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.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

领导干部为何难戒烟 (Why it's hard for officials to quit smoking)
The Beijing News, May 5, 2014

Domestic security (国内安全)

国家安全报告:去年中国境内恐怖活动再呈高发状态 (State security report: terrorist activities in China increased in 2013)
China News, May 6, 2014

Freedom of Expression (言论自由)

伊力哈木女儿纽约替父领奖 (Ilham Tohti’s daughter accepted the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award on behalf of her father)
Voice of America, May 6, 2014

Health (健康)

Nationwide campaign to promote smoking ban in public spaces in China
South China Morning Post, May 6, 2014

Sichuan poultry farmer confirmed dead from new bird flu strain H5N6
South China Morning Post, May 6, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

祭拜李旺阳三人被拘 众人守林昭墓前再被清场 (Three paying respects at Li Wangyang’s grave detained; police clear visitors away from Lin Zhao’s gravesite)
Radio Free Asia, May 5, 2014

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

China denies making preparations for collapse of North Korea regime
The Guardian, May 6, 2014

After Obama visit, planned naval drills with Russia reported
The New York Times, May 5, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

China detains series of dissidents ahead of 25th anniversary of Tiananmen massacre
The Telegraph, May 6, 2014

京六四論壇 與會者紛「被喝茶」律師被搜屋 胡佳:維穩十年之最 (Participants detained after June Fourth forum; lawyer’s apartment searched; Hu Jia: the heaviest stability maintenance in ten years)
Ming Pao, May 6, 2014

Scholars and lawyer disappeared after June 4th seminar in Beijing
China Change, May 5, 2014

Chinese government must stop intimidating citizens seeking truth about June 4, 1989
China Human Rights Defenders, May 6, 2014

特写:参观香港六四纪念馆的中国游客 (Close up: mainland visitors in HK June 4 Memorial Museum)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 5, 2014

National Defense (国防)

China sentences accused spy to 10-year prison term
The New York Times, May 6, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Residents in Chinese city march to protest giant waste project
Radio Free Asia, May 6, 2014

广州数百人堵路抗议建垃圾厂污染环境 (Hundreds block streets in Guangzhou to protest waste factory construction)
Radio Free Asia, May 5, 2014

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

Petition seeks closure of extrajudicial detention centers
The New York Times, May 5, 2014

Society (社会)

Six wounded in knife attack at southern China rail station
Reuters, May 6, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Sex abuse and China's children
The New York Times, May 5, 2014