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 19, 2014

Children (儿童)

China cracks down on medication of schoolchildren
Associated Press, March 18, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

财政拨款单位预决算须全公开 (Ministry of Finance orders all provincial government bodies to publish budgets every October)
Beijing News, March 19, 2014

超八成部门减少因公出国经费预算 (Over 80% of government offices reduced expenditures on overseas work travel)
Southern Metropolis, March 19, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Uygur militant’s support for Kunming knife attack “proof of China’s terror threat”
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

Angry Chinese families threaten hunger strike over missing plane
Reuters, March 18, 2014

Environment (环境)

Alarm as over 150 pig carcasses found in China's Gan River
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2014

Health (健康)

中国肺结核发病率大幅下降 (TB prevalence reduces dramatically in China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 18, 2014

Tuberculosis prevalence in China, 1990—2010; a longitudinal analysis of national survey data
The Lancet, March 18, 2014

China halves tuberculosis rate in 20 years
Agence France-Presse, March 18, 2014

癌症已成为中国城市婴儿最主要的疾病死亡原因 (Cancer is a leading cause of infant mortality in urban areas)
Radio Free Asia, March 18, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

保护记者委员会呼吁中国立即释放3记者 (Press freedom group calls for release of three citizen journalists)
Voice of America, March 18, 2014

Three journalists detained after reporting on Tiananmen
Committee to Protect Journalists, March 18, 2014

Chinese activist who protested dissident's death under house arrest
Radio Free Asia, March 18, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

中央:坚决杜绝违法限制上访人员人身自由行为 (Central Govt: End illegal imprisonment of petitioners)
Xinhua, March 19, 2014

China to crack down on illegal imprisonment of petitioners
Reuters, March 19, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan MPs stage fast to protest at China trade pact
Global Post, March 18, 2014

Taiwan students occupy legislature over China trade deal
Reuters, March 18, 2014

United Nations (联合国)

EU, U.S. denounce China's arrests of activists
Reuters, March 18, 2014

Human Rights Council holds general debate on human rights situation requiring its attention
United Nations Office at Geneva, March 18, 2014

Activist’s death questioned as U.N. considers Chinese rights report
The New York Times, March 19, 2014®ion=Body&_r=1

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China: Two dead in Xinjiang violence
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 19, 2014