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.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

人权组织批评“四大”登广告反“占中” (Rights group blasts major accounting firms for opposing Occupy Central)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 2, 2014

China to try GSK-linked investigator in secret: family friends
Reuters, July 3, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Secretive agency leads most intense anti-corruption effort in modern Chinese history
Washington Post, July 2, 2014

China ousts three allies of former security chief
Agence France-Presse, July 2, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protesters say more to come if China won’t bend
Bloomberg Businessweek, July 2, 2014

Police accused of heavy-handed treatment of protesters arrested after July 1 march
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2014

Messy protest shows rising HK fears about China
Associated Press, July 2, 2014

In Hong Kong, a democracy march with a sense of humor
The Wall Street Journal, July 2, 2014

Bankers on the march: Hong Kong financiers join democracy fight
Agence France-Presse, July 3, 2014

In Hong Kong, a potent visual echo of Tiananmen
25年后,香港又见天安门 “民主女神”
The New York Times, July 3, 2014

See video:
July 1, 2014 march in Hong Kong
Human Rights in China, July 2, 2014

香港: 大规模拘捕侵犯和平集会权利 (Mass arrest in Hong Kong violates right to peaceful assembly)
Amnesty International Hong Kong, July 2, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国记者殷玉生家人正式收到拘留通知书 (Chinese journalist Yin Yusheng criminally detained for “disturbing public order”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 2, 2014

Restrictions, detentions, disappearances, and arrests related to June 4, 2014
Human Rights in China

耿和: 高智晟将刑满但未知能否回家 (Jail term of Chinese human rights Lawyer to end; going home remains unknown, lawyer’s wife says)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 3, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

Weibo more heavily censored during Hong Kong's July 1 march than on Tiananmen anniversary
South China Morning Post, July 3, 2014

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment), 国际关系 (安全、贸易和投资)

中国警告美国勿就香港“说三道四” (China warns U.S. against "gesticulating" about Hong Kong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 2, 2014

See U.S. Department of State comment:
Daily Press Briefing
U.S. Department of State, July 2, 2014

Labor (劳工)

Disputes become a feature of labour relations in China
Financial Times, July 2, 2014

Religion (宗教)

China bans Ramadan fast in Muslim northwest
Associated Press, July 3, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Hong Kong nears tipping point with Beijing
Asia Times Online, July 2, 2014

The China syndrome: Beijing will only harm itself if it seeks to muzzle Hong Kong
The Times, July 3, 2014