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.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

中国科研支出一年5000亿 学者:有无结果没人关心 (China spends RMB 50 billion on scientific research per year without follow-up)
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2014

Cyber Security (网络安全)

China-backed hackers may have infiltrated Apple's iCloud: blog
Reuters, October 21, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong leader reaffirms unbending stance on elections
The New York Times, October 20, 2014

US hits back at claims that “external forces” are backing Occupy Central
South China Morning Post, October 20, 2014

梁振英称适时披露外部势力介入占中证据 (C.Y. Leung: will reveal proof of external forces’ interference in “Occupy Central” when necessary)
Voice of America, October 21, 2014

Live: Student-government talks wrap up, but no clear resolution in sight
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2014

港府与学联对话提四点回应:政改仍有讨论空间 (HK’s 4-point response in talk with students: there’s still room to discuss political reform)
People’s Daily, October 21, 2014

梁振英:香港特首提名委员会可以“更加民主”(C.Y. Leung: Hong Kong executive chief nominating committee can be made “more democratic”)
Reuters, October 21, 2014

四中全会依法治国意在“救党”?(CPC Fourth Plenum: rule of law to the Party’s rescue?)
Radio Free Asia, October 20, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

中共或将一些历史文件永远尘封 (Some historical documents may never be declassified by CPC)
Deutsche Welle, October 20, 2014

Population (人口)

China to broaden two-child policy in 2 years, adviser says
Bloomberg, October 17, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

What does China mean by rule of law
Foreign Policy, October 20, 2014

Women (妇女)

Rights group details abuse in “black jails”
The New York Times, October 20, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Al-Qaeda magazine calls for Xinjiang to be “recovered by the Islamic Caliphate”
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

中共四中全会—依法治国还是治吏?(CPC Fourth Plenum: Rule of Law for the country or its officials?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 20, 2014