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.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Police find dead tiger in S.U.V. in Wenzhou
The New York Times, January 10, 2014

Children (儿童)

广西兴业警方披露“留守女童遭性侵案” (Concerns raised as 16 men who lured girl with money are charged with “prostituting a minor” instead of rape)
Xinhua, January 9, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

官员查处密度近30年最大 (Graft investigation at 30-year high with 182,000 officials probed by CPC)
Beijing Morning Post, January 10, 2014

Environment (环境)

China mulls national pollution permit trading system
Reuters, January 9, 2014

中国“生态红线”概念不清 ("Ecological redlines" concept still murky in China)
Financial Times, January 9, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

香港大学发现赵紫阳许诺民主治港信函 (University uncovers 1984 letter by late premier Zhao Ziyang voicing support for democracy in Hong Kong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 9, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

Guardian website unblocked in China after users reported access was denied
The Guardian, January 9, 2014

China renews Western journalists’ visas after months-long standoff
Washington Post, January 9, 2014

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment), 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

US: Chinese fishing regulations "provocative, dangerous"
Voice of America, January 9, 2014

Labor (劳工)

China disciplines 48 for pipeline explosions in Qingdao
The Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Urban renewal (1): New frontiers
The Economist, January 11, 2014

Urban renewal (2): Not so grim up north-west
The Economist, January 11, 2014

Population (人口)

Forced abortion highlights abuses in China policy
Time, January 9, 2014

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

China abolishes its labour camps and releases prisoners
The Telegraph, January 9, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

Xi Jinping’s vision for China’s courts
The Diplomat, January 9, 2014

Chinese president tells judiciary to follow law
Voice of America, January 9, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China officials dismissed over deadly stampede
Associated Press, January 9, 2014

Opinion (观点)

“Opening and reform” in China
Workers' Liberty, January 8, 2014“opening-and-reform”-china