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, November 05, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

反腐成APEC高官会关注议题 中美俄共促执法合作 (China, US, and Russia to discuss joining forces against corruption at APEC)
China News, November 5, 2014

中国司法部称周永康腐败嫌案调查需时 (China’s Ministry of Justice: Zhou Yongkang probe needs time)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 5, 2014

Cyber security (网络安全)

2 Canadian companies approached by China after NRC cyberattack
CBC News, November 4, 2014

Environment (环境)

More than 40 percent of China's arable land degraded: Xinhua
Reuters, November 4, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

“占中”以来香港警方共拘捕324人 (Hong Kong police have arrested 324 since start of Occupy Central)
China News, November 5, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Ye Haiyan, rights campaigner, is detained over photo posted online
The New York Times, November 5, 2014

Law (法律)

中国公布《反间谍法》 瞄准国外敌对势力 (China’s Counter-Espionage Law targets foreign hostile forces)
Radio Free Asia, November 4, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China detains petitioners, shutters factories, businesses ahead of summit
Radio Free Asia, November 4, 2014

Japan warns china coral poachers
The Wall Street Journal, November 4, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

"民告官"信访案件年超400万件 最高法:很不正常 (Supreme People’s Court of China: 4 million petitions against officials a year is highly abnormal )
People’s Daily, November 5, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

YouTube关闭宣传西藏假账号 (YouTube closes fake accounts propagandizing Beijing’s policies on Tibet)
Voice of America, November 5, 2014

Success! YouTube removes fake China accounts
Free Tibet, November 4, 2014

中共严查忠于达赖喇嘛的党员干部 (CPC to punish officials supportive of the Dalai Lama)
Voice of America, November 5, 2014

China warns Tibet party members not to harbor separatist 'fantasies' about Dalai Lama
Reuters, November 5, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's socialist rule of law still offers real hope of improvements to legal system
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2014

“中国特色社会主义法治”的矛盾 (Contradictions in “rule of law with Chinese characteristics”)
Financial Times, November 5, 2014