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.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Children (儿童)

County official tied to high school prostitution ring
The South China Morning Post, January 9, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Chinese Communist Party officials in hot water over their luxury wardrobes
The Telegraph, January 8, 2015

Chinese official is removed from post, and again, salacious details Flow
The New York Times, January 9, 2015

Freedom of Association and Assembly (结社自由、集会自由)

驻北京外国记者声援法国受警方干预 (Police interferes Beijing-based foreign journalists’ gathering to support France after terrorist attack)
Voice of America, January 9, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing supervision needed for HK education chief: Chen Zuoer
Hong Kong Economic Journal, January 9, 2015

"Report for arrest”, police tell Occupy leaders Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man and Chu Yiu-ming
The South China Morning Post, January 9, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese rights lawyer's phone calls limited under house arrest
Radio Free Asia, January 8, 2015

北京律师余文生代理声援占中者案被抓迄今未能会见律师 (Beijing lawyer Yu Wensheng detained for representing Occupy Central supporters, denied meeting with lawyer)
Radio France Internationale, January 9, 2015中国/20150109-北京律师余文生代理声援占中者案被抓迄今未能会见律师

“中国人权捍卫者面临严冬”(“Human rights defenders in China face harsh winter”)
Deutsche Welle, January 8, 2015中国人权捍卫者面临严冬/a-18180329?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Harsh climate for human rights defenders in China: 2014 in photos
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, December 24, 2014中国大陆人权捍卫者面临严冬:-2/

中国以危害国家安全罪名迫害异见人士 (China persecutes dissidents for “endangering domestic security”)
Radio Free Asia, January 8, 2015

Internet (互联网)

Netizen report: China adds yet another layer of control to the internet
Slate, January 8, 2014

State Security (国家安全)

China steps up political arrests, prosecutions
The Nation, January 9, 2015

State security indictments, cult trials up in Xi Jinping's 2013
Dui Hua, January 7, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China uses long-range intimidation of U.S. reporter to suppress Xinjiang coverage
The Washington Post, January 8, 2014

China punishes 17 officials after Xinjiang attack
Reuters, January 8, 2014

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

上海外滩事件很可能改变中共的权力格局 (Shanghai stampede might shift CPC’s power structure)
Radio France Internationale, January 8, 2015中国/20150108-上海外滩事件很可能改变中共的权力格局