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, October 08, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

Earthquake hits south-west China
The Guardian, October 8, 2014

云南普洱景谷发生6.6级地震 (6.6-magnitutue earthquake hits Pu’er City in Yunan)
The Beijing Daily, October 8, 2014

Environment (环境)

中国多地开启“雾霾模式” 空气质量重度污染 (Air in multiple Chinese cities heavily polluted)
The Beijing News, October 8, 2014

長江上游變水庫群 風險未明 (Yangtze river’s numerous upstream dams pose unknown risks to environment)
Mingpao, October 8, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

“Western-style democracy can only bring disaster,” says party magazine
South China Morning Post, October 7, 2014

Seeking identity, “Hong Kong people” look to city, not state
The New York Times, October 8, 2014

Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung faces questions over secret $7m payout from Australian firm
The Sydney Morning Hereld, October 8, 2014

Tourism is actually up during Hong Kong’s protests, and other economic surprises
Quartz, October 8, 2014

Hong Kong students to start talks with government on Friday
Bloomberg, October 8, 2014

学联港府初定周五对话 (HKFS to talk with Hong Kong gov’t on Friday)
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2014

李求恩允學生投票撤升旗禮 即場辯論 校長:很好的教育機會 (High school principal: allowing students to vote on and debate abolishing flag raising ceremony is a good learning opportunity)
Mingpao, October 8, 2014

港人游行要求释放被捕的大陆“雨伞运动”支持者 (Hong Kongers march to demand release of arrested mainland Umbrella Movement supporters)
Radio Free Asia, October 8, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong’s Leader, on the Protests
The New York Times, October 8, 2014

Who Will Stand With Hong Kong?
The New York Times, October 3, 2014

Letter to Hong Kong students: tonight I picked a side
Asia Literary Review, October, 2014

To stamp out pollution and corruption, China could start with legal reform
The Wall Street Joural, October 8, 2014

内地民众漠然看待香港占中风波 (Mainlanders view Hong Kong’s Occupy Central with indifference)
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2014

占中风波后 北京香港关系走向何方?(What will happen to China-Hong Kong relations after Occupy Central?)
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2014