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 12, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

More than 200 held in China terror video crackdown: report
Agence France Presse, May 12, 2014

Beijing deploys armed anti-terror units after attacks
The Telegraph, May 12, 2014

Education (教育)

呼和浩特各高校禁学生离校 指境外敌对势力周末有活动 (Inner Mongolia university students warned against leaving campus amidst reports of potential activities by "foreign hostile forces")
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2014

Environment (环境)

China mulls amending water pollution law
People's Daily, May 9, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese elite push for release of jailed Nobel laureate
Reuters, May 11, 2014

中国有“太子党”私下向高层建言:假释刘晓波 (China's princelings discretely push for release of Liu Xiaobo)
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2014

港团体中联办外抗议促释放近期被捕人士 (HK groups hold protest to call for release of activists detained in recent weeks)
Voice of America, May 11, 2014

Communist Party newspaper denounces detained lawyer
The New York Times, May 12, 2014

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

Chinese resort plans alarms Mexican activists
Associated Press, May 11, 2014

Is China losing faith in North Korea?
The Guardian, May 9, 2014

China's Li signs trade, conservation agreements in Kenya
Agence France Presse, May 10, 2014

South China Sea becoming “boiling pot” amid rising tensions, analysts say
South China Morning Post, May 12, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

推平反六四被指颠覆前学运领袖徐光被拘 (Former student leader detained on subversion charge)
Radio France Internationale, May 11, 2014中国/20140511-推平反六四被指颠覆前学 运领袖徐光被拘

Chinese artist detained before Tiananmen anniversary
The New York Times, May 12, 2014

China cracks down on those remembering ’89 Tiananmen crackdown
McClatchy DC, May 9, 2014

Party Chief’s downfall a central act in Tiananmen drama
The New York Times, May 12, 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

Labor (劳工)

China labour activism: crossing the line
Financial Times, May 7, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China waste incinerator protest turns violent
Financial Times, May 11, 2014

Society (社会)

China hesitates to label Guangzhou attack terrorism
The New York Times, May 12, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan death sparks wider protest against Chinese mine
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

More than 100 relatives of Urumqi bomber detained
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Taiwan's handling of murder case raises question of cross-strait co-operation
South China Morning Post, May 12, 2014