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, October 16, 2014

Health (健康)

China sends Ebola drug to Africa, eyes clinical trials
Reuters, October 16, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s chief executive just gave protesters three unappealing choices—and one possible compromise
Quartz, October 15, 2014

Beating of democracy advocate in Hong Kong fuels public outcry
The New York Times, October 15, 2014

Hong Kong government “ready for talks” with protesters
The New York Times, October 16, 2014

香港学联:对政府重启对话表示欢迎 (HKFS welcomes talks with Hong Kong gov’t)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2014

香港特首梁振英称警方计划清场 (C.Y. Leung: police are planning cleanup)
The Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2014

China media defend Hong Kong police
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

China blocks BBC website as Hong Kong tensions rise
Reuters, October 16, 2014

英国BBC抗议中国封闭其网站 (BBC protests China’s blocking of its websites)
Voice of America, October 16, 2014

Video shows China's censorship of Hong Kong protests
9 News, October 16, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

A violent land riot has left eight dead in China
Business Insider, October 15, 2014

中国云南征地引发惨案,八人死亡 (8 die in Yunnan land riot)
Voice of America, October 16, 2014

Tibet (藏)

联合国人权主管拟访西藏 (New U.N. human rights chief plans Tibet visit)
Voice of America, October 16, 2014

Opinion (观点)

China needs cleaner plates
Bloomberg, October 15, 2014

香港成为习近平上台以来的第五个考验 (Hong Kong becomes Xi Jinping’s fifth challenge since taking office)
Radio France Internationale, October 15, 2014中国/20141016-香港成为习近平上台以来的第五个考验