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 18, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Economist warns that China's “Bear Stearns Moment” may strike any time
Business Insider, March 18, 2014

Children (儿童)

Chinese city suspends baby hatch after it is overwhelmed by unwanted children
The Guardian, March 17, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

网友实名举报四川一镇党委书记与自己妻子婚外情 (Netizen uses real identity to expose local party secretary's affair with netizen's own wife)
Chengdu Shangbao, March 18, 2014

北京98个市级单位晒预算支出总额超1300亿元: 医管局319亿元支出全市居首 (Work-related expenses of 98 Beijing municipal gov't offices exceed budget by 13 billion yuan)
Jinghua Times, March 18, 2014

China's Xi urges officials to “sweat” corruption out of system
Reuters, March 18, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

China finds no terror link to its nationals on jet
Associated Press, March 18, 2014

Health (健康)

卫计委:禁要求流动孕妇返乡孕检 (Family Planning Commission to reduce processing time for migrant birth permits and prohibit forced pregnancy tests on migrant women in their rural hometowns)
Beijing News, March 18, 2014

Hukou (户口)

中国宣布将给1亿多农民工颁发城市户口 (China announces plan to grant urban household registration to more than 100 million rural migrant workers by 2020)
Voice of America, March 17, 2014

China reveals blueprint to expand urbanisation
Financial Times, March 17, 2014

国家新型城镇化规划(2014-2020年) (National new-type urbanization plan, 2014-2020)
Xinhua, March 16, 2014

China’s “people-centered” urbanization drive will leave over 200 million Chinese without benefits
Quartz, March 17, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

曹顺利死亡事件引欧美关注 香港多个团体中联办抗议 (Cao Shunli's death draws attention from Europe and U.S., HK groups stage protest)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2014

Chinese government must be held accountable for death of activist Cao Shunli
China Human Rights Defenders, March 14, 2014

The life and death of Cao Shunli (1961 — 2014)
China Change, March 18, 2014

Chinese government responsible for the death of Cao Shunli
Frontline Defenders, March 14, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

Twitter CEO’s China visit is interesting, but not for the reason you think
The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China backs North Korea on human rights
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 17, 2014

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

白宫称米歇尔期待与彭丽媛见面 将同参观共进晚餐 (Michelle Obama to give speech at Peking University during China visit)
China News, March 18, 2014

The Audacity of Hopelessness
China Change, March 18, 2014

U.S. ambassador to China says “level playing field” a top goal
Reuters, March 18, 2014

China splits with Russia over Ukraine
Voice of America, March 18, 2014

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

China says too soon to say if Thai trafficking victims Uighur
Reuters, March 17, 2014