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 24, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Rafael Hui 'got secret HK$11m payment from Beijing after top mainland official offered help'
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2014

Ex-Chinese planning official on trial for graft
BBC News, September 24, 2014

As China’s Antigraft Efforts Increase, a Call for Padded Interrogation Rooms
The New York Times, September 24, 2014

Environment (环境)

Drought worsens China’s long-term water crisis
The Washington Post, September 24, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Occupy Central leader drops 'grand banquet' hint that protest will start October 1
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2014

一國兩制信心指數歷來最低 (People’s confidence in “one Country, two Systems” at record low)
Apple Daily, September 24, 2014

See survey:
People's Confidence in "One Country, Two Systems" (half-yearly average)

逾百香港中学生确认参加罢课争取普选 (More than 100 middle school students sign up to join class boycott)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 24, 2014

学联突组500人游行 刘兆佳称罢课与社会脱节 (HKFS organizes flash rally, official says class boycott is out of touch with society)
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China’s harsh punishment for a moderate Uighur could make things worse in Xinjiang
Public Radio International, September 23, 2014

Western governments fault Uighur scholar’s punishment
The Washington Post, September 24, 2014

律师呼吁释放76岁身患癌症的维权人士姚宝华 (Lawyer urges release of Yao Baohua, 76-year-old rights defender with cancer )
Radio Free Asia, Setember 23, 2014

母亲病危 熊焱申请回国签证被拒 (China denies Xiong Yan visa to visit critically ill mother)
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

自由西藏:北京滥用社交媒体对外宣传 (Free Tibet: Beijing misuses social media for propaganda)
Voice of America, September 24, 2014