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 23, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

郑州端掉一制假窝点 28吨假食用盐够1万人吃一年 (28 tons of fake salt seized in Zhengzhou, enough to sustain 10,000 people for a year)
People’s Daily, October 23, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China's Guangdong to ban officials with overseas kin from top jobs
Reuters, October 23, 2014

China Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang faces likely expulsion from Communist Party
The Wall Street Journal, October 23, 2014

中国四中全会公报未提周永康引发关注 (Zhou Yongkang not mentioned in CPC Central Committee Fourth Plenum Communiqué)
Voice of America, October 23, 2014

中纪委网站日均接受群众举报超过800件 (China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection receives 800 reports online daily)
China News, October 23, 2014

Culture (文化)

Why a photo of Xi Jinping holding an umbrella won China’s top photojournalism prize
The Washington Post, October 22, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Public support for Occupy movement growing, survey shows
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2014

Hong Kong protesters shout “shame on you” outside home of city chief
The Guardian, October 22, 2014

梁振英:学联要求不可行 青年没读基本法 (C.Y. Leung slams HKFS demands as impossible, urges HK youths to read the Basic Law)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 23, 2014

香港警方拘捕8人 学联坚持和平非暴力原则 (8 arrested by HK police, HKFS upholds nonviolence principle)
Deutsche Welle, October 23, 2014香港警方拘捕8人-学联坚持和平非暴力原则/a-18013446?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

共青团中央向挺“占中”香港艺人“开火”(Communist Youth League ponders boycott against Hong Kong stars who support Occupy Central)
Deutsche Welle, October 22, 2014共青团中央向挺占中香港艺人开火/a-18012389?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

陈树庆涉颠覆国家被批捕 (Chen Shuqing formally arrested on charges of “subversion of state power”)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2014

For more information on Chen Shuqing, see:
Zhejiang activist Chen Shuqing formally arrested
Human Rights in China, October 22, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China scraps 130,000 “leading groups” in effort to streamline local government
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2014

内地年半砍13万协调机构 西瓜馒头足疗办无奇不有 (Watermelons, steamed buns, and foot care management agencies among the 130,000 “leading groups” scrapped in Mainland)
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

China's Communist Party weighs boosting rule of law
USA Today, October 22, 2014

十八届四中全会公报:最高人民法院设立巡回法庭 (Fourth Plenum Communiqué: China’s Supreme Court to set up circuit courts)
People’s Daily, October 22, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

China does not rule out Tibet visit by U.N. rights chief
Reuters, October 22, 2014

United Nations (联合国)

UN Human Rights panel chides China over Hong Kong
Deutsche Welle, October 23, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

司法独立:依法治国治关键 (Judicial independence is key to rule of law)
The New York Times, October 23, 2014