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 21, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Double bubble trouble: China’s property prices appear to be falling again
The Economist, March 22, 2014

Children (儿童)

Two dead in Chinese kindergarten poisoning
The Wall Street Journal, March 21, 2014

「幼兒喂藥」衝突升級 鄂萬人示威被鎮壓 看守所爆滿 (Hubei authorities step up detention of protesters against feeding children antibiotics as tension escalates)
Epoch Times, March 21, 2014

Environment (环境)

南昌官方称赣江中百多头死猪不影响水质 (Nanchang official: hundreds of dead pigs will not affect water quality)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 20, 2014

Ethnic Groups (少数民族团体)

Wife of Inner Mongolian political prisoner writes to Chinese President
Radio Free Asia, March 18, 2014

For more information on Hada, see:
Mongolian dissident Hada in illegal detention is mentally ill; son details abuses by authorities
内蒙异议人士哈达患精神疾病 儿子详述当局迫害经过
Human Rights in China, January 25, 2013

Health (健康)

First H7N9 found on Chinese poultry farm
South China Morning Post, March 21, 2014

Hukou (户口)

Moving on up:the government unveils a new “people-centred” plan for urbanisation
The Economist, March 22, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

微博“删贴”广泛 清华“幸福中国指数”引质疑 (Mass weibo-post removal raises skepticism about Tsinghua’s “China Happiness Index”)
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

台湾占领立法院学生表示将扩大抗争 (Occupy students in Taiwan plan to widen protest)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 21, 2014

中共中央通知: 禁止“拦卡堵截”上访人员 (CPC Central Committee: blocking petitioners is not allowed)
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2014

United Nations (联合国)

U.N. investigates “intimidation” of activist at Human Rights Council
The New York Times, March 21, 2014

联合国人权会议快闪悼念曹顺利 (Flash memorial for Cao Shunli takes place during UN Human Rights Council meeting)
Deutsche Welle, March 21, 2014

中国在联合国人权会议上阻挠为曹顺利默哀 (China obstructs “moment of silence” for Cao Shunli at UN Human Rights Council meeting)
Voice of America, March 20, 2014

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