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.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Legal Barriers Aggravate Child Abuse
Global Times, May 15, 2013

Death Penalty

Businesswoman Sentenced to Death
China Daily, May 16, 2013


国务院:进一步提高重点高校招收农村学生比例 (China to Boost Rural Student Enrollment at Top Universities)
China News Service, May 15, 2013


China Gives Environmental Approval to Country's Biggest Hydro Dam
Reuters, May 15, 2013


中国户籍就业歧视第一案 (Nanjing Graduate Sues Government Over Employment Discrimination Based on Hukou)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2013

International Human Rights

中德人权对话论及少数民族权利 封闭式对话难以改善中国人权 (Closed-Door Sino-German Discussion on Human, Minority Rights Not Conducive to Improvement)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2013

Information Control

China Tightens its Grip on Discourse, Ideology
Boston Globe, May 14, 2013

中共“九号文件”秘密下达 意识形态斗争烽烟味浓 (Recent Crackdown on Free Speech Suggests Ideological Struggle in Party)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2013

International Relations

China Reaffirms Political Solution Only Way to Address Syria Crisis
Xinhua News, May 16, 2013


Beijing Signals Concerns at Rising Unemployment
Financial Times, May 15, 2013

Political and Economic Reforms

Slower Chinese Growth Adds to Pressure on Leaders
Associated Press, May 16, 2013

Chinese Human Rights Activist Sees No Hope For Government-led Reform In China
Business Insider, May 15, 2013

Protests and Petitions

江苏城管打死女贩惹民愤遭千人围攻砸车 (Thousands in Jiangsu Protest Fatal Beating of Street Vendor by Officer)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2013

昆明市民再次抗议中石油PX炼化项目 (Hundreds in Kunming March in 2nd Protest Against Planned Refinery)
Reuters, May 16, 2013


港大软件恢复被删微博译成英文并可搜索 (HK University Database Compiles, Restores, and Translates Deleted Microblog Posts)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2013


Chinese Police Expel Tibetans From Disputed Land
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2013


茅于轼撰写博客反击《环球时报》批评 (Mao Yushi Lashes Back at State Media and Chinese Leftists)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 15, 2013

Why Isn't the Chinese Press All Over the AP Phone-Record Scandal?
Foreign Policy, May 15, 2013