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 08, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Changing tactics: a series of attacks at railway stations poses a new threat to security
The Economist, May 10, 2014

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

大陸90後 網上聲援浦志強 (Mainland Post-‘90 generation shows support for Pu Zhiqiang online)
The House News, May 8, 2014大陸90後-網上聲援浦志強/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong publisher’s prison sentence is called a political vendetta
The New York Times, May 7, 2014

China jails elderly Hong Kong publisher For 10 years
Radio Free Asia, May 7, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

联合国将就中国履行国际公约情况进行第二次审议 (ESCR committee reviews China’s implementation of its obligations under int’l covenant for second time)
Radio Free Asia, May 7, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

李克强承诺无条件支持非洲发展 (Li Keqiang promises unconditional support for Africa's development)
Deutsche Welle, May 8, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

丁子霖談六四訴求 「與習反腐一致」 (Ding Zilin: June 4 requests are in line with Xi’s anti-corruption campaign)
Ming Pao, May 8, 2014

Media Personalities Detained in China
The Wall Street Journal , May 8, 2014

China journalist Gao Yu detained in Tiananmen lead-up
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 8, 2014

涉嫌为境外非法提供国家秘密罪 高瑜被北京警方刑事拘留 (Gao Yu criminally detained by Beijing Police on suspicion of illegally revealing state secrets to overseas media)
Xinhua, May 8, 2014

China escalates persecution before 25th anniversary of June Fourth
Human Rights in China, May 8, 2014
U.S. calls on China to free Tiananmen anniversary activists
Voice of America, May 7, 2014

See statement:
Daily Press Briefing
U.S. Department of State, May 7, 2014

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

Group established in Taipei to lobby for greater LGBT rights
The China Post, May 1, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

研究报告:中国仍是“基本不自由”经济 (Research report: China still does not have a free market economy)
Voice of America, May 8, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

杭州两万民众抗建垃圾焚烧场 四村委会成员集体辞职 (Twenty thousand protest construction of incineration plant, 4 village committee members resign)
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2014

Religion (宗教)

温州查封家庭教会 浙江打压基督教升级 (Wenzhou cracks down on family churches, Zhejiang intensifies suppression of Christians)
Radio Free Asia, May 7, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Police in deadly confrontation in restive Chinese region
The New York Times, May 7, 2014

"Terrorism" in China linked to hardline policy on dissent: analysts
Radio Free Asia, May 7, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Families and associates of China's corrupt officials must not escape scrutiny
South China Morning Post, May 8, 2014