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.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China's state TV targeted in anti-corruption drive
Associated Press, July 15, 2014

The implications of China’s anti-corruption drive
The Diplomat, July 15, 2014

Environment (环境)

In China, Coca-Cola offers extra pay for pollution
The Wall Street Journal, July 16, 2014

Health (健康)

Chinese town trades lead poison test results for milk
Reuters, July 16, 2014

Hong Kong, 香港

Hong Kong leader says “mainstream” opposes democracy activists’ key proposal
The New York Times, July 16, 2014

学者:人大常委接受港特首公民提名可能性低 (Scholars: NPC unlikely to accept civic nomination proposal for HK chief executive election)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 15, 2014

Hong Kong's leader says Chinese rules to prevail in 2017 vote
Reuters, July 15, 2014

Civil disobedience movement to launch next month after “disappointing” reform report
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2014

Clegg criticises Tories over Hong Kong
Financial Times, July 16, 2014

Violence and other threats raise press freedom fears in Hong Kong
National Public Radio, July 16, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国政治犯再次被国际社会关注 (NGO releases list of political prisoners in China)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2014

“中國政治犯關注”(CPPC)公告003號 (China Political Prisoner Concern Public Announcement No. 3)
China Political Prisoner Concern, July 15, 2014

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

BRICS to establish development bank, reserve arrangement
Xinhua, July 16, 2014

Media (媒体)

China to grant “more” press passes - but journalists must sign secrecy deal first
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2014

See Regulations:
Measures to Manage Information Obtained by News Personnel in the Course of Their Professional Activities
State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People's Republic of China (Translation by Human Rights in China), June 30, 2014

Technology (科技)

中国央视报道苹果iPhone“威胁国安” (CCTV: iPhone a threat to nat’l security)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 11, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

唯色探土赫提家遭便衣阻挠 伊力哈木案半年仍无消息 (Police try to block Tibetan poet Woeser from visiting Ilham Tohti family)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2014

Opinion (观点)

“Why did they bother to consult with the public?” Reaction on the streets to reform reports
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2014

Freedom will triumph, in Hong Kong and elsewhere
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2014