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 21, 2013


全国妇联权益部部长蒋月娥等做客人民网谈儿童合法权益保护, 建议废除嫖宿幼女罪 (All China Women's Federation Official Calls for Abolition of Controversial Law on Sex with Minors)
People's Daily, June 21, 2013

Civil Society

Chinese Nonprofits Survive and Thrive
Bloomberg Business Week, June 19, 2013

Cyber Security

Quantum Communications System Was Used at Party Congress in Beijing
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2013


Air Quality in China's Major Cities Drops in May
Xinhua News Agency, June 20, 2013

Hong Kong

港大民调:港人不再信任“一国两制 (HKU Poll Shows Hong Kongers Have Lost Faith in “One Country, Two Systems”)
Deutsche Welle, June 20, 2013港大民调港人不再信任一国两制/a-16895887

Human Rights Defenders

民间“光明中国梦”行动遭打压 “赤壁五君子”被控煽动颠覆
(Five Democracy Advocates from Guangdong and Hunan Detained for "Inciting Subversion")
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2013                              

Chen Guangcheng Spyware Row: Blind Chinese Dissident May Have Been Spied On During NYU Tenure
Reuters, June 21, 2013                                                                                               

光诚收到间谍软件礼物再惹争议 (Controversy over Tracking Software Installed in Gifts Given to Chen)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 21, 2013

Whatever Happened to the Chen Guangcheng of the 1970's?
The Atlantic, June 20, 2013 

Lawmaker, University Spar over “Control” of Chinese Dissident
Chicago Tribune, June 20, 2013

美议员指责纽大阻止他见陈光诚 (U.S. Congressman Accuses NYU of Obstructing His Meetings with Chen Guangcheng)
Deutsche Welle, June 20, 2013

Blind Chinese Activist Could Jump To Pro-Life Think Tank
Business Insider, June 19, 2013

Blind Activist’s Former Adviser: Pressure Claims "Mystifying"     
The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2013

Chen Guangcheng Case Widens the Political Rift
China Digital Times, June 21, 2013

Statement from Former Special Advisor to Chen Guangcheng, Mattie Bekink

International Human Rights

China, Russia Angry over U.S. Human Trafficking Criticism
Agence France-Presse, June 20, 2013

Reeducation Through Labor

中国多地劳教所转型戒毒所 官方低调引发民众猜疑
Calls for Transparency in China Labor Camp Reform
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2013


2012年手机网民日均上网累计时长达124分钟 (400 Million Users Access the Internet on Mobile Devices, Spend an Average of 124 Minutes Online Daily in 2012)
People's Daily, June 21, 2013


Bold New Proposals: Welcome Signs That Some Officials Are at Last Starting to Question Policies on Tibet
The Economist, June 22, 2013

Grid Locked: with the Help of Experts from Beijing, Tibet Tightens its Systems of Surveillance
The Economist, June 22, 2013

一藏人被殴致死 拉萨万人迎见已故班禅喇嘛妻女被阻 (Sichuan Tibetan Beaten to Death by Police)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2013


Why SOE Reform Cannot Be Avoided
Caixin, June 20, 2013