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.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Food fight: A fierce public debate over GM food exposes concerns about America
The Economist, December 14, 2013

香港三款国产白米镉超标 日吃3碗即伤肾
The rice brands that can damage your health
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2013

A reviled Chinese baby formula company is rebranding with organic noodles
Quartz, December 16, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

China detains two more PetroChina parent officials in graft probe
Reuters, December 16, 2013

北京西城检察院:贪腐官员平均年龄45.8岁 (District procuratorate in Beijing: Officials investigated for corruption are younger and more educated nowadays, average age 45.8)
Beijing Evening News, December 17, 2013

Education (教育)

In rural China, teacher upholds Mao thought to save the world
Reuters, December 16, 2013

Environment (环境)

保护长江生态:最后的机会 (The last chance to protect Yangtze River’s ecosystem)
Liaowang Dongfang Weekly, December 17, 2013

Regulations will increase commercialization of wild animals, experts say
The New York Times, December 17, 2013

Health (健康)

广东进入人感染H7N9禽流感病例易发和多发期 (Experts: high risk of H7N9 infection in Guangdong this winter and next spring)
Xinhua, December 17, 2013

Second new H7N9 case in 2 days hits Guangdong
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Case against activist Xu Zhiyong to focus on public protests
The New York Times, December 17, 2013

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

Big change for China and the world
The New York Times, December 17, 2013

美国警告中国勿在南海设防空识别区 (U.S. warns China not to implement an Air Defense Identification Zone in the South China Sea)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 17, 2013

Chinese law firm expands U.S. presence
China Daily, December 16, 2013

Migrants (农民工)

China deepens basic healthcare service reform for migrants
China Radio International December 16, 2013

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

China continues rights abuses even as labour camps ditched -Amnesty
Reuters, December 17, 2013

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

Thousands call for President Xi Jinping to end China’s violent treatment of North Korean refugees, humanitarians
Christian Post, December 15, 2013

Society (社会)

China may actually be the most materialistic country in the world
Quartz, December 16, 2013

七成受访国人以物质生活作为成功象征 (70% of Chinese gauge success by things they own)
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2013

Opinion (观点)

Vested interests block reconciliation in Tibet
Asia Times Online, December 16, 2013