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 28, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

“裸官”面临两种选择 要么家属回国 要么接受调岗 (Guangdong anti-graft watchdog tells “naked officials” to either recall family members from overseas or face transfer)
Beijing Chenbao, August 28, 2014

Top Chinese former planning official 'under investigation'
Reuters, August 27, 2014

Culture (文化)

Standing up for indie film in China
China File, August 27, 2014

Death Penalty (死刑)

死囚念斌无罪释放 凸显中国司法问题严重 (Acquittal of death row prisoner highlights serious problems in China’s judicial system)
Voice of America, August 28, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

港特首参选人需获提委会“过半数”提名 (Beijing draft legislation: candidates must win a “simple majority” in nomination committee to be on ballot for Hong Kong chief executive)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 27, 2014

Hongkong Post criticised for refusing to send democracy activists' fliers
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2014

Beijing scholar admits error and omissions in white paper on Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

伊力哈木案件9月7日开庭前会议 控方证据视频长达五小时 (Court to convene pre-trial meeting in Ilham Tohti case on September 7, prosecutors have 5 hours of video evidence)
Radio Free Asia, August 27, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

A debate over Tiananmen finds echoes in Germany’s fascist past
New York Times, August 27, 2014

Technology (科技)

Despite the iPhone's popularity, Android remains king in China
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2014

See report:
移动互联网发展趋势报告 2014 Q2 (Mobile Internet Trends 2014 Q2)
Baidu, August 2014百度移动趋势报告2014Q2.pdf

Tibet (西藏)

18岁藏人枪伤未治身亡 怀孕妻子自杀 (Young Tibetan protester dies of gunshot wound, pregnant wife commits suicide)
Voice of America, August 28, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Hongkongers should back improved legal protection against discrimination
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2014