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 12, 2014

Children (儿童)

中国全国政协委员王平继续提出不要鼓励农村孩子上大学 (NPC deputy criticized for suggesting rural children should not be encouraged to go to university)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

食品安全应开门立法 (NGO calls for transparency in drafting a food safety law)
Caijing, March 10, 2014

China's disgruntled consumers take to the courts
Xinhua, March 12, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China steps up hunt for corrupt officials overseas: state media
Reuters, March 12, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

人大代表:反恐应明确警察使用武器权限 (NPC deputy calls for strict limits on use of firearms by police in counter-terrorism legislations)
Beijing News, March 12, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

香港观察:又爱又恨自由行 (Hong Kong's love-hate relationships with mainlanders)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 11, 2014

Tougher laws for human trafficking proposal unites Hong Kong's NPC deputies
South China Morning Post, March 12, 2014

Nine suspects arrested in connection with Kevin Lau chopping attack case
South China Morning Post, March 12, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

“Staged” questions raise hackles at China political meet
Agence France-Presse, March 11, 2014

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

North Korea: glimmer of hope
Financial Times, March 11, 2014

Labor (劳工)

Lenovo to inherit half-empty IBM factory as workers quit
Financial Times, March 11, 2014

IBM深圳工厂罢工持续 联想承诺员工待遇不变
Workers stand firm as IBM strike enters ninth day
China Labour Bulletin, March 11, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

As China drafts property tax law, fate of pilot programme up in the air
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2014

Media (媒体)

Three Skynet reporters detained for exposing truth about the two meetings
New Tang Dynasty Television, March 11, 2014

China: Release citizen journalists detained for highlighting security crackdown
Amnesty International, March 11, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

北京检察长:中国每年约200万刑事被害人获赔无门 (Chief Beijing prosecutor: 2 million crime victims a year lack access to compensation)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2014

China's legal reform: a balancing act
The Diplomat, March 12, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan lawmakers brawl over China trade agreement
South China Morning Post, March 12, 2014

Opinion (观点)

民族自治,大象与老鼠 (Ethnic autonomy, elephants and mice)
The New York Times, March 12, 2014