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 26, 2013

Freedom of Association and Assembly

民众悼念林昭 当局提前禁止 (Authorities Hinder Mourning of Lin Zhao as Her Memorial Day (4/29) Approaches)
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2013


New Bird Flu Study Clears Up Key Question, But Raises Others
China Realtime Report, April 26, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

拍摄报道民间声援异议人士女儿 博讯记者孙林面临刑事拘留
Chinese Journalist Held For Filming School Campaign
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 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

Intellectual Property Rights

国内最大盗版高清门户被查封:30名员工或拘留 (Govt. Cracks Down on Largest Portal for Pirated HD Movies: 30 Face Detention)
The Beijing Times, April 26, 2013

China Cracks Down on Pirated Movie Sites
Economic Observer, April 26, 2013

International Human Rights

Hollande 'Sacrificing' Rights on China Visit
Agence France-Presse, April 25, 2013

Jours ordinaires en Chine (Ordinary Days in China)
Liberation, April 25, 2013

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

China, France Stress a Multipolar World as Hollande Visits Beijing
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2013

China's Demand for Milk Sees It Become New Zealand's Top Export Market for First Time
Associated Press, April 26, 2013

Sovereignty of Countries Should be Respected in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding China
Xinhua News Agency, April 26, 2013

China Warns US on Turning Away Investers
Agence France-Presse, April 26, 2013

Indian Foreign Minister to Visit China Amid Border Spat
Agence France-Presse, April 25, 2013

Aquino: PHL Gets ASEAN Support on Maritinme Dispute with China
GMA News, April 25, 2013

China Slams Philippine Bid to 'Legalise' Occupation of Islands
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2013

China Props Up Pyongyang over US Fears
Al Jazeera, April 25, 2013

China, EU Hold First-Ever Dialogue on Higher Education
Xinhua News Agency, April 26, 2013

Romance! Money! Intrigue! It's Model UN ... in China
The Atlantic, April 25, 2013

Chinese Development Projects in Burma Draw Local Protests
Voice of America, April 26, 2013

Letpadaung Farmers Beaten, Shot at for Plowing Fields
The Irrawaddy, April 25, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

China’s Leaders Warn on Financial Risks
Financial Times, April 26, 2013


女法轮功学员诉说在辽宁马三家劳教所受酷刑与折磨 (Female Falun Gong Practitioner Tells of Being Tortured at Masanjia RTL Camp)
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2013


习近平要求维稳新疆进行反恐演练 (Xi Calls for Stability in Xinjiang, Armed Police Proceed with Anti-Terrorism Drill)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 26, 2013

中国指责美国在巴楚事件上“混淆是非” (China Accuses U.S. of "Confusing Right and Wrong" on Recent Xinjiang Violence)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 26, 2013


地震撕裂中国互联网 (Lushan Quake Mangles China's Internet)
The New York Times, April 26, 2013

Has Turkey Betrayed the West?
The Tower, April 26, 2013

The Great Firewall of China
Pasadena Weekly, April 25, 2013

China Must Reform to Avoid Chaos
Sharnoff's Global Views, April 26, 2013

What's Behind the Sino-American Human Rights Spat?
The Atlantic, April 25, 2013

Chinese Leftists Dumbfounded by Lack of Official Support after Mao Yushi Speech
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2013