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 28, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

湖南记者因揭候鸟被盗猎受到死亡威胁 (Hunan journalist received death threats after reporting on poaching of migrating birds)
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Chinese city targets pharma firms in graft crackdown
Reuters, May 27, 2014

Culture (文化)

Blue skies, safe food: the Chinese Dream in song
The Wall Street Journal, May 27, 2014

Education (教育)

Chinese graduates scramble for jobs amid calls for educational reform
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2014

Open brain, insert ideology
Bloomberg View, May 20, 2014

China's beachhead in U.S. schools
The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China hits activists with common-crime charges
Associated Press, May 27, 2014

中国当局以刑事罪名迫害活动人士 (China persecutes activists using criminal charges)
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2014

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

Information Control (信息控制)

China to “clean up” instant messaging apps
中国开始整治即时通讯 微信或用实名制
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 27, 2014

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

China tensions grow after Vietnamese ship sinks in clash
The New York Times, May 28, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

参与“六四”公祭多人被秋后算账 当局成立专案组调查 (Participants of June Fourth memorial service detained; gov’t establishes special investigation team)
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2014

中国民主党在巴黎纪念“六四”25周年 (China Democracy Party commemorates June Fourth in Paris)
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2014

Escape from Tiananmen: how secret plan freed protesters
Bloomberg News, May 27, 2014

Labor (劳工)

事业单位涨薪 7月起工资社保向企业看齐 (State-affiliated entities to raise wages and social benefits starting in July)
China Business Media, May 27, 2014

Media (媒体)

Legal punches for two reporters' sealed lips
Caixin, May 26, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

China's Xi chooses repression over reform: Amnesty
The Economic Times, May 27, 2014

See statement:
China: persecution of Tiananmen activists exposes President Xi’s reform lies
Amnesty International, May 27, 2014

State Compensation (国家赔偿)

最高法:国家赔偿金标准提高至每日200.69元 (SPC raises state compensation standard for deprivation of liberty to 200.69 yuan per day)
People's Daily, May 27, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Politburo vows to improve living standards in Xinjiang
The New York Times, May 28, 2014