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, January 05, 2015

Bo Xilai (薄熙来案)

薄熙来长子:父亲身体还好 望增探视机会 (Bo Xilai’s eldest son: My Father’s health is OK, I’m hoping for increased visitation opportunities)
South China Morning Post, December 31, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

江泽民与家人现身海南网络报道遭删除 (Media reports on Jiang Zemin and family’s appearance in Hainan removed)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 15, 2015

Jiang Zemin and family take a mountain hike in fresh public appearance
South China Morning Post, January 4, 2015

China targets Shanghai stampede critics
Financial Times, January 5, 2015

中国试图对民众不满踩踏事故言论噤声 (China tries to silence citizens’ criticism of Shanghai stampede)
Voice of America, January 5, 2015

Maoists in China, Given New Life, Attack Dissent
The New York Times, January 4, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Top Chinese diplomat being investigated for corruption
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 2, 2015

习近平:2015年继续高举反腐利剑 深化改革和依法治国 (Xi Jinping: In 2015, we will continue to hold high the sharp sword against corruption, deepen reform and rule by law)
Reuters, December 31, 2014

Death penalty (死刑)

中国从1月1日起全面停止死囚器官移植 (China’s ban on organ transplant from death row prisoners effective January 1)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 3, 2015

Domestic security (国内安全)

China State Media Question Crowd-Safety Procedure After Shanghai Stampede
Forbes, January 2, 2015

沪踩踏事件首批死者名单公布 官媒:管理部门难辞其咎 (Official list of casualties from Shanghai stampede released, state media: management department should be held accountable)
South China Morning Post, January 2, 2015

上海踩踏事件突显中国城市管理弊病 (Shanghai stampede highlights severe flaws in China’s city management)
Financial Times, January 4, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

40 return to Admiralty Occupy site in show of support for arrested girl
The South China Morning Post, January 2, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China warns veteran democracy activists in renewed crackdown
浙江民主党新年遭新一轮打压 邹巍毛庆祥以“颠覆国家”遭传唤
Radio Free Asia, January 1, 2015

Labor (劳工)

广东300工人讨欠薪遭特警殴打60人被捕 内蒙千国企员工抗议待遇不公持续罢工 (300 Guangdong workers protest owed wage, many beaten and 60 taken away by riot police, thousands of Inner Mongolian state workers continue strikes to protest unfair treatment)
Radio Free Asia, December 29, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

劳工界千人联署抗议针对公益维权人士暴力事件 (Labor sector collects a thousand signatures protesting violence against public welfare rights activists)
Radio Free Asia, December 29, 2014

Women (妇女)

First women to benefit from new Chinese laws on domestic violence
The Guardian, December 31, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Facebook and Beijing
The Wall Street Journal, January 1, 2015

Xi’s crackdown on corruption has hit the obvious targets
Financial Times, January 1, 2015

美国教授孔杰荣:习近平“反腐”背后隐藏危机 (U.S. professor Jerome A. Cohen: crisis lies in Xi Jinping’s “anti-corruption” campaign)
Radio Free Asia, January 2, 2015

为什么反宪政没有未来?(Why does anti-constitutionalism have no future?)
Financial Times, January 5, 2015

令计划落马 反映人脉关系不再是贪官保护伞 (Ling Jihua’s dismissal: personal connections and “guanxi” no longer guarantee protection)
South China Morning Post, December 31, 2014

马岳:雨伞运动后,政党与议会功能会慢慢减退 (Ma Ngok: After the “Umbrella Revolution” political parties and parliamentary functions will slowly decline)
Radio France Internationale, December 30, 2014中国/20141223-马岳:香港占领运动意义