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 30, 2013


广州将针对女童及家长发放防狼手册 (Guangzhou to Distribute 10,000 Anti-Child Molestation Manuals)
Sina, May 30, 2013

叶海燕抗议万宁校长性侵被报复家中遭群殴 (Rights Defender Beaten at Home after Protest against Sexual Assault of Girl Students)
Voice of America, May 30, 2013


评论称“15岁初中生入编”折射基层生态被权力扭曲 (15-Year-Old Son of Local Official Already on Payroll for 6 Years)
Yangcheng Evening News, May 30, 2013

Cyber Security

Obama to Press China on Cyber Hacking
Financial Times, May 29, 2013


专家建议取消户籍制度以推动流动人口城镇化 (Expert at State-Run Think Tank Recommends Abolishing Hukou System to Promote Urbanization)
People's Daily, May 30, 2013

International Human Rights

陈光诚家人忽获准办理护照 习奥会前北京释善意? (Ahead of Xi’s U.S. Visit, Chen Guangcheng’s Relatives Are Permitted to Apply for Passports)
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2013

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

英媒:双汇收购史密斯菲尔德的真正原因 (China to Buy Smithfield to Get Safe Meat from U.S.)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 30, 2013

'China's No. 1 Butcher' Turns to U.S.
The Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2013

外交部:中国政府绝不承认“旧金山和约” (China Rejects International Treaty as Basis for Japanese Sovereignty over Diaoyu)
Xinhua News Agency, May 30, 2013

China, Sri Lanka Agree Loans, Defence; Seek to Allay Indian Worries
Reuters, May 29, 2013

June Fourth

調查:63%受訪市民支持平反六四 (63% of HK Citizens Surveyed Support Reassessment of June 4, Highest Since ‘97 Handover)
Radio Television Hong Kong , May 30, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

OECD Cuts China Growth Outlook, Urges Reform Roadmap
Reuters, May 29, 2013

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Activists Say Laos Sent North Korean Refugees to China
The Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2013


奥巴马总统经常光顾山东济南某网吧? (Web Café Owner Flouts Real-Name Registration by Providing Fake Obama ID to Customers)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 30, 2013


青海又一藏人自焚身亡 四川温波寺数僧被关在丹巴县 (Another Sichuan Tibetan Dies in Self-Immolation)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2013


Uighur Group Faults China on Islam Practice
Agence France-Presse, May 30, 2013


Without Land Reform, China Cannot Meet its Policy Goal of Urbanisation
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2013

World Eyes China's Coexistence Strategy
Asia Times Online, May 29, 2013

What Reform Does and Doesn’t Mean in China
The Diplomat, May 30, 2013