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.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China's Xi purging corrupt officials to put own men in place - sources
Reuters, April 16, 2014

Environment (环境)

China blames France's Veolia for tap water pollution
Reuters, April 16, 2014

Hukou (户口)

专家:2/3农业户籍人口不愿转非农 城镇化埋隐患 (Expert: 2/3 of rural hukou holders do not want to switch hukou)
China Net, April 17, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

秦火火被判3年 法院称因认罪态度较好从轻处罚 (Netizen sentenced to three years in online “defamation” case)
China News, April 17, 2014

China releases blogger on bail, jails another amid rumor crackdown
Reuters, April 16, 2014

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

F.B.I. video warns of efforts to recruit American students as spies
The New York Times, April 16, 2014

报告:朝鲜贩毒 中国最受害 (Report: North Korea's drug trade affects China the most)
Voice of America, April 16, 2014

Illicit: North Korea’s evolving operations to earn hard currency
The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, April 15, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

香港一栋商业楼宇的法人代表称将通过司法程序阻止“六四纪念馆”的开馆 (HK building owners seek court ruling to stall opening of June Fourth Memorial Museum)
Radio Free Asia, April 16, 2014

The Tiananmen Square Museum China doesn’t want to see
The Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2014

Tiananmen exile dies as 25th anniversary nears
The Telegraph, April 17, 2014

Labor (劳工)

China's workforce: smaller, more savvy, more restive
Reuters, April 16, 2014

Media (媒体)

Scooped: crowd-funding is improving journalism
The Economist, April 19, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China is advancing Hu Yaobang reforms: State media
Zee News, April 16, 2014

Special Report: China: building the dream
The Economist, April 17, 2014

全国人大2014年度立法计划公布:将制定网络安全法 (NPC announces plan to draft new Internet safety law in 2014)
CRI Online, April 17, 2014

Population (人口)

“单独二孩”让全国年新增200万人 8成集中在城市 (80% of 2 million new births under the new family planning policy expected in cities)
Beijing News, April 17, 2014

You’re welcome to leave Beijing
News China, April 2014 Issue

Rule of Law (法治)

一个美国学者在中国坐牢的经历 (The experience of an American scholar in a Chinese prison)
Voice of America, April 16, 2014

Society (社会)

The urban voice: China’s new middle classes, quiescent so far, may soon become more demanding
The Economist, April 16, 2014

China’s losers: amid spreading prosperity, a generation of self-styled also-rans emerges
The Economist, April 19, 2014