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 08, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Zoo teams up to highlight animal mistreatment at shows
New York Times, April 8, 2014

Children (儿童)

China reiterates ban on kindergarten drugs
China Daily, April 9, 2014

Environment (环境)

China is now drilling holes in the “roof of the world”
Quartz, April 7, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

香港民主派元老晤美副总统 加国开论坛议港民主倒退 (Veteran HK pro-democracy advocates meet American VP, voice concern of democracy backsliding)
Radio Free Asia, April 7, 2014

China warns U.S. not to meddle in Hong Kong over democratic reform
Reuters, April 7, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

维权律师指控建三江公安实施酷刑 (Human rights lawyers accuse Jiansanjiang public security of torturing them in detention)
Voice of America, April 7, 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, March-April 2014

China: investigate lawyers’ torture claims, close black jails
Human Rights Watch, April 7, 2014

Labor (劳工)

Huang's tale: from Walmart cashier to labor leader in China
Reuters, April 7, 2014

Open Government Information (信息公开)

Chinese government expands freedom of information
New York Times, April 8, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

教徒群体抗争 浙江当局暂不拆十字架 (Zhejiang gov't holds off church demolition after mass protest)
Voice of America, April 7, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan anti-China protest exposes island's nationalist divide
Reuters, April 7, 2014

Technology (科技)

Microsoft ends support for Windows XP, Chinese reactions
China Smack, April 7, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Can China rise peacefully?
The National Interest, April 8, 2014

The future of the Chinese middle class
News China, April 2014