 28, 2013

China starts probe of senior petitions bureau official
Wall Street Journal, November 29, 2013

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

司法部官员:社区矫正不可能成另一种劳教 (Justice Ministry Official: community correction system will not become another RTL)
Jinghua Times, November 30, 2013

后劳教时代的“社区矫正” (China’s post-RTL “community correction system)
Deutsche Welle, November 29, 2013

江苏省公安厅秘密文件曝光 (Secret document reveals existing black jails in China)
Epoch Times, November 27, 2013

A jail by another name - China labor camps now drug detox centers
Reuters, November 30, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

China judicial reform: All trial proceedings to be open to the public
CCTV, November 28, 2013


最高人民法院关于人民法院在互联网公布裁判文书的规定 (Supreme People's Court's Regulations Concerning the Online Publication of Documents Related to People's Courts' Verdicts)
Supreme People's Court, November 21, 2013

China aims to curb wrongful convictions amid abuse
Associated Press, November 27, 2013

Taiwan (台湾)

马英九:将向大陆当局表严正立场 (Taiwan’s president to express stern position to China on Air Defense Identification Zone)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 1, 2013

Opinion ( 观点)

Why Chinese needs a good word for "irony", and why it's too soon to bid farewell to re-education through labor
Chinese Law Prof Blog, November 28, 2013