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 29, 2014

Children (儿童)

涉罪未成年人多来自残缺家庭或留守儿童 (Most juvenile offenders come from broken families or are left-behind children)
The Beijing News, May 29, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

大赦国际敦促香港捍卫新闻自由 (Amnesty International calls on HK to safeguard press freedom)
Voice of America, May 29, 2014

Hong Kong must be alert to gradual erosion of its freedom of expression
The South China Morning Post, May 27, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Nobel laureate’s release from prison may hinge on his “regret”
The New York Times, May 29, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

美国会通过决议案 纪念六四民主运动25周年 (US House passes resolution to commemorate June Fourth anniversary)
Voice of America, May 28, 2014

US Congress calls on China to free Tiananmen prisoners
Agence France-Presse, May 29, 2014

House debate on human rights in China
C-Span, May 28, 2014

House Resolution 599
113th United States Congress, May 28, 2014

“重回天安门”运动吁演行为艺术 湖南维权人士被刑拘威胁 (June Fourth performance art piece planned; Hunan rights defender detained)
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2014

专辑:六四25周年 (Special Edition: 25th Anniversary of June Fourth)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 28, 2014

Tiananmen square anniversary prompts campaign of silence
The New York Times, May 28, 2014

六四25周年:香港学生的精神传承(June Fourth 25: HK students' spiritual heritage)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 29, 2014

Activist couple put in detention for commemorating Tiananmen crackdown
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆召开大会 公开审判逮捕拘留上百人 (Mass public trials and arrests of suspects of "terrorism" and "splittism")
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2014

China holds public rally to punish 55 in northwest
Associated Press, May 28, 2014

China: Shameful stadium “show trial” is not justice
Amnesty International, May 29, 2014

Opinion (观点)

The Communist Party survived Tiananmen, but does it have the tools to last another 25 years?
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2014