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, February 18, 2013


北京灰霾驗出大量毒素 (Large Amount of Toxins Found in Beijing Smog)
Sing Tao Daily, February 18, 2013

Beijing Smog Contains Toxic Organic Compounds: Research
Global Times, February 17, 2013


A Beginning for China’s Battered Women
China File, February 11, 2013

Activists Lament Workplace Discrimination against Women in China
South China Morning Post, February 18, 2013

Hong Kong

Law Expert Plans a Blockade for Vote
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2013

公民抗命的最大殺傷力武器 (The Most Lethal Weapon of Civil Disobedience)
Hong Kong Economic Journal, January 16, 2013


中国承诺7年内落实带薪休假 (China Promises Paid Leave within the Next Seven Years)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February, 18, 2013

国民旅游休闲纲要(2013—2020年) (Outline on National Tourism and Recreation [2013-2020])
General Office of the State Council, February 2, 2013


保护记者委员会:中国记者处境糟糕 (CPJ Report: Situation is Terrible for Chinese Journalists)
Radio Free Asia, February 15, 2013

Attacks on the Press in 2012: China


社會信任度新低 七成不信陌生人 (CASS Report: Low Level of Social Trust, with 70% Saying They Do Not Trust Strangers)
Ming Pao, February 18, 2013

Chinese Distrust Strangers, Lack Shared Values
People's Daily, February 18, 2013


甘肃夏河县又发生藏人自焚抗议事件 四川理塘一藏人被捕 (Self-immolation in Gansu and Detention in Sichuan)
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2013