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.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Death penalty (死刑)

China executes three times more people than the rest of the world combined
Quartz, November 20 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Split within Occupy deepens as splinter group challenges leadership
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2014

港大生辦「雨傘民意日」盼收窄分歧 (HKU Students organize “Umbrella Discussion Day” in hopes to narrow differences, collect 2300 “opinion letters”)
Apple Daily, November 13, 2014

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Chris Patten urges U.S. to act firmly with Beijing over “bad behavior” on Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2014

前港督彭定康等指称香港民主恶化 外交部驳斥 (China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs refutes Chris Patten’s comments on Hong Kong’s deteriorating democracy)
China Radio International, November 21, 2014

港大专生发起分批入境 测试入境“黑名单”(Hong Kong college students begin to enter mainland in groups to test China’s “blacklist”)
Deutsche Welle, November 21, 2014

香港示威蔓延至英国领事馆 (Hong Kong protests spread to British consulate)
Deutsche Welle, November 21, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese journalist accused of stealing state secrets affirms innocence at trial
The New York Times, November 21, 2014

Internet (互联网)

Accused social media scandal monger Yang Xiuyu jailed for four years by Beijing court
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2014

Society (社会)

Chinese bloggers quietly remember “China’s Gorbachev”
Quartz, November 21 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

伊力哈木二审维持无期 家人批秘密宣判 (Ilham Tohti’s life sentence upheld after failed appeal, family criticizes closed-door trial)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 21, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China’s new National Constitution Day: is it worth celebrating?
China Brief, November 20, 2014