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.

Thursday, July 11, 2013


China absent from corruption report
Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2013


广东红会承认捐献器官非100%由系统分配 (Guangdong Red Cross official admits not all donated organs were distributed through formal national system)
Beijing News, July 11, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

After epic escape from China, exile is mired in partisan U.S.
The New York Times, July 10, 2013

陈光诚结束访台返回美国 (Chen Guangcheng to return to U.S. after Taiwan visit)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 11, 2013

International Relations

汪洋称中美不能走离婚路:邓文迪默多克代价太大 (Wang Yang: China and U.S. should not divorce like Wendi and Murdoch, which is too costly)
China News Service, July 11, 2013

Related Weibo:
莴苣小姐 Elaine, July 11, 2013
[汪洋说的中美是夫妻,看到网上翻出几年前《THE ODD COUPLE》做过的一期封面"古怪夫妻":山姆大叔和毛主席躺在一起,床头都是武器,生理上(经济)互相依靠,但心理上(意识形态)却格格不入,是所谓同床异梦]

小爱打听, July 11, 2013

U.S.-China talks cover cyber issues, currency, Chinese reform
Reuters, July 10, 2013

中:美國以前罵我們共匪 網友:現在還是啊 (Wang Yang: U.S. labeled us "communist bandits" in the past; netizen: now they are too)
Apple Daily, July 11, 2013

Land, Property, Housing

中国驻美大使馆遭人涂鸦“拆”字 (“Chai” [demolish] sprayed on entrance to Chinese Embassy in D.C.)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 11, 2013

Related Weibo:
立耳犬, July 11, 2013
[我强烈抗议:坚决不允许美国城管、警察、黑社会、拆迁办拆我国大使馆!!! //@立耳犬:转发微博]


驻华外国记者协会:在华西方记者工作环境恶化 (Working conditions for Western reporters in China deteriorates, says FCCC)
Voice of America, July 11, 2013

Open Government Information

国务院部署大力推进重点领域信息公开 (State Council instructs local governments to advance open government information in environment, consumer safety, housing, and other key areas)
Xinhua News Agency, July 10, 2013

China issues timetable for gov't info disclosure
Xinhua News Agency, July 10, 2013

See full notice at:
《当前政府信息公开重点工作安排》 (Current Arrangement of Priorities for Open Government Information)
General Office of the State Council, July 1, 2013 (made public on July 10, 2013)

Snowden Affair Prompts Lawyer to Request Disclosure of Surveillance Information
Human Rights in China, June 25, 2013

Rule of Law

李某某需要隐私,公众需要司法公正 (Tension between under-aged defendant's right to privacy and judicial fairness arises in high profile rape case)
Xiaoxiang Chenbao, July 11, 2013

Chinese push for “Good Samaritan” law
NBC News, July 10, 2013


社评:信息越来越公开,期待也将水涨船高 (Transparency in decision-making process is key to the success of open government information initiatives)
Global Times, July 11, 2013

环保“真数据”为何遭遇“真不信”? (Ministry of Environmental Protection must win public trust by releasing accurate information and strengthening law enforcement)
Guangzhou Daily, July 11, 2013

A corrupt official, public rage, and a uniquely Chinese plea to end the death penalty
Economic Observer, July 9, 2013