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 18, 2014

Culture (文化)

Between truth and TV: China’s New Deng Xiaoping-inspired miniseries
The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

How poorly paid Chinese officials get away with owning dozens of homes
The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2014

Health (健康)

中国将严查违法买卖人体器官 (China to conduct serious investigations into illegal organ trading)
Beijing News, August 18, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong political reform consultation was dominated by “orchestrated” responses
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2014

Thousands protest an “Occupy” movement in Hong Kong
The New York Times, August 18, 2014

Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing crowd occupies itself with own march
The Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2014

March against Occupy had a mainland flavour
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

哈达妻子新娜境外网为夫伸冤 众公安上门警告指发帖违法 (Several police warn Mongolian dissident's wife that posting appeals on overseas websites is “unlawful”)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2014

北京公民遭殴打四处骨折或因揭露腐败 胡佳再遭威胁恐吓汽车被泼红漆 (Beijing anti-corruption activist beaten, Hu Jia receives more threats)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2014

China rights attorney starved in prison, wife says
Associated Press, August 16, 2014

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

In China’s shadow, U.S. courts old foe Vietnam
The New York Times, August 18, 2014

Open Government Information (信息公开)

5年近40地区试点官员财产公开 超半数昙花一现 (Nearly 40 regions publicize officials’ assets in past five years, most information is public for a very short time)
The Beijing News, August 18, 2014

Religion (宗教)

Pope tells Asia's communist nations not to fear Christians
Reuters, August 17, 2014

Technology (科技)

Apple begins storing users' personal data on servers in China
Reuters, August 15, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

China promotes mixed marriages in Tibet as way to achieve “unity”
Reuters, August 17, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Zhou Yongkang case shows China's rule of law still good only in theory
South China Morning Post (English), August 18, 2014
British Broadcasting Corporation (Chinese), August 18, 2014

China's worrying use of capital punishment for political ends
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2014