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, December 17, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

China to recognise “animal welfare” for the first time in milestone law change
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China indicts former mayor of Nanjing on corruption charges
ABC News, December 17, 2014

China’s corruption fight inseparable from economic reform
The Wall Street Journal, December 17, 2014

2012年中国贪腐外流资金2500亿美元 (China’s corruption-related money outflows near $250 billion in 2012)
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2014

Environment (环境)

Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made "almost uninhabitable" by pollution
The Guardian, December 16, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s chief executive snubs UK committee probe into Joint Declaration
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2014

Hong Kong protesters take fight for “true democracy” to UK
The Telegraph, December 16, 2014

长平:中央和港府对学生比六四前更冷漠高傲 (Chang Ping: Bejing and Hong Kong governments more indifferent and arrogant towards students than before June Fourth)
Radio France Internationale, December 15, 2014中国/20141215-长平:中央和港府对学生比六四前更冷漠高傲

香港民主派人士疑遭中国特工监视 立法会议员自曝榜上有名 (Hong Kong’s Democratic Party members suspect monitoring by Chinese intelligence services, Legislative Council member learns she is on a “blacklist”)
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2014

Hukou (户口)

China’s closed cities threaten population goals, report says
The Wall Street Journal, December 17, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国著名民运人士徐友渔获颁瑞典人权奖 (Well-known June Fourth activist, Xu Youyu, wins Swedish human rights award)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 16, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

Dalai Lama: British government needs Chinese money
The Telegraph, December 16, 2014

Tibetan man dies after self-immolation in protest of Chinese rule
The New York Times, December 16, 2014