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, July 09, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Clampdown on China's animal eaters fails to bite
Agence France-Presse, July 7, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China’s Communist Party reminds colleges: keep it clean
The Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2014

Fearing graft probes, Chinese officials shun spotlight, seek retirement
Reuters, July 8, 2014

Death penalty (死刑)

China rethinks the death penalty
The New York Times, July 9, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

China: Street politics only brings turmoil and chaos
The Telegraph, July 9, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

杭州维权人士吕耿松被警方刑拘 (Veteran democracy activist Lü Gengsong criminally detained)
Radio Free Asia, July 8, 2014

Lü Gengsong criminally detained on suspicion of “subversion of state power”
Human Rights in China, July 8, 2014

Lawyer charged after trying to defend June 4 commemorators
The New York Times, July 8, 2014

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

Outspoken writer released after turning himself in over Tiananmen anniversary event
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2014

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

US, China vow to improve cooperation
Associated Press, July 9, 2014

默克尔清华演讲谈人权 陆媒忽略 (Mainland media dodge human rights references in Merkel's speech at Tsinghua University)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 8, 2014

Macao (澳门)

Occupy-style public vote on universal suffrage to be held in Macau
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2014

Media (媒体)

Mainland media regulator bans journalists from sharing information
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2014

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

China's forced repatriation of North Korean refugees incurs United Nations censure
The Brookings Institution, July 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

最高法:依托“审判流程信息公开网”推进司法公开 (Supreme Court Chief Justice asks courts to enhance transparency through use of upcoming "judicial procedure open information" website)
Beijing News, July 8, 2014

Disgraced generals Xu Caihou and Gu Yunshan should have open trials, military law expert says
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan writer placed under house arrest “over dinner invite from John Kerry's delegation”
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China holds hundreds of Uyghurs as “anti-terror” campaign spreads
新疆月余抓捕400“暴恐分子” 被指运动式反恐加深维汉矛盾
Radio Free Asia, July 8, 2014

Opinion (观点)

街头飞蛾扑火的妻子们 (Wives of detained activists speak out despite repression)
The New York Times, July 9, 2014

China’s repression isn’t public order
Human Rights Watch, July 8, 2014