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 28, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

Swiss Baby Formula ‘Adulterated by Chinese Partner’
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2013


兰州称黄河浮尸每年约100具 未影响水质 (Lanzhou Government: 100 Corpses Found Annually in Yellow River, Water Quality Unaffected)
China News Service, March 28, 2013

Hong Kong

香港“占领中环”运动宣布具体行动步骤 (Law Professor Announces “Occupy Central” Protest over General Election)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 27, 2013

Occupy Central Hong Kong Supporters Ready to Block Traffic and Go to Jail for Democracy
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2013

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

《新兴经济体蓝皮书:金砖国家发展报告(2013)》发布 (China’s Academy of Social Science Blue Paper Questions BRICS Miracle)
The Economic Observer, March 28, 2013

金砖五国建1000亿美元外汇储备资金库(BRICS Establish $100 Billion Contingency Fund)
Nikkei Chinese News (日经中文网), March 28, 2013

BRICS Bank, $100 Billion Contingency Fund Get Nod
The Financial Express, March 28, 2013

Chinese General Leads Troops in Cyprus as Beijing Embraces U.N. Role
Reuters, March 27, 2013

China and Brazil Agree to US$30 Billion Currency Swap Deal
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2013


27位老人为讨薪上访百次 镇干部伪造罢访书了事 (Shandong Officials Falsify Pledge by Elderly Villagers to End Petition over Unpaid Wages)
Shandong News (大众日报), March 28, 2013

Land, Property, Housing

Standoff Prompts Attack by Chinese Eviction Gang
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2013

New Community Offers Officials Cheap Housing
The Economic Observer, March 28, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

Bottoms Up: Consumption in China May Be much Higher than Official Statistics Suggest
The Economist, March 28, 2013

Elite in China Face Austerity Under Xi’s Rule
The New York Times, March 28, 2013


In the Beginning Was the Ideogram
The Economist, March 30, 2013


福布斯:中国中产群体已超过千万人 (Forbes: 10 Million+ Chinese Have Personal Investments of $100K-1 Million)
China News Service, March 28, 2013

China's Cultural Revolution: Son's Guilt Over the Mother He Sent to Her Death
The Guardian, March 28, 2013


Now China Seems to Be Targeting Human Rights Activists with Android Spyware
TechInAsia, March 27, 2013

U.S. Law to Restrict Government Purchases of Chinese IT Equipment
Reuters, March 27, 2013


藏人行政中央正式承认四川康定高僧和尼姑为自焚者 (Exiled Tibetan Authority: China Claims 2 Self-Immolated Tibetans Died in Fire)
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2013

Tibetan Envoy Says China Can End Immolations
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2013