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, July 01, 2013

Edward Snowden Case

Kerry says Snowden affair will not upset China relations
The New York Times, July 1, 2013

Hong Kong

香港七一游行结束 组织者称参加者达43万 (July 1 petition for fully democratic elections in 2017 draws 430,000 participants)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 1, 2013

Thousands brave typhoon rains demanding China honor Hong Kong democracy pledge
Reuters, July 1, 2013

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International Relations

Ghana’s crackdown on Chinese gold miners hits one rural area hard
The New York Times, June 29, 2013

Open Government Information

”No reply” on bid for China online surveillance data
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2013

Snowden affair prompts lawyer to request disclosure of surveillance information
Human Rights in China, June 25, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

習近平:選幹部不以票取人 (Xi Jinping: selection of party officials should not be decided by votes)
Ming Pao, June 30, 2013

中共党员总数突破8500万 (Total CPC members exceeds 85 million)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 1, 2013

Mixed messages: Xi Jinping signals left while turning right. Or is it the other way round?
The Economist, July 1, 2013

Protests and Petitions

外交部前要求参与“人权报告”撰写的访民被清场 (Activists petitioning for participation in drafting of human rights report for the UN taken away by police)
Boxun, July 1, 2013

Chinese Activists Calling for Greater Participation in China’s International Human Rights Reporting Taken Away by Police
Human Rights in China, July 1, 2013

Beijing, police "tolerate" pro human rights sit-in
Asia News, June 27, 2013,-police-tolerate-pro-human-rights-sit-in-28317.html


Chinese authorities confirm police fired at Uyghur protesters
Radio Free Asia, June 30, 2013

新疆武警7萬兵力冠全國 (70,000 armed police deployed in Xinjiang, largest number in a single province)
Ming Pao, July 1, 2013


Standing at the crossroads
Caixin, July 1, 2013