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, June 06, 2014

Cybersecurity (网络安全)

The impending "peaceful war" between China and America over cyberspying
The Huffington Post, June 5, 2014

中美网络安全拉锯战(China and U.S. in a seesaw battle on cyber security)
Financial Times, June5, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

香港最大贪污案开审 许仕仁被控收秘款2800万港币 (Major corruption trial involving former senior HK officials opens)
China News, June 6, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

Web editor detained over photo linking Mao to fringe sect
The New York Times, June 6, 2014

China state media calls for 'severe punishment' for Google, Apple, U.S. tech firms
Reuters, June 4, 2014

June Fourth(六四)

【刘云会客室】分析联合国人权高级专员谈六四 (Analysis of UN rights chief's statement on June Fourth by HRIC senior program officer)
Radio Free Asia, June 5, 2014

On Tiananmen anniversary, China’s military touts its strength
The New York Times, June 5, 2014

Chinese state media makes a rare admission that yes, something did happen on June 4, 1989
The Washington Post, June 5, 2014

Famed activist says China fears fresh "Tiananmen" protests
France24, June 4, 2014

Detention and Crackdown
澳籍华裔艺术家郭健将被北京驱逐出境(China to deport Chinese-Australian artist whose work commemorates victims of June Fourth)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 6, 2014

Australian says China to deport detained artist
Associated Press, June 6, 2014

Lunch with the FT: Guo Jian
Financial Times, June 5, 2014

中国释放三名因参与六四研讨会被拘人士 (China releases three activists who attended private seminar on June Fourth)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 5, 2014

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

National Defense (国防)

China under-reported defense by 20 percent: Pentagon
Agence France-Presse, June 5, 2014

中国国防部指责美报告渲染中国军事威胁 (China rebukes Pentagon report over playing up Chinese military threat)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 6, 2014

Political and Economic Reforms (政治经济改革)

China’s focus on growth goal risks reform delay, World Bank says
Bloomberg News, June 6, 2014

See World Bank statement:
China’s growth moderates with continued economic transformation
World Bank, June 6, 2014

Refugees and Asylym-seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

China offers $16M to Syrian refugees
International Business Times, June 5, 2014

Religion (宗教)

内蒙古东胜警方抓获15名“门徒会”邪教组织成员 (Inner Mongolia authorities apprehend 15 members of an "evil cult")
The Beijing News, June 6, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

保护记者委员会欢迎顿珠旺青获释(Press freedom group welcomes release of Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen)
Voice of America, June 5, 2014

See statement:
CPJ welcomes release of Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen in China
Committee to Protect Journalists, June 5, 2014

Dalai Lama in bid to revive Tibetan autonomy in China
Agence France-Presse, June 5, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Tiananmen Square, the turning point that wasn’t
The New York Times, June 5, 2014

China's timely power play
The Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2014

中国周边外交政策言行不一(China's words are not matched by deeds on peripheral diplomacy)
Financial Times, June 6, 2014