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, April 26, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China retools vast global building push criticized as bloated and predatory
The New York Times, April 26, 2019

孔杰荣等呼吁北京在一带一路峰会期间宣布解决海外劳工权利问题计划 (Jerome Cohen and other scholars urge Beijing to take action on labor rights of overseas workers for Belt and Road projects)
Voice of America, April 25, 2019

教育部副部长:积极推动“一带一路”沿线国家中外合作办学 (China to promote education collaboration with Belt and Road countries, says Ministry of Education)
The Paper, April 25, 2019
HRIC Note:According to Vice Minister Tian, China is developing a “coalition” of higher education. In 2018, more than 40,000 students in Belt and Road countries were awarded Chinese government scholarships, China signed agreements on mutual recognition of academic qualifications with two dozen countries, and China has built 154 Confucius Institutes in 54 countries.

Taiwan to review issue of Chinese government subsidies: Mainland Affairs Council
Focus Taiwan, April 25, 2019

Three-self church destroyed to the ground in minutes
Bitter Winter, April 25, 2019

北京:坐地铁“霸座”、饮食等或将纳入个人信用不良信息 (Beijing proposes amendments to transport regulations: Conduct in subway such as eating and drinking, fare evasion, and taking another’s seat to be entered in social credit score)
The Paper, April 25, 2019

Beijing’s P2P owners and senior executives hit with travel ban as China cracks down on online lending
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2019

China’s efforts to cut pollution in Beijing may make it worse overall
New Scientist, April 24, 2019