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 22, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China's Communist Party expels former executive of defense firm
Reuters, April 21, 2014

Culture (文化)

Zhang Yimou: “Coming Home” to Cannes
The Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2014

Domestic security (国内安全)

Amid fear of growing violence, China’s police start carrying guns
The Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2014

Chinese police with guns? The idea makes citizens—and officers—uncomfortable
Tea Leaf Nation, April 22, 2014

Environment (环境)

Prominent scientist welcomes soil pollution report
The New York Times, April 21, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Bankers in Hong Kong join fight against mainland influence
The New York Times, April 21, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

建三江声援者仍下落不明 被拘律师病情升级入院 (Some activists in Jiansanjiang still missing, rights lawyer needs surgery for injuries from torture)
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

中国公安部长:防止外部势力利用互联网掀起颜色革命浪潮 (Minister of Public Security warns against the use of the Internet by external forces to instigate “colored revolutions”)
Voice of America, April 21, 2014

China steps up purge of online porn amid wider censorship push
Reuters, April 21, 2014

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

Chinese spies at Sydney University
Sydney Morning Herald, April 21, 2014

澳媒曝留学生“间谍网”中国对报道不满 (China irked by media report of Chinese spies in Australian universities)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 21, 2014

Asia-Pacific navies sign communication agreement
Associated Press, April 22, 2014

Barack Obama set to back Japan in islands dispute as Asia tour begins
The Guardian, April 22, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

The specter of June Fourth
China File, April 20, 2014

The specter of June Fourth
China Digital Times, April 21, 2014

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

六四纪念馆能否如期开馆? (Can the June Fourth Museum in HK open as scheduled?)
Deutsche Welle, April 19, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China's thorny state enterprise overhaul quietly moves forward
Reuters, April 21, 2014

China eyes transparency in budget law revision
Xinhua, April 21, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Welcome to Uighur Web—now watch what you say
Tea Leaf Nation, April 22, 2014