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 19, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

山西太原公安局原局长李亚力被捕 (Li Yali, former Taiyuan, Shanxi Public Security Bureau chief, arrested)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 18, 2014

河南一天通报10官员被查 均为正副处级 (Ten deputy departmental level officials investigated in one day in Henan)
China News Service, December 19, 2014

港前政务司长许仕仁涉贪8项控罪 5项罪成
Rafael Hui and Thomas Kwok found guilty of bribery in Hong Kong’s biggest graft trial
South China Morning Post, December 19, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Folding the umbrellas: Police finish clearing protesters off the streets after an 11-week stand-off
The Economist, December 20, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Detained China rights lawyer facing “inhuman torment”, wife says
Reuters, December 19, 2014


Chinese court rules “gay cure” treatments illegal
The Guardian, December 19, 2014

Macao (澳门)

习近平抵澳门 港澳社运传媒受高度监控 (Xi Jinping arrives in Macau, Hong Kong and Macau’s social activists and media closely monitored)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 19, 2014

Umbrella ban in rainy Macau as China’s president Xi Jinping arrives for visit
The Guardian, December 19, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

北京:只有中央政府能决定达赖存废 (Beijing: Only the Central government can decide the Dalai Lama’s fate)
South China Morning Post, December 19, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Xinjiang terrorist cases must be dealt with “harshly and quickly”, says China’s top judge
Reuters, December 19, 2014