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 28, 2015

Business and Economics (商业和人权)

全球经济自由度:香港第一 中国第139 (2015 Economic Freedom Index: Hong Kong claims first place, China 139th)
Voice of America, January 28, 2015

2015 Index of Economic Freedom
Heritage Foundation, January 2015

Corruption (腐败)

国家体育总局承认金牌至上政绩观滋生贪腐 (China’s State General Administration of Sport admits “gold medal supremacy” breeds corruption)
Radio France Internationale, January 28, 2015中国/20150128-国家体育总局承认金牌至上政绩观滋生贪腐/

中国全运会不再公布金牌排名 (China ceases to rank provincial teams by number of medals earned at National Games)
Chinaso, January 27, 2015

Environment (环境)

Chinese police alleged to have eaten endangered giant salamander at banquet
The Guardian, January 27, 2015

June Fourth (六四)

英媒:中共六四期间曾试图向外转移资金 (British media: CPC leaders tried transfering money overseas during June 4)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 28, 2015

Fresh details of “savage” Tiananmen massacre emerge in embassy cables
Telegraph, January 27, 2015

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Motorway constructed around homes in China, after residents refuse compensation payment
The Independent, January 26, 2015

Population (人口)

Ageing Shanghai urges couples to have a second child
South China Morning Post, January 28, 2015

Tibet (西藏)

Communist officials in Tibet punished for helping Dalai Lama
ABC News, January 28, 2015

达赖喇嘛:中国缺乏民主制度 (Dalai Lama: China lacks democratic system)
Voice of America, January 28, 2015

Women (妇女)

Beijing considering women-only subway cars
Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China must look beyond subsidies to improve the lot of its farmers
South China Morning Post, January 28, 2015