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.

Monday, June 17, 2013


河南现拐卖婴儿广告 明码标价男孩3万6女孩2万4 (Henan Hospitals Advertise Babies for Sale, One Says Already Sold More than 40)
China National Radio, June 17, 2013


60%高考状元本科毕业后留学 (60% of Top Gaokao Scorers Study Overseas after College Graduation)
The Beijing Times, June 17, 2013

Edward Snowden Case

Hong Kong Rally Backs Snowden, Denounces Allegations of U.S. Spying
Reuters, June 16, 2013

Edward Snowden Wrong About Hong Kong, Some in Territory Say
The Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2013,0,1337287.story

China Paper Hits Out at U.S. Surveillance Programme
Bangkok Post, June 16, 2013

梁振英:暂不能披露有关斯诺登事件相关行动细节 (HK Chief CY Leung Says He Cannot Disclose Details of Snowden Case)
China News Service, June 17, 2013


China to Hold Local Leaders Responsible for Air Quality
Bangkok Post, June 17, 2013

China Orders Its Industries to Cut Pollution
The Independent, June 16, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Family Suspicious Over Chinese Activist's Death in Detention
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2013

China Dissident Says He’s Being Forced From N.Y.U.
The New York Times, June 16, 2013

陈光诚发声明:中共对纽约大学施压 (Chen Guangcheng: China Pressured N.Y.U.)
Deutsche Welle, June 17, 2013

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment)

Mixed Online Reaction to Chinese Students Attacked in France
Radio France Internationale, June 17, 2013

Okinawa Sovereignty Claims in China Add to Disputes With Japan
The New York Times, June 17, 2013

金正恩电贺习近平六十大寿期盼修复关系 (Kim Jong-un Sends Birthday Note to Xi Wishing Stronger Ties with China)
Voice of America, June 16, 2013

Land, Property, Housing

China’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million into Cities
The New York Times, June 15, 2013

June Fourth

常熟公民发六四图片申请游行被煽颠批捕 (Jiangsu Citizen Arrested for “Inciting Subversion of State Power” after Applying to March on June 4 and Posting Related Photos Online)
Voice of America, June 17, 2013

Open Government Information

长沙公示干部电话接通率低 部分官员称打错了 (Most Phone Calls to Changsha Officials Go Unanswered or Callers Told “Wrong Number”)
Law Weekly, June 17, 2013


Faltering Economy in China Dims Job Prospects for Graduates
The New York Times, June 16, 2013

浙江永康男子被关派出所数小时后身亡 (Man Beaten to Death Hours after Being Taken to Police Station)
People's Daily, June 17, 2013

13岁少女被父亲朋友强奸 父母选择算了 (Parents’ Inaction to Childhood Rape Leaves Woman Traumatized, Homeless, and Imprisoned)
Guangzhou Daily, June 17, 2013


「中国大陆人权实录展」在台北开幕 (U.S.-Based Research Foundation Holds Exhibit in Taiwan on PRC Human Rights Abuses since 1949)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2013


Tibet Issue: NCP Urges Centre, Arunachal Pradesh Govt to Review China Policy
The Times of India, June 17, 2013


Risks of Following Chinese Model
The Age, June 17, 2013

胡佳谈曼德拉精神和对中国的影响 (Hu Jia Discusses Nelson Mandela's Influence on China)
Radio France Internationale, June 17, 2013