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, August 05, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

McDonald’s says China meat scandal hurting sales
Associated Press, August 4, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

上海法庭周五将开审英美籍夫妻侦探 (Shanghai court to try couples tied to GSK corruption probe)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 4, 2014

Elites tremble as Xi cleans house
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2014

Cyber Security (网络安全)

China boycotts Symantec and Kaspersky anti-virus software
The Telegraph, August 4, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

昆山爆炸属“责任事故” 官员受调查 (Officials investigated for deadly factory explosion)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 4, 2014

China auto factory ignored warnings about dust blast risk - report
Reuters, August 3, 2014

Environment (环境)

Brake time: Beijing bans 70pc of government cars to ease smog during Apec meeting
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Opposing camps cast doubt over moderate reform plan
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2014

Hukou (户口)

中国首例户籍就业歧视案达成和解:被告支付原告万元补偿 但拒绝书面道歉 (Landmark hukou discrimination case ends with out-of-court settlement, defendant agrees to pay compensation but refuses to apologize in writing)
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2014

Why China's hukou reform is gradual
The Diplomat, August 5, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

The war of words in China
New York Times, August 5, 2014

Chill wind blows through Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2014

Society (社会)

Top one percent has one third of China's wealth, research shows
Caixin, August 4, 2014

State Secrets (国家秘密)

China investigates Canadian coffee shop owners for theft of state secrets
The Guardian, August 5, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

EACS to protest Hanban’s academic meddling: source
Taipei Times, July 31, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

西藏林周县六名藏人被判八至十二年徒刑 (Six Tibetans get harsh sentences for protests against forced eviction)
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

律师会见,伊力哈木正撰写自辩书 (Lawyers meet with indicted Uyghur scholar, who is preparing defense statement)
Deutsche Welle, August 5, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Anti-graft campaign is not all it seems
Financial Times, August 4, 2014