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.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance,

记者昆明体验实名制:复印店不敢印炼油相关内容 (Kunming Copy Services Self-Censor in Crackdown on Oil Refinery Protest)
TIME WEEKLY, May 31, 2013


医生因举报被“待岗”久坐医院走廊1年 (Head Radiologist is Laid off after Reporting Medical Corruption)
Net Ease, May 31, 2013


杨继绳《墓碑》一书获海耶克奖 (Yang Jisheng Receives Hayek Prize for “Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-62”)
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2013

The Killing Fields of China - A Review Essay by Roger Garside
China Rights Forum, December 2012

Yang Jisheng:Introduction to Tombstone: A Record of the Great Chinese Famine of the 1960s
杨继绳: 永久的墓碑(代前言)《墓碑——中国六十年代大饥荒纪实》
China Rights Forum, No.4, 2009

Cyber Security

日本20余家网站名被改为“钓鱼岛是中国的” (Hacker Renames over 20 Japanese Websites as “Diaoyu Belongs to China”)
Global Times, May 31, 2013


China: The Electronic Wastebasket of the World
CNN, May 30, 2013

报告称内陆核电建设不会影响环境和公众健康 (China Nuclear Energy Association Claims Power Plants Not Hazardous)
Xinhua News Agency, May 31, 2013


摆脱对死刑犯器官移植的依赖 (China Launches New Distribution System to Eliminate Dependence on Death Row Organs)
Deutsche Presse Agentur, May 30, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

广西警方:叶海燕故意伤害他人被拘留 (Guangxi Police Criminally Detain Ye Haiyan on Charge of “Intentional Harm to Others”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 31, 2013

叶海燕被拘与“校长开房找我”照片无关 (Rights Defender for Sexually Assaulted Students in Criminal Detention for Intentional Injury)
People's Daily, May 31, 2013

Ai Weiwei Shocks in Venice with Scenes of Prison Life
Agence France-Presse, May 30, 2013

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

Shangri-La Dialogue: China's Rising Power in Spotlight
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 30, 2013

习近平离京对特立尼达和多巴哥、哥斯达黎加、墨西哥进行国事访问并赴美国举行中美元首会晤 (Xi Leaves for South America and U.S.)
Xinhua News Agency, May 31, 2013

June Fourth

Tiananmen Group Condemns Chinese Leader Xi Jinping
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 31, 2013

China's Tiananmen Mothers Criticize Xi for Lack of Reforms
Reuters, May 31, 2013

天安门母亲批评习近平未实行政治改革 (Tiananmen Mothers Criticize Xi for Lack of Political Reforms, Request Reassessment of June Fourth)
Voice of America, May 31, 2013

For more information on the Tiananmen Mothers see:
Hope Fades as Despair Draws Near: Essay by the Tiananmen Mothers on the 24th Anniversary of the June Fourth Tragedy
Human Rights in China, May 31, 2013

導火線「愛國」口號 丁﹕愚蠢 李﹕非愛黨 (“Patriotism” as Slogan for Hong Kong June Fourth Events Causes Controversy)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2013

支聯常委冒犯丁子霖請辭 愧爭論愛國口號言詞過火 致函道歉 (Official of Major HK Democratic Organization Resigns after Offending Ding Zilin)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2013


Some Are More Equal Than Others
The Economist, June 01, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

Drawing the Battle Lines
The Economist, May 31, 2013

中纪委:全国2290人次因违反中央八项规定受处理 (Party Reports 2,290 Cases of Discipline Violations Punished Since Xi Took Office)
China News Service, May 31, 2013


China's One-Child Policy Causes Silent Suffering of Mothers
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2013

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

U.N. Concerned About North Korean Defectors in China
Reuters, May 30, 2013

North Korea: UN Special Rapporteur Concerned for the Wellbeing of Nine Young Defectors
UN News Centre, May 30, 2013