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 23, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

China: restaurant “sold opium-laced noodles”
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 23,2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

China Clamps Down on Web, Pinching Companies Like Google
中国强化网络监管,谷歌的生意不好做 The New York Times, September 23, 2014

Beijing's Rising Smear Power
The New York Times, September 23, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

Explosion at Chinese fireworks factory kills 12
USA Today, September 22,2014

颱風「鳳凰」登陸 浙江30萬人受災 (Typhoon Phoenix lands in Zhejiang, 300 thousand affected)
Mingpao, Septermber 23, 2014

Education (教育)

南华早报记者卧底北京调查外教市场乱象 (Undercover SCMP reporter reveals the chaotic market for foreign teachers in Beijing)
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

China media: Hong Kong protest
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 23,2014

萬人罷課集會破紀錄 港府:尊重同學追求民主 信政制能邁步 (Hong Kong government on record-breaking student strike: respect students’ requests for democracy, believe constitutionalism can move forward)
Mingpao, September 23, 2014

特首称认同学生民主诉求 学联限48小时直面质询
Scuffles break out as students call on CY Leung to meet for talks on political reform South China Morning Post, September 23, 2014

戴耀廷:摆民主盛宴庆祝国家大日子 (Benny Tai: we will host a democratic grand banquet to celebrate October 1)
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Peaceful advocate for Muslim Uighurs in China sentenced to life in prison
The Guardian, September 23,2014

Timeline of Ilham Tohti’s Case
Human Rights Watch, September 23,2014

Open Government Information (信息公开)

财产公开靠小偷“光顾”?——官员遭窃“难”报案现象透视 (Have “thefts” contributed to asset transparency? Perspective on why it’s difficult for robbed officials to report cases to police)
Xinhua, September 22, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

成都上千失地农民堵路抗议 拆迁办主任咬伤抗议者手指 (Thousands of Chengdu farmers block roads to protest land grabs, Demolition Office chief bites protestor’s finger)
Radio Free Asia, September 22, 2014

山东农民抗议政府强征强拆 上访十余次遭打压 (Shandong farmers petitioning government over forced demolition are suppressed dozen times)
Radio Free Aisa, September 22, 2014

中国多省市失独者集体维权 冀政府解决养老问题 (Parents who lost their only-child protest in many provinces ask govt to address “elderly care” questions)
Radio Free Asia, September 23, 2014

Torture (酷刑)

Electric shocks, mustard oil: China reveals cases of torture in police detention
CBS News, September 22,2014

Five pieces of torture equipment made in China that should be banned
The Telegraph, September 23,2014

Amnesty International denounces China’s booming torture trade
The Financial Times, September 23,2014

Opinion (观点)

Head Off a Tiananmen Massacre in Hong Kong
The Wall Street Journal, September 23,2014

“现在就将民权还给香港吧” (“Return democracy to Hong Kong now”)
Radio France Internationale, Septermber 23, 2014中国/20140923-“现在就将民权还给香港吧”