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 17, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

“被消失”的狗肉节 (Local gov’t in Guangxi pulls out of controversial dog meat festival)
Beijing Youth Daily, June 17, 2014

Hearing: Pet treats and processed chicken from China: concerns for American consumers and pets
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, June 17, 2014

Children (儿童)

公益机构发布儿童安全教育及性侵案件报告 (Social welfare organization publishes report on children’s safety education and sexual assault cases)
China Philanthropy Times, June 3, 2014

Culture (文化)

Ai Weiwei’s fake “leg-guns” become Chinese Internet meme
The Washington Post, June 16, 2014

Death penalty (死刑)

Three sentenced to death over Tiananmen attack
The New York Times, June 17, 2014

Health (健康)

湖南“血铅事件”环保局三官员被停职 (3 MEP officials suspended in the wake of lead-poisoning scandal)
Beijing News, June 17, 2014

China official rebuked for blaming lead poisoning on pencils
Agence France-Presse, June 16, 2014

Chubby little emperors: why China is under- and over-nourished at the same time
The Economist, June 14, 2014

How eating broccoli can help your body cope with air pollution
The Wall Street Journal, June 13, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing's white paper “breaches 1984 pact with Britain”
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2014

Hukou (户口)

Guideline to accelerate China's household registration reform
People's Daily, June 16, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

郑州律师被拘案继续发酵 (Human rights lawyers continue to press Zhengzhou authorities to allow meeting with detained lawyers and defenders)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2014

For more information on the Zhengzhou case, see:
121 legal professionals sign citizen petition calling on State Council to revise Article 374 of the Procedural Regulations for the Handling of Criminal Cases by Public Security Organs
Human Rights in China, June 15, 2014

China to prosecute Pu Zhiqiang for activism
The New York Times, June 15, 2014

Arrested Chinese lawyer Pu Zhiqiang speaks from prison
ChinaFile, June 13, 2014

Chinese rights lawyers warn of crackdown after arrest of Pu Zhiqiang
The Guardian, June 17, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

百度寻求海外发展依然绕不过“六四”问题 (Baidu struggles with “June Fourth” issue in its overseas expansion)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2014

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

何清涟:向北京弯腰背后的利益考量 (He Qinglian: cost-benefit analysis in kowtowing to China)
Voice of America, June 16, 2014

Nick Clegg: China is “shackled to communist doctrine”
The Guardian, June 16, 2014

Chinese put Britain in its place ahead of Li Keqiang's visit
The Guardian, June 15, 2014

英媒:中国告诫英国要有"自知之明" (British media: China tells UK to "know its place")
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 16, 2014

Britain smoothes visa process to tap lucrative Chinese tourist trade
Reuters, June 16, 2014

Law (法律)

律协拟处罚律师网上制造案件舆论压力引发争议 (Draft bar association regulations introduce punitive measures against lawyers' online and public advocacy), June 17, 2014

See regulations:
Lawyers Association Disciplinary Rules (Provisional) Comment Draft
All China Lawyers Association, June 17, 2014
EN (draft):

Rule of Law (法治)

China aims to revamp justice system but Communist Party to retain control
Reuters, June 16, 2014

Women (妇女)

Sinica: Leftover women, misogynistic trolls and post grad study in China
Sinica, June 16, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆涉暴恐7案13人被执行死刑 (13 executed in Xinjiang for terrorism and violent crimes)
Caijing, June 16, 2014

State media say China executes 13 people for terrorism, violent crime in restive northwest
Associated Press, June 16, 2014

Concerns rise over China's detention of Uighur scholar
Reuters, June 17, 2014

Opinion (观点)

我在哈佛见识的中国高材生 (The talented Chinese students I learned from at Harvard)
The New York Times, June 17, 2014

China's beleaguered lawyers
The Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2014

The Guardian view on Chinese premier Li Keqiang's visit to Britain
The Guardian, June 16, 2014