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 13, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

分析:中国反恐能否“内病外治” (Can China tackle domestic terrorism by participating in international counter-terrorism efforts?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

汶川地震六周年官方无纪念活动 遇难学生家长请愿祭奠受阻 (Gov't did not hold commemoration on 6th anniversary of Wenchuan earthquake; victims' families prevented from paying respect at school sites)
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2014

Education (教育)

The college entrance exam keeps China’s universities stuck in the past
News China, May 2014 Issue

Environment (环境)

The missing teeth of China's new environmental law
Economic Observer, May 5, 2014

Beijing kebab vendors among list of polluters hit with fines
The New York Times, May 13, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Study to shed light on sex discrimination: Equal Opportunities Commission
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

维权领袖贾灵敏刑拘后失踪 十余律师联署愿为其提供帮助 (Leading human rights defender Jia Lingmin missing after being criminally detained in Zhengzhou, dozen lawyers sign up to provide legal assistance)
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2014

Activist arrested for planning Tiananmen hunger strike
The Telegraph, May 13, 2014

Chinese activist denied lawyer amid widening clampdown on dissent
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2014

China Change, May 13, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

“高级记者”境外发文给国家抹黑 (Netizen criminally detained for “spreading rumors” on overseas websites)
Jinghua Times, May 13, 2014

Blocked in China, Facebook considers opening an office there anyway
The Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2014

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

Hundreds of Chinese families seek wartime compensation from Japan
Reuters, May 12, 2014

Migrants (农民工)

China's young migrants like cities, spend more: survey
Reuters, May 12, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Police pursue arrests after clash over waste incinerator
The New York Times, May 13, 2014

Women (妇女)

China's growing gender gap: women are not just “leftover” but left out
The Guardian, May 12, 2014