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 14, 2013

Business and Human Rights

PPG Funds Social Responsibility Research at Tsinghua
China Daily, May 13, 2013

Civil Society

Quake Prompts Growth in NGOs
China Daily, May 13, 2013


China's Illegal 'Black Jails': How A Government Incentive Created More Corruption
International Business Times, May 13, 2013

刘铁男涉嫌严重违纪 被免去领导职务 (Senior Planning Official Sacked for “Disciplinary Violations”)

Southern Weekly, May 14, 2013

China Social Media Hailed after Official Toppled

简讯:重庆公安局原副局长唐建华被双开 (Former Chongqing Police Official Sacked, Expelled from CPC for Taking Bribes)


Five Years After A Quake, Chinese Cite Shoddy Reconstruction
National Public Radio, May 13, 2013 


北京九成受访者认为PM2.5主要来自汽车尾气 (Survey: 90% of Beijingers Think Automobile Exhaust is Major Cause of Pollution)
Caijing, May 14, 2013


中国已有35人死于H7N9禽流感 (Bird Flu Fatalities Reach 35, 130 Infected)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Lawyers Held, Beaten After Sichuan 'Black Jail' Visit
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2013

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围观“黑监狱” 多名律师遭殴打关押
Lawyers Beaten During Attempt to Visit Black Jail
Human Rights in China, May 13, 2013

Daughter of a Detained Chinese Rights Activist Speaks
The New York Times, May 13, 2013

Information Control

中国整治网站编发虚假新闻、恶意篡改标题行为 (China to Tighten Regulation on Internet News and Combat “Fake Information”)
Caijing, May 14, 2013

China Launches New Crackdown on Internet Celebrities
The Telegraph, May 13, 2013

International Relations

In Cambodia, China Fuels Deadly Illegal Logging Trade
Time, May 14, 2013

Beijing's Blue Berets: UN Peacekeeping and the Evolution of Chinese Diplomacy
The Atlantic, May 13, 2013


四川泸县矿难28人遇难全省煤矿停产整顿 (All Sichuan Coal Mines Shut Down after Fatal Explosion)
Xinhua News Agency, May 13, 2013

Land, Housing and Property

村民豪华别墅被强拆告赢政府获赔238 (Kunming Villager Wins Forced Demolition Case Against Government)
Kunming Daily, May 14, 2013

Protests and Petitions

非法拘禁上访者主犯获刑2 (Appeal Court Upholds Convictions in Case of Illegal Detention of Petitioners)
The Beijing News, May 14, 2013

'I Am Scared': Chinese Creator of White House Petition Seeks Help after Police Visit
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2013

Cover-Up Suspicions As Authenticity Of Footage Of Mysterious Chinese Woman's Suicide Questioned

International Business Times, May 13, 2013


曹林:不能把正常批评与合理怀疑归为假新闻 (Combating “Fake News” Cannot Justify Silencing of Legitimate Criticisms)
China Youth Daily, May 14, 2013

Reform Can End Loose Talk of a Chinese Revolution
Financial Times, May 13, 2014

Public Opinion Empowers Weibo's Effect
Global Times, May 13, 2013