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
世行:中国今年或将成全球最大经济体
Financial Times, April 30, 2014
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d79ffff8-cfb7-11e3-9b2b-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Fworld_asia-pacific_china%2Ffeed%2F%2Fproduct&siteedition=intl#axzz30TlUpUZt
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001056024

Related:
Inequality mars China's rise to biggest economy
The Age, May 1, 2014
http://www.theage.com.au/world/inequality-mars-chinas-rise-to-biggest-economy-20140501-zr25u.html

Culture (文化)

Why some English words are controversial in China
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 30, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27216910

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Freed veteran Chinese dissident says political views unchanged
Radio Free Asia, April 30, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/xu-wanping-04302014172618.html

For more information on Xu Wanping, see:
Xu Wanping freed after nine years in prison
许万平服刑9年后获释
Human Rights in China, April 29, 2014
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/xu-wanping-freed-after-nine-years-prison
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/xu-mo-ping-fu-xing-9nian-hou-huo-shi

Jiansanjiang black jail (建三江黑监狱)

Brainwashing class disintegration
New Tang Dynasty, April 30, 2014
http://www.ntd.tv/en/programs/news-politics/china-forbidden-news/20140430/135337-brainwashing-class-disintegration.html

Related:
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
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/post-reeducation-through-labor-abolition-lawyers-and-defenders-monitor-legal-reform-implementation
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/fei-chu-lao-jiao-lu-shi-he-wei-quan-ren-shi-jian-du-fa-lu-gai-ge-shi-shi-jian-san-jiang

Labor (劳工)

Thousands of workers descend on Victoria Park for Labour Day march
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501481/thousands-workers-descend-victoria-park-labour-day-march

Chinese shoe strike activist held on public order charges
Radio Free Asia, April 30, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lin-dong-04302014121939.html

Related:
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
http://dw.de/p/1Bry0

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Putting government spending power into cage
Caixin, April 30, 2014
http://english.caixin.com/2014-04-30/100672328.html

Population (人口)

No compensation for parents who have lost their only child
The New York Times, April 29, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/29/no-compensation-for-parents-who-have-lost-their-only-child/

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
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy2-04302014113041.html

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
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-church-20140501/1905089.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China blames religious extremists for station bombing
Reuters, May 1, 2014
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/01/uk-china-xinjiang-blast-idINKBN0DH28V20140501

Related:
Breaking news alerts on Urumqi attack “censored” on Weibo
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1501612/sina-weibo-censored-news-alerts-urumqi-train-blasts

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
http://news.ts.cn/content/2014-05/01/content_9618347.htm

Opinion (观点)

Tiananmen as the turning point: China’s impossible balancing act
Time, April 29, 2014
time.com/73594/china-tiananmen-square-25-years-later/

For more information about June Fourth, see:
June Fourth at 25: resisting enforced amnesia, building a just future
纪念六四25周年:抵制强迫失忆,建设公正的未来
Human Rights in China, April 10, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-25-resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/ji-nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-di-zhi-qiang-po-shi-yi-jian

In China, labour activism is waking up
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1500831/china-labour-activism-waking

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