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.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

国会听证:中国食品安全威胁波及世界 (Congressional Hearing Highlights Need for Stricter Inspection of Chinese Food Imports)
Voice of America, May 9, 2013

Death Penalty

Why China Executes So Many People
The Atlantic, May 9, 2013


How Are China’s Overseas Investments Affecting The Environment?
World Resources Institute, May 9, 2013

For full issue brief, see:
Environmental and Social Policies in Overseas Investments: Progress and Challenges in China
World Resources Institute, May 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Chinese Police Detain Anti-Graft Activist's Supporters
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2013

For more information on Liu Ping, see:
Activist Detained on Suspicion of “Inciting Subversion of State Power” after Calling for Disclosure of Officials’ Assets
Human Rights in China, May 9, 2013


全国流动儿童达3581万 5年增幅高达41% (Migrant Children Population Up 41%)
People's Daily, May 9, 2013

Factory Women, Girl Power
Economist, May 11, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

官場世襲 子接父任粵副縣長 (Son to Succeed Father in High Office Raises Eyebrows)
Ming Pao, May 10, 2013

Protests and Petitions

北京商场女子坠楼案网民质疑官方解释 (Netizens Question Official Conclusion of Mall Death in Beijing)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 10, 2013

Chinese Netizens Post 'Anti-Suicide Pledges'
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 10, 2013


Mao's Granddaughter Accused over China Rich List
The Telegraph, May 9, 2013


Exiled Tibetans Accept Beijing's Rule, says PM-in-Waiting
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2013


塔里木大学近十维族生被拘留 “七五”周年前各高校设监控小组 (As Riot Anniversary Nears, Uyghur University Student Arrests Reported in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2013

Uyghur Students Detained in Regionwide Crackdown
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2013


In China, Power is Arrogant
The New York Times, May 9, 2013

福建冤案昭雪但司法蒙羞 (Wrongful Convictions in Fujian Expose Serious Lack of Judicial Independence)
Yazhou Zhoukan, May 9, 2013