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.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance

China Bans Searches on Celebrity First Lady
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

Amid Tensions, Chinese Fruit a Turnoff in Vietnam
The Japan Times, March 24, 2013

中国央视节目披露嘉兴曾有人贩卖病死猪 (Arrested Merchant Says He Purchased Dead Pigs from Jiaxing for Sale)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 24, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Activist Inspires Hope Even as Chinese Repression Grows
USA Today, March 26, 2013

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

Vietnam Accuses China of Attack on Fishermen in South China Sea
Reuters, March 26, 2013

US Jails Chinese Engineer for Exporting Trade Secrets
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 25, 2013

Russia, China Must Be Part of Syria Chemical Arms Inquiry: Moscow
Reuters, March 25, 2013

Chinese Appetite Makes Peanuts the New 'Gold' in Senegal
Agence France-Presse, March 24, 2013

Land, Property, Housing

造城运动这些年 土地价差获利30万亿 (Chinese Economist Says:Government Made RMB 30 Trillion from Land Expropriation for City Building)
Xiaoxiang Morning Herald, March 25, 2013

Protests and Petitions

湖南上千军转干上访求待遇 (Thousand Hunan Retired PLA Officials Petition Government for Better Treatment)
Voice of America, March 26, 2013

贵州千警持械镇压护地百姓 封村4日网络仍未恢复 (Guizhou Villagers Clash with Thousand Armed Police, Internet Blocked for 4th Day)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2013

Rule of Law

王成:高法未依法回复人大选举无效诉讼 (Lawyer Says High Court Ignored His Complaint of NPC Leader Election Illegality)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2013


Chinese College Graduates Play It Safe and Lose Out
The Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2013

China's Elderly Exposed to Suicide Risk
Asia Times Online, March 26, 2013


达赖喇嘛驻北美代表与纽约民运人士等聚会交流 (Chinese Consulate Mobilized Students to Protest Dalai Lama’s Chicago Visit)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2013


What Xi's Travel Plans Say about China's Foreign Policy
Caixin, March 26, 2013