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 22, 2013

Civil Society

Foreign NGO registration rules eased
China Daily, July 19, 2013


环保专家:中国成PM2.5污染最严重地区 (Chinese environmental experts say China has the worst air pollution in the world)
China News, July 21, 213

Xinhua Insight: China resorts to judicial protection in green push
Xinhua News Agency, July 21, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

Chinese blogger 'gagged' after attacking government for treatment of poor
The Telegraph, July 19, 2013

See Li Chengpeng's blog essay, posted July 18, 2013
Watermelon vendor died pursuing the Chinese dream


Infant’s death inflames health-care tensions in China
Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

中国知名人士微博声援被关押的许志永 (New Citizens' Movement participants issue open letter in support of detained legal scholar Xu Zhiyong)
Radio France International, July 22, 2013

See full statement in Chinese and English
China Media Project, July 21, 2013

Open Government Information

环保部要求加强污染源监管信息公开 (Ministry of Environmental Protection orders disclosure of information regarding pollution starting September 2013)
Xinhua News Agency, July 17, 2013

See full text:
[关于加强污染源环境监管信息公开工作的通知] (Notice on Strengthening Disclosure of Information Regarding the Monitoring of Sources of Pollution)
Ministry of Environmental Protection, July 12, 2013

“超部级机构”的国务院领导小组 (Experts call for more information about the work of 'supra-ministry working groups' within the State Council)
Beijing News, July 22, 2013

Rule of Law

外国人出入境管理条例9月施行 4情况被认定为非法居留 (New entry-exit law for foreigners to take effect in September, four conditions constitute illegal residence)
The People’s Daily, July 22, 2013

China Issues Regulations for New Entry-Exit Law
Society for Human Resource Management, June 24, 2013

Full text of the law:
“The Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China”

东莞市回应称,已成立专案组,对冀中星案重新全面核查 (Authorities to investigate alleged police brutality against petitioner who detonated bomb at Beijing airport)
Xinhua News Agency, July 21, 2013


对网络声音 不能简单否定 (Online voices should not be easily dismissed, the Internet is a key platform to gauge public opinion)
Changjiang Daily, July 22, 2013

Hitting China's Wall
The New York Times, July 20, 2013