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 22, 2014

Academic Exchange (学术交流)

Confucius institute: The hard side of China's soft power
BBC, December 22, 2014

Confucius Institutes – Quo Vadis?
The Diplomat, December 21, 2014

Cyber security (网络安全)

中国外长称中国反对一切形式网络攻击和网络恐怖行为 (Chinese Foreign Minister: China opposes to all forms of cyber-attack and cyber terror)
Reuters, December 22, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Top Beijing adviser raps Hong Kong for lack of national security law
South China Morning Post, December 22, 2014

Hong Kong protesters adopt new weapon: Christmas carols
The Telegraph, December 22, 2014

Macao (澳门)

China's Xi warns against pro-democracy protests on visit to Macau
Deutsche Welle, December 20, 2014

Umbrellas banned as China's Xi arrives in Macau
Daily Mail, December 19, 2014

China's Xi Cautions Macau Against Foreign Forces
ABC News, December 20, 2014

北京推动澳门变革新路径 (Beijing impels Macau to follow a new path)
Radio France Internationale, December 20, 2014中国/20141220-北京推动澳门变革新路径

National Defense (国防)

China mulls national security law to deal with terrorists
The Hindu, December 22, 2014

Population (人口)

点评中国: 从单独二孩实践看中国人口决策 (Comment on China: Using the one-child policy to examine China’s population policy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 22, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

广东韶关法轮案开庭 律师辩护被架出法庭 (Falun Gong trial in Shaoguan, Guangdong begins, defense lawyer is bundled out of the courtroom)
Radio Free Asia, December 19, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

吾尔开希:受柯文哲鼓舞而参选台湾立委 (Wu'erkaixi: Inspired by Ke Wenzhe to run for office as Taiwan legislator)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 22, 2014