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, August 01, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

U.S. firms wary about China's free-market claims
The Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Censorship in China: not letting a hundred flowers bloom
The Economist, July 31, 2014

Children (儿童)

Name that child: Chinese officials offer bonus for mother's moniker
Agence France-Presse, August 1, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Weak links in China’s food chain
The New York Times, July 31, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

More stressed officials taking their own lives as corruption crackdown presses on
South China Morning Post, August 1, 2014

China's Xi pledges hard strike against military corruption
Reuters, August 1, 2014

CCTV executive behind “A Bite of China” food documentary detained
Caixin, August 1, 2014

Health (健康)

美国会“外交事务委员会”敦促中国停止囚犯器官移植 (U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs calls on China to end organ harvesting from prisoners)
Radio Free Asia, July 31, 2014

Engel Opening remarks at full Committee markup
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, July 30, 2014

China’s Guangzhou, popular African destination, worried about Ebola
The Wall Street Journal, August, 1, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

ICAC drops bribery investigation into CY Leung sparked by Lew Mon-hung interview
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2014

Internet (互联网)

Breaking through China’s great firewall
The Diplomat, July 30, 2014

National Defense (国防)

On the Chinese military’s new map, what borders?
The New York Times, July 31, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

In Xinjiang, veils signal conservative shift among Uighurs
The Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2014

The long campaign to silence Uighur voice of dissent
The Globe and Mail, July 31, 2014

Opinion (观点)

勿让两种极端化民族主义撕裂新疆 (Party school scholar: China should adjust its policy implementation to respect economic, social and cultural situation in Xinjiang)
Financial Times, August 1, 2014