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.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

6年来85名免职官员逾三成复出 (Thirty percent of the 85 officials dismissed in past six years have returned to public-sector jobs)
Beijing News, August 12, 2014

Dismissed officials in China don’t always disappear
The New York Times, August 13, 2014

China's former NDRC finance chief under probe - Caixin
Reuters, August 13, 2014

China sacks anti-monopoly adviser over Qualcomm payment: Xinhua
Reuters, August 13, 2014

Education (教育)

Turned off by China's cram-for-exam education, high school students head to U.S.
Associated Press, August 13, 2014

Environment (环境)

China urges public to walk, ride bikes to help cut smog
Reuters, August 13, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing 'set to take hard line on Hong Kong's 2017 chief executive election'
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

新疆法院通知伊力哈木案律师阅卷 穆塔力浦无音信母思儿病加重 (Xinjiang court asks Ilham Tohti's lawyers to review case files)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2014

耿和称高智晟狱中曾遭身心虐待 体重剧减二十公斤 (Gao Zhisheng's wife says he suffered physical and psychological torture in prison)
Radio Free Internationale, August 14, 2014

U.S. rights group says prominent lawyer tortured in jail in China
Reuters, August 14, 2014

吕耿松涉“颠覆国家政权”正式批捕 律师曾要求回见被拒 (Lü Gengsong formally arrested for “subversion of state power,” authority denied lawyer's meeting request)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2014

Zhejiang activist Lü Gengsong arrested for "subversion of state power"
Human Rights in China, August 13, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Chinese couple abducted, home razed; case points to weak rule of law
Los Angeles Times, August 13, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Small Chinese cities steer away from GDP as measure of success
Financial Times, August 14, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

黑监狱案开庭 访民称遭皮带抽头 (Hearing begins on black jail case, petitioners allegedly whipped by belts)
The Beijing News, August 14, 2014

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

Detainee Release Marks China Policy Shift
Sky News, August 13, 2014

Religion (宗教)

牡丹江再有一名法轮功被抓 王宇等三律师探法轮功学员被扣 (Another Falun Gong practitioner detained in Heilongjiang, three rights lawyers briefly held by police)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2014

The Chinese cult that kills “demons”
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 13, 2014

平阳救恩堂十字架周四凌晨终被拆 杭州鼓楼堂遭千警强拆信徒遭威胁 (Cross on Wenzhou church taken down, thousands of police forcibly demolished Hangzhou church )
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2014

中国当局阻挠青年赴韩参加教宗弥撒 (Chinese authorities prevent youth from participating in papal mass in Korea)
Voice of America, August 14, 2014

Technology (科技)

China carriers partnering with Google to bring faster Internet to Asia
The Wall Street Journal, August 13, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

英国工党高官涉西藏言论引发争议 (UK Labour Party official's remarks on Tibet stir controversy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 13, 2014

China dam project slated for Tibet quietly passes key hurdle
The Wall Street Journal, August 14, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chasing the jihad bogey in China's Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2014

Opinion (观点)

My Chinese education: learning to forget Tibet in China
The New York Times, August 14, 2014