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 11, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和人权)

“阿里巴巴开门”,中国民营银行破冰 (China to allow establishment of 5 private banks)
Deutsche Welle, March 11, 2014

China approves trial for five new privately owned banks
Bloomberg News, March 11, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

Enterprises donate funds to NGOs in quake zone
China Daily, March 11, 2014

Death penalty (死刑)

中国36名人大代表提交议案废除非法集资死刑 (36 NPC deputies submit proposal to remove illegal fundraising as a capital crime)
Radio Free Asia, March 10, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

Obama offers condolences to Xi over Chinese nationals on missing flight
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2014

Anger mounts in China over missing Malaysian plane "mystery"
Radio Free Asia, March 10, 2014

Domestic Security (国内安全)

北京成「安檢之城」 地鐵機場排長龍 (Missing plane and Two Congresses turn Beijing into “City of Security Checkpoints” with long lines at subway stations and airport)
Ming Pao, March 11, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China detains Uighur AIDS activist amid crackdown
Reuters, March 10, 2014

广东关注农民上访天理被刑拘 六警抄家带走电脑及诉状 (Guangdong rights defender, Tian Li, criminally detained on Saturday, home searched and computer seized)
Radio Free Asia, March 10, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

中国将培训首期“网络舆情管理师” (China to train first batch of “online public opinion managers”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 10, 2014

Managing the discussion of the missing Malaysian jet
The New York Times, March 11, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

Hoping to isolate Russia, U.S. woos China on Ukraine
Associated Press, March 10, 2014

Manila calls China action in disputed waters an “urgent threat”
The Age, March 12, 2014

Open Government Information (信息公开)

广州市长:官员财产公示怎么搞 希望中央有说法 (Guangzhou mayor hopes NPC will provide guidance on implementing asset transparency)
Beijing Youth Daily, March 11, 2014

Population (人口)

“社会抚养费制度是恶政应废止” (Tsinghua professor: family planning penalty fee should be eliminated)
Beijing Youth Daily, March 11, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

Resurrecting one of China’s most embarrassing court decisions
The Wall Street Journal, March 11, 2014

周强首秀工作报告,薄熙来案成典型 (Critics say there is nothing new in chief justice’s first work report)
Deutsche Welle, March 10, 2014

最高人民法院工作报告(摘要) (Summary of the annual work report of the Supreme People's Court)
Supreme People's Court, March 11, 2014

China's chief justice warns of weakness, pledges reform in court system
Xinhua, March 10, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

达兰萨拉:年轻藏人领导自由西藏斗争 (Tibetan government-in-exile: young Tibetans are carrying on struggle for a free Tibet)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 10, 2014

Nepal police arrest Tibetans for "anti-China activity"
Agence France-Presse, March 10, 2014

Torture (酷刑)

In China, brutality yields confessions of graft
Associated Press, March 10, 2014

Women (妇女)

Adding elders and children to a domestic violence law
The New York Times, March 10, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

昆明血案后,多地新疆人受盘查 (Many Xinjiang natives questioned and investigated following Kunming attacks)
Radio Free Asia, March 10, 2014

China rights groups rally for Uighurs after knife attack
Reuters, March 11, 2014