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.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

中国当局称将在反腐行动中保护举报人 (China to protect whistleblowers exposing corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 28, 2014

Chinese Communist Party members urged to abstain from mahjong, other “small thrills”
The Wall Street Journal, October 28, 2014

麻将成为中国反腐新目标 (China’s anti-graft campaign targets mahjong)
Financial Times, October 29, 2014

Environment (环境)

Tuna firm's bungled IPO exposes China's flouting of global fishing rules
The Guardian, October 27, 2014

China’s trade dominance is bringing more pollution from an unexpected source
Quartz, October 28, 2014

E-waste inferno burning brighter in China's recycling capital
Business Insider, October 28, 2014

北京市关停退出375家工业污染企业 (Beijing closes 375 factories for industrial pollution)
People’s Daily, October 29, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Lawmaker pays price for breaking ranks with Beijing
The New York Times, October 28, 2014

Hong Kong protests bring crisis of confidence for traditional media
The Guardian, October 29, 2014

Hong Kong tycoons pressed on protests
The Wall Street Journal, October 28, 2014

Protest marathon to map out umbrella across Hong Kong
Hong Kong Economic Journal, October 29, 2014

香港万人撑伞纪念占领运动“满月”(Over 10,000 Hong Kongers hold umbrellas together to mark one month of “Occupy Central”)
Voice of America, October 29, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

全国一类资质新闻网站将正式推行新闻记者证制度 (China launches journalist permit system for approved news websites)
The Beijing News, October 29, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

邯郸300村民抵抗强征与警冲突 村民受伤多人被抓 (300 villagers clash with police over land seizure in Handan, many injured and arrested)
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

Proposed amendment to Criminal Law just another way to restrict us, say Chinese lawyers
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

拉里•戴蒙德:中国民众对民主的渴望并未消减 (Democracy scholar Larry Diamond: Chinese people’s desire for democracy hasn’t diminished)
The New York Times, October 29, 2014