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, April 02, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

China Pushes New Food Safety Measures
Al Jazeera, April 01, 2013

Cyber Security

Apple. China. Cyberwar.
CNN, March 31, 2013


Poor Air Plagues 90% of Cities
Shanghai Daily, March 30, 2013

Air Pollution Linked to 1.2 Million Premature Deaths in China (中国一年120万人死于空气污染)
The New York Times, April 01, 2013


中国H7N9禽流感病毒感染增至7例 (Bird Flu Cases in China Rise to 7)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 02, 2013

变种禽流感致两沪男死亡 官方迟报引发民众质疑 (Rare Bird Flu Virus Kills 2 in Shanghai, Authorities’ Late Release of Data Questioned by Public)
Radio Free Asia, April 01, 2013

More HIV Cases among Chinese Students
China Daily, April 01, 2013

Information Control

中宣部禁止媒体发表反党反毛言论 “新三反”人员不容于高校及媒体 (Report Sparks Fears of China Media Witch-Hunt)
Radio Free Asia, April 01, 2013


党校编审质疑中朝关系被停职 (Chinese Editor Suspended for Article on North Korea)
The New York Times, April 01, 2013

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

Revealed: Canberra's Secret China Unit
The Sydney Morning Herald, April 01, 2013


China's Urbanization Drive Leaves Migrant Workers Out in the Cold
Reuters, March 30, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

Chinese Eviction Village Wins Rare Vote
Radio Free Asia, April 01, 2013

Rule of Law

杀海伍德的是谷开来,或另有其人? (New Book Questions Verdict on Gu Kailai, Wife of Bo Xilai, as Killer of Heywood)
Voice of America, April 01, 2013


达赖喇嘛:百分百相信“中间道路”能取成果 (Dalai Lama: Fully Believes the “Middle Road” Will Lead to Success)
Radio Free Asia, April 01, 2013

拉萨矿区滑坡83人被埋超1天 仍未发现生命迹象 (83 Buried For More than One Day by Landslide in Lhasa Gold Mine Show No Sign of Life)
The Global Times, April 01, 2013

Chinese Bloggers Criticise Apathy towards Environment
The Hindu, March 31, 2013

Tibetan Political Activist Freed After 17 Years in Jail
Radio Free Asia, April 01, 2013


Uyghur Jailings Highlight Chinese Media Controls
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2013


China’s ‘Unconditional Foreign Aid’ for African Countries is a Big Myth
Business Daily, April 02, 2013

On China’s State-Sponsored Amnesia
The New York Times, April 01, 2013

Timothy Thomas: Why China Is Reading Your Email
The Wall Street Journal, March 29, 2013

Insight: China’s Peaceful Rise, Community of Nations: Zheng Bijian’s Strategy
The Jakarta Post, April 01, 2013

What It Takes For China To Be No 1
Forbes, April 01, 2013