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 21, 2013


中国去年拍摄大约200部“抗日片” (Anti-Japanese War Films Sail Pass Censors, 200 Produced Last Year )
Voice of America, March 20, 2013

Cyber Security

源代码来自中国,韩国怀疑朝鲜发动网络战 (Seoul Suspects Cyber Attack from N Korea via IP Address in China)
Agence France-Presse, March 21, 2013

South Korea: Cyber Attack Originated in China
Voice of America, March 21, 2013


中国专家称死猪危害仅如苍蝇在游泳池 上海民众拟抗议官方水质检测数据问题 (Blogger Says Authorities Repeatedly Postponed Using Updated Standard for Drinking Water)
Voice of America, March 20, 2013


Closer Look: What Should China Do with 18 Mln Pigs Carcasses Every Year?
Caixin, March 21, 2013

黄浦江死猪事件调查 (Investigation Shows Disease in Huangpu River Dead Pigs)
China Newsweek, March 19, 2013

Hong Kong

香港政党成立真普选联盟促双普选 (21 HK Groups to Form Coalition to Push for General Election of Chief Executive and Legislative Council)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 21, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

朱承志已经回家 胡佳解除软禁 刘沙沙获网民捐款 (Zhu Chengzhi Released, House Arrest on Hu Jia Lifted, Liu Shasha Receives Donation from Netizens)
Voice of America, March 20, 2013

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

China Drawn Into Tennessee Mine Fight
The Wall Street Journal, March 19, 2013

Natural Resources

Beijing's Water Resources Meets Only 40% of Demand
China Daily, March 21, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

China Spins Away from Propaganda
Financial Times, March 21, 2013


One-quarter of Shanghai's Population Elderly
China Daily, March 21, 2013


China Probes House Churches in Intelligence Sweep
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2013

Rule of Law

中国律师向高法起诉全国人大选举违宪 (Chinese Lawyer Says NPC Leaders’ Election Unconstitutional)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 21, 2013

NPC chairman Zhang Dejiang's Election 'Unconstitutional', says Lawyer
South China Morning Post, March 21, 2013


Monk Who Wrote on Self-immolations Detained
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2013