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.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


校舍质量依然牵动人心 (No Improvement in Quality of School Buildings after 2008 Sichuan Quake)
The New York Times, April 28, 2013


Obama’s Comedy Is Anything But Routine for Chinese Audience
China Realtime Report, April 30, 2013

Ethnic Groups

Tensions at University in Beijing After Uyghur Student Assaulted
Radio Free Asia, April 30, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

山东临沂对陈光诚大哥家骚扰迫害升级 (Home of Chen Guangcheng’s Brother is Repeatedly Attacked at Night)
Voice of America, April 30, 2013

陈光诚侄子狱中患病治疗遭拒 向联合国求助 (Denied Medical Treatment, Chen Guangcheng’s Imprisoned Nephew Asks UN for Help)
Voice of America, April 30, 2013

Authorities Drop Charges Against Chen Guangcheng's Relatives
Radio Free Asia, April 29, 2013


China's Mental Health Law to Take Effect
Xinhua News Agency, April 30, 2013


缅甸首次批准外国日报出版发行 (Myanmar Approves, for First Time, Publishing of Foreign Newspaper)
Xinhua News Agency, April 30, 2013

Protests and Petitions

Four Held After Fresh Clashes in China's Wukan
Radio Free Asia, April 29, 2013

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

美国防部长称美承认钓鱼岛处在日本管辖之下 (U.S. Defense Secretary: U.S. Recognizes Diaoyu Islands Are Within Japan’s Jurisdiction)
People's Daily, April 30, 2013

Overlap of U.S., China Interests on DPRK Only Goes So Far
China Daily, April 30, 2013

New Database Focuses on China's Secretive Aid to Africa
Reuters, April 29, 2013

Domestic Critics Carp Over Extent of China's Munificence Towards Africa
The Guardian, April 30, 2013

Africa's Future Leaders Benefit from Beijing's Desire to Win Hearts and Minds
The Guardian, April 30, 2013

Arctic Council: EU Out But China Likely in, Academics Say
Nunatsiaq News, April 30, 2013

Experts Baffled by China-India Border Stand-off Amid Improving Ties
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2013

India to Take ‘Every Step’ to Deal with Chinese Incursion
Financial Times, April 30, 2013


Taiwan Will Not Promote 'Independence,' Ma Says
Xinhua News Agency, April 30, 2013


中国当局逮捕19名卷入新疆暴力的“恐怖分子” (Chinese Authorities Arrest 19 “Terrorists” Involved in Xinjiang Violence)
Voice of America, April 30, 2013


Why the China Dream Might Be a Mirage
Bloomberg, April 29, 2013

Jonathan Kay: China’s Ruthless Foreign Policy is Changing the World in Dangerous Ways
National Post, April 29, 2013