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.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Academic Exchange (学术交流)

China rebukes Norway for expelling scholar
Reuters, February 4, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

中国农业银行原副行长杨琨被判无期 (Agricultural Bank VP Yang Kun jailed for life)
Radio France Internationale, February 4, 2015中国/20150204-中国农业银行原副行长杨琨被判无期/

Environment (环境)

Air pollution is bigger killer in China than smoking, says new Greenpeace study
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2015

Tougher environmental law pressures China steel mills
Reuters, February 4, 2015

中华人民共和国环境保护法 (Environmental Protection Law of PRC)
The Central People’s Government of PRC, April 25, 2014

Environmental Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (Unofficial Translation)
The EU – China Environmental Governance Programme, April 24, 2014

我国通过史上最严新环保法 新法于明年1月1日施行 (In 2015, China to implement strictest environmental protection law to date)
The National People’s Congress of PRC, April 25, 2014

中国最严格环保法修订后“出笼” 首次明确“保护优先”(China’s stringent environmental protection law (amended) focuses on conservation)
法制时报 Fazhi Shibao, April 25, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Top China official in Hong Kong warns against confronting Beijing
Reuters, February 4, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China detained more than 900 human rights activists last year
Quarts, February 4, 2015

Deprivation of liberty and torture/other mistreatment of human rights defenders in China
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, February 3, 2015

International Relations (国际关系)

菲律宾与越南就建立战略伙伴关系共同抗衡中国 (Philippines, Vietnam discuss alliance to counter China)
Radio France Internationale, February 3, 2015中国/20150203-菲律宾与越南就建立战略伙伴关系共同抗衡中国/

Internet (互联网)

China tightens rules on internet use, online comments
ABC News, February 4, 2015

Internet User Account Name Management Regulations
China Copyright and Media, February 4, 2015
互联网用户账号名称管理规定 (Internet User Account Name Management Regulations)
Cyberspace Administration of China, February 4, 2015

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan tells China's Communist Party to 'stop exaggerating' its forces' role in Second World War
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Why China’s education crackdown may be more than it seems
The Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2015