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.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Why China could be huge for Facebook, even though it’s banned
Quartz, May 13, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Former head of GlaxoSmithKline in China is accused of bribery
The New York Times, May 13, 2014

China puts brass on trial in fight against military corruption
National Public Radio, May 14, 2014

Education (教育)

School pressure to blame for Chinese youth suicides, official study finds
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2014

Environment (环境)

China’s South-North Water Diversion Project threatens fish farmers’ livelihoods
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2014

Hukou (户口)

省会以下城市招聘禁设户籍门槛 (State Council issues directive prohibiting hukou-based discrimination in employment in provincial capitals and other smaller cities)
China Youth Daily, May 14, 2014

国务院办公厅关于做好2014年全国普通高等学校毕业生就业创业工作的通知 (State Council General Office's Notice Concerning the Improvement of Work on Employment and Job-Creation for Graduates of Ordinary Universities in 2014)
State Council General Office, May 13, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

A thorn in the government’s side – China’s human rights advocates
China Law and Policy, May 11, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

博讯声明回应撰稿人向南夫被刑拘 国际笔会公开信要求释放高瑜 (Boxun responds to arrest of its contributor, PEN International calls for release of Gao Yu)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2014

Chinese police detain contributor to U.S.-based website
The New York Times, May 14, 2014

北京抓捕博讯记者向南夫,官媒竭力造谣抹黑 (Chinese gov't launches smear campaign after arresting Boxun journalist Xiang Nanfu)
Boxun, May 13,2014

China: veteran journalist Gao Yu (f) charged with “leaking state secrets abroad”; fears for safety
PEN International, May 9, 2014

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

Vietnamese workers protest at Chinese factories
Associated Press, May 13, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

“六四”前夕网络舆论管控加强 共识网受到攻 (Information control online intensifies ahead of June Fourth anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2014

Restrictions, detentions, and disappearances before June 4, 2014
Human Rights in China, May 2014

纪思道:六四展示的血腥和勇气 (Violence and courage on June Fourth: an interview with Nicholas D. Kristof)
Voice of America, May 13, 2014

The invisible, but not forgotten anniversary of Tiananmen Square
Time, 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

Torture (酷刑)

国际特赦:亚太国家酷刑普遍 中朝最甚 (Amnesty Int'l: torture prevalent in Asia-Pacific, especially in China and North Korea)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2014

See report:
Global crisis on torture exposed by new worldwide campaign
Amnesty International, May 13, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

A devotion to language proves risky
The New York Times, May 14, 2014