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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

反腐高压震慑!这个“老虎”选择投案自首 (Former Vice Chairman of Hebei People’s Political Consultative Conference surrenders to authorities for serious disciplinary and legal violations)
China News, July 31, 2018

Top cadre under investigation after turning himself in to China’s graft-buster
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2018

广东省中山市政协党组副书记贺振章被“双开” (Deputy Secretary of Zhongshan Political Consultative Conference’s Party Committee is expelled from Party and removed from job for serious disciplinary and legal violations)
The Paper, July 31, 2018

又一次鼓起“挤水分”的勇气?辽宁人大成立全国首个地方债调查委 (Liaoning Province People’s Congress forms committee to investigate local government debts, first of its kind in the country)
Guancha Syndicate, July 31, 2018

千万级罚单再现!整肃第三方支付行业,央行是认真的 (China’s central bank imposes heavy fines on third party payment platforms)
Legal Daily, July 31, 2018

山东省疾控中心官员自杀 目前正在山东省立医院抢救 (Attempted suicide by Shandong Province Disease Control Center official who served on original review panel for faulty vaccines)
China Times, July 31, 2018

Foxconn workers are the latest victims of Shenzhen’s gentrification
China Labour Bulletin, July 31, 2018

37,000 Chinese officials punished for “frugality code” breaches
The Guardian, July 31, 2018

How China’s protectionist vaccine policy has backfired on Beijing
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2018

Coffins smashed, seized, exhumed in China as province bans burials to save land
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2018

江西网友建议殡葬改革“先建好灵堂”,官方:正加快建设 (Netizens urge building memorial halls amid government’s push for “zero burial” policy) The Paper, July 31, 2018

China’s two-child policy is having unintended consequences
The Economist, July 26, 2018