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.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China seeks jailed former tycoon who fled country
Reuters, February 24, 2014

Beijing official detained in investigation of former security chief
The New York Times, February 21, 2014

周永康外围全面沦陷,或再波及北京市长 (Zhou Yongkang’s inner circle under investigation, may implicate Beijing mayor)
Deutsche Welle, February 24 2014

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang unveils more measures to tackle corruption
The South China Morning Post, February 24, 2014

Environment (环境)

Smog is China’s top defence against US laser weapons, says PLA Navy admiral
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2014

雾霾连续五天笼罩北京 (Beijing enveloped in heavy smog for 5th straight day)
Voice of America, February 24 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

香港数千人游行 抗议打压新闻自由 (Thousands march against crackdown on freedom of the press)
Radio Free Asia, February 23 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

维权人士曹顺利关押中病危律师呼吁关注 (Lawyers and rights defenders call for attention on Cao Shunli’s condition)
Voice of America, February 24 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

China accused of firing water cannons at Filipino fishermen
The New York Times, February 24, 2014

China pledges to pump more funds into Iraq's oil sector, infrastructure
The South China Morning Post, February 24, 2014

China supports UN Security Council's Syria aid resolution: FM
The Global Times, February 24, 2014

Baucus Sworn in as new US ambassador to China
ABC News, February 22, 2014

Open Government Information (信息公开)

人大代表去哪儿了?(Rights defenders urge NPC officials to release contact information to constituents)
Deutsche Welle, February 23 2014

Population (人口)

5省份启“单独两孩”新政 北京天津设4年生育间隔 (Five provinces start “two children for only-child parents” policy, Beijing and Tianjian require 4-year gap between children)
People’s Daily, February 22 2014

Technology (科技)

Kindle expands into China with new tablets
China Daily, February 24, 2014

China’s Jade Rabbit moon rover goes into hibernation again to survive lunar freeze
The South China Morning Post, February 23, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

中国对奥巴马会晤达赖喇嘛反应愤怒 (Chinese gov’t angered by Obama-Dalai Lama meeting)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 22 2014

China summons US diplomat over Obama meeting with Dalai
The South China Morning Post, February 22, 2014

China denounces appointment of U.S. special coordinator on Tibet
Reuters, February 24, 2014