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 18, 2013


兰溪污染30年村民癌病多 各地环保局靠“排污费”吃饭 (Environmental Authorities Rely on Pollution Fees, Allow Cancer Villages to Form)
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2013

China, US Agree to Work Together on Warming, Four Years after Copenhagen Stand-Off
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2013

China Supplants US As Global Leader in Clean Energy Investment, Says Report
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2013


卫计委:不排除H7N9有限“人传人” (Chinese Authorities: Cannot Rule out H7N9 Human-to-Human Transmission)
People's Daily, April 18, 2013

China: Human Transmission of Bird Flu is Possible
Voice of America, April 18, 2013

报道称H7N9病毒变异速度惊人 比流感病毒快8倍 (H7N9 Virus Mutates at Alarming Rate, 8 Times Faster than Flu)
People's Daily, April 18, 2013

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

英媒:中国出招应对“数万亿”黑钱潮 (International NGO: Nearly Half of Global Money Laundering in 2010 Occurred through Chinese Banks)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 18, 2013

加拿大停止对华无偿援助 (Canada Ends Aid to China Due, World's Second Largest Economy)
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2013

India, China Could Find Common Ground in Afghanistan
The Hindu, April 18, 2013

China's Aid to Tajikistan Does Not Clash with India's Interests, Says Ansari
The Hindu, April 18, 2013

Beijing Calls For Cooperation With US After Boston Attack
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2013

Zimibabwe Deputy PM Tells Africa to Be Tough on China
Agence France-Presse, April 18, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

China Vows Wider Yuan Movement
The Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2013

Exclusive: Risk Ranking: China Revamps Anti-Money Laundering Rules - Sources
Reuters, April 17, 2013


Concerns Arise Over China's Dam Building Drive in Tibet
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2013

Tibetan Students Jailed for Defending Language Rights
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2013


Governments Bear Responsibility in Protecting Women from Violence: Chinese UN Envoy
Xinhua News Agency, April 18, 2013


China is Repeating Japan's Economic Mistakes Commentary: Wasteful Investment and Spending Stunts Growth
Market Watch , April 18, 2013