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.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Children (儿童)

西安兩家幼兒園長期喂幼兒抗生素 家長憤怒 (Two Xi’an Kindergartens anger parents whose healthy children got sick after teachers fed them antibiotics daily)
Asia Pacific Daily, March 13, 2014

Related Twitter post:
王藏 ‏@wang_zang, March 13, 2014
鞋襠RT@liangxiaojun:RT @na_sheishei:RT @szstupidcool: 父母的呐喊:“我家只要一个娃,你用禁药来喂他。” [Banner translation: we only have one child, and you feed it illegal drugs]

Corruption (腐败)

China Premier Li says will target corruption, no matter how high
Reuters, March 13, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

New anti-terror laws must protect human right, say legal experts
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2014

Environment (环境)

Panasonic offers China workers pollution compensation
Financial Times, March 12, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

刘进图遇袭案香港警方再拘捕2人 已11人涉案 (HK police arrest two more suspects in journalist attack case)
China News, March 13, 2014

Hukou (户口)

户籍改革成“敏感”话题: 控制特大城市人口“关门”非上策 (NPC deputies from major cities evade questions on hukou reforms)
Economic Information, March 13, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

“无国界记者”报告:中国-全球最大的网民监狱 (RSF: China is the world's biggest prison of netizens)
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2014

中国国家互联网信息办公室被国际组织列为因特网之敌 (Int'l NGO calls State Internet Information Office an “enemy of the net”)
Voice of America, March 12, 2014

China: electronic Great Wall getting taller
Reporters Without Borders, March 12, 2014

“Internet Enemies” China, Vietnam, North Korea tighten controls
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2014

Outburst by prominent party official reverberates online
The New York Times, March 13, 2014

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

Chinese premier admits “friction” with the United States
Reuters, March 13, 2014

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

The sensitive issue of sexual orientation
China Daily, March 12, 2014

Media (媒体)

China arrests citizen journalists for reporting Tiananmen “self-immolation”
The Guardian, March 13, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

对话基金:中国正在用刑事罪起诉政治犯 (Dui Hua Foundation: China resorts to criminal prosecution to crackdown on political dissidents)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 12, 2014

A safer, more harmonious China?
Dui Hua Foundation, March 11, 2014

45,000 trials broadcast live last year, says China's Chief Justice
The Strait Times, March 13, 2014 >hinas-chief-justice

Technology (科技)

腾讯微信自媒体被指大规模封号 (Tencent’s WeChat blocks nearly all “independent media sources” in large scale crackdown)
Qiangwailou, March 12, 2014

中国微信火了, 中宣部怕不怕? (WeChat users reach 300 million, should China's gov't be afraid)
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2014

WeChat revolution: China's "killer app" speaks to the masses
Agence France-Presse, March 12, 2014

Related Twitter post:
北风(温云超, Yunchao Wen)@Wenyunchao, March 13, 2014
被封微信公号有观察、毒舌的毒、政经观察、博客日报网、历史文化杂谈、法律读品 真话频道 泉蒙 荐读 罗昌平 雪夜闭门 Teachingroom 旁观中国 经济通 法治新观察 公司评论 徐达内小报 大象公会 共识网 bigriver0052000(...Shut down WeChat subscription accounts include: lawread, luochangping, teachingroom, igonshi)

Google is encrypting search globally. That’s bad for the NSA and China’s censors
Washington Post, March 12, 2014 >ing-search-worldwide-thats-bad-for-the-nsa-and-china/

Tibet (西藏)

China in “unprecedented” show of force on Tibetan uprising anniversary
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China deports hundreds of Uyghur residents from Yunnan
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Referendum in Crimea brings anxiety to China
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2014