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, December 04, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

今年来16家上市公司21名高管出事 川企占6家 (Twenty one executives of 16 listed companies resign or dismissed over allegations of discipline violations)
Beijing Youth Daily, December 4, 2013

Culture (文化)

Godfather of Chinese rock, Cui Jian, asks why Hong Kong doesn't "get" good music
South China Morning Post, December 4, 2013

Cyber security (网络安全)

David Cameron challenges China over cyber spying
The Telegraph, December 3, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

中国再次退运5批超12万吨进口美国转基因玉米 (China again returns 5 batches, 120,000 tons, of imported GM maize to U.S.)
Xinhua, December 4, 2013

Education (教育)

China education model faces criticism at home
Financial Times, December 4, 2013

OECD education report: case study China
The Telegraph, December 3, 2013

人教社称早已知道教材出错 相关教材不会召回 (People’s Education Publisher, long aware of mistakes in text books, will not issue recall)
China Youth Daily, December 4, 2013

Environment (环境)

上海雾霾围城 教委建议学生暂停户外活动 (Smog surrounding Shanghai causes suspension of outdoor school activities)
Jiefang Daily, December 4, 2013

Health (健康)

中国控烟十年卷烟产量增50% 禁烟广告工作获0分 (Tobacco promotion control scores a zero as cigarette production up 50% in a decade)
Beijing Youth Daily, December 4, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

City prepares for consultation on 2017 popular election of chief executive
South China Morning Post, December 4, 2013

港府启动首轮政改咨询 民主派表关注 (HK democrats fear “patriotism” is key factor in first consultation on 2017 popular election of chief executive)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 4, 2013

Human Rights Defenders ( 人权卫士)

司法为民? 普法日宣传、现实两重天 (Justice for the people? Propaganda and reality are worlds apart on China’s Universal Law Day)
Sound of Hope, December 4, 2013

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Biden Asked to raise case of jailed Nobel Laureate and wife
New York Times, December 4, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

China secretly conducted "inspections" of Bloomberg News bureaus in country
Business Standard, December 4, 2013

彭博社京滬辦事處被搜 隨卡梅倫訪華記者禁入記者會 (Bloomberg’s Beijing and Shanghai bureaus searched by authorities)
Ming Pao, December 4, 2013

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

Biden, in Japan, calibrates message over tensions with China
New York Times, December 4, 2013

David Cameron denies "staying slient" on China's human rights record
The Guardian, December 4, 2013

In message to China, U.S., Japan push "rule of law"
Military Times, December 2, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

二号专案:周家党已经垮台,周永康将受审 (Zhou Yongkang, China’s former security chief, to face trial), December 4, 2013

Population (人口)

Soups, statues and soothsayers in demand as China eases one-child law
Times of India, December 3, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

China moves to increase independence of judiciary
The Law Society Gazette, December 2, 2013

China will struggle to walk the talk on legal reform
Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2013