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 13, 2013

Children (儿童)

Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out fitted with prosthetic eyeballs
The Telegraph, December 12, 2013

Environment (环境)

专家:我国雾霾高发可能还将持续一二十年 (Expert: extensive smog may continue in China for 10 to 20 years)
China National Radio , December 10, 2013

Guangdong may withhold free permits in China's 4th emissions scheme: sources
Reuters, December 12, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

U.S. colleges finding ideals tested abroad
New York Times, December 13, 2013

Health (健康)

Global cancer cases reach 14 million, World Health Organization says
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 13, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

香港调查:七成港人不满生活环境 (70% of Hong Kongers dissatisfied with social conditions)
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2013

Human Rights Defenders ( 人权卫士)

Chinese prosecutors file charges against leading activist Xu Zhiyong
The Washington Post, December 13, 2013

中国人权活动人士许志永遭当局起诉 (Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong formally charged by authorities)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 13, 2013

The Leading Global Thinkers of 2013 (Including Xu Zhiyong, Pu Zhiqiang, Wang Gongquan)
Foreign Policy, December 12, 2013

Activist Trial Ends with Irregularities, but No Verdict
The Epoch Times, December 12, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

美国国会及行政当局举行圆桌会议 吁中国停止打压外国记者 (U.S. Congress urges China to stop suppression of foreign journalists)
Washington Post, December 12, 2013

Foreign correspondents personae non gratae
The Economist, December 12, 2013

China crafts a pro-Beijing image for Nelson Mandela
Washington Post, December 12, 2013

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

美国指控中国公司六名雇员盗窃专利种子 (U.S. charges six Chinese with stealing seed technology)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 13, 2013

Chinese national arrested for allegedly stealing trade secrets
Journal Express, December 13, 2013

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

调查:美中互不信任,但很少视彼此为敌 (Survey: U.S. and China distrust each other but are not foes)
Deutsche Welle, December 12, 2013

See the Survey:
U.S.-China Security Perceptions Survey
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, December 12, 2013

China loses N. Korea link but may welcome Kim purge: analysts
Agence France-Presse, December 13, 2013

Labor (劳工)

Apple says death at Pegatron unrelated to working conditions
Reuters, December 12, 2013

Media (媒体)

Insight: China CCTV Starbucks report set off storm inside network
Reuters, December 12, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

周永康墜落內情習近平打老虎驚心動魄 (Inside story of how Zhou Yongkang was struck down by Xi)
Yazhou Zhoukan, December 22, 2013

Religion (宗教)

Lawyers protest detention of Chinese pastor, aides
Associated Press, December 12, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

法治当条例遇到法律 (When provision contradicts law)
The Economic Observer, December 12, 2013

Society (社会)

China's revised 2014 holiday schedule sparks public ire
Reuters, December 12, 2013

Opinion ( 观点)

Journo for a Journo
Slate, December 12, 2013

Christmas in China: The season when Beijing punishes the families of dissidents
Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2013