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, July 05, 2013

Death Penalty

菲女毒贩被中国处死 菲总统曾为其向习近平求情 (Filipina drug convict executed despite plea from Philippine president to Xi Jinping)
Global Times, July 4, 2013

Environment/Open Government Information

土壤里还有多少秘密? (Government continues to withhold soil contamination data as public concerns mount)
Xinmin Weekly, July 4, 2013

China gears up to tackle tainted water
Nature, July 3, 2013


Rubber checks bounce in a Chinese boom
The Age, July 4, 2013

Hong Kong

Inside China: Hong Kong protests
Washington Times, July 4, 2013

在港求避难 生活很艰难 (For asylum seekers in Hong Kong, life is very difficult)
Deutsche Welle, July 4, 2013

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment)

中美将就维护网络安全问题进行对话(China says cyber security will be one of issues discussed at China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue)
Deutsche Welle, July 5, 2013

美将在战略与经济对话再提知识产权保护(U.S. will talk about intellectual property protection again in upcoming dialogue)
Voice of America

Few roads leading to China tell tale of Mongolia fears
Bloomberg, July 4, 2013


China media: Egypt unrest
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 4, 2013

Political and Economic Reforms

李伟东谈:从毛泽东到习近平 (From Mao to Xi: the same vicious cycle)
Deutsche Welle, July 4, 2013
http: //李伟东谈从毛泽东到习近平/a-16929730

Roundtable: “China in the World: Human Rights Challenges and Opportunities”
Human Rights in China, China Rights Forum 2013, no. 1

Protests and Petitions

北京維權者要求撰人權報告 (After crackdown, activists return to foreign ministry and continue to demand a role in the drafting of China's human rights report to the UN)
Radio Free Asia, July 3, 2013

Rule of Law

Big move? China’s highest court flirts with transparency
Wall Street Journal, July 4, 2013


Adult breast feeding report incenses China web users
Agence France-Presse, July 4, 2013

Technology/Freedom of Expression and Privacy

Chinese IT companies see opportunity in PRISM scandal, July 5, 2013


新疆强化安保应对乌鲁木齐骚乱四周年(Xinjiang authorities strengthen security in response to the 4th anniversary of 7/5 riot)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 5, 2013

七五事件周年前夕乌鲁木齐郊县反恐演习 警方向被通缉者喊话(Anti-terrorism exercises held in suburb of Urumqi as the 4th anniversary of 7/5 riot approaches)
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2013

新疆通缉11人 还要求上缴武器(11-person wanted list issued in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, July 5, 2013

七五前夕北京维族学者伊力哈木再遭禁足禁言(Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti put under house-arrest before the 4th anniversary of 7/5 riot)
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2013


让洋奶粉降价,靠反垄断还不够 (Anti-monopoly investigations insufficient to lower baby formula prices)
Beijing News, July 4, 2013

中国反腐不能靠情妇,要靠“笼子” (Fighting corruption requires the rule of law, not mistresses)
Deutsche Welle, July 3, 2013

Chinese not on right path yet
The Australian, July 4, 2013

China’s new role amid global power shifts
Global Times, July 4, 2013

"辩论"同性婚姻合法化:是凶是吉 (Debate: the pros and cons of legalizing same-sex marriage)
Time Weekly, July 4, 2013