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, October 10, 2014

Cyber security (网络安全)

中联办网站两遭恶意攻击 已报警 (Cyber-attack takes down official website of Central Government liaison office in HK)
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2014

Environment (环境)

Are China's dams causing quakes?
Bloomberg, October 9, 2014

Heavy smog engulfs parts of northern China
British Broadcasting Company, October 10, 2014

贵州化工厂污染再有村民命危两厂领导“十一”安检昏倒车间 (More villagers in critical condition from heavy pollution by Guizhou factory, 2 factory supervisors faint during routine safety exam)
Radio Free Asia, October 10, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Taiwan urges China to let Hong Kong “go democratic”
The Guardian, October 10, 2014

Lawmakers urge Obama to speak up for Hong Kong protesters
The Hill, October 9, 2014

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The spoiled brats of democracy: Hong Kong’s students take their place in a long and noble Chinese line
The Economist, October 11, 2014

The waiting game: Officials hope to wear protesters down, but time may be on the side of the students
The Economist, October 11, 2014

The thugs of mainland China
The New Yorker, October 8, 2014

Beijing needs to cut Hong Kong some slack
Financial Times, October 9, 2014

Read the anti-Hong Kong rant that is going viral in China
Foreign Policy, October 6, 2014

An end to Hong Kong’s unrest is now more distant than ever
Quartz, October 10, 2014

Amateur songwriters give Occupy movement a soundtrack on YouTube
South China Morning Post, October 9, 2014

How apps speed up — but often muddle — Hong Kong protesters’ messages
Wall Street Journal, October 10, 2014

Emotional toll on police handling Occupy protests, psychologists say
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese authorities make arrests in attempt to prevent pro-democracy campaigns on mainland
The New York Times, October 9, 2014

Detentions on mainland related to Occupy Central Movement, 2014
Human Rights in China Chart

诺贝尔和平奖的中国遭遇 (The plight of Nobel Peace Prize winners in China)
Deutsche Welle, October 10, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

美国人权报告称中国人权状况恶化 (U.S. human rights report: China’s human rights situation worsens)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 10, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

内蒙古镶黄旗数百牧民游行示威抗议垄断 (Hundreds of Inner Mongolian herdsman march to protest local authorities’ cooperation with monopolies)
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2014

小区基层民主训练:以“拳”为维权到以法维权 (Grassroots property owner’s democratic practice: replace the “fist” with rights defense to achieve rule of law)
The Beijing News, October 10, 2014