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.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance

China Blocks ABC Broadcasts as Executives Head to Beijing
The Age, March 15, 2013


China’s New President in Corruption Battle
Financial Times, March 14, 2013

Cyber Security

Obama, China's Xi Discuss Cyber Security Dispute in Phone Call
Voice of America, March 14, 2013

奥巴马向习近平致贺电 提网络安全问题 (Obama Raises Cyber Security in Phone Call to Xi Jinping)
The Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2013

Ethnic Groups

World Powers Express Concern for Tibet at UN Human Rights Council
The Tibet Post, March 15, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

维权人士胡佳刘莎莎被国保殴打 (In Police Beating, Hu Jia’s Head Injured, Liu Shasha’s Eardrum Punctured)
Voice of America, March 15, 2013

International Relations

Brazil, China, India Getting Healthier, Wealthier While We Decline: UN Report
Toronto Star, March 15, 2013

“Rise of South” Transforming Global Power Balance, Says 2013 Human Development Report
United Nations Development Programme, March 14, 2013>

Developing World’s Rise Heralds Global Shift: UN
South China Morning Post, March 15, 2013

美国务卿克里4月将出访日韩及中国 (Secretary of State Kerry to Visit Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing in April)
Reuters, March 15, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

In China, It's An Election in Name Only
USA Today, March 14, 2013

China’s New President Nods to Public Concerns, but Defends Power at Top
The New York Times, March 14, 2013

Monks Without a Temple
The Economist, March 16, 2013

国资委发布《中央企业应急管理暂行办法》 (New Regulation Requires SOE Heads to Handle Mass Incidents)
Global Times, March 15, 2013

Protests and Petitions

广州上千村民堵路抗议贪官私卖地 (Thousand Villagers Block Road in Guangzhou Land Grab Protest)
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2013