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 24, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Chinese dog-eating festival backlash grows
The Guardian, June 23, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

VOA连线: 中国清查NGO, 背后动机复杂 (Complex motivation behind China's latest attempt to investigate foreign NGOs)
Voice of America, June 23, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China to amend food safety law
China Radio International, June 23, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

中国成立反腐败司法研究中心 (First judicial anti-corruption research center established in China)
Xinhua, June 23, 2014

Culture (文化)

The latest icon in artistic rebellion: a cabbage
The New York Times, June 24, 2014

Ai Weiwei, art without compromise
The Washington Post, June 21, 2014

Health (健康)

Arsenic pollution sows despair in Chinese cancer village
砷污染“造就”癌症村 湖南鹤山村民深陷绝望
Reuters, June 23, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

香港“占中”公民投票突破70万 官媒再刊文批评引发反讽驳斥 (Over 700,000 in Hong Kong voted in unofficial referendum, China State media criticism ridiculed)
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2014

Rare disagreement as CY Leung takes issue with Global Times editorial denouncing Occupy poll
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2014

Political tensions could undermine Hong Kong as China's top financial centre: Joseph Yam
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

刘萍女儿被指涉嫌寻衅滋事不准出境 再有参与河南“公祭”记者遭抓捕 (Liu Ping's daughter banned from leaving China, another journalist detained for participating in June Fourth memorial in Henan)
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2014

Jailed woman’s daughter also accused of “stirring up trouble”
The New York Times, June 24, 2014

Uyghur scholar's case heading for trial, not there yet: lawyer
伊力哈木案进入起诉阶段 同期被捕者家属音信全无
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2014

China activist to stand trial, lawyer says
The New York Times, June 24, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Spain High Court dismisses China rights cases
Reuters, June 23, 2014

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

报告: 中国正改变“不干涉外交政策” (Report: China's non-interference policy undergoing change)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 23, 2014

See SIPRI paper:
China’s protection of its overseas interests is becoming increasingly complex
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, June 24, 2014

MPs’ concerns mount over deals with China to run British nuclear power stations
The Independent, June 23, 2014

Labor (劳工)

广东7月起农民工失业保险将享受与城镇职工同等待遇 (Rural migrant workers in Guangdong to enjoy unemployment insurance on equal footing with urban employees)
Xinhua, June 23, 2014

Guangdong labor bill puts HK companies, workers at odds
Caixin, June 23, 2014

Technology (科技)

China argues for “Internet sovereignty.” Is it a good idea?
The Wall Street Journal, June 23, 2014

See People’s Daily article:
网络主权: 一个不容回避的议题 (Internet sovereignty: an unavoidable issue)
People’s Daily, June 23, 2014

Society (社会)

Nightmares uncovered after girl dies at Chinese web addiction rehab school
Games in Asia, June 23, 2014

Women (妇女)

Death sentence overturned in “landmark” Chinese domestic violence case
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2014

Opinion (观点)

郑宇硕:公投体现民意 北京勿一意孤行(Occupy Central organizer: referendum reflects public opinion that Beijing must not ignore)
Deutsche Welle, June 23, 2014

China's economic power buys British silence on human rights
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2014

The price of Confucius Institutes
The Washington Post, June 21, 2014