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.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Food Security

食品保鲜新招:农药保鲜生姜,奶掺二氧化氯 (New Methods of Keeping Food Fresh: Pesticides for Ginger, ClO2 for Milk)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2012

毒奶粉赔偿基金有2亿多元不知去向 (200+mil Tainted Milk Compensation Funds Unaccounted For)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2012


Chinese Gov't Demands Greater Transparency
Xinhua News Agency, May 18, 2012

2012年政府信息公开重点工作安排 (2012 Work Plan on Focus Points for Open Government Information)
State Council, April 28, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

China Activist Chen's Relatives Describe Beatings
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 18, 2012

“Who Rescued Chen Guangcheng?” an HRIC Translation
Tian Yusheng, May 17, 2012

Rights Lawyers Blocked from Defending Chen Nephew
The Associated Press, May 18, 2012

June Fourth

“六四”政治犯 23年后终出狱 (Li Yujun, Imprisoned Due to Tiananmen, Released after 23 Years)
Ming Pao, May 18, 2012

North Korea

China Allows N.Koreans to Leave for Seoul: Reports
Agence France-Presse, May 18, 2012