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.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

中国反垄专家张昕竹 帮外企说话遭解聘 (Chinese anti-trust expert: I was fired because I showed support for foreign firms)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

U.S. “top destination” for China’s fugitive officials
The Diplomat, August 11, 2014

Culture (文化)

China TV series on Deng stirs questions on political openness
Reuters, August 12, 2014

Education (教育)

An academy for the elite stirs a culture clash
The New York Times, August 13, 2014

Environment (环境)

山东市民不堪污染恶臭政府请愿 问题持续数年民众怒批当局不作为 (Shandong citizens protest gov't inaction on pollution)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

香港将举办邓小平展览,或触及“六四” (Hong Kong to host exhibit on Deng Xiaoping, will touch on June Fourth)
Deutsche Welle, August 12, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

哈达妻子新娜遭“呼死你”电话骚扰 接逾八百骚扰电话及短信已报警 (Mongolian dissident's wife receives hundreds of threatening phone calls and text messages)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2014

中国维权人士吕耿松因“颠覆罪”被捕 (Lü Gengsong arrested on suspicion of "subversion of state power")
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 13, 2014

耿和:不承认中共对高智晟的判刑,回家是高智晟的权利 (Geng He: I don't accept the CPC's sentencing of Gao Zhisheng. It is his right to return home)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2014

Labor (劳工)

Q&A: Strikes peak in China with new generation of interconnected blue-collar workers
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2014 ew-generation-interconnected-blue-collar

Media (媒体)

People’s Daily: speech is free, rumors are not
China Media Project, August 13, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

湖北襄樊纺织厂三百女工请愿 数百特警驱散打伤及抓捕工人 (Police break up protests by hundreds of female textile workers in Hubei)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2014

Religion (宗教)

Pope's South Korea trip gives opportunity to reach out to China
Reuters, August 12, 2014 812

Rule of Law (法治)

Arrested, detained: a guide to navigating china’s police powers
The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2014

Technology, 科技

小米升级后 系统仍连线至京 (Chinese Android smartphone Xiaomi still uploading user data to Beijing server without users’ consent, after system update)
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

25 sentenced for terrorism in western China
The New York Times, August 13, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Women's group rejects legislator's idea for three years of maternity leave
Caixin, August 13, 2014

China’s power politics
The New York Times, August 13, 2014