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.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China indicts eight in Beijing attack, pushes new policies
Reuters, May 31, 2014

“We've been exhausted for days and nights:” Police recruits experience tougher training under anti-terror drive
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

中国最高检证实调查央视郭振玺受贿嫌疑 (SPP investigate CCTV senior executive on suspicion of bribery)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 2, 2014

China’s anti-corruption drive focuses on energy industry
Financial Times, May 29, 2014

Culture (文化)

Seven years to stamp out spitting: the “Woodpeckers” swooping on Beijing's bad habits
South China Morning Post, June 1, 2014

Health (健康)

河南大中专新生入学将检测艾滋病 隐私保护受关注 (College freshmen undergo compulsory AIDS test in Henan)
China National Radio, May 31, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

US group to honor two jailed Chinese dissidents
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2014

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

China’s pollution of Africa finally merits a penalty
The Boston Globe, June 1, 2014

U.S. sway in Asia is imperiled as China challenges alliances
The New York Times, June 2, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

Security matrix prevents another Tiananmen
Associated Press, May 31, 2014

China disrupts Google services ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
Voice of America, June 2, 2014

六四前 北京高校留学生被旅游 (Int’l students at Beijing’s China University of Political Science and Law forced to travel before June 4)
Voice of America, June 2, 2014

Detentions and Crackdown
Australian artist detained by Chinese authorities ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
The Age, June 2, 2014

鲍彤之子:六四25周年之际父亲 “被旅游” (Zhao Ziyang’s former secretary forced to leave Beijing before June 4)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 2, 2014

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

Tiananmen Square: the calm before the storm
The Telegraph, June 2, 2014

25 years later, details emerge of army’s chaos before Tiananmen Square
The New York Times, June 2, 2014

Remembering Tiananmen
The Age, June 3, 2014

Experts: Tiananmen discontent still persists
Voice of America, May 30, 2014

Shot and stabbed as he tried to document the Tiananmen Massacre: the “unfortunate” death of Wu Guofeng
The Telegraph, June 1, 2014

See more interviews with families of victims:
Through video, Tiananmen Mothers speak out on 25th anniversary of June Fourth
Human Rights in China, May 30, 2014

HRIC June Fourth Event in HK
Remembering June 4th 1989: the role of Hong Kong in China
Film Screening and Panel Discussion, June 3, 2014 at the University Hong Kong
Hosted by The Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL) of the University of Hong Kong, Human Rights in China (HRIC) and the Law Association of HKU

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

Labor (劳工)

Strikes see a new breed of labour activists: management
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2014

Media (媒体)

港媒体人呙中校、王健民据报深圳被捕 被指借以打击香港言论自由 (Arrest of HK editors in Shenzhen for “selling illegal publications” is seen as attack on to HK press freedom)
Radio Free Asia, June 1, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Women detained after naked protest on Beijing's Tiananmen Square
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2014

Society (社会)

Online anger at witnesses who did nothing to stop McDonald's killing in Shandong; cult suspects held
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2014

[Note: Article contains a video with graphic violence.]

Elderly suicides reported after City announces phase-out on burials
The New York Times, May 29, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

中国当局在新疆悬赏收缴枪支炸药(Chinese gov’t gives rewards for guns, dynamite in Xinjiang )
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 31, 2014

新疆规定驻疆企业新增用工当地人比例不低于7成 (Xinjiang requires at least 70% local new hires in region’s businesses)
Xinhua News Agency, May 31, 2014

Opinion (观点)

After June 4, China is still fumbling towards respect for rights of all
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2014