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 15, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

一季度57厅官涉嫌贪腐落马 (57 bureau-level officials been sacked for graft in the first quarter of 2014)
Beijing News, May 15, 2014

Should China fear youth's sense of injustice?
The Telegraph, May 14, 2014

Former China head of GlaxoSmithKline charged with bribery
The New York Times, May 15, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Islamist group claims China station bombing: SITE
Reuters, May 14, 2014

Hukou (户口)

北大硕士是怎样变成黑户的? (How did a Peking University grad student fall into the black hole of the hukou system?)
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2014

农村户籍放不下背后是城市服务得不到 (Inadequate social services in cities for migrants make rural residents reluctant to give up rural hukou)
Changjiang Net, May 14, 2014

“禁设户籍门槛”应为规则标配 (New State Council notice exempts larger cities from prohibition of hukou-based discrimination towards university graduates' employment)
China Radio International, May 14, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

律师见刘荻屡被拒刘父担忧 两传媒人被捕涉浦志强案? (Lawyer barred from meeting detained activist Liu Di, detention of two journalists may stem from interviewing Pu Zhiqiang)
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2014

Police raid activist dinner party in China
Associated Press, May 14, 2014

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

Information Control (信息控制)

Detained Chinese journalists forced to make televised confessions
Bloomberg Businessweek, May 14, 2014

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

Up to 21 dead, doctor says, as anti-China riots spread in Vietnam
Reuters, May 15, 2014

中国外交部发言人指责越南政府对反华势力和反华活动采取纵容和包庇态度 (China MFA accuses Hanoi of catering to anti-Chinese protests)
Radio France Internationale, May 15, 2014

越反华暴动延3分1省 未经证实死20华人 (Violence in Vietnam spreads to a third of provinces; 20 unconfirmed Chinese deaths)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

大家谈中国:那个春夏之交我的1989 (My 1989: Chinese citizens remember the fateful months between spring and summer)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 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

Migrants (农民工)

China's young migrant workers earn more, send less home
Bloomberg Businessweek, May 13, 2014

Real wages for China’s migrant workers stagnate as cost of living escalates
China Labour Bulletin, May 14, 2014’s-migrant-workers-stagnate-cost-living-escalates

Religion (宗教)

Beijing urged to respect religious freedom amid “anti-church” crackdown
The Telegraph, May 14, 2014

See statement:
"Purdue Consensus on Religious Freedom" with signatories
Center on Religion and Chinese Society, Purdue University, May 14, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chinese officials head to countryside to try to win over locals
The Wall Street Journal, May 15, 2014