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 09, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance

Censors Delete 'China Dream' Song
Radio Free Asia, April 09, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

China Jails Six for Selling Dirty Cooking Oil as New
South China Morning Post, April 09, 2013

Chicken Safe to Eat If Cooked Properly
China Daily, April 09, 2013


网曝海南抱罗镇政府有钱盖办公楼无钱修路 (Hainan Township Government Fixes New Office Building, Not Old Roads)
Sina, April 09, 2013

河北官员被举报拥9套房 告诫记者:勿互相伤害 (Hebei Official’s Ownership of Nine Houses Exposed, Warns Reporter of “Mutual Harm”)
People's Daily, April 09, 2013


昆明“牛奶河”浇灌西瓜减产 官方称饮用没问题 (Kunming Authorities Say Milky River Water Drinkable)
Xinhua News Agency, April 09, 2013


Over 200 Dead Pigs Found in Changzhou Waterway
China Daily, April 09, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Clashes as Activist's Daughter Is Denied Schooling
Radio Free Asia, April 09, 2013

For more information on Zhang Anni, see:
Activist and Ten-year-old Daughter Illegally Detained before Forcible Removal from Hefei
Human Rights in China, March 1, 2013

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

Chile's Copper Giant Eyes China Market
The Standard, April 09, 2013

Is China Ready to Abandon North Korea?
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 09, 2013

Wary of China, Companies Head to Cambodia
The New York Times, April 09, 2013

Land, Property, Housing

沈阳一公司房产遭强拆 官方:记者不要过多介入 (Shenyang Officials Tell Reporters to Stay Away from Forced Demolition Case)
Net Ease, April 09, 2013

Open Government Information

2013中国财政透明度报告:31省份公开信息不到1/3 (Study Shows 31 Provinces “Less Than One-Third Transparent” with Financial Information)
People's Daily, April 09, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

Fitch Downgrades China’s Credit Rating
Financial Times, April 09, 2013


女子被强迫做结扎手术后死亡 官方出100万封口 (Hubei Woman Dies from Forced Tubal Ligation, Family Receives RMB One Million Hush Money)
Yunnan Xinxi Bao, April 09, 2013

Hubei: Woman Dies After the Authorities Forcibly Sterilize Her
AsiaNews, April 08, 2013

The Backroom Battle Delaying Reform of China's One-Child policy
Reuters, April 08, 2013

Protests and Petitions

广东民主人士举牌抗议刑拘刘远东 (Guangdong Activists Protest 45-day Detention of Protestor of N Korea Nuclear Test)
Voice of America, April 09, 2013


辽宁将调查马三家劳教所酷刑事件 (Liaoning Authorities to Investigate Torture in Masanjia RTL Facility)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 09, 2013


苹果道歉、微信收费与“中国特色” (Apology from Apple, Fee for “WeChat,” and Chinese Characteristics)
Financial Times, April 09, 2013

趙楚 環境災變的體制成因 (Zhao Chu: Systematic Reason for Environmental Disasters)
iSun Affairs (陽光時務週刊), April 08, 2013