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, July 10, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

China's booming real estate market finally begins to slide
National Public Radio, July 10, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China's top prosecutor orders more transparency in corruption cases
Reuters, July 10, 2014

Cyber security (网络安全)

Chinese hackers pursue key data on U.S. workers
The New York Times, July 10, 2014

Environment (环境)

美中两国在削减温室气体排放计划上存在很大分歧 (U.S. and China continue to disagree over greenhouse gas reduction plans)
Radio Free Asia, July 9, 2014

U.S., China ink coal, clean energy deals but climate differences remain
Reuters, July 9, 2014

China makes new electric cars tax-free
The Guardian, July 10, 2014

Health (健康)

Smoking to have “devastating” economic impact in China: WHO
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2014

Hukou (户口)

Go south to Guangzhou, a “home” away from home
The New York Times, July 10, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China's dissidents feel the “chilling effect” as party's muzzling tactics prove effective
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2014

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

Li Chengpeng’s social media and blog accounts suspended
The New York Times, July 9, 2014

Radical liberals must accept political bottom line
The Global Times, July 9, 2014

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

China, U.S. say committed to managing differences
Reuters, July 9, 2014

The U.S. and China are at the table: what’s at stake?
China File, July 9, 2014

Australia will stand up to China to defend peace, liberal values and the rule of law: Julie Bishop
The Age, July 9, 2014

China says more than half of foreign aid given to Africa
Reuters, July 10, 2014

See White Paper:
China's Foreign Aid (2014)
Information Office of the State Council, July 10, 2014

Labor (劳工)

上海2000工人罢工抗议资方更改劳工合同 (2000 workers in Shanghai strike over contract amendment)
Radio Free Asia, July 9, 2014

Media (媒体)

Chinese journalists warned not to work with foreign media
The New York Times, July 10, 2014

广电总局:禁止新闻从业人员为境外媒体撰稿 (Interview with SAPPRFT on new regulations prohibiting Chinese news professionals from working with foreign media)
Caijing, July 10, 2014

中国禁新闻媒体人员泄密 被指地下党心态 (Media experts: new rules banning reporters from leaking secrets betray weaknesses within Party)
Voice of America, July 9, 2014

See Regulations:
新闻从业人员职务行为信息管理办法(全文)(Measures to Manage Information Obtained by News Personnel in the Course of their Professional Activities)
State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People's Republic of China, July 8, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China: stimulus, corruption and reform
Forbes, July 9, 2014

Population (人口)

Hard choices for family planners and parents
Caixin, July 8, 2014

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

UN seeks to persuade China to end forced repatriations to North Korea
The Guardian, July 9, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

军人违法须移送执法部门查处: 不得以书面检查、批评等方式代替 (Administrative admonition is no substitute for formal judicial process when dealing with soldiers who break law)
Jinghua Times, July 10, 2014

China to take measures to promote judicial independence: Xinhua
Reuters, July 9, 2014

The Supreme People’s Court issues its newest five year reform plan for the courts
The Supreme People’s Court Monitor, July 10, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

U.S. probes Tibetan house arrest during Kerry China visit
Bloomberg, July 10, 2014