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 17, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

China's social media underground
Foreign Policy, September 16, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China takes anti-corruption drive overseas
Financial Times, September 16, 2014

Bosses and cash vanish at shoe firm Ultrasonice
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 16, 2014

Environment (环境)

Meet the biggest polluter in China's most polluted city
The Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2014, Date

Hong Kong (香港)

港民主派申请十一游行但拒证实会否占中 (Pan-democrats apply for October 1 march, but refuse to confirm if it’s for Occupy Central)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 16, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

九律师欲旁听程海听证会被羁押 联名告北京昌平公安局分局长 (9 lawyers file complaint against police for preventing them to attend Cheng Hai’s hearing)
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2014

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Uighur scholar charged with separatism goes on trial in China
The New York Times, September 17, 2014

Uighur scholar’s daughter laments China’s “ridiculous” charges against her father
The Washington Post, September 16, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

Human rights forum kicks off in Beijing
Xinhua, September 17, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's unhappy rich
The Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2014