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 16, 2015

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Pesticide levels “excessive” in a third of Guangzhou vegetables: study
South China Morning Post, January 16, 2015

中国食品生产商一半未能通过检测 (Half of China’s food manufacturers fail to pass inspection)
South China Morning Post, January 16, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

中共纪委五中全会闭幕:文艺圈将列调查对象 (Fifth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection ends: art and literary circles to be included in anti-graft investigation)
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2015

Anti-graft drive covers art circles
China Daily, January 16, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Chief Executive accused of starting “cultural revolution”
International Business Time, January 15, 2015

HK protests: Joshua Wong and student leaders surrender to police
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 16, 2015

香港学民思潮学生“预约拘捕”后获释 (Scholarism students released after arrest “by appointment”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 16, 2015

报告:香港新闻自由受威胁 (Report: Hong Kong’s freedom of press is under threat)
Voice of America, January 16, 2015

Threatened Harbor: Encroachments on Press Freedom in Hong Kong
PEN America, January 16, 2015

Information Control (信息控制)

Let the people decide whether to remember Zhao Ziyang
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2015

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China having negative impact on global democracy, Nathan says
Bloomberg Business Week, January 15, 2015

Labor (劳工)

China regulators promise taxi industry shakeup after strikes
The Washington Post, January 15, 2015

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

中国调查新疆32名党政干部 (China investigates 32 Xinjiang party and government officials)
Deutsche Welle, January 15, 2015中国调查新疆32名党政干部/a-18192631

China sacks 32 Xinjiang officials engaged in organizing Mecca pilgrimage
Times of India, January 16, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

In memory of those who self-immolated in 2014
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2015

Press freedoms being eroded while Hong Kong sleeps
The South China Morning Post, January 15, 2015

反思计划生育对人性的破坏 (Reflecting on how one-child policy destroys humanity)
Financial Times, January 16, 2015

Put China’s tough new law to protect the environment to the test
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2015