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 08, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

New offices reflect growth of busy anticorruption agency
The New York Times, July 7, 2014

反腐600天 (600 days of the corruption crackdown)
Caixin, July 7, 2014

Education (教育)

厦门大学女教授发公开信批评校长 (Female professor at Xiamen University writes an open letter criticizing president of the University)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 8, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

港团体拟8月发起占中行动 外交部驻港公署回应前港督批白皮书 (HK group plans civil disobedience action in August, Beijing slams Chris Patten's comments)
Radio Free Asia, July 7, 2014

Macau to China: we want democracy, too
The Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Guo Feixiong and Sun Desheng Indictment
China Change, July 7, 2014

作家慕容雪村发表“投案书”后被约谈 (Dissident writer Murong Xuecun questioned by the police after posting statement to surrender himself)
Voice of America, July 8, 2014

慕容雪村: 创造真正的对话空间 (Dissident writer Murong Xuecun: we must create real space for dialogue)
Deutsche Welle, July 8, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

An online shift in China muffles an open forum
The New York Times, July 7, 2014

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

Merkel raises human rights on China trip
Agence France-Presse, July 8, 2014

Cyber spying, maritime disputes loom large in U.S.-China talks
Reuters, July 8, 2014

What you need to know about the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue
Brookings Institution, July 7, 2014

金砖五国即将宣布建立开发银行 (BRICS to establish a development bank)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 7, 2014

Media (媒体)

我国发文禁止新闻从业者非法记录传递国家机密 (China issues new rules on prohibiting media staff from illegally recording and transmitting state secrets)
Xinhua, July 8, 2014

Political and Economic Reforms (政治经济改革)

China’s big challenge: dissension in the Communist Party ranks
The Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2014

选用党和人民需要的好干部 (前沿观察)——关于提高选人用人公信度的调研报 告 (Selecting good cadres for the Party and the people: a research report on improving public confidence in the appointment and promotion of officials)
People's Daily, July 6, 2014

Religion (宗教)

美国呼吁中国释放被捕牧师 (U.S. calls for release of jailed pastor)
Voice of America, July 7, 2014

See statement:
Daily Press Briefing
U.S. Department of State, July 7, 2014

Women (妇女)

山东东平多名女生称遭性侵 (Girls in Shandong allege sexual abuse)
Radio Free Asia, July 7, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China's crackdown in restive Xinjiang nets 400 suspects
Reuters, July 7, 2014

北京律师、美国学者被禁出入中国大陆 分析指或均与伊力哈木有关 (Ilham Tohti's lawyer banned from leaving China, U.S. scholar close to Tohti turned back at Beijing airport)
Radio Free Asia, July 7, 2014

U.S. scholar who supported Uighur colleague is denied entry to China
The New York Times, July 8, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Hong Kong law under threat
The Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2014

The roots of Beijing’s hard line on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests
World Politics Review, July 7, 2014