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.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Asylum-seekers and Refugees (难民和庇护寻求者)

China criticises Abbott's policy on asylum seekers
Sydney Morning Herald, February 21, 2014

Death Penalty (死刑)

中国55种死刑罪名:超半数非暴力犯罪被判死刑 (55 crimes are punishable by death, more than half are non-violent crimes)
Fazhi Evening News, February 21, 2014

Education (教育)

中国今年将有30省区市解决随迁子女在当地高考问题 (Migrant children's eligibility to take university entrance exams in urban areas will be addressed by 30 provinces, regions and cities in 2014)
China News, February 20, 2014

Environment (环境)

北京发出二级空气污染警报 (Beijing issues second degree pollution warning)
Voice of America, February 21, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong may amend its race hate law to protect mainland visitors
South China Morning Post, February 20, 2014

Hukou (户口)

户籍制度改革的新契机 (New juncture for household registration reforms)
Caijing, February 21, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

曹顺利病重昏迷警方逼家人申请接走 (Rights activist Cao Shunli in critical condition after months in detention, police pressure family to apply for medical parole)
Radio Free Asia, February 20, 2014

For more information on Cao Shunli, see:
Rights activist Cao Shunli in intensive care
Human Rights in China, February 21, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

A chilling phone call adds to hurdles of publishing Xi Jinping book
The New York Times, February 20, 2014

Labor (劳工)

Wu Guijun trial tests China's tolerance of workers' strikes
Financial Times, February 20, 2014

See report:
Searching for the Union: The workers' movement in China 2011-13
China Labour Bulletin, February 20, 2014>ent-china-2011-13-0

Population (人口)

北京市卫计委主任:今天起单独二孩即合法 (New one-child policy starts today in Beijing, gov't expects 40K-50K new births a year)
Beijing News, February 21, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

China urges Obama to cancel meeting with Dalai Lama
Reuters, February 21, 2014

Barack Obama risks China's anger with Dalai Lama visit
Telegraph, February 21, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Advocate for Uighurs seems to have foretold detention
The New York Times, February 21, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Chinese government must close gap between rhetoric and reality
Jurist, February 16, 2014

Government's commitment to Basic Law text cannot be selective
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2014