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.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

因保护动物人士抗议 中国吃狗肉者提前过节 (Dog meat festival held earlier than usual due to protests)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2014

China’s dog-meat eaters told to lay low as Internet howls
The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2014

Environment (环境)

Chinese artist makes waves, and ice, to highlight environmental pollution
The Guardian, June 19, 2014

Health (健康)

The Chinese multinational making millions out of vulnerable Ugandans
The Guardian, June 19, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong media tycoon blames China for attack on website
《苹果日报》遭黑客攻击 港律师拟下周五游行反对“白皮书”
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2014

Hong Kong's democracy “referendum” likely to rile China's communists
Reuters, June 18, 2014

Legal sector plans march to protest against Beijing’s “worrying” white paper
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2014

Word on the Street: What is patriotism?
Human Rights in China, September 2012

Hukou (户口)

北京朝阳区非京籍家长为孩子顺利入学办离婚 (Families without Beijing hukou use divorce loophole to smooth children’s entry into school), June 18, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China jails three anti-corruption activists
Voice of America, June 19, 2014

Chinese court hands down harsh jail sentences to New Citizen Movement activists
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2014

唐荆陵被拘逾月民间声援 武汉被拘四佛教徒获释圣观等仍被扣 (Activists call for human rights lawyer Tang Jingling's release, four Buddhist followers released in Wuhan)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2014

Restrictions, detentions, and disappearances before June 4, 2014
Human Rights in China, last updated June 17, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

中国禁记者私自开展批评报道反应强烈 (China's new draconian media restrictions elicit strong reactions)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 18, 2014

China extends media gag, bans unapproved “critical reporting”
Agence France-Presse, June 18, 2014

See Regulations:
关于《河南青年报》等新闻单位和记者违法案件查处情况的通报 (Announcement of investigation of news work units and journalists' illegal activities)
Xinhua, June 18, 2014

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

Setting sour words aside, Li Keqiang begins visit to Britain
The New York Times, June 19, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

近百村民为讨说法强占回迁房 (Angry Beijing residents reoccupy former homes after gov't fails to resettle them after eviction)
Jinghua Times, June 19, 2014

Law (法律)

China plan to gag lawyers online denounced as insult
Reuters, June 18, 2014

律师执业行为规范修订引争议 律师遭遇网络“封口令?”(Proposed regulations on lawyers ignite fierce debate, lawyers call it an online gag order)
Southern Weekly, June 19, 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):

Society (社会)

Bill Gates meets Alibaba’s Ma to discuss philanthropy
Bloomberg, June 18, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

“Tell me where my husband is” – wife’s plea to China's Communist Party
The Telegraph, June 19, 2014