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, January 27, 2014

Environment (环境)

China’s air pollution prompts creative, sometimes wacky, solutions
Washington Post, January 25, 2014

Health (健康)

China reports second case of new bird flu strain
Reuters, January 25, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

著名维权人士胡佳星期天被国保总队的人带走 (Beijing rights defender Hu Jia taken by state security officers on Sunday)
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2014

China sentences legal activist to 4 years for role in protests
The New York Times, January 26, 2014

許志永代表律師:法院指鹿為馬 (Xu Zhiyong's counsel lambasts court for “distorting facts”)
Ming Pao, January 26, 2014

Dissent in China: Xu Zhiyong's verdict
The Economist, January 26, 2014

For more information on Xu Zhiyong, see:
Four years for New Citizens Movement advocate Xu Zhiyong
Human Rights in China, January 26, 2014

"For Freedom, Justice, and Love”—Xu Zhiyong’s Final Statement at Trial
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2014

Case document:
刑事判决书 (Xu Zhiyong's criminal verdict)
Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, January 26, 2014

Statement by lawyer Zhang Qingfang:
“Turning this Page, Let Life Start Anew”
Human Rights in China, January 26, 2014

Internet (互联网)

U.S. firm with Falun Gong ties linked to China's internet outage
Want China Times, January 24, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

两大机构高层人事密集亮相 重要领导人身兼数职 (Key leaders straddle top positions in newly-created reform and national security bodies)
Haiwai Net, January 27, 2014

Population (人口)

快报记者追踪采访“超生男孩事件”遇阻——泰兴市委宣传部一领导手指记者称“紧盯此事是捣乱” (Municipal official labels reporters “troublemakers” for investigating abduction of boy born above birth quota)
Modern Express, January 27, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China accuses Uighur intellectual of separatism for his advocacy work
The New York Times, January 26, 2014

Twelve dead in fresh violence in China's Xinjiang
Reuters, January 26, 2014