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.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Children (儿童)

China's baby hatch scheme expands for unwanted disabled newborns
The Guardian, February 6, 2014

Education (教育)

亚洲高考竞争疯狂 (Competitiveness of Asia’s college entrance exams reaches fever pitch)
Radio France Internationale, February 6, 2014

China's new graduates seek out civil service posts, despite intense competition
South China Morning Post, February 6, 2014

Ethnic Groups (少数民族团体)

Sweeping change across China's Inner Mongolia
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 5, 2014

Health (健康)

中国淮河岸边的“癌症村” (The cancer villages along China’s Huai He river)
Deutsche Welle, February 5, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Five years on: free China's “disappeared” Christian lawyer
Cross Rhythms, February 6, 2014

薛明凯寻人启事(图)(Xue Mingkai offers 10,000 yuan for information on "disappeared" mother)
Canyu, February 6, 2014

Shandong authorities refuse probe into "suicide" 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)

记者微博反腐,公安建议“三罪”起诉 (Public security urges indicting anti-corruption reporter and microblogger, Liu Hu, on 3 charges including extortion)
Deutsche Welle, February 6, 2014

New Chinese regulations on state secrets criticized for lack of transparency
Voice of America, February 5, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Activists call on Chinese leader to set up human rights ministry
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2014

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

China ends one notorious form of detention, but keeps others
NPR, February 4, 2014