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.

Friday, April 05, 2013


Arrests in China Show Limits of War on Graft
The New York Times, April 04, 2013


呼和浩特多所小学课间不许学生下楼 (Several Elementary Schools in Hohhot Forbid Students to Go Downstairs during Recess)
Eastday, April 05, 2013

Freedom of Association and Assembly

清明节民间悼林昭赵紫阳 各地异议人士被禁外出 (At Qingming, Dissidents Stopped from Traveling as Citizens Remember Lin Zhao, Zhao Ziyang)
Radio Free Asia, April 04, 2013

天安門母親監控下拜祭 (Tiananmen Mothers, Under Watch, Pay Respect to June Fourth Victims at Qingming)
Ming Pao, April 05, 2013


For China's Pig Farmers, Carcasses in River a Sign of Government's Dysfunction
McClatchy Newspapers, April 05, 2013

上海6日起暂停活禽交易 关闭所有活禽交易市场 (Shanghai to Close Live Poultry Market, Suspend Live Poultry Trading Effective April 6)
Xinhua News Agency, April 05, 2013

浙江一名H7N9禽流感患者死亡 全国14病例中6人死亡 (Six Dead, 14 Sick in China from Bird Flu)
China News Service, April 05, 2013

China Culls 20,000 Birds as Sixth Person Dies of Avian Flu
Telegraph India, April 05, 2013

C.D.C. Begins Work on Vaccine for China Flu
The New York Times, April 04, 2013

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

China 'Shifts Position' on North Korea
Telegraph India, April 05, 2013

The Soft, Weak Chinese Cite Concerns for International Law and Due Process
The Guardian, April 05, 2013

China Seeks to Regain Role in Changed Myanmar
South China Morning Post, April 05, 2013

Georgians Wary of China Building Project
Asia Times Online, April 04, 2013

Land, Property, Housing

国土部官员:现行征地制度带来社会问题 (Ministry of Land and Resources: Current Land Requisition System Needs Improvement)
Sina, April 05, 2013

Natural Resources

The Price of Gold
The Economist, April 06, 2013

Open Government Information

枝江市人大常委会实行建议办理工作问责制 (Hubei Local People's Congress Requires Authorities to Disclose Responses to Deputies’ Suggestions)
People's Daily, April 05, 2013


中国去年海外旅游消费额超千亿美元居世界之首 (China Was World’s Top Travel Spender in 2012)
Eastday, April 05, 2013


西藏滑坡成因公布 专家组认定是碎屑流地质灾害 (China Declares Tibetan Mine Landslide a Natural Disaster)
Net Ease, April 05, 2013

PM Urged to Raise Tibet Human Rights
Herald Sun, April 05, 2013

Tibetan Woman Self-immolates Over Eviction
Radio Free Asia, April 04, 2013


A Giant Cage
The Economist, April 06, 2013

One Soviet Leader China Could Emulate…and It’s Not Gorbachev
The Diplomat, April 04, 2013