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, June 05, 2013


幼儿园六一演出时演讲台坍塌砸死女童 (Kindergarten Girl Killed in Stage Collapse during Children’s Day Performance)
Yanzhao Metropolis Daily, June 05, 2013

Consumer Safety

郑州安置房被指豆腐渣工程 房门用纸做成[图] (Forced Evictees in Zhengzhou are Given Homes With Paper Doors)
Xinhua News Agency, June 05, 2013

Confronting China's Cadmium-Laced Rice Crisis
Caixin, June 05, 2013


女出纳拒做假账被仓管杀死焚尸 6岁女儿也遇害 (Female Bookkeeper and Daughter Murdered after Refusing to Commit Fraud)
Jiangxi News, June 05, 2013


重点大学生源调查:寒门学子比例越来越少 (Alarming Drop in Rural, Underprivileged Students at China’s Top Universities)
Legal Weekend, June 05, 2013


环保部:2012年全国城市空气环境质量仅4成达标 (Ministry of Environmental Protection 2012 Report: Only 40% of Chinese Cities Meet Air Quality Standards)
China National Radio(中央人民广播电台), June 05, 2013

Hong Kong

700人悼念 尖沙嘴也開花 「向中共施壓最重要」(700 Attend Alternate HK June Fourth Vigil, Say Pressure on China a Priority)
Apple Daily (蘋果日報), June 05, 2013

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

奥巴马夫人将缺席中美元首加州会晤 (U.S. First Lady Will Be Absent from U.S.-China Summit)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 05, 2013

June Fourth

暴雨滂沱 香港15万人烛光晚会悼六四 (150,000 Attend HK June Fourth Candlelight Vigil in Deluge)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 05, 2013

一半受訪者:赴會與愛國有關 (50% of Hong Kongers Surveyed Say Patriotism is a Reason for Attending June Fourth Vigil)
Ming Pao, June 05, 2013

Chinese Activist Held For Posting Tiananmen Photo Online
Radio Free Asia, June 04, 2013

World Focus: Twenty-four Years on, China Marks Tiananmen Square Anniversary – with Silence
The Independent, June 05, 2013

Natural Resources

China's Mega Water Diversion Project Begins Testing
The Guardian, June 04, 2013

China Signals Hunger for Arctic's Mineral Riches
The Guardian, June 05, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

《投资者报》提出中国要不要打破邓小平所划禁区问题 (Investors’ Journal Asks Whether China Should Break Taboo Set By Deng Xiaoping)
Radio Free Asia, June 04, 2013

投资者报:让我们继续关心政治 (Investor Journal Weekly: Let’s Continue to Care about China’s Politics)
Caijing Magazine, June 05, 2013


SOEs Told to Hire More Graduates
The Economic Observer, June 05, 2013


Tibetan Monks are Jailed for Leading Prayers
Radio Free Asia, June 05, 2013