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 10, 2014

Culture (文化)

崔健:天安門有毛像時代就沒變 (Cui Jian: change remains elusive as long as Mao's portrait adorns Tiananmen)
Ming Pao, February 9, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

许志永上诉: 若不纠正,莫谈法治 (Xu Zhiyong appeals: If original verdict is not corrected, no point in talking about rule of law)
Deutsche Welle, February 10, 2014

See appeal:
Xu Zhiyong Appeals: Spare Any Talk about Rule of Law in China If the Second Instance Does Not Correct the Decision by the First Instance
China Change, February 8, 2014

Chinese dissident lands at Cato Institute with a caution to colleges
The New York Times, February 9, 2014

Activists converge on eastern Chinese city
Associated Press, February 7, 2014

薛明凯失踪五天料被当局控制 异议人士呼吁关注 (Xue Mingkai thought to be in authorities’ control after missing for 5 days, dissidents urge attention to his case)
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2014

Supporters call for investigation into death of Chinese activist’s father
The New York Times, February 7, 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)

被管制到无帖可删? (Will censorship on Weibo leave nothing to be censored?)
Deutsche Welle, February 9, 2014

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

On 35th anniversary of diplomatic ties with U.S., China tries to soften image
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2014

Asia leaders join Sochi as Obama, others stay away
Associated Press, February 7, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

六四央视主播出书谈当年经历习近平下届传有动作 (State news anchor during June Fourth publishes memoir)
Radio France International, February 9, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

How fast can China reform its land laws?
International Business Times, February 7, 2014

Population (人口)

卫计委:9省已通过"单独两孩"备案 (National Health and Family Planning Commission: Nine provinces are prepared to implement new "second child" policy)
Beijing News, February 10, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

嫌犯十年 (Man languishes in decade-long detention as rape trial continues)
Chengdu Shangbao, February 10, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

Spain orders arrest of former Chinese president, others over Tibet
Reuters, February 10, 2014