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, April 04, 2013


四川一小学班级16条班规均涉罚款 老师:为吓学生 (Sichuan Grade School Teacher Creates 16 Class Rules with Fines)
Chengdu Economic Daily (成都商报), April 03, 2013

Freedom of Association and Assembly

为政治犯募捐陈树庆被传唤 泛蓝五人祭蒋氏溪口失踪 (Zhejiang Political Activist Summoned for Collecting Donations for Political Prisoners)
Radio Free Asia, April 04, 2013


Toll of Cancer Misery Rises in Shangdong's Petrochemical Village
South China Morning Post, April 04, 2013

中国已有11例人感染H7N9禽流感病例 (11 Persons Reported Infected with H7N9 Bird Flu in China)
China News Service, April 03, 2013

World Health Organization, March 3, 2013

China Reports Nine Bird Flu Cases Amid Allegations of Cover Up on Social Media
The Guardian, April 03, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

罗勇泉因境外稿费被传唤警告 张林仍困蚌埠女儿失学逾月 (Guangzhou Rights Defender Summoned for Receiving Writer’s Fee from Overseas NGO)
Radio Free Asia, April 04, 2013

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

Regional Tensions Dominate as Gillard Heads to China
ABC News, April 04, 2013

China, Russia, Pak. Discuss Afghanistan Situation
The Hindu, April 03, 2013

Rainbow Station to Open 110 Schools in China in Next Five Years
Times Dispatch, April 04, 2013

Thai Railways 'Bound for China'
Bangkok Post, April 04, 2013

PM Preps Pen for China
The Phnom Penh Post, April 04, 2013

PM Meets Chinese Investors
The Phnom Penh Post, March 3, 2013

Ghana, China to Step Up Investment Partnership - President Mahama
Ghana News Agency, April 03, 2013

Intimidated Chinese Investors Pack out of Ghana- Antwi Boasiako
Joy Online, April 4, 2013

June Fourth

Police Crack Down on 1989-Linked Memorials
Radio Free Asia, April 03, 2013

Natural Resources

Why Did 28,000 Rivers in China Suddenly Disappear?
The Verge, April 04, 2013

China's Fishy Data Exposed
The Sydney Morning Herald, April 04, 2013


'Don't You Dare Bring Christianity to Shanxi,' Says Official Before Detaining Beijing Believer
South China Morning Post, April 04, 2013

Rule of Law

China Jails Man for Cultural Revolution Murder
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 03, 2013


Apple Bars China App for 'Illegal' Content
Financial Times, April 04, 2013


中国缺乏真正的“领导者” (China Lacks Real “Leaders”)
Financial Times, April 04, 2013

官媒战苹果,谁在歧视谁? (Who is Discriminating against Whom in Official Media Attack on Apple?)
The New York Times, April 04, 2013

China, Korea Instability May Make 2014 the Year Tech Stands Still
ZD Net, April 04, 2013

China Must Act on North Korea if it Wants Respect
The Washington Post, April 04, 2013