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 14, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

中国山东现“行贿日记”百官受贿曝光 (“Bribery diary” from Shandong exposes more than 100 officials)
Voice of America, January 14, 2015

Environment (环境)

Poor Chinese provinces are being forced to send their water to wealthier regions
Quartz, January 13, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China's 109-year-old dissenter is still fighting for democracy
Business Insider, January 13, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

LIVE: CY Leung's 2015 policy address
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2014

Hong Kong Leader: Don’t challenge Beijing
The Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2014

Hong Kong leader warns of “anarchy”; opposition disrupts session
Reuters, January 14, 2014

Internet (互联网)

China shutters “illegal” websites, vows to step up real-name Registration
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2014

中国双管齐下治网 净化还是压制?(Website shutdowns and real-name registration: purification or oppression?)
Voice of America, January 14, 2015

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Mongolian herders travel to Beijing amid grassland dispute with army
Radio Free Asia, January 13, 2014

踩踏事故:家属拟请愿书向当局要“答案”(Family of Shanghai stampede victim drafts petition for government answers)
Deutsche Welle, January 14, 2015踩踏事故家属拟请愿书向当局要答案/a-18189271?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

中国民主党等民运团体人士参加巴黎反恐大游行 (Members of China Democracy Party and other pro-democracy activists join counterterrorism march in Paris)
Radio Free Asia, January 13, 2015

Tibet (西藏)

达赖喇嘛:我思想上是一名马克思主义者 (Dalai Lama: I am a Marxist)
Deutsche Welle, January 13, 2015达赖喇嘛我思想上是一名马克思主义者/a-18188184?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China requires IDs for fireworks in troubled Northwest
The Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2014

9名新疆涉恐人员欲偷渡被抓 (9 Xinjiang terror suspects arrested when attempting to leave China)
Xinhua, January 14, 2015

10 Turks said to be under arrest for aiding terrorist suspects in China
The New York Times, January 14, 2015

图籍:中国为新疆维稳展开宣传画优势 (Gallery: China launches poster propaganda offensive in Xinjiang for stability maintenance)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 14, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Put China's tough new law to protect the environment to the test
The South China Morning Post, January 14, 2014

分析:中国需处理地方财政问题 (Analysis: China needs to deal with local governments’ fiscal issues)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 13, 2015