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.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights

Chinese City Dogged by Criticism over Dog-Meat Festival
The Guardian, June 18, 2013


性侵儿童惩罚男女有别 对性侵男童处罚较轻 (Victims’ Parents Urge Greater Awareness of Sexual Abuse of Boys)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2013

中国七部门通告 严禁任何机构和个人私自收留弃婴 (Joint Notice by Seven Government Departments Prohibits Sheltering Abandoned Infants without Permission)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2013

民政部:全国47.5万名孤儿散居 (Ministry of Civil Affairs: 475,000 Orphans without Institutional Care)
China News Service, June 19, 2013

Consumer Safety

维C银翘片含被禁成分香港吁勿服 (HK Authorities: Mainland Vitamin C Tablets Contain Banned Drugs, Do Not Use)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 19, 2013

Death Penalty

河南永城官员强奸、猥亵儿童被执行死刑 (Henan Official Executed for Raping Girls)
Henan Daily, June 19, 2013

Edward Snowden Case

"It's Christmas In June": China Revels in NSA Leaks Story
National Public Radio, June 18, 2013

人民日报评棱镜门:中国向来不掺和别人家烂事 (People’s Daily on Snowden Case: China Has Never Interfered in Others’ Shenanigans)
People's Daily, June 19, 2013


沪居住证管理办法积分制代替分类 分值决定子女就学 (Shanghai's New Residential Permit Regulations Adopt Point System for Access to Social Services)
Shanghai Xinmin Net, June 19, 2013

International Human Rights

美国国务院的报告指责中国是一个被贩卖人口的来源地、中转地和目的地 (U.S. State Department: China is a Source, Transfer Point, and Destination for Trafficked Persons)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2013

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment)

西媒称中国主持巴以和谈 开始插手中东问题 (Western Media Highlights China's Foray into Israel-Palestine Conflict as Beijing Hosts Peace Conference)
Global Times, June 19, 2013

奥巴马:习近平有魄力 (Obama on Xi: "He is Younger, More Forceful, More Robust, and More Confident" than Predecessors)
Voice of America, June 18, 2013

习近平会见越南主席:防止南海问题干扰两国关系 (Xi Meets Vietnamese President to Maintain Bilateral Ties Despite South China Sea Dispute)
China News Service, June 19, 2013

India, China Vie for Expanding Footprints in African Continent
Zee News (India), June 19, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Jerome Cohen on Chen Guangcheng: "You Shouldn't Bite the Hand That Feeds You"
Foreign Policy, June 17, 2013

Dissident at Center of Conflicting Accounts
The Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2013

Persons with Disabilities

获就业机会智障人士百不足二 (Less than 2% of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Find Employment)
Guangzhou Daily, June 19, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

胡耀邦之子讲话曝太子党翻脸 (Hu Yaobang's Son's Speech Exposes Ideological Tension Among CPC Princelings)
Deutsche Welle, June 18, 2013

刘云山:认真贯彻落实习近平总书记重要讲话精神 (Propaganda Chief Urges Closer Ties between Party and People)
Xinhua News Agency, June 19, 2013

李克强主持召开国务院常务会议 (China’s Premier Supports Market-Oriented Interest Rate Reform)
PRC State Council , June 19, 2013


我国救助站实行24小时接待 可提供十天以内食宿 (State Media: Homeless Shelters Are Open 24 Hours with Free Food and Accommodation for Ten Days)
China National Radio, June 19, 2013


新疆加油站拒绝服务维族蒙面女 当局歧视民俗传统激化民族矛盾 (Veiled Uyghur Woman Denied Service at Xinjiang Gas Stations)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2013


人民日报:如何遏制校园安全事故发生 (Current Legislative Framework Inadequate to Ensure School Safety)
Caijing Magazine, June 19, 2013

滕彪:中国政治需要死刑作伴 (Teng Biao: Chinese Regime Relies on Death Penalty to Rule)
Deutsche Welle, June 19, 2013

Human Rights, State Power, and the Internet: A Chinese Take on PRISM
Caixin, June 14, 2013

In China, a Controversial Law Is Seen to Excuse Sex With Minors
The New York Times, June 18, 2013