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.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


多个豪华别墅和高尔夫球场项目“包抄”抚仙湖 (Developers Permitted to Build Golf Courses around Tightly Protected Lake in Yunnan)
China Youth Daily, April 17, 2013

Freedom of Association and Assembly

'Spring' in The Air for NGOs?
China Daily, April 17, 2013


中国确诊82例人感染H7N9禽流感病例 死亡17人 (H7N9 Update: 17 Dead, 82 Sickened), April 17, 2013

International Health Team Flying to China to Help Assess Deadly Flu Outbreak, UN Reports
UN News Centre, April 17, 2013

As Cancer Rates Rise in China, Trust Remains Low
The New York Times, April 17, 2013

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

Chinese Unconcerned About Threats across River
Irish Times, April 17, 2013

Myanmar Cleans House--China's Worst Nightmare?
Financial Times, April 15, 2013

June Fourth

Tiananmen Protest Reappraisal 'Still Unlikely'
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2013


新闻出版广电总局将加强采编人员网络活动管理 (China Issues Regulation Banning Media from Referencing “Foreign News Products”)
China Press and Publishing Journal , April 17, 2013

China Tightens Media Regulations
Economic Observer, April 17, 2013

National Defense

China, Russia Spent More on Defence; India, USA Less
The Tribune-Democrat, April 16, 2013

Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2012
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, April 17, 2013

Open Government Information

律师举报北京副市长被拘 市民要求官员公开财产被抓 (Police Detain Beijing Lawyer Calling for Disclosure of Official Assets)
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2013


官媒民调“中国梦” 自讨没趣 (Party Organ Stopped Online Survey Showing 80% of Respondents Dislike One-Party Rule)
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2013

Social Media in China Redraws Old Battle Lines between Left and Right
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2013


EU Trade Chief Seeks Backing to Investigate China's Huawei, ZTE: Diplomats
Reuters, April 16, 2013


20岁藏族妇女在四川自焚 (20-Year-Old Tibetan Mother of Three in Sichuan Dies in Self-Immolation)
Voice of America, April 17, 2013

Thousands Gather After Young Tibetan Mother Self-Immolates
Radio Free Asia, April 16, 2013


小心“安慰剂”的副作用 (Do People Need a Placebo? Government’s Herbal Tea Approach to H7N9 Questioned)
Economic Observer, April 14, 2013

Why Chinese Officials Are Prescribing Herbal Tea To Ward Off Deadly Bird Flu
Worldcrunch, April 16, 2013

Why It's Time to End China-Bashing on The Environment
The Guardian, April 16, 2013

Beijing Should Consider Redefining 'One China'
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2013