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 20, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

审查制度窒息中国的社交媒体 (Censorship system stifles Chinese social media)
Voice of America, March 20, 2014

New research claims that Microsoft’s Bing censors heavily within China, even more so than Baidu
The Next Web, March 19, 2014!AF5e3

Children (儿童)

China: All children to be given drug tests after schools caught medicating pupils
The Age, March 20, 2014

Sexual abuse spurs calls for reform in schools
China Daily, March 20, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

中国民众如何看待昆明暴恐事件及新疆问题 (How Chinese people see the Kunming terror attacks and the Xinjiang question)
The New York Times, March 19, 2014

Environment (环境)

Rare earth mining in China: the bleak social and environmental costs
The Guardian, March 20, 2014

Insurers seek to capitalize on China’s smog
The New York Times, March 20, 2014

One year later, dead pigs discovered in another Chinese river
The New York Times, March 20, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Newspaper Executives Injured in Attack
The Wall Street Journal, March 19, 2014

《香港晨报》两高层遇袭 (Two executives from “Morning Post” attacked)
Deutsche Welles, March 20, 2014

魯平:特首須效忠中華人民共和國 (Senior official: HK chief executive must be loyal to PRC)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 20, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Second leader of rebel village Wukan detained on graft charges
Agence France-Press, March 20, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

“Occupy parliament” students give Taiwan's Ma a deadline to stop China trade deal
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2014

台湾学生占领立法院抗议两岸服贸协议进入第三天 (Students’ occupation of Taiwan parliament in protest of trade pact with China enters third day)
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2014

United Nations (联合国)

U.N. delays action on China’s rights report
The New York Times, March 20, 2014

联合国中国人权审议 表决推迟 (Vote delays UN’s consideration of China’s human rights report)
Deutsche Welle, March 19, 2014

China fails to silence Montreal woman speaking at UN for jailed dissident dad
The Canadian Press, March 19, 2014

UN experts slam China for death of activist Cao Shunli
The Epoch Times, March 19, 2014

Cao Shunli’s living legacy: international and domestic responses
Human Rights in China, March 18, 2014

[CHRB] Rebuttal to Chinese authorities’ claims about death of Cao Shunli (3/14-3/20/2014)
China Human Rights Defenders, March 20, 2014

China Universal Periodic Review Outcome Statement
Human Rights Watch, March 20, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Chinese dissenters dying in jail is a disgrace
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2014

Is Michelle Obama more censored than China's First Lady?
The Telegraph, March 20, 2014