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.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Education (教育)

China classrooms must "keep out" Western values
Reuters, January 29, 2015

袁贵仁禁止传播西方价值教材论引发热议 (Yuan Guiren’s ban on “teaching materials that promote Western values” stirs controversy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 29, 2015

Environment (环境)

揭強國人破壞生態 組團赴西沙獵瀕危長尾鯊 (Uncovering “powerful people’s” destruction of the environment: fishing group hunts endangered thresher sharks in South China Sea)
Apple Daily, January 30, 2015

Freedom of Expression (言论自由)

Graffiti, demolition and angst in Shanghai
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 29, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police warn marchers to provide security or face prosecution
South China Morning Post, January 30, 2015

New Hong Kong group targets district elections "to keep spirit of umbrella movement"
South China Morning Post, January 30, 2015

国防部:港人参军暂无相应法律制度 (Ministry of National Defense: no appropriate legal system yet for Hong Kong people to join army)
South China Morning Post, January 30, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese activist held over support for Occupy Movement in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, January 29, 2015

Internet (互联网)

China further tightens grip on the Internet
The New York Times, January 29, 2015

U.S. Firms concerned about China's new cyber regulations
Voice of America, January 29, 2015

Rule of Law (法治)

律师证件被看守所扣押 检察院两次司法建议追回 (Beijing lawyer’s license seized at detention center, recovered after two judicial proposals from procuratorate)
Net Ease, January 30, 2015

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Xinjiang asks real name registration for cellphones, PCs
The Global Times, January 30, 2015

买个手机电脑,要实名了 (Xinjiang to require real name registration when buying mobile phones and computers in retail stores)
Iyaxin, January 29, 2015