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 09, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China cracks down on “naked officials”
Financial Times, June 8, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

MH370: families launch appeal for whistle-blowers
The Telegraph, June 8, 2014

Environment (环境)

China’s annual state of the environment report is miserable
Quartz, June 6, 2014

See report:
2013 中国环境状况公报 (China's 2013 Report on the state of the environment)
Ministry of Environmental Protection, May 27, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong salutes while Beijing censors
Hindustan Times, June 4, 2014

Hong Kong’s politics: marking the past, fearing the future
The Economist, June 7, 2014

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

China confirms attendance at U.S.-hosted naval exercises in June
Reuters, June 9, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

Tiananmen parents speaking out
Radio Taiwan International, June 5, 2014

Tiananmen censorship reflects crackdown under Xi Jinping
U.S. News & World Report, June 3, 2014

Why Chinese media are talking about Tiananmen
The Washington Post, June 6, 2014

Detention and Crackdown
China lawyers demand access to detained activists
Associated Press, June 8, 2014

China frees Tiananmen dissidents but will deport “rotten meat” protest artist
The Telegraph, June 9, 2014

China releases three activists after Tiananmen anniversary
Radio Free Asia, June 5, 2014

六四研讨会“五君子”案多人取保 斯伟江接手浦志强案 (Several participants in June Fourth seminar in Beijing released on bail except Pu Zhiqiang)
Radio France International, June 9, 2014

六四前被旅游异议人士陆续获释 鲍彤仍未回家25年最严厉一次 (Dissidents forced to "travel" ahead of June Fourth anniversary allowed to return home, Bao Tong’s whereabouts still unknown)
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2014

六四前遭刑拘两中国女记者获释 (Two media workers detained ahead of June Fourth released)
Voice of America, June 8, 2014

Restrictions, detentions, and disappearances before June 4, 2014
Human Rights in China, Last updated June 6, 2014

June Fourth Related Events
纪念“六四”25周年 旧金山总图书馆放映89民运纪录片 (Documentary of 1989 movement shown in San Francisco main library to mark 25th anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, June 8, 2014

A “modern-day knight” who helped fleeing Tiananmen activists
The New York Times, June 8, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

国务院全面督查政策措施落实:说到做到不放空炮 (State Council to send teams to inspect policy implementations at local levels)
Caijing, June 8, 2014

China to crack down on policy implementation with inspection teams
Reuters, June 7, 2014

Chinese party newspaper says Western democracy only brings chaos
Reuters, June 9, 2014

See article:
人民日报人民论坛:警惕西式民主陷阱 (People’s Daily: beware of the trap of Western democracy)
People’s Daily, June 9, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

江平等法律界人士上书全国人大,提议废止《卖淫嫖娼人员收容教育办法》 (Legal scholars call on NPC to abolish “custody and education” detention system for prostitution offenders)
Radio Free Asia, June 8, 2014

See open letter:
废止收容教育制度的建议书 (Recommendations on the abolition of the Custody and Education system)
Netease, June 8, 2014

Technology (科技)

Social media brings hope and frustration for Chinese activists at home and in exile
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Reflections on the upheavals of 1989
Financial Times, June 6, 2014