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 09, 2013

Children (儿童)

最高法赞成废除嫖宿幼女罪 (Supreme Court supports proposed legislation to protect against child rape)
Xinhua, December 9, 2013

Under-age sex charge puts China's top court and legislature at odds
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

内地规范公务接待 工作餐禁鱼翅 (Consumption of shark’s fin banned from official receptions)
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2013

《党政机关国内公务接待管理规定》(全文) (Regulations on the Management of Domestic Official Receptions by Party and Government Organs)
Xinhua, December 9, 2013

Education (教育)

明年全国高校毕业生将达727万再创纪录 (University graduates in China to reach 7.27 million next year, setting another record)
Jianghua Times, December 8, 2013

Environment (环境)

利国防 促团结 更平等 官媒诠释雾霾“好处” (Official media praises smog as being good for defense, solidarity, and equality)
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2013

Related Tencent Weibo post:
火兴才, December 8, 2013 是不是要让全党全军全民族紧密团结在以央视网为人民日报的环球时报周围,吸霾,呼霾,养霾,赞美霾,歌颂霾? (Is this a call for the whole Party, army, and nation to rally around CCTV and Global Times to smoke, breathe, cultivate, praise, and extol the smog?)

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

In China, a widespread show of sympathy for Mandela
The New York Times, December 7, 2013

Chinese police recommend trial for rights advocate
The New York Times, December 9, 2013

许志永起诉书曝光 主要“罪行” 为推动教育平权与官员财产公开 (Main charges in Xu Zhiyong’s indictment: promoting equal education and advocating for disclosure of officials’ assets)
Radio France International, December 9, 2013

Related Tencent Weibo post:
一贫如洗, December 9, 2013 如果这是罪,那么,每一个有良知、有社会责任感的人,都有罪。感谢有关部门让我们认识了许志永,了解了新公民运动,知道了有这么一群人不为自己,而是为他人争取着利益,为社会寻求着公平,为国家尽着一个公民的义务和责任。

美国国会举行听证会:中国政治犯女儿呼唤爸爸回家 (U.S. congressional hearing: daughters of China’s political prisoners call for their fathers’ return)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2013

律师会见刘晓波失败 刘霞见朋友只哭说不出话 (Lawyer’s request to meet Liu Xiaobo ignored)
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2013

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

在纽约后院建中国式迪斯尼?(Building a Chinese-style Disneyland in upstate New York?)
Deutsche Welle, December 7, 2013

Mysterious plans to build upstate NY "China City of America"
New York Post, December 4, 2013

China: the must-visit destination for cash-seeking world leaders
The Guardian, December 6, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

北京井底人:曾被城管关狗笼里 谈何尊严 (Beijing man evicted from well, his home for 10 years after local authorities locked him in dog cage)
People’s Daily, December 7, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China’s labor camps close, but human rights groups say grim detention conditions linger
The Washington Post, December 6, 2013

Population (人口)

Hebei farmer commits suicide over fines for children
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2013

Opinion (观点)

China’s strong-arm tactics toward U.S. media merit a response
The Washington Post, December 8, 2013

Cameron’s human rights humbug and the Chinese fortune cookie
The Sunday Times, December 8, 2013