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, June 04, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights

Bear Bile IPO Scrapped after Protests from Animal Rights Groups
South China Morning Post, June 04, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance

网民批南京亚青会开放脸书“媚外专内” (Nanjing’s Decision to Open Facebook and Twitter during Asia Youth Games Criticized as “Pandering to Foreigners and Suppressing Compatriots”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 04, 2013


China Rural Countryside Pollution Worsened Last Year
South China Morning Post, June 04, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

世界报业协会敦促中国释放所有被监禁记者 (Newspapers Organization Urges China to Release All Imprisoned Reporters)
Radio Free Asia, June 03, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Chinese Police Refuse to Release Activist Who Campaigned Against Child Abuse
The Guardian, June 04, 2013

Women Lawyers to Campaign for China's Sex Abuse Victims
Radio Free Asia, June 03, 2013

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

China's 'Great Power' Call to the U.S. Could Stir Friction
Financial Times, June 04, 2013

China Loans Costa Rica U.S. $400 Mln during Xi Visit
Caixin, June 04, 2013

China and Russia Set to Press Iran on Nuclear Issue: Diplomats
Reuters, June 04, 2013

June Fourth

Elite in China Molded in Part by Tiananmen
The New York Times, June 03, 2013

U.S.-China Summit: Calls for 'Robust' Discussion of Human Rights on Tiananmen Square Anniversary
The Daily Telegraph, June 04, 2013

美国会64听证会吁奥习会谈人权 (U.S. Congress Hearing Urges Obama to Raise June Fourth with Xi in Friday Meeting)
Voice of America, June 04, 2013

Chinese Evade Censors, as HK Journalists Stopped at Tiananmen
South China Morning Post, June 04, 2013

香港维园六四烛光晚会因暴雨提前结束 (Candlelight Vigil in Victoria Park Ends Early Due to Sudden Storm)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 04, 2013

澳門有約4百人參與六四燭光晚會 (Nearly 400 Join June Fourth Candlelight Vigil in Macao)
Radio Television Hong Kong , June 04, 2013

多伦多举行“六四”24周年烛光悼念会 (Candle Light Vigil on 24th Anniversary of June Fourth Held in Toronto)
Radio Free Asia, June 03, 2013

旧金山华人举行音乐会和烛光晚会纪念”六四“24周年 (San Francisco Holds Candlelight Vigil and Concert on 24th Anniversary of June Fourth)
Radio Free Asia, June 03, 2013


北大报告称农村八旬老人仍有20%在务农 (20% of Octogenarian Rural Residents are Still Farming Due to Low Pensions)
Nanfang Daily, June 04, 2013

Land, Property, Housing

Farmers Complain of Land Grabbing, Corruption in Xinjiang Village
Radio Free Asia, June 03, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

马英九吁大陆创人权新局 (Taiwan President's Statement on June 4 Skips Mention of Tiananmen, Criticized as “Irrelevant” and “Weak”)
Deutsche Welle, June 04, 2013


多地取消二胎生育间隔 分析称人口政策人性化 (Multiple Chinese Provinces Abolish 30-Year Age Requirement for Second Birth)
Xinhua News Agency, June 04, 2013

武汉回应处罚“未婚妈妈”:男女双方都要罚 (In Response to Controversy, Wuhan to Also Fine Unmarried Male Parents)
Xinhua News Agency, June 04, 2013

Protests and Petitions

河南家长学生机场堵路抗议学校被拆 湖北恩施上千中学生罢课抗议学校公立转私立 (Hubei Students Protest Conversion of County’s Only Public High School into Private)
Radio Free Asia, June 04, 2013

Rule of Law

北京司法局不发给维权律师和律师所从业执照 (Beijing Authorities Refuse to Renew Rights Defense Lawyers’ Licenses)
Radio Free Asia, June 03, 2013


調查:零學生自稱中國人 歷年首見 學者料關國教風波 (Poll Finds Zero HK Students Self-Identify as “Chinese”)
Ming Pao, June 04, 2013