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, January 14, 2014

Children (儿童)

China doctor jailed for selling babies to traffickers
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 14, 2014

Culture (文化)

Bowed and remorseful, former red guard recalls teacher’s death
The New York Times, January 14, 2014

Environment (环境)

China wetlands shrank 9% in a decade
The Guardian, January 13, 2014

Health (健康)

China reports 5 new illnesses, 1 death from h7n9 bird flu
Reuters, January 14, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国的诺贝尔和平奖得主是怎么炼成的?(How was China’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiaobo, “made”? Group discusses Liu’s Two Visits to New York)
Voice of America, January 14, 2014

Trial of Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong may be imminent, says his lawyer
The Guardian, January 14, 2014

许志永案开庭前会议 民众申请旁听 (Citizens apply to attend Xu Zhiyong’s pretrial conference)
Sound of Hope, January 14, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

US congress to examine prisoner of conscience cases
Voice of America, January 14, 2014

Labor (劳工)

16 die in China factory fire
The Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2014

Despite slowdown, employers in china gave bigger raises
The Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Q. & A.: Wu Wei reflects on reform, now and in the 1980s
The New York Times, January 13, 2014

Population (人口)

Uyghur woman forced to abort six-month pregnancy while ill
Radio Free Asia, January 13, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Chinese protesters use steamed buns to voice anger
The Telegraph, January 14, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

达赖喇嘛尝试过境台湾遭到马英九政府拒绝 (Dalai Lama’s attempt to pass through Taiwan refused by Ma Ying-jeou government)
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2014