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 20, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

After tigers and flies, now a spider: Jiang Zemin
The New York Times, August 18, 2014

Culture (文化)

Pierre Ryckmans, 78, dies; exposed Mao’s hard line
The New York Times, August 20, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

5 things to know ahead of Beijing's decision on Hong Kong political reform
The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2014 >ision-on-hong-kong-political-reform/

After Hong Kong march, speculation over payments and motivations
The New York Times, August 19, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

警方审问浦志强与美国前驻华大使骆家辉会面等细节 (Police question rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang on his meeting with former U.S. ambassador to China)
Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2014

Chinese rights lawyer grilled by police over meetings with US envoy, “insults” to officials
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

China, Tajikistan vow to further law enforcement, security cooperation
Xinhua, August 19, 2014

Media (媒体)

China’s quest to build an “influential and credible” media
The Diplomat, August 20, 2014

Denying historians: China’s archives increasingly off-bounds
The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2014

China releases man who wrote for foreign news site
Associated Press, August 19, 2014 -news-site-25032674

狱中还有多少向南夫? (China releases Boxun reporter while hundreds of journalists remain behind bars)
Radio France International, August 19, 2014中国/20140819-向南夫提前获释-中国狱 中还有几百名博客记者

Religion (宗教)

Nearly 1,000 sect members arrested in crackdown
Agence France-Presse, August 20, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

Zhou Yongkang corruption probe a China rule of law double standard
China Topix, August 19, 2014

从柯震东吸麻事件 看两岸法治观念之不同 (Taiwanese actor's drug case reveals schism in rule of law concepts between China and Taiwan)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 19, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China punishes Xinjiang official for openly practicing faith
Reuters, August 19, 2014

Opinion (观点)

My life under house arrest
Foreign Policy, August 19, 2014

Under Beijing’s eyes
The New York Times, August 18, 2014