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 27, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

农夫山泉水源地被曝垃圾遍布 回应称不影响水质 (Garbage Surrounds Bottled Spring Water Source in Hubei, Producer Says Water Quality Unaffected)
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2013


China's "Black Clinics" Flourish as Health Reform on the Way
Sina, March 27, 2013

Hong Kong

Top Court Says Hong Kong Must Assess Refugee Cases Independently
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2013

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

Chinese Pursue Volunteer Opportunities in Africa
Voice of America, March 27, 2013

China's Exploitation of Latin American Natural Resources Raises Concern
The Guardian, March 27, 2013

China, S.Africa Seal New Oil, Rail Deals
Agence France-Presse, March 27, 2013


China Has Over 170,000 Govt Microblogs
China Daily, March 27, 2013


中国新规:发表叛国言论军人负刑责 (China Promulgates Rule to Prosecute “Seditious” Speech by Military Personnel)
Voice of America, March 27, 2013


拒绝民工如厕的“红字”让城市蒙羞 (Migrant Workers Banned from Public Toilets)
China Youth Daily, March 27, 2013

National Defense

Unclear Boundary Between Academic and Military Research
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2013

Top Secret Air-to-air Missle Photo Leaks on Internet
Global Times, March 27, 2013

Natural Resources

国土部公开地下水监测数据 目前标准仍是20年前的 (Land and Resource Ministry Confirms Underground Water Standards are 20 Years Old)
The Beijing Times, March 27, 2013

More Than Half of China’s Rivers Missing from National Water Survey
Global Times, March 27, 2013


Forced Abortion at Seven Months Prompts Outcry
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2013


Burning Protests Hinge on 'Motivation' — Dalai Lama
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2013


世维会再次强烈要求中国政府公布维族作家亚辛的情况 (World Uyghur Congress Calls for Information on Uyghur Writer Yasin’s Situation)
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2013

新疆20名被告人参加恐怖组织分裂国家被判刑 (20 Uyghurs Sentenced for Terrorism and Separatism)
Tianshannet, March 27, 2013

China Jails 20 on Jihad, Separatism Charges in Restive Xinjiang
Reuters, March 27, 2013