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 28, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Chinese Currency Falls to Lowest Level in Nearly a Year
The New York Times, February 28, 2014

Children (儿童)

Hundreds of babies rescued as Chinese police smash four child-trafficking rings
The Guardian, February 28, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

2013中国食品安全网络舆情报告:大米猪肉成热点 (2013 Food Safety Website’s public opinion report shows rice and pork are hot topics for discussion), February 28, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

大学生揭露校园腐败 遭殴打报复被逼休学 (University student beaten, forced to take leave after exposing corruption among campus security guards)
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2014

审计署出台“二十不准”规定 禁止违规滥发钱物等 (National Audit Office issues regulations prohibiting 20 types of government expenses)
China News, February 28, 2014

How China snares tigers, swats flies on path to reform
The Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2014

Health (健康)

China sees wave of violence against hospital staff
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 27, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Journalists fear attack on Hong Kong editor won’t be solved
The New York Times, February 28, 2014

香港记者发起请愿活动反对暴力 (Hong Kong reporters petition against violence)
Voice of America, February 28, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

美国国务院人权报告指出中国人权问题重重 (U.S. Department of State human rights report highlights myriad problems in China)
Voice of America, February 27, 2014

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013 China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau)
United States Department of State, February 27, 2013

China Issues Retaliatory Report on US Human Rights
Voice of America, February 28, 2014

授权发布:2013年美国的人权纪录 (China’s State Council Information Office: 2013 Report on Human Rights in the United States)
State Council Information Office/Xinhua, February 28, 2014

美议员致函习近平 呼吁停止镇压和平行使权利的中国公民 (Members of U.S. Congress pen letter to Xi Jinping calling for an end to crackdown on Chinese citizens who peacefully exercise their rights)
Voice of America, February 27, 2014

In letter to President Xi Jinping, CECC commissioners call for end to crackdown
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, February 27, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

习近平亲自出马 主掌中国网络安全 (Xi Jinping chairs new high-level body on cybersecurity and informatization)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 27, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

Chinese scholar warns US on university 'spies'
Agence France-Presse, February 28, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

天安门母亲:中共反腐更须平反六四冤案 (Tiananmen Mothers call for NPC and CPPCC to redress June Fourth)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 28, 2014

Tiananmen Mothers Urge Chinese Legislators to Follow Their Conscience and Resolve June Fourth Issue
Human Rights in China, February 28, 2014

Labor (劳工)

湖北省委书记李鸿忠:党不重视工会工作就是自断其臂 (Hubei party secretary calls for Party attention on trade union work, warns against infiltration by "overseas hostile forces")
People's Daily, February 28, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Stability the watchword as China leaders steer reforms
Reuters, February 28, 2014

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

Former Chinese Labor-Camp Inmates Beaten After Seeking Compensation
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2014

Religion (宗教)

浙江政府强拆教堂十字架 基督徒作家吁紧急关注 (Zhejiang government dismantles Christian church, Christian author calls for urgent attention)
Radio Free Asia, February 28, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

Supreme Court allows online petitions
Global Times, February 28, 2014

Women (妇女)

China's women begin to confront blatant workplace bias
Los Angeles Times, February 28, 2014,0,6824989.story

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China silences last voice of dissent on Xinjiang
The Telegraph, February 26, 2014

China's turbulent Xinjiang weighs anti-terror laws for the first time
Reuters, February 27, 2014

Uyghur Language Activist to be Tried in March
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Demanding justice for Gao Zhisheng
The Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2014