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 11, 2013

Cyber Security

Flight to Hong Kong Muddies Hacking Waters
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2013


湖北钟祥调查高考点围堵事件 考生遭非礼系谣言 (Hubei Parents Besiege Gaokao Proctor for Confiscating Cheating Tools)
Xinhua News Agency, June 11, 2013

考生父亲高考前身亡 家人和学校近千人联合隐瞒 (Family and School Withhold News of Father’s Death until after Gaokao)
Yangtse Evening Post, June 11, 2013


每天上万吨污水直排高原湖泊贵州草海 (10,000 Tons of Sewage Discharged Daily to Caohai Wetland in Guizhou)
China Central Television, June 11, 2013

China's "Green" Highway the Way to the Future
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2013

China's Rich Provinces Outsource Emissions to Less Developed Areas
The Guardian, June 10, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

国防大学一教授称微博已成为反体制言论集散地 (Military Professor: Microblogs Are Used by Hostile Forces for “Ideological Infiltration” and “Subversive Online Activities”)
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2013

International Human Rights

海外人权组织敦促中国释放反腐维权人士 (Overseas Rights NGOs Urge China to Release Detained Anti-Corruption Activists)
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2013

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

学者:中国强权政治导致南中国海局势紧张 (Scholars in Vietnam and Philippines: China’s Power Politics Creates Tension in South China Sea)
Voice of America, June 10, 2013

分析:揭开经营尼运河中资企业的面纱 (“HK” Company to Build, Operate Nicaraguan Canal Has Ties with Chinese State and ITC Industry)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 11, 2013

Few Chinese Follow NSA Revelations But Embrace Leaker
USA Today, June 11, 2013

A Subtle Defrosting in China's Chilly War with America
Financial Times, June 10, 2013

Natural Resources

China Banks on Desalination to Help Ease Water Woes
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 10, 2013

Rule of Law

厦门警方拒绝公布爆炸案嫌犯遗书 访民生存境况引发民众关注 (Xiamen Police Will Not Release Suicide Note of Bus Fire Suspect)
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2013


八十岁老人称在敬老院遭打 院方否认并强关记者 (Journalist Investigating Beating of Octogenarian is Locked Up at Retirement Home)
CN West , June 11, 2013

女子因女儿未婚产子用裤腰带勒死婴儿 (Woman Gets Three-Year Sentence for Fatally Choking Unwed Daughter’s Newborn)
Voice of China, June 11, 2013

南宁女性坠井至今搜寻无果 家属质疑次日才施救 (Woman Missing after Falling into Uncovered Manhole, Family Criticizes Delayed Rescue)
Xinhua News Agency, June 11, 2013


China's "Left-Behind Children" Can't Be Ignored Anymore
Economic Observer, June 01, 2013

大家谈中国:香港本土意识是如何炼成的? 香港网友 达达 (How is Hong Kong’s Native Consciousness Forged?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 11, 2013