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, August 17, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

天津爆炸击碎了中国中产阶级的“正常国家幻觉” (The Tianjin explosion has shattered the Chinese middle class’s "illusion of a normal country")
Qiangwailou, August 17, 2015

He Xiaoxin: How far can I go? And how much can I do?
China Digital Times, August 15, 2015

观察:谁在主导天津大爆炸的调查方向 (Observation: Who is maneuvering direction of Tianjin explosion investigation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 17, 2015

You’ve got candles, I’ve got a whip
China Change, August 16, 2015

点评中国:天津爆炸——一个时代的终结 (China commentary: Tianjin explosion—The end of an era)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 17, 2015

Authorities must act now to prevent future deadly disasters
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2015

生育政策改革的“前生后世” (The past and the future of birth control policy)
People's Daily, August 17, 2015

中国传媒大学女生被同学杀害案的反思——让男孩子尊重异性的性别教育太缺乏了 (Reflections on China Media University female student killed by her classmate—gender education in China that gets young men to respect the opposite sex is lacking)
China Youth Daily, August 17, 2015

In China, single women live by their own rules
The New York Times, August 14, 2015