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 11, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Beijing's elephant graveyard: how China still drives world ivory market
Telegraph, February 10, 2014

英媒:中国仍然是推动象牙市场的关键 (UK media: China still drives world ivory market)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

李克强:把政府所有收支全部纳入预算管理 (Li Keqiang calls for robust measures to strengthen anti-corruption work)
Caijing, February 11, 2014

Death penalty (死刑)

Execution with no farewell spotlights China death penalty
Agence France-Presse, February 10, 2014

Environment (环境)

Environment watchdog gets tough on polluters, vetoes projects worth 118.4b yuan
Reuters, February 11, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

英国:香港普选要满足香港人的意愿 (UK: HK elections should fulfill the people's wish)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2014 l

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese dissident believed detained after disputing father's "suicide" death
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2014

律师团就薛福顺死亡控告曲阜公安 办案机关态度引外界质疑 (Lawyers’ group sues Qufu public security officials over Xue Fushun’s unnatural death, authorities’ conduct attracts international suspicion)
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 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)

将公众知情权明确入宪 (Chinese professor calls for constitutional amendment to explicitly guarantee right to information)
Fazhi Evening News, February 11, 2014

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

Former Chinese prisoner addresses U.S.-China relations at UNL
Daily Nebraskan, February 11, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

“六四事件”的一名死囚仍系狱 (June 4th prisoner serving suspended death sentence still in jail)
Deutsche Welle, February 11, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

A leading Chinese economist warns of a difficult year and “dead” companies
The New York Times, February 11, 2014

Women (妇女)

China cracks down on its “sex capital”
Associated Press, February 11, 2014

Prostitution crackdown in China province after TV investigation
The Guardian, February 11, 2014