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, June 14, 2013


幼儿园业主将荷载5人轿车改成校车 挤入21名儿童 (Kindergarten Owner Overloads Five-Passenger Sedan with 21 Children in Daily Commute)
China News Service, June 14, 2013


律师称刘志军374套房不实 系丁羽心等名下财产 (Defense Lawyer Says 374 Properties Do Not Belong to Rail Minister on Trial for Corruption)
The Beijing News, June 14, 2013


Body Politic: Gao Brothers Photographs Are Naked Criticism of Modern China
The Independent, June 14, 2013

Cyber Security

好一个伪君子——美"棱镜门"引中国网民痛批 (Xinhua: Chinese Netizens Call U.S. a “Hypocrite” in Wake of Snowden’s Revelation)
Xinhua News Agency, June 14, 2013

Eric Holder Promises Edward Snowden Will Face Justice
Financial Times, June 14, 2013

中國日報:美監控手段不合理 (Official Chinese Media Outlets Criticize U.S. Surveillance Methods)
Ming Pao, June 14, 2013


美国报告:中国移民体内重金属含量高 (U.S. Report: Chinese Immigrants Show High Levels of Heavy Metals)
Deutsche Welle, June 14, 2013

Hong Kong

Strange Haven: Freedom without Democracy Leads Hong Kong into All Sorts of Trouble
The Economist, June 15, 2013

港立法会议员致信奥巴马吁宽容斯诺登 (Two HK Legislators Urge Obama to Be Tolerant towards Snowden)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 14, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

刘霞致信习近平:“别使我们变成中国噩梦?” (Liu Xiaobo’s Wife in Open Letter to Xi Jinping: “Don’t Let Our ‘Chinese Dream’ Become a Nightmare”)
Deutsche Welle, June 14, 2013

张林父女失联络引外界关注 (Zhang Lin and Daughter Not Heard from after Receiving Overseas Fund)
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2013

For more information on Zhang Lin and his daughter, see:
Police End Protest in Support of 10-Year-Old’s Right to Attend School
Human Rights in China, April 17, 2013

被构陷入狱维权村长许坤提前获释 政府加强控制村民不满升级 (Authorities Tighten Control on Villagers after Rights Defense Village Chief’s Prison Release)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2013

For more information on Xu Kun, see:
Guangxi Rights Defense Village Chief Released from Prison
Human Rights in China, June 12, 2013

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment)

Over There: China Ponders Sending More Combat Troops on UN Peacekeeping Missions
The Economist, June 15, 2013

The Cheapest Thing Going is Gone
The Economist, June 15, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

"Chinese Dream" Trumps the Constitution, Says Communist Party Paper
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2013


山西5岁男童被火车撞死 铁路方索要出警救护费 (Authorities Deduct “Rescue Fee” from Compensation for Boy Crushed to Death by Train)
China News Service, June 14, 2013

北京高考生信息被售卖 2万人信息卖800元 (Personal Information of 20,000 Beijing Gaokao Students Sold to Telemarketers)
Beijing Youth Daily, June 14, 2013


习吴会 吴伯雄首度提“一个中国框架”回应大陆 (Honorary KMT Chairman Affirms “One China Framework” in Meeting with Xi)
Global Times, June 14, 2013


体制内学者建议中共重新思考西藏政策 (Professor at CPC School: Government Must Re-Think Tibet Policy)
Voice of America, June 14, 2013


西安雁塔城管局辞退全部女监督员 称女性不适合 (Xi’an Dismisses all Female Urban Management Inspectors, Claims Women “Unsuitable for Job”)
Hua Shang Wang, June 14, 2013


Chinese Controls on Uyghur Students Ahead of Ramadan
外省回疆维族生电脑须被检查 斋月推出“十户联保”罚封斋
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2013


U.S. Retreat Is China's Opportunity
The Wall Street Journal, June 14, 2013