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 30, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

China monitors the Internet and the public pays the bill
Global Voices, July 29, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

In China food testing, safety inspectors are often one step behind
Reuters, July 29, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Xi’s tiger hunt breaks old party taboo
Financial Times, July 30, 2014

With Zhou Yongkang's downfall, Xi Jinping becomes most powerful Chinese ruler in decades
International Business Times, July 29, 2014

Who is Zhou Yongkang, and why did China decide to launch an investigation on him?
Washington Post, July 29, 2014

Eel hunter’s son: the personal journey of fallen Chinese political giant Zhou Yongkang
The Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2014

中国大陆7年来有逾2580名被审计干部移送纪检司法 (2580 party cadres have been subjected to Party and judicial investigation in last seven years)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2014

Cyber Security (网络安全)

Canada National Research Council “hacked by Chinese spies”
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 29, 2014

Chinese hacked into computers, says NRC
The Guardian (Canada), July 29, 2014,-says-NRC/1

Three Israeli contractors behind Iron Dome were hit by Chinese hackers
The Forward, July 29, 2014 >were-hi/#ixzz38uxt5RyW

Microsoft, the “guardian warriors” and China’s cybersecurity fears
The Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Anti-Occupy Central campaign plans march in protest of sit-in threat
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2014

Carrie Lam tells Occupy democracy “will never be achieved” through civil disobedience
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2014

Hukou (户口)

中国将建城乡统一户口登记制度 取消蓝印户口等 (China to unify urban-rural household registration systems)
China News, July 30, 2014

China relaxes household registration in bid to urbanise 100 million rural migrants
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2014

See State Council notice:
国务院关于进一步推进户籍制度改革的意见 (Issues concerned on Advancing the Reform of the Household Registration System)
State Council, July 30, 2014

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

越60名老党员发公开信促放弃社会主义 (In open letter, 60 Vietnamese Communist Party elders call for end to socialist rule and reliance on China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 29, 2014

Open Government Information (信息公开)

高校50项信息须即时公开 (Ministry of Education: universities to disclose 50 types of information, to set up monitoring mechanism)
Jinghua Times, July 30, 2014

Population (人口)

Chinese forced sterilization couple wins asylum in U.S.
RFA独家:躲避计划生育 湖南家庭六年后逃抵美国
Radio Free Asia, July 30, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

“访民报社门口喝农药”调查: 7人在信访学习班遭辱 (Investigation reveals that 7 suicide protesters were extralegally detained by local officials and ill-treated in black jails)
China Youth Daily, July 30, 2014

Religion (宗教)

美国发布2013国际宗教自由报告 中国被批持续打压宗教自由 (U.S. highlights China's on-going repression of religious freedom in latest report)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2014

See report:
2013 International religious freedom report: China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau)
U.S. Department of State, July 2014

China slams US report on religious freedom
Press Trust of India, July 30, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

Accused of attempted murder, premier questioned in court
Central News Agency, July 30, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chinese prosecutors charge Uighur academic with separatism
Agence France-Presse, July 30, 2014

Mass assault belatedly reported in China’s far west
The New York Times, July 30, 2014

Chinese police shoot dead dozens after mass knife attacks
Reuters, July 29, 2014

Chinese authorities tighten security in Xinjiang region after surge in violence
The Guardian, July 30, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Xi Jinping takes risky path in disposal of “tiger” Zhou Yongkang
Financial Times, July 29, 2014