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 10, 2013

Consumer Product Safety

解读“特供”食品:某些部门不放心中国食品 (Authorities use of “special food supply” shows government’s distrust in Chinese food production)
China Newsweek Online, July 9, 2013


The rise and fall of China's great railway boss
The Atlantic, July 9, 2013

Edward Snowden Case

Snowden affair blunts U.S. push for China to curb cyber theft
Reuters, July 9, 2013


北方人因空气污染折寿5.5年? 环保部称结论不可信 (China’s environmental ministry: the conclusion that northerners' lives are shortened by pollution is untrustworthy)
Nanfang Weekly, July 10, 2013

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Evidence on the impact of sustained exposure to air pollution on life expectancy from China’s Huai River policy

快讯:广西贺江水污染事件相关责任人被停职 (Local officials suspended for role in contamination of He river in Guangxi)
China News Service, July 10, 2013

China's environment ministry “one of four worst departments in world”
The Telegraph, July 9, 2013

In China, air pollution report brings despair, humor
USA Today, July 9, 2013


国家卫计委:将强制捐献器官进系统自动分配 (Top health body to bring all organ donations under a national regulatory system)
Beijing News, July 10, 2013

Hong Kong

China to hear Hong Kong lawmakers as cries for suffrage rise
Bloomberg News, July 9, 2013

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment)

中美战略与经济对话将在华盛顿举行 (China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue held today in D.C.)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 10, 2013


China's underground church thrives despite challenges
The Gazette, July 9, 2013


Co-operative gay marriage in China
Daily Life, July 10, 2013,-sex-and-relationships/cooperative-gay-marriage-in-china-20130709-2pnmr.html


China vows to "deepen the struggle" against Dalai Lama
Guardian, July 9, 2013

Clash in western China mars Tibetan celebration
Wall Street Journal, July 9, 2013


China’s “war on terror” in Xinjiang
The Diplomat, July 10, 2013


Restore confidence by respecting public opinion
News China, July 2013

China's development banks need to clean up their act
Guardian, July 10, 2013

Talking cyberthreat with China
The New York Times, July 10, 2013