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 18, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

China pillages Africa like old colonialists, says wildlife expert Jane Goodall
South China Morning Post, February 18, 2014 pillages-africa-old-colonialists-says-wildlife-expert-jane-goodall

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Will China shake the world again?
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 17, 2014

Children (儿童)

China expands abandoned baby hatch scheme
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 16, 2014

Education (教育)

Don’t think, just teach: the party purges free thinkers but can it contain free thinking?
The Economist, February 15, 2014 free-thinkers-can-it-contain-free-thinking-dont-think-just-teach?fsrc=rss

Environment (环境)

Washington, China to cooperate on climate change
Voice of America, February 15, 2014 change/1851929.html

“北京不宜居”“政府别装瞎”遭遇先转后删 (Gov’t deletes online references to official pollution report that describes Beijing as “unfit for human habitation”)
Deutsche Welle, February 18, 2014

Kerry: Climate change as dangerous as WMDs
Al Jazeera, February 17, 2014 indonesia-discuss-climate-change-201421615828444704.html

Freedom of Expression (言论自由)

香港六千马拉松跑手戴蓝丝带撑言论自由 (Six thousand Hong Kong marathon runners sport blue ribbons in support of press freedom)
Voice of America, February 18, 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
“Mental health patients” in China tortured: report
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014

H7N9疫情继续 广州关闭活禽市场 (H7N9 outbreak continues to spread, Guangzhou closes live bird markets)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 15, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

人权组织发起“还刘霞自由”全球网上联署 (Rights group starts “Free Liu Xia” global signature campaign)
Voice of America, February 18, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

Chinese ask Kerry to help tear down a firewall
The New York Times, February 15, 2014 firewall.html

Kerry's comments on china internet freedom ‘may inspire protest’
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China faults report citing North Korean leader in atrocities
The New York Times, February 18, 2014 citing-north-korean-leader-in-atrocities.html

China rejects UN criticism in North Korea rights probe
Voice of America, February 18, 2014
EN: korea-rights-probe/1853512.html

联合国报告:朝鲜犯下反人类罪行 (UN Report: North Korea has committed “crimes against humanity”)
Deutsche Welle, February 17, 2014

North Korean defectors doubt UN report on "unspeakable atrocities" will lead to prosecutions
The Telegraph, February 16, 2014 doubt-UN-report-on-unspeakable-atrocities-will-lead-to-prosecutions.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

超20省份或年内启动单独两孩 多省明确提户籍改革 (Over 20 provinces implement One Child Policy reform, many initiate hukou reform)
People's Daily, February 16, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

江苏艾滋就业歧视第一案在镇江开庭 (Trial for first HIV employment-discrimination case opens in Jiangsu)
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

Symbolism as substance: Chinese and Taiwanese government officials meet for the first time, but China still worries about the future
The Economist, February 15, 2014 and-taiwanese-government-officials-meet-first-time-china-still-worries-about

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

中国把新疆袭警定性为“暴恐事件” 世维会称双重标准世维会称双重标准 (World Uygur Congress: China labeling assault on police officer in Xinjiang an “act of terrorism” represents a double standard)
Voice of America, February 17, 2014