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 22, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

密档显示,中共权贵在海外避税天堂藏有财富 (High-level Chinese officials hide wealth in offshore accounts)
Voice of America, January 21, 2014

China's princelings storing riches in Caribbean offshore haven
Guardian, January 21, 2014

See report:
Leaked records reveal offshore holdings of China’s elite
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, January 21, 2014

Death penalty (死刑)

China executes man for raping, murdering sex slaves
Reuters, January 21, 2014

Environment (环境)

Shanghai considers arming residents with anti-pollution masks
Telegraph, January 21, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

In China, a week full of trials over dissent
New York Times, January 22, 2014

“国际特赦”组织声明:习近平“虚伪”反腐 (Amnesty International says Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign is “hypocritical”)
Radio Free Asia, January 21, 2014

China: Hypocritical crackdown on anti-corruption campaigners
Amnesty International, January 21, 2014

China puts prominent activist on trial
Reuters, January 21, 2014

Trials put nine Chinese activists in dock
Guardian, January 20, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

香港出版商被扣押深圳 疑遭诱捕 (Hong Kong publisher of books critical of mainland government detained in Shenzhen for over two months)
Radio Free Asia, January 21, 2014

China detains H.K. publisher due to release dissident's book
Agence France-Presse, January 21, 2014

China orders real name register for online video uploads
Reuters, January 21, 2014

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

Study: Pollution from Chinese factories is harming air quality on U.S. West Coast
Washington Post, January 21, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Human Rights Watch chides China for failing to push reform
Reuters, January 21, 2014

See report:
China: new leaders fail to embrace genuine reforms
Human Rights Watch, January 21, 2014

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

A closer look inside China's about-face on labor camps
Economic Observer, January 7, 2014

Technology (科技)

China’s Sina, Baidu and other big websites are hit with disruptions
Wall Street Journal, January 21, 2014

Women (妇女)

For Chinese women, unmarried motherhood remains the final taboo
Guardian, January 20, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Can China innovate without dissent?
The New York Times, January 20, 2014