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 30, 2014

Animal welfare rights (动物福利和权利)

Chinese ivory smuggler gets record sentence in Kenya poaching crackdown
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

市河湖管理处原主任受贿贪污一审获死缓 (Beijing official received suspended death sentence for graft)
Jinghua Times, January 30, 2014

腐败类死刑暂时不会废除 建议废除集资诈骗罪死刑 (CASS expert recommends removing "fraudulent fund-raising" as a capital crime)
Southern Metropolis, January 30, 2014

Environment (环境)

Browner, but greener: China stands out for its greenness in a new environmental ranking
The Economist, February 1, 2014

China smog fears spur call for ban on New Year fireworks
Reuters, January 29, 2014

Health (健康)

Physician, heal thyself: Medicines are over-prescribed and overpriced
The Economist, February 1, 2014

China bans cigarettes from schools
Reuters, January 29, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

异议人士薛明凯之父“被自杀” (Dissident Xue Mingkai's father “jumped” to his death under suspicious circumstances)
Radio Free Asia, January 29, 2014

China jails another New Citizens activist
Associated Press, January 29, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

奥巴马:全球最佳投资目的地在美国而非中国 (Obama: U.S., not China, is the best country for investment)
Radio Free Asia, January 29, 2014

Population (人口)

Letter from China: a race against time for a second child
New York Times, January 30, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Students detained with outspoken Uyghur scholar taken to Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, January 30, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Xu Zhiyong's trial makes a mockery of Beijing's pledge to enforce rule of law
South China Morning Post, January 30, 2014