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, May 02, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Saving China’s elephants
The New York Times, April 28, 2014

Culture (文化)

I love you, boss: Chinese indie director Zhang Yuan talks going short
The Wall Street Journal, May 2, 2014

Domestic security (国内安全)

多地安保工作升级:24小时巡控、民警佩枪巡逻 (Increased security throughout country: 24-hour patrols, armed police)
People's Daily, May 2, 2014

Environment (环境)

Bad air days
The Age, May 3, 2014

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

自由之家:全球新闻自由度10年来最低 (Freedom House: Global press freedom at 10 year low)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 2, 2014

Health (健康)

Number of new HIV cases among young Hongkongers trebles within a decade
South China Morning Post, May 2, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Chinese toddler pees in Hong Kong street, stirs online firestorm
The Washington Post, April 30, 2014

Anger over toddler's public wee in Hong Kong runs deeper than “good” manners
Global Voices, May 1, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

On Hong Kong’s Tiananmen museum
Dissent, May 1, 2014

Open Government Information (信息公开)

Right to know: leaders discover that some transparency can help make society more stable
The Economist, May 3, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Bring back the landlords: officials want family-run farms to grow much bigger. Is America the new model?
The Economist, May 3, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China bans public from petitioning Beijing over local grievances
Voice of America, May 1, 2014

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

Prisoner in China's plea for help found in Saks bag
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 1, 2014

Society (社会)

【媒目】城管打人与城管被打,哪个才是“新闻”? (Chengguan beats civilian or civilian beats Chengguan: which is news?)
Beijing News, May 2, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

After bombing in west, China angered by U.S. criticism in terror report
Reuters, May 2, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Q & A: Jeffrey Wasserstrom on history, dissent and the power of May 4 in China
The New York Times, May 1, 2014

China’s censored world
The New York Times, May 2, 2014