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 12, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

Contradictions among the People:A senior censor examines his conscience
The Economist, April 13, 2013

China's Citizen Journalists Finding the Mouse Is Mightier than the Pen
The Guardian, April 11, 2013


En Chine, polémique sur la gestion de la grippe H7N9 (Controversy in China over Handling of H7N9 Virus Outbreak)
Le Monde, April 12, 2013

北京被质疑因两会故意迟报H7N9 (Did Beijing Delay Bird Flu Disclosure for Two Congresses?)
Radio France Internationale, April 12, 2013

全国确诊43例H7N9禽流感病例 11人死亡 (Bird Flu: 11 Dead, 43 Infected)
People's Daily, April 12, 2013

Bird Flu: New Scare
The Economist, April 13, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

弟涉詐騙罪本月審理 劉霞要求旁聽 (Liu Xiaobo’s Brother-in-law to be Tried for “Fraud,” Liu Xia Requests to Attend)
Hong Kong Radio (香港電台), April 12, 2013

最小“良心犯”张安妮:我要读书 (Youngest Chinese "Prisoner of Conscience" Zhang Anni: I Want to Go to School)
Deutsche Welle, April 12, 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

Lawyer for Falun Gong Believers Says Assaulted by Chinese Police
Reuters, April 12, 2013

International Human Rights

人权组织促克里向中国提人权问题 (Human Rights Groups Urge Kerry to Raise Human Rights with Chinese Leaders)
Voice of America, April 12, 2013

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

India, China Begin Counterterrorism Talks
The Hindu, April 11, 2013

Space Plays a Growing Role in U.S.-China Security Talks: Official
Reuters, April 11, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

China's Chief Justice Calls for Bravery in Promoting Judicial Reform
Xinhua News Agency, April 12, 2013


China Labour Camp Victim Sues Local Authorities
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 12, 2013

China Bans Media Coverage of Labor Camp Ordeal
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2013

“Walking Out of Masanjia"
Lens Magazine, April 2013

Rule of Law

重庆网民讽刺王立军被劳教 起诉索赔终审被驳 (Chongqing Netizen Loses Suit for Compensations for Psychological Damages)
Hualong Web, April 12, 2013

Fears for China's Shuanggui Detainees after Wenzhou Official Dies
The Guardian, April 12, 2013


Tibetans Detained for Protesting Destruction of Their Homes
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2013


新华网:改革要“敢于啃硬骨头 敢于涉险滩” (Xinhua Editorial: Reform Requires “Toughness, Daring”)
Xinhua News Agency, April 12, 2013