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, March 04, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

中国亿万富豪数世界第二 152人身家超10亿美元 (China is home to second most number of billionaires in the world)
China News, March 4, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-03-04/090629617380.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Detentions of Chinese activists tripled last year: report
Radio Free Asia, March 3, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/detentions-03032014182151.html

Related:
A nightmarish year under Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream”: 2013 annual report on the situation of human rights defenders in China
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, March 3, 2014
http://chrdnet.com/2014/03/a-nightmarish-year-under-xi-jinpings-chinese-dream-2013-annual-report-on-the-situation-of-human-rights-defenders-in-china/

Information Control (信息控制)

Cisco cleared in rights case, as tech sector watches
Agence France-Presse, February 28, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/cisco-cleared-rights-case-tech-sector-watches-014341930.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

人权观察致信习近平促改革 (Human Rights Watch urges Xi Jinping to implement reforms to protect human rights)
Voice of America, March 3, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/hrw-urges-xi-to-advocate-29140303/1863483.html

Related:
Letter to General Secretary Xi Jinping Re: The annual plenary session of China’s National People’s Congress
Human Rights Watch, March 3, 2014
www.hrw.org/node/123552

June Fourth (六四)

方政呼吁“两会”代表对“天安门母亲”的公开信做出回应 (June Fourth crackdown survivor urges Two Congresses delegates to respond to Tiananmen Mothers open letter)
Radio Free Asia, March 3, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-03032014085550.html

Related:
Tiananmen Mothers urge Chinese legislators to follow their conscience and resolve June Fourth issue
Human Rights in China, February 28, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/tiananmen-mothers-urge-chinese-legislators-follow-their-conscience-and-resolve-june

Labor (劳工)

广东台资鞋厂数千人连日罢工 抗议薪资过低 (Workers at Taiwan-owned shoe factory in Guangdong go on strike demanding higher wages)
Radio Free Asia, March 3, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-03032014113347.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China's top legislative body aims to push reform
Voice of America, March 4, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinas-top-legislative-body-aims-to-push-reform/1863636.html

Related:
Taking aim at Chinese jobs
The Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304360704579418660460145226

China may opt for 'two children' policy in future, says senior official
The Guardian, March 4, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/04/china-may-opt-two-children-policy

俞正声政协开幕提涉藏涉疆等问题 民间期待反腐及财产公示立法 (Public expectation of anti-corruption legislation rises as top political advisory body convenes annual session)
Radio Free Asia, March 3, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/ql1-03032014103427.html

Society (社会)

China knife massacre: police say they have captured remaining suspects
The Guardian, March 3, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/03/china-knife-attack-police-capture-suspects-kunming

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Attack strains already tense relations between China’s Han and Uighers
昆明惨案考验维汉民族关系
The New York Times, March 4, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140304/c04kunming/dual/

Opinion (观点)

辜胜阻:有户籍没有公共服务不能叫市民化 (Meaningful urbanization requires not only hukou reform but adequate provision of public services)
Guangmingwang, March 3, 2014
www.gmw.cn/sixiang/2014-03/03/content_10559500.htm

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