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.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


人权组织呼吁中国结束歧视排斥残障儿童 (Rights group calls on China to end discriminatory exclusion of children with disabilities)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 16, 2013

China discriminates against disabled children: U.S. rights group
Reuters, July 15, 2013

See full report:
Human Rights Watch, July 15, 2013>


Jiangxi anti-corruption campaigners face trial in co-ordinated crackdown
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2013

Chinese whistleblower in Guangdong suffers ruthless reprisal
chinaSMACK, July 15, 2013

Death Penalty

曾成杰之女:想当面问问法官父亲是否有遗言 (Daughter of executed prisoner wants to question presiding judge directly, legal experts point to potential violations of law)
Caijing, July 15, 2013

In China they execute Ponzi schemers in secret, and the rule of law is questionable
Quartz, July 15, 2013

Related Weibo:
检察官杨斌 (Prosecutor Yang Bin), July 15, 2013
[公众哗然于曾成杰的被“秘密”执行死刑,如果人们知道,此乃死刑执行的常态, 甚至只是死刑执行中诸多人性与法律幽暗深处的小小一角,又该当何想呢?公权的 傲慢与狂妄,司法的冷酷与残暴,其实远远超出人们想象。清算总会到来,即使我 深怀敬畏,即使我日日忏悔,即使,我也是那该被诅咒与被审判的一员。] (The public is in uproar over the "secret" execution of Zeng Chengjie, but how will the public react if it is told that this is how execution is carried out normally in China and that this case is only a small corner in the vast darkness of human nature and the legal system? Official power is so arrogant and out of control, the judicial system is so cruel and cold that it is beyond our comprehension. The day of reckoning will come. Despite my fear and daily repentance, I am also one of those who should be cursed and judged.)


China’s health care reform odyssey begins
The Diplomat, July 15, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

王炳章家人示威行动已经持续近三个星期 (Demonstrations to free activist Wang Bingzhang to enter third week at Chinese Embassy in Ottawa)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2013

June 4th

阿里巴巴前总裁,肯定邓小平“六四镇压 (In controversial interview, former Alibaba CEO affirms Deng Xiaoping's Tiananmen crackdown decision and praises China's Internet control policies)
Deutsche Welle, July 15, 2013阿里巴巴前总裁肯定邓小平六四镇压/a-16951847

马云获赠“马小平”,支持“六四镇压”遭谴责 (Famous Chinese entrepreneur's comment expressing support for the "June Fourth crackdown" censored, got nickname of "Ma Xiaoping")
Deutsche Welle, July 16, 2013

Political and Economic Reforms

Reform agenda puts China's economic superagency under scrutiny
Reuters, July 15, 2013


Court ruling deals a blow to China’s labor-camp system
New York Times, July 15


China claims Uyghurs trained in Syria
Asia Times Online, July 15, 2013


“上访妈妈”唐慧真的“胜”了吗? (Tang Hui verdict a bitter victory but still falls far short of public expectations for rule of law)
Hua Shang Bao, July 16, 2013

Deaf justice
NewsChina, August 2013 Edition