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, November 06, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

报告:中国官员利用习近平专机走私象牙 (Report: Chinese officials used Xi Jinping’s chartered flight to Tanzania to smuggle ivory)
Deutsche Welle, November 6, 2014报告中国官员利用习近平专机走私象牙/a-18044387?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Corruption (腐败)

卫计委回应中国医学会8.2亿商业收入:责成整改 (China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission to launch reform to address Chinese Medical Association’s RMB 820 million in commercial revenue)
China News, November 5, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protesters arrested after clashes in Mong Kok
The Wall Street Journal, November 5, 2014

Britain soft on China over Hong Kong crisis, says Chris Patten
The Guardian, November 5, 2014

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment), 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

Hard line or soft line? Xi Jinping’s diplomatic choices
East Asia Forum, November 4, 2014

中国关闭北京城,确保APEC成功举办 (Beijing in “lockdown” to ensure success of APEC)
Voice of America, November 6, 2014

Obama to confront China's Xi on cyber spying - U.S. officials
Reuters, November 5, 2014

Internet (互联网)

Government sweep exposes viruses in Chinese smartphone apps
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2014

网易微博宣告关闭 微博影响今不如昔 (Netease shuts down weibo service, account data can be migrated to new service called “Lofter”)
Beijing News, November 6, 2014

NetEase closes down microblogging service
The Global Times, November 5, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

Guo Jian on his Tiananmen Square stand: "I'm so proud of what I did"
The Guardian, November 5, 2014

Labor (劳工)

广州番禺7名维权工人被警方以“破坏生产经营罪”刑拘 (Guangzhou police detain 7 workers seeking back pay and benefits for “disrupting production and operation”)
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2014
China police detain workers demanding back pay
Associated Press, November 5, 2014

Persons with Disabilities (残疾人)

2015年“京考”招录3754人 5岗位招残疾人 (Persons with disabilities eligible for 5 out of 3,754 civil servant positions open in Beijing in 2015)
The Beijing News, November 6, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

西藏党委书记陈全国要求一手抓反腐一手抓反分裂 (Tibet Communist Party chief: fight corruption with one hand, separatism with the other)
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2014