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, July 14, 2014

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

“We deeply regret breaking the law:” GSK-linked Peter Humphrey and wife formally charged in China
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2014

China charges GSK-linked investigators for illegally obtaining private information
Reuters, July 14, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

In inquiry in China, police detain star anchor
The New York Times, July 14, 2014

Popular CCTV reporter detained
The Wall Street Journal, July 13, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China's Guangdong offers big rewards for terrorism informants
Reuters, July 13, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

湖南校车翻车: 遇难幼儿获赔56万 (Families of child victims of Hunan school bus crash to receive 560,000 yuan each in compensation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 13, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

UK avoids comment on Beijing’s "white paper" on Hong Kong
Financial Times, July 11, 2014

港民主派领袖访英 说明港人普选诉求 (Veteran HK democracy campaigners visit UK to rally support for universal suffrage)
Voice of America, July 13, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

浦志强浮肿张思之三提“取保” 被拒 丁家喜案两律师遭报复 (Police reject Pu Zhiqiang's bail applications despite his poor health, Ding Jiaxi's lawyers face reprisal)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2014

李碧云案再次审理当庭控告刑讯者 刘家财案四易罪名召开庭前会议 (Guangdong activist Li Biyun alleges police torture, Hubei activist Liu Jiacai's trial to begin soon)
Radio Free Asia, July 11, 2014

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

China's leader Xi departs for South America tour
Agence France-Presse, July 13, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

China Focus: Shanghai pilots greater judicial independence
Xinhua, July 13, 2014

Technology (科技)

中国政务微信近6000家 公安微信数量居首 (Chinese gov't offices operate nearly 6,000 official WeChat accounts, majority belong to public security organs)
China News, July 13, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China sentences 32 people for spreading violent Internet content
Associated Press, July 12, 2014

Chinese police seize matchboxes in Xinjiang security crackdown
The Guardian, July 13, 2014

Opinion (观点)

吕友清:国家形象是最大的国家利益 (Chinese ambassador to Tanzania criticizes bad behavior by Chinese companies in Africa)
Southern Metropolis Daily, July 13, 2014

英国学者观点: 香港政改亟需共识 (British scholar: political reform in HK requires building consensus)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 12, 2014

Government haste in handing reform report to NPC could backfire
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2014

The new emperors: power and the princelings in China by Kerry Brown, review: "scrupulous and valuable"
The Telegraph, July 12, 2014