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 28, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

南山奶粉曝维生素K1超标逾900倍 (Domestic brand of baby milk formula found to contain 900 times the amount of vitamin K1)
Xinkuai Daily, June 28, 2013


57亿城镇保障房专项资金被挪用 (5.7 billion yuan in affordable housing funds misused, audit reveals)
China Youth Daily, June 28, 2013

Death Penalty

Clemency sought for Filipina on China’s death row
Wall Street Journal, June 27, 2013


43个城市外地人员下月起可就近办护 (43 cities to allow non-residents to apply for passports)
Sina News, June 27, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Understanding of Chinese human rights movement crucial: activist
Central News Agency, June 27, 2012

Information Control/Technology

方滨兴辞任校长,防火长城依然“矗立 (“Father” of Great Firewall resigns, leaves behind a hated legacy)
Deutsche Welle, June 27,2013


U.S. boss released by angry Chinese factory workers
The Telegraph, June 27, 2013


31家非法新闻业务网站被关 (31 news websites shutdown for 'unauthorized' operation)
Xinhua News Agency, June 27, 2013

Political and Economic Reforms

华西村:中国式困境样本, (Huaxi Village is the poster child of China's economic transition woes)
Financial Times, June 28, 2013

Rule of Law

陕西省委书记:延安城管打人虽偶然却有必然背景 (Provincial party chief says excessive use of force by Yanan urban management personnel (chengguan) due to lack of leadership and oversight)
China News, June 28, 2013


Seven years in Tibet: 2 million 'displaced' by Chinese relocation policy
The Telegraph, June 27, 2013


流亡维族组织要求对“6•26”血案进行独立调查 (Uyghur groups in exile demand independent investigation into 6.26 bloody incident)
Deutsche Welle, June 27, 2013