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.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Paper Mill in Pollution Scandal Closed
Shanghai Daily, March 20, 2013


新华社: 为何仅10%的患者信任医生?——代表委员“会诊”医患矛盾 (NPC Deputy Report: 90% of Patients Don’t Trust Their Doctors)
Xinhua News Agency, March 08, 2013

China 'Losing Faith' in the Medical Profession
Radio Free Asia, March 19, 2013

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

习近平促金砖国家团结合作 (Xi Jinping Urges Cooperation among “BRICS” Nations)
Dongfang Morning Post, March 20, 2013

Chinese President Urges BRICS, Sino-India Cooperation
Xinhua, March 20, 2013

China Urges Vatican to Cut Taiwan Ties
Financial Times, March 19, 2013

Lew's China Visit Ends with Focus on Currency, Cyber Security
Reuters, March 20, 2013

Land, Property, Housing

China’s Property Prices Too High for More People: Survey
Bloomberg, March 19, 2013


中共党报《人民日报》网站进驻香港 (CPC Organ People’s Daily Online Opens Branch in Hong Kong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 20, 2013

Protests and Petitions

数百大学教师堵校门唱国歌抗工资改革不公 (Chongqing University Teachers Protest Unfair Wages Reform, Sing National Anthem and Block School Entrance )
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2013


Chinese Nationalism Flares Up Ahead of Xi's Visit to Russia
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2013


美国国会及行政当局中国委员会严重关切藏人自焚 (US Congressional Commission Urges China to End Repressive Policy on Tibet and Resume Dialogue with Dalai Lama)
Voice of America, March 20, 2013


China's Slow But Sure Democratisation
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2013