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 20, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

中国商人在美就走私野生动物认罪 (Chinese businessman pleads guilty in U.S. for running international rhino-horn smuggling ring)
Voice of America, December 20, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

What transparency reports don't tell us
The Atlantic, December 19, 2013

Children (儿童)

Chinese cartoon producer blamed after kids burned
Associated Press, December 18, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

中国公安部副部长李东生涉违纪违法被调查 (Vice minister of public security, Li Dongsheng, under investigation for serious law violations)
People’s Daily, December 20, 2013

China tolls death knell for lavish, "feudal" funerals for officials
Reuters, December 19, 2013

Environment (环境)

杭州自来水异味事件后钱江上游查获农药厂偷排废液大案 (Zhejiang major-pollution case cracked: 38,000 tons of pesticide-polluted water emptied into Qu river, Hangzhou tap water affected)
Radio France International, December 20, 2013

Ethnic Groups (少数民族团体)

Opposition in Inner Mongolia
The Diplomat, December 19, 2013

Health (健康)

European politicians take a stand against organ harvesting in China
NTD Television, December 18, 2013

Hukou (户口)

China's hukou reforms "won't work in practice"
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

中宣部整顿十大新闻学院 记者证首次“国考”重马克思主义 (Propaganda officials to head 10 top journalism schools, all reporters to take exam on Marxism)
Radio Free Asia, December 20, 2013

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胡文波, December 20, 2013

New York Times, Bloomberg journalists receive China press credentials, await visas
Huffington Post, December 19, 2013

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

美中高层会谈 中方一改对美强硬 称两国“好戏连台” (U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade opens in Beijing in relaxed atmosphere)
Voice of America, December 20, 2013

Aides: Max Baucus has long been fascinated with China
Wall Street Journal, December 20, 2013

Analysts: China, U.S. legal views make more "Cowpens incidents" likely
Stars and Stripes, December 19, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

新土改 大规模土地流转试点改革大势所趋 (New land reform: large-scale pilot land-transfer reform imminent)
South China Morning Post, December 20, 2013

Guardian Weekly year in review 2013: Xi Jinping asserts his vision for China
The Guardian, December 19, 2013

Population (人口)

The Ghosts of China’s one-child policy
Vocativ, December 19, 2013

Society (社会)

贫富差距大 保镖生意火 (Bodyguard services “heat up” as economic disparity widens)
Deutsche Welle, December 20, 2013

Power and patriotism: reaching for the moon
The Economist, December 21, 2013

Tibet (西藏)

China vents anger over Dalai Lama's planned Norway visit
Reuters, December 20, 2013

达赖喇嘛将访问挪威,中国外交部发怒 (Dalai Lama to visit Norway, angering Chinese foreign ministry)
Deutsche Welle, December 20, 2013