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 15, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

”政绩工程”如何收场?--全国663个“形象工程”“政绩工程”被叫停 (China calls off 663 “vanity projects” nationwide)
People’s Daily, October 15, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Violent clashes between police and demonstrators erupt in Hong Kong
The New York Times, October 14, 2014

Hong Kong protests: Police to investigate "beating" video
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 15, 2014

Hong Kong: Preserving Rights, Honoring Promises
Human Rights in China, October 15, 2014

Hong Kong police drag activists away, clear tunnel
ABC News, October 15, 2014

Police arrest 45 protesters in Hong Kong
Financial Times, October 15, 2014

Hong Kong authorities vow to probe alleged police beating at protest
CNN, October 15, 2014

港警:2督察5初警围殴示威者 已成立严重投诉队 (Hong Kong police set up team to handle complaints of police beating of protester)
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2014

Morale of junior police officers could not be lower: union leader
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2014

内地大学严防港生支援占领 (Mainland universities take strict precautions against Hong Kong students supporting Occupy Central)
Ming Pao, October 15, 2014

港府正透过“中间人”冀重启与学联对话 (Hong Kong government tries to restart dialogue with HKFS through “middleman”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 14, 2014

香港无线20余员工联署抗议内部审查 (20 TVB staff petition against self-censorship)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 14, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

习近平称解决中国问题只能在中国大地上探寻道路方法 (Xin Jinping: Solutions to China’s problems can only be found in China)
Voice of America, October 14, 2014

Poverty (贫穷)

中国官员说,中国贫困人口按照国际标准达两亿 (Chinese official admits China has 200 million in poverty by int’l standards)
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2014

Taiwan, 台湾

国台办:台湾方面不应对香港政改说三道四 (State Council Taiwan Affairs Office: Taiwan should not meddle in Hong Kong’s political reform)
Beijing News, October 15, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong’s pop culture of protest
The New York Times, October 15, 2014

Occupy Central barriers may be down but roads to progress are blocked
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2014