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, February 14, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

雅芳涉嫌贿赂中国官员 或面临1.32亿美元罚款 (AVON suspected of bribing Chinese officials)
Global Times, February 14, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

电台名嘴被封公开斥责梁振英为幕后黑手 (Sacked radio host openly accuses HK chief executive of political persecution)
Radio France Internationale, February 14, 2014中国/20140214-电台名嘴被封公开斥责梁振英为幕后黑手

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

"Staying silent in this country doesn't solve anything"
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2014

诺和奖得主刘晓波妻子刘霞的健康状况恶化 (Liu Xia's health deteriorates)
Voice of America, February 14, 2014

“刘晓波妻子刘霞患心脏病急需就医” (Liu Xia needs urgent treatment for heart disease)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 14, 2014

China Nobel wife’s health worsens; needs treatment
Associated Press, February 14, 2014

China, on St. Valentine’s Day, activists shave their heads to demand release of Liu Xia
Asia News, February 14, 2014,-on-St.-Valentine%E2%80%99s-Day,-activists-shave-their-heads-to-demand-release-of-Liu-Xia-30308.html

See photo album:
Free Liu Xia
Human Rights in China, February 14, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

Reputation matters: unpacking the Microsoft China censorship scandal
Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2014

Setting the record straight
Bing, February 12, 2014

Setting Bing's broken record straight, February 13, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

北京天安门地区APEC峰会期间将全天候监管 (Beijing to tighten round-the-clock security control around Tiananmen Square for APEC summit)
China News, February 14, 2014

Media (媒体)

Free press groups warn of China’s influence on Hong Kong and Taiwan media
The New York Times, February 12, 2014

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

Labor (劳工)

东莞的工人、小姐与乞丐(上)(Workers, prostitutes and beggars in Dongguan, Part I)
Financial Times, February 14, 2014

Prostitution in China: crackdown on sex city
Economist, February 14, 2014

Apple shows increase in worker's human rights in 2013 - report
Silicon Republic, February 14, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

河南下派暗访组清理“非正常上访训诫中心” (Henan authorities send undercover teams to investigate and close detention centers for "abnormal petitioners")
Beijing News, February 14, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China says 11 “terrorists” killed in new Xinjiang unrest
Reuters, February 14, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Where is Microsoft Bing's transparency report?
The Guardian, February 14, 2014

Hong Kong’s indentured servants
The New York Time, February 14, 2014