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 16, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

China's economic growth slows to 24-year low of 7.4 percent, raising risk of job losses
Associated Press, April 15, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

新华社记者再次实名举报华润董事长 (Xinhua reporter uses his real identity in new corruption charges against company executive online)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 15, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

China's efforts in hunt for plane are seen as hurting more than helping
The New York Times, April 14, 2014

中国驳斥纽约时报 说中国未延误搜寻客机 (China hits back at NYTimes article for suggesting its efforts hampered search for lost jetliner)
Voice of America, April 15, 2014

Environment (环境)

饮用苯超标自来水至少八天 兰州市民、律师起诉自来水公司 (Lawyer, citizens bring lawsuits against Lanzhou company for tap water contamination)
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China cracks down on rights lawyers, who say they were tortured after seeking justice
Associated Press, April 15, 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, April 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

英国驻华使馆生造火星文 中国学者辩解外媒不得进藏 (UK Embassy's attempts to circumvent Weibo censors go viral among Chinese netizens)
Voice of America, April 15, 2014

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

China's air pollution leading to more erratic climate for U.S., say scientists
The Guardian, April 15, 2014

U.S., China in “productive” talks after North Korea test threat
Reuters, April 16, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

China remembers death that catalyzed Tiananmen protests
The Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2014

June Fourth at 25: resisting enforced amnesia, building a just future
Human Rights in China, April 10, 2014

Labor (劳工)

Several Guangzhou hospital security guards vow to appeal jail sentences
China Labour Bulletin, April 15, 2014

东莞裕元鞋厂爆发三万人大规模罢工 (Tens of thousands on strike at Dongguan shoe factory)
Voice of America, April 15, 2014

Massive China shoe factory strike rolls on as offer falls flat
Reuters, April 15, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

河南官员赞拆迁人员“最可爱的人” 称拆迁户硬钉子 (Henan officials praise forced eviction officers, chide residents who resist)
Caijing, April 16, 2014

China's nail houses: the homeowners who refuse to make way – in pictures
The Guardian, April 15, 2014

Technology (科技)

Handheld revolution
News China, April 2014 Issue

Tibet (西藏)

西藏今日发生自焚抗议事件 (Self-immolation reported in Tibetan area in Sichuan)
Voice of America, April 15, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Uygurs protest over teenager's fatal shooting in Aksu city, Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2014

Opinion (观点)

中国人的民主“饥渴症”与“拒食症”(Chinese hunger and distaste for democracy)
Financial Times, April 16, 2014