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.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Children (儿童)

中国留守儿童问题日益严重 (China’s “left-behind children” problem steadily worsens)
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

中纪委:有的地方长期存在团伙性腐败 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection: long-standing collective corruption exists in some places)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 5, 2014

Health (健康)

Cases of new deadly bird flu surge in China, experts say
The New York Times, February 5, 2014

中国家禽业者请求停止通报禽流感病例 (China’s poultry industry urges Ministry of Health to stop publicizing details of bird flu epidemic)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 5, 2014

China's poultry industry wants to hush up bird flu news in damage control bid
South China Morning Post, February 5, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Crackdown on Chinese regime critics condemned
Epoch Times, February 4, 2014

“薛福顺”事件观察团二度遭驱逐 律师成立观察团促交代事件
Shandong police detain activists probing suspicious death
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 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)

Zero Dark Dirty: Beijing still considers a surprising amount of information secret
Foreign Policy, February 3, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

《河殇》、六四、赵紫阳“解冻”,大地回春?(Are “River Elegy,” June Fourth, and Zhao Ziyang “unbanned” topics? A return to spring?)
Deutsche Welle, February 5, 2014

Religion (宗教)

时事大家谈:中国的宗教自由在哪里?(Where is China’s religious freedom?)
Voice of America, February 5, 2014

Opinion (观点)

程晓农:中国的反腐将随着权贵海外财富的曝光无疾而终 (Fight against corruption will end when officials’ overseas wealth is exposed)
Radio France Internationale, February 4, 2014 >2