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 19, 2013


China Plans to Complete Climate Change Draft Law in Two Years
Bloomberg, April 18, 2013

China's Climate Policy Will Not Be Deterred By EU Carbon Crisis, Official Says
Reuters, April 18, 2013

Villagers Angered by Pollution
Shanghai Daily, April 19, 2013


卫计委:人感染H7N9禽流感新增确诊病例5例 (Chinese Authorities: H7N9 Cases Total 87)
Global Times, April 18, 2013

别让养殖户“死”在等补贴政策的路上 (Don’t Let Poultry Farmers "Die" Waiting for Subsidies)
Xinhua News Agency, April 19, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Chinese Activist Jailed for Supporting School Campaign
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2013

We've Given Up All Hope: Chinese Activist Ends Campaign to Send Daughter to School
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2013

For more information on Zhang Lin and Zhang Anni, see:
Police End Protest in Support of 10-Year-Old’s Right to Attend School
Human Rights in China, April 17, 2013

Two More Held After Street Campaign to Force Officials to Reveal Wealth
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2013

For more information on Zhao Changqing, see:
Criminally Detained: Zhao Changqing and Six Other Advocates of Public Disclosure of Officials’ Assets
Human Rights in China, April 19, 2013

德国举办《自由》艺术展 艾未未受邀参展引德媒关注 (Ai Weiwei Invited to Attend “Freedom” Art Exhibition in Germany)
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2013

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

Hundreds Protest Pipeline in Burma’s Rakhine State
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2013

Nice to See You, EU
The Economist, April 19, 2013

中国公司有意收购雅典国际机场 (Chinese Company Intends to Buy Athens International Airport)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 18, 2013


China's IPR Protection Continues to Improve: Official
Xinhua News Agency, April 19, 2013


习近平打车“假新闻”事件凸显中共文宣体制痼疾 (Faked Story of Xi Jinping Taking Cab Highlights Chronic Ill in Party Propaganda System)
Radio France Internationale, April 19, 2013

谁写了“习近平打出租”的假新闻? (Ta Kong Pao Beijing Bureau Chief, Deputy Chief Writer Faked Story of Xi Jinping in Cab)
Ta Kung Pao, April 18, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

Hidden Benefits of China's Slower Growth
Financial Times, April 19, 2013

Climbing, Stretching and Stumbling
The Economist, April 19, 2013


报告称全国剩男超1100万人 剩女硕士以上学历占4成 (Boys Outnumber Girls by 11 Million in China)
The Beijing Times, April 18, 2013


Despite Harsh Words for North Korea, China Deepens Economic Ties
The Washington Post, April 19, 2013

Where to Find Political Reform in China
The Wall Street Journal, April 19, 2013