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 09, 2014

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

哈萨克牧民阻强拆全家遭殴伤 涉嫌中国公司道歉 (Kazakh herders beaten by state-owned enterprise's workers for resisting forced eviction)
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2014

Children (儿童)

China's child mortality down by two-thirds since 1990: report
Xinhua, May 6, 2014

See report:
State of the World's Mothers
Save the Children, May 2014

Culture (文化)

The Chinese Dream vs. the American Dream, in 4 charts
The Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2014

The Chinese dream is called “emigration”
Deutsche Welle, May 9, 2014

Noah? No way. Biblical epic refused entry into China on religious grounds
The Guardian, May 9, 2014

Wheat vs. Rice: how China’s north-south culinary divide shapes personality
The Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2014

Environment (环境)

中国地表水含68种高浓度抗生素 专家称一旦深入地下将难治理 (Research finds high-concentration of antibiotics in surface water, experts warn against further pollution of underground water)
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

美国媒体组织IWMF呼吁释放高瑜 (US media freedom group calls for release of journalist Gao Yu)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 8, 2014

See statement:
IWMF calls for release of detained Chinese journalist Gao Yu
International Women's Media Foundation, May 8, 2014

China: detention of journalist for leaking state secrets a “smokescreen”
Amnesty International, May 8, 2014

斥中共六四前找藉口拘高瑜 《明鏡》老總:密件早流傳 (Mingjing News editor slams detention of Gao Yu, says “confidential” document is neither secret nor was “leaked” by Gao)
Mingjing News, May 9, 2014

China escalates persecution before 25th anniversary of June Fourth
Human Rights in China, May 8, 2014

China rebukes U.S. for demanding release of Tiananmen activists
Reuters, May 9, 2014

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

Chinese police to be drafted in to Paris to help protect tourists
The Guardian, May 7, 2014

China “considering” building high-speed rail line from Beijing to the United States
The Guardian, May 9, 2014

US, China join search for Nigerian girls
Agence France Presse, May 9, 2014

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

China gay arrests “explicitly linked” to Tiananmen anniversary
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 8, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Chinese media defend waste incinerator plan despite protests
Reuters, May 9, 2014

Religion (宗教)

China's “anti-church” campaign continues with demolitions and arrests
The Telegraph, May 9, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

China’s reappearing murder victims
The Diplomat, May 8, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

Norway’s leaders snub Dalai Lama in deference to China
The New York Times, May 9, 2014

挪威政府避见 达赖喇嘛不怨 (Dalai Lama holds no grudges against Norway snub)
Deutsche Welle, May 8, 2014

Nowhere to call home- the tale of a Tibetan migrant worker in Beijing
South China Morning Post, May 9, 2014

United Nations (联合国)

联合国“经济、社会和文化权利委员会”审议中国国家报告(UN CESCR reviews China’s state report)
Radio France Internationale, May 9, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China in damage control mode as terror attacks spread beyond Xinjiang
The Guardian, May 8, 2014