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 23, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China detains employees of suspect meat seller, official says misconduct a company effort
Associated Press, July 22, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Run like hell: China releases new anti-terror handbook
The Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

Dozens feared dead as Taiwan passenger plane crash lands during Typhoon Matmo
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Campaign tries tapping into Hong Kong’s “silent majority”
香港反 “占中”团体向“沉默的大多数”征集签名
The New York Times, July 22, 2014

港媒: 大陆学生遭中联办迫签“反占中”协议 (Mainland students in Hong Kong forced to sign agreement to oppose Occupy Central)
Deutsche Welle, July 22, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

常玮平律师拒作证遭拘传近24小时 辽宁维权人士孙海洋、姜力钧被批捕 (Lawyer subjected to coercive summons after refusing to provide testimony in client's case, Liaoning activists officially arrested)
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

China says to crack down on pornography in mobile apps
Reuters, July 22, 2014

Chinese blogger given 6.5 years for “rumour-mongering”
Associated Press, July 23, 2014

Media (媒体)

I was fired for writing Hong Kong columns, Song Zhibiao, Guangzhou-based reporter, says
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2014

National Defense (国防)

Flight delays expected to worsen in eastern China
The New York Times, July 22, 2014

Population (人口)

Casualties of China’s one-child policy
Financial Times, July 22, 2014

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

揭露马三家骇人暴行 杜斌新书香港上市 (Book on torture and ill-treatment of women detainees at labor camp published in Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

China ex-officials see reprisals for baring abuses
Associated Press, July 22, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

How China dismantled the Uyghur Internet
The Diplomat, July 22, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Britain slams the door on Hong Kong
Financial Times, July 17, 2014

Market reforms, fight against corruption go hand in hand, expert says
Caixin, July 21, 2014