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 12, 2015

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Shanghai blocks access to bund stampede site
The Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2015

Children (儿童)

Sold in Myanmar and trafficked to China
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 11, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Chinese spy chief Ma Jian detained in corruption crackdown
The South China Morning Post, January 11, 2015

A turning point in China’s anti-graft campaign
The Diplomat, January 11, 2015

Health (健康)

China arrests 110 people suspected of selling contaminated pork
The Guardian, January 12, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Q. and A.: Jimmy Lai on the Democracy Movement in Hong Kong
The New York Times, January 12, 2015

Hong Kong media HQ, tycoon residence targeted in Molotov cocktail attack
CNN, January 12, 2015

香港壹传媒连遭袭 民众忧新闻自由受限 (Attack on Next Media raises concern over Hong Kong’s freedom of press)
Radio Free Asia, January 12, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

武汉公安非法抓捕异议人士秦永敏并处以10天行政拘留 (Wuhan police unlawfully detain dissident Qin Yongmin, penalize him with 10-day administrative detention)
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2015

浙江异议人士陈树庆及吕耿松案退侦 (Cases of Zhejiang dissidents Chen Shuqing and Lu Gengsong returned by the procuratorate for insufficient evidence)
Radio Free Asia, January 9, 2015

International Human Rights (国际人权)

中国领导人缺席巴黎游行 官媒评论引发热议 (Chinese leader absent from Paris solidarity walk, Chinese official media’s comments on need to limit press freedom stir controversy)
Voice of America, January 12, 2015

中国官媒鼓吹新闻自由有限论 称巴黎恐袭冲突双方应换位思考 (Chinese official media advocate limiting freedom of press, urge both sides of Paris attack to put themselves in others’ shoes)
Radio France Internationale, January 12, 2015中国/20150112-中国官媒鼓吹新闻自由有限论-称巴黎恐袭冲突双方应换位思考

Media (媒体)

Arrest of inspirational editor Shen Hao marks end of an era for Chinese journalism
The Washington Post, January 10, 2015

Population (人口)

多地单独二孩申请未如预期 专家吁彻底改变国策 (Number of applications to have second child if one parent is an only child fall short of expectations, experts urge for national policy overhaul)
South China Morning Post, January 12, 2015

About one million Chinese couples ask to have second child after easing of one-child policy
South China Morning Post, January 12, 2015

Religion (宗教)

In China, a church-state showdown of biblical proportions
The Christian Science Monitor, January 11, 2015

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆通过乌市公共场所禁穿蒙面罩袍规定 (Xinjiang promulgates ban on wearing burka in public in Urumqi)
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2015

中国新疆称击毙6名欲制造爆炸“激进分子” (Chinese police shoot 6 “radicals” attempting to detonate explosives in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, January 12, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Fred Hiatt: The cracks in China’s crackdown
The Washington Post, January 11, 2015

观点:“颜色革命”恐惧症与中国维稳2.0版 (Opinion: fear of “color revolutions” and Chinese stability maintenance 2.0)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 11, 2015