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 23, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

China considers hard time for eating endangered species
Bloomberg Businessweek, April 22, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

中央纪委副书记:有些干部不摆婚宴但红包照收 (Top graft watchdog: some Party cadres continue to receive red envelopes even as they forgo lavish banquets)
Beijing Morning Post, April 23, 2014

Environment (环境)

中国环保法修订草案提交人大常委审议 (NPC Standing Committee reviews proposed amendments to strengthen protection of environment and whistleblowers)
Radio Free Asia, April 22, 2014

After declaring war on smog, China gets around to updating its environmental laws
Bloomberg Newsweek, April 22, 2014

Tough amendments to China's environment law submitted for NPC approval
Reuters, April 22, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

香港金融界登广告吁北京勿干预香港事务 (70 HK financial professionals publish ad to warn Beijing against political interference)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 22, 2014

Hong Kong financial professionals denounce Chinese "interference"
Reuters, April 22, 2014

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

Bland Theft Auto: China censorship weighs on games consoles
Reuters, April 22, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

China stops prominent rights lawyer from meeting German minister
Reuters, April 22, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

丁子霖对柴玲的公开信深感失望 (Ding Zilin disappointed by Chai Ling's open letters)
Radio Free Asia, April 22, 2014

Labor (劳工)

Thousands of bus company workers strike in Shenzhen
China Labor Bulletin, April 22, 2014

China sports shoe factory halts production as strike escalates
Financial Times, April 23, 2014

Strike spreads at Chinese supplier to Adidas and Nike
The Guardian, April 22, 2014

Chinese shoemakers are on strike for benefits — but who will foot the bill?
Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2014

Persons with Disabilities (残疾人)

China to allow the blind to take college entrance exams
New York Times, April 23, 2014

Population (人口)

Wealthy Chinese are turning to American surrogates to birth their children
Quartz, April 22, 2014

Aging China is becoming a swindler’s paradise
Quartz, April 22, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

湖南瓜农死亡案3名上诉城管称一审判决定性错误 (Urban law enforcers appeal conviction for their role in death of watermelon vendor)
China News, April 23, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Life on the margins for China's Uighur minority
Deutsche Welle, April 22, 2014

Opinion (观点)

China-UK human rights dialogue builds bridges to understanding
South China Morning Post, April 22, 2014