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.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

Barely 8% Beijing foundations publish information on the way they spend their funds
北京仅8%基金会披露善款流向 回应称正制定管理办法
The Beijing News, July 8, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

McDonald's Hong Kong imported meat from factory at centre of rotten food scandal
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2014

China probes food businesses; Hong Kong bans imports in meat safety scare
Reuters, July 24, 2014

OSI Group: a look at the US-based company behind China's meat scandal
International Business Times, July 23, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

More than 25,000 investigated in China for corruption in H1
检察机关反贪持续发力 上半年查处县处级以上干部增三成
Xinhua, July 25, 2014

Inside Xi Jinping's purge of China's oil mandarins
Reuters, July 24, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China imposes airline-like restrictions on bus passengers in Xinjiang capital
Reuters, July 25, 2014

Yoghurt falls victim to China’s “people’s war” on terror
The Telegraph, July 25, 2014

Culture (文化)

Guangzhou locals seek “Cantonese Day” to help preserve mother tongue
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2014

Environment (环境)

土壤污染:从“国家秘密”到“当务之急” (Once a “state secret,” soil pollution now a “pressing matter” in China)
Deutsche Welle, July 25, 2014

China faces long battle to clean up its polluted soil
China Dialogue, July 14, 2014

China's red furniture craze fuelling illegal logging in Guinea-Bissau
The Guardian, July 23, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

U.K. says it plans to examine its role in Hong Kong’s political development
The Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2014

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

国际危机组织报告呼吁中日保持克制 (International Crisis Group urges China and Japan to show restraint amidst rising tension)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 24, 2014

See report:
Old scores and new grudges: evolving Sino-Japanese tensions
International Crisis Group, July 24, 2014

Winners and losers in the great Chinese rebalancing
The Economist, July 24, 2014 >t-and-resilient-consumption-china-are-changing-asias-economic

Tibet (西藏)

拉卜楞寺僧人自杀抗议 流亡议员吁中共反思对藏政策 (Member of Tibet Parliament in Exile urges Beijing to rethink Tibet policy after Tibetan monk commits suicide in protest of repression)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2014

Torture (酷刑)

官员向外媒揭 “双规”酷刑, 再遭打压 (Chinese officials face reprisals for exposing torture at the hands of CPC investigators)
Deutsche Welle, July 24, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Why China’s hunt for tigers is bound to fail
Financial Times, July 25, 2014

The Tonghua incident: five years on
China Labour Bulletin, July 24, 2014
CH:通钢事件五周年:中国工人运 动大步迈前