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 29, 2014

Children (儿童)

Agonizing, lonely search for missing kids in China
Concord Monitor, December 28, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

令计划被调查前后,贪官继续落马 (As Ling Jihua is investigated, corrupt officials continue to be sacked)
Radio France Internationale, December 26, 2014

令计划妻弟谷源旭已被带走调查 (Ling Jihua’s brother-in-law, Gu Yuanxu, taken for questioning)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 29, 2014

“40多名中高级将领职务调整与反腐有关”的网传消息大部分得到证实 (Online information verified: more than 40 mid-to-high ranking officials to be reassigned in connection with anti-corruption campaign)
Radio France Internationale, December 26, 2014

Death Penalty (死刑)

死刑错案引发对中国司法的质疑 (Misjudged death penalty cases raise questions about China’s judicial system)
Radio France Internationale, December 26, 2014

Environment (环境)

央视曝珠江广州段抗生素污染严重 水公司:取水点安全 (CCTV exposes severe antibiotic pollution in Pearl River near Guangzhou, water company claims water intake location is safe)
South China Morning Post, December 26, 2014

Freedom of Association and Assembly (结社自由、集会自由)

河南拆迁户游行抗议安置房货不对版 政府带黑社会镇压多人被殴伤 (Demonstrations held to protest Henan housing demolitions, government suppression using organized crime groups leaves many beaten and injured)
Radio Free Asia, December 24, 2014

Health, 健康

WHO: 'China faces growing public health crisis from tobacco use'
Deutsche Welle, December 25, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

More Hong Kong arrests on second night of renewed protests
Deutsche Welle, December 26, 2014

China's Premier Li Keqiang praises Hong Kong govt for not giving in to protesters
Straits Times, December 28, 2014

China's leaders “fear Hong Kong will be a base for subversion”
The South China Morning Post, December 29, 2014

香港又有37名示威者被逮捕 (Another 37 demonstrators arrested in Hong Kong)
Deutsche Welle, December 26, 2014

习近平:港政改须利于安居乐业和国家安全 (Xi Jinping: Hong Kong political reform must be beneficial to “living in peace and working happily” and national security)
South China Morning Post, December 26, 2014

香港多个团体平安夜发起争取真普选活动 中国社科院称占中未对大陆产生影响 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: Christmas Eve activities, organized by Hong Kong groups calling for universal suffrage, have no impact on mainland)
Radio Free Asia, December 24, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese poet “tortured,” suffers heart attack in police custody: lawyer
Radio Free Asia, December 26, 2014

刘晓波获刑五周年 中国斥美侵犯司法主权 (China denounces U.S. for violating judicial sovereignty on 5th anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s imprisonment)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 24, 2014

维权律师称内地过百人因声援占中被控寻衅滋事罪 (Rights lawyer says over 100 mainlanders arrested for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for supporting Hong Kong protests)
Radio France Internationale, December 24, 2014

蒙古族异议人士哈达将起诉政府4年非法关押 (Mongolian dissident Hada to sue government for 4 years of illegal detention)
Radio France Internationale, December 25, 2014

Internet (互联网)

Google's Gmail blocked in China, Great Firewall suspected
Reuters, December 29, 2014

Labor (劳工)

Labor disputes a growing threat to social stability in China, state-backed think tank says
The Wall Street Journal, December 25, 2014

Religion (宗教)

China tightens church control ahead of Christmas
The Washington Post, December 25, 2014

China will publish a list of legal places to worship in an effort to root out illegal cults
International Business Times, December 29, 2014

The Chinese Christians forced to celebrate Christmas in secret
The South China Morning Post, December 29, 2014

西北大学现代学院禁止学生过圣诞节 (Modern College of Northwest University bans students from celebrating Christmas)
Radio Free Asia, December 25, 2014

Social Security (社会安全)

China’s migrant workers struggle for pensions
The Wall Street Journal, December 29, 2014

State Security (国家安全)

How China classifies State Secrets
Diplomat, December 23, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

六四学运领袖吾尔开希宣布退出台湾立委补选 (Wu'erkaixi, student leader in 1989 Democracy Movement, announces withdrawal from by-election for Taiwan legislator)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 25, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

China police fire on Tibetans after self-immolations: rights group
Reuters, December 26, 2014

人权组织:川西藏族抗议 警察向僧人开枪 (Human rights group: police fire on monks in Tibetan protest in Western Sichuan)
Deutsche Welle, December 26, 2014

Facebook deletes post on Tibetan monk’s self-immolation
The New York Times, December 27, 2014

Opinion (观点)

The elusive Chinese Dream
The New York Times, December 26, 2014

Like the Romans, the Chinese are threatened by the real Christmas
The Guardian, December 26, 2014

China’s empty promise of rule by law
The Washington Post, December 28, 2014