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 26, 2013

Consumer Products Safety

中国7成中药材含残余农药 因违法成本低监管不力
Popular chinese medicine herbs 'poisoned' by pesticides
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2013

Death Penalty

Inmate appeals death sentence
China Daily, June 26, 2013


中石油云南炼油项目环评报告及批复向社会公开 (PetroChina publishes EIA on Yunnan refinery and government approval)
Yunnan Net, June 25, 2013


China’s cancer villages are victims of rural-urban inequality
China Dialogue, June 25, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Ironic democracy lesson as Chinese civil rights activist visits Taiwan
Forbes, June 25, 2013

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng on freedom, surveillance and speaking out
Time, June 25, 2013

Chinese obstruction to planned Japan trip inevitable, activist Chen
Global Post, June 24, 2013

Riot police raid Chinese dissident's legal team
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2013

International Human Rights

第32次中欧人权对话在贵阳举行 (32nd EU-China Dialogue on human rights held in Guiyang)
Xinhua News Agency, June 25, 2013

China, EU hold human rights dialogue in SW China
People's Daily, June 26, 2013

China-EU dialogue on human rights held in Guizhou
RTT News, June 25, 2013

EU Press Release: EU-China dialogue on human rights
European Union, June 25, 2013

Open Government Information

斯诺登案:律师申请中国公安部信息公开 (Chinese lawyer applies to Ministry of Public Security for open information)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 26, 2013

Snowden affair Prompts Lawyer to Request Disclosure of Surveillance Information
Human Rights in China, June 25, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

Can China's hated local police reform their image?
The Atlantic, June 25, 2013

国务院报告称要全面放开小城镇小城市落户限制 (State Council: China will “fully open” settlement restrictions in small towns and cities)
China News Service, June 26, 2013


赴美生子人数5年增加20倍 全程灰色处处“地雷” (More than 10000 Chinese women came to U.S. to give birth in 2012, a twentyfold increase in five years)
China News Service, June 26, 2013


Violence in China's Xinjiang 'kills 27'
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 26, 2013


Environmental watchdogs lack bite
China Daily, June 25, 2013

奶粉质量事关经济安全 (Baby formula scandals threaten economic security)
People's Daily, June 26, 2013