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, February 03, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China broadens graft probe into financial sector
Reuters, February 3, 2015

Education (教育)

中大澄清與「蘇文大學」無關 淘寶證書已下架 (CUHK states it has no connection to “Suwen University,” degrees for purchase online removed from Taobao)
Apple Daily, February 2, 2015

Fake Hong Kong university peddles degrees online for just HK$1,250
South China Morning Post, February 2, 2015

陳文敏獲薦港大副校長--近期屢受左報炮轟 陳批嚴重干預院校自主 (Johannes Chan nominated to be HKU Deputy Vice-Chancellor, criticizes severe interference in university’s autonomy, repeatedly attacked by leftist press)
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Internet (互联网)

Why internet users all around the world should be worried about China’s great firewall
The Washington Post, February 2, 2015

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

為採300萬噸煤 無良政府強拆明清古村 (Government forcibly demolishes ancient village from Ming and Qing dynasties to mine 3 million tons of coal)
Apple Daily, February 3, 2015

Migrants (农民工)

See China’s migrant scrap peddlers eke out a living on booming Beijing’s edge
Time, February 3, 2015

Religion (宗教)

Communist party bans believers in province of "China’s Jerusalem"
Guardian, February 2, 2015

Rule of Law (法治)

Xi Jinping orders elite cadres to put more weight behind "rule by law" rollout
South China Morning Post, February 3, 2015

Academic urges rationality on China's human rights
Shanghai Daily, February 2, 2015

Tibet (西藏)

China warns Obama against meeting Dalai Lama at prayer breakfast
Bloomberg, February 2, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China sharpens its censorship blade
The New York Times, February 2, 2015

Notes on China’s “new normal”
China Media Project, February 2, 2015

China sharpens its censorship blade
Shanghai Daily, February 2, 2015