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 26, 2013


北京私密会所一天只接一拨客:最低入会门槛20万元(New Form of Corruption: Private Clubs in Beijing Proliferate; Lowest Membership fee: RMB 200,000)
Beijing Evening News, February 26, 2013
官场“雅贿”:收瓷器更安全 价格模糊附庸风雅 (Antique China Favored as Safer and Elegant Bribes in Chinese Officialdom)
Beijing Evening News, February 26, 2013

Food Safety

多数网民对食品安全不放心 七成网民认为原因在于执法部门 (Survey Finds Majority Netizens Worried about Food Safety; 70% of Netizens Believe Law Enforcement is Cause)
People's Daily, February 25, 2013


王岐山:不允許與中央唱反調 (Wang Qishan, Head of Central Commission for Discipline Inspection: Discipline Inspection Organs at All Levels are not Allowed to Contradict the CPC Central Committee)
Ming Pao, February 26, 2013
王岐山在中国共产党第十八届中央纪律检查委员会第二次全体会议上的工作报告 (Wang Qishan: Maintaining Political Discipline is the Most Important Task for Discipline Inspection Organs at All Levels)
Xinhua News Agency, February 25, 2013


China’s Future Success Depends on Rule of Law, Says Locke
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2013
美国驻华大使:中国未来的成功取决于依法治国 (US Ambassador Locke: China’s Future Success Depends on Rule of Law)
Global Times, February 25, 2013

六成网民认为执法司法腐败是依法治国最大障碍(Survey Finds 60% of Netizens Regard Corruption in Law Enforcement and Judicature as the Biggest Obstacle to Rule of Law in China)
People's Daily, February 26, 2013

Product Safety

26,400 Chinese School Children in Toxic Uniform Scare
The Daily Telegraph, February 26, 2013


2 Countries, 2 Struggles for Justice
The New York Times, February 26, 2013

State Secrets

律师申请公开全国土壤污染数据信息 环保部以国家秘密为由不予公开(Ministry of Environmental Protection: Soil Pollution Data are State Secrets)
Legal Daily, February 25, 2013
Soil Pollution Is a State Secret in China
BusinessWeek, February 25, 2013


Push to Preserve the Tibetan Language in China
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2013

Two More Tibetans Self-immolate in China, Say Rights Groups
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2013