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.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Edward Snowden Christmas message: End mass surveillance
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 25, 2013

Children (儿童)

China's city of lost children brings in shelters for abandoned babies
The Telegraph, December 23, 2013

Civil Society (民间社会)

社会蓝皮书:社会组织2014年后将现大幅增长态势 (Blue Paper: social organizations will increase substantially from 2014)
China News Service, December 26, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

李东生被免:十八大后第二位被查中央委员和正部级官员(表) (China removes vice minister of public security Li Dongsheng)
People’s Daily, December 26, 2013

Environment (环境)

China city caps car-buying to curb pollution
Agence France-Presse, December 22, 2013

Health (健康)

China investigates after vaccine suspected in seven deaths
Reuters, December 23, 2013

Human Rights Defenders ( 人权卫士)

专访笑蜀:郭飞雄情况危险,急需外界关注 (Xiao Shu: Guo Feixiong’s case needs public attention)
Voice of America, December 26, 2013

Liu Ping’s Christmas in jail
The New York Times, December 26, 2013

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

When China seeks investments, diplomatic rows are no barrier
Reuters, December 22, 2013

Obama stresses economic issues in China envoy pick
Associated Press, December 21, 2013

Internet (互联网)

2013中国互联网发展10大动向 (Ten trends of China’s Internet development in 2013)
People’s Daily, December 26, 2013

Labor (劳工)

Has China’s New Labour Contract Law worked? – Analysis
Eurasia Review, December 23, 2013

Land, Property, Housing ( 土地、财产、房屋)

郑风田:经营权分离后 土地这只"母鸡"将开始给农民"下蛋" (Agriculture scholar: new policy direction points toward land ownership by peasants)
Eurasia Review, December 23, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

中共七常委拜谒毛泽东 党报再颂毛功绩 (Seven top CPC leaders pay tribute to Mao)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 26, 2013

中共中央举行纪念毛泽东同志诞辰120周年座谈会 (CPC commemorates Mao’s 120th birthday)
People’s Daily, December 26, 2013

Happy Birthday, Chairman Mao
The New York Times, December 24, 2013

Population (人口)

人口危局将重创中国城镇化战略 (China’s population crisis will seriously undermine its urbanization strategy)
Financial Times, December 25, 2013

In aging China, old woman sues children for care
Associated Press, December 23, 2013

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China protester risks riches joining street fight for justice
Bloomberg, December 23, 2013

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

全国人大常委会审议废止劳教制度的议案 (China’s National People’s Congress reviews draft bill on RTL abolition)
People’s Daily, December 24, 2013

Religion (宗教)

Crackdown stymies China church's Christmas meeting
Associated Press, December 23, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

“民告官”可口头起诉 (Amendments to Administrative Procedure Law to make it easier for citizens to sue government)
National People's Congress, December 24, 2013

China to revise law to make it easier to sue govt
Times of India, December 23, 2013

Society (社会)

社科院:中国经济整体债务规模为111.6万亿元 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: China’s total economic debt is RMB 111.6 trillion [$ 18.4 trillion])
China News Service, December 23, 2013

A statement under the mistletoe for China’s LGBT community
The Wall Street Journal, December 23, 2013

Technology (科技)

Apple signs deal to open connection between iPhones and China Mobile
The Guardian, December 22, 2013

Opinion ( 观点)

China must purge Mao's ghost
The New York Times, December 26, 2013

Politically bankrupt China dare not tolerate freedom of the press
The Guardian, December 22, 2013

The new face of Chinese propaganda
New York Times, December 24, 2013