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, August 04, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

China using antimonopoly law to pressure foreign businesses
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2014

China warns Microsoft Against obstructing probe
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China’s Red Cross is still dealing with a 3-year-old scandal involving sex and fast cars
Time, August 4, 2014

郭美美“认罪”,洗白红会没那么容易 (China’s Red Cross remains distrusted despite public confession by woman who fabricated her association with the organization)
Deutsche Welle, August 4, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

China blames safety violations as plant blast toll rises
Agence France-Presse, August 4, 2014

75 die in China factory explosion, state-run media says
Cable News Network, August 4, 2014

China factory blasts highlight gaps in workplace safety
Voice of America, August 4, 2014

China earthquake prompts major search and rescue mission
The Guardian, August 4, 2014

Education (教育)

Should Chinese students be required to “love the party”? The government reconsiders
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2014

Education ministry may drop requirement pupils love the Communist Party
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong students keep up pro-democracy fight in wake of protests
The Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2014

Hong Kong has the opposite problem to China’s: too many women
Quartz, August 4, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

China controls narrative of violence in tense west
Associated Press, August 4, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China is complicit in North Korea's human rights abuses
Foreign Policy, July 31, 2014

Media (媒体)

China releases investigative journalist after almost year in jail
Reuters, August 3, 2014

National Defense (国防)

The Chinese military has a bizarre new recruiting video
Business Insider, August 1, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

Shanghai judges not pleased with judicial reform
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2014

Women (妇女)

China experiences a booming underground market in surrogate motherhood
The New York Times, August 3, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China says nearly 100 are killed in week of unrest in Xinjiang
The New York Times, August 4, 2014

Defense lawyer for detained Uyghur scholar “forced to quit”
Radio Free Asia, August 1, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Can Hong Kong be a co-author of the “one country, two systems” story?
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2014