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, September 03, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China targets widespread corruption, but doubts remain
USA TODAY, September 2, 2014

浙江慈溪村民抗议贪官私卖土地遭到镇压 (Crackdown on Zhejiang Cixi villagers protesting against land sale by corrupt officials)
Radio Free Asia, September 2, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

90 million pill capsules laced with toxic metal are sold in China; 11 arrested
South China Morning Post, September 3, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Britain is honour bound to speak up for Hong Kong
Financial Times, September 2, 2014

香港大律师公会:特首提名方案不合理 (Hong Kong Bar Association: NPC plan for chief executive nomination is unreasonable)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 2, 2014

“中国误会了英国议会的香港调查计划” (British MP: “China misunderstood British parliament’s Hong Kong investigation plan”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 2, 2014

British parliament rejects Chinese call to halt Hong Kong democracy probe
中国要英国议会停止对《中英联合声明》实施情况质询 英方不予采纳
Reuters, September 3, 2014

Hong Kong Newspaper Drops Democracy Advocate’s Column
The New York Times, September 3, 2014

方政:支持港人公民抗命占领中环,担忧中共向港人动粗重演六四事件 (Fang Zheng supports Occupy Central Movement, is concerned about replay of June Fourth crackdown in Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, September 3, 2014

Macao (澳门)

澳门公投发起人:“公民社会正在觉醒” (Macao referendum initiator: “Civil society is awakening”)
Deutsche Welle, September 3, 2014

Opinion (观点)

National Goals Still Murky After Zhejiang Church Razings
The New York Times, September 3, 2014