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 30, 2013

Children (儿童)

陕西产科医生张淑侠涉嫌拐卖儿童案将择日宣判 (Trial of Shaanxi obstetrician accused of child trafficking closes without a verdict)
Xinhua, December 28, 2013

Trial of obstetrician accused of child trafficking opens in Shaanxi
South China Morning Post, December 30, 2013

Education (教育)

China parents count cost of sending children to overseas universities
Financial Times, December 30, 2013

英媒:中国父母送子女海外留学还划算吗?(Financial Times: Chinese parents calculate costs of sending children to overseas universities)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 30, 2013

Tibetans, Uyghurs call for end to China’s Confucius Institutes
The Tibet Post, December 26, 2013

Universities and colleges urged to end ties with Confucius Institutes
The Canadian Association of University Teachers, December 23, 2013

Environment (环境)

中国中度与重度污染土壤约达5000万亩 无法耕种 (Eight million acres of China's farmland too polluted to grow crops)
Xinhua, December 30, 2013

China says over 3 mln hectares of land too polluted to farm
Reuters, December 28, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

With flowers, Ai Weiwei protests his loss of freedom
The New York Times, December 30, 2013

美国国家民主基金会褒奖陈子明 (NED chair pays tribute to Chen Ziming for his decades-long democracy activism)
Epoch Times, December 30, 2013

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

全国人大常委会通过废止劳教制度决定 (China's national legislature adopts resolution to abolish Reeducation-Through-Labor)
Guanming Network, December 28, 2013

China eases one-child policy, ends re-education through labor camps
CNN, December 28, 2013

Celebrating Mao and visiting Yasukuni shrine
The Diplomat, December 28, 2013

Population (人口)

Four Uyghur women forced to abort their babies in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2013

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

普宁千人堵路阻建垃圾焚烧厂 汕头学生政府前抗议造发电厂 (Residents in Puning and Shantou protest construction of industrial plants)
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2013

广东省东莞市,鸿泰玩具厂工人堵门讨薪 (Dongguan toy-factory workers protest over wages, 200 police arrive to clear scene)
Boxun, December 29, 2013

Rule of Law (法治)

China: City workers sent to prison for vendor’s death
Associated Press, December 27, 2013

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Further Xinjiang violence claims eight lives
Financial Times, December 30, 2013

Opinion ( 观点)

Here's the truth about Shanghai schools: they're terrible
The Guardian, December 28, 2013