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 18, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights

Elephants Face Extinction If Beijing Does Not Ban Ivory Trade: China Accounts for Nearly Half of the 40,000 Killed Every Year for Their Tusks
Daily Mail, June 17, 2013


民政部:严禁任何机构和个人私自收留弃婴 (Ministry of Civil Affairs Bans Private Adoption of Abandoned Babies Without Government Involvement)
The Beijing News, June 18, 2013

家长指控老师将缝衣针扎入自闭症少年体内 (Court Rejects Case by Parents Suing Teacher for Poking Sewing Needle into Autistic Son)
Nanfang Daily, June 18, 2013

Consumer Safety

Food-Safety Offenders to Receive Harsher Penalties
China Daily, June 18, 2013

杭州地铁18天三次因故障停车 民众质疑其安全性 (Concern Grows as Technical Issues Stop Hangzhou Subway Three Times in 18 Days)
China News Service, June 18, 2013


四川镇政府骗领公益岗位工资 25人领31人补贴 (Sichuan Township Government Fakes Names to Receive Workers’ Public Welfare Subsidies)
Sina, June 18, 2013

Cyber Security

要闻解说: 奥巴马谈他就网络黑客问题向中国发出的警告 (Obama on China’s Cyber-espionage: That’s Different, That’s Theft, We can’t Tolerate That)
Radio France Internationale, June 18, 2013

Death Penalty

中国废死刑民间组织举步维艰 (Anti-Death Penalty NGOs Face Multiple Restrictions and Obstacles in China)
Deutsche Welle, June 18, 2013

Edward Snowden Case

Edward Snowden: NSA Whistleblower Answers Reader Questions
Guardian, June 17, 2013

斯诺登驳斥关于他是中国间谍的说法 (Snowden Rebuts Accusations That He is a Spy for China)
Reuters, June 18, 2013

China Denies Allegation of Edward Snowden Spying for Beijing
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2013

斯诺登的命运:最后还是北京说了算? (Many Believe Snowden's Fate Rests in the Hands of Beijing)
Deutsche Welle, June 18, 2013


最高人民法院、最高人民检察院关于办理环境污染刑事案件适用法律若干问题的解释 (Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate's Interpretation of Several Issues Related to Laws Applicable to Criminal Cases of Environmental Pollution)
China Court, June 18, 2013

"两高"公布紫金山金铜矿等四起环境污染犯罪案例 (Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate Publish Decisions in Four Typical Cases of Environmental Pollution)
China News Service, June 18, 2013

最高法:环境污染犯罪触犯多个罪名的从一重罪处断 (Supreme Court: Pollution Offenders Will Receive Harsher Sentences)
China News Service, June 18, 2013

Can China Achieve Success with Carbon Trading Scheme?
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 18, 2013

Rich Chinese Export Pollution to Poorer Regions
Scientific American, June 18, 2013

Outsourcing CO2 within China
National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A, June 04, 2013

Investment in Environmental Projects Lowers Mayors' Career Prospects, Study Finds
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2013

In China, a Push for Cleaner Air
The New York Times, June 17, 2013


孕妇在黑诊所手术窒息而亡 医生锁门逃跑 (Uncertified Abortionist Locks Door and Flees after Woman Dies in Operation)
Chengdu Evening News, June 18, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

N.Y.U., China, and Chen Guangcheng
The New Yorker, June 18, 2013

N.Y.U. Again Denies It's Booting Chinese Dissident
Associated Press, June 17, 2013

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment)

中国要求美国就监控项目作出解释 (China Officially Demands U.S. to Explain Surveillance Program)
Reuters, June 18, 2013

Ban to Hold Talks with Chinese Leaders
Bangkok Post, June 18, 2013

Ban or Not, UN Secretary-General Launches WeChat Account for Chinese
CIOL, Information Technology News, June 18, 2013

Japan Fears Losing Battle of Diplomatic Buffets to China
Agence France-Presse, June 17, 2013


From Sand to Skyscrapers: Inside China's Newest City as 400 Million Move to Towns
Telegraph India, June 17, 2013

Protests and Petitions

异议人士顾义民被扣煽动罪逮捕 杜斌妹妹看守所外举牌抗议 (Supporters Protest in Front of Detention Centers Holding Gu Yimin for Incitement and Du Bin for “Picking Quarrels”)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2013

Rule of Law

辽宁犯人被打后狱方称“睡觉死” 遗属称疑点重重上访遭刁难推诿 (Liaoning Prisoner Beaten to Death by Inmates, Prison Says He Died in Sleep)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2013

湖南邵阳聘千人替城管执法 罚款可提成80% (Shaoyang in Hunan Hires 1,000 to Patrol Streets with 80% of Fines as Reward)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2013


调查称近7成内地民众支持生二胎:有利于养老 (Survey Shows 69% of Mainlanders Support Second Birth)
China News Service, June 17, 2013


四川道孚县自焚尼姑不治身亡 (Sichuan Nun Dies after Self-Immolation)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2013


邓聿文:论“官二代”“火箭提拔” (Meteoric Rise of Young and Connected Officials Draws Public Ire)
Caijing Magazine, June 18, 2013

Extraditing Snowden an Unwise Decision
Global Times, June 18, 2013