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 18, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

农业部官员:中国人对食品安全问题太敏感 (Agriculture Ministry Official: Chinese are Too Sensitive about Food Safety)
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2013


Bribery Allegations Surfaced Against WSJ in China
The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2013

U.S. Looked at Wall Street Journal Over Claims of Bribery
The New York Times, March 17, 2013


Dead Pigs Pulled from Rivers in and Near Shanghai Top 13,000
South China Morning Post, March 18, 2013

A Tide of Death, but This Time Food Supply Is Safe
The New York Times, March 14, 2013

Hong Kong

《南华早报》:大多港人会同意返回英国统治 (SCMP Survey Shows Most Hong Kongers Prefer Returning to British Rule)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 16, 2013

United Nations Grills Hong Kong Over Right To Vote
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

邵阳朱承志关注李旺阳妹妹失踪“被失踪” (Zhu Chengzhi Detained after Highlighting Disappearance of Late Activist Li Wangyang’s Sister)
Voice of America, March 17, 2013

Blind Chinese Activist Chen planning Taiwan Visit
The Straits Times, March 15, 2013

International Relations (Human Rights, Security, Trade and Investment)

China to Invest $2 billion in IADB Latin America Investment Fund
Reuters, March 18, 2013

Chinese Appetite Grows for Australia
South China Morning Post, March 18, 2013

China Replaces Britain in World's Top Five Arms Exporters: Report
Reuters, March 18, 2013

China's New Premier Seeks "New Type" of Ties with U.S.
Reuters, March 18, 2013

China Criticizes U.S. Anti-Missile North Korea Plan
Reuters, March 18, 2013


Abused Chinese Women Push for Domestic Violence Law
Voice of America, March 15, 2013

National Defense

退役少将:解放军军令已如一纸空文 (Retired Major General: Serious Discipline Breakdown in PLA)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 16, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

In China, New Premier Says He Seeks a Just Society
The New York Times, March 17, 2013

李克强:不能以牺牲环境换取人民并不满意的增长 (Premier Li Keqiang: Environment must not be Sacrificed for Economic Growth)
Global Times, March 17, 2013

11名律师建议修改《看守所条例》 禁止强迫劳动 (11 Lawyers Propose Ban on Forced Labor in Detention Centers)
Yangcheng Evening News, March 18, 2013


336 Million Chinese Abortions in 40 Years
Financial Times, March 16, 2013
Original Source: Financial Times


Reforming China's Gulags
Xinhua News Agency, March 17, 2013

李克强:劳教制度改革方案有望年内出台 (Premier Li Keqiang: RTL Reform Plan to be Introduced This Year)
Xinhua News Agency, March 17, 2013

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

North Korean Workers in China Face Stepped-up Restrictions
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2013

Rule of Law

李必丰上诉案开庭 绵阳警方证明射洪县非法抓人 (Court Hears Appeal of 12-Year Sentence by Li Bifeng, Sichuan Businessman and Dissident)
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2013


Adult Children Ignoring Confucius Risk Lawsuits in China
Bloomberg, March 17, 2013


四川阿坝州两藏人自焚身亡 流亡藏人烛光哀悼 (Two More Tibetans Die from Self-Immolation )
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2013


Time for Sino-Vatican Rapprochement
Caixin, March 18, 2013