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, December 05, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

Zhou Bin, Son Of China's Security Chief Zhou Yongkang, aids corruption investigation
Reuters, December 5, 2013

路透社:周永康之子周滨被软禁协助调查 (Reuters: Zhou Bin, son of Zhou Yongkang, put under house arrest to assist investigation of father)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 5, 2013

Environment (环境)

美环保局长:中国大气汞污染已飘到美国河流中 (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: mercury emitted in China enters upper atmosphere and is deposited in U.S. rivers)
Global Times, December 5, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

港媒:政改咨询按北京意愿设框架 (HK Media: framework for political consultation to be set by Beijing)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 5, 2013

Health (健康)

被遺棄的精神病康復者 (Guangdong psychiatric hospital: 20% of recovered patients stay, have nowhere else to go)
Ming Pao, December 5, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Outspoken billionaire activist Wang Gongquan pleads guilty to public order offences
Associated Press, December 5, 2013

企业家王功权“认罪”视频或将在央视播放 (Video of “confession” by Wang Gongquan, detained businessman and supporter of New Citizens’ Movement, may be broadcasted on CCTV )
Deutsche Welle, December 5, 2013

Rights lawyers harassed as China hails rule of law
Associated Press, December 4, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

恐吓民众的“爱国”文宣 (Patriotic propaganda article in People’s Daily incites “fear of anarchy”)
Deutsche Welle, December 3, 2013

New York Times and Bloomberg facing expulsion from China
The Telegraph, December 5, 2013

Biden criticizes China on media, human rights
The Wall Street Journal, December 5, 2013

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Susan Rice criticizes human rights abuses in China, Russia
Reuters, December 3, 2013

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

报告:美国人不满意奥巴马对华政策 (Report: Americans dissatisfied with Obama's China policy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 4, 2013

Joe Biden just told Chinese citizens to “challenge the government”
Quartz, December 4, 2013

Mysterious China-themed “city” proposed in New York’s Catskills
Fox News, December 5, 2013

Internet (互联网)

官媒称互联网治理“晴空初见” (Official media: Internet cleanup has produced “first glimpse of clear skies”)
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2013

Population (人口)

Chinese parents paid £2 billion in fines for breaching one-child policy
The Telegraph, December 5, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

一线城市年内卖地4720亿创记录 同比暴涨181.72% (Land sales at record highs in tier-1 cities, soaring 181.72 % over previous year)
Xinhua, December 5, 2013

Technology (科技)

China Mobile drops hint of long-awaited Apple deal
CNBC, December 3, 2013

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan father “sets himself alight” in Sichuan province
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2013

Opinion (观点)

Why China’s reforms aren’t enough
German Marshal Fund of the United States, December 4, 2013

China needs to change view of Tibet
Asia Times Online, December 4, 2013