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.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

China bans wordplay in attempt at pun control
The Guardian, November 28, 2014

Environment (环境)

China's looming water shortage
The Diplomat, November 30, 2014

Health (健康)

China reports new human case of H7N9 bird flu
Reuters, November 28, 2014, Date

我国报告艾滋病感染者及病人达49.7万例 (China reports 497,000 AIDS carriers and patients)
Xinhua, November 30, 2014

高耀洁:中国艾滋病受害者千万以上 (Prominent AIDS activist Gao Yaojie: Over 10 million people suffer from AIDS in China)
Voice of America, December 1, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

LIVE: “Go home - we don't want to arrest you”, Chief Executive CY Leung tells Hong Kong protesters
South China Morning Post, December 1, 2014

Hong Kong police drive out pro-democracy protesters in violent clashes
The Guardian, December 1, 2014

Diplomatic row erupts after China bans group of MPs visiting Hong Kong for siding with democracy protesters
Daily Mail, November 30,2014

Hong Kong police use batons, water hoses on demonstrators
Bloomberg, December 1 ,2014

Hong Kong protesters converge on government headquarters
Deutsche Welle, November 30,2014

Peter Gabriel, Pussy Riot show support for Hong Kong protesters
Washington Times, November 30,2014

Related: Peter Gabriel, Pussy Riot & More Project Photos, Messages of Support to Hong Kong Demonstrators
Human Rights in China, November 28,2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China: trial of human rights activist Guo Feixiong over media censorship protest resumes
International Business Times, November 28,2014

郭飞雄饥饿中受审18小时 法官抢走被告人辩护词 (Guo Feixiong endures 18-hour trial in hunger, judge snatches away his defense statement)
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2014

Rights activist Guo Feixiong’s trial ends without verdict
Human Rights in China, November 28,2014

See Guo Feixiong's Self-Defense Statement:
English translation by HRIC, November 29, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

Leader asserts China’s growing importance on global stage
The New York Times, November 30, 2014

Women (妇女)

China drafts its first domestic violence law, but rights advocates say it falls short
The New York Times, December 1, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan election results likely to complicate relations with China
The Wall Street Journal, November 30,2014

Special Report: How China's shadowy agency is working to absorb Taiwan
Reuters, November 26,2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Attack in western China leaves at least 15 people dead
The New York Times, November 29,2014

中国新疆进一步限制宗教活动 (China further restricts religious activities in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, December 1, 2014

藏族歌手被判监禁 (China jails Tibetan singer)
Deutsche Welle, December 1, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's bid for Internet influence
The Straits Times, December 1 ,2014

China’s crackdown in Hong Kong may fuel a long-term democracy movement
The Washington Post, November 27, 2014