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 13, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights

Bear Attack on Monkey Sparks Calls for Laws
China Daily, May 13, 2013


学校私自放假四学童溺亡 校方卸责官员并逼迫家属埋尸 (Authorities Deny Responsibility for Students Drowned during Unscheduled Break, Threaten Families)
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2013


After a Journalist’s Prodding, China Investigates a Top Official
The New York Times, May 12, 2013

中国审计报告揭央企财务问题处理70名官员 (70 SOE Officials Disciplined for Mishandling Finances)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 11, 2013


四川地震遇难学生母亲被禁祭奠儿子 (Mother Banned from Mourning Son Killed in 2008 Earthquake)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 12, 2013

The Children Airbrushed from The Story of China's Devastating Quake
Telegraph India, May 11, 2013

网民促追究汶川地震豆腐渣工程责任 (Netizens Demand Accountability for Building Collapses in 2008 Earthquake)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 13, 2013


山东14家企业地下排污 共计被罚款35万元 (Environmental Ministry Finds 558 Violations Within 40 Days, Fines Companies)
Shandong Business Daily, May 11, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

京滬大學遭令「七不講」 禁談新聞自由普世價值 教授:課堂無話可說 (Beijing and Shanghai Universities Told Not to Discuss Rights and Freedoms)
Ming Pao, May 13, 2013

网民对“七不讲”存疑并忧虑“文革再来” (Gag Order on Universities Causes Uproar Online)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 11, 2013

Seven Subjects Off Limits for Teaching, Chinese Universities Told
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2013

International Human Rights

Boehner, Pelosi Urge US to Protect Blind Chinese Activist Chen Guangcheng's Family
Christian News Wire, May 12, 2013

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

Clashes Likely to Delay Myanmar-China Pipeline Start-up:Official
Reuters, May 11, 2013

Myanmar Reforms Won't Hurt China Links
China Daily, May 11, 2013


40 Miners Killed in Coal Mine Blasts in Southwestern China
Associated Press, May 13, 2013

Protests and Petitions

“自主高坠”事件:迫于压力视频公开 但死因未明 (Under Pressure, Beijing Police Release Video Footage in Mall Death)
Radio France Internationale, May 12, 2013

China Battery Plant Protest Gives Voice to Rising Anger over Pollution
Reuters, May 11, 2013

上海民众再度集会抗议电池厂项目 (Shanghai Residents March Against Planned Battery Factory)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 11, 2013


美国国会举办中国劳教制度圆桌讨论会 (Congressional Commission Holds Roundtable on RTL)
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2013


Social Media in China Fuel Citizen Response to Quake
The New York Times, May 11, 2013


[社论]山西疫苗案:有些罪恶注定不接受“和解” (Out-of-Court Settlement in Shaanxi Vaccination Deaths Demonstrates Obstacles to Judicial Redress)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 12, 2013

刘昌松:公开裁判文书利于减少司法腐败 (Lawyer: Making Verdicts Public Helps Strengthen Judicial Integrity)
The Beijing News, May 12, 2013

Changing Nature of Urbanization
China Daily, May 10, 2013