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.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Xi who must be obeyed
The Economist, September 20, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Students say restrictions on strike events are “political suppression”
the South China Morning Post, September 18, 2014

港府拟降门槛 限推荐人数 增特首参选人 (Hong Kong government to lower bar: limit number of nominators, increase that of chief executive candidates)
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China separatism trial of Muslim scholar ends, verdict next week: lawyer
Reuters, September 19, 2014

China to try former senior planning official for corruption
Reuters, September 19, 2014

Artist says tax case shows China’s dark side
The Washington Post, September 19, 2014

Rule of Law, 法治

加快建设公正高效权威的社会主义司法制度 (Speed up building a justice, efficient, and authoritative socialist juridical system)
People's Daily, September 19, 2014

Society (社会)

56 Percent of Chinese say environment more important than growth
The Diplomat, September 19, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

玛曲县一自焚者视频流出 夏河县推汉化政策引不满 (Gansu: Video of Maqu County self-immolator leaked, ire in Xiahe County over neglect of Tibetan language in schools)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2014