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, April 01, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Ex-president Jiang urges Beijing to curb anti-corruption drive
Financial Times, March 31, 2014

中央纪委:将制定省级纪委书记提名办法 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection to introduce regulations on nomination and appointment of provincial CCDI secretaries and their deputies)
China Youth Daily, April 1, 2014

原总后副部长谷俊山涉贪被正式公诉 (Senior PLA official to be tried by closed military tribunal on corruption charges)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 31, 2014

China charges former senior military officer with graft: Xinhua
Reuters, March 31, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Harassment of rights lawyers rising, say attorneys
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2014

Heilongjiang police accuse four rights lawyers of “disturbing order” after detention and alleged beating
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2014

以律师名义纠集邪教人员扰乱社会秩序被依法处理 (Lawyers who gathered as part of an evil cult disturb public order, will be dealt with according to the law)
Jiansanjiang Farm Reclamation Public Security Bureau, March 31, 2014

China angered as detained Uighur academic wins rights prize
Reuters, April 1, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

China's censorship leverage: watch what you say, even at home
The Economist, March 31, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

联合国决议追究朝鲜侵犯人权 中国反对 (UN Human Rights Council votes to extend investigation into abuses in North Korea, over China's objection)
Radio France International, March 29, 2014

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

China's Xi wins EU pledge to consider free-trade deal
Reuters, March 31, 2014

Joint statement-deepening the EU-China comprehensive strategic partnership for mutual benefit
Delegation of the European Union to China, March 31, 2014
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Labor (劳工)

今年7地区上调最低工资标准 上海1820元全国最高 (7 regions raise minimum wage, highest in Shanghai)
China News, April 1, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Police clamp down on protest against chemical plant in south China
The New York Times, April 1, 2014

Maoming officials vow petrochemical plant will be shelved if public opposes it
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2014

乌坎换届选举雷雨交加中结束 林祖銮连任杨色茂指选举受控 (Wukan village chief reelected, villagers cite irregularities)
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2014

基层民主梦破?乌坎高压下选新村官 (Wukan election takes place under pressure and tight control)
Voice of America, March 31, 2014

China rebel village votes, but hopes fade for fair poll
Reuters, March 31, 2014

Religion (宗教)

Special report: The bishop who stood up to China
Reuters, April 1, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

Nepal targets Tibetan exiles, under pressure from China: rights body
Reuters, April 1, 2014

Nepal: increased pressure from China threatens Tibetans
Human Rights Watch, April 1, 2014

Tibetan writer released after four years in jail
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2014