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 24, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

中纪委四次全会明日召开 或讨论设立顶层反腐机构 (4th Plenum of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection to begin tomorrow, may cover establishment of a top anti-corruption agency)
Beijing News, October 24, 2014

Culture (文化)

Photo of President Xi Jinping holding umbrella wins China's top photojournalism prize
Huffington Post, October 24, 2014

Environment (环境)

中国环保部公布系列实施新《环保法》的细则草案 (Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection releases draft regulations to implement the new series of "Environmental Law")
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2014

Health (健康)

中国缺乏艾滋病毒感染者隐私保护制度 (China lacks privacy protection system for people living with HIV)
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Referendum to be held on Sunday at Admiralty protest site
Hong Kong Economic Journal, October 24, 2014

Leung preaches history to students from Hong Kong mansion
Bloomberg, October 24, 2014

Pro-Democracy banner occupies Hong Kong’s iconic Lion Rock, spawns memes
The Wall Street Journal, October 23, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Beijing formally charges writer who published memoirs of victims of Mao era
The New York Times, October 24, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China’s Imperial President
Foreign Affairs, November/December 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

China moves to reinforce rule of law, with caveats
The New York Times, October 23, 2014

4 Things we learned from China’s 4th Plenum
The Diplomat, October 23, 2014

United Nations (联合国)

U.N. Human Rights Panel Urges China to Allow Free Elections in Hong Kong
The New York Times, October 23, 2014

At UN, China faced tough questions on women’s rights, gets poor grade for universal suffrage for Hong Kong
Human Rights in China, October 23, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

李永忠:四中全会法治体系旨在恢复宪法至高无上地位 (Li Yongzhong: purpose of promoting a rule of law at 4th plenum is to restore constitutional supremacy)
Caijing, October 23, 2014

新华网评:"杜汶泽"们,休想吃我们的饭,还砸我们的锅(Xinhua commentary: Chapman To and others—don’t bite the hand that feeds you)
Xinhua, October 23, 2014