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 17, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Party issues rules to curb “naked” corruption
The New York Times, January 17, 2014

中国富豪减少送礼支出 (Wealthy Chinese reduce spending on expensive gifts)
Financial Times, January 17, 2014

Luxury in China loses luster as wealthy flee
Reuters, January 16, 2014

Environment (环境)

China's big polluters exceed emission limits - report
Reuters, January 16, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Eleven things to watch for in the trial of chinese activist Xu Zhiyong
The Epoch Times, January 16, 2014

Sakharov Prize: 25 years of promoting human rights, past Chinese winners weigh in
NTD TV, January 16, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

U.S. presses China prominent academic's detention
Agence France-Presse, January 16, 2014

Outspoken Uighur scholar detained in Beijing
The New York Times, January 17, 2014

EU envoy criticises “tightening” curbs on China human rights
Captial News, January 17, 2014

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

Chinese troops bolster UN peacekeeping mission in Mali
Agence France-Presse, January 16, 2014

Population (人口)

留美副教授超生被开除 计生办建议再处理其妻 (Professor sacked for violating one-child policy)
Southern Metropolis, January 17, 2014

Technology (科技)

中国互联网新数字 5亿多人用手机上网 (New stats show over 500 million Chinese users go online using mobile phones)
Voice of America, January 16, 2014

In China, A new space for new questions
Tea Leaf Nation, January 16, 2014

中国微博用户规模下降2783万人 (Weibo loses 27.83 million users)
Radio Free Asia, January 16, 2014

China web users surge to 618 million: government
Agence France-Presse, January 16, 2014

See report:
第33次中国互联网络发展状况统计报告 (33rd Statistical Report on Internet Development in China)
China Internet Network Information Center, January 16, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Xinjiang steps up fight against religious extremists in China
The Guardian, January 17, 2014

Women (妇女)

Blame it on the booze
Tea Leaf Nation, January 10, 2014

Opinion (观点)

有铁面问责,才有进取动力 —— 三论如何看待“为官不易” (Robust accountability system crucial to achieving progress in good governance)
People's Daily, January 17, 2014

China’s unprecedented political reforms
Council on Foreign Relations, January 16, 2014