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, April 04, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Chinese Buddhist temple forms "anti-terrorist" squad
Reuters, April 3, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

The real costs of China's anti-corruption crackdown
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 3, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

浙江奉化危楼坍塌 一人身亡多人受伤 (One dead and many injured in Zhejiang apartment building collapse)
Voice of America, April 4, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

China in damage control over angry plane relatives
Washington Post, April 3, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

南乐教案夏钧律师美台两地作证 触怒当局面临回国被捕 目前有国难归 (Human rights lawyer Xia Jun faces risk of arrest in China after testifying in U.S. and Taiwan on violations of religious freedom)
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2014

Falun Gong lawyers "incited illegal activities": China media
Agence France-Presse, April 4, 2014

Post Reeducation-Through-Labor "abolition": lawyers and defenders monitor legal reform implementation--the Jiansanjiang case
"废除"劳教: 律师和维权人士监督法律改革实施--建三江案
Human Rights in China, April 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

China’s censorship is fueling dissent instead of quashing it
Quartz, April 3, 2014 >ad-of-quashing-it/

Wen Yunchao: “absolutely no improvements” in dissident arrests under Xi
The Diplomat, April 3, 2014 dent-arrests-under-xi/

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

Trading places: How China is affecting Europe’s position in the world
The Economist, April 5, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

六四難屬:今年監控升級 (Tighter monitoring of victims’ families prior to 25th anniversary of June Fourth crackdown)
Ming Pao, April 4, 2014

Labor (劳工)

For China’s jobseekers, multinational companies lose their magic
Wall Street Journal, April 3, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

广西日前发生两起暴力征地事件 (Two violent land requisition incidents in Guangxi)
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2014

人权组织:内蒙39抗议牧民被拘 (Rights group says 39 herders detained after protest)
Voice of America, April 3, 2014

内蒙古67万亩草场被征用引不满 政府否认征地 (Inner Mongolian villagers dissatisfied with compensation after land expropriated by local gov't)
China News, April 4, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

茂名闭门开新闻会万人市府前抗议 当局称15人受伤查处嫌犯44人 (Maoming gov't holds closed-door press conference as tens of thousands march, authorities say 15 injured)
Radio Fee Asia, April 3, 2014

茂名PX事件44人违法 刑拘18人 (Gov't says 44 violated the law in Maoming protests, 18 under criminal detention)
Beijing News, April 2, 2014


Environmental protest in China: volatile atmosphere
The Economist, April 4, 2014

無否認逼學生撐PX 教育局長:維護安全 (Minister of Education does not deny forcing students to support PX project for their own “safety”)
Ming Pao, April 4, 2014

不准離校 逼簽支持化工承諾書 茂名示威引爆學生罷課 (No student can leave campus without signing PX project support agreement)
Nextmedia, April 3, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

人权专家学者纽约讨论如何促进中国人权 (Experts gather in New York to discuss strategies for advancing human rights in China)
Voice of America, April 3, 2014

See event details:
2014 Bernstein China Symposium: Program and Speaker Bios
NYU U.S.-Asia Law Institute and Human Rights in China, April 3, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

Dalai Lama film aims to counter Chinese propaganda
UCA News, April 3, 2014