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.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Food Safety

湖南问题大米流向广东餐桌 (Tainted Rice Sold as Food in Shenzhen as Price Goes Up)
Nanfang Daily, February 27, 2013
10,000 Tons of Tainted Rice Sent to Guangdong Since 2009
China Daily, February 27, 2013

Human Rights Defenders -- Liu Xiaobo, 刘晓波

全球联署呼吁中国释放刘晓波夫妇 (Nobel Laureates Urge China to Release Liu Xiaobo and Wife)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 27, 2013
Nobel laureates urge China to release Liu Xiaobo
South China Morning Post, February 27, 2013

International Human Rights

中国逾百学者促人大批准权利公约 (Over 100 Chinese Intellectuals Urge Ratification of UN Convention on Civil and Political Rights)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 27, 2013
Chinese Intellectuals Urge Ratifying Rights Treaty
The New York Times, February 26, 2013

公民建言:呼吁全国人大尽快批准《公民权利和政治权利国际公约》(Text of Appeal to NPC to Ratify UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights)
He Weifang, Sina Blog, February 26, 2013

Product Safety

Many Student Notebooks Found to Have Carcinogen
Shanghai Daily, February 27, 2013


老龄蓝皮书:今年老年人口将突破两亿大关 (China’s “Blue Book”: Number of Seniors to Top 200 Million in 2013 )
Beijing Evening News, February 27, 2013


四川德普寺僧人自焚送医 青海化隆自焚者及其父母被捕 (Self-Immolated Tibetan Monk in Sichuan Sent to Hospital, Another in Qinghai Arrested with Parents)
Radio Free Asia, February 26, 2013

Tibet Exile Leader Blames Self-immolations on China Policy
Reuters, February 27, 2013


Uyghur Scholar Faces Heart Problems After Grilling
Radio Free Asia, February 26, 2013