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 15, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

After dog rescues, activists left with a daunting task
The New York Times, September 15, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Suicide cases across China tied to drive against graft
The New York Times, September 15, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Half of Hongkongers say lawmakers should veto Beijing's electoral reform plan
The South China Morning Post, September 15, 2014, Date

Thousands of activists stage 'black cloth' march in Hong Kong
Reuters, September 14, 2014, Date

See photo’s from the march
Human Rights in China, September 14, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

近半数中国富人仍希望移居欧美 (Nearly half of China's rich still want to relocate to Europe and America)
The Financial Times, September 15, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

Foreign journalists in China see decline in reporting conditions
The New York Times, September 15, 2014

內地81歲作家鐵流因尋釁滋事罪被刑事拘留 (Tie Liu, 81-year-old mainland writer administratively detained for “picking quarrels”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 15, 2014

21世纪网被吊销所有网站资质 ( is stripped of all website operational qualification)
Beijing Morning Post, September 13, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国人权律师团成立一周年成员增至225人 (Lawyers Group to Protect Human Rights in China at 1 year mark, with 225 members)
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2014

Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti to go on trial for separatism this week, says lawyer
The South China Morning Post, September 13, 2014

Labor (劳工)

China’s workers are turning from analogue slaves into digital rebels
The Guardian, September 14, 2014

中国女大学生上法院告雇主“只招男生”(Chinese female university student sues Xindongfang Culinary School for employment discrimination)
Voice of America, September 15, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

恐污染水源 促停建垃圾焚燒場 惠州3萬人上街 守護東江水 (30,000 people protestin Huizhou to protect Dong river from pollution)
Apple Daily Hong Kong, September 14, 2014

反焚化爐示威 警限3日自首 (Police give anti-incinerator protesters 3 days to surrender)
Mingpao, September 15, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

A Major Setback to the Rule of Law in China
The Diplomat, September 15, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

台湾前高官称应放弃南中国海主张 (Taiwan's former high official says DPP should consider abandoning South China Sea claims)
Voice of America, September 15, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China’s human rights abuses demand a tougher U.S. approach
The Washington Post, September 14, 2014