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 12, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

《人民日报》:周永康所作所为与叛徒无异 (People’s Daily: What Zhou Yongkang did is no different from a traitor)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Occupy Hong Kong’s end start of “permanent” political unrest
Bloomberg, December 12, 2014

Hong Kong protest leaders say will try to win over disapproving public, but warn of “more radical” actions
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2014

Hong Kong protests: arrests as admiralty site is cleared
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 11, 2014

金钟清场249人被捕 近百人已获释 (249 arrested in Admiralty clearance, almost 100 released)
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2014

Hong Kong protesters: “We'll be back”
ABC, December 11, 2014

香港社会渐显共识:清场不是结局 只是开始 (Consensus emerges in Hong Kong society: clearance is not the end, only a beginning)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2014

Hong Kong: “It’s Just the Beginning”
Human Rights in China, December 11, 2014

Hong Kong’s main democracy protest camp falls with leading protest figures arrested
Time, December 11, 2014

民运人士郭宝胜被匿名电话恐吓:停止声援占中 (June Fourth activist Guo Baosheng threatened by anonymous caller to stop supporting “Occupy Central”)
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2014

香港清场:大陆人的感动、声援和担心 (Hong Kong clearance: mainlanders moved, supportive, and concerned)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese court frees Uyghur linguist following appeal
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2014

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

爱立信阻击成功 小米手机印度遭禁售 (Xiaomi banned in India after Ericsson’s patent infringement allegation accepted)
The Beijing News, December 12, 2014

Xiaomi's India patent loss means trouble for China's smartphone brands
Bloomberg Businessweek, December 11, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

一个违宪违法的基层选举样本 (Example of an illegal and unconstitutional grassroots election)
Financial Times, December 12, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China's Urumqi bans Islamic veil, sparking rights concerns
Reuters, December 11, 2014