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 17, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Chinese President Xi Jinping warns against "immoral" art
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2014

Xi Jinping calls for artists to spread “Chinese values”
The New York Times, October 16, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China high-speed rail designer gets suspended death sentence in bribe case
Reuters, October 17, 2014

受贿700余万元 云南民大原校长一审被判无期 (Former head of Yunnan Nationalities University sentenced to life in prison for taking RMB 7 million in bribes)
Xinhua, October 17, 2014

浙江大学一教授将945万科研经费划入自己公司 (Zhejiang University professor transfers RMB 9.45 million in research funds to his company account)
People’s Daily, October 17, 2014

教育部彻查75直属高校科研经费 (China’s Ministry of Education investigates use of research funds at 75 universities)
Beijing News, October 17, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Student pepper-sprayed and beaten brands police a “gang of thugs”
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2014

Hong Kong riot police dismantle pro-democracy protest barricades
The Guardian, October 17, 2014

Chipping away: police clear away barricades, but protesters refuse to give up
The Economist, October 18, 2014

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

When Hong Kong protests are over, where will the art go?
The Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2014

China holds dozens of activists who supported Hong Kong rotests
Radio Free Asia, October 16, 2014

Detentions on Mainland Related to Occupy Central Movement, 2014
Human Rights in China, October 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

反对家门口建磁悬浮 两市民要求“对话”被拘 (2 detained after nearly 200 citizens protest plans for neighborhood Maglev train in Shenzhen)
Southern Metropolis Daily, October 17, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

四中全会能否让法治为老百姓主持公道 (Will the Fourth Plenum bring people justice with rule of law?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 17, 2014