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 25, 2014

Education (教育)

Total of cross-border pupils to quadruple to 80,000 by 2017, say Shenzhen officials
South China Morning Post, February 21, 2014

Environment (环境)

华北雾霾逼中国政府动真格 欧美应提供技术支持 (Heavy air pollution in Northeast China draws int'l attention, pressure builds on gov't to take actions)
Global Times, February 25, 2014

China's President Braves Smog, Takes Stroll in Old Quarter
Voice of America, February 25, 2014

雾霾持续加剧 石家庄居民状告环保局 (As smog intensifies, Shijiazhuang residents sue Environmental Protection Bureau)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 25, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing could veto Hong Kong chief executive candidates: official think tank
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2014

Hukou (户口)

假户口假身份证何以横行? (Frauds and government corruption plague household registration and identification cards approval process)
Beijing Morning Post, February 25, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

2 prominent women under detention are hospitalized
New York Times, February 21, 2014

Chinese Activists Detained While Demanding Release of Ailing Dissident
Voice of America, February 24, 2014

Chinese Elected Village Chief Jailed Amid Bitter Land Protest
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2014

Lawyers and activists urge police to make public Cao Shunli’s condition
Human Rights in China, February 24, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

Life in North Korean prison camp, Chinese netizen reactions
China Smack, February 24, 2014


被指“歧视同性恋” 58同城起诉求职者 (Job-seeker sues TV station for sexual orientation discrimination)
Beijing News, February 19, 2014

Gay rights activist sues after NGO request denied
All China Women's Federation, February 21, 2014

Open Government Information (信息公开)

《政府透明度指数报告》发布:主动公开仍不理想 (Chinese think tank report finds government offices weak in ensuring transparency)
China Economics, February 24, 2014

中国铁路局在政府透明度排名敬陪末座 (Ministry of Railway at bottom of government transparency ranking)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 24, 2014

Pushing back against government surveillance
New York Times, February 24, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

今日乌克兰是明天的中国? (Political turmoil in Ukraine sparks debate among Chinese netizens about China's future)
Deutsche Welle, February 24, 2014

China Reassessing Economic Partnership with Ukraine
Voice of America, February 25, 2014

Technology (科技)

Apple 'sues China govt body, firm over Siri': report
Agence France-Presse, February 24, 2014

LinkedIn testing Chinese language site
British Broadcasting Corportation, February 24, 2014

LinkedIn Rumbles Into China, Seeking Truce With Censors
Forbes, February 25, 2014

全球最大职业社交网LinkedIn出中国版 愿受言论审查 (World’s largest professional networking site willing to accept China’s censors)
Voice of America, February 25, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan Man Kills Himself to Avoid Arrest in Statue Controversy
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

中国维族学者伊力哈木被正式逮捕 (Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti formally arrested)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 25, 2014

China charges prominent Uighur professor with separatism
Reuters, February 25, 2014