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, January 07, 2015

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

People around the world are voluntarily submitting to China’s great firewall. Why?
Slate, January 6, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Charges against China’s ex-security chief sent to prosecutors
Voice of America, January 7, 2015

中国反腐败:去年纪检系统内部查处近1600人(1,600 discipline inspection cadres punished last year in China’s anti-corruption campaign)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 7, 2015

Domestic Security (国内安全)

Shanghai mourns victims of New Year’s Eve stampede 上海民众悼念新年踩踏事件遇难者
The New York Times, January 7, 2015

Health (健康)

China regulator to strengthen 'grim' food, drug safety control
Reuters, January 7, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Pan-democrats hoist umbrellas as Carrie Lam announces new political reform consultation
The South China Morning Post, January 7, 2015

Hong Kong “consults public” on political reform, but signals intransigence, arrests
The Washington Post, January 7, 2015

Hong Kong government cements support for China's pre-screening of poll candidates
Reuters, January 7, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Mongolian writer hits out at China over treatment of dissident
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2015

维权人士李碧云狱中遭酷刑 已失语瘫痪 (Rights defender Li Biyun lost speech ability and paralyzed due to torture in prison)
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2015