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 25, 2014


全国政协副主席苏荣已被免职(CPPCC vice-chairman removed from office, under investigation for disciplinary violations)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 25, 2014

审计署:中国政府公款为法国葡萄园买单(China Audit Office annual report reveals embezzlement of public funds cases)
Deutsche Welle, June 25, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Chinese documentary highlights the Internet's role in terrorism
The Diplomat, June 24, 2014

Education (教育)

A neglected problem in China’s education system
The Wall Street Journal, June 24, 2014

批评孔子学院引发中国官媒强烈反驳(Chinese state media rebut criticisms on Confucius Institutes)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 25, 2014

The debate over Confucius Institutes
China File, June 23, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Taiwanese Sunflower activists “denied entry to Hong Kong” ahead of July 1 march
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2014

台湾太阳花运动学生指申办赴港签证被拒(Taiwan student activists and scholar denied visas to Hong Kong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 24, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

香港团体抗议逮捕广州三君子 一众乙肝人士吁善待常伯阳(Hong Kong groups protest arrest of Guangdong activists, persons living with hepatitis-B call for humane treatment of public interest lawyer Chang Boyang)
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2014

高瑜被囚已逾两个月 张思之要求见人被拒(Lawyer denied access to detained journalist Gao Yu)
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2014

“我爸是李刚”案调查记者被警察带走(Renown investigative journalist who attended June Fourth memorial seized by police)
Voice of America, June 24, 2014

Restrictions, detentions, disappearances, arrests before and beyond June 4, 2014
Human Rights in China, last updated June 24, 2014

China attacks call to name US embassy road after dissident Liu Xiaobo
Reuters, June 25, 2014

House committee votes to give Chinese Embassy new address: No. 1 Liu Xiaobo Plaza
The Washington Post, June 24, 2014

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

US ambassador raps China for arrests of “moderate voices”
Agence France-Presse, June 25, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

人权观察:中国应该终结对性工作者的任意拘押 (Human Rights Watch calls on China to end arbitrary detention of sex workers)
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2014

See Human Rights Watch statement:
China: end arbitrary detention system for sex workers
中国: 终结对性工作者的任意拘押制度
Human Rights Watch, June 24, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

王郁琦强调台湾前途自决 王张会人道探视有突破(ROC minister tells mainland counterpart future of Taiwan should be decided by its people, both indicate breakthrough on cross-strait humanitarian visits talk)
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2014

China official makes rare cross-strait trip in effort to forge ties with taiwan
The Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Still no redress for Asia’s “comfort women”
The Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2014