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, July 03, 2013

Death Penalty

Chinese court revokes death sentences of 4 men after 16 yrs
Business Standard, July 2, 2013

Information Control

China censors urge media to curb “cash crunch” cover
Financial Times, July 2, 2013

International Relations (Security, Trade, and Investment)

中美戰略經濟對話下周舉行 (China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue to be held next week in D.C.)
China News Service, July 3, 2013

Open Government Information

浙江大学生申请公开临时工未果 拟提行政诉讼 (University student may file administrative lawsuit against ministry for not responding to OGI request)
China News Service, July 2, 2013


Police chief "apologizes" to labor camp mom
Global Times, July 3, 2013

"上访妈妈"赔偿上诉案听证结束 (Mother of rape victim appeal case heard by Hunan high court)
Deutsche Welle, July 2, 2013上访妈妈赔偿上诉案听证结束/a-16922363

勞教委首向上訪媽媽道歉 (Hunan RTL Commission apologizes to “petitioning mom”)
Ming Pao, July 2, 2013

Rule of Law

专家:“养老法”使法律具有可诉性 (Expert: “Elderly Protection Law” allows “unethical actions” to be punishable by law)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 3, 2013

Police’s job is to beat people, says Chinese official in video gone viral
Headlines and Global News, July 2, 2013

Guangdong chief justice calls for reform of China's "Soviet" court system
South China Morning Post, July 3, 2013


Signs of the Dalai Lama: is China’s Tibet policy changing?
Time, July 2, 2013


新疆冲突:北京在外国寻找替罪羊 (China in search of foreign scapegoats for ethnic clashes in Xinjiang)
Deutsche Welle, July 2, 2013新疆冲突北京在外国寻找替罪羊/a-16921712


刘植荣:“不常回家看看违法”太荒唐 (Liu Zhirong: making it illegal to not visit your parents often is preposterous)
Southern Metropolis Daily, July 2, 2013

鲁国平:反对道德立法 (Lu Guoping: opposes "ethics legislation")
Southern Metropolis Daily, July 2, 2013

Why China is ordering adult children to visit their parents
Bloomberg Businessweek, July 2, 2013