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 20, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China military to tighten building controls in anti-graft drive
Reuters, February 19, 2014

Education (教育)

调查称:中国农村大学毕业生的失业率远高于城市 (Study finds higher unemployment rate among university graduates of rural origin)
Radio Free Asia, February 19, 2014

Health (健康)

China can prevent 13 million smoking deaths by 2050: study
Agence France-Presse, February 19, 2014

Hukou (户口)

我国今年分类推进户籍制度改革 (Gov't to advance hukou reforms by categories)
Beijing Daily, February 20, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Wife of China's jailed Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo hospitalised
Telegraph, February 20, 2014

刘晓波妻子刘霞因心脏不适住进医院 (Liu Xia admitted to Beijing hospital with heart problems)
Voice of America, February 20, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

哈佛《尼曼报告》: 中外名记评中国媒体审查 (Harvard report surveys China's myraid forms of media censorship)
Voice of America, February 19, 2014

See report:
The State of Journalism in China
Harvard University, February 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Analysts say Beijing has little to gain from pressuring Pyongyang
Radio Free Asia, February 19, 2014


湖南答复"拒绝同性恋成立组织":有悖传统文化 (LGBTI group sues Hunan gov't for rejecting registration application)
China News, February 20, 2014

Migrants (农民工)

China's rich beat a path to foreign shores
Deutsche Welle, February 19, 2014

Social Security (社会安全)

两会热词“社会保障”连续五年列榜首 网民呼吁“马上并轨”(Survey shows "social security" hot topic of Two Congress for past five years, netizens call for immediate merging of rural-versus-urban systems)
People’s Daily, February 20, 2014