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 21, 2014

Children (儿童)

Eight primary school pupils stabbed in China, says report
Agence France-Presse, May 20, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China concerned about suspected Boko Haram attack on workers in Cameroon
Reuters, May 20, 2014

Cyber security (网络安全)

China bans Microsoft Windows 8 on government computers
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 20, 2014

Environment (环境)

环保部:工业企业搬迁 土壤需“消毒” (Ministry of Environmental Protection orders factories and enterprises to tackle pollution when they close down, move or undergo redevelopment)
Beijing News, May 21, 2014

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

China reinvigorates regional clubs to counter US power
Financial Times, May 20, 2014

China's Xi issues veiled warning to Asia over military alliances
Reuters, May 21, 2014

Vietnam asks world to condemn China for sea action
Associated Press, May 21, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

六四前访胡平:中国专制挑战民主价值观 (Hu Ping: China's authoritarianism challenges democratic values)
Voice of America, May 20, 2014

Victims' families held, watched ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2014

Open Government Information (信息公开)

广东教师申请信息公开不获答复 提行政诉讼 (Guangdong teacher brings gov't to court for ignoring his requests for disclosure of information on family planning policy and education)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

云南镇雄县警察击毙一名上访者 (Petitioner shot dead by police in Yunnan)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China jails 39 in restive Xinjiang: state media
Agence France-Presse, May 21, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Taiwan can play peacemaker in South China Sea disputes
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2014

China’s pollution challenge
The New York Times, May 21, 2014

垃圾焚烧的中国难题 (China faces challenges in trash incineration)
The New York Times, May 21, 2014