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.

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Beijing Air Pollution High despite Fewer Fireworks
Xinhua News Agency, February 13, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

朱虞夫、杨天水健康恶劣被拒保外就医 (Zhu Yufu and Yang Tianshui Refused Medical Parole despite Worsening Health)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2013

For more on Zhu and Yang, see:
Dissident Zhu Yufu Sentenced to Seven Years for “Inciting Subversion”
Human Rights in China, February 10, 2012

Imprisoned Democracy Activists Gravely Ill, Require Immediate Medical Parole
Human Rights in China, May 6, 2010


China's 'Wall' Hits Business
The Wall Street Journal, February 13, 2013

Land Policy

发展改革委:一些地方大拆大建浪费能源资源 (National Development and Reform Commission: Some Major Demolition and Building Projects Waste Energy Resources)
Xinhua News Agency, February 13, 2013


China Eyes Closer Cooperation with IFAD over Poverty Reduction
Xinhua News Agency, February 14, 2013

Protests and Petitions

春節不平靜 重慶堵警車 江西爆示威 (No Tranquility during Spring Festival as Protesters Block Police Cars over Violent Traffic Dispute in Chongqing and Demonstrate against Factory Pollution in Jiangxi)
World Journal, February 13, 2013春節不平靜-重慶堵警車-江西爆示威


Beijing Slammed over Travel Ban
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2013

维族青年帮凤凰卫视任翻译被判11年 (Uyghur Youth Sentenced to 11yrs for "Inciting Splittism" after Doing Translations for Phoenix TV)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2013