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.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China detains two executives at embattled business newspaper
Reuters, September 25, 2014

河北、河南、四川、吉林四省清理10万“吃空饷”人员 (100,000 civil servants dismissed for “freeloading” in four Chinese provinces)
Beijing News, September 25, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's David and Goliath democracy battle
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 24, 2014

港民调: 过半市民认为北京背弃普选承诺 (Poll: more than half of HK citizens agree Beijing broke its promise of universal suffrage)
Voice of America, September 25, 2014

Health (健康)

报告称中国职业病九成是尘肺病 煤炭粉尘系元凶 (Report: 90% of occupational diseases in China caused by coal dust)
People’s Daily, September 25, 2014

广东登革热一天激增881例 专家吁清积水源头灭蚊 (881 new Dengue fever cases in one day in Guangdong, experts urge to clean standing water that breeds mosquitoes)
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2014

Internet (互联网)

An Internet where nobody says anything
Foreign Policy, September 25, 2014

Labor (劳工)

China’s secret to keeping labor costs low: student workers
The Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2014

Population (人口)

Addressing the disastrous consequences of China’s one-child policy
Town Hall, September 25, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Chinese leaders discuss replacing PBOC Chief
The Wall Street Journal, September 24, 2014

媒体:央行行长周小川或将离任 (China considers replacing Central Bank Head Zhou Xiaochuan)
Deutsche Welle, September 25, 2014

中国社科院院长撰文大谈阶级斗争引热议 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences dean’s class struggle essay stirs controversy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 25, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

国台办:台湾问题和苏格兰问题性质完全不同 (State Council Office for Taiwan Affairs: Taiwan and Scotland’s issues are of different nature)
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Ilham Tohti should get the Nobel peace prize, not life in prison
The Guardian, September 24, 2014

Photos: Release Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti Protest
Human Rights In China, September 25, 2014

让改革不违法的可能途径 (How to have legitimate reforms?)
Financial Times, September 24, 2014