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.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

云南副省长沈培平涉嫌贪腐被调查 (Yunnan deputy governor under investigation for corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 9, 2014

China investigates Yunnan vice governor
Agence France-Presse, March 9, 2014

反腐不能停留在“割韭菜” (CPPCC Natl Comm Mbr: Only democracy can address root causes of corruption)
China Youth Daily, March 10, 2014

See the full statement:
蒋洪大会发言提交:只有民主才能根治腐败 (“Only democracy can address root causes of corruption”)
Xinzhonghua1702 Blog, March 10, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

After deadly knife attack, China debates meaning of “terrorism”
Caixin, March 4, 2014

Death penalty (死刑)

全国人大法工委:刑法修改会减少“死刑”罪名 (NPC official hints that amendments to Criminal Law may reduce number of capital crimes)
CCTV, March 9, 2014

With legal reforms, China wants less interfering in cases, fewer death penalty crimes
Reuters, March 9, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

[直播]马航MH370航班失联事件最新进展 (Live updates on developments in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370)
Beijing News, March 9, 2014

LIVE: Latest updates on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370
The Guardian, March 9, 2014

Environment (环境)

Only three China cities meet air standards
Financial Times, March 9, 2014

China to toughen environment law, hold polluters accountable
Reuters, March 9, 2014

Hukou (户口)

别让一纸户口挡住梦想(民生新起点)(Don’t let Hukou obstruct a dream, a turning point for people’s livelihood)
People's Daily, March 10, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

刘萍案新余法院再延期三个月 代理律师将提取保候审 (Court seeks 3-month postponement in rendering verdict in Liu Ping case, lawyers to apply for bail)
Radio Free Asia, March 8, 2014

For more information on Liu Ping, see:
Liu Ping’s Final Statement at Trial
Human Rights in China, December 6, 2013

各界妇女节关注女性异见人士 团体呼吁美第一夫人访华提刘霞 (HK groups hold event supporting Liu Xia, U.S. group calls on Michelle Obama to raise her case in China visit)
Radio Free Asia, March 8, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

张德江:加强立法全程宣传 通过中国人大网公布 (Senior NPC official announces plans to enhance transparency by making legislative documents available online)
China News, March 9, 2014

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) , 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

Spain eases law after China pressure
The Law Society Gazette, March 10, 2014

No love lost:The Communist Party takes a parting shot at Gary Locke
The Economist, March 8, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Xi stresses rural reform, official integrity
Xinhua, March 9, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

China has 99.93 per cent conviction rate
Agence France-Presse, March 8, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

Remembering Taiwan's White Terror
The Diplomat, March 8, 2014

Opinion (观点)

胡平:昆明惨案西媒为何未用“恐怖袭击” (Hu Ping: Why Western media cautious in labeling Kunming tragedy as "terrorist attack")
Radio France International, March 6, 2014