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.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

MEDIA WATCH – Exclusive: SCMP staff clash with editors over Tiananmen censorship
Hong Wrong, July 5, 2014

Children (儿童)

“供不应求”的“弃婴岛” (“Shortage” of “baby hatches”)
Deutsche Welle, July 6, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

CPC sets timetable for anti-corruption system
Xinhua, July 3, 2014

[视频]中央纪委:改革创新纪律检查体制 (Video: Central Discipline Inspection Commission creates new discipline investigation system)
CCTV, July 3, 2014

中科院专家研究贪官大脑 或可用药物抑制腐败倾向 (CASS researcher studying brains of corrupt officials and whether medication can be used to curb corrupt tendencies)
Xinhua, July 7, 2014

Environment (环境)

How climate change could foil China’s smog-fighting efforts
The New York Times, July 4, 2014

Health (健康)

Measles makes a comeback in China as vaccination falters among migrant workers
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

SCMP study puts July 1 protest number at 140,000, well below organiser estimates
South China Morning Post, July 3, 2014

香港特首顾问指白皮书文字风格引误解 (HK Executive Councilor claims White Paper was misunderstood)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 5, 2014

港七一游行组织者民阵5成员被捕获保释 (5 arrested organizers of HK July 1 protest released on bail)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 4, 2014

Hong Kong police arrested five organizers of July 1 rally
Bloomberg, July 4, 2014

香港新闻自由状况 “数十年来最黑暗” (HK Press freedom at its darkest moment in years)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 6, 2014

HSBC downgrades outlook for Hong Kong citing market fears over Occupy Central
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese police arrest 17 over Tiananmen Memorial events
参与“六四公祭”七人遭批捕 家属、律师斥办案机关违法
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2014

河南维权律师常伯阳被更改罪名批捕 涉“非法经营罪”引发各界质疑 (Henan rights defense lawyer Chang Boyang’s crime changed to “illegal business activity”)
Radio Free Asia, July 7, 2014

Organizers of June Fourth commemorative event officially arrested
Human Rights in China, July 3, 2014

胡赵及六四祭拜者郑州被捕 各地网友举牌抗议 (Netizens protest the arrest of Zhengzhou June Fourth commemorators)
Voice of America, July 7, 2014

六四論壇書面發言 作家「自首」(Author of June Fourth seminar statement surrenders himself)
Ming Pao, July 7, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

New swathe of online services disrupted in China; activists see HK protest link
Reuters, July 3, 2014

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

Presidents of China and South Korea reaffirm push for North Korean denuclearization
The New York Times, July 4, 2014

China, South Korea summit to deepen economic ties
Associated Press, July 2, 2014

默克尔总理七访中国,强调人权法治与经济交流一样重要 (Merkel claims human rights and rule of law are of equal importance with economics and trade)
Radio Free Asia, July 7, 2014

Merkel slams industrial spying on China visit
Associated Press, July 7, 2014

中国黄金时代已过 (China’s golden age is already over)
Deutsche Welle, July 5, 2014

Internet (互联网)

Facebook:很快入驻北京?(Facebook: Coming soon to Beijing?)
Deutsche Welle, July 4, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

贵州遵义数百水库移民县政府维权、当局派警镇压数十人被打伤抓捕 (In Zunyi County, Guizhou Province hundreds demand fair compensation for forced resettlement, authorities crackdown beating and injuring dozens)
Radio Free Asia, July 7, 2014

Religion (宗教)

Islam in China: Ramadan, Beijing style
The Economist, July 3, 2014

Technology (科技)

Urban Chinese grow veggies by proxy via innovative Juhuasuan project
Alizila, July 3, 2014

Women (妇女)

No regrets, say the Chinese women who chose independence over marriage
The Guardian, July 3, 2014