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 25, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

影子银行:中国嘀嗒作响的定时炸弹 (Shadow banking in China is a ticking time bomb)
Deutsche Welle, March 24, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

Chinese relatives of passengers protest at embassy
Associated Press, March 25, 2014

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

State-sponsored hacking targets journalists covering China: Google alert
Eleven Myanmar, March 24, 2014

Hukou (户口)

城镇化规划推行阻力:地方政府不愿承担公共成本 (Local governments' unwillingness to shoulder costs of public services an obstacle to urbanization planning)
China Economics Weekly, March 25, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

哈达向北京及联合国提申诉被阻 内蒙政法官员登门恐吓报复新娜 (Local gov’t blocks Hada’s appeal to Beijing and UN, Party official delivers threat in person)
Radio Free Asia, March 24, 2014

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

China slams U.S. over new spying allegations
Associated Press, March 24, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

Activist jailed 18 months for June 4 protest bid
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2014

June 4 March applicant sentenced to 18 months, lawyers beaten outside courthouse
Human Rights in China, March 24, 2014

Labor (劳工)

英媒:中国官方工会带头抗议沃尔玛裁员 (Gov't-controlled unions lead protest against layoffs at Wal-Mart)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 24, 2014

Walmart workers in China blockade store in protest at closure plan
China Labour Bulletin, March 20, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Hundreds of Tibetans protest land seizure over gold mining activities
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2014

China land dispute farmer burned to death: reports
Agence France-Presse, March 24, 2014

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

Chinese protest leader seeks asylum in US after arrests
Radio Free Asia, March 24, 2014

Religion (宗教)

Obama oils China-Vatican links
Asia Times Online, March 24, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan's Ma says ready to meet protesters over China trade pact
Reuters, March 25, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

四川阿坝自焚者过世 甘肃夏河三藏人被判刑 (Sichuanese monk dies of self-immolation, Gansu man sentenced to 5 to 12 years for “inciting separatism”)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2014

United Nations (联合国)

Chinese human rights record under UN scrutiny
Voice of America, March 20, 2014

Chinese man, ostensibly from an N.G.O., is barred from U.N. human rights hearing
The New York Times, March 24, 2014

Opinion (观点)

何清涟:服贸协议:中台一体化的最后铺路石 (China-Taiwan Trade Pact paves way for “peaceful reunification”)
Voice of America, March 24, 2014