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 21, 2014

Death Penalty (死刑)

German sentenced to death in China over killings
Associated Press, August 20, 2014

Education (教育)

Canada, eh? Chinese students flock to Canuck high schools
The Wall Street Journal, August 21, 2014

Health (健康)

China’s health authorities jump on "ice bucket challenge" charity bandwagon
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

港26泛民议员联署决志否决假普选 会京官递交金正恩像讽香港变朝鲜 (Twenty six Hong Kong pan-democrats vow to veto any universal suffrage proposal that falls short of int’l standards)
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2014

Pan-democrats vow to veto any “unfair” reform plan
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2014 >unfair-reform-plan

Beijing seeks to soften blow of Hong Kong white paper
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

广州维权人士梁颂基被判10月当庭上诉 浙江民主党人陈树庆被以“颠覆罪”传唤 (Guangzhou rights activist Liang Songji sentenced to 10 months, Zhejiang China Democratic Party member Chen Shuqing summonsed for “subversion”)
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

哈尔滨开庭审理两法轮功学员案 律师申请合议庭回避被逐出法庭 (Trial of Falun Gong members opens in Harbin, lawyers ejected from court for requesting judges' recusal)
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2014

China chides U.S. over Ferguson violence, American racism
The Sydney Morning Herald, August 20, 2014

Internet (互联网)

”Internet addicts” will be denied entry to Chinese military in Hebei
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2014

Labor (劳工)

Chinese police arrest three for deadly auto parts factory blast
Reuters, August 20, 2014

Land, Housing, Property (土地、财产、房屋)

Why haven't China's cities learned from America's mistakes?
The Guardian, August 20, 2014

Ethnic Mongolian herders evicted from grasslands by China's army
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2014

Media (媒体)

无国界记者呼吁欧盟制裁中国中央电视台 (Reporters Without Borders calls for EU sanctions against CCTV)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 20, 2014

See statement:
EU urged to sanction CCTV for broadcasting journalist's forced confession
Reporters Without Borders, August 20, 2014,46824.html

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

China-North Korea cooperation: crack down on defectors and Christian missionaries
International Business Times, August 18, 2014

Religion (宗教)

China to Pope Francis: Don’t “interfere” with religion
The Washington Post, August 20, 2014

Technology (科技)

Frustrated Chinese web users bemoan Baidu and pine for the days of Google
Quartz, August 19, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

Three more Tibetans die from shooting by Chinese police: rights group
Reuters, August 20, 2014 >