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 28, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China's Guangdong province removes over 850 “naked officials” from their posts
Reuters, July 26, 2014

Environment (环境)

Chinese plan to reduce coal use could allow increases for years
The New York Times, July 28, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

“Terrified” founder decides to shutter Hong Kong pro-democracy news site “House News”
Global Voices, July 27, 2014

Pro-democracy website House News closes, citing political pressure, low revenue
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2014

香港网民发起拯救主场新闻文章库 (Hong Kong netizens launch bid to archive articles on shuttered news site)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 27, 2014

“X” marks the spot: Illiterate villagers boost Anti-Occupy Central signature campaign
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2014

In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future
Associated Press, July 26, 2014

China denounces British parliament's inquiry into Hong Kong affairs
英国质询《中英联合声明》实施情况 中国表示强烈不满
Reuters, July 26, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

China: Bans inflatable toad reports amid mockery fears
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 23, 2014

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

Russia finds friend in China as world focuses on blame for Ukraine crash
McClatchy DC, July 26, 2014

Ugandans begin to question the high price of the growing China-Africa pact
The Guardian, July 27, 2014

China trying to revive Myanmar rail project
The Times of India, July 26, 2014

China says may have citizens fighting in Iraq
Reuters, July 28, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产和房屋)

七访民喝药背后的泗洪拆迁:政府绕过法院直接强拆 (7 Petitioners' suicide protests came after unlawful land grab by Jiangsu local gov't)
The Beijing News, July 28, 2014

Religion (宗教)

Christians in Wenzhou fight to keep church’s cross
The New York Times, July 25, 2014

Chinese Christians fight back as government tears down crosses
Associated Press, July 25, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

China's complaints law “meaningless” without constitutional government
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2014

Society (社会)

China gets richer but more unequal
The Guardian, July 28, 2014

1 pct of Chinese own one-third of national wealth: report
Xinhua, July 26, 2014

“Corruption and elitism” fueling inequality in China
Deutsche Welle, July 28, 2014

Technology (科技)

Ban party cadres from using iPhones, entrepreneur says in light of security risk
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2014

方兴东:公职人员应禁用苹果手机 (Fang Xingdong: Gov't officials should be banned from using iPhones)
Global Times, July 28, 2014

Torture (酷刑)

河南访民张小玉夫妇见律师 妻子几近失明丈夫伤痕累累 (Lawyers meet detained Henan petitioner couple, report signs of torture)
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Quiet diplomacy now needed to advance political reform
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2014