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, February 04, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China to tally suicides by civil servants
The New York Times, February 2, 2015

Culture (文化)

Mao in demand than ever: Chinese actors line up to play leader
The Guardian, February 3, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Removal of Tiananmen crackdown story prompts questions in Hong Kong
六四密件涉赵紫阳子疑贪污 明报遭撤头版
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2015

《明報》員工擱筆1小時抗議總編撤六四頭條 (Mingpao staff hold hour-long “pens-down” strike to protest chief editor’s sudden removal of June Fourth headline)
Apple Daily, February 3, 2015

教協公開信:要求見面討論明報編輯方針 (In open letter, HK Professional Teachers’ Union requests to meet Ming Pao editor to discuss outlet’s editorial policy)
Hong Kong In-media, February 2, 2015

Ming Pao editor defends his decision
RTHK, February 4, 2015

Ming Pao staff strike over June 4 story
RTHK, February 4, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

找 官 百 次 未 果 上 訪 戶 截 停 火 車 (After a hundred failed petition attempts, petitioners resort to blocking a running train)
Sing Tao News Corporation, February 4, 2015

International Relations (国际关系)

中国官媒:台军方发言人“言论情绪化” (Chinese official media attack Taiwanese military spokesman’s “emotional” speech)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 4, 2015

Internet (互联网)

China has 649 million people online, less are microblogging
The Washington Post, February 3, 2015

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Chinese police jail four herders over grasslands protest
牧民接连示威 警方再拘数人
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2015

Rule of Law (法治)

China's first circuit court opens in Shenzhen to crowds of hopefuls
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2015

China’s President raises eyebrows with sharp rhetoric on rule of law
Foreign Policy, February 3, 2015

Tibet (西藏)

In war on terror, China takes aim at Tibet
The Diplomat, February 3, 2015

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Uighurs flee China for Turkey in search of peace
Aljazeera, February 3, 2015