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.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

Apple urged to stop using harmful chemicals in its factories
The Guardian, March 12, 2014 >ories-labour

Bad Apple: end smartphone sweatshops
Green America, March 12, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Hong Kong tycoon Joseph Lau gets Macau jail sentence for graft in Ao Man Long case
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2014

澳门法院裁定港商刘銮雄罗杰承贿赂罪成 (Macao court convicts two HK businessmen for bribing former Macao official and money laundering)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 14, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Well-known Chinese dissident dies after being denied treatment
Reuters, March 14, 2014

中国“强制取保”维权人士曹顺利不治死亡 (Chinese rights defender Cao Shunli dies after “enforced medical parole”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 14, 2014

Rights defender Cao Shunli died in hospital in Beijing, lawyer barred from viewing body
Human Rights in China, March 14, 2014

Veteran anti-graft activist Ou Shaokun slashes wrist in Guangzhou protest
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

For foreign journalists in Beijing, it’s all about asking the right question
The New York Times, March 14, 2014

Jia Zhangke explains why censors are scared of his award-winning film
The Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2014 >-are-scared-of-his-award-winning-film/?mod=WSJBlog

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

China warns of dangerous Russia sanctions “spiral”
Reuters, March 14, 2014
EN: >B20140313
CH: >feedName=CNTopGenNews

A nervous region eyes robust Chinese response to missing Malaysian plane
Reuters, March 13, 2014 >anal-idUSBREA2C0XE20140313

Labor (劳工)

IBM/联想在深圳的半数工人离职 20名工代被开除 (Half of the workforce at IBM/Lenovo factory laid off, all with compensation except for 20 worker representatives)
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2014>

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

“Cures” for homosexuality
The Economist, March 15, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

专家解读:政府工作报告77次出现“改革”说明什么 (An expert analyzes a gov’t work report that mentions “reform” 77 times), March 14, 2014

Full Text: Report on the Work of the Government
Xinhua, March 14, 2014

政府工作报告 (Report on the work of the government)
People’s Daily, March 14, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Wukan protest leader Yang Semao arrested, accused of taking bribes
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2014

Society (社会)

Five killed in market stabbings in China
The Telegraph, March 14, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

From his Pakistan hideout, Uighur leader vows revenge on China
Reuters, March 14, 2014

Opinion (观点)

正视人口结构变化 推进城乡户籍改革 (Genuine hukou reforms require ensuring equal access to social benefits and equitable public financing)
Nanfang Daily, March 13, 2014