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 13, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

London wildlife crime summit: all eyes on China
The Guardian, February 13, 2014

Investigating China's ivory trade
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 13, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

China's control of media deepens, extends beyond borders
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2014

中国威胁世界媒体的独立性 (China threatens entire world’s media independence)
Deutsche Welle, February 13, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Report “scratches surface” of power abuse in China
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014

中国通报多起政法干警违纪违法案件 (Party's law enforcement arm publishes 10 cases of legal and discipline violations by officials and police officers in public security, procuratorate, and judicial organs)
Reuters, February 13, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

Earthquake strikes remote area of China
The New York Times, February 13, 2014

Education (教育)

Rural China's tough lessons in resilience
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2014

Environment (环境)

China to reward localities for improving air quality
The New York Times, February 13, 2014

Pollution making Beijing hazardous place to live, says Chinese report
The Guardian, February 13, 2014

北京空气污染接近不适合人类居住水平 (Beijing air pollution reaching levels not fit for human habitation)
Radio France International, February 13, 2014中国/20140213-北京空气污染接近不适合人类居住水平

Information Control (信息控制)

China detains man for spreading “panic” with bird flu rumors
Reuters, February 13, 2014

Internet (互联网)

K-Pop, Cat GIFs, and Constitutionalism
Tea Leaf Nation, February 11, 2014

Health (健康)

中国民间机构发布“被精神”病年终报告 信访局拒不接待“患者”上访 (Civil society organization issues annual report on petitioners forced into mental institutions)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

年后上海首上访日 2000访民市府喊冤遭警驱散 (Two thousand gathered in Shanghai to voice grievances on “collective petition day” dispersed by police)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

Chinese “reprimand centers” replace labor camps
Voice of America, February 13, 2014

Society (社会)

中国报纸一片红,社会主义核心价值观出炉 (State media publishes “core values of socialism” on front page including democracy, freedom, equality, and justice)
Deutsche Welle, Februay 13, 2014