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.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013


Official Children Get Crop of Chinese Graduate Jobs
Radio Free Asia, May 07, 2013

Cyber Security

China Calls U.S. The "Real Hacking Empire" after Pentagon Report
Reuters, May 08, 2013


Desertification Affects 400m Chinese
China Daily, May 08, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

国际记联:不要对《Lens》杂志动高压 (Press Freedom Group Urges China to End Pressure on Lens Magazine after Exposé on RTL Abuses)
Voice of America, May 07, 2013


Chinese Women With HIV Suffer Harassment and Stigma
Radio Free Asia, May 08, 2013

江西1名80岁H7N9患者康复出院 全国共43名患者康复 (H7N9 Update: 43 Infected People Have Recovered)
Guangzhou Daily, May 08, 2013

Intellectual Property Rights

China's Ideas Gap Necessitates Theft
Asia Times Online, May 08, 2013

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

No Apology from Downing Street over Dalai Lama Meeting
The Daily Telegraph, May 07, 2013

英媒:达赖喇嘛或是卡梅伦访华的障碍 (Meeting Dalai Lama May Hinder Cameron’s Visit to Beijing)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 08, 2013

China and Africa Discuss Health Treatment Problems
Voice of America, May 07, 2013

人民日报:钓鱼岛归中国 琉球也到可再议的时候 (As Diaoyu Islands Return to China, it’s Time to Claim Okinawa)
People's Daily, May 08, 2013

Land, Property, Housing

粤陆丰三日连爆两起千人土地维权事件 晋拆迁队与民激战强拆被迫叫停 (1500 Join Two Guangdong Land Grab Protests in 3 Days, Shanxi Villagers Stop Demolition)
Radio Free Asia, May 08, 2013

Open Government Information

China Detains Activist Liu Ping on Subversion Charges
The Guardian, May 08, 2013

江西独立参选人刘萍因煽动颠覆罪被刑拘 (Liu Ping, Jiangxi Local Congress Candidate, Detained for Requesting Disclosure of Official Assets)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 08, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

习近平:否定了毛泽东,天下会大乱 (Xi Jinping: Repudiating Maoism Will Throw China into Chaos)
Deutsche Welle, May 08, 2013

党史专家:习近平“两个不能否定”讲话有3大意义 (Party Historian: Xi Says Party Cannot Stand without Maoism)
Phoenix TV, May 08, 2013


Escape From China: One-Fifth Of Affluent Chinese Plan To Emigrate
International Business Times, May 08, 2013

Rule of Law

北京警方首次就朱令中毒案作出回应 (Beijing Police Says Zhu Ling Poisoning Case Can’t Be Cracked)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 08, 2013

BBC News Hour (Coverage of Chinese poisoning case at 26 minutes in)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 08, 2013


茅于轼先生的被威胁和伪民意 (Mao Yushi Attacked by Same Citizens whose Rights He Defends)
The New York Times, May 08, 2013