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 25, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights

China animal activists rescue hundreds of pooches before dog meat festival
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2013


周永康“大秘”落马,习要动“终极老虎”?(Protege of former security Chief Zhou Yongkang targeted in corruption investigation)
Deutsche Welle, June 24, 2013

Edward Snowden Case

For Snowden, a hasty exit started with pizza inside a Hong Kong hideout
The New York Times, June 25, 2013

港律政司长罗列美国引渡斯诺登文件纰漏 (HK Secretary for Justice lists flaws in U.S. extradition documents in Snowden case)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 25, 2013


中国土壤污染总体情况不容乐观 相关立法亟待提速 (Experts call for legislation to prevent soil pollution)
China News, June 25, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

陳光誠﹕法治不入內地 人治必進香港 (Chen Guangcheng in Taiwan: Without Rule of Law in China, Rule of Man must succeed in HK)
Ming Pao, June 24, 2013

陈光诚:台湾应助中国走向民主 (Chen Guangcheng urges Taiwan to support democratization in China)
Deutsche Welle, June 24, 2013

Chinese dissident skirts talk of NYU
Wall Street Journal, June 24, 2013

男子說發微博 交警轉身走 (Traffic police scared off by Weibo user)
Ming Pao, June 24, 2013

Intellectual Property Rights

中国新闻网:国家版权局部署“剑网行动” 保护网络知识产权 (China National Copyright Administration launches campaign to protect Internet intellectual property rights)


China to strictly regulate secondment/staffing business model
National Law Review, June 24, 2013

Natural Resources

Rivers threatened as China, Kazakhstan water pact remains elusive
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2013


Calls for probe into Chinese journalist's death
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

Credit warnings give world a peek into China’s secretive banks
The New York Times, June 25, 2013

Protests and Petitions

北京众访民坚守外交部 要求参与编写人权报告 (Beijing petitioners gather in front of MFA, seek participation in writing China’s human rights report for UPR)


华西都市报:四川一复读女生高考失意割腕喝农药自杀身亡 (Sichuan girl student commits suicide after failing Gaokao twice)
Huaxi Metropolis Daily, June 25, 2013


The twisted tales of Chen Guangcheng and Edward Snowden
Huffington Post, Jun 24, 2013
China's bullying tactics backfire
Sydney Morning Herald, June 24, 2013

澳民调:民众高度认同美澳同盟 对中国情感复杂 (Poll in Australia reveals complex reactions to China's rise)
Caijing, June 25, 2013

不怕污染的究竟是哪些“别人 (Only when 'GDP worship' is ended will government officials be afraid of pollution)
China Youth Daily, June 25, 2013