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 21, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

绿色和平:名牌儿童服装里含化学毒物 (Greenpeace report finds toxic content in name-brand children's clothing)
Deutsche Welle, January 19, 2014

Read the report:
A little story about the monsters in your closet
Greenpeace, January 14, 2014

China's dumpling poisoner gets life in prison
Agence France-Presse, January 20, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

领导收下属利是违规 孩子收也不行 (Guangzhou forbids officials and their children from receiving New Year red envelopes from the public)
New Express, January 21, 2014

China's former PM denies role in family's "hidden riches"
The Telegraph, January 19, 2014

Death penalty (死刑)

Politics of the Death Penalty in China
China Change, January 16, 2014

Health (健康)

More infected in fresh wave of China bird flu - WHO
Reuters, January 20, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

How “New Citizen” trials highlight lack of rule of law on mainland China
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2014

Trial begins next week for human rights activist in China
The New York Times, January 20, 2014

Xu Zhiyong to face trial in Beijing amid crackdown on dissent
The Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2014

律师因查办郭飞雄案受压 刘远东案将于周五开庭 (Authorities pressure Guo Feixiong's lawyer, Guangzhou activist Liu Yuandong, to go on trial on Friday)
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2014

刘霞近日获准与朋友通电话 (Liu Xia allowed to talk to friends over phone)
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2014

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

Gary Locke by-the-numbers tour as ambassador to China is nearing an end
Washington Post, January 20, 2014

Japan protests China memorial to Korean assassin as ties fray
Reuters, January 20, 2014

Labor (劳工)

Chinese civil servants demand higher salaries, reactions
China Smack, January 20, 2014

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

Gays reveal extent of Chinese clinics' “sexual reorientation” therapies
Agence France-Presse, January 20, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Food security, rural environment top China's policy agenda in 2014
Reuters, January 19, 2014

See police agenda:
中共中央、国务院印发《关于全面深化农村改革加快推进农业现代化的若干意见》(Certain Opinions Concerning Comprehensively Deepening Rural Reforms and Expeditiously Advancing Agricultural Modernization, issued by the Central Committee of the Communist Party and the State Council)
Xinhua, January 19, 2014

Population (人口)

政协委员:财政局透露广州超生罚款"均价"20万元 (Guangzhou authorities collected RMB 470 million in one-child policy penalty fees in 2012)
Southern Metropolis, January 21, 2014

China cracks down on illegal sex-determination clinics
Guardian, January 19, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China's media accuse Uighur scholar of separatism
Associated Press, January 18, 2014

China's Xinjiang doubling anti-terror budget
Associated Press, January 17, 2014

Opinion (观点)

The trial of the Chinese Dream
New Yorker, January 17, 2014

Jerome Cohen on the upcoming trial of Xu Zhiyong
Chinese Law Prof Blog, January 19, 2014