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, January 09, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Chinese man caught with dead Siberian tiger in car
South China Morning Post, January 9, 2014

Business and Human Rights 商业和人权

Are Google, Yahoo and Microsoft living up to their promises in China?
Time, January 8, 2014

GNI report finds Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo compliant with free expression and privacy principles
Global Network Initiative, January 8, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

NGO发布《中国民间组织发展与公民结社自由现状调研报告》 (NGO releases report on freedom of association and assembly in China)
Radio Free Asia, Januray 8, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

“禁令年” 近八成公务员未收礼 (Survey finds 80% of civil servants did not accept gifts in 2013 as a result of tighter regulations)
Beijing News, January 9, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

假肉毒姜牵出46人失职渎职 (Ministry of Supervision investigations into consumer products safety incidents implicate 46 officials)
Beijing Morning Post, January 9, 2014

Education (教育)

“Bostonian” elitism in China irritates the country’s other college grads
Quartz, January 8, 2014

Health (健康)

China aims to ban smoking in public places by end of the year
Reuters, January 8, 2014

Information Control 信息控制

Guardian website blocked in China
New York Times, January 9, 2014

Guardian investigates website block in China
The Drum, January 8, 2014

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

中国埃塞俄比亚电信投资遭质疑 (Chinese investment in telecom sector in Ethiopia raises suspicion)
Voice of America, January 8, 2014

Media (媒体)

Rebuffed by New York Times, Chinese millionaire remains undaunted
The Wall Street Journal, January 8, 2014

Population (人口)

China slaps largest one-child policy fine, 7.5 million yuan, against director Zhang Yimou
South China Morning Post, January 9, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

政法工作会近年首次以中央名义召开 (Political-legal working meeting convened under the banner of Central Committee for the first time, rule of law reform on agenda)
Beijing News, January 9, 2014

习近平:建立制度追究干部干预司法 (Xi Jinping calls for institutional mechanisms to combat political interference in judiciary)
Beijing News, January 9, 2014