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.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

BP to sign $20 billion LNG supply deal with China's CNOOC
Reuters, June 17, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Report: Chinese phone comes preloaded with spyware
Associated Press, June 17, 2014

Children (儿童)

Father’s Day plea to educate China’s “illegal” children
The New York Times, June 17, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

How corrupt is the U.S.? Just watch “House of Cards,” China party arm says
The Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2014

As Chinese leader takes on graft, relatives are said to shed investments
The New York Times, June 18, 2014

Culture (文化)

Five Chinese dissident artists who aren't Ai Weiwei
The Huffington Post, June 10, 2014

Education (教育)

U.S. professors call on colleges to re-evaluate Confucius Institutes
The New York Times, June 18, 2014

See statement:
On partnerships with foreign governments: the case of Confucius Institutes
American Association of University Professors, June 2014

Health (健康)

Malnutrition: the hungry and forgotten
The Economist, June 14, 2014

Beijingers spend one-fourth of their lives sick, landmark China health study finds
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

摊牌(一):一国两制与民主香港 (Face off: one country two systems and democracy in HK, Part I)
The New York Times, June 18, 2014

Cyber attacks hit pro-democracy websites in Hong Kong
The Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

湖南农民赵枫生言论罪续审 陈述坚称无罪法官择日宣判 (Hunan farmer Zhao Fengsheng's trial for “inciting subversion” ended without verdict)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2014

浙民主党人王荣清刑满后病危 (Zhejiang veteran dissident Wang Rongqing in critical conditions after release from jail in May)
Voice of America, June 17, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

国家新闻出版广电总局:禁止记者和记者站未经本单位同意私自开展批评报道 (State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television: journalists and news bureaus prohibited from publishing critical reports without explicit approval from work units)
Xinhua, June 18, 2014

China bans unauthorised critical coverage by journalists
Reuters, June 18, 2014

新华网:是时候对网络进行大力治理了 (Xinhua: it’s time to implement large control over the internet)
Xinhua, June 18, 2014

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

China, Britain sign trade deals worth £14 bn
Agence France-Presse, June 18, 2014

China’s Premier Li – on EU reform and the Scottish question
Channel 4 News, June 17, 2014

Joint Statement from Government of the People's Republic of China & Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Foreign and Commonwealth Office & Ministry of Foreign Affairs, June 17, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

澳籍华裔艺术家郭健北京获释后抵悉尼 (Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian arrives in Sydney after deportation from China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 17, 2014

Law (法律)

Chinese lawyers lodge formal complaint over new rules
中国律师协酝酿惩戒律师新“规矩” 律师发起罢免律协会长联署
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2014

See Lawyers' Statement:
Lawyers and Legal Professionals: ACLA’s Draft Disciplinary Regulations for Lawyers Violate ACLA Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and China’s Constitution
85 Lawyers and Legal Professionals, June 17, 2014

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

Population (人口)

卫计委:坚决反对以强制措施开展计划生育工作 (Top health body "resolutely opposes" use of coercive measures to carry out family planning work)
China National Radio, June 18, 2014

Religion (宗教)

Chinese church's fightback fails to stop cross removal
The Telegraph, June 17, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

中国当局无视抗议加大开采西藏左贡县金矿 (China expands gold mine in Tibet despite local opposition)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Jailed Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti “may have faced secret trial”, lawyer says
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2014

China: Secret trial of prominent Uighur academic makes a mockery of justice
Amnesty International, June 18, 2014

Opinion (观点)

We can turn the tide of climate change by working with China
The Guardian, June 17, 2014