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.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

腾讯暂停及关闭357个帐号 民间指钳制言论 (Tencent suspended, closed 357 IM accounts)
Radio Free Asia, August 30, 2014

China Stops Messaging Accounts of Key Rights Activists
Radio Free Asia, September 1, 2014

LinkedIn censors its members in China...globally
Marketplace, September 1, 2014

Children (儿童)

China struggles with mental health problems of 'left-behind' children
The Guardian, August 30, 2014

Three children stabbed to death in Chinese school
Reuters, September 1, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

“过期肉”丑闻后 麦当劳严把质量关 (McDonald’s will closely monitor product quality after the “expired meat” scandal)
Deutsche Welle, September 2, 2014

China arrests 6 in McDonald's meat safety scandal
The Chicago Tribune, August 29, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Chinese War On Terror May Breed Extremists
Sky News, September 2, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

煤矿大省山西 官场地震继续 (Political earthquake continue in Shanxi)
Deutsche Welee, September 2, 2014

Corrupt Chinese hiding in Western nations elude Beijing's 'fox hunt'
Reuters, August 27, 2014 >tions-elude-beijings-fox-hunt/

China replaces Communist Party leader in coal-rich province amid 'corruption problem'
Reuters, September 2, 2014

Culture (文化)

中国网友发起北京独立影像展“闭目式”(Chinese netizens launch “close your eyes” campaign to protest the crack down on Beijing Independent Film Festival)
Voice of America, September 2, 2014

Cyber security (网络安全)

中国路由器被爆存在“后门程序” 电脑用户个人资料随时可能被盗 (Personal data maybe stolen through recently found backdoor in Chinese-made routers)
Radio Free Asia, September 1, 2014

Enviroment (环境)

Chinese 'cancer village' scores rare victory over polluters
The Telegraph, August 28, 2014

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

Top Chinese university warns against criticising Communist Party: journal
Reuters, September 1, 2014

Peking University School Party : someone trying to take advantage of academic attack the party and the socialist system
The Paper, September 1, 2014

German Broadcaster Is Urged to Speak for Press Freedom in China
The New York Times, September 1, 2014

Health (健康)

China poultry farm hit in new outbreak of H5N6 bird flu
Reuters, September 2, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

In democracy debate, scholar says tycoons control Hong Kong’s destiny
Wall Street Journal, August 28, 2014

Beijing's tough line on electoral reform threatens moderate pan-democrats
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2014

装甲车现香港街头引发忧虑 (Armored trucks appear on Hong Kong street)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2014

Beijing Rules Out Open Election in Hong Kong
The Wall Street Journal, August 31, 2014

Hong Kong's 'era of disobedience' has begun, says Occupy leader as protesters join forces
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2014

香港“占中”运动渐失动力 (Hong Kong “Occupy Central” movement is gradually losing its force)
The Wall Street Journal, September 2, 2014

港大学生会会长指内地生也将参加罢课 (President of Hong Kong University students council: Mainland students will also participate in strike)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 2, 2014

香港警方拘捕示威者 中国警告英国勿插手 (Hong Kong police arrested protestors; China warns UK from interfering)
Deutsche Welle, September 2, 2014

Beijing’s Stance Has Democrats in Hong Kong Facing Tough Choices
The New York Times, September 2, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

六四公祭被捕的3名“郑州十君子”获释 (3 Zhengzhou June Fourth activists released)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 2, 2014

Labor (劳工)

Samsung faces China labour allegations

Financial Times, August 29, 2014

Supplier factory of Samsung, Lenovo violates rights of children and students
China Labor Watch, August 28, 2014

Productivity goes negative as China slips towards middle-income trap - study
Reuters, August 28, 2014 >140828

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

湖南永州村民拒绝强拆与警冲突 5人受伤12人被行政拘留 (5 injured and 12 detained in Hunan protest against forced demolition)
Radio Free Asia, September 1, 2014

镇政府逼迁不成搬离学校 济南两中小学六百家长抗议 (More than 600 parents protest sudden relocation of two schools)
Radio Free Asia, August 30, 2014

Political and Economic Reforms (政治和经济改革)

Xi Jinping's reforms: 'mission impossible'?
The Diplomat, Augus 28, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

中国首席大法官:各级法院将加大开放力度 (China's top judge: courts at all levels to be more transparent)
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2014

China's top judge says foreigners to be allowed into Chinese courts
Reuters, August 28, 2014 >lowed-into-chinese-courts_1461376.html

China returns to show trials of 1950s and 60s, legal experts say
Al Jazeera, August 28, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

两藏民涉传送示威图片被捕 一尼姑突遭警方诱捕 (Two Tibetans arrested for transmitting protest photos, nun entrapped and arrested)
Radio Free Asia, September 1, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆且末县为民汉通婚提供现金奖励 (Qiemo County in Xinjiang offers cash rewards to Uyghur who marry Chinese)
Financial Times, September 2, 2014

‘Princess Fragrant’ Mixes Messages on Ethnic Unity, Expert Says
The New York Times, September 1, 2014

China’s campaign for mixed marriages spreads to troubled Xinjiang
The Washington Post, September 1, 2014

Opinion (观点)

Justice must be seen to be done on mainland
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2014

Proposal for 2017 chief executive poll is worse than current system
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2014

The Chinese authorities are ignoring Li’s call for fairness
The Financial Times, August 31, 2014