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, April 07, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

Bill Gates wants China to encourage wealthy Chinese to be more giving
Reuters, April 7, 2014

Cyber Security (网络安全)

南华早报:中国拟与欧盟加强网络安全合作(China-EU to strengthen cyber security work)
Xinhua, April 6, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

32 injured, 71,200 affected in SW China quake, April 7, 2014

Environment (环境)

Dust busters: Beijing to require cameras at construction sites for stricter smog policing
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2014

Super bowl
News China, April 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing upset after Martin Lee and Anson Chan meet Joe Biden at the White House
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese activists face jail as crackdown continues
The Telegraph, April 7, 2014

Lawyers dismissed or withdrawn in protest of unfair trials of three citizen activists
Human Rights in China, January 31, 2014

Citizen activists on trial 2014: schedule/status and essays
Human Rights in China, April 7, 2014

To be a citizen who speaks up and has an attitude: Lawyer Ding Jiaxi speaks from prison
China Change, April 6, 2014 (English)
Human Rights in China, March 21, 2014 (Chinese)

What is a “Legal Education Center” in China
China Change, April 3, 2014

China has obligation to end violence against lawyers
China Human Rights Defenders, April 3, 2014

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

U.S. defence chief warns China, drawing parallel with Crimea
Agence France-Presse, April 6, 2014

U.S. defense chief, in first, visits China's aircraft carrier
Reuters, April 7, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

June 4 museum in legal threat ahead of opening
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2014

港民间团体清明献花悼念六四死难者(HK civil society group commemorates June Fourth victims with floral wreaths for Qingming festival)
Voice of America, April 7, 2014

臨時館經驗 「內地人想看六四錄像」(Temporary June Fourth exhibit in HK attracts mainland visitors)
Mingpao, April 6, 2014

Labor (劳工)

Union star rises from Walmart China labour dispute
Financial Times, April 7, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Dozens held after Inner Mongolian herders beaten by police
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2014

Open Government Information (信息公开)

廣東衛計委拒絕公開社會撫養費一審敗訴 (Guangzhou Family Planning Commission loses lawsuit over OGI request about family planning fees)
New Express, April 1, 2014

Lawyer wins open information case in Guangzhou
China Media Project, April 4, 2014

Population (人口)

广东省卫计委:外省妈妈可在粤申“单独二孩”(Guangdong Health and Family Planning Commission: non-local mothers can apply to have second child in Guangdong)
Guangzhou Daily, April 7, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Faithful rally to save new Sanjiang church in Wenzhou from demolition
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2014

广州多人反茂名PX被拘被上岗 民众发起白宫请愿五日过千签名(Guangzhou anti-PX protesters arrested, citizens gather over 1,000 signatures for White House petition in 5 days)
Radio Free Asia, April 7, 2014

Society (社会)

Tomb sweeping gets reborn online
The Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan protesters agree to end parliament occupation after talks with speaker
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2014