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, December 05, 2014

Academic Exchange (学术交流)

美众议院议员要求国会机构调查孔子学院 (U.S. congressman demands probe of Confucius Institutes)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 5, 2014

House panel investigates “Confucius institutes”
USA Today, December 5, 2014

Cyber security (网络安全)

77名中国人在肯尼亚被捕 (Kenya arrests 77 Chinese on cybercrime charges)
Deutsche Welle, December 4, 2014名中国人在肯尼亚被捕/a-18110386?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Environment (环境)

中国耕地污染退化问题突出 退化面积已超过40% (Over 40% of China’s arable land degraded)
China National Radio, December 5, 2014

Health (健康)

WHO: “China is witnessing an evolving HIV epidemic”
Deutsche Welle, December 3, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Occupy protesters in Mong Kok take to the “shopping tour”
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2014

Hong Kong protesters weigh next move as one suggests blocking government, not roads
Reuters, December 5, 2014

中国官媒要英国放下殖民主义心态 美再出声支持港真普选 (Chinese official media ask Britain to drop colonialist mindset, U.S. voices support for HK genuine universal suffrage)
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

首个宪法日7冤警中南海外自杀 千访民遭截访 (On China’s first Constitution Day, 7 wronged police attempt suicide outside Zhongnanhai, over thousand petitioners intercepted)
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2014

Former police in China attempt suicide by pesticide in protest
The Washington Post, December 5, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

For China, constitution day comes without constitutionalism
The Diplomat, December 4, 2014

Women (妇女)

Home truths: at last, domestic violence is to be outlawed
The Economist, December 6, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

What next for Hong Kong?
The New York Times, December 4, 2014