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 21, 2015

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Beijing’s heavy-handed response to Shanghai grief
The Wall Street Journal, January 21, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

北京当局要求“肃清周永康案影响”(Beijing demands “purging influence of Zhou Yongkang’s case”)
Deutsche Welle, January 21, 2015北京当局要求肃清周永康案影响/a-18204569?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Domestic security (国内安全)

元旦除夕夜上海外滩人踩人惨案官方问责出结果11名区级官员被撤职(Official investigation of Shanghai New Year’s Eve stampede results in dismissal of 11 district-level officials)
Radio France Internationale, January 21, 2015中国/20150121-元旦除夕夜上海外滩人踩人惨案官方问责出结果-11名区级官员被撤职/

上海外滩拥挤踩踏事件调查报告全文 (Full text: report on investigation of Shanghai stampede)
People’s Daily, January 21, 2015

Environment (环境)

Beijing's smog is increasingly toxic for China's politicians
The Guardian, January 20, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

National security laws have place in Hong Kong, says former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2015

Hong Kong lawmakers slam renewed talk of security, subversion law
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2015

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment), 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

China denies hundreds of Chinese nationals trapped in Myanmar
Reuters, January 20, 2015

中国称100多名中国伐木人员在缅甸被捕 (China says over 100 Chinese loggers arrested in Myanmar)
Reuters, January 21, 2015

Law (法律)

Human Rights Watch says China draft terrorism law a “licence to commit abuses”
Reuters, January 20, 2015

China: Draft Counterterrorism Law a recipe for abuses
Human Rights Watch, January 20, 2015

Media (媒体)

国际记者联盟批中国非法拘禁德记者助理 (International Federation of Journalists criticizes China’s illegal detention of Die Zeit assistant Zhang Miao)
Voice of America, January 21, 2015

Chinese media worker detained for three months without charge
International Federation of Journalists, January 20, 2015

《纽约客》记者指责《中国日报》假借其名唱赞歌 (New Yorker journalist accuses China Daily of fabricating pro-Beijing editorials under his name)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 21, 2015

China state-run newspaper “fabricated column by New Yorker writer” praising Beijing
The Telegraph, January 21, 2015

Population (人口)

计生政策后遗:中国劳动适龄人口三年连降 (China’s working-age population shrinks for three consecutive years as a result of “one child policy”)
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2015

Rule of Law (法治)

China's legal profession had “worst year ever" in 2014
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2015