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 23, 2013

Business and Economics

中国企业:不要为“国际化”而国际化 ()
Chinese Enterprises Struggle Overseas
Economic Observer, May 17, 2013

Business and Human Rights

Facebook Joins GNI Online Privacy-and-Freedom Group
The Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2013


留守小学生遭同学围殴致脾脏破裂 (“Left-Behind” Children of Migrant Workers are Targets of School Violence: Student’s Spleen Ruptured in Beating by Classmates)
Hua Sheng Zai Xian(华声在线), May 23, 2013

Cyber Security

Hackers Find China Is Land of Opportunity
The New York Times, May 23, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

视频:美副总统拜登称中国不能自由呼吸 (Video Clip of Biden at UPenn Commencement: China is “a Nation Where You Cannot Breathe Free”)
Sina, May 23, 2013

中国留学生要求美国副总统为“不当言论”道歉 (UPenn Chinese Students Ask Biden to Apologize for Criticizing China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 23, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

China Warns Blind Dissident Chen Guangcheng Ahead of Taiwan Trip
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2013

Ai Weiwei Rages against State Abuses in Song, Dumbass
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2013

International Human Rights

大赦国际年度报告:中国持续打压异议人士 (Amnesty International Says China Continues to Crack Down on Dissidents)
Deutsche Welle, May 23, 2013

台湾民进党员发表《台海人权决议文》 (Taiwan’s Opposition Party Drafts Resolution to Base Relations with China on Universal Human Rights Values)
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2013

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

North Korea Says Willing to Take China's Advice to Start Talks
Reuters, May 23, 2013

中國海軍進仁愛礁 菲指挑釁 (Philippines Calls China’s Warship Circling Disputed Territory “Provocative and Illegal”)
Ming Pao, May 23, 2013

China Milk Powder Firms Court Foreign Cachet for Domestic Gains
Reuters, May 22, 2013

BBC民调:中国国际形象八年来最差 (BBC Poll Shows China’s International Image is Worst in Eight Years)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 23, 2013

Views of China and India Slide While UK’s Ratings Climb: Global Poll
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2013

June Fourth

Activists Warned Off Tiananmen Memorial March
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2013

广州三市民“六四”纪念游行申请被受理 (Three Guangzhou Residents’ Application to March on June Fourth Accepted)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 23, 2013

Rule of Law

广西北海绝食律师结束抗议行动 (Two Guangxi Lawyers End Hunger Strike after Court Reinstates Their Right to Defense)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 23, 2013

广西首例组织出卖人体器官案主刀者被判6年 (Surgeon Gets Six-Year Sentence in Guangxi’s First Case of Organized Human Organ Trading)
Xinhua News Agency, May 23, 2013

Social Security

China's Elderly Bereaved Parents Protest Lack of Help
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2013


Ageism in China: Why 25-and-Up Is Already Too Old to Hire in Beijing
Caixin, May 23, 2013

长沙向孕妇发放孕妇徽章 称可区分胖子与孕妇 (10,000 Badges Issued in Changsha to Distinguish Pregnant from Plus-Sized Women)
Net Ease, May 23, 2013


Tibetan Rights Groups Criticise China over Monk's Five-Year Jail Term
The Guardian, May 23, 2013

United Nations

China Offers 500 Troops to UN Mali Force
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2013