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 12, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Shanghai orders foreign fast-food chains to name suppliers on websites
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Film-maker defies China's censors to reveal horrors of the Great Famine
The Guardian, August 9, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

港金管局有准备金融体系不被“占中”瘫痪 (Chair of Hong Kong Monetary Authority: HK’s financial system won’t be paralyzed from Occupy Central)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2014,

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

高智晟出狱 获得自由? (Gao Zhisheng is released from prison but is he free?)
Radio France Internationale, August 9, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

中国人权事业发展蓝皮书主编:反腐就是维护人权 (Editor of China's human rights development Blue Book: fighting corruption safeguards human rights)
People’s Daily, August 8, 2014

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

借助高铁,中国影响力向东南亚延伸 (China Looks to High-Speed Rail to Expand Reach)
The New York Times, August 8, 2014

China in Africa: how Sam Pa became the middleman
Financial Times, August 8, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Henan couple dragged “half-naked to cemetery” as house is forcibly demolished
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2014

Media (媒体)

英媒:为什么中国盛行“媒体审判” (British media: Why “media trials” are hot in China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2014