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 15, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Animal welfare group plans largest rescue of Chinese bile bears
Reuters, April 15, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Walmart tells Beijing to improve food labelling rules
The Telegraph, April 14, 2014

Domestic security (国内安全)

China stresses need for stability at first meeting of new security council
Reuters, April 15, 2014

Environment (环境)

兰州威立雅拒绝迟报瞒报水检结果指责 (Lanzhou water company rejects accusations of cover-up in tap water contamination accident)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 14, 2014

兰州市民或已饮8天苯超标水 (Lanzhou residents possibly drank contaminated water for 8 days without knowing)
Beijing News, April 15, 2014

China to probe Veolia unit over reporting of water pollution
Reuters, April 14, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

国务院港澳办主任:特首爱国爱港是基本政治伦理 (Beijing: HK Chief Executive should love their country, no matter what political system in HK)
Caijing, April 15, 2014

Talk on Hong Kong political reform in China divides
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 14, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

杨匡“偷越国边境”案择期宣判 声援人士途中遭拦截 (No verdict in Shenzhen trial of HK activist Yang Kuang for “illegal border-crossing,” supporters intercepted by police)
Radio Free Asia, April 14, 2014

Hong Kong activist pledges to continue human rights fight at trial in Shenzhen
South China Morning Post, April 15, 2014

Who Is Xu Zhiyong— an interview with Dr. Teng Biao
曹雅学:谁是许志永—— 与滕彪博士的访谈
New Citizens Movement (Translation by China Change), April 11, 2014
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Information Control (信息控制)

China’s latest crackdown on porn has little to do with porn
Quartz, April 14, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

英国外交部对中方滞后人权对话感到失望 (UK foreign office disappointed at postponement of human rights dialogue with China)
Radio Free Asia, April 14, 2014

China angered by Britain's report on human rights, cancels talks
Reuters, April 15, 2014

China tells U.S. to stop “gesticulating” on rights cases
Reuters, April 14, 2014

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

China angered by U.S. environment chief's visit to Taiwan
Reuters, April 15, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

从纪念胡耀邦看人格魅力推动政改 (Hu Yaobang a prime example of reforms driven by charismatic leaders)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 14, 2014

After 25 years of amnesia, remembering a forgotten Tiananmen
National Public Radio, April 15, 2014

Labor (劳工)

河南省一千多名教师因工资短缺发动罢课 (Over 1,000 Henan teachers go on strike to protest low salaries)
Radio France International, April 13, 2014中国/20140413-河南省一千多名教师因工 资短缺发动罢课

China convicts hospital workers after high-profile labour protest
Reuters, April 15, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

China's “eco-cities”: empty of hospitals, shopping centres and people
The Guardian, April 14, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Thousands clash with Chinese police in crematorium protests
Radio Free Asia, April 14, 2014