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 20, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights

猪老板用加压机给猪灌料增重 部分猪肚胀惨死 (Pig Owners Force Feed Pigs to Increase Weight, Many Die in Process)
Yangcheng Evening News, June 20, 2013

郑州千余燕子窝被"强拆" 施工现场遍地燕子尸体 (Zhengzhou Construction Team Uses Excavator to Remove Nests, Thousand Swallows Killed)
China Central Television, June 20, 2013


Sexually Abused Children Suffer in Silence, as China Looks to Launch Awareness Drive
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2013

计生办掳走女婴“被失踪”十四年无交代 官员称法律不保护非婚生子女要家人封口
Chinese Parents Speak Out About Their Lost Daughter
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2013


Detention Deaths in Chinese Corruption Cases Stir Concern
The New York Times, June 20, 2013

Death Penalty

China Threatens Death Penalty for Serious Polluters
Reuters, June 20, 2013

Edward Snowden Case

Chinese Hail Edward Snowden as a Hero
The Guardian, June 17, 2013


媒体称南水北调水源地成化粪池 当地将排查整治 (Sewage Discharged Daily into Source of South-to-North Water Diversion Project)
China News Service, June 20, 2013


在京常住外地老人将可同享京籍老人优待政策 (Beijing to Extend Favorable Policies to Senior Residents with Non-Beijing Hukou, Social Welfare Not Included)
Xinhua News Agency, June 20, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

陈光诚兄在北京促信息公开 临沂计生受害者揭地方黑幕  (Chen Guangcheng’s Brother Urges Beijing to Release Information on Chen’s Persecution Promised Earlier)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2013

International Human Rights

U.S. Condemns China, Russia and Uzbekistan for Human Trafficking
The Guardian, June 19, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

秦曉孔丹被指談信仰動武  (Two Famous Princelings Quarrel over Universal Values)
Mingpao, June 20, 2013



China Jails 11 in Xinjiang for Religious Hatred
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 20, 2013