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 31, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Map: half of China’s GDP comes from major cities
Tea Leaf Nation, March 31, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

Reforms give NGOs a level playing field
China Daily, March 31, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Who wants to be a Chinese bureaucrat? Not so many, anymore
The Wall Street Journal, March 28, 2014

中国反腐令公务员热降温:想当官的人少了 (Anti-corruption campaign dampens interest in civil service vacancies), March 31, 2014

不动产登记制或倒逼一些官员“抛房” (Plans for national real estate registration system may lead to selling of properties by corrupt officials)
Beijing News, News, March 31, 2014

China seizes $14.5 billion in assets from family, associates of former security chief
The Washington Post, March 31, 2014

China unveils anti-graft rules for urbanization drive-state media
Reuters, March 29, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China to crack down on videos, audios promoting terrorism
Reuters, March 31, 2014

China charges 4 surviving suspects of Kunming attack
Reuters, March 29, 2014

Education (教育)

China education reforms to emulate advanced placement system
The Diplomat, March 30, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

黑警打断张俊杰律师三根肋骨 王成律师疑遭酷刑妻被软禁 (Released human rights lawyer Zhang Junjie suffers bone fracture after police beating during interrogation, lawyer Wang Cheng's wife under house arrest, Wang Cheng, still detained, may have been tortured)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2014

Family seeks independent autopsy of activist who died in detention
The New York Times, March 29, 2014

港人录制生日祝福语“声”援软禁中刘霞 (HK groups record birthday wishes for Liu Xia)
Voice of America, March 29, 2014

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

Michelle Obama in China: A balancing act
Associated Press, March 30, 2014

Merkel highlights human rights, Crimea in meeting with China's Xi Jinping
Deutsche Welle, March 28, 2014

Labor (劳工)

Walmart store closures in China disrupt workers' lives and livelihoods
AFL-CIO, March 28, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

广东茂名万人示威,反对PX项目 (Tens of thousands march in Maoming, Guangdong to protest petrochemical project)
Voice of America, March 30, 2014

茂名市人民政府告全体市民书 (A letter from the Maoming People's Government to city residents)
Maoming Net, March 31, 2014

Violence, arrests in Guangdong city of Maoming as locals rally against petrochemical plant
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2014

Hundreds protest at district government in Beijing for school rights
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2014

State Compensation (国家赔偿)

China compensation fight: measuring responsibility for terror attacks
The Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

台湾反服贸示威展现能量后和平结束 (Massive demonstration in Taipei against trade pact with China concludes peacefully)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 30, 2014

Thousands in Taiwan protest China trade deal
Associated Press, March 30, 2014

Technology (科技)

The tangled web of the Chinese Internet
The Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

中共前西藏高官逝世 曾呼吁让达赖返藏 (Former Tibetan CPC official who called for the Dalai Lama's return dies)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 30, 2014

四川巴塘一尼姑自焚抗议 西藏比如一僧被判重刑 (Tibetan nun self-immolates, another senior monk sentenced to 18 years imprisonment)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2014

Tibetan nun sets herself on fire: reports
Agence France-Presse, March 31, 2014

Tibetan prisoner in failing health after six years in jail
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chinese police freeze bank accounts of Uyghur dissident
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2014

Uyghur youth severely assaulted by police in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2014

Uyghur farmers detained after posting land complaints online
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2014