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 27, 2014

Death penalty (死刑)

The ten most brutal places in the world: Amnesty International report sees spike in global executions
The Independent, March 27, 2014

Report: Death sentences and executions 2013
Amnesty International, March 27, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Cao Shunli: “access denied” to Chinese activist's body
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014

China: Fear of cover-up as Cao Shunli’s body goes missing
Amnesty International, March 26, 2014

譚作人刑滿 妻:繼續維權 (Rights defender Tan Zuoren released upon serving full prison term, wife says he will continue human rights work)
Ming Pao, March 27, 2014

Sichuan quake activist Tan Zuoren defiant after release from prison
South China Morning Post, March 27, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

有偿删帖的“黑色利益” (“Black profits” of the online post-deleting industry)
Beijing News, March 26, 2014

北京网警删贴获利百万 中国舆论管制现状曝光 (Internet police officer received kickbacks for online censorship)
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2014

Ex-Bloomberg editor tells why he left
The New York Times, March 26, 2014

Chinese police detain suspect after rumor sparks rural bank run
Reuters, March 27, 2014

Senior information official leaps six floors to his death, sources say
South China Morning Post, March 27, 2014

Minitrue: information official Li Wufeng’s death
China Digital Times, March 26, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

马鞍山:官员带领200多人强拆房屋 打伤70多岁村民 (Gov't officials led 200-strong team to demolish house by force in Ma’anshan, Anhui)
China Business Times, March 27, 2014

Population (人口)

11省份正式启动“单独两孩” (New family planning policy officially in force in 11 provinces)
Beijing News, March 27, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Wukan: new election, same old story
The Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Don’t get too excited about the investigation of Zhou Yongkang
Tea Leaf Nation, March 27, 2014