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 30, 2014

Academic Exchange (学术交流)

Toronto Schools District Cancels Plans for Confucius Institute
The New York Times, October 30, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

徐才厚承认受贿,数百军官涉案 (Xu Caihou confesses to taking bribes, implicates hundreds of military officers)
Voice of America, October 30, 2014

Environment (环境)

大气污染类举报案件八成未查处 (80% of air pollution reports are not investigated)
People’s Daily, October 30, 2014

China shipping delivers toxic pollution cocktail-report
Reuters, October 30, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

我国启动虚拟身份管理 已发放700万张网络身份证 (China launches virtual identity management system, issues 7 million network IDs to Internet users)
China Youth Daily, October 30, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

昆明沙坝营村6000棵树一夜被砍 村民怀疑是地产开发商所为 (Kunming village real estate developer suspected to have felled 6,000 trees overnight)
Yunnan Online, October 30, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

官员:人民陪审员法律知识不多导致“陪而不审” (Official: Chinese jurors cannot perform their function due to "lack" of legal knowledge)
China News, October 30, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan bans senior officials from studying in China
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 30, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆维吾尔聚居区学校承诺抵制宗教渗透 (Xinjiang schools in Uyghur communities pledge to resist “religious infiltration”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 29, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Taking Back Hong Kong’s Future
The New York Times, October 30, 2014