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 08, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

Fearing contamination, Chinese pay more for imported infant goods
Reuters, July 6, 2013

Chinese police discover chicken feet for sale 46 years past sell-by date
The Telegraph, July 8, 2013


China ex-rail minister given suspended death sentence
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 8, 2013


环保法二审稿未提请人大表决 未提及公民环境权 (Draft environmental protection law contains both improvements and setbacks, may undergo third revision)
Beijing News, July 8, 2013


中国2/3捐献器官被红会掌控 医院使用需先捐款 (Chinese Red Cross has control over two-thirds of donated organs and solicits hospital donations in exchange for use)
Beijing News, July 8, 2013

Hong Kong

梁振英上任一年香港新闻自由“糟糕” (Freedom of Press in Hong Kong worse in the year since Leung Chun-ying took office)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 7, 2013


我国城镇化率达52.57%, 专家呼吁警惕“伪城镇化” (200 million urban dwellers do not have household registration and equal access to social welfare)
Jinghua Times, July 6, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Sex worker rights activist Ye Haiyan and family kicked out of Guangdong
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2013

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment)

Fixing China's image in Africa, one student at a time
Guardian, July 5, 2013

Chinese firms attempt to ease concerns over mega projects
Irrawaddy, July 6, 2013


China punishes officials in Jilin after deadly workplace lapses
Bloomberg, July 7, 2013


新闻发言人回应不及时将被约谈 (Wuhan government orders its spokespersons to actively address, rather than decline to answer, questions of public concerns)
Wuhan Evening Post, July 6, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

中央国家机关一般支出减5% (All central government organs ordered to reduce regular spending by 5%)
Beijing News, July 8, 2013


"Underground" Christians shun China’s official church
Seattle Times, July 6, 2013


Gatsby-like extravagance and wealth ... in Communist China
National Public Radio, July 5, 2013


Wary Tibetans mark Dalai Lama's birthday quietly in China
Reuters, July 6, 2013


新疆出台措施重金奖励举报"涉恐涉暴" (Xinjiang introduces measures to reward whistleblowers for information on "terrorism or violence")
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 7, 2013


谁在阻止中国司法改革?(Injustice in the judicial system caused primarily by executive interference rather than corruption)
Deutsche Welle, July 6, 2013谁在阻止中国司法改革/a-16932964

长江日报:让司法公正的阳光照耀普通人 (Ensure judicial fairness to protect equality before the law for all)
Changjiang Daily, July 6, 2013

特权无法消解“恶法 (Authoritarian governance and power abuse aggravate impact of repressive law)
Financial Times, July 8, 2013

China’s "soft power" bolsters Africa’s new assertive diplomacy
Daily Nation, July 6, 2013

Op-Ed: Peace Corps worker points to ecological mess as China moves to #1
Digital Journal, July 6, 2013