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.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

南华早报:外企进军内地幼儿园 关系决定成败 (SCMP: Success of mainland kindergartens funded by foreign enterprises depends on “guanxi”)
Sina News, April 9, 2014

Death Penalty (死刑)

中国计划取消死囚器官移植 (China to stop harvesting organs from death row inmates)
Deutsche Welle, April 9, 2014

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

北京法院审理网民诽谤诋毁雷锋案 (Two netizens to go on trial for "defaming" Communist hero)
Radio Free Asia, April 8, 2014

Health (健康)

卫计委:将公布幼儿园擅自喂药查处结果 (Top health body to publish results of investigation into kindergartens drug scandals)
China Youth Daily, April 9, 2014

Black lungs, rotting teeth: China urged to use graphic warnings on cigarette packs
South China Morning Post, April 9, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Concern over call for national security laws in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, April 8, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

六四天网两记者取保 警方审讯指名黄琦“问供” (Human rights website journalists released on bail, police interrogation targets webmaster Huang Qi)
Radio Free Asia, April 8, 2014

伊力哈木.土赫提的女儿到美国国会作证 (Illham Tohti's daughter testifies before U.S. Congress)
Voice of America, April 8, 2014

Jailed academic Ilham Tohti’s daughter slams China's treatment of Uygurs before U.S. Congress
Agence France-Presse, April 9, 2014

再有前往建三江律师遭拦截 国际特赦要求中国当局彻查事件 (More lawyers obstructed from going to Jiansanjiang, Amnesty International requests thorough investigation by Chinese authorities)
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2014

For more information, see:
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

“新公民运动”成员丁家喜李蔚出庭受审 (New Citizens Movement members Ding Jiaxi and Li Wei tried by Beijing court)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 8, 2014

律师丁家喜案开庭:做有态度的公民 (Human rights lawyer Ding Jiaxi goes on trial)
Deutsche Welle, April 8, 2014

More anti-graft activists tried in China
Agence France-Press, April 8, 2014

For more information, see:
Lawyers dismissed or withdrawn in protest of unfair trials of three citizen activists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

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

China’s local governments are making a killing off of funerals
Quartz, April 8, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

四川巴塘自焚事件后藏民被教育 传自焚尼姑被监禁 (Tibetans “educated” by gov’t after Sichuan immolation)
Radio Free Asia, April 9, 2014

Opinion (观点)

China’s poisonous waterways
New York Times, April 9, 2014

Guanxi, evils of China's traditional *social networks*
Caixin, April 9, 2014