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 13, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

An online store whose T-shirts tacitly support Ai Weiwei is shut down
The New York Times, November 13, 2014

美记者签证被拒 习近平称要自身找原因 (Xin Jinping: U.S. news outlets’ Chinese visas problems are organizations’ own fault)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 13, 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping blames news outlets for visa problems in China
The Washington Post, November 12, 2014

See the video:
Obama Has priceless reaction after Chinese President shuts down reporter
BuzzFeed, November 12, 2014

Children (儿童)

国内首部关注儿童性侵电影今日上线 (China’s first movie on child sex abuse premiers today)
The Beijing News, November 13,2014

Free film “The Secret Tree” highlights plight of child sex abuse victims
South China Morning Post, November 13,2014

Environment (环境)

China’s climate change plan raises questions
The New York Times, November 12, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Occupy marshals arrested after restraining Jimmy Lai attackers join protest march
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2014

President Obama denies U.S. supported Hong Kong protesters
The Independent, November 12, 2014

Attackers throw rotten animal organs at HK media tycoon
Channel News Asia, November 12, 2014

High Court rejects appeal bid against Occupy site clearance order
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2014

Xi slams ‘illegal’ Hong Kong protests
Financial Times, November 13, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

China takes carrot-and-stick approach to dealing with neighbors
The Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

China's Reforms: law without rights or law without substance?
Huffington Post, November 11, 2014

Women (妇女)

Chinese woman wins sexual-discrimination case
Xinhua, November 13, 2014

中国女子高等院校联盟成立 (Chinese women's colleges form alliance to eliminate gender discrimination in employment through legislation)
Xinhua, November 13, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

A response to President Xi Jinping
The New York Times, November 13, 2014