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 30, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China orders tech ministry to self-report corruption
Reuters, May 29, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

北京举行最大规模反暴恐演习 (Beijing conducts largest counterterrorism drill)
Beijing News, May 30, 2014

Cyber security (网络安全)

China’s sprawling hacking-industrial complex
The Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

29 injured as 5.9-magnitude earthquake rocks southwest China
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2014

Education (教育)

2014年高考报名人数939万人 较上年增加27万 (9.39 million sign up for university entrance exam, 270,000 more than 2013)
Xinhua News, May 30, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China detains another activist before anniversary
Associated Press, May 30, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

美议员“提议命名刘晓波街道纪念六四” (China calls suggestion by members of US Congress to change street name where DC Chinese Embassy is located to honor “Liu Xiaobo” a provocation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 30, 2014

China decries call in U.S. to name street after jailed Tiananmen dissident
Reuters, May 30, 2014

Detentions and Crackdown
Chinese news assistant detained ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
Agence France-Presse, May 28, 2014

Tiananmen square dissident fears more bloodshed in China
Voice of America, May 30, 2014

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

June Fourth Related Events
美国汉学家林培瑞、法国教授白夏访港谈六四 (Sinologists host seminar on June Fourth in HK)
Voice of America, May 30, 2014

日本大学举办纪念天安门事件“流亡”的电影放映会 (Japanese university marks June Fourth with documentary screening)
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2014

英国人权团体将举办纪念“六四”25周年活动 (UK-based rights groups commemorate June Fourth anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2014

For more June Fourth related events:
June Fourth 25th anniversary related activities
Human Rights in China, Updated May 28, 2014

Events in U.S. Congress
Tiananmen Square 25th Anniversary Remembrance
United States Capitol, May 29, 2014

Tiananmen Square Protests
U.S. House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, May 30, 2014

25 years on, mothers of Tiananmen Square dead seek answers
National Public Radio, May 20, 2014

Remembering Tiananmen: the lessons of history
The Economist, May 31, 2014

Tiananmen crackdown casts long shadow over China’s press
Voice of America, May 29, 2014

Twenty-five years on, memories of June 4 loom large
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Why do China's reforms all fail
The Diplomat, May 30, 2014

Religion (宗教)

Church-state clash in China coalesces around a toppled spire
The New York Times, May 30, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

China’s most-hated official is no surprise
The New York Times, May 30, 2014

Technology (科技)

Open source crypto TrueCrypt disappears with suspicious cloud of mystery
Forbes, May 29, 2014

United Nations (联合国)

China's growing peacekeeping commitment to UN shows shift in foreign policy
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China promises improvements in restive northwest
Associated Press, May 30, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Only the rule of law can ensure sustained prosperity in China
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2014

China's two problems with the Uyghurs
Los Angeles Review of Books, May 28, 2014