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 16, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

甘肃400回民抗议村官侵吞集体资产 求见京官受阻 (400 Hui in Gansu protest embezzlement by gov’t official; police prevent complaints to Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2014

Environment (环境)

Chinese demand fueling rosewood extinction in Mekong region
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2014

被误读的“邻避效应”(Misunderstanding the NIMBY effect)
The Financial Times, May 16, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China: detained to death
The New York Review of Books, May 16, 2014

Police detain Qu Zhenhong, niece representing rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, attorney says
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2014

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

Anti-Chinese violence convulses Vietnam, pitting laborers against laborers
The New York Times, May 16, 2014

Vietnam riots: China accuses U.S. as military chiefs meet in Washington
The Guardian, May 15, 2014

China warns Vietnam over deadly protests in territorial dispute
The Guardian, May 16, 2014

中国媒体谨慎报道越南事态 (China instructs media to report on Vietnam situation with caution)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 16, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

China detains rights lawyer ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
Voice of America, May 16, 2014

Rights lawyer Tang Jingling detained ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2014

China continues “mass round-up” of dissidents ahead of June 4
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2014

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

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

厦门马巷镇、贵港覃塘镇因征地发生警民冲突 (Protests in Fujian, Guangxi over land seizures lead to conflict with police)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2014

上海逾千工人连日罢工争福利 警察暴力清场孕妇被殴数十人被捕 (Strike at Dynacast Shanghai Ltd. over wages continues; police beat protestors, including a pregnant woman)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

3 Officials were killed in Xinjiang during Chinese President’s visit, report says
The New York Times, May 16, 2014

Opinion (观点)

法律窗口: 从高瑜被刑拘到美国法的“事先限制”原则 (From Gao Yu’s criminal detention to the American principle of “prior restraint”)
Voice of America, May 15, 2014

六四前夕严打异见 习近平为何如此紧张? (In the pre-June Fourth anniversary crackdown, what is Xi Jinping afraid of?)
Voice of America, May 15, 2014