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.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Children (儿童)

The vulnerability of China’s left-behind children
The Wall Street Journal, March 21, 2014

Education (教育)

China to reform college entrance exam system
People's Daily, March 23, 2014

Environment (环境)

China premier says environment protection will spur growth
Reuters, March 23, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Assault on Hong Kong media executives adds to press freedom concerns
The New York Times, March 21, 2014

Hukou (户口)

发改委:将建立居住证政策 解决非户籍人口社保问题 (Top economic planning body: hukou reforms will entail tying social benefits to duration of residence and other conditions)
China National Radio, March 24, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国律师、网友继续关注律师在佳木斯被拘留 (Lawyers and netizens continue to draw attention to detention of lawyers in Heilongjiang)
Voice of America, March 24, 2014

Four rights lawyers detained after questioning Falun Gong detentions
South China Morning Post, March 24, 2014

Four Chinese lawyers detained over “black jail” appeal
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2014

旧金山华人中领馆前悼念曹顺利 (Chinese in San Francisco mourn Cao Shunli in front of Chinese consulate)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2014

China jails Tiananmen activist for subversion
Al Jazeera, March 24, 2014

China: Fears of crackdown ahead of Tiananmen Square anniversary
Amnesty International, March 24, 2014

申请纪念六四人士被判刑 律师被打 (Applicant for Tiananmen commemorative event sentenced for inciting subversion, lawyer beaten)
Deutsche Welle, March 24, 2014

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

奥巴马夫人在美驻华使馆主持教育座谈会 (Michelle Obama holds education round table at U.S. Embassy in Beijing)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 23, 2014

【演讲】米歇尔北大演讲辑录 (Chinese translation of excerpts from Michelle Obama's speech at Peking University)
Peking University, March 22, 2014

为接待米歇尔,特警一脚踢昏导游(Special forces clear Xi’an tourist site for Michelle, assault tour guide who did not leave fast enough)
Boxun, March 24, 2014

Remarks by the First Lady at Stanford Center at Peking University
The White House, March 22, 2014

What happens to Chinese activists when a US first lady comes to visit?
The Christian Science Monitor, March 24, 2014

Burmese protest China-backed dam project
Associated Press, March 23, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Thousands bid farewell to underground Shanghai bishop Joseph Fan Zhongliang
South China Morning Post, March 23, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan police evict protesters from cabinet building
The Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2014

台湾"反服贸"学运越演越烈 (Taiwan "anti-trade pact" student movement intensifies)
Deutsche Welle, March 24, 2014

Technology (科技)

NSA infiltrates servers of China telecom giant Huawei: report
Reuters, March 23, 2014

Torture (酷刑)

Tibetan political prisoner dies after “brutal” torture in jail
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2014