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.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

New signs that China is scrutinizing foreign NGOs
The New York Times, June 30, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China’s antigraft push snares an ex-general
The New York Times, July 1, 2014

Xi bags high-level military “tiger” amid deepening corruption crackdown
Center for Strategic and International Studies, June 30, 2014

中国官媒:广州市委书记万庆良已被免职 (Guangzhou party chief removed from office according to state media)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 30, 2014

美国《外国账户纳税法》可有助中国反腐 (FATCA may assist anti-corruption efforts in China)
Radio Free Asia, June 30, 2014

U.S. initials deal with China to curb offshore tax evasion
美中草签协议 意在实施法律遏制海外逃税
The Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Online terror info traced to overseas websites
Xinhua, July 1, 2014

Environment (环境)

Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei's multimillion-yuan studies find smog is coming from neighbours
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2014

Night vision: China enlists drones in fight against pollution
The Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Live: Organisers say 510,000 people took to the streets for July 1 march
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2014

Hong Kong pro-democracy march attracts tens of thousands
The Guardian, July 1, 2014

Hong Kong chief in "stability" plea ahead of pro-democracy march
Financial Times, July 1, 2014

See photo album:
2014 July 1st march in Hong Kong
Human Rights in China, July 1, 2014

Hongkongers’ mistrust of Beijing hits record level after white paper: poll
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

律师证实高瑜一个月前被批捕 未受酷刑 案件尚未送检察院 (Lawyer confirmed detained journalist was arrested one month ago, not tortured; case not yet transferred to procuratorate)
Radio Free Asia, July 30, 2014

Internet (互联网)

China’s month-long Google clampdown hits businesses
Financial Times, June 30, 2014

Law (法律)

中国律师团体称7名维权律师无资格 (ACLA announced that seven human rights lawyers’ licenses have been revoked or cancelled)
Voice of America, July 1, 2014

Legal Daily, June 30, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议)

福建漳州村民抗议PX工厂污染 千警镇压多人被打伤抓捕 (Zhangzhou villagers protest against PX plant pollution, suppressed by thousands police, dozens citizens injured and seized)
Radio Free Asia, June 30, 2014

Opinion (观点)

香港观察:权为民所赋, 权为民所用 (Observation from Hong Kong: power is conferred by the people and used on their behalf)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 1, 2014

香港民主有利于主权统一 (Hong Kong democracy will benefit China unification)
Financial Times, July 1, 2014