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.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Chinese businessman who bought and ate three tigers is jailed for 13 years
Agence France-Presse, December 31, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

In Limbo, a city in China faces life after graft
The New York Times, December 31, 2014

Disasters (灾难)

17 killed in huge factory explosions in China
广东顺德一工厂爆炸 已致17死20伤
South China Morning Post, December 31, 2014

中国严处昆山8月爆炸事故责任人 市委书记免职市长撤职
China sacks officials for factory blast, 17 dead in latest incident
Reuters, December 31, 2014

Environment (环境)

China hands out record fine to six polluters: Xinhua
Reuters, December 30, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Deploys Thousands of Police Amid Fears of New Protests
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2014

Special Report: The mainland's colonization of the Hong Kong economy
Reuters, December 30, 2014

Hong Kong protest teenager sent to children's home
Channel News Asia, December 30, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

Prison sentence for maker of documentary on Chinese Constitutional rule
The New York Times, December 31, 2014

Internet (互联网)

The Great Firewall of China is nearly complete
CNN, December 30, 2014

Nudity, graphic imagery pose China questions for Facebook
The Wall Street Journal, December 30, 2014

Access restored to Google’s email service in China
Financial Times, December 31, 2014

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China's princelings versus tuanpai
The Straits Times, December 31, 2014

Chinese repression of dissent intensifies under ruthless Xi Jinping
The Guardian, December 30, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The elusive Chinese dream
The New York Times, December 31, 2014