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, January 03, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China says child deaths not linked to hepatitis vaccine
Reuters, January 3, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China tells police to be loyal to party amid graft crackdown
Reuters, January 2, 2014

Education (教育)

Not educating the masses: the proportion of rural students at university has declined dramatically
The Economist, January 4, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Thousands rally for full and free elections in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, January 1, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

郭飞雄案律师张雪忠致信南方报业集团新掌门人莫高义 (Guo Feixiong’s lawyer challenges Southern Newspaper Media Group’s testimony against Guo)
Radio France Internationale, January 3, 2014

陈光诚侄子狱中病情加重 (Chen Guangcheng’s nephew seriously ill in prison)
Deutsche Welle, January 1, 2014

China democracy activist Chen Ziming awarded for lifetime achievement
NTD TV, January 2, 2014

王炳章书信称被转狱 王家接信疑患精神病 (Wang Bingzhang transferred to new prison, family members fear for his mental health)
Radio Free Asia, January 3, 2014

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

Chinese icebreaker stuck after helping in Antarctic rescue
Reuters, January 3, 2014

Attacker sets fire at Chinese consulate in San Francisco
The New York Times, January 3, 2014

Media (媒体)

China media: U.S. criticised
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 3, 2014

Double standards on anti-terrorism threaten endeavor
Global Times, January 3, 2014

中国公安部长撰文呼吁抵制反华势力渗透 (Minister of Public Security urges police to “staunchly resist the ideological infiltration of Western anti-Chinese forces”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 3, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

A new flavor: Xi Jinping gets down with the people
The Economist, January 4, 2014

China's urban nightmare: gridlock
The Washington Post, January 3, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

Court refuses probe over Beijing airport bomber's police brutality claim
Radio Free Asia, January 2, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Save the shark, save the world
The New York Times, January 2, 2014