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, May 02, 2013

Business and Economics

中国8家主要银行不良债权增加 (Non-Performing Loans Increased in Eight Major Chinese Banks)
Nikkei Chinese News (日经中文网), May 02, 2013

Civil Society

China’s Gays and Lesbians Join the Global Debate on Same-Sex Marriage
Time, May 01, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

我国瓶装水测菌仍按苏联标准 不及自来水 (China Still Uses Soviet Standards to Test Bottled Drinking Water)
People's Daily, May 02, 2013

China Still Tests Bottled Drinking Water Using 'Soviet Standards'
South China Morning Post, May 02, 2013


清华教授施一公当选美国两院院士 曾落选国科学院院士 (Chinese Biologist, Critical of Funding System in China, is Elected to U.S. Academy of Sciences)
The Beijing News, May 02, 2013


China's Air Pollution Scaring Away Expat Executives
Associated Press, May 02, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

中国被列为缺乏新闻自由国家 (Freedom House Report: China Lacks Press Freedom)
Voice of America, May 02, 2013


钟南山:发病5日内使用达菲可显著减少H7N9重症 (H7N9 Expert: Tamiflu and Similar Drugs Can Significantly Reduce Severity of Illness)
China News Service, May 02, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Calls For Chinese Quake Activist's Release
Radio Free Asia, May 01, 2013

Information Control

国家互联网信息办部署打击网络谣言 (China Takes New Steps to Combat Rumors Online)
Xinhua News Agency, May 02, 2013

Regulator Clamps Down on Internet Rumors
Xinhua News Agency, May 02, 2013

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

China is Seen Nearing U.S.'s Military Power in Region
The New York Times, May 02, 2013

China's Emotional Ties to North Korea Run Deep in Border City
Reuters, May 02, 2013

Israeli Leaders Blast Chinese Regime's Organ Harvesting, Persecution
The New American, May 01, 2013

China Claims a Share in Kashagan, Kazakhstan Confirms
The Japan Times, May 01, 2013

Intellectual Property Rights

美公布特别301报告 批乌克兰中国保护产权不力 (U.S. Anti-Piracy Report Again Lists China among Countries with Worst Record)
Voice of America, May 02, 2013


China: A Billion Strong but Short on Workers
The Wall Street Journal, May 01, 2013

China Media: Labour Issues
China Radio International, May 02, 2013

Land, Property, Housing

地方政府能靠卖地应对债务危机吗 (IMF Says 80% of China's Local Govts Sell Land to Repay Debt, Crisis Critical)
The New York Times, May 02, 2013

National Defense,

外媒称中国正量产七个型号战舰令美国吃惊 (State Media: U.S. Military is Startled that China Could Afford to Build Seven Warship Models)
Global Times, May 02, 2013


开卷不再有益?73.2%受访者痛感垃圾书泛滥 (73.2% of People Surveyed are “Pained” by Trashy Books)
People's Daily, May 02, 2013


China Says No Foreign Link in Xinjiang Violence
South China Morning Post, May 02, 2013


Letter to the Editor: Artistic Freedom in China
The Times Literary Supplement , May 02, 2013

China Can Do More for Africa
Daily Monitor, May 02, 2013