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, May 07, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights

Outrage over China Tiger Abuse
Bangkok Post, May 07, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

Yum Says Not Affected by China Mutton Scandal
Reuters, May 06, 2013

40 Tons of Tainted Pork Allegedly Sold in China
Time , May 07, 2013


中国军方鹰派承认腐败是中国军队战斗力的第一杀手 (Military Hardliners Acknowledge Corruption is Main Threat to China's Military Capabilities)
Voice of America, May 07, 2013

Cyber Security

China’s Military Is Accused by U.S. In Cyberattacks
The New York Times, May 07, 2013

中国回应美国防部报告 称间谍活动指责毫无根据 (China Says U.S. Accusation of Chinese Cyberattacks is Groundless)
Reuters, May 07, 2013


Where There's Smoke There's China
The Age, May 07, 2013

Hong Kong Risks Losing 'Pink Dolphins' Because Of China's Pollution, Conservationists Warn
Huffington Post, May 07, 2013

That Stink Is the Smell of Money: China's New Rubber-Farming Dilemma
The Atlantic, May 06, 2013

Freedom of Association and Assembly

中纪委官员:严禁到公共场所拦截正常上访群众 (CPC Commission: Intercepting “Normal” Petitioners in Public Places is Strictly Prohibited)
China News Service, May 07, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

China’s Changing Internet Landscape
The New York Times, May 06, 2013

Censorship Feeds Criticism of Chinese Poisoning Case
Bloomberg, May 06, 2013


中国大陆共确诊H7N9禽流感病例129例 死亡31人 (H7N9 Update: 31 Dead Out of 129 Total Cases)
Reuters, May 07, 2013

Mental-Health Patients Given OK to Leave 'Have Nowhere To Go'
China Daily, May 07, 2013

Hong Kong

汤显明又被指在任内曾收礼约450份 (Former Anticorruption Head in HK again Criticized for Accepting 450 Gifts)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 07, 2013


国务院:年内出台居住证管理办法 推进户籍改革 (State Council: China Will Introduce Measure to Promote Hukou Reform This Year)
Caijing Magazine, May 07, 2013

China to Press Ahead With Hukou Reform
Economic Observer, May 07, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

四川维权人士陈云飞仍下落不明 (Sichuan Rights Defender Chen Yuefei Unaccounted for after Taken by Police on May 4)
Voice of America, May 07, 2013

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

China Seeks to Extradite Kiwi over Prostitute Death
The New Zealand Herald, May 07, 2013

China Seeks to Water Down Key World Bank Report
Financial Times, May 07, 2013

Protests and Petitions

朱令案请愿签名突破十万 白宫或须回应 (100,000 Chinese Americans Petition White House to Investigate 1990s Poisoning Case)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 06, 2013


拉萨古城被当局大肆改建 作家唯色呼吁全球拯救拉萨 (Tibetan Writer Woeser Asks World to Rescue Lhasa from Wanton Rebuilding)
Radio Free Asia, May 07, 2013

Chinese Mines Pollute Tibet's Rivers, Streams
Radio Free Asia, May 06, 2013


China’s Black Hole: Let's face it - We have little idea what's actually going on in Xinjiang and Tibet
Foreign Policy, April 26, 2013

China Needs Justice, Not Equality
Foreign Affairs, May 06, 2013