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.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

China examines state bank fund transfer allegation
Financial Times, July 11, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

New this fall in China: college course on counterterrorism
The Wall Street Journal, July 11, 2014

Death Penalty (死刑)

Self-made Chinese billionaire's suspended death sentence changed to life in prison
South China Morning Post, July 11, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

The Hong Kong arms of the Big Four have got the rule of law wrong
Financial Times, July 9, 2014

港媒爆中央8月否决“公民提名” (HK media: Central Government rejects “civil nominations” in electoral reform proposal)
Global Times, July 11, 2014

China dismisses planned Macau democracy vote as meaningless
Reuters, July 10, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

异议人士哈达致函习近平及国际人权机构 代理申诉案律师被公安威胁 (Mongolian dissident Hada appeals to Xi Jinping and UN)
Radio Free Asia, July 10, 2014

广州公安成都寻唐荆陵证据不成打伤证人 杭州民主党人被以“煽颠罪”传唤 (Guangzhou police assault witness while collecting evidence against lawyer Tang Jingling, democracy activists in Hangzhou summonsed)
Radio Free Asia, July 10, 2014

Arrest Notice of Tang Jingling
Human Rights in China, June 20, 2014

Chinese activist on trial for trying to visit hospital while under house arrest
The Guardian, July 11, 2014

Chinese dream turns sour for activists under Xi Jinping
Agence France-Presse, July 10, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

Access to Google services within China returns
Reuters, July 10, 2014

China says iPhone is a threat to national security
The Telegraph, July 11, 2014

Instagram’s ambiguous takedown highlights the challenge for foreign apps in China
Quartz, July 10, 2014

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

China and the Arctic: polar bearings
The Economist, July 12, 2014

Hoping to project power, China finds itself alone
Associated Press, July 10, 2014

Labor (劳工)

Samsung accused of using child labor in China, again
The Washington Post, July 10, 2014

See report:
Another Samsung supplier factory exploiting child labor
China Labor Watch, July 10, 2014

Media (媒体)

China aims to justify new media restrictions
The Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2014

Myanmar journalists given 10 years hard labor over report on China's links to chemical weapons plant
The International Business Times, July 10, 2014

Population (人口)

Birth rate holds steady after one-child policy eased, but there won't be further easing
South China Morning Post, July 11, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

Power shift: hopeful signs in China’s legal reform plan
The Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

热比娅:愿与中国当局对话,不愿代表极端势力 (Rebiya Kadeer: willing to engage in dialogue with Chinese government, unwilling to represent extremists)
Voice of America, July 10, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Voting in China, a distant dream
The New York Times, July 11, 2014