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, February 04, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Mass slaughter of vulnerable shark species in China, wildlife group says
The New York Times, January 29, 2014

Children (儿童)

China's unwanted babies once mostly girls, now mostly sick, disabled
Reuters, February 2, 2014

Domestic security (国内安全)

Beijing tightened “stranglehold” on dissent last year: report
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
Radio Free Asia, February 4, 2014

Environment (环境)

In China’s war on bad air, government decision to release data gives fresh hope
Washington Post, February 2, 2014

Health (健康)

H7N9廣東新增1死2確診 (Two H7N9 cases and one death confirmed in Guangdong)
Ming Pao, February 3, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Justice minister Rimsky Yuen says Hong Kong should accept “imperfect” reform package
South China Morning post, February 3, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China dissident's father dies in disputed suicide: Human Rights in China
Channel News Asia, February 4, 2014

异议人士薛明凯躲避追踪下落不明 公民观察团抵曲阜促查真相 (Citizens form group to investigate suspicious death of dissident's father)
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2014

For more information on Xue Mingkai, see:
Family rejects authorities’ report of suicide by democracy activist’s father
Human Rights in China, February 3, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

China’s secret anti-secrecy act
Wall Street Journal, February 3, 2014

《中华人民共和国保守国家秘密法实施条例》公布 (Publication of the "Regulations on the Implementation of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Guarding States Secrets")
People's Daily, February 3, 2014

China denies “deporting” New York Times journalist Austin Ramzy
Guardian, January 31, 2014

It’s true. Your trade secrets aren’t safe in China
Quartz, February 3, 2014

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

Chinese on North Korea border unaware of conditions in secretive dictatorship
Fox News, February 3, 2014

Labor (劳工)

城市与乡村夹缝中的农民工:生存难 (Rural migrant workers scrape by in cities, find no opportunities back home)
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2014

Chinese factories act to keep staff in saddle in Year of the Horse
Financial Times, February 4, 2014
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Rule of Law (法治)

China’s rule of law called into question
The Law Society Gazette, February 3, 2014 >0.article

Tibet (西藏)

China's hardliners destroying Tibet's heritage: Dalai Lama
Indo-Asian News Service, February 2, 2014

Opinion (观点)

金泽刚专栏:春晚导演冯小刚是否该被问责? (Should Spring Festival Gala director be investigated for nepotism?)
Southern Metropolis, February 4, 2014

Does China’s new state secret regulation mean anything?
The Diplomat, February 4, 2014