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.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

China to "regulate" foreign NGOs with new law
Reuters, December 22, 2014

中国立法应对境内外安全挑战? (China makes law to cope with security challenges from domestic and foreign sources?)
Deutsche Welle, December 22, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China to investigate ex-President Hu's top aide
ABC News, December 22, 2014

How son’s death in a high-speed car crash led to powerful Chinese official’s fall from grace
South China Morning Post, December 23, 2014

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

81岁作家铁流被移送检院审查起诉 (Case of writer Tie Liu, 81, reaches procuratorate for indictment)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Billionaire Kwok Jailed 5 Years for Corrupting H.K. Official
Bloomberg, December 23, 2014

“世纪贪污案”有损香港廉洁声誉? (Is “Corruption Scandal of the Century” harming Hong Kong’s clean reputation?)
Deutsche Welle, December 23, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

郭飞雄及孙德胜案辩护律师状告法院院长(Defense lawyers for Guo Feixiong and Sun Desheng sue president of court)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

观点:双城、新世代、民主连带 (Viewpoint: two cities, a new age, joint democracy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 23, 2014