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.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ethnic Groups

Tibetan Singer Jailed for Album Seeking Freedom
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

Chinese Officials Publish List of Contraceptives Used by Local Families
Telegraph India, March 14, 2013


上海又从黄浦江打捞出近千头死猪(Number of Dead Pigs Retrieved from Huangpu River Climbs to 7,550)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 14, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

陈克贵称拘留期间遭殴打威胁不敢上诉 (Chen Guangcheng’s Nephew Beaten during Detention, Threatened against Disclosure )
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 13, 2013

人权活动家胡佳被通州警方带走传唤引发关注 (Rights Activist Hu Jia Taken Away by Police)
Voice of America, March 14, 2013

刘沙沙被国保打成重伤 网友呼吁捐款治病 (Rights Defender Liu Shasha Slapped on Face Dozen Times after Attempt to Visit Liu Xia)
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2013

Information Control

US SEC Stumbles in Deloitte's Chinese Audit Case
Reuters, March 13, 2013

International Relations

Beijing Cautions New Pope on Meddling in China
The New York Times, March 14, 2013

中国对天主教新教宗表示祝贺并提出批评 (Chinese Foreign Ministry: Vatican Must Stop Interfering in China’s State Affairs)
Voice of America, March 14, 2013

China Envoy Says There Was No $8 Billion South Sudan Aid Offer
Reuters, March 14, 2013

Canada's Cameco to Sell Uranium Soon to China -Saskatchewan
Reuters, March 13, 2013

China Defends Gwadar Port Deal at UN Forum
The News International, March 14, 2013

Rule of Law

王炳章狱中健康再恶化 海外家人被当局拒发签证 (Condition of Wang Bingzhang, Dissident Serving Life Sentence, Deteriorates, Family Members in US Barred from China)
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2013

Rural Issues

Wukan Villagers Decry Vice-Minister's Mixed Message on Free Polls
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2013