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 14, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang to be feted as "Global Shark Guardian" in New York
Forbes, April 13, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Beijing rejects IMF's hard-landing warning for China's economy
Reuters, April 12, 2014

Children (儿童)

5 held over bus deaths of 8 Chinese school children
The Washington Post, April 13, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Senior official from China's Sichuan under graft probe: Xinhua
Reuters, April 13, 2014

Chinese protesters ambush anti-corruption team at luxury hotel
The Telegraph, April 14, 2014

PLA to set up local "watchdog" offices to monitor graft and protect troops' rights
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2014

Communist Party anti-corruption watchdog investigates one of its own officials
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2014

Environment (环境)

兰州:自来水苯污染已经得到缓解 (Lanzhou authorities say tap water pollution is under control)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 13, 2014

China water contamination affects 2.4m after oil leak
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 12, 2014

Beijing’s bad-air days, finally counted
The Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

“北京与香港议员在普选上仍有分歧” (Central gov’t and HK legislators continue to hold different positions over political reforms)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 13, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

许志永二审维持原判遭各界谴责 (Rejection of Xu Zhiyong's appeal draws condemnation)
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2014

Against the tide of human progress
The Economist, April 11, 2014

Xu Zhiyong appeal rejected by Chinese appellate court
United States Department of State, April 11, 2014

A free soul imprisoned: Citizen Xu Zhiyong’s statement for second-instance trial
Xu Zhiyong (Translation by Human Rights in China), April 2, 2014

中国律师界声援因言遭刑拘广东律师 (Large number of Chinese lawyers sign up to represent Guangdong human rights lawyer criminally detained in Beijing)
Voice of America, April 13, 2014

北京四律师的联合声明抗议建三江农垦公安局对他们的治安拘留处罚 (Four lawyers issued joint statement protesting their illegal detention in Jiansanjiang)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2014

建三江被拘四律师获释后的联合声明 (Joint statement by four lawyers after their release from detention in Jiansanjiang)
Boxun, April 13, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

英媒:中国取消了同英国的人权对话 (China cancels British bilateral human rights dialogue)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 14, 2014

China cancels human rights dialogue with Britain
The Guardian, April 14, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

Tiananmen 25 years on: the “event” that no one dares remember
The Telegraph, April 13, 2014

王光亞認為因六四攻擊內地政治制度不合適 (Beijing deems the use of June Fourth to attack mainland's political system inappropriate)
RTHK, April 13, 2014

Twenty-five years after his death, Hu Yaobang still remembered as pragmatic reformist
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2014

Labor (劳工)

More than ten thousand workers stage strike at massive Dongguan shoe factory
China Labour Bulletin, April 14, 2014

National Defense (国防)

China's booming military spending belies caution
Agence France-Presse, April 11, 2014

Society (社会)

Cultural Revolution nostalgia
The New York Times, April 10, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

Fresh protests rock Taiwan's police and parliament
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2014

Women (妇女)

Women postgraduates land jobs easier if pregnancy is out of the way
South China Morning Post, April 11, 2014

Opinion (观点)

汤嘉琛:“差评”兰州水污染事件的信息发布 (Lanzhou authorities performed poorly in information disclosure on tap water pollution incident)
Haiwai Net, April 14, 2014