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 16, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Fancy wine and French-trained chefs: China goes after officials’ luxe “training centers”
The Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2014

Environment (环境)

《自然》暗示水电站“触发”鲁甸地震,地震局官员说不科学 (China Earthquake Administration: Nature Magazine’s intimation that hydropower plant triggered Ludian earthquake lacks unscientific basis)
The Paper, September 16, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

民主党成员相继被捕 不排除是新一轮打压 (Democracy Party members detained one after another, could this be a new round of suppression?)
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2014

Another Zhejiang democracy activist in custody for “subversion”
Human Rights in China, September 15, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

At least five more people detained over Huizhou incinerator protest
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2014

Society (社会)

China’s top 10 social problems: no faith in the state, selfishness
The Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

分析:江泽民的“老人干政”走到尽头? (Analysis: Is it the end of Jiang Zemin’s “old man political influence?”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 16, 2014