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.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Degrees of influence peddling in China and U.S.
The New York Times, April 24, 2014

Culture (文化)

Young Chinese Maoists set up hippy commune
The Telegraph, April 24, 2014

Environment (环境)

China law change opens way to huge fines for polluters
Financial Times, April 24, 2014

China’s legislature votes to toughen environmental protection law
The New York Times, April 25, 2014

China amends environmental protection law to tackle pollution
Australia Network News, April 24, 2014

See the amended law:
中华人民共和国环境保护法 (Law on Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China)
National People's Congress, April 25, 2014

Health (健康)

民间艾滋组织呼吁追究河南省卫生厅20年前血祸之责 (HIV/AIDS advocacy groups press for accountability of Henan tainted blood incident 20 years ago)
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

Sina shares fall after China strips its license in web porn crackdown
Reuters, April 24, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

25 years after Tiananmen, calls for officials to disclose assets still unmet
The New York Times, April 24, 2014

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

Labor (劳工)

香港工会集会声援东莞工人 (Hong Kong unions stage assembly to support workers on strike in Dongguan)
Voice of America, April 24, 2014

Labour unrest: danger zone
The Economist, April 24, 2014

Law (法律)

禁律师判前公开案件信息 北京律协制定新规引争议 (Beijing bar association ignites controversy after it issues new rules banning lawyers from disclosing case information before verdict)
Jiangxi News, April 25, 2014

关于发布第9号《北京市律师协会执业纪律与执业调处委员会规范执业 指引》的 通知 (Guidance on Standardization of Legal Practices issued by the Beijing Municipal Lawyers' Association's Committee on Professional Discipline and Mediation)
Beijing Municipal Lawyers Association, March 19, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China will attempt to transform petitioning system, says state media
The Guardian, April 24, 2014

China demands local solutions for grievances
Associated Press, April 24, 2014

Beijing tells petitioners: please stay home
Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2014

”Fake” government toppled by Chinese police
The Telegraph, April 24, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

少年发帖刑拘案律师年检遇阻 敏感案件惹祸? (Lawyer who took on sensitive cases faces obstacles in renewing license)
Voice of America, April 24, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

国际特赦呼吁中国停止迫害系狱维吾尔宗教领袖 (Amnesty Int'l urges attention on imprisoned Uyghur religious leader)
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2014

See statement:
China: Hunger striking Uighur prisoner critically ill
Amnesty International, April 23, 2014