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.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

内蒙古官方回应“活埋流浪狗”:将出台犬类管理办法 (Public outrage over reports of dogs buried alive has Inner Mongolian gov't on the defensive)
Beijing News, April 27, 2014

Claims 100 stray dogs buried alive in China probed
Agence France-Presse, April 27, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Why Chinese people doubt the anti-corruption campaign
The Diplomat, April 26, 2014

Cyber security (网络安全)

Chinese spies read Australian MPs’ emails for a year-report
Reuters, April 28, 2014

Environment (环境)

Will China's new environmental protection law make a difference?
The Diplomat, April 25, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

多部热门美国电视剧从中国视频网站下架 (Popular American TV dramas removed from Chinese video streaming sites)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 27, 2014

“Big Bang Theory,” “The Good Wife”: too hot for the Chinese web
The Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2014

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

On a trip that avoids Beijing, Obama keeps his eye on China
The New York Times, April 27, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

People’s Daily editorial fanned flames of 1989 protest
The New York Times, April 26, 2014

六四永久文物纪念馆开幕 天安门母亲赞力证屠杀惨案 (Permanent June Fourth museum opens in Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2014

Tiananmen Square protest museum opens in Hong Kong
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 26, 2014

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

Labor (劳工)

裕元:大部分工人返回工作岗位 (Most shoe factory workers return to work after strike)
Deutsche Welle, April 26, 2014

Strike at Chinese shoe factory ends partially
Associated Press, April 26, 2014

Pressure from the local authorities forces many Yue Yuen strikers back to work
China Labour Bulletin, April 25, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

访民联合国开发署外被殴至脑出血 400人集会抗议19人被捕 (Hundreds protest brutal beating of petitioner outside UNDP office in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2014

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

A smuggler of immigrants dies in prison, but is praised in Chinatown
The New York Times, April 27, 2014

Religion (宗教)

US lawmaker urges China to expand religious freedoms
Agence France-Presse, April 27, 2014

浙强拆教堂十字架 三江教堂守护告急 (Church in Zhejiang faces imminent demolition)
Voice of America, April 27, 2014

Women (妇女)

Women go topless for equal rights
The New York Times, April 25, 2014

12 moments in China’s women’s rights movement in 2013: a review of the year’s innovative public actions
Women’s Network, January 16, 2014 (Translation by China Development Brief, April 8, 2014)

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆有地区奖励举报 “涉稳情报” (Xinjiang county offers cash rewards for “stability”-related information)
Voice of America, April 26, 2014

Opinion (观点)

New York Times strikes a blow to China’s efforts at censorship
The Washington Post, April 26, 2014