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 16, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China arrests 1,300 people suspected of making and selling fake medicines
Reuters, December 15, 2013

Disasters (灾难)

China mine explosion kills 21
Agence France-Presse, December 14, 2013

Environment (环境)

Once a quaint custom, China’s bird markets threatening wildlife
The Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2013

Hong Kong (香港)

Pan-democrats clash over proposed electoral reform compromise for 2017
South China Morning Post, December 15, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Rights advocate is indicted in China over role in campaign against corruption
The New York Times, December 16, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

北京电视台吁行业抵制郭德纲 中广协要求郭道歉 (Beijing TV urges ban of cross-talk comedian Guo Degang for “insulting" deceased BTV head)
Xinhua, December 15, 2013

TV committee requests ban on comedian Guo Degang, December 16, 2013

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

U.S. takes aim at China, ups naval aid to SE Asia
Associated Press, December 16, 2013

Labor (劳工)

Fast and flawed inspections of factories abroad
The New York Times, December 16, 2013

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Shanghai man seeks record sum after home museum demolished
The New York Times, December 16, 2013

上海私人博物馆遭强拆案开发商被指有官商背景 (Developer in Shanghai forced-demolition-of-private-museum case allegedly has gov’t ties)
China Youth Daily, December 13, 2013

Migrants (农民工)

China announces principles of urbanisation plans
Reuters, December 14, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China presses corruption inquiry of powerful former security official
The New York Times, December 16, 2013

China sets its 2014 economic goals
The Wall Street Journal, December 14, 2013

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Lawyers go on hunger strike to protest detainment of Christian pastor in China
The Christian Post, December 13, 2013

Taiwan (台湾)

台政府拒绝以罗贤哲进行两岸换俘 (In spy exchange talk, Taiwan rejects China’s demand to release General Lo Hsien-che)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 16, 2013

Technology (科技)

Apple censors anti-censorship app in Chinese App Store
Wall Street Cheat Sheet, December 15, 2013

Torture (酷刑)

Video exposes China's torture on its military recruits
Phayul, December 13, 2013's+torture+on+its+military+recruits&id=34354

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Riot in China's Xinjiang leaves 16 dead
Voice of America, December 16, 2013

Opinion (观点)

China's Mandela is still injail
U.S. News and World Report, December 13, 2013

点评中国:没有政治改革市场随时被侵犯 (Opinion on China: without political reform, market can be undermined at any time)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 16, 2013