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, September 10, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

Charity group sees six libraries shut down by Chinese authorities in mystery crackdown
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2014

中国政府取缔6家乡村图书馆 (China shuts down 6 independent libraries)
Voice of America, September 9, 2014

Environment (环境)

Quenching Beijing's thirst may stunt regional growth
Reuters, September 9, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

UN Human Rights Committee to discuss universal suffrage in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

耿和呼吁国际社会帮助高智晟赴美就医 (Geng He asks int’l community to help Gao Zhisheng leave China for medical treatment in the U.S.)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 9, 2014

Chinese Rights Campaigner Will Be Tried This Week, Lawyer Says
The New York Times, September 10, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

Why Is China Building Islands in the South China Sea?
The Diplomat, September 10, 2014

China's Island Factory
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 9, 2014

Vietnam accuses China of beating fishermen
Aljazeera, September 10, 2014

China Deploys Troops in South Sudan to Defend Oil Fields, Workers
The Wall Street Journal, September 9, 2014


China gay rights activists demand equality on university campuses
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2014

Gay marriage for UK diplomat in Chinese consulate
The Guardian, September 9, 2014

Migrants (农民工)

Beijing targets 60 villages in effort to improve safety, control migrant population
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

济南液化气厂拟迁至居民区 数百业主说“不” (Hundreds of property owners say “no” to Jinan propane factory’s plan to move into residential district)
Radio Free Asia, September 10, 2014

台海两岸贸易协议复谈惹示威 (Resumption of cross-strait trade talk triggers protest in Taiwan )
Deutsche Welle, September 10, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China offers hefty rewards for 'terrorism' tips in Xinjiang
Reuters, September 9, 2014

Opinion (观点)

陈先奎:爱国和爱党在中国是一致的 (Chen Xiankui: In China, being patriotic and loving the party are the same thing)
The Global Times, Septermber 10, 2014