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, January 15, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China's Xi warns of grim fight against corruption
Reuters, January 14, 2014

Chinese army banned from foreign cars
The Guardian, January 14, 2014

Home of Chinese general raided as officials step up graft probe
Financial Times, January 14, 2014

Culture (文化)

"文革之恶,光有个人道歉远远不够” (Observers say apologies alone cannot address crimes committed during Cultural Revolution)
Deutsche Welle, January 14, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

香港观察:《明报》撤换总编震动港媒 (Hong Kong media shocked as Ming Pao changes its chief editor)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 14, 2014

Hong Kong’s leader skirts democracy issue in address
The New York Times, January 15, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

刘霞诗作朗诵会纽约举行 (Liu Xia poetry reading held at international writers’ event in New York)
Voice of America, January 15, 2014

Nobel winner's wife Liu Xia speaks out from house arrest through her poems
The Guardian, January 15, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

The EU and free expression: Human rights dialogues
Index on Censorship, January 15, 2014

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

Chinese dominance in Kenyan digital migration raises alarm
Inter Press Service, January 14, 2014

Labor (劳工)

Abuse images put focus on Hong Kong maids
Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2014

Media (媒体)

China media: Tibetan blaze probe
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 15, 2014

Population (人口)

Japanese companies relish China’s one-child policy reform
The National, January 14, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

内蒙古4位牧民因上访被刑警队拘押 (Inner Mongolian herders detained after petitioning against land grabs)
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

Struggling for justice: China's courts and the challenge of reform
World Politics Review, January 14, 2014

Opinion (观点)

大家谈中国:没有澄清真相的道歉是伪道歉 (Apologies that fail to tell the truth are not genuine)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 14, 2014

有严格监督,才有为民本色 —— 论如何看待“为官不易” (Robust oversight key to people-centered governance)
People's Daily, January 15, 2014

Chinese officials should stop commenting on electoral reform
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2014

This is how China treats the wife of a Nobel peace prize winner
The Guardian, January 15, 2014