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 27, 2015

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

中国网购用户达3.5亿人 商品三分之一是假货 (China’s online shoppers reach 350 million, one third of products are fake)
Global Times, January 27, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China corruption probe widens
Voice of America, January 26, 2015

Communist Party official “attempts to throw himself to death to avoid downfall”
The Telegraph, January 26, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

British MPs' inquiry into Hong Kong's post-handover affairs “does not breach law”
The South China Morning Post, January 26, 2015

Almost half of Hongkongers want lawmakers to vote down Beijing's electoral reforms: SCMP poll
The South China Morning Post, January 27, 2015

Internet (互联网)

China to force authors to provide real names when publishing online
The New York Times, January 26, 2015

GreatFire致中国网信办公开信 反驳“造谣”指责 (GreatFire’s open letter to China’s Internet Information Office rebuts accusation of “starting rumors”)
Voice of America, January 27, 2015

An open letter to Lu Wei and the cyberspace administration of China
Greatfire, January 26, 2015

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

Marginalized and stigmatized - China's transgender sex workers
中国跨性别性工作者亲诉:广受歧视 最怕警察
Deutsche Welle, January 26, 2015

Media (媒体)

国际记者联合会:中国新闻自由更严峻 (International Federation of Journalists: China’s freedom of press has worsened)
Radio France Internationale, January 27, 2015中国/20150127-国际记者联合会:中国新闻自由更严峻/

China’s media war: censorship, corruption & control
International Federation of Journalists, January 27, 2015

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

内蒙一牧民在政府大楼铁门上自吊身亡抗议官员腐败 (Inner Mongolian herder hangs himself on government building gate to protest official corruption)
Radio France Internationle, January 27, 2015中国/20150127-内蒙一牧民在政府大楼铁门上自吊身亡抗议官员腐败/

Religion (宗教)

观察人士:中国宗教自由陷入文革后最黑暗时期 (Observers: China’s religious freedom in darkest period since Cultural Revolution)
Voice of America, January 27, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

还有多少人关心中国的GDP (How many people still care about China’s GDP?)
South China Morning Post, January 27, 2015