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 28, 2013


河南教师性侵10余小学生续:受害者多为留守儿童 (Left-Behind Children of Migrant Workers Are Frequent Victims of Sexual Harassment)
Henan Web, May 27, 2013

Consumer Safety

Guangzhou Rice Scare Shows Open Government Remains Elusive
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2013

广佛地铁开通两年半 被曝尚未通过国家验收 (Guangzhou-Foshan Subway Line Runs 2.5 Years without Standard Inspection)
Net Ease, May 28, 2013

Cyber Security

美国称中国黑客窃得大量武器机密 (U.S. Says Chinese Hackers Gained Access to Numerous U.S. Arms Secrets)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 28, 2013

U.S. Weapon Plans Compromised by China: Report
The Age, May 28, 2013


广东新规将允许艾滋感染者当老师 多数家长担忧 (Guangdong’s Plan to Lift Teaching Ban on HIV Carriers Faces Opposition from Parents)
Yangcheng Evening News, May 28, 2013

我国年约1300万人次人工流产 其中55%重复流产 (Among 13 Million Annual Abortions, 55% Are Repeats)
Xinhua News Agency, April 05, 2013

研究:H7N9病毒可通过飞沫传播 (Study Shows H7N9 Virus Can Be Transmitted through Air)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 24, 2013

Information Control

Corrupt Chinese Officials Turn to 'Black' PR
Telegraph India, May 26, 2013

International Human Rights

Frustrated Chinese Send Complaints to White House Website
The Guardian, May 28, 2013

“捍卫言论自由奖”洛杉矶颁奖 获奖者缺席体现中国人权现况 (Three Detained Chinese Dissidents Win “Defending Freedom of Expression” Award from Visual Arts Guild, Absent at Ceremony)
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2013

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

日本批评李克强德国谈“窃取领土”说 (China’s Premier Says Japan Must Return Territory “Stolen” from China in World War II)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 28, 2013

美中签约允许美监管部门查阅中国公司审计 (U.S.–China Agree to Make Audit Information Public after a Two-Year Stand-Off)
Voice of America, May 25, 2013

June Fourth

Hong Kong Activists Call for Reappraisal of Tiananmen Crackdown
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2013

天安門母親張先玲夫婦被取消來港行程 (Beijing Forbids Tiananmen Mother Zhang Xianling and Husband’s Trip to Hong Kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong , May 28, 2013


A Hole in China's Skyline
Caixin, May 24, 2013

Open Government Information

九人呼吁公平审判“财产公示十君子” (Nine Rights Lawyers Urge Fair Trial for Ten Activists Detained after Requesting Disclosure of Official Assets)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 25, 2013

Persons with Disabilities

Chinese Schizophrenic Man Kept in a Cage for 11 Years
The Independent, May 28, 2013

Rule of Law

Underage Sex Scandals in China Spark Anger over 'Weak' Law
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2013


央视1周播97次烟草广告 烟草广告植入多个领域 (Tobacco Commercials Shown 97 Times a Week on China Central Television)
Beijing Morning Post, May 28, 2013


Circling the Wagons
The Economist, May 25, 2013

Xinjiang High School Students March Against Headscarf Ban
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2013


The Trust Deficit
Foreign Policy, May 13, 2013
China News Service, May 28, 2013