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 11, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

新华社3问维C银翘片涉毒:潜规则要“潜”多久 (Xinhua: Lax Government Supervision Responsible for Drug Toxicity?)
Sina, April 11, 2013

Death Penalty

China Keeps Death Penalty Figures Secret
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2013


教育部:高校毕业生就业形势严峻 已进入关键期 (Ministry of Education: Unemployment of College Graduates Critical)
The Beijing News, April 11, 2013


China Pollution May Hold Silver Lining for California
The Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2013,0,159929.story

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

中国拟出新规保护个人信息 专家称刑责条款威慑强 (China Issues New Draft Rules to Protect Privacy with Tough Penalties for Violators)
Eastday, April 11, 2013


31省市人大官网调查:没有公开一个代表手机号码 (People’s Deputies in Provinces, Cities Across China are Hard to Reach)
China Youth Daily, April 11, 2013


全国已确诊38例人感染H7N9病例 其中10人死亡 (Bird Flu Has Claimed 10 Lives and Sickened 38)
Sina, April 11, 2013

China’s Actions in Flu Cases Draw Critics
The New York Times, April 10, 2013

Chinese Doctors Nearly Come to Blows at Bedside of Terminal Patient over Who Gets His Organs
The Daily Telegraph, April 11, 2013


北京不限户籍招聘1000名农村中小学教师 (Beijing to Hire 1,000 Teachers for Nearby Rural Areas without Hukou Requirement)
Sina, April 11, 2013

11省18名律师致信人社部 建议取消公考户籍限制 (Lawyers from 11 Provinces Urge Removing Hukou Requirement for Civil Service Test)
People's Daily, April 11, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

维权人士合肥接力绝食抗议安妮被剥夺上学权 (Lawyers and Activists Start Hunger Strike in Hefei to Protest Girl Being Barred from School)
Voice of America, April 11, 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)

Asean, China to Meet on Maritime Code of Conduct
South China Morning Post, April 11, 2013

Chinese Expert on North Korean Affairs Warns of 70pc Chance of War
South China Morning Post, April 11, 2013

North Korea, China's Problem Child
The Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2013,0,5545362.story

Korea is the Focus, but This is China Versus Japan
The Guardian, April 10, 2013

Japan Gives Taiwan Rare Concession in East China Sea Dispute
Voice of America, April 11, 2013

June Fourth

香港高考六四事件试题受学界赞赏 (HK Includes “June Fourth” Question in High School Diploma Exam)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 11, 2013


调查组:吉林八宝煤矿两起事故致53人死瞒报7人 (53 Died in Jilin Mine Accidents, Seven More than Previously Reported)
Net Ease, April 11, 2013


“上访妈妈”唐慧起诉永州市劳教委案12日开庭 (Hunan Court to Hear Challenge of RTL Decision by Petitioner Seeking Justice for Daughter)
Eastday, April 11, 2013

Rule of Law

温州双规时猝死官员家属要求看监控遭拒 (Authorities Refuse to Let Family See Video of Wenzhou Official Who Died in “Shuanggui”)
People's Daily, April 11, 2013