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, March 05, 2013


Equality in Education Urged for Disabled
China Daily, March 05, 2013

Food Safety

China Reports More Deaths From Food Poisoning
China Daily, March 05, 2013

Freedom of Speech

台公民团体吁中国政府签署《新闻自由保障协定》 (Taiwan NGOs Call for Cross-Strait Agreement to Protect Press Freedom)
Radio Free Asia, March 05, 2013

Activists Call for Cross-strait Media Freedom Agreement
Taipei Times, March 6, 2013


China's Sex Ratio at Birth Declines 4 Years in a Row
Xinhua News Agency, March 05, 2013


In China, 'Red Nobility' Trumps Egalitarian Ideals
Los Angeles Times, March 04, 2013,0,2241010.story

Information Control

Chinese Appeal for Improved Environmental Transparency
Xinhua News Agency, March 05, 2013

June Fourth

香港团体全国人大开幕日示威 声援六四难属促当局保障人权 (Hong Kong Groups Urge NPC to Consider Tiananmen Mothers' Demands)
Radio Free Asia, March 05, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

On Eve of China Congress, Calls for Reform Unanswered
Voice of America, March 04, 2013

去年两会看“熙来”,今年两会瞧“纪兰” (Critics Highlight NPC Deputy’s 59-Year Tenure as Sign of Systemic Problem)
Voice of America, March 05, 2013

Public Health

HIV Carrier Sues Hospital for Refusing Surgery
China Daily, March 05, 2013

"Stability Maintenance"

Sweep Targets 'Sensitive' Individuals Ahead of NPC
Radio Free Asia, March 04, 2013


专访:藏族作家唯色荣获美国国际妇女勇气奖 (Interview with Tibetan Writer Woeser, Recipient of International Women’s Courage Award by US State Department)
Voice of America, March 05, 2013

2013 International Women of Courage Award Winners
US Department of State, March 4, 2013

The New Face of Lhasa
China Rights Forum, 2012 No. 2

Tibetan Writer Persecuted for Praising Dalai Lama
Human Rights in China, October 27, 2004