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 31, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

我国将积极加入更多反腐败国际组织 (China to join more international anti-corruption organizations)
The Beijing News, October 31, 2014

Culture (文化)

在北京乘地铁“装鬼怪”可能被拘留 (Wearing a costume on Beijing metro could land you in detention)
The Beijing News, October 31, 2014

Beijing bans Halloween costumes and make-up on metro
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 31, 2014

Health (健康)

In China, mixed signals on Ebola controls
Voice of America, October 31, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Student leaders may try to crash Apec summit in Beijing to seek talks
学联考虑APEC上京 港媒:传习称港有人想“翻天”
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2014

Hong Kong protests a “national security issue” for China
Reuters, October 30, 2014

Thousands denounce likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves
Reuters, October 31, 2014

Hong Kong politician likens protesters to African-American slaves
The New York Times, October 31, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

Obama urged to seek release of detained rights activists during China visit
RTT News, October 31, 2014

Joint letter to President Obama on Forthcoming China Visit

Internet (互联网)

鲁炜妙语答记者 展现中国管理互联网的法治思维 (Head of State Internet Information Office’s clever answer to press reveals China’s “rule of law” perspective on Internet management)
Xinhua, October 31, 2014

Religion (宗教)

Cracks in the atheist edifice: the rapid spread of Christianity is forcing an official rethink on religion
The Economist, November 1, 2014

China clamps down on “underage religion” among Muslim Uyghurs
Radio Free Asia,October 30, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

China with legal characteristics: Xi Jinping is invoking the “rule of law”. That’s risky for him and good for China
The Economist, November 1, 2014

Rules of the party: a call to revive the country's constitution will not necessarily establish “rule of law”
The Economist, November 1, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan’s President backs Hong Kong protesters while courting Beijing
The New York Times, October 31, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

中国当局严控边界致藏人流亡者骤减 (Number of Tibetan exiles drops abruptly as China tightens border controls)
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong’s Occupy generation
The New York Times, October 31, 2014