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.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


绵阳农妇卖掉4个亲生儿女 称下等人卖儿卖女 (Blind Village Woman Defies Authorities to Birth Four Children, Then Sold Them for Survival)
Net Ease, May 29, 2013

洛阳千名小学生冒雨表演庆六一 教育局致歉[图] (1000 Luoyang Students Made to Perform for Leaders in Rain to Celebrate Children’s Day)
Henan Web, May 29, 2013


官网刊高官子女限期归国消息被删引揣测 (Xinhua: Official Media’s News about Wang Qishan’s New Anti-Corruption Measure is a Rumor)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 28, 2013

China's Spurned Mistresses Can't Be Relied on to Bust Graft: Paper
Reuters, May 29, 2013


新中国首批博士30年后再聚首 称无愧博士称号 (China’s First Batch of PhDs Voice Concern about Quality of Today’s PhD Education)
China Youth Daily, May 29, 2013

调查称大学生期望月薪降至3683.6元 降幅近千元 (Survey Shows 1,000-Yuan Drop in College Graduates’ Salary Expectation)
Legal Evening News, May 29, 2013


Two Die after H7N9 Bird Flu Virus Develops Drug Resistance
The Guardian, May 29, 2013

新病例显示H7N9病毒或已具有抗药性 (New H7N9 Case Shows Virus’ Drug Resistance)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 28, 2013

北京发现第2例人感染H7N9禽流感病例 (Second H7N9 Case is Found in Beijing)
China National Radio, May 29, 2013

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

软实力已无法解决南海问题 该出手时就出手!(Huanqiu: "Soft Power Can No Longer Solve the South China Sea Dispute; Strike Whenever Necessary")
Global Times, May 27, 2013

June Fourth

Censors Ban Talk Online of Tiananmen Massacre
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2013

六四前夕各地打壓 拘留軟禁維權者 (Authorities Crack Down on Rights Defenders in Guangzhou and Panyu as June Fourth Approaches)
Ming Pao, May 29, 2013

六四临近 中国多市民众申请集会游行 (Citizens in Guangzhou, Tianjin, and Hunan Apply to Rally or March on June Fourth)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 29, 2013

Land, Property, Housing

Hunan Officials 'Cover Up' Self-Immolation Protest
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

习近平新政: 七不讲后又有十六条 (Government Orders Young College Professors to Teach More Party Ideology)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 29, 2013

3部門頒令嚴管大學青年教師 (Three Party Departments Order Tighter Control on Young Professors’ Curriculum)
Ming Pao, May 29, 2013

光明日报发文驳斥反宪政言论 (Guangming Daily Publishes Scholar’s Article Criticizing Official Media’s Recent Anti-Constitutionalism Remarks)
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2013

许崇德:宪政是法治国家应有之义 (Constitutionalism is Prerequisite to Rule of Law)
Guangming Daily, May 29, 2013


那曲藏民抗议当局开采圣山 藏区民众凝聚团结力量
Tibetan Religious Leader, Writer Freed After Serving Prison Terms
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2013


When Blue Becomes the New White
Financial Times, May 28, 2013

China's Baby 59 Sewer Pipe Rescue is a Grotesque Image of Abandonment
The Guardian, May 29, 2013

Deaths Must Spur Gov't to Act on Land Reform
Caixin, May 29, 2013