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 13, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Prosecution of PLA General Xu Caihou for graft about to begin, sources say
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2014

Culture (文化)

党报:只许我屠城,不许你发声 (Chinese state media’s commentary on Japan backfires as netizens ridicule China's own historical revisionism)
Deutsche Welle, June 12, 2014

日本的强盗逻辑: 只许我侵略屠城 不许你出声(People’s Daily slams Japan’s request for withdrawal of China’s application to UNESCO to mark Nanjing Massacre as “gangster logic”)
People’s Daily, June 12, 2014

Cybersecurity (网络安全)

Post-Snowden China looks to “hack-proof” quantum communications
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2014

Death Penalty (死刑)

China’s top court overturns death sentence in famous rape case
The Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2014

媒体札记:唐慧归来 (Media notes: rape victim’s mother returns to public eye)
Financial Times, June 13, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

中方: 香港事务不容任何外国干涉或指手划脚 (China MFA blasts "foreign interference" in Hong Kong)
China News, June 12, 2014

陈日君不排除绝食或 “占中”争取港普选(Retired HK cardinal does not rule out hunger strike or “Occupy Central” for universal suffrage in HK)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 13, 2014

林培瑞: 北京“意在威吓”香港民主人士 (Perry Link: Beijing strives to 'intimidate' Hong Kong's pro-democracy camps)
Deutsche Welle, June 12, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

Hong Kong media worries over China’s reach as ads disappear
The New York Times, June 12, 2014

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

Chinese premier to meet Queen Elizabeth during UK visit
Financial Times, June 13, 2014

英媒: 李克强求见英女王 否则取消访问 (British media: China demands meeting with Queen Elizabeth as condition for premier's visit)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 12, 2014

Thai army delegation visits China amid Western reproach of coup
Reuters, June 11, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

中国当局周五正式逮捕著名维权律师浦志强 (Chinese authority officially arrests prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang)
Voice of America, June 13, 2014

See Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau’s announcement on Weibo:
北京市公安局以涉嫌寻衅滋事罪、非法获取公民个人信息对浦志强依法执行逮捕 (Pu Zhiqiang is officially arrested by Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” and “illegally obtaining personal information”)
Beijing Public Security Bureau, June 13, 2014

王丹宣布新“天下围城”即将启动 (Wang Dan launches new round of “surround the city” campaign to mark Tiananmen anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产和房屋)

In secret Delhi meet, India tutored China on land laws
The Times of India, June 11, 2014

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

Shanghai full of pride: China’s “most gay-friendly city” prepares to celebrate
The Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2014