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 17, 2013

Civil Society

NGOs Spring Free from Official Bonds
Global Times, May 16, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

广州食药监局公布首季度餐饮食品抽验结果 (Excessive Level of Cadmium Found in 44% of Rice Products Sampled, Guangzhou Authorities Withhold Names of Producers)
Nanfang Daily, May 17, 2013


上海环保局长回应质疑:排污费未用作环保局福利 (Shanghai Authorities Deny Using Pollution Fines for Bonuses)
Beijing News, May 17, 2013


At Cannes, Shock Movie Tests China's Boundaries
Agence France-Presse, May 16, 2013
黑板公布乙肝名单单位被判侵犯隐私 (Guangzhou Company is Found Guilty of “Invasion of Privacy” for Publishing Former Worker’s Health Status)
Guangzhou Daily, May 17, 2013

Hong Kong

美驻港总领事谈政改遭批干预内部事务 (Beijing: U.S. Consul's Comments on HK Election is "Interference in Internal Affairs")
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

China Bans Travel for Activist
Australian Financial Review, May 16, 2013


国务院:高校毕业生招聘禁止设年龄性别户籍等限制 (State Council: Hukou, Gender, and Age of University Graduates Must Not be Obstacles to Employment)
Caijing, May 17, 2013

Foxconn Audit Finds a Workweek Still Too Long
The New York Times, May 16, 2013


China Cracks Down on Over-the-Top Anti-Japan Dramas
Reuters, May 17, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

中国政府改革审批制度发改委权力受限 (China Limits Power of Top Economic Planning Body)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2013

传高层正起草七大领域改革方案 明年初或现重大突破 (Seven High-Level Working Groups Draft Proposals for Key Reforms)
Business Times, May 17, 2013

Protests and Petitions

Lawyers Petition NPC Commission to Legalise Gay Marriage
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2013

Shanghai Protests Force Battery-Maker to Abandon Factory
Bloomberg News, May 16, 2013


人民日报:我国未成年手机网民约1亿 (100 Million Chinese Minors Are Mobile Internet Users)
People's Daily, May 17, 2013


Tibetan Receives Five-Year Prison Term for His Writings
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2013


南方周末:改变“权力造富”是一场转型硬仗 (Curbing Accumulation of Wealth through Power is Key to Reform)
Caijing, May 17, 2013

人民日报:食品安全不能总打“运动战” (Reactionary Crackdowns Insufficient to Ensure Food Safety, Systemic Reforms Needed to Address Root Causes)
People's Daily, May 17, 2013

Walking the Talk: Can China’s Leaders Revive the Economy and Reform it at the Same Time?
The Economist, May 17, 2013

Checked and Balanced? Officials Try to Rein in Corruption without Undertaking Political Reform
The Economist, May 17, 2013

The EU and U.S. Must Promote Human Rights Worldwide – that Includes China
The Guardian, May 16, 2013