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.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Education (教育)

Migrants' children, as young as six, join fight for school places in Beijing
Agence France-Presse, July 17, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China backtracks on secret trial for GSK private investigator
Financial Times, July 18, 2014

China to hold public trial of couple who worked for GSK
Reuters, July 17, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s media: Tamed hounds
The Economist, July 18, 2014

Violence and other threats raise press freedom fears in Hong Kong
National Public Radio, July 16, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

徐州“新公民”张昆被逮捕 国保向家属施压律师难介入 (New Citizens Movement activist Zhang Kun officially arrested in Xuzhou, authorities pressure family to accept gov't-selected lawyer)
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2014

Zhang Sizhi, lawyer for detained journalist, points to legal breach by authorities
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2014

“郑州十君子”办案人员是谁? (Zhengzhou lawyers still denied access to clients, police not sure who is in charge case)
Deutsche Welle, July 17, 2014

Restrictions, detentions, disappearances, and arrests related to June 4, 2014
Human Rights in China, July 2014

China upholds jail terms for anti-corruption activists
Agency France-Presse, July 18, 2014

Lawyer fears activist may have been jailed after secret trial
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2014

Prominent Chinese activist beaten in Beijing
Voice of America, July 17, 2014

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

China, Brazil close plane, finance, infrastructure deals
Reuters, July 17, 2014

Growing Chinese influence creates mixed feelings in Cameroon
China Dialogue, July 15, 2014

Internet (互联网)

China shuts down 31 websites temporarily as crackdown on “rumour mongers” continues
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2014

Political and Economic Reforms (政治经济改革)

社科院蓝皮书:中国城镇居民政治参与水平高于农村 (Gov't think tank research finds higher level of political participation by urban citizens)
China News, July 17, 2014

Women (妇女)

美年度人口走私报告列中国为二类 女权组织反对 (Women's rights group criticizes U.S. decision to give China a better grade in anti-trafficking)
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2014

One child policy improvement “baseless” in State Dept.’s 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report
Women's Rights Without Frontiers, July 17, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Editorial: Britain must stand up for Hong Kong
Financial Times, July 14, 2014