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, December 06, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

食药监总局曝光20家假药信息网站 (State Food and Drug Administration exposes 20 websites publishing fake drug information)
People’s Daily, December 6, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

十八大以来被调查省部级官员已达13人 (Thirteen provincial-level officials investigated since 18th Party Congress)
People’s Daily, December 6, 2013

Cyber security (网络安全)

Hack Tibet
Foreign Policy, December 4, 2013

Education (教育)

Shanghai teens top international education ranking, OECD ()
CNN, December 3, 2013

上海學生全球最強 香港第三 (Shanghai students top international education assessment, Hong Kong in 3rd place)
Ming Pao, December 5, 2013

Environment (环境)

Air pollution shrouds eastern China
The New York Times, December 5, 2013

Health (健康)

中国大陆今年前9个月新增艾滋病感染者7万人 (70,000 new HIV cases in first nine months of 2013)
Radio Free Asia, December 5, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Daughters of activists imprisoned in China call on White House for help
Associated Press and Fox News, December 5, 2013

新余三君子均遭刑讯逼供 律师发现重大程序违规 (Three defendants in Liu Ping’s case suffered torture and experienced serious procedural irregularities)
Radio Free Asia, December 5, 2013

Related Tencent Weibo post:
RIGHTS律师团, December 6, 2013
杨学林:新余案庭审,全部结束,择日选判。 (Yang Xuelin: Xinyu trial concludes. Sentences to be announced later.)

Chinese mourn Mandela; ask awkward questions about own dissidents
Reuters, December 5, 2013,0,7974656.story

北京悼念曼德拉 民众避提刘晓波 (Beijing citizens mourn Mandela, avoid mentioning jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo)
Voice of America, December 5, 2013

China pays tribute to Mandela, an "old friend of the Chinese people"
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s liberator as prisoner and President, dies at 95
The New York Times, December 5, 2013

Related Tencent Weibo post:
温军, December 5, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

China pressures U.S. journalists, prompting warning from Biden
The New York Times, December 6, 2013

Biden faults China on foreign press crackdown
The New York Times, December 6, 2013

Internet (互联网)

全国微博账号突破13亿 (1.3 billion microblog user accounts now in China)
Peoples Daily, December 6, 2013

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

Lip service: China seems to be winning its arguments with the West over Tibet and human rights
The Economist, December 7, 2013

June Fourth (六四)

吾爾開希闖關香港心路 (Wuer Kaixi: Hong Kong immigration official personally supports Wuer Kaixi’s position)
Xinhua, December 5, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Court orders: It turns out that torturing people for confessions isn’t all right after all
The Economist, December 7, 2013

Merry Mao-mas! The chairman’s birthday this month will put Xi Jinping to the test
The Economist, December 7, 2013

Society (社会)

艾滋病人深圳求职1年内被辞退六次 (HIV positive Shenzhen resident fired by 6 new employers in 1 year)<)
Yangcheng Evening News, December 6, 2013

Opinion (观点)

Let political parties play a central role in 2017 chief executive election
2017特首普选 应予政党提名权
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2013

張藝謀與自我他者化 (“The Flowers of War” bombed because Zhang Yimou relinquished his critical realism)
Yazhou Zhoukan, December 15, 2013