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, February 19, 2013

Food Security

我国每年粮食损失浪费量相当于2亿亩耕地产量 (China's Annual Food Waste Equivalent to Produce of 13.3mil Hectares of Arable Land)
China National Radio, February 19, 2013

Hong Kong

Asylum Seeker Screening Overhaul Urged
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 18, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

维权人士街头抗议当局刁难异见人士家属 (Sichuan: Rights Defenders Hold Street Protest against Authorities Making Things Difficult for Dissidents' Relatives)
Radio Free Asia, February 18, 2013


Former Google China Chief Banned from Microblogging Sites
South China Morning Post, February 19, 2013

My Adventures in China Social Media
Kai Fu Lee, February 19, 2013

You’ve Been Jiked!
China Media Project, February 18, 2013


內地禁用姓名查房產 疑保護貪腐 防官員下馬 (Mainland Ban on Searching Property Ownership via a Name Called into Question as Method of Protecting Corruption)
Apple Daily, February 19, 2013

Tighter Property Inquiry Rules Slammed
Global Times, February 19, 2013

Social Stability

报告解读:建立健全重大决策社会稳定风险评估制 (Deciphering the 18th Party Congress Report: Build a Strong and Robust Decision-making Social Stability Risk Assessment Mechanism)
Xinhua News Agency, February 18, 2013


'Enemy of the People' Historian Song Yongyi Gives as Good as He Gets
South China Morning Post, February 19, 2013

For an interview with Song Yongyi, see:
Hostage to History
China Rights Forum, 2000, Summer/Fall