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 26, 2015

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

苹果公司屈服压力接受中国全面安全检查 (Apple submits to pressure, to undergo security inspection by China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 23, 2015

中共党刊点名批贺卫方陈丹青抹黑中国 (CPC magazine openly criticizes He Weifang and Chen Danqing for smearing China’s image)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 24, 2015

Children (儿童)

Guangdong launches inquiry into "abducted child ID scandal"
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

反腐重拳下 内地去年奢侈品消费首现下滑 (Under heavy blow of anti-corruption campaign, China’s luxury-goods consumption drops for first time)
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2015

Thousands at Huawei came forward in push against fraud, founder says
The New York Times, January 25, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong snub leaves British diplomats "fuming"
The Telegraph, January 25, 2015

梁振英拒见访港英高官 (C.Y. Leung refuses meeting with visiting British Senior Foreign Office minister)
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2015

Hong Kong media "manipulated" by officials: report
The Straits Times, January 26, 2015

Bitterness will worsen in Hong Kong if political reform package is vetoed, warns Executive Council convenor
The South China Morning Post, January 26, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Mongolian dissident Hada denied ID card, bank account after interview
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2015

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

Davos Diary: When it comes to human rights in China, it’s don’t ask, won’t tell
Foreign Policy, January 24, 2015

The Plunder of Myanmar
The New York Times, January 25, 2015

Internet (互联网)

中国互联网户增至6.48亿 (Number of China’s Internet users grows to 648 million)
Deutsche Welle, January 24, 2015中国互联网户增至648亿/a-18212874?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

The rat tribe of Beijing
Al Jazeera, January 24, 2015

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China’s Xi Builds support for big move: putting politics ahead of the economy
The Wall Street Journal, January 26, 2015

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Arrests in China's Xinjiang "nearly doubled in 2014"
The Telegraph, January 23, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

What will this crackdown on activists do to China’s nascent civil society?
The Guardian, January 24, 2015

China Attacks VPNs, Cutting Business Off From Internet
Forbes, January 25, 2015

点评中国:中国新常态的实质是告别繁荣 (China’s “new normal” bids goodbye to prosperity)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 26, 2015