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.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Spotlight falls on China’s former security chief
The New York Times, July 31, 2014

Shanghai to feel full force of Xi's anti-corruption onslaught
Financial Times, July 30, 2014

Health (健康)

HIV cases rising among the elderly in Beijing
China Daily, July 31, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Fears at RTHK as veteran “forced out”
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2014

Hukou (户口)

With urbanization as goal, China moves to change registration rules
The New York Times, July 31, 2014

China announces limited hukou reform
The Diplomat, July 31, 2014

China Focus: Hukou reforms to help 100 mln Chinese
People's Daily, July 30, 2014

For more on hukou, see:
Parallel submission in advance of the review of the People’s Republic of China’s second report on its implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Human Rights in China, March 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

报道周永康案 中国媒体仍受限制 (Chinese media continue to face restrictions when reporting on Zhou Yongkang case)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 30, 2014

China takes step at openness, allows foreigners at defense briefing
Reuters, July 31, 2014

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

Thai junta sets plan for fast rail links to China
Associated Press, July 30, 2014

China corruption probe reaches western breakfast tables
Financial Times, July 31, 2014

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

China court hears case against gay-straight “conversion therapy”
The Guardian, July 31, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

Will Zhou Yongkang's downfall change Chinese law?
International Business Times, July 30, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

美国敦促中国释放维族学者伊力哈木 (U.S. urges China to release Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 30, 2014

Daily Press Briefing
U.S. Department of State, July 30, 2014

古再努尔:伊力哈木从未分裂国家 (Ilham never engaged in separatist activities, scholar’s wife says)
Deutsche Welle, July 31, 2014

China and Uighurs offer differing accounts of violence in Xinjiang
The New York Times, July 31, 2014

State-appointed Muslim leader killed in China
The Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2014

Opinion (观点)

China's corruption crackdown incompatible with rule of law
Al Jazeera, July 30, 2014

China steps up the arms race in the digital cold war
Business Spectator, July 30, 2014

The Xinjiangistan connection
Foreign Policy, July 30, 2014