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 12, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China’s anti-corruption push may drive wealthy overseas
Financial Times, November 11, 2014

Cyber security (网络安全)

State-sponsored hackers target human rights groups, study says
The Globe and Mail, November 11, 2014

Environment (环境)

中美气候变化联合声明 ((U.S., China make joint announcement on climate change agreement)
Xinhua, November 12, 2014

US and China strike deal on carbon cuts in push for global climate change pact
The Guardian, November 12, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police get ready to clear occupy protest sites
The Wall Street Journal, November 12, 2014

Hong Kong protesters to occupy British consulate over “lack of UK government support”
Telegraph November 12, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

China turns up the rhetoric against the West
The New York Times, November 12, 2014

习近平望“APEC蓝”持续 雾霾重临当局屏蔽数据“保蓝天”(China censors air quality data after Beijing fails to maintain “APEC Blue” skies)
Radio Free Asia, November 11, 2014

China blocks smog data after failing to clean skies before APEC
The Guardian, November 12, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China's president claims progress on human rights
Associated Press, November 12, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

Beijing aims to blunt Western influence in China
The Wall Street Journal, November 12, 2014

U.S. and China agree more cooperation but differ over Hong Kong protests
The Guardian, November 12, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

湖南上千国企下岗工人堵政府维权 (Thousand laid-off state-owned enterprise workers demand adequate compensation in front of government building)
Radio Free Asia, November 12, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

二审不开庭 伊力哈木上诉无望 (No court hearing for Ilham Tohti’s second instance trial, poor prospects for appeal)
Voice of America, November 11, 2014

22 sentenced to prison in ethnically split Chinese region of Xinjiang
The New York Times, November 12, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

从谣言看中国国情 (Mao Yushi: Chinese people’s reaction to rumors reveals much about national conditions)
Financial Times, November 12, 2014