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 24, 2013


湖南靖州"猥亵8女童教师"被刑拘 校长被停职处理 (Middle School Teacher Criminally Detained for Sexually Harassing Female Students)
China National Radio, June 22, 2013
河南强奸11名幼女被处死官员关押期间企图自杀 (Henan Official Convicted of Raping 11 Young Girls Attempts Suicide in Detention)
Xinhua News Agency, June 24, 2013
Chinese Girls Found Dead after Starving to Death
The Telegraph, June 24, 2013

Edward Snowden Case

Snowden, in Russia, Is Said to Seek Asylum in Ecuador
The New York Times, June 24, 2013

斯诺登留下的“烂摊子 (Controversies over Mass Surveillance Remain as Snowden Leaves HK)
Deutsche Welle, June 23, 2013

社评:世界公众不愿看到斯诺登遭厄运 (Opinion: International Community Does Not Wish to See Snowden Persecuted)
Global Times, June 24, 2013

美国务卿称斯诺登事件将影响与中俄关系 (U.S. Secretary of State: Snowden Incident Will Impact U.S.-China and Russia Relations)
Global Times, June 24, 2013

何俊仁:北京促请斯诺登离开香港 (Albert Ho: Beijing Urged Snowden to Leave HK)  
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 24, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

China Activist Ai Weiwei Releases Protest Music Album
Associated Press, June 22, 2013

陈光诚:台湾证明民主非西方独有 (Chen Guangcheng: Taiwan Proves Democracy is Not Only for the West)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 24, 2013

Chinese Dissident Arrives in Taiwan
Associated Press, June 24, 2013

陈光诚访问台湾传有安全隐忧 (Security Concerns Overshadow Chen Guangcheng's Visit to Taiwan)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 23, 2013

FBI To Investigate Whether Chen Guangcheng Was Being Spied On
The Telegraph, June 21, 2013

Information Control

In China: an Entire Bookstore Gets Censored
Christian Science Monitor, June 21, 2013

International Relations

Congo Defends Chinese Mining Companies
Associated Press, June 22, 2013

Chinese Gold Miners Flee Ghana amid Crackdown and Reports of Abuse
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2013

Rule of Law

Inside the Secret Chinese Jails That Strike Fear into the Communist Party


中国35城市生活质量报告:主观满意度平均50.87 (Survey: Residents in 35 Cities Barely Satisfied with Quality of Life)
Caijing, June 22, 2013


唯色:藏人说真话的机会越来越少 (Tibetan Writer Laments Shrinking Space for Free Expression and Media Freedom)
Deutsche Welle, June 22, 2013


奶粉安全终究系于监管 (Government Oversight Key to Ensuring Baby Formula Safety)
Changjiang Daily, June 22, 2013