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 28, 2014

Children (儿童)

Chinese parents abandon children at Guangzhou baby hatch
China Smack, March 28, 2014 (English)
Phoenix Online, March 23, 2014 (Chinese)

Corruption (腐败)

最高检:建立在逃职务犯罪嫌疑人信息数据库 (Supreme People's Procuratorate to establish database of graft suspects at large)
Procuratorate Daily, March 28, 2014

China sacks ally of former security chief as graft probe widens
Reuters, March 27, 2014

Death penalty (死刑)

国际特赦组织:中国仍是执行死刑大国 (Amnesty International: China still one of the world's top executors)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 27, 2014

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

Disasters (灾难)

China’s criticism over handling of missing flight stirs Malaysian backlash
The New York Times, March 28, 2014

Education (教育)

The rise of alternative education in China
CNN, March 26, 2014

China’s Peng Liyuan named UNESCO envoy for advancing education of women, girls
United Nations News Centre, March 27, 2014

Ethnic Groups (少数民族团体)

Fissures in China’s ethnic policy
The New York Times, March 27, 2014

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

China's Baidu defeats U.S. lawsuit over censored search results
Reuters, March 27, 2014

China’s freedom of search
The Wall Street Journal, March 28, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

张俊杰律师获释曝遭警殴打 公安强硬民众及律师续声援 (Released lawyer recounts detention and beating by police, supporters step up calls for release of others)
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2014

HRIC urges international attention: lawyers and citizens detained in Heilongjiang, lawyers on hunger strike in protest
Human Rights in China, March 26, 2014

Zhang Junjie's Account (Parts I, II, and III)
Siweiluozi's Blog, March 28, 2014 (English)
Sohu, March 28, 2014 (Chinese)
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Chinese authorities release rights lawyer, keep three others behind bars
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2014

律师冀为杨匡申办保外就医 刘沙沙担忧丈夫成曹顺利第二 (Lawyer to apply for medical parole for HK activist detained in Shenzhen)
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2014

Lawyer: no answers for family of Chinese activist who died in prison
Voice of America, March 27, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

Chinese policeman makes a million with online “deletion service”
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2014

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

Xi says world has nothing to fear from awakening “peaceful lion”
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2014

China's Xi Jinping visit to Paris results in deals worth €18bn
The Telegraph, March 27, 2014

Manila raises stakes with Beijing, seeks arbitration over South China Sea
Reuters, March 28, 2014

Labor (劳工)

China's workers take on the big brands as strikes and protests increase
China Labour Bulletin, March 28, 2014

Map of strikes and protests, 2013-2014
China Labour Bulletin

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

China's Xiang Xiaohan: first gay man to sue the government
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 27, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

Students threaten huge rally to pressure Ma Ying-jeou to drop trade pact with Beijing
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2014

Opinion (观点)

火墙内外:米歇尔访华柔性外交绵里藏针(On both sides of the Great Fire Wall: Michelle Obama's soft diplomacy with a subtle sharp edge)
Voice of America, March 27, 2014

Officials who closed “baby hatch” abandoned their duty
Caixin, March 28, 2014