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 30, 2014

Academic Exchange (学术交流)

How open is China's global Confucius Institute programme?
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 29, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

中共党内决不容忍结党营私 对腐败保持高压态势--新华
CPC says that cliques within the Party are not tolerated
Xinhua, December 30, 2014

Education (教育)

Chinese president signals tightening of control over universities
The Guardian, December 30, 2014

Health (健康)

Dust in the lung
Al Jazeera, December 29, 2014

"AIDS demolition brigades” clear path for property developer
The Wall Street Journal, December 29, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Britain made 1984 vow to Hong Kong on Sino-British joint declaration, declassified documents show
South China Morning Post, December 30, 2014

The New Lion Rock Spirit -- how a banner on a hillside redefined the Hong Kong dream
Huffington Post, December 29, 2014

Students watch as Hong Kong prepares to explain protests to Beijing
The Wall Street Jounal, December 29, 2014

Internet (互联网)

外交部回应Gmail被封 环时:中国使用者应接受现实
Chinese internet users "should accept blocking of Gmail in China": Global Times
South China Morning Post, December 29, 2014

Media (媒体)

Film director jailed in China for making documentary about the constitution
South China Morning Post, December 30, 2014

Rule of Law (法治)

In China, a rare criminal case in which evidence made a difference
The Washington Post, December 29, 2014

Technology (科技)

Xiaomi, Chinese smartphone maker, valued at $45 billion
The New York Times, December 30, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's 2014: the view from house arrest
Radio Free Asia, December 29, 2014

Caving in to China's power
The New York Times, December 30, 2014