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 19, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

China's NDRC confirms probe of Qualcomm, InterDigital
Reuters, February 18, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Chinese vice governor in corruption investigation
Associated Press, February 18, 2014

A clampdown on prostitution and gambling spreads in China
The New York Times, February 18, 2014

Environment (环境)

Toxic smog threatens millions of Chinese lives
Telegraph, February 18, 2014

中国政府将耗资两万亿治理水污染 (Chinese gov't to spend RMB two trillion and issue action plan to fight water pollution)
Deutsche Welle, February 18, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese rights lawyer vows to keep up pressure on party
Radio Free Asia, February 18, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

《纸牌屋》打破中国监管屏障 ("House of Cards" avoids China's censors)
Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2014

“House of Cards” does its homework on China
Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2014

“House of Cards” finds avid audience in China
Washington Post, February 18, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Red Handed: China is also complicit in North Korea's crimes against humanity
Foreign Policy, February 18, 2014

朝鲜谴责联合国人权报告 (N. Korea condemns UN human rights report as 'lies fabricated by US, South Korea and other enemies')
Global Times, February 19, 2014

China’s role in fight against human rights abuses in North Korea
Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2014

China likely to veto UN push to prosecute North Korea's Kim Jong-un
Sydney Morning Herald, February 19, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

珍•古道尔批评中国掠夺非洲如昔日列强 (Environmentalist Jane Goodall slams China's exploitation of Africa's natural resources)
Deutsche Welle, February 18, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

习近平:中国大陆尊重台湾的社会制度 (Xi Jinping: Mainland China respects Taiwan's social system and way of life)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 18, 2014

“One China” principle is key to further talks with Taipei, Xi tells KMT's Lien
South China Morning Post, February 19, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

China says it will win West over to its view on Tibet, Xinjiang
Reuters, February 19, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

两维族学生家属接警通知书 伊力哈木律师日内作新安排 (Lawyer still unable to meet Ilham Tohti, family not informed of his whereabouts and conditions)
Radio Free Asia, February 18, 2014