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 21, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Yum, McDonald's apologize as new China food scandal brews
Reuters, July 21, 2014

McDonald’s, Yum halt buying from Chinese meat supplier
Bloomberg, July 21, 2014

食药总局: 全国追溯、封存上海福喜食品 (CFDA demands tracing illegal acts and sealing up raw materials and products of Shanghai food company)
The Beijing News, July 21, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

中共中纪委调查天津公安局局长武长顺 (Top graft watchdog investigates Tianjin's public security chief)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 20, 2014

Chinese city police chief under investigation by graft watchdog
Reuters, July 20, 2014

Ensure fair trial for GSK probe pair, Foreign Correspondents' Club urges Beijing
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2014

See statement:
FCC statement on the case of Peter Humphrey and Yu Yingzeng
Foreign Correspondents' Club Hong Kong, July 19, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Yining: the front line of China's war on terror
The Telegraph, July 20, 2014

Education (教育)

外来务工子女上学为何愈来愈难? (Migrant workers' children face increasing obstacles in access to education in cities)
Deutsche Welle, July 19, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Older crowd turns out for anti-Occupy Central signature campaign
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2014

Martin Lee criticises NPC for "weird" comments on "external interference" in Hong Kong affairs
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2014

NPC chairman tells CY Leung Hong Kong must "strictly follow" basic law in electoral reform
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

丁家喜、李蔚终审维持原判 法院外布控严防声援者 (Court upholds conviction of Ding Jiaxi and Li Wei)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2014

Court upholds prison sentences for two citizen activists
Human Rights in China, July 18, 2014

胡佳遇袭后再接恐吓短信 国际人权组织表示关注 (Rights group expresses concern as Hu Jia receives threatening text messages after assault)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2014

Unidentified men attack dissident blogger near his parked car
Reporters Without Borders, July 18, 2014,46651.html

浙江异议人士吕耿松被拒见律师 丁锡奎受聘下周交“取保候审”申请 (Veteran democracy activist Lü Gengsong denied access to lawyer, lawyer to submit bail application)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

中共: 干部不做西方道德价值“应声虫” (CPC urges members to resist advocacy for “Western moral values”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 20, 2014

中共中央组织部印发《关于在干部教育培训中加强理想信念和道德品行教育的通知》(Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee issues the "Notice Concerning Strengthening Education of Ideals, Beliefs, Moral Conduct During Training and Education of Cadres")
Xinhua, July 20, 2014

China to tighten oversight of Internet TV programming
The New York Times, July 21, 2014

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

China hesitant to accuse Russia for plane crash
Voice of America, July 19, 2014

Internet (互联网)

China has more people going online with a mobile device than a PC
Reuters, July 21, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

Laying down the law
News China, August 2014 Issue

Social Security (社会安全)

中国启动全民参保登记 2017年养老保险覆盖9亿 (Registration for universal insurance begins, 900 million to have pension insurance coverage by 2017)
Xinhua, July 16, 2014

Women (妇女)

China’s pink women-only parking spots spark a backlash
The Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Inside a Beijing interrogation room
The New York Times, July 21, 2014

China's legislature releases draft food safety law for public comment
The National Law Review, July 18, 2014

中华人民共和国食品安全法(修订草案)征求意见 (Solicitation of comments on the draft amendments to the Food Safety Law of the People's Republic of China)
National People's Congress, July 2014

China won't give up on show trials
Bloomberg, July 18, 2014