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.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights

China's Middle Class Sparks High Demand For U.S. Fur
Reuters, April 14, 2013

Olivia Munn Exposes Never-Before-Seen Footage on Chinese Fur Farms
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, February 21, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance

我国拟立法落实电话实名制 (China Plans Real-Name Registration for Mobile Internet Users)
China Court (中国法院网), April 12, 2013

Cyber Security

'Chinese Hackers' Deface Philippines News Website
The Economic Times, April 14, 2013


US, China Agree Climate Change Working Group
Agence France-Presse, April 14, 2013

Pollution Crisis Sparks Mass Popular Protests
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2013


视频:我国截至15日16时确诊62例H7N9病例14人死 (H7N9 Update: 14 Dead and 62 Sickened)
Sina, April 15, 2013

Hu Yaobang

胡耀邦逝世24周年:揭秘中央媒体播出讣告全过程 (Plans for Official Coverage of Hu Yaobang’s Death in 1989 Revealed for First Time)
Global Times, April 15, 2013

胡耀邦逝世24周年 民众自发拜祭 (Public Pay Respect at Tomb of Hu Yaobang at 24th Anniversary of His Death)
China News Service, April 15, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

劉曉波妻弟將受審 檢方求刑12-14年 (Prosecutor Suggests Long Sentence for Liu Xiaobo’s Brother-In-Law, Family Claims Political Persecution)
Ming Pao, April 15, 2013

June Fourth

“六四纪念馆”香港开幕:爱国由真相开始 (June Fourth Memorial Museum Opens In Hong Kong)
Deutsche Welle, April 15, 2013

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

China Invested $1.5bn in Algeria in a Decade
Associated Press, April 14, 2013

North Korean Leader, Young and Defiant, Strains Ties With Chinese
The New York Times, April 13, 2013

Kerry Leaves China with No Evident Breakthrough on North Korea
McClatchy Newspapers, April 13, 2013

China Makes Inroads in Nepal, and Stanches Tibetan Influx
The New York Times, April 13, 2013


Women’s Group Finds Work Abuses
Global Times, April 14, 2013

National Defense

Chinese City Bordering North Korea and Russia Holds Emergency Drill
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2013


揭马三家劳教真相 李文娟遭警砸门威吓 (Petitioner Threatened For Exposing Masanjia RTL Facility)
Voice of America, April 15, 2013

媒体札记:“上访妈妈” (Official Media Focus on Petitioner Mother’s Case, Join Call for Abolishing RTL)
Financial Times, April 15, 2013

Rule of Law

温州“双规”期间死亡官员被要求强行尸检 家属反对 (Authorities Conduct Autopsy of Deceased Wenzhou Official, Defy Family’s Wish for Observer)
eNorth Netnews, April 15, 2013

西单拉横幅4公民之一侯欣保外就医 (One of Four Xidan Protesters Is Released on Medical Parole after 10 Days of Detention)
Voice of America, April 12, 2013


Tibetan Protester Returns Home After Five Years in Jail
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2013


Three Uyghurs Held for Resisting Land Takeover
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2013


China and the New Revisionism
Huffington Post, April 14, 2013

China Must Take Care of Its City-Dwellers
Financial Times, April 14, 2013