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.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Children (儿童)

小学生做错数学题,老师当堂动手 (Teacher beat student for making math mistakes)
Yangtze Evening News, January 8, 2014

Culture (文化)

China's Neo-Confucianism: an ancient text intended to produce obedient children is finding new favor with the Communist Party
Foreign Policy, January 7, 2014

See related text:
弟子規 (Guide To a Happy Life)
Translated by Pure Land Learning College Assn., Inc., March 2005

Death penalty (死刑)

China sentences man to death for making gutter oil
Associated Press, January 7, 2014

Environment (环境)

31省份签治气军令状 京津冀PM2.5年均浓度降25% (31 provinces sign pact to prevent ozone pollution)
Economic Daily, January 8, 2014

China's “airpocalypse” kills 350,000 to 500,000 each year
The Telegraph, January 7, 2014

China sets air pollution goals
The Guardian, January 8, 2014

China approves massive new coal capacity despite pollution fears
Voice of America, January 8, 2014

China on world's “biggest push” for wind power
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 8, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

China lifts 13-year ban on video game consoles
The Guardian, January 7, 2014

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

中国调停南苏丹引世界关注 巨大利益考验外交原则 (China's attempt to mediate South Sudan conflict draws global attention)
Caijing, January 8, 2014

China-Japan "Voldemort" attacks up ante in propaganda war
Reuters, January 7, 2014

China reacts to news that suspect in consulate fire was a Chinese national
Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2014

Internet (互联网)

Chinese inventors fear abuse of their web user profiling software
South China Morning Post, January 8, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China to allow 5 privately financed banks as part of reform effort
Associated Press, January 7, 2014

Population (人口)

卫计委启动修订社会抚养费办法 (Top health body to amend regulations on collecting family planning fees)
Beijing News, January 8, 2014

卫计委:明令禁止“大月份引产”行为 (Health and Family Planning Commission reiterates prohibition of violent law enforcement and forced termination of later-term pregnancy)
Beijing Youth Daily, January 8, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

中国民间公开信呼吁法官依法秉公审理公民权利案 (Citizens call on judges to uphold rule of law in trials of activists)
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2013

Align Your Loyalty with the Constitution and the Law—An Open Letter to Judges Who Will Be Presiding over the Civil Rights Trials in China
January 7, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

与达赖喇嘛对话 (A conversation with the Dalai Lama)
Financial Times, January 8, 2014

Women (妇女)

Bishop who protected Chinese girls from Japanese soldiers could become patron saint of sex abuse victims
The Telegraph, January 7, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chinese tightrope walkers' balancing act between Xinjiang and Beijing
The Guardian, January 6, 2014