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, May 05, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

【法律案例】网警贿赂网警:替领导删帖 (Internet police bribe one another to delete information)
China e-Business Research Center, May 5, 2014

What is the price of press censorship?
China Media Project (English), May 2, 2014
Paopao (Chinese)

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China clamps down on baby formula imports
Financial Times, May 5, 2014

Environment (环境)

Global warming: China and U.S. in crucial talks on cutting carbon dioxide emissions
The Telegraph, May 2, 2014

Hukou (户口)

“他们没用上户口,让我们缴纳罚款”——多地“超生儿”“黑户”历史或将终结 (New family planning regulations ban using hukou registration as bargaining chip to collect “extra child tax”)
Xinhua, May 5, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中港人士祭奠邵阳民主铁汉李旺阳遭扣押 (Several HKers and mainlanders detained while commemorating democracy advocate Li Wangyang, who died in “forced suicide”)
Voice of America, May 5, 2014

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

China plans for North Korean regime collapse leaked
The Telegraph, May 5, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

Runners hit streets to mark key anniversaries
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2014

北京召开六四纪念研讨会 天安门母亲二十五载忆亲儿 (Mother of Tiananmen victim speaks at Beijing June Fourth commemorative conference)
Voice of America, May 5, 2014

Discussing Tiananmen Square is still risky after 25 years, even for Chinese students in the US
Public Radio International, May 2, 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

National Defense (国防)

China gives 10-year sentence to leaker of military secrets
Reuters, May 5, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

杭州访民突离奇死亡 政府三十车辆包围尸体 (Hangzhou petitioner mysteriously dies; local authorities mobilize 30 vehicles to surround body)
Radio Free Asia, May 5, 2014

Society (社会)

Shanghai laments loss of TV show in local dialect
The New York Times, May 5, 2014

团员人数一年减少40万 共青团光环褪色?(Communist Youth League members decrease by 400,000; is the Youth League’s “halo” fading?)
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2014

Technology (科技)

Plying social media, Chinese workers grow bolder in exerting clout
The New York Times, May 4, 2014

Asia’s most popular messaging app is censoring itself in China
Quartz, May 2, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Xinjiang police issue order to detain family members of Urumqi bomb suspect
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2014

乌鲁木齐恐怖爆炸袭击案悬念未解 (Urumqi terrorist bombing case an unresolved mystery)
Radio France Internationale, May 5, 2014中国/20140505-乌鲁木齐恐怖爆炸袭击案悬念未解

Opinion (观点)

A Uighur father’s brave fight
The New York Times, May 4, 2014

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

Is Taiwan sinking back into obscurity?
Tea Leaf Nation, May 1, 2014