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 29, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Microsoft targeted in China antitrust probe
Financial Times, July 29, 2014

Chinese regulators target Microsoft, over possible antitrust concerns
Washington Post, July 28, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China says Zhou Yongkang, former security chief, is under investigation
The New York Times, July 29, 2014

周永康的红与黑: 四面埋伏打老虎 (The red and the black: CPC launches calculated “tiger hunt” for Zhou Yongkang and his allies )
Caixin, July 29, 2014

Zhou Yongkang: China investigates ex-security chief
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 29, 2014

China starts probe into former security chief Zhou
Bloomberg, July 29, 2014

Culture (文化)

No show for North Korean defector artist in China
Agence France-Presse, July 28, 2014

Environment (环境)

环保部将约谈辖区内PM2.5年均浓度升高的地方官 (Ministry of Environmental Protection to summon local officials in charge of polluted regions)
The Beijing News, July 29, 2014

Health (健康)

WHO identifies China's HIV challenges
Xinhua, July 27, 2014

Far from over: despite great progress, China must do more to fight HIV/AIDS
World Health Organization, July 24, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong, Macau academics seek meeting over firing of Eric Sautede
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

张思之:当局试图将浦志强的案子和政治经济问题挂钩 (Lawyer: authorities try to find fault with Pu Zhiqiang's political and economic activities)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2014

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

Britain announces visa reform package in China
Xinhua, July 28, 2014

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

China activists fight gay “conversion therapy”
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 28, 2014

Media (媒体)

Xi Jinping most mentioned in People's Daily since Mao, researchers find
Agence France-Presse, July 29, 2014

See report:
領袖姓名傳播強度觀察 (Survey: mentions of Chinese leaders in state media)
China Media Project, July 8, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

正常信访29次未果 7访民喝农药被刑拘 (7 land rights petitioners criminally detained for suicide protest)
The Beijing News, July 29, 2014

Religion (宗教)

Religious curbs in Xinjiang “increases potential” for violent extremism
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2014

See report:
2014 Annual report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, July 27, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China Xinjiang: attack “kills or injures dozens”
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 29, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Chen Guangcheng goes to Washington
The Diplomat, July 28, 2014

Patriotism on the bench? There's not much of a case
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2014