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.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Rule of law “not respected” in Zhou Yongkang probe, sources say
South China Morning Post, September 7, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

中国反恐行动引发忧虑 (China’s counterterrorism activities cause anxiety)
Deutsche Welle, September 8, 2014

Environment (环境)

Factories investigated for 'emptying waste water into Inner Mongolia desert’
South China Morning Post, September 8, 2014

Health (健康)

Desperate Chinese Seek Medical Care Abroad
The Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Political city: denied free elections, Hong Kong’s democrats plan, reluctantly, for protest
The Economist, September 6, 2014

Students plan one-week school boycott to protest Beijing's election restrictions
South China Morning Post, September 7, 2014

Human Rights Defender (人权卫士)

伊力哈木参加庭前会议称理解改供学生处境 律师曝其脚踝化脓吁当局卸除脚镣 (Ilham Tohti at pre-trial conference says he understands why student changed his testimony, Tohti’s lawyer asks authorities to remove shackles from his infected ankles)
Radio Free Asia, September 7, 2014

常伯阳被延长刑拘一个月 案涉郑州亿人平收境外资金 (Chang Boyang’s administrative detention extended another month, case involves Yirenping’s acceptance of foreign funds)
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

Police violence, abiding grief for China families of missing on Malaysia jet
Reuters, September 7, 2014

传脸书开官方微博引发中国网友热议 (Facebook’s alleged opening of a Sina Weibo account becomes hot topic among netizens)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 7, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

China Forging International Law: The SCO Experience
The Diplomat, September 7, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

习近平称只能行中国式民主道路 (Xi Jinping: only Chinese-style democracy can be implemented in China)
Voice of America, September 8, 2014

Religion (宗教)

Wenzhou's removal of crosses and actions elsewhere may signal wider crackdown
South China Morning Post, September 7, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

西藏比如县严管升级 流亡智囊称中共藏官有名无权 (Authorities tighten control in Biru County Tibet, exiled Tibetan think tank says Tibetan CPC officials have no real political power)
Radio Free Asia, September 7, 2014

青海杂多县官员殴打藏民引抗议 一藏僧自甘肃磕长头抵尼泊尔 (Zaodai county officials’ brutal beating of Qinghai Tibetan prompts protests, Tibetan monk kowtows from Gansu to Nepal to pray for world peace)
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Killings by China anti-Terror cops raise concerns
ABC News, September 8, 2014

Opinion (观点)

A Chinese activist: Out of prison but not free
The Washington Post, September 7, 2014