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.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Academic Exchange (学术交流)

欧洲第一座孔子学院将被关闭 民间团体表支持 (Shutdown of Europe’s first Confucius Institute supported by civil society)
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2015

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Yes, Chinese police openly spy on your calls and texts
Bloomberg, January 7, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China says nets 680 graft suspects in “unprecedented” haul
“猎狐”行动抓获680名外逃经济犯罪人员 数量“空前”
Reuters, January 8, 2015

Environment (环境)

China encourages environmental groups to sue polluters
The Guardian, January 7, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong student leader Wong slams authorities in court
Daily Mail, January 8, 2015

香港学生领袖黄之锋法庭上抨击当局 (Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong slams authorities in court)
Deutsche Welle, January 8, 2015香港学生领袖黄之锋法庭上抨击当局/a-18176607

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

"Tortured" Guangzhou activist refuses food in detention center
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2015

孙德胜狱中受酷刑自虐抗议 律师抗议拖延判决 (Sun Desheng attempts suicide, self-abuse to protest torture in prison, lawyers challenge verdict delay)
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2015

Internet (互联网)

中国网络文学作者将实名 引发网友热议 (China to force Internet writers to register real name, stirs controversy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 8, 2015

中国大学网络资源分享平台被封引争议 (Blockage of resource-sharing platform in Chinese universities stirs controversy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 7, 2015

Migrants (农民工)

China to expand unemployment benefits to lure migrants to cities
Reuters, January 7, 2015

Tibet (西藏)

Nearly 70 Tibetans detained following clash over forced vote
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2015

美国鼓励中国与达赖喇嘛加深接触 (U.S. urges China to deepen contact with Dalai Lama)
Voice of America, January 8, 2015

United States calls for direct talks between China, Dalai Lama
The Economic Times, January 8, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Collision course in Hong Kong
The Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2015

鲍彤:对滋生腐败的制度不应“自信”而要改革 (Bao Tong: the corruption-breeding system needs reform, not “self-confidence”)
Radio France Internationale, January 8, 2015中国/20150108-鲍彤:对滋生腐败的制度不应”自信“而要改革