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, February 03, 2014

Domestic security (国内安全)

民间维权组织首次发布维稳人权报告 指中国维稳范围扩大力度增强 (Rights defense group report: scope and strength of stability maintenance effort expanding)
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2014

Environment (环境)

中国政府能否真正打响空气污染阻击战?(Can the Chinese government really succeed in tackling air pollution?)
Deutsche Welle, February 3, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Where are they on New Year’s Eve?
NTD Television, February 3, 2014

Lawyers dismissed or withdrawn in protest of unfair trials of three citizen activists
Human Rights in China, January 31, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

China kills off discussion on Weibo after internet crackdown
The Telegraph, February 3, 2014

中国的打压使微博帖子骤减70% (China's suppression of Weibo causes number of posts to plummet by 70%)
Voice of America, February 3, 2014

China says no cover-ups using state secrecy as excuse
Reuters, February 1, 2014

中国:应公开事项不得定义为国家秘密 (China: information that should be open to the public should not be defined as a state secret)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 3, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

EU "seriously concerned" about China crackdown on rights activists
Reuters, February 3, 2014

Internet (互联网)

China’s “chicken fart decade”
Foreign Policy, February 3, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

民间人士在赵紫阳故乡举行“六四”公祭 (Thirty activists hold June Fourth memorial at home of Zhao Ziyang)
Radio Free Asia, January 30, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

In China, “Once the villages are gone, the culture is gone”
The New York Times, February 3, 2014

Population (人口)

Time running out for China's one-child policy after three decades
The Guardian, February 3, 2014