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.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

中国经济增速降至24年最低 (China’s economic growth hits 24-year low)
Voice of America, January 21, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Cracking China's corruption: Huge hauls and long falls
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 18, 2015

China investigates state television producer amid corruption probe
Reuters, January 18, 2015

外媒关注解放军将严查军官“灰色收入”(PLA to scrutinize officers’ “gray income,” draws international media attention)
Cankao Xiaoxi, January 20, 2015

Culture (文化)

In China, a backlash against “cancerous” straight men
The Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong creates cadets modeled after PLA, China Daily says
Bloomberg, January 19, 2015

Hong Kong army cadets “drafted in students to boost member numbers” at secretive inauguration
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2015

Beijing will insist on stringent rules for Hong Kong's political reform, say scholars
South China Morning Post, January 18, 2015

No joy for Carrie Lam as pan-dems dig in heels over Hong Kong's 2017 election
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2015

Health (健康)

中国非传染性慢性疾病每年有三百多万早逝 (3 million Chinese die prematurely from noncontagious chronic diseases each year)
Radio France Internationale, January 20, 2015中国/20150120-中国非传染性慢性病每年有三百多万早逝/

Internet (互联网)

After Gmail blocked in China, Microsoft's Outlook hacked, says GreatFire
Reuters, January 19, 2015

微信133个公共账号因“歪曲党史国史”被关闭 (133 public WeChat accounts shut down for “distorting history of CPC and China”)
Deutsche Welle, January 20, 2015微信133个公共账号因歪曲党史国史被关闭/a-18202348?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Law (法律)

New draft of charity law submitted to China’s National Legislature
China Briefing, January 16, 2015

ICCSL Comment on Charity Law
International Center for Civil Society Law, October 2, 2014

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

Transgender sex workers among China’s most marginalised people
The Guardian, January 16, 2015

Rule of Law (法治)

China: Wealthy prisoners buy “get out of jail” patents
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 19, 2015

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan party chief’s awkward embrace
The Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2015

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan monks, nuns are denied passports in Serthar
Radio Free Asia, January 16, 2015

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chinese police kill 2 Uighurs fleeing to Vietnam, reports say
The New York Times, January 19, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Xi’s selective punishment
The New york Times, January 16, 2015

Is lack of democracy a problem for China?
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 16, 2015

No more speech crimes: a lasting memorial to Zhao Ziyang
Radio Free Asia, January 17, 2015

Human rights and the 2022 Olympics
The New York Times, January 18, 2015