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 22, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

国务院食安办:全国清查"假冒清真"肉品 (State Council orders investigation into fake Muslim food products)
The Beijing News, July 22, 2014

China food scandal spreads, drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan
Reuters, July 22, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Chinese courts to receive anti-corruption supervision
Xinhua, July 21, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

Chinese Red Cross takes heat for sending blankets to sweltering Hainan
The Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2014

China stays quiet on MH17 disaster
The Guardian, July 21, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun leaves dozens dead after hitting China and Vietnam
The Guardian, July 22, 2014

Environment (环境)

上半年京津冀空气质量有所改善 (Air quality improves slightly in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei in first half of 2014)
Jinghua Times, July 22, 2014

Freedom of Movement (行动自由)

China bars sex worker rights activist from traveling to international AIDS conference
The Nation, July 21, 2014

Health (健康)

China “seals off” town after man dies of bubonic plague
Agence France-Presse, July 21, 2014

Interview: “There are segregated HIV/AIDS prisons across China”
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Newspaper vendors offered cash to display and hand out anti-Occupy posters
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014

“Unconstitutional” for Legco to stay as it is
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014

Macau scholars warn of rising censorship, loss of confidence in “one country, two systems”
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

高瑜家属看守所送钱突遭拒绝 维族留学生囚半年无法请律师 (Detention center rejects family's attempt to give Gao Yu money, Uyghur student has no access to lawyer six months into detention)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

China increases officials' Communist education to prevent “moral decline”
Reuters, July 21, 2014

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

China provides $4 billion credit line to Venezuela
Reuters, July 21, 2014

China will not fill U.S. void in Afghanistan: official
Reuters, July 21, 2014

Internet (互联网)

Twitter acts quickly on suspect pro-China accounts
The New York Times, July 22, 2014

It’s another perfect day in Tibet!
The New York Times, July 22, 2014

Labor (劳工)

Shenzhen factory workers rally to support dead colleague
深圳哥士比鞋业一女工跳楼身亡 数百工人哀悼
China Labour Bulletin, July 21, 2014

Macao (澳门)

INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: No longer a quiet Macau, a journey through the main protests since 2009
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014

Media (媒体)

Chinese journalist fired over work for Hong Kong website
The New York Times, July 22, 2014

National Defense (国防)

China's secretive military cracks open door for glimpse inside
Reuters, July 22, 2014

Technology (科技)

中国网民增加 社交媒体用户下降 (Number of Internet users increases in China, but that of social media users declines)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2014

China's Internet population reaches 632 million
Agence France-Presse, July 21, 2014

CNNIC发布第34次《中国互联网络发展状况统计报告》(CNNIC publishes 34th Statistical Report on Internet Development in China)
China Internet Network Information Center, July 21, 2014

Women (妇女)

China domestic abuse victims voiceless as network disbands
Agence France-Presse, July 22, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Government's electoral reform report leaves hopes for democracy in tatters
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014

Is new China the old Japan – and is that bad for Asia?
Rappler, July 21, 2014