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 21, 2013


China Communist Party 'Needs to Slash Membership'
Telegraph India, May 20, 2013

U.S. Charges 3 NYU Researchers in Chinese Bribery Case
Reuters, May 21, 2013

Cyber Security

外交部:把网络安全打造成中美合作新亮点 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs: China Should Make Internet Security New Focus of Cooperation with U.S.)
People's Daily, May 21, 2013


China's New Governing Style: Crisis Management
The Atlantic, May 20, 2013


No New H7N9 Cases in China for a Week
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2013

白领猝死引职场幸福感讨论 幸福或与工龄成正比 (Survey Prompted by Sudden Deaths among White Collar Workers Shows Professionals Under 25 Least Happy)
China News Service, May 21, 2013

专家称我国不孕不育患者已超4000万 (Expert Says Stress and Overwork among Chief Causes of 40 Million Infertile in China)
Evening News, May 21, 2013

Information Control

China Trying to Manage Exposure of Corruption Online
Reuters, May 20, 2013

International Human Rights

British Award for Chen Guangcheng Set to Worsen UK-China Relations
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2013

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

英媒:中国大举进军加勒比海地区 (Large-Scale Chinese Investment Flows into Caribbean as U.S. Influence Ebbs)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 21, 2013

White House Sets U.S.-China Summit for California in June
The New York Times, May 21, 2013


China Factory Explosion Kills 12
The Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2013

Land, Property, Housing

Police Probe Fresh Clashes in Inner Mongolia
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2013


Religious Freedom 'Improves' in Vietnam, Declines in China
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2013

美公布2012年度国际宗教自由报告 中国续被列特别关注国 (U.S. 2012 International Religious Freedom Report: China Still a Country of “Particular Concern”)
Voice of America, May 20, 2013

Rule of Law

China Suspects Presumed Guilty Until Proven Innocent
The Guardian, May 20, 2013


US Senators Approve 5,000 Visas for Tibet Refugees
Associated Press, May 21, 2013


In China, Weighing Economic and Political Freedoms
The New York Times, May 20, 2013

党刊刊文称宪政理念属于资本主义而非社会主义 (CPC Journal Declares Constitutionalism a Capitalist Concept, not Socialist)
Red Flag Manuscript, May 21, 2013