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.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Beijing plans to spend $2.45 trillion this year. Here’s how
The Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

李克强:所有财政拨款的“三公”经费都要公开 (Chinese premier calls for transparency of official expenses)
Beijing News, March 5, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Experts skeptical of Kunming link to global terror
Associated Press, March 4, 2014

China says station attackers wanted to carry out jihad abroad
Reuters, March 5, 2014

Environment (环境)

Wealthy residents depart Chinese mainland in search of clean air
Climate Progress, March 4, 2014

Chinese premier declares war on pollution in economic overhaul
The Guardian, March 5, 2014

Hukou (户口)

城市户籍门槛高,流动人口生根难 (Fudan University study: migrants face arduous requirements for urban household registration), March 4, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Activists press for reform during China congress
人大北京开会 维权人士呼吁中国改革
Voice of America, March 4, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

China's Xi says Russia can push for political solution in Ukraine
Reuters, March 4, 2014

Chinese plead for Canada to let them immigrate
Associated Press, March 4, 2014

National Defense (国防)

China says 2014 military budget to rise 12.2 percent
Reuters, March 5, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China NPC 2014: The Reports
The Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2014

Related: 政府工作报告 (Report on the Work of the Government)
National People's Congress, March 5, 2014

Everything you need to know about Beijing’s big meetings
The Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Disturbance and smoke in Tiananmen Square amid tight security for NPC meeting
The South China Morning Post, March 5, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

中共前高官呼吁北京准许达赖喇嘛回西藏(High-ranking CPC official calls on Beijing to allow Dalai Lama to return to Tibet)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 5, 2014

Women (妇女)

中国百名女大学生致信人大关注校园性侵 (100 female college students call for NPC’s attention on campus sexual assault)
Radio Free Asia, March 4, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

维吾尔组织吁冷静应对昆明事件 促解决人权问题 (Uyghur group condemns Kunming violence, calls for calm and human rights protection)
Voice of America, March 4, 2014

Uighur leader fears China's “iron fist” after knife attack
Reuters, March 4, 2014

Xinjiang netizens react to Kunming knife attack public backlash
China Smack, March 4, 2014

Opinion (观点)

How Ukraine’s instability could affect China
China Dialogue, March 4, 2014