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 19, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

世界互联网大会将在中国召开 人权组织批评 (Human rights organizations criticize China’s hosting of World Internet Conference)
Radio Free China, November 18, 2014

世界互联网大会开幕 习近平谈网络秩序 (Xi Jinping gives keynote speech at World Internet Conference on Internet order)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 19, 2014

中国乌镇互联网大会全面解禁境外网站 (China unblocks websites for attendees at World Internet Conference)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 19, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

周永康干预四川“政治生态和经济秩序”(Zhou Yongkang disrupted Sichuan’s “political ecology and economic order")
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2014

Education (教育)

官媒批高校教师:说中国坏话 (Chinese official media slam university lecturers for badmouthing China)
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2014

黑龙江8000教师集体罢课抗议政府克扣补贴 (8,000 Heilongjiang teachers go on strike to protest subsidies being withheld by gov’t)
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2014

Related: Schools close in Heilongjiang as over 8,000 teachers go on strike
Shanghaiist, November 18, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

香港抗议者在立法会外与警察冲突 (Hong Kong protesters clash with police outside Legislative Council)
Voice of America, November 19, 2014

Related: Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders condemn parliament clashes
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 19, 2014

Six arrested after masked crowds smash Legco glass doors, clash with police
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2014

International Human Rights (国际人权)

中方:反对将人权问题政治化和借人权问题向别国施压 (China on UN resolution on North Korea: oppose politicization human rights issues and using them to pressure other countries)
China News, November 19, 2014

Related: UN votes against North Korea on human rights
CNN, November 18, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

中国将取消核准99%境外投资项目 (China to rescind approval of 99% of foreign investment projects)
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2014

Society (社会)

我国流动人口2.45亿 (China has a migrant population of 245 million)
People’s Daily, November 19, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Urumqi High Court to rule on jailed Uyghur scholar's appeal behind closed doors
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2014