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.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

中国网信办号召网友做“中国好网民”(State Internet Information Office urges Internet users to be “China’s good Chinese netizens”)
The Beijing News, October 27, 2014

Princeling Hu Deping to head up embattled liberal magazine Yanhuang Chunqiu
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China's top graft-buster says fight will never end
Reuters, October 25, 2014

王岐山称中国反腐要治病树拔烂树 持续保持高压态势 (Wang Qishan: fight corruption like “treating sick trees” and “rooting up rotten ones”)
Reuters, October 26, 2014

China “punishes 17 officials” after deadly village clash
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 24, 2014

中国下一步反腐行动剑指国企高管 (China’s next anti-graft campaign targets state-owned enterprise executives)
The Wall Street Journal, October 27, 2014

中国拟设“收受礼金罪”有无必要引争议 (China’s plan to criminalize “receiving monetary gifts” stirs controversy)
Deutsche Welle, October 26, 2014中国拟设收受礼金罪-有无必要引争议/a-18013498?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China to streamline counter-terrorism intelligence gathering
Reuters, October 27, 2014

中国将建立反恐国家情报中心 (China to set up national anti-terrorism intelligence center)
Deutsche Welle, October 27, 2014中国将建立反恐国家情报中心/a-18023102?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Death penalty (死刑)

China may scrap death penalty for nine crimes
Aljazeera, October 27, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Stars backing Hong Kong protests pay price on mainland
The New York Times, October 24, 2014

Occupy leaders may still poll protesters on future of movement, Benny Tai reveals after 11th-hour U-turn
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2014

Pro-Beijing lawmaker urges Hong Kong leader to consider quitting
The New York Times, October 24, 2014

Saving the Umbrella Movement's art
The Nation, October 27, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

In Xinjiang, China, journalists work in the shadow of censorship
Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China strives incoherently for the “socialist rule of law”
The Financial Times, October 26, 2014

中国的新皇帝习近平 (China’s new emperor Xi Jinping)
Deutsche Welle, October 27, 2014中国的新皇帝习近平/a-18010336?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf