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, March 04, 2013

Animal Rights

China Volunteers Rescue 900 Dogs Likely Headed for Guangdong Restaurants
Associated Press, March 03, 2013

Animal Welfare Activism
China Rights Forum, 2012, no. 2


最高检:去年179名厅官被查处 省部级以上5人 (Supreme People’s Procuratorate: Only 5 Officials at Provincial and Ministry Levels or Above were Investigated for Corruption and Dealt With in 2012)
People's Daily, March 04, 2013

Food Safety

政协官员称中国99%奶粉达标遭吐槽 (Official Claim that 99% of Milk Powder Meets Quality Standard Criticized)
Voice of America, March 04, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Zhang Lin, 张林

人权组织:中国异议人士及幼女遭非法拘禁 (Human Rights Organization: Chinese Dissident and Daughter Illegally Detained)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 03, 2013

For more information on Zhang Lin, see:
Activist and Ten-year-old Daughter Illegally Detained before Forcible Removal from Hefei
Human Rights in China, March 1, 2013

Chen Guangcheng, 陈光诚

Chen Guangcheng Q&A: ‘China has good laws, but they should apply to party’
South China Morning Post, March 04, 2013

For more information on Chen Guangcheng, see:
“The bird is out of the cage”: Helping Chen Guangcheng Reach Freedom
China Rights Forum, 2012, no. 2

International Human Rights

人权网站促美国对中国践踏人权酷吏拒发签证 (Human Rights Group Urges US to Deny Visas to Officials who Violate Rights)
Voice of America, March 04, 2013


Weibo Alters China’s Environmental Debate
Financial Times, March 04, 2013

Microblogs Have Become the Focus of Internet Censorship in China
China Rights Forum, 2012, no. 2

港媒:两会前记者电邮帐户遭攻击 (E-Mail Attacks on Hong Kong Reporters Traced to China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 02, 2013


The Rebel Chinese Newspaper which Dares to Challenge the Communist Party Line
The Daily Telegraph, March 03, 2013

Migrant Workers

Migrant Workers Feel Like Outsiders in Mainland Cities, Says Survey
South China Morning Post, March 03, 2013


外媒:今年中国国防预算增幅预计10%以上 (International Media: Chinese Defense Budget to Rise More than 10% in 2013)
自由亚洲电台, March 01, 2013

Protests and Petitions

China Village Shangpu Defies Officials to Demand Democracy
Agence France-Presse, March 03, 2013


Ghulja Official Tightens Religious Restrictions
Radio Free Asia, March 01, 2013

"Stability Maintenance"

中国人大政协两会期间 当局严控异议维权人士 (Activists Tightly Controlled During Two Congresses)
Voice of America, March 04, 2013


甘肃九藏人被庭审三人获重刑 引流亡藏官及同乡谴责 (Three of 9 Tibetans Tried in Gansu Received Heavy Sentences )
Radio Free Asia, March 01, 2013