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, June 13, 2013


公车改革被指多数夭折回潮 专家称缺更高层统筹 (Most Spending Cuts on Government Vehicles Fail)
Economic Information Daily, June 13, 2013

高校为何成为工程腐败“重灾区”? (Rampant Corruption Found in University Construction and Renovation Projects)
Xinhua News Agency, June 13, 2013


广州民国建筑深夜遭偷拆 专家建议加大惩戒力度 (Developers Destroy Historic Guangzhou Buildings, Experts Urge Criminal Sanctions to Protect Cultural Relics)
China News Service, June 13, 2013

Cyber Security

Pressure Builds on U.S. over Hong Kong Civilian Hacking Allegations
The Guardian, June 13, 2013

美“监控门”揭秘者:美长期监控中国内地和香港目标 (Snowden Says U.S. Has Been Hacking Mainland and HK for Years)
China News Service, June 13, 2013

China Silent on Snowden Case, but Hits out at "Double Standards"
The Hindu, June 13, 2013

Whistle-Blower Edward Snowden Tells SCMP: "Let Hong Kong People Decide My Fate"
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2013

外交部:中国是最主要的黑客攻击受害国之一 (China One of “Major Victims” of Hacking Attacks, Says Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, June 13, 2013

Ethnic Groups

Inner Mongolian Historian on Hunger Strike in Ulan Bator Jail
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2013

Hong Kong

梁振英:民主诉求有可能导致京港对抗 (HK Chief Exec Says Democratic Demand May Cause Confrontation with Beijing, NPC Official: PRC Will Not Accept a Contentious HK Chief)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 13, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

China Detains Journalist and Photographer Du Bin
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 13, 2013

美国国务院就刘晓波妻弟刘晖被判刑发表声明 (U.S. is Deeply Concerned about 11-Year Sentence of Liu Xiaobo’ Brother-in-Law)
Voice of America, June 12, 2013

State Department on China's Conviction of Liu Hui
U.S. Department of State, June 12, 2013

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment)

Chinese Media Suggest N.S.A. Disclosure Will Hurt U.S. Ties
The New York Times, June 13, 2013

奥巴马安倍电话讨论习奥会内容 (Obama and Japan’s Abe “Discuss” Recent U.S.-China Summit)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 13, 2013

英国“半公费赴华留学”人数将倍增 (Britain's Support for Students to Study in China Will Increase Threefold)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 12, 2013

Land, Property, Housing

Chinese Authorities "Fired Tranquilizer Darts" at Hui Muslim Evictees
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

专家称唯GDP是从的城镇化将是场灾难 (Expert: GDP-Oriented Urbanization Will Lead to Disasters)
China Economic Weekly, June 13, 2013


拍摄“西藏七日”记者遭中国外交官威胁 (French Reporter of “Seven Days in Tibet” Harassed by Chinese Diplomats in Thailand )
Deutsche Welle, June 13, 2013

Dalai Lama Questions Impact of Tibetan Self-Immolations
The Guardian, June 13, 2013


深圳拟规定女工产假工资由生育津贴发放 (Shenzhen to Provide Maternity Leave Subsidy)
Shenzhen Economic Daily, June 13, 2013


Urbanization and the Chinese Dream
Caixin, June 13, 2013

Why It's Still So Hard To Find Safe Baby Formula in China
Economic Observer, June 13, 2013