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, March 12, 2015

Children (儿童)

The father searching for his abducted son
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 11, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China investigates former boss of Xinjiang's capital for suspected corruption
Reuters, March 11, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing pledges to adjust entry rules to Hong Kong after mainland tourist "saturation"
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Secret historians preserve past in China amid state amnesia
Associated Press, March 11, 2015

“Records of Visits and Interviews with Families of June Fourth Victims”
Essays and videos: Stories of 17 victims of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown
Written and filmed by the Tiananmen Mothers. Translated and edited by Human Rights in China, 2014

HRIC Documentary on June Fourth Victims: Portraits of Loss and the Quest for Justice
Filmed by the Tiananmen Mothers, produced by HRIC, 2009.

International Relations (国际关系)

中國前外交官:中國有中國的理 (Ex-Chinese ambassador says China has her own reasons)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 12, 2015

Labor (劳工)

Striking Chinese workers “corralled" into factory amid dispute over benefits
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2015

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

Now viral in China: Tolerance
Foreign Policy, March 11, 2015

Rule of Law (法治)

我国去年纠正12起重大冤假错案 多数与逼供有关 (Most of last year’s 12 important cases of miscarriage of justice involved extorted confessions)
People’s Daily, March 12, 2015

最高法院院长周强:冤假错案有错必纠 (Supreme People's Court President Zhou Qiang: Cases of miscarriage of justice must be redressed)
Beijing News, March 12, 2015

Tibet (西藏)

China’s tensions with Dalai Lama spill into the afterlife
The New York Times, March 11, 2015

政协民宗委主任:达赖喇嘛称不再转世是一场阴谋 (CPPCC official says Dalai Lama’s claim of not reincarnating is a conspiracy)
People’s Daily, March 12, 2015

"We want freedom": Tibetan nuns
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2015

德国支持西藏人士到中国使馆门前升旗纪念西藏抗暴日 (German NGO supports Tibetans raising their flag in front of the Chinese embassy to commemorate Tibetan Uprising Day)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2015

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Criminal trials rose sharply in China’s far West in 2014, group says
The New York Times, March 11, 2015

人权组织:去年新疆刑事罪案总数飙升 (Human rights group says criminal trials in Xinjiang rose sharply last year)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2015

U.N. official calls China's crackdown on Uighurs “disturbing”
Reuters, March 11, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

美国教授:“中共政权正进入残局” (On David Shambaugh’s view that “the endgame of communist rule has begun”)
Deutsche Welle, March 11, 2015