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.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China targets officials who sent families abroad
Associated Press, June 9, 2014

China's Communist Party expels former top COSCO executive
Reuters, June 9, 2014

Education (教育)

China's pool of potential college students set to shrink
中国移民及弃高考留学人数激增 现体制得益者也对前途渐失信心
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2014

Environment (环境)

中国民间环保组织启动应用软件 监督污染企业 (Chinese NGO launches app to help citizens monitor and report pollution)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2014

Chinese group launches app to shame polluters
Associated Press, June 9, 2014

Health (健康)

41专家学者呼吁全面禁止烟草广告 (Experts call for ban on tobacco advertisement)
Beijing News, June 10, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Despite critics, China asserts democratic progress in Hong Kong
The New York Times, June 10, 2014

See white paper:
Full text: Chinese State Council white paper on “One Country, Two Systems” policy in Hong Kong
State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China, June 10, 2014

Hukou (户口)

北京社科院发布蓝皮书 建议实施积分对接户籍制度 (Think tank recommends Beijing adopt a point-based system for granting household registration)
Jinghua Times, June 10, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

浦志强律师的取保候审申请被警方驳回 (Police rejects Pu Zhiqiang's bail application)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 9, 2014

Lawyer denied bail after detention ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2014

武汉多人听讲佛法被抓 一个月不准见律师 弘法出家人无家属可言 被抓捕无法请律师 (Activists detained for attending sermon in Wuhan still have no access to lawyer)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2014

结束软禁的胡佳 重回天安门 (Hu Jia's house arrest ends, visits Tiananmen Square)
Deutsche Welle, June 9, 2014

Chinese authorities now targeting lawyers' lawyers
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2014

“I can take it”: young Chinese activist dragged back to jail
The Wall Street Journal, June 9, 2014

Restrictions, detentions, and disappearances before June 4, 2014
Human Rights in China, last updated June 9, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

中俄反对将人权、法治列入联合国发展目标 (China and Russia oppose inclusion of human rights and rule of law in UN's post-2015 development agenda)
Voice of America, June 9, 2014

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

China takes dispute with Vietnam to UN
Associated Press, June 9, 2014

Clinton gives inside account of US turmoil after helping blind activist Chen Guangcheng
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

德媒关注六四 二十五周年纪念活动成头条 (German media outlet takes the lead in coverage of June Fourth 25th anniversary activities)
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2014

北京女子利用境外网站传授犯罪方法被刑拘 (Beijing girl who used overseas website to disseminate illegal information criminally detained), June 9, 2014

Young Chinese Twitter user arrested for proposing method to spread truth about June 4th massacre
China Change, June 9, 2014

Labor (劳工)

China drops charges against labour activist Wu Guijun
Financial Times, June 9, 2014

Shenzhen authorities drop charges against labour activist Wu Guijun
China Labour Bulletin, June 9, 2014

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

Hong Kong refuses to allow gay marriage at UK mission
Agence France-Presse, June 9, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

In China, local leaders defy Beijing on reforms
The Diplomat, June 10, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

广州万人堵路抗议掀翻警车 不满消防检查强行收缴财物 (Thousands protest in Guangzhou over property confiscation during fire inspections)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2014