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, May 01, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

China poised to pass US as world’s leading economic power this year
Financial Times, April 30, 2014

Inequality mars China's rise to biggest economy
The Age, May 1, 2014

Culture (文化)

Why some English words are controversial in China
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 30, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Freed veteran Chinese dissident says political views unchanged
Radio Free Asia, April 30, 2014

For more information on Xu Wanping, see:
Xu Wanping freed after nine years in prison
Human Rights in China, April 29, 2014

Jiansanjiang black jail (建三江黑监狱)

Brainwashing class disintegration
New Tang Dynasty, April 30, 2014

Post Reeducation-Through-Labor "abolition": lawyers and defenders monitor legal reform implementation--the Jiansanjiang case
"废除"劳教: 律师和维权人士监督法律改革实施--建三江案
Human Rights in China, April 2014

Labor (劳工)

Thousands of workers descend on Victoria Park for Labour Day march
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2014

Chinese shoe strike activist held on public order charges
Radio Free Asia, April 30, 2014

为东莞罢工工人咨询的林东被警方批捕 (Lin Dong, labor activist supporting striking Dongguan workers, arrested)
Deutsche Welle, May 1, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Putting government spending power into cage
Caixin, April 30, 2014

Population (人口)

No compensation for parents who have lost their only child
The New York Times, April 29, 2014

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

77人致信要求废除“收容制度” 处罚决定与劳教如出一辙 (77 lawyers, citizens, and academics request abolition of “custody education centers” and other RTL-like institutions)
Radio Free Asia, April 30, 2014

Religion (宗教)

温州教堂倒下 海外基督徒反弹 (Destruction of Wenzhou church causes backlash from overseas Christians)
Voice of America, May 1, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China blames religious extremists for station bombing
Reuters, May 1, 2014

Breaking news alerts on Urumqi attack “censored” on Weibo
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2014

乌鲁木齐火车南站暴恐袭击案告破 (Violent Urumqi railway station terrorist attack solved)
Tianshan Net, May 1, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Tiananmen as the turning point: China’s impossible balancing act
Time, April 29, 2014

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

In China, labour activism is waking up
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2014