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.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

上海市政府:9家销售问题羊肉熟食店已全部查处 (Nine Shops Selling Cooked Lamb Meat Closed for Investigation)
Sina, May 06, 2013

Fears Grow in China Over Bottled Mineral Water
Radio Free Asia, May 03, 2013

Paper Products Removed Over Quality Problems
Shanghai Daily, May 06, 2013


China, Japan, S. Korea to Promote Environmental Cooperation
Xinhua News Agency, May 06, 2013

Plans to Harness Chinese River’s Power Threaten a Region
The New York Times, May 04, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

报道马三家酷刑Lens杂志“被停刊” (Lens Magazine is Halted after Masanjia Labor Camp Exposé)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 06, 2013

PEN International Launches Report on Creative Freedom in China
Peninsula Metropolis Newspaper, May 03, 2013

The PEN Report: Creativity and Constraint in Today's China, May 06, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

江西近十维权人被拘禁 (10 in Jiangxi Detained for Requesting Release of Detained Lawyer)
Radio Free Asia, May 03, 2013

International Human Rights

Kerry Phones China Over Dissident's Nephew, Can't Reach Minister
Reuters, May 03, 2013

克里就陈克贵狱中受虐给王毅打电话 (Kerry’s Call to Chinese Foreign Minister about Chen Kegui Goes Unanswered)
Voice of America, May 06, 2013

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

结束对峙 中印从争议领土同时后撤 (China, India Retreat from Disputed Territory)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 05, 2013

China Returns 10 Abducted Vietnamese Children
Press Trust of India, May 04, 2013

Chinese Communist Party Pledges Responsible Investments in Myanmar
Eleven Myanmar, May 04, 2013

Land, Property, Housing

Mongolian Herders Beaten For Refusing to Extend Lease to Chinese Farmers
Radio Free Asia, May 05, 2013


China's Barbaric One-Child Policy
The Guardian, May 05, 2013

Protests and Petitions

昆明民众五四抗议PX污染 成都抗议被压制 (Thousands in Kunming Protest Petrochemical Project, Planned Protest in Chengdu Quashed)
Voice of America, May 04, 2013

To Silence Discontent, Chinese Officials Alter Workweek
National Public Radio, May 04, 2013

China’s CNPC Defends Chengdu Chemical Plant Plan Amid Opposition
Bloomberg, May 05, 2013


Another Tibetan Prisoner Released in Poor Health
Radio Free Asia, May 03, 2013

United Nations

UNESCO and China Highlight Role of Culture in Post-2015 Development Agenda
UN News Centre, May 03, 2013


上海维族妇女抗议面临遣返 六人被拘热比娅吁国际关注 (Uyghur Women Stage Protest in Shanghai)
Radio Free Asia, May 05, 2013


China Must Stop Extracting Confessions Through Use of Torture
South China Morning Post, May 06, 2013

China's Minority Problem is a Global Problem
Detroit Free Press, May 06, 2013