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, February 12, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

微软受控审查搜索引擎中文结果 (Microsoft's Bing censors Chinese search results)
Voice of America, February 12, 2014

Microsoft's Bing accused of Chinese-language censorship
Agence France-Presse, February 12, 2014

中国对香港与台湾媒体施压日趋严重”(Report finds increasing pressure from Beijing on Hong Kong and Taiwanese media)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 12, 2014

See report:
Journalists in Hong Kong and Taiwan battle Beijing's influence
Committee to Protect Journalists, February 12, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China to crack down on fake data "corruption": statistics chief
Reuters, February 12, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

西班牙执政党出于中国压力准备修改涉外人权法 (Spanish government mulls revising human rights law under Chinese pressure)
Radio France International, February 12, 2014中国/20140212-西班牙执政党出于中国压力准备修改涉外人权法

China pressuring Spain on human rights case: Tibetan monk
Agence France-Presse, February 12, 2014

Media (媒体)

本年度“新闻自由排行榜”出炉 (RSF publishes press freedom ranking, China ranks 175 out of 180)
Deutsche Welle, February 12, 2014

See report:
2014 World Press Freedom Index
Reporters Without Borders, February 11, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Chinese villagers attack polluting factory, police
Associated Press, February 12, 2014>uting-factory-police/2014/02/12/7dcf61d6-93ca-11e3-9e13-770265cf4962_story.html

Rule of Law (法治)

中央政法委首次公布系统内10案例 (Central Political-Legal Commission makes first disclosure of cases of law violations by judicial and law enforcement officials)
Beijing News, February 12, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China to spend extra $10 billion in restive Xinjiang this year
Reuters, February 12, 2014