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, September 12, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Top Tianjin official’s exit “may trigger Politburo power plays”
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2016

国办推动设立“全国残疾预防日”, 贫困严重精神障碍患者纳入救助 (State Council General Office establishes "National Disability Prevention Day," impoverished sufferers of serious mental disabilities now eligible for medical aid)
Legal Daily, September 7, 2016

明星企业何以暗管排污十余年 (How a famous business was able to use illegal pipes to discharge pollution for over 10 years: 9 government agents cumulatively accepted RMB 2.75M in bribes)
Procuratorate Daily, September 7, 2016

What if China’s leaders were as keen on reform as they are on fighting graft?
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2016

研究:中国逾半基建项目导致重大浪费 (Studies: Over half of China’s infrastructure projects generate enormous wastage)
Financial Times, September 12, 2016